Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SAYING GOODBYE IS THE HARDEST PART


Congratulations to Debbie O., the winner in Janie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!


It’s release week for LEVERAGE, book 4 in my Omega Sector Series.  THE LAST ONE IN THIS SERIES! – so hard for me to believe.

Omega Sector was the first series I ever wrote and it’s so difficult to grasp that the Branson family stories are coming to an end. Eighteen months ago –with only one book (Primal Instinct) under my belt – I took a wild chance and proposed a 4-book series to my new editor at Harlequin Intrigue.

I half expected her to laugh and say something along the lines of: Simmer down there, new girl. Let’s just work on one book at a time.

But instead she took a gamble and gave me a four-book deal.

INFILTRATION, COUNTERMEASURES, UNTRACEABLE and LEVERAGE are the results of that deal. The Branson Family (three brothers and a sister) who are all connected in some way to the clandestine law enforcement group Omega Sector.

You can read about all four books here.


Book 4, LEVERAGE, introduces the eldest Branson, Dylan, to quirky Shelby (friends with Megan in book two) and sparks fly from the very beginning. This book also brings the entire family back together again for a mission. They are all stand-alone novels with no cliff-hangers (I hate cliff hangers!), but the characters are so entwined in each other’s lives that they make appearances in different books.

LEVERAGE is my favorite of all four books. I hope you’ll check it out!

Don’t be confused by my new 6-book series, Omega Sector: CRITICAL RESPONSE DIVISION, which releases in 2016. Those books are going to be great, but won’t have the Bransons in them.

But be on the lookout this fall… two more Branson novellas are on the way! More details coming soon!

So I guess the series isn’t totally over. That’s the great thing about being a writer. I can always bring my favorite story-friends back.

GIVEAWAY
Win a copy of LEVERAGE and an I LOVE romantic suspense notebook OR a $5.00 Amazon gift card to buy the book of your choice by answering any of the following question: Do you like series or do you prefer a stand-alone book? Do you like for characters to overlap? Do you like cliffhangers in books or always want things wrapped up?

Releasing this week: LEVERAGE
He'd been hired to transport precious cargo--and it put a beautiful twist in his solitary life.

Computer game developer Shelby Keelan has a gift: a photographic memory of anything concerning numbers. When she inadvertently discovers a code linked to terrorist attacks within a popular Internet game, she’s called in by the government to help piece together what she knows.
Pilot Dylan Branson finally has his life the way he wants it: simple, quiet and alone – as far from his covert operation past as he can get. He knows when he’s asked by his previous boss to deliver one tiny package to Omega Sector headquarters that his answer should be no. Especially when that tiny package ends up being a cute and quirky redhead he’s instantly drawn to.

But what should’ve been a routine trip turns into a desperate fight for their lives when someone is determined to see that Shelby and Dylan don’t make it anywhere alive and that the codes in her head are destroyed along with her.
Buy online:
·         Amazon
·         Barnes and Noble
·         iBooks
·         IndieBound

About the Author
Janie Crouch’s debut novel PRIMAL INSTINCT has been nominated for a 2015 RT (Romantic Times) Reviewer’s Choice Award, “Best First Book” in the New England RWA Reader’s Choice Award and “Best Romantic Suspense” in the Carolyn Reader’s Choice Award.  Janie lives with her hubby and four kids in Stuttgart, Germany but ihr Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut zur Zeit. She loves travelling, adventure racing, and movies of all kinds. Find out more about her at www.janiecrouch.com


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 18th. 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.

Be sure to check out the JRS SHOWCASE for additional giveaways!

35 comments:

  1. I love a series where I can re-visit with favorite characters from the previous books. It's like getting together with old friends. I HATE cliffhangers and always want things wrapped up with the story and the characters. Thank you for the giveaway. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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    1. I agree about cliffhangers, JoAn. As a matter of fact, I won't start a series with cliffhangers until all the books are published and I can read them straight through. :)

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  2. I love series. I enjoy revisiting characters and settings, especially if I loved the book they were in to begin with. Ate up Robin Carr's Virgin River and Marie Force's McCarthys of Gansett Island. At the moment I'm hooked on Linda Bridey' s mail-order bride historical romance series. I do read stand alone as well since I also read thrillers. One thing I hate is cliffhangers. I avoid them at all costs. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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    1. Sorry. debbiemac73 AT yahoo DOT com

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    2. Sounds like some great series! I'm not familiar with Linda Bridey. I'll have to look her up! Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. :)

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  3. I love series books. I like to spend time with familiar settings and friends. But I HATE cliffhangers. I want my HEA all tied up with The End. Thanks for the chance to win. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

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    1. I enjoy the camaraderie that comes with series, but I have to admit, there's a lot more to keep track of as a writer. I know if a friend is mentioned in book 1 with brown hair, he better not have black hair in book 3! Thanks for stopping by, Trish.

