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Monday, April 13, 2015

Between the Sheets Promotions Presents: If by N.G. Jones: #Review & #Giveaway

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Title: If
Author: N.G. Jones
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Rating:  5 Stars
Told in the first person.


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Between the Sheets Promotions and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Someone hadn't scarred my face.
I hadn’t followed my dreams to LA.
That tweaker hadn't attacked that homeless guy.
I hadn't invited a stranger over for Thanksgiving.
I hadn’t fallen in love.

If I hadn’t lost him.
I hadn’t gone for that drive.
I saw the world like everyone else.
My “genius” wasn’t slowly destroying me.
I had just walked away before I could ever know her.
She hadn’t ignited the spark.

If the spark didn’t ignite the madness.

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My Thoughts:
Please make sure to read the note from this author.  She gives you a little information about the writing of this story.  She grabs her reader’s attention right from the Prologue.

Bird shows how tough life can be when you’re trying to catch a break.  The author has written a scene where I can almost feel the terror of what Bird went through – it’s something that I can relate to.  Ash is a man who likes to observe people but not be observed himself.  He gives the reader a glimpse into what brought him to that place.  A frightening event will bring these two people together.

The author has written a very thought provoking tale wrapped up in a romance.  Until I started doing reviews, I never thought about all the work that an author goes through just for my enjoyment and Ms. Jones reminded me that.  She also reminds us that we label people with our eyes without getting to know them or to understand their circumstances.  We allow the news to affect how we think of those that are different from us.

It’s a story where you have to question what you’re missing when someone you love seems to get lost in themselves.  Or is it that we just don’t want to see because then we’ll start blaming ourselves.  Another question that comes up is, when do we become involved – become a Good Samaritan.  In today’s world there are people out there that fake their circumstances; which just ruins it for those that actually need our help. 

This is one of those stories that I don’t think that the author will mind if you put down the book – there’s a lot to take in.  But you most certainly will want to pick it up again.  And, please don’t speed-read because you will just be doing a disservice to yourself.  Don’t you want to know what happens between Bird and Ash?  It’s a story that shows you not everything in life is fair but there are just some things worth fighting for.  It’s my hope that you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

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Her cries looked like shards of glass, a sour flavor assaulted my taste buds, my fingertips felt like they were being pricked with needles. They would not snuff her light, they would not dull her laughter. She was the only thing in this world that connected me to my old self. Suddenly I cared again, if only for that moment. Those sick fucks would not hurt her.

My numbness was mangled from the inside with a fury that detonated like a bomb. I didn’t even feel the knife as it dug into my flesh.

That girl, for some reason, I couldn’t shut it off with her. I saw her just as vividly as I used to see everything.

She made me want to create again. That was dangerous. Far more dangerous than anything these stupid muggers could have done. I had to keep the desire at bay or else I would lose control. Because my art destroys the people I care about. It turns me into a monster.

Up until that point, the redheaded girl who shined like a beacon in the mist was an empty threat. There was an invisible barrier, where girls like her didn’t see guys who lurked in alleyways. I was safe from her ability to break through to the parts of my brain that had been made dormant through copious amounts of medication.

Yet, somehow, there she was, seeing me. Glimmering in the dark alleyway like some sort of guardian angel that I didn’t want.

I tried so hard not to exist, but she was forcing me to. She was forcing me to partake in life.

I wanted to die, but she forced me to live.

And I wasn’t happy about it.

About The Author:
Nina G. Jones is the author of the bestselling novel DEBT, the Strapped Series and the erotic romance, Gorgeous Rotten Scoundrel. She wants to say something clever here, but all her good material goes into her characters.

Nina currently resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two crazy Boxers.

Her first new adult romance, If, releases on March 16th, 2015 under the moniker N.G. Jones.

Nina LOVES connecting with readers. You can connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, or email her through her website,

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