Cover Reveal – Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

Fatal Beauty Cover

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the cover of Fatal Beauty, an adult thriller releasing October 6, 2015See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, an exclusive excerpt and a couple of teasers.

Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Fatal Beauty
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Adult Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Charlotte was a good girl. Sweet and innocent, a debutante with her Daddy’s credit card and a fiancée who doted on her. She was destined for a perfect picture life in Charleston. Until everything goes wrong.

EJ grew up with everything she could ever want, and bored as hell. Nothing surprises her and nothing ever changes, and she wants out—whatever it takes. Getting involved with Anthony Jacobs is probably the worst idea she’s ever had—and that makes it irresistible.

Until Charlie needs her.

New Orleans. Los Angles. Vegas.

Beautiful girls who know just how to get exactly what they want.

It’s all fun and games, sexy nights and wild parties.

But you can only manipulate your way out of so much, and when their past catches up, not even a pretty fucking smile will get them out of trouble this time.

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Excerpt
Wallace Bryce Talbert was dead. She was standing next to him, and distantly, she was aware of the blood spilling out, spreading to seep around her toes, sinking into the crack of her feet.

They had hardwood floors. She could mop. She should mop. Except it was a crime scene. You didn’t just mop up a crime scene. There were procedures to follow and—her stomach heaved suddenly, and she whirled, her foot sliding in the spreading blood as she scrambled for the trash bin. She’s still in the dress she wore to their engagement party, her hair half down in, makeup smudged.

Hair falls in the trashcan, and she gags as vomit catches in it.

She straightened slowly and made a face. Wonderful. There was now a dead body on the floor and vomit in her hair. The night was definitely on a downward spiral.

There is a sharp knock on the front door, but Charlie doesn’t move to answer.

She shouldn’t have called Ella, but it happened before she could think, while Wallace was still gasping, his eye shocked and angry while she fumbled for her phone and stood over him.

“Charlie?”

The voice breaks the cocoon of distance, and she draws in a shuddering breath.

“Oh holy fuck.” EJ breathes the curse like a prayer and stumbles across the room to grab Charlie, yanking her around. Her eyes and hands are frantic as she looks over the other woman, and a hysterical giggle works it’s way up Charlie’s throat and bubbles over.

EJ goes still and watchful, her sharp blue eyes locked onto Charlie’s. “Charlie, I need you to focus on me. Tell me what happened.”

The words snap her laughter off and Charlie shudders, a full body spasm that makes EJ’s hands on her shoulders tighten for a heartbeat.

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Fatal Beauty Teaser 2

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Note from the Author
I am so excited to bring you guys the cover of Fatal Beauty! It’s been a very long time since I was this excited about a book. Charlie and EJ showed up one day, all arrogant bitchy demands for me to write their story. And they never shut up. So I wrote it. I like writing in different genres—zombies and scifi and dystopian and fairytales, and contemporary. Even the odd mafia romance here and there.

But this—it’s like nothing I’ve ever written before. It’s dark and twisty and I love it. I hope you do too—it’s a crazy ride. 😉

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Release Day + Giveaway – The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

The World Without End Box Set

Today is release day for The World Without End box series by Nazarea Andrews. You can pick up the entire post-apocalyptic zombie series for just $0.99 for three days only, including never-before-seen bonus materials. See below for a special note from the author, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

About the Box Set
Title: The World Without End
Series: The World Without End #1-4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: August 23, 2015
Genre: New Adult Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
The complete set of The World Without End series, with exclusive bonus content.
The World Without A Future
The Horde Without End
The Future Without Hope
The Ruin of the World
Dinner in the Haven–Short Story
The Road Less Traveled–Short Story
The Girl Who Fought the East–Short Story
Reclaiming the West–Novella
Exclusive look at The Blood Scion

The World Without a Future–Book 1
Nurrin has spent her entire life in a world with zombies, behind the dubious safety of Haven walls. But when her Haven falls, she manages to escape with her boyfriend, brother and her brother’s partner.

Finn O’Malley wants nothing more than to leave his past behind. But on the run in zombie nfested lands, he’s forced to work with Nurrin to find the medicine that might save her boyfriend.

The Havens are falling, and in the end, everything ends in blood.

The Horde Without End
It was supposed to be over. But the stakes are even higher and there is no one to trust but Finn.

They’re following breadcrumbs, and Finn’s past is catching up with them. And time is running out–the zombies aren’t the only dangerous thing in the world.

In the end, there is only blood–blood that is spilled, and blood that is shared.

The Future Without Hope
Everything has changed. The Order has their hands in every dark corner of the Haven. With enemies on every side, and the horde bringing down the Havens, the question isn’t who will survive. It’s how far are they willing to go?

In the end, only one thing will matter…

The Ruin of the World
The thrilling conclusion to The World Without End series.
In the East, working for the Order, everything will change in one last battle.
It all ends in blood

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The World Without End Sale

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Note from the Author
Since RUIN OF THE WORLD released (actually since before that) I’ve been hearing over and over that people wanted more zombies. But Ren and Finn’s story was over. They needed to be over.
Buuuuut.
There was a character. Two characters. And they were incredibly noisy.

And the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to know–what happened to Josiah and Park that led them to leave the Holdout? What shaped them? And–most importantly–what happened after they did?

So.

You guys are getting more zombies.

Let’s talk about what this means–

1. At the moment, I’m planning two books. The first will release next year (2016)
2. This is about Park and Josiah, they will be the POV characters.
3. Finn and Nurrin may show up, but I don’t promise that and they are not the main characters. Their story is still over.
4. I adore Siah and Park. So so much. I can’t wait to share them with you.

So that’s it!! My big news! I’ll be releasing teasers and whatnot about the boys in the next few months but until then. Add them on Goodreads and be excited–more zombies and snark is headed your way. <3

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Personal Apocalypse Teaser

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Bonus Content – The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

WorldWithoutEnd 1 Day

Only one more day until the release of The World Without End box series by Nazarea Andrews. You can pick up the entire post-apocalyptic zombie series for one low price, including never-before-seen bonus materials. See below for all the details.

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

About the Box Set
Title: The World Without End
Series: The World Without End #1-4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: August 23, 2015
Genre: New Adult Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
The complete set of The World Without End series, with exclusive bonus content.
The World Without A Future
The Horde Without End
The Future Without Hope
The Ruin of the World
Dinner in the Haven–Short Story
The Road Less Traveled–Short Story
The Girl Who Fought the East–Short Story
Reclaiming the West–Novella
Exclusive look at The Blood Scion

The World Without a Future–Book 1
Nurrin has spent her entire life in a world with zombies, behind the dubious safety of Haven walls. But when her Haven falls, she manages to escape with her boyfriend, brother and her brother’s partner.

Finn O’Malley wants nothing more than to leave his past behind. But on the run in zombie nfested lands, he’s forced to work with Nurrin to find the medicine that might save her boyfriend.

The Havens are falling, and in the end, everything ends in blood.

The Horde Without End
It was supposed to be over. But the stakes are even higher and there is no one to trust but Finn.

They’re following breadcrumbs, and Finn’s past is catching up with them. And time is running out–the zombies aren’t the only dangerous thing in the world.

