Thursday, May 26, 2016

Forbidden Heat by J.L. White - Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. J.L. White will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Isabella. My comfort zone consists of a bank of test tubes and a Bunsen burner. But having to take a philosophy class to graduate from college—well, that’s causing a different kind of burn altogether. I mean, the hottest professor at Hartman is looking right at me.

Can you blame me for looking back?

Enjoy an excerpt:

Feeling dizzy, I back away from the table with heavy limbs. The girls I met don’t notice my departure but Justin Kirby does.

He’s right next to me with his hand on my lower back.

“I need to sit down,” I say.

“Okay sweetheart,” he says.

He steers me away, past an empty chair.

“Wait,” I say, but he leads me to the basement stairs and we start to go up. I’m having trouble managing them.

I mumble something as we wind through the crowd on the main floor, bumping against a shoulder here and an elbow there. The music is pounding. I feel it in my body, but it sounds muffled, along with all the other sounds in the room. He steers me up another flight of stairs. He has to put his arm around me to keep me from tripping on the steps.

What’s the matter with me?

There’s a long, dark hallway at the top, with several rooms breaking off on either side. Justin Kirby is practically dragging me along.

When he opens a door, I see a bed in the room and know I’m in trouble. I’m almost too out of it to panic properly.

All of a sudden, he half lets go of me, half shoves me into the doorjamb.

I hit my forehead on the wood, trying to hang on to something. There’s screaming and yelling—I’m hearing his voice, I think, and someone else’s, a woman’s voice—but it’s all confusion to me and now all I can do is think about the fact that I’m falling and can’t stop.

About the Author: J.L. White writes steamy romances featuring smart, sexy women and the swoon-worthy men who adore them. Her sexy love stories are full of passion but don’t skimp on the tenderness. She’s addicted to trendy coffee houses, poolside lounging, and HEAs. When not tapping blissfully away on her laptop, she takes time to enjoy life with her husband and their children.


Forbidden Heat will be $0.99 during the tour. Buy Forbidden Heat (Firework Girls, Book 1) and Midnight Heat (Firework Girls, Book 2) at Amazon.

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  1. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

    1. Good question. I like spending time with friends and family. Hubby and I love to go dancing (though we're long overdue at the moment). :) I live in Boise, and the river runs right through town with an excellent Greenbelt and park system along with it. The Greenbelt actually makes an appearance in book 3 of this series. ;) Anyway, there are so many gorgeous areas to walk along. I spend a fair amount of time reading, of course. Hmm... not much else. I'm thinking I need some new hobbies. LOL. My fun time really is writing though, so I'm happy. :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! Good luck on the giveaway everyone. :)

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds great! Love the cover too!

  4. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, have a great Thursday!

  5. Pretty intense excerpt today!


  6. Really great excerpt! I loved it, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Sounds like a great read.

  8. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  9. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  10. Did either one of your characters surprise you in this book?

  11. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!

  12. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  13. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!


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