Jarred Into Being
Jarred Into Being is suspense filled, roller coaster of read novel with a strong female protagonist, our heroine, Eva Lange. At thirteen years old, young Eva Lange’s life is profoundly changed forever when her parents are both killed in a tragic automobile accident and she is left to fend for herself.
In a short time, Eva is victimized and forced into prostitution, human trafficking, and sexual slavery. Jarred Into Being follows Eva’s life for the next ten years as she struggles for her freedom, her independence, her very life.

An Illegal President: A Novel
Strolling toward his minivan with eight-year-old Jack and six-year-old Denise in tow, Congressman Paul Garrett suddenly felt the uncomfortable pressure of something hard being shoved into the small of his back. As he jerked his head to figure out—what the hell—the pressure intensified, and he knew 
it was hard steel; probably a gun.” So begins the strangest and most bizarre escapade of Paul Garrett’s life. His mysterious kidnapping triggers an adventure that ultimately catapults him to the brink of capturing the pinnacle of political power: the Presidency of the United States of America.

A powerful and sinister world-wide force is responsible for the diabolical plot that thrusts Paul Garrett into the sweepstakes of presidential politics; but, can he ever hope to uncover who or what is behind the fantastic conspiracy, or even more inexplicably—why? Should he dare dream he can unseat a corrupt, incumbent President determined to be reelected at all costs?

With his life threatened, his children endangered, and his wife terrified, Paul is forced to make life-altering decisions which will forever change his future, his marriage, indeed, his entire existence; and the political future of America hangs in the balance.

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“Pat Lawrence as a writer has managed to achieve with only two books what other authors spend a life time trying to achieve. The saying that “there is strength in numbers” is proving to be their greatest weapon. They simply make use of their individual strengths to come up with these great thrillers.” Tracy Narvaez, October, 2012


“An Illegal President held me captive from the first page. I believe this was the fastest that I’ve read any book on my kindle so far. It didn’t build up to speed, it was immediately flying down the highway at a hundred miles an hour and didn’t let up. If you like edge of the seat thrillers you’ll enjoy this book. A great read, recommended.” Martin Crosbie, Author of My Temporary Life


An Illegal President is one of the fastest moving thrillers I’ve ever read! The pace never lets up. While there is plenty of action (kidnapping, murder, sinister plotting), what makes this novel especially fascinating is the glimpse it provides the reader into a world of power and conspiracy. And we see how a thirst for that power can lead even the most moral minded characters astray. As a reader, I was pulled in from the very first page, wondering what the master plan behind the kidnapping was. Things are not always what they seem, and as the novel progresses, it becomes harder and harder to put it down. I could see the parallels to politics and media in the real world, making the story seem extremely “possible”. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys political thrillers!

Lauren Nolte, Fairfax VA


Whom can you trust?,August 11, 2012

This review is from: An Illegal President: A Novel (Kindle Edition)

Talk about a page turner, I read the book from cover to cover without putting it down. Great political suspense! A United States Congressman, Paul Garrett, is kidnapped. Unfortunately, he had his two children with him, which made the sinister plan become complicated. A conspiracy lurked behind the kidnapping, offering Garrett the nomination for President of the U.S. He thought he had a chance to beat an incumbent President and be the most powerful man in the country, maybe the world. His wife, Wendy, hated politics, and his children, Jack and Denise, are put through hell. Garrett learned a difficult lesson about trust during his near run for president. All these factors weighed in on Garrett’s decisions and how he would live his life. Pat Lawrence’s writing style kept me captivated on every page. I recommend, An Illegal President, to readers of any age.


“I also have to tell you as an aside, that your story stuck with me this weekend and I thought about the characters and how believable the story was. Not many manuscripts do that to me. I was honored to have read your book, and it’s definitely one that I’d pay good money to read. And I don’t say THAT too often.” Candace (Editor of An Illegal President: A Novel)


“A terrific writing style. I always love it when I leave a story feeling like I know the characters. A crafted and quality piece of writing.” Lisa Conner, Parker, CO  ******************************************************************************

“Full of twists and surprises, this book was hard to put down. I eagerly awaited the next turn in the story, while fearing what it might bring at the same time. This novel moves swiftly and was gripping until the very end. Highly recommended for readers that enjoy a fast paced tale of survival. 5 stars.” Lauren Nolte, Fairfax, VA **********************************************************************************

“This book is packed with action, mystery, and intrigue; perfect for a rainy day or on a long commute. The events were fast-paced and the reader will not be bored. 4 stars.” Krystal Larson at Goodreads      ************************************************************************************

“I really enjoyed this book! The author wrapped things up nicely. I would give this book 4 stars and recommend it if you are looking for a fast read thriller.”  ************************************************************************************

“Jarred Into Being” is a dramatic, entertaining read for any lover of contemporary suspense.” Robert Rosati      ************************************************************************************

“Refreshing and updated writing. Had been lulled into the same who did it, and predictable endings…not ‘Jarred Into Being.’ One of those readings you just can’t put down, the writer constantly led you to wanting more. I usually find myself one step ahead of the story line, but never knew which way Eva’s path would take her until the final chapter. My only criticism was it ended…a sequel to her life might be nice. Can’t wait for the next endeavor by this talented writer. ” Judy at Kindle Edition   *************************************************************************************

“Jarred Into Being” is a contemporary story of modern suspense. Eva Lange is orphaned at 13 and being beautiful, young, and vulneralble she is exploited sexually by a teacher, relatives, and even drug lords until she says NO MORE. “Jarred Into Being” explores the next ten years of Eva’s life as she battles to free herself from the forces that would control, her including powerful, corrupt politicians who are in league with the cartel. This is a modern morality story that you will not be able to put down, an exciting, suspenseful roller coaster ride of a read. If this book is made into a movie it will be a blockbuster.” Daniel at Amazon  ****************************************************************************

“I don’t give a lot of 5 star review, most of my reviews fall in the 3-4′s cause there is always something missing. I am happy to say with Jarred Into Being nothing is missing! Action, intrigue, mystery, love, betrayal, evil, it’s all there in just the right amounts. I was very impressed with the ending as well. A lot of times in fiction, the authors leave loose ends and unfinished business, or the ending seems contrived, hurried, or just not believable. That is not the case with Jarred Into Being. Everything wraps up tightly and conscisely and that is why I give this book a solid 5 stars!” posted by Angel at Angel Reviews       *************************************************

Thank you for the opportunity to read and review your book. I really enjoyed it! I have posted a review on my blog:          **************************************************************************************


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