Review: Breakdown by Amanda Lance

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Blurb:

Charlotte Ferro is about to jump.

Yet nothing ruins a perfectly good suicide attempt worse than a handsome do-gooder. After William O’Reilly convinces her to take one last ride with him, Charlotte finds herself forgetting about her own problems and enjoying a world of which she never dreamed.

Now addicted to the rush of fast cars and cool criminals, Charlotte finds herself leaning less towards the ledge and more toward the arms of her savior. But with reasons of his own for keeping Charlotte safe from herself, William is reluctant to involve her in his criminal undertakings. Will his career choice keep them apart? Will Charlotte’s painful past?

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
 

review1I have to admit that the beginning of this book is difficult to read, but the 95% that follows is so good, you’ll be happy you stuck with it.  The main character, Lottie, has decided to end her life and is preparing to follow through the act.  She has done research on the how and when and where -she even explains the why.  It is hard to get your mind around the fact that this character you don’t even know yet has painstakingly planned and earnestly anticipates her suicide.  The first half of the first chapter is very disturbing, and as soon as you are tempted to stop reading and write her off (much like she is planning to do to herself), something happens that gives Lottie (and the reader) a much better story.

William drives by just in time to offer Lottie help.  He assumes she is stranded – late at night – on a bridge – all alone, but quickly gathers there is more to the situation than meets the eye.  He is immediately invested in her well being, and William’s willingness to get involved marks the beginning of Lottie’s re-entry to the world around her.  She doesn’t want the attention at first, but she tolerates his text messages and home visits. It is William’s persistent communication and interaction that helps her feel again. Their conversations are witty, their adventures are unique, and their relationship is as authentic as anything you’ll read in NA today.

The writing is excellent.  Lottie is beautifully depicted as she moves from utter desperation to indifferent participation to manic behavior.  Once she starts to feel again, she finds herself craving joy and exhilaration.  William is the cornerstone of her new outlook, and she calls him her “human anti-depressant.”  That unconditional support blossoms to mutual friendship, with the possibility of more.  The author does a fantastic job of taking readers along for ride from despair to hope. And as hard as it is to feel Lottie’s depression in the beginning, it is equally wonderful to feel her emerge from that darkness.

I LOVED the unexpected elements of this book – and there were many: the dark beginning, William’s hobby (and job… and friends… and backstory),  the one liners, the places they go and the things they do – I am being vague on purpose.  You need to read Breakdown and take the ride for yourself.  I sincerely look forward to reading more from this author. – kris

 

 

2014 Debut Author Bash: Sarah Bromley

2014 debut authors bash bannerThe Book Beacon is proud to participate in the annual Debut Authors Bash organized by YA Reads.  We are highlighting Sarah Bromley and her YA Gothic paranormal novel, A Murder of Magpies.  Following the book summary is a  giveaway and a game of 20 Questions with the main character, Vayda.

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Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it’s not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.

Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That’s all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can’t explain the hold she has on him–inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn’t know what her powers can do. Yet.

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20 Questions with main character, Vayda:

 1. What would you order if you walked in a Starbucks?

Mmm, a white chocolate latte with a shot of peppermint. And tea. I’d have one of those carrying cases because I’d be picking up drinks for everybody else, too.

2. What kind of shoes are you wearing?

Ratty, blue Chucks.

3. What is your most treasured possession?

My scrapbook. It has drawings of my mother by my father and all the shiny things that catch my eye when I go walking through the woods behind my house.

 4. What is on your nightstand right now?

Empty teacups and a handful of guitar picks I swiped from Ward.

5.  If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living, dead or imaginary), who would it be?

Grandpa Bengalo, my mother’s father, so that he could tell me why she was the way she was.

6. What would you like it to say on your tombstone?

“She made light in the dark.”

 7. What impression do you make when people first meet you?

That’s I’m weird. It’s because I’m shy and very quiet, and I’m usually with my brother Jonah, which means there’s usually trouble close.

8. Favorite color?

That color right between lavender and gray, where things are hazy.

