Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Shot In The Dark

With: Jennifer Burrows

Giveaway Alert!

Hello! My name is Jennifer Burrows, and I'm going to be guest hosting the Just Romantic Suspense Blog. I write romantic suspense. My titles include: A Shot in the Dark, Into the Light, Surrender, and Shattered.

A Shot in the Dark is the first book I ever wrote. True story, I actually wrote the first six chapters in an airport waiting for standby. It's a medical romantic thriller. Here's the synopsis and the link: Most of the patients that are brought to the trauma bay in the ER remain nameless, and for the most part, faceless. For Laney Pearson and the rest of the staff, this makes it easier to move past the senseless death and destruction that they see on an almost daily basis. But all of that changes for Laney when she finds herself trying to pump the life back into a young motorcycle rider who arrives by helicopter more dead than alive.

Skyler Smith has all the makings of the next great motocross rider, right up until he crashes while trying to perform the trick that will secure his future. From the time his motionless body is lifted off the track, the question becomes not when his next race takes place, but whether he will live to see another day. And now there is mounting evidence that the tragedy was no accident

Laney can never envision this boy’s crash and the ensuing investigation will have such an impact on her own life, but in the days that follow, she discovers a life within her she never knew existed. While the police sort through the mounting evidence from the crash, Laney has to sort through her own feelings for the handsome trauma surgeon that she previously never gave a second thought. Is he really as charming as he seems, or is there another reality hiding beneath the surface? And just how long has he been watching her?

Into the Light is the sequel to A Shot in the Dark.  In my opinion this is where are really started getting good a writing suspense.  Here's the synopsis, and the link: After Laney is shot at point blank range, Josh works tirelessly to repair her life threatening internal injuries from the gunshot wounds.  What’s worse is he is forced to inform Laney’s parents about the tragic accident.  Having only just begun a relationship with the woman he knows in his heart he will spend the rest of his life with, he now has to reveal to her parents that a stalker has been tormenting their daughter.  While his only mission is to save Laney’s life, her parents have other plans for their daughter, none of which include Josh.  They are determined to find a new doctor for Laney, and if her parents have their way, she will be taken thousands of miles away from him.

Just when Josh thinks his entire world has been turned completely upside down, he finds his sister Jillian has stopped taking her psychiatric medications and has become a person unfamiliar to him.  Dealing with her psychotic world becomes even more of a shock, leaving Josh in a horrible dilemma.  He is torn between trying to save Laney’s life, keeping her parents from moving her away from him, and providing his sister the attention and help she desperately needs before she has a complete psychotic breakdown.

Will Josh be able to save the love of his life and prevent her parents from taking her away? Will he be able to help Jillian through her mental illness before it takes over her life?  Will Laney’s relationship with her parents ever be salvaged?  Will Josh and Laney have their happily ever after, or will the hurdles they have to jump through prove to be more than they can handle?

Surrender is the first book in the Surrender Trilogy.  Funny thing is, this book was supposed to be a stand alone.  I came up with the idea when I was traveling through Italy for my tenth anniversary. When I got done writing it, there was so much left to Kate and Tony's story that it became a trilogy.  Here's the synopsis and the link: Katherine Anderson was living a dream life.  She came from an influential family, had a successful career as a food critic, and was about to marry the man of her dreams.  Her life suddenly takes a change for the worse when she finds her fiancĂ© in the arms of another woman.  Her dream wedding now cancelled, she tries to find herself in Italy, on a trip she was supposed to be taking with her new husband.

Massimo "Tony" Bertalucci has had his life destroyed by a cartel known to be trafficking black market olive oil out of Italy and around the world.  While the cartel thought the entire Bertalucci family was dead and buried, Tony remains very much alive and determined to find a way to get his life back.

When Tony and Katherine’s worlds collide, she becomes Tony’s only hope of escaping Italy alive.  What Katherine doesn’t realize is that this charming, unassuming Italian man is using her to save his own life.  Will she be able to get back to the states safely, or will she be subjected to the same fate as Tony's family?  Will Tony find a way to stop running?  Or will he have to surrender his life to the cartel?

Did I mention Surrender is free right now?  What a great way to get to know my by picking up this fast paced read.                                                       

Shattered is the second book in the trilogy.  This one goes to dark places and isn’t for the faint at heart.  

