Happy Release Day to Jane Harvey-Berrick!
I'm getting ready to review this book for an upcoming blog tour, and I am so excited to be a part of today's Release Day Blitz for LIFERS!
Once you read the synopsis, I bet you'll want to add it to your TBR, too. :D
by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Publication date: February 7th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Blitz organized by: Xpresso Book Tours
After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.
Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn't changed since he was carted off to juvie all those years ago. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn't even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.
Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can distance erase the memories that haunt him? Trapped in the prison of his own mind Jordan wonders if the pain of living will ever subside?
Torrey Delaney is new in town and certainly doesn't behave in a way the locals believe a preacher's daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex is the talk of the town. Add that to her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman, and the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter's path.
As friendship forms, is it possible for two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan's demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey's walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, will they find their place in the world? Can they struggle against the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?
Is love a life sentence?
Due to scenes of a sexual nature, not recommended for under 18.
About the Author ~ Jane Harvey-Berrick
I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn't think I could write a sex scene. Turns out I can!
My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.
My husband doesn't read my books. My mother does.
Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I've finished writing their books. That's why you'll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, becasue those voices just won't be quiet.
Dina Farndon Eidinger Do you HEAR the characters in your head when writing?
Yes. When I'm out walking a piece of dialogue pops into my mind. I always carry a notebook because there's nothing worse than forgetting a great line!
Do you let them guide the story, or do you write how you WANT it to happen?
Mostly I have the plot worked out, but sometimes the characters kick my ass and tell me to do it THEIR way.
Why did you decide to do 50 shades fan fic?
I'd never written adult fiction and FSOG inspired me. Then one of the fanfic readers told me I should write some original stories - so I did. Fanfic is great training for a writer. People can be very snooty about it, but there are some brilliant writers on there.
Do you meet people and discover a CHARACTER in them?
Not usually a whole person, but I do take certain characteristics from them. Several friends have ended up in my books. And my outlaws - I mean in-laws! They just don't know it. :)
If one of your books could be a movie, which one would you pick and why?
Dangerous to Know & Love because it covers a subject that doesn't get mentioned much.
When writing some of the more difficult scenes, do you get as emotional as we do when we read it? For example, Seb's scene when he got hurt?
Definitely. I typed through tears on several occasions in that section, and again recently for a scene toward the end of At Your Beck & Call. The characters become very real to me.
Do you get nervous or anxious right before one of your books release?
Hell, yeah! My friends get tired of talking me down from the ledge.
Does it bother you if you get a negative review?
I'd love to say no, but that's a big fat lie. Yet another ledge my friends have to talk me down from. You put your heart and soul into these stories and then c-r-a-s-h. It's hard. It must be worse if you're an actor, because it's not just your work, but your face and voice, too.
What has surprised you and upset you the most about your success so far?
I like that you think I'm successful! I guess the biggest surprise is that really is an international experience. I get messages from all over the world, which is amazing.
I get upset when people do mean stuff, like give me a one-star review, even before my book has been published and I know for a fact that they haven't read it. Why would anyone do that? I don't understand.
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