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Avenged by Love Pre-Order + Audiobook & Freebie News

So, I'm pausing for a moment on the report cards I'm doing for the 1st graders to send this to you before I forget. My brain is bouncing back and forth between my book world and my teaching world. I love that by this time in the school year the 1st graders are coming to me with stories that they’ve read and want to share. Every Friday we have “book club” time where they all bring a book they can read, share with a friend, and then respond to each other’s book. It’s been an incredible addition to our reading time.

DID YOU LIKE TO READ IN FIRST GRADE? What’s the first book you remember reading yourself? I remember reading these little yellow readers with a lion and a snake. I remember going through them like water.

Okay down to business. I’m here to share some more news and reminders plus an incredible excerpt from writer-y friend, Jennifer Hanks.

For TODAY, here’s the first big news! The pre-order is up and available for Avenged by Love. Yes!!! Truck and Jersey have settled into my soul in a special way, and I hope they’ll settle into yours as well. When I finished Forged, I wanted to dive right into Dani and Nash’s story, but I knew I had to finish the 3 best friends first—Eli, Mac, and Truck, before I went on to the other secondary characters and now, I’m so glad I did because this story has taken over a whole corner in my heart.

Love is the only real superpower!”

What’s Avenged by Love got that you might want?

⚓️ Coast Guard

🦸‍♀️ Comic loving heroine

💍 Fake Marriage

👭👬 Sibling Complications

🔥 Slow Burn

💞 All the feels

In other words, it has: a protective, noble Coast Guard and a nerdy, quirky, invisible heroine. Heart tugging words and slow, simmering attraction. Fake marriage, broken promises, and happiness you’ll feel in your bones.

PRE-ORDER Available: https://amzn.to/31ma5fZ

I’ve also been adding a few songs each week to the Avenged by Love Playlist on Spotify. There will be 30 songs on the list all together. You can check it out if you want some hints about what’s to come in the story:

Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2uBGKBO

Did you miss the little ❤️ 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 ❤️ sneak peek of Truck and Jersey that happens before the story takes place? That’s still available now: https://BookHip.com/RTCPKF

Do you need to catch up on Truck’s best friends in action before you read his book? Don’t miss Guarded Dreams and Forged by Sacrifice that are FREE in Kindle Unlimited or available on eBook and in paperback for purchase.


Last week I told you that I was involved with a whole GROUP of crazily talented authors including Danielle Norman and Erika Kelly in releasing a FREE book that’s filled with LOVE LETTERS written by some of our favorite characters. This book will be out Feb. 14th, but it’ll only be available through Mar. 31st. Best part? It’ll be FREE just for signing up for our newsletters.

I know most of you have read the Love Letters from the Album series, but guess what, this one has a brand-new love letter that you’ve never seen! Starting tomorrow on Facebook and Instagram, I’m going to be sharing a #KissADay and a #LoveLetterADay from one of my books. The week will end on Valentine’s Day with a kiss scene from Avenged and a way to get the Avenged by Love’s Love Letter before the book even comes out.

The post tomorrow is one from the book that began it all for me. You’ll get a Cam and Jake kiss and their love letter.

Click here to read the post.


Reminder that there’s a giveaway going on Facebook that you can enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon eCard and an eBook ARC of Avenged by Sacrifice by commenting on the cover reveal of Avenged by Love. Closes April 13th at 11:59 p.m. PST. ARC will be sent after giveaway closes.


Reminder that there’s a SWOONFEST of books available for one lucky winner on Instagram as well. I’ve teamed up with 13 other authors to give you an incredible chance at 15 signed paperbacks from all of us along with some Valentine’s Day décor and a $25 VISA card. Enter on Instagram by following the authors and tagging someone who you think might like to be entered in for a chance to win as well. Shares and saves are all appreciated, but not required. Closes Feb. 15th


Books Included: Forged by Sacrifice by LJ Evans, Running from a Rockstar by Jami Albright, One Night Only by Lynsey M. Stewart, Warrior Blue by Kelsey Kingsley, No Vacancy by Stephanie Rose, The Heartless Boyfriend by Erika Kelly, Crush by Mae Wood, Undone by Mia Kayla, When You Got a Good Thing & Those Sweet Words by Kait Nolan, Reclaim by Marley Valentine, Fluffy by Julia Kent, Hard Pressed by Kate Canterbary, King of Diamonds by Renee Rose, and Hold Me Today by Maria Luis.


