Friday, January 30, 2015

Ember's Center Blog Tour! +(25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Ember's Center
Author: Jillian Jacobs
Series: O-line Series #1
Pages: N/A
Date Published: December 24th, 2014
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: eBook
Genre: Contemporary 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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She spent her life fighting for middle ground, and now that she’s found it, she’ll fight for her life.

Ember Brooks yearns for an end to the dark chapters of her life—abusive mother, negligent father, teenage trauma, and sibling suicide. Determined to escape her traumatic past, Ember is finally headed for solid ground, gathering strength and balance with the help of her trusted counselor and friend, Xander Kane.

Still reeling from the death of her brother, Ember finds solace when Manchester Marauders center, Owen Killion goes on the offensive and barrels into her life. Both on the football field and off, Owen is sure-footed and confident. With his domineering presence and reliable nature, he alters her game-plan. But for a girl continually left on the sidelines, can she leave her heart on the line?

When Ember is the victim of increasingly dangerous incidents, and Xander changes the course of their relationship, once more her life spirals out of control.
Ember trusts Owen to guard their love, but when someone else is calling the shots, can they reach the end zone or will they fumble?
~Try an Excerpt!~
While she loved Xander, she didn’t have time for a long chat this morning. “I’m not sure Elliot’s death has become real yet. I just put on mascara, so I don’t want to discuss my feelings right now. Would you mind waiting until Thursday?”

“Certainly, we’ll discuss your denial stage then.”

Denial—never a truer word was spoken. Xander always pierced straight to the heart of her emotional state. Maybe she should be grateful for the distraction of flat tires and handsome football players. Denials, distractions—anything to keep from dwelling on the fact her brother was no longer a phone call away.

As she peered through her front window blinds, she dug her front teeth into her bottom lip, making a groove. Don’t cry. She clenched her jaw, breathed deep through her nose, and slowly exhaled. Just get through the next minute, the next hour, and the day will pass.

The day will pass.
~Meet Jillian!~
In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she’s learned there are many "rules" to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.

Water’s Threshold, the first in Jillian’s Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.

Jillian is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose.

The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.

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Jillian will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC plus a signed paperback copy of Ember's Center and a Green Moose Productions fridge magnet (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.


  1. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it :)

  2. What a great week! So excited to be wrapping up the first week of Ember's Center's blog tour with Unabridged Andra. Thanks for hosting my excerpt and giveaway. I just had dinner with an Andra last night. She's a hoot!

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    1. Thanks Mai! I appreciate you sticking with this. :)

  4. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Have a great weekend and I look forward to following your tour again next week.

    1. Thanks, Karen. Next week will be a blast. I have a fun giveaway tomorrow too.

  5. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it.

  6. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Thanks again Unabridged Andra for hosting Ember's Center. Have a great weekend.

  8. Interesting details on the cover. The knife in the football for one.

    1. Snuck that in, didn't we? I originally wanted the football over Ember's heart with the knife in it, but my artist did a much better job. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you. She does a really nice job. The third cover she's done is for my second paranormal, Fire's Field, and it is gorgeous. Revealing that on 3/20

  10. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the excerpt!

    1. I appreciate your thoughts, Glenda. Ember's Center is a contemporary romance with a jagged edge, so expect a high-level of suspense in the story. Thanks!

  11. I enjoyed reading about the author!