LIVE – “JAQ WITH A Q” by Jettie Woodruff

 

 

 

Title: Jaq with a Q
Author: Jettie Woodruff
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Blurb
Subject – Jaq with a Q


* Wrong Number
* Looking for hit-man
* Want’s to die
* Lost
* No desire to be found
* Paranoid
* Anxiety
* Released from mental hospital
* Panic attacks
* Nobody would miss her
* In the eye of the beholder

Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Excerpt

“Hello, this is Oliver Benson.”

“Um, yes. Hi, I’m Jaq.”

The quiet, shaky voice definitely not matching the guy name caught me off guard. “Jack?”

“Well, yes but with a Q.”

“What can I do for you, Jaq with a Q?”

“I’m not sure if I have the right guy. Ollie Benson, that’s all I really have to go on.”

A brief memory touched my mind of my dad calling me Ollie as a boy. I hadn’t been Ollie in many years. Nonetheless, I asked, “What is it that you need done?”

“I don’t want to get into trouble. How do I know you’re not a cop?”

My head jolted a little with a startled surprise, but I continued, curious of what illegal transaction she was interested in pursuing. “You don’t, but you are wasting my time. Maybe I can point you in the right direction, but first you have to tell me what you’re looking for.”

“Well, I, I, I’m looking for someone to like, like get rid of someone.”

I sputtered hot coffee from my lips, choking on her words. That’s not what I was expecting. Heroine or meth maybe, not that. “You want to hire a hitman? You want to kill someone?”“Well, no. I want someone to kill me.”

 

Author Bio
Jettie Woodruff resides in Ohio, but she’s not sure why. She hates winter. People say Jettie has her own genre, a mixture of love, sex, family, mystery, comedy, and sometimes taboo. She also has a half a dozen stories started, all waiting to be told. The one that makes it to thirty-thousand first is usually the one that gets published next.
Some of her favorite things are, first and foremost her family, reading, writing, bike riding, hiking, BOOK SIGNINGS, my friends, and life!“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

REVIEW – “JAQ WITH A Q” by Jettie Woodruff

Jaq with a Q Ebook Cover

SYNOPSIS:

Subject – Jaq with a Q
* Wrong Number
* Looking for hit-man
* Want’s to die
* Lost
* No desire to be found
* Paranoid
* Anxiety
* Released from mental hospital
* Panic attacks
* Nobody would miss her
* In the eye of the beholder

*****Dee’s Review*****

4.5 Crazy in Love Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

There’s nothing better for me than a truly original story. You gotta love Jettie Woodruff for never following a recipe and for only going by what her heart tells her. Her stories are bold, unique and always highly entertaining. Jaq with a Q is going to my top favorites shelf.

Be bold, be daring and enter the world of crazy and beautiful…

 

Jaq has been living in a mental institution for a few years , she feels safe there, with her doctors and all her medications. She’s eighteen now and her social worker and the state have decided it’s time for Jaq to go out into the real world and start living like any normal girl her age. No matter what Jaq wants or says, nothing can stop her departure from the center.

The problem is Jaq doesn’t feel like she’s normal, she’s scared of everyone and everything, she can’t survive on her own. After a few days, full of fear and feeling helpless , she decides that her best route would be to hire someone to end her life. She calls a phone number she got for a contract killer, Oliver because she’s scared of trying to do it herself.

 

Oliver is completely bored with his life, after many careers and many jobs, he still has no clue what he wants to do with his life. Nothing and no one holds his attention. He does have a passion for science and reading but even those pleasures can’t fill the void inside his heart. One day he receives a strange phone call from a girl that is desperate to die, she’s looking for someone to kill her. From their conversation, Oliver gets a sense of determination. Unexplainably he finds himself desperate to know everything about this girl, and the reason as to why she’s so unhinged. He wants to study her and ultimately help her.

 

Ollie puts his computers skills to work and finds her. He finds a very beautiful and strange girl, whose eyes hold desperation but also a secret. Something that sparks something inside him, something he can’t explain but also can’t walk away from.

