Book Feature: Jaded by MJ Kane

Well I'm a bit behind in my book features for new releases. Jaded released March 21st and has since become an Amazon bestseller. Congratulations, MJ :) Jaded is book 2 in the Butterfly Memoirs series, the first being A Heart Not Easily Broken. And don't forget to check out the excerpt at the bottom of the post.

A devastating breakup leaves Yasmine Phillips in shambles. Unable to trust another man with her heart, she focuses on the one thing she can control—starting her own business. 

 When her computer crashes, taking months of hard work with it, she must rely on computer genius Zachariah Givens to save her. A complete opposite of men from her past, she doesn't expect the passion that ensues. But just as she finds happiness, she learns the truth about the other women in Zachariah's life.

Available from 5 Prince Publishing www.5princebooks.com  books@5princebooks.com Genre: Fiction/African American / Contemporary Women/ Romance/ Contemporary Women/ Contemporary/ Interracial Romance and Women’s Fiction Release Date: March 21, 2013 Digital ISBN 13: 978-1-939217-36-3 ISBN 10: 1939217369 Print ISBN 13: 978-1-939217-37-0 ISBN 10: 1939217377 Purchase link : www.5princebooks.com/buy.htm

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About the Author

M.J. Kane stumbled into writing. An avid reader, this stay at home mom never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult she made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that she found a reason to let the characters inhabiting her imagination free.  Upon the suggestion of her husband, she commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or look over her shoulder for men caring a purple strait jacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.

No longer a television addict, if M.J. isn’t reading a book by one of her favorite authors, she’s battling with her creative muse to balance writing and being a wife and mother. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her high school sweetheart, four wonderful children, and two pit bulls. MJ can often be found hanging out at the local library where she is director of a local writer’s group, or online connecting with readers and other authors. Other activities she enjoys include: creating custom floral arrangements, assisting her children in their creative pursuits of music and art, and supporting her husband’s music production business, 3D Sounds.

You can find MJ on social networking sites, sharing writing tips, talking about music, life, and family. She’s always excited to meet new people. Connect with her via the websites below.

Author Contact Info:

MJ Kane:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MJKaneBooks FB Author: https://www.facebook.com/MJButterflyBooks Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6034900-m-j-kane Google+: https://plus.google.com/111337870949730559736/posts Blog: http://authormjkanebooks.wordpress.com Email: thebutterflymemoirs@yahoo.com

The Butterfly Memoirs Series:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ButterflyMemoir FB Fan: https://www.facebook.com/The.Butterfly.Memoirs

Excerpt:

Dear Diary,

I’ve been called a slut, a ho, easy… and a few other words that I refuse to even write on paper.

Since middle school, people have taken one look at my light skin, grey eyes, and the shape of my body and assumed that’s who I was.

Assume.

The first three letters of the word described them. How dare they judge me? Nobody is perfect.

It has never mattered what I’ve done in my life. Being the daughter of a bi-racial marriage has always haunted me. With my fusion of graceful features I’d inherited from my white mother - the slender nose, cat-like eyes, vibrant smile - and the take-no-shit attitude of my black father, people didn’t know how to deal with me.

Guys in school wanted to date me as if I were a trophy. Girls hated the color of my eyes and the texture of my hair.

Things got worse as I got older. Why? Because I love my body and I love sex.

But I never used either to earn money or favors from any man. I am a confident, educated woman who goes for what I want, regardless of what anyone around me has to say. If that means I want a good lay every now and then, I’m damn well entitled to it. But one thing I’d never be is a home wrecker.

My philosophy on love and relationships is simple: sex isn’t love, but it’s nice while you’re waiting.

Well, that’s what I used to think before the man that I fell in love with trampled all over my heart.

And raped my best friend.

Love will never happen for me. No man will ever understand me. The real me.

Not my parents, not my brother, not even my best friends.

My life, my experiences – both good and bad - are what define the real me.

Yasmine