Monday, April 13, 2015

Taken by Passion: King of Hearts (+$ 25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Taken by Passion: King of Hearts
Author: Jaymie Holland
Series: Wonderland #1
Pages: 197
Date Published: February 4th, 2015
Publisher: Pink Zebra Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O'Brien no longer believes she’ll find her Prince Charming. She resolves to enjoy men, but refuses to involve her heart.

When she literally tumbles down a rabbit hole, she finds she has left her familiar home city of San Francisco. She has landed in a strange and beautiful world, where she meets a powerful and dominant shapeshifter, Jarronn, and his equally fierce and irresistible brothers.

By the draw of a card foretelling his kingdom’s future, Jarronn has deliberately lured Alice to his realm in hopes of averting a terrible danger threatening his people. He has every intention of saving his kingdom with his and Alice’s bond of passion, and nothing will stop him from making her his Queen of Hearts.

~Try an Excerpt!~
When Alice could finally focus without feeling as though she’d pass out, her gaze moved over her surroundings. It was like no place she remembered ever seeing before. The sky was a brilliant turquoise, the clouds a vivid blue on the tops, shading down into a deep green on the bottoms. The trees around her were unusual, varieties she wasn’t familiar with—and the one she’d been sleeping under had feathery blue leaves.

Dreaming. I’m dreaming.

Flowers in her dream grew in every color of the rainbow. Some were shaped like stars or bells, and others with heart-shaped petals. The air smelled unbelievably clean and fresh, so much so that the flowers’ perfume and the rich forest smells almost overwhelmed her.

It was such a surreal dream. It was as if she’d tumbled down a rabbit hole and landed in Wonderland.

Oh, sure, Alice. And then next thing you know the Cheshire Cat will be hunting you down. You’re dreaming. Just relax and enjoy it.

A woman’s moan floated along the breeze and Alice stilled.

Okaaaay… The last time she’d heard a sound like that she’d found the beautiful Min with her ex-fiancĂ©.

The deep rumble of a man’s voice came next. “Draw,” he said, and Alice’s heart began to pound. As though in a trance, she moved toward the sounds. They came from the other side of the massive tree she’d woken beneath.

Alice pressed close to the glossy trunk and peered around it. Before a gurgling fountain were three incredibly gorgeous men and a beautiful woman.
~Meet Cheyenne!~ 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cheyenne McCray’s (Jaymie Holland's) books have received multiple awards and nominations including three Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice awards and three nominations. Chey has over 90 published novels and novellas since her first novel was published in 2003.

Some of Cheyenne’s awards:
*RT Book Reviews magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice awards for Best Erotic Romance of the year, Best Paranormal Action Adventure of the year, and Best Romantic Suspense
*Three “RT Book Reviews” nominations, including Best Erotic Romance, Best Romantic Suspense, and Best Paranormal Action Adventure.
*Golden Quill award for Best Erotic Romance
*The Road to Romance’s Reviewer’s Choice Award
*Gold Star Award from Just Erotic Romance Reviews
*CAPA award from The Romance Studio

Cheyenne grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona. She has been writing ever since she can remember, back to her kindergarten days when she penned her first poem. She always knew one day she would write novels, hoping her readers would get lost in the worlds she created, just as she experienced when she read some of her favorite books.

Chey has three sons, three dogs, and is an Arizona native who loves the desert, the sunshine, and the beautiful sunsets. Visit Chey's website and get all of the latest info at and meet up with her at Cheyenne McCray’s Place on Facebook! (  
Feel free to contact Chey at
Or check out Chey writing as Jaymie Holland: 
Jaymie will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. I enjoyed the synopsis and the excerpt. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. What advice would you give to your younger self?

  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

  4. "After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O'Brien no longer believes she’ll find her Prince Charming. She resolves to enjoy men, but refuses to involve her heart."
    I know a couple of girlfriends with this exact "synopsis"! Will be interesting seeing how this situation is resolved, at least in book form, LOL!

  5. What a fun concept and really fun excerpt.

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  7. Sounds like a great book - I like the modern twists on fairy tales! Great excerpt too!

  8. I don't have a question for the author but want to commend her on her success. Hope she has much more success to come

  9. Loved the excerpt, what else is behind that tree? :)