Exclusive Excerpt of “Make Me Sin” by J.T. Geissinger + a giveaway for a Kindle Fire HD!!!

by Maryse on January 27, 2016 · 100 comments

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To celebrate this latest rock star release by author J.T. Geissinger (he thinks she’s a goody two-shoes and she thinks he’s all around bad news), she has sent us a sexy excerpt AND!! She’s having a giveaway right here on the blog. A KINDLE. FIRE. HD!!!!

Our fellow readers loved book #1 in this “Bad Habit” series!

S. Sheridan: JT Geissinger’s Sweet as Sin is a pretty addictive rock star meets normal girl novel, I loved it.

Suzan: Sweet As Sin by J.T.Geissinger! It’s amazing! :-)

Narda: Just wondering if you have read or listened to Sweet as Sin by JT Geissinger. I found it a great listen, I don’t read much mainly listen on audio cause I do a bit of driving.

And this book features the dreamy drummer!

Ready for the excerpt?

“Invite me into your bedroom, Chloe.”

Trying not to faint becomes my top priority. “I . . . um . . .”

He takes my chin in his hand, forcing me to meet his eyes. “Invite me in.”

God, he’s hot. Smoking, crackling hot, and also incredibly intimidating. I can’t tell what expression he’s wearing. It fluctuates somewhere between murder spree and kid on Christmas morning. When I lick my lips again, he watches the motion of my mouth and tongue with an almost predatory look, his eyes flashing in the shadows.

I whisper, “Come in.”

His lids briefly close, then his eyes go right back to roasting me alive. Satisfied, he nods, brushes past me, and goes directly to my bed, where he stands looking down at the rumpled sheets. In one swift motion, he pulls the hoodie off over his head, and drops it to the floor.

He’s not wearing a shirt underneath.

Now I’m gaping at his ripped, tattooed, naked upper body. Someone turned on the heat, because it flashes over me like I just stepped out of an air-conditioned room into a tropical rainforest. He looks over at me.

“Get in bed.”

Normally I’m not one to take commands from men. Or from anyone else, for that matter. But A.J.’s voice weaves a wicked spell over me, one I feel helpless to resist. Oddly, irrationally, I trust him. So that takes care of my brain. As for my ovaries, they’re partying like it’s 1999. Parts of me I didn’t even know I had are clenching, aching, nervously twitching in anticipation.

I climb into bed, sit against the headboard with my knees drawn up, and pull the sheets up to my chin. Wide-eyed and breathless, I stare at him. My mind goes a million miles per hour. Starlight and lightning bolts fly through my veins.

Shucking off his boots, he holds my gaze. Without removing his jeans, he slowly peels back the sheets. He slides in bed next to me, and, with one arm wrapped around my waist, pulls me from my sitting position until I’m lying flat on my back next to him. He whispers, “Roll on your right side.”

I do. He slides an arm beneath my head, tightens the other one around my body, pulls his knees up behind mine, puts his face into my hair, and inhales. A delicate shudder runs through his chest.

We’re spooning. Holy Jesus, A.J. is spooning me.

I can’t breathe. I’m having some kind of cardiac event.

“Take a breath,” he murmurs against the back of my neck. My lungs obey him. After a minute or two I can feel my toes again.

I’m too wired to say anything. My thoughts are too scattered. All I can do is lie in my bed with his arms around me, and feel.

And lord, do I.

I’m aware of everything, from the way the material of his jeans feels against the backs of my bare legs, to the way his warm breath stirs the hair on the nape of my neck. I feel my pulse in my throat. I feel his breathing, his chest rising and falling against my shoulder blades, the heat and solidity of his body, flush against mine.

I feel his erection, straining against his zipper, digging hard into my bottom.

But he makes no move to do anything other than lie with me, and breathe me in. After a while, I get past the sheer shock of the situation, and begin to relax.

His lips moving against my skin, A.J. says, “Good.”

I want to ask questions. I want to grill him about why he’s here, what he wants from me, and what the hell happened between us at his home, but I don’t. I understand instinctively that we’re on his timetable. This is his game, and, if I want it to go further, I have to play by his rules.


