Today I am participating in the Launch Party for Jennifer Lane’s new YA book, Streamline. I have really enjoyed Jen’s Adult Romantic Suspense series, The CONduct series, even though they are not my typical reads. I love her voice and style, and her characters are very relatable and real. I am very interested to see how Jen transitions to YA. I am so excited for her!
Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.
Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter–her father–is in prison for murder.
Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.
And now, let’s get a sneak peek…
Excerpt (Chapter 2)
Leo reached for Audrey and pulled her close. She blinked up at her boyfriend of two years and leaned closer. When he responded with a warm kiss, excitement ran down her spine. She loved their post-practice kisses. With the beta-endorphins flowing from all the exercise, her rush from kissing Leo reached an even higher peak.
Reluctantly they pulled away, and Leo squared his shoulders. “I can’t be late—I’m in enough trouble already. Be careful visiting your dad.”
She nodded, and they turned to go their separate ways. As she turned back to make sure he was okay, Audrey saw him pop a pill before swigging from his Gatorade bottle.
“Leo?” she called. “What’d you just take?”
His eyes widened but then quickly regained their typical coolness. “Uh, just an ibuprofen. My shoulder’s been bothering me. Gotta run.” Leo bolted and didn’t look back.
Audrey turned, but didn’t move, a crease across her forehead. He’d never complained about his shoulder before.
Jen is offering prizes (ebooks, bookmarks, swim goggles and cap) to some lucky readers. Please enter via the Rafflecopter below! You can only enter once via any blog participating, as we are all using the same Rafflecopter entry form. Good luck!
Meet Jennifer Lane
I’ve found that writing fiction is a hell of a lot more fun than slogging through a psychology dissertation! While I write under the name Jennifer Lane, I practice as a psychologist in Ohio. But please rest assured I’m not analyzing you right now. The tales of healing and resilience from my career have inspired me to write my own stories: The Conduct Series.
With Good Behavior began with two cons trying to make it on the outside: running from the Mafia, joking about sexy vegetables, and just maybe falling in love. Bad Behavior, the next in line, reveals that it’s not so easy to escape the past, but the plucky parolees once again strive to persevere. I’m currently at work on the third and final installment of the series: On Best Behavior.
I’m also excited for the release of my first Young Adult novel March 27, 2012: Streamline. Stay tuned for launch parties, blog tours, and giveaways! I’ve found that whether writing or reading, I love stories that make me laugh and cry. In my spare time I enjoy competitive swimming, attending book club, and hanging out with my sisters and their families in Chicago.
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