Photo of the Week Giveaway

Posted April 17, 2018 by Julie in audiobooks, GIVEAWAY, new releases, Release Day / 22 Comments

I bet you’re wondering why my Photo of the Week is a pair of Dunkin Donut running shoes… well, it’s got a story behind it! I was in Boston for the TalkBooks Author Event this past weekend and it just so happens that my audiobook publisher author liaison lives there. So she asked me if I’d like to stay at her house instead of the hotel. My audio publisher (Podium Publishing) is kind of a boutique business. I mean they have some major huge audiobooks (The Martian is one of them) so they’re not small-time at all, they just go out of their way to make you feel important.

So we’re driving home from the airport (she picked me up! Which is a very special treat all by itself because no one ever picks me up!) and she says, “We’re recruiting an author into the Podium family and his wife really wants these donut shoes so I’m gonna go grab her some donut shoes tomorrow.”

I was like – WTF are you talking about?

Well, it turns out the Boston Marathon was yesterday, so this was Patriot’s Day weekend, which is the weekend of the marathon (apparently – I had no clue) and they have these special limited edition Boston Marathon shoes every year. This year one of the special editions was the Dunkin Donut shoe by Saucony. Which apparently is the magic combination of hometown corporations because these fuckers sold out online immediately and the only place you could get them was at the Boston Marathon Expo last Friday.

So she says she’s gotta run down to the Expo on Friday morning and get in line to get this author’s wife a pair of shoes and did I want to come?

Well, sure. When in Boston you grab some Dunkin Donuts.

So we Uber over there the next morning and wait in line to get inside right when it opens and when we get through security there’s the Dunkin Donut booth with a guy handing out tickets. You had to have a ticket to buy a pair of shoes. So she gets a ticket and I grab one too because hey, when in Boston… and we’re numbers 117 and 118. So we’re waiting in line and Dunkin people are serving us ice coffee and blueberry Munchkins and people are going crazy for these fuckin shoes. Like out-of-their-mind crazy. And we look them up on EBay and people are now selling them for like $300 a pair. So we look at each other and we’re all, “We might need these shoes!”

And then she starts getting worried that they won’t have the right size because the booth people are already saying some sizes are sold out, and it’s getting kinda stressful, and the State Police are there guarding the entry to the booth so no one gets shoes without a ticket, and pretty soon it’s almost our turn and I’m wondering if I should get TWO PAIRS of these SHOES I DO NOT NEED because there’s a two pair limit and I’m only getting one. (I didn’t get two. I got a hold of myself!)

So I am now the proud owner of the limited edition Boston Marathon Dunkin Donut shoes and they are CUTE AS FUCK! I even wore them to the TalkBooks Author Event on Saturday. I’m very happy with my purchase!

Which is why this is my photo of the week!

Today is the release of book three in the Original Sin series that I’m writing with Johnathan McClain AND it’s the audiobook release (Thank you Podium Publishing) for book two in that series, Angels Fall. So… I hope you enjoyed this little peak into my weekend and if you haven’t started the Original Sin series, YOU SHOULD! Did I mention that Johnathan is the narrator of the audiobooks? He is (under his romance pseudonym Tad Branson) and Ava Erickson is the other half of that narration dynamic duo. They are fantastic!

If you’re one of those people who like to wait until the whole series is out before you start – well, there’s only four books in this series and book four releases three weeks from today. So this is the perfect time to get started! All the links are below (along with an excerpt to read) and don’t forget to scroll all the way down to enter the giveaway!

Original Sin
Sin With Me

Sin With Me

Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now.

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Angels Fall

Angels Fall

She’s not gonna fall for his charm. He’s gonna make sure that happens.They’re destined to be together. Even if Maddie doesn’t know it yet.
Sometimes your soul mate isn’t who you’d choose, it’s who you need. Good thing you don’t get to choose.

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Flesh Into Fire

Flesh Into Fire

Her debt has been paid in blood and she wants revenge. His fight is still there, but now he’s got more at stake than himself.
The end is coming. But even if they win against Carlos, they can still lose each other.

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Passion Rising

Passion Rising

They’re soul mates, but that’s no guarantee. They’ll need to rely on each other to find their happily ever after.
Because the fight never ends—it just gets easier with someone at your side.

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He leans onto the bed and eases forward. My legs open wider for him, welcome him between them as his cock—hard, and long, and ready—rests against my clit, making me want him.

If we stopped right now, if he just rested his chest on top of my breasts, became nothing more than heavy weight as he closed his eyes, relaxed, and fell asleep… I’d be content, happy, and satisfied.

And not because there’d be more chances to do this later. But because it’s him I want. Not the sex.

He leans down, his hands on either side of my head now. Bending the mattress the way spacetime bends around a sun. And when his lips reach mine, my eyes are closed.

And I fall again.

I fall far, and long, and easily. The same way I drifted towards him. And as I drift, weightless, we kiss. But I’m still connected to him. Always next to him. Because this is what it feels like to fall into someone, not away.

This is not me slipping down the mountain.

This is not me losing my footing.

This is me finding myself. In him. In us.

So when I reach my hand between my legs and place him right where he needs to be, he enters me. And all those broken, spinning pieces come together to once again create the thing we were always meant to become.

Our bodies move together. Perfectly synchronized. Like the dance of stars in space. His body is hot, and my body is hot, and the heat we create between us doesn’t burn like fire but rearranges us. Like the molecules of two metals mixing to form the strongest sword made of the very best steel.

Our lovemaking is slow. And perfect.

We reach the heights of pleasure together. As one. And it’s the kind of climax that only happens once in a lifetime. The kind of release that means more than the way it makes you feel. It tells you who you are, and who you’re with, and exactly where you fit in the grand scheme of things.

He says, “I love you, Madison.”

And I say it back. “I love you, Tyler.”

We mold ourselves into each other as we relax and grow sleepy. Our bodies back together. His arms around me. My back pressed against his chest.

Our hearts beating. Keeping time.

Becoming what we were always meant to be.

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Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list twenty-one times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website  or find them at their social links below.

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22 responses to “Photo of the Week Giveaway

  1. Wendy LeGrand

    I guess I would have to say that I don’t think I’ve done anything dangerous that changed my life – God, I’m boring!!

  2. Blueberry munchkins are the bomb! Glad you were able to enjoy them during your visit to the East Coast. The kicks are super cool, do they have magic powers that inspire you to run? If so, I need to get a pair.

  3. Diane Dykes

    Dangerous, nah, I don’t really do dangerous…although, just living life sometimes could be considered dangerous..LOL

  4. Julie, thank you SO MUCH for going with Victoria to get these!! I am wearing mine now, and like a dork, I’m showing everyone I know that I have freakin’ SPRINKLES on my shoes. Woohoo!!

  5. I haven’t done anything dangerous that changed my life but I did skydive once. Quickly found out that wasn’t for me.

  6. Maria Dalmau

    Yes, sitting on the roof edge of 6 floor building while joking around and getting drunk and almost falling to my death. Lucky thing my boyfriend was paying attention or I wouldn’t be here now, I’m now terrified of heights.

  7. Brenda Buschmann

    Probably. I’ve done some really stupid, dangerous stuff. And I’m sure it’s changed my life in some way.

  8. Beverly Gordon

    those are really awesome shoes and yes i have years ago as a teenager i used to drink like a fish and some drugs I nearly died got clean after my nephew ended up really sick i swore to him id stay clean and be better have been ever since ,graduated high school first one of my mothers children to do so my choices as a teenager has driven me to be more understanding of others and their choices

  9. klahane ridge

    I can’t remember – but I’ve probably blocked it out. 😉 Those shoes are SO cute!