New Release…Excerpt and 5 Star Review: Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner

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Cancer sucks … and then you die.

Styx and Stones an all-new emotional, mature young adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is available now!

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Alaska Stone is a walking wet dream.

My wet dream.

For years, I’ve watched her in the halls, wanted her, but she never knew I existed.

Not until she walked into my chemo session.

For me, it was love at first sight.

For her? It might take a little longer.

But hey, it’s not like we’re on a deadline or anything.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L2KhjG

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/StyxStones

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Excerpt

“Come here,” Styx says, giving my arm a weak tug.

           “Where?”

           “Come lie with me.”

           I laugh and shake my head. “I can’t. I’ll squash your lines.”

           “They’re plastic; they’ll bounce back.” His face turns serious, and the desperation in his eyes claws at my resolve. “Get your sweet ass up here, Stones. I wanna hold my girl.”

           It takes a little maneuvering with his central line and heart-rate monitor, and my IV, but eventually I settle in against his side and he wraps his good arm around me, holding me as tightly as his weak body will allow.

           I wish we had the power to make time wait for us.

           I’d make it wait forever, right here. I’d use up all of the seconds it’s stolen from me, from us, and the lifetime it’s going to steal from our future. If I had the ability, I’d hit pause right here, and I’d never let him go.

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5Star

Michel’s Review

Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner is more than a story about two teenagers finding love while battling cancer. It’s a story about living life to it’s fullest, accepting things that cannot be changed, and making the most of every moment. It’s about finding a partner to spend the rest of your life with even if it has an expiration date. It’s the story of LIFE in all it’s beauty as well as all the undeniable ugly realities.

Styx Hendricks has always been the boy with “cancer”. He has spent most of his school years alone, isolated from the other kids because they just don’t know how to relate with him. They are afraid of death. They are afraid of sickness. They are afraid of loss. He has sat back on the sidelines of life observing it all. Then one day everything changes when the girl he has admired and crushed on walks into his chemotherapy session. As elated as he is to have the opportunity to get to know her, he is also disheartened that someone as vital as her would end up like him. He not only wants to befriend her but also wants to help her navigate her way through her chemo treatments.

Alaska Stone never thought she would become friends with the weird loner kid from school let alone fall hopelessly in love with him. When she walked into chemotherapy it changed the rest of her life.

Styx & Stones found the true meaning of their lives. They lived life to the fullest, savored every moment, and loved with all their hearts. That is what LIFE is all about.

Make sure you have a huge box of tissues on hand. Carmen Jenner doesn’t pull any punches, she slams you in the face with emotional knockouts. She gave validation to Styx and Stones lives with every word she wrote. She gave them LIFE.

*** On a side note, there is a surprising appearance of another beloved character from a previous book that lends his strength and wisdom right when it’s needed the most. That made me cry even harder!***

I highly recommend reading Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner. It is an emotional event!

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About Carmen

Carmen Jenner is a USA Today and international bestselling author.

A hardcore red lipstick addict and a romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Release Blitz & 5 Star Review: Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner

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Cancer sucks … and then you die.

Styx and Stones an all-new emotional, mature young adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is available now!

Styx_Stones_Carmen_Jenner_AMAZON.jpg

Alaska Stone is a walking wet dream.

My wet dream.

For years, I’ve watched her in the halls, wanted her, but she never knew I existed.

Not until she walked into my chemo session.

For me, it was love at first sight.

For her? It might take a little longer.

But hey, it’s not like we’re on a deadline or anything.

70399158_2220920964865106_5050774625475100672_n.jpg

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L2KhjG

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/StyxStones

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2FgFw1i

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5Star

Michel’s Review

Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner is more than a story about two teenagers finding love while battling cancer. It’s a story about living life to it’s fullest, accepting things that cannot be changed, and making the most of every moment. It’s about finding a partner to spend the rest of your life with even if it has an expiration date. It’s the story of LIFE in all it’s beauty as well as all the undeniable ugly realities.

