Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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

Friday, 13 March 2020

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.





















Going Down Blog Tour has officially ended...


Congratulations, and Thank You to everyone who took part. 

The winner has been contacted by email.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

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.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

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!

Sunday, 8 March 2020

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

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

Friday, 6 March 2020

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.

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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!

Thursday, 5 March 2020

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!

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Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Day 7 Going Down Blog Tour

Day 7

Many thanks to Valerie Ullmer for featuring Going Down on the blog tour. 

I was asked six random questions. 
And gave six very random answers...

Sneak a peek!

Sneak a Peak!

Sneak a peek!