Guest Post & GIVEAWAY: Jenna McCormick

Posted December 14th, 2011 by in *Feature/Meme / 0 comments

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!

*Please don’t forget to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!

*Giveaway ends December 21, 2011 11:59 P.M.

Stephanie

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No Responses to “Guest Post & GIVEAWAY: Jenna McCormick”

  1. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would have say adopting my son was the best decision we ever made. It changed everything and he has made us so very happy. We love him to pieces. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  2. marybelle

    We moved from one side of the country to another. It has worked out very well for us all.I signed up for your newsletter.marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  3. Sandra Sookoo

    Hey Jenna! Best of luck with your book 🙂 My decision? To fly by myself to Trinidad a few months after 9-11 to meet my future husband. This month we'll be married 9 years 🙂

  4. Gail Hart

    Stephen King's wife supposedly rescued the first draft of Carrie from the trash can. Just goes to show, writers should be very careful about giving up on a manuscript!

  5. Saranna DeWylde

    I have so many that could have gone either way, but I think you already know them all. LOL. So, I'll just say that I hope you sell a million and I'm happy to have this on my keeper shelf.

  6. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would have say adopting my son was the best decision we ever made. It changed everything and he has made us so very happy. We love him to pieces. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  7. marybelle

    We moved from one side of the country to another. It has worked out very well for us all.

    I signed up for your newsletter.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  8. Sandra Sookoo

    Hey Jenna! Best of luck with your book 🙂 My decision? To fly by myself to Trinidad a few months after 9-11 to meet my future husband. This month we'll be married 9 years 🙂

  9. Gail Hart

    Stephen King's wife supposedly rescued the first draft of Carrie from the trash can. Just goes to show, writers should be very careful about giving up on a manuscript!

  10. Saranna DeWylde

    I have so many that could have gone either way, but I think you already know them all. LOL.

    So, I'll just say that I hope you sell a million and I'm happy to have this on my keeper shelf.

  11. Na

    I don't think I have had to make a life-changing decision yet. I do take chances but these are planned. I think a balance of planning and living in the moment is good for anyone :)Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Na

    I don't think I have had to make a life-changing decision yet. I do take chances but these are planned. I think a balance of planning and living in the moment is good for anyone 🙂

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. ML

    I think anything that makes a milestone mark on your life could be a big change. For me, the college I chose to go to lead me to some wonderful lifelong friends and also my hubby-so that was a decision that definitely changed my life.mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  14. ML

    I think anything that makes a milestone mark on your life could be a big change. For me, the college I chose to go to lead me to some wonderful lifelong friends and also my hubby-so that was a decision that definitely changed my life.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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