In the end, there is only blood–blood that is spilled, and blood that is shared.

The Future Without Hope
Everything has changed. The Order has their hands in every dark corner of the Haven. With enemies on every side, and the horde bringing down the Havens, the question isn’t who will survive. It’s how far are they willing to go?

In the end, only one thing will matter…

The Ruin of the World
The thrilling conclusion to The World Without End series.
In the East, working for the Order, everything will change in one last battle.
It all ends in blood

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Note from the Author
I think it’s no secret that one of my favorite things is zombies. I love them, and going back to my little zombie infested apocalypse was so much fun. I knew almost from the first book that at the end I wanted to release a box set. And I wanted to tell stories that I didn’t get to in the novels.

Finn said—repeatedly—that only one thing mattered. Keeping Ren safe. For him, that was the goal, that was the entire story. And that’s the story I told—Finn and Ren’s and when they found their happily ever after (or for now, considering the world), that’s where it ended.

But that left a lot of really wide open stories, right? And this was my chance to share some of those stories. Here’s a little taste of what you’ll get in the box set.

Dinner in the Haven—set before The World Without a Future, join Ren, Finn and Collin for a typical evening. Get to see a snapshot of life before the zombies brought down the walls and everything between Finn and Ren changed.

The Road Less Traveled—We know what happened to Finn and Ren when they left to find medicine. But what caused Collin and Dustin to leave the safety of the Hole, and how did they end up traveling with a priest? Find out what Collin was doing and why.

The Girl Who Fought The East—Of all the things from Finn’s past, Kelsey Buchman might be the most enigmatic. For the first time, go back to the War of the East and see Finn, when he still had his best friend, and that rarest of things—hope.

Reclaiming The West—There were three stories that didn’t get tied neatly into a bow when I end The Ruin of The World. And this tells a little bit more—what happened in the Holdout, and what happened to Holly, Lori, Sylvia and Omar.

Sneak Peek at The Blood Scion—my next series is so much fun. I adored Ren and Finn, but getting to know the world and characters in this one—it’s been a blast! Get a glimpse of the lore behind the Scion, and read the first three chapters of The Blood Scion.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Promo – The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

The World Without End Box Set Promo

Starting this Sunday, you can pick up the entire four-book series of The World Without End by Nazarea Andrews for one low priceUntil then, you can tide yourself over with these creepy teasers. See below for all the details.

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

About the Box Set
Title: The World Without End
Series: The World Without End #1-4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: August 23, 2015
Genre: New Adult Dystopian/Zombies
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
The complete set of The World Without End series, with exclusive bonus content.

The World Without a Future–Book 1
Nurrin has spent her entire life in a world with zombies, behind the dubious safety of Haven walls. But when her Haven falls, she manages to escape with her boyfriend, brother and her brother’s partner.

Finn O’Malley wants nothing more than to leave his past behind. But on the run in zombie nfested lands, he’s forced to work with Nurrin to find the medicine that might save her boyfriend.

The Havens are falling, and in the end, everything ends in blood.

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The World Without End Teaser 1

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The Horde Without End
It was supposed to be over. But the stakes are even higher and there is no one to trust but Finn.

They’re following breadcrumbs, and Finn’s past is catching up with them. And time is running out–the zombies aren’t the only dangerous thing in the world.

In the end, there is only blood–blood that is spilled, and blood that is shared.

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The World Without End Teaser 2

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The Future Without Hope
Everything has changed. The Order has their hands in every dark corner of the Haven. With enemies on every side, and the horde bringing down the Havens, the question isn’t who will survive. It’s how far are they willing to go?

In the end, only one thing will matter…

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The World Without End Teaser 3

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The Ruin of the World
The thrilling conclusion to The World Without End series.
In the East, working for the Order, everything will change in one last battle.
It all ends in blood

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The World Without End Teaser 4

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Box Set Contents
The World Without A Future
The Horde Without End
The Future Without Hope
The Ruin of the World
Dinner in the Haven–Short Story
The Road Less Traveled–Short Story
The Girl Who Fought the East–Short Story
Reclaiming the West–Novella
Exclusive look at The Blood Scion

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the Before & After blog tour. I have an excerpt for you today. This week only, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99. See below for information on the book, buy links, the excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Inktera

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Before & After Sale

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Excerpt
It takes a sedative to calm me down, and when I wake, it’s slowly, with no idea of where I am. It’s dark, and I remember the light streaming into the room earlier, lighting his bright blue eyes, and the wild panic when I realized everything was a blank slate.

I feel it again, now, but the panic is tamer, not as sharp and choking. I shift to sit up in the hospital bed, and glance around.

My gaze lands on the nurse, sleeping in a chair in the corner. His hand is wrapped around a phone, and I wonder, inanely, if he sleeps in all of his patient’s rooms, or if I’m special.

Tattoos snake under the pushed up cuffs of a long, silver-blue thermal, and I have the absurd desire to push them up and see what designs will be revealed.

I don’t even like guys with tattoos.

Why is he here? I clear my throat, and his eyes fly open. For a moment, his eyes are sleepy, soft, so intimate it makes the breath catch in my throat, and I swallow hard. Then he blinks, and the hungry emotions are tucked away, and there is only concern there, calm and professional as he pushes out of the chair and comes to the bed.

“How are you feeling?” he asks, glancing at the machine briefly. His eyes flick over it, and his lips tighten before he reaches for a button.

I stop his hand with my own, and see his eyes flare wide before he closes them, and with a deep breath pulls away from me.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix.

N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog.

She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Release Day + Giveaway – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Release Day

Today is release day for Before & After, a new adult contemporary romance by Nazarea Andrews. This week only, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Inktera

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Before & After Sale

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix.

N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog.

She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Bonus Materials – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Countdown 3

Only three more days until the release of Before & After, a new adult contemporary romance by Nazarea Andrews. She’s unveiling two more teasers today to tide us over. See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and a couple of new teasers.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Before & After Teaser 2

Before & After Teaser 3

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Chapter Reveal – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Chapter Reveal

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the prologue and first two chapters of Before and After, a new adult contemporary romance releasing on July 30, 2015See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and the reveal along with a teaser.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Before & After Countdown

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Prologue: Now

It’s raining buckets and I don’t want to go out in that. I stared at it from under the awning of the club and felt Lindsay sway into me. For a second, we both wobbled and another one of the girls banged against my side and I shrieked, sure we were going down.

Lindsay rights me, pulls me close. I lean my head on her shoulder and puff out a petulant, “Bitch.”

Her grip tightens just a touch and she laughs.

I haven’t been this drunk since senior year of college, when we did Christmas at her parent’s beach house in Key West. I wouldn’t be this drunk now except she begged.

Hung over and washed out wouldn’t do for the wedding, and even after that insane night on the beach with jello shots and beer funnels and tequila body shots, I had woken up without a hang over.

And that’s what you do, when your best friend begs the night before her wedding–you do her shots while the rest of the bridal party screams at the strippers and you slip her watered down beer that smells like piss.