How to enter for a chance to win the Kindle Fire HD? Just leave a comment here (and even better, let us know who your rock-star or pop star or country star, crush is…) and by 10pm EST, Sunday January 31st 2016, I will randomly select one winner. The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The Kindle will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to US & Canada & UK, but all are welcome to comment! :D


Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face…his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?

Add MAKE ME SIN to Goodreads here (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26133112-make-me-sin)!

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Author J.T. Geissinger

About J.T. Gessinger

J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and best-selling author of dark, sexy romance.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

She lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based.

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Janie January 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Hmm…. I don’t have a musician crush, so I will go with my hubby :) He is my biggest crush of life!!

Corinne January 27, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Great excerpt! Rock star crush would have to be David Bowie. I even dated a guy, just because he looked like Bowie.

Brooke January 27, 2016 at 12:57 PM

I had a huge crush on Sebastian Bach from Skid Row back in the day. Currently? That’s a toss up but Lenny Kravitz is pretty damn smexy still

Mindi January 27, 2016 at 1:07 PM

I have to say…Adam Lambert–he is HOT!

April C. January 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Ricky Martin….I was do disappointed to find out he was Gay. LOL

bn100 January 27, 2016 at 1:44 PM

nice excerpt; don’t have one

Tessa January 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM

It used to be Jared Leto, but since he went vegan, he’s too skinny. So probably M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold. Those arms! *swoons* Also, without that lip ring, perfect lips. With it… Still yummy!

AngieG January 27, 2016 at 2:08 PM

I’d have to say Adam Levine is my fave rock star. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Amanda January 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Love love love these books and so need more!!! My crush is whoever my latest bbf (book boyfriend) is. So much love

Jennifer Broxmeyer January 27, 2016 at 2:25 PM

I LOVED this book!!! A.J. is my new book boyfriend without a doubt. But my long time rock star crush is Jon Bon Jovi.

Tina January 27, 2016 at 2:38 PM

I don’t care for country music because it’s depressing, but for me hands down it’s Brantley Gilbert. Those arms and tattoos! His Bottoms Up song is very good. That’s the only county song I listen to.

Dena January 27, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Hey this is awesome!!! Fav star crush I would have to say Benedict Cumberbatch he is such an awesome actor.

Louise January 27, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Mmmm My crush… The HOT Brantley Gilbert

Cyndi Becker January 27, 2016 at 2:53 PM

THX for the Oppty – I LOVED this book. AJ and Chloe have had a tough time and deserve an HEA.
Jerod Leto is pretty much my idea of a fine looking man and he’s so talented.

Leslie M January 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Can I pick Kellan Kyle? ;) He truly is my most favorite rock star crush!

Joey January 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Definitely Kellan Kyle. Real enough. :)

Grey January 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM

Real rock stars, I’ve gotta go with Adam Levine… because, humina, humina, the things that man does for a black t shirt and a pair of ripped jeans on stage at a concert should come with a surgeon general’s warning.

Book boyfriend rock star boyfriend… this is tougher, I’ve had several I’ve fallen hard for… I love me some rock stars! But, I’d probably say…Jace Seymour!

Thank you for the opportunity!

Kathy P January 27, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Bono. He starred in many of my high school dreams. Nothing sexier than an Irish accent!!

Stacy P. January 27, 2016 at 4:29 PM

For the last several years my favorite rock star has been Adam Levine. Maroon 5 puts on a great concert! Thanks for the chance to win a new Kindle!

Amy Underwood January 27, 2016 at 5:01 PM

That is a great question, I loved all the 80′s band with the long hair, the one that stands out for me was Bon Jovi, my first concert was them, he was so hot with his long hair in the 80′s. Thanks for the chance to win a new kindle.

Cheryl January 27, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Real life rock star, hmmm maybe Chris Cornell, but I also love Brendon Urie. Thanks!!

Josie January 27, 2016 at 6:52 PM

love me some Adam Levine! YUM!

wilson king January 27, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Bryan Adams is the best.

Jackie Mercer January 27, 2016 at 8:25 PM

I love Jensen Ackles from Supernatural!

Claudette Lariviere January 27, 2016 at 10:19 PM

My rock star biggest crush, Jon Bonjovi … He still looks awesome!

