Blog Tour stop & Giveaway….The Marriage Merger by Jennifer Probst


How fun is this?  For Read-Love-Blog’s stop on Jennifer Probst’s blog tour for her latest release, The Marriage Merger, she gives us the playlist she listened to while writing Sawyer and Julietta’s story……

I also have a paperback copy of The Marriage Merger to giveaway to one lucky winner! Enter in the rafflecopter below!

Oh, and my review for The Marriage Merger can be found HERE


Marriage Merger COVER

Book links:

Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  ~  Goodreads 

From Jennifer:


Everyone who knows me realizes I’m a huge music lover. I adore a big variety across all genres, and music is key to creating certain characters depending on the book I’m currently working on.

The Marriage Merger was no exception.

The music I listed to over and over on my Ipod made a huge difference as I wrote and developed scenes. The kick ass metal of Guns n Roses. The gorgeous richness of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The emotional intensity and husky drawl of Daughtry, Rob Thomas, and Bruno Mars. The seductive, sultry beat of Rhianna and Beyonce.

God, I love my job.

Writing my stories with music pounding in my ears helps me get to that magic place where the words flow and the images pop and I lose myself. Lose yourself in the music. A little Eminem there lol!

So, I’m going to share all the songs I had on loop while writing the Marriage Merger. Each means something special to me and helped create a scene or a mood.  Enjoy!


1. The Start of Something Good by Daughtry

2. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N Roses

3. Mockingbird – Rob Thomas

4. You and Me (We Wanted It All)– Frank Sinatra

5. Lose Yourself – Eminem

6. Someone Like You – Adele

7. Aint That A Kick in The Head –  Dean Martin

8. I Love You – Climax Blues Band

9. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark  (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy

10. Master of Puppets – Metallica

11. Overjoyed – Matchbox Twenty

12. Barely Breathing – Lifehouse

13.  I Want To F**k You Like An Animal – Nine Inch Nails

14. Never Gonna Leave This Bed – Maroon 5

The Marriage Merger synopsis:

Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy, wonderful dream men, but not Julietta Conte. She’s stayed on terra firma as top executive of the family’s corporation, La Dolce Famiglia bakery. Work is her passion, and her trendy Milan apartment her sanctuary . . . until Sawyer Wells, a masculine masterpiece in a suit, lures her out of hiding with an irresistible offer: an exclusive partnership with his international chain of boutique hotels.

Julietta’s been burned before—and trusting her brother-in-law’s friend, whose powerful gaze alone has her rethinking the best use of a conference room, is the riskiest proposition. But with a once-in-a-career chance to take the bakery global, will she mix stone-cold business with red-hot seduction?
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About the author:

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. At twelve, I took a pen in hand and wrote my first love story. I haven’t stopped since. Those heroines taught me valuable lessons that served me well. I learned to keep my head up high and surge forward when I was afraid; I learned to demand respect in a relationship; I learned about compromise and dreams and independence. Those are the stories I want to write, and I can only hope I give back some of the joy I received over the years.

I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. I’ve traveled to many places but always seem to be drawn back to the mountains. I graduated with a business degree, worked for Mercy College, and now spend most days dedicated to my family and my characters. I’ve pursued many career paths such as travel agent, yoga teacher and insurance salesperson. I’ve wanted to be an airline pilot, a dancer, an archaeologist, and a vineyard owner. I have been all of the above throughJennifer-Probst-1-Crop-258x300 romance novels, and intend to explore many more.

One of my turning points in my career was when I joined Romance Writers of America and met the wonderful people in my local chapter, The Hudson Valley RWA. Through supportive critique sessions, I learned how to develop my raw skills to get a publishable manuscript. I discovered my tendency for wordy prologues and passive phrases that all new writers work through, and now try to help others on their journey.

My “leisure time” is spent writing, reading, and raising two active boys. I believe animals are the other children in this world, and enjoy spending time at the local animal shelter, where I got my first “baby” Bella, a shepherd hound mix who gets into as much trouble as my son! I rescued my second dog from an abusive home, a beagle, basset hound who is the peacemaker in the household.

I met the love of my life when I had finally given up on my own romantic journey. The first time he asked me out he promised to buy my book if he could buy me dinner. We had dinner and fell in love over sushi and haven’t been apart since. We married and settled into domestic bliss. That’s when I learned it wasn’t about happy endings. It was about happy beginnings.

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  1. Love him!!!

  2. Kim Perry says:

    Love him! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Gjurgjica Hakimi says:

    love him !!! Jennifer u rock :)))

  4. love him

  5. Alexandra A says:

    Love him 😉

  6. Love him… love the HELL out of him!

  7. Love Him

  8. Love him!

  9. Love him!

  10. Jennifer Walls says:

    Love him!!!!

  11. Suzanne Critelli says:

    Looking forward to this!

  12. love this series

  13. Marcy Meyer says:

    Love him!

  14. Brandy Gibson says:

    looking forward to starting this series

  15. Bette Hansen says:

    love him and love this series

  16. Jody Gilcrist says:

    Love love love him!!

  17. Alyssa C. says:

    love him!!

  18. Love him!!! Your playlist is awesome!

  19. Can’t wait to read this book! Love the series.

  20. jen4277 says:

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

  21. read all the books in this series so far…cant wait for this one

  22. Had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer (with Jilly at the time) so I have to enter this contest!!!

  23. i love this series sooo much! im very excited to read this! thank you for the feature and giveaway!

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