You take the holy fuck never again drunk, because tomorrow, no one will be looking at me while she prances down the aisle in white.

Well.

One person will. And he’d think this shit was hilarious. I giggle against Linds’ shoulder and she bumps me gently. “You good?” She murmurs as we wait for the cab.

I smirk up at her, the world spinning unsteadily. “I’m fucking wasted.”

She laughs softly and kisses my forehead.

“Lindsay, get in,” one of the other girls calls and she peers at the cab. It won’t hold all of us, and I can feel a new tension settle over my best friend.

Lindsay doesn’t have a lot of close friends. Partly because we came here, to this city neither of us knows, because of the boys. So we both started over.

And because when we have each other, and the boys, well. We don’t need much else. But she’s more social than I am. And she works at a small ad agency, where she’s gotten close to the other girls.

So when she needed bridesmaids, of course she asked them.

I smirk as Lindsay shakes her head. “Y’all go. Peyton and I will grab the next.”

There’s a moment of rain splattered quiet and then the girl–I forget but I think she’s one of the Jennifers–shrugs and slides into the little cab, slamming the door behind her.

“What a bitch,” I mutter.

She laughs, that real noise that I know like breathing. Not the fake shit she’s been shoveling at the other girls all night.

“Stop it,” she orders and I blink up at her. “You’re thinking too much. Your drunk, Pey. Let go and enjoy it.”

I lean into her, and murmur, “Wanna help?”

She laughs again, shoving my shoulder, and I giggle. “You are such a slut when you drink.” She mutters.

I nod agreeably, and a cab pulls up. It’s dingy and the driver is frowning at his phone even as it he pulls to a stop. He gives us a distracted look as we spill in and the world sways, dizzy for a long moment. Lindsay tugs me against her as I whimper and pushes my hair back, studying me. “The Embassy Suites,” she says and he nods, jerking into motion.

Linds mutters under her breath and reaches for her seatbelt. “Sit up, honey. Belt. The rain is awful.”

“Freaking mother hen,” I grumble and she shrugs, implacable. I huff and shift to sit up and my phone goes off, the ringtone that only Rike has. I squeal and Lindsay reaches for me as I scramble for my purse, abandoned on the dark, dirty floorboard. I close my hand over it and hear her scream, my name a twisted noise that is almost unrecognizable.

It’s the last thing I can’t remember.

 

Chapter 1: Before

The bar is riding the line of slow and dead, which is depressing as fuck, because playing to an empty room is always a little bit of a letdown. Scotty doesn’t bitch—he doesn’t give a fuck who listens, as long he has a mic and his guitar with me to back him up.

Scotty could play to an empty room, and still be a happy motherfucker. He’s done it often enough.

Lamar swings by the bar with a fresh round of long neck bottles, and I stand from where I’m adjusting the drums to take it from him.

“Slow night.”

He shrugs. “It’ll pick up. You play, and it always does.”

True. But it’s been months since we had this low a turnout to work with.

Barrie’s is a dive and that’s putting it nicely. It’s a fucking hole in the wall in a college town, and has delusions about which college town it landed in. It wants to be a bigger deal than it is. But it’s our hole in the wall, and Lamar keeps the free beer coming as long as we keep the music playing.

There’s even a sticky dance floor, coated with spilt beer and other things I don’t want to name, and some nights, we manage to draw enough of a crowd that they pack that little floor and scream along to our cover songs.

And there’s another reason we keep coming back. The real reason I keep coming back.

I take a beer and glance at the little booth that sits empty and almost forlorn in the corner. It isn’t usually empty this late on a Thursday night. She’s usually here by now, and the absence strings nerves along my skin, making my foot tap anxiously.

Scotty is watching me, and I shove down the unease as I swallow more of the beer and tap my drums, a quick beat that pulls a low response from the small audience.

He gives them a sexy half smirk and I see a girl at the bar texting. I hit the drums again and he glances back at me. I cock an eyebrow at the girl and he grins, not the smirk he reserves for the audiences, but the shit eating grin I’ve seen on my best friend’s face so many times. The one that promises trouble and good times, and the distinct likelihood of getting laid.

A grin crooks one side of my lips, and I nod at him. Slam my sticks together twice before throwing myself into the beat of a popular summertime anthem.

Scotty follows my lead, crooning about summer and trucks, beer and good times and the girls who are pouring in off the street scream our names.

Scotty lives for this shit. He always has. For the high of the girls and the crowd, the ones who for a few hours make him forget that we’re two months behind on rent. That everything outside the circle of bright lights is a world of shit and heartache.

Because here, it’s not. Here we’re fucking untouchable, and as they sway to our music and the beat I’m keeping with my drum sticks.

He loves this. And I get it. Not because I care about the girls—I do, in a abstract sort of way. I love it because for a few minutes every night, between covering the bullshit on the radio, we roll out a song that no one has heard before. Sometimes, they love it. Sometimes, I come out from behind the drums, and croon to the room, a song that bares my fucking soul, and even  with the lights so bright they’re blinding, I can see her in her little booth, hair pulled up and messy, eyes half lidded as she listens.

It’s the closest I’ve come to talking to her. Because I know better.

A girl like her isn’t meant for me. She’s poise and pearls, peaches and cream skin and private smiles.

I’m covered in ink and scars and hiding from my own fucked up past, and so far below a girl like her that it’s stupid to even consider it.

I do though. Every fucking time I see that tiny smile when I sing.

She doesn’t know I write for her. But I do. It’s the only way I’ve allowed myself to talk to her. At night, when Scotty and I stumble home drunk and high off the performance, when one of the barflies don’t end up in bed between us and—sometimes—on the nights when one does.

Scotty changes the rhythm and I shift, matching him as he slides into a ballad, crooning to the crowd. A group of sorority girls in a uniform outfit of tiny shorts, hooker heels, and tops that flash smooth curves are on the dance floor, writhing and singing along, and I wonder which Scotty will tap to come home with us.

She isn’t coming in. It’ll be the first Thursday night in almost three months that she hasn’t been here and it bugs me. I want her here.

Even knowing how bad an idea it is, how different we are—I want her here.

I miss a beat, stumbling on the rift and Scotty sends me a sharp glance, kicking in with a solo to cover me. I shake my head once, and he shifts his attention back to the crowd as we give in to the music.

It’s the third song of the second set, when I’ve shoved her out of my mind almost completely, that the door swings open, and she stalks in.

She’s out of place in a blue sundress and white sweater, an oversized bag at her side, her long red hair swirling around her face in a halo of angry curls.

She’s fucking gorgeous and the sudden release of tension is almost dizzying.

And right then, I decide. Fuck all the reasons it’s a bad idea. I’m tired of giving a shit about that. She can shoot me down if she wants—but first I’m going to give myself a shot.

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“You’re girl was late,” Scotty rasps as we land on two stools at the bar. It’s late and the crowd of sorority girls has thinned to almost nothing, although a pair are nursing Cosmos and watching us speculatively.

Surprisingly, Scott’s ignored them completely.

“Need anything, boys?” Manda asks as she sways past, giving Scotty a flirty smile. He grins at her, letting his gaze sweep over her.

