Desperate to the Max: Max Starr Series, Book 3, a paranormal mystery/romance by Jasmine Haynes

Desperate to the Max: Max Starr Series, Book 3, a paranormal mystery/romance

byJasmine Haynes, Jennifer Skully

Kobo ebook | May 20, 2013

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If you’re a fan of contemporary romance by Bella Andre, Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, Janet Evanovich, Mary Janice Davidson, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and you adore JD Robb’s Eve Dallas, then get ready for Max Starr!

Thirty-something, down-on-her-luck accountant Max Starr has the unfortunate gift of being psychic, a newly-discovered wrinkle in her already messed-up life. Her husband, Cameron, is dead, killed in a botched 7-11 robbery two years ago. In her grief, Max has cut herself off from friends, moved out of her San Francisco home in favor of a studio apartment, and dumped her flourishing career as a CPA to do temp work.

Now Max has developed an annoying penchant for attracting the spirits of murdered women. Okay, they possess her. And to exorcize them, Max must unmask their killers. But how?! By stepping into the void their deaths created, taking their jobs, befriending the loved ones they left behind. Max goes wherever she has to go and does whatever she has to do.

Max’s latest adventure: By day, poor pitiful Bethany Spring runs a courier service for housebound people; by night, she becomes the seductive Helen on the other end of the phone line and men will pay anything to talk to her. When Bethany is murdered, the brutal slaying plunges Max into the woman’s kinky after-midnight world. Barely surviving this crash course in Phone Sex 101, Max turns once again to her late husband Cameron and hunky Detective Witt Long to help her crack the case.

Needing Witt for his detecting skills is one thing, but meeting his mother is scarier than facing down a cold-blooded killer. What commitment is the irresistible detective going to extract from her next? Max almost prefers being possessed by a spirit.

Previously published in 2004.

Contains super sexy material

“Desperate To The Max” is a contemporary romance/mystery with both psychic and ghostly paranormal elements and is approximately 80000 words.

The book contains the following bonus material:
Excerpts from the next Max Starr mystery, “Power to the Max,” plus “Kinky Neighbors”, and “She’s Gotta Be Mine” by Jasmine’s alter ego, Jennifer Skully.

REVIEWS for the Max Starr series:

“AND OMG ... The sexual build up between the first two books finally comes to a pinnacle head in this story in a way that had me panting and overheating! ... another keeper from JB Skully that has me ready to camp on her e-mail begging for more!”
~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews

RTR Reviewers Choice Award!
“I am desperately waiting on pins and needles to see what happens next in the lives of Max Starr and DeWitt Quentin Long. The next book in this series can’t come soon enough for me!”
~ The Road to Romance

“The passion, the pain, all of the emotions a love story is supposed to have is all wrapped up in this book. Add to that, mystery and murder... in a word, perfect.”
~ The Romance Studio

“I stayed up until 4 a.m. reading this, and you'll find it impossible to put down.”
~ Sensual Romance Reviews

Jasmine Haynes, Rita Finalist for Somebody’s Lover, plus two-time Holt Medallion and National Readers Choice Award winner, is the author of over 30 classy, erotic romance tales. Look for the final book in her popular DeKnight series, The Principal's Office. In 2013, she'll be starting a sexy new series for Berkley Heat, beginning with The Naughty Corner coming Fall 2013. And there will be more in the sensual West Coast series! Of course, she’s also the author of the award-winning Max Starr psychic mystery series. And don’t miss her writing as Jennifer Skully, KOD Daphne award-winning author of contemporary romance, bringing you poignant tales peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. Visit her websites at,, and her blog at

Title:Desperate to the Max: Max Starr Series, Book 3, a paranormal mystery/romanceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 20, 2013Publisher:Jasmine HaynesLanguage:English

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