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Bracing the Blue Line - Fun Fact 10

We're nearing the end of the fun facts. In fact, tomorrow is the last one! The day after that? Well, you'll have Bracing the Blue Lines in your hands and you'll rather read that than another fun fact!


You may have caught on by now that I love some old TV shows. M*A*S*H*, The Brady Bunch, Mister Ed, Bonanza, and The Big Valley. Ever since I heard the girl's name, I've wanted to use it in a book. It sounds so pretty and before this show, I'd never even knew of that name. I fell in love.

When Neil's one night stand needed a name, Audra was at the top of this list. I don't know why, but it fit her character before I knew what she was like.

Check back tomorrow for the very last BtBL Fun Fact! Be sure to go look at the BtBL Pinterest board to see all the teasers.
You can add Bracing the Blue Line to your to-read shelf and enter a giveaway on Goodreads. Don't forget to pre-order it for the special price of $2.99 on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, or Kobo.

P.S. You should totally go check out all those TV shows if you've never watched them before!

Bracing the Blue Line - Fun Fact 9

We've been talking about some behind-the-scenes fun facts, mostly concerning the names of my characters and today is Winston's day.


Oh, I felt bad about this one. Everyone had a last name, but him. Poor Winston, right?

Wait.

It gets even worse.

To find him a last name, I scrolled through my Facebook friends and tested out their last names with his first name. No one was safe! That's how I ended up with Brooks. So, to the person I'm friends with that has the last name Brooks, thank you! :)

By now, we know how everyone got their name.

Everyone but Audra, which is Neil's pregnant one night stand.

Check back tomorrow to find out where her name came from! Be sure to continue following the BtBL Pinterest board for daily teasers.
Only a few more days to go!!! You can add Bracing the Blue Line to your to-read shelf and enter a giveaway on Goodreads. Don't forget to pre-order it for the special price of $2.99 on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, or Kobo.

The LAST You Before Me Teaser!

Oh. My. Goodness. This is the very last You Before Me teaser! All that's left is the release! Is it Saturday yet?! Check out all the previous teasers if you missed them. Don't forget that you can also read Chapter One. As I said Tuesday, it's in Ryan's POV. Enjoy!

My stomach sinks because whatever Gabe is hoping to gain from me, I'm sure this will end up like everything else. I won't be good enough. Not for a relationship, not for him, and certainly not for his love. Everyone expects certain things from me, expectations I've never been able to reach. The odds have been against us from the start. His parents don't think he should be seeing me. My parents don't think so either because he's too old. Could something last between us if we're doomed to fail from the start according to those around us?

You Before Me will release this Saturday, June 21, 2014. This is your last chance to pre-order it for the special price of 99 cents on iTunes or B&N. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and elect to receive the release day email for a chance to win a YBM swag pack! Be sure to add it on Goodreads and follow the Pinterest board to see all the pins.

Now, please excuse me while I go run in circles, screaming.

Teaser Tuesday - You Before Me

It's time for the second-to-last You Before Me teaser! There is only one more left before the release! It's time to go into crazy-anxious mode. Check out the first twothe thirdfourth, fifthsixth, seventheighth if you missed them. Don't forget that you can also read Chapter One.

These last two will be in Ryan's POV. Today's is short and sweet. Enjoy!

What does Gabe expect from me? That's what I need to know. It all comes down to that one question, and I want an answer. He's never told me his expectations. If I knew that, then I would feel a hell of a lot better about us. Whatever we are. I would know how to move forward and whether I bury my feelings or go with the program to let the pieces fall where they may.

You Before Me will release this Saturday, June 21, 2014. You can pre-order it for the special price of 99 cents on iTunes or B&N. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and elect to receive the release day email for a chance to win a YBM swag pack! Be sure to add it on Goodreads and follow the Pinterest board for weekly pins.

Teaser Thursday - You Before Me

It's time for the eighth You Before Me teaser! There are only two more left before the release! Holy moly, right?! Check out the first twothe thirdfourth, fifthsixth, and seventh if you missed them. Don't forget that you can also read Chapter One.