My best friend is a fucking slut. But with Manda, it’s all flirting and no action. She’d take him up on it—she’s made that very clear. But Scot doesn’t fuck where he works, and Barrie’s has been too good for us to risk screwing it up for a quick fuck.

Which is good, because I’d have to kick his ass if he touched her. She might be a little too friendly and a little desperate, but she’s a cute kid and I like her.

“Bourbon, Manda,” he says and she glances at me questioningly. I nod and she pours the drinks. Scotty glances at me. “What are you waiting on?”

I shrug and grit my teeth. Scotty twists and gives her a look over his shoulder. “Fine. Stay here and keep Manda company. I’m going to introduce myself to your siren.”

I jerks him back by the collar of his shirt before he can take more than two steps and throw him back against the bar. “Back the fuck off, Scott.” I growl.

He grins, a challenge and a taunt in that expression. “Then make your move, Rike.”

I snatch the bourbon from Manda and take a deep breath before walking to her table.

And wait.

For a long. Fucking. Time.

It takes almost a full minute for her to look up, almost long enough for my courage to fail. I’m  ready to retreat when she blinks and looks up at me, her blue eyes widening a little as they find mine. She looks startled, and sleepy, and as gorgeous as she looked at a distance, is nothing compared to how fucking flawless she is this close.

There are freckles sprinkled across her cheeks and dusted over her nose.

I swallow a groan as she licks her lips and gives me a tentative smile. “Hi.”

“Hi,” I say, and then go blank.

Because in none of my fantasies did I ever consider we’d actually ever get to this point. And the smirks and smooth lines won’t work—not on her.

“What do you call a group of unorganized cats?” I ask and her eyes cloud, confused.

She gives me a pretty frown and I grin, “A cat-astrophe.”

For a second, all either of us do is stare, and then she giggles. “That is literally the worst pickup line I’ve ever heard.”

I grin, “So you want me to leave?”

Laughter dances in her eyes. “Have a seat, jokes.”

My heart shoves up into my throat at the casual nickname and invitation but I keep my cool smile in place as I slide into the booth across from her. She pecks at the computer a few more times, and then twists it aside and reaches for her drink—a whiskey neat.

She normally drinks for vodka cranberry, and I’ve fantasized about kissing that taste from her lips. My dick twitches and she watches me over the rim of her glass, lazy interest in her dark eyes.

“Y’all sounded good tonight,” she offers.

My lips tick up into a grin, “As opposed to most nights?”

A flush crawls up her cheeks. “No! You always sound good. I’m just—“

I laugh, and lean back in the booth. Her adorable embarrassment is too easy to provoke. “I’m kidding, Red. Relax.”

“So how did you get involved in this? The band?”

“Scotty needed backup and it was fun. Something to keep me out of trouble. Neither of us are very good at doing shit without the other.” I say, skirting away from just how true that is and how fucking co-dependent we can be.

“That’s cute,” she says, grinning.

“Yeah?”

“Guys don’t usually do the whole BFF bullshit—not like girls. It’s kinda cute to see a couple of dudes who are good friends.”

There’s a little part of me that wants to point out that we aren’t BFFs. That we were forced together out of necessity and kept together to survive. But I don’t. That’s a little heavy for now, and I don’t particularly want her thinking about my best friend at the moment anyway.

“So what are you doing here?” I ask, leaning forward and tapping the open laptop. “Most girls like you find a library to study in.”

Her eyes narrow a little, and I get the feeling I’m wandering into dangerous territory. “Girls like me?”

Her tone is tight and full of warning, but I ignore it, offering her a lazy grin. “Pretty. Smart. Too damn good to be in this shithole.”

Her lips twitch and I lean forward, into her space a little and whisper. “You’ve been here for months, Red. Distracting and out of place. So tell me. Why the hell do you keep coming back?”

Her eyes are wide and her breath is coming in short sharp bursts and if I lean forward another few inches, I could taste the lips I’ve spent months fixating on.

“I like the music,” she murmurs and I swallow my groan, because fuck if that isn’t the most perfect answer in the world.

“And the computer?”

A flush flares up her cheeks again and she ducks away. I lean back, giving her room as I take a pull on my beer. She’s fiddling with the swizzle stick that came in her drink.

“I write sometimes. And the music is the perfect inspiration.”

I was wrong. She could say something more perfect. I grin at her and say, “You might just be perfect.”

“Might?”

I hesitate and then shrug. “Need a little longer to figure that out, Red.”

Her eyes are still amused but a little wary as she watches me, a finger circling the rim of her glass, catching the drop of whiskey from her last sip. She lifts it and licks the Jack away, and I swallow hard, chasing my groan away with a cough. “Go out with me,” I say, suddenly.

“I don’t date,” she says immediately. She leans back and I want to drag her back to the edge of her seat, force her back into the easy warmth we were sharing even as she slams walls up between us.

“Why not?” I ask.

“Because I’m busy and because boys are idiots and because school—I don’t need to be distracted.”

“You aren’t too busy to drop by and listen to me play every week for three months. And I’m not a fucking boy,” I says the last bit tighter and fiercer.

Her breath catches a little in her throat as she licks her lips. “Maybe I’m here for Scotty.”

For the first time in almost two decades, I want to punch my best friend. Because fuck if he’s going to get this girl too, after all the time I’ve spent watching her. I’ve never cared who Scot takes to bed. Usually we take them together—women are no different than any other thing in our world. But the thought of him touching her, or her on her knees in front of him. It makes me irrationally angry.

“Rike,” a sweet low voice purrs behind me and I blink free of my thoughts to twist and meet the gaze of the girl behind me. She’s all smooth curves and long blonde hair and legs for fucking days.

She went home with us a few week ago, and I knew even as she was in bed with us that it was going to be a problem.

“Scotty is flying solo,” I say, turning back to Red. I can feel the sorority girl at my back, the indignant fury from her. Red is watching her with curious eyes, gaze skirting between the two of us. I ignore the huffy girl behind me and say, “You aren’t. If you were, you wouldn’t be talking to me.”

Her eyes flicker with reserved amusement, and I lean forward, and whisper, “Please. Save me from the sorority.”

Her lips curve into a slow smile, something mischievous and mysterious in the twist of her lips, and I want to see that smile every day. I want to know why it’s different, and what makes it different from the smile she would give me half asleep and naked in my bed.

I blink, shake the thought. Focus on now.

God, she’s fucking with my head, hard.

“Go find a new toy, Lindsay. This one is mine tonight.”

That’s what her name was. Lindsay.

“You’ll like them,” Lindsay says, a smirk in her voice, and Red’s eyes slip past me, settling on the girl and hardening.

Fuck. That’s jealousy, and a part of me wants to fucking crow with victory.

Instead, I reach out and claim her hand, letting my fingers trace over the curl of her palm, bringing her attention back to me as I absently caress her hand. She watches me curiously for a moment.

“Friday. Pick me up.” She reclaims her hand and scribbles on a note card, sliding it across to me. Then she grabs her bag, shoving her laptop inside as she slides out of the booth and across the bar. She stops Lindsay, and murmurs something to the blonde girl.

