Monday, 8 January 2018

January Free for all and Giveaway!

Hi book lovers!

I'm starting 2018 off by giving you a little something.
Sensing You is FREE for 5 days only. 

It's one of over 30 books offered by our authors in the January FREE for All & Giveaway!
Most of them are FREE for a limited time. It's just our way of thanking our loyal readers.
Even better, we've pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! 
Enter to win a Kindle or one of three $25 Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media. 

Here's the link to the January FREE for All & Giveaway:

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Year, New Challenge

Hello readers!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you all. 
I've decided to challenge myself to read as many books by Aussie authors as I can this year. I'm supporting my home grown peers. 
I started off reading Shattered by T.P. Hogan - and loved it! Sweet, sweet romance with a mystery. Then I went on to something with a stack more spice—#Jerk by Kat. T. Masen. That one kept me hanging on until the end. Next up is Learning to Fly by Lauren Firminger.

What are some of your favourite Aussie reads?

Okay, so last year I did a post on what my hopes for 2017 were going to be using GIFs. This year I'm doing the same, but I'm going to include what I'm thankful for, too. Because it's important to count your blessings and 2017 was a big year for me.
So here we go ...

I'm thankful for the stellar cast of friends I have amassed and who've stood by me through some tough times. I seriously don't know how I got so lucky.

I hope you all enjoy the stories I have instore for 2018.

Me ...


My betas ...

I'm thankful for my 3 boys and our mad house.

Pretty sure I've done this.

I'm thankful for the readers who've reached out and said hi, or thank you and keep writing.

I look forward to meeting more of you at signings this year.

I'm so thankful for the team of people who help me in some way to get my books to you. You are worth more than your weight in gold.


Thank you!
Bring on 2018.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December KU Giveaway!

Like to read FREE books?
Are you a member of Kindle Unlimited?
Check out the December KU Challenge & Giveaway! 
Over 40 Romance Authors are sharing KU Books. 
Even better, we've pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! It's just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

FREE on Kindle Unlimited now!

Blog Tour—Darkness Matters—Jay McLean

Today we're celebrating Jay McLean and all her awesomeness with a spotlight on Darkness Matters. Released on June 26th, 2017, this contemporary romance will give you all the feels. 

Read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Scroll down to enter the giveaway!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Warbling Me—signings and other shenanigans

Hi Book Lovers,

It’s Sunday and only one month until Christmas. How are ya holdin’ up?

So much has happened since I last warbled. 

I had my first signing at Books @ Stones where I was blessed to see many friendly faces despite the miserable day. I was so nervous about putting myself on display on the side of the road, a crash test dummy before the impact. Turns out I spent the whole time standing in front of my table, talking and having a laugh. The two hours zipped by. 

Karen and Michael looked after me and made me feel at home. They’ve set up a fantastic little haven for book lovers with a special room in the back for kids’ activities. If you’re in Brissie head down to Logan Rd, Stones Corner and say hello. They have copies of my books in stock, as well as many other fabulous Aussie authors and more.

Riveting Reads Australia was a brilliant experience. Readers and authors alike, all crammed into one big room for their collective love of books—it’s something special. The organisers did a fantastic job of making it an event to remember. I hope I’ll be back in 2019. 

I have to say a massive thank you to my signing buddy, Emma. I asked her to help me out a year before the event (yeah, I was a little excited) I don’t think she knew what she was getting herself into. Heck, I didn’t know either. It’s a different game, being on the other side of the table.

Emma—you are an exceptional human being. I’m so truly blessed to have you in my circle of friends. I kinda wanna be you, cos then I’d be able to string two words together and people would instantly love me. Alas, I am stuck with my introvert spots.

Deb, Lorna, Kate, Pauline, Juliette, Lauren, Teresa, Lynette, and everyone who visited my table (the lady from Perth who already had 4 suitcases full, but convinced her accommodating husband to let her buy more—I hope you made it home okay) thank you for making R.R.A. so memorable.

I’ve opened a Book and Main Bites profile. If you haven’t heard of this app head to the website. You can follow me here: @JMAdele. I’ll be posting bites (excerpts) of my published books and unpublished WIP’s. There is already a heap of juicy bites to try from all your favourite authors. Check it out.

Lastly, Romancing The Coast, 2018 has released their TICKETS for sale! 

I’ll be attending this inaugural event next year and I can’t wait. The after party is at Dream World! Why haven’t you bought your tickets already?

I’ll catch you guys soon.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Shattered Home is LIVE!

Hi book lovers,

Shattered Home—the prequel to Remembering Home—is available now for FREE!

Here are the links ...

Read the beginning of Angel and Aiden’s story.

She streaked by, a glow surrounding her and her black hair flowing behind. I had to rub my eyes.
My heart just about beat right out of my chest because I knew I’d found an Angel.
I hoped she’d been sent to save me.

Aiden Thomas couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted a real, live angel in the school yard. There was no way he could’ve comprehended how important she’d become in his miserable existence.
Until their world was cruelly torn apart.

* Intended for mature audiences due to adult scenes and language. *

Written especially to help raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation, originally published in the New Love anthology.


Friday, 6 October 2017

Fixation Friday—Ellie Jean—Guest Interview

Please welcome Ellie Jean to The Flare Up! 
Ellie's debut novel, Sweet Deception, released on October 4th. She's kindly agreed to answer some questions so that you can all get to know her better.
She's also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card for one lucky reader!

