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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jennifer Lyon's "Possession" Blog Tour (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Reasons for A Trilogy
    Thank you so much for having me here today! I’m so excited to release POSSESSION book two in The Plus One Chronicles. I decided to write this story as a trilogy for three reasons:
1)  It’s too big of a story for one book. I can see it topping the 600 (manuscript) page mark.
2)  The story has three defined parts:
Part one is Kat’s Story in THE PROPOSITION. As that book opens, Kat’s hiding behind her sweet creations in her bakery but longing to break out. Six years ago Kat was attacked with a baseball bat and although her ex-fiancé was with her at the time, he did nothing to help her. That has left Kat has serious trust issues and panic attacks. At the beginning of the story Sloane Michaels, an ex UFC fighter and self-made billionaire, rescues Kat from carjackers and chemistry sparks between them. Sloane offers Kat a proposition: be his plus-one and his sex partner, in return he’ll teach her self defense. Can Kat trust Sloane; a man who built his career on violence as an UFC figher? Kat takes the chance that sizzling passion burns between them.
Part Two, is Sloane’s story in POSSESSION where everything begins to change for him. Sloane doesn’t believe in love and is convinced that the chemistry between him and Kat will burn out after spending some time together.  But Sloane is facing the brutal reality that Drake, his mentor who has been like a father to Sloane, is dying. It’s ripping Sloane apart and there’s nothing he can do to change it. The more he feels Drake slipping away, the more he’s driven to hold onto Kat. Even though he knows the best thing for her, for both of them, would be to end it before they get in too deep. But he can’t let her go…until his past rears its ugly head.
Part Three, OBSESSION, is both Kat and Sloane’s two emotional arcs coming together in the explosive conclusion.
3)  And the third reason was simple, I can write faster in the serial format than a full book. I wanted to get this story to my readers and not make them wait a second longer than I had to. I love Kat and Sloane with all my writer’s passion and am striving to give them the most powerful story I can manage spread over three long-novella length books.  An added benefit of doing it this, one that I really didn’t foresee is the absolutely amazing and perceptive reader response! I get to engage with readers about Kat and Sloane’s story as I’m writing it. And since the readers have read part one, and now part two, they are actively engaged. It’s been a very special experience for me.
                Those are my reasons for making The Plus One Chronicles a trilogy.  But I also want to share with you a little bit about what inspired me to write these books: Kat and Sloane’s story came to me after one of my sons went through a very serious and life-changing injury. Watching him battle his way back and rebuild his life was and continues to be a huge inspiration for me.  While he’s had a few tough moments, he refuses to let his injury destroy his life or make him bitter. His will just amazed me. It was during my son’s long recovery that Kat began to take shape in my mind, and along with her came Sloane who recognizes and cherishes Kat as a beautiful survivor with a victorious heart. Here’s a quick scene clip from POSSESSION showing Sloane’s view of Kat as he first begins to realize that this isn’t just another plus-one arrangement:

“What do you want?”
“To be able to handle this.”  Her gaze hit his. “Have sex with you and not make it anything more.”
Sloane stared at her, his entire body twanging in reaction. Strength and vulnerability radiated from her.
So beautiful and scarred. Inside and out. Emotion rubbed him like sandpaper. She tugged at his chest and dried his mouth. A dozen years ago, when he’d first seen her, she’d been a child at sixteen, a young beauty he hated for what he perceived as her fairytale-like life while his sister was dead.
But now, the innocence had been stripped away, leaving a fighter struggling for footing on moving ground. She brought out his protective instincts like no one else since Sara.
Sloane went to her, fitting his front to her back, caging her with his arms. Feeling her weight against him, he settled his chin on her head. “Too late. We both know this is more.”

I hope you’ll give The Proposition and Possession a try! Sloane and Kat get their happily-ever-after in the final book Obsession. 

The Plus One Chronicles

A wicked proposition…
A sensual possession…
A dark obsession...
The Plus One Chronicles: Searing passion and fiery vengeance collide in three explosive books.

The Plus One Chronicles, Book 1

Available now

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

You can read Anna's 5 Moon review HERE

The Plus One Chronicles, Book 2

Available now

**Please note: Possession is book two of a three book series. Readers should start with The Proposition.**

Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and his need for Kat, his need to possess her at all costs, rivals only his single-minded goal of vengeance for the murder of his sister.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

**Possession is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.**

You can read Anna's 5 Moon Review HERE

OBSESSION, Book 3 - Coming 9/24/13

Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year.  THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION - Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION - Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 from Entangled Publishing in their Indulgence line.  

For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website or follow her on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

Jennifer Lion's POSSESSION Blog Tour
May 27 - June 9

5/27 - Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post, series spotlight)

5/ 27- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight)

5/28- United by Books (series spotlight)

5/29- Romance Junkies (interview & review bk 2)

5/29- Buffy's Ramblings (series spotlight & review bk 1)

5/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight & reviews)

5/30- The Reading Cafe (guest post, series spotlight & review bk 2)

5/28- Ramblings From This Chick (series spotlight & reviews)

5/31- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)

6/01- Underworld Love Addiction (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/01- Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)

6/02- Page Flipperz (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/02- Toot's Book Reviews (interview)

6/03- Cocktails and Books (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/03 - Books-n-Kisses (interview)
6/04- Flirting with Romance (Interview)

6/04- Books, Books and More Books (series spotlight & reviews)

6/05- Book Lovin' Mamas (guest post and review bk 2)

6/05- Under the Covers (guest post & reviews)

6/06- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Interview and reviews)

6/06- Offbeat Vagabond (series spotlight & review bk 1)

6/07- Night Owl Reviews ( guest post )

06/07 = Hesperia Loves Books (series spotlight & reviews)

6/08 - Scorching Book Reviews (interview)

6/09 - Reading Between The Wines (guest post)

Jennifer is giving away a $50.00 gift card to Amazon or B&N (winners choice) on the tour.

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Victoria said...

This series is SO good. The plots are realistic and have depth as do Kat and Sloane. I'm dying for September. Thanks Jenn :).

Sandy said...

Congratulations Jennifer......!!

Viki, thank you so much!

Sandy, thanks!

Minna said...

More books to add on my TBB!

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