Writers Helping Writers-Jennifer Lowery
I've been a little busy, and so thought I'd give you some little sweet tidbits over the next few days. Those of you who know me know that I like to help out fellow writers. I've been helped by great writers and it's always a good idea to turn around and do the same for others.
Jennifer has been a friend of mine now for I think going on 3 years. We're finally doing an anthology together called SEALs of Summer.
Jennifer has a new cover for a book that is racking up the charts. Hope you'll give her a listen and and buy what sounds like a great book. So, I introduce you to Jennifer Lowery.
touched a deep part of me. For many reasons. Mostly, because the heroine, Sara,
had to face one of my biggest fears. Overcoming this fear was hard for her and
Murphy was there to help her through it, but not without being forced to face
his own demons. It was quite a journey for the two of them. For all of us. I
didn’t come out of it unaffected. I think writers face their own fears and
hurts and needs when they write, even if they don’t realize it. Writing is
therapeutic. And I love it even when I’m putting my characters through the
ringer. I once read that you should put your characters in a tree and throw
rocks at them. It’s a play off a formulation for a movie script, I believe. And
excellent advice to add conflict and tension to your writing.
Sara certainly had a lot of rocks thrown at them, but they weren’t physical
rocks. Many of them were emotional. And for an Army Ranger, those emotions were
better pushed down deep. Not that Sara would let Murphy push her away J
Murphy and Sara’s journey as much as I did writing it because this is the story
of my heart and I am so happy to be sharing it with you.
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.
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.
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.
WARNING: Sexual content
published by Lyrical Press in 2013
Golden Heart Finalist**
Copyright © 2014, Jennifer
created by the soft light glowing above the stove, hair tousled from sleep.
Naked to the waist. A bottle of amber liquid sat in front of him, an empty
glass in his hand. Her gaze landed on his muscled shoulders and trailed across
his tanned chest. So much for getting him out of her mind. Now she had the real
thing to dream about. Looking at the dark hairs that veed down his chest and
disappeared behind the table, she decided he’d been right. He was a dangerous
lines of his face. Beneath the hardness of his expression, something haunting
lingered. Drawn, she circled the table to the opposite end.
running for the safety of her room, but she remained standing in place. He
wanted to chase her away. This time she wasn’t running.
and reached over his shoulder for the bottle.
pouring a drink.
for herself. She refilled his glass next, set the bottle on the table, moved to
the chair beside him and sat, lifting her glass.
drained the glass made her fight the urge to cough as the fiery liquid burned
its way down her throat. Seconds later she felt the familiar warming sensation
as it numbed her insides. Her eyes filled with tears. She blinked them away and
reached for the bottle.
away her problems and make her forget how screwed-up her life was. Talking
about Kent earlier had brought back painful memories. She didn’t want to feel
that misery anymore.
his face. “Go back to bed, Sara. Sleep it off.”
that had been dormant for six years coming back to life. More than anything she
wanted to discover it with Murphy, her strong, scarred hero.
of him and positioned herself between him and the table. He leaned back in his
chair and sent her a thunderous look.
“We’ve both lost pieces of ourselves we can’t ever get back and it has forced
us into a life of loneliness and solitude. I don’t know about you, but I’m
tired of being alone.”
to your room before I do something we’ll both regret in the morning.”
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.
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
and two children. When she isn’t writing
she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Cindy Gerard, Tara Janzen, or
Cherry Adair series. Each of these writers have the same flavor with a secret
ingredient in their stories as does Jennifer Lowery. Great story!
– hmhibbit, Open Book Society on Murphy's Law
for the low price of $3.99!!!
THANKS, Jennifer. I enjoyed telling my fans about you and your wonderful books.