Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Series Spotlight + Reviews + Giveaway ~ The Plus One Chronicles by Jennifer Lyon


The Plus One Chronicles

A wicked proposition…
     A sensual possession…
          A dark obsession...

The Plus One Chronicles: Searing passion and fiery vengeance collide in three explosive books.


The Plus One Chronicles, Book 1

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Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.


The Plus One Chronicles, Book 2

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**Please note: Possession is book two of a three book series. Readers should start with The Proposition.**

Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and his need for Kat, his need to possess her at all costs, rivals only his single-minded goal of vengeance for the murder of his sister.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

**Possession is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.**

OBSESSION, Book 3 - Coming 9/24/13
Jennifer Lyon first captured my attention with her paranormal series, the Wing Slayer Hunters. Then again with her recent contemporary military release, The Baby Bargain, written as Jennifer Apodaca. So as, you can see I love this authors writing, and I recommend her whether you are a paranormal and/or contemporary romance reader. Now I want to discuss her latest trilogy, The Plus One Chronicles.

The Proposition

They share a common bond, each experiencing life changing event. Sloane’s life became about getting vengeance against the man who murdered his sister, Sara. Six years ago Kat was severally injured during a mugging, and it altered her reality; most days are spent baking, praying to overcome her panic attacks.

Now a second mugging has brought them together. Sloane is very intrigued by Kat; she is an enigma. Kat discovers that she is both intrigued and fearful of Sloane. When Sloane proposes a mutually beneficial solution Kat reluctantly agrees.

The author’s very descriptive writing style is reflected well.

He tasted of potent male mixed with the flavor of her cake, as if she had marked him. - Kat about Sloane

There is a lot going in this very short story; an astounding amount of plotlines. My favorite part is the way the author writes the dialogue between the main characters – whether they are negotiating terms, quarreling or just chatting – it is realistic and precise. 


Read The Proposition before you start Possession to discover how the plus-one proposition began. 

In this second installment, the author took the chemistry between the main characters and added sensuality. There has been a startling amount of growth; Sloane has shown us readers his more vulnerable side and Kat is learning to kick ass! 

The author’s very expressive writing style builds the passion to a blistering point. 
His blood simmered at the edge of violence that had him primed to fight or fuck. - Sloan 

My favorite thing about The Proposition was the realistic dialogue but Possession was more subtle. The author wove enthusiasm, sentiment and sensuality into every scene – even the ones where the main characters were in the background. 

This short, like The Proposition, ends on a cliffhanger and September seems like forever.


Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year. THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION - Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION - Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 from Entangled Publishing in their Indulgence line.

For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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  1. I love the blurbs. I am adding these to my list.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Loved the first book...cannot wait to read Possession...thanks for this giveaway.

    kandj7299 at Verizon dot net

    1. kandj7299, so glad you loved the first book!

  3. I can not wait to read these books! on my TBR

  4. This is a very good review. I'm glad that it's mentioned that there are several plot lines. They make these reads really interesting.

    Hi Jenn :).


    1. I really enjoyed this! Can't wait until September.


    1. Sorry I amended the post to included the giveaway!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway and I cant wait to read.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  7. Thanks for the chance to win and for giving me something else to put on my TBR list!! :D

  8. sound very deep.may read it I'm mostly into paranormal but every once in awhile i will read other stuff.