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Book Signing 5/11/12!

Jennifer Lane Book Signing May 11th, 2012

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. House Wine 644 High Street Worthington, OH
Come join us for an evening of wine, soda, appetizers, and mingling! I'll be signing my three novels: Streamline, With Good Behavior, and Bad Behavior.

Signing my young adult novel Streamline at a wine shop might not be my best idea ever, but we had so much fun at this location two years ago that I'm going for it.

And now it's time for the Omnific Blog Bounce. Authors and readers, join us!

Streamline Launch Party

The day has finally come...the launch of my YA romance STREAMLINE.

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.

I'm so excited for you t…

Launch Party Tomorrow!

The anticipation is killing me! Tomorrow is the release of my YA romance Streamline, and I'm psyched for the Launch Party. Thank you to my co-hosts:

A Diary of a Book Addict A Trail of Books Left Behind Amaterasu Reads
The Bookaholics Carol Oates, Author
Cherie Colyer, Author Chick Lit & Wine
Hannah Downing, Author
I Am a Reader, Not a Writer Jennifer DeLucy, Author Maji Bookshelf Feather Stone, Author
Nicki Elson, Author
Nose in a Book
Refracted Light Reviews Smash Attack Reads
The Shelf Book Reviews 
Please visit these lovely blogs to enter for prizes, including a swim cap and goggles. *snorts* I've converted at least one friend from a runner to a swimmer, and I intend to get even more of you into the pool, swimming laps.
Here is the last excerpt leading up to tomorrow's release.
Audrey ran down several options for a quick meal, and they decided on spaghetti with meat sauce and a salad. As she and Leo cooked together, chatting amicably, she felt like a real adult, making dinner aft…

In the Brig

Squee! Only a few more days until the release of Streamline on Tuesday 3-27-12.

Today's excerpt features Audrey visiting her father, who's in prison following his conviction for murdering a fellow Navy officer. It's the night before her big state high school championship swim meet.


“Aren’t you studying Spanish anymore?” Audrey asked.
Her father averted his eyes. “They, um, they took the books away.”
He sighed and seemed to struggle for words. “It’s okay, Audrey girl. Please don’t worry about it. How’s your mother doing?”
Audrey pulled her cell phone from her purse. “I checked with the MP, and he said I could call Mom while I was here, so maybe we can all talk together this way.”
“That’s so thoughtful. Thank you.”
“No big deal, Dad.” She sat with a phone in each hand and grinned when her mother answered. “Hey, Mom. I’m here with Dad. We thought we’d call and say hi.”
“Wonderful!” her mother said. “How’s he doing? Oh, hey—make sure you get a good breakfast on Frid…

Shaving Party!

Today's Streamline excerpt is a short one, from the chapter titled "Shaving Party!" One of swimming's bizarre traditions is to "shave down" before the big meet at the end of the year. Smooth skin is more streamlined and less resistant in the water.

Shaving down is appropriate timing for me as I drive to Indianapolis today to watch my old college swim team race in the NCAA Division III Championships. I even shaved my legs for the occasion. Wish the Lords & Ladies luck!


The Rush of Swimming

Don't forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway HERE to win a signed copy of Streamline. Also, come back for the Launch Party on 3-27 to win prizes!

Today's excerpt offers a glimpse into the underwater world of Leo Scott:

           The water rushed past his ears, obliterating all other noise. 
Sensory deprivation was one of swimming’s most appealing qualities for Leo. The worries of the day, the shouted voices around him, the disappointment of authority figures—all were far away once he submerged in the water and focused on swimming as fast as possible. He did a lot of thinking during practice, sometimes solving problems and sometimes making plans.
They were doing a set of ten one hundreds, each on a faster interval, which made for a challenging aerobic workout. Eric led the fastest lane, and Leo went second. 
He pushed off for his seventh one hundred, his legs burning from exertion. Long and smooth, he told himself, taking the first length out relaxed. As he approached the wall, he…

Skinny Dipping

Check out the video trailer for Streamline!

Have you ever gone skinny dipping? It's sooo fun--the feeling of naughty, weightless freedom. Skinny dipping has a special place in my YA novel Streamline, which will launch in just one week on 3/27/12.

Today's excerpt is 17 year-old Leo remembering when he first felt a spark of romance for his swimming teammate Audrey.

Leo's in Trouble

Happy Monday! I had the pleasure of reading Madison's lovely review for With Good Behavior on the Guilty Pleasures blog, which made Sunday great. The weekends still fly by far too quickly, though.

Today's Streamline excerpt features Leo's mother and brother. Jason, Leo's absent older brother, had been living in Seattle but recently returned home to Florida.