Jennifer is my guinea pig :-). I’ve never had a guest blogger before and am hoping to make this a continuous thing. She’s a fabulous author with a fabulous book so without further ado, heres Jennifer!
Hi Sharon and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My debut book, Hard Core, 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 offering a copy of my debut contemporary suspense, Hard Core, in either ebook format or signed print copy to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL and gift choice to be entered to win!!
In writing Hard Core I knew the moment when Cristian walked away from Alana, the Big Black Moment, was going to be a hard scene to write. Although romance readers know there will be a happy ever after, there is always that moment of doubt and wonder if the hero/heroine will truly get theirs. This is that moment in Hard Core. I had a hard time writing it because it was so painful to see my hero and heroine separate and part of me wondered if Cristian truly was too stubborn to admit his feelings! I won’t give away the ending. You’ll have to read the book to see if Cristian and Alana get their happy ever after! Enjoy!
“I didn’t kill him. I missed. It was Mercer’s bullet that killed him.” Her breath hitched and she shuddered. “I’m sorry. You just woke up. I shouldn’t burden you with this. “How are you feeling?”
He tilted her chin, forced her to look at him. “It’s no burden. And you are not that woman.”
Her eyes glistened with tears. “I feel like I am. Like Gavin changed me.”
“He did. He made you stronger.”
“I don’t feel strong,” she whispered, leaning into his hand now caressing the soft skin of her cheek.
“You are the strongest woman I know. You’ll be fine.”
“Thank you.” She laid her head down on his chest. They both knew what he meant when he said she would be fine. Fine without him. In her new life. Harvard was waiting for her and he didn’t fit into that world. Even though she wouldn’t voice it, Alana knew it too.
With a heavy heart, Slade held her, let her cry on his shoulder for what could never be. It remained unspoken between them, but they both knew they had no future. Her future was bright with possibilities. He wouldn’t hold her from that. Not for him. He knew she would sacrifice herself for him without a second thought, and he couldn’t let that happen. She had made too many sacrifices already. To ask her to stay with him would be selfish.
So, with a kiss on top of her head, he let her go.
What do you think? Will Cristian and Alana get their happy ever after? Don’t forget to leave your EMAIL for a chance to win!!
Thank you for having me today, Sharon!! 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,
Hard Core/Romantic Suspense
Tag: He takes lives. She saves them.
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 American 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?
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