Jennifer Lane – Guest Post & Giveaway!!

As my very first guest post, Jennifer Lane has kindly agreed stop by and talk to us about two anthologies.

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Jen, thank you for inviting me to your blog! I’m quite excited about the two Summer Lovin’ anthologies released by Omnific Publishing on July 5th. All proceeds will benefit the breast cancer research organization Save the Ta-tas

As one of the contributing authors, I can’t think of a better organization to support given that breast cancer has affected my family directly. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. Doctors diagnosed her seventeen years ago, luckily catching the naughty cells early. She had a mastectomy and is doing so well now—I’m really proud of her.

Do you like to read sweet Young Adult stories? If so, Summer Breeze is for you, featuring seven short stories.

Or, are you a reader who prefers Adult stories featuring hot heroes and naughty heroines? Check out Heat Wave

Both are available at Omnific Publishing. Please support a great cause!

My short story, Swim Recruit, is part of the YA anthology Summer Breeze. Here’s a summary of the story:

Not long after Abby Donahue’s family falls apart, she escapes on an airplane to Chicago for a recruiting trip. A talented high-school swimmer, Abby hopes to score both a college scholarship and some distance from her parents’ recent divorce. But is this university for her? 

Her first encounter with freshman swimmer Reese McGowan makes her nervous. He’s a tall backstroker with a mess of blond hair, glittering aquamarine eyes, and a suspension from the team for badmouthing the school to another recruit. As Abby unravels the mystery underlying Reese’s disdain, she begins to unlock her own hidden emotions about her father. Together Abby and Reese battle bullies on the team and inner demons, learning that flipper feet and fighting for family can actually be a good thing.

I’ve written adult romantic suspense novels (The Conduct Series) but this was my first foray into YA and first person point-of-view. I had so much fun writing the story, inspired by my own experiences as a college swimmer. I’m lucky to join twelve talented Omnific authors to support this cause.

I hope you experience some tantalizing breezes during the heat wave this summer!

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Jennifer, Thank you again! I appreciate you taking the time to talk with us! I am looking forward to reading both anthologies!

If you would like to learn more about Jennifer Lane and her writing, you can find her at the below sites:

Twitter: JenLaneBooks
Goodreads: Jennifer Lane

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Because this is such a great cause, I will be picking two winners. One winner will receive Summer Breeze and one will receive Heat Wave.
·        Following is not required (but of course is always appreciated)
·        Must be at least 13 years old to win Summer Breeze and 17 years old to win Heat Wave
·        You have until July 22nd at Midnight (est) to enter
·        The winner will be selected July 23rd using
·        I will email the winner and you will have 48 hours to respond to my email.

All you have to do is leave a comment including your name, email, and which of the anthologies you are entering to win!


  1. Fab post and giveaway Jen :)

    I wanna enter to win Heat Wave :D

  2. Jen, thanks so much for hosting me and for contributing to Save the Ta-tas by hosting a giveaway. :)

  3. Thank you so very much for highlighting the Anthologies!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog Debra and Susan! I look forward to reading your stories as well as Jen's!

    Jen, it was a pleasure having you!

  5. Both anthologies looks great and the cause is a good one.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! And I definitely can't wait to read them.


  7. How very cool you're hosting a giveaway of the anthologies! Can't wait to get my hands on them myself (but as one of the authors I'll preclude myself from the contest ;)). Thanks Jen for insight into your story---Chicago, hot swimmers...I'm in!

  8. The blurb on Swim Recruit got my eye since I was a high school swimmer. Thanks for the giveaways and supporting the cause! I think first choice would be the YA but I would be happy with either.

  9. thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win! id love to win either book. thank you!

  10. Oh I look forward to reading these short stories especially Jennifer's since it's about swimming and I used to be a swimmer for 15 years.
    I loved to win Summer Breeze.

  11. LOL I don't really go for naughty so I better go for "Summer Breeze"

    please enter me.
    I posted this on my sidebar for you.

    forevereading at gmail dot com

  12. Heat Wave sounds great.
    Please enter me

  13. Great cause. Both look great and I am looking forward to reading them.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  14. Thank you so much, i'd like to read Heath Wave


  15. Am I to late?

    Heat Wave looks good! =)


  16. No you're not too late Tiffany :)

    Today is the last day to enter and I will be picking the winners tomorrow!

    Good luck everyone!


  17. I posted the winners in a separate post

    Sorry for the confusion :)


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