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Another 5 Stars for Always Mine!!!

Have you taken a trip into the small town of St. Fleur? You can start today with Sofia and Noah in Widower’s Aura!

Reading that readers love my stories makes it all worth it! Thank you Mary and everyone who has taken a moment out to read and review my work! I appreciate it more than you will ever know!
xo,
AJ

I’m so thrilled I found AJ Renee and her stories. I love the back drop she creates of this small town outside of New Orleans. The St. Fleur series is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary reads. There is mild suspense/drama but it’s not over the top. I like how the characters are around my own age and can easily relate to them. They also seem like a great group of imaginary people.
The girls get to go out on girl nights and movie nights which makes me think of the times I get to hang out with the girls. They laugh, joke, and support each other in a beautiful way. It’s Lindsey’s turn to find love but there are forces beyond her control keeping her from her HEA.
Marc isn’t sure what to make of it all but when he realizes that they have a past he will…

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Sweet & Sinful Saturday Reads…

Back for another book recommendation? Well I have one for you! Have you taken Carina Adam’s for a spin yet? I recommend you start with Forever Red from her ‘Bama boys series. I really enjoyed this series and am patiently waiting for the next one in the series to release. There are two novels plus a prequel in this series right now.

 

forever redNot afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy.
Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him. Every woman wants just one night with the hard-rocking country rebel.
Except me.
I just want to know that the boy I used to love is happy and that I didn’t break his heart in vain. That’s why I buy every magazine that even mentions his name; at least, that’s the story I tell myself.
When my friends gave me a birthday present any fan would die for, I was suddenly face-to-face with the man I never thought I’d see again. My body wasn’t supposed to react to him the way it did. And, Nate sure as hell wasn’t supposed to look at me the way he used to.
Can someone you loved as a teenager really have a hold on your heart twelve years later? Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry and make up for past wrongs?
I’m about to find out.

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Sweet & Sinful Saturday Reads…

If you’ve been following me on social media you know I love Kathleen Brooks novels. While I am behind on some of the newer releases if they are like her others they will also be amazing. We all like to start at the beginning if possible so today’s Sweet & Sinful Saturday read goes out to Bluegrass State of Mind.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

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She thought she would be safe far away in Kentucky…

McKenna Mason’s perfect life in New York City has just been destroyed. She is now a witness to a horrific crime involving some of America’s most influential men. She knows she must get away and can think of only one outsider that might help her—Will Ashton. The flame of their brief romance during their teenage years never completely died out, and now it is about to explode.

Troubled pasts, a feisty horse that refuses to race without a good luck kiss, and three old ladies hell-bent on playing match-makers turn this newly rekindled romance into a wild race to the finish. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

This is the first book of Kathleen Brooks’s breakout Bluegrass and Bluegrass Brothers Series.

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Sweet & Sinful Saturday Reads…

Have you finished Always Mine and are now looking for a great read? Go check out HJ Bellus’s Pinky Promise! I won the audio version of this novel and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend you read this romance.

 

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Baylor Jones and Stayton (State) Blake

Two lost souls raised on the streets. Young children vowing to always protect each other. He was only nine but he was her protector and best friend for years.

Even when thrown in foster care he took care of her always like a king to his queen. A silent pinky promise shared between, it was their secret protection to one another.

Then one morning he was gone. Leaving Baylor on her own to battle the streets and more importantly life in the Kings all by herself.

“I will love you, even if I never see you again.

 

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#KINDLE GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

KINDLE WINNER

I’m very excited to announce that my reader, Michelle, won the Kindle I was giving away in celebration of the pre-orders to Always Mine.

I’ve had quite a few winners to e-books this week through a ton of Take Overs. Be sure to follow me on Facebook to keep up on where I’ll be hanging out. In addition, I gave away a signed paperback of both Widower’s Aura and Always Mine during my release party.

Thank you for all of your support and congratulations to all of my winners!

-xo

AJ

Widower’s Aura 5 Star Review

So EVERY review I’ve received, good or bad, matters to me. For one it means someone took the time to read what I wrote, and secondly they took the time to WRITE a review. I wanted to share this particular review by the One Nerdy Girl and Her books blog.

