Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Today’s Guest At The Back Fence

Welcome to my back fence, y’all. Today, we have a special guest hanging out with us, so help yourself to a cup of cowboy coffee or a glass of sweet tea and come sit a spell. You’re in for a treat.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Michigan author, Jennifer Lowery, who has graciously offered to tell us a little about herself and her journey to publication and also give us a peek at her upcoming novel, The Treasure. If you want steamy romance, fast-paced action and adventure all rolled up in one exciting read, you are going to love Jennifer’s books. Please give her a big welcome.




Hi Loralee 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 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 J 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, XX!! 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, 


Jennifer



The Treasure
by Jennifer Lowery

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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?

Sensuality Level: Sensual



Excerpt:

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.


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Jennifer Lowery lives in Michigan where she spends her time writing stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. 

34 comments:

  1. Very nicely said Jennifer. Congrats on sticking with your dream and pursuing your passion.

    Congrats on your recent release. Terrific excerpt!

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    1. Hi Christine!! Thanks so much! I'm so happy I stuck with it because writing is the best job ever :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Fab interview and The Treasure sounds like a treasure. Nice one lady and may the cash registers ring often with your sale!

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Cait! I always enjoy your sense of humor :) It shines through in your posts and in your books! And thank you!!

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  3. All right! Something new to read. LOVED Hard Core! Jen, you are one busy lady, and that's good for us!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Nancy!! I do wish there were a few more hours in the day, lol. But I love every second of my life :) Even those days when I can't string two words together! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for having me on the back fence today, Loralee! It's such an honor to be here on this beautiful site!

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    1. It's fun having you, Jen! I'm so glad I could help you promote your books, even though it's a little snowy by the back fence today.

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  5. Congrats on your success, Jenn. You deserve it!

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    1. Thanks, D'Ann! Couldn't have done it without you!!

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  6. Great post, Jennifer. I'm so happy for you that you're following your dream. You know I absolutely LOVE the cover of The Treasure!

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    1. Thanks, Margery!! Me too :) Crimson managed to capture my paradise very well :) Can't wait for you to read about it!

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  7. As an aspiring author, you are a HUGE inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. And Loralee, I absolutely LOVE your blog and your writing. Thanks for having Jenn on your blog today!

    libertyannireland@gmail.com

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    1. Liberty Ann, so happy you stopped by my back fence. I totally agree that Jennifer's journey to publication is inspiring to everyone. I'm thrilled she's pursuing her dream.
      And thank you so much for the kind words for my blog and my writing. I wish you much luck with your own journey to your dream.

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    2. Aw, thanks so much, Liberty Ann! You make me blush. Loralee has been a big inspiration to me. She's always been there for a kind word and lots of support and awesome advice! I wish you all the best with your journey to your dreams!! Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I'll be looking for your books in the near future :)

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    3. Aw, thanks, Liberty Ann! You are so sweet! I wish you all the luck in following your dreams :) Thanks so much for visiting today!!

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  8. Wonderful post, Jennifer. It sounds like a fantastic read (although that doesn't surprise me in the least coming from you). Congrats on fulfilling your dreams!

    maeclair (at) maeclair (dot) com

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    1. Aw, thanks, maaeclair! I hope you enjoy the book!

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  9. Lovely interview, Jennifer. You're an inspiration.

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  10. Jennifer,

    Wow! Look at you go! Love your writing as much as I love your current success. Keep them coming! Hey, Loralee. Nice bein' at the fence with ya'll.

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    1. Thanks so much, Margo!! You played a big role in my success with that fabulous blue pen of yours :) Don't ya just love being on the fence with Loralee?

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  11. Congratulations on your upcoming releases, Jennifer! Glad you've made your dreams come true. There's nothing quite like seeing your name on your own published work.

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    1. You are so right, Lucy!! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  12. Congratulation on your release, Jennifer! Great blog. You are an inspiration!

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  13. I am so happy for you, Jennifer. Congratulations on your new release.

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  14. Very nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Jenn, I hope you had a good time visiting Across the Back Fence. It's been so much fun having you. I'm in awe of what you've accomplished during your busy life. Your talent shines as a bright star of hope for every writer out there who thinks it can't be done, because you've done it, my dear. Cheers!

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  16. Aw, thanks, Loralee!! I had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for having me! I love spending time at the Back Fence. It's so relaxing here. Ah. The fresh air and friends. Wonderful.

    And, before I get back to my writing cave, lol, I will leave you all with the winner of the $5.00 Amazon gift card (drawn by Random.org)! And the winner is...Margo Hoornstra!!! Congratulations, Margo!!!

    Have a fabulous day everyone!! And dream on!

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    1. Come back any time, Jennifer! The gate's always open at the back fence.

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