Last week I shared a tidbit of the new Rock Album audiobook, and this week I have a clip from the new Mixtape audiobook that will be out Aprilish.

Don’t want to wait? Want to read it now? It’s FREE in Kindle Unlimited or available in eBook and paperback.

My Life as a Mixtape on Amazon

My Life as a Mixtape is coming to audiobook one month later (April-ish). Sarah will also be narrating Wynn’s side of the story with the talented Mike Johnson will be narrating for Lonnie. I can’t wait to have this story come alive because it’s still one of my most favorite things I’ve ever written (Shh. Don’t tell the other books that 😉).

Keep tabs on the progress of the audios by following me, Sarah, Neill, and Mike on FACEBOOK:

LJ on Facebook

Sarah on Facebook

Neill on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

And what about the box set that I talked about last week with a short from Blake Abbott’s perspective? I’m hoping to have that LIVE on My Life as a Country Album’s 3rd anniversary (April 17th). I’ll keep you posted 😉.


Holy smokes people, I almost missed this. I'm missing EVERYTHING lately, but look!!! Maya Hughes's 3rd book in the Fulton U books is OUT NOW!!! I’ve really been enjoying this new adult series!

★ 🏈 NOW LIVE 🏈★

"If you’re looking for an emotional, magical, funny and sweet secret admirer/friends to lovers romance, then this is the perfect book for you." Bruna - Goodreads

Amazon → https://amzn.to/37DzvrH

Read for #FREE on Kindle Unlimited


Don’t have enough football yet? Well, check it out. Mika’s DEFENSELESS HEARTS, Playing for Keeps Book 2, came out yesterday.

“In the game of love, winning is harder than it looks.”

River Baldwin is sexy as puck.

Carved abs, strong muscles.

His talent with his hockey stick elevates him to godlike status.

He’s also in trouble.

The center for the Brooklyn Cobras has a PR crisis only I can solve.

But he’s arrogant, stubborn, and used to getting his way—all things that make my job harder.

His attitude should drive me away, but instead, attraction sizzles between us.

Somehow, while I try to salvage his image, I fail to defend my heart.

Can I risk letting the cocky player who dominates the game into my heart?

Or are the moves River is using on and off the ice going to leave me defenseless and alone?

Amazon US ➜ https://geni.us/yCzavO


Okay, have any of you found the DiMarco series by Jennifer Hanks because of me? I’ve shared their BEAUTIFUL covers a couple times. But, GUESS WHAT? Right now, there’s a box set available for only 99 pennies that has the first FOUR books in it. Yessiree, Bob. Four books for 99 cents. (Do I sound like a TV infomercial? 😉).


You can also get the first book, KASEY, for FREE if you just want to try that portion, but, folks, the 4-books are only 99 cents!!! I think that’s a way better bargain!

While you’re at it, you could signup for her newsletter from her website and not miss any of this gorgeousness!


Here’s a couple more late January and coming in February releases that you don’t want to forget about.

2/10 Britney Bell and Clare Lesbirel’s Take Me Away (Book 1 in the Cockpit Series)

2/13 Mia Kayla’s Teacher I Want to Date

2/13 Erika Kelly’s It Was Always You

2/14 Annie Dyer’s Grenade


Okay, one last thing before I go…. I’m involved with a whole GROUP of crazily talented authors including Danielle Norman and Erika Kelly in releasing a FREE book that’s filled with LOVE LETTERS written by some of our favorite characters. This book will be out Feb. 14th, but it'll only be available through Mar. 31st. Best part? It'll be FREE just for signing up for our newsletters. Keep tabs on my social media sites for some previews of what might be coming. I’ll be back to share with you the actual release when I have all the links ready for you.


Holy butterbeer, that was a lot of stuff! But it was all GOOD book news, right? I’ll be back in a few days with the details on how to get the FREE LOVE LETTER book, the pre-order link for Avenged by Love, and a sample of the MY LIFE AS A MIXTAPE’s AUDIOBOOK. Gah! Makes me so crazy happy.

I hope you have a great weekend. And, of course …



♬"𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓇𝑜𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒." ♬

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