Saturday, June 25, 2016

FORGETTING JANE


Congratulations to "Julie O.", the winner in C.J.'s giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’m excited to announce my debut novel, Forgetting Jane, which comes out June 29th, 2016. This book had won the 2013 West Houston RWA Emily Award in the Romantic Suspense division.

There are a lot of elements in this book that I have experienced in my youth, and I’ve put them to good use when I wrote this story.

Forgetting Jane is based out of a small town in Wisconsin, where two hunters found a woman with no memory of the brutality she had endured.

Jane Doe is a strong character. Her strength and perseverance shows every time things happen. And Elias McAvoy, what can you say about a tortured soul, who will do anything to keep Jane safe from the psychopathic killer, even distancing himself.

The journey they take together would bring them closer to love, or tear them apart. Either way, someone will die.

FORGETTING JANE

Amnesia and an unspeakable crime have stolen everything from Jane Doe except the haunting image of a girl in a yellow dress, which replays itself over and over in her mind.

Small town cop Elias McAvoy is haunted as well, by the crushing guilt he feels over the deaths of two women, one by his own hand. He can’t-he won’t-let Jane down too.

Together they delve deeper into Jane’s case, battling against her memory loss, and an increasingly tangled web of lies and murder that span forty years-and ties Elias and Jane together in ways they never imagined. As the mystery of the girl in the yellow dress unfold, so does Elias and Jane’s love for each other. However, when the killer reappears, intent on finishing what he started, Elias must face his demons in order to save the woman he loves or lose her forever.

Bio
CJ Warrant is an Award Winning Author for dark romantic suspense and thrillers that pulls at your heart, makes you shiver with fear, and hope for a happy ending. A lover of coffee, baking and family, but not in that order—She’s a wife, a loving mother of three and a cosmetologist by trade. Drawing her experiences from her Korean Italian heritage and growing up as an Army brat, her stories stir in dark plots with addictive flawed characters you will fall in love with.
Visit CJ on the web at www.cjwarrant.com


 Excerpt
I’m alive.

The first drag of cold air into her lungs burned like acid. Her fingers stung, deep under the nail beds as she clawed out from the hard ground. She tried moving her legs, but her energy waned fast. No matter how hard she wrestled out of the hole, the lower half of her body was bound in the heavy cemented earth.

The sharp wind layered her like an icy blanket. A prickled sensation skated across her skin like razorblades. She shivered in pain.

A screech of an owl in the distance made her pause. Where was she? Dark surrounded her in its murkiness. Though a glimpse of morning light barely skimmed the horizon, the warmth of the day hadn’t touched her.

Too exhausted to move. Rest, she thought as she drifted in and out of consciousness. The rustling sounds of the hollow reeds and cattails startled her. The pain from her body finally dissipated, or was she that numb? The sharp whacking at the back of her skull thrummed to a continual dull pounding.

She tried to lift her head, but her neck craned the wrong way and her cheek stuck to the putrid dirt. Her joints turned rigid as a petrified log. Her brain screamed out orders to get up, but her muscles refused.

Her heavy eyelids were the only body part that moved. They drifted open, closed, and open again, using whatever energy she could muster to keep them up.

However, her focus blurred in and out; she wasn’t able to see anything specific.
A filmy splash of yellow drew her eyes in. A girl? She stood at the distance, watching her die.


Giveaway:
CJ will be giving away a signed book copy of Forgetting Jane to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 26th. 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. 

27 comments:

  1. Wow! I would have loved to win the book. Unfortunately I am not in the US :-(

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    1. HI Linda! What country do you live in?

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  2. I love amnesia stories. How much of our core values and personality remain true, even when we can't remember who we are? Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi TrichJ. Then you'll love this story! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. sounds suspenseful
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  4. This sounds like a fascinating and exciting read. I would love to win this...thanks for the chance.
    vandine3atmsn.com

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  5. This sounds like a fascinating and exciting read. I would love to win this...thanks for the chance.
    vandine3atmsn.com

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  6. Hey, CJ, I'm glad I "met" you on this JRS blog post today! Romantic suspense is hard to beat for my reading habit 'cause there's romance (of course) and also action...an unbeat combo in my estimate. Thanks for your introduction into my life with this post. I look forward to reading your story... jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Janice for stopping by and saying Hi! When you say your life, that peeks my curiosity!

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  7. That is the most amazing book trailer I've ever seen! So excited for this book!

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    1. Thanks Clara for awesome compliment. I worked hard on the trailer and it's paying off.

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  8. I already pre-ordered Forgetting Jane and can't wait for it to download into my Kindle! Your book trailer is awesome!

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  9. I want to know more! I'm so intrigued! Can't wait for this book to come out!

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  10. Can't wait for this to be released! I am intrigued and I love suspense!

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  11. I love your book trailer and can't wait to get my copy of your book. Pre-ordered it. So excited to read it on my Kindle!

    Hope you have many sales!!!

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    1. Thanks India for your support! Enjoy!

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  12. Congratulations on your debt. It sounds fantastic.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I'm assuming you mean debut, Mary! LOL Thank you!

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  13. I got chills just reading the first few sentences. Can't wait for the rest! I already pre-ordered your book, so it will be delivered right to my kindle on June 29th!

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    1. That is awesome! Thanks for coming by!

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  14. What a suspenseful excerpt. Just from the little I read, I want your heroine to live, overcome and thrive! Congratulations on a debut novel that appears to be everything a romantic suspense fan could want!
    blameitonabook at gmail dot com

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    1. Jane's my hero!...So is Elias! Thanks!!

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  15. Wow! I love books that give you a chill. Your book sounds like it will be very successful. Would love to win it.

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