Interview: Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick


By: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Published: Feb. 7th, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.

Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn’t changed since he was sent away. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn’t even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.

Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can time or distance erase the pain of living?

Torrey Delaney is new in town, and certainly doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex quickly spreads. And that’s on top of her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman—the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.

As friendship forms, can two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey’s walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, they struggle to find their place in the world. Can they battle the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?

Is love a life sentence?

What is the most difficult part of the writing process for you?
Stopping. I’m an addict. I can’t wait to start in the morning and my husband has to peel me away from the computer late at night. I take breaks to eat and walk my dog. I occasionally I talk to my DH, too.
The characters become real to me. I take a notebook when I walk my dog because that can be the moment they ‘speak’ to me. I’m always getting stared at when I stand in the middle of the beach and start writing.
So I suppose the difficult bit is not getting too caught up. But isn’t that what writing is meant to do? Get you so caught up in the story that it takes you away from your own life? That happens when I read something wonderful, and I want it to happen when I write, too. I have typed through tears. For anyone who’s read ‘The Education of Caroline’, the letter that Sebastian wrote to Caro before he was sent on his final mission. And in ‘Lifers’, when Torrey is waiting in the hospital. I care about what happens to my characters. I sort of fall in love with them.




I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn’t think I could write a sex scene.

Turns out I can!

My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.

My husband doesn’t read my books. My mother does.

Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I’ve finished writing their books. That’s why you’ll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, because those voices just won’t be quiet.

Readers can find bonus chapters for several of my books on my website.




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One Thought on “Interview: Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick

  1. That’s interesting that the hardest part is stopping. I tend to need breaks. Though I do have a small child and a dog that need me frequently.
    Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

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