Book Two – The Three Goddesses Series
By Jackson D’Lynne
Release: June 30th, 2015
Ebook & Paperback
When a heartbreaking tragedy rips undercover DEA agent Marisol Sanchez’s life apart she has nothing and no one left. With the cold steel of a Glock 21 in her mouth, she’s resigned to taking her own life. Before she can pull the trigger, a strange power interferes, compelling her to wind a mysterious golden pocket watch—a watch that propels her backward through time to 1856 Texas.
Harvard lawyer turned cattle rancher Tyrence Barrett is in a battle he can’t win as desperadoes raid the settlements along the creek, burning and murdering their way through the land. On a routine inspection of his property, Ty stumbles upon a beautiful migrant woman who seems out of place, completely irresistible, and strangely compelling…
When evil threatens to destroy the ranch, Mari must use her wits and determination to help beat back the raiders who seek to clear the land and claim the water in the creek for themselves. With Ty by her side, Mari must learn to forgive herself, rely on the strength of others, and to love despite the overwhelming fear of loss.
Can a displaced renegade help a Lone Star rancher defend his home against an encroaching evil? Will the time lost Mari give in to the desperate sorrow devouring her heart? Or will Ty show her that a rancher and a renegade can find love and a happily ever after?
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About the Author
Jackson D’Lynne is the pseudonym for a hardworking wife and mother of four, transplanted from California and now stuck in small town Pennsylvania. Always an avid reader, she’s been devouring books since middle school. Nowadays, when she’s not reading, she’s writing time travel romance, paranormal romance, and whatever else the Muse commands. Jackson loves hearing from her fans, so find her on Facebook and Twitter where you can keep up with what’s going on in her career.
Q&A with Jackson
I write paranormal romance because I love the otherworldliness of it. I like how monsters and ghosts and the impossible can be woven together with love and passion, and create a story that grabs you and never lets you go.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I actually won a writing contest in the 5th grade – it was district wide so I was quite impressed with myself. Writing has always been my passion. Always.
Romance is one of the popular selling genres in today’s market, what makes your book stand out from the rest?
I wrote it, lol. No, seriously. This book is a time-travel romance that drags an independent, intelligent, hard-ass lady cop into an era in American history where life is hard, death is a daily reality, and where modern conveniences are scarce. I bring the modern into the Wild West and the ensuing story is filled with passion, danger, suspense, thrills, wit, and humor.
Give us an insight into your main character(s). What does he/she/they do that is so special?
Mari is kick-ass, dedicated, and heartbroken. Ty is hard-working, big-hearted, and drop dead sexy. Perez is arrogant, mysterious, and driven. And the villain is one of the most despicable, diabolical creatures on the planet.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Other than being a mother to four beautiful kids, my greatest accomplishment is publishing my very first book, The Diva and the Duke, which is book one in The Three Goddesses Series. The Rancher and the Renegade is book two.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Writing is difficult! No, I didn’t think writing a novel would be easy, but there are so many other hurdles that must be cleared before a book is actually considered finished. After ‘The End’ there are revisions, edits, more revisions, more edits, proof reads, last minute edits, formatting, cover creation, and FINALLY publishing! I doubt the process is much different for traditionally published authors, but it’s very involved for self-published authors like me.
Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
Talents? I am an award-winning vocalist. I am an entertainment trivia goddess (I can watch a movie and tell you other movies and co-stars those actors have worked in/with). I’m a verbal-linguistic learner. Hobbies? Reading, playing MMORPGs, and coloring in my grown-up coloring books!
What can we expect from you in the future?
Book three of The Three Goddesses series, The Passion and the Prince, a new series of dark paranormal romance, a YA thriller series, and another time-travel romance series featuring pirates! I have lots on my plate. Now, to get the kids busy so I have time to write it all!
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
If you’re passionate about writing, write. So what if publishers reject your work, so what if you can’t find an agent. So what if you’ve read articles about the direction of the genre—write what you’d want to read, not what others dictate. Believe me, if you write how you think others want you to write, you’ll choke your Muse, your passion will diminish, and one day you’ll wake up and realize you’ve burned out. WRITE WHAT YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT! Forget about all that other stuff. If you write with passion and skill, readers will see that, and they’ll be drawn to you.
Here’s a tough one, if you had the choice, would you rather have negative reviews or none at all?
Negative reviews are better than no reviews because I know someone out there has read my book. Also, negative reviews (which I consider feedback) can be used to strengthen my writing.