The higher the stakes, the harder they fall—in love.
Julia Savage’s weekly poker games are tearing her apart. She’s in love with two of her fellow card players, and much as she’d like to pick and confess her true feelings to one man, she won’t. Not if it means risking the love of the other.
Hunter Miles has wanted Julia for four months, and he’s about to deal a hand she couldn’t see coming. He’s determined to give her a New Year’s Eve celebration she never expected. He’s going to seduce her—in front of his friend and rival for her affections, Jay Baxter. But Jay’s not willing to lay down his cards. He’s going after Julia too, and he’s not above bluffing to get what he wants. Either way, one of them is going to win her over.
Unless they change the rules of the game. If they double up, there’s a chance they can split the pot…
Warning: This book contains two hunky heroes, a heroine worth betting on, sizzling hot three-way action (m/f/m and m/m/f), a whole lot of unexpected fireworks and a New Year’s Eve to remember.
Greta: Please welcome three very special guests today – Hunter, Julia, and Jay
Julia: Hi Greta, Thanx for inviting us over.
Greta: Could each of you give a brief introduction about yourselves?
Jay: Would you mind if Jules introduced me? I’m kinda interested to see how she’d describe me.
Hunter: Hmm, good point. I’m kinda interested myself.
Julia: Yeah, you two just want me to boost your already bloated self images. I bet you want me to say you’re both gorgeous and sexy and I’m head over heels in love with both of you. Right?
Jay: (winks at Julia) Right.
Julia: (Sighs) It’s true. You are both gorgeous and sexy.
Hunter: And you love us both?
Julia: And I love you both. (Smiles at both of them.) If you all don’t know us, we’re the three main character’s from Jess Dee’s new book, Going All In. Hunter Miles is the serious looking, blonde guy on my left. He used to be a lot more serious than this, but he’s chilled out a lot lately, especially since Jay’s given him a bit of man-love.
Jay: (Catches Hunter’s eye) I’m good at giving man-love.
Hunter: (Nods at Jay) That you are.
Julia: Guys. Focus. (Adjusts her glasses.)
Jay: I am.
Julia: I mean on the interview.
Jay: Ah. Okay. Sorry.
Julia: Men (Mutters to herself.) Jay Baxter is the clown in our relationship. He’s the funny guy who always makes us laugh. As you can see, he’s tall, built, and has a head full of dark curls.
Jay: You like my curls. Especially when they’re tickling the tops of your thighs.
Hunter: I like your curls too. And Julia’s thighs.
Julia: Guys! I said focus. Sorry, Greta. They get like this a lot. You’ll get used to it. (Shrugs) I’m Julia Savage, the woman lucky enough to have landed both of these men.
Greta: How do the three of you know each other?
Jay: We all work together in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Hunter’s a Product Manager, and Jules and I are sales reps. We met in the field. When I discovered she liked poker as much as I do, I invited her to join our poker club.
Hunter: That’s where I met Jules.
Greta: Who is the best poker player?
Hunter: I am
Julia: They like to think they’re the best – but when it comes to bluffing, I beat them hands down.
Jay: (Chuckling) Or so she thinks.
Greta: Hunter & Jay what was your first impression of Julia?
Jay: Sex on legs. Er, I mean, I thought she was very pretty. And watching her eat her sandwich the first time we had lunch together made me horny as hell.
Hunter: I thought she was beautiful. But I could see she had the hots for Jay, so I kept my distance.
Julia: You could see I had what?
Jay: Now, now. Don’t act so surprised. We all know you were hot for me.
Julia: Well, yeah. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t fall for Hunter the first time I saw him.
Hunter: You know, Four Eyes, you’d have saved us all a lot of time if you’d just have come out and admitted that in the first place?
Julia: How could I admit it? I couldn’t decide who I loved more, and I didn’t want to have to choose one of you over the other. It was easier not to say anything.
Greta: Julia, same question your first impression of Hunter and Jay?
Julia: I guess the guys pretty much covered it in your previous question. I fell hook, line and sinker for both of them.
