Giveaway! Jennifer Lohmann’s Winning Ruby Heart (advanced copy)

Giveaway! Jennifer Lohmann’s Winning Ruby Heart (advanced copy)

Winner of this is Kristy M. Congratulations, Kristy! I hope you enjoy it.

Giveaway today! So a couple of weeks ago, when I went to the signing that Jennifer Lohmann, Virginia Kantra, Katharine Ashe, Jessica Scott did, I was really fascinated by what Jennifer had to say about her upcoming book, WINNING RUBY HEART.

It’s coming out Sept 1, and what really intrigued me about this book is that the heroine *has actually done something wrong*. I feel as if, often, heroines get a lot of backlash if they have ever done anything other than bounce around in a ponytail and provide a foil for the hero (a hero who can probably get away, quite literally, with murder and still be considered sexy). The consequence of this, or maybe it’s a cycle, is that you don’t see nearly as many complex heroines as I would like.

So I am absolutely fascinated by the concept of this one. The heroine is a world-class athlete who was brought down in a blood-doping scandal five years before. (And she was genuinely guilty of it.) Now she’s trying to make her comeback, and the hero…he’s the man who made his journalistic career by breaking the story on her blood-doping.

I am really fascinated to read this! I thought some of you might be, too, and in discussing it, so I begged Jennifer to offer an advanced copy. And she agreed!

So if you would be interested in reading it, just comment below. It’s a regular print copy such as you would find in the store, but one of her author’s advanced copies, so if you’re willing to also leave a review for her later, that is not required by any means, but it would be lovely if you did. I love books that take risks and push our concept of what women “are allowed” to be in books (like, you know…we screw up, too, and have to make our lives over). And I would love to see a lot of discussion around this one.

So if you would be interested in reading this, too, just let me know! And a huge thanks to Jennifer for being willing to share a copy.

I’ll put an AMZ link so you can check out more info about the book if you want.

Happy reading! And thank you again to Jennifer.

winning ruby heart

4 Comments
  • Caroline Keeler
    Reply

    I love a book that I can escape to. One that forces me to suspend my disbelief while moving through a world too often overshadowed by ugliness and seeming hopelessness. I love even more a book that isn’t an escape, but a growth spurt. One I can come out of inspired to be better in my own life. We are all flawed. Thank goodness, because how boring would it be not to have something to work on!! What a stretch to write a heroine who steps too far over the line in that pursuit. And what a blessing to be able to see how she grows out of that. I will look forward to reading this when it comes out, if not sooner!!

    August 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm
  • bn100
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    Would be interesting to read

    August 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm
  • Ana
    Reply

    Sounds intriguing. It’s definitely not a common plot.

    August 20, 2014 at 3:26 am
  • Jackie Wisherd
    Reply

    I would like to read the book and give a review.

    August 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

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