Showing posts with label The Powers That Be. Show all posts
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Monday, February 4, 2019

"Mostly Innocent" by J. M. Jinks


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Mostly Innocent
(The Powers That Be Book 1)
by J. M. Jinks

Mostly Innocent (The Powers That Be Book 1) by J. M. Jinks

Mostly Innocent by J. M. Jinks is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Meet Layla James, your typical smart and snarky chick - except for the whole succubus thing. After nearly a millennium on Earth, Layla’s settled down in a boring life in Palm Springs, until a smoking-hot hunter comes to arrest her for murder. But Layla knows the rules - she'd never kill someone and incite the wrath of The Powers That Be.
Elijah Daines is a hunter, maintaining the balance of good and evil in the mortal realm, his power stronger than any hunter she’s ever encountered. Plus, he’s a seriously sexy distraction. Too bad he’s accused her of a crime she didn't commit.
As the killer continues a murder spree that not only frames Layla but threatens to expose the existence of supernatural creatures to humans, Layla and Elijah team up to investigate. Hopefully, they can fight off their escalating attraction for each other long enough to exonerate her and stop the murder madness.


Excerpt
He edged nearer the counter. I, or maybe my succubus, decided on a whim I would not be intimidated by his power. I wasn’t sure where my sudden courage came from. He had to have sensed my succubus signature. We weren’t a violent race when we controlled our urges. I’m Queen of Control over here. I’m sure he knows I won’t hurt him. Right?
But why is he here? Something must be wrong.
With every step he took closer, I had a better look at him. His dark hair was in slight disarray and his crystal blue eyes scoured my face. He towered over me in every sense of the word. My stomach dipped.
He and Jolene should go back-to-back so I can get an accurate measure of his height.
I shook away my thoughts of him. Given his disapproving glare, he came here on a mission. Greek god or not, he was still a hunter, and I—
I was a product of evil, aka something he hunts.
“Succubus,” he growled. One little word filled with eons of unabashed hatred. It vibrated through me. All hopes of him wanting a new bathroom paint color vanished. No, this visit wouldn’t be pleasant, not at all.
Perhaps I could seduce him. Hell, he could do me right on the floor of aisle nine next to the light fixtures, if it kept him from killing me. I bit my lip. Hunters weren’t typically susceptible to succubi charms. A failed attempt of Aphrodisia could earn me more problems.
I released a breath. Some buried-deep, natural instinct rolled through me again, and I decided to stand my ground. I stood straighter and barked back, “Hunter.”
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Praise for the Book
“I WANT to see more from this author. I want her to succeed. I want to see how she grows in her writing. Overall, excellently done.” ~ Abstracts B.
“Loved this book and Layla! The storyline is fun and flirty and I really enjoyed the characters and watching them develop. I really hope there is another one to follow up because I already miss reading this book and Layla!” ~ tiffany katuls
“This is great debut novel! The writing is fun and flirty with lots the perfect amount of fantasy and sexiness without losing plot. It’s in depth enough to provide great character building but leaves you waiting for the next novel in the series. Highly recommend!” ~ Kelly K.
“Entertaining, quick read. This book is fast-paced and pulls you in from the first chapter. Nice balance of action and adventure mixed with romance. It does end kind of on a cliffhanger, so hoping for book 2!” ~ Amazon Customer


About the Author
J. M. Jinks was born and raised in Southern California. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and two cats in her hometown. J. M. has a Bachelor’s in French and a Master’s of Education. She is a teacher by day and a writer by night. J. M. and her husband welcomed a baby boy in May 2018. She has always had a love of reading that progressed into writing. Mostly Innocent is her first published manuscript. J. M. loves to connect with her readers.


Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon/B&N gift card.

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