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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Author Guest Post: Jennifer Faye

Today I'm pleased to welcome Harlequin author Jennifer Faye to the blog to discuss why heroes aren't perfect. I read her novel Snowbound with the Soldier last week and you can read my 5 star review of it by clicking here. So sit, back relax and read what I think is an excellent author guest post.

Heroes Aren't Perfect
 
When I set out to write SNOWBOUND WITH THE SOLDIER, my main focus was on the hero. Being a hero doesn’t mean that you have to be tall, dark and handsome. But I must admit in Jason’s case it’s true.  
He is tall, has broad shoulders and muscly arms. He isn’t your everyday Joe. He is different. Special. But he has a huge flaw. That became apparent when he dumped his fiancé, who had been his girl since high school. And he skipped town without explanation. Wow. Who would do something like that? And what would cause them to take such a drastic step? 
He intrigued me. I had to know more about him. What was he thinking? Did he love Kara? Where did he go after dumping Kara at the Christmas dance? 
I actually wrote out the break up scene in my head. I knew where she was sitting, next to the soaring Christmas tree. I knew what dress she wore. And I could even envision the glint in her eye when she spotted her guy coming through the door of the resort to meet her for their date. I could feel her pain and anguish when he told her in a cold, distant voice that their wedding was off. 
Snowbound with the SoldierGranted Jason could have handled the situation better, if he’d been thinking clearer. But sometimes when your world has been rocked to the core, you react instead of thinking. So that leads us to what traumatic event would case a man to turn away from the woman he loves? 
But even though he has faults, he joins the army and becomes a hero when he saves the lives of the men in his squad while overseas. Of course, being the strong, silent type, he keeps his silver star buried in his sock drawer where no one will see it. In his eyes, he merely did what had to be done. 
Now that he’s been medically discharged and has returned home to build a new life for himself, will he be able to do what needs to be done concerning the people that love him? 
Oh that Jason was a strong and silent type. It took us a good long while together until I found the ghost of his Christmas past and all was revealed. My heart went out to him…and to Kara. Now the question is will Jason be brave enough to reveal his secret to Kara? 
I don’t know. This war hero has clung tight to this knowledge for the past seven years. Kara and Jason each have things in their pasts that they’ve been holding back. Which makes it all the more special that this story takes place during the season of miracles—Christmas. Because they are going to need a rather large miracle if they are going to find a way to bridge their differences.  

Maybe this Christmas...?

It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday.

Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge; not to mention too much lingering attraction.

But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.
 
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Excerpt 


 
 "How are you?" 
He wanted to exchange pleasantries as though they'd parted on good terms? She didn't have time to beat around the bush. She should already be home, getting dinner for her daughter before they went over her homework.  "When you left Pleasant Valley, you swore you'd never return. So what happened? What finally changed your mind?"  His expression hardened. If he'd been expecting a warm welcome, he'd been sadly mistaken.  He shrugged. "Things change."  Well, most things did, and generally not for the better, but not in Jason's case. He hadn't gained so much as a beer gut or a receding hairline. Even the jagged scar on his face added to his sexiness.  Kara's gaze rose to meet his. At first glance, she thought his intense blue eyes were the same as she remembered, but a closer inspection revealed a hard glint in them. He no longer resembled the warm, lighthearted guy she'd dated for nearly four years. Or had he been that way all along? Had those rose-colored glasses she'd been wearing back then obscured his real character? Had she ever truly known him at all?  Jason hitched his thumbs in his jeans pockets. "I'm sorry about what happened between us. I handled it poorly."  "You certainly did."  "If I could explain, I would, but I can't—"  



Author Bio 
 
Jennifer Faye is a two-time RT Book Reviews TOP PICK author. Maybe that’s partly due to the fact that she has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she dreamed of becoming a romance writer and spinning the tales of the imaginary people running around in her mind. But first life took her on a couple of detours. Refusing to give up on her dreams, she finally succeeded in getting her name on a book cover. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her very, very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When she’s not glued to her laptop writing another contemporary romance (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, she loves to get lost in a good book, cross-stitch, embroider, quilt, knit, watch hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and garden. Jennifer loves to hear from readers--you can contact her via her website.
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1 comment:

  1. I have it on my tbr list! I think he sounds pretty great :) I love the imperfect heroes. They're so much more interesting and fun to get to know :)

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