Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Share: Jezebel's Wish, by AJ Nuest

Welcome to AJ Nuest, fellow The Wild Rose Press author.  AJ, I love your cover--it's got a horse, how can I not love it, and the book sounds really good, too.  After watching the trailer, you have me intrigued as to what Jezzy's secret is.

Jezebel's Wish, by AJ Nuest

Genre:  Western Comtemporary Romance
Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 298
Word Count 81000
Print ISBN: 1-60154-898-2

Haunted by nightmares, tormented by guilt, Jezebel came to Redemption Ranch to escape the past—except now she's stuck in the middle of nowhere with no redemption in sight. When her mother pushes her into riding lessons with local veterinarian Matthias Saunders, Jezebel balks. Sure, the doctor is gorgeous, but he’s completely obnoxious and knows how to push every one of her buttons.

Only her deep connection with The Reverend, a gentle stallion who guards her darkest secrets, has her agreeing to spend any more time with Dr. Saunders. Caring for the stallion is the first bright spot in her life in months, and if being around the horse means she has to deal with Matthias Saunders, then so be it. Surely a city girl like her can handle one country vet—even one with disturbing blue eyes. Can't she?


Jezzy stopped. “I thought I was having a riding lesson.”

“You are.” He nodded toward the empty paddock. “Go in.”

“Go in?” Jezzy propped a hand on her hip. “You sure you know what you’re doing? Because it was my understanding that an actual horse is needed for a riding lesson.”

“Don’t you think it would be wise at this juncture to leave the understanding up to the professionals?”

Jezzy rolled her eyes. “You’re making this way too easy. Professionals? Please. Don’t get me started.”

“Why not? Getting you started is exactly what I’m here for.”

Jezzy’s jaw dropped. She didn’t quite know how to interpret that remark.

He held out the rope. “Now go in. And take this lead line with you.” Steely blue determination glinted in his eyes. There was no way he was going to give in.

Jezzy snatched the lead line from his hand and stormed through the gate, then turned when he closed it behind her.

He put a foot on the bottom railing and rested against the gate, facing the horizon. “Take the chair to the center of the paddock and sit down.”

“And just exactly how is that supposed to teach me to ride?”

He cocked an eyebrow. “You want out of the deal?”

Jezzy’s fist clenched tight around the lead line. What she wanted was to march back to the fence and smack his face.


AJ Nuest lives in northwest Indiana with her loving husband and two beautiful children. She is the author of two contemporary romance novels.

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Watch the trailer

AJ's note to Readers:  Thanks so much for taking a quick peek at Jezebel's Wish. Be sure to visit to read the reviews, and if you'd like to pop me an email, always happy to hear from readers!

Thank you for sharing with us today, AJ!  Best of luck with all your books!

Stacey Joy Netzel


  1. Love your cover, AJ! And your trailer haunts me. Great images.

    Mary Jo

  2. Thank you so much, Mary Jo! I love that trailer, too! Made by my very dear friend, Amie Louellen who is uber-talented. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by such great friends. Thanks for stopping in for a peek at Jezebel's Wish!

  3. You're too kind, AJ! But I can tell you this, for a book like JW the trailer has to be worthy! It's a must read, y'all!!

  4. Thank you, Amie! See, everyone? I TOLD you she was a great friend!

  5. Hi AJ! Spaced it out, huh? I thought I was the only one who did things like that. Glad to see you've got it all together again! Best wishes for even MORE success with Jezebel.

  6. Thank you, Alison! Whew! At least now I can say I'm not the only one! LOL! I appreciate you stopping by for a peek at Jezebel's Wish!

  7. Hi, AJ!
    I read the book and really enjoyed it! Fabulous!

  8. Thank you so much Ilona! Roses are the BEST! Lovin all the support I get from such a talented group of authors!!

  9. Hey AJ, you were too busy proof reading my blog post to remember you where supposed to be inviting peeps to visit with you! See what hanging with me will get ya? :-)

  10. Late again. I think I'll make that my middle name! I canna wait to read this book! Everytime I read an excerpt or blurb I weaken more! Congrats honey.