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Avenged by Love Cover Reveal + Audiobook & Freebie News

Holy cheese and crackers folks, there are soooooo many good things I have to tell you. As you can tell from the Blog cover photo, my first exciting news is the cover reveal for Avenged by Love!

Images © DepositPhotos – aallm & Adobe Stock – Joshua Resnick

Cover Design © Designed with Grace

Gah! I love it. My hubby’s comment every time I showed him a photo I was considering was: “That isn’t Truck. He has to be much bigger than that. He has to be literally a ‘truck.’” And he was right. So, it took a LONG time for me to find a photo that had a blonde and a blond in a pose that was perfect and had someone the appropriate size of Travis, a.k.a Truck. A total aside, but did you know that the male version of blonde is blond? I didn’t know that until I started this book journey. You can eye roll at me… I’ll let you… I eye rolled at myself 😉.

Anywho…. Focus, LJ, focus.

What do you think of it? Megan at Designed with Grace did an incredible job finding a photo for the back cover as well. The Ferris wheel that looks a little like a “shield” is PERFECT because of all the superhero love in this book. People were like “avenged by love” sounds kind of suspenseful, is it a romantic suspense? And you know, I didn’t even think of that. I was just trying to play off of the “Avengers” and “superheroes.” So maybe the tag line will help?

“Love is the only real superpower!”

EEP. I love the tag line sooooo much that I might need a T-shirt with those words on it.

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

⚓️ Coast Guard

🦸‍♀️ Comic loving heroine

💍 Fake Marriage

👭👬 Sibling Complications

🔥 Slow Burn

💞 All the feels

I’m going to share the full book description down below, but before we do that, I don’t want you to close this post without seeing what else is in it because there’s a crazy amount of book goodness, like:

  • There’s a new signed paperback giveaway with XXX incredible romance authors called the February Romance Swoonfest, and it’s running on Instagram.

  • There’s a giveaway for the cover reveal of Avenged by Love running on Facebook (or FACEBOOK as they want to be known now).

  • There’s Hot Audiobook News!!! Listen, listen, listen to the video with the totally sexy voice of Neill Thorne who’s going to narrate Seth Carmen in My Life as a Rock Album with Sarah Puckett (of course!) voicing PJ.

  • PLUS, I have some incredible book news from Jami Albright and Erika Kelly, a FREE BOOK ALERT from Kelsey Kingsley, More Hot Book Releases, and news about an upcoming SWOONY, FREE LOVE LETTER BOOK that I’m involved with that’s coming out THIS MONTH and will be Avenged by Love related 😉!

Gah! February is truly the time for love! And love of romance books. And just happiness. Okay…back to the details you don’t want to miss!


Truck, a.k.a. Travis Dayton, is focused on two things: settling into his position at the Coast Guard Academy and helping his younger brother stay out of trouble. So even though the beautiful, pixie-like apparition, Jersey Banner, is tugging at his chest in funny ways, he doesn’t intend on acting on those emotions. Not when he’ll eventually be moving on, and she’ll be staying behind.

But when Jersey suddenly finds herself in desperate need of medical care that she can’t afford, Truck does the only thing he can think of to help… he marries her.

Jersey has been struggling to keep her and her sister afloat ever since their dad was sent to jail. The pain she feels on a regular basis isn’t anything she can stop to think about until she ends up at the E.R. in the protective arms of the one man who makes her pulse beat faster than the superheroes she worships.

When chaos reigns down on their lives, their temporary deal starts to crumble, leaving hearts and souls twined together in such a way that there’s little chance of escape without permanent damage. Unless they just surrender to it all and let love heal them both.

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Lady Antebellum’s “Ocean” about resilience and love. You don’t want to miss this slow burn, military romance.

Author’s Note: Protective, noble Coast Guard. Nerdy, quirky, invisible heroine. Heart tugging words and slow, simmering attraction. Fake marriage, broken promises, and happiness you’ll feel in your bones.

And guess what? I should have the pre-order up for you the next time we talk. In the meantime, if you want to keep tabs on all the teasers, character cards, playlists, and excerpts that I’ll be releasing between now and April 29th (I know, seems far away, but it’ll be here before you know it), you can follow Avenged in these other places:

Avenged by Love on Goodreads

Avenged by Love on Spotify

Did you miss the little ❤️ 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 ❤️ sneak peek of Truck and Jersey that was in Forged by Sacrifice’s bonus epilogue? Welllllll, guess what? Now, you can have just Truck and Jersey’s piece all by itself for FREE. I mean, you’re already a newsletter subscriber, so there isn’t anything you have to do but DOWNLOAD!

