Thursday, 27 November 2014

Book Blitz - Bliss: The Mac and Daniel Collection Box Set




Title: Bliss: The Mac and Daniel Collection
Series: Bliss #1, #2 & #3.5
Author: BJ Harvey
Release Date: October 24, 2014


The full story of Makenna Lewis and Daniel Winters from BJ Harvey's International Bestselling Bliss Series is on sale for 99c until December 1.




Features two full length novels and a companion novella - Books 1, 2, and 3.5 in the series. 

Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3) is also on sale for 99c and can be read as a standalone. 




Links to Buy

Amazon US / UK







#1 TEMPORARY BLISS

2014 Best Humor Romance at the
Indie Romance Convention

***Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries***

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn't want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she's willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you've known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you're Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?





#2 TRUE BLISS

Kate & Zander's Story
(& the continuation of Mac and Daniel)

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*

She watched her best friend find her superhero. 

Now she wants her turn.

Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.

But Kate doesn't want an everyday, run of the mill love.

She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.

Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart?

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?

She just needs to open her eyes to see it...




#3.5 PERMANENT BLISS

The wedding nobody ever thought would happen!

***Disclaimer - Hot sex, drunken texts, horny phone calls, and a wedding anticipated by all but one. And, of course, a few freak outs along the way (but NOT the kind you're used to) because that's how Mac rolls ***
 
This is a companion novella for Makenna & Daniel. You met them first in Temporary Bliss, then watched the other parts of their story come to 'life' in True Bliss (see what I did there!) Now join them as they seal the deal in Permanent Bliss.

Makenna Lewis never thought she would be the one walking down the aisle to marry her superhero. But then again, she hadn't expected Daniel Winters to crash into her life and tilt her world off its axis two years earlier. As they celebrate their last days of singledom, they find themselves battling over the guest list, managing the in-laws, and dealing with last minute disasters that threaten to disrupt their special day.

In true Bliss fashion, we'll see freak-outs, awkward situations, hilarity, drama, and cringe-worthy moments as Mac and Daniel prepare for one of the most important days of their lives. Join the Bliss gang as they watch two of their own walk down the aisle and conclude their happily ever after.

This companion novella follows on from the end of True Bliss and will lead into Finding Bliss - Noah 'Walking Dildo' Taylor's story.
 





 Also Available


#3 BLISSFUL SURRENDER - On Sale 99c


**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**

This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.


 Links to Buy

Amazon US / UK




 Author Bio


BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.


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Sunday, 7 September 2014

How Negative Reviews Can Be Just As Good as 5 Star Ones

I bet I've got you wondering what drugs I'm on and how you can get some? Well, that's another story for another day but I'm serious when I say that sometimes 1 star reviews can be just as good as 5 star ones. 

See, in my experience, negative reviews (and all authors have received at least one if not a few of these), are some of the most honest, the most direct, and give us authors some of the most blunt commentary on our books that we may ever get. So it would be a mistake to disregard them all together, am I right?



Not everyone will love your book, they may hate it and think its the worst book written on the face of the earth - each to their own. But the way in which they choose to review your book says a lot about them more than it does you (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT)

My personal opinion is that if someone has taken to read my book, and then followed through to leave a review of that book whether it be on a retailer site, their blog, or on the book's Goodreads page, I owe it to them to read that review, or get someone to read them for me and provide me with the constructive criticism from the reviews (Note - I'm particularly meaning Goodreads here)



To illustrate this point, here are two reviews I have received;

"I have seen so much around about this book. Some good and some bad things. And I get what people are saying but I truly enjoyed it" - Amazon Review of Lost Series Box Set. 

That was a 4 star review on Amazon. 

Now for something negative but positive. 

"The story is somewhat entertaining but I just felt at times it was disconnected.
First off the characters are somewhere in NY and are from the U.S. but they talk like they're from the U.K. That irked me a bit." - GR Review for Lost in Distraction (Lost #1)

That was a 2 star review. 


What I took from these two reviews
- Look at rewriting the Lost series now that I have 7 books to my name and my writing style has somewhat matured and developed further than when the Lost books 1 and 2 were written- Get US beta readers who can pick up any 'non-US' words and make the language and dialogue more authentic to the setting. 


And yes, I know there are some VERY nasty reviews out there where some authors are personally attacked because a particular reader didn't like their book, or aspects of their books, and YES this has happened to almost all of us. 


This post is simply saying that reviews can't be ignored. The good and the bad ones (the ugly ones can, they're just plain ugly and the people that write them need to get a life or some perspective, or a little bit of both) can equally enhance your writing moving forward. 


Because let's face it - there is always room to improve. Even the best author will cringe at some of their early works, they will still be able to re-read their latest and greatest work and find things to change, its the way of the world. 



I leave you with this passing thought - There is honestly then there is HONESTY and some people wouldn't know tact and respect if it jumped up and bit them on the ass - but I digress. 











Thursday, 21 August 2014

Crave Cover Reveal

Finally I can reveal the cover for my upcoming standalone Crave. 

It is an erotic romance set in San Francisco and its very different to any of my previous books but different is good. It is challenging, it is refreshing, and I've always been someone to try something new. 

