Jennifer Lowery’s MURPHY’S LAW – Character interview with Jon and Sara Murphy

Hi, Brynna and all you fabulous
readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My
contemporary romance, Murphy’s Law, released this month so I’m very excited to
be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!! 
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Murphy’s Law touched a deep part of me. For many reasons. Mostly,
because the heroine, Sara, had to face one of my biggest fears. Overcoming this
fear was hard for her and Murphy was there to help her through it, but not
without being forced to face his own demons. It was quite a journey for the two
of them. For all of us. I didn’t come out of it untouched. I think writers face
their own fears and hurts and needs when they write, even if they don’t realize
it. Writing is therapeutic. And I love it even when I’m putting my characters
through the ringer. I once read that you should put your characters in a tree
and throw rocks at them. It’s a play off a formulation for a movie script, I
believe. And excellent advice to add conflict and tension to your writing.
Well, Jon and Sara certainly had a lot of rocks thrown at them, but
they weren’t always physical rocks. Many of them were emotional. I thought I’d
give you a chance to talk with them and see how they handled some of those
moments when I tormented them J Please welcome Jon and Sara.
Thanks for coming today. Did
either of you ever think your life would end up in a book?
Jon: No, and I don’t like it.
Sara: *small chuckle* Not really, no.
Are you happy with the genre I placed you in?
Jon: *shrugs*
Sara: Definitely. I like contemporary romance. I’ve actually started reading
Jennifer: What are your
favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
*blushes and smiles* Definitely the
romance. Thank you so much for bringing Murphy into my life, Jen. Our love life
is incredible.
Jennifer: Did you have a hard
time convincing me to write any particular scenes for you?
No, you
seemed ready to write.
I agree. You
were very willing. I think we were more hesitant than you sometimes. But it all
worked out in the end.
If you could rewrite anything in the book, what would it be?
Jon: *voice hard* I never would have let Sara leave the ranch
on her own. What were you thinking, Jen?
Sara: *puts her hand over
Jon, you know why
Jennifer wrote that scene. She had to. It was supposed to go that way. I wanted
Jon: You could have been killed.
Sara: But I wasn’t.
*Murphy scowls but relents*
How about an easy question. What do you like most about where you live?
Sara: *dreamy smile* The ranch. It’s beautiful. There’s nowhere
like it in the world. Peaceful. Healing. It healed me.
Jon: *looks at his wife and tucks
a strand of hair behind her ear* Both of us.
On that note, I’ll wrap up this interview. *leaves the couple alone just as
Murphy leans in to kiss his wife*
Thank you for having me today,
Brynna! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there!
Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one
of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support! 

All my best, 
 Murphy’s Law
Contemporary Romance
Tag: Nowhere to go. No place to
Home is the last place Jon Murphy
can go. After being held captive in Tazbekistan, he returns to the States only
to find he can’t face his mom and sisters with what he did while he was a
prisoner, so he retreats to the mountains.
Widow Sara Sheldon has made a
lifetime of mistakes and is now running scared from her husband’s powerful
family, who are determined to take her daughter away from her. When her little
girl goes missing in the Rockies, Sara enlists the only help she can find: a
gruff recluse with tracking skills to admire and a body to covet.
A storm strands Sara and her
daughter at Murphy’s cabin, leaving her no choice but to hope her in-laws don’t
catch up while she plans where to run next. Murphy resents the invasion of his
privacy, but can’t seem to keep his mind–or his hands–off Sara. How can she
stand to look at him, with all his scars? He’s not nearly as honorable as she
might think…only enough to make sure she’s safe, and then he’ll go back to
being alone, the way he should be.
CONTENT WARNING: Sexual content
A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
Copyright 2012, Jennifer Lowery
All rights reserved, Lyrical Press, Inc.
Murphy sat at the kitchen table, half in the shadows created by
the soft light glowing above the stove, hair tousled from sleep. Naked to the
waist. A bottle of amber liquid sat in front of him, an empty glass in his
hand. Her gaze landed on his muscled shoulders and trailed across his tanned
chest. So much for getting him out of her mind. Now she had the real thing to
dream about. Looking at the dark hairs that veed down his chest and disappeared
behind the table, she decided he’d been right. He was a dangerous man.
She tore her gaze away from temptation and looked at the granite
lines of his face. Beneath the hardness of his expression, something haunting
lingered. Drawn, she circled the table to the opposite end.
Murphy met her eyes with coldness that should have sent her
running for the safety of her room, but she remained standing in place. He
wanted to chase her away. This time she wasn’t running.
“Mind if I join you?” She grabbed a glass and from the cupboard
and reached over his shoulder for the bottle.
His hand snaked out and wrapped around hers, preventing her from
pouring a drink.
“I mind,” he growled.
“Well, get over it. I need a drink.”
Scowling, he let go of her hand and allowed her to pour a glass
for herself. She refilled his glass next, set the bottle on the table, moved to
the chair beside him and sat, lifting her glass.
“Cheers.” She brought the glass to her lips. His gaze as she
drained the glass made her fight the urge to cough as the fiery liquid burned
its way down her throat. Seconds later she felt the familiar warming sensation
as it numbed her insides. Her eyes filled with tears. She blinked them away and
reached for the bottle.
Murphy held it away from her. “What are you doing?”
“Having a drink. I’m not in the mood for warm milk tonight.”
His eyes darkened and narrowed. “You don’t strike me as the
drinking type.”
She wasn’t, but tonight it sounded good. Maybe it would soothe
away her problems and make her forget how screwed-up her life was. Talking
about Kent earlier had brought back painful memories. She didn’t want to feel
that misery anymore.
“Maybe you don’t know my type,” she said.
He studied her closely for a moment before rubbing a hand over
his face. “Go back to bed, Sara. Sleep it off.”
“I don’t want to sleep it off. I’m tired of thinking about it.”
Maybe it was the whisky, or his naked chest, or the part of her
that had been dormant for six years coming back to life. More than anything she
wanted to discover it with Murphy, her strong, scarred hero.
She rose to her feet. He watched warily as she stepped in front
of him and positioned herself between him and the table. He leaned back in his
chair and sent her a thunderous look.
“You and I are alike in many ways, Murphy,” she said softly.
“We’ve both lost pieces of ourselves we can’t ever get back and it has forced
us into a life of loneliness and solitude. I don’t know about you, but I’m
tired of being alone.”
He pinned her with a hard glare. “I’m not what you want. Go back
to your room before I do something we’ll both regret in the morning.”
His harshly spoken words sent little electrical shocks through
her body.
“I’m tired of people telling me what I want.”

Author Bio:
Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back
of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but
a writer.  Her summers were spent sitting
at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue
and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side. 
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be
happier to share her passion with her readers. 
She loves everything there is about romance.  Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet
their match with strong, independent heroines. 
She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her
stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and
romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and
are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.  
 Jennifer lives in
Michigan with her husband and two children. 
When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her
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