9. If you had a free day with no responsibilities, what would you do?

Such days don’t exist. But if they did, I would lounge around with my scrapbook, some paper, and lots of colored pencils, probably play some guitar with Ward … Ward would be there, definitely.

10. Favorite place you have traveled?

I loved Montana when I lived there. The skies at dawn were beautiful.

11. What do you like best about yourself?

I’m a very caring person, very loyal to the people I love.

 12. What do you like least about yourself?

I can be paranoid, but hey, I come by it honestly.

 13. Favorite genre of music?

Indie rock and folk music.

 14. Favorite subject in school?

I’ve always enjoyed history and learning about the past to learn from the past.

15. Righty or Lefty?

I’m a righty, but let’s just say that both my hands are really strong.

16. Biggest Pet Peeve?

Judgemental bullshit from other people.

 17. What makes you laugh out loud?

Ward. He has this dry, sarcastic sense of humor that comes out when I’m not expecting it.

18. What would your last meal be if you were on Death Row?

I would want a fantastic piece of bread with really good butter. It sounds so simple, but I really hope they’d let me make the bread. It’s something I do to relax.

19. Have any pets?

I don’t right now, but Ward has a fifteen-year-old schnauzer named Bernadette. We’ve had a barn cat in the past, and then, of course, there are the birds that get stuck in the attic. But those aren’t really pets.

 20. Do you keep a diary or journal?

I’d say my scrapbook is about as close as I have to a diary. It’s mostly pictures and scraps and strange things I find that trigger memories for me, but I don’t like to have much written down. Too much evidence.

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SarahBromleyAuthorShotSarah Bromley lives near St. Louis with her husband, three children, and three dogs. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. When she’s not writing or wrangling small children, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders.

You can find her on Twitter and at her blog. Her adult works are under the name Sarah John Bromley. She is represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Things Sarah Likes:

Indie rock, 90s alternative music, strong coffee loaded with creamer, haunted houses, the books of Daphne du Maurier, the laughter of her kids, her garden, and thunderstorms.

Things Sarah Loathes:

When computers malfunction and walking past mirrors (or any reflective surface) at night.

Excerpt: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

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In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .

Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.

Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season—but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero.

He’s a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future—that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn’t start falling in love with her.

When Prudence’s dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her—even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.

excerptMiss Prudence Merryweather and Viscount Castleton find themselves stranded at a country in…with secrets. There is only one thing to do: he asks her to dance.

“Just one dance…that is all,” Castleton said. “I promise I won’t get any ideas.”

Prudence gazed up at him. Too bad she couldn’t explain why she was so hesitant. She was wasting her life, letting this fear hold her back. There was a handsome man before her, who had shown her nothing but kindness, and all he wanted was a dance. The truth was: she yearned in her heart of hearts to dance with him.

“All right,” she said softly.

The last time she placed her hand in another man’s it was the beginning of the end.

They began to dance.

She did not, as she feared, forget the steps. Hours and hours of her life spent practicing them so when this moment came—waltzing in the arms of a handsome man—she could move in time to the music without counting to three and so she could look into smoldering gaze instead of at her feet.

Prue forced her breath to be even. In. Out. In. Out. She willed her heart to beat in a steady rhythm as she tried to reclaim power over her emotions and fears.

Castleton’s gaze settled on her face. She peered up at him. This time she really looked at him focusing on his mouth, which was firm, sensual and smiling encouragingly.

“Are you having fun yet?” Castleton asked her affectionately.

Her gaze flew up to his. Ah, those eyes. Knowing. Dark.

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#MustRead: Where We Belong by K.L. Grayson

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Regret . . . she’s a snarky little bitch.

I’ve tried several times to regret the events that took place on June 5, 2008, but for the life of me, I can’t. I’d never regret the pain, the suffering, or the heartache because they ultimately led me to the place I am now. And I can’t regret the place I am now. What I still can’t figure out is this: how is it possible that the single worst day of my life inadvertently became the very best day?