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  4. I like both series & stand alones. I enjoy stand alones for the closure. If there are to be cliffhangers then I need to have the entire series on hand. Horrible things cliffhangers.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, I'm the same about cliffhangers. I won't read the series until they're all published so I can go all the way through them. Thanks so much for hanging out with us today!
      ~ Janie

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  5. I prefer stand-alone books. I find it tiresome to remember characters/details from the previous books and, more often than not, will abandon a series for that reason.

    natalija(dot)shkomare(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I often wonder if readers are hesitant to purchase a book if they know it is not the first in the series. I agree having to remember too many details can become tedious. Thanks for hanging out with us today, Natalija!

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  6. I like series, but I think there should be limited amount of books in them, not going on to the infinity. That's just too much to a reader to keep up with, and I have noticed in some cases to the writer, too :D And I like series, because/if/when the characters are overlapping, it's like catching up with an old friend. But I need every story/book to be wrapped up, and no, absolutely no, cliffhangers of any kind. I used to read all the series only after all the books came out, straight through. For the past year, I gave up this practice ;)

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    1. Yeah, I think any series over 4-5 is getting a bit long. And totally agree about cliffhangers. Thanks for your comments!

      ~ Janie

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  7. I love the series ones, I just wish they weren't so spread out because I often miss seeing one come out.

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    1. One of the things I like most about writing for Harlequin Intrigue is that the series books get to be released so close together. My books came out in January, February, June and July... not to far apart at all, imo. Thanks Lynn!

      ~ Janie

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  8. I like a series. To get to know the characters.
    Jan

    Janet_kerr(at)msn.com

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    1. Yeah, I agree, it's nice to have characters that become like friends. Get to know them a little better each book. Thanks so much for hanging with us Janet. Good luck!

      ~ Janie

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  9. I like series books without cliffhangers, where the main characters of each book are a new couple but the previous characters are in the other books.

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    1. Hey Jennifer, I agree! I like it if I don't have to remember a previous book in order to enjoy the current book. But having re-occurring characters helps make them ore special! Thanks for your comment. Good luck!

      ~ Janie

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  10. I have no preference between series or stand-alones. But if I'm reading a series, I love over-lapping characters, but despise cliff-hangars.

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    1. Yeah, boo to cliff-hangers! :) Thanks for stopping by Cumberbatch-buddy.

      ~ Janie

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  11. I do enjoy series, but I like to see things wrap up... sometimes I will read ones that take about 3 books that pull things together with overlapping characters... it all depends on how well the author pulled me in and how long the wait is between books... but I do like for individual characters to share their own stories.

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    1. Great comment, Colleen. I agree! Thanks for hanging out with us!

      ~ Janie

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  12. I don't really have a preference or the time!!! LOL... I've been reading a lot of stand alones lately just cuz I don't have much time since work has gotten crazy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hate it when real life gets in the way of my reading habit! Thanks for stopping by, Erin. Hope you can find some time to read!!

      ~ Janie

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  13. only like series if they're standalone; skip books with cliffhangers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yeah, no cliffhangers! :) Good luck with the contest!

      ~ Janie

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  14. I do like series books. Some parts can wrap up in the last book, but I like a HEA for the couple in that book. I already have your first 3 books, so I really want your 4th book. yenastone at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Book 4 is my favorite of the series. :) Good luck.

      ~ Janie

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  16. I love series! I love seeing past characters and what is going on with them. I love when they are actively involved in new story line.

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    1. Yeah, I specially love when a couple from a previous book has had a baby. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      ~ Janie

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  17. I prefer stand-alones but also like series. That's really not an answer, sorry. I'm going with I would rather read a stand-alone.

    I REALLY don't like cliffhangers! I want everything finished at the end of the book with answers to all my questions about who did what and who ended up with who.

    joanne.boykoATyahooDOTcom

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    1. That's okay, liking both is perfectly acceptable! I think I'm the same way. :) Thanks so much for stopping by. Good luck.

      ~ Janie

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  18. Thanks everyone for coming to hang with me over the last couple of days. I hope you'll check out the Omega Sector Series!

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