Wednesday, December 17, 2014

**Cover Reveal ~ Past Heaven ~ Laura Ward**

Today we're revealing the cover for PAST HEAVEN by Laura Ward! 
Check out the cover and excerpt below and let us know what you think!

Title: Past Heaven
Author: Laura Ward
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Okay Creations
Scheduled to release: January 26, 2015

Not every love story has a happy ending. Some just change your life.

Liz Atwater’s happily ever after was torn from her the instant her husband, Jack, was murdered. She is forced to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and raise her three young sons alone. 

Reynold Carter’s picture perfect Hollywood life ended the moment the paparazzi got hold of his girlfriend’s cheating scandal. As he watches his life unfold in the tabloids, he comes to a crossroads in his career and his purpose. 

When Reynolds takes on the challenge of a new project, his world collides with that of Liz. Neither of them expected their professional relationship to evolve into friendship, or love. 

But life is never simple. 

Faced with complications from family, friends, and colleagues, Liz and Reynolds are left to decide whether two people from such different worlds can find happiness together.

Can they get past the pain, fear, and guilt and risk their hearts to love again?

Not every love story is just a happy ending. Some completely change your life.

He smiled and reached out to hug me. I again tried to swallow around the lump in my throat. After several run-ins with over-zealous fans, I hesitated whenever a stranger tried to hug me. Today I met people that cared so much about each other that handshakes weren’t enough. 

Elwood’s voice was shaky. “My whole life I was called a retard. Told I was stupid, worth nothin’. At Caldwell, they would hit me if I didn’t eat fast enough, make my bed right, or clean the bathroom correct. Took my things, laughed at me when I couldn’t speak, and gave me no respect. Hated it there. I’ll never forget Jack. He met me. Shook my hand. Treated me like a man. He saved my life, and I love him.”

I could only nod as Elwood turned and walked up the stairs to the bus. He waved from his seat as it pulled away. I stood, unable to move, as I watched the bus turn down the street. My thoughts were all over the place while everything around me moved in slow motion. 

Liz turned toward me, and our eyes met.

She looked concerned. “Are you okay? Too much?”

I couldn’t answer her. I grabbed her hand and squeezed it as we walked to the car. It was too much, but it was all the right kind of too much.

About the author:

LAURA WARD is the author of New Adult novel, NOT YET, She lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. Laura married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.

Contact Laura at:
Twitter — @laurarosnerward
Instagram — _Laura_Ward
Email —


  1. Well shit Brandee! That tiny EXCERPT just put me in tears! Didn't expect that. Gah, this is a must-read for me obviously. Thanks for sharing, it wasn't even on my radar. Damn, when does it come out? Not till end of January? Shit. Beautiful cover too.

  2. awww that's sad, retard has become such a derogatory word now people fling it around like a cuss word. That cover makes me want to go to FL & bask in the sun for bit. Too cold here

  3. Wow... this sounds like it would be an emotionally charged read! Love the cover!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. the excerpt was wonderful, thank you so much for sharing! so adding to my TBR PILE

  5. LOL Don't feel bad, Berls. It did the same for me. I'm reading/reviewing it for a January blog tour and I'm eager to read it. You know how I love a book that guts me. :)

  6. I totally agree, Lexxie. I'll be starting it soon...I'll share my tears. ;)

    I hope you had a great Thursday! **BIG HUGS**

  7. It is sad, Braine. But I'm eager to start on the book.

    Do you have snow? It snowed here today. I'm liking the cold though. ;)

  8. Yep, my type of read! ;)

  9. My pleasure, Lily. I'm reading this for a tour - and I'm eager to get started on it. I love a book that's intense and can gut me.

  10. Looks good! And it sounds good too :)


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