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New Teasers~ Broken Until You

Are you ready for Stone and Blue’s story?
Check out the prologue for Broken Until You.

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It was all too much; the torment, the betrayal, the secrets and the lies. My mind raced continuously, my thoughts stood in despair. I couldn’t handle anymore, the physical and mental pain destroyed me. I stood in front of him, my fists clinched at my sides, ready to take the beating, ready to fight with all that I had. I braced myself for what was to come. For the minute he attacked me. Niko ruined me. He abused and manipulated me every chance he got. And when I gave into his demons, I allowed him the power to win. Well not anymore. It was time I gave up my past and moved forward. It was time to change.  There wasn’t any other solution. I knew I’d never survive had I not done something, anything. I had to act quickly or I’d die a slow, painful death, even though it felt like I was already dead inside.
“You think you’re cute, huh?” Hot air brushed across my neck, as he stood behind me, his arms wrapped around my waist. “You think I don’t know your little plan? That you’re leaving me?”
I fisted my hands tighter, the pain shooting up my arms, as I waited for the next blow. Waited for him to knock me unconscious. But he didn’t move, he didn’t budge. He just stood there, egging me on, trying to make me more pissed than I already was. Niko was far from stupid. Albeit his actions said otherwise, there wasn’t anything I could get away with without him finding out. Somehow he knew it all– my thoughts, my intentions, my plans.
“Answer me, damn it,” he squeezed my stomach tighter, pressing against my diaphragm. I inhaled sharply, the air trapping inside my lungs.
“I didn’t do anything, I swear,” I pleaded, not wanting him to see how badly I hurt. If he did, the satisfaction on his face would destroy me.
He smelled like another woman. The scent of Chanel perfume lingered on his skin. The buttons on his plaid shirt were ripped opened down the front, claw marks visible across his chest. It disgusted me, yet proved my point; Niko would never change, no matter how many times I’d given him the benefit of the doubt. His lies defined his actions, showing he was anything but innocent.
He let go of my waist and then jerked my body around, forcing me to look at him. His dark black eyes bore into my soul, you could see his demons coming alive. Niko grabbed the back of my head, gripping his fingers roughly through my hair, tugging my head back forcefully, then he leaned forward, tipping his chin in the crevice of my neck and pressed his tongue against my skin, licking his way up to my ear.
My body shook, disgusted by his touch. I’d do anything to get him off of me. He tugged my head back harder and then shoved me against the wall. A pounding rung through my ears, causing my head to feel heavy. I closed my eyes, soundlessly praying if there was a God that he’d help me, because at any given point, I knew what to expect.
Niko threw his arm back, slamming his fist against the side of my face, a deep growl roared from his throat. My cheek immediately swelled, as pain radiated through my jaw, pushing me over the edge. He moved too fast, catching me off guard just like he’d always done.
I lifted up my hands and held onto my head, rocking my body back and forth. He swung once then twice before I lost my balance and fell to the floor. Tears gushed from my swollen eyes, making it impossible to see clearly. It hurt to cry, hurt to move. Breathing felt too painful. The aching was intense, it was all too much to bear. At any second, I felt like I was going to die.
Niko crouched down in front of me, extending his arm and then cupped my cheek. I flinched in fear of another blow, but he didn’t hit me. He pushed the hair out from my eye and then ran his thumb across both cheeks. I couldn’t do anything but cry.
“You see what you make me do?” he asked, his tone changing from bitter to soft.
I kept my eyes closed and continued to cry, ignoring his question. I knew I didn’t make Niko hit me, but I had to go along with whatever he said or there’d be hell to pay. I knew his routine better than anyone. Anger started to flood my body, rage filled my mind. I wanted to scream. I wanted to wrap my hands around his neck and choke him. I wanted to watch his face turn purple as he struggled for air, fighting to breathe just like he had done to me countless times over the years.
All of this arguing, fighting and betrayal, because he couldn’t keep his dick in his pants. And when he got caught, his best defense was to lie and make up another bull shit story. It was the same shit, different day. Nothing ever changed. If he only did what he was supposed to, then we wouldn’t be in this situation every time we turned around. He pinched the tip of my nose lightly then stood up, grabbing a hold of my arm, and then he pulled me to my feet, my balance remained unsteady, as he led me over to the couch. I plopped down on the cushion, waiting for what came next. I wasn’t sure what he was thinking or what he was going to do, but I was scared more than ever before. Niko paced in front of me and ran his fingers through his messy black hair, cursing angrily under his breath.
“You think I’m some kind of fool, don’t you, beauty? You think you can get away and I won’t find you?” He bent down in front of me and gripped my shirt. “Because I will,” he promised. “I will find you, and when I do,” he leaned forward, pressing his forehead against mine. “I’m going to kill you.”
He pulled back, wrapping his fingers around my neck and then threw his face forward. His head slammed against my forehead, my eyes trundled back, knocking me unsteady. The pressure in my head became unbearable, and no matter how hard I tried, my eyes wouldn’t open. My breathing suddenly became shallow, my heart eventually stopped, and in that very moment, I knew my life was over.
Niko finally killed me.

