3 Stars, Extasy Books, Genre Romance, Jackie Nacht, Reviewed by Sadonna

Review: But I Look Terrible in Green by Jackie Nacht

Title: But I look Terrible in Green

Author: Jackie Nacht

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Pages/Word Count: 31 Pages

At a Glance: Another sweet and romantic story in this series that always leaves me with a smile.

Reviewed By: Sadonna

Blurb: Since the beginning of his senior year in college, Jimmy has lived above the very popular Irish Pub O’Dwyer’s. Sure, the music is loud and the co-eds constantly party, but the bonus is seeing graduate student Niall come in and out of work on a daily basis. Working separate shifts hasn’t given the two much time to get to know one another. So it’s quite a shock when Niall comes pounding on his door on St. Patrick’s Day asking for help working at the pub on the busiest day of the year. Even though Jimmy just finished with his own shift, being next to Niall for the night is too tempting to resist. Will sparks finally ignite? And will Jimmy find himself having a little luck of the Irish to finally make Niall notice him?

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Review: I really enjoy this series and was lucky enough to be able to tell Jackie that personally last year at GRL. I have a really long commute to work and at the end of the day, usually my blood pressure is up and sometimes I can be in a rather foul mood. That’s when I like to break out these stories so that I can be in a better mood by the time I get home.

Jimmy is a college senior, and through a housing screw up, he kind of lucks into a job and a place to live above O’Dwyer’s pub. He also gets to see Niall, the handsome nephew of the owner, and he quickly develops a crush. On St. Patrick’s Day, Jimmy and Niall work long shifts together and something changes between them.

Niall decides that he’d like to get to know Jimmy better, so he seeks him out and they start dating. Niall is in graduate school so their schedules don’t match up too well, but they do their best to work around that. Luckily, Uncle Angus helps too. :)

All of the stories in this series are in the setting of this college, and they all intertwine in some way. In each short story, we get to meet the young men who are looking for love and making their way into adulthood. Each story has a happy ending. But I Look Terrible in Green is recommended especially for those times when life is rough and a little sweetness can make things better.

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4 Stars, Jackie Nacht, MLR Press, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

Review: Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey by Jackie Nacht

Title: Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey

Author: Jackie Nacht

Publisher: MLR Press

Pages/Word Count: 59 Pages

At a Glance: Sometimes, we need a short book, maybe for an afternoon at the beach or a bath with lots of bubble. Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey is a perfect fit.

Reviewed By: Kathie

Blurb: Even this grumpy bear can’t resist this chipmunks charm.

Dallas likes the life he has. He’s the proud owner of the donut shop, Honey Cakes, and now owns the home he grew up in White Pine. He thought his life was perfect until Nikko the chipmunk sashayed into his life. Now, Dallas doesn’t know if he wants to push the spunky chipmunk away or make love to him.

Nikko has known since the moment he saw Dallas that he wanted the bear. Nothing, even the grouchiness of the gorgeous bear will keep him from making Dallas his own. But how can Nikko get Dallas to see they belong together?

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Review: I requested this book because a friend suggested I read Jackie Nacht’s books. She went on to tell me this author’s stories were witty and had great character development, just my kind of story.

The first time I read Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey, I thought, what the heck, a chipmunk and a bear shifter? You gotta be kidding. It seemed way too far-fetched, even for a reader like me, who enjoys shifter stories. My understanding of a series is the author will start building the storyline in book one, and continue building throughout the series. A reader/reviewer should maybe not start on book three, and then review the book expressing surprise over the storyline the author has created. And I would feel really guilty about that if I didn’t enjoy the book so much.

Imagine, if you will, a chipmunk in your yard, always looking around with quick jerky movements, talking a mile a minute and swishing their tails around, because you know they do have beautiful tails. Replace that especially busy chipmunk with the character of Nikko, and to my surprise, you have a believable character. The same goes for Dallas and the rest of the characters in the town of White Pines. It works!

