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Monday, July 18, 2016

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean C. Joachim - Excerpt Tour & Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Jean C. Joachim and her new book, “Griff Montgomery, Quarterback!”  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Jean and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
by Jean Joachim


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets…. Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings – a 6’4”, 33 year old womanizer. Lauren Farraday is a beautiful young interior designer, bitterly scarred by divorce, whose life is falling apart. Though they violently oppose one another in court over her beloved pug (she thinks he’s arrogant and conceited, and he thinks she’s a bitch on wheels), something happens....

These are the bare bones of this sizzling romance, riddled with passion -- the first in a brand new series that’ll tantalize football fans and have readers glued to every page and on the edge of their seats!

Griff looks like a super hero with his tousled, mahogany hair, dazzling smile, dark, sexy eyes, and a body that does something indescribable to a tight pair of jeans. Though Lauren’s sworn off men forever, one look sends shivers down her spine, making her feel lonelier than ever before. Her lustrous, long hair, sparkling green eyes, and nonstop curves make his fingers tingle at the thought of touching her. How do they deal with their cataclysmic attraction? Will they be able to drop their protective facades – his to camouflage his grief over his sister and her family, for whom he was a surrogate father, moving 3000 miles away…. And hers’ to shield her from the incalculable loss of her husband and hoped for child?

For Griff, the thought of falling in love is as foreign as toe shoes and a tutu. For Lauren, it’s like putting on cleats and a helmet and running 50 yards…. Can they, will they, risk it?



After three days of leaving a crying dog at the door, Griff tucked Spike under his arm and strapped him in the backseat of his fancy car. Once he got to the gym, he wasn’t sure what to do, so he fastened the leash to a machine by the door.

The pug curled up and was snoring, until three teammates walked in. Spike jumped, barking at the men, startling them. They laughed at the little dog, with the fur on the back of his neck standing up and his little legs stiff.

Griff put down the barbell and took hold of the lead. “Whoa, Spike. These are friends.”

“You can’t have a dog in here,” Bullhorn Brodsky, offensive lineman, said.

“What’s the matter? Don’t you like dogs?” Griff asked.

“Hell, yeah, I like dogs. Not in the training room. What if he takes a shit in here? It’ll stink up the whole place.” Bullhorn wrinkled his nose in anticipation.

“He just did, Bull. Not likely he will again.”

“You’d be surprised. My dog takes a dump three times a day.”

“You’ve got a Rottweiler. Big dogs, big shit.”

Devon Drake, the cornerback, crouched down and extended his hand to Spike. The dog sniffed it then gave him a lick. “He likes me. I say we keep him. He can be our mascot.”

“Just so he doesn’t shit in here, Montgomery,” Bullhorn said.

“Speaking of shit, ever smell yourself after a game, Bull?” Griff made a face. “Makes Spike’s smell good.”

The men laughed as they chose their machines. Buddy joined Griff in the weight area.

“You’re keeping this dog, eh?” Buddy asked, adjusting the weight on the apparatus.

“Yep. Gives me a reason to go home.”

“How about a warm, naked, female body under the covers?”

“Got someone in mind?”

Buddy chuckled. “I wish. I guess a pooch is better than nothing.”

After working out, Griff took Spike out to the field to run with him. The small dog sprinted for a bit then trotted over to the cool grass that had recently been watered and lay down, panting.

“Is that a dog or a rat? He’s got no stamina,” Brodsky said, as he started a lap.

“He’s a little guy. Leave him alone, Bull.”

“You’re worried about me hurting his feelings? Bullshit! He’s an animal, Griff.”

“I know, I know.” Griff couldn’t account for the protective feelings he had for the pug. Maybe it was the fact the canine had been abandoned and starving that touched the quarterback’s heart. Whatever it was, he had become insanely attached to the creature, quickly. Although he’d never admit it, he guessed that he and Spike had an understanding about loneliness, about being deserted, and had formed a silent pact to have each other’s backs.



Jean Joachim, wife and mother of two sons, is owned by a rescued pug, named Homer. She’d been writing non-fiction for what seemed like forever until she got up the nerve to try fiction. It was love. Now she spends her days in New York City in the company of her characters, with a cup of tea and a secret stash of black licorice.

Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.





Amazon (ebook) - http://amzn.to/29NPw5N

Amazon (paperback)http://amzn.to/29FQpfk

Amazon (audio)http://amzn.to/29FQqjo



Jean will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Hi Jean! It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!

  2. Congrats on the tour and I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

  3. Do you write full-time or part-time?

  4. Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  5. Thank you for sharing the excerpt! I am really enjoying following this book tour! :) This looks like a great summer read! :)

  6. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for so thank you for the reveal!