Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Rousseaus - Cover Reveal Extravaganza

COVER REVEAL EXTRAVAGANZA:
The Rousseaus, Books #1, 2 & 3

JONQUILS FOR JAX, The Rousseaus #1
(The Blueberry Lane Series #12)
By Katy Regnery

Publication Date: 8.5.16
ISBN: 978-0-9966547-6-0

Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful…but that doesn’t mean she’s lucky in love: she’s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who’ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she’s on a self-imposed hiatus from love when  she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor’s gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can’t be charmed, but something about Gard intrigues her, and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she also might find a love that won’t let her down.

Apple iBooks Pre-Order Link: http://ow.ly/SWS8x
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Goodreads link for TBA list: http://ow.ly/SWXi3



MARRY ME MAD, The Rousseaus #2
(The Blueberry Lane Series #13)
By Katy Regnery

Publication Date: 9.2.16
ISBN: 978-0-9966547-7-7

For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure and experience. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.

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Goodreads link for TBA list: http://ow.ly/SWXky


J.C. AND THE BIJOUX JOLIS, The Rousseaus #3

(The Blueberry Lane Series #14)
By Katy Regnery

Publication Date 10.7.16
ISBN: 978-0-9966547-8-4

Jean Christian “J.C.” Rousseau’s reputation as a charming flirt has been well-established in Philadelphia, and he’s never had trouble winning a woman’s heart. So, when Libitz Feingold, the best friend of J.C.’s sister-in-law, Kate, comes to Philly to help out during Kate’s final weeks of pregnancy, J.C. is shocked to discover that the prickly New York-based gallery owner and jewelry designer is completely immune to his charm. Recruited to help her set-up a local gallery, it’s not long before he starts to fall for her, but he’s going to have to rely on more than mere flirtation if he wants a shot at winning her heart.

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Goodreads link for TBA list: http://ow.ly/SWXmP



THE WORLD OF BLUEBERRY LANE
Artist: Paul Siegel
Based on the bestselling series by Katy Regnery




Signed prints, photo prints, mugs and keychains can be purchased at http://www.katyregnery.com!

WHO ARE THE ROUSSEAUS?

Wes wants to know what we think of the Rousseaus.”
From across the table, Stratton’s head snapped up from canoodling with Valeria. “We think they’re assholes.”
--Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

Dear Readers,

I have to tell you…my mind has been writing the stories of Jax, Mad and J.C. Rousseau ever since they were first mentioned in The English Brothers’ books:

Scorchingly-hot flirt J.C., who has charmed the pants off a hundred women, but longs to find one who will challenge him to be more.

Strong, smart, sassy, go-getter Jax, who rocks stilettos, barely takes a breath between words and for whom true love has been strangely elusive.

Sweet, gentle Mad, who has always wished she had half the sass of her twin and longs for more drama and adventure in her ho-hum life.

I know that you are all going to fall head over heels for this trio of hot siblings and their loves, including some already-introduced characters (Libitz Feingold and Cortlandt Ambler) and some new (Gardener Lenox!)

You may not realize it, but if you’ve been reading the Blueberry Lane Series from the beginning, you already know quite a lot about Jax, Mad and J.C.. But for you newbies, I thought I’d compile a few quotes from previous books to get you all better acquainted. Without further ado…here’s a recap.

MEET Jax, Mad & J.C.!!

Love,
Katy

PS -- Don’t forget to pre-order now on iBooks and Kobo. Barnes & Noble and Amazon pre-orders will be available next summer! For more information about the Rousseaus, visit my website HERE.
  

Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau

“Hi, Molly,” said the woman to her left. “I’m Jacqueline Rousseau. J.C.’s sister.”
“But everyone calls her Jax,” said the stunning woman sitting beside Jax. “And I’m Madeline Rousseau, but everyone calls me Mad.”
“Jax and Mad,” repeated Molly, offering them both a friendly smile, while puzzling internally about such odd nicknames.
–Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

Touching the mouse on her laptop gingerly, she scrolled through a series of Jax-selfies taken an hour ago at the same party Kate had been attending: Jax looking dark-haired, dark-eyed and fierce, hand on a jutted hip in front of a skyscraper-shaped ice sculpture…Jax and her twin sister, Mad, pursing their red, shiny lips for the camera…Jax posing with one of the Ambler sisters, her index finger caught between her teeth, somehow managing to look both sexy and bored-to-tears at once…
Kate kept skating through pictures and status updates, chuckling softly at a quip about stiletto heels and rainy spring nights. Though they’d been childhood acquaintances, Kate had only recently gotten to know adult-Jax through a month’s worth of online lurking, and she liked the feisty young brunette.
--Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

