Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sex on the Beach Blog Tour and Guest Post by Jen McLaughlin

We are thrilled to be a part of the Sex on the Beach Blog Tour featuring a guest post by Jen McLaughlin.  We are freezing here in Chicagoland, so this series is just what the doctor ordered!  So, help us welcome Jen to the blog!

Thank you so much for having me here today to talk about my latest Sex on the Beach book, LOSING US! LOSING US picks up a little while after BETWEEN US leaves off, and it follows Austin Murphy and Mackenzie Forbes once again! Whenever you revisit a couple from a previous book, it’s always a challenge.
When people expressed an interest in more from the three books we originally wrote for Sex on the Beach (WE being me, Jennifer Probst, and Jenna Bennett), we were excited. But the thing is, when you go back to a couple who had a previously happy ending, chances are? Someone out there isn’t going to be happy with you.
I actually got some pretty harshly worded emails, because I took a couple they liked and put them through more drama. People want more from their favorite characters and get excited when a writer decides to go back to that couple for more, but if writers are going to write more about a set of characters…something has to happen to them, or else you’re writing about them doing crossword puzzles and brushing their teeth.
And I don’t know about you, but I find that extremely boring to read about. ;)
So, for this blog post, I thought it would be fun to have a little discussion about this topic. Tell me: Would you rather authors continue to revisit the characters you love, or would you prefer they be finished with one book, and they continue to live happily ever after in your mind?
I’m curious to see the replies!

Losing Us by Jen McLaughlin

March 3, 2015
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas


When it all comes crashing down...

Everything I thought I had with Austin Murphy—safety, stability, the normalcy I crave but my celebrity lifestyle rarely allows—was ripped away in one night. I wanted to surprise him, but the joke was on me. Now I don't know if I ever really knew him at all. 
Someone has to pick up the pieces...
Mackenzie Forbes was everything I ever wanted and the one person I didn't deserve. When a past mistake costs me the girl I love, I'll do everything I can to get her back. We both have demanding careers and family secrets darkening our pasts, but I need Mackenzie in my future. 
Sometimes everything you have to give just isn't enough...

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Author Information

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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