Curious, assessing eyes flick to me, but Lindsay only nods and turns away from me. Red smiles, and ducks out of the bar.

I glance down at the note card. Her handwriting is messy and strong.

And her name is Peyton.

Chapter 2: After

Sometimes, the loneliness

Is a physical blanket,

A tangible thing that wraps around me,

Like a suffocating  wave that won’t recede.

And then your hand,

Rescues me.

(Rike’s poems to Peyton)

Noise. Quiet, steady, noise. It breaks the silence, shrill and sharp, then gone and it’s just a waiting silence. My eyes open, slow and painful, and I look at a fuzzing white ceiling, and the bright silver of a pole near my head.

Why the hell is there a pole near my head?

I open my lips to talk, to ask and a body, one I hadn’t noticed before, shifts in the corner.

The nurse looks at me brilliant blue eyes, and for a moment, I can’t remember what I was going to ask, because there is only his eyes and the questions there, and a scruffy beard, sharp angled face, and long hair that hangs in disarray like he’s been pushing his fingers through it.

“You’re awake,” he says, and I remember that I was asking a question.

But I can’t remember what it was. I think, struggling to hold on to the elusive question and my eyes widen, panic slamming into me. Beside me, the shrill and sharp noise of the monitor that woke me screams to life as my heartbeat slams in my chest.

I can’t remember anything.  

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It takes a sedative to calm me down, and when I wake, it’s slowly, with no idea of where I am. It’s dark—and I remember the light streaming into the room earlier, lighting his ice blue eyes, and the wild panic when I realized everything was a blank slate.

I feel it again, now, but the panic tamer, not as sharp and choking. I shift to sit up in the hospital bed, and glance around.

My gaze lands on the nurse, sleeping in a chair in the corner. His hand is wrapped around a phone, and I wonder, inanely, if he sleeps in all of his patient’s rooms, or if I’m special.

Tattoos snake under the pushed up cuffs of a long, silver blue thermal, and I have the absurd desire to push them up and see what designs will be revealed.

I don’t even like guys with tattoos.

Why is he here? I clear my throat, and his eyes fly open. For a moment, his eyes are sleepy, soft, so intimate it makes the breath catch in my throat, and I swallow hard. Then he blinks, and the hungry emotions are tucked away, and there is only concern there, calm and professional as he pushes out of the chair and comes to the bed.

“How are you feeling?” he asks, glancing at the machine briefly. His eyes flick over it, and his lips tighten before he reaches for a button.

I stop his hand with my own, and see his eyes flare wide, before he closes them, and with a deep breath pulls away from me.

Stung, and strangely embarrassed, I tuck my hand back under my blanket. “Where am I?” I ask my voice shaky with disuse.

How long have I been here, how long have I been unconscious?

“St. David’s Medical Center.” He waits, watching for some sign of recognition, and then adds, “Austin, sweetheart.”

Austin. Why the hell am I in Austin?

“Where would you rather be?” he asks, his voice carefully neutral.

I blink. I hadn’t realized I’d spoken aloud until he responded, and I feel heat crawling up my neck. His eyes drop to it, and heat, and I clear my throat, looking away. Searching for an answer to his question.

Where would I rather be?

It’s a blank page, my past empty, stretching behind me. For how long? I bite hard on my lip. “How long have I been here?”

“I think you should let me call the doctor.”

“Why can’t I remember anything?” I whisper, and tears sting my eyes. I blink hard, and sniffle. He’s staring at me, his face tight and remote, and I want him gone, suddenly. I want just a minute, to break down in private. Away from this stranger with his tattoos and eyes that see too much.

“Can you call the doctor? And maybe give me a minute?”

He inhales sharply, and I feel a flare of guilt, inexplicably. Then he nods, and steps away from my bed. “Of course. Give me a few minutes to find him. If you need anything—“

“I’ll call the nurse,” I say and he nods.

I don’t know who he is. Why he’s here. Why he looks so strangely hurt by my behavior.

“Do I know you?” I ask, hesitantly.

His whole body seems to tense, and I want to reach out and touch him, to soothe the tight line of his shoulders.

A tattoo is licking up his neck, a bird in flames, just visible over the collar of his scrubs.

“I’ll be back with the doctor,” he says hoarsely.

And then he’s gone, and any answers he might have are gone with him.

It stings a little. Like I should know him, or why he was here—and I don’t.

Why the hell am I a hospital in Austin? Why aren’t my parents here?

Every memory I reach for is blank. A space where something should be but nothing is. It’s like who I am has vanished. The doctor is a Haitian man with skin the color of midnight and a wide smile. And an accent so thick I almost can’t understand him as he explains.

The nurse—not tattooed blue eyes—gives me a notebook, and when the doctor leaves again to find my MRI scans, I write what I know.

I was brought in from a car crash two weeks ago.

I had traumatic brain injury, causing memory loss.

Apparently, I was drunk before the accident and that didn’t help my mental functions at all.

The girl with me is still in critical condition.

Her license says she is Lindsay Murphy and I am Peyton Collins.

I live in Austin.

It’s not nearly enough for me to work with—to build a life on.  But it’s all I’ve got, so it’s going to have to do. What bothers me isn’t that I can’t remember. It’s that I’m alone here.

What the hell kind of life was I living, that I am so fucking alone?

The door opens, and Tattooed Blue Eyes enters with a paper bag. He eyes me for a minute, and I stare back silently.

A tiny grin turns his lips, and he comes deeper into the room sitting down in a chair near my bed.

“Knock knock,” he says, and waits, staring at me.

I frown, “Who’s there?”

“Hatch.”

“Hatch who?” I ask, exasperated.

The grin blossoms into a full smile, “Cover your mouth when you sneeze!”

I giggle and shake my head. “That’s really bad, Blue eyes.”

His grin falters, for just a second and then he shrugs. “But you laughed. Now. Are you hungry?”

I don’t respond, and he doesn’t seem to care, going to work pulling out a plate of fried rice and chicken with vegetables and spreading it all out on the table. He moves easily, almost ignoring me, but I can feel the tiny glances he darts at me.

“What are you doing?” I ask, when the plate is in my hands and he’s back in his chair. The sleeves of his thermal have been shoved up, and I see stairs crisscrossing up his arm, and a brightly colored fish on his other, twisting through weeds and flowers.

“I’m eating dinner with you.” He says. Pauses, “Do you want me to go?”

That possibility looms in front of me. All night, alone in this room, and nothing. No memories or knowledge to keep me company.

The thought is terrifying and I shake my head. Because whoever he is, he’s a distraction. Someone to keep my mind off the emptiness.

“No,” I whisper. “Please stay.”

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Before & After Teaser

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Cover Reveal – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Cover Reveal

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the cover of Before and After, a new adult contemporary romance releasing on July 30, 2015See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, an exclusive excerpt and a teaser.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Excerpt
“You’re girl was late,” Scotty rasps as we land on two stools at the bar. It’s late and the crowd of sorority girls has thinned to almost nothing, although a pair are nursing Cosmos and watching us speculatively.

Surprisingly, Scott ignored them completely.