Five years ago my life was irrevocably changed.

Seventeen minutes was all it took—

to lose my best friend…

to lose the love of my life…

Seventeen minutes was all it took for the seeds of hope—the seeds of my future—to be planted in the worst possible way.

My name is Harley Thompson, and this is my story.

**This book contains sensitive subject matters**
This book is a standalone novel.

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Following this review is the gripping Prologue of Where We Belong.  In my opinion, it is superbly written, and it sets the stage for a remarkable story of love, loss and second chances.  I immediately cared about what happened to Harley and Ty, and I found myself rooting for them before Chapter One even began.  The author did a tremendous job of writing authentic characters and crafting an unique contemporary romance. In a genre that can get clichéd and formulaic, this original story is an unexpected delight.

Five years have passed since the argument depicted in the Prologue.  That night triggered the trajectories that forced Harley and Ty in opposite directions.  Their paths cross again, and what follows is a captivating story of long-time friends getting to know each other again. Secrets and lies, however, threaten to quickly dismantle what they are slowly building. I appreciated the honest portrayals of self-preservation, vulnerability, regret and the anxiety that always accompanies “what-if?”  There are also vivid illustrations of unconditional love, loyalty, trust and the power of forgiveness.   Continue reading

Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are so pleased to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s STAY WITH ME! STAY WITH ME is a New Adult contemporary romance being published by Avon (William Morrow), an imprint of HarperCollins, and is a part of Jennifer’s With You Saga!

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As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand.

“Why?” I asked.

There was a beat. “Why what?”

Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say.

A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here.

But then he moved.

Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.”

“But—”

“You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked. Continue reading

Forsaken by Kristen Day

 Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.
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About Kristen Day
 
 
 
  
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

New Release: Wicked Spell by Michelle Escamilla

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Wicked Spell is LIVE!
Book 2 in the Dark Spell Series has finally arrived!
Be sure to grab book 1 that is only $0.99 and also get Wicked Spell.
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Emma Blackwood was the epitome of ordinary. She lived in a small town, where she excelled in school and loved to hang out with her friends. Wanting to escape from her ordinary life, she headed to college in the city. But as soon as college life was over, she found herself back to the same old routine. Normal.

After a night on the town with her best friend, Kyle, Emma meets a mysterious man. One small touch of his hand made her feel things that she’s never experienced before. That moment changed everything for Emma. ‘Normal’ was never going to be a word to describe her ever again.

Micah Oliver didn’t grow up in a normal world. His mother, a witch, had passed on her powers to him. He had a gift, one that could sense when others, like him, were near. Finding Emma was supposed to be a blessing for him, someone that would understand his way of life. Or was it?

Emma doesn’t know her past, or her future and Micah has the answers, but there is one problem.

He has a Dark Secret….

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Emma Blackwood thought normal life was anything but exciting, but that was until she learned about her past. Now, with all of her powers and knowledge about being a witch, life would be so much simpler being normal.

Once Emma learned that her Father was after her for her powers, Emma began to learn more about protecting herself. She had the help of people she didn’t even think she’d ever ask for help. But will that be enough?

Sebastian Blackwood was a very powerful man, but the day that his wife gave birth to his daughter, he realized that he had nothing. He was determined to take the powers he felt he was owed. He tried to take the powers from Emma when she was young, but failed.

Now he has found her and he will stop at nothing to win. Can Emma beat him once and for all or will hope be lost and Sebastian Blackwood take her powers away using his wicked spell?

 

Advice for Writers by Kristen Lippert-Martin, author of TABULA RASA

Writers: Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Boredom

By Kristen Lippert-Martin

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You know, in the old days, the only things writers had to worry about was maybe starving to death or the slow decline of alcoholism. Maybe a nasty case of consumption or syphilis.

OK, and possibly being committed for demonic possession. I mean, we’re always hearing voices in our heads, right?

These days, however, the great enemy of creativity is a near-total lack of boredom in our lives.

