Saturday, October 27, 2018

Featured Author: Ren Alexander

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Ren Alexander!!!


Throwing down the marriage gauntlet has never been so wild.
Thirty-something paralegal, Hadley Beckett and charismatic, local sportscaster/daredevil, Finn Wilder, disagree about how they should share their lives together. Having been together for three years, Finn increasingly pressures Hadley to move in with him, but being unusually traditional, she wants to be married first, adhering to her moral beliefs, just as he clings to his own religious upbringing when it comes to procreating with her. Each is unwilling to negotiate or concede marriage to the other.
Complicating matters is Finn’s seemingly double life, keeping his private life hidden to the point of convincing his viewers—Finnatics—and even his coworkers, he’s single, amid Hadley’s objections. Yet despite their immense disparities, they are determined to make their relationship work, even if it means Hadley has to take their future into her own hands.
Then again, Finn Wilder has his own story to tell.



In the follow-up to “Chasing the Wild Sparks,” Hadley Beckett’s quest for wedded bliss perseveres…
Hadley makes plans concerning her future with her sportscaster/daredevil boyfriend Finn Wilder.
Big plans. 
Infamously anti-marriage, Finn promised Hadley he’d consider taking her to the altar if she gives him more time. Diving headfirst and with encouragement from her friends, Hadley concocts her own way to handle Finn if he can't commit to her soon. 
Knowing she has an uphill climb ahead of her, Hadley is still determined to succeed, yet is she unwittingly destined to fail?


In the second follow up to “Chasing the Wild Sparks,” Hadley Beckett comes closer to triumphing over a reluctant Finn Wilder…

What would you do if the love of your life gave you the keys to the kingdom, but won’t let you in?

At the end of her rope, Hadley grabs her intrepid boyfriend Finn Wilder’s world by the…bridge. Finally ready to end the never-ending merry-go-round that is their unknotted life together, she enlists the help of her friends to help boost her own courage. Since Finn is all about walking on the wild side but not down an aisle, Hadley challenges him to the ultimate test that will prove her more daring than the daredevil himself, hoping Finn will take notice and change his mind about making her forever his.

Throwing down the irrevocable gauntlet, will Hadley celebrate supreme victory over his heart or will she accept the cruelest defeat at the very hand she holds?



Hadley Beckett has a long way to go on the heartbreaking and unforgiving road to redemption.
As she continues to recover, her family and friends rally around her, each having their own idea about how to help Hadley heal, as honest or misguided they may be.
Hang on for this uncertain journey with Hadley as she discovers truths she never knew existed, and uncovers lies she thought were her reality. Through all the hardship, she'll find this isn't the finale for her. It's a fresh start. Yet, after the catastrophic end she had feared for three years came true, a fresh start may be an unexpected ignition to a new explosion, learning the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and sticks of dynamite.


Every woman has a breaking point. Hadley Beckett has met hers.
On her path to recovery, Hadley encounters the ghost she tried to exorcize from her life. Followed by a shocking heartbreak, she’s thrown into a tailspin and must rise and forge ahead. Despite her watchful family and friends, Hadley is determined to continue her journey on the road to redemption alone, even if it means her angels and demons collide, forever rocking her world.
Resolved to survive her recent inferno, Hadley’s perseverance sparks chaos when she finds unexpected love among the ashes. Reigniting her world and those in it, through the fire, she must endure, daring to chase away her demons before they claim her victory or her life.


I don’t want to hear how much of a jerk she thinks I am.
She’s one of the people who made me the jerk I am today.
Jared Beckett is not one to mince words. In high school, after losing the only girl he ever wanted, it destroyed him, and along with his mother’s prior abandonment, his trust issues with women run deep and wide.
Fast forward 12 years. A cynical and stubborn Jared returns to his hometown of Annapolis for the summer, reawakening his dark memories. And her. With a new light illuminating his world, old revelations force him to face the hard truth, and the love he lost. Amid the static, Jared unexpectedly reaches out, saving her from a traumatic past of her own, but still determined not to fall victim to her again. Yet, is she the only one who can tear down the walls and unlock Jared Beckett’s unconscious heart to revive him before it’s too late?

The Keys to Jericho was chosen as an "Official Selection" in the Romance category of Apple Literary's 2017 Annual Book Awards.



Greg Rodwell.
The myth, the man, the legend.
Yeah. I’m none of that crap.
Okay. I’m a man. There’s that much.
Almost everyone calls me Rod, whether I like it or not. I’m the guy others look to for a laugh, a dirty joke, a distraction—the office clown. Even my best friend, Hadley, laughs.
It’s just that, I’m not always laughing. Not even on the inside. Nobody knows the real Greg or the agony I hide with humor. My recently dead sister had a clue, but she’s in no position to blab. I screwed up big time—then and now—but it’s all my undoing. Through everything, Hadley’s been my cure and my curse. And I fell in love with my married best friend. But she wasn’t always married, and I wasn’t always broken.
I had a millisecond of a chance, but I blew it, siding with morality. What guy does that? And sailing that sinking ship all the way down, I sacrificed my wants for her needs. Doing that, I fathered a kid with the office trouser troll. Stupid? Hell to the yes. Because now, regardless of the grand total, I want something I can’t have. Integrity and my sanity be damned.
But nobody, especially Hadley, can know the real Greg Rodwell, my tortured soul, my unashamed love, or my darkest truth, because it wouldn’t just blow her mind.
It would rock our damn world.

Although UNSCREWED is the start of a new series, you'll achieve maximum shock and awe if the Wild Sparks series and The Keys to Jericho are read first.

About Ren Alexander:
Ren Alexander was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. 

Ren's novel, "The Keys to Jericho," was chosen as an "Official Selection" in the Romance category of Apple Literary's 2017 Annual Book Awards.

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Interview With Ren Alexander:
1. Can you tell us a little about your books?

I have the Wild Sparks series and then The Keys to Jericho and UNSCREWED, which are both linked to Wild Sparks. My books are about how love either endures or disintegrates from either miscommunication or by actions. Every single book has to do with a relationship and how outside forces can influence it, be it internal and external, family and friends, good or bad. It also shines a realistic light on how immature adults really are when it comes down to it. We often judge others or even characters in a book for being immature, but if you just look at social media for two minutes, you'll see proof that we're just big kids with a mortgage and a car payment.

2. What inspires you to write?

Mostly songs that I mash together to form a story. The songs are then used for the book's playlist.

3. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I just released my seventh book. My favorite? Ahh! I love them all, but it's a three-way tie between Beckoning the Wild Sparks, The Keys to Jericho, and UNSCREWED.

4.  For a reader who hasn't read your books yet, which book do you suggest they start with?

That's such a hard question to answer. It depends how the reader wants to attack it, I suppose. For me and for maximum shock and awe, I'd go with how they were written:

THE KEYS TO JERICHO (A break from Wild Sparks, which is Hadley's brother, Jared's, story. It's heavily linked to the next two).

5. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

I don't write all the time. My books are so complicated and LONG. Once i write and publish I take a few months off to regroup before I start the next one. Although, the first three were written as one big book split into three. And they're still huge.

6. Do you have a favorite spot to write?

My office in the dark with my music.

7. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

I wish I could write faster like other authors.

8. What are writing projects are you currently working on?

The next book after UNSCREWED, which is UNHINGED. It's going to be epic.

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