“Need anything, boys?” Manda asks as she sways past, giving Scotty a flirty smile. He grins at her, letting his gaze sweep over her.

My best friend is a fucking slut. But with Manda, it’s all flirting and no action. She’d take him up on it—she’s made that very clear. But Scot doesn’t fuck where he works, and Barries has been too good for us to risk screwing it up for a quick fuck.

Which is good, because I’d have to kick his ass if he touched her. She might be a little too friendly and a little desperate, but she’s a cute kid and I like her.

“Bourbon, Manda,” he says and she glances at me questioningly. I nod and she pours the drinks. Scotty glances at me. “What are you waiting on?”

I shrug and grit my teeth. Scotty twists and gives her a look over his shoulder. “Fine. Stay here and keep Manda company. I’m going to introduce myself to your siren.”

I jerks him back by the collar of his shirt before he can take more than two steps and throw him back against the bar. “Back the fuck off, Scott.” I growl.

He grins, a challenge and a taunt in that expression. “Then make your move, Rike.”

I snatch the bourbon from Manda and take a deep breath before walking to her table.

And wait.

For a long. Fucking. Time.

It takes almost a full minute for her to look up, almost long enough for my courage to fail. I’m almost ready to retreat when she blinks and looks up at me, her eyes widening a little as they find mine. She looks startled, and sleepy, and as gorgeous as she looked at a distance, is nothing compared to how fucking flawless she is this close.

There are freckles sprinkled across her cheeks and dusted over her nose.

I swallow a groan as she licks her lips and gives me a tentative smile. “Hi.”

“Hi,” I say, and then go blank.

Because in none of my fantasies did I ever consider we’d actually ever get to this point. And the smirks and smooth lines won’t work—not on her.

“What do you call a group of unorganized cats?” I ask and her eyes cloud, confused.

She gives me a pretty frown and I grin, “A cat-astrophe.”

For a second, all either of us do is stare, and then she giggles. “That is literally the worst pickup line I’ve ever heard.”

I grin, “So you want me to leave?”

Laughter dances in her eyes. “Have a seat, jokes.”

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Before & After Teaser

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the Chasing the Wind blog tour. Chasing the Wind is the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
The Rover’s Son smiles, but he doesn’t say anything else to me as he kisses Kaida’s hand and then strides into the gloom.

For a long minute, we stand still, staring after him in silence. Then she shivers, a convulsive shudder, and I shove her toward the wagon, almost throwing her into it.

She lands with a soft grunt and I stare at her in the sol light. Outraged doesn’t begin to describe what I am right now. And from the way her chin goes up and her shoulders go back, she knows it.

“What the hell was he doing in my wagon?” I snap, “Did he touch anything?”

“You mean aside from me,” she demand, her voice bitter, and I freeze in my quick scan of the interior of my home. Stare at her hard until her gaze drops.

“Tell me what happened.” I say, and she looks away.

“He showed up a little bit ago. Wanted to talk.”

“Was Cedric still here?”

Her gaze, startled and a little bit afraid, swings up to me. Good. Let her be afraid.

 

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Release Day + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Release Day

Today is release day for Chasing the Wind, the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
What will Sabah do, when she realizes what I’ve brought her? For the first time, I let myself worry. She could be furious. There’s no real way of knowing, with Sabah.

But then, she could be thrilled. It’s the first time she’s had contact with any of her people from before she disappeared into the Wilds.

A familiar lance of regret goes through me. Sabah and I would never have made a good pairing. I know it, and try to console myself with that knowledge as I cut a rabbit free of my snare. But it’s hard to accept that when she’s so damn gorgeous and full of fire. She would make a good Tribeswoman. If she could swallow the Claiming.

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Chasing the Wind Teaser

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Blog Tour + Giveaway – The Ruin of the World (The World Without End) by Nazarea Andrews

Ruin Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on The Ruin of the World blog tour. The Ruin of the World is the fourth novel in The World Without End series by Nazarea AndrewsSee below for an exclusive excerpt, information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Ruing of the World
Series: The World Without End #4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
When the zombies rose, we thought the world ended.

It didn’t—it just broke, in a way we couldn’t fix.

And we found ways to continue, reasons to fight.

Faith. Family. Politics. Obsession. The most dangerous of all—hope.

But when all of that is stripped away, and nothing remains but rage and betrayal—that is the true end of the world.

Return to the World Without End, for a final battle for hope and survival in the exciting conclusion to Nazarea Andrews’ phenomenal series.

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Excerpt
“What the hell are they doing?” he whispers, and I shake my head. Because I don’t know. I’ve spent years in the East, fighting the war, and years in the Wide Open, moving until I found Haven 8.

I have spent my life watching and killing the infects. I know their speed and rage and hunger. The screams they make and the blessed fucking silence when my sword severs their spinal column and kills the virus that reanimates them.

I watched the world end, had a fucking front row seat to the decision to drop a dirty bomb on Atlanta, the tipping point in the war against the dead.

I know zombies. It’s why Omar wanted me to lead the vanguard.

But I’ve never seen this shit, and I whisper the words through numb lips: “Fall back. We’ve gotta fall back.”

“The army is already moving,” Fisher says. I ignore him, looking at the rest of the unit. They’re my people. Not my second—he’s Omar’s. But the others are mine, and I won’t watch them be slaughtered for the fucking agenda of a madman.

“Fall back and radio this shit in,” I snap. “Now.”

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The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: The World Without a Future
Series: The World Without End #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Synopsis She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies-trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe.

She’s mostly happy there.

But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.

He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing.

Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven.

But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing. .

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The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews

The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 2
Title: The Horde Without End
Series: The World Without End #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs.

Tiny clues.

But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead? 

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has.

But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting.

And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out. 

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The Future Without Hope (The World Without End #3) by Nazarea Andrews

The Future Without Hope (The World Without End #3) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 3
Title: The Future Without Hope
Series: The World Without End #3
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: November 20, 2013
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left.

But she has survived twenty years of zombies–and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.

But Finn is a long way away.

The Order’s influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting–and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she’s facing.

Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose.

But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take–and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Giveaway
Enter to win a zombie pack including Nazarea’s favorite books, movie, and some candy perfect for a zombie night!

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Release Day + Giveaway – The Ruin of the World (The World Without End) by Nazarea Andrews

 Today is release day for The Ruin of the World, the fourth novel in The World Without End series by Nazarea AndrewsSee below for information on the book, buy links, a zombie quiz, and details on her giveaway.

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Ruing of the World
Series: The World Without End #4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
When the zombies rose, we thought the world ended.

It didn’t—it just broke, in a way we couldn’t fix.

And we found ways to continue, reasons to fight.

Faith. Family. Politics. Obsession. The most dangerous of all—hope.

But when all of that is stripped away, and nothing remains but rage and betrayal—that is the true end of the world.

Return to the World Without End, for a final battle for hope and survival in the exciting conclusion to Nazarea Andrews’ phenomenal series.

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Excerpt
I have little left in life. Little that matters. Kelsey has been lost to me for almost a decade, and I have turned away from every door my family name might open. Even places where I could be accepted because of my prestige and the dubious favor of 1, it’s not real. The favor is bought with blood and people are fickle. So fucking fickle.

