Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: ‘Jarred into Being’ by Pat Lawrence

Outskirts Press has always been blessed to work with many talented self-published authors. The road to self-publishing is often a grueling trek, but one that is deeply rewarding and enriching. So, forgive us if we toot a horn or two on behalf of the writers who’ve graced us with their stories with our regular Self-Publishing Book Spotlight.

This week we shine our spotlight on author Pat Lawrence and the gripping fiction, Jarred into Being.

After the horrific loss of her parents, Eva struggles for independence and freedom from her sexual predators. With only her will, wits and beauty to rely on, Eva’s every challenge tests the limits of her cunning and determination to survive.

The following morning Eva’s eyes opened slowly and focused on the glowing white hands of the clock on her nightstand: 5:18 a.m. The man Dwayne had sent into her room the night before was long gone, but the stale smell of him was everywhere: beer, marijuana, cheap cologne, dried semen.

She touched her face and the stinging pain was immediate. Instantly, she pulled her hand off the swelling. Lying naked under her bed covers, she stared upward at the cracks in the ceiling. They reminded her of an intricate, spider-webbed network of rivers and streams one might see on a map in a geography book. The explorer’s choice of which river to travel, she thought was crucial to the speed, success, even the survival of the entire journey.

How do you choose? How do you know?

Pat Lawrence is a Wisconsin author who has previously penned murder mysteries and stage plays.

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Self-Publishing Virtual Book Tour: Jarred Into Being by Pat Lawrence

As an author in this economy, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Pat Lawrence, who is taking his latest book, Jarred Into Being, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. He will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.

Luckily for us, Pat was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Jarred Into Being.

Jarred Into Being book cover

OP: Tell us a little bit about Jarred Into Being. What is it about?

PL: After the tragic death of her parents, Eva Lange must battle for her freedom; indeed, her very life. Fleeing her aunt’s abuser, she falls prey to a murderous drug lord and his wife in their luxurious lair of lust. Using her wits, beauty, and sexuality to save herself and break the bonds of captivity and degradation, Eva struggles against corruption and powerful political forces to reclaim her independence and save the life of the man she loves.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

PL: We wanted to write the type of novel that we ourselves enjoy reading: a taut, suspense-filled, roller coaster of a read that keeps you turning pages until you reach The End.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

PL: Anyone who enjoys fast paced, exciting fiction with a strong protagonist and convincing, fully drawn supporting characters will enjoy this book.

OP: What is special about your book?  What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

PL: Our main character’s physical beauty is both a curse to her and her ultimate salvation. Eva is preyed upon because of her desirability, and she learns to use that same attribute unapologetically to free herself and assert her total independence.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

PL: We do plan to publish more novels; in fact, our second one is already underway. We have previously penned Murder Mysteries and a two act comedy play, Squirrels In The Attic.

OP: Thanks for your time, Pat! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

Jarred Into Being Author Pat LawrenceABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pat Lawrence is a Wisconsin author who has previously penned Murder Mysteries and stage plays.



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Featured Book-of-the-Week: Jarred Into Being by Pat Lawrence

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Jarred Into Being

by Pat Lawrence

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Price: $18.95

Intersecting lives devastate and threaten her very survival…

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