Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author Spotlight with Jennifer Lowery Books and Questions


Hi  all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My romantic suspense, Hard To Handle, 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 an e-book copy of Hard To Handle to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL so I can contact you if you win!!
Author Bio:
NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer.  Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side. 
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers.  She loves everything there is about romance.  Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines.  She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.  
Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 
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Questions:
1.     When did you decide to write?
When I was five, lol. That’s when I was first published. I wrote a 3 sentence poem about where freckles came from. The sun, according to me in kindergarten J My teacher had it published in our local newspaper. My mom clipped it and saved it for me. I have the article in my cedar chest to this day. I haven’t stopped since.
2.     How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?
Actually, the series came to me in the form of the aunt. Aunt Pandora. She was the key factor in all three books, and spawned the first book. Then there was the hero, Brody. My bush pilot. I just had to write his story first. He was such a good fit for my heroine, Amelia. And, oh, what an adventure they had!
3.     What Genre do write?
Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
4.     Would you ever write with another author if asked?
Possibly. I’m always open to new adventures.
5.     Who is your biggest inspiration?
All the artists out there who put their heart and soul into their work. You open a vein when you create and it takes a strong person to do that, no matter what you are creating.
6.     Who are some of your favorite authors?
Cherry Adair, Cindy Gerard, Maya Banks, Tara Janzen, D’Ann Lindun, Daryl Devore, Sharon Hamilton, Cristin Harber, Kaylea Cross, and so many more I can’t name them all!
7.     What genre do you like to read?
Military romance and romantic suspense.
8.     What was the last book that you read?
Winter’s Heat by Cristin Harber-awesome book!
9.     What are you working on?
More projects than I can count, lol. Book #2 in my SEAL Team Alpha series is in the forefront. On the side, Book #2 in my ATCOM series and Book #2 in my Sawyer Sisters Trilogy.


Fun Questions:
1.     Favorite Animal Horse
2.     Favorite Color Green
3.     Favorite Food Dark chocolate raspberry truffles
4.     Favorite Genre of Music Rock
5.     Favorite Season Fall

Hard To Handle/Romantic Suspense

Tagline: His greatest fear…turned into her greatest adventure.

Blurb:

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 Paraíso. 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?  

Content Warning: Sexual content
Previously published as ‘The Treasure’ by Crimson Romance, 2013

Short Blurb:

Amelia Sawyer is looking for adventure outside her ordinary life and finds it in brooding, gruff former Air Force pilot, Brody Kern. She hires him to fly her into the South American jungle to find the elusive Paraíso. Danger follows them as word of the map spreads-will this be the adventure of a lifetime or will it result in heartbreaking betrayal? 

Excerpt #1:
Copyright 2014, Jennifer Lowery

She looked at Brody, saw something haunted in his eyes and the reality of what happened sank in fully. She had almost plunged to her death. Just like her aunt. In her quest, she had brought Brody’s worst fear to light and made him relive that horrible incident. 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.
  
Excerpt #2
Copyright 2014, Jennifer Lowery

The door to the hangar flew open. Brody popped his head out. “We have to go. Right now. Move it.”
Not the words she wanted to hear, but his tone and the red welt on his cheek got her moving. Clutching her bags like a shield, she hurried toward the hangar, tripping only once in her rush to see what happened.
“What happened?” She stared at the crumpled body of Mr. Newton and another man she didn’t recognize on the floor.
Brody, who worked fast to throw a side panel on the plane, barked, “Get in the plane.”
That plane?” Getting in the red and white piece of tin didn’t sound like a good idea. The plane looked even less reliable than his Land Rover. And wasn’t that an engine part lying on the floor beside his toolbox?
“She’ll run fine.” Brody ran around to the other side of the plane, obviously to finish his hasty repair and put his plane back together. “Now, get the hell in.”
Mr. Newton groaned.
“I’m not sure about this,” she said. “What did you do to them?”
“Nothing they didn’t invite.”
In other words, he wasn’t going to tell her.
“If you don’t get in this plane right now, then our friends there are going to wake up and they aren’t going to be happy. They want the map, Miss Sawyer, and I have no intention of giving it to them. Do you?”
Amelia shook her head, looking at the two men who were beginning to stir. “Okay, okay.” She hurried toward the plane. “You’re giving me answers to your change of heart as soon as we get out of here, Brody Kern.”
He opened the door for her, took her bags and tossed them in the back, then lifted her in the front seat before he slammed the door closed. Once he was in the seat next to her, he brought the plane to life. It choked and sputtered before gaining power.
Reaching over her shoulder, she put on a seatbelt as Brody maneuvered the plane out of the hangar and onto the runway, which was nothing more than a cleared path through the jungle. The plane bounced and shook as they gained speed. Nothing like the jet she flew in on. Nothing at all.
She’d loved the plane ride over. Loved flying the second she set foot on the jet. Maybe because it was the official start of her adventure, but either way, it was more fun than this. Safer, for sure. Brody’s plane sounded like a tank rattling down the road and it rode like one too. And she thought his Land Rover was bad. This felt like riding in a tin can with seats. Very close quarters. Every time they hit a bump, her shoulder hit Brody’s.
“Are we going fast enough?” Amelia asked, worried they would hit the end of the runway before they gained enough speed. “Do you know how to fly this thing?”
Brody didn’t answer, just concentrated on his task. He seemed confident enough with his hands on the oddly shaped steering wheel and his eyes watching the many dials. She had one of the funny shaped wheels on her side too, but she didn’t touch it. It moved with Brody’s so she let him have it.
Nerves pounding, heart pumping, Amelia held on for dear life as they barreled down the runway. Frightened and excited, she watched the runway get shorter. Her life was in Brody’s hands and somehow that exhilarated her. Trees rushed past, her heart raced.
They were almost at the end of the path. Trees loomed ahead, tall and unyielding, creating a barrier. Amelia gripped the seat in anticipation.
They weren’t going to make it.
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Other Books By Jennifer Lowery!!!


