Once Upon A Chapter is delighted to have author Jenna McCormick here today! Read on to find out a little more about her and leave a comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of her novel No Limits which Romantic Times magazine gave 4 stars!
The Biggest Mistake I Almost Made
by Jenna McCormick
Big, fat, intergalactic princess thanks to the ladies here at Once Upon A Chapter for hosting me! Did you ever have a really close call? Like a pivotal decision that you made that could have easily gone another way? I did, and the thought of it still wakes me up at night. I almost deleted the manuscript, No Limits because I thought it was crazy and that writing it was driving me crazy too!
Well, it is a little crazy. Futuristic erotic romance complete with aliens, space pirates, legalized prostitution and a race of empathic people separated from their bodies and trapped inside candles. Yeah, I was pretty sure my experimental college years had caught up with me. I’d started out trying to write a steamy love story, but it just kept getting weirder and it was making me panic! Did I have some deep-seated psychological issue that was trying to make itself known through the creation of this book?
I actually went so far as to highlight the entire document at 50 thousand words, my finger poised over the backspace key. I stared at the text, wondering where I’d gone wrong. Better to just purge the weirdness and start from scratch. But I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t just trash the story without knowing how it ended. So out of curiosity, I surged ahead, figuring it would be entertaining if nothing else.
And wouldn’t you know, this was the book I sold, after years of trying to get my foot in the door of big publishing. What would have happened if I had hit that backspace bar? Nothing, at least with that book. I’d still be struggling, writing, wondering what was missing. A little crazy, that’s what.
No Limits by Jenna McCormick
Coming January 1, 2012 from Kensington Aphrodisia
All Genevieve Luzon wants is to be loved by one man, a seemingly impossible task in New-New York City at the start of the twenty second century. Sure, she can buy sex as easily as order a pizza on a Friday night, but finding a forever kind of love among her self-centered peers is no easy feat for the unemployed off-world vacation coordinator. When an old friend offers her the position of secret shopper to test out the male prostitutes, Gen can’t think of a good reason to refuse. Hell, if she can’t find Mr. Right, she might as well try on a sampler of Mr. Right Nows.
Yet the perks of her new position don’t compare to the strange attraction she has, not for one of the prostitutes, but a candle that seems to warm places of her she never knew existed. When a man appears out of the flame, Gen is sure she’s found the one. Rhys is an empath, made a slave by the Illustra Corporation and he’s everything Gen could ever want. Except available. Because Rhys is on a mission. One that might claim his life. He must try to free his people, consequences be damned. Now, Gen must choose between turning her back on the only man she’s ever loved and the monumental task he has set for himself. Should she risk her life fighting a war hidden from polite society against those who wish to control us all?
Is love really worth fighting for?
I’m giving away an autographed copy of No Limits to a random commenter. Tell me about a decision you made and how it changed your life! And please visit me at www.authorjennamac.com and sign up for my newsletter!
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*Giveaway ends December 21, 2011 11:59 P.M.