 

Little by little, day by day, Ollie starts to win Jaq’s trust. He’s also designed a plan to help her. He is convinced that if he can take Jaq to his father’s country house, and find his scientific journals, he can find a way to reduce her medication intake and guide her to the road of recovery, where she can finally live her life without fear and phobias.

As impossible as it may seem, what starts as a sort of scientific project, turns into a friendship, where lust finds its way, turning their relationship into something much more deep and meaningful. Even though Ollie had a life, a job, and normalcy, he was just as lonely and lost as Jaq. She gave him purpose, with all her crazy and all her pain. He found a connection unlike anything else in the world.

 

Can love be the cure? Would tender love and care be all Jaq needs to learn to live a life free of pain and fear?

 

I am so in love with this book! So raw, so different from anything else out there. I loved how I had no clue where each turn would take me. I felt desperate for more and hopeful from the beautiful love story. I felt their connection, their love, and their craziness as if it was my own. The ending left me a little confused but I know the author is just letting us simmer while she cooks something even more intense and I’m sure I’ll be delighted with anything she serves me, because like I’ve said before, Jettie Woodruff writes the kind of books I want to read.

 

My Jaq with a Q music playlist:
*Uncover by Zara Larson
*Malleable Things by Paper Kites
*Only You by Matthew Perryman
*If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
*Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell

REVIEW – I PICK YOU by Jettie Woodruff

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SYNOPSIS:

When I left Nashville, Tennessee, I knew deep in my heart I wouldn’t be back. I knew I would never be heard on every country music station around the world, and I would never step foot on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Cold hard guilt and responsibilities that I didn’t want forced me on a different path.
Me being responsible for an eighteen-month-old was a horrible idea. Me being a second grade teacher in a catholic school was plain ludicrous.
Life sucked, love hurt, and I didn’t know who to pick.

*****Dee’s Review*****

5 GLOWING STARS*****

(ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review)

Hey, can I tell you something?

Is no secret that I was a big fan of The Twin Trio series, and when the character of Brantley was introduced in the last book I was immediately curious by the new teacher hottie that had moved into the cul de sac where Pax and Gabriella live.

Leave it to Jettie Woodruff to bring us something new and unexpected. Never a dull moment when reading one of her novels.

I Pick You was fantastic!!!! This novel can be read as a standalone. You do not have to have read The Twin Trio series to fully enjoy this book.

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Brantley was living his dream by performing his favorite country songs on the busy streets of Nashville. The hot rising star had a different girl every night, and even though he’s not rich, he makes a pretty decent living by singing and playing his guitar at a different place every night.

One crazy night, lust took over the reigns of his actions and he forgot about protection. 9 months later he learned he was having a baby with the girl he had only spent one weekend with. Immature and not ready to face the consequences of his actions, Brantley decides to pay for child support, but decides not to be part of his child’s life.

Kit is the mother of his baby and she’s tried in the past to get Brantley involved in the life of their daughter Bay without avail. It’s not until a big career opportunity for her comes knocking on her door that she finds herself having to force Brantley to take responsibility for his daughter.

Kit leaves Brantley with their two-year-old baby Bay, and a book full of how to’s. Her heart feels heavy but she trusts that baby Bay will make her daddy fall in love with her and help him mature and become the dad she knows he can be.

New home, new job and a being a new father, Brantley feels totally out of place but little does he know that his relationship with Kit will be renewed and he will also meet a Florida cowgirl that together with his daughter Bay, these women will turn his life inside out.

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Brantley never knew what love was, and now he has so much of it that he doesn’t know how to deal with it all. He feels closer to Kit now that she’s so far away and he has so much in common with Rydell, the beautiful teacher that works across the hall from him.

Brantley has a lot of growing up to do and, unfortunately, it’s not until he almost loses it all that he finally finds himself.

I’m not going to tell you that Brantley is a super swoony hero, who you’ll fall in love with immediately. He’s a little bit of an anti-hero. He’s hot, obnoxiously cocky and very selfish. So it was a real beauty for me to see how the love for his daughter changed him. Brantley was as delicious as he was frustrating at times but his interactions with Bay, simply melted my heart and ultimately won me over.