Styx Hendricks has always been the boy with “cancer”. He has spent most of his school years alone, isolated from the other kids because they just don’t know how to relate with him. They are afraid of death. They are afraid of sickness. They are afraid of loss. He has sat back on the sidelines of life observing it all. Then one day everything changes when the girl he has admired and crushed on walks into his chemotherapy session. As elated as he is to have the opportunity to get to know her, he is also disheartened that someone as vital as her would end up like him. He not only wants to befriend her but also wants to help her navigate her way through her chemo treatments.

Alaska Stone never thought she would become friends with the weird loner kid from school let alone fall hopelessly in love with him. When she walked into chemotherapy it changed the rest of her life.

Styx & Stones found the true meaning of their lives. They lived life to the fullest, savored every moment, and loved with all their hearts. That is what LIFE is all about.

Make sure you have a huge box of tissues on hand. Carmen Jenner doesn’t pull any punches, she slams you in the face with emotional knockouts. She gave validation to Styx and Stones lives with every word she wrote. She gave them LIFE.

*** On a side note, there is a surprising appearance of another beloved character from a previous book that lends his strength and wisdom right when it’s needed the most. That made me cry even harder!***

I highly recommend reading Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner. It is an emotional event!

_____________________________________________________

About Carmen

Carmen Jenner is a USA Today and international bestselling author.

A hardcore red lipstick addict and a romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Cover Reveal: Styx & Stones by Carmen Jenner

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Cancer sucks … and then you die.

Styx and Stones an all-new emotional, mature young adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is coming September 3rd, and we have the gorgeous cover!

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Alaska Stone is a walking wet dream.

My wet dream.

For years, I’ve watched her in the halls, wanted her, but she never knew I existed.

Not until she walked into my chemo session.

For me, it was love at first sight.

For her? It might take a little longer.

But hey, it’s not like we’re on a deadline or anything.

Pre-order your copy today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L2KhjG

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/StyxStones

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2FgFw1i

Cover designed by: Tall Story

Photography by: Sara Eirew

About Carmen:

Carmen Jenner is a USA Today and international bestselling author.

A hardcore red lipstick addict and a romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Release Blitz + Excerpt: Puck Love by Carmen Jenner

 

Title: Puck Love
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2017

 

Blurb

 

Stella Hart is the hottest thing in country music. For ten
years, she’s been Nashville’s darling. She’s pure, sweet, and a positive role
model in an industry rife with scandals, sex, and sequins. Men want to own her,
women want to be her—everyone wants a piece of her, and Stella? Well, she wants
out.
As the center for the Calgary Crushers, Van Ross isn’t afraid
of the spotlight, but he doesn’t much like it either. Despite his reputation as
a player, the NHL’s bad boy lives for only two things: the game, and his
younger brother. That’s why when he comes across a country music superstar
seeking refuge at his home in the Canadian Rockies, he’s not too happy with the
media shitstorm this surprise houseguest brings.
With a nationwide manhunt, paparazzi dogging their every
move, producers of a reality TV show baying for blood, and a record label
desperate to see their “good girl” returned safely home, Van and Stella’s lives
are snowballing out of control.
While Van would like nothing more than to show the purest of
them all how well he handles his er … stick, Stella is no puck bunny. Nor is
she as innocent as she’d have the world believe. 
With chemistry like theirs, tension runs high on and off the
ice, but the end game is the same for both players: line up the puck, take the
shot, and score. If only their hearts understood the play.

Puck fame and fortune.
Puck right and wrong.

 

Puck love.

