Monday, November 5, 2012

Giveaway with Jami Davenport! Forward Passes Release Day Blitz

Lavender thought she would inherit Twin Peaks estate from her neighbor to turn the home into a place where Veterans could get together and shoot the breeze. As it happens, she does not. 

Enter Tyler. Tyler inherits the place from his long lost uncle, but Tyler doesn't want to be there. He's on a self-destructive path because he doesn't know what he has to show for in his life. Yeah, he's a back to back two-time winning Superbowl Quarterback, but he's not happy and hasn't been happy in a long time. He also lost it in the football world. It being the passion for the love of the game. In the will, it states he has to stay in residence for ninety days, and if not, then it is passed along to the Brotherhood and to Lavender. Tyler decides to stay and he begins to fall in love with the home and the island. Being around the limelight, women, parties wasn't doing anything for him anymore. The island has magic and it drew him in without him knowing. The house, even the cat and eventually Lavender.

Lavender has a hate relationship with sports and jocks due to daddy issues. Little by little Tyler breaks down Lavender's walls. From the beginning they bantered (which was fun to read), got on each other nerves and would say hurtful words, though not purposely. When they do finally get together, they both know it's just sex- nothing more. They both have great physical chemistry and their sex scenes are fantastic, especially where she "dominates" him. Most of the time it's hot, fast, down and dirty sex. When then both realize it's more than just sex, there's a scene where it's a slow, sensual ride. With their issues, they help each other out to come to terms with the events in their lives. They make it work. I enjoyed reading their story.

Favorite lines:

"My dick can't take much more of this. I want you now, then we'll do it at a more leisurely pace in my bed." "Oh jock boy, you have such a wonderful way with words. It titillates me." "You tit-a late me." Lavender rolled her eyes.

"You must place your body in my hands." His grin grew wider. "Absolutely, Mistress L." He hopped on the bed and lay on his back, spread-eagled. His cock stood up ramrod straight and hard, ready to be called into action. "Take me. I'm ready to be abused." Lavender rolled her eyes, but her heart rate broke the sound barrier. "Do you have any equipment here?" He pointed at his cock. "Honey, I have all the equipment you'll ever need right here."

"Yes mistress, your wish is my wet dream."

She choked back a sob of joy, lifted her gaze to his, tears streaking down her face. "I miss you." He grabbed her other hand and squeezed. She squeezed back. "I miss you, too, you loveable asshole." "Reformed asshole."


There are two things I've always wanted to do since I was a young child: to write books and to ride horses. The riding I've been doing for years. Until recently, I only dabbled in writing.
I completed my first story at the age of five. I titled it "Wildfire" (about a horse, of course) and illustrated it myself. I still have the book stowed away in the attic somewhere.
I've written stories all of my life. They were my secret garden, my escape from the realities of the world. I never shared them with anyone. I'd hide them away and bring them out when the mood struck me.

I frequented several fan fiction sites on the Internet. As I was reading those stories, I thought I can do that. Four years ago, I posted my first two chapters on a fan fiction site. My hands shook. My stomach lurched. NEVER had I let anyone read my stories before. What if my writing was garbage? What if everyone hated it? It was a soul-baring moment. Fortunately, they loved it. It became quite popular. Several people who'd befriended me on that fan fic site encouraged me to pursue my writing on a more professional level.

Being a devoted reader of romance and an advocate of happy endings, it was only natural to choose romance as my focus. I joined the Romance Writers of America, and the Olympia RWA chapter.
Six months and 105,000 words later, I finished my first manuscript, The Dance. Named after Garth Brooks' popular song, the original ending wasn't happily ever after, but I quickly changed that small detail. I started my second single title on Thanksgiving Day and pushed myself to see how long it would take me to finish it. I finished it the middle of February and was very proud of myself for being so fast.

To date, I've published four novels and two short stories in an anthology.
A few years ago, I married a wonderful man. You can bet my Green Beret turned Plumber will be an inspiration for a future book. In my spare time, I show the above-mentioned Hanoverian mare, in dressage. I'm also a rabid Seattle Seahawks and Mariners fan through thick and thin. Lately, I've developed an interest in gardening.

An avid boater, I've spent countless hours in Washington State's San Juan Islands, the most beautiful place on earth, and the setting for "Who's" and "The Dance." You'll see more books in the future set on these islands. My banner and several other pictures on this site were taken in that area.

Currently, I'm a PAN member of RWA and three RWA chapters: Peninsula, Greater Seattle, and Olympia. I'm co-president of the Olympia chapter with fellow writer Anthea Lawson. I spearhead the annual Elizabeth Kistler Memorial Retreat in Port Townsend at Manresa Castle for the Olympia chapter.

“…is an author not to be missed!”
USA Today Bestselling Author Lucy Monroe

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cutiephinphin said...

I've not read any of Jami's books but will check her out since Lucy Monroe recommended. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for the chance to win.

laura troxel said...

I have never read any of your nbooks. This sounds like a great place to start. I love finding new authors and books.
Thanks for the giveaway

Vickieann said...

Thank you for hosting Jami today :)
Ugh hate these code things they are so hard to read.

LM said...

Another great read! Loved the excerpt and interview!

Chrisbails said...

This is a new author for me. I love to read and always looking for new authors to check out. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for those favorite lines from the book.

Barrie Mac said...

Congrats on the release, Jami! I haven't read any of Jami's books but am checking them out now!

June M. said...

Congrats on the release. Jami is a new-to-me author but this book sounds great! And I loved the favorite lines :)

Jami Davenport said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today and for the kind words about Forward Passes.

erin said...

thanks for the great post and excerpt! Sounds fantastic!


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