The man I called brother is dead, his ashes scattered across a nameless desert, a thousand miles in my past. Even that has been taken from me.

And I accepted it. I accepted every fucking thing, adapting and moving forward. Because that’s what you do. You move forward, and you adapt and you fucking get on with it, because the alternative is no better than death.

I don’t know how to move on from this. I don’t know how to let go of the only thing that matters.

What is the only thing that matters?

She always gave the answer I demanded, the one that hid the truth. The one that framed it in a way that made her comfortable and able to accept me. I can see her now, the annoyance and the desire she tried to fight, the resignation, the fierce hope.

What is the only thing that matters?

Her.

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Find out which character from the series you would be during a zombie apocalypse.

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The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: The World Without a Future
Series: The World Without End #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Synopsis She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies-trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe.

She’s mostly happy there.

But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.

He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing.

Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven.

But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing. .

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The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews

The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 2 Title: The Horde Without End Series: The World Without End #2 Author: Nazarea Andrews Release Date: July 17, 2014 Genre: Dystopian Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis It was supposed to be over…

 

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs.

Tiny clues.

But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead? 

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting.

And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out. 

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The Future Without Hope (The World Without End #3) by Nazarea Andrews

The Future Without Hope (The World Without End #3) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 3
Title: The Future Without Hope
Series: The World Without End #3
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: November 20, 2013
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left.

But she has survived twenty years of zombies–and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.

But Finn is a long way away.

The Order’s influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting–and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she’s facing.

Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose.

But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take–and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Giveaway
Enter to win a zombie pack including Nazarea’s favorite books, movie, and some candy perfect for a zombie night!

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Guest Post + Giveaway – Nazarea Andrews, Author of Gentle Chains

Gentle Chains Blog Tour

A special thank you to author, Nazarea Andrews, for today’s guest post. To find out more about Nazarea and her book, Gentle Chains, see below.

The Closet Geek Girl

I spent a lot of time denying things. Like, that I’m, at the heart of things, a romance writer. I spent almost a decade denying that. But the biggest thing I ever denied was that I’m a geek girl. Maybe because I never got into fandoms–I’m an anti-social geek girl–or maybe because I never labeled myself. But the fact is–I am. I grew up watching Star Trek episodes with my brothers at my grandma’s house, and the movies with my parents. My grandpa introduced me and my twin brothers to Star Wars when I was twelve–late, I know–and my library set aside new fantasy books for me to read.

I grew up on dragons and magic, spaceships and intergalactic politics and maybe because I did it never occurred to me that I *was* a geek girl, because that’s just who I was. So when it was time to write Gentle Chains, it felt like my roots and it took me almost the entire first draft to realize. It was. In the end, I think the only person who was surprised by my inner geek was me. And I kinda love it. <3

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Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Gentle Chains
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Read the First 6 Chapters: Wattpad

Synopsis
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

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Gentle Chains Teaser 6

 

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Giveaway
Win a beautiful moon and star necklace and swag pack including signed postcards, bookmarks, Gentle Chains key chains, Nazarea Andrews chapstick and makeup mirror.

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Cover Reveal – The Ruin of the World (The World Without End) by Nazarea Andrews

 Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the cover of her fourth novel in The World Without End Series, The Ruin of the World. The Ruin of the World releases on April 27, but you can preorder now.

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Ruin of the World
Series: The World Without End #4
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
When the zombies rose, we thought the world ended.

It didn’t—it just broke, in a way we couldn’t fix. And we found ways to continue, reasons to fight.

Faith. Family. Politics. Obsession. The most dangerous of all—hope.

But when all of that is stripped away, and nothing remains but rage and betrayal—that is the true end of the world.

Return to the World Without End, for a final battle for hope and survival in the exciting conclusion to Nazarea Andrews’ phenomenal series.

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The Ruin of the World Teaser

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Excerpt #2
The river is wider than I remember, and the very edge of the west. I crouch on the bank, and my second steps up next to me. We’re inthe stretch of land that is unclaimed—the river stands at the divider, and everything East belongs to the dead. But this close, no one living ventures. It’s not safe—even far scouts don’t come this far east.

We might have ceded everything east of the Mississippi, but the truth is, we gave the zombies everything. We hold the Havens, and everything else belongs to the dead.

“Sir? Rice and Payton cleared the bridge.”

I nod, and shift, coming out of my crouch to stand. Fisher looks nervous—they all are. He doesn’t look like a priest, not dressed in thefatigues we commandeered from the Army when we swept through two months ago.

He is, though. Omar would never let me have anything less than a fully loyal Black Priest at my side. His way of controlling me, the situation. Fucking bastard.

I shake my head, shake the anger that wants to rise. I can’t indulge in that right now.

Some anger makes you better. Sharper. But this anger is the kind of consuming rage that gets people killed and I can’t afford that right now.

“Move out,” I murmur. Fisher snaps off a salute, and jogs away. I stay at the water for a longer minute, watching the steady glide ofthe river, and then I follow him.

The forward scouts did a good job—there are no infects on the bridge to trip us up as we take the river. It’s eerie how clear the bridge is. Not because cars stopped moving on it, but because when we ceded the East, we cleared the bridges, and barricaded them. Even from here, I can see the stone wall that spans the six lanes of traffic, bleached white and gleaming in the morning sun.

The infects who had wandered on the bridge hadn’t come from the East.

Fisher is back, his eyes worried as we cross the bridge in silent formation.

There are no threats here, not in front of us, and we have enough eyes to keep an eye on our six. But all of us move across the arched expanse with tense caution that can’t be taught—it’s ingrained in the children of the change.

You don’t grow up with the dead walking and not figure out how the fuck to stay alive.

“Tuck,” I call, and a wiry solider—one from the Army instead of the Order, breaks ranks, jogging ahead. He hits the wall at a sprint, and I hear an appreciative whistle from Payton as he scrambles up the wall. I admit, privately, that it’s impressive. The man is like a fucking spider, clinging where there is nothing, moving lightning fast and gracefully until he perches on the top of the damn wall like some G.I. Joe Humpty Dumpty.

I snicker, and Fisher’s head snaps around, his eyes wide as he watches me. I whistle, and Tuck nods, swinging his rifle around.

“There aren’t many, boss,” he calls back to me.

“Just clean it up. You know our orders.”

Fisher shifts next to me, and Tuck sights down his rifle. There’s a soft puff of air and then a shrill scream.

Killing one is a sure fire way to draw the attention of the others. I hear a body scrambling at the wall, broken fingers scratching, and my stomach turns.

I’ve had very little taste for killing since we left the Outpost, four months ago. It’s still what I’m best at. But I no longer can lose myself in the fight—not when the screaming infects take me back to my own dead. There are three more shorts, quick and silent, and the screams go still. I glance up at Tuck, grinning atop his wall, and nod.

“Bring it down.”

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The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Horde Without a Future (The World Without End #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: The World Without a Future
Series: The World Without End #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Genre: Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies-trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe. She’s mostly happy there.

But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.

He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing. Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven.

