Hello from Texas. I’m Michelle Lowhorn and I write contemporary and historical romantic suspense. I’m so excited to be a guest on Sam Crescent’s blog and I feel it’s necessary to explain why!
I’m a true romance novel junkie and I’ve always dreamed of being a published author, so I thought I’d write a book, a romance novel of course. Sounds simple enough, right? Oh, so not true! I wrote a couple of chapters before I decided it was a total waste of time and set it aside. Throughout the year, I’d write off and on until I finished the book. The following year I wrote a second one but still didn’t do anything with them. After some encouragement from family and friends, I decided to look into publishing but I had absolutely no idea how to get a publisher to look at my work. While I was reading one of my favorite author’s blog, I noticed she wrote for several different publishers. I picked two and emailed my books to them. I never expected either one to respond. But within a week, Rebel Ink Press offered me a contract! I bet you’ve figured out who that author was. Yep, it was Sam Crescent! So you can understand why it’s surreal that I’m on her blog talking about the release of my fifth book!
I wish I could say that my books were instantly popular and I felt successful, but that’s not the case. After the release of my third book, I still hadn’t experienced any real success. Feeling sorry for myself, I considered giving up on writing. In a melancholy mood, I sent Sam a friend request on Facebook. She not only accepted my request, she also messaged back and forth with me. Sam encouraged me to continue writing since I loved it so much. She explained that it took her a year before she found success. Her advice turned out to be spot on because this past summer, The Highlander’s Treasure was released and sold a decent amount. When I messaged her to tell her about my exciting but small taste of success, she offered to let me be a guest on her blog.
So here I am on Sam Crescent’s blog!!!! I still can’t believe it. Sam has proven she’s not only an excellent author but also gives good advice. Maybe her next adventure should be in motivational speaking. Thank you for everything, Sam!
Sam: Wow, thank you so much for your lovely words. ❤ I’m so pleased I helped you.
Now that I’ve made a fool of myself gushing over Sam, I’d love to tell everyone about my new series. It’s about a team of mercenaries who believe they’ve seen and done too many awful things to ever be worthy of love. The series is appropriately named The Unloveable Series. The first book, Abandon, will be released Oct. 10th. Here’s a sneak peak.
Before Brooklyn Hennessey can bury her estranged husband, his murderers threaten her small children. Alone, distraught, and feeling completely helpless, she is forced to swallow her pride and turn to the only man skilled enough to protect them.
Mercenary, Gage Hennessey, blasts into town with one thing on his mind, revenge. Relying on his superior military training and experience, Gage explodes into action not only to hunt down the killers but to shield his brother’s loved ones.
The two adversaries will have to put aside their animosity and work together to bring the killers to justice and save their family.
Gage watched her fidget as she wrestled with the memory. “Tell me what happened?” When she didn’t continue quickly enough, he became more forceful. “What did you do? What happened to drive my brother to drugs? It had to be bad if he willingly left his family or did you make the decision for him? Did you force him to leave his daughters? Were you so heartless you’d punish him by taking his family away? Tell me what you did, Brook?” He shouted as he threateningly leaned toward her.
“You’ll never understand. You’ll never believe me or forgive me so what’s the point in wasting my breath?”
“What did you do to my brother? What did he do to you? I want the truth!” Gage’s voice boomed throughout the house.
“I did what I had to do. I couldn’t let him use drugs in our house one more time. I couldn’t let him hock one more family heirloom, one more piece of jewelry, one more vehicle, or one more electronic toy so he could buy drugs. I couldn’t let him drive with my children in the car while he was high one more time. I couldn’t let him beat me one more time while I was pregnant with his baby. I couldn’t let him accuse me of being in love with his brother one more time! What did I do? What did I do for this family? I did what I had to do to protect my girls but I didn’t leave him. He promised to love me for the rest of his life but instead, he hurt me then abandoned me and his daughters! He walked away from us! The drugs were more important to him than we were! How could he do that to us, Gage? How could he do that to me?”
Brooklyn’s voice was incredibly weak by the end of her rant, all of her strength was used because she dropped to the floor and wailed in despair. Gage took a minute to process what she’d said, then gently lifted her from the floor, carried her to the mattress and sat down with her in his lap. He held her tightly at first, but when the sobs slowed he leaned back slightly so he could wipe her tears as he whispered in her ear and showered her face in soft kisses. It took a good twenty minutes before her tears dried up completely and she dozed off. Gage must have held her an additional thirty minutes enjoying the feel of her in his arms before he eventually laid her down and covered her up.
There’s no way I’ll be able to keep my hands off of her now. I’ve loved her too much for too long not to make her mine, Gage sighed to himself.
Drop by my blog to enter to win my giveaway. The winner will get a signed copy of Schooled, Lessons, Parental Involvement, The Highlander’s Treasure, plenty of swag, and an e-copy of this book, Abandon!
Michelle is doing an amazing giveaway. Please, visit her blog for a chance to enter to win this!
I want to sincerely thank Sam one last time for having me on her blog!
Michelle Lowhorn and her husband reside in Texas, where they enjoy their two kids and pug. She’s a full time teacher during the day and part time romance author at night. When she’s not working, you can bet she has her nose buried in a romance novel. Becoming an author is a dream come true.