Friday, March 5, 2010

Mini Review, Sexy Excerpt & a Contest for Stroke of Luck by Jenna Byrnes

Stroke of Luck by Jenna Byrnes

Ninety-seven millions dollars is more money than Steven DeLong can even imagine. When he realises he’s won the lottery, he knows he needs advice from a professional, and fast. He calls on an accountant recommended by his brother, unaware the man is the sexiest hunk Steven has ever laid eyes, or anything else, on.

Paul Aspen seems excited by the prospect of helping Steven with his money, and even more excited to get the naïve bartender into bed. When both men come up for air, Steven’s left wondering if Paul is more interested in him or the lottery winnings. In the end, he’s forced to decide whether love or money rules his heart. (m/m)

~ It's out now... February 22, 2010 from Total E-Bound
The above information was obtained from Ms. Jenna's web site.

This is going to be a mini review... Because this book is only about 47 pages long.
Tomorrow Ms. Jenna is gracing my blog to rock the house!!!!!!!!

Would you question a hot guys interest in you if you just won 95 million dollars? That is the predicament that Steven founds himself in. Not looking for love in any particular place, especially not an accounting office, Steven stumbles upon the love of a lifetime... or is just the money talking. Would you play the what if game? Would be able to trust this person's intentions? These are just a few decisions that Steven has to make and fast.

Ms. Jenna also brings Steven's family in the picture. And that is nice because I love the camaraderie between Steven and his brother, Tim. Ms. Jenna made me fall in love with their banter. We meet Tim's wife and their mother. That is another story in itself, lol. What I liked about this book though, was the characters were real. I mean, Steven is a bartender, Tim works construction, the mother's view points of gay is those of people I know. So, this family was a real family unit.

If you want a quickie... this is so the book for you. Ms. Jenna did not disappoint with the smutty man loving - even if the book was a quickie! This was another great book by Ms. Jenna!

I gave you the review as promised....

Now here is never seen before Excerpt of this book!
I have to say Ms. Jenna keeps blowing me away.

Stroke of Luck – Never before seen excerpt #1 by Jenna Byrnes

Steven couldn’t believe his eyes. He’d expected reporters at the lottery office and hadn’t been disappointed. At least a dozen of them milled around, asking questions which he had no answers to yet and snapping pictures. He hadn’t expected to see the same scene playing out in front of his mother’s house.
The driveway was blocked, so he parked on the street and dodged people, cameras and microphones as he made his way to the front door.
“Mr. DeLong! How are you going to spend the money?”
“Are you going to quit your job?”
“Mr. DeLong, is it true a stripper from the place you work picked the winning numbers?”
He got past them and shook his head, holding both hands in the air.
The crowd quieted down.
“I don’t have any comments at this time.” He had to add one more thing in an attempt to squash a foolish rumour before it got started. “And there are no strippers at the place I work. Tony’s is a fine establishment, and Anthony Girding has been great to work for. Whether I continue working there or not, he’s been great.”
He continued up to the house, mentally kicking himself. Two greats—don’t I sound intelligent? Paul had suggested he not make any statements and that was probably one of the reasons why. Neither of them wanted his words to get twisted around, and he really didn’t want to come off sounding like an idiot. ‘Great’ job, genius.
Steven opened the door, slipped inside and leaned against it. “Whew!”
Norma DeLong paced back and forth in her front room. “This is a mess! Can you believe it? How long are they going to stay out there? I’ll need to get my car out Sunday morning to go to church.”
He stepped in front of her and placed his hands on her shoulders so she’d stop pacing. A full head taller than she was, he looked directly at her salt-and-pepper coloured hair, which was messier than her usual prim style. Steven planted a kiss on her forehead. “They’ll be gone by Sunday, Mom. This’ll be big news for a day or two, then it’ll fade. And you can get your car out anytime you want it. Just open the garage door and start backing out. The idiots will either move or get the surprise of their lives. But they’re on your property.”
“I wish they would go,” she murmured nervously, running a hand through her hair. “I didn’t get to the beauty shop this afternoon.”
“You look beautiful to me, Mom. I’ll make sure you get to the shop tomorrow, okay?”
“But my standing appointment is on Thursday. My stylist sees other people on Friday and won’t be able to get me in.”
Steven squeezed her shoulders gently. “Mom. This might not have sunk in yet, but you have choices, now. I’m pretty sure if your stylist has a brain at all, she’ll work you in tomorrow. If she doesn’t, we’ll buy a salon just for you, and you can go whenever the mood strikes. How does that sound?”
Norma appeared confused. “Why would we do that?”
“Because we can.” He let go of her and stepped back. “Ninety-seven million dollars, Mom. I won ninety-seven million dollars.”
Copyright © Jenna Byrnes

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Eye Candy & Contest Time...

What's up for grabs...
Ms. Jenna is very kind in giving away a copy of Stoke of Luck to one lucky commenter...

Here is your question:
Name the book by Jenna Byrnes with which Cecile popped her m/m cherry?
and remember to leave your email so we can get in touch with you!

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  1. head,last night was a blast..well of what I can remember of it ;)

    Thanks for sharing an excerpt,sounds like a good book. Great mini review Cecile.

    The book that popped your m/m're gonna make me think this early in the morning....I think it was Nothing But Trouble.

    Caleb? Max? you two survive last night ok?
    **looks at bar**
    There's my morning drink **shrugs shoulders**takes sip

    Lovely eye candy he part of your tribe now and will he be sticking around today?

  2. Nothing But Trouble! :) *gasp* I'm actually entering this contest!

  3. Hey Chris and Elaing...

    *grabs an irish coffee from the bar*

    Cheers... hair of the dog and all *wink*

    I'm pretty sure you two are right on with Nothing But Trouble...