Avenged by Love FREE Sneak Peek

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 paperback.


Want to help me share the love for the cover of Avenged? You can do that at the same time you enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon eCard and an eBook ARC of Avenged by Sacrifice by commenting on this post on Facebook. Opens Feb. 1st at 4:40 a.m. - Closes April 13th at 11:59 p.m. PST. ARC will be sent after giveaway closes.


I’ve teamed up with 13 other authors to give you an incredible chance at 15 SWOON WORTHY signed paperbacks from all of us along with some Valentine’s Day décor and a $25 VISA card. Enter for a chance to win by following each author and tagging someone who you think might like to be entered in for a chance to win as well.


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.


You won’t believe it, well, maybe you will because I said it at the beginning of the post—HA— but I have the last two books in the My Life as an Album series coming out on audiobook this Spring!!! GAH! My Life as a Rock Album will be narrated by Sarah Puckett (of course!) and the gritty voiced Neill Thorne who was PERFECT for Seth. I’ve got a sample for you right here, right now. EEP! I’ll have a better idea of the exact release date later, but keep an eye out for it.

Don’t want to wait? Want to read it now? You can buy it on Amazon AND it’s FREE in Kindle Unlimited. .

My Life as a Rock Album 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

Want some EVEN BETTER NEWS? Welllll, the last two books coming out on audio has kicked me into gear. I’ll be putting the Album series into a box set, and I’m going to include some bonus material that many of you have been begging me to do for awhile now. I’m going to have a little short by BLAKE ABBOTT! Yep! You read that right. You’re going to get to see Blake’s view on the whole Cam and Jake growing up thing, when he first fell in love with her, and y’all see exactly why he really was the ONLY choice for Cam and her future. What do you think about that? I actually started writing it this week, and it’s making me so frickin’ happy!


The Brides on the Run boxed set is LIVE! You can grab your copy today or read it for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Four runaway brides + Four hot as fire heroes = Over 1200 pages

of sexy, swoony, small-town hilarity.

Running From a Rock Star – An Opposites Attract Romcom

She’s a good-girl Sunday school teacher. He’s a bad boy rock god. Add a drunken night in Vegas, and what could possibly go wrong? When these opposites realize they’re married, mayhem ensues. The small-town of Zachsville, Texas, will never be the same.

Running With a Sweet Talker – An Enemies to Lovers Romcom

She’s a take-no-prisoners fireball. He’s a sweet-talking charmer. It could be love...if they don’t kill each other first. The bride’s desperate to get away, even if that means hitching a cross-country ride with an infuriating silver-tongued devil. Will their romance rev up on the open road, or will they crash and burn?

Running From the Law – A Second Chance Romcom

She’s broke, jobless, and running from her life. He’s a do-the-right-thing kind of guy. Their romance was supposed to last for always, but fate and her mother had other ideas. Eight years later, a chance meeting confirms what they’ve both always known: they never stopped loving each other. Will the starlet and the sheriff get their happily ever after, or will life tear them apart forever?

Running After a Heartbreaker – A Friends to Lovers Romcom

She’s a determined single mom whose life is out of tune. He’s a sexy country singer whose life is hitting all the right notes. The last thing they need is a scorching hot romance messing with their plans. To make it all work, they’ll have to keep their hands off each other and their eyes on the prize. Too bad their hearts are singing a different tune.


Have you seen this sexy, new Calamity Falls world romance that’s coming Feb. 13th from the incredible Erika Kelly? EEP!


He’s the bad boy quarterback, one scandal away from being traded.

She’s the squeaky-clean pop star with a morality clause hanging around her neck.

And they can’t keep their hands off each other.


Barnes & Nobles





My dear author-y friend, Kelsey Kingsley, has her HIT book THE LIFE WE WANTED for FREE this weekend. GET IT NOW folks because the freebie only lasts until the end of the day Feb. 2nd.


✓Feisty enemies-to-lovers

✓Single dad sweetness

✓Swoony AF tattooed drummer

✓All the laughs

✓All the feels

You can also pre-order the next book, The Life We Have, now: http://mybook.to/thelifewehave


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

1/24 Mika Jolie’s Intercepted Hearts

1/28 Julia Kent’s Feisty

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

2/14 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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