Sometimes, we need a short book, maybe for an afternoon at the beach or a bath with lots of bubbles. Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey is a perfect fit. The story reads like I imagine a chipmunk would write, if a chipmunk could write. I like books that make me smile and shake my head; without a doubt, this book does all that and more. If you want a more in-depth story, though, I suggest you read the first two books in the series, enjoy life, and chew on a honey stick. Sounds good to me.






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Jackie Nacht Has Brought A Full Moon Giveaway To The Novel Approach



TNA: Hi, Jackie, thanks so much for being here with us today. Why don’t we start out by having you tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, interests, things we might not know about you but should?

Jackie: Thank you for having me.

I’m a mother of two little ones and happily married for over ten years. My hobbies include running, writing and reading every chance I get. I’m fairly new to writing. I’ve only been published a little over a year and half.

As for something you might not know but should? Phew, I had to read that question a couple of times. That could lead to some pretty interesting answers. LOL Hmm, this is tough. I guess I have a weird quirk. I’m a little keyboard shy but very outgoing in person if that makes sense. So, please don’t be afraid if you’re at a conference with me and I just walk up to you, striking up a conversation. LOL

TNA: Have you always written M/M Romance, or is that something that came along later in your writing career? What is it that drew you into wanting to explore gay relationships in your writing?

Jackie: My first book was LGBT Young adult so yes, all my books are M/M. There are couple things that drew me into writing M/M. The first was my sister had been doing it for years. The second was seeing another teen suicide in the news. Feeling helpless, I wrote.

TNA: What was your first published M/M title? Do you remember the precise moment you came up with the story idea and knew you wouldn’t rest until it was told?

Jackie: My first published title was Latitude 45 with my sister. The first book I wrote was my young adult, See. With Latitude 45, it was exciting writing with my sister, our thoughts, humor, meshed well with the story. It’s very easy to write with someone who has shared and lived the same experiences as you.

See was more personal. I wrote the book in less than a week, upset that another teen had committed suicide. It bothered me and I couldn’t let it go. Feeling helpless to help, I wrote a story where someone got to him in time.

TNA: Do you remember the first M/M book you ever read? If so, what was it, and what about it made the most lasting impression upon you?

Jackie: My first M/M romance I read was Primal Passions. My sister came to me and asked to beta read for her. I loved it, absolutely loved it. I’ve been hooked ever since.

TNA: If you could go back in time, to the moment you sat down and began writing that first book, what’s the one piece of advice you’d give yourself now that you have the benefit of experience?

Jackie: The more eyes you have on your work, the better. You can never catch all your mistakes and fresh eyes on your manuscript will only make it better.

TNA: How would you describe your books to someone who hasn’t read them yet? Do your characters share common qualities? If so, what’s your idea of a great protagonist?

Jackie: Usually my books are light, sweet and fluffy except for my Moon Compound. That’s would be my edgy and gritty series.

I would say my new adult books have characters that share common qualities. They are geared for a reader to root for and enjoy the journey to their happily ever after.

My Moon Compound books are entirely different. The journey a reader has to go through with the protagonist is darker and sometimes painful. I believe both types of protags offer something to the table and allow a reader more of a chance to find what they enjoy. :D

TNA: Tell us a few things you think make your shifters stand apart from the pack. (Pun fully intended. :) )

Jackie: LOL. Love the pun!

Well, my shifters are sent to Moon Compound to be locked up until they control their wolves. My shifters don’t have one shift and then it’s easy from then on. It takes several painful years. They have medical staff to help them after their shift.

Something else that is different is that the alpha, omega and gamma are not necessarily a hierarchy in packs. Each group has their own strengths that they bring forth to protect those they love.

TNA: I know this is sort of like asking you to name your favorite child, but of all the books you’ve written, do you have a favorite? If so, which and why?

Jackie: LOL. That is tough. Can I cheat a little?

I would say my favorite to date is probably my young adult, See. However, my third Moon Compound book, Full Moon Gamma is right there next to it. See, I explained above why it’s important to me.

Full Moon Gamma was a challenge to how far I could take my writing. Actually the Moon Compound as a whole is a challenge. I love writing romantic comedy but I also want to try writing dark and gritty. Full Moon Gamma is that novel.

