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Friday Freebits…Blame it on the Stars by Jamie Hill…#frifreebits

Hill-BlameItOnTheStars3-200x300Welcome to Friday Freebits! Six paragraphs of a current book or a work in progress. I’ll try to choose six good ones for you!

Blame it on the Stars
The Blame Game, Book One
by Jamie Hill

First, the blurb:
Teacher Catlin McCall has second thoughts about dating the father of a student, but listening to his sweet talk one night under the stars, she finds him hard to resist. They stumble into an impetuous, passionate relationship which leaves them breathless and his family less than thrilled. A not-quite-ex-wife who decides she wants her man back, combined with a pair of manipulative teenagers, make for more problems than either of them are prepared to deal with.

Steve Naughton has no idea when he invites Catlin’s brother to join them for dinner that his fiancée has family issues of her own. Like the old adage, no good deed goes unpunished, and Steve’s surprise backfires when the truth comes to light.

“You feel like your life got thrown up in the air, and it’s landing as a different sort of life? Yeah, me too.”  Blame it on the stars.

“This book is an awesome read. Jamie has you hooked from the start! Every time I thought I knew what was gonna happen she brought in something new. I can’t wait for the next book. This book needs read by everyone!” ~ 5 Stars, Lisa, Amazon Verified Purchase 

“I have always thoroughly enjoyed Jamie Hill’s writings and this was no exception. This story feels believable about a new romance, but life has a way of throwing the couple a curve ball I did not see coming! It is a fast read, and I love the Midwest setting. I recommend this book.” ~ 5 Stars, Maggie, Amazon Verified Purchase 

“She had me from the beginning and I didn’t want to stop reading until I finished it! Just when I was thinking “happily ever after” for the main characters, she brought in old relationships for them to deal with. Can’t wait to read the next book!” 5 Stars, CMT, Amazon Verified Purchase

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And now, the six paragraphs:

She glared at him. “I hate you. I can’t believe this shit.”

“I know, I know. It sucks to be you. Same song, different year.” He snatched the car keys and shoved her lightly into the passenger side of the Jaguar.

Hurrying around to the driver’s side, he slid in and started up the car.

She was still crying angrily. “Just take me home! Then I want you to get out! I don’t care if I ever see you again.”

Nick slammed the car into gear and squealed out of the drive.

“Slow down.” She reached for her seatbelt. The car tires squealed again as he peeled off the gravel drive and on to Spillway Road. “Nick, you’re going too fast.” There was a tricky turn coming up that she was used to, but he wasn’t. “Nick!” she screamed as the car went out of control and headed over the embankment.

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That’s six, sorry! Blame our Friday Freebits Hostess Ginger Simpson for the abruptness, she’s the one who chose to make it six paragraphs…LOL

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Friday Freebits…Secrets and Lies by Jamie Hill…#frifreebits

secretsliesAREWelcome to Friday Freebits! Six paragraphs of a current book or a work in progress. I’ll try to choose six good ones for you!

Secrets and Lies by Jamie Hill

First, the blurb:

Natalie Jameson has a handsome husband, three wonderful children, and one very big secret. She’s managed to keep it under wraps for over twenty years, but recent events lead her to decide she has no choice but to reveal the terrible truth.

Alex Jameson has had one goal in life since the minute he met Natalie on their college campus. Do whatever it takes to make this woman happy. When circumstances threaten to unravel the web of secrets and lies they’ve built around themselves, will their love be strong enough to survive?

“Natalie and Alex are the couple everyone strives to be. They adore each other and their children. Everything is perfect in their lives until one day when everything is changed. It makes me wonder how I would have reacted. Seldom does a short book deserve the highest rating from me, but Secrets and Lies moved me more than I expected. Since it is a short read, the excitement is in finding out what actually happened twenty years ago. I must say that this was a very touching story that at times made me want to cry. Yes, this is a very heavy topic but Ms. Hill has done an outstanding job of weaving her way through the story in a manner that does not bring the reader down. The characters throughout the story were so realistic and the topic is something that I am sure many people have faced in real life. Ms. Hill nailed the relationship between a husband and a wife. Yes, they fight but how they deal with their arguments is so like a normal couple that I couldn’t help but to draw from my past experiences. Relatable, memorable characters along with an amazing plot line make Secrets and Lies a story that you simply cannot miss.” ~ Val, You Gotta Read Reviews, 5 Stars