So without further delay... 



Title: CRAVE
Author: B.J. Harvey
Release Date: Late October 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover Photographer: K Keeton Designs https://www.facebook.com/KKEETONDESIGNS

Models:

Cover Designed by Najla Qamber Designs


Synopsis

I have a craving.

A dark urge that I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.

I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.

After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.

She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.

Then everything in my carefully managed world came crashing down around me. A moment in time, a loss of control, and the very thing I cherish was nearly taken from me.

My fate now lies in her hands.

The very life I’ve built for myself … everything I’ve ever done now waits in purgatory, all caused by a lack of focus at a time when my most concentrated attention was needed.

The very thing I crave may now be the very end of me.





Friday, 15 August 2014

Permanent Bliss Available for Pre Order Right Now!

Guess what is up for pre-order on both iBooks and Amazon? 

One click your copy of Permanent Bliss and have it delivered t your device on release day. 



Permanent Bliss is the companion novella to Temporary Bliss and can be read either after Temporary Bliss or after reading both Temporary Bliss and True Bliss. You'll get to see all of your favorite Bliss characters and learn the circumstances leading up to the final book in the series, Finding Bliss - Noah's story. 

Series Order:
1. Temporary Bliss - Available Now
2. True Bliss - Available Now
3. Blissful Surrender - Available Now
4. Permanent Bliss - Releases 25th August 2014
5. Finding Bliss (Winter 2014/15)


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Permanent Bliss (Bliss #3.5) Coming SOON!!

To tide you over until Permanent Bliss' release, here are a couple of teasers to whet your appetite. 

More Mac & Daniel is on its way!!



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Bliss Novella #3.5 Tuesday Teaser & Cover Reveal Information

Mac & Daniel are coming back! The Bliss Novella #3.5 will be released late Summer and the cover, name and exact release date will be reveals on Monday 30th June. 

To keep you going until then, here is a sneak peak of the book for Teaser Tuesday. Hope you enjoy it. 

“I’m going to have to make you pay for waking me up.”

I pull my mouth off him and turn my head to meet his gaze, running my tongue around the tip and watching as his head drops back against his pillow with a groan. 

“Making me come isn’t exactly a punishment, Superman”

He reaches over and grabs my hips, swinging them over his body so my knees are positioned on either side of his head. “Didn’t say how many times I’d do it, Mac. And besides, I’m starving and now I want breakfast in bed…”


Make sure you add to your Goodreads TBR list -  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22401564-bliss-3-5

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Bliss Novella Teaser (Bliss #3.5)!!!

The blurb and cover reveal will be held very soon but this companion novella follows on from Temporary Bliss and True Bliss and leads into Finding Bliss (#4 - Dr Noah Taylor aka The Walking Dildo's story). 

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“Gorgeous, you have nothing to worry about.” Lesson number one to all males out there. Never ever tell a woman who is straddling the edge between insane and mildly unamused that she has ‘nothing to worry about’. It's the kiss of death to any sexual favors you'd hoped for in the near future.

My hands go to my hips and I move into that stance. You know, the one that says you mean business and that most smart men recognize as a giant flashing neon sign that they fucked up, and bad. I reach over to the kitchen counter and grab my glass of wine. Lifting it to my mouth I take a slow measured sip as I will myself down from level ten to level five or at least something close. But not once do I take my eyes off Daniel who is leaning his ass up against the back of the couch, visibly squirming under my damning gaze.

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Damn i've missed Mac and Superman  Let me know what you think.

Goodreads Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22401564-bliss-3-5


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Blissful Surrender is live and available at all retailers

This is the story of Sean "The Dom" Miller and Samantha Richards. They have a past, and if Sean has anything to do with it, they'll have a future as well. 









Sunday, 27 April 2014

Blissful Surrender Prologue & ARC Giveaway

Thank you so much for getting my Facebook author page to 7000 likes. It blows my mind still that I have more than 100, let alone 7k! 

So, as promised, here is the prologue for Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3) - Sean and Sam's story. I'm working hard to get this book to you as soon as I can, with the release slated for 4th May at this stage. 

Make sure you enter the giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win an e-book set of Temporary Bliss, True Bliss and an advanced e-book of Blissful Surrender. 

So without further delay....


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Prologue – “Bad Day”

Im not one who is easily rattled.

In fact, my cage is so secure it might as well be anchored to the ground in concrete. Its why Im so damn good at what I do—corporate law.  ‘The Sharkis what they call me. I revel in it, thrive under pressure. In fact, cool calm and collected should be my middle names.

Then, like the flip of a coin, there is the other half of my life. The side that isnt so organized. My personal life, the part of my life that should be under control, is a cluster fuck right now. And as always it all points to one person. 

By day, Im like Teflon—shit doesnt stick to me. I dont let it. My work doesnt get brought home; it starts and ends at my office door. Just the way I like it.

I should be sitting back in my soft leather recliner, drinking a well-earned glass of Macallan on ice.  So why am I sitting in front of a computer screen watching security footage of my younger brother Ryan hand an envelope to an unknown man at the club?

