Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CONduct Series Blog Tour

Hey readers! I am part of the blog tour for Jennifer Lane's books With Good Behavior and the companion novel Bad Behavior. And there's a giveaway!

Here's an excerpt from With Good Behavior:

Excerpt from Chapter 19, "The Womanly Touch"
The announcer’s voice boomed over the sound system, and the first White Sox batter stepped up to the plate. His announcement was met with mostly boos in the Cubs-dominated crowd.
Grant asked, “Who made you a Sox fan?”
“My dad.”
Her soft, terse reply told him he hadn't succeeded in lightening the mood. “Oh.”
“I think he wanted a son,” Sophie said. “My mom had four miscarriages before me. Anyway, my dad would drag me to Sox games when I was little, but eventually I learned to love the game. Pretty soon I wanted to go more than he did, but then he started his company and got too busy for baseball.”
“Well, I’m never too busy for baseball,” Grant said, stretching out his lanky body. “Except when I have to work for weeks on end. Thank God for Rog giving us some days off.”
A hot dog vendor meandered down the aisle, already sweating in the hot sun. She was a petite little thing carrying a deep metal tray, and both Grant and Sophie were surprised by her volume when she belted out, “Hot dogs! Five dollars!”
As the ponytailed vendor paused at the row across from them, Sophie leaned into Grant and whispered, “That could be me. When I couldn’t find a job, Jerry told me to sell hot dogs at Cubs games.”
Grant raised his eyebrows in shock and muttered, “The horror.”
Sophie giggled, scoffing, “As if I’d work at Wrigley Field, the enemy’s lair!”
The vendor continued down the aisle and Grant proudly said, “Working on an architectural cruise is far superior to hawking hot dogs. Although I bet you’d get great tips here too.”
Still grinning, Sophie mused, “I wonder if guys ask her if her buns are warm?”
Grant snickered.

Comment below by December 13 for a chance to win an ebook of With Good Behavior or Bad Behavior. It will be the winner's choice. To enter the Grand Prize - a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble - each participant needs to comment on every blog post on the tour. See the tour button on my sidebar or click below:

Here are the participating blogs in the tour, please check them out!

After surviving the rigors of writing a psychology dissertation, the author known as Jennifer Lane has happily turned to writing fiction. She still maintains her psychology practice in Ohio, but please rest assured that she's not psychoanalyzing you right now. The tales of healing and resilience from her career have inspired her to write her own stories: The Conduct Series. With Good Behavior began with two cons trying to make it on the outside: running from the Mafia, joking about sexy vegetables, and just maybe falling in love. Bad Behavior, the next in line, reveals that it's not so easy to escape the past, but the plucky parolees once again strive to persevere. Jen is currently at work on the third and final installment of the series: On Best Behavior. She's found that whether writing or reading, she loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time Jen enjoys competitive swimming, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago.

Author information:
Jennifer Lane, Author
Romantic Suspense featuring Healing and RedemptionWith Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1) released July, 2010
Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series #2) released March, 2011
Summer Breeze Anthology (short story Swim Recruit) released July, 2011
Twitter: JenLanebooks
Goodreads: Jennifer Lane


  1. Thank you for being a blog tour stop, Stephanie! I was just in Chicago for Thanksgiving--what a great city. I hope your writing is going well.

  2. Thank you for participating in the tour!

  3. Both of these sound good, and I really enjoyed the excerpt.

    Thanks for checking out my new YA&MG blog today, too. I appreciate it.

  4. What a sweet excerpt! This book sounds so very interesting and I love Jennifer's writing style.

  5. This is very sweet. I'll even forgive them for knocking the Cubs :)

  6. Thanks for all the comments!

    @Cherie - I used to work downtown Chicago and it was horrendous when there was a Cubs game - the trains would be full of drunk fans! It's only fun if you can be there with them, not after a long day at work. I went to a rooftop game last year and it was a ot of fun.

  7. Hilarious excerpt! That 'enemy lair' comment reminded me of how Giants fans feel about Dodger games.

    This book sounds great!

  8. Great excerpt. I looking forward to reading this series.


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