Friday, February 10, 2012

Jerri Drennen ~ Romance Suspense Author of Her Man Flint




Hello Jerri, welcome to my place. Congratulations on your newest release, Her Man Flint, a romance suspense.

Go ahead and take it away, Jerri…looking forward to hearing all about you and your book…


I'm Jerri Drennen, and for me, writing fits into my life perfectly. I'm one of those people who has no problem being alone. Maybe because I rarely am.  With four children ranging from thirty-one to fourteen, I haven't had a lot of opportunity to spend time by myself.  A few of years ago, my two oldest were living on their own, and the other two were in school all day and I found myself enjoying a little bit of freedom for the first time in thirty plus years. I loved it. My productivity was on the rise and I was one happy camper.

You know what's coming, right?

Exactly.  

My oldest daughter and my one and only grandbaby moved back in and well, there went my free time. I've had to fight everyday to find a moment here and there to write but when you love something as much as I do writing you're willing to wake up at three in the morning just to get an hour of uninterrupted writing done. I've been doing that the past nine months now and I have to say, even with that short amount of time to create, I've written a number of books.  So, if you think you don't have time for the things you love, you can find it given enough motivation, and for me, my motivation is creating characters that are memorable for readers. I hope I did that with Flint and Adriana in Her Man Flint!


Jerri’s Bio:
She was raised on a farm in a tiny town in Minnesota where the winters were long and being stuck inside awarded her the opportunity to read and tell stories. Years later, after moving away from family, marrying her husband of twenty-five years and having their four children, she started writing when her youngest was three. Eleven years and many manuscripts later, she has one contemporary romance and three romantic suspense novellas with Samhain Publishing, a category romantic suspense at The Wild Rose Press and two action-adventure romances at Liquid Silver Books. Now, she's trying her hand at self-publishing.




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Her Man Flint
By Jerri Drennen


Blurb

If James Bond and Cleopatra Jones had a daughter, Adriana Kent would kick her ass.

Everything Adriana knows about being a top-notch, undercover agent she's learned from her partner, Flint Morgan, in and out of the sheets. That is, until he's caught between those same bed linens with another woman. Heartbroken, Adriana refuses to forgive him. But when 'the other woman' is found dead in Flint's apartment, she steps up to prove his innocence--he might be a womanizer, but he's no killer.

As Adriana closes in on a suspect, she's kidnapped and sent overseas to a sadistic prince who collects women like priceless pieces of art. Now this tough as nails agent finds herself playing the helpless courtesan to a man hell-bent on breaking her spirit. Flint arrives in the nick of time, dressed as a harem girl, fighting off randy guards and surly camels to rescue Adriana so they can fly back to the states to find a way to exonerate him for murder.




Excerpt

“Who has a right to know? And what?” Flint asked from the doorway.

Adriana’s gaze flew to him, now leaning against the open door in a pair of cut to fit blue jeans, and a black sweater that clung to every muscle and contour of his chest and shoulders. He looked incredible.

She caught herself before she audibly sighed.

Memories of his naked, wonderfully toned chest against hers stirred her senses.

For a year and a half she’d gotten used to having Flint around—a year and a half spent cohabiting. And in that time, she’d fallen in love, even when most of the time he’d been a conceited horse’s ass. Now she desperately wished she hadn’t lost her heart to him because it hadn’t mended the way she’d hoped it would.

It had been six months since he moved out. Long, agonizing weeks of missing his toothbrush in the cup next to hers, his dirty socks scattered on the floor, or waking to his latest baritone rendition of some Barry White tune he knew. She missed that most of all. Hell, she missed everything about the man, including his inflated ego, and at times it hurt so bad she couldn’t even look at him. But their relationship was over, and she had to move on.

“The doctor told me you took quite a blow to the head. I’d say you’re lucky. We both know how hard it is.” Flint’s words brought her attention back to him.

“Right!”

“So what happened?” He looked to Billy for the answer.

“She ran off the road.”

“You ran off the road? Where you putting on make-up again? I told you, you should never do that while you’re driving.”

“I know. I wasn’t thinking.” Adriana turned away. She couldn’t look him in the eye and lie. He’d always been too good at reading her.

“How’s the Porsche?” Flint asked.

“Leave it to you to ask about my car before asking how I’m doing.” Adriana snorted, then looked at Billy, her eyes thanking him for not telling Flint the truth.

Flint’s eyes sparkled with amusement. “You know how much I love that car.”

