New Release Cover Reveal
Losing Forever is finally available for pre-order!
I love this cover done by Bookin' it Designs and the talented Talina Perkins.
In addition to the New Release, I'll be doing a giveaway on Instagram!
What you can win:
~Amazon e-gift card $50.00
~The Forever Series, serial romance collection kindle eBook (volumes 1-3, plus the bonus novel vol 4)
~Waiting Forever: vol 5 kindle eBook (standalone)
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*Winner will be announced on August 5th on my IG page*
To supporter readers who love romance and are still struggling during this time, my books will remain at a lower than normal rate. I will also continue to have sales and offer freebies, which I always post on my Instagram account @tagallina. So be on the lookout.
For a limited time, Losing Forever pre-order will be available for $0.99! Hurry and don't miss out!
ARCS will be going out in a few weeks via BookFunnel with the official launch date on September 17th.
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This story is a spin-off that came to me after the launch of The Forever Series serial collection (volumes 1-4). I started it and then had to set it aside to write Nathan's story, Waiting Forever, which came to me like a tornado. Those characters (Nathan and Kensington) were ready for their story and demanded release from my brain.
The characters in Losing Forever are beautifully flawed and broken after major losses in their lives. Grayson was one of my favorites to write for his humorous alpha behavior. His comments and/or thoughts surprised me so much during the experience it was like he was writing himself.
Braylee touched my heart with her sweet nature and the struggles she overcomes after not only losing her family but the person she was before the accident. She was also dear to me because I lost close family members at a tender age, including my father. That kind of shock and grief changes a person and definitely shapes who you become.
Losing Forever is a standalone that can be read without previous knowledge of the other novels in the series.
Please enjoy a sneak preview below.
*NOTE: This is not the final proofread version.
The Forever Series, vol 6
Healing doesn’t happen overnight. Neither does falling in love.
Frankenstein has nothing on this twenty-year-old. Okay. Maybe a few more stitches in a few more places but we both were sewn back together.
A year and a half ago, I lost my family in an accident that left me scarred inside and out and with a sizable inheritance I refuse to spend. Money can’t bring me happiness. No touch can bring me comfort, and desire—forget it. Who’s going to want me like this?
That’s what I thought until Grayson came into my life.
The ex-baseball star has a list of home runs on the field and off. He’s all wrong for me, possibly broken beyond repair. I can’t help him. I’m still trying to fix myself. But when he’s near, parts of me spark back to life. And when he looks at me, I feel like my old self or a version of her.
How wrong would it be to pursue this thing between us? Could I handle it? Should I bother finding out?
Damaged? Me? Maybe a little. Fine, a lot. But I’ve been through some shit.
It’s not every day you find out your dad’s a liar and a criminal who launders money for the mafia. Trust issues are only one of my problems. Trouble has a way of finding me or maybe I create it. I turned down an offer to play in MLB and quit the game.
At twenty-two, I’m a walking disaster, which is fine as long as I keep my guard up and don’t bring anyone into my mess.
That was the plan until Braylee entered my life.
How can someone who’s lost so much face the world with more strength than I have in my batting arm? I want to devour her and shelter her at the same time.
I’m trying to be good. But that’s never worked for me in the past, especially when all I want to do is tear down her walls, her clothes, and anything else she’s hiding behind.
LOSING FOREVER, Vol 6 preview
“Noah said you just got out of a relationship.” Why am I prying—to learn if he screwed that up, too?
He exhales. “I did. When news broke about my dad, shit changed fast. People were in my life and then they weren’t. My girlfriend left first—not that I was a model boyfriend. My mom disappeared next. Friends and teammates followed, looking at me and treating me differently. My dad went to jail, and I went from being known as the college ball player with a promising future to the player with a criminal father who launders money for the mafia.” He lets out a pained laugh. “People didn’t know what to think of me. They wondered if they could trust me. If I knew the truth about my dad’s businesses. If I was in on it. If my mom knew. If my dad used his mafia connections to get me my pro offer. If my high GPA was real or paid for. If I was a threat. A target. It was too much. I needed an escape, so I came here, and you see how well that’s gone so far.”
“Grayson. I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with all this.” My hand is on his chest before I can stop it.
He sucks in a breath. Holds it. “It’s not your fault,” he murmurs in such a sad voice.
“It’s not yours, either. Your life was ripped away from you. People you cared about left when you needed them, and everyone else judged you.”
I remember overhearing stuff about Grayson’s dad in the news, but I didn’t pay it much attention, too caught up in my own life and problems. My aunt and uncle never talked about it, either. I wish I’d asked them questions about his family and friends. But then, he was a last-minute addition to the Clearwater branch, so I wouldn’t have known to or that he’d be a part of my life.
He lowers his head toward mine, his bangs brushing my forehead. “Noah told me you were good at stuff like this. He said you helped him, and he thought you could help me.”
“He did?” My heart grows lighter. Noah has always thanked me for my help, but he never acknowledged it worked. I'm so happy it did.
“Yeah. He also told me to keep my distance from you.”
“Why?” Is Grayson interested in me?
“I think it’s obvious why. I have a talent for screwing things up. I have a talent for screwing too but that doesn’t help to keep me out of trouble.”
Holy hell that was sexy. My insides heat.
“Noah wouldn’t be a good cousin if he didn’t threaten to beat my ass if I touched you.”
I suck in a breath. “Did he say that?”
“Not in those words.” He plays with a strand of my hair. “I don't know why I’m so honest with you. You're like a walking truth serum. I shouldn’t be touching you, either. See how easy it is for me to get into trouble?” He runs a finger down my arm.
Shivers break out across my skin. I should pull away.
“Tell me I’m a prick and to leave you alone.”
I don’t say anything. I can’t. My body thrums with feelings and desires I want to enjoy, if only for a moment.
“Bray?” He slips his finger under my chin, tilting my head back, and bringing our lips dangerously close.
Pre-accident me would have jumped him by now. That girl had balls. She took chances. The girl I am now is protective and scared of what people will think when they see the real me—the patched-up quilt of flesh beneath my clothes. Who will want me then? No one. This is all I can allow, so I stand here, flirting with him, pretending I’m not broken. I’m just a normal girl in the dark, wanting a guy who wants me, too.
Kiss me, I will him, smart enough not to make the move but not smart enough not to wish for it.
He brushes his nose along my cheek and whispers in my ear, “You should go to bed.”
I sway, lightheaded in the most wonderful way. “Why?” Don’t I know?
“I’m trying to do the right thing and we both know how bad I am at that. Now, go to bed before I prove how ungentlemanly I can be.”
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