Nothing to do with books but a gorgeous recipe for those with a sweet tooth

I did an Instagram post with some Macaroons I made today, and people have been asking me for the recipe ever since. They are super-easy but I'm not sure on allergy information as the recipe is very old. I've had this book for over 35 30 years! Anyway. Here it is. I hope you enjoy them. 


Macaroons

250g (8oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) ground almonds
1 tablespoon rice flour (I use semolina)
2 egg whites
rice paper (available in all good cook shops)


Mix the sugar, almonds and rice flour together and set aside.

Beat the egg whites lightly, then add the dry ingredients. Beat to a smooth, firm consistency.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then roll into small (walnut sized) balls and place slightly apart on a baking sheet lined with rice paper.

Flatten slightly and place a split almond or a glace cherry on each one.

Bake in a preheated moderate oven, 180 C (350 F), Gas Mark 4, for 20 minutes, checking after ten minutes. Turn the tray around if they are browning unevenly.

They should be golden brown but still moist. Cool on the baking tray.

Makes between 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy!

Jayne x









Locked down like I am? Pick up a free ebook :)

Hi Everyone, 

Times are tough at the moment, and I want to do my small bit to spread a bit of love and cheer. 

You can pick up copies of the following ebooks for free on Bookfunnel for the next few weeks. Just check out my My Books page for links and details!


Alternatively.... Kindle Unlimited have a promotion going on right now, where you can have two months free trial. During that time, you can stock up your Kindle with books and then cancel the subscription if you don't want to pay the monthly fee.



I hope you all stay safe and well.

Jayne x

Let's talk book reviews (briefly..)



For those who don't know me that well, I write book reviews. I sometimes do it for WROTE Podcast, and also just because I love giving my opinion, whether I've paid coin for the book or been asked to review by the author or publisher.


If you look through the books I've reviewed in the past on Goodreads and Amazon, you will see a raft of 4 and 5 star reviews. Maybe there will be a few 3 stars, and rarely, a 1 star. 

This isn't because I want to be nice to everybody. I'm not like an enthusiastic puppy, grateful to eat any old shit that's lying around. It's because I genuinely stand by that rating, and I ALWAYS try to make the review honest and fair.

It's rare that a book comes along without any redeeming features whatsoever. Even if it's just the cover, there is something positive a reviewer can say about it. You can leave a critical review without harsh words and unkindness. I know some people would disagree, but I'm all about spreading positivity. There's enough negativity in this world without me adding to it. This is especially true in the community I write for, which is close-knit and frankly, needs all the support it can get. 

If I do give a book a 1 star, it will be for a good reason; usually it's because it panders to racist, homophobic or sexist stereotypes. Having said that, I don't automatically slate authors who have pissed me off for whatever reason, especially if I haven't read the book! Or use a review as a weapon to prove a point. No revenge 1 stars either. Nope. No way. I know revenge 1-starring books is A Thing, and I understand why people can be driven to do it, but I've never done it and never will.

The reviews I share on here are for books I've liked or adored for whatever reason, whether it be needing a cuddle, escapism, sexy times or lush romance. In other words, this site is my attempt to spread some love. 

As ever, comments are welcome. 

Lady J x 


Massive Thank yous

I'll make this short. I'm not Gwyneth Paltrow...

A huge thank you to Other World's Ink for organising the blog tour. Check them out. They are fantastic and will walk you through everything you need to do to make the tour successful



And very many thanks to the following blogs for featuring Going Down on my latest blog tour, and spreading the word to so many people.


authoraddisonalbright.com

mirrigold.com

mickiebashling.blogspot.com

cajuncabinet.home.blog

jscottcoatsworth.com

scott@queeromanceink.com

myfictionnook.com

lovebytesreviews.com

neverhollowed.wordpress.com

sharonicalogic.home.blog

kittenwylde.wordpress.com

valerieullmer.com

amyaislin.com/blog

bayoubookjunkie.wordpress.com

mmgoodbookreviews.com

boymeetsboreviews.blogspot.com

elizabeth-noble.com/thoughts-and-things-blog

rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com

annebarwell.wordpress.com

queerscifi.com



















Going Down Blog Tour has officially ended...



THE WINNER OF THE GOING DOWN
AMAZON $15 VOUCHER COMPETITION HAS BEEN CHOSEN!

Congratulations, and Thank You to everyone who took part. 

The winner has been contacted by email.




Day 14 Going Down Blog Tour



Day 14


It's the last day of the Going Down Blog Tour! And it's ending with a bang.

Very many thanks to Anne Barwell at Drops Of Ink for supporting Going Down on her blog. There is a filthy excerpt included with today's feature.





Day 13 Going Down Blog Tour


Day 13


Very many thanks to Rainbow Gold Reviews for featuring Going Down on their blog, AND for the staggering 9/10 Review!