Widower’s Aura by A.J. Renee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Epic Love Story

A couple of things before I start.

The storyline was 10/5. seriously. I loved the way the story progressed – smoothly and enticingly.

Characters were awesome. They grew with the story and developed with each plot twist.
The only thing I had an issue with was all the touchy feely stuff. Like, kissing in public all the time. I dunno, to me that’s a little weird that they did that while out with people. But then again, I’ve never been with someone that I can’t keep my hands off, so I could be bitter!

As for the book itself, and my review, I really enjoyed the book as a whole. The characters interacted well with each other, and I super related to Sofia with her mortification regarding the Lindsey incident. Seriously, that was way on the money. Then, to top it off, Marc gets in on it and is just plain awesome. I think he’s my favourite character, just by the way he teases Sofia and Noah.

The author obviously expressed her own sense of humor when developing the discourse of Marc throughout the book, and has a great grasp of his and Noah’s friendship. I also want to point out that while Noah is a little possessive (just enough to be delicious), the author didn’t take it so far as to make the relationship vaguely abusive. Believe me, that can happen.

You’ll want to read this book because of the storyline (a girl moves to a new town, meets a guy thats still dealing with heartbreak and wants nothing to do with her, but she’s been forced into his life through circumstance), but you’ll keep reading for the characters that will make your heart ache for even a little of what they offer. You’ll keep reading for the humor that the author has interspersed throughout the book, and then, like me, you’ll be heartbroken that the next book isn’t out yet. You’ll cross ever appendage you have, and use all your willpower to not threaten and force the book to come out earlier.

It won’t help, though

Thank you Erin for taking a moment to not only read my baby but share with the world what you thought!

Please go check out her blog and see what other book recommendations she has for you!

-xo

AJ

 

Always Mine is #LIVE!!!

It’s HERE! Always Mine is now available on all platforms! Thank you to everyone who helped make this process happen!

ALWAYS MINE is available everywhere! #99cents for a limited time!
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After a few years of easy small-town living as the St. Fleur librarian, Lindsey finds herself in the middle of a love triangle gone wrong. Gifts begin arriving and in time she realizes her confusing feelings over Derek, the sweet history teacher, and Marc, the man she doesn’t remember, is the least of her troubles. Her complicated love life takes a violent turn when she learns there is a stalker watching her every move.

When Marc visited his best friend’s new home months ago, he didn’t expect to meet the first woman to awaken his desire for more since he was a teen. Too bad she’s already taken. When their shared attraction leads them to the truth, will they finally get the happily ever after they both want?

Or will her current man, his best friend, and her stalker be the nails in the coffin of their attraction?

*For Mature Audiences only due to the sexual content and language.*

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ST. FLEUR SERIES – Book 2 is on Pre-Order SALE for 99 CENTS!

always-mine-ebook-coverALWAYS MINE by AJ Renee

Series: St. Fleur, Book #2

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 28, 2017

— SYNOPSIS —

After a few years of easy, small-town living as the St. Fleur librarian, Lindsey finds herself in the middle of a love triangle gone wrong. Gifts begin arriving and in time she realizes her confusing feelings over Derek, the sweet history teacher, and Marc, the man she doesn’t remember, is the least of her troubles. Her complicated love life takes a violent turn when she learns there is a stalker watching her every move.

When Marc visited his best friend’s new home months ago, he didn’t expect to meet the first woman to awaken his desire for more since he was a teen. Too bad she’s already taken. When their shared attraction leads them to the truth, will they finally get the happily ever after they both want?

Or will her current man, his best friend, and her stalker be the nails in the coffin of their attraction?

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ST. FLEUR SERIES – Book 1 is on SALE for 99 CENTS!

Widowers Aura St Fleur Novel Romance Aj ReneeWIDOWER’S AURA by AJ Renee

Series: St. Fleur, Book #1

Genre: Contemporary Romance with some Suspense

Release Date: August 18, 2016

— SYNOPSIS —

Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security- forces-turned- handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.

Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?

