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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

[Book Spotlight] A Brother's Honor by Brenda Jackson

It's an honor to spotlight Brenda Jackson's book, A Brother's Honor: The Grangers! Take a look at this excellent read!


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author

A Brother's Honor

“Brenda Jackson writes romance that sizzles.”
                   — New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

             “Readers can’t deny that Jackson knows how to bring the heat, and more. Her characters are multidimensional, tantalizing, and charming.”
RT Book Reviews on Texas Wild, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick

 “Jackson is a master at writing.” — Publishers Weekly on Sensual Confession

A legacy of family secrets and a deathbed promise is just the beginning of  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Brenda Jackson’s enticing new novel, A BROTHER’S HONOR (Harlequin MIRA; June 2013; $7.99 U.S. / 9.99 CAN.) , the first book in a new series since her bestselling Madaris and Westmoreland family stories.
A BROTHER’S HONOR chronicles the lives, loves and losses of the Grangers — an accomplished African-American clan of notoriously charming men. It centers on the eldest of three brothers, Jace Granger, a handsomely successful attorney who desperately tries not to fall for the sexy consultant he has hired to save the family business.   But he’s about to learn that sometimes a secret work affair can blossom into true love.   

It has been fifteen years since Shepard Granger, CEO of Granger Aeronautics, was sentenced to forty years with no parole for murdering his wife.  Shepard Granger, Richard’s father steps in to raise Shepard’s three sons — Jace, Caden, and Dalton— coming out of his two year retirement as CEO to again take over during his son’s incarceration. Although the brothers were close growing up, they all went their separate ways after college.  Jace went to law school and landed a job as an attorney for a firm out in California.    
One day they each receive a call requesting that they come home.  Their grandfather, Richard Granger, has had a heart attack and is not excepted to live. Upon returning to Virginia — the one place they’ve all tried to leave behind along with its bad memories —  the three find chaos at the corporation without Richard’s leadership.  On his deathbed, Richard asks his grandsons to do two things: save the company from ruin and prove their father’s innocence.         
When Jace takes over as CEO, the first person he hires to help sort through the mess at Granger Aeronautics is the smart, sexy Shana Bradford whose consulting firm is known for saving failing major corporations. While Jace has to deal with the attraction he has for Shana and concentrate on getting Granger Aeronautics back on solid footing; Shana is undeniably attracted to this gorgeous Granger man and tries to remember her rule of not getting involved with a client.  But this proves to be far more difficult than she ever imagined.
With his palpable sexual charms, Jace seduces Shana and they share a passion-filled night of lovemaking. Suddenly, the insouciant lovers each discover an attraction they cannot deny. Shana tries her best to resist a love affair, but as they spend more and more time together this proves to be more and more difficult. But an unforeseen turn of events complicates Jace and Shana’s purportedly secret affair, beginning to weaken their resolve to remain apart until Shana’s work with Granger Aeronautics is complete.
As the investigation into his father’s murder charge develops, Jace soon learns that his father wasn’t the only one having an affair all those years ago— his mother had been having having a fling as well.  He confronts his father and brothers about this, and finds that it is just another secret they’ve been living with for so many years.  But this time he needs to face the past…or risk losing his future.
            A BROTHER’S HONOR is a rich narrative and vintage storytelling from one of the genre’s most beloved talents. 

About the Author
Brenda Jackson is a trailblazer in African-American romance and is the first African-American romance writer to make USA Today’s and the New York Times’ bestseller lists. The author of more than100 books, she is the recipient of countless awards, including is the prestigious RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and a 2010 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. Her titles continue to hit both New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.  
 She has lived her entire life in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Gerald, for forty-one years. Visit her at www.brendajackson.net.
Brenda Jackson

About Harlequin MIRA
Harlequin MIRA is Harlequin’s mainstream women’s imprint. Featuring a lineup of some of the bestselling authors across North America as well as industry anticipated debut authors; Harlequin MIRA is committed to publishing the very best in commercial fiction, including contemporary and historical romance, suspense and psychological thrillers and literary bestsellers. In 2012, 47 of our titles placed on bestseller lists (New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly) for a total of 406 weeks. Harlequin MIRA currently publishes over 100 books per year in hardcover, mass-market and trade paperback formats.

What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I traveled a lot with my job and stayed in a lot of hotel rooms.  I started reading romance novels and decided I could write my own.  I had done so while in high school to entertain my classmates.  So I began writing my first book just to prove I can do it.
What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
Shanna
If you can conceive it then you can achieve it.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My husband Gerald because he embodies everything I think all women wants in a man.  He’s also a good father and after 41 years I still think he’s handsome as sin.
What’s the last movie you watched and loved?

Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Top three things on your bucket list.

Paris
England
Hawaii


Flirting Questions
Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?
So many but I’ll definitely take Ashton Sinclair from Surrender

What does love feel like? A feeling that’s indescribable.  An emotion that touch you deeply.

When was your last kiss? A few moments ago.

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Paris

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes

Flirting Quickies:


Boxers or Briefs?

Briefs

Facial hair or clean shaven?

Facial hair

Alpha or Beta?

Alpha

Planner or Panster?

Planner

White wine or red?

White

Coffee or tea?

Tea

Vanilla or chocolate?

Chocolate

Sweet or salty?

Sweet

Sleep in or get up early?

Get up early

Laptop or desktop?
laptop
Beach or mountains?
Beach
Winter or summer?
Summer
Cat or dog?
Dog
Twilight or Fifty Shades?
Twilight
Spotlight or In the Shadows?
Shadows
City or Country?
city
Clubbing or candlelight dinner?
Candlelight
Backpacking or luxury hotel?
Luxury
Morning or night person?
Morning
Christmas or Halloween?
Christmas
Optimist or pessimist?
Optimist




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