Welcome to my stop on the Forever Young Blog Tour hosted by Forever. I'm extremely ecstatic to be on this tour because 1) I love Forever and 2) most of my top, top, top favorite authors are on this tour. Eep, that makes me so excited and honored to be featuring them today!
For today's stop, I've got a mini Q&A with the fabulous Nyrae Dawn, Shannon Richard, and J.A. Redmerski! Also, I've got an excerpt from all four books to share with everyone just in case you've yet to pick them up! And lastly, don't forget to check out the tour wide giveaway—it's super epic!
Without further ado...
About the books:
The Coincidence, #3)
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Release date: January 7, 2014
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ever After of Ella and Micha comes a story of scars, courage, and new possibilities . . .
Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.
Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.
Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .
Excerpt from The Destiny of Violet & Luke:
About the author:
Connect with Jessica Sorensen: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Title: Undone (Country Roads, #1)
Author: Shannon Richard
Publisher: Forever Yours
Release date: July 2, 2013
Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:
Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King
After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?
Excerpt from Undone:
About the author:
Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music.
She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.
Connect with Shannon Richard: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Release date: January 7, 2014
A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.
Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.
Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.
Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .
Excerpt from Masquerade:
About the author:
Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn's passion. Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she's a total romantic at heart and proud.
Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.
When she's not with her family, you can be pretty sure you'll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. Nyrae also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.
Connect with Nyrae Dawn: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Release date: February 4, 2014
"I loved every last word! Beautiful, heartfelt, consuming--I couldn't put it down. There's pure magic in J. A. Redmerski's pen." --- KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of the REAL series
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Never and The Edge of Always
THE TRUTH WILL SET THEM FREE
Brayelle Bates has always been a force of nature. Even as a child, Bray's wild and carefree spirit intimidated everyone around her. The only person who's ever truly understood her is her best friend, Elias Kline. Though every fiber of her being wants to stay with Elias forever, Bray can't bear the thought of him discovering her agonizing history. She's done everything she can to keep him at arm's length, including moving away. But their undying bond was too strong a pull to deny, and Bray couldn't survive without him. Now she's back home with Elias, and things have never felt more right--until one night changes everything.
Elias vowed never to be separated from Bray again. So when she decides to flee in a desperate attempt to escape her fate, Elias knows he must go with her. As the two try to make the most of their circumstance, taking up with a reckless group of new friends, Elias soon realizes there's a darkness driving Bray he can't ignore. Now in order to save her, he'll have to convince Bray to accept the consequences of their reality--even if it means losing her.
Excerpt from Song of the Fireflies:
About the author:
J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC's The Walking Dead.
Connect with J.A. Redmerski: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Q. What's the best compliment you've been given by a fan or reviewer?
Nyrae Dawn—That even though there are swoony moments in my books, that they feel the stories are so much deeper than that. I also have had a reader tell me she was inspired to make certain life changes in their own life because of a character in a book I’ve written. That comment will stay with me forever.
Shannon Richard—“Undone has a heroine I love, a hero who’s so close to perfect I’d like to Xerox his ass and pass him out to my Nerd Herd and a story that’s mostly heartwarming, occasionally heartbreaking and beautiful all the way through. Shannon Richard is yet another first time author who’s earned a spot on my Stop, Drop and Roll list.” -Nerd Herd Nikki over at Scandalicious Book Reviews
J.A. Redmerski—Wow, I’ve received so many wonderful comments, but I think one that made me laugh out loud was that he/she would read the phone book if I wrote it. I certainly don’t think that highly of myself! But I thought it was funny, nonetheless.
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