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HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

It’s officially FAT TUESDAY or as it’s better known as, Mardi Gras! A day of parties and festivities before the Catholic Lent Season begins.

I wish I could say I was enjoying a beignet while I chat with you, but sadly I cannot. The last time I was in New Orleans celebrating this very fun time was February of 2007. My husband, our best man, and I drove up from Orlando. We had such a great time. Between the culture, food, festivities, and seeing my New Orleans family it was busy and a very happy time. If you ever have the opportunity to go, TAKE IT!

Every Wednesday author Kay Phoenix is doing Midweek Escapes on her blog. A guest author shares their favorite vacation spots. I was lucky enough to be included in this ride last week. I shared my love of New Orleans. If you would like to read what I had to say about the Big Easy click HERE.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day and don’t forget to Pre-Order Always Mine at the special $0.99 price. Please share and tell your friends. Widower’s Aura is currently available for those who haven’t read it. These are part of my St. Fleur series but can be read as stand alones.

I better get back to editing book #3, Duplicity!

Happy Reading!

-AJ

Pre-Order NOW!

SURPRISE!!!

I got the Amazon pre-orders up and running earlier than planned! Head over and reserve your copy today! Grab it now at the special pre-order price of $0.99! You can find the links HERE.

Today I’ll be taking over and revealing the cover for Always Mine at the LET’S GET SOCIAL! Event Room. I will also be sharing teasers and there will be a couple of giveaways. I hope to see you there!

If you’re a blogger and would be interested in helping Always Mine have an amazing release you can sign-up HERE.

I finished Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus and it was awesome! Now I’m trying to finish up Savage Collision by Gwyn McNamee and really enjoying it also. What are you reading today?

xo,

AJ

Updates…

Hey everyone!

I know I’ve been MIA again, but man do I have some things in the works! Although, I think everyone prefers I’m writing on my novels rather than posting a blog just to post.

Since I posted last, I signed on to an anthology with nine other authors. I’ll be retelling Beauty and the Beast. I’m really excited about doing this awesome tale in modern times. Fractured Fairytales will release 9/2/17 so stay tuned for more on this project!

I’m also wrapping up Duplicity, book #3 of my St. Fleur Series. This story will follow Jaime Lynn and Jesse. You will finally get to see why these two have not taken their relationship to the next level, even though it’s painfully obvious they have the hots for each other.

I’m also hoping to work on a few other things this year. We will see how it goes with a pending move this summer.

Also, don’t forget to pre-order Always Mine for $0.99! If you’re a blogger and would be interested in helping Always Mine have an amazing release you can sign-up HERE. I’ll be revealing the cover on February 15th at the LET’S GET SOCIAL! Event Room.

What’s everyone reading this weekend? I’m listening to Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus and reading Savage Collision by Gwyn McNamee. I’m enjoying both stories very much!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and spends it with people they love!

xo,

-AJ

600 Likes Birthday!

As I promised, I’m doing a giveaway on my Facebook page to help celebrate my wonderful 600+ followers! Head over there and enter it. All you have to do is like the post, tell me what you are reading, and share with a friend. Easy peasy and you have the chance to win between two different bags filled with goodies from #RT16 including two paperbacks and I’ll be throwing in some Widower’s Aura swag too!

Good luck to everyone and THANK YOU!!!

Click HERE to enter.

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Blogger Sign-up for Always Mine

I’m excited to announce that the blogger sign-up for Always Mine’s book tour, Facebook Release Day Party, Pre-Order Book Blitz, and ARC sign-up is UP! (You must be a blogger (or an author with a blog) in order to participate.)

— TOUR DATES —
Pre-Order Book Blitz: March 22
3Day Book Tour with Reviews: March 29-31

*** RELEASE EVENT for ALWAYS MINE will be held in the LET’S GET SOCIAL! Event Room on March 28th. There will be takeovers and giveaways!! ***

Sign-Up HERE!

Thank you in advance for helping make Always Mine’s release spectacular!