A year has passed since she has returned from Italy, and finally, Kate is reunited with the love of her life For so long, she had no idea whether he was dead or alive, and now in what seems like an instant, it is as if they have been together forever.  Things seem to perfect.  She and Tony are inseparable, her best friend Kendall has accepted their relationship, and Italy seems like a distant blur.

But unbeknownst to Kate, cartel boss Matteo Bertalucci has escaped and is nowhere to be found.  Tony is all too aware how dangerous is cousin is, and has hired security detail to keep Kate safe.  He stops at nothing to make certain that Matteo can never get to her again.
The day following what may be the best day of their lives together, Kate goes missing, presumably at the hands of Tony’s nefarious cousin.  The race is on to find Kate and save her from the evil green-eyed monster, a man bent on making everyone who had a hand in ruining his empire pay with their lives.

Will Tony be able to save Kate before it’s too late?  Or will Matteo successfully destroy both of them and shatter the life they worked so hard to create? 

Saved is the last book in the trilogy and is definitely the one that will make you scream, cry, and laugh.  In fact, when I was writing it, I found myself bawling like a little girl sometimes. Get out your tissues and check out this synopsis: 

After finally rescuing his beloved Kate from the clutches of his twisted cousin, Tony has spent the last seven months running from his demons, only to find himself in a drunken stupor.  The thought of her carrying Masimo’s baby plagues his very soul, and yet every day he spends without Kate is sheer torture.  Finally resolved to drown his sorrows in a bottomless bottle of whiskey, Tony has taken up residence in a seedy hotel room in downtown San Diego.  He has all but given up hope on everything and everyone in his life when his best friend and security expert Jasper arrives to inform him that all is not as it seems.  Now Tony must make both the physical and emotional journey back to Kate, beg for forgiveness, and pray that the life he always dreamed of slips through his fingers.

Having gone through a lifetime of torture she wouldn't wish on her worst enemy, Kate can’t let go of the hurt of being left her alone and pregnant with Tony’s child.  And now, Tony is forced to  keep another secret from Kate, something  which is certain to make things worse.  Following the delivery, Kate spirals into a post-partum depression that renders her helpless, and Tony is forced to function as a single parent.

There never appears to be a lull in the storm that looms over Kate and Tony.  Just when there seems to be chance for the two of them to get back on track, an ex-girlfriend returns, and makes it clear that she won’t stop until she gets the life with Tony she has always wanted. Now locked in a fight for everything he holds precious, Tony is forced to find a way to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to get his life and his family back together.  Will Tony figure out a way to save Kate and his young family?  Find out in Saved, the final story in the Surrender Trilogy.

My upcoming release will be early next year.  It's entitled Wrecked. Here's the synopsis: Cameron Taylor is young, handsome, obscenely rich, and a rock music God.  He is also a train wreck, and has only known privilege his entire life. Unscathed by his lifestyle of partying with a healthy dose of womanizing, his world is about to come crashing down around him when he comes face to face with the woman he thought only existed in his dreams.

Upon discovering she is not merely a figment of his imagination, Cameron can’t shake an unrelenting feeling of fate and destiny stepping into his life. He stops at nothing to discover who the woman from his dream is, and what significance she holds.  Focused only on his new obsession, Cameron redirects his energy from the music party scene to the new love of his life, Sarah Thurston.  

Unaware this “angel”, is the center of his life being turned upside down, Cameron soon finds himself forced to keep his relationship a secret, and through a bizarre turn of events, winds up arrested. Once on top of the music world, he now finds himself having to choose between his bandmates and woman he hardly knows.

Following several strange and unforeseen turn of events, Cameron finds himself at the precipice of his life. Has he really fallen this far, this fast?  And can anything save him, or have his poor choices finally caught up with him?

The answer may lie within a source he never considered before...

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  1. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for sharing! Following on Twitter.

  2. I'm loving the titles. They conjure up all sorts of images. How hard is it to come up with the perfect title?


  3. The synopsis of A Shot in the Dark is terrific. I want to know what happens to Skylar - if he lives or dies. My GUESS is he lives and gets together with Laney. I can't wait to read it to find out.

    I'm already following on Facebook so I shared the giveaway and I'm following on Twitter.