Adriana’s stomach tightened. Right. He’d loved her car, but never her.

“What do you want, Flint? Did you come here to see if I’d died so you could have my baby? If so, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Wait, I thought you were in D.C.”

“I was. I flew back when I heard you were in an accident.”

She frowned. “Why? I should warn you now that I’m leaving the Porsche to Billy.”

She gently fingered the huge bump on her forehead. What she wouldn’t give for a mirror. She was sure she must look a mess, and with Flint standing just inches away, looking like he’d stepped off the cover of GQ, she felt a little self-conscious.

“Billy wouldn’t know the first thing about handling a car like that and you know it. He’d kill himself.” Flint stepped over to the bed and tucked a strand of blonde hair behind her ear.

“Thanks.” Billy glared at Flint.

“Hey, just trying to keep you alive.”

Adriana pushed Flint’s hand away. “Right. You’re just itching to get your hands on my car, but let me tell you this, Flint Morgan, I’m not going anywhere for a long time. So you needn’t worry about the Porsche.”

“Calm down. I don’t want your damn car.”

“How’s the patient?” a handsome, dark-haired man in a white lab coat asked, as he made his way into the room.

“I’m fine.” Adriana smiled demurely at him. “Can I go home now?”

He smiled down at her. “That depends on whether you’re planning to rest or not. If you’re not, then no, if yes, then we’ll see what we can do about getting you discharged.”

Adriana’s heart skipped at beat. The man definitely had a winning smile, with his straight white teeth and deep inset dimples on either side of his mouth.

“Thank you, Dr–?”

“Terrell. Mike Terrell.”

“Nice to meet you, Mike. So, will you let me go home if I promise to stay in bed?” She batted her lashes at him. “You’re welcome to come over and check on me if you’d like.”

His smile widened. “Is that an invitation?”

Beside her Flint snorted.

Adriana scowled at him, then returned her attention to the doctor.

“That depends.”

“On,” Mike asked.

“If you’re married or not?” She glanced at Flint and caught him rolling his eyes.

“No, not married, or dating anyone right now.”

“Really?” Adriana’s gaze held the doctor’s for what seemed like minutes. “How nice for me.”

Flint cleared his throat. “Before the two of you go down on each other right here, I gotta go.” He turned and bolted out the door, leaving everyone in the room looking dumbstruck.

“What’s with him?” Dr. Terrell asked, obviously confused by Flint’s outburst.

Adriana shrugged. “He’s just mad I didn’t die and leave him my Porsche.”



Jerri, thank you for making my place one of your BewitchingBook Tours stops. Congratulations on your newest release, Her Man Flint, and I wish you many, many more successes. Keep up the great writing, Jerri.



Thank you everyone for stopping in to visit with Jerri. We appreciate your time.



Until next time,

Kay Dee

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10 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Good Morning, Jerri. So nice to have you here today. I love learning about authors, their writing life, and hearing about their newest releases.

Best way to find new authors to read.

Tell us about your story-stars...how well do you know them before you begin the first chapter?

Jerri said...

Kay, I'm a panster so I really don't know them all that well at first. They just start talking and I learn about them along the way.

Thanks for having me here today, Kay!

christine warner said...

Hi Jerri...I still love the your colorful book cover!

I can't imagine waking up at 3am to write...you go! I thought 5 was early enough. LOL

Congrats on your awesome release!

Jerri said...

You get used to it, Christine. Thanks for coming by!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Love the interview, book cover and excerpt!! Can't wait to read this one, Jerri! Congrats on the new release :)

D'Ann said...

Hi, Jerri! I've always loved this book! It's fantabulous and one I'll read over and over.

Kay Dee Royal said...

Hi Christine...thanks for stopping by to visit with Jerri!

Hello Jennifer...it's great to have you stop by. I love Jerri's book cover also...and what's inside sounds like an excellent read.

Jerri...I know what you mean about panster...sometimes I know my story-stars well...and sometimes I get to know them right along with the readers. *smile*

Love when it all comes together, though, and we become friends.

DiDi said...

Sounds good, I am adding to my TBR now =)

Sharon Cullen said...

I feel like I always have to fight for time. You're right. If you love it, you'll do what it takes. Although I'm not a morning person. So while you're getting up at 3am, I'm probably going to bed at that time :-)

Sara said...

I never feel like I have enough time... But you go! I could never get up that early.

I'm so wanting to read this!!!

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