Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Wild For Me by Tam DeRudder Jackson @XpressoTours

Wild For Me
Tam DeRudder Jackson
(Balefire Series, #3)
Publication date: November 18th 2021
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Romance


Annabelle Stewart, all tight leather skirt and hot lace panties, thundered into my life for one night after a rock show and calmly drove away the next day. She should have been like any other one-night stand I’ve had over the last ten years touring with Balefire. But she wasn’t. At odd moments, I catch myself thinking about her, wondering if I made as big an impression on her as she did on me.

Then I walk into the rehearsal for our drummer’s wedding, and who’s standing with the bride? The hottie who keeps me awake with thoughts of our one night together. Beautiful, smart, and sassy as hell, Annabelle sets me on fire with her kisses and leaves me hanging. But I’ve got plans for her.


I never expected to see him again. Two years after hooking up with Dakota Perri after a Balefire concert, I’d convinced myself that night was a fantasy. But the way he looks at me during Jack and Clio’s wedding, like he remembers every second of our one-night stand, lights me up. Too bad I blew it.

Then I score a management internship with the band, an opportunity guaranteed to land me a scholarship with a top graduate program—if I don’t earn a reputation for sleeping my way to success. Which is a problem. I see Dakota every day. Every time we’re together, the sparks fly faster and hotter. If I want to achieve my goals, I have to resist him. But how can I resist a man as panty-meltingly hot as Dakota Perri when he says he’s wild for me?

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I’d purposefully tried to avoid Dakota at work since he invited himself to dinner and rocked my world with that good-night kiss. He’d managed to have lunch with me every day except for today, but otherwise, we hardly saw each other. Thankfully. I didn’t ever want to be known as the girl who slept her way into any corporate situation. I mean, how cliché was that?

Then Garrett and Dan nearly caught me making out with Dakota—at work no less. Yeah, no cliché there. After having had my number for nearly two weeks he finally decided to use it to threaten me into joining him for dinner? The man had no boundaries. Obviously, he also didn’t care about what anyone at work might think of me if they knew Dakota and I had something going on.

Which we didn’t, not really. I couldn’t figure out what he wanted. Though he’d insisted on having my number, he didn’t call or text until today. Emory once mentioned that him hanging around the studios this much during a hiatus was unusual since he normally traveled somewhere exotic to relax during his time off. Yet he’d worked in the studio every day since my first day on the job. Maybe that meant he wanted to start something with me—or maybe he had some songs inside him that he needed to let out right now. I didn’t know.

What I knew was that Dakota kept me off-balance. Believing that night would be the only one, I’d deliberately redirected my thoughts whenever Red Rocks pushed its way into my head. Since Clio’s wedding, images of that night swirled around my thoughts like a merry-go-round I couldn’t control. Dakota checking me out at the after-concert party before slinging an arm around me and leading me to his hotel suite. Dakota so cool and sexy lying on the bed fully dressed while I stripped for him. Dakota rocking my world as he gave me the best sex of my life. Dakota walking me to my car the next morning, so polite and decent when I didn’t expect it, when he didn’t have to be.

Until he kissed me like he needed my breath to save his life, in full view of my sister no less, I would have thought I’d brought home an entirely different person. He charmed the socks off my whole family. And since then, all three of them talked nonstop about Dakota whenever I saw them. Last night for a break from all the Dakota Perri worship at Mom and Dad’s, I caught a movie after work and climbed the stairs to my apartment after all the lights were out in their house.

I should have known when he gave me a break today by leaving me alone at lunch that he had something else in mind. Of course I knew it wasn’t a good idea to go out with the boss, even if only for dinner. Which it wouldn’t be. He’d served me a warning with that kiss outside the recording space. Our business ethics profs drilled it into our heads at every opportunity that we never ever fraternized with the boss. Yet here I was, checking the clock and willing it to speed up so I could spend some private time with him. What was wrong with me?

I’d made a good impression on the staff at Balefire’s studios. I knew that. It was something I shouldn’t—didn’t—want to jeopardize. Caroline and I had hit it off like we’d known each other forever. Emory treated me like one of the staff from the moment I met her. Dan and Trevor were friendly and helpful, even though I didn’t work closely with either of them. Going out with Dakota meant potentially screwing up my fledgling relationships with the people I needed most in my job and for any future career I wanted in management. Yet I knew I’d never resist him even if I wanted to. Being honest with myself, I didn’t want to resist a man so hot and sexy, a man who with one kiss could make me feel like he was my lifeline to the world.

Author Bio:

Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her back patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can usually find her driving around with the top down in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.

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Sara said...

Thanks for telling me about this book

Tam DeRudder Jackson said...

Thanks a bunch for including on your blog today. I appreciate the opportunity to reach out to your readers.