Release Day Blitz – LIFERS by Jane Harvey-Berrick! Interview and Giveaway!!!

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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?

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Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Publication date: February 7th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Q&A with the Author

Sheena Lumsden: How did you feel when your first book went live on Amazon?
Nervous. Excited. Like standing on a cliff and wondering if you were going to fly or fall.

What inspires you to write and when did you start to write?
Everything inspires me: places, people, conversations, things I see, just my own imagination.

Do you put parts of your own personality into your characters?
Yes. But I’m not going to tell you which! LOL

How long does it take you to write a book and send it to publish?
The longest I’ve taken to write a book is two years—Dazzled, but I wasn’t writing all the time. Usually it’s about 4-6 weeks for a first draft. But that’s total absorption, 7 days a week, to the point where my husband complains he’s forgotten what I look like. Then, I guess 2-3 months for second draft, editing, cover (by the very wonderful Hang Le), and formatting.

Do you have a favorite book?
Persuasion, by Jane Austen. No competition.

What author inspires you?
See above. Her dialogue was razor sharp. I also loved the Fifty Shades stories, even though it seems popular to slate them now. Forget all the bdsm stuff – it’s about being redeemed by love. What’s not to like?

Apart from writing what other activities do you enjoy doing?
Walking my dog, swimming, bodyboarding (but only in good weather these days), ogling surfers changing in the car park.

Out of all your characters in your books, who would you like to go out with on a date (male only)?
OMG! Seb could take me surfing, Daniel could sing to me, Miles could take me to a movie premiere… and Hallen could take me right here and now : ) Oooh, mustn’t forget Jordan—I’d like to give him a big hug, but I expect Torrey would wrestle me off him!

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About the Author

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, because those voices just won’t be quiet.

Author Links
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Giveaway

Here is you chance to meet the man that you’ll surely love to hate–Jordan Kane, and Torrey Delaney–the lady who doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should.

Gratitude to Ms. Jane for giving away an ebook copy of Lifers. You can enter by leaving a comment below. (Open Internationally)

The giveaway will run until February 14th.

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

**No purchase necessary**

Thanks to Lisa Ashmore and to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this blitz.

Laters,
x gel

12 thoughts on “Release Day Blitz – LIFERS by Jane Harvey-Berrick! Interview and Giveaway!!!

  1. mdewell says:

    I cant wait to read this. Thank u foe the giveaway. mrdewell112@gmail.com

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  2. msdebms says:

    Small towns can be so judgmental. I look forward to reading of the one you imagined for us and discovering Jordan and Torrey’s secrets. I would also love to hear more about that haunted castle.

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  3. mlynpeters says:

    sounds like a unique & different type of lovestory !

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  4. Annie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I can’t wait to read this.

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  5. andieleah78 says:

    Really wanna read Lifers. Sounds really good thanks for the chance to win. andieleah78 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. mom2hjk says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Stacia says:

    Looks to be a great book, thanks.

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  8. Mary Jo Toth says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. Excited to read another book by Jane Harvey Berrick … loved Education of Sebastian and Caroline!

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  9. Jen says:

    I definitely put this on my TBR…looking forward to reading…sounds powerful.

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  10. I downloaded “Lifers” on my Kindle yesterday, and plan to curl up with it today. I’m always anxious to read Jane’s wonderful stories.

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  11. I Cant wait to read this book. Sounds good!

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