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20 July 2010 @ 05:37 pm
A New Hero: Book Release News and Contest  
Still up north but taking a break from kayaking today to share the good news about my new release, HERO.

HERO features David and Seth and is a reprint of the first three m/m stories I ever published: HERO, STAY, and SCARS. They've been out of print for about a year but now they're available in a single, newly-edited volume from Loose Id.

To celebrate, I'm running a newsletter-exclusive contest with two $15 gift certificates as prizes. For more details, see below.

Here's the buy link and blurb for HERO.


David is lonely, bored, and a virgin. He lives through books, but fears life is passing him by. Then one night he's attacked by a gang and rescued by a real-life hero. Sexy, mysterious Seth seems to have stepped right off the pages of an adventure novel. Yet he has no place to call home. When David invites him in, a thank you dinner escalates into passion, and Seth makes all David's pent-up fantasies come true.

Seth wants nothing more than to spend the rest of his life loving and protecting David, but his brutal past makes that impossible. Just being around Seth puts David at risk and Seth will stop at nothing to keep him safe, even if it means breaking his heart.

David is determined to keep Seth off the streets and in his bed, but all is not as it seems. Seth has terrible scars he won't talk about, and sometimes, he wakes up in the night screaming. When David discovers Seth is linked to a murder, he's determined to learn the truth, but he may find out more than he wants to know. How far is David willing to go, to rescue his hero?

I'm always fascinated with the ways in which other people envision my characters, and I love the cover that artist April Martinez created for HERO. Of course, no photo ever matches a person's imagination 100 percent. Many of you have been loyal readers for some time now and probably have your own ideas of what David and Seth look like.

That's why I decided to run a contest on my newsletter. Entrants email me at jessicafreely at gmail dot com with photos or links to photos that best represent how they imagine David and Seth. I'll post them to the photos section of the group, and members will vote on their favorites. We'll have a winner for David and a winner for Seth, and entries are limited to one photo per character per contestant. Winners will receive a $15 gift certificate to All Romance eBooks.

If you'd like to play but aren't yet a newsletter member, joining is easy, safe, and free. Follow this link for all the details.

Jim C. Hinesjimhines on July 20th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Very cool cover. Congrats on the release!
annesibleannesible on July 22nd, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jim!