What inspired you to write erotic-contemporary romance? 

After a few years of reading this genre of novels, a story stated to take hold of my mind. It would escape my mind. It was probably a year after that, that I thought I should give it ago and just write. I started writing and although it has taken a while and a lot of persistence, I finally have a novel of which I am proud of. 

Which one of your characters was the hardest for you to write and why? 

Isla- she is vulnerable and been through a lot, so trying to capture this and also show the readers that she is strong was difficult. 

Which authors have influenced your writing?

I love reading contemporary romance with die hard romantics, MC books, alpha males and males with mafia ties. J. Kenner, Meredith Wilde, Jamie Begley and recently S. Nelson, Meghan March and Jodi Ellen Malpas, have all inspired me with their protective and passionate leading men. 

What is one genre that you’d never write? 

Paranormal as I wouldn’t know where to start! 

Have you ever based a character on a real person? 

No. I only wish/dream I knew some really broad chested, muscular, tattooed protective and passionate men who will do anything for the woman they love. 

What’s the one book that you’ve read that you’ll always remember and read repeatedly? 

Christina Lauren’s Beautiful series! They are hilarious, swoon worthy and great reads. 

Happy endings—yes or not always? 

Yes please…Always- I like to think we all deserve and hope for one in our own lives. 

What’s the worst/ best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

Best piece of advice: It was from one of my Beta readers. She told me not to sit on this novel but I must get it out into the world so readers can enjoy it. 

What is something that a reader will find in your books that they won’t find in others? 

The story line is a little different to most out there with the problems be unlike what most readers are used to. 

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. 

I am a huge, huge Disneyland Fan… I would go every year if I could and more if I lived anywhere near one. Being In Australia limits my trips but I have been extremely lucky to go three times and I’d still go back for more! 

If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be? 

Paris. I just want to see the Art galleries, museum, the romance of the streets and shops and then of course Disneyland. 

Quiet night in, or big crowds and live music? Which would you choose? 

Quiet night in with the Hubby minus the children, with some Bacardi/coke and chocolates and a good movie sounds like heaven.
Thank you, Ellie! Best of luck with the release.
Read on for more about the book.

I can’t let any man get too close to me…ever. But he’s the only man who has made me want to risk everything.

On my knees, looking up at Alex Raven changed my life irrevocably. Self-assured and powerful, his presence commanded attention…especially that of women. Intoxicated by what I wasn’t allowed, I entangled Alex in my web of lies and deceit…better known as my past and present. Shouldering his own secrets, he freely gave me his trust and protection. But would pulling him into my world be the future I so craved? Or mean the end for us both?


I want to be a normal twenty-four year old.
With a normal job. A normal family and a normal relationship.
But I know that it is impossible.
I’m not allowed.
The Boss owns me.
Fooling myself into believing differently plays havoc with my mind.
The small reprieve from my normal life has thrown me into a tailspin.
His large powerful hands and the strength and passion he takes me with makes me forget reality.
Devouring my body expertly, making me scream his name over and over is my new favorite
pastime. Nothing else matters.
Making me reckless and deceitful.
But he wants me so badly. His words, his touch and his actions show me without a shadow of a doubt.
He protects what is his.
Will I still be his when I reveal my normal life? Or will we both pay for my deception?


My life is routine, busy, dangerous and with little privacy.
I’m consumed with my multimillion dollar ‘Raven Resort and Casino’ unless my family needs my help.
Discreetly, silencing any problems.
My dick, my brain and very quickly my heart has different ideas.
Her curves, the way her body melts under my touch, her voice when I take over her completely and the persistent need to fiercely protect her throws my ordered life into chaos.
I simply can’t get enough of her.
I can tell she is trying to fight us.
She has secrets. But I do too.
There is one thing I know without any confusion - She will be mine…

Ellie Jean is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader!

My wonderful life consists of my everyday job and looking after my 3 boys and husband. In my 'spare' time I like to try and do some writing.
I love cooking especially desserts and anything chocolate. I am a self confessed chocoholic!
I also love making craft, painting, drawing, cross stitch and calligraphy. But there isn't much time for these at the moment.
Sometimes I just love to grab a cup of tea and read a good, (maybe erotic) romance novel and have some peace and quiet.


Monday, 2 October 2017

Book Store Signing—Finding Home Official Release!

Hello lovelies! It has been a long time since I've written a blog post, but I thought I'd drop in and give you the update on what's happening.

I'm currently writing Convincing You, book 2 in the Sensing Series. This one is a bit more complicated with several plot lines that cross over, so it's a bit more challenging. I love to push myself to do better and I'm revelling in the experience. I think this might be my favourite couple out of all my books, and it's mostly set in Australia, so I feel more at home.

I'm also writing another book that is a stand-alone. Definitely not a romance. I'll be publishing that under a different pen name because it's something else altogether. I can't tell you much more than that. Stay tuned for more info.


This Friday, I have a special guest on the blog. Author, Ellie Jean, is celebrating the release of her debut novel, Sweet Deception, and she'll be dropping in to answer some questions.
She's also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, so don't miss it!


It's less than 3 weeks until Riveting Reads Australia.
I'm getting so excited about this event.
Check out the website if you don't already have your ticket.

AND ...

This Saturday (October 7th) I'll be signing copies of my books at Books @ Stones in Brisbane between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Come and say hi!

Visit the Facebook EVENT page.

Don't know where it is?
Check out the WEBSITE.

Happy reading!
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