Thursday, March 20, 2014

Free Falling (Extreme Escapes, Ltd.) by SE Jakes Blog Tour ~ Review, a word from SE Jakes & Giveaway

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Thanks so much for having me here today, so I can shout about the fact that Free Falling’s getting a re-release with Riptide!  I’m so excited about this, you have no idea. For me, this is the book that started the Hell or High Water series (see below for more on that).

Free Falling originally came out in December of 2012—it was the first book I self-published, and I worked with Sarah Frantz as my editor (and she’s now my Riptide editor as well) and the entire experience was simply awesome. 

This would also be the second book Prophet inserted himself into (the first was Bound For Keeps).  It was then I realized that the man needed his own series or else he would show up in every single book I wrote.  But for Free Falling, it certainly cemented the bond between Blue and Prophet.  I’ve brought Blue and Mick back in Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water 2) and yes, I’m totally planning a Free Falling sequel, which would happen sometime post Dirty Love (Dirty Deeds 3).  Because I can’t get enough of Blue, my favorite thief, and Mick, the man who’ll chase him every single time. 

The great thing about moving this book to Riptide is that now all my EE, Ltd. books are in one place AND Free Falling will now be available everywhere in eFormat AND in print!!! The cover looks gorgeous in person.

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Free Falling by SE Jakes

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Title ~ Free Falling (Extreme Escapes, Ltd.)

Author ~ SE Jakes

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Genre ~ M/M Erotic Romance

Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Sometimes falling in love is the most dangerous thing of all.

Blue is a thief who lives for adrenaline and danger. And when he meets Mick, a mercenary, he’s hit with a buzz of attraction like the rush of a high-rise job without a safety rope. But after making plans to get together, Mick leaves him hanging, and Blue vows never again.

A year later, Mick watches helplessly as Blue stumbles into the middle of one of Mick’s jobs. Risking his cover and their lives, Mick saves Blue and cares for him as he recuperates, but neither man has any idea how to handle the intimacy this forces them into.

Once Blue is safe, Mick redoubles his efforts to take down the drug lord responsible—and disappears. Blue goes after him, determined to return the favor and rescue the man he loves, no matter the cost.

This is a revised second edition of the originally self-published title. No substantive changes have been made to the story.


Macky’s Review

Really enjoyed this. It was sexy, fast paced and Mick and Blue are HOT together. The book sort of slots into the Men Of Honour, and the new Hell & High Water series' as it also features Prophet and the EE company.

Mick and Blue meet on the job and there's instant lust/attraction but then Mick lets Blue down badly by welching on a bet, leaving Blue feeling humiliated but still deep down, attracted to this charismatic guy. Then twelve months later he meets Mick again when he unintentionally gets involved in an op where Mick has gone undercover, to try to get an experimental and dangerous sex drug off the streets.

To cut a long story short, Mick rescues Blue when he gets affected by the drug and they hole up together in a safe house....sparks fly because both are keeping secrets, the lust factor is high and the two of them sizzle!

There's great sexual tension and chemistry and some edge of the seat action as the tables turn when Blue, with the help of Prophet has to go in towards the end and rescue Mick. It's all packed into a fairly short novella which could have felt rushed but I never felt it did. I suppose there's also a case of insta love but between two sexy beasts like this, who cares!

“Once I fucked you, it would be all over for me. I had to have a guarantee I could get you back. Christ, Blue, the first time I saw you, I wanted to throw you over the couch and fuck you."

Blue flushed but smiled a little. "So why didn't you?"

"Common decency."

"Highly overrated.”

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Purchase Links

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AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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About SE Jakes

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life.

She lives in New York with her family, and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really...

WEBSITE | TUMBLR | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS |

GOODREADS AUTHOR GROUP

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Giveaway

Signed copies of Catch A Ghost & Long Time Gone

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Series Reading Order & Review Link

Book 1 ~ Catch A Ghost

Book 2 ~ Long Time Gone


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of three SIGNED copies of Hell or High Water series: Catch a Ghost and Long Time Gone. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 24th, and winners will be announced on March 25th.  Contest is valid worldwide.

58 comments:

  1. This sounds like a hot read!

    blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. This book and its characters are so great! Love all SE Jakes' work.

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  3. Loved loved loved the book and their cameo in HHW2. :) looking forward to seeing more of them!

    astrid(dot)holm@live(dot)dk

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  4. Amazin giveaway. I ♡ book serie Hell or High Water. :x

    bumbaru(dot)daniel@yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Great book and great giveaway! I love SE Jakes's books! Mick and Blue are one of my favorite couples.

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway!

    anainphants(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I have this series on my wish list and I am looking forward to it :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Love SE Jakes!

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  9. So happy to start this one!

    Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  10. I am so excited about this book!

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  11. Sounds like a good book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance!! :)
    ~ svandermark01@gmail.com

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  12. This series has been on my wishlist since I saw the cover of catch a Ghost.

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  13. This series looks awesome. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. It sounds like an amazing book. I love the sexy cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I haven't read any of SE Jakes' books yet. Thank you for the chance you are giving me to get my first.

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  16. Blue in paperback can only be a good thing! I love this book.

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  17. loved this book!!!!
    kathleenpower@comcast.net

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  18. book sounds great..cant wait to read..

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  19. I've been wanting to read these!
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  20. Appreciate the giveaway! These books look really good! Thanks!

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  21. I have this series on my wish list. Thanks for the contest!
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  22. Awesome giveaway ! This book looks great !

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  23. Sounds really good!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. You guys are fast becoming my favorite blog. You're totally feeding my new m/m addiction. :) I'm excited to check out this author. Thanks for the review and recommendation.

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  25. Nice review

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  26. Sounds like a great series. I'm looking forward to giving the series a read.

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  27. Thank you for the chance to win! Beautiful covers!!!

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  28. I love SE Jakes, and Free Falling was awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

    terrihawk66@yahoo.com

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  29. Yay, for Prophet being a pain and not leaving your mind, lol. While I love Mick and Blue, Prophet will always be my main man. I love this series, it is one of my favorites. I am always eager for more. Love the new cover.

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  30. Cant wait to read Free Falling! Thanks!

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  31. Buahaha! Love that quote and glad the book was a hit for you. I look forward to reading it.

    Thanks for sharing and for giveaway opportunity.

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  32. I love Tommy and Prophet. And Mal and Cillian. I haven`t read Free Falling yet, but I`m sure I will also love Mick and Blue :) . Thanks for the opportunity to win two of my favorite books!

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  33. Would love this!! Sounds like a sexy read ;) <3

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  34. Like the sound of this book. rbauldree2001@yahoo.com

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  35. this looks like a great series. I have added it to my wish list. thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Awesome series! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  37. Would love to read!

    sgibby1642@yahoo.com

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  38. I absolutely love the Hell or High Water series. Prophet and Tom are fabulous and can't wait to read more of their story. I love that we get to know more of Blue & Mick - looking forward to reading this one. Thanks!

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  39. I have only heard wonderful things about this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. I love this book how blue runs & mick runs after him. Can't wait for more books in these series.

    Deborah H
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  41. thanks for the giveaway.
    tori.whitaker@yahoo.com

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  42. The books do look amazing too.

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  43. Please count me in, thank you!!! mevalem258ATgmail

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  44. Thanks for the chance! Looks good!

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  45. I love finding new authors! S.E. is new to me, but the books sound amazing. Thanks for the chance.
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  46. Extreme Escapes is just the best name for a book universe!

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