Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's HERE! ~ Scorched by Jennifer L Armentrout & Giveaway

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's SCORCHED!! SCORCHED is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Frigid Series. And be sure to grab FRIGID, the first standalone in this amazing series!!

 

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SCORCHED Synopsis:

Sometimes life leaves a mark…

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…

Praise for SCORCHED:

“Armentrout’s latest new adult offering tackles substance abuse and mental illness — and, thankfully, the love of a good man is not going to be what heals this heroine.” – RT Book Reviews


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SCORCHED Excerpt



Tanner
              Aw, shit.
              I watched Andrea walk into the living room, the normal twitch of her hips absent. No one swayed ass like Andrea, and seeing it gone from her step was answer enough. Our normal whatever-the-fuck-it-was between us had gone further than I intended. No doubt what I’d said had cut her, but shit, it was no different than any other day.
              My hand tightened on the neck of the bottle. For the life of me, I had no idea what the hell Andrea Walters’s problem was. Honestly. No fucking clue. One minute, sweet and sugary words parted those pouty pink lips of hers. Next second, she was a fire-breathing dragon from hell—a hot, fire-breathing dragon, but still. Her moods flipped more quickly than cups did during a game of flip cup.
              Maybe it was because she was a redhead?
              I smirked.
              She’d always been this way with me, and the most fucked-up think about it, there was a part of me that actually looked forward to whatever was going to come out of her mouth. Twisted as fuck. It was like a game between us, to see who could hit the hardest without lifting a finger. If nothing else, it was damn entertaining—or at least, it had been until now. Now, I wasn’t too sure about it.
              Those pretty doe eyes of hers had looked suspiciously damp right before she’d looked away, and yeah…that didn’t sit right with me.
              Kyler shot me a look as he walked past me and grabbed a beer out of the fridge, but I watched Andrea sit on the edge of the couch, her posture unnaturally rigid.
              Sydney leaned against the arm. “We’re thinking about leaving early in the morning, around six.”
              My gaze flicked to Andrea, expecting her to make some kind of crack about not getting up that early, but she was abnormally quiet. My spine stiffened.
              “That should put us at the cabin between nine and ten in the morning, depending on traffic.” Kyler stood beside me as he screwed off the cap. “Then we’ll be heading back the following Monday.”
              “Sounds good to me.” I didn’t take my eyes off Andrea as she fiddled with a strap on her sandals, slipping them onto her feet.
              Sydney glanced at me, smiling softly. “You’re definitely off from the fire department?”
              I nodded. Kyler had mentioned weeks ago about wanting to hit up the cabin before everyone headed back to class, and I’d requested the time off then. Which had meant I’d pulled a lot of doubles, but I hadn’t minded it. Wasn’t too different from the twelve-hour shifts we worked in the first place, and I’d only be there until February of next year, and then I was off to the academy. Not that I was in any hurry to leave the fire department, but being a cop was in my blood. Except I wanted to be a good cop. I’d probably still volunteer at the fire hall once I knew what kind of schedule I was looking at on the force.
              “It makes sense if we drive up together.” Sydney toyed with a strand of her hair. “Kyler and I can pick you two up.”
              Andrea had twisted toward Sydney and started to protest the whole idea of taking one car. I zoned out, staring at her as the bottle of beer dangled from the tips of my fingers.
              Damn…she was a cute girl. Nah, she was more than cute, and it wasn’t like this was the first time I’d noticed that. From the first time I’d seen her at the bar with Sydney, she’d done more than just poke my interest. Hell, anyone with eyes knew she was a very pretty girl. Lush lips. Freckled cheeks and thick, dark eyelashes. Come to think of it, she reminded me of a girl I’d had a crush on in middle school. Hell, couldn’t remember that chick’s name, but she’d had freckles and red hair. I think I used to pull on her braids or some annoying shit like that. My lips tipped up in a small grin as I lifted the bottle to my mouth. Andrea was a motherfucking firecracker, though, not the kind of girl who was easily tamed.
              Hell, not the kind of girl you even wanted to tame.

 

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About 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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31 comments:

  1. Yay!!!! I just bought this! I can't wait to read it! Yes, I think working for your HEA makes it worth it all the more, because then you appreciate it so much more!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  2. Not necessarily but it certainly helps.

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  3. HEA? Does it exist in reality? Maybe. I guess I'm still working on mine. :)

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  4. Hard to say, I'm not even sure if love or happiness always require working for. A true hea shouldn't be forced, it just happens.

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  5. So excited about this one. Cannot wait to open the e-book!

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  6. I'm not sure, I've yet to find my HEA! But I think it's more likely if you make a conscious effort!

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  7. Depends on what your definition of HEA is. Like everything else in life, I think you have to work on it to make it last. It's never going to be perfect, and even if it doesn't last, at least you know you did your part and gave it your best.

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  8. I don't know if there is actually a happily ever after but I believe you should strive for happiness of the present and future that not only benefits you but the others around you. It is worth it.

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  9. I been working on my happy ever after for 38 years :)

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  10. I think it'll help, but it's not an answer for everyone

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  11. I think it depends on the situation and the people involved.

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  12. I think Happily Ever After doesn't exist unless you put the work in! It takes time and a real effort to keep working at it because nothing is ever perfect nor easy but it is so worth it in the end

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  13. The cover looks so sad but I believe Ms Armentrout will make her happy!

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  14. I think it does. The harder you work for something, the more meaningful it will be when you finally achieve it.

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  15. Yes, because it makes a person more determined to work at making it last and not let it begin and end quickly.

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  16. I'm not sure in that case! With anything else working hard works but for relationships I think there has to be initial chemistry to make it work. Once in the relationship, working hard is a good plan!

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  17. I'm not sure, but I do know that the more effort I put into something, the more I usually benefit from it. Whether it lasts or not, working towards your happily ever after is worth. At least I think so.

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  18. I think so. I at least hope so! I work my ass off everyday, hopefully it will make happiness last longer, or at least make it better.

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  19. Yes. I think all relationship are a work in progress. You have to work on it and not give up just because life gets hard. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. It probably helps. The book looks cool. Great cover!

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  21. Yes im sure it will contribute to getting that happy ending. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Of course. I think any effort would be greatly rewarded

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  23. I don't know if working for it will make it last, but I think that not working for it will make it not last.

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  24. I think you have to work for everything to make it last and be worth it!

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  25. No, sine only one person is trying to make it work but not the other.

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  26. Of course
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  27. Of course. Anything or anyone important is worth the struggle to get to that happy place.

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