Friday, September 1, 2017

Guest: In the Moment by Jennifer Wilck

Today I'm please to have Jennifer Wilck talking about her new release In the Moment

Tell us a little about yourself: Well, I’m NJ born and bred, with a short stop in St. Louis for college—just long enough to flatten my accent. J I’m the mom of two teenage girls, one who is leaving for college for the first time and one who is learning to drive, so my anxiety levels are a little high right now. Luckily, I can disappear into my writing to get a break! I’ve been writing and publishing since 2011 and my husband is my biggest supporter.

What do you like the most and the least about writing: Hmm, what I like the most about writing is that I get to create the story. While my characters talk to me and tell me what they want, I am in charge. I can make things work out the way I wish things might in real life. I can come up with the perfect response in an argument between my characters, even if in real life I might not be able to do so until much later. J What I like the least? It can be very solitary and finding the motivation, especially after getting a rejection, can be difficult.

Give us a peek into your latest published work: Here’s the blurb for In the Moment, which releases today.

Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, purchases an 1870s Victorian mansion, the one home from her childhood where she felt like part of a family. She’s spending her summer lovingly restoring it, with dreams of one day raising a family of her own here. Rayne Tucket, a photojournalist, is haunted by the death of his best friend in Afghanistan, a death he thinks is his fault. He survives day to day. Forever is not in his vocabulary. Swearing off photography, he answers an ad for a handyman—mindless, no emotion involved. As the two of them renovate her house, can Cassie show Rayne that love is strong enough to heal all wounds?

What’s next on the writing horizon for you: I’m currently working on edits for book two in my Serendipity series with The Wild Rose Press. The first book, Addicted to Love, released in July. The second one is called Five Minutes to Love, and the hero and heroine meet during a failed speed dating experiment.

Is there anything you want to tell readers: Well, I love hearing from them. Whether it’s online through one of my social media sites (Facebook:
Pinterest: or via reviews, it’s nice to talk to people and hear what they think, not only about my books, but other books that they read.

Except from In the Moment:

     The intimate closeness made her stomach flutter. The proximity of their bodies, the rush of the water, and his feathering touch on her lips made her dizzy. She gripped his arms for support. He grasped her waist, staring deep in her eyes.
     He was going to kiss her. She knew it. His pupils dilated. Time slowed. The rushing water pounded around her. She opened her mouth, as much to drink in air as to get ready to kiss him back. His eyes narrowed, focused on her lips. She leaned toward him. Their wet bodies pressed against each other. Her breasts tingled, and her stomach heated at the contact. She wanted this to go on forever, but at the same time, she wanted him to hurry up and kiss her so their lips could finally meet. At the last possible second, he pushed away.
     She stood there, confused and aching.
     “I’m not the staying kind, Cassie.”
     She frowned. “What do you mean?”
     “A woman like you needs a man who’ll stay forever. My time here has an expiration date.”
     She ducked under the water. When she came up, she pushed her hair out of her face. “I know you’re leaving. You don’t have to, though.”
     “Yes, I do.”
     “Because I have a promise to keep.”
     “What kind of promise?”
     “The unbreakable kind.”
Here are buy links to In the Moment:

Thanks for being here today, Jennifer and good luck on your new release.


Jennifer Wilck said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Carol Warham said...

Great post. I'm hoping the anxiety levels are now dropping! Good luck with then new release

Jennifer Wilck said...

Thanks, Carol. Yes, I'm a little calmer. :)

Claire said...

Congrats Jennifer! Enjoy your day!! Claire Marti

Jennifer Wilck said...

Thanks, Claire! You too.

Debra St. John said...

Hi Jen,

Just catching up as soon as I got home.

I love, love, LOVE this cover. Even if I knew nothing about the book I'd want to pick it up and read it.

Congrats on another release!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Thanks, Debra. They did such a good job with it--it's perfect.