Guest Author @JaceyHolbrand Talks Writing Tips & Charmed #Review #Giveaway
Thank you for having me on your blog! I’m happy to be here today to let your readers know about my newest release, ‘Charmed’, from my series, The Glorious Guild of Lady Windsurfer.

If I could share one major writing tip, which could assist other writers in their goal of publication, what would it be and how have I implemented it in my own career?
This isn’t my first go-round with writing and a pen name, so I started on this path with experience under my belt. A tip I have to share for brand new writers: before you have that first story published, learn the ins and outs of the business side of the business, like marketing, and start promotion early. It really does help to know the ropes before jumping in and get some buzz going. For all those already published, connect all your social media sites together. I’ve done that and it makes life so much easier and gives me a better reach to readers. Plus, it’s always better to work smart, not hard. Hope this helps!

Charmed by +Jacey Holbrand 
Genres: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Menage (MFM), Erotic, Steampunk
Heat Level: 4
Word Count: 35, 400
ISBN: 978-1-77233-153-0
Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs

Charm knows how to get what she wants, but when faced with opposition, she tends to make bad choices. After a plan to subdue a Rullix goes wrong, Charm forces her way into two Auraths’ lives. They have a ship after all and can help her escape Earth and the Rullix.

Step-brothers, Thorne and Wade, are discussing Earth and mates when Charm dives into their presence. Each man believes her to be the partner he’s been waiting for. The men allow her passage in their spaceship, but are shot down by the Rullix and crash in a canyon.

Charm finds them sanctuary, yet even in the middle of nowhere, she still gets into trouble. Thorne and Wade have to figure out how to travel to Aurath before Charm’s bad choices lead to their demise.

Excerpt for ‘Charmed’ by Jacey Holbrand

“‘Zasta!’” Wade snapped, catching Thorne’s gaze.
Wade was right. He had to stop. Now wasn’t the place or time to start their connubial ritual. Thorne sat back and willed his libido to take a rest. There’d be a chance at lovemaking once they hied away from the crowds and restaurant.
Sexual urges repressed and mind clear, he comprehended the gravity of her situation and ground his teeth together. His heartbeat quickened and pounded through his temples. Thorne wanted to throttle each and every Rullix. How dare they think they were entitled to any Earth females for their sadistic pleasures?
“Tell us, Charm,” Thorne began, keeping his voice as steady as possible through his rising anger. “How did it come about that you have a Rullix chasing after you?”
She stood, licked her fingers, then picked up a napkin and wiped her mouth. “It’s a bit of a story. I’d rather not start it here on the off chance our friend comes back. Perhaps if we go somewhere el—”
“Thorne, it is time,” Wade cut her off and didn’t appear the least bit apologetic for it. “Our ship should be ready.”
“Ship? You guys have transportation? That’s great. You can take me anywhere I want to go. Oh, thank God. The authorities instituted a lockdown on the city. The tent people can no longer leave. I’ve been used to traveling around the States. I hate being stuck in this—”
“Madam! Cease with your jabbering.” Wade jumped to his feet and towered over Charm by a good foot, and she happened to be taller than most Earth women. He glared at her then set his gaze on Thorne. “Thorne, please tell me I am imagining my feelings for her. Tell me she is not the one for me,” he pleaded in Aurath.

1 in the series is ‘The Gathering’.
The year is 2112, and the world has changed… 
Jake Landry is interested in having some fun. He’s in Las Vegas, newly single and just off his most recent tour of duty. In Vegas he has met up with his old friend Nicola Goodheart, a scientist and inventor who studies portals, other worlds, and strange beings. Jake has also met and become enamored with Alexander, a gorgeous man with violet eyes. Jake goes with Nic on a portal finding mission, and they all end up in Alexander’s alien world. 

Recruiter Alexander Bloodworth is interested in Jake for himself and in Nicola for placement in a pleasure house on his home planet of Aurath. When he hears word one of his people’s enemies are after Nicola and Jake, he goes to save them both, even at the peril of losing his job. 

Will they risk their hopes and dreams—Alexander and Jake for a chance at love and Nicola for her career—or will they falter and lose everything anyway?
Be Warned: m/m sex

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Bethany-Kris's Review of Charmed
Four out of Five Stars

Charm has a way of getting what she wants, but she's also got a way of getting herself into trouble. When she tries to trick a Rullix and fails, and sets herself up with two male Auraths for safety. Thorne and Wade are wandering the wasteland that is earth discussing the topic of mates and waiting for their ship to be repaired so they can return home. Instantly, both men know Charm is their mate, but things aren't so simple. The Rullix hasn't given up in getting his revenge on Charm for her little tricks, and when the ship crashes, the threesome is left in the middle of nowhere until help can come. Trouble is something that seems to find Charm, regardless of where she is and it's right around the corner. Can the three stay alive long enough to get back to the Auraths' planet to start their happily ever after together? 

I really enjoyed Ms. Holbrand's The Encounter, so I eagerly picked Charmed one up for a chance to review as well. She's got a way with the sci-fi nature of a story, giving a reader just enough details of the characters and their surroundings to make it interesting while at the same time, making us use our imaginations. I like that aspect quite a bit.Charmed in the second novella in a series, yet I didn't feel left out or wondering on what happened in the first book. I'm curious enough to go pick it up and see, but Charmed focused in on only the relationship between the three and not what happened before. 

You have to love Thorne and Wade here. Each have their own distinctive personalities. One comes off a little tough and dominant with a colder exterior, and the other is dominant while still retaining a sweeter nature. They were a ying and yang,I think. It really complimented the heroes. Charm, on the other hand ... girl had spunk. A lot of it. She's a bit of a ball breaker.  I think readers who have trouble with connecting or liking a heroine would find no problems loving Charm. She's sweet without being meek, sassy but not too much, and independent like every woman should be. Charmed was a hot, short read, but it felt right for the situation. The sexual scenes between the three were well-written and left me wanting more. I especially liked the bonding scene. Loved how the author portrayed that--sort of like marriage vows. 

At the end of it all, I was left wavering between a five or four stars. My wobble came from the way it ended, really. I felt it so abrupt that one page they were here, the next it was over and I was left wondering how introductions went with the family, or how Charm was accepted into the folds, that sort of thing. I did enjoy the last bit of it. I thought that was really sweet they were able to have something so rare (no spoilers, read to find out what I'm talking about), but I wished we could have had a little more insight to the three settling in and really beginning life together. So, I end it off with a four. It's an enjoyable, fast paced, short and hot read. If you like a bit of sci-fi with your menage, pick this up. 
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