When their father had passed away a few years ago, they’d started the Rousseau Trust together as a way of investing his vast fortune. Last year, Jax had come on board after making a decision to attend law school. –Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Lilliane Rousseau beamed at Jacqueline and Madeline, who had recently insisted they be called Jax and Mad in an episode of ridiculous teenage folly that would almost certainly blow over by next week. –Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

“He’s such a weirdo,” said Jax, shaking her head at her older brother.
“I guess it’s time to go,” agreed Mad with an embarrassed sigh.
The twins shimmied to the edge of the trampoline, making it ripple and breaking Étienne’s connection to Kate as she unclasped his hand.
            --Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Jessica turned to Kate. “Do you ever remember hearing about a thing between Jax Rousseau and Cort Ambler?”
“Cort?” Kate pursed her lips. “I don’t think so.”
Jess nodded, knowingly, moving Cort’s tiny place card away from the Rousseaus. “I do.”
            --Bidding on Brooks, The Winslow Brothers #1

Suddenly the brunette turned around, and Preston realized it was Jax Rousseau, his next door neighbor from adjacent Chateau Nouvelle. He had recently heard that Jax had joined a competing firm in entertainment law, though he hadn’t had a chance to congratulate her yet…or tease her a little bit about stealing her clients. –Proposing to Preston, The Winslow Brothers #2

“Jax Rousseau, meet Elise Klassan. Elise, this is Jax.”
“It’s nice to meet you.”
“You too,” said Jax, with a smile that doubled her considerable beauty. “I loved you in The Awakening. Hey! Let’s take a selfie!”
Surprised but charmed by Jax Rousseau’s exuberant request, Elise nodded. “Sure.”
Cheek to cheek, Elise smiled for Jax’s camera and watched the brunette load the picture onto Facebook before they sat down side by side on the couch. Gene pulled up a chair across from them.
“So, Elise…like I said, Jax is one of the Assistant Producers on the project, and she’s also our legal contact in Philly.” He turned to Jax. “Want to fill her in on the rest of the details, precious?”
“I’d love it!” said Jax, flashing her million megawatt smile and turning her whole body to face Elise. “High Society is my favorite movie of all time, so obvi I love The Philadelphia Story…when I bought the rights to re-make a modern version and sold them to Warner, it was under the condition that all shooting would take place on-site at my family’s estate in Pennsylvania. You know, my little way of memorializing my childhood home.”
“Wow,” said Elise, realizing that despite this woman’s apparent youth, she was a mover and shaker. “I love it…but, the rest of your family doesn’t mind? Filming on location can be…intrusive.”
Jax shrugged. “We don’t actually live there anymore. My oldest brother recently relocated to New York. My twin sister and I have a condo in Philly. My other brother lives with his fiancé, but they’re getting married at Chateau Nouvelle this winter, which is why we need to start filming right away. I promised Étienne and Kate we’d be finished by October at the latest.”
“Chateau Nouvelle?”
“The name of the estate,” explained Jax. “They all have names in Haverford.”
            --Proposing to Preston, The Winslow Brothers #2

Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau

Their other sister, Mad, had gone a completely different direction with her life, and was the Assistant Children’s Librarian at one of the larger branches of the Philadelphia Public Library. Mad didn’t have the stomach for business—of all the Rousseau children, Madeleine Rousseau was the sweetest, kindest, most tender-hearted. –Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Étienne gave her a look then turned back to Mad, who picked up her coat from an arm chair and quickly shrugged into it.
“I have to get back to the library,” she said, giving her brother a quick kiss, her cheeks still flaming.
“Already?”
“She’s very important,” said Jax, waving goodbye to Mad and tugging Étienne forward. “Young minds to mold and all that.”
“Dinner on Friday night?” Étienne called after Mad.
“Yes. At J.C.’s place,” she said, stepping into the waiting elevator as the glass door whooshed closed.
He turned back to Jax. “What’s up with her?”
“Boy, you’re dense.”
“Am I?”
“Hells, yes.” Jax cocked her head to the side. “Can’t you tell? She’s in love. Obvi.”
“What? What the hell? With who?”
“Whom,” corrected Jax.
“With whom is our baby sister in love?” he asked, realizing that Jax had somehow maneuvered him down the hall to his office.
“I could tell you,” said Jax, “but then I’d have to kill you. And I like you way too much for murder.”
            --Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Kate bit her bottom lip wondering if he’d laugh at her dream of sponsoring a special needs feline shelter in Philadelphia. “There isn’t a shelter just for special needs animals in Philly. I was thinking…”
“About starting one? I bet my sister, Mad, would give you a hand. She’s a softie too.”
“I always liked Mad,” said Kate, loving it that he’d jumped on board without ridiculing her or second-guessing her plans.
            --Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Jean Christian “J.C.” Rousseau

