Jenn Nixon can be WILD AND WICKED!

Getting a seriously late-in-the-day start friends, but happy Friday and upcoming weekend just the same. I am SO looking forward to the BNP Paribas Tennis Championships starting tomorrow. I need something to tide me over until the French Open late in May!

Just finished reading fellow Liberty States Fiction Writer Jenn Nixon’s WILD AND WICKED:  Quick, short read, a very fun ride and so NOT LACKING in heat and perfect for getting you through the weekend. (Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts on it.)

In a nutshell, Veronica Chance, goes undercover as a waitress at a “gentlemen’s club.” She is in search of her sister, who appears to have gone missing. On her first night at work, she winds up providing a mini lap dance to none other than the country’s most sought after detective, Mason Storm. Each immediately realizes the chemistry between them. Mason quickly picks up on Veronica being in such a place for more than cash. Veronica senses the ‘good guy’ in Mason. As the night winds down Mason has his first opportunity to play hero and rescues Veronica when he realizes she was drugged at an after-party where hedonism runs rampant, women are used and possibly being trafficked. Mason is also impressed with Veronica’s smarts; most especially how much she’s learned—in one night— about a case he’s been working on for two years. They agree to team up.

The rest you’ll have to read for yourself.

I have to say, author Jenn Nixon packed a whole lot of story into 48 short pages. She had me hooked on Mason by the end of his first scene. (I’m such a sucker for the hero who picks up on the damsel in distress.) Veronica is self-assured, smart, witty and just…happening. Well written, fast-paced; packed with chemistry, humor, vivid language and popping scenes on all levels, WILD AND WICKED did not disappoint. (I take that back. It did too disappoint. It ended. But: CHANCE OF A STORM, the sequel, is available. I’ll be reading–and most likely providing my take on it too!) Read more about all of Jenn’s books at her website!

About the author: Jenn Nixon was born, raised, and still resides in New Jersey . She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Liberty States Fiction Writers. An active blogger and social media participant, Jenn likes to stay on top of what’s hot and popular around the world whether it’s TV, books, movies, or politics.

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Have a great weekend and enjoy all your weekend reads!


An Invitation to Writers and Authors: Every Stage of the Journey

For anyone and everyone willing to trek out to North-Central New Jersey for a ‘magical day’:

Liberty States Fiction Writers present the 2011 Create Something Magical Conference!

When: March 19, 2011

Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey, 515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane, Iselin, New Jersey 08830

Phone: 732-634-3600 Fax: 732-634-0258


Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.

Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your writing:

Cathy Maxwell:  Voice–

Your Writing Personality?

Jonathan Maberry:  Going Pro: Becoming a Professional Writer

Mary Burton:  Writing Mysteries

Virginia Kantra: Dialogue

Angela James: Managing Your Author Brand

Sarah Wendell: Blogging

Debra Mullins: Creating Complicated Characters

Judi McCoy: Five Must Do Steps to Self Editing

Treva Harte & Diane Whiteside: NY Publishers vs. ePublishers: What Do They Want

Lisa Verge Higgins: It’s All About Emotional Intimacy: Working With Point of View

Judi Fennell: Novel in a Nutshell

Stephanie Julian:    Over the Plate Pitches

Melinda Leigh & KM Fawcett: Martial Arts & Writing Action

Tracey Lyons: Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent

Jenni Holbrook: Writing Synopsis

Keri Mikulski, Alison Formento, and Jennifer Hubbard: Writing Children’s Books and YA Novels

Our conference will offer a new feature this year, video pitches with Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency has graciously agreed to take appointments via webcam.

Other agents also attending:

Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency

Marisa Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency

Lois Winston,  Ashley Grayson Agency

Mary Sue Seymour., The Seymour Agency

Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates

Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

*****Editors who are attending to hear pitches from Conference Attendees:****

Wendy Lee, Avon/Harpercollins

Angela James, Carina Press

Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing

Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press

Heather Osborn, Samhain Publishing

Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora’s Cave Publishing

Treva Harte, Loose-Id

Stephanie Murray, Crescent Moon Press

Marlene Castricato, Crescent Moon Press

Kathy Cottrell, The Wild Rose Press

Holly Schmidt, Ravenous Romance

Karen Syed, Echelon Press

Editors from    Harlequin Enterprises, namely:

Elizabeth Mazer, Assistant Editor, Love Inspired/Silhouette

Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor, Desire

Keyren Gerlach, Associate Editor, Romantic Suspense

Susan Litman, Editor, Special Edition

Shana Smith, Assistant Editor, Desire/Romantic Suspense

Also included in the conference are gift basket giveaways, lunch, a networking reception, and a multi-author book signing. The book signing is open to the public.

****Registration ends March 1.****

Registration:  Liberty States Fiction Writers Members $110, Non-Members $130, Conference with Membership or renewal $145

Please visit Liberty States Fiction Writers for more details and to register online!

The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.

FYI from Joanna: This class-act conference really is a great day: fun, exciting, informative and a great opportunity to network and hob-knob with other folks who ‘get’ what we writer-people are all about!

Have a great day, everyone! Thanks!