Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Politics Making You Crazy? Here’s One Solution…

With: Jannine Gallant

Congratulations to "Joyce M." the winner in Jannine's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Thanks for having me on your blog today! Wilde Side, the second book in my Born To Be Wilde series, released yesterday, and I’m thrilled to share a little about it with you. I’d have to say, the premise for this book is nothing if not timely. My heroine, Devin Lockhart, is the top aide to a congressman running for president. Don’t moan. I know everyone is fed up with politics. Here’s where it gets good. Someone is trying to kill her boss, and she just might wind up as collateral damage.

I think we can all admit we’ve had a few thoughts about wanting to make the candidates for the highest office in the land go away, if for no other reason than to end the nastiness in our Facebook feed. In Wilde Side, someone has a few creative ways of making this happen. Luckily for Devin, she has Sawyer Wilde on her side. He’s the congressman’s godson, and he will do everything in his power to save them both. But on a publicity rafting trip that turns into a nightmare, the physical peril isn’t nearly as dangerous as the threat to Devin’s heart… Here’s a short excerpt so you can see what Devin and Sawyer have in store for them.

His lips settled over hers, firm and warm. One big hand moved to the back of her neck, fingers burrowing into her hair. When her mouth opened, his tongue slipped inside. The kiss went on…and on…and on. Finally, he pulled away.
Breath coming in bursts, Devin leaned her forehead against his. “Wow. Maybe I was a little hasty in cancelling the revenge sex.”
His whole body shook with laughter. “I’d have to agree, but this new plan is better.”
“It is?” She touched his neck where the pulse beat strong and steady beneath her fingers.
“Yes, because this way we have a shot at making something work between us.”
She nodded as uncertainty wrapped around her. “We can give it a try, at least.”
He pulled back then dropped another quick kiss on her upturned lips. “I hope so. Good night, Devin. Sleep well.”
“You, too.”
“I’ll try.”
She sat very still for several moments after he left the tent. Did I make a mistake? That kiss had seemed…personal. Unlike the quick romp in the sack she’d envisioned. He’d touched something deep inside with his kindness. Healed a bare and bloody piece of her heart with thoughtfulness and compassion.
Eyes wide as she stared into the darkness, she lay back down.
When the river trip was over, walking away from Sawyer might not be as easy as she’d anticipated.

As a reader, do you like to read about timely topics in your fiction, or would you prefer to completely escape from reality? If you’re a writer, do you take on controversial issues…or avoid them like the plague? 

I’m giving away an e-copy of Wilde One, the first book in the Born To Be Wilde series, in your choice of formats through Enthrill to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment for a chance to win, and happy reading!


The Wilde brothers are addicted to the rush of adventure. But one of them is about to discover that it’s sink or swim, when passion and politics collide. . .

Whitewater rafting guide Sawyer Wilde has taken his share of inexperienced adventure seekers through the rapids of Idaho’s Salmon River, so his next group should pose no problems—even if it includes a presidential hopeful and his sexy, outspoken aide. After all, it’s just a campaign photo-op for the congressman. Until a series of minor mishaps takes a sinister turn. . .

Devin Lockhart has one job on the rafting trip: to make her boss look both presidential and relatable. And no matter how distractingly attractive their guide is, she plans to do it well. But as danger stalks them through every bend in the river, Devin must put her life—and the congressman’s—in Sawyer’s capable hands. Because surviving the trip is only the beginning of a deadly ride. . .

About the Author:
Write what you know… I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Oct. 27th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 


  1. I prefer timely, relevant plots...they make everything so real and really bring the characters to life. I like thinking what if, or that could really happen!

  2. Thank you very much for the giveaway !! I can't wait to read it

  3. I do prefer timely relevant plots but do sometimes just want to escape.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. With Wilde Side, you can do both, Debby! Thanks for commenting.

  4. I love to read and write about timely issues. I've had readers comment about how realistic some of the topics were, and even better, how much they liked them. I believe romantic suspense fans are intelligent readers who can handle just about anything. I'm sure they'll love your new release. Congrats!

    1. Romantic suspense fans are very bright and can handle whatever we throw at them! Thanks for visiting, Marissa.

  5. I'm up for either as long as not too much political crap. I hear it enough in the real world that I don't wanna hear in books too

    1. Don't political preaching here. Just someone trying to kill the candidate for a reason that I hope will surprise readers. Thanks for commenting, Chris!

  6. like them both!

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

  7. no

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. I like both too. It really just depends upon the story being told.


  9. Hopefully in two weeks we will stop being inundated with all the political rhetoric!!! It would be a pleasure to read your book especially right now.

    jasm1809 at gmail dot com

  10. Joyce M was my winner. Congratulations, and happy reading!

  11. I'm bummed that I missed the giveaway. It's a clever premise, and sure sounds like a great read!


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