Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Following Dreams with Jennifer Lowery!

Hey there, everyone! It's my pleasure today to host Jennifer Lowery, author of Hard Core and a new romantic suspense, The Treasure! Jennifer's a cool lady, a great writer and runs a yummy food blog (Romance Recipes). Take it away, Jennifer!

Hi Kristina and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My debut book, The Treasure, released this month so I’m very excited to be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!

In honor of my release I am giving away a $5.00 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL to be entered to win!!

I’d like to tell my readers to make your dreams happen!! Dreams really do come true if you work hard and never give up! I can’t remember wanting to be anything except a writer! I grew up devouring books, lol.
Even got caught in the seventh grade reading a romance book in the back of my math book! I detoured along the way, went to college, got a degree in Respiratory Care, and worked in a hospital as a Respiratory Therapist for 13 years before the time felt right to pursue my career as a writer—my dream. So, I quit my job, thanks to my wonderful hubby who supported us on his income, and began writing full-time. It took me 10 years to become published (I wrote during my years at the hospital) and 3 years once I began writing full-time to sign a contract! There were many heartaches, detours, pitfalls, doubts, joys, celebrations and pains along the way, but it’s worth it. So if you have a dream, don’t give up!! No matter how long it takes you to get there, don’t give up! Dreams really do come true! Make it happen!

I wish you all the luck in the world on your endeavors and hope that you will follow your dreams as I have! And when you do drop by my website http://www.jenniferloweryauthor.com and let me know that you did it!! I’d love to hear your stories of inspiration!!

As for me, I’m gonna keep on writing and following my dream! Right now I’m working on many projects. I’m revising a manuscript for submission, titled The Maze. This is one of my favorite stories! Can’t wait for you to meet Noah and Attie! Oh, the things they go through in the maze! I had the most fun writing this story and its villain, let me tell you ... I am also working on Book #2 in my Onyx Group/mercenary series. A follow up to my debut release, Hard Core now available in print and digital. And I’m planning to start Book #2, The Prize, in my Sawyer Sisters trilogy. Book #1, The Treasure, came out January 28th through Crimson Romance! Yay!! My second published book! And I have the story of my heart, Murphy’s Law, coming out March 4th through Lyrical Press!! Can’t wait for you to meet Murphy!!

Thank you for having me today, Kristina!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support!

All my best,

Blurb for The Treasure:

Amelia Sawyer is looking for adventure outside her ordinary life. She hires bush pilot Brody Kern to fly her into the South American jungle, expecting a dashing, debonair version of Indiana Jones, but Amelia butts heads with the brooding, gruff man.

Brody Kern, former Air Force fighter pilot, doesn’t need another Sawyer determined to find the elusive ParaĆ­so.  People had been hurt or killed trying to find the mysterious place, including Amelia’s aunt, but Brody’s business partner has cleaned out their account and taken off with the money. Now Jeremy’s bookie is breathing down Brody’s neck, threatening to break his kneecaps, or worse, if he doesn’t pay his friend’s gambling debts.  

As Brody and Amelia hunt down the treasure with every criminal in the area wanting a piece, will it be the adventure of a lifetime—or will it result in heartbreaking betrayal?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Excerpt from The Treasure:

She looked at Brody, saw something haunted in his eyes and the reality of what happened sank in fully. His chest rose and fell heavily, his fists clenched at his sides.

In effort to reassure him, she reached out a hand. But he didn’t take it. He was frozen in place. In the past.

“Brody,” she said softly. “I’m fine. See?” She held out her shaking hands to show him. “You saved me.”

Her breath hitched when he suddenly pulled her into his arms. The belay system prevented full body contact. Heat from his body radiated into hers as he lowered his head and claimed her lips. Consumed, possessed. All of what he couldn’t say was in that kiss and she understood fully how much she scared him.

His hands moved frantically down her spine to cup her hips and pull her against him.
When the equipment got in the way, he tore his mouth from hers and growled. His eyes blazed down into hers. Still stunned from his kiss, she stared back, unable to speak.

“Tell me to stop,” he demanded, chest heaving beneath his soaked T-shirt as rain sluiced over rock hard muscle.