Page Notes ~ Simple Arrangement

April 19th, 2014

Today’s Page Notes is a little taste from Simple Arrangement which releases on cyber shelves on April 25, 2014. Enjoy.

simplearrangement_800“We’ve got to stop meeting like this,” Iona spoke behind him in her melodious smoky voice.

“Maybe.” Jackson braced himself to look at her as he turned.

He wasn’t prepared, just as he hadn’t been earlier when he’d first seen her. Her heavily lashed pale gray eyes were offset by her hair—dark brown with streaks of gold—framing her face. The pale gray bridesmaid gown looked so good against her sienna skin. He studied her sculptured cheeks, rounded chin and full lips, wondering how each would feel if he kissed them. He imagined making the trek with kisses from her forehead down all over her face, then stopping against the pulse of her neck before going lower to more soft and lush flesh. He watched her eyes, resisting the urge to touch the curls flowing around her face to rest just below her breasts.

“You look really spiffy.” Iona touched along the one side of his unbuttoned shirt.

“If I didn’t know better, I would think you were flirting with me, Iona.” Jackson smirked. “Better be careful before rumors start about us.”

“Rumors could become fact.” Iona pulled out a piece of paper from her purse then slid it into the pocket on the left side of his chest. “Text me and let me know if this works for you.” She winked then turned and sauntered off.

Jackson stared at the sensual sway of her ass as she walked away from him. When she disappeared into the crowd of people, Jackson pulled out the paper and looked at it.

Meet me at Lena’s for brunch at 11 a.m. tomorrow. —Iona

Jackson gazed after her as he pulled out his cell. He sent her a confirmation to accept the invitation. He put his phone away and wondered what had happened to his plan to keep away from Iona.

“It’s her eyes. The no-nonsense look she gives you that makes you feel she can see all you are,” Jackson muttered.

He slid the paper back in his pocket.

Copyright © McKenna Jeffries, 2014.
All Rights Reserved, Totally Bound.

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Page Notes ~ Wicked Burn

March 29th, 2014

Today’s Page Notes is a little taste from Wicked Burn a book I co-authored with Aliyah Burke. Enjoy.

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“Why are you telling me this now?” Yasmine swung her head toward him and stood, her chair crashing behind her.

“No matter what happens, I wanted you to know.” Sedeo smiled regretfully.

“Thanks so much, Mister Parker, for sharing with me. It makes me feel so much better.” She didn’t even try to keep the sarcasm from her voice.

She crossed her arms across her breasts, holding herself. The sadness on his face made her throat ache.

“I never meant to hurt you, Yasmine,” he stated quietly.

“I know, Sedeo. I know,” she replied, now suddenly fatigued beyond reason.

She knew he hadn’t meant to rip her apart one word at a time. She wanted to rail at him and destroy him in return, but she couldn’t. Despite it all, she knew he was a fair and good man. The look of uncertainty and sorrow on his face hit her like a punch to the gut.

How is it possible he is the one hurting me, and I want to comfort him? She quashed the feeling and smiled gently.

“It’s all right, Sedeo. Take She–” She cleared her throat, then continued. “Take Shelby and go home.”

He studied her. Yasmine kept her face blank and steady.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to deal with your job, Yasmine. I can’t promise I’ll come back, but I do love you.” Sedeo smiled softly.

A shaft of pain cut off her breath. She nodded abruptly. Sedeo sighed and started to reach for her. He stopped before he touched her, then turned and left the room. Yasmine stumbled back against the table. She heard his murmur to Shelby, but wasn’t sure what he said. The sound of running feet made her straighten and put on a smile. Shelby ran into the room and straight for her. She bent and caught her, lifting her up.

“Yas, we’re going home. But I’ll see ya soon, okay?” Shelby said.

Yasmine swallowed the lump in her throat, then spoke. “Bye, Miss Shelby.”

She hugged the little girl she wasn’t sure she would ever see again tight. A sensation of being watched filled her. She glanced beyond Shelby’s shoulder at Sedeo. He was solemn.

“Come on, sweetie. I’ll walk you to the door.” She walked across the room with her.

Sedeo stepped back out of the way. She continued down the hall and to the front door. Silently, Sedeo opened the door and took Shelby from her. Yasmine fought with herself not to hold onto her. She let her go. Sedeo’s hand brushed hers, and she stiffened, jerking away. Sedeo caught her hand with his. Yasmine looked up at him. His whiskey gaze glittered with tears. He opened his mouth to speak.

“Don’t,” she said.

He squeezed her hand and let her go. He raised Shelby higher, turned, and left. Yasmine closed the door behind him. Gripping the knob, she rested her forehead against the door.

“I love you, too,” she whispered to the empty room.

