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Nov 1, 2013

Excerpt Reveal: Only For You by Genna Rulon

Title: Only For You (For You, #1)
Author: Genna Rulon
Publisher: Self
Release date: September 24, 2013

“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!”

All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.

When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born.

Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate—that fickle shrew—continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.

Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption—brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.

Excerpt from Only For You:

As I approached, Hunter rose to greet me, gallantly appropriating my tray to place it on the table. He dramatically pulled out my chair and assisted me as I sat. I appreciated gentility as much as the next girl, but the whole scene struck me as abnormal.

“Care to tell me what that was about?” I distrustfully queried.

“I was merely practicing proper etiquette.” The twinkle in his eyes belied his innocent excuse.

“You were trying to call attention to our matching faux pas, weren’t you?”

“I will neither confirm nor deny.”

“Ass,” I muttered beneath my breath.

“That is the second time you have called me an asshole,” Hunter said sternly.

“I have never called you an asshole—to your face—I simply left a trail of breadcrumbs from which you could deduce my meaning.”

“Ah ha. You finally admit that our song is ‘Sweet As Hole’.”

“I will neither confirm nor deny,” I said, mocking his earlier statement.

“It was exceptionally ingenious of you.”

“I know, right?”

I caught his smile and realized my mistake. He had tricked me, and I confessed the song I had insulted him with.

“Dammit, Hunter. How do you always outmaneuver me? They should have you interrogate suspected terrorists. You would trick them into revealing their evil plot every time.”

“Nah, terrorism isn’t my specialty.” He winked before suddenly whistling, “That is some lunch you have there.”

“I’m as hungry as the bear I just spent the last hour pretending to be. A salad was not going to tame my ravenous need. Besides, who am I trying to impress?”

“Not me, that’s for sure,” he answered quickly with synthetic sorrow.

“Here I thought you were a martial arts instructor. Are you moonlighting as a comedian?”

“Martial arts is my moonlighting gig,” he paused as if weighing his words. “Where is Sam?”

“I’m not sure. She planned to join us.” I searched the dining room and saw her at the cashier with Robbie beside her. “There she is, her new guy Robbie is with her. Don’t ruin it for her by—just try not to be yourself for a little while.”

“You are a cruel woman, Everleigh.”

About the author:

Genna Rulon is an up-and-coming Contemporary Romance author. Her debut novel, Only For You, was released on September 24, 2013. Her sophomore novel, Pieces For You, will follow on December 17, 2013.

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursue her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was raised on Long Island in New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

Connect with Genna Rulon: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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