Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome Back Guest Spotlight Author Jennifer Labelle

This week has been a delight. Yesterday's post struck a chord with a lot of our visitors. So many of us related to everything Jennifer talked about. Personally, I totally get Jennifer's need to plan ahead and plot and as a panstser who charges ahead, blindly, like a crazy woman, I won't hold it against her.  LOL! The bottom line is that it doesn't really matter how or what Jennifer Labelle did to tell us the story of "Meant to Be". What matters is that she DID!! 
Let's see it once again, then we will take a deeper look with a PG Excerpt...

Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.
 After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.
Now for that excerpt!!!!
“I’m not sure I’d be able to drink this stuff too often, but it’s not bad.” Jenna said after finishing off her Guinness. “Want another one?”
Just as Sam nodded more arrived, brought to them by one of the people working the bar.
“Wow, talk about service.” she teased.
“They’re from a couple of admirers.” The older woman gestured towards the bar.
Sam laughed, in on the joke.
“First the airport and now here? What are the odds?” Being sarcastic, Jenna smiled. “Did you know they were here the whole time? Oh wait, of course you did because you invited them didn’t you?” 
Sam nodded. “You’re not mad are you? Brady’s a great guy and I’d like to spend more time getting to know Caleb better. Are you up to this? It’ll be kind of rude if we just leave, don’t you think? But we will if that’s what you need.”
Jenna shook her head and took a deep breath. “I’m fine, really. I mean it’s a free drink from two gorgeous guys, who could be upset with that?”
As a polite gesture, Jenna turned towards the bar, held up her drink and smiled at them before she took a sip. She rationalized her behavior by convincing herself that she was doing this for Sam, since she still felt like she had cold feet.
“Wow, Jenna, I’m impressed.” Sam gestured toward the two men approaching.
It made Jenna laugh.
She felt comfortable all of a sudden. Maybe it was the surroundings without the constant reminders of home anywhere near her or, then again, maybe it was just the drinks. Either way, she’d felt better about herself in that moment more than she had in a long time, and it felt really good for a change. 
“Hi, there,” Sam purred, making room for Caleb beside her, leaving Brady the spot next to Jenna.
Is it just me or is it getting hot in here? Jenna moved over as Brady’s thigh brushed against hers, sitting close, and tried to hide the blush that heated her face. Good Lord, these men are beautiful.
Brady Connelly knew how to make a woman’s toes curl with just a look. Tall with thick black hair, piercing blue eyes, and a smile that could make your heart skip a beat, he oozed sex appeal. The complete opposite of Tyler, with his blond hair and brown eyes, but the attraction was there none the less. There was no denying it, no matter how hard she tried.
It didn’t take Caleb long to whisk Sam away with an excuse of getting refills at the bar.
“You guys are very good at what you do,” Jenna teased. She was nervous and had to take some of the pressure away.
“What are we doin’?” he asked with mock innocence, and she could see that he’d tried to hold back a smile.
“Well,” she said smiling, “if you wanted some alone time, you could’ve just asked.” Shrugging her shoulders, she looked toward Caleb and Sam to see them sitting at the bar.
He laughed, making her smile widen. “Next time, I’ll keep that in mind.”
“Hmm,” she mumbled, “And you’re confident too. I like that—next time?”
“Well, I was hopin’ there would be a next time, if that’s okay with ye?” he said, making her speechless as he reached across the table for her hand.
His touch felt as if a spark ignited within her. She could feel butterflies in her stomach with the excitement. Her response was a shock, and it freaked her out a little.
Sam interrupted. “Hey, Jenna, um, it’s getting late. Are you ready?”
Jenna nodded. “It was nice to see you again, Brady,” she said stroking her thumb across his fingers before pulling away from his hold on her hand. 
“Until next time?” he asked. 
Very nice, and speaking of next time, that will be tomorrow and we will end our wonderful week with Jennifer on a HOT note! I can't wait!!!
 I just wanted to thank Robin again for hosting me this week. And, as a thank you to you, I’ll be giving away one free copy of Meant To Be in PDF format. I need followers so here’s what I propose:
Leave comments, follow this blog, my Facebook fan page, and follow me on Twitter. That’s it! I’ll be picking the lucky winner on Saturday March, 19. Don’t forget to leave your email address, so I can send the pdf ebook version to the one lucky winner.
And, for those of you interested in learning more about me, a link to my website.
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  1. Thank you Avril! Did you get your copy yet?...LOL.

  2. Jennifer hon,
    I shared on facebook and twitter. I put a message to please check out my friend Jennifer's interview and new book. I promised you wont be disappointed in her book. Hopefully alot of my book reader friends will follow you.

    I know you will be very successful with this sweet book.

    Teresa K.

  3. Thank you so much, Teresa!!
    Have I told you lately that I love you? Well I do!!
    Big Hugs!!

  4. Thank you Teresa, you've been amazing. I really appreciate all you have done. Have you checked the really great review I got on Goodreads? I'm so thrilled.