Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Is In The Air: As We Fall Together by Molli Moran | Excerpt + Giveaway

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I am super incredibly thrilled to have the lovely and beautifully talented Molli Moran, on the blog with us today sharing an excerpt from her upcoming New Adult novella, As We Fall Together (The Walker Boys, #1.5). It's the continuation of Jonah and Quinn's story, from As You Turn Away (The Walker Boys, #1). I don't know about you guys, but I am super incredibly excited for this novella, because Jonah is SUPER SWOON-WORTHY HANDSOME and Quinn is just an amazing female character that it's hard not to love her faults and all.  

Before I share the SUPER SWEET AND UNDENIABLY SWOON-WORTHY excerpt with you guys that she generously shared with me, I feel like telling you...
As You Turn Away
by Molli Moran
Published: February 27, 2014
Age Demographic: New Adult
Pages: 258
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

Two hearts, one life-changing summer, and a long-awaited second chance...

When Quinnlan Reynolds left home at 18, she escaped her small, Georgia town and her suffocating upbringing. She started a new life as a ballerina, and tasted freedom for the first time. But four years later, her first visit home turns tragic. Reeling, Quinn tries to piece her life back together again. But doing so is easier said than done when sexy Jonah Walker saunters back into her life. 

Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be. 

But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together. 

As We Fall Together 
by Molli Moran
Published: Coming 2015
Age Demographic: New Adult

A continuation of Jonah and Quinn's story from AS YOU TURN AWAY. 

They made the choice to be together, but their happiness will require trust, time, and work... 

Jonah Walker finally feels secure in his relationship with Quinn, and now that he believes she's all in, he turns his attention to strengthening their love. He makes every day a celebration of what they have, all the while working for the future he wants, both with her, and as an individual. 

Quinn Reynolds is learning all over again how to really live her life. After spending too many years denying herself happiness, too long of holding back out of fear, she's finally letting everything go now. It's as terrifying as it is freeing, but with Jonah, her friends, and her newfound inner strength, Quinn wants to move away from the past entirely.

Giving in to her passion for life, for dancing, and for Jonah will test her courage and make her feel finally alive. 

There are no secrets between them now, but they both have to grow in order to turn their love from a happily-for-now into a happily-ever-after.

One Song Away
by Molli Moran
Published: December 1, 2015
Age Demographic: New Adult
Pages: 200
Buy Links: Amazon 

She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…

Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn't taking off, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose, she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s going home with empty pockets.

Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mama doesn't have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high school crush (and former best friend) is back in town, too, and when he asks her for a favor, she agrees...on one condition. He says he’ll be her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: re-introduce him to her family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.

Sophie is sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time. Sure, she was in love with him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn't bargain for moments that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave her shaken and wanting more. Sweet moments where she forgets they aren't really dating. And she didn't count on old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.

Soon, Sophie can’t tell which kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep...and she thinks Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping that the life she wants is one song away, or finally write her own song?  

Without warning, the Ferris Wheel’s smooth motion jerked to a stop. Several people yelled out good-natured protests, while Quinn squirmed in her seat. Way down on the ground, the people in charge of the ride were already swarming, working on getting it going again.

“Well.” Jonah turned to Quinn, a mischievous expression looking all too at home on his features. “What do we do now?”

She shrugged, daring a glance over the side of their Ferris Wheel car. The people below them were milling around, children holding their parent’s hands, carnies trying their best to convince folks to part with their hard-earned money. From up here though, everyone looked smaller. “Um, we hope this thing gets moving again soon.”

“Nope.” He chuckled, the sound flowing warmly between them. “I have other ideas.”

Switching her attention to him, Quinn blinked. “Oh no. I don’t think so.” She pressed her hand lightly against his chest to keep him from coming any closer.

Ignoring her gesture, he entwined her fingers with his. “I do think so, Princess.” He tightened his grasp on her hand, and scooted closer to her, rocking their car with his movement. “We’re trapped way up here together, and we might as well make the most of it.”

Quinn snorted, shaking her head. "Only you would try to put the moves on a girl while we're stuck on a fair ride."

"What can I say? I'm an opportunistic person." His green eyes danced. “And I’m only interested in putting the moves on one girl.”

Tilting her head back, she tried to keep a straight face while she gazed at the stars. She couldn't fault Jonah for trying. He knew she wasn't crazy about being trapped like this, and he wanted to take her mind off of things. And why not? She was so used to getting stuck in her head in moments like this, closing herself off to life. Maybe like her therapist kept saying, it was time she decided to live in the moment. To be here. Now.

*Be here. Now.* With the mantra in mind, Quinn turned her attention to the present. To the strong arms wrapped around her. To the scent of Jonah’s cologne, and the feel of his flannel shirt in her fingers. To the stars and the cool breeze and the sounds of laughter from below them.

“Hey Jonah…” She drawled, grinning. “You know what 22 year olds aren’t too old for?”

“What?” His eyes crinkled at the corners as he gave her an answering smile.

“Making out on a Ferris wheel. Come here, you."

"I thought you'd never ask," he said, before covering her mouth with his.

© 2015 Molli Moran. From As We Fall Together by Molli Moran, published by Molli Moran.
All rights reserved.
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About the Author

Molli Moran  is a Southern author who doesn't consider her day complete if she hasn't written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls

She's a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books, which are usually about quirky characters chasing after their happily ever after. 

Although content when reading, she can often be found watching and flailing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend. 

Molli loves Oxford commas, country music, Stefan Salvatore, and scarves.

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