Back from Florida (or: Why Do I Live in Ohio?)

Posted at Apr 14, 2014 1:01 pm in , , , ,

imageHi All,

As you may or may not know, I live in Ohio. We visited the Florida panhandle all last week (without wi-fi, so no i’net for me 8-O ) and the break was amazing. As was the view. I even saw two bald eagles, which was super cool. We walked on the beach, watched the sunset, laughed until we cried, and sat in the sun on the amazing deck overlooking the Gulf. What a fabulous vacation!

Mr. Lemmony and I at sunset

Mr. Lemmony and I at sunset



View from the deck



Pink and peach and purple, such a gorgeous sunset

To give you some perspective on how amazingly epic this was, we have approximately 177 sunny days a year in Ohio. In Florida, they average about 231. That’s like… *does math* TWO MORE MONTHS OF SUN THAN WE HAVE HERE. :evil:  This became apparent after visiting there following The No Good Very Bad Winter of 2013/2014. Sun-deprived as we were, the hubs and I gladly soaked up as much Vitamin D as we could…

Then we returned home to wind and rain. :(


Me with Shannon Richard

The great news is fellow Forever author/Ever After fox, Shannon Richard was there, too. We plotted and wrote and read while we were there and as a result (drum roll, please), Bringing Home the Bad Boy is nearly done!


The first draft is written and after a quick edit today, I’m sending it straight to my lovely editor and then it will be her problem hers to treasure. ;)

So, while I get cracking on Evan (details HERE), you be sure and add The Millionaire Affair to your TBR list, because June will be here before you know it, and allegedly, so will the sun for us dreary-day Ohioans.


Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Pre-orders always make my soul sunnier, so be sure and let me know if you one-click Landon Downey.

~Jess :)

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Love Bad Boys?

Posted at Mar 26, 2014 1:51 pm in , , ,

I hope so! Because I have three of them for you! Here is the announcement:

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Jessica Lemmon’s SECOND CHANCE series, beginning with BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY, in which a single dad moves to a lakeside town and becomes more than just neighbors with his late wife’s best friend, again to Lauren Plude at Grand Central, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2015, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.

The single dad’s name is Evan Downey! You met him briefly in HARD TO HANDLE and you’ll meet him longer in THE MILLIONAIRE AFFAIR. And I know you remember his son, Lyon, right?

What do you think? Are you excited to read Aiden & Landon’s brother’s story? 

~Jess :)

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Posted at Mar 25, 2014 12:24 pm in ,

Happy Release Day, Aiden & Sadie!

Aiden says he’d like you to go to the store and take a selfie with him. If I were you, I’d do as he says. That man is persistent. ;)


Buy links:




Brick & Mortar Stores

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Posted at Mar 23, 2014 6:24 pm in , ,

To celebrate the mass market release, my publisher is doing a HUGE giveaway of FIVE copies of Hard to Handle as well as a prize pack of books from Rachel Van Dyken, Erin Kern, & Shannon Richard.

What do you have to do? 

Enter–and don’t dillydally, either. This contest ends MONDAY, MARCH 24th at 11:59 p.m.!!!

Here’s the rafflecopter link. Best of luck to you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


~Jess :)


Teaser Tuesday & a Giveaway

Posted at Mar 18, 2014 4:16 pm in , ,

I”ll draw a winner Thursday!


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Teaser Tuesday & a Giveaway!

Posted at Mar 11, 2014 7:20 am in , ,

Happy Teaser Tuesday!


Here’s a super-short (and heart-wrenching!) moment from Hard to Handle, coming out in just TWO WEEKS from now!  :mrgreen:

“Aiden.” She took a step toward him. “I love you.”

He stepped back.

“Stop saying that, Sadie. Please.”

Oh man. That’s a rough one.  :cry:

I have an idea! Why don’t I give away a copy of Hard to Handle early? Would that make you feel better? Of course you can also buy it NOW in digital format, but why not have both? Aren’t two books better than one?  :lol:

All you have to do is find the contest on Facebook (posted 3/11/14) and follow the instructions. GOOD LUCK!

~Jess :)

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Teaser Tuesday & Giveaway

Posted at Mar 4, 2014 7:05 am in , ,

Since March is HARD TO HANDLE month around these parts, I’m not only giving you a teaser for this super Tuesday, but also giving you A BOOK! Today, I’ll be drawing a winner on my Facebook page for an autographed ARC of Hard to Handle. These are rare! I only have a few left. And, since it’s paperback, you get it autographed (yay!). Also, since it’s paperback, it’s U.S. only (nuts!). 

What are you waiting for? Get thee over to my Facebook page and find the hot graphic of Aiden, that looks like the one below, and follow the instructions!

IMG_2194Good luck!

~Jess :)


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Waking Up Pregnant

Posted at Mar 3, 2014 7:07 pm in , ,

Happy Monday!

What do you make of that title up there?

Did you think I was talking about me? Gotcha! :twisted:

Not me. I was referring to Mira Lynn Kelly’s new Harlequin release! And guess what? She wanted to give my Facebook fans a copy of the e-book, so if you haven’t yet, scoot on over to MY PAGE, like it, and find the book cover. Leave a comment answering the question I posted and I’ll drawing a winner on Tuesday. Here’s the cover to look for, click it or HERE to be redirected to my Facebook page.


Good luck!

~Jess  :lol:

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Teaser Tuesday!

Posted at Feb 25, 2014 6:05 am in ,


Hard to Handle will come out in ONE SHORT MONTH in stores! And will look something like this:



Except smell of actual wood pulp.  :lol:

SQUEE! If you’ve already read the digital copy, what’d you think? And if you thought good things, have you reviewed? You did? I knew I liked you.

Mark your calendars! I’ll be teaser-ing you every Tuesday until the book’s release!

~Jess :)

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Name My Rock God!

Posted at Feb 18, 2014 3:43 pm in , ,

Today on Facebook, I’ve been asking for help with names. Have any suggestions?


~Jess :)

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