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Tuesday 24 May 2016

☀ Forbidden Heat: Firework Girls [1] - J.L. White

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Forbidden Heat, a steamy New Adult Romance by (, Velvet Pen Books, 209 pages).

This is the first book in the Firework Girls series which currently comprises of four books (see details below).

Forbidden Heat is on sale for only .99 until 3 June 2016!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Forbidden Heat and the Firework Girls series are FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author J.L. White will be awarding a $40 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Isabella. My comfort zone consists of a bank of test tubes and a Bunsen burner. But having to take a philosophy class to graduate from college—well, that’s causing a different kind of burn altogether. I mean, the hottest professor at Hartman is looking right at me.

Can you blame me for looking back?

Sexy or not, Shane Brooks follows the rules. All of them. As my professor, he won’t put one toe over the line. Me? Good girl or not, I’m tired of resisting the way I feel about him.

If I want to do more than drool over this guy from the back of class, it’ll be up to me to make something happen.

Teaser: Excerpt

     While listening to Jack’s story, I take another sip. Over the rim of my raised glass, just down the hall, I see Shane Brooks watching me.
     And he’s alone.
     He doesn’t seem to know I’ve spotted him, for his eyes are traveling down the length of my body, wrapped in form-fitting velvet, and back up again. He looks hungry, and slightly stunned.
     I slowly lower my glass, granting him full view of my cleavage, which he lingers on for a moment before finally, slowly, meeting my eyes.
     This time neither one of us look away.
     One heartbeat. Two.
     I lose count as the moment lingers on.
     “Ah!” Jack says suddenly, snapping me out of my trance. “Here comes our brigade.”
     I glance toward the Ladies room exit to see Chloe and Ashley emerge.
     Jack offers me his arm and I take it automatically, my eyes darting back to Professor Brooks, who’s still watching me.
     A soft ding sounds through the hall, indicating we have only two minutes remaining of the intermission.
     “Fair ladies,” Jack says, putting on a grand persona, “may I escort you back to your seats?”
     “Only if I can have the rest of your champagne,” Sam says, taking Jack’s glass and downing it. He smiles easily, leading us away.
     Still gripping Jack’s arm, I glance back over my shoulder.
     Shane Brooks is watching my every move.

Forbidden Heat
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The Series: Firework Girls

Author's note: Each Firework Girls book is a full-length stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers, but here’s the chronology if you want to read them in order. Which you totally should.

Due to strong language and sexual content, these books are not intended for readers under the age of 18.

**All books in the series are FREE on Kindle Unlimited**

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

Midnight Heat [2]

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Chloe. It’s bad enough to be practically left at the altar, even worse to rebound with the right guy at the wrong time. And timing is the only thing that’s wrong with Grayson, the heart-stopping, blue-eyed master of my body and soul for one perfect night.

But it was too much too soon, so I ran... left without a word. Yes it was stupid, I know.

And yes, I’ve been regretting it. Every day. For months.

Then he storms back into my life, but this time, he’s not alone.

Let me just say, there’s only one word for seeing my soul mate hook up with one of my best friends:


[Published 5 April 2016, 154 pages]

Eternal Heat [3]

Play with me.

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Ashley. Music is like a lover, surrounding me. Filling me. Transporting me with its power. Just like he did … before he broke my heart.

Erik was everything to me. My first love. My only true love. I thought I’d gotten over what happened when we were two young lovers in high school... until he shows up as a fellow graduate student at Hartman College. Now he’s not just back in my life, making me remember things I’d rather forget, he’s my biggest competitor.

Because nobody plays piano the way Erik does. Not even me. That big competition coming up? The one that could land me in Lincoln Center, you know, the Lincoln Center? The competition that could mean big things for my life’s dream? Yeah, he’s going for it, too.

I’m sunk.

But that’s not the worst thing. Not at all. The worst thing is Erik Williams trying to work his way back into my heart. Again.

I can’t let that happen. I won’t. Not after what he did, all those years ago...

[Published 16 May 2016, 198 pages]

Nuclear Heat [4]

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Sam. Let’s get one thing straight. Marriage is fine for some people, but it’s got nothing to do with me. If you knew the truth about my past, believe me, you’d understand.

But hey, I’m not complaining. I’ve got a good job. Great friends. And when I need a little something in the man department, well... I’ve never had any trouble getting that when I want it either.

Then Jack has to come along and screw it all up.

I never saw it coming. I mean, we’ve been friends for six years. Years. But in one moment... one gooseflesh-inducing, world tilting, alarming moment... it all starts to change.

Let me tell you something, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was freaking fall in love. But that Jack snuck right under my radar.

I’m not too happy about it either.

Not one damn bit.

[Published 28 June 2016, 194 pages]

About the Author

J.L. White writes steamy romances featuring smart, sexy women and the swoon-worthy men who adore them.  Her sexy love stories are full of passion but don’t skimp on the tenderness.

She’s addicted to trendy coffee houses, poolside lounging, and HEAs.

When not tapping blissfully away on her laptop, she takes time to enjoy life with her husband and their children.

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Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for hosting and for providing such thorough information about the series and tour. Great job! Good luck on the giveaway everyone. :)

Marcy Meyer said...

Sounds great! I like the excerpt, and I love the cover!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!


Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

Victoria Alexander said...

I loved the teaser and this sounds like an awesome series!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.