“This story takes you on a emotional roller-coaster and you will not be able to put the book down until you are done. There are moments that bring you to tears and then make you laugh out loud. I usually don’t take the time to write a review on a book, but I loved this one so much that I could not resist.” ~ 5 Stars, leona9891, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

“Loved it. Was very sad to see the end of the book but it was really good. Enjoyed reading something that has probably happened to many couples out there.” ~ 5 Stars, Amber, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

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And now, the six paragraphs:

Alex stepped out of the shower feeling relaxed and refreshed. He’d squashed his opponent playing tennis, which always made him feel great. He slipped into jeans and a sweatshirt and waited for Natalie to return. Hopefully, I’ll be slipping out of my clothes shortly
thereafter.

He heard the front door open and he walked into the living room, smiling. “I’m glad you’re home! I was—” He stopped when he got one look at his wife.

“Nat? What happened?”

Her ponytail was askew, and there was a large, red welt across her cheek.
“Natalie! Were you in an accident?”

She appeared dazed. She clutched her coat to her waist and looked around the house in
confusion.

“Natalie!” Alex grabbed her and she shrank away from him. Her coat fell open and he
could see that her clothing, what was left of it, was in shreds. “Oh, my God, Nat! What
happened?” He held her by the shoulders, aware in some part of his mind that he was frightening her, but he had to know. “What in the hell happened to you?”

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That’s six, sorry! Blame our Friday Freebits Hostess Ginger Simpson for the abruptness, she’s the one who chose to make it six paragraphs…LOL

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Friday Freebits…Playing For Keeps by Jamie Hill…#frifreebits

Hill-PlayingForKeeps200x300Welcome to Friday Freebits! Six paragraphs of a current book or a work in progress. I’ll try to choose six good ones for you!

Playing For Keeps by Jamie Hill

The blurb: Life can’t be all fun and games, or can it? Madison Stewart spends her days taking care of children at the Sunny Days Childcare Center, and her nights wondering what’s missing from her life. When Robert Cooper brings his three year old daughter, Sophie, to the center, he not only fills the vacancy in Maddie’s classroom, but also the empty spot in her heart. Sophie’s mother returns with her own agenda, and Rob is forced to choose between an old, familiar existence and his new, more complicated relationship.

An urgent phone call from her mother draws Maddie into the past, where she’s flooded with memories, some of which are better left buried. Maddie struggles to deal with a series of unfortunate events, which increasingly complicate her daily life. Unresolved feelings niggle at her, until she’s forced to face her past and put things to rest, one way or another.

Reader Advisory: These stories are not erotic romance but they do contain graphic scenes and language, including college sex and drug use. Previously published as two novels: Hide and Seek and Run to Me

“Phenomenal book. I laughed, cried, was mad, humiliated.I just went the gamut with this one. Any author who gets all these feelings along with a good story is top notch in my book. What a great book such depth in the writing along with great characters. I just loved it and look forward to reading the next one. Bravo to the author you made a fan out of me.” 5 Stars, kooks, Amazon Verified Purchase

“Another great read by Jamie Hill – In this follow up to “Hide and
Seek”, Maddie and Rob are knee deep in sexy domestic bliss when a series
of unfortunate events causes Maddie to reflect back on the circumstances that
brought her from the halls of Harvard to a small suburb of Oklahoma City. We
get to visit with old friends and meet new ones (I do wish that Zoey, the wild
room-mate, would have popped in), find out how Maddie got her tattoo, her wild
college days and why her relationship with her family has remained so strained.
This is another solid outing by Jamie Hill and I really enjoyed getting to
visit with Maddie, Rob and the babies again, finding out Maddies back-story,
and the fact that, apparently (!!), Maddie has a definite type when it comes to
men.” ~ 5 Stars, Scarletledder, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

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Now, the six paragraphs:

Maddie twisted one finger around a patch of his chest hair, twirling it. “I walked away from a two hundred thousand dollar education. My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. They were paying for it. But it wasn’t me. Deep down, I knew it would never be me. I couldn’t stand up to them, at first, and when I finally could, I did it in the wrong way.”