As I said Tuesday, this week's teasers revolve around a shooting scene that happens in the book. This time, we're in Gabe's POV.

Before I can answer, Owen bursts, “You've already slept with her?”
God, what is wrong with him today? He's acting worse than usual. All eyes are on me, waiting for me to confirm or deny. Especially my father. He's been quiet, but he's been listening. Ryan watches me, waiting as well.
“Don't y'all know it's rude to talk about this in front of Ryan?”
“Better you say it in front of me than behind my back. Topic doesn't matter,” she inputs.
“Yes, but we're supposed to be gentlemen.”
Before anything else can be said, my father clears his throat. “Enough. We're out of ammo and skeets. Time to pack up. My wife is fixing supper as usual, if y'all want to head there.”
That's my father's way of testing me. To see how serious this thing is with Ryan and if I'm ready for her to meet my mother. “We already have plans. Thanks, though.”

You Before Me will release on June 21, 2014. You can pre-order it for the special price of 99 cents on iTunes or B&N. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and elect to receive the release day email for a chance to win a YBM swag pack! Be sure to add it on Goodreads and follow the Pinterest board for weekly pins.

Until next week when I'll share the final two teasers! Let's all take deep, calming breaths. Ryan and Gabe will be here soon!

Teaser Thursday - You Before Me

It's time for the sixth You Before Me teaser! Check out the first twothe thirdfourth and fifth if you missed them. Don't forget that you can also read Chapter One.

Today's teaser is in Gabe's POV and they are taking a bubble bath! Enjoy!

“The point of this is to relax,” she whispers, leaning her head backwards to rest on my left shoulder.
I let my lips brush her ear as I say, “Are you not relaxed?” My fingers are twitching to touch her and leave their current place on the sides of the tub. I move them to her shoulders, moving downwards under the water, deciding to stop once I've reached her hips.
Ryan's cheeks lift when she smiles, her eyes closed. “Not yet. Give me time. I was just telling you, Officer O'Connor. You seem kind of stiff,” she bubbles out a laugh.
Smirking, I ignore her comment. My fingers begin to thrum on her hips, and I start moving them up her stomach. My thumbs just barely brush over the underside of her breasts. Ryan's eyes open.
“We're supposed to be relaxing,” she mutters, turning to look at me.
I grin. “Isn't that what we're doing?”
“Nope. While you are very tempting, Gabe, I've decided I don't want to have sex with you.”
My hands return to lay flat on her stomach. “Oh yeah?”
“Not today anyway. You've inspired me.”
“I have?” What is she talking about?
Ryan grins. “Yep. I'm going to behave better. We'll see how long it lasts.”

You Before Me will release on June 21, 2014. You can pre-order it for the special price of 99 cents on iTunes or B&N. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and elect to receive the release day email for a chance to win a YBM swag pack! Be sure to add it on Goodreads and follow the Pinterest board for weekly pins.

Teaser Tuesday - You Before Me

Who's ready for the fifth You Before Me teaser! Well, you don't have to wait because it's here. Check out the first twothe third, and the fourth if you missed them. Don't forget that you can also read Chapter One. This week's teaser is short and sweet in Ryan's POV. Enjoy!

“Do I get a kiss before I go?”
“Do you want one?” He answers, clutching my hips, curling his fingers into my back.
“Yes.” There's no need for me to say more or anything other than that. Yes is the truth, and I don't see the point in saying otherwise.
Gabe smiles, looking dangerously sexy now as he eliminates the space between us. I've had plenty of kisses before, but none as addicting and consuming as Gabe's. His make me feel unhurried yet overwhelmed from the mere presence of his lips on mine.

You Before Me will release on June 21, 2014. You can pre-order it for the special price of 99 cents on iTunes or B&N. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and elect to receive the release day email for a chance to win a YBM swag pack! Be sure to add it on Goodreads and follow the Pinterest board for weekly pins.

I'll be back Thursday with a teaser in Gabe's POV.