It’s a true blog swap today — with fellow Carina Press launch author Jenny Schwartz.  So read Jenny’s post below, then pop on over (or down) to Jenny’s blog where you can read my post.   There are photos of more horses showing the inspiration to Nikki’s farm, a photo showing the farm/land where I grew up (even if it is under a blanket of snow, that’s how I saw it half the year), and the first book trailer for Texas Tangle.  There will be three eventually–each character is going to get their own trailer.  Today’s “special release” is Dillon’s Dilemma (yeah, what can I say, I’m a slave to alliteration.)  So show Dillon a little love and wander over to Jenny’s to give him some smooching.

And now …

Meet Jenny Schwartz

When Leah invited me to post at her blog I was so excited. What should I wear? Would everyone understand my Australian accent? How cool is it to hang out with real authors! and even better, with avid readers!!

Believe it or not, my high school yearbook includes the prediction I’d become a writer. I veered off course for a few years–pretending to be a very serious person and working for the government–but it turns out my classmates knew me well. I love telling stories.

The Price of Freedom was my chance to dive headfirst into the turmoil of the Middle East peace process and to bring with me my hope and faith that love will defeat hate every time.

Too many people laugh at romance readers for being hopeless romantics. Well, raspberry to them. Us romance readers know that life is about laughter and passion and holding out for a happy ending. It is about committing yourself heart and soul to those you love.

Duty will bring them together—and tear them apart!

As a guardian angel, Mischa must protect the one man who may be able to bring about lasting peace to the Middle East. As a djinni, Rafe must fulfill the wishes of a terrorist leader. Their duties colliding, Mischa and Rafe become foes, but the heat between them is undeniable.

When the terrorist learns that a guardian angel stands between him and his greatest wish, he orders his djinni to remove her. Taking creative license, Rafe spirits her away to his private oasis, where she will be unable to protect the peacemaker.

Beyond their mutual desire, they find common ground in honor and loneliness. Passion quickly grows into love. But it’s soon clear to Rafe that love cannot be bound, and Mischa must be true to her life’s purpose. Even if Rafe must sacrifice his own taste of freedom to grant hers…

And because I can’t resist a teaser:

The longing in his voice shook Mischa. She felt the cut over her ribs open and bleed. But it wasn’t sensible to become involved with a djinni.

“There are healers in heaven.”

“And I am djinn,” Rafe finished heavily.

She flushed with shame but her chin tilted up. “Yes.” For Ilias Aboud’s life she could not trust Rafe.

He looked at her, green eyes lit with gold. “Then I’ll behave as you believe.” He tossed her down onto the sand and tore her tunic.


Thanks, Leah, for letting me post at your blog. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.


Want to know more about Jenny or read a longer excerpt?  Visit Jenny on her website, or her blog (which you should be visiting anyway because you know who is there!). Friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter!  And if I haven’t given you enough reasons to visit Jenny’s, check out the sidebar of her blog — she’s got a contest going on, so it’ll pay you to not only visit her blog but to comment upon it!

Oh, and you can buy the book here.

Jenny Schwartz’s Prediction Comes True
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3 thoughts on “Jenny Schwartz’s Prediction Comes True

  • June 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the contest, Leah. It starts 5pm Friday — Happy Hour! to celebrate the Monday release of The Price of Freedom. Just post a comment on my blog, something like "djinn are hot" 😉

    And you know, when I think of all the things people could have predicted about my future, I'm really glad my high school friends went with "author"!

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Great post! ( and I understood your Australian accent just fine 😉
    And I'm definitely going to your website to read a longer excerpt! 🙂

  • June 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks, Chelsea! Hope you enjoy the excerpt 🙂

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