"....I liked the way this story built and grew. I liked the suspense, the action and of course the hotness between the MCs. It was a fun story with lots of surprises."

Day 12 Going Down Blog Tour



Day 12


Very many thanks to Elizabeth Noble at Emotion In Motion for supporting Going Down on the blog tour!

Day 11 Going Down Blog Tour





Very Many Thanks to Boy Meets Boy Reviews for featuring Going Down on the blog tour!

Chance to win a $15 Amazon voucher
Excerpt from the book
Teasers

Review of Stay With Me by Lily Lamb

Stay With MeStay With Me by A.L. Lamb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I say "deceptively," because this author never shies away from difficult subjects. She writes gay characters with sensitivity and a lot of affection.

I had a Lily Lamb binge-read this week as I just needed a book to wrap around me like a warm duvet, and this provided just the escapism I needed. Even though there is a tough sub-plot, that of a young Asian bullied by his overbearing father, and another of a character feeling uncomfortable in his own skin, not being the svelte love interest in so many other novels, this was a warm, sweet book with a lovely ending and two delightful characters. I was rooting for them to find happiness right from the first page.

View all my reviews

Day 10 Going Down Book Tour


Day 10

MM Good Book Reviews

Lots of goodies in this one. 

Chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card
Excerpt from the book
A guest post from Lady Jaguar herself
An insight into how the book came about!

Many thanks to MM Good Book Reviews for their gorgeous blog post and supporting Going Down. 


Book Review - Set In Stone by Lily Lamb

Set In StoneSet In Stone by Lily Lamb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very sweet, sexy story, just what I needed to read after a tough week. I hadn't read any of Lamb's work before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, especially with one character being a stone gargoyle shifter.

But I was really pleasantly surprised. I've made some bad choices before when trying to read shifter fics, but I loved the plausible way one of the characters shifted into their animal. They didn't just change, but it involved pain, stretching of limbs, extreme discomfort. The author portrayed this incredibly well and I knew after reading that, I was in the hands of a gifted storyteller.

The book had some great points about bigotry and the affects of unkind words, as some other reviewers have pointed out, but in the end, this was a hugely entertaining read and I loved every minute of it.



View all my reviews

Day 9 Going Down Blog Tour


Day 9


Lady Jaguar would like to thank Bayou Book Junkie for featuring Going Down on their blog!

Win $15 Amazon gift card
Read and excerpt
Buy the book!

Day 8 Going Down Blog Tour


Day 8


Many thanks to Amy Aislin for featuring 
Going Down on the blog tour!

Win $15 Amazon voucher
Read an excerpt
Buy the book!

Review of Meat Mallet by Rick R. Reed

Meat Mallet: A Tale of Epicurean HorrorMeat Mallet: A Tale of Epicurean Horror by Rick R. Reed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A short coffee-time read, written with cheeky flair. I can't say a lot more than that, or my review will be longer than the book! But it's definitely worth a read, and is a good introduction into this author's style.

Huge fun, slightly gory and very naughty in parts. You'll never look at steak the same way again.

I loved it!

View all my reviews

Blog Tour for Going Down Day 3




Day 3

Love Bytes Reviews 

For an interview with Richard and Tino, the main characters from Going Down.

Very Many Thanks to Love Bytes Reviews for featuring the book on this blog tour!


Blog Tour for Going Down Day 2






Day 2

My Fiction Nook

There's a deleted chapter of Going Down for your enjoyment on the My Fiction Nook blog

Many thanks to My Fiction Nook for their support :)




Blog Tour for Going Down Day 1




My blog tour begins today!

For the next two weeks I'll be dropping in on an author blog near you.

Day 1

Stories That Make You Smile

Find out the five author questions I absolutely love, and two I absolutely hate.

Cajun's Cabinet

Read their ***** review of Going Down!

On both blogs there is an excerpt from Going Down and a chance to win a $15 Amazon voucher so go check it out!

Very many thanks to Addison Albright and Cajun's Cabinet for featuring Going Down on their lovely blogs.






Featured Book and New Release: Wendy Rathbone

I'm delighted to welcome author Wendy Rathbone to my blog to celebrate the release of her new book, Trust No Alpha! Below are the blurb and book links, as well as a special link to her Facebook Trust No Alpha Release Party. If you want to find out more about Wendy, AND meet some pretty cool authors doing games and giveaways, a trip to Wendyland is a must.

The Release Party Starts Saturday 15th February 8am EST on Wendyland 


 mybook.to/trustnoalphaamazon

BLURB

TRUST NO ALPHA - The Omega Misfits Book 1

It’s a world gone mad. The Alphas are out of control. 

When you discover you’re not who you thought you were, the nightmare begins.

KRIS

At age eighteen, life as he knows it is over for Kris. A secret to his nature he was not aware of has been revealed.

Now, kept as a prisoner in a locked room in the mansion of his wealthy father, Kris is at the mercy of Alpha laws and Alpha domination.