But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Release Day + Sale and Giveaway – Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains Release Day

Today is release day for Gentle Chains, a new adult scifi adventure from Nazarea Andrews. From now through March 8, you can pick up Gentle Chains for just $0.99. See below for information on the book and details on her giveaway.

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Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Gentle Chains
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Read the First 6 Chapters: Wattpad

Synopsis
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

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Gentle Chains Sale

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Giveaway
Win a beautiful moon and star necklace and swag pack including signed postcards, bookmarks, Gentle Chains key chains, Nazarea Andrews chapstick and makeup mirror.

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Gentle Chains Teaser 6

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Teaser 3 – Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains 1 Days of Teasers

Gentle Chains, the new adult scifi adventure from Nazarea Andrews releases in one day, but today, she’s releasing two additional teasers. You can preorder now and read the first six chapters for free on Wattpad. See below for details.

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Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Gentle Chains
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Add to Your TBR: Goodreads
Preorder Now: Amazon
Read the First 6 Chapters: Wattpad

Synopsis
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Teaser 2 – Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains 2 Days of Teasers

Gentle Chains, the new adult scifi adventure from Nazarea Andrews releases in two days, but today, she’s releasing two additional teasers. You can preorder now and read the first six chapters for free on Wattpad. See below for details.

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Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Gentle Chains
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Add to Your TBR: Goodreads
Preorder Now: Amazon
Read the First 6 Chapters: Wattpad

Synopsis
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

Teaser – Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains 3 Days of Teasers

Gentle Chains, the new adult scifi adventure from Nazarea Andrews releases in three days, but today, she’s releasing a teaser and an excerpt. See below for details.

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Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Gentle Chains
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Add to Your TBR: Goodreads
Preorder Now: Amazon
Read the First 6 Chapters: Wattpad

Synopsis
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.

Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.

A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.

Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.

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Excerpt
He leads me back down the dark hallway, and despite the confinement, I breathe easier out of Henri Argot’s gaze.

“You don’t like being enclosed,” Kristoff says, when my wings twitch restlessly, the long edges brushing against my legs.

“No,” I say shortly and he glances at me, amused, before we enter a small bedroom.

There is only one bed, a detail that makes my stomach twist, threatening to send all I have eaten back up. I can’t do this.

“You’ll sleep on the floor. Henri doesn’t believe in coddling you. Tomorrow we’ll get you some gear, and practice a little—I’d like to get a feel for your strengths before we reach the jakta.”

“Why?” I ask, without thinking.

“Because I want an advantage when we get home. Did he clip your wings? Spread them; let me see.”

I shake my head, and Kristoff’s eyes narrow. Impatience and disgust fill his psyche.

Violence doesn’t. Which is why the blow to my kidneys stuns me. I half-crumple against him, wheezing. “Stand up and spread your wings.”

“No.”

Kristoff sighs, a noise that conveys regret and annoyance, and then he punches me again.

After each blow—the kidneys, my diaphragm, my ear, my face—he makes the same demand. I’m wheezing, blood pouring from my nose, and he cocks his head at me where I’m on the ground. “It’ll be your wings, next. Stand up and spread them.”

I straighten slowly, and this time I let my wings spread. The tips sting, and I flinch as they bump the door behind me. He watches, surprise flickering across his face. “Well, you are a rarity—a fighter and a le,” he murmurs, taking in my translucent, blue moth wings. Moth wings are rare—they usually morph into butterfly at puberty.

And anything rare has more value.

“How much do you know about the Eleyi?” I ask, folding them back and falling into the only chair.

Kristoff shrugs. “As much as you’d expect for a slave raised in the jakta. Enough to be knowledgeable, but not dangerous.” He gets a wet towel and hands it to me before he sits on the bed, watching me. “Do you have a name in mind?”

I shake my head. “I like my name.”

His lips twist, amused, “Your owner doesn’t. And that matters much more than your opinion.” I glare and he laughs. “You’re going to be difficult to break, aren’t you? You remind me of a slave we had from Ceren system. No one expected anything from her. Ja Argot bought her to be beautiful fodder. She was deadly in the arena, even though she was tiny. We called her Brielle.”

I let the name roll around in my head, taking its place. Except, it doesn’t.

It feels alien and Other.

It’s not me.

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

Special Announcement – Shades of Blue by Nazarea Andrews

Shades of Blue

Note from author, Nazarea Andrews:

This year, I’m doing something super fun—I’m releasing an entire novel in serial format, with a new installment coming every week. And the only way to read it is to sign up for my newsletter!!! I know, I know! Newsletter—all the spam. But I promise. No spam. Aside from the weekly story updates, I’ll probably send one newsletter a month announcing new releases or upcoming events. And that’s it.

So here’s a bit about this sexy new thriller.

Shades of Blue by Nazarea Andrews

Shades of Blue by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Shades of Blue
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: 2015
Genre: New Adult Romantic Thriller
Links: Newsletter

Synopsis
Caledon Peterson came to Northern University for one thing: to find his missing brother. But the college is a hive of secrets, and he’s quickly drowning in them.

Indigo Kennish is a junior, an activist and an enigma, someone he can’t quite figure out with electric blue hair, a bad attitude, and lips he can’t quit thinking about. Violet Rice is the picture perfect sorority girl, daughter of the dean and blatant about wanting him. But neither girl is telling him the whole truth.

And someone is killing students at the university.

As the body count grows, and the truth about his brother comes to light Caledon is drawn closer to both girls, and the secrets threaten to bury them all.

Go back to Northern in a new novel that tells the curse of Bluebeard in a modern dark thriller where you never know who to trust.

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Excerpt
I hate Northern. I hated it when I visited it the first time, when I told Dad to fuck himself and his alma mater. I hated it every time I came back, for one of my brother’s graduation.

I hate it now, more than ever. Because this time I’m here to find the brother who vanished on its fucking campus. I sit on the stone stoop, and stare at the students bustling around campus like it holds the secrets to their entire world. 

Hell, maybe it does. For me, it holds the secrets of my brother, and that’s enough.

Freshman orientation is in an hour, and I stretch my legs. It wouldn’t do to be late, not at my first official function.

A few girls sashay by, and I can feel their eyes, hot and assessing.

It’s not terribly surprising. I’m a Peterson, after all. We are born lucky, blessed with wealthy and intelligence, and damn good genetics. I flash them a quick smirk, and one, the one in the middle, blushes, a deep bloom of color that trails down her neck. I laugh soundlessly as the ringleader pulls away her minions, gossiping as fast as they go.

Lane has been missing for six months. Since March. And the cops say nothing happened—he answers his emails, and he says he’s in Europe for a while, getting a fresh look on shit after a bad breakup.

But I know my brother. And Lane isn’t in fucking Europe. He hated Europe—we always ditched mom and dad, ending up in some shitty hotel in Amsterdam, blitzed out of our minds. Dad hated that I subverted Lane. The older guys never fell for my shit. But Lane—we were separated by three years, but he was the best friend I could ask for.

I shake my head, and glance down at the email again. It’s from last October, talking about a girl he had just started seeing, a girl who would break his heart. They’re saying he ran from her.

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon