Release Blitz! Excerpt & Giveaway! Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates

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Beauty from Surrender (Beauty Series #2) by Georgia Cates
Contemporary
Georgia Cates Books (May 28, 2013)


Synopsis:

The epic romance that started with the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Beauty from Pain continues...

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Beauty From Surrender is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.


Check out this excerpt from Beauty from Surrender!

Jack McLachlan’s POV

Three. Long. Fucking. Months. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen Laurelyn. And I don’t think I can take another minute. I die a little more each day she isn’t in my life.

She’s been damn near impossible to find. Fate has worked against us every step of the way. The hoops Jim has jumped through for the smallest bit of information have been ridiculous. One step forward, two steps back—instead of the other way around. A criminal on the run would’ve been easier to find.

But I’ve finally found her. Laurelyn Paige Prescott—better known to the public by her stage name as Paige McLachlan—that’s the woman I’m here to see tonight.

I still smile when I think about her taking my name, but I can’t help but ponder why she’d need to use a stage name. She never mentioned using one before and it makes me wonder if something happened with the sperm donor. Or worse—maybe with Blake Phillips.

I enter the auditorium lobby and the thick crowd makes it difficult to push through. The Martin I’m carrying adds to my difficult navigation as I bump shoulders through the horde, so I have to apologize with each step.

I find my assigned seat. Because I’m a creature of habit, I’m happy when I see it’s in a dark corner. I sit and place the Martin by my feet. I’m nervous and adrenalized as evidenced by my rapidly beating heart. I’m about to see the woman I love walk out onto that stage.

I look at the time and see it’s only a minute until eight. My heart is pounding erratically, throbbing in my ears over the loud crowd. Finally, musicians begin filing onto the stage to take their places. That’s when I see her for the first time in three months. My Laurelyn. All the time and distance that separated us disappears upon finally seeing her face again.

She looks the same, yet different. Her hair is a little longer and darker. Her honey highlights are missing and she’s slimmer. She’s still beautiful as ever but doesn’t fit the image etched in my mind these last few months.

She’s wearing brown boots—the same ones she wore the first time I saw her—with stonewashed jeans and a strapless white top. Her bare shoulders make me desperate to touch her exposed skin. And kiss it. Her top is fitted below her breasts while the bottom flows loosely over her jeans. I picture them riding low on her hips so I have easy access to kiss her belly.

 

 

About the Author

clip_image002Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.

Find Georgia Online:
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Giveaway!

One randomly drawn reader will win (1) eBook copy of Beauty From Surrender by Georgia Cates! eBooks will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble only. International. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget directions and terms and conditions. Giveaway ends at 12:01am on 6/05/13.

Please leave a comment telling us, if you were Laurelyn, would you take Jack Henry McLachlan back?

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24 comments:

  1. Yes, I would :) Thank you for the giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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  2. Yes I would!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I would take Jack Henry back in a heartbeat.

    Thanks for the chance! (:

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  4. Yes, I would take him back! (I hope they have their HEA!)

    I’ve read and LOVED Beauty from Pain!!! It was a hot and sexy 5-star read! I loved Jack and Laurelyn as a couple! I can’t wait to read Beauty from Surrender! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Tess xx

    tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  5. Yes I would take him back. They deserve a HEA!

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  6. Yes I would take him back. He'd have to do a little butt kissing first :)

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  7. Heck yes I would take him back... after he grovelled for forgiveness

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  8. After the appropriate groveling, yes I would!

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  9. Idk I haven't read the books yet.

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  10. Heck yes I'd take him back!!! Love them together! Can't wait to read this one!

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  11. Since everyone else is saying yes, I probably would. Pain is on the short list of my reader right now. I'd love to win this one so I can read them back to back. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I am not a big fan of waiting to read the next book after a cliffhanger, so I bought book 1 a while ago and haven't read it. I am very excited to read both books back to back. It would be awesome to win book 2 in a giveaway. That being said, I'm a big fan for a second chance at love stories.

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  13. Of course should take him back! How can anyone resist Jack Henry :)

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  14. Yes, I would take Jack back!

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  15. If I were Laurelyn, I'd absolutely take him back! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  16. I would take Jack back..Thanks!!

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  17. Yes! I would take him back!! He's in love with her and she with him!

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