Friday, November 16, 2012

Though the actual blog tour will not begin until early next year, I am taking part in a promotional event --hosted by AToMR Tours -- to spread the word about J.A. Redmerski's newest novel The Edge of Never.  Below you'll find info on the book and the author, an excerpt & a giveaway.

But first, a warning: Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ and may not be suitable for younger audiences. This novel falls in the Adult Contemporary Women’s/New Adult Fiction genre, not Young Adult.

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Title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: stand-alone
Publisher: indie/self-pubbed
Publication Date: November 15, 2012
Genre: new adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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

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

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

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

About the author:

Author of THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY and DIRTY EDEN, mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. Addictions: Starbucks every morning, trolling Barnes & Noble’s shelves once a week, detesting winter, shopping flea markets and preparing for the collapse of society as we know it. Do I own a tin foil hat? Maybe. :-)

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

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

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

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

Find out more about the author and her books:

Website | Twitter | Facebook

THE EDGE OF NEVER: Excerpt #2 - Pretending

I pull my hand from his and grasp the fabric above my boobs and pull the top up a little so that it feels better in place.

“I love you in that,” he says, “but you have to admit, it’s a distraction for douchebags.”

“Well, I don’t want to walk all the way back to the hotel just to change my top.”

“No, you don’t have to do that,” he says, reaching for my hand again. “But if you want to go to another club, you’re gonna have to do something for me, alright?”


“Just pretend you’re my girlfriend,” he says and a little smile spreads across my lips. “At least that way no one will fuck with you, or they’re less likely to try, anyway.”

He pauses and looks at me and says, “Unless you want guys to hit on you?”

It takes no time at all for my head to start shaking. “No. I do not want any guys to hit on me. Innocent flirting, fine—it does wonders for my confidence—but not douchebags.”

“Good, then it’s settled. You’re my sexy girlfriend for the night, which means I get to take you back to the room later and make you squeal a little.” There’s that boyish grin of his again that I love so much.

I’m tingling between the legs now. I swallow hard and play it off by playfully narrowing my eyes at him.

I’m just glad to see his dimples again, as opposed to that wrathful—although incredibly sexy, still—expression that consumed his features moments ago.

“As much as I like it—well, ‘like’ is really putting it lightly—I’m not going to let you do that anymore.”

He looks hurt and a little shocked. “Why not?”

“Because, Andrew, I…well, I just won’t let you—now come here.” I cup my hands around the sides of his neck and pull him toward me.

And then I kiss him softly, letting my lips linger on his afterwards.

“What are you doing?” he says, staring down into my eyes.

I smile sweetly up at him. “I’m getting into character.”

A grin tugs the corners of his lips. He turns me around and locks his arm around my waist as we head toward Bourbon Street.

  • Entrants must be 17 or older to enter this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is international
  • One entry per household.
  • All entries will be verified.  Any entry found to be falsified will result in disqualification of all entries for that participant.
  • Winner will be notified via email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected.  And, people, check your SPAM folders...I've had to reach out more than once to some winners because they "didn't get the first email."  I don't want to, but I'm going to have to start just picking new winners.  :C
  • Giveaway is for a Kindle or Nook copy of the novel.  Kindle apps can be downloaded for free at Amazon.
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Thanks for stopping by & happy reading!


    1. I really like the cover. I love the excerpt! Thanks for sharing, Je !

      1. I like the cover a lot, too! I recently cut my hair, though, and now I'm regretting it cause I can't braid it like that anymore. :(

    2. Alright sexual content of seventeen and over! I need a big girl book. I bought a copy of this yesterday while it is cheap and my friend Ali@My Guilty Obsession loves this author! I am glad she has your stamp of approval as well. I know I said this before but I like the new brighter look of your blog it is so cheery!

      1. We need those sometimes, right? :P I bought my copy yesterday, too, while it was on sale. And, thanks....I needed a change. I think the old look kind of represented the fact that I read mainly fantasy and sci-fi, but since I've branched out to all genres now (yay!), I think the new look suits me better. :D

    3. This sounds like a great read and I love the cover!

      Jolene A

    4. I've waited for this book a long time! And the cover is pure awesomeness :) Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    5. I definitely like the cover. It caught my eye right off the bat. This sounds so good... Thanks or the giveaway!

    6. The excerpt is amazing. I checked out this book on amazon and really want to get this one. I love the cover and the grey scale. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

    7. Love the excerpt! The cover has a kind of haunting beauty to it.

    8. Beautiful cover! I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more.

    9. Love them both! Hope to read this soon! Added it to my to-read list:) Thanks!

    10. I think the cover is beautiful and romantic! I love the books premise, and I enjoy reading a good love story. I can't wait to read this one!!!

    11. The cover looks mysterious. It gives off the impression that there's more to this book than what's written on its blurb. And the excerpt, well, you picked the right part to share. Pretending to be a couple is just one of the situations I love to read.


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