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Honorary Blogger CJane Elliott: Day Off + Excerpt & Giveaway

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Day Off

by CJane Elliott

Hi, all! I’m CJane Elliott here to share about my new release, The Kinsey Scale. Thanks to The Blogger Girls for being the first stop on my blog tour. The Kinsey Scale is a cute college contemporary which features mixed-up boys who are hot for each other. Fun!

The Kinsey Scale starts when Eric and Will discover they have to share a dorm room. They are college seniors who are co-RAs (resident assistants who live in freshman dorms to help counsel the students). RAs usually get their own rooms but not this year because where’s the fun in that? Not only do Eric and Will seem like polar opposites but now they’re stuck with each other in a small dorm room all year. (Yes, authors are evil and love to torture their characters.)

I thought I’d have Will and Eric talk about what they enjoy doing on their days off. This conversation takes place when they’ve been roomies only a short time and the differences between them are obvious.

ERIC: One of the things I enjoy the most is sleeping in. I’m usually out dancing until late on Friday so the priority Saturday is spending as much time as possible in bed. [glances at Will] With or without someone in it with me.

WILL: Hmm.

ERIC: Go on, Will, tell them how you spend your weekends. I never know because you’re always over at Jessie’s. You all probably get up early and go play Frisbee or do something athletic, right? Or watch the football games on TV, huh? Soooo exciting.

WILL:  Something like that. But before that exciting stuff, I cook breakfast.

ERIC: You cook?

WILL: [stares Eric down] Yeah. Why? Is that so hard to believe?

ERIC: Oh, um, no. I’m just jealous because we’re stuck in this dorm room with no kitchen.

WILL: And you’re assuming I’d cook for you if we had one.

ERIC: [winsome smile] I bet you would.

WILL: Naw, I’d be out doing ‘something athletic’ way before you even wake up. We like hiking.

ERIC: Sounds… tiring.

WILL: Being out in nature rocks. You should try it sometime. So once you wake up, what else do you do on weekends? If anything.

ERIC: Hey! I’m very productive. I hang out with Jerry and Tyrone. Get a massage at the spa. Go shopping. And don’t forget play rehearsals once a new production starts up.

WILL: And these are all things you enjoy.

ERIC: Of course.

WILL: Okay, then.

I think I’ll stop them there while they’re trading glares! Never fear, they get to their happy ending… eventually.

Thanks for stopping in today. Enjoy The Kinsey Scale.

For the next stop on the Kinsey Scale blog tour, check out MM Good Book Reviews tomorrow, 11/11. I’ll have an exclusive excerpt which shows the boys having warmed up to each other. Too bad that means the sexual tension is beginning to heat up too!

Comment below with what you enjoy doing on your day off.

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Character Interview with Anthony & Walter from In Over Our Heads by CJane Elliott + Giveaway!

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Character Interview with Anthony & Walter from In Over Our Heads

Hi, everyone! I’m thrilled to be here at The Blogger Girls celebrating In Over Our Heads, my new release. In Over Our Heads is a second chance romance for Anthony and Walter—two guys who seem total opposites but truly complete each other.

I thought it would be fun to ask the guys some questions today.

What is your biggest fear?

Anthony: Besides a bad hair day? Okay, I’ll get serious. Total destruction of the world because of the baby-man currently in the White House. That was too serious – I really can’t go there without screaming. So, here’s one: I do fear anything bad happening to Walter. Now that we’re finally together I intend to be with him until we’re ol and toothless and dozing off in our twin Barcaloungers.

Walter: Not being who I want to be for Anthony.

Anthony: I thought we talked about that and you were giving that up!

Walter: It’s still there, though. But now it motivates me. Nothing bad’s going to happen to me and I’m going to spend my life making sure you don’t regret being with me.

Anthony: Aww. You’re the sweetest.

What is your most prized possession?

Anthony: That’s easy! The conch shell that Walter found when he first moved to Key West. He kept it as a sign that he was doing the right thing in totally reinventing his life—his Life 2.0, as he calls it. And then, when we were apart again, he sent it to me with a note that he was working on Life 3.0—his new life with me. Soooo romantic!