    And Cecile, I can not resist: Do you really think Ms. Byrnes would appreciate you kissing and telling? "She blows me." HUmm... I'm not even sure that is anatomically possible...

  4. Good Morning Elaing!! Whew that was some party last night!!! I am glad that Lucas is here this morning, cuz I do not think Caleb is going to make it out of bed... and let's just say that Max... well... he will be on bed rest today, hee hee!!!

    So, Lucas will see to you today!

    And thanks for coming over and playing Elaing!
    You are more than welcome on the sharing! You know how I love to share (sometimes, hee hee).

  5. **gasph** Chris is actually putting her name in the hat!!! Morning hon and thanks for coming over!

  6. Sweet, that was some party last night. Wow.... Damn, do I throw a party or what!! Well... let the day begin!!!! Thanks for coming over and joining the party!!!

  7. Morning Ladies.... **he says in his southern boy drawl**

    I heard all 'bout the party last night. You ladies really know how to ummmm... party.

    Caleb and Max are still recouping. And the tribe is having fun with Max (aka Java man).

    Elaing, Mimosa your morning drink.
    Sweet, Irish Coffee... I heard how you like it.... **evil wink**

  8. Lucus, sweethard... you sure do know what I like—rich and creamy with some bite!

    *sips her coffee with a small smile*

  9. OMG, did I miss a party yesterday :( Well, the question that immediately pops in my head; What would I do with 97 million dollars. Buy an Island and go Garden of Eden with a tribe of hunky men? Or take my money to africa and solve the food problem there? Buy a castle and have all my friends over for on helluva party?? So many choices, so many dreams LOL Liked the excerpt & your mini review Cecile!

  10. OMG am I getting a reputation,
    Lucas you knew my morning drink**blushes**

    Leontine I'm gonna hold you to that party if you ever win the lotto ;)

    Lucas,Tequila time**shot glasses are lined up on bar**

    Sooooo...Lucas**twirls a lock of his hair between fingers** What exactly have you been told about us ladies**wink** Takes shot

  11. Howdy everyone,

    Still nursing the headache from all the free-flowing alcohol around here yesterday. Despite what you may have heard, I usually don't drink. *G*

    Hope everyone is having fun, don't forget to enter all the contests I have going on (here and on my blog) and have a great day!

  12. Sweet my bab! I heard exactly how you like it. And from what I am gathering - so does Max!

    Leontine ~ ahhhhh.... honey the party is just getting started! Come sit and tell me what you desire is... I am sure that I can fill it!

    Elaing, hon.... Reputation means nothing... just mean you know how to have a good time!! **Evil wink**

    Ohhhh, we never spill our secrets about you ladies. But believe me... we have heard some stories! Especially when Cecile does not think we are listening to her on the phone with all of you.... OH we hear!!!
    Now after saying that, I will take a Tequila shooter with ya!

    Jenna darlin'... I heard you were not a *drinker*, lol... but seems you left everyone with wondering minds yesterday... Way to go... Care to spill to me... You know bartenders are good for keeping secrets.... **wicked grin**

  13. Leontine!! Hey honey!!! It was one hellva party last night!
    Thanks for coming though honey, I love having you at my place! And thanks for the kind words!!!
    And I like Elaing... I am holding you to that promise of the party of our lives if you win!!!! Love ya hon!

  14. Yep, I remember that memorable day like it was yesterday :)
    Cecile popped her cherry with Nothing but Trouble.
    I know because I won the same book after Cecile's post over at Jenna's blog!

  15. Nothing But Trouble

  16. *yawns*
    Mm, party, oh sorry, I am tired. I really should get to bed. But just a little while longer.

    Perhaps I should rest my head on some hunky shoulder and just sit here for a while

  17. Sounds like there was a great party.
    The book was Nothing But Trouble.

  18. This sounds like a fun read full of steamy lovin. So I definitely want to join in on the fun.

    The answer is...Nothing But Trouble.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  19. The answer is Nothing But Trouble. Thanks for the chance to win Stroke of Luck. I love Jenna's books.
    My email is dana.armstrong @

    Have a great day!

  20. Ohhhh I almost forgot we are talking about my cherry popping, lmbo!!!!

    Janna! Hey honey! I know time is a precious thing ~ so thank you for coming over to play with us!! Ahh yes, the day my cherry popped... you should remember it

    CallMeKayla!! Hey there! Thanks for coming over!!

    Blodeuedd!! Sorry, I am late to the party now! But I am so glad that you made it! And I am sure some of the hunks would not mind at all you laying your head on their.... Nighty night sweetie!

    sherry! Hi there and welcome! Please enjoy! Nice to have you here!

    joder!Hey honey, glad to see you again!! Hope you are enjoying yourself! You know you are welcome anytime here!

    Beth!! Hi, thanks for coming over! Hope you having a great time!

    Dana! Hi there and welcome! I hope you are having fun!!! Thanks for coming! Dont'cha just love Ms. Jenna's writing style! I love her!

  21. Ahhhh so little time to keep up with all your blogposts hon! Great review, I never read anything from Jenna Byrnes but I have several of her books. Can 97 million buy me more time???? I would fly all my blog friends to some luxury decadent resort to party if I had that much money!

  22. Hey Marissa, thanks for coming by honey!!!! Girl, you know we will hold you to that!! =) lmbo!!!

  23. Good morning, All.

    The answer is Nothing But Trouble.

    Thanks and have a great week.
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  24. Honestly, I wouldn't know. So I'm stealing everyone else's answer.

    Nothing But Trouble

    Hope that counts. :)

  25. Hey Tracey D! How are you hon! Thanks for coming over and playing with us!

    Reena Jacobs! Thanks for coming over and stealing is okay, lol!!

    Christine! Thanks for coming over!


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I hope you enjoy my little bloggie home as much as I do!
With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)