Monday, December 23, 2013

Release Event : Fast Forward


A New Adult Contemporary Romance
Second Chances # 2
By Marion Croslydon
Release: December 19, 2013
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From the Amazon bestselling author of No Reverse comes a moving story about love, redemption and what happens when life switches to fast forward.

Cassie learned the hard way: Love forgives… in the end.

In No Reverse, Josh and Cassie’s epic love story went from the brink of destruction to a fragile new beginning. Now they must mend their broken family and win back the son they gave up five years ago.

 But second chances need to be earned and the road ahead is rocky. With Cassie on tour and Josh trying his hand at a political career, the struggle becomes clear. When the adoption takes a bad turn, Cassie and Josh are prepared to give up everything for the fight of their lives.

Will this young family finally heal the years of heartache, or will they be torn apart for good?

 There is no cliffhanger.  

Author’s Favorite Quotes from FAST FORWARD

I guess this means we’re real parents now. Doing what we’re not supposed to do, feeling guilty about it, but doing it anyway.” - Josh to Cassie

Croslydon: Sometimes I use my characters to say out loud something I am thinking or experiencing. That’s one of those times. I have two little daughters…
I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”
Croslydon: I am cheating here: I didn’t write this. Boris Pasternak—a Russian poet and novelist—did. I chose that quote to start Fast Forward though. Both Cassie and Josh are flawed and—like in real life—they don’t get it right all the time. But I hope they are learning from their mistakes and grow.
I don’t know if I had to give Lenor up. I only know that I never gave myself to her. I never gave myself to her because you had kept all of me and I never could let that go.” - Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: I guess that is what I would like to hear from the guy I love about his ex. What can I say? I don’t like sharing ;-)
If my stomach were Irish, it’d be dancing a jig right now.” - Cassie

Croslydon: Cassie about stage fright.
You are worth fighting for. You are worth dying for. And you are certainly worth living for. I’ll go after anything or anyone standing between us like a fucking Rottweiler.” - Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: Sigh…
Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are to love me.” - Josh to Cassie
Croslydon: Cassie and Josh are twenty-four. They have their own dreams. For Cassie, it’s music: singing and song-writing. Her dreams as a musician don’t necessarily make easy her role as a mother and a wife. What I absolutely love about Josh in this book is how he does everything he can to support Cassie and make sure her own aspirations are fulfilled.
1st scene:
Okay,” Shawn answered. He took the duffel and the guitar from Josh. “Say your goodbyes and we’ll be off.” He disappeared inside.
I climbed one step, which brought my eyes almost to Josh’s level. “So this is it.” Oh God, no crying, no crying, no crying. I pursed my lips and locked my jaw.
Make the most of it, Cass.” His mouth caressed mine. It wasn’t enough but any more and I would come undone. “With some luck we’ll see each other in D.C. in three weeks and then next month here again to see Lucas.”
I started to turn around and climb the stairs. The strength of his grip on my wrist startled me. In a flash, his palms cupped my cheeks.
I won’t let you get away, Cass. Not again. I made the mistake twice. I believed the worst of you. I didn’t fight for you.”
It’s okay, Champ. It’s the past—”
It’ll never be okay. You are worth fighting for. You are worth dying for. And you are certainly worth living for. I’ll go after anything or anyone standing between us like a fucking Rottweiler.”
He kissed me and it felt like he was stamping me with his love. My legs threatened to give way. He stood back and I climbed one step backwards. The automatic door shut in front of me.
I lifted my hand and waved at Josh. I must have looked like the poor kid who’d lost her mom in the mall. I heard whistles coming from the cabin of the bus but I didn’t give a damn.
My lips shaped the words I hadn’t said to Josh for so long. I didn’t want to say them out loud. Not because of the guys making fun of me, but because there were only mine and I didn’t want to share them with anybody but Josh.
2nd scene:
So let me sum things up: Wild daisy scented candles, check; half a gallon of bubble bath, check; real Champagne from France, check.”
Yep.” I saw him swallow hard.
Tell me, Champ: Are you trying to get me in the sack by any chance?”
Technically, I’m trying to get you in the bath.”
And we both know how technical you can be,” I teased him.
Josh stepped toward me. With each one of his steps, my skin tingled a bit more. When he stood over me, it felt like a blanket of heat washed over my body.
I’m not trying to be technical right now. I’m just damn plain desperate.”
Desperate to be in you.”
My mouth gaped and I struggled to recover. “What about ‘being ready’?”
Fuck ‘being ready.’”
That’s not very technical.”
No, that’s explicit.”

I like ‘explicit’ very much.” I eyed the Champagne. “Now please get me explicitly drunk by pouring some of that bubbly, will you?”
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Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.

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