Walter: I’d have to say the sketch Anthony made of me and Melissa, a little girl we know. It was in the Daily Grind, our local coffee shop, during the time Anthony was here for his vacation and we’d run into each other again after 12 years. I’ve always loved Anthony’s talent as an artist.

Anthony: Now you’re making me blush.

What do you enjoy doing on your day off?

Anthony: Now that I’m a fulltime artist living in Key West, I feel like every day is a day off! On a typical day I paint, go for a walk or a bike ride with Walter, and then we take out the boat for snorkeling and watching the sunset. I have the best life ever.

Walter: What Anthony said. Only instead of painting I check in at the bar and the dive shop I own to make sure things are running smoothly. I also enjoy cooking so I usually go to the market to see what’s fresh. And Anthony didn’t mention Boston—we spend quite a bit of time there with Anthony’s foundation for disadvantaged and LGBT kids.

Anthony: That’s right! We basically have two lives—here and Boston. Boston is usually pretty busy and sometimes intense, with the work we’re doing for the kids, so I’m always glad to get back to Key West. I love chilling on our deck and watching the stars. You’ll have to let Walter tell you about the stars some day.

Walter: Like I told Anthony, it’s something most people learned in 7th grade—

Anthony: —but the way you tell it is so poetic! It makes me want to swoon and jump your bones at the same time!

Walter: Um. I guess we’re done with this interview, right? Anthony and I have… things to do.

Anthony: Very naughty things! See you all later!

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About In Over Our Heads

Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires.

Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.

Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon

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An Excerpt from In Over Our Heads

The door burst open, and Sophia sailed in with my morning cappuccino. She was humming under her breath and had that telltale postsex glow about her. I tried not to hate her too much.

“What’re you doing in here with me, doll? Don’t you have a sexy dive instructor to entertain?”

“She had to leave early.” Sophia handed me the mug. “She’s taking her group out on the ocean dive too, and she had to go to Back Bay to get the boat ready.”

I took a restorative sip of cappuccino. “Ahh. Well, I hope you didn’t tire her out too much last night. Or vice versa.” I winked at her, even though I didn’t feel very winky.

“Guilty on both our parts, I’m afraid.” Sophia smirked, then perched on the side of my bed. “Can we talk more about what’s going on with you and Walter?”

“Going on?” I blinked and buried my nose in the cup. “I mean, I told you guys last night. What more do you need to know?”

“Whatever it’ll take to help you and him figure yourselves out, because second chances like this don’t come around often.”

“God, not you too. You and Jonny need to start a group for incurable romantics.”

She straightened, her dark eyes snapping with intensity. “Caro! You’re the one who talks about destiny. This is your destiny!” Continue reading

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Audio Review: Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

Reviewed by Morgan 

29072752Title: Wild and Precious
Author: CJane Elliott
Narrator: K.C. Kelly
Series: Wild and Precious #1
Heroes: Brent Granger/Cody Bellstrom/Graham Stoneford
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 2 Hours, 34 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 4, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.

Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where—and with whom—his heart lies.
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Book Review: Home is Where the Christmas Trees Are by CJane Elliott

Reviewed by Morgan 

28090227Title: Home is Where the Christmas Trees Are
Author: CJane Elliott
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Dex Crawford/Ed Alcott
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 47 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  After the tragic death of his sister, Jan, Dex Crawford leaves his life in Portland to take care of his twelve-year-old niece, Rowan. He gets a job as a physical therapist and tries to be a good guardian to Rowan, but they’re both grieving. The Christmas holidays hit Dex especially hard this year. He’d always left it to Jan to make the season merry, and now it’s up to him. Two weeks before Christmas, Dex has yet to even put up a Christmas tree.

Things go from bad to worse when Rowan’s clarinet is stolen right before the school holiday concert. Dex’s life begins to turn around when he accompanies Rowan to school to talk to her band teacher, Ed Alcott. Handsome and kind, Ed likes kids, music, and holiday decorations. Dex comes to think of him as his very own Christmas elf. Ed brings with him everything that’s been missing in Dex’s life: the possibility of love, home, and celebration… and Christmas trees.
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