Friday, May 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Jaded (Starstruck, Standalone Series) By Elle J Rossi @ElleJRossi @GHBTours

Starstruck Standalone Series
By- Elle J Rossi
Publication Date- May 2015
Genre- New Adult Contemporary Romance

Welcome to STARSTRUCK, a showplace for talent, a playground for love.The hot nights amp up with Rossi’s novella JADED, part of a new contemporary continuity series by Beth Ciotta, Cynthia Valero, and Elle J Rossi. Three authors. One world.


Four years ago Brooklyn ran from that plea and straight toward what she dreamed would be a better future. An aspiring fashion designer destined for more than the boredom of small town life and the strain of a whiskey-saturated family, she launched herself toward the runways of New York.
Emmett couldn’t compete with the glitz of the big city, let alone erase Brooklyn's emotional scars. When she turned down his proposal and left him behind, he poured what was left of his heart into his music. He got through with three rules: Play the guitar. Play the field. Forget about Brooklyn.
Now Brooklyn is back and the past and present collide inside Starstruck when Brooklyn fills in as lead singer for Emmett’s band. Night after night of thumping bass and passionately sung lyrics reminds them of every delicious memory they ever shared. But a sizzling attraction can only go so far when emotions are raw and trust is fragile. Emmett still wants forever. Brooklyn is only good at temporary.
Can two hearts find a way to truly connect off the stage, or will they stay forever jaded?



The front door creaked. “Hey. Smells good in here. Who’s cooking?”
Speak of the devil. Or should she say angel? Actually, Emmett had always been an equal mixture of both. That’s what had attracted her to him in the first place. Just hearing his voice now heated her blood. She reached for her ice water and took a big gulp.
Natalie hopped off the chair and ran to the front of the house. “Hi, Emmett. Brooklyn and I are making a salad. Devon’s supposed to be making the spaghetti, but I think he burned the water.”
“Shut up,” Devon called after her. “You can’t burn water.”
Emmett walked into the kitchen laughing, Natalie one step ahead of him. “Trust me, dude. You can. I did this morning.”
Brooklyn put the knife down and leaned against the counter. Watching. Learning. Emmett seemed more comfortable around her siblings than she did. She had a feeling Thursday hadn’t been the first time he’d come to their rescue. She’d tried her best to get to know them better throughout the day. It wasn’t enough, though. She wished she were a sponge that could absorb four years in one afternoon.
“Truck work out okay?” Emmett crossed to the sink and washed his hands.
Strong hands. Hands that built houses, and played guitar, and helped kids who had messed up mothers. Hands that used to touch her in ways no other ever could. His clothes were covered with flecks of sawdust and he smelled of the outdoors and sweat. Still, she wanted to wrap her body around him and get all up close and personal. Damn, he wore the construction look well.
Conflicting emotions twisted Brooklyn’s stomach into knots. She forced herself to smile. “Yeah. Thanks.”
Emmett moved closer. She sucked in a breath, forced her eyes to stay open when they wanted to flutter closed in anticipation. He gave her a half smile and snagged a carrot from the counter. “You don’t have to do that, you know?”
“Do what?”
“I don’t have to smile?”
He bit into the carrot with an audible crunch. “Nope,” he answered around bites. “Not unless you can’t help herself. Those smiles are accepted and appreciated.”

About The Author-
Elle J Rossi is a writer of Dark Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Overly fond of the happily ever after, Elle lets her characters take control as they lead her down dark and twisted paths on their haunting journey toward love.

When not writing, you'll more than likely catch her hanging with her husband, two kids and a cat who truly does rule the roost, or stealing the mic from her friends as the duel over country karaoke.


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