 

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Excerpt

“What are
you running from?” I say, echoing the me from several months ago when this
strange and beautiful creature had arrived on my doorstep, lost, and seeking
refuge from a world that might have destroyed a lesser woman.
She takes
several steps back until there’s nowhere left to go but on top of the counter.
“I’m not running from anything.”
I press
against her. She’s stiff as a board. That
makes two of us
. “I miss you, Stella. I jack it every day thinking about
you, sometimes twice a day. I want you.”
“You
can’t have me, Van.”
“Bullshit,”
I hiss. I slide my hand into her hair, and pull her closer. I lean in, but I
don’t kiss her. “Tell me you miss me. Tell me you’re thinking about me, too.”
“I don’t
. . .” She shakes her head, but her breath is hot and heavy against my face.
“I’m not.” 

I close
my eyes and rub my cheek against hers. My stubble is likely scratching her
delicate skin, but she doesn’t pull away, and I slide my hand under her shirt.
She’s braless. I groan. All those long days and nights she tortured me at the
cabin by wearing only my flannel shirts with no bra, and probably no panties
either, for all I knew. This little cock
tease needs a taste of her own medicine
.

 

 

Author Bio
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

PUBLISHED TITLES TO DATE

Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)

The Way Back Home

Author Links

 

Cover Reveal: Puck Love by Carmen Jenner

 

 

Title: Puck Love
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Sports Romance
Cover Design: Ben Ellis, BE Designs
Photo: Eric Battershell
Model: Kaz Vanderwaard
Release Date: October 3, 2017

 

Blurb

 

Stella Hart is the hottest thing in country music. For ten
years, she’s been Nashville’s darling. She’s pure, sweet, and a positive role
model in an industry rife with scandals, sex, and sequins. Men want to own her,
women want to be her—everyone wants a piece of her, and Stella? Well, she wants
out.
As the center for the Calgary Crushers, Van Ross isn’t afraid
of the spotlight, but he doesn’t much like it either. Despite his reputation as
a player, the NHL’s bad boy lives for only two things: the game, and his
younger brother. That’s why when he comes across a country music superstar
seeking refuge at his home in the Canadian Rockies, he’s not too happy with the
media shitstorm this surprise houseguest brings.
With a nationwide manhunt, paparazzi dogging their every
move, producers of a reality TV show baying for blood, and a record label
desperate to see their “good girl” returned safely home, Van and Stella’s lives
are snowballing out of control.
While Van would like nothing more than to show the purest of
them all how well he handles his er … stick, Stella is no puck bunny. Nor is
she as innocent as she’d have the world believe. 
With chemistry like theirs, tension runs high on and off the
ice, but the end game is the same for both players: line up the puck, take the
shot, and score. If only their hearts understood the play.
Puck fame and fortune.
Puck right and wrong.

 

Puck love.

 

Excerpt

I creep
into the room, wincing when my foot hits a creaky floorboard. I still, just
inches from the bed, paralyzed by fear. When he doesn’t move, I slowly pull
back the covers and slip beneath them, easing my head onto the pillow beside
his. Van’s arm automatically wraps around me and pulls me closer. I don’t know
if he’s still asleep, and I don’t much care because . . . cuddles.
It’s toasty and warm in his embrace, and I snuggle in.
Van takes a
deep breath in through his nose. “There she is.”
“This
doesn’t mean anything.”
“Sure it
doesn’t,” he mumbles, in possibly the sexiest sleep-roughened voice I’ve ever
heard.
“My fire’s
gone out. That’s the only reason I’m here right now.”
“Do you
want me to come light it again?”
I pause for
entirely too long. “No. You’re way hotter.”
He
chuckles. “Than fire?”
“Shut up.
You know what I mean.”
“I’m not
really sure I do. I think I’m going to need you to spell it out for me, snuggle
bunny,” he murmurs, his warm breath ruffling my hair. Oh, I’ll spell it out,
alright. I stretch my toes back and poke him with them. He jerks away, and I
plant both of my feet on his warm legs and chortle as he shrieks like a little
girl.
I snuggle
closer, my body spooned by his much larger one, and a beat passes in silence.
“Still doesn’t mean anything.”
“If I say
it doesn’t mean anything, will you shut up?”
“Yes.”
“If I say
it doesn’t mean anything, will you blow me?”
“Oh my god,
Van.” I attempt to squirm out of his grasp, but he pulls me closer and buries
his nose in my hair. He sighs loudly.
“Relax, I’m
just kidding. Sort of.”
“Go to
sleep, hockey hero.”
Author Bio