Things take a turn for the worse when his own litter mate threatens him, and his father starts behaving strangely around him.

Escape is his only hope. But where can he go in a world that allows him no rights?


THORNE

Marked as a dangerous Alpha, and living a secluded life alone and unloved, Thorne still grieves for the mate whose death he feels responsible for.

Years have passed, and he refuses to even try to function in normal society.

One day he discovers a young man on his property, disheveled, desperate, and scared. He acts like a runaway Omega, but he doesn’t smell like one.

What is this boy? And why does Thorne feel an immediate need to protect him? To bond him? To make him his?

A non-shifter, Omegaverse love story of rescue, first time, fertility issues and an HEA. Standalone read. 65,500 words. (While Omegas are birth-fathers in this universe, there is no on-page mpreg in this book.)

Pick up Trust No Alpha on Amazon!




WENDY'S AUTHOR BIO

Read Wendy Rathbone where... imposters and outcasts, princes and lost boys always find love and a happily ever after!

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Sign up for my private Facebook group Wendyland here:

Currently, I write all male/male romances. For many years it has been my first love, and is my focus.

If you are not sure which of my books to try first, pick a genre. If it's contemporary, you will enjoy The Foundling Trilogy: Rescue Me, Sacrifice Me, and Remember Me where a billionaire underworld businessman rescues an amnesiac man at sea.

If you love fantasy, The Imposter Prince and The Imposter King tell the story of a double for a prince who must continue in his role after the prince is secretly killed. How can it get worse? He falls for an enemy prince!

Or you might enjoy stories set in present day Earth where the owning of pleasure slaves is legal, in which case you can start with The Slave Palace.

All my books are available in Kindle Unlimited. Happy reading!

Valentine's Book Promotion Extended to the 18th Feb!



Basically, because people have been so fantastic and supportive of this promo, it is being extended by another two days to the 18th of February! So you have longer to decide which of these fabulous books you'd like to try out for $0.99 or less.

70+ Authors—80+ Books

All 99c or less.*

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There's something for almost every genre. Buzz on by for these sweet deals!

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Score deals from popular and new-to-you authors:

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Calorie-free Valentine's Day Promo from MM Book Buzz


Find your new book boyfriend today!
Feb 12th-16th All books $0.99 or less


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Book boyfriends; don't you just love them? They're hot, sexy. You can pick them up and put them down and they won't argue or want you to spend more time than you're willing to give. And in this case, they are cheap! But in the best sense of the word.

So whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or wishing the whole thing would go away, this promotion is your chance to escape into a world of wonderful fiction, and fill your e-reader with the kind of men you only really meet between the covers of the book. 

To do this, check out MM Book Buzz's awesome $0.99 or less deals. Going Down is in there too. Can you see it? The one with the yellow cover! And it's surrounded by some amazing authors, whether you want romance, action and adventure, the paranormal, shifters, or just good old-fashioned steamy sex, all books are $0.99 or less, which means you'll get a lot more for your money than you would with some wilting roses or environmentally unfriendly, packaged-up-to-the-hilt choccies. 

Go on. Treat yourself. You know you want to...


New Release!

Going Down is out on Amazon, and I'm working on the paperback version as we speak. Look out for the next post which give details of a special Valentine's Promotion, where you can pick up Going Down for $0.99 for the next five days! (PS: It IS for over 18's...)






BLURB

Full of filth and high-octane frolics, Going Down is a work of pulp fiction, the first in Lady Jaguar's Pulp Reads series.
Tino Santini is offered the role of Personal Assistant to his wealthy CEO, after being trapped with him in an elevator just before Thanksgiving. It seems a night of scorching sex can do wonders for a flagging career.

Now his new boss wants more of Tino's talented mouth as well as his organisational skills. Neither of them expect their professional relationship and private arrangement to be anything other than business, until a personal tragedy means that Richard needs Tino more than ever.

Wealthy pansexual businessman, Richard Mason, seems to have it all, but a former female lover, a New York gangster and a murky past all threaten to destroy his chance of happiness.

Tino is the sensible employee who gets stuck with Richard in the elevator, but a bottle of cognac, some donuts and an indecent proposal send him on a hedonistic journey of sex, murder and possibly love.

This was originally a standalone short story on Wattpad - basically an excuse for two guys to have hot sex in an elevator, but due to reader demand, I've extended it to a full-length erotic fiction novel. This Amazon publication has bonus content not found on the Wattpad edition.

Author's Note: Richard Mason first appeared in Jayne Lockwood's novel, Closer Than Blood. Whilst some elements of that story are mentioned in this book, this is not a sequel.


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Nothing to do with books but a gorgeous recipe for those with a sweet tooth

I did an Instagram post with some Macaroons I made today, and people have been asking me for the recipe ever since. They are super-easy b...