This was a beautiful story about finding love and forgiveness. About growing up and finally finding happiness in an unexpected place. I love the realness in which this author wrote the story, the way she humanized the characters and made me fall in love with them, even when I didn’t agree with their actions, was a wonderful experience. Jettie Woodruff writes the kind of books I want to read and I truly loved this one.

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars
(ARC provided by author)

Brantley Jandt is a 25 yr. old guy whose been following his dream in Nashville for the past 5 years. Music has always been a huge part of his life, and he wants to make it big in Nashville as a country music singer. His dreams of being a superstar are cut short when Kit, the mother of his child contacts him, asking him to care for their 18 month old daughter while she is in Kenya for the next year.

Brantley has never been much of a father to his daughter Bay. He sent his monthly check, but never felt he was really cut out to be a parent. He’s about to be a dad to a little girl he’s only met once. He’s a little panicked at the thought of being responsible for a little person. It’s time to man up, act like an adult & get a real job. Brantley falls back on the teaching degree he never thought he’d use, & sends out resumes. He finds a job in Hudson, Florida, and makes plans to care for his daughter.

Brantley rents a gorgeous house on the beach from his cousin Lane, & starts his new job as a 2nd grade teacher at St. Augustine’s Catholic School. He goes from the single life to living in a cul-de-sac, and being a full time dad. He falls in love with his daughter pretty fast & it melted my heart. He regrets not being with her from the beginning, & quickly becomes attached to her. He just learns as he goes & is a totally swoon worthy, delicious dad! He has a couple love interests in this story & we don’t know if he will end up with a fellow teacher that makes him want more, or if he will work things out with Bay’s mom. I found myself liking both women. Brantley is going through so many changes in his life & realizing he wants more for himself. A family, a place to put down roots, but most of all his daughter Bay. She has become the most important person in his world! I really enjoyed this book & thought it was fantastic! 😀