Anna Ngo January 27, 2016 at 10:54 PM

I love Rod Stewart !

aarone mawdsley January 27, 2016 at 11:40 PM

i would love to win

Gilda January 28, 2016 at 5:03 AM

Not sure I really have a crush, but thanks for the contest. :)

T. Brown January 28, 2016 at 6:02 AM

Omg….I so want to read this book! Ok so my musical crush us Sam Hunt. Amazing voice and definitely not bad on the eyes!

Kelly Maxwell January 28, 2016 at 8:18 AM

My rock star crush would have to be Bruce Springsteen! :)

Maria Malaveci January 28, 2016 at 8:21 AM

OMG thanks so much for the chance….! ♥

RHONDA RAIFORD January 28, 2016 at 8:27 AM

love the read!!!!!!

Shelly W January 28, 2016 at 8:48 AM

That is one hot blurb! My rock star crush would be Adam Levine. Thank you

Gigi January 28, 2016 at 10:06 AM

So can’t wait to read – yep just one clicked! Love me some rock star, mega alpha dudes! Everyone loves their singers, guitar players, but it’s the drummers who catch my eye. Mysterious, silent, little smirking behind the scenes quiet one’s in the back banging the he!! Out of those drums, preferably shirtless :-)

Skyla January 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM


I know he’s not a real person, but hey he’s real enough for me. Lol. ;)

StaceyU January 28, 2016 at 10:19 AM

Okay ladies I am going old school and new school with this one because they are both oh so yummy, lol…………….Bret Michaels and Adam Levine, way too difficult to choose just one ;)

Melissa January 28, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Loved the excerpt!!! Right now I can’t get enough Andy Grammer! His music is so optimistic it fixes my mood everytime. He openly declares his love for his dog, his mom , and his wife, and he is so stinking hot!

Susan January 28, 2016 at 1:09 PM

My favorite group since I was a teenager is Duran Duran.

Ken Waldman January 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Look forward to receiving notification that I am a winner

Shelli Stone January 28, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Justin Timberlake – yes, please! Great book & thanks for the opportunity!!

Skylre Virgin January 28, 2016 at 1:47 PM

I found these books over the weekend and loved them so much! I then found the Night Prowler series and read all of those. I really look forward to any other books you release!! My rock star crush would have to be G-Eazy. He’s more of a hip hop guy but his voice is yummy.

Nate B January 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Myrna Kasick January 28, 2016 at 2:19 PM

I think that Keith Urban is just adorable. After recently watching American Idol, he is the guy that comes to mind first.

Michele Hao January 28, 2016 at 2:19 PM

Favorite pop star? Bruno Mars!

Annie Tate January 28, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Hmm, I guess Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More or Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem). But I’m swayed by their music so I’d also throw in Mike Kerr of Royal Blood since that is my fave band, and Alex Turner for his swagger and voice alone. Lol

Tina January 28, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Bon Jovi!! Great looking book. Thanks for sharing!

norm bean January 28, 2016 at 4:01 PM

awesome baby

Sue January 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM

So hot and horny that I want to go bed with my dream country star is Keith Urban! :-D

I just love J.T. Geissinger’s books!

Linda January 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Adam Levine definitely but then nico and aj for my book rock stars I just did not want the books to end I found the books funny heart warming and erotic all at the same time I hope there will be a book 3

Jenn W January 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

I would have to say that my favorite Rock Star Crush (book) would be Kellan Kyle. I have gotten so many friends hooked on the books!!

Debbie Petch January 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Bruce Springsteen is my fave! Love him! He is timeless.

Stacy S January 28, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Wow. What an excerpt! Well my (country singer ) crush would have to be Sam Hunt. He’s absolutely phenomenal on the vocals and his looks aren’t bad either

Robyn Bellefleur January 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Always had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi.

Keisha Eggers January 28, 2016 at 5:43 PM

I love love love these books. My country star crush is Thomas Rhett. Love a little dark and dangerous ;)

Lisa January 28, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Rock star crush ….Kellen Kyle of course and Paul Hudson from HTKaRS.
But in RL Mat McHugh from Beautiful Girls or Ben Nichols (a red hot mess I know….but that voice).

Alison January 28, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Love these books! And I’m a sucker for any tortured artist type!

Patricia January 28, 2016 at 9:15 PM

I think Bono is pretty cool! He seems to still be in love with his wife after all these years.

