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Friday, November 16, 2012

Excerpt + Giveaway: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

*Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction

Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Release Date: Nov 15, 2012
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase: Kindle


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?
*Special Price: the book will be available at a $1.99 promotional price on the release day only (Nov. 15) and will go to regular price on 11/16.

Author Bio:
Author of THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY and DIRTY EDEN, mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

Addictions: Starbucks every morning, trolling Barnes & Noble’s shelves once a week, detesting winter, shopping flea markets and preparing for the collapse of society as we know it. Do I own a tin foil hat? Maybe. :-)

I was born in Arkansas and have lived here most of my life, except the couple of times when I lived in Pennsylvania. I started my first novel at the age of thirteen and have been writing something ever since. Generally, I love characters in life and on paper. I pay attention to people, especially those whose personalities make them different from the rest of us: the drug addict roaming the Laundromat that talks to himself, the young, inattentive mother in the park with the meanest kid on the playground – (the entire cast of ‘Swamp People’) – characters fascinate me and I hope that it shows in my literary work.

Some authors that inspire me are Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Cormac McCarthy, Max Brooks, J.K. Rowling, Richard Matheson, William R. Forstchen, Carrie Ryan, David Moody, Phillipa Gregory and Lisa Smedman. I’m always on the lookout for the next great book to pull me into its world and piss me off when I read the last page and know that it’s over.

I’m a sucker for anything Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton and Cate Blanchett. But my biggest fan-girl superstars are Alex Filippenko, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Michelle Thaller and Neil Degrasse Tyson!

Also, almost more than anything I love nature and this beautiful planet that I live on. I just wish everyone else did too….

Excerpt from The Edge of Never, by J.A. Redmerski:


“Do you want to get out and walk around?” he says, still waiting for the rest of my answer.

Getting an idea of my own, I smile brightly at him and nod. “Yes, I think that’s a great idea—is there a blanket in the trunk?”

He looks at me curiously for a moment. “Actually, yes, I keep one in that box back there with the rest of my emergency roadside supplies—why?”

“I know it might be cliché,” I begin, “but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do—have you ever slept under the stars?” I feel a little silly asking, I guess because it is kind of cliché and nothing about Andrew thus far has come anywhere near cliché.

His face spreads into a warm smile. “As a matter of fact, no, I have never slept under the stars—are you gettin’ all romantic on me, Camryn Bennett?” He looks at me with a playful sideward stare.

“No!” I laugh, “Come on, I’m serious; I just think it’s the perfect opportunity.” I motion my hands toward the windshield. “Look at all of the fields out there.”

“Yeah, but we can’t lay a blanket out in a cotton or corn field,” he says, “and most of the time those fields are saturated with ankle-deep water.”

“Not the ones covered with grass and cow bombs,” I say.

“You want to sleep in a field where cows shit?” he says casually, but equally humored.

I snicker. “No, just the grass. Come on…,” then I glare at him teasingly. “What, are you afraid of a little cow shit?”

“Haha!” He shakes his head. “Camryn, there’s nothing little about a pile of cow shit.”

I scoot back over next to him and lay my head right dead-center on his lap, looking up at him with a pouty face. “Please?” I bat my eyes.

And I try hopelessly to ignore what my head is actually lying on.


(1) Kindle or Nook copy of THE EDGE OF NEVER. Open International. 

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  1. I didn't hear about this book before, but the blurb sounds interesting and I love the cover!

    1. It does sound interesting doesn't it. I love the cover too!

  2. Hmmm. I tend to like my romances more hot and spicy but a little bit of sweet and tender doesn't hurt ;) Interesting book! ^_^

    1. Nice choice! Thanks for checking it out :)

  3. Hi! Thanks for this chance! I liked it more spicy! I think it add a lot to a story, but it have to make sense, not just plain hot sex scene out of nowhere because the author didn't know what to do with her characters! Love the cover BTW, it's stunning!

    1. I know what you mean Proserpine. I like a good story to go along with the romance. It is a beautiful cover!

  4. Searching for one's true self is always an interesting premise, so I wouldn't mind taking a look at this :) And the cover is amazing!

    1. Very true Susan. The cover is amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I like hot and spicy, but I love reading sweet and tender as well, because that gets me more emotionally invested in both the characters and the relationship, and it's easy to see the depth and dynamics. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! :)

    1. I know exactly how you feel. Great choice and thanks for checking out the giveaway. Good luck!

  6. Yaaay, thanks so much. I like my romance a mixture of both, hot and sweet.

  7. I like them both ways. It's the writing that makes it good - if the writer can make you feel what the characters are feeling.

  8. I'm with Jennifer. I like it when it's combined to make hot and sweet.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. That's how I like as well. Thanks for entering! Good luck!

  9. I like a bit of both, because then it's so much more interesting! I love authors who can blend both hot and sweet into their books :)

  10. I am definitely a Hot and Spicy kind of girl! But there definitely has to be sweetness there too.

    1. I agree. Especially if it's the sweetness that leads to the hot and spicy ;)

  11. Ah..I like both! I love sweet and hot moments. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. A little of both, but I'm definetly more partial to sweet and tender!


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