Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Sex on the Beach Trilogy featuring Guest Post from Jen McLaughlin, Review, and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the Sex on the Beach Trilogy.  The tour is hosted by Inslinger PR. My stop today features a guest post by Jen McLaughlin/Diane Alberts author of Between Us, as well as my review of Between Us.  There is also an awesome tour-wide giveaway going on, so be sure to check that out below.  

Now....Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story. 

 by Jen McLaughlin
March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance 
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas

I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end...

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BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin

Keeping this BETWEEN US

I had a lot of fun writing Mackenzie and Austin in BETWEEN US, my book in the Sex on the Beach series with Jennifer Probst and Jenna Bennett. I have a tendency to write military heroes, so writing a hero who was a bad boy rocker with a dark past? Yeah, it was pretty darn satisfying! It was a pretty big change from a disciplined, strict military man, I have to say! Austin is dirty, cocky, and sweet—all rolled into one tattooed, bad boy persona. Talk about HAWT! 

Even Mackenzie was a different character for me. She was inspired by Taylor Swift. I thought of how hard it must be for a girl like her to just get away and have fun. It’s not as if she can go on Spring Break and pick up a random dude in a bar…because what if he sold her story? What if he snapped pictures? One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew?

Mackenzie Forbes and Austin Murphy were in my head, waiting for their stories to be told. And, man, what a story they had.

My Thoughts:  Jen McLaughlin/Diane Alberts has become one of my favorite authors, and when I saw she had written Between Us, of course I couldn't wait to read it.  On top of that, to find out it is part of the "Sex on the Beach" trilogy, I mean the title alone had me completely sucked in.  I haven't always been a fan of novellas, but over the past year or so, I've really come to enjoy them, especially Jen McLaughlin's novellas. She has proven herself to be so talented in writing a story that has substance, even when it is a novella, which says a lot about her writing abilities.  

McKenzie Phillips is a young famous country singer who is also known as "America's Sweetheart."  Unfortunately, along with the thrill of fame, also comes the paparazzi, and it seems there goal is to find out any and all dirt they can on McKenzie, whether true or not, for a good story.  In disguise and with her two BFF's, she is now in Key West for the whole "Spring Break" experience and hopefully to lose her virginity.  All she needs it the perfect guy, and that perfect guy happens to be Austin Murphy.  Austin is you classic oh so hot tattooed bad boy.  He is a bartender and the last thing he expects when this hot girl hits on him is for it to be McKenzie Phillips.  She doesn't think he recognizes her, but he does.  What starts out as a one-night stand soon escalated in to so much more, along with all the good and bad that can come with it, and both McKenzie and Austin, soon find themselves having to decide if they want more and what they are willing to risk to have it.  

Between Us is a really great and hot summer read that you can enjoy any time of the year.  It is short, but packs a punch in the entertainment department leaving you fully satisfied with the story itself, as well as the ending.  If you are a contemporary romance fan, then this is a must read that definitely delivers all that fans of that genre are looking for.  Check it out.  I think you will be delighted.  
4.5 hearts

Check out the other books in the Sex on the Beach trilogy.  

Before You 
by Jenna Bennett
March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance 
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas

It’s all fun and games.
I had a simple plan for spring break.,= Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.  A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.  And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.  Until someone gets hurt But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.  The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take. And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore...

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Author Information: 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It
Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information, please visit her website,

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Beyond Me
 by Jennifer Probst
March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance 
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...   

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever...

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Author Information:  Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, 
read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at

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  1. These sound like fun, sexy reads! Thanks for sharing with us today :)

  2. I agree with Kim, these do sound like fun reads!

  3. These do sound fun and I like the covers of them!

  4. I could really use some sex on the beach right now. LMAO


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