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Excerpt and Giveaway: RUMOR by Skye Jordan

Have you grabbed your copy of Rumor by Skye Jordan yet? If you have read her other books, you won’t want to miss this one! When I read about Josh in Ricochet I wasn’t a fan, but after reading Rumor…holy cow. I plan to go back and read Ricochet with a new understanding of Josh. Today we are celebrating with an excerpt from Rumor and some awesome giveaways!

About the Book:

Rumor CoverTitle: Rumor (Renegades Novella)

Author: Skye Jordan

Release Date: November 4, 2014

Category: Erotic Romance

Buy LinksAmazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Kobo

Book Summary:

Former Navy SEAL Josh Marx thinks he has it all figured out. He’s living the bachelor lifestyle in southern California, running risk assessment for the Renegades, but most importantly, he’s finally gotten over the unrequited love he’s harbored for his former teammate’s ex wife. Then his buddy calls from overseas, worried because he hasn’t heard from his ex, and asks Josh to check in on her. Josh doesn’t want to get involved, but the same code that urged him to walk away in the first place is suddenly pushing him to change his Christmas plans.

Grace Ashby doesn’t appreciate the sexy SEAL trying to step in and take over. He thinks she’s hit rock bottom by working at a strip club, but she knows differently. She could set him straight, but he’s already rejected her once, and she doesn’t need one more man judging her.

She tells him to butt out of her business and her life. But Josh’s conscience won’t let him walk away this time.

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Excerpt 2 from Rumor:

Josh turned to face a tiny woman with big brown eyes—and big, bouncy tits, barely covered in a green velvet halter. She, too, wore a Santa-style hat, this one green to match the elf getup, sporting a big fluffy white fur ball at the point. She caressed the sleeve of Josh’s sport jacket with one hand, the other holding an empty tray against her hip.

“I’m Stephie.” She tipped her head and looked up at him through thick, black lashes, heavily coated with mascara. “Why don’t you buy me a drink while we get acquainted?”

A heavy, powdery scent wafted off of her, along with her body heat. His nerve endings seemed to spread along the surface of his skin and sing to attention. Which meant, yeah, definitely too little sex in way too long, because she wasn’t his type at all.

“Actually,” he pulled a twenty from his pocket. “I’d appreciate it if you could point out Nicole for me.”

Her eyes lowered to the bill, then returned to his, a sly little smile on her lips. She slipped the twenty from Josh’s fingers with an enthusiastic, “Easiest twenty I’ve made all night.” She turned and pointed toward a shadowed corner where a group of rowdy younger men sat near the stage. A woman stood between two chairs, her back facing Josh. She was leaning forward, her hands braced on the men’s shoulders.

She wore a one-shouldered, skintight black dress that clung to every luscious curve and barely covered her ass. Tanned legs stretched long and lean beneath the hem, made even longer—and sexier—by the sparkling spiked heels she wore. One side of the dress had diamond-shaped cutouts, showing a nice amount of evenly tanned skin all along her body, right down to her hip. The fabric gathered and was held together with clear rhinestones down her side. There was no way she was wearing anything underneath.

Josh didn’t recognize her as Grace. This woman had copper colored hair, falling in curls to the middle of her back. Right color—wrong length. And Grace had always been thin, with a more boyish straight-up-and-down figure. Josh would have noticed curves like those.

Wouldn’t he?

“In the black,” Stephie said. “Nicole. That’s who you’re looking for, right?”

“Don’t think that’s her,” he told Stephie. “But thanks.”

“Can I get you a drink?”

“Yes, please. Jack and Coke. Double would be good.”

“Be right back.”

He took off his blazer, tossed it over the back of the chair and rolled up his sleeves before sitting, his eyes locked on the woman in black, waiting for a glimpse of her face. But his peripheral vision was picking up the brazenly erotic moves on the stage, and combined with the music, the lyrics, and the atmosphere, Josh’s body was definitely responding. His cock had grown thick and the confinement of his slacks added pressure along his length. His heart was beating too fast, his body was too hot, his throat too tight.

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About the Author:

joanswan-skyejordan_headshotSkye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better. Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

Author Links: Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads / Pinterest / Newsletter

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Giveaway Details:

Skye is giving away two sets of prizes – one at each tour stop and one grand prize for the entire tour!

So Many Reads Giveaway (and at each blog you visit) – To enter this one, just comment below and tell me if you have ever been the subject of a rumor that got out of hand! I will draw the winner on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

  • Winner’s choice of Reckless, Rebel or Ricochet AND a $10 gift card (1 winner at each blog stop – US/Canada only)
  • 3 Swag Bags (3 winners at each blog stop – US/Canada only)

Tour Grand Prize (Rafflecopter) – To enter the grand prize giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

  • 6” Kindle Tablet (1 winner from the entire tour – US/Canada only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Follow the rest of the tour to read excerpts in order and for more chances to win prizes!