“What did you do?” he asked softly.

“Just what I said. I walked away. The semester ended, I put Zoey and Milo on a plane to Madrid, and I wandered around Cambridge aimlessly. My bags were packed, but I couldn’t go back to Hartford. I had a couple of drinks at some dive, smoked a joint with a hooker named Topaz. I think she was a woman. Damn good make-up job if not. I actually bought her a hamburger so she’d stay with me longer. When we left, we passed this place, Jake’s Tattoo Emporium. Classy, eh? Well, this Chevy full of Mexican guys hollered at me and Topaz, so I figured I had two choices. Make a quick but disgusting twenty bucks—you realize I’m joking here—or get a tattoo. Topaz ducked into the Chevy, I ducked into Jake’s, and I got a heart tattooed on my shoulder. Thank God it was lame pot, or I might have come away with an eagle, or a skull and crossbones, or some such thing.”

Maddie didn’t realize tears had started to fall, but noticed when they pooled on Rob’s chest. He did nothing but hold her tightly and let her talk.

“I ended up at the bus station, and the only place I could think of to go was Zoey’s hometown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She made it sound so great. I always gave her shit about it, of course, a fucking Okie from Muskogee. But there I was, riding a bus for seventy-some-odd hours and ending up in a bus station that looked surprisingly similar to where I started, except it was in Oklahoma. I had some money. Obviously my parents were the ones with the money, but I had a credit card that I managed to max out before my old man cancelled it. I rented a room, scouted out the town and neighboring locations, and got a copy of the help-wanted ads. Fortunately, or unfortunately, however you wish to look at it, Frances was looking to hire a kid wrangler. My reputation was still pretty golden at that point, so I got the job. I called the folks, they had a vague notion of where I was from the credit card company, and told them I was moving to Oklahoma to work at a childcare center. After the maid brought the smelling salts to my mother, and my father went hoarse from yelling at me, I told them thank you, see you, screw you, and hung up. That was five years ago.”

He stared at her. “They never came after you, or tried to call?”

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That’s six, sorry! Blame our Friday Freebits Hostess Ginger Simpson for the abruptness, she’s the one who chose to make it six paragraphs…LOL

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And come back next week for more fun!

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Oh, and you can find Playing For Keeps here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CR2CAO8

 

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Secrets and Lies by Jamie Hill

secretsliesARESecrets and Lies

Natalie Jameson has a handsome husband, three wonderful children, and one very big secret. She’s managed to keep it under wraps for over twenty years, but recent events lead her to decide she has no choice but to reveal the terrible truth.

Alex Jameson has had one goal in life since the minute he met Natalie on their college campus. Do whatever it takes to make this woman happy. When circumstances threaten to unravel the web of secrets and lies they’ve built around themselves, will their love be strong enough to survive?

“Natalie and Alex are the couple everyone strives to be. They adore each other and their children. Everything is perfect in their lives until one day when everything is changed. It makes me wonder how I would have reacted. Seldom does a short book deserve the highest rating from me, but Secrets and Lies moved me more than I expected. Since it is a short read, the excitement is in finding out what actually happened twenty years ago. I must say that this was a very touching story that at times made me want to cry. Yes, this is a very heavy topic but Ms. Hill has done an outstanding job of weaving her way through the story in a manner that does not bring the reader down. The characters throughout the story were so realistic and the topic is something that I am sure many people have faced in real life. Ms. Hill nailed the relationship between a husband and a wife. Yes, they fight but how they deal with their arguments is so like a normal couple that I couldn’t help but to draw from my past experiences. Relatable, memorable characters along with an amazing plot line make Secrets and Lies a story that you simply cannot miss.” ~ Val, You Gotta Read Reviews, 5 Stars

“This story takes you on a emotional roller-coaster and you will not be able to put the book down until you are done. There are moments that bring you to tears and then make you laugh out loud. I usually don’t take the time to write a review on a book, but I loved this one so much that I could not resist.” ~ 5 Stars, leona9891, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

