the type who enjoys a tasty touch of romance with your suspense, then Kelli
Hughett’s Red Zone should top your summer reading list!
Farris nearly trips over a woman’s body when she should have been finding a
seat in the bleachers. And while it brings back memories of her husband’s
suicide, she wants nothing more than to move forward with her life.
Briggs, former NFL player, nurses an old injury as he contemplates life after
football. Once he sees Marcy Farris, he realizes there could be if only she saw
him as more than a has been.
it’s important to remember:
Sometimes, an athlete's biggest plays are
made off the field.
Kelli weaves a
tale of corruption…all for money. What else? And how hearts and bodies of
athletes can be drawn into a web looking for its next victim.
What do a
touchdown and a murder have in common? Red
Zone, by Kelli Hughett.
like to hear it from Jack Briggs himself:
So, Jack. I’m guessing this isn’t your first
interview, but we haven’t seen your face on the cover of Sport’s Illustrated this year.
(Laughing) I’ve been keeping a low profile since my
retirement. This is my first interview in about a year.
After a stellar NFL career as one of the league’s
all-time hardest hitting linebackers, you’re in line for a spot in the NFL hall
of fame. How’s the injury?
The knee? It’s as good as it’s gonna get, so the doctors
tell me. If it weren’t for the knee injury, I’d still be playing.
Fans would love to see you on the field again.
How’s retirement treating you?
Retirement? My body knows I’ve retired, but I’m not sure
my heart’s got the message.
So you miss the game then?
Like holding my breath underwater. Football was
breathing to me. I gave up everything for the game.
Your female fans haven’t cooled off since your
retirement. We were keeping women out of the green room this morning. They’re
still fond of the “Gentleman Linebacker.” Now that you’ve moved on from the
league, will you have time for a love life?
(laughing) Love life? I’m not sure there is life at all
So, if a relationship isn’t in your future, what’s
ahead for Jack Briggs?
Your guess is as good as mine. I’m living in Loveland,
Colorado now. Great views. Amazing community. Who knows? Maybe I’ll buy a car
(Laughing) I think we’ll hear more about #44 in
the near future. With a face like yours, I’m sure the TV offers will be pouring
in. Do you see a career in commentating?
Maybe. Anything that keeps me in the game. Football is
in my blood.
To learn more about Jack Briggs (and his love life) Check
out Kelli Hughett’s latest romantic suspense title, Red Zone.
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mother instilled in me a very strong sense of fair play and it has been one of
the biggest stumbling blocks of my life.
constantly whine about the fairness. In so many situations.
athletes make a fortune when many of our young military families live on food
some kids just naturally have athletic ability, and others are resigned to
cleaning up the field following the game?
can celebrities write books (usually someone else writes it) and get published
immediately just for name recognition?
and on and on…
best bit of advice I ever received after my mom’s good words was: Life isn’t
doesn’t promise us the brass ring a thousand times. Shucks, He doesn’t guarantee
we’ll ever catch it.
same rule applies to authors. Life isn’t fair. The industry isn’t fair. Editors
aren’t fair. Agents aren’t fair.
they set out to be ogres and meanies? No. Well, this one doesn’t as I'm sure most don't. But the fact
is: every book doesn’t fit what I’m looking for. It might be the best book ever
written, and I’ll spend the rest of my life kicking myself for not signing it,
but the fact of the matter is I wasn’t looking for that particular type of
means one thing: someone else IS looking for that book.
best writers become bestselling authors? Authors at all?
necessarily. But the prize goes to those who never give up.
might fill dozens of book binders with rejections. You might be told “no”
hundreds, yes, hundreds of time. You might get the most insignificant note
scribbled on your query letter, or a short form letter to your email. And they
all say “NO!”
IT ONLY TAKES ONE YES to turn things around.
one compared to all of the Nos.
you willing to keep writing? Are you willing to continue sending queries? Are
you looking to see what they want sent? Are you waiting patiently to hear?