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

PUBLISHED TITLES TO DATE

Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)

The Way Back Home

Author Links

Cover Reveal: Savage Saints Series by Carmen Jenner

 

 

Title: KICK
Series: Savage Saints MC #1
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Be Designs 
Model: Dylan Horsch 
Release Date: January 25, 2015

 

Blurb

 

When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.

A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.

When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.

I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.

My name is Daniel Johnson. I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.

And I’ll betray her too.

This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

 

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Excerpt

“You gotta let go now, princess. I gotta hand you over.”Her panicked gaze meets mine. “He’ll shoot you.”

“No, he won’t.”

“Yes, he will.”

I smile down at her. “What are we just gonna stand here forever, you in my arms, your dad holding a gun to my head? If he shoots me, he shoots me. Ain’t nothing I can do about that, princess. At least I’ll know I did one thing right.”

She takes a deep, shaky breath. “I’d be dead if it weren’t for you.”

I nod because it’s true. If Slayer hadn’t come at a deal, Prez would’ve eventually killed her, and he’d have tortured her some more first. “Promise me somethin’?”

“What?”

“Get on your feet and then get the hell outta here. Prez will come looking for you again. He’s not a guy who likes to lose. Take as much money as you can, and get the fuck away from this life. Otherwise you’re gonna wind up filling a body bag way too young.”

Lauren is wrenched away from me then. She screams as the Italian carts her off toward the clubhouse, flailing and slapping at him despite her injuries.

“Daniel!” she screams, reaching out toward me as he struggles to get her inside. Without thinking I take a step forward, but I’m attacked from behind. My knees go out from under me, and I’m shoved face-first into the ground.

 

 

Title: TANK
Series: Savage Saints MC #2
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Be Designs 
Model: Nick Bennett
Release Date: September 24, 2015

 

Blurb

 

Killer. Criminal. Sociopath.

All of these words have been used to describe me, and for the longest time I believed that that’s all I was.

I’m the man you call in to clean up your mess, assuming your mess is a guy who needs a bullet to the head. I’m the man the MC calls when they want their dirty work done.

I’m the man who doesn’t feel.

Until now.

Until her.

Now my mess is a woman who won’t save herself. I’ll fight like hell to save her, but at what price to the club? And at what cost to me?

Warning: TANK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations that may be a trigger and cause some readers emotional discomfort. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

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Excerpt

On some level, I think that part of him, that abused kid carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, he’s still in there, and he calls out to the fragile, broken girl inside me. His demons rage and roar at my own, and when we’re here in bed like this, joined, our bodies grown soft with pleasure and lethargy, I think they even quiet one another. They soothe the wrath, the want to hurt, and be hurt, and they just … are. Like wild beasts snarling in the darkness, baring their jagged teeth and claws, eventually they find a middle ground, reach an impasse, and they curl up together and just be still.

And it’s enough.

We are enough.

SAVAGE SAINTS MC SERIES READING ORDER

KICK

TANK
JETT
GRIM
KILLER

 

Author Bio

 

 

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

PUBLISHED TITLES TO DATE:

Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)

 

Author Links

Cover Reveal: The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner

 

 

 

Title: The Way Back Home
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Standalone Military Romance
Cover Design: Be Designs 
Photographer: K Keeton Designs 
Models: Tessi Le’Anne & Dustin Adams
Release Date: February 2017

 

Blurb

 

August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Falls, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.

As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.

They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.

Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?

 

 

Author Bio

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

PUBLISHED TITLES TO DATE: 

 
 Author Links