She raised her head, then pounded her fist against the door. A harsh sound came from her. She dropped to her knees, and tears burned her eyes. Turning, she slid down the door, then pulled her legs up and curled her arms around them, resting her cheek against her upraised knees. The wetness of her tears drenched her skin. A brush of fur startled her. She looked up. Rufus whined and licked her. Yasmine let out a ragged sound. Pulling him close, she lay down and curled around him as the tears flowed. Rufus nuzzled her and kept guard as she mourned.

Copyright © 2009 Aliyah Burke and McKenna Jeffries
All Rights Reserved, Liquid Silver Books.

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Page Notes ~ Conquering Jazz

March 22nd, 2014

Today’s Page Notes is a little taste from Conquering Jazz(Sultry Nights, Book 1). Enjoy.

mj_sn_conqueringjazz_small1His mouth covered hers in a hungry kiss. She moaned into his mouth as her arms came around his shoulders. Sinking her hands into his hair, she matched his hunger. Reese shifted, pushing her back into the chair. He sucked her tongue into his mouth, savoring her sweetness. Devouring her.

He broke the kiss. His heart thumped against his ribs. The scent of her captured all his senses. Weak, he rested his forehead against hers, trying to catch his breath.

“Hmm…that’s what I was thinking about all day,” he mumbled, trailing kisses along the side of her face.

Her voice sounded breathless as she asked, “You have? Hmm…I wonder why.”

“You know why, you little tease. Telling me that you don’t have on any panties, then leaving a brother hanging like that. How could you expect me to get any work done?” He stroked his fingers along her face, memorizing it.

Copyright © McKenna Jeffries, 2008.
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McKenna Jeffries Mar. 2014 Newsletter

March 21st, 2014

My newsletter was sent out today to my newsletetr list.

In my newsletter I will share, exclusive sneak peeks, new releases, updates, appearances, reviews, and exclusive contest. Also will send out a press kit when I have a new release.

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Simple Arrangement ~ Available for Pre-Order

March 14th, 2014

simplearrangement_800Simple Arrangement (Intentions, Book #1) is now available for Pre-Order here. The release date is April 25, 2014 at Totally Bound.

Simple Arrangement ~ Cover Art

March 4th, 2014

simplearrangement_800Cover art for Simple Arrangement (Intentions, Book #1). The book will be will be released by Totally Bound on April 25, 2014. It goes up for pre-order on March 14, 2014.

Intentions ~ Series Blurb

March 3rd, 2014

Here is the series blurb for the Intentions Series.

Intentions Series Blurb

There are times what you intend isn’t what happens, especially when the heart gets involved. For our residents and visitors of McKingley, sometimes the best intentions expand into a passion that knows no bounds. Embracing their desires is not easy but when they do they will possibly find love that lasts forever. No matter where you come from…the road to enchantment leads to McKingley.

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Simple Arrangement (Intentions, Book #1) coming from Totally Bound on April 25, 2014. It goes up for pre-order on March 14, 2014.

New Contract ~ Simple Arrangement (Intentions, Book #1)

March 2nd, 2014

Have some contract news! Simple Arrangement (Intentions, Book #1) has been contracted by Totally Bound and will be released on April 25, 2014. It goes up for pre-order on March 14, 2014. Yippee!!!!

Here is the blurb:

Simple Arrangement
By: McKenna Jeffries
Totally Bound
Coming April 25, 2014
Series: Intentions, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella
Format: E-Book

The arrangement was simple but what happens when emotions change things?

Iona McKingley is used to being in control and likes it that way. When she finds herself drawn to Jackson, she knows exactly what she wants—him. But on her terms. Like any good businesswoman, Iona lays out the terms of her arrangement. When he challenges her to ask him not as if she is proposing a business deal but as a woman wanting a man, she wonders if it is a good idea to deviate from the plan.

Jackson Carlyle’s attraction to Iona has been growing but he doesn’t plan to act on it. He’s been there and done that and with his busy schedule, relationships don’t work. Iona’s offer of an arrangement that takes out the emotional entanglements surprises him and he knows that it can give them both what they need—each other. As they get deeper, Jackson realizes that although their relationship started with no strings, things have evolved to so much more than a simple arrangement.

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This is the first book in the spin-off series that continues adventures that are set in McKingley. I have many more stories whose setting will be in McKingley. :) I’m also working on other books in various series and hope to have more news soon. :)

McKenna Jeffries Jan. 2014 News

February 1st, 2014

My newsletter was sent out yesterday to my news list.

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Available in Print, McKingley Vol. 3

January 31st, 2014

8fcw_mckingleyvol3print800small1McKingley – Volume 3 is now available at Totally Bound – Buy Here This print book includes Irresistible Forces & Seductions Dance – Book 5 & 6 of the McKingley series which is co-authored with Aliyah Burke. McKingley – Volume 3 is available here at Totaly Bound.