Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick…Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Happy Release Day to Jane Harvey-Berrick and LIFERS!  

I absolutely ADORED this book and have an eCopy to give away to one lucky winner.  Just comment on this blog post to be entered to win.

Thanks for stopping by!


Book links:

Amazon  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Goodreads  ~  My review

Lifers Print-FOR WEB


After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.

Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn’t changed since he was carted off to juvie all those years ago. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn’t even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.

Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can distance erase the memories that haunt him? Trapped in the prison of his own mind Jordan wonders if the pain of living will ever subside?

Torrey Delaney is new in town and certainly doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex is the talk of the town. Add that to her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman, and the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.

As friendship forms, is it possible for two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey’s walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, will they find their place in the world? Can they struggle against the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?

Is love a life sentence?

Due to scenes of a sexual nature, not recommended for under 18.

Q&A with Jane:

If one of your books could be a movie, which one would you pick and why?

Dangerous to Know & Love because it covers a subject that doesn’t get mentioned much.

When writing some of the more difficult scenes, do you get as emotional as we do when we read it? For example, Seb’s scene when he got hurt?

Definitely. I typed through tears on several occasions in that section, and again recently for a scene toward the end of At Your Beck & Call. The characters become very real to me.

Do you get nervous or anxious right before one of your books release? 

Hell, yeah! My friends get tired of talking me down from the ledge.

Does it bother you if you get a negative review?

I’d love to say no, but that’s a big fat lie. Yet another ledge my friends have to talk me down from. You put your heart and soul into these stories and then c-r-a-s-h. It’s hard. It must be worse if you’re an actor, because it’s not just your work, but your face and voice, too.

I’m aware that you are a British novelist but most of your books are in an American voice. Was that difficult and how did you overcome it?

Surprisingly it wasn’t difficult, although I still include Britishisms without realizing it. My fabulous beta reader ruthlessly cuts them out!


Do you give sex scenes a trial run to test logistics before you write them?

Of course!

Do your family/friends know you write and have they read your books?

My husband hasn’t read any of my books. My mother has. Some of my friends say they can’t because they KNOW me. I remind them… it’s f-i-c-t-i-o-n, but then again, there is a lil bit of me in every story…

Is there anyone who you don’t tell (and why)?

Most people in the village where I live think I’m just that person who walks her dog every day. They have no clue what I do. Only my close friends know what I do. It’s more interesting to be the person who lurks. I’m good at lurking.


About the author:


Out of the crowd of voices in my head, I love to thread together their thoughts and tell the kind of stories that I want to read.

I’ve written my whole life, in one form or other, but it’s only since I started writing adult/new adult books that everything finally made sense.

I’ve lived in the metropolis and now I live in a small village by the sea. Inspiration comes from unexpected places and often when I’m walking my dog.

I hope my stories make you laugh and cry, and feel every emotion in between, because then I guess it’s job done.

Without you, there’s no me.   Thanks for reading.   jhb x


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  1. Ugh, this sounds so good. Want.

  2. I LOVED The Education books and I can’t wait to read this one. It sounds so good.

  3. Shirley Bastian says:

    Love everything Jane has written and released and am definitely looking forward to reading “Lifers”.

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