Friday, January 17, 2014

**Release Blitz & Giveaway ~ Forever Loved ~ Deanna Roy**

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the release blitz for Deanna Roy's Forever Loved. This is the conclusion to Corabelle and Gavin's story, which began in Forever Innocent. As y'all may recall, I gushed and gushed about how much I loved Forever Innocent. (you can click on the title to read my review) I'm starting Forever Loved today and I can't wait.

I have all the important details about Forever Loved for y'all. And I have TWO giveaways. There is a tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter using the rafflecopter below. And I'm pleased to be able to offer ONE ebook copy of Forever Loved to a lucky commenter. My giveaway is open internationally and ends on January 21st. To enter, simply leave a comment. :)

Forever Innocent is **ON SALE** for only 99 cents through January 24th. And Forever Loved is only $2.99 until January 31st.

This blitz is presented by Xpresso Book Tours.

Forever Loved by Deanna Roy
(The Forever Series #2)
Publication date: January 10th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling new adult romance Forever Innocent.

When Gavin saves Corabelle from her plunge into the frigid waters of the Pacific, he knows her recovery from pneumonia is only the beginning of their journey. They share a difficult history — a teen pregnancy, a seven-day-old baby who died of a heart condition, and his decision four years ago to leave Corabelle behind and not look back.

But there are no secrets between them now. As Gavin and Corabelle build a new future together, they learn to trust each other again, falling back on that love they have shared since they were children.

But their past has one last shocking surprise, a revelation that will shake their tender bond and pierce the heart of Corabelle, who has just begun to believe that she truly is Gavin’s only forever love.

Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Corabelle and Gavin’s passionate story.
HEA, 250 print pages

If you haven't read Forever Innocent, you may not 
want to read this excerpt.

In this scene, Gavin realizes that his ditching Corabelle has had grave consequences as she attempts to recover from pneumonia in the hospital.

I stepped out of the curtain space quickly and walked along the semicircle, praying Corabelle was in one of them. A teenage boy. A middle-aged woman. A man in traction.

Then I saw her. She slept, her dark hair tied up in a knot high on her head. 

I almost dropped to my knees.

She had a tube going into her mouth, a blue one just like Finn’s. Her heartbeat registered on a monitor, as well as her oxygen levels. I tried to shake the vision of the NICU, but the noises were too similar, the wheeze of a ventilator and periodic beeps.

I stumbled toward her like a dying man. What had happened? My
stomach felt lined with rocks. I sat on the bed and brushed back a wisp of hair from her forehead. She slept really hard, not shifting at all with my touch. They must have given her something to knock her out. Even the first two nights when she was sick, she would still shift around, sometimes making little sounds. Now she was so flat to the bed.

Like Finn had been after I’d signed the papers to disconnect him.

Remorse crashed over me like a wave. I had screwed everything up. 

Walked out on her. Gone to Mexico. And here she was, barely holding on.

“I’m so sorry, baby,” I whispered.

I shouldn’t be in her life at all. She’d been doing fine until I came along. Going to school, planning her future.

Now she was here.

The monitors continued their steady sounds. 

I heard the nurse talking and panicked. I would not leave her now.
The machines were to the left of the bed, so the nurse would probably approach there. I ducked to the opposite side and folded tight into a ball, tugging the curtain in front of me so that I sat between it and the concrete wall.

I couldn’t see anything, but the footsteps grew closer, paused, then faded away again. The maintenance cart began rolling, wheels clattering on the concrete floor.

When the room was quiet again, I peeked out. Corabelle had not moved. Her elbow was bent near the edge of the bed, and I shifted forward to lay my forehead against her cool skin.

I wished we could go back to that first night at the astronomy star party, when Corabelle stretched out beside me on the roof, and we realized the world had pushed us back together after four years. But I’d gotten angry, and taken off. If I could just do that night again, I wouldn’t have left then either. If we’d been better from the beginning, she wouldn’t have walked into that damn ocean.

I just kept leaving. I just kept walking away.

Until I figured all this out, I could not be the man who always stayed the course. I would continue to be the one who wasn’t there when things got tough.

I didn’t want to be that person.

Purchase Link for Forever Innocent

Book One -- Forever Innocent

On sale for 99 cents Jan. 12-24


  1. Read the synopsis and excerpt, and I'm sold. This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Oh Shane, this is...just amazing. I know you'll love it too. :)

  2. It's always a MUST see/check if a fellow blogger is gushing about a romance series. We all need to swoon once in a while.

    1. P.S. I just read your review for book 1, if my name gets drawn, can I get the first one instead? Thanks!

    2. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned over Forever Innocent, Braine. I can't wait to finish Forever Loved. And I'll see what I can do about getting you the first book. :)

  3. I think I may remember you talking about book one. This seems like a good series. Thanks for the excerpt!

  4. Wow, what an emotional excerpt, Thanks for sharing.

  5. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for the excerpt.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. This sounds like such an emotional series! I have heard some mixed things about the first book, but I still hope to read it some day when I am ready for a real tear jerker. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love @BookwormBrandee blog! Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. I'm behind, but I still made the cutoff to get forever innocent for .99! Yay! I remember that review, but I think I was pinching my pennies at the time. I can swing .99 though!


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