Wednesday, August 28, 2013

**Blitz & Giveaway ~ Ruin ~ C.J. Scott**

Hey y'all! I'm thrilled to be a part of the blitz for C.J. Scott's Ruin. This book is getting lots of great buzz and I love the cover! ;) I have all the deets on the book for y'all, an excerpt, and a giveaway.

One lucky commenter will win an ecopy of Ruin. To enter, simply leave a comment about why you'd like to read Ruin. This giveaway is open internationally and ends Sept. 4th. The winner will be chosen randomly.


Ruin by C.J. Scott 
(A Summer in Winter Novel 1) 
Publication date: August 2013 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Kate Bell isn’t perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she’s twelve.

Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He’s hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she’s perfect just the way she is?

When Ben’s secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate’s heart in danger of being broken, but Ben’s entire future could be ruined.

"So Ben Parker, if I want you and you want me...what's the problem?"
"You don't like to beat around the bush, do you?"
"We don't have time for that. We only have one night."
"Yeah," he said softly. "Don't I know it."
I turned so that I was fully facing him, one elbow on the railing. "Is that why you're reluctant? Because you're leaving tomorrow?"
"No. Yes. Partly." He shook his head. "It's complicated. I'm complicated."
"You're a guy. You can't be too complicated." I smiled and he smiled back sadly. "I'm listening if you want to explain all your complications to me."
He shook his head. "I can't."
"Look," I said. "I get that stuff has happened in your past that you want to forget."
He straightened. "What makes you think that?"
"You're traveling around the country with only one bag and no money. Not only that, but you got off the bus in a place with no jobs. If I wasn't mistaken, I'd say you're trying to lose yourself."
He leaned on the railing again, his hands dangling over into nothing. He looked out to the garden, but it had grown darker in the last few minutes, and it was difficult to make out more than just shapes. "You'll make a great criminologist, Kate. I have no doubt you'll go far in whatever you decide to do."
"Thanks. That's very sweet of you. But it has nothing to do with the question at hand."
"The question?"
I leaned over until my lips were near his ear. My breath fanned his hair. "Will you kiss me, Ben?" It was the wine talking. It had to be. I'd never been so brazen with any man before. I never made the first move, never took a chance on being rejected.
But I knew Ben wanted me. I just didn't know why he pushed me away. 

C.J. loves reading stories that take her away to another world. If she’s in the middle of an amazing book, she’ll keep reading while cooking or cleaning (when she can be bothered doing either).

She likes interesting artwork but can’t paint, sketch or make anything more complicated than a snowman from plasticine. She enjoys beautiful gardens but hates gardening. She also hates housework, cooking (see above) and writing about herself.

C.J. loves connecting with readers. The best place to interact with her and other fans is via her Facebook page. That’s where she posts teasers and other stuff from her books.


  1. Oooh that guy is super steamy! Loving it. And the excerpt is fantastic :D Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Yeah he is! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by, Jaclyn!

  2. I like that cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing, Brandee!

  3. Oh yes. I have this one on my tbr! I love the synopsis, and that excerpt is great. Thanks for sharing. I am starting to love the NA genre, and this sounds like another book that I will love.

    1. Hi Sandra! Thanks for stopping by! I have developed a deep love for NA over the past year. :) I'm glad you're finding you love it as well. :)

  4. Because I love books with hot men in them ; )

    1. Hey Meghan, thanks for visiting my blog. Yeah, Ben is definitely HOT! :)

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  5. I like the banter between the characters already!!

  6. This looks really good! And the cover model is yummy :-)


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