❤ I also want to thank Lydia and her team over at HEA Book Tours PR & More for giving Always Mine such a great coming out! ❤

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves last night! We hung out at home after a few weeks of go go go. It was amazing! My husband set a fire in the pit and we sat around chatting. When that was done we played cornhole. Overall a great night even if you include my younger two not cooperating with bed time.

Do you have any resolutions for the coming year? I don’t really do them because my goal is always to be a better version of myself. Right now, like many people, that does fall on a physical level but it’s also working on patience, kindness, etc…

This coming year is going to be an adventure. I’ll release Always Mine in March. I plan to finish writing Duplicity. I have a story I want to return to that has nothing to do with the St. Fleur series.

Somewhere in all of my writing we will also move to God only knows where. There are many unknowns in our family thanks to our four years in Las Vegas ending.

So tell me, what goals, resolutions, or aspirations to you have for this coming year?

Happy Reading!

-AJ

Author Take Overs…

Hey guys!

If you haven’t seen I’ll be participating in some other author take overs in the coming weeks. I would love to see some friendly faces, new and old, during these events. Here is where you can find me and on what dates:

December 29th at 7:30 p.m. EST on Amanda and Tia’s End of Year Bash.

January 7th at 8 p.m. EST on Dirty Little Secret Release Party.

January 7th at 9:30 p.m. EST on Wysteria’s Release.

January 17th at 3:30 p.m. EST on Coming Alive by Renee Harless Release Party

If I join any others I’ll try to update this list. I also have two blog posts for other authors as well. One will be a fairy tale spin and the other will be on a favorite vacation spot. I’m going to try to get better on keeping you up to date here. Chat soon!

xo,

AJ

Holiday Sale!

In celebration of the season, Widower’s Aura is on sale!

🎄 99¢ until the end of the year! 🎄
⛄ Tis’ the season to make Noah yours…Or share him with a friend. ;)⛄

❄️ “Holy sexual tension, Batman! It truly sizzled and then some… ” -5 Stars HEA Bookshelf
❄️ “I loved this book from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down.” -5 stars Hashtag Minxes Book Reviews
❄️ “The love scenes were HOT!! Looking forward to the 2nd book in the series – bummed I have to wait!!”- 5 Stars Amazon Canada Reviewer

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Tell your book loving friends and family!

xo,

AJ

 

$1000 in prizes…

Hello everyone!

I want to tell you about an awesome Blog Hop I’m participating in on Facebook.

-70 Authors … means new to you authors to devour

-$1000 in gift cards, kindles, signed books, and swag… hello?! That means your chances of winning awesome stuff is pretty damn good!

– On my Facebook page you can enter to win a $10 Amazon GiftCard and an e-copy of WIDOWER’S AURA.

Tell your family and friends because #SharingisCaring !

Here is the link: http://bit.ly/2hK3T9q

I hope to see you there!

-AJ

I miss you too!

Hi everyone! It’s been way too long I know, I know!

Some highlights:

Widower’s Aura has received some wonderful reviews. It definitely helps on those dark days of this solitary world. If you’ve read it and haven’t reviewed it, please take a moment and leave it a review. It doesn’t have to be anything long, a quick- I loved it! or It was good- works!

-Author Takeovers… They are SO much fun! I’ve done a few and I’m actually participating in Ellie Masters 12 Days of Christmas. It started tonight and if you go to my author page on Facebook on the 14Dec from 7-8pm EST you can hang out with yours truly! I’ll participating in another 2 take overs in January so check out my events page on Facebook.

-Blog Hops… I just finished one hop and I apologize for not posting sooner. I start another hop hosted by the Inklings Literary Agency. Over 70 Authors and $1000 in prizes! Come on over to my Facebook page and you can enter my giveaway before I send you to the next hop! The Blog Hop post will be pinned to the top for easy finding! Or click HERE.

Always Mine… My second baby is almost done spending time with the editor. I don’t have a release date quite yet but I should know by the beginning of the year. Stay tuned!

-Duplicity… Book 3 of the St. Fleur series is 75% complete! This story follows Jaime Lynn and Jesse and we finally learn why these two aren’t together!

I hope this finds you well! I’ll try to post more often and again I’m sorry for such a delay in the last post. Don’t forget to follow me on social media to get the latest news immediately!