Danielle January 28, 2016 at 9:42 PM

I am so excited to read this book! I literally couldn’t put Sweet as Sin down! I finished it the same day I bought it and am going to by this one now and get started on it. Seriously so good!

shari January 28, 2016 at 10:12 PM

just finished, “make me sin” & i loved it!!! i wasn’t aware it was gonna end like that…when’s the next book release date?
my fave book rock star is definitely nico…irl, i can’t really think of anyone, but i like maroon 5, so i’ll go with adam…

Debra Rusch January 28, 2016 at 10:33 PM

I would love to have a Kindle Fire HD and if I were not o disability, I would already have a Kindle. My ex-girlfriend – ex roommate decided when she moved out, the Kindle, among various other items to include towels – wash cloths and the food from the pantry, BELONGING TO ME decided to go along with her. Granted, it was not a Kindle Fire HD but it was a Kindle and I truly loved it. Without spending monies I do not have to take her to court – and then no guaranty that I would ever get my Kindle back or reimbursed for it, I would be wasting monies that are much needed for other necessities in life – and I do consider a Kindle Fire a necessity in life. Unfortunately, it is towards the bottom of my ten most needed necessities in life per month. Food, rent, gas, house and vehicle insurance, medical insurance premiums, medications for 2012 diagnosed cancer (stage 3B), personals (toilet tissue, soap, hair shampoo, etc.) Kindle, and, lastly, maybe a lunch per month at Arby’s or Burger King. Yes, I would truly love to have this Kindle Fire HD – without doubt and, no, I no longer will entertain the possibility of having a roommate NONE – NO – NOT A POSSIBILITY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONDISERATION.

michael wiesner January 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM

Great books. I like Disturbed.

Zita R January 28, 2016 at 10:46 PM

Make Me Sin was an awesome read. I would have to say that Adam Levine is my favorite rock star. Thanks for the give-away!

Maria Cassera January 28, 2016 at 11:52 PM

My crush is Michael Bubble, thanks so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The book

Cassie Hoffman January 29, 2016 at 1:38 AM

Can’t wait to read this!

Cassie Hoffman January 29, 2016 at 1:39 AM

Crush is Adam Levine

Jenni January 29, 2016 at 1:46 AM

Of course I would want a kindle HD! Now, everyone who knows me, would agree that my favourite of al times is Jake from the storm series. The feels from the first book are yet to be topped for me.

Viki Lant January 29, 2016 at 2:56 AM

Ozzy Osbourne. He has a tough persona but have you seen that cheeky grin? So cute. Xx

Maralee Stevenson January 29, 2016 at 3:27 AM

My country music crush is Luke Bryan! Sexy! Btw loving the “Bad Habit” series. I hope there will be more!

Rose January 29, 2016 at 5:21 AM

I don’t have any favorites. Oakridge Boys.

nancy January 29, 2016 at 6:25 AM

I never could decide a fav singer/ rock star. Too many. Definitely rockers over country.
I NEED an Hd & would love to win one.

Donia January 29, 2016 at 6:58 AM

ThAnKs for this posting. Now I have my weekend reading covered. My rock star crush has been Dean Castronovo,drummer for Journey, for many years. Over the past few years he’s got himself in enough trouble that I’d love to throw him under the bus, but I have faith that he’s finding help and getting himself straight. ThAnK for the contest and good luck to all.

Rosi January 29, 2016 at 7:42 AM

crush…hmm I’ll say Angel Vivaldi. I know he’s gay but damn he is still so damn gorgeous!!

Amy K January 29, 2016 at 8:35 AM

My rockstar crush is Vincent Cavanugh of the band Anathema. He’s sexy as heck, hi singing voice is beautiful and at times vulnerable. I also love watching him play his guitar. Love this series.

Heather Gibb January 29, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Probably Bon Jovi from back in the Ally McBeal days

Karen J January 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM

This sounds good…going to pick up the first book to start this series.
Favorite rock star has to be Rob Thomas…love his voice.

Muhammad Khan January 29, 2016 at 10:59 AM

I have a crush on Selena Gomez :D Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone :)

Heidi Iffland January 29, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Sting is my rock star crush! Has been since I was in high school. There’s just something about a bass player! I am almost finished with Make Me Sin and ready for the next one! AJ is pretty hot and a hot Russian always makes me swoon!

