Today I am so pleased to welcome Gianni Holmes to Joyfully Jay. Gianni has come to talk to us about her latest release, Be Mine, Twisted Valentine. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


Exclusive Excerpt

He buried his face into my neck, kissing me there and squeezing my ass cheeks with both hands, hauling me roughly against his front and grinding up into me. “Fifteen years, Teddy,” he groaned. “Why does it still feel so fucking good to do this to you?”

I trembled and clenched my fists to avoid grabbing his hair and yanking his head back. I had the powerful urge to kiss him senselessly so I didn’t have to deal with reality.

“You followed me, didn’t you?” I undulated against him. Fuck, but my hips were no longer my own.

“You can’t prove it.” He pulled his head back.

“What do you want?”

“You, Teddy. I want you.”

“My wife—”

“Isn’t here right now. It’s you and me, Teddy. Just us. Why do you still keep fighting it? Shit happened between us, but this, this is real. You fucking shot me in the arm, and I’m still here. Deny that you want me, and I’ll walk away.”

I uncurled my fists and sagged against the wall. I couldn’t look at him, so I focused on the third button of his dark blue shirt. “Tell me this has to do with what happened fifteen years ago.”

“Of course it does.”

“I mean, tell me I’m still brainwashed by you and that’s why I’m not trying harder to escape. I’m sick, aren’t I? For letting you touch me this way.”

“You’re not the only one confused by it, Teddy.” He caught my belt buckle and undid it. “You think I want to risk going back to prison for another five years at least? You don’t think I want to avoid you, find some pretty brunette, and remember what it was like to only want pussy?”

“Why don’t you?” My heart pounded, and a roaring filled my ears.

Duncan slipped his hand inside my underwear and pulled my erection out. What was the sense in hiding it from him? He’d done this to me. He already knew I was too used to his hands on my body for it to feel strange. Instead, my skin caught fire like a match to dry paper. Arousal crackled and danced, engulfing me in the wicked flames.

This. This is what’s missing from my marriage.

“Damn if I know. I just can’t get you out of my mind, so you’re not the only one in this. Now shut up and turn around. Let me fuck you.”


be mine, twisted valentine coverCorrupt Cupid, Book 1

Fifteen years ago, I helped put my abductor behind bars.

With the help of my hypnotherapist, I’ve sealed away the memories of my traumatic past.

Until the dreaded phone call.

Duncan Whittaker’s out on parole.

The first time I confront him, I intend to kill him.

Then something snaps inside me.

The memories I’ve been repressing have returned.

Duncan Whittaker’s the only man who’s ever made me feel desire.

He’s also the one who held me captive for almost a year.

Isolated me to make me grateful for his presence.

Deprived me of sensation to make me crave his unwanted touch.

Duncan Whittaker’s a sadist who’s broken something inside me.

For the second time, he’s about to ruin my life.

And God help me, I can’t stop him.

I don’t want to stop him.

Be mine, Twisted Valentine is a part of a multiauthor collab. Ditch the hearts and flowers and step into the dark world of Corrupt Cupid. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but why not grab each and every deranged romantic tale as you slip into a place where darkness rules?


gianni holmes logoGianni Holmes is a USA TODAY Bestselling author who’s embracing her love for literature by wielding the pen and creating stories of her own. She’s the author of the popular series The Grimm Tales of Smoky Vale and The Taking Care series. Gianni is a former teacher of Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature who was well known for her creativity in the classroom.

These days she can be found writing books, hanging out with her readers, and raising her daughter as a single mother. You can keep in touch with her in the following places:


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