It’s Finally Time! Excerpt One from IF YOU LEAVE

12 Jul

You guys.  I woke up this morning and realized that IF YOU LEAVE  (Book 2 in the Beautifully Broken series) releases in less than a month!  OMGOSH!

Do you know what that means?  It’s time to start releasing excerpts.  I’ll be doing one a week up until IF YOU LEAVE releases on August 6th.   For next week’s, you’ll see the excerpt on RT, but I’ll post the link here.  🙂    I’ll also be doing a bunch of fun contests with a bunch of awesome prizes, too… but the details for those will come next week.

IYL, Final

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly…


-And now… EXCERPT ONE, from Gabriel’s Point of View:

“To answer your question, I’m here at the club because my little sister thought I should come out and meet someone.  To quote her, I’m ‘getting mean as hell and need a piece of ass.’”

Madison laughs, a low and husky sound.

“Do you?  Need a piece of ass?”

She sounds anxious. And interested.

I hold her gaze.

“More than you can imagine.”

I slide my hands from her back down to her ass, cupping it, squeezing it.

“And I like yours,” I add.  I’m being cocky again, but she seems to like it.

She practically purrs as she leans into me even closer, her nose almost touching mine. Her lips hover so close that I can feel them.

She slides her hands down to my ass, gripping it in her fingers.

“Yours will do.”

The air hangs heavy between us, charged and electric.  Our eyes are locked and we each pause, waiting for the other to make a move.

The anticipation is killing me.

I take a breath.

Then she takes one.

Her lips graze mine and her mouth smells like mint.  And then before I can think another agonizing thought, she covers my mouth with her own.



I know… it’s short.  I’m a tease.  Lol.   I seriously cannot wait to release Maddy and Gabriel into the world… and now the countdown begins!  Eeepp!   Also, if you’d like to pre-order IF YOU LEAVE, you can find it HERE on Amazon– then it will be waiting for you on your Kindle on release day.    If you have a Nook, you can pre-order it HERE on B&N.

I hope you have a fabulous Friday!


3 Responses to “It’s Finally Time! Excerpt One from IF YOU LEAVE”

  1. Ellen (@alwaysyaatheart) July 12, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Love it!! Can’t wait to read this 🙂

  2. Melinda Allen July 12, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Oh my God!! I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing!

  3. iHeartBigBooks (@iHeartBigBooks) July 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    *fans self* I love a good ass grab. you fit in a dual ass grab *stands up to slow clap for Courtney* 😉

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