Now THAT'S what I call revealing: Blocked by @JenLaneBooks

It's cover reveal time! This time it's for Jennifer Lane's upcoming New Adult novel, Blocked. Because Jennifer and I are close writing buds, I got to be a pre-reader of this story, and let me tell you, it's so much more than regular college romance. These two co-eds not only have the pressure of being varsity volleyball players, they're the offspring of presidential hopefuls---in opposing parties. The story isn't afraid to address hot button issues, and it does so in a way that truly respects both sides, not something we see that often in politics anymore (or ever, really).

But the main focus is the unlikely romance. The politics are woven into the narrative in a way that never detracts from, only adds to, the relationship's development. I fell in love with both of the leading lady and man. Lucia is so sweet and endearing, completely relatable and huggable, and Dane at first seems like a typical college jock...but then we find out he has a heart as soft as his body is hard. Well, enough babbling out of me, eh? On to the...



By Jennifer Lane

New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance

Releasing October 21, 2014

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. Hijole. Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

If you would like to participate in the Release Event and/or Request to Review BLOCKED, you can find out more information HERE.


Jennifer Lane is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card and an Advanced Reader Copy of BLOCKED on her Facebook page! You can enter HERE.

About the Author

Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she witnesses growth in her psychotherapy clients, and by night she wrangles misbehaving fictional characters as she writes sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. She can’t decide which is more fun.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen wove some of her own experiences into Streamline—a military mystery about swimmers. And readers can dip their toes into Jen’s world of swimming romance by sampling her free New Adult novella Swim Recruit. (optional link to include: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/swim-recruit-jennifer-lane/1113038601?ean=2940044896642)

College volleyball romance Blocked is Jen’s newest release, launching 10-21-14. Peek inside big-time college sports and even bigger national politics when the offspring of two presidential candidates find out whether opposites really do attract, or their match is blocked from the start.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior. Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, hanging out with her plus-size, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” Izzie cat, and visiting her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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Jennifer also has some other exciting news---her CONduct series is now available as a boxed set! All three books of this sexy, fun, romantic suspense series set in Chicago for only $4.99.


S.A. Larsenッ said...

Sounds like loads of tension in this one. Congratulations to Jennifer! (I'll be hopping into the NA realm pretty soon, so looking forward to visiting here more often.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know Jennifer! Very cool.

Cherie Colyer said...

Sounds very intriguing. Love the cover. Congrats, Jennifer!

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks for sharing my special day with me, Nicki, and for being a FABULOUS critique partner. I love what you have to say about the story. We'll see if I need to duck from tomatoes thrown by liberals AND conservatives after reading this!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Congratulations to Jennifer, and it sounds like an interesting book! I like stories about opposites, because it already means that they will provoke each other. I must admit that I had crushes on a couple athletes when I was in college; I was always too shy to talk to them, especially because I didn't know anything about sports.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Whoa, couldn't take my eyes off the cover! And the book sounds amazing!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Women love soccer players! It must have been cold during the photoshoot...

Liz Blocker said...

Damn, what a reveal is right!!! That cover is delicious. *Fanning myself*

The story sounds great, too; a new twist on romance, with some real depth. Congrats, Jen!!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Jennifer! Smoking cover!

Haddock said...

I know its about a book, but reminds me of the days when I used to be a blocker/spiker in Volleyball.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I need to get out more, I've never heard of a sports romance. Sounds like fun!