Saturday, June 1, 2013

Release Week Excerpt & Giveaways—Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates

Beauty from Surrender
Georgia Cates
Book #2 of the Beauty series
Publication: May 30th 2013 by Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Beauty from Surrender  is book #2 of the Beauty  series:

Beauty from Pain
Book #1 of Beauty series
Publication: January 31st 2013 by Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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They agreed on three months ... but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

Read an excerpt

From Beauty from Surrender, book two of the Beauty  series

Laurelyn Prescott’s POV

He holds out a red rose for me. “You have an admirer.”
I take the rose and bring it to my nose. Being given a bouquet of flowers isn’t unusual after a show but I’ve never been given a single rose before. It seems so intimate. “A fan, I suppose?”
“I found this dude standing outside the door looking in here just now. I asked him who he was but he didn’t say. He just told me to give you the rose and this guitar. Oh, and tell you he enjoyed the show—that you were ‘fan-fucking-tastic.’” He puts the case at my feet and the world around me begins to spin way too fast.
It’s my Martin. That can only mean Jack Henry was here. Right outside that door—that cracked door—while Charlie was kissing me.
I dash off the couch and run down the hallway, calling out for him like a maniac. “Jack Henry! Jack Henry!”
I have no idea which way to go, but I run toward the auditorium. It’s empty other than the cleaning staff, so I run toward the lobby and out to the street where I pray I’ll find him standing on the sidewalk.
It’s storming and the raindrops pelting down sting as they hit my face. I reach up to push my wet hair from my eyes and that’s when I see him. He’s getting into a cab up the street. “Jack Henry!” I shout at the top of my lungs but he doesn’t hear me. He’s too far away. “Jack Henry!”
I run toward the car screaming his name and I reach the cab as it’s leaving. I slam my hand across the top of the trunk as hard as I can before watching it pull away, taking him out of my life again.
“Nooo!” I scream so loudly, my vocal cords spasm. I drop to my knees there on the cold, wet concrete. I try to scream, and again, nothing comes out because my breath has been taken from me.
Please, don’t leave. Please, don’t be gone out of my life forever.

Georgia Cates

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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  1. I read and absolutely loved the first book in this series. I'm actually surprised it hasn't been picked up by a traditional publisher yet! I'm really looking forward to reading book 2.

  2. The cover and the synopsis are what drew me to Beauty from Pain, which I have on my Kindle already, but haven't read yet. I always like books where the consummate bachelor gets knocked on his ass when he meets the perfect girl. It's interesting to see how the H reacts when he realizes his life won't ever be the same :)

  3. I’ve read and LOVED Beauty from Pain!!! It was a hot and sexy 5-star read! I loved Jack and Laurelyn as a couple! I can’t wait to read Beauty from Surrender! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Tess xx

    tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. I loved Beauty from Pain!! I loved that Jack Henry broke all of his rules for Laurelyn and I can't wait to see what happens next! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. The couple & story were written well in the first book; can't wait to read what happens next! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Have not read this series yet but would to. applenote.jamie @

  7. Looks like a sexy, emotional read and has great reviews! Very excited to read this series. I have the first book on my Kindle but haven't gotten to it yet. Hope to read it soon and then this book too! Thanks!

  8. Have not read this series yet but would to!!!!
    thank you :)

  9. I haven't read any of these but the book cover has me hooked. To be honest, I can usually tell if I'm going to like something based on the cover!

  10. I own book 1, but have been waiting for book 2 before I read it. I love the cover and the blurb. I haven heard such great things about this series.