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Jayci Lee | Exclusive Excerpt: THE DATING DARE
Author Guest / July 27, 2021

From Chapter Two… “Here, let me switch out the glasses to something more civilized,” Tara said, reaching for his snifter. They were going to pass out before the game got interesting if they chugged from their full-sized glasses. “And we’ll both drink the white ale to keep the alcohol level even.” “Sounds like a plan. Should I start?” He rubbed his hands together like he was relishing the thought of annihilating her. How precious. “Truth or dare?” “Truth.” She crossed her arms in the universal bring-it-on gesture. “When was your first kiss and with whom?” he asked with a friendly smile. “Seriously? You just went there?” Her arms dropped limply to her sides. Tara felt warmth seeping up from her neck and spreading to her cheeks. She was a late bloomer, and her first kiss hadn’t been until college with her first boyfriend. She never spoke about Jason. He had been her first everything, including her first heartbreak. He’d done such a thorough job of it that she’d buried her heart deep inside so no one could touch it again. It took her a year of friendship and a lot of beer before she’d even told Aubrey about the abusive…

Jayci Lee | Exclusive Excerpt: OFF LIMITS ATTRACTION
Author Guest / December 3, 2020

His shoulders tensed at the thought of her dancing with other men, looking the way she did tonight. He blew out a breath through his nose and deliberately drew his shoulder back down. It was none of his god­damn business whom she danced with. “Like I said, sometimes impulsivity leads to the best sort of fun.” Taking on a life of its own, his thumb drew soft circles on her lower back. “How else would we have had this great opportunity to build rapport?” “Now it’s rapport-building?” She held his eyes and her lips lifted into a Mona Lisa smile. “This keeps getting better and better.” With their heads bent close to hear each other, the sexy-as-hell hint of whiskey on her breath was driv­ing him wild. He lowered his head imperceptibly to breathe in her scent, and she shivered in his arms. She felt the magnetic pull, too, and it was damn hot. When her eyes searched his, he slowly angled his head until their lips were mere inches apart. Both of them drew back as though lightning had struck them. They were dancing in the middle of a crowd. They couldn’t do this. Breathing roughly, they gazed at…

Jayci Lee | Author-Reader Match: SECRET CRUSH SEDUCTION
Author Guest / September 1, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present JAYCI LEE! Writes: I write sexy and flirty #ownvoices contemporary romance featuring Asian-American main characters with strong, relatable heroines and swoon worthy heroes. My latest book, SECRET CRUSH SEDUCTION, is the second book in the Heirs of Hansol series where fashion designer Adelaide Song wants to prove she’s more than just a pampered heiress. With the help of Michael Reynolds, her childhood crush and her brother’s best friend, and some hard-won courage, Adelaide sets out to build the future she wants–and find the happily after she’d always dreamed of. About: One of my favorite things is a girls’ night out with delicious wine and yummy shared dishes, and lots of laughter. Actually, if you want to be my friend, you have to laugh at my jokes. It’s the rule. Lol. My sense of humor seeps into everything I write, so I hope you enjoy laughing. But you also have to like poignant tenderness, sizzling sexual tension, and serious groveling by the heroes….

Danielle Dresser | Most Anticipated New Releases: Fall-Winter 2020!
Author Guest / August 10, 2020

This has been a roller coaster of a year when it comes to books and reading. I don’t think a read a full book in the month of March, but I read over 10 books in July! With Fall quickly approaching, here are a bunch of wonderful and intriguing titles coming out this month through the end of the year, and I cannot wait for everyone to read them. AUGUST Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera – Two New Yorkers get together while they’re both working in Texas. There’s some workplace drama, instant attraction, and much more. Sexy, fun, and low angst. You Had Me at Holaby Alexis Daria – This felt like reading an entire season of Jane the Virgin. Clever, funny, and ultimately, uplifting. Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer – So we can’t go to hockey games, but we CAN read about them. badass ladies to boot? Sign me up. Also look for: Marriage by Arrangement by Sophia Singh Sisson, Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles *** SEPTEMBER When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole – I am not a thriller reader. I repeat – I am NOT a thriller reader. but I stayed up…

Jayci Lee | Exclusive Interview: A SWEET MESS
Author Guest / July 7, 2020

Hi, Jayci! Welcome to Fresh Fiction. Please tell us about yourself and your new book, A SWEET MESS! I’m a fresh, new author and everything still feels surreal to me. This interview for example. I can’t believe I’m being interviewed by Fresh Fiction! So exciting! When I’m not caught up in the awe of being a published author, I write sweet, sensual, and laugh out loud contemporary romance and romantic comedy. I used to be an attorney, but I like my new job quite a bit better. It’s probably because I’m a lover, not a fighter. A SWEET MESS is my rom-com debut, and it has a special place in my heart because it’s the first novel I ever wrote. This story is about Korean-American main characters excelling in non-stereotypical professions, overcoming obstacles, and falling in love. I hope it shows that Asian-Americans make damn good heroes and heroines in romance. I love the set-up of this novel! It’s too funny and all the right (or wrong!) pieces fall into place to create a hilarious reason for Aubrey and Landon to end up spending time together and falling in love. What sparked the idea for this novel? I know something can’t come…

Jayci Lee | Title Challenge: TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION
Author Guest / February 7, 2020

My name is Jayci Lee, and I’m so excited to chat about my debut novel, TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION, on-sale this month. Here is a look at what the book is all about, including some sneak peeks into the plot. Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire. . . until the Song matriarch insists that he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all… T – T is for office Temptation; HR rules say no, but the heart wants what it wants. E – E is for Everything. Our leading man Garrett Song has everything except the woman of his dreams. M – M is for More. Even though they say this is only temporary, Garrett and Natalie can’t help themselves. They want more. P – P is for Passion. Unexpected, but very welcome, it’s passion that keep Garrett and Natalie together. O – O is for Office romance. This romance starts in the office…but leads to so much…