Alex tracked Jessie with his eyes as she shook hands with some friends of Cam’s, and his fingers fisted as he watched J.C. Rousseau look down at her breasts, then widen his smile. –Anyone but Alex, The English Brothers #3

Alex English stepped up to the mic next and introduced himself with an off-color joke. J.C. Rousseau laughed beside Molly, the low rumble pleasing.
“Do you know Alex?” J.C. asked her.
“Everyone knows Alex,” whispered Jax, to her left.
“Not me,” said Molly, smiling politely at J.C.’s younger sister.
“And not you,” growled J.C. at Jax, with a direct look.
“Shut up, J.C.,” said one of the Winslow brothers from across the table. “He’s reformed.”
“Alex? Never.”
The Winslow brother seated next to the older Story sister—Molly believed his name was Cameron—looked like steam was about to come out of his ears. “Shut it, Rousseau. Ferme la douche, huh?”
J.C. chuckled softly beside her, not the least bit bothered by the Winslows’ hot-headed warnings.
–Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

Swinging his eyes to her other side, Weston clenched his jaw. J.C. Rousseau. After Alex, the Rousseau brothers were the most notorious flirts of Blueberry Lane. Damn. –Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

Weston wasn’t sure what was going on between Alex and Kate, but now wasn’t the time to find out. J.C. Rousseau was Barrett’s age, which meant that Barrett probably knew him best. He leaned over Kate a little. “Barrett, what’s J.C. like?”
“Solid businessman. Good with figures. Brokers international deals between—”
“Sweetheart,” said Barrett’s fiancée, Emily, gently. “That’s not what Wes is asking.”
“What’s he asking?”
Emily’s eyes widened and she licked her lips.
“Oh,” said Barrett, his whole body shifting closer to Emily. “Oh.”
“Barrett?” said Weston. “I’m over here.”
Barrett turned back to Weston, but his eyes were darker and Weston noticed his hand snake out and grab Emily’s, pulling it possessively into his lap.
“What’s he like with women? Charming. Smooth. He dated Hope for a while before Alex did. But, I don’t hear bad things about him. He’s certainly no Étienne…”
--Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

© “Ah, Weston. You English brothers take yourselves so seriously. We French have far more fun.” J.C. winked at Molly before turning away from them and sauntering back to the table. –Wild about Weston, The English Brothers #5

“So Barrett, Emily, Val, and I were hanging out at the bar. Suddenly J.C. Rousseau sidles up, all oily with his stupid toothy smile, and starts talking to Barrett about some piece of property that he and his siblings own in New Orleans, and how they want to unload it.”
Only Stratton would call J.C. Rousseau—a man so darkly handsome women literally swooned when he smiled—oily and toothy. She grinned, then refocused.
--Kiss me Kate, The English Brothers #6

Étienne’s face lightened again. “So? How’s Libitz?”
“She’s good,” said Kate, closing her briefcase and relaxing into her seat. “She owns an art gallery in SoHo. She calls herself prickly, but I think Lib’s just an acquired taste…and she still calls me on all of my crap.”
“So, she’s still your best friend?”
Kate nodded. “Oh, yeah. I can’t imagine not knowing Lib.”
“Based on what you told me, I always thought she might be a good match for J.C.,” said Étienne, his eyes twinkling.
“Lib with a W.A.S.P.? Fat chance.”
“Hey, now…we’re not W.A.S.P.s. First of all, we’re neither Anglo, nor Saxon. We’re French. And second of all, we’re Catholic.”
Kate chuckled, conceding his point. “Still…debonair player J.C. with prickly little Lib? I don’t see it.”
“She’d call him out on all of his shit,” said Étienne, cocking an eyebrow and daring Kate to disagree.
“That she would,” agreed Kate, smiling and shaking her head because she couldn’t imagine it ever happening. With nil threshold for bullshit, Lib would likely deck J.C. before he could even make a pass at her.

            --Kiss Me Kate, The English Brothers #6

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