Author Interview – Jennifer Pierce

Deadly Connection Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Deadly Connection by Jennifer Pierce, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deadly ConnectionTitle: Deadly Connection
Author: Jennifer Pierce
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: October 20, 2020
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Private Investigator, Reid Lucas, and his mentor, Joe Lockhart, haven’t spoken in years, but when Joe wants to meet in a small-town diner, Reid’s interest is piqued. Without explanation, Joe calls and tells Reid he has five minutes to get waitress, Quinn Matthews, and her son out of the diner before they’re kidnapped by the group of thugs about to walk through the diner’s front door.

Quinn Matthews’ life is simple and safe, exactly how she likes it—until Reid Lucas walks into the diner. Now, she and her son are running for their lives, and she has no idea why. But when the father of her son shows up and dies saving them, she realizes they all have one deadly connection: Joe Lockhart. Now, she’ll have to trust the mysterious private investigator to not only save their lives but connect her past to her present so they can figure out who is after them. And why.

As the danger escalates, unexpected feelings arise. Reid doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Quinn’s love–or God’s. And Quinn is too worried about having her heart broken again and the effect of having a new man in her son’s life. Can they let go of their preconceived notions of love and relationships, or are they doomed to just let go of each other?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Pierce

Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Hidden Danger, is a 2019 Selah Award winner, and her second novel, Expecting Danger is a 2019 Selah Award finalist. Deadly Connection is her third novel. She also has a contemporary romance Christmas novella, Giving Grace, releasing November 13, 2020. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER

When did you first know you wanted to be an author? I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until 2015. My dad passed away in January 2014 and I buried myself in books. I’ve always been a reader but that year I read more veraciously than I ever have. I read 135 books that year, while working full time and tending to two young children. That was a lot for me. It was in 2015 that I was reading a book and I thought “I can do this. I can write a book.” And I did. And the ideas have kept coming, so I’ve kept writing.

I love how God can take a sad situation and turn it into something good.

When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun? I work full time as a paralegal. My husband and I have two children, 16 and 11. I still love to read. I’d rather read a book than watch a TV show most times. I do enjoy watching true crime shows like those on Investigation Discovery.

What is your favorite genre to read? What about that genre draws you? My favorite genre is romantic suspense. I love trying to figure out the whos and the whys.

What is your favorite holiday? And why? I think Christmas is my favorite holiday. Beside it being the time we celebrate the birth of Christ, I love the giving. I love to give gifts to people and watch them smile. It seems like most people are happier around Christmas time. I also love all the colorful lights.

Christmas is my favorite too, for some of the same reasons.

Which character did you enjoy writing most? I’m going to go with JJ. He’s young and full of energy. There’s actually a scene in the book where JJ tells Reid about a blue tailed skink in the kitchen. It’s a true story.

As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book? As a person, The Monster at the End of This Book with Grover from Sesame Street is my absolute favorite! I love it. I buy it for gifts for kids. As a parent, Ticklemonster and Me: A Play-Along Book by Max Haynes. I read it to both of my children so much that they could “read” along with me. And at the end of the book there is tickling and giggles.

What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer? Don’t give up. Keep going. Keep learning. Keep reading.

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive autographed copies of Hidden Danger & Expecting Danger plus a custom Jennifer Pierce Author tumbler designed by Fine Designs by Megan!

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Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Disclaimer – I have not read this book so I cannot speak to its appropriateness for a K-12 Christian School library. I encourage librarians to read the book before making a purchasing decision.

I choose to share it because it does sound interesting. If you read it, let me know what you think.

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