 


A supposedly hassle-free job for mercenary Cristian Slade becomes a mission of mercy when he saves a life instead of taking one. Slade's new mission might be his most dangerous yet, because the danger is to his heart. 

Tragedy has sent esteemed surgeon Alana O'Grady to a remote a remote Nicaraguan island where she immerses herself in the lives of a native tribe, using her talents for goodwill instead of wealth and prestige. But life turns upside down when her work requires she protect a rugged mercenary who commands her attention when she's awake and dominates her dreams while she sleeps. 

Doctoring Cristian puts her entire tribe in danger from the man who's hunting him. Is it her professional oath or her unprofessional attraction to him keeping her from sending him away to heal on his own? Alana's fire warms Cristian's heart, but he's a hardened assassin and has no business falling for someone like her. Can they fight hard enough to keep what they might have together? 


Home is the last place Jon Murphy can go. After being held captive in Azbakastan, he returns to the States only to find he can’t face his mom and sisters with what he did while he was a prisoner, so he retreats to the mountains.

Widow Sara Sheldon has made a lifetime of mistakes and is now running scared from her husband’s powerful family, who are determined to take her daughter away from her. When her little girl goes missing in the Rockies, Sara enlists the only help she can find: a gruff recluse with tracking skills to admire and a body to covet.

A storm strands Sara and her daughter at Murphy’s cabin, leaving her no choice but to hope her in-laws don’t catch up while she plans where to run next. Murphy resents the invasion of his privacy, but can’t seem to keep his mind--or his hands--off Sara. How can she stand to look at him, with all his scars? He’s not nearly as honorable as she might think…only enough to make sure she’s safe, and then he’ll go back to being alone, the way he should be.

CONTENT WARNING: Sexual content
Murphy’s Law: Previously published by Lyrical Press in 2013
***Murphy's Law was a 2006 Golden Heart Finalist*** 




Navy SEAL Jack Taggart attends his friend's wedding, hoping to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments. When criminals kidnap the beautiful wedding singer, he knows that he must rescue her, at all costs, if need be.



Darci O'Shea jumped at the opportunity for a little adventure when she took the job of wedding singer in the tropics, but she didn't expect to be kidnapped by a band of thieves. Nor did she expect her rescuer to be a groomsman who could handle a gun as if he'd been born with it.



Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other's arms?



Content Warning: Sexual content


Her first love ended in tragedy, former CIA agent, Nora Ashford, vows never to be hurt again and retreats to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 

Forced down by a blizzard, former Navy pilot, Lucas Stone crash lands in Nora’s snow covered meadow. Brave in battle, but he's been burned more than once in love. 

Fighting the blizzard and their attraction for each other Nora and Lucas must unite when Nora’s past puts their lives in danger. Will they take a chance at love?








6 comments:

  1. excellent I loved this, have read most of them and they are fab so far will for sure be checking the other's out xxx

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  2. i love all Jennifers books. Hard to Handle was so good Amelia is in for such an adventure. Cant wait for book 2

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    1. Aw, thanks, Julie! I'm working on Book #2! I'll write fast, lol.

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  3. Thank you so much for having me on your beautiful blog today! I'm so happy to be here!

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    1. Thank you sooo much for allowing me to put you on my blog. =)

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