Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest Post + Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Hell or High Water (Lost and Found, Inc. #1) by Jerrie Alexander

About the Author

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie set aside her passion when life presented her with a John Wayne husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered her the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America, and she revisits them in her romantic suspense novels. 

But the characters went with her, talked to her, and insisted she share their dark, sexy stories with others. She writes alpha males and kick-ass women who weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. She likes to torture people, make them suffer, and if they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after. 

The author of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL, THE LAST EXECUTION, and her latest release, HELL or HIGH WATER, Book 1 in the Lost and Found, Inc. Series, Jerrie lives in Texas, loves sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines. 

Connect with Jerrie Alexander: Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Pinterest

Thank you for having me as your guest today. I'm excited to introduce my soon to be released romantic suspense, HELL or HIGH WATER, book one of The Lost and Found, Inc. series. 

Let me see if I can give you some insight as to why I love to write romantic suspense, where the danger is life threatening and the sex is hot. 

I always start a book with the old 'what if' and 'why' questions. Especially with suspense, research is important. Believable characters make or break a story, so for me, the why question is equally important.

I love the research involved in accurately telling a story. HELL or HIGH WATER got its start after I read an article about the growth of human trafficking rings during a big event like the Super Bowl. The story revolves around a Child Services investigator who discovers teenage girls are being kidnapped and sold. She digs deep enough to become a target. An old boyfriend from college, one who broke her heart, learns she's in danger and steps up to help. It's a romance about trust and forgiveness. 

I've been told I'm at my best when I'm in the killer's point of view. If that's true, I believe it's because I've researched properly. It's certainly when I have the most fun! To construct a believable character, I metaphorically put on his or her hat and walk in their shoes. Creeps me out sometimes and has given me a nightmare or two, but realism and motivation are important to the story...to the reader...to me.

Maybe it was naive to write to the FBI with a list of questions. Imagine my surprise the day my phone rang, and the caller identified himself as a Special Agent. He answered all my questions, gave me his cell number and of all things...he thanked me. Assured me, the FBI appreciates being written about, and they love it when the author tells the real story of the Agency. 

I used his information in HELL or HIGH WATER.  

When ex-SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her.

Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn't want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn't seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart.

When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn't stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her...but will he be in time?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

 
Prize is 1 eBook copy of "Green-Eyed Doll" 
PLUS "Green-Eyed Doll" and "Hell or High Water" bookmarks. 
Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Apr 16. 
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Schedule:
Mar 25: Jody's Book Reviews, Giveaways & Tours (Guest Post)
Mar 25: Veiled Secrets Reviews (Author Interview)
Mar 26: MsRomanticReads (Author Interview)
Mar 27: Books to Light Your Fire (Author Interview)
Mar 28: Janna Shay's Fair Play (Guest Post)
Apr 1: Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night (Guest Post)
Apr 1: Love In A Book (Author Interview)
Apr 2: Blood, Lust and Erotica (Guest Post)
Apr 3: A Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Apr 5: Musings of a Writing Reader (Guest Post)
Apr 8: We Love Kink (Guest Post)
Apr 9: Harlie's Books (Author Interview)
Apr 9: Rachel Brimble Romance (Author Interview)
Apr 10: Books Books and More Books (Guest Post)
Apr 11: Samantha Holt (Guest Post)

15 comments:

  1. Heather, thank you for hosting my 'Coming Soon' book tour. While Hell or High Water has been delayed by production problems, I do have great news.

    THE LAST EXECUTION is free for Kindle own through Saturday. Also, for a limited time, THE GREEN-EYED DOLL is .99 and available for NOOK and Kindle owners!

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    1. Here are the links for folks interested in downloading The Last Execution - Amazon
      The Green-Eyed Doll - Amazon ~ BN

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    2. Heather! Thank you, what a nice thing to do.

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    3. I was already there grabbing the books for myself. And the since blog doesn't allow non-admins to add external links...I would make it convenient for people to snag your books.

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  2. Wow, sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read!

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  3. I've read THE GREEN EYED DOLL and THE LAST EXECUTION. They are high energy, throat grabbing reads with super characters you'll pull for and some who'll stalk your nightmares.
    Haven't read HELL OR hIGH WATER, but expect the same high intensity romantic suspense. Can hardly wait to get it into my Nook. Super job, Jerrie. Heather, nice to include the links. Makes it easy for folks to sweep up these steals!

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    1. Marsha, thank you for enjoying my books. I appreciate your support.

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  4. Good morning. I've also read The Green-Eyed Doll and The Last Execution, and can I just say WOW! You're on my auto-buy list now and I can't wait for this next book to come out. All the research you do shows in your work!!

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    1. Good morning, Barb! Thank you. On your auto-buy list? You just made my day.

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  5. Patiently, well maybe, waiting for Hell or High Water!! Loved the first two and can't wait for this series:) I hope this cover continues also...hubba-hubba! Lol

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    1. Jackie, thank you! I love the cover too. It's my favorite of the three.

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  6. That be a hot, hot cover! I love finding new romance novels by authors I haven't read before. I get to used to a whole other style.

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  7. I really need to read this series! Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. This sounds like a very good book. Best of luck with your tour!

    beasbooknook AT gmail DOT com

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