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The Out of Line Series: Guest Post and Giveaway from Jen McLaughlin (Out of Mind)

 Curious about the Out of Line series? Jen McLaughlin’s here today, telling us all about it!

Plus, there’s a giveaway!


The OUT OF LINE series


I started the OUT OF LINE series with OUT OF LINE, which was a pretty light, fluffy, easily read romance book for the most part. Finn and Carrie meet. Finn and Carrie fall in love. All hell breaks loose. With OUT OF TIME, you see Carrie and Finn start to get a little bit more…real. Finn’s a Marine. Carrie’s Daddy doesn’t approve of Finn. And the real world comes crashing down on their heads.

With OUT OF MIND, the series takes a darker turn.

My goal, all along, with this series was to take a normal guy—aka Finn—and show what happens to men like him that go to war/battle/assignment. A lot of people suffer through this reality every day, and as a former military wife myself—Semper Fi, baby!—I felt that this lifestyle needed to be shown more accurately.

I don’t sugarcoat over what Finn suffered through. And I don’t glamorize it. At times, it’s not easy to read, either.

But, after all is said and done, I hope you all enjoy the rollercoaster that this series has been. It’s been quite the ride for me, that’s for sure!

Have you read it yet?


Author Bio:

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.


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Reaching for sunlight…

Finn survived the ambush and came home to me, but in his head, the battle is still raging. He’s falling apart and I’m trying my best to pick up the pieces of him, to find the us we used to be. I love him as much as I ever did, but love isn’t enough to fix this. I thought telling my father about our relationship would be the hardest thing we’d ever have to face. I was wrong.

Lost in shadows…

All I wanted was to be worthy of Carrie. One mission, just one, and I’d be able to give her the future she deserved. Then everything went wrong, leaving me tainted and broken. Carrie wants me to be who I was, but all that’s left is what they made of me. I’m no good for her. No good for anyone like this. I have to figure out how to move forward. Alone.

Sometimes love isn’t enough…


Buy Links:

OUT OF LINE (Book #1)




OUT OF TIME (Book #2)





OUT OF MIND (Book #3)

OUT OF MIND is now available and for RELEASE WEEK ONLY you can get a signed ebook copy. (see above) The book will be on sale for $2.99.



Jen is giving away a FINN necklace and a signed set of the OUT OF LINE series. US Only.
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