XO

-AJ

Introducing Carina Adams…

There are some amazing writers out there. I have yet to get a taste of each one. As I find ones I enjoy I want to share them with you.

Let me introduce to you the lovely Carina Adams. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the 2016 RT Booklovers Convention here in Las Vegas. I thought it would be fun to interview Carina so we could all get a little glimpse into her mind.

 

AJ: Thank you, Carina, for taking a moment from your busy life to do this!
Carina: I am beyond honored that you asked me!
AJ: Okay let’s get started so we can get back to feeding these greedy book loving readers. 😉 What are 5 songs you are listening to right now?

 

Carina: 5 Songs I am currently hooked on – I listen to music while I write to get emotionally invested in a scene, so some of the songs I listen to, I listen to on repeat – all day. lol
1) i hate u, i love u – gnash and Olivia O’Brien
2) Unsteady – X Ambassadors
3) Make You Miss Me – Sam Hunt
4) I’ll Be The Moon and It’s Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley (I know it’s two, but I can’t pick between them)
5) Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now and Forever

AJ: Tell me a little about your current project.

Carina: My current project is a prequel to Forever Red. It’s a student/teacher romance that gives the background to Lia and why she behaves the way she does. Everyone was worried when I first started writing it, because Lia is the main character in Red and belongs with Nate (also from Red). Yet, we needed to know what happened. I love this book. It’s sweet and heartwarming, and about two characters who love each other even though they shouldn’t.

AJ: The year is almost over. What do you want to get done or do before 2017 is here?

Carina: I can’t believe 2016 is almost over! I want to finish Blurry, the Forever Red Prequel, and get a good start on my next book. Keep your fingers crossed.

AJ: Every writer is first and foremost a reader. What are some of your favorite books?

Carina: Every writer is a reader first! 🙂 My favorite book, a story I reread every year, is Outlander. I cannot explain how much I love that book. For 2016, though, Paper Princess has got to be my all time favorite. It is a MUST read series. Watch Me, by Ada Frost is a fantastic read as well. And, if you like taboo, Balance, by Lucia Franco, is something you cannot miss.

AJ: Who is your favorite book boyfriend out of your babies? 

Carina: My favorite book boyfriend, out of all of my babies, has to be Noah. He’s a secondary character in Forever Red, but will have his own book as soon as he starts to talk to me. I love him. He makes me laugh and breaks my heart all at once.

AJ: Who is your all time book boyfriend?

Carina: James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser will always be my ultimate book boyfriend. If I could go through the standing stones and meet Jamie, and know that he was going to fall in love with me, I would do it. Well, at least, I would have before I had kids.

AJ: What TV show are you hooked on?

Carina: I don’t watch much TV. Right now, I’m loving This Is Us. However, I’m a HUGE fan of The 100. I cannot wait for it to come back.

AJ: You have a husband and kids. How do you juggle the writing into your day? I know I struggle to get work done some days with my girls.

Carina: Juggling writing with everything else is hard. There are days where I kill it as a writer and other days where I kill it as a mom. I’m quite sure I have never had a day where I have succeeded at both. It is a balancing act. The days I write I need to focus and work. But, the days with my boys need to be their day where I give them all of my attention. I’m still working on figuring it all out.

AJ: What was your favorite book as a kid? Do your boys have a favorite series?

Carina: My favorite book as a child was Mother, Mother, I Want Another. I’m not sure why. I just loved it. When I got older, it was Anne of Green Gables. My boys both love to read, no matter what it is. The littlest loves the Bernstein Bears, but right now we’re reading a collection of Maine stories he has. His favorite is Antlers Forever! about a little moose. It’s cute. My oldest always has a book in his hand. He’s reading the Imaginary Veterinarian series to his brother right now.

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Full disclosure… I have read, FOREVER RED, OUT OF THE BLUE, LAY IT DOWN, and ALMOST INNOCENT. I loved them all! HOT FOR TEACHER and A SECRET AFFAIR are now available for $0.99. I plan to hit those up soon as well.

Thanks again, Carina for stopping by!

xo
-AJ