TNA: If you could bring one of your characters off the page and into the real world, whom would you most like to spend time with, and what makes him/her someone you think you could be friends with?

Jackie: I would say Aunt Holly from Fireflies and Crickets. I based that character off of my best friend. LOL

Fictionally, though, I would love to sit and have lunch at the Nut and Leaf Café with Beauregard and Phillip from my Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly. I would love to sit and watch the nuances of a deer and chipmunk shifter. Maybe watch Phillip hoard…oops! I mean store all the peanut butter lol.

TNA: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Whichever you are, why do you feel that method works best for you?

Jackie: I am definitely a plotter but have been known to blow the outline out of the water. :D

TNA: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Jackie: I’d like to have the ability to duplicate/triplicate myself so that I could be in more than one place at once. Although now that I think about that…hmmm. Kind of creepy lol!

TNA: If time travel were possible, to what time period would you most like to travel and why?

Jackie: Lots of times and places but my family is here now. I don’t want to miss a minute of being with them. I love my books and that’s my way to time travel. Now if I could take my family, I’m sure my little ones would want to see the dinosaurs. LOL!

TNA: Would you care to share a little bit of information on any of your current WIPs with us?

Jackie: I’m finishing up Full Moon Hellhound which is Daegal’s and Oren’s story. This is the fourth Moon Compound book, and the only little hint I can give is that the reader will get to finally get a real insight to the hellhounds in this book. They really are that bad and worse.

TNA: And finally, would you kindly share with us all the places we can find you on the internet?

Jackie’s Links:

Website: http://www.jackienacht.com
Blog: http://www.jackienacht.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackie.nacht?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackieNacht
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jackie-Nacht/e/B00BSWQ9Y0/ref=pd_sim_b_bl_2

Thank you for having me today. Have a great week everyone!

THE GIVEAWAY:

Jackie’s Rafflecopter Giveaway includes the chance to win the following prizes. Just click on the image to enter!

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week, Amelia C. Gormley, Grace R. Duncan, Hayden Thorne, Heidi Belleau, Jackie Nacht, K.A. Merikan, Liz Borino, Mia Kerick, RainbowCon, Riley Hart, Sara York, SE Jakes

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week



Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had an outstanding week and are looking forward to a great week ahead. We’ve got a busy one coming up here at The Novel Approach, so check out who we’ve got on tap to bring all the fun right to you!

MondayGrace R. Duncan kicks the week off with a RainbowCon Celebration, and she’s offering a giveaway

Riptide Publishing will also be bringing Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley on the To the Very Last Inch Blog Tour

TuesdayMia Kerick is our guest on The Red Sheet Blog Tour, and there’ll be a giveaway

Riley Hart is also elevating the anticipation of her next release, Stay, book two in the Blackcreek series, with a purty smexy cover reveal!

WednesdayJackie Nacht will be here with us on the Full Moon Blog Tour, answering a few questions , and there’s a Rafflecopter Giveaway

A.J. Corza’s also back today with another fabulous installment of “Got You Covered”

ThursdayK.A. Merikan drops by today on the Copper Horse Blog Tour

FridaySara York has us covered on the Pray the Gay Away Blog Tour

Riptide Publishing is back today to bring SE Jakes to us, on the Free Falling Blog Tour

Saturday – You’ve already seen a sneak peek of Liz Borino’s Angel’s Hero this morning, so be sure to stay tuned for more from her “Angel” Blog Tour

SundayHayden Thorne is our guest, talking about your YA Historical Fantasy Renfred’s Masquerade, and she’s offering a giveaway of the book

And that does it for this week. Until next time, happy reading!

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Today’s Recommendation: “Peanut Butter and Jelly For Two”


“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” ― W.P. Kinsella


Title: Peanut Butter and Jelly For Two

Author: Jackie Nacht

Publisher: MLR Press

Pages/Word Count: 14000 Words

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The sexy chipmunk shifter isn’t afraid of the dentist; he’s in love with him.
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