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Saturday 16 January 2016

☀☄♫ The Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Series [1-2] - Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Series, Romantic Suspense by  published by Camel Press.

The series currenlty comprises of two books: Stealing The Moon & Stars and Stealing The Golden Dream.

Stealing The Moon & Stars
is on sale for only .99 throughout January 2016.

PREVIEW: Check out the books' synopsis and excerpts below, as well as Jean and Sally’s Playlist.

Authors Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour. They are also giving away an Arizona gift basket (full details below).

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Authors' Playlist | The Series (trailers, synopsis & excerpts)About the Author | Giveaways & Tour Stops


Jean and Sally enjoy listening to music whilst they are writing. This is part of their "playlist for work (playing low, way in the background)".

The Series: Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino

A new romantic suspense series featuring private eyes Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino.

Stealing the Moon & Stars | Stealing the Golden Dream |

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Stealing the Moon & Stars [1]

**ONLY .99 throughout January 2016!**

Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino, Scottsdale private eyes, are hired to find out who’s stealing from the Moon & Stars Children’s Foundation.

Foundation employees are suspected, but just as the pieces start falling into place, Jordan discovers a hidden agenda that puts her in the crosshairs of a crime lord.

Who can she trust? Everyone has a dangerous secret, and the bodies are piling up. Even her partner, Eddie Marino, has a dark and mysterious past.

Does she dare act on their attraction? Will it destroy their partnership? The two have landed in a hornets’ nest. Nothing to do now but stir it up.

[Published 6 May 2014, 246 pages]


     He hadn’t said a word since they got in the car. Jordan hated the silence between them.
     When she couldn’t take it anymore, she turned to him. “You mad?”
     “No.” It was very matter-of-fact. “Can’t be mad at you.”
     “I’m sorry.” She laid her hand on his thigh. “I just—”
     “Don’t be sorry, love.” He gave her hand a gentle squeeze. “It is what it is. In the end, it’s all good.”
     She leaned her head against the headrest and relaxed, letting the mellow haze of the evening’s liquor woo her. Chet Baker crooned “Someone to Watch Over Me,” his voice low, sexy, and as intimate as a Sunday morning snuggle in bed.
     A thrilling sensation blossomed until it was all around her, everywhere. Seduction. The romantic lure of the song, Eddie’s virile presence so close beside her, the way his hands slid smoothly over the wheel, his strong profile in the subdued light, his tongue moistening his lower lip, and the rhythm of his shallow, even breathing. Something stirred inside her and uncoiled like a slithering serpent.
     Stop the car, Eddie. Pull over. Make love to me. Right here. Right now. She was suddenly so filled with desire, she caught her breath.
     I need you. I can hardly stand it. She couldn’t bring herself to say it. Why not? What stopped her? It wasn’t as if she were a virgin. Maybe she was expecting too much from sex with Eddie. But what if he let her down? What if she let him down? That’s dumb. It would just be another sexual encounter. Wrong.
     With Eddie Marino, it would never be just another anything. Maybe she was afraid of going full throttle. Maybe she was afraid of him. Yes? No? Ah, hell.

Stealing the Golden Dream [2]

Scottsdale PIs Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino of Shea Investigations are hired by the Arizona Heritage Museum to guard the multimillion-dollar Dahlonega Golden Dream Coin Collection.

When the collection is stolen out from under them and a loved and trusted colleague is murdered, it’s a strike at the very heart of the agency.

Eddie has been set up to take the fall for both crimes, so their first order of business is to clear his name. Not only is Eddie’s freedom at stake, but their business is on the line. In fact their very lives, as well as those of their loved ones, are in deadly peril.

It soon becomes clear that Eddie has been targeted because of his former association with the mob. How far over to the dark side is Jordan Welsh, society girl, willing to go to save her lover Eddie from the echoes of his criminal past?

[Published 6 May 2015, 242 pages]


     The image of Eddie with Sofia Vercelli was imprinted on her brain. But she had it in mind to put it aside until Eddie was in better shape. Piling more stress on top of all he was already dealing with would not only be cruel and insensitive, it would also be stupid. He was much better at a good rousing argument than she. Better to wait until things had settled down to bring up the subject—but it was definitely a matter she intended to learn more about.
     Jordan made her way through the house, opened the patio door, and followed Sadie outside. She stood by the pool staring at the half-moon mirrored in the inky water. Jordan shivered in the cool breeze that rippled the reflection. March days in Scottsdale were perfect—warm, in the upper seventies, low eighties. But the evenings cooled down to the low fifties. The desert air was clean, seasoned with the faint scent of mesquite, creosote, and the chlorine in the pool.
     She rubbed her bare arms. Eddie moved up behind her, slipped off his jacket and draped it around her shoulders.
     He put his arms around her. “You know I wasn’t with her that night.”
     “Why would she say it if it wasn’t true?”
     “I’m pretty sure she figures if she does this I might take her back.”
     Jordan looked up, trying to see his face, but it was cloaked in darkness.
     “It’s never going to happen. I told her I’m with you now. While I don’t want anything to do with her, if her story gets me off the hook, I’ll run with it. I can’t revenge Muggs if I’m sitting in a jail cell.”
     “You think I don’t know that?” Jordan said. “She’s willing to lie for you? To the cops? She must want you back real bad.”
     Eddie moved his hands to her shoulders and turned her around. “It’s all one-sided. Don’t pretend you don’t know that.” He pulled her close and kissed her hard, long, and smoking hot as Louisiana pepper sauce. It burned all the way to her toes.
     Eddie, the man she was born to love. She threw herself into the kiss, and before she really knew what was happening, they’d made their way into the house and were pulling at each other’s clothes.
     He took hold of one of her legs behind the knee and lifted it. She wrapped it around him as he reached under the dress and caught the edge of her panties with the curl of a finger.

The Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Series
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About the Author

Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, are partners in crime—crime writing, that is.

They live in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona, awesome for eight months out of the year, an inferno the other four.

They write bloody murder, flirty romance, and wicked humor all in one package.

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Giveaways and Tour Stops

To celebrate the New Year and the Camel Press promotion of STEALING THE MOON & STARS, Jean and Sally's January giveaway is an Arizona gift basket containing Sonoran Desert Honey, an adorable flour-sack tea towel with Arizona quail & cactus design, two yummy flavors of tea bags to brew in your bright & shiny ceramic Scottsdale mug.
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Follow The Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino Series's tour at:

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Jan 15 Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin' ☀
Jan 16 The Books Chatter ☀♫
Jan 17 Reviews by Crystal ℚ
Jan 18
Jan 19 Queen of All She Reads
Jan 20 Christa Reads & Writes ☀
Jan 21 Fall Into Reading Reviews
Jan 22 With Love for books ✉
Jan 23
Jan 24 A Passion for Romance

1 comment:

Smith&Steffens said...

You did an amazing job! Thanks for hosting us. Jean & Sally
(Smith & Steffens)