Wednesday 9 January 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Jeanette Murray - The officer breaks the rules

Today I have Jeanette Murray over for an interview and I will be giving away a copy of her new book :)


1. Tell me 3 fun facts about yourself… :)
1. I can quote almost the entire movie First Wives Club by heart. “Goodbye love…hello Pop-Tarts.”
2. The idea of a fresh, clean spiral-bound notebook makes me smile.
3. I have only managed to teach my dog one trick in 5 years. He does it well…but he’s a one-trick puppy.

2. Could you tell me about your new book The Officer breaks the rules?
Madison has been half in love with Jeremy, her brother’s best friend, since the day they met. But she was only sixteen and he was a shiny new Lt. in the Marine Corps. Fast forward several years, Madison is now in the Navy as a nurse and is stationed by both her brother and Jeremy. She still wants him, but he’s keeping his distance. You don’t mess around with your best friend’s sister. It’s awkward and besides, she’s in the Navy. A dual military relationship isn’t for him. Madison’s determined to show him they’re right for each other and they can get through it, if he’d stop being so ridiculous about it!

3. Could you tell me why everyone will fall in love with Jeremy?
Jeremy’s got a lot of baggage from his childhood, but he thinks he has it all figured out. Spoiler alert…no. But he has a code of honor that he sticks to doggedly, even when it means he is denying himself something he really, really…really wants. Of course, that’s Madison’s job…to help him redefine his code.

4. What would you personally think about Jeremy’s code? If it was about you?
I sort of see the point in it. Your best friend’s sister makes things squeamish. You can’t talk about your love life with your friend, because, well, ew. And your best friend knows everything about you, even the less stellar parts (because everyone’s got secrets, no matter how dark). Will you be judged more harshly? Held to a higher standard? Or expected more of it? And if it doesn’t work out, then what? More awkwardness. But when it’s serious, and real, then it works anyway.

5. Madison knows who she wants. Was she fun to write?
Madison is a combination of a few friends in my life, which made her a blast. I kept picturing a lot of my girl friends saying things she would say, which kept things interesting.

6. What is coming next from you?
My first book of a different series (contemporary western romance series) just hit bookshelves last month. That one is titled  Taking the Reins. And then of course, you can expect Dwayne’s story to hit bookshelves this summer in The Officer and the Secret.

Thanks for having me!

1 copy of The Officer

1. Open to US and Canada
2 Ends Jan 23rd
3. Just enter :)

Have fun!


  1. I love First Wives Club too! It is one of my all time favorite movies :)

  2. He sounds frustrating, but as long as there is an HEA, I don't mind that at all... :) Great interview. This book sounds interesting.
    Enter me in the giveaway! :D

  3. Oh yes, I remember your review on this... the friend falling for the best friend's little sister. I like that idea. I have not seen the First Wives Club sounds like a good feel good movie. Hey there is nothing wrong with a dog only knowing one trick. Anyway thanks for the chance to win... enter me!

  4. i don't read many contemporaries but this sounds good.

  5. I read the first one and have been waiting for Jeremy's story. Can't wait to read it!!

  6. I have to admit, a blank notebook makes me smile too, even if I'm not a writer. I just really like office supplies.

  7. I love a new notebook too, great interview!

  8. I can honestly say that I don't know of any officers around my town that are hiding a six pack like that under their shirts. Looking forward to reading Jeanette's latest.


  9. Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Jeanette on the new release! I just got book 1 and I can't wait to start reading :)

  10. I enjoyed the interview and the chance to learn more about Jeanette Murray's books. The Officer Breaks the Rules sounds like a great story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  11. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  12. Thank you Jeanette for the interview

  13. Office supplies hmmm....Paperblancs anybody? Better than chocolate.

  14. Twitted about your giveaway at:

    Goodluck everybody!

    Cherry Mischievous
    (not an entry)

  15. Madison sounds like a fun character.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  16. Jeremy has a code of honor. Looking forward to this read. Thank you.

  17. I'd love to enter to win- great interview.

  18. First Wives Club is a great one :) And The Officer breaks the rules sounds hot!

  19. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  20. Count me in please. Love the sound of the book,

  21. Thanks everyone for stopping by :)

  22. Sounds really good. I just love books about military men. The cover is so hot. Please enter me. Thanks!




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