Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What was your favorite subject in school?

With: Lara Lacombe

Congratulations to "Brenda R.", "Janice H." and Diana W.", the winners in Lara's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated! 

One of the things I enjoy the most about writing is turning an everyday situation into something exciting.  Most people hear the words 'college chemistry professor' and picture a mild-mannered, tweed-sporting, middle-aged man who leads a quiet life.  And while there is probably some truth to that stereotype, I'm here to tell you that not all college professors look like that.  Take me, for example.  I teach microbiology rather than chemistry, but the fact remains I don't have a bit of tweed in my closet and I haven't yet reached my middle years.  The quiet life part is pretty true though, except for my imagination.  That's where things get really interesting... :)

Hannah Baker, the heroine of this book, wants nothing more than to be normal.  After a horrific lab accident left her scarred and scared, she took a job teaching chemistry at a local college.  It's a great fit for her, until the day Owen Randall walks into her office and enlists her help in chasing a murderer who uses chemicals to kill.  Suddenly, her carefully ordered life is turned upside down and Hannah herself becomes a target of the killer.

Detective Owen Randall is having a crisis of confidence.  After his partner died in the line of duty several months ago, he's questioning his abilities as a detective.  His growing attraction to Hannah doesn't help, as he worries his feelings for her are clouding his judgment where the case is concerned.  As the stakes get higher, can the pair overcome their fears and work together to catch a killer?

If this sounds like your kind of story, check out the buy links!

Amazon Kindle | Print
Barnes & Noble Nook | Print
Harlequin eBook | Print

Giveaway:
I'm holding a giveaway!  Up for grabs are 3 print copies of KILLER EXPOSURE (US only please).  For your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post and tell me what was your favorite subject in school?  I'll go first--mine was biology (shocker, right?). Now it's your turn!

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST May 6th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


28 comments:

  1. My favorite subject was Literature. I loved being able to read books for homework. I confess that I hated writing the book reports, tho. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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    1. I loved Lit as well--it was so nice to get credit for something I did anyway! :)

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  2. Social Studies - current events, history, geography and people!

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  3. History and English...it's a toss up.

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  4. I loved math, especially algebra.

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    1. Math and I have a lukewarm relationship. It was never my strong suit, but I do appreciate how important it is!

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  5. I loved Biology, because I loved all the projects we did and learning about nature and how it worked. Loved making posters and doing experiments, plus we got to dissect an animal (it was a long time ago). I loved reading and writing as a teen but not doing the things assigned by the teacher...smile.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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  6. I liked English! LOL... mainly b/c I loved to read :) I'm the nerd who liked most of the books we had to read. Congrats on the new release and thanks for sharing!

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  7. My fave subject in school was English and English Literature. Started out going to our local library when I was 5 years old and read like a demon from then on...even won a local reading contest for number of books read during a summer. Had to submit book reviews to prove we read the books. And I share something with you, Lara. The excitement in my life is from reading romances and adventures...hence, romantic suspense. :-) Thanks for your post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Very cool, Janice! I have fond memories of the library as well. My baby is due in June, and I'm already looking forward to taking her to the library :)

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  8. Hmmm, I loved my art classes!

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  9. math

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  10. I really enjoyed history. I had teachers who understood that it was the story of people, and the people who made it into the records were characters worth paying attention to. They brought the past to light.

    Dianawilderauthor@gmail.com

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    1. I think no matter the subject, the teacher is key. A great teacher can make even the most dry subject come alive!

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  11. The book sounds really great, can't wait to read it! Literature was my favorite as I've always been an avid reader. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Martha! It looks like most devout readers really enjoyed Lit classes--no surprise there! :)

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  12. You are a new author to me. Your book sounds really interesting. My mom is a high school chemistry teacher. I added Killer Exposure to my Goodreads TBR list.

    My favorite subject was algebra. rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Rachael! I hope you like the book! :)

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  13. Mild mannered professor by day, awesome writer by night!

    I loved school so it's hard to have a favorite. I majored in comparative literature, with a double minor in horticulture and russian. I loved them all.

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    1. That's quite a variety--I always wanted to learn Russian. Maybe Rosetta Stone could help me someday?

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  14. Oops, sara(dot)bowers(at)cox(dot)net

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  15. World history - enjoyed learning about people and other cultures.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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