Neil Gaiman, who I think we can all agree is a pretty creative guy, recently took a social media vacation precisely to let himself be BORED. Because boredom leads to daydreaming, to wondering.

Until I heard him talk about this, I hadn’t realized how fortunate I’d been as far as coping with distraction. This might sound strange coming from a woman with four children—believe me, I know all about near-constant distraction—but you know what I didn’t have when they were little?

A smart phone.

And do you know what I STILL don’t have?

A smart phone.

I mean, I have a cell phone, but that’s all I have. So when I take my three-year-old to the park or push him in the stroller while taking my other kids to school, I don’t surf or text or check my emails. I let my mind wander. I get some of my best ideas while I’m at the playground.

I went to Disney World last year for five days, and when it was time to come home, I realized that even in the short time I was there, I’d acclimated to being constantly entertained. It seriously took me a few days to readjust to a world where there was not something to see and do every single second.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being entertained! Entertainment is the best!

But I also recognize that I can’t really write at all when I’m surrounded by fun, enthralling stuff to do. I need my boredom. I purposely build it into my life when I’m trying to get something done, especially a first draft. I need those hollows in my life, when I have nothing to think about because after a while, it’s those hours and days of null that cause my brain to get itchy to create.

Often when I’m walking down the street or on the subway, I realize I’m just about the only person not talking on the phone or looking at a phone. Instead I look around at … whatever. I people watch. I zone out. Folks used to do that all the time because they had no other choice. Now we have to force ourselves to not get sucked into distractions.

If you want to write, I encourage you to treasure your boredom. Protect it. You need it to work for you. Boredom is the fertile earth necessary for ideas to grow and it’s an ever-diminishing natural resource.

Of course, you should totally watch out for demonic possession, too. I hear that can be a real bummer.

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About Tabula Rasa

The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this action-packed debut thriller with a Katniss-esque heroine fighting to regain her memories and stay alive, set against a dystopian hospital background.

Sarah starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction?

The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she’ll need the help of the teen computer hacker who’s trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and a pill that’s blocked by an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why . . .

“This is a snap-the-whip story, dark and fast. The sparks of humor in the voice won me over. Bottom line: I think the cocktail of suspense and believable smart-assery adds up to an addictive dose of reader appeal.”—Blythe Woolston, author of the William C. Morris Award winner The Freak Observer

 “A very entertaining game for thriller fans . . . . Both Sarah and Pierce are layered and appealing characters who don’t get too caught up in their own drama—the mayhem around them is excitement enough.”—Publishers Weekly

About Kristen Lippert-Martin

Kristen Lippert-Martin has an MFA from Columbia University. She’s worked at Time, the world-renowned Brookings Institution, and even had a stint as a stand-up comic before turning to writing full-time. She was awarded the SCBWI’s Work-in-Progress grant in 2010. She can be found online at http://kristenlippertmartin.com/.

 

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Firebolt by Adrienne Woods – Excerpt & Giveaway

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Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.

Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.

Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.

Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe in…herself.

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For the love of blueberries, Elena Watkins was destined for greatness, even though she didn’t know it. Forced to travel from home to home every three months Elena’s life was a never ending blur of new towns and new faces, that is, until the night her father was killed by a creature she thought only existed in fairy tales – a dragon. With her father’s death leaving her orphaned, Elena is whisked away to her true birthplace, Paegeia.

Arriving at Dragonia Academy, the premier school for young Dragonians, she begins to feel a sense of belonging in this strange world; a school she was never meant to attend because her father was a dragon. Elena is soon swept up in the rigor of her new life and the new set of skills she now needs to survive: Latin, Art of War, and Enchantments.

Entranced by her new reality Elena learns about the dragons and humans who inhabit her new home. There are two classes of dragons that soar through Paegeia distinguished by their instinctual pretense for either good or darkness. The distinction between these two very different species is vital to Elena’s success in her new world because she has been marked as a Dragonian, a human preordained to ride and tame a dragon of her very own. Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy cow, y’all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

 

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WICKED Synopsis:

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

 

Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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