Greta: I understand the three of you know Jess Dee and that she actually wrote your story GOING ALL IN for publication. What was it like working with her?
Jay: God, that woman is pedantic. She rewrote our story six or seven times. Refused to quit until we’d told her every last detail.
Hunter: Give her a break. It took a while for her to get to know us.
Jay: Yeah, mate. And who’s fault is that? If you’d told us your real story right from the beginning, she’d have gotten the story right the first time.
Hunter: You know I couldn’t speak about it.
Jay: Yeah, Blondie. (His voice softens significantly.) I know.
The two men exchange a hot, knowing look.
Greta: Have any of ya’ll read GOING ALL IN? What did you think of it?
Julia: It’s pretty good. Hotter than I would have liked though. Jess did not leave out any details!
Jay: Yeah, she did, Babe. Don’t you remember the night we never told her about…
Julia: (Blushes) Jay! Some things are better left unsaid. ‘Kay?
Jay: Long as we get to do that again – anything is okay by me.
Julia: (Punches Jay in the arm.)
Greta: Do you see Hollywood ever making GOING ALL IN into a movie?
Hunter: (Frowning) I’m not sure Hollywood is ready for our story.
Jay: Not unless they put a serious age restriction on the movie.
Julia: I think it would make a lovely film. The guys are just concerned millions of people would watch me beat them in poker.
Greta: Hunter & Jay, which actress could you see portraying Julia?
Hunter: Kate Beckinsale would be a good fit. Just put a pair of glasses on her, and she’d make a perfect Jules.
Jay: Yeah, I agree. She’s not as pretty as our Four Eyes, but she’s close.
Julia: Really? You’d cast Kate Beckinsale as me? Wow! Cool.
Greta: Julia, which actors could you see portraying Hunter & Jay?
Julia: Seeing as I’ve jut finished reading the Sookie Stackhouse series, I think I’d cast Sam Trammell as Hunter.
Hunter: Are you saying I look like a dog?
Julia: Nope. I’m saying you remind me of Sam Merlotte. Blonde, gorgeous, dependable and my best friend. It’s a compliment, mate.
Jay: (Snickers to himself) She thinks you’re a dog.
Julia: Hush, Jay, or I’ll cast Danny de Vito as you.
Hunter: (Snickers to himself.)
Julia: I think Ryan Reynolds would make a perfect Jay.
Hunter: (Stops snickering.) Oh, yeah (he says in a deep voice.) Oh yeah, he sure would.
Greta: Will readers see any of you in the future or do you know if Jess has anything else planned in the future?
Hunter: I think Jess has pretty much told our story. She wanted to move onto to something new after this.
Julia: Yep. She was going to wait for school holidays to finish before diving into a new project.
Greta: Can any of you tell us something about Jess that we may not know?
Jay: (Gives an evil laugh) Yeah, but then she’d get pissed off and delete us from the book.
Hunter: (Whispering to Julia) See? He can keep his mouth shut sometimes.
Greta: Is there anything you would like to ask the readers?
Hunter: I have a question. Jay, Jules and I are happy with our three way ménage.
Julia: Oh, yeah. Very, very happy.
Hunter: But what do you readers prefer? m/m/f or m/f/m menage?
Jay: Good question, Blondie. I’m keen to know the answer myself.
Greta: Where can readers find Jess on the internet?
Julia: She hangs out at a whole bunch of places. She has her website: http://www.jessdee.com/
and her blog:
She also has a group blog at International Heat: http://internationalheat.wordpress.com/
And she’s part of a Yahoo chat group run by International Heat called Heatwave. You can join here:
Oh, and in case you’re interested, you can get our book “Going All In” at:
Hunter: Greta, thanx for having us over today. It’s been fun.
Jay: And now we have to get home, because we have a whole lot more fun planned.
Jay: Thanks Greta. (Waves goodbye and heads toward the door.)
Julia: (Gives one last sigh as she follows her men outdoors.) Guess we’re leaving then. Thanx, Greta. It’s been a blast.
***Leave a comment answering Hunter’s question for a chance to win a book from Jess’s backlist. Good Luck :)