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Cover Reveal~ Broken Until You

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Title: Broken Until You (Until You #2)

Author: J.R. Grant

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 19. 2015

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Synopsis

Secrets…
Lies…
Destruction…

You can’t shatter a heart if it’s already broken.

She’s beautiful and smart, but behind every forced smile,
Blue Hamilton died a little more inside.
After suffering years of abuse by the one she loved,
Blue packed her bags and left town, vowing to never return.

Three years later, everything started falling into place when
Blue’s world is suddenly flipped upside down,
leaving her one of two options- either she sells her soul to the devil,
or runs into the arms of the forbidden,
praying to make it out alive.

His striking personality and toned, muscular body
may have gotten him anything he wanted, but Stone Walker
has never been able to let his walls down and live,
until Blue walks through the door.

Promising to keep her safe from the destruction of her past,
Stone does everything in his power to live up to his word,
no matter the cost.

Lies are exposed,
secrets are revealed,
and when the truth finally comes to surface,
two innocent lives are forced through a whirlwind of suffering and pain.

What happens when Blue finds out the truth behind Stone’s corrupted past?
Can she forgive him and move on once the damage is done?
Or will she walk away for good, refusing to look back?

Follow this compelling journey of love, loss and survival.
If everyone makes it out alive, it will be a miracle.

Excerpt

The picture of life is black and white, plain and simple. People were either happy or sad, angry or laughing, loved or hated. There wasn’t an in-between.

Some might have thought I lived a decent life. I put on a pleasurable front; laughing a lot, smiling often. Trying my damnedest to make everyone happy. I forced myself into the world, yearning for companionship, seeking immeasurable love.

I’d fix myself up, striving for acceptance, determined to have a good time. However life behind the tainted walls of my destructive shadow was a complete different story.

No one knew the real me.

The true Blue Hamilton.

I was a broken shell in the big blue sea just floating by.

Tormented.

Wrecked.

Anguished.

My heart had been shattered into a million pieces. Untraceable. My soul was damaged beyond repair. Undefinable. And the very thing others called life had been utterly wrecked.

Fear ate at me like a starved monster, pulling me apart piece by piece. It sucked the life out of me, draining every ounce of hope imaginable. There was nowhere to run, nowhere to turn. No one understood my sufferings and pain. Had someone stood by my side through all the turmoil and destruction, things might have turned out differently. I highly doubted it, though. Because if I knew anything about myself; I was destined to suffer. It was inevitable.

I just wanted be loved, to feel loved, but I guess that was too much to ask for.

I didn’t seek a distasteful pity party, or want others feel sorry for me. That’s why I kept my past to myself. The last thing I needed was to be judged off things I’d been through, things that wrecked me completely.

Only God knew the ways I’d suffered, the ways I’d lost, and even He became questionable at times. Did I believe there was an eternity? A Heaven and hell? Of course. I knew there had to be something more than what I had been living, something worth fighting for. I just couldn’t figure out exactly what. Faithfully I prayed my steps would be ordered by the Lord. I asked God to direct me, to guide me and help me, but something always got in the way every time I saw a little ounce of light.

I gave everything I had, everything in me to show those close to me that I cared. But just like everyone else in this crooked world, I had to learn the hard way; you can’t make someone love you, no matter what you do.

After reflecting on all I had been forced through, and how the situations dragged me down, somewhere along the line I gave up. I wasn’t sure if it really mattered, anyway. People like me didn’t deserve happiness. If anything, we woke every morning and walked the thin, dotted line, praying to make it through the day.

That was all I strived for….

Survival.

