Oh, hey, I’m baaaaaaack! (That’s in my best poltergeist voice, by the way.)
So where you been Krista?
*melodramatic sigh* Life (work) seriously got in the way. I didn’t even finish Shamrock Month. Lucky you – that just means all the fun posts and activities I’ve planned will be coming later on this year. After all, you can’t release two stories with hunky Irish leads without a little shamrocky love, right?
Good news though – I’ve seen mockups of the covers for UNMASKING ELLA and the secret non released novel, and holy moly are they gorgeous! So gorgeous. I can’t wait to get the finished cover back to show you guys!
But you mentioned more good news, right?
YES. Have you seen this gorgeous cover? You have, yes?
If You Stay by Courtney Cole is on sale this week for $0.99! I’ve somehow missed picking up this book, so I’m extra excited about this. I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover – but the blurb sounds great too!
Blurb (from Goodreads):
24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.
He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.
But he’s got his reasons.
His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.
As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.
So he slipped far, far from it.
Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?
And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.
When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.
But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.
He knows that. And he’s working on it.
But is that enough to make her stay?
What have you read lately?