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I feel like one of those super hyper little dogs...you know... like this one. ⬇️ This would be an actually picture of me if I was a dog. Saggy cheeks and all. Hee!

But that dancing and spinning? It's what I feel like inside because AVENGED BY LOVE is out in the world!!! Woot, woot.  Jersey and Truck have taken up residence in my soul. My muscle bound hunk with a superhero complex and my resilient comic loving Jersey helped heal me. They helped me get me past my denial and closer to acceptance. Jersey's story isn't mine and mine isn't Jersey's, but we're pretty intertwined. If you get a chance to read the "About the Book" at the end of the story, I hope you will. It has an important message about women's health and taking care of all the women in your life, young or old. I'm getting all choked up just thinking about it.  Also, making me all emotional is how Truck and Jersey have been making friends with my ARC team. Many of the reviews have literally made me cry. Not to be all "braggy-y" or anything, but I've included some of them at the bottom of the post in case you want to see what others are saying about Truck and Jersey's adventure. Heart meet Happy! Before I forget in all the chaos of release, I wanted to say, "Thank you for being on both this book journey and this life journey with me." Okay, okay, enough with all the emotional stuff.

What do you want to know about Truck and Jersey? Contact me on one of my social media accounts (@ljevansbooks), and I'll spill all the goods without a spoiler.

Just in case you forgot, here's some of Avenged's details... ⚓️ Coast Guard 🦸‍♀️ Comic loving heroine 💍 Fake Marriage 👭👬 Sibling Complications 🔥  Slow Burn 💞 All the feels “You don’t have to fight the world alone. You’ve got me.” Author’s Note: Protective, noble Coast Guard. Nerdy, comic loving heroine. Heart tugging words and slow, simmering attraction. Fake marriage, broken promises, and happiness you’ll feel in your bones. Click here to keep reading the book description..... 

Avenged by Love - Amazon US

Avenged by Love - Amazon UK

Avenged by Love - Amazon AU

Avenged by Love - Amazon CAN



There are THREE ways for you to enter for a chance at a SIGNED PAPERBACK of Avenged.

  1. On Goodreads! Enter for a chance to win one of three signed paperbacks that I'm giving away just by adding the book to your TBR shelf and following the giveaway instructions on Goodreads (link below). ENDS TODAY - APRIL 29th!

  2. Enter by sharing! Another easy-peasy way to be entered for a chance at one signed paperback I'm giving away is by posting about Avenged for me. All you have to do is share any of my posts about Avenged by Love on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and TAG ME @ljevansbooks with the hash tag #loveistheonlyrealsuperpower. If you don't tag me, I won't know you've entered! You can even share multiple days for multiple entries, but, REMEMBER TO TAG ME and include the hash tag. Have I said tag me? Oh, yeah. Tag me. LOL. Posts must be made by May 1st. P.S. I'm not on any other social media sites, so if you tag me on Tinder I won't see it.

  3. Join LJ's Newsletter! I do a monthly drawing where I pick someone on my mailing list to get a signed paperback? I'll pick one person from my mailing list to get Avenged this week, so join now for your chance.

The ENTIRE Ocean Album by Lady Antebellum is just calling out for multiple stories... I used SEVERAL of the songs on the Avenged by Love Playlist. Have you checked it out?


The song "Ocean" had the tone for the entire book and was biggest inspiration.



I'm going to be out and about today (April 29th) on social media with some Q&As, giveaways, and takeovers... Well, when I say social media, I mostly mean Facebook.

9:00-9:00 EST (6-6 PST) - I'll be popping in and out of my reader's group all day - join me there LJ's Music & Stories

7:00 EST (4 PST) - Live in The KU Korner for Q&A's and more https://www.facebook.com/groups/kubookreviews/

8:00 EST (5 PST) - Takeover event in The L Woods PR Romance Room https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheRomanceRoom/



Okay, speaking of giveaways and awesome bookish things, there two things I don't want you to miss out on:

First, there is a charity auction. Lift 4 Autism was started by the incredibly talented Kennedy Ryan and Ginger Scott. This year there are some incredible book things up for grabs, including some one-on-one chats with some of your favorite authors! You should definitely check it out. 

You can get started by looking at my auction item which is for all SEVEN of my signed paperbacks - including the new release! Woot, woot!

Second, there is an incredible chance at getting your hands on 25 audiobooks by myself, Dakota Willink, LA Cotton, Gabriella G, and MORE. How you say? Just follow the Instagram Hop instructions.



There are some INCREDIBLE books out this week. Remember, last week when I told you about the lovely, Cat Johnson's steamy, opposites attract, romantic Comedy, HONEY BUNS? Well, that book came out on Tuesday. It features a single billionaire workaholic, a feisty small-town baker with a sewer grate-sized chip on her shoulder, some hundred-year old love letters guaranteed to make you cry, addictive diner fries, a dumpster diving stray cat, and all of the small town crazy you’ve come to expect from Mudville. If life has you down, I bet this will do a lot to cheer you up.

I'm also so incredibly proud to see Avenged releasing next to these two talented ladies' books. 

Amy Harmon's Where the Lost Wander was on my top 3 list for this year. I can't believe it's already out in this world. I never thought I'd want to read a historical fiction about the wagon trains, but leave it to Amy to make this subject heart rendering and soul capturing. Her way of weaving love stories and life stories together will for ever leave me breathless. Tomorrow, Maria Luis's Road to Fire will be available. You can grab the paperback now. Holy guacamole... holy fire and he**. This book was a roller coaster of plot, emotions, and steam. It isn't romance. It isn't suspense. It isn't mystery. It isn't a spy novel. It's everything wrapped into this deep, dark, beautiful package. All I can say is READ IT! Here's two of my favorite quotes, but you really need to read the words for yourself to truly feel the impact of them.

"I breathe, you inhale, and we both go up in flames."

"I'm not gentle, I break everything I touch, but maybe--with you--I'd piece all the fractures back together. And, if not, then at least we'd be ruined together."



There are a gob more outstanding book releases this week. I'll give you a couple more when I post again on Friday. So, I think that's finally it for me today. I hope to hear from you soon about Jersey and Truck or just life in general. Until then, please take care of yourself, and...  HAPPY READING! LJ"𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒"


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