About The Author

J.R. Author

JR Grant is an avid reader, fictional writer and bestselling author of Shattered Promises and Lost Until You. When she’s not tending to one of her kids sporting events, or plotting her next story, you can catch her on the beach with her kindle in hand, soaking up the sun. For more information or to contact the author, visit one of her social media sites below.

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If you purchased an ebook, the new file has been uploaded and should
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Be sure to check back tomorrow, January 22, 2015 for the reveal of book two,
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Broken Until You
Book two
Until You Series

The countdown has officially begun!!!
I cannot wait to share this cover with you all!
Please join myself and Love Between the Sheets Promotions,
Thursday, January 22, 2015 for the big reveal of Broken Until You.
If you have read Lost Until You, you’ll be happy to know
Stone is getting his own story.

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Synopsis:

Secrets…
Lies…
Destruction…

You can’t shatter a heart if it’s already broken.

She’s beautiful and smart, but behind every forced smile,
Blue Hamilton died a little more inside.
After suffering years of abuse by the one she loved,
Blue packed her bags and left town, vowing to never return.

Three years later, everything started falling into place when
Blue’s world is suddenly flipped upside down,
leaving her one of two options- either she sells her soul to the devil,
or runs into the arms of the forbidden,
praying to make it out alive.

His striking personality and toned, muscular body
may have gotten him anything he wanted, but Stone Walker
has never been able to let his walls down and live,
until Blue walks through the door.

Promising to keep her safe from the destruction of her past,
Stone does everything in his power to live up to his word,
no matter the cost.

Lies are exposed,
secrets are revealed,
and when the truth finally comes to surface,
two innocent lives are forced through a whirlwind of suffering and pain.

What happens when Blue finds out the truth behind Stone’s corrupted past?
Can she forgive him and move on once the damage is done?
Or will she walk away for good, refusing to look back?

Follow this compelling journey of love, loss and survival.
If everyone makes it out alive, it will be a miracle.

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~J xoxo

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Wow, what a journey this has been. I have so much to be thankful for this last year. Not only did my dream come true with publishing my first novel, but because of you amazing readers begging for more, I began writing a whole new series and published the first book, Lost Until You, as well. I can’t thank each one of you enough for taking the chance and reading my stories. You have no idea how much this means to me.

Since I was a little girl, I’d always said I was going to write a book, but never thought it would be possible. As my journey in life took me to unexpected places, I had so much to share, so much I knew I needed to tell. And with the help and encouragement of family and friends, I was able push through one heck of a story and give you Shattered Promises. It’s a second chance love story that takes you through the life of Lani, Kade and Parker. If you’re not good with stories focusing on mental and physical abuse, please be advised.

The Until You series is something I fell in love with when the ideas started coming in. Each Sorrentino brother (Brax, Brody and Brayden), cousin Brix and best friend, Stone, will have their own book. The series can be read as a standalone for each book, however if you want the full background story, it’s advised to be read in order. LUY does have an HEA (happily ever after) but I cannot promise the others will. I’m trying, however, please be patient as I have to follow the characters. I know majority of you despise those cliffy’s 😀

Lost Until You is about Brax and Jazz Sorrentino. They’re married with a little girl and have the perfect life, one we all dream of having. Brax comes from a large family, however Jazz grew up in foster care, being tossed from house to house, with no one by her side. Her mother passed unexpectedly after delivering Jazz, leaving her with no other family to take her in. Years later, when a friend offers help finding her blood family, Jazz jumps on the opportunity and dives right in. What happens after that I can’t tell say. You’ll just have to read for yourself. One thing I do advise is for each new reader to hold onto their seat. The twists and turns and surprises in this story will make you say, WHAAATTTTTTT!

Broken Until You will be coming out in March 2015! It is Stone and Blue’s story and let me just say, if you like intense plots, this one is for you! The cover reveal sign-ups will be out soon for bloggers. Stay tuned for more information.

There is so much in store for 2015, I cannot wait to start sharing with everyone. Patience, J. Patience…… (ha! If you know me, then you know that I’m the most inpatient person you’d ever meet)

Please be sure to  subscribe to my mailing list below. I will sending out the new Prologue to Broken Until You over the next week to all subscribers.

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Thank you readers for all you have done to help spread the word. Being an Indie Author is one experience I will carry with me for a lifetime. It has had it’s ups and downs just like any other business, but in the just of it all, I couldn’t be more happier than I am today.

I hope every one of you have an amazing year and continued blessings for you and your family ♥

~J.R. Grant xOxO