Friday, May 24, 2013

Interview with Jennifer Ryan on The Hunted Series and Giveaway!

Please welcome Jennifer Ryan to the blog today and learn a little more about her series, The Hunted Series.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and three kids. We have a black lab who sleeps under my chair while I work and write. The cat rules the upstairs - no dogs allowed. I work from home for my day job. I'm a cable systems design engineer. Basically, I draw schematics for cable systems. My daughter likes to say mommy draws pictures and writes stories for a living.

I like to garden. We moved into our new house last year, and I've finally had time to put in the garden, though it's still a work in progress. The apple tree bloomed beautifully and I hope to have apples this fall. The roses are gorgeous. Can't wait for the bushes to fill out. The daylilies and dahlias are blooming in a profusion of color.

What genre do you write?

Romantic suspense and contemporary romance. The Hunted Series - for the most part - is romantic suspense.

A must have snack while you write.

Usually, it's a cup of tea and chocolate of some kind - double chocolate fudge cookies, brownies, chocolate croissant, candy. I'm not picky when it comes to chocolate.

What are you currently reading?
It's been rather hectic getting three books out in 3 months, so I haven't had the pleasure of reading for several weeks. This dry spell has to end.

The last book I read is Sharon Sala's 'Til Death. I love her Rebel Ridge Series. I like everything she writes.

I also recently read Marina Adair's Kissing Under the Mistletoe. I can't wait to get her next installment in her St. Helena Vineyard series - Summer in Napa - out May 14th. She writes wonderfully sexy contemporary romances.

Please tell us about your series.
The Hunted Series begins with Saved by the Rancher.

Jenna's ex, David, is determined to get her and his shares in Merrick International back. Jack will do anything to keep Jenna safe, including lay down his life. Before he and Jenna can have the life they dreamed, David will put that to the test. Fed up with David's sick games, Jenna turns the tables - the hunted becomes the hunter - when she confronts David in the boardroom at Merrick to take back her life.

Elizabeth in Lucky Like Us saves FBI agent Sam Turner from being run down by a serial killer and ends up in the hospital with a target on her back. Sam will stop at nothing to protect her from the double threat against her - a stalker ex, and a killer bent on silencing her before she can identify him to the FBI.

The Right Bride is a bit different. Cameron Shaw is a high powered businessman looking for a mother for his young daughter, but not necessarily love for himself, until he meets and falls in love at first sight with Marti. She's everything he thought he'd never have in his life. She'd be the perfect wife to him and the loving mother he wants for Emma.

Too bad the woman he's been dating is on the hunt for a powerfully wealthy man to provide her with an anything but ordinary life. Shelly is determined to have him and will stop at nothing to marry him, including lying about being pregnant with his child.

Let's hope Cameron sees through the lies in time and marries The Right Bride.

If you had to choose a favorite book that you’ve written, which would it be? 
Overall, Lucky Like Us is my favorite. I love Sam and Elizabeth together. Their relationship is intense, but still fun and flirty at times. Sam is by far my favorite hero. He's sexy and strong and protecting Elizabeth is vital to him. He realizes very quickly, life without her isn't a life worth living.

What are you currently working on?

Fans of the series will be happy to know Tyler and Morgan's story is due to be released October 2013. Tyler is Sam's partner in Lucky Like Us. Morgan is a psychic, helping Tyler with his cases, though she's nothing more than a sultry voice on the phone - and in his mind - frustrating him. All he wants to do is find her, though it will take him a while to figure out it's because he loves her and wants to build a life on the strange connection they already share. First, he'll have to save her from the serial killer bent on ridding San Francisco of all the false psychics and finding Morgan.

Book 4: The Hunted Series Morgan Standish can see things other people can’t - she can see the past and future. She has a few other hidden gifts that have cost her from being close to anyone, except FBI agent, Tyler Reed. She’s connected to him in a way even she can’t explain. One of Tyler’s cases will bring her out of hiding and back into his life. She’s solved several cases for him in the past, but will her gifts be enough to bring down a serial killer whose ultimate goal is to kill Morgan.

Blurb and Buy Links

Saved by the Rancher, Book One of THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan
Avon Impulse| On Sale: 2/26/2013| E-Book ISBN 9780062268020 | $.99

A million dollar mistake…
Marrying millionaire David Merrick was the biggest mistake of Jenna Caldwell’s life. Two years after their divorce, Jenna is still on the run, relocating to a new place every few months after each terrifying run-in with her ex. No matter where she hides, he always finds her, and each time his temper worsens. Bruised, battered, and bloodied, Jenna takes her lawyer’s advice and relocated to a quiet ranch in Colorado in the hopes that she can finally stop running…
Another chance at finding a safe-haven…
Jack Turner was also running; in the hopes of forgetting about his nightmarish experiences in the army, he’s retreated to his family’s ranch. But Jenna shows up and forces him out of his isolation—and right into her arms. All he wants to do is pull her close and protect her from the world—and especially from her stalker of an ex. But David Merrick is on the hunt for Jenna and he won’t stop until she’s dead.
…And a romance worth the risk
Despite the looming danger posed by Jenna’s ex, Jack and Jenna find themselves inexorably drawn to each other, and just being with one another is healing them—both externally and emotionally. But can Jenna get past the fear factor of giving herself over to another man?

Lucky Like Us, Book Two in THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan
Avon Impulse| On Sale: 4/9/2013| e-Book ISBN: 9780062271327 | $1.99
Too sweet for her own good…
Elizabeth Hamilton is almost where she wants to be in life: she’s got the best bakery in town, she’s the daughter of the most feared and respected judge in the country, and business is booming—but she’s got no one to share it with. No one, that is, except a grumpy cat named The Muffin Man, and a social climbing psychotic stalker of an ex-boyfriend.
But all of the sweetness in Elizabeth’s life goes sour when she sees Sam Turner lying unconscious in the street—with car speeding toward him—she saves him without a moment’s hesitation—and unwittingly puts herself in the path of a serial murderer. As the only one who can identify the FBI’s Silver Fox Killer, she’s ended up in the hospital with a target on her back.

A man who could use some sugar…
Special Agent Sam Turner owes Elizabeth Hamilton his life—and now, he’s the only one who can save hers. After the Silver Fox almost killed the both of them, Elizabeth and Sam can’t help but spend time together, and against his better judgment, Sam gets emotionally involved with the charming, brave woman who rescued him from certain death. Hell-bent on protecting her from an ex desperate to get her back—despite a restraining order—and a psychopath bent on silencing her before she can identify him, Sam is prepared to give up all he has to keep Elizabeth safe…even his heart.

They set a trap to catch the killer - putting Elizabeth in his hands, with Sam desperate to save her. If he’s lucky, he’ll get his man...and the girl.

The Right Bride
High-powered businessman Cameron Shaw doesn't believe in love—until he falls head over heels for beautiful, passionate, and intensely private Martina. She's perfect in so many ways, immediately bonding with his little girl. Martina could be his future bride and a delightful stepmother … if only Cameron weren't blinded by his belief that Shelly, the gold-digging woman he's promised to marry, is pregnant with his child.
No matter how much his friends protest his upcoming marriage to Shelly, Cameron knows he has a duty to his children, so he's determined to see it through. Will he find out in time that Shelly's lying and Marti's the one who's actually carrying his child? It'll come down to the day of his wedding. After choosing Shelly over Marti at every turn, will he convince Marti she's his world and the only woman he wants?

Author Info
Jennifer Ryan writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, dog (Bella), and cat (Shadow). When she isn't writing a book, she's reading one.
Author Links
Twitter: @JenRyan_author /

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