Thursday, May 9, 2013

Upcoming Release & Giveaway: Dangerous to Know & Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Waves of Fiction is excited to partner with More & More Creations to share Jane Harvey-Berrick's newest novel Dangerous to Know & Love. I was fortunate enough to be offered a review copy of her earlier novel The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline, which I absolutely adored. So I can't wait to get my hands on this book. 

So check out the book details and be sure to enter for a chance to win this eBook! Excitement!
Expected Publication: May 17th 2013
About the book
Set in Georgia, modern day.
Nineteen year old Daniel Colton is the guy all the girls want to date, and the man all the guys want to be. Moody, with an explosive temper, closed off and sullen, he’s also beautiful, tatted in delicious ways, with a pierced eyebrow and spiky black hair. It’s rumoured he has piercings in other places, too. Is he really mad, bad and dangerous to know?

Daniel lives with his older brother, Zef, and their home is party central. You want drugs, a good time, liquor, no questions asked? Colton’s is the place to go.

When Daniel and good girl Lisanne Maclaine have to work together on an assignment, Lisanne finds there’s a lot more to the college’s bad boy than his reputation. He’s intelligent and funny and good company. And then she discovers his secret, why he’s so closed off to everyone, and determined to keep people at arms’ length. But being his secret-keeper is harder than she ever dreamed.

Who is Daniel? This is the journey and development of Daniel, a first year college undergraduate, majoring in business.
Both of Daniel’s parents died two years ago in a car wreck. Daniel has an older brother Zef who deals in drugs and the once typical, blue-collar American family home is now a trashed drug den because of Zef’s never ending revolving door of party goers and ‘clients’. If you want ‘it’ everyone knows you go to Zef’s place to get ‘it’.

Daniel keeps to himself. Everything about his behaviour is unwelcoming. Although beautiful, Daniel oozes arrogance: he’s tall and slim with spiky black hair, has a broad back and strong muscular arms complete with swirls of red, gold and black tattoos drifting down to his elbows, and matching nipple rings. He wears Ray Bans, a leather jacket, and has a silver ring piercing his left eyebrow, smokes cigarettes, drinks booze and drives around on a 1969 Harley Davidson. 

Daniel is the ‘hard’ boy; a player. Daniel is angry. Daniel has a secret. Daniel is deaf (this is a spoiler, please don't reveal – Daniel’s deafness is inferred from the very beginning but it is not fully revealed until the end of chapter two ). Music, once the centre of his life, is now lost to him.

Who is Lisanne? Lisanne is a first year college undergraduate, majoring in music (classical violin) with a minor in business. Lisanne also happens to be a great singer with a penchant for blues and indie rock, and becomes the lead of a local band. 

Lisanne comes from a ‘nice’ family complete with a mom and dad who are math teachers, a younger brother, and a typical ‘white picket fence’, middle class, American home, complete with a large peach tree in the front yard.

Lisanne is the ‘soft’ girl; an innocent girl, a 'library' girl.

This is a journey of two, in their young college years, opposites, who happen to fall in love.

What is Dangerous? ‘Dangerous’ has nothing to do with dark, evil or knives whatever… it’s about Daniel’s character.

He’s deaf and he maintains a persona to keep people away. He has this aura around him that’s supposed to elude his pursuer.

I’m don’t mean “pursuer” as in some stalker, I mean a “pursuer” as in just someone, anyone wanting to approach him just to say ‘hi’ or even a college student that needs to sit next to him because it’s the last seat in the lecture hall.

Daniel only let’s his brother into his world and because he has a hearing disability (shhhh, we don't dare use that word) he puts up all these walls to keep everyone away – he doesn’t want to let anyone get close to him, physically or emotionally, because he can’t cope with his own deafness let alone dealing with the pity of others when they find out his 'disability'.

Daniel is actually, by no means dangerous, he just has to be that way to protect himself from the possibility of hurt and ridicule.

But then… Daniel meets Lisanne.
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