Ralph Mira January 29, 2016 at 8:27 PM

My favorite singer-songwriter is Rickie Lee Jones, her melodies and lyric poetry have always reached in and yanked my heartstrings, from the time I first heard her on the flying bridge of a warship in 1975, her voice emanating from a portable 8track player as freezing salt spray reached up and punctuated the verses.
When I first saw her face on an album cover I felt like I knew it already, and I was striken.
Over the years, her music has always “gotten to me”, like we were on a special wavelength.
Her talent seemed to me to be unmatched, but maybe an emotional fixation enhances one’s appreciation, the way a drunk sees a tired and unhealthy prostitute with a broken heel as Audrey Hepburn.
But Rickies talent is real.
Saw her once in small venue called the Carefree theatre in West Palm Beach. Mesmerizing performance. How I wanted to meet her.
Had a chance…after the show I foung myself standing next to her tour RV as it idled, engines growling a warning to stay away, she doesn’t want her space violated. Just a knock on the metal door, her driver or manager or bandmate would open the door, look down at me, and tell me she’s relaxing and not taking visitors or giving autographs. Maybe she’d speak from the interior, tell him “it’s OK, show in.”
But I couldn’t summon the courage. I just stood there for a while, looking at the enigmatic blacked out windows, I’m just a boring ex-sailor, nothing interesting to say, not very important, no marks in the world.
Saved some shipmates when my ship was run over by an aircraft carrier.
Help save the ship. That was a mark.
But I never made a timeless, beautiful song, that made thousands of people happy.
We grow old together, never having met.

Kristina Hammock January 29, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Justin Timberlake! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kim Weisser January 29, 2016 at 10:54 PM

I always tell my husband that if I wasn’t married to him, I’d be married to John Legend. He’s so sincere, and pretty cute too :)

Emmy January 29, 2016 at 11:23 PM

A young John Rzeznik ( goo goo dolls ) .

Cassia Linkiewich January 30, 2016 at 1:12 AM

Would love to read the rest of this book on the Kindle. Sounds like a very good read! The only man I dream about is my amazing man Jeff!!!

Laura January 30, 2016 at 1:27 AM

Keith Urban! Have to tell you loved this book series! Can’t wait for the next one.

Liza Vladyka January 30, 2016 at 8:59 AM

singer-Alan Jackson
actor-Morgan Freeman
actress- Angela Jolie

Kathie January 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Love the series can’t wait for next one. Hurry please!!

Bruce January 30, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Carrie Underwood

Retha Bates January 30, 2016 at 11:33 PM

I don’t have one!

Jacob LaFountaine January 30, 2016 at 11:40 PM

A young Tori Amos during the Little Earthquakes years

Elizabeth C January 31, 2016 at 11:51 AM

I dont have a “singer” fav. But hands down, Sidney Crosby, Canadian Hockey player yaaay

Sara Miller January 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Josh Groban does it for me.

Juana Esparza January 31, 2016 at 1:32 PM

I like Patrick Monahan from Train.

Raina January 31, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Just posted 5 stars on Amazon for Make Me Sin. Loved it. Read it twice and plan to read it again. Can’t wait for the next one. I had tons of rock star crushes back in the day, but Paul McCartney was my first.

Linh January 31, 2016 at 3:54 PM

real person: Justin Timberlake
book person: Jake Wethers

Tara Gauthier January 31, 2016 at 4:49 PM

No crush on anyone in particular but thanks for the great opportunity with this giveaway!

Stace Sae January 31, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Great excerpt. Hmm, I’d have to say my singer crush would have to be Thomas Rhett! What a sight he is.

Kathy O January 31, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Wonderful excerpt, thank you for sharing. My favorite country music star is Dolly Parton. Thank you for the chance.

Suzy Frenchman February 1, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Imagine dragons is my rock star

cara February 1, 2016 at 6:34 AM

Would love to win star crush ,Allan Jackson,

Cassie Hoffman February 2, 2016 at 1:57 AM

This sounds amazing. Going on my TBR list!!!

Alberta Pachuca February 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Justin Timberlake is my music crush. Loved him since middle school. These books are amazing I read both in 2 days.

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