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New releases…

I know that I have neglected this blog terribly, life and writing and life and kids and life have got in the way. I also have quite a bit of work to do (for which I’m grateful for, I’d rather have too much work than none at all) but I am going to do my best to get organized again. I really am.

So, looking ahead in terms of books, I have a book coming out in September for the Tule Publishing group and it’s called Claimed By The Warrior. Here’s the blurb:

Bad boy Jed Hamilton is ex-special Forces and a current undercover “recovery agent” working for Pytheon, a powerful group that liberates stolen items—people, secrets, art—and returns them to their rightful owners. He’s mentally and physically tough, a loner and, above all, violently allergic to commitment, permanence, and anything wedding related.

So when he hears, in the very sexy McKenna Dixon’s bridal salon, that his much younger sister is getting married and she wants him to be her “man of honor” Jed wishes he was anywhere but in Cape Town, especially around the woman who makes him consider perilous phrases like “what if” and “maybe”…

McKenna Dixon loves bad boys, but her past experience with the species has led to nothing but pain and heartbreak. Jed Hamilton is exactly the type of man she should avoid, but when a nasty incident threatens her and her daughter Daisy, Jed immediately appoints himself as their protector, even though it’s not a part of his job description.

McKenna is determined not to allow another bad boy to flip her life inside out, and Jed is determined to retain his bachelor status and to keep travelling and working. But, as they both discover, love does its best work when you are busy making other plans…

Claimed by the Warrior

Claimed by the Warrior

And the pic. Isn’t he hot?

I also have a Harlequin Desire coming out in December called “Taking the Boss to Bed”. I’ll post the pic and links as soon as I have them.

Best wishes
Joss
xxx

It Was Only A Kiss

RT REVIEWS AND TOP PICK!

RT FINALIST FOR BEST HARLEQUIN KISS!

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It Was Only A Kiss by Joss Wood

For driven businessman Luke Savage success is the only option. So when gorgeous marketing intern Jess Sherwood waltzes into his office and casually informs him that his newly inherited vineyard has an image problem, he’s outraged! She’s naïve and overly ambitious, all Luke can do to stop her talking…is to kiss her.

Eight years later the vineyard needs a boost – and Luke needs a hip new marketing strategy to save it. Jess may drive him crazy but she’s the right woman for the job. Their only problem is how to keep their minds on work and off that kiss!

The Last Guy She Should Call

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Hi everyone

This is my Harlequin Kiss/Modern Tempted release for February 2014.

She’d got his number…

For savvy antiques dealer Rowan Dunn life is good-until a passport error gets
her deported back to South Africa! Stranded at the airport, Rowan can
only remember two phone numbers: her parents’ (definitely not an option!)
and her best friend’s brother.
As much as she hates it, Rowan knows she has no choice. It’s time to call
Seb Hollis and ask for help… Seb is even sexier than Rowan remembers-and just as infuriating!
He’s always pushed her buttons, but at least now she knows how to push them back.
Maybe it’s time to start sleeping with the enemy-even though Rowan’s sure there won’t
be a whole lot of sleeping going on…!

Hugs

Joss

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Too Much of A Good Thing- December 2013

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It’s time for Lu Sheppard to get back in the game-fact. After ten years of playing mom to her younger brothers the boys have left home and she’s determined to make up for lost time! Item number one on her list? A man to have some fun with!

Rugby coach Will Scott is just what Lu needs to ease herself back into the dating game. Only in town temporarily, king of the fling…he’s perfect. But his kisses are so electric that remembering they have an expiry date is getting harder. Suddenly Lu starts wondering…maybe it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Joss

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat

4 stars on RT Book Reviews

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Blurb….

Resisting temptation has never been so impossible…

Living on the edge used to make maverick war reporter Jack Chapman feel alive. These days he needs some time out before he burns out. So what better distraction than delectable pastry chef Ellie Evans? She’s oh-so-tempting…and sleeping right next door! Perfect for a short-term seduction!

Ellie knows it would be beyond stupid to fall for a guy with ice in his veins who’s always on the move. But daredevil Jack is even more irresistible than her death-by-chocolate cake—and saying no has never been Ellie’s strong point…!

Joss

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Two pictures to a book…..

Last week I handed in Book # 6 for Harlequin Kiss and I’m waiting on revisions from Flo. I have another book due in at the end of October so while I wait for those revisions to come back, I’m starting to work on the next book. So I have a pretty good idea of what my hero and heroine look like and what they do and what their story is but I’m fascinated to find out who you think they are and what they do….what sort of book would you like to read featuring these characters? Do you have favourite tropes, set-ups, professions? Soldiers, surfers, businessmen, artists?

Wild girls, bad boys, nerds, geeks, gym-heads? The strong and silent type or the extroverted, heel kickin’, fun- lovin’ heroine?

What stories do you love to read?

Love redheads and this is my heroine…

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And below is my hero…

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Joss

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A Sneak Preview of My Next Harlequin Kiss

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Resisting temptation has never been so impossible…

Living on the edge used to make maverick war reporter Jack Chapman feel alive. These days he needs some time out before he burns out. So what better distraction than delectable pastry chef Ellie Evans? She’s oh-so-tempting…and sleeping right next door! Perfect for a short-term seduction!

Ellie knows it would be beyond stupid to fall for a guy with ice in his veins who’s always on the move. But daredevil Jack is even more irresistible than her death-by-chocolate cake—and saying no has never been Ellie’s strong point…!