“Loved it. Was very sad to see the end of the book but it was really good. Enjoyed reading something that has probably happened to many couples out there.” ~ 5 Stars, Amber, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

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5 Stars for Blame it on the Rain by Jamie Hill

“Yet another amazing book from an amazing writer! Sad the series is over but so happy to read the next series! Great work Jamie!!” ~ Lisa, Amazon Verified Purchase

Hill-BlameItOnTheRain2-200x300Blame it on the Rain
The Blame Game, Book Four

Charlie Naughton and Jenny Craft grew up together. Their parents were best friends and the kids were inseparable throughout their school years. But when Charlie goes off to college, he’s focusing more on his baseball scholarship than the friend he’s leaving behind.

Jenny’s been in love with Charlie since she was seven, and he kissed her at his brother’s wedding reception. Since then she’s bided her time, waiting for him to realize that he loves her, too. Her senior year of high school is supposed to be one of her best. But when her parents’ marriage hits the skids and her best girlfriend makes a surprise announcement, Jenny barely has time to deal with her blossoming romance. And with Charlie’s insane schedule, thinking about each other seems to be the best they can do.

When they finally find time to be together, neither one of them wants it to end. “If anyone asks where we were, we’ll just blame it on the rain.” But is ‘happily ever after’ really possible?

Please note: This is a stand alone story but can also be enjoyed as book 4 in The Blame Game series.

“Another winner from the pen of Jamie Hill in this final book of The Blame Game! Highly recommend all the books in this series.” ~ S. Bomes

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HTUY7DA

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Only 99 Cents for a limited time ~ Book 3 in The Blame Game series

Dave Naughton’s laid-back attitude has cost him two sports writing jobs. Fear of commitment and uncertainty may cost him a whole lot more where his personal life is concerned. He’s summoned home to face his father, the owner of the family business and the one man he really doesn’t want to disappoint. Before the showdown gets underway, Steve Naughton collapses and is taken to the hospital with a serious and frightening ailment.

Carys Connelly knows what she wants and goes after it. When the pretty nurse decides she wants Dave, he’s not sure what to think. Taking matters into her own hands, she wrangles a job as his father’s home health nurse to be closer to Dave. Will she have to whack him over the head before he realizes she might be the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

“Kiss me until I can’t see straight. If we’re tired tomorrow, we’ll blame it on the sun.”

“Jamie Hill has become my favorite author. She always puts in a twist that you don’t see coming. Her books are entertaining to read.” ~ Kay, Amazon

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It’s Here! Book 4 in The Blame Game series

Hill-BlameItOnTheRain2-200x300Blame it on the Rain
The Blame Game, Book Four

Charlie Naughton and Jenny Craft grew up together. Their parents were best friends and the kids were inseparable throughout their school years. But when Charlie goes off to college, he’s focusing more on his baseball scholarship than the friend he’s leaving behind.

Jenny’s been in love with Charlie since she was seven, and he kissed her at his brother’s wedding reception. Since then she’s bided her time, waiting for him to realize that he loves her, too. Her senior year of high school is supposed to be one of her best. But when her parents’ marriage hits the skids and her best girlfriend makes a surprise announcement, Jenny barely has time to deal with her blossoming romance. And with Charlie’s insane schedule, thinking about each other seems to be the best they can do.

When they finally find time to be together, neither one of them wants it to end. “If anyone asks where we were, we’ll just blame it on the rain.” But is ‘happily ever after’ really possible?

Please note: This is a stand alone story but can also be enjoyed as book 4 in The Blame Game series.

“Another winner from the pen of Jamie Hill in this final book of The Blame Game! Highly recommend all the books in this series.” ~ S. Bomes 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HTUY7DA

 

 

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Special Pricing for a Limited Time

Hill-BlameItOnTheMoon2-200x300Book 2 in the Blame Game series is now only 99 cents!

http://amzn.com/B00F05FJ9C

Playing For Keeps, a stand alone romance, is also on sale for 99 cents! Don’t miss out!

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Merry Christmas

merry-christmasHere’s wishing you health, love and happiness this holiday season! ~ Jamie

 

 

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Special Deals on The Blame Games series

This week you can catch books one and three for only 99 cents!

Click on the covers for purchase info.

Happy Reading!

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