RELEASE BLITZ – I PICK YOU by Jettie Woodruff

Title: I Pick You
Author: Jettie Woodruff
Release Date: Feb 23, 2016
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When I left Nashville, Tennessee, I knew deep in my heart I wouldn’t be back. I knew I would never be heard on every country music station around the world, and I would never step foot on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Cold hard guilt and responsibilities that I didn’t want forced me on a different path.
Me being responsible for an eighteen-month-old was a horrible idea. Me being a second grade teacher in a catholic school was plain ludicrous.
Life sucked, love hurt, and I didn’t know who to pick.
Kit held up the blue book with white stickers, spelling out The Bay Bible. “This book will tell you any and everything you would need to know, right down to a mosquito bite.”
I blew out a puff of air, cocky air. “I’m pretty sure I can handle a mosquito bite. I didn’t need a tab for that one. I’m not stupid, just not made for this daddy stuff.”
“What you put on your mosquito bite isn’t the same as hers. You have to be careful with all those chemicals. A little bit of baking soda and water does the same thing.”
“Oh, okay, yeah, that makes sense,” I admitted while I stepped off my pedestal, accepting defeat, the thought of my grandma using that same home remedy crossing my mind. Nope, didn’t know how to do this, and I didn’t want to. I was doomed, she was doomed, and this was a horrible idea.
“You’re going to be fine.”
That wasn’t what I was worried about. Not fully. “And what about the girl? You’re trusting someone who has never been around little kids. Ever.”
“I’m trusting her with her dad, and stop calling her the girl. Her name is Bay.”
“Yeah, I know. Why you would name a child, Bay is beyond me. Especially when your last name is Berry.”
“Hey, I gave her your name. I could have given her mine.”
“Whatever, it’s still a stupid name. How much time do I have, Kit? I have to pack up this place, get a job and get out of the city.”
Kit frowned while her head did this little jerking thing. Like I had just slapped her across her face. “You’re leaving Nashville?”
“I know you’ve only seen the ceiling of my apartment, but I’m sure you noticed the size? Where’s she going to play? Where is she going to sleep? And, what? Am I just going to make her a bed in my guitar case while I perform on the streets until two in the morning? Of course, I’m leaving Nashville.”
“I remember your apartment, idiot, but where would you go?”
“Idit,” the tiny little voice said from the bed.
Kit laughed and scolded her with a lighthearted tone. “You can’t say that.”
“I don’t know yet. I just sent out a resume right before I called. I’ll let you know when I know.”
“But what kind of job? I mean what can you do besides sing?”
I shook my head a little with that one, deciding not to tell the dumb twit. Not because I wasn’t proud of the degree I had gotten as a backup plan. It was more because she didn’t think I was capable of such an accomplishment. She didn’t know shit about me, and it pissed me off that she was so quick to judge. “Oh, I don’t know, Kit. I bet I could mow lawns, or maybe change some oil or something.”
Kit’s frown never changed and she continued to start each sentence with, but. “But where would you go? I thought you would stay close to your family. You know, so they can help with Bay.”
I did the frowning that time. “See, this is why this is wrong on so many levels. You don’t know me any more than I know you. My family lives in Michigan. Not Nashville. I came here right after high school.
“But I met your sister.”
“Bridgett, yes. She just so happened to be visiting that weekend. She doesn’t live here. She’s a social worker back home. Not here.”
I could almost see the air being exhaled as Kit’s eyebrows sank with both her shoulders. She looked back at Bay, dumping raisins onto the bed, and back to me. “This changes things.”
“It does?” I questioned, wheels spinning like crazy in my head while I tried to contain the excitement.
“Yeah, I mean I was already having an issue with how immature you are, but moving her from place to place with no family. Yeah, I don’t know.”
Normally the immature remark would have pissed me off, but honestly, it was sort of true. Although in my defense, I had nothing to be mature about. It sounds selfish now, but at the time, I didn’t really think about Bay being my responsibility. My duty to my daughter consisted of six hundred dollars set up to automatically deposit into Kit’s bank account on the first day of every month. At least, I wouldn’t have to send that anymore. Surely a baby didn’t cost that much.
“I’m sure we’ll be fine. I’m not going to move her from place to place. Why do you think I need to know how much time I have until you fly halfway across the world?”
“You have no idea how much I want this, Brantley. It took me months to ask you. I wouldn’t even consider it if it wasn’t you.”
I didn’t understand that at all. “Why? I’ve never even been in her life.”
“Because nobody but you will love her like I do.”
I didn’t touch that one either. How could she say that, knowing we didn’t even know each other? “When do you leave?”
“Six weeks,” Kit replied in a faraway tone. Her head turned back to Bay and a smile took over her entire face.
That didn’t give me much time, but it wasn’t like she hadn’t asked six months before. That’s just how long it took for her to talk me into it, begging and pleading until I finally caved. And I still wasn’t one hundred percent convinced. My eyes moved past Kit to Bay, throwing both hands into the air, calling out some incoherent chant, raisins scattered all around her. “I’ve never changed a diaper.”
“She’s doing great on the potty. If you’re lucky, I can have her out of diapers before you get her. There is one thing, Brantley.”
“Here it comes. What?”
“I want her back. You have to sign something promising to give her back. You can see her and get her on weekends, but you can’t keep her. I’m getting her back.”
That wouldn’t be a problem. “Sure, whatever. I’ll call you in a few days.”
“Thank you so much, Brantley.”
“Yeah, yeah. See ya.”
I closed my laptop, seeing my guitar case propped in the corner. My sad guitar. The one that I would retire for an eighteen-month-old. What the hell was I doing?
Jettie Woodruff is a lifelong writer, living in a pretend world since she was a little girl. Jettie spent hours filling pages of spiral notebooks with a number two pencil and a wild imagination. Her very first story was a scifi of all things.go ah
Jettie writes more along the lines of erotica now. She likes to keep her readers on edge, and deliver a story that will pull out every emotion possible. Writing on the edge of taboo and dark, Jettie hopes to distribute an adventure you’ll not soon forget.
Married for twenty five years, raising two boys and one girl has left lots of writing material. She has recently become a grandma to not one, but two of the most beautiful little girls on planet earth.
Jettie also hates doing this bio. That’s all you get. She loves to read and write. What else is there? ❤