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Thursday, September 8, 2016


J.M. Maurer started working as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she cared for critically ill children, transported them from outlying hospitals, and even picked up overtime hours treating patients of all ages while inside a hyperbaric chamber. Holding a Bachelor's degree in nursing, she loves to write about strong characters and their struggles in life. Learn more about J.M. and her books at her website. 

Hello. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m J.M. Maurer, author of the Emerging From Darkness trilogy (Seeking Love, Seeking Redemption, Seeking Hope.) I’m also a beach girl at heart. For me, and most likely because I live in Chicago, there’s nothing like a mid-winter getaway to a destination where an abundance of sunshine can warm my skin.

When it came time to send Matthew and Jess off for their wedding in Seeking Hope, I knew there had to be sand at their feet and the sounds of Caribbean music in the air. So I shipped them off to the beautiful islands of Turks & Caicos. Aside from T & C, everything mentioned in Seeking Hope is fictitious. Here are a few photos that were taken this past January when one of Hubbies co-workers visited, ironically for her daughter’s wedding.

With the sun shining an estimated three hundred and fifty days a year, the many miles of uncrowded beaches promised to be the perfect destination for Jess and Matthew’s October wedding. Unfortunately, since Jess has been working through a lingering concern of her own, which she half-avoids by preoccupying herself with a ridiculous plan to help her best friend overcome a commitment issue, she’s oblivious to what’s headed their way. On top of that, Matthew has been keeping a major secret from her.

Will they finally have the beach wedding they deserve? Will Jess help Holly see the light? Even more, can Matthew continue to shelter the love of his life from a real and deadly threat?

Watch the trailer here

As much as I love a beautiful beach, I also adore a happily-ever-after. I’d love to hear about your favorite holiday destination or happily-ever-after.

Seeking Hope
I’d been given promises in the past, all of which were broken. Inevitably, they broke me. I wouldn’t let those broken promises stop me from believing in new ones, though. I couldn’t.

Matthew Moi was different. His dimpled smile and witty sexual banter has held me spellbound since day one. Falling in love with him came easy. Marrying him—a dream come true.

Now, he wants something I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for. As I struggle, he faithfully remains at my side. Through it all, his protective nature shields me from an evil I didn’t see coming.

Together, we have it all—love, passion, trust. Apart, the possibilities are endless, even death.


J.M. Maurer said...

Many thanks for having me today on your lovely blog. I'm thrilled to be here and appreciate the spotlight!
Seeing these pictures makes me want to send Jess & Matthew back, this time for a more relaxing visit and without the threat of a psycho chasing after them. Or maybe I will go without them. *wink*

Donna Simonetta said...

These pictures make me want to run away to an island. Today! My favorite beach getaway is the Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach in FL. It looks like a big, pink castle on a white sand, Gulf of Mexico beach. Since I don't have any beach vacation planned, I'll have to check out your book for a beach escape, J.M.! ; )