August 10, 2011

Guest Author Jennifer Haymore


This summer has been so very hot and humid, hasn't it?  I know here in New England it has been.  Well, a bit of a warning!!!  Brianne from The Hachette Book Group, is stopping by today with Guest Author, Jennifer Haymore, and it's going to get even hotter as Ms. Haymore tells us about her latest book.  Take a seat, the AC is on high and help me welcome Jennifer Haymore to the CMash blog!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil….

Wait, no…that’s what every other writer says! I started writing just before my eighth birthday, and it wasn’t on my own volition. I was sailing with my family in a 42-foot sailboat across the Pacific, and since there were no local schools (except those pertaining to fish) nearby, my mother homeschooled me. She was a strict taskmaster! A veritable slave driver! She demanded a new story every day.

So I’d sit in the boat’s galley and write. And stare out the porthole, and write some more. And doodle, and write some more. By the time we arrived in Hawaii the following year, I had a portfolio of stories, and I was hooked. Since then I haven’t stopped. (Well, much. I did take breaks now and then, for things like college, young kids, and a master’s degree.)

I love to read just as much as I love to write, and actually the reading bug hit me at about the same time my mom was cracking the whip over my head and commanding me to write. What else to occupy your time with when there are no other kids to play with and nothing to do but stare at the endless sea? Some of my most recent favorites: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, River God by Wilbur Smith, and anything by Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase.
You can find Jennifer at:
Website, Facebook, Twitter


ABOUT THE BOOK
TWICE TEMPTED
Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family's future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to England and assume her late twin's identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn't love and spend the rest of her days living a lie.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he's introduced to the prim and proper "Meg", he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild. With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?
IMPORTANT NEWS: Jennifer has created a Twitter account for this book’s hero: Jonathan Dane. His Twitter is http://twitter.com/EarlofStratford

THANKS TO BRIANNE AND THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE
FROM THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE THREE (3)
COPIES OF THIS ROMANTIC BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.

CLICK HERE TO BRING YOU TO
THE GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE.

DISCLAIMER
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold...they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.


3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that trip across the ocean sounds exciting!

Carol L. said...

What a great life . Adventurous. Thanks for this opportunity to win.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

jackie b central texas said...

What a childhood memory, and so happy you never stopped putting down your stories for us to enjoy.
Thanks for this lovely insight into a very delightful author Cheryl and Jennifer thanks for sharing what got you started and WOOHOO another Diana Gabaldon fan too!