November 10, 2014
Smut Book Club (Excerpt 1)
http://www.smutbookclub.com
Same Book Different Review (Excerpt 2)
http://samebookdifferentreview.blogspot.com/
So Many Reads (Excerpt 2)
http://www.somanyreads.com
November 11, 2014
I Am A Book Addict (Excerpt 3)
http://romanceinthehighlands.blogspot.com
Just The Write Stuff (Excerpt 4)
http://justthewritestuff1.blogspot.com/
November 12, 2014
Cricket’s Chirps (Excerpt 5)
http://www.cricketschirps.com
TBQ’s Book Palace (Excerpt 6)
http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspot.com
November 13, 2014
Becky on Books (Excerpt 7)
http://www.beckymmoe.com
Books-n-Kisses (Excerpt 8)
http://www.books-n-kisses.com
Maldivan Book Reviews (Excerpt 9)
http://www.maldivianbookreviewer.com
Ms. Romantic Reads (Excerpt 9)
http://msromanticreads.com
November 14, 2014
A Closet Full of Books (Excerpt 10)
http://www.aclosetfullofbooks.com
Smut Book Junkie Reviews (Excerpt 10)
http://smutbookjunkie.com

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  1. Lindsey V.

    No, I have never been the subject of a rumor gone bad.

    Thank you so much for the post and giveaways! I’d love to win, so fingers crossed. 🙂

  2. KellyMae Helfrich

    Wish I had something for you on this, but I don’t. Congrats on this newest book 😀

  3. Kimberly McDermott

    Very intriguing. Looking forward to checking it out.

  4. jovialvampyre

    I don’t check on rumors. Whatever is is.

  5. Cheri wrye

    I Try not to follow up on rumor

  6. elaing8

    No I haven’t been the subject f an out of hand rumor. Not that i can remember anyways 🙂

  7. Staci Pope

    I am a fan of NELLY and I heard that he’d be staying in a hotel in cincinnati and yes I stalked the hotel. No Nelly. His tour bus stayed on the road to Columbus.

    1. Amy

      Oh, Staci, that would have been a great thing if it were true and you got to see him!

  8. KV

    I try not to pay attention to rumors.

  9. Morgan VanLier

    I dont reallycare for rumors. If its something I need to know then that person will tell me, if not then its none of my business or anyone elses.

  10. Lori Johnson

    The McCauley Caulking hoax

  11. Nicole Ortiz

    No I have never been the subject of a rumor that got out of hand. Thanks for the giveaway

  12. darholley1

    I don’t think that I have been but you never know lol I try not to pay attention to gossip and rumors so there probably have been a lot. 🙂

  13. Lorie Payne

    I was not a fan of Josh in Ricochet but loved him in Rumor…I think I just needed to get yo know him better

  14. Valerie Theberge

    I never check on rumors. 🙂

  15. beautyandherbookblog

    Thankfully i havent

  16. Ashley

    Thankfully I have not!

    1. Ashley

      ash (DOT) lake07 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  17. Glenda

    If I was no one ever told me, so it must not have gotten too far out of hand. 😉

  18. Sue Galuska

    No, I have never been the subject of a rumor that got out of hand!

  19. Theresa Fischer

    No I haven’t!

  20. bn100

    Interesting excerpt

    Bn100candg at Hotmail dot com

  21. Jean W

    My husband decided to try to make me the subject of a rumor. We had both taught at the same elementary school. The front office staff and administration had a very bad habit of reading the cards that were attached to any flower deliveries (or any type of delivery) to our school. They started a rumor about one of the new teachers because she got flowers from a guy who was not her husband. It was her brother. When he left for another district, he sent me flowers talking about the wild night that we had the previous week. The front office staff knew he had been gone to a principal’s conference that week because he was with the principal and vice principal there. By the end of the day, I was getting glares, or high fives from different people on the staff. I picked my flowers up from the front office at 2 PM, They had been delivered before 11 AM. The front office had plenty of time to talk to most of the teachers during their lunch hour. What the staff did not know was that I had driven out to meet him during one of the days of the conference. Our sons were going to college near there and that gave us an excuse to just drop in!! I do not know if it was the secretary or the principal who peeked first, but I do know that both of them were gossiping about my “NEW” boyfriend!!

    1. Amy

      Oh my gosh, Jean! So, did you guys ever tell the staff who it really was or did you let them all think it was your “new” boyfriend?

  22. Mary M.

    I have never been the subject of a rumor gone bad… that I know of!

  23. PhyllisC

    Never heard a rumor I felt like I had to check out or been the subject of one. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to read this one.

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