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Welcome to my tour stop for Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick. This is an Adult Contemporary  for ages 18+.  The tour runs Feb. 24th - March 5th. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Released Feb. 7th, 2014
435 pages
ISBN 9780957496187

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 sent away. 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 time or distance erase the pain of living?
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 quickly spreads. And that’s on top of her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman—the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.
As friendship forms, can 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, they struggle to find their place in the world. Can they battle the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?
Is love a life sentence?

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.
Readers can find bonus chapters for several of my books on my website

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What are some of your favorite romantic characters from books or movies?
I can watch Alan Rickman in anything – that voice! Swoon. ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ makes me cry every time.
Oh, and Robert Pattinson for his looks (I’m sure he could make me cry, too), and I think Jamie Dornan is going to make a pretty good Christian Grey… the operative word being ‘pretty’.
The film ‘Point Break’ with Keanu Reeves changed my life. I’d been doing some boring studying and rented the DVD. I decided I’d go skydiving and surfing when I’d finished my exams. I did both, but the surfing stuck. Eventually, I left the city and now live by the ocean. Yep, a film that truly changed my life.
What about great romance characters? Well, some people would say Romeo, but he was in love with another girl about 2 minutes before he met Juliet. But that definitely captures that urgency of teenage love.
In my stories, love has healing powers. Jordan is broken in ‘Lifers’ and without hope when he meets Torrey. His hopes and dreams were torn away when he was 16 and he doesn’t think he has anything to offer to anyone. She sees beyond the emptiness in his eyes.
I guess you could say it’s a small canvas, a few months in a small town. But I really enjoyed exploring their tentative relationship. A lot of people have told me that they really like Hulk – a man who’s so much more than his nickname.
And I really enjoyed writing the dual pov. I definitely have to write in a different style when I’m writing with a guy’s voice. At least, I hope so!
Giveaway  One  copy of the book in ebook or paperback (INT)


Ends 3/10/14

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  1. Thanks so much for giving me the chance to tell you about 'Lifers'! Cheers to you, Bookhounds : )

  2. Thanks for hosting a tour stop Mary!
    I loved Jordan and Torrey in Lifers and really felt that emotion in this one. It's been hard to emotionally connect with a lot of the books I've been reading and so it was nice to have the full connection for once.


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