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Feb 27, 2014

Lifers Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Lifers Blog Tour hosted by CBB Book Promotions. For today's stop, I've got an awesome excerpt from Lifers and a giveaway to share with all of you, so don't miss out because exciting stuff is gonna go down!

About the book:

Title: Lifers
Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Publisher: Harvey Berrick Publishing
Release date: February 7, 2014

Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.

Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn’t changed since he was carted off to juvie all those years ago. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn’t even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.

Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can distance erase the memories that haunt him? Would living in another state free him from the prison of his mind? Will the pain of living ever subside?

Torrey Delaney is new in town and certainly doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex quickly spreads around town. And that’s on top of her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman – the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.

As friendship forms, can two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey’s walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, they struggle to find their place in the world. Can they battle the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?

Is love a life sentence?
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Excerpt from Lifers:

He looked surprised and slightly worried when he saw me. That was okay, it was his default setting—one I was determined to try and change.

“Hey, cowboy! Did ya forget your damn coffee?” I yelled out of the window, waving the thermos at him.

He cracked a smile and leaned against the car, one arm on the roof.

“Thanks! I could definitely use it. Are you headin’ out for the day?”

“Sure am. Hop in.”

“That’s okay. I can make my way on over to your momma’s place—you don’t have to give me a ride.”

“Get in, doofus, we’re going shopping.”

He was half in the seat when he honed in on the word ‘shopping’.

“Um, pardon me, but what did you say?”

“You heard—shopping! There’s nothing wrong with your hearing, cowboy.”

He clipped his seatbelt into place and watched me as I put the car in drive.

“Why are we shoppin’, Torrey?”

I liked the way my name sounded when he said it.

“Waaal,” I said, drawing out the word the way I’d heard him pronounce it, “my mom is one of those Christian types who likes to do good deeds…”

“I’ve noticed,” he said, his voice toneless.

“Yeah, and she’s decided that I can be her sidekick, like…”

“SpongeBob and Patrick Star?”

“Oh, boy! You watched waaaay too many cartoons in prison. No, I was thinking something cooler like Batman and Robin.”

“You think Robin is cool?”

“Fair point. Well, maybe not the Burt Ward version…”

“Not any of them.”

“Okay, well Catwoman then.”

“Catwoman was Batman’s arch enemy.”

“I know, but the outfit was cool.”

“I thought it was hot,” he said, raising one eyebrow.

I liked the way he looked when he did that.

“Yeah, but that’s not the point…” I reminded him.

“So there is a point?” he smiled.

I loved seeing his smile, too.

“There was when I started, I’m not so sure now; I keep getting interrupted by a giant know-it-all.”


“Apology accepted.”

“So, where we goin’ again?”

“I told you: shopping.”

“Shoppin’ for what?”

“You’ll see.”

He huffed, looking irritated. Yay! At least he didn’t look anxious or scared—progress!

I patted his leg.

“Just sit back and enjoy the ride.”

“Can you go back to the bit where you were sayin’ your momma liked to do good deeds?”

“I don’t know, are you going to interrupt me again?”






“No, I’ve changed my mind.”

He ground his teeth with frustration and shot me a dirty look. I couldn’t help laughing out loud and watched from the corner of my eye as he cracked another smile. If he kept this up, smiling would become a habit.

About the author:

I love to write.

Out of the crowd of voices in my head, I love to thread together their thoughts and tell the kind of stories that I want to read.

I’ve written my whole life, in one form or other, but it’s only since I started writing adult/new adult books that everything finally made sense.

I’ve lived in the metropolis and now I live in a small village by the sea. Inspiration comes from unexpected places and often when I’m walking my dog.

I hope my stories make you laugh and cry, and feel every emotion in between, because then I guess it’s job done.

Without you, there’s no me. Thanks for reading. jhb x

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Giveaway details:

  • One entry per household.
  • There will be one (1) winner.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  • Giveaway ends on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
  • Winner will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  • Winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  • Good luck!

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  1. Thanks for hosting a tour stop Momo! It's a wonderful story, I hope this excerpt encourages people to give it a try!

  2. Oooh! You chose one of my fave lil scenes : ) Thanks so much! jx


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