My fucking club.

Thankfully the video Im watching isnt a live feed. That would have been too much for me to handle. I have a pretty controlled temperament, but I’d be barreling down there and punching him in the face, then kicking his useless ass to the curb once and for all. Instead, Im watching delayed footage from yesterday afternoon that my private investigator sent me.

Blood or not, nobody fucks me over. I suspect Ryan is putting the club and me on someones unwelcome radar, and I don’t need the attention or the bullshit. Yes, I know the fact that I have a PI watching my own brother speaks volumes. Ryan is a gullible son of a bitch with a magnet for assholes and trouble in equal measure. As soon as I had an inkling that he was involved in dodgy shit (again), I asked my friend Asher to step in and monitor the situation for me. It was a necessary step to take. He fucked up two months ago and I stood by him but now…well, enough is enough.




Goodreads link - Blissful Surrender
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Bliss E-book Set Giveaway 
(Incl ARC of Blissful Surrender)

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8 days till Sean.....


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Two new teasers from Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3)

If you head on over to my Facebook page, you'll see two new teasers from Blissful Surrender. 

With Facebook continuing to restrict posts the who sees them, it's the perfect time to make sure you're signed up to receive news of my upcoming releases and future books. 

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, Google +, and you can also sign up for my mailing list and be emailed when a new release goes live. 

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And now for the Sean aka Mr Dom teasers....



Excerpt

I shrug on my standard issue, CPD shirt over my black demi bra and lace panties, quickly checking my watch to make sure I’m still early. Our previous shower ten minutes ago had been a vigorous one, starting with Sean lifting me up, and wrapping my legs around his shoulders as he feasted between my legs, making me cry out his name before dropping my feet to the shower floor, hooking his arm under one knee and driving into me, making me come apart again before he took his fill. 

The problem was, I didn’t get to do what I wanted to do to him. 
Walking into Sean’s ensuite, my breath catches as I see the man in question standing in front of the bathroom sink with a hand on the edge, bracing himself as he runs his old school, double-edged razor along his rough jaw. Dressed in nothing but a white towel wrapped around his waist, he looks every inch the sexy man I know he is. Rivulets of water reflect in the light, and I try to find the restraint to stay away from him. 

But where Sean is concerned, restraint is not possible. 
I catch his eye in the mirror as I slowly walk up behind him. His green eyes darken as he reads the lust-filled expression on my face. Raising a brow, he silently questions my intent before turning to face me. 

“Sammy, what—”

I reach up and place a finger on his lips to silence him before leaning down and licking the irresistible drop off water off his pecs. I look back up and gently drag my finger down his body, making a trail as I drop to my knees in front of him. 

“You’re killing me here…”

“Not yet, but give me a minute and I’m sure I’ll come close.” 

*Subject to Change*

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3) Cover Reveal Friday 28th February & Bliss Audiobook Details

Blissful Surrender's cover reveal is just days away. I can't wait to show you a sneak peek at Sean's story as well. Check out your favorite blog or my facebook page here.

As well as this exciting release, the first of my two upcoming audiobooks releases on March 12th. You can preorder on both Amazon and Audible and can also purchase directly from the publishers site at Tantor.com. In fact, if you head on over to the Temporary Bliss Audiobook Page and click the sample link below the cover, you can listen to a small snippet of Mac and Daniel's story in all its audio glory!!!

Check back here on Friday for the cover of Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3).

And if you haven't already, why don't you sign up to my mailing list for all of my news and upcoming release information. The link is at the top of the right hand side sidebar.

And finally, the countdown is on to my very first author signing. I'm going to be joining 70 other indie authors at the Indie Authors Down Under signing on Australia's Gold Coast on March 22nd. I'm so excited and also fangirling over all the other awesome authors I get to meet. Check out the details here. If you're able to make it, head on down. Tickets must be bought before the event though.

Until next time <3
BJ

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Lost Without You Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for Lost Without You




Lost Without You Cover Reveal Excerpt

Shay
After waiting ten minutes in Victor’s kitchen, and another ten minutes in my car as it rumbled loudly in the driveway, the princess is finally seated in the black leather bucket seat beside me, arms crossed and looking none too happy about her predicament. 

“You going to sit there and pout like a spoiled brat not getting her own way, or you actually going to talk to me?” I look over at the raven haired woman in my passenger seat who still has my groin tight and my breath lost. 

She looks my way and scowls. “I don’t even know your name! And anyway, why would I want to talk to one of my father’s underlings who probably doesn’t know his head from his ass? Hell, even your hot ass muscle car is probably paid for with dirty fucking money.” She smirks, and I see it—that spark. The fire that I saw burning in her eyes this morning when we met. 


I stop at an intersection and wait for the traffic lights to change. “Seems there are a few things we need to clear up, cupcake. My name is Shay, and this hot ass muscle car is mine and mine alone. No dirty fucking money involved. And I can assure you right now, I definitely know my head from my ass. You know what else?” I lean in towards her ear. “I also know where your ass and head are, and right now one is stuck so far up the other, it’s a wonder you don’t need breath mints.”

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