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Damaged Desires Cover Reveal + Sneak Peek


I’m bouncing out of my chair this morning to share the cover of DAMAGED DESIRES with you!! That’s all I’m doing today, just dropping this beauty that was made for me by Megan at Designed with Grace.


GAH!!!!! Happiness is literally bubbling out of me. I love the colors! And Dani would love the colors too because in the book she talks quite a bit about the meaning of colors and how they can help your psyche and mood.


🌺 🎶 𝕯𝖆𝖒𝖆𝖌𝖊𝖉 𝕯𝖊𝖘𝖎𝖗𝖊𝖘 🎶 🌺 is a frenemy, military, brother’s best friend romance coming to you this October!

"𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚'𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚."

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

“𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙙!” 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩.

𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙞 𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧 has turned in her Washington D.C. insider badge, leaving behind the backstabbing ways and seedy politicians. When a friendly favor ends with the one man she can’t have making her body sing in ways she hates to adore, D.C. isn’t the only thing she needs to escape.

Navy SEAL, 𝙉𝙖𝙨𝙝 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙮, is all about honoring a promise to his dead brother, so accepting a dare from the long-legged force of nature tempting him isn’t in the cards. Not if he wants to keep his only remaining friend and stick to the code he grew up on.

But retreat is impossible after Dani’s new job puts her in the headlights of a fanatic, and Nash is called upon to protect her.


When the chase ends, whey they be left in pieces or will they emerge from the ashes together?

𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧’𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚: 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙮, 𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙧-𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙀𝘼𝙇 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝, 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙩. 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙩?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a standalone, military romance about the triumphant healing power of love inspired by Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”

Don’t miss out on GUARDED DREAMS, FORGED BY SACRIFICE, and AVENGED BY LOVE the first three standalone Anchor novels available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

Cover Design: © Designed with Grace

Cover Images: © iStock | ibusca



Want your own little peep inside right now? Okay – here you go!

We both got down into a pushup position, facing each other, some kind of twisted mirror of each other. Two people who didn’t give in or give up easily.


She smirked at me and said, “I feel the need to set some rules of engagement.”


“This isn’t an operation, Athena,” I said with a full smile hitting my face. “But what did you have in mind?”


“You have to do two for every one of mine,” she said.


“Only two?”


“Don’t get all cocky on me now, Pretty Boy,” she said and I couldn’t help my eyebrows going up at her word choice that brought us back to the last challenge we’d engaged in.


She did a pushup, and I did two. They were nothing to me. I’d been doing pushups since starting military school; they were second nature. Like taking a step or lifting my arm.


We continued to count off, and her breath got rocky fairly quickly whereas mine felt like I’d barely woken up. She made it to seventy-five before she stopped, rolling over on her back to catch her breath.


But that put her face even closer to mine. Her lips a millimeter away as I continued to do pushups. If she turned her head, our mouths would merge. It was a beautiful torture as I continued to press. Up and down. Lips close, closer, backing away. So tempting. Taunting me.

I’d stopped counting, mesmerized by her look, and I about broke apart when she put her finger in her mouth as I lowered once more. She pulled it out, moving it slowly toward me while I stared before suddenly sticking it in my ear.


I collapsed onto the matt with a grunt of surprise and a chuckle in my chest. “Holy shit, did you just give me a Wet Willy?”


She was up off the mat, laughing, allowing the tension which scoured us, to drift away momentarily. A break in the campaign of animosity and desire. But there was no way I was letting her get away without retaliating.


Unedited, copyright © LJ Evans 2020.

GOODBYE


Before I say I let you go, I just wanted to add in a couple of things:

First, CONGRATS to Abby Roberts who won my monthly subscriber giveaway for a signed paperback. I’ve got Guarded Dreams bundled up ready to send to you! Don’t miss your email. Are you missing out on your chance at my monthly giveaway because you're not subscribed?Let's fix that now. Join here:

Second, have you missed any of the MUSIC INSPIRED flash fiction stories I’ve been writing and sharing each Friday? If you did, you can catch them here:


I Don’t Know About You - inspired by the Chris Lane song.

https://mailchi.mp/ljevansbooks/august212020-idontknowaboutyou

Falling - inspired by the Harry Styles song.

https://mailchi.mp/ljevansbooks/august282020-falling

Okay, that’s really it! I can’t wait to share more Damaged Desires teasers with you soon, and I hope you download the FREE sneak peek at the first four chapters!

Until next time, please take care of yourself, and...


Happy Reading and Stay Safe Out There!

LJ


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