Monday, September 23, 2013


I am excited to share an excerpt and giveaway for Only For You, by Marquita Valentine. This is the second book in the Boys of the South Series. This event was coordinated by AToMR.
I beta read this book for the author, and have to say that she did such a great job with Violet and Cole's story!

Series: Boys of the South #2
Category/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romacne
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 9/20/13

Loose ends left loose for too long tend to strangle.

Cole and Violet knew it wouldn’t be easy. They knew their relationship would take work. But when the press finds out about Violet Lynn’s newest boyfriend, they start digging.  And when his past come to light, exposing all of his family’s secrets, their relationship begins to fray.

Country Music’s Golden Boy, Jaxon Hunter, has it all, except the girl that got away. What she saw, she really didn’t. What she thought happened, he allowed her to believe for reasons so insane that no one would ever have believed him if he had confessed. But now that everything’s out in the open, he’s going to do his damndest to convince her that he’s the only one for her.

Now Violet must choose between Jaxon— her first love and the guy she thought had cheated on her—and Cole—the guy who helped her heal and love again.

Or will one of them make the decision for her?

Author’s Favorite Quotes from Only For You and Why
By Marquita Valentine

“Instead of crying, I smile wider. Instead of falling to my knees, I dance around on stage while launching into my next set. Instead of living with love, I’m learning to live on my own. Without love.” ~ Violet Rae  

I chose this quote because it pretty much encapsulates the mood of the opening scene in ONLY FOR YOU

“These are the times I can do no more than stare at her, because my thoughts have all piled up in my head, like a traffic jam on I-85. Only thing I can make out is a flashing sign that says, “Hot Woman ahead. Will turn your brain to mush for the next million miles.” ~ Cole

I chose this quote, because while it pretty much sums up every man when his mind turns to mush, it especially reveals how much Rae affects Cole’s entire thought process.

“I’d envisioned a lifetime with Violet, with kids and everything that comes with being married. But I blew all that to hell, with one not-so-simple decision.” ~ Jaxon Hunter

I chose this, because I actually give Jaxon’s POV in Only For You. I thought it was important to show his side of things…well, most of it. 

“Once all those girls get a look at him, he’ll be pinned on Pinterest Boards faster than I can say Man Candy.” ~Violet Rae

I chose this scene, because I feel like this gives a little glimpse into what they as a couple can expect now that their relationship is out in the open. 

“Once the thought of a guy like Cole or Jaxon being jealous would have thrilled me down to my toes, but now, it only makes my heart ache. Jealousy hurts—it pinches at your heart until all the love bleeds out and nothing’s left but resentment and anger.” ~ Violet Rae 

I chose this because I felt like this shows how much Rae has grown since her relationship with Jaxon, and how much jealous can hurt us all.

“Then she pats me on the cheek, the most physical contact I’ve had from her in years, and the little boy inside of me wants to go after her. Wants to hug her and ask her why. But the man I’ve become won’t let him, because neither of us will like her answer.” ~ Cole

I chose this because it breaks my heart when I think about the relationship Cole desperately wants with his mother, yet will never have.


Boys of the South Series
 Live for You (Boys of the South, #1) Only For You (Boys of the South, #2)

(click on cover for GoodReads page)

Purchase Live For You 
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Purchase Only For You
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(1) $50 Amazon Gift Card – International

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About the author:
Marquita Valentine
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

 Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children. 
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  1. Good article and thanks for your share!

  2. I have seen this book around and somehow this cover got me really intrigued. I love her eyes! :) I see people really enjoyed it so maybe I'll give it a try. Great post :)

  3. I love reading quotes from books - these are some good ones! That's awesome you beta read the book and love it so much. :)

  4. I love the color, her eyes pop & the entire cover looks so homey to me.

    Lovely quotes, you really know how to pick the killer ones.

  5. Aww thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes with us Marquita and Andrea, there are some really great ones that make me want to give this book a go!

  6. JISS!!!! I'm so excited! We need a HOLLAND springs weekend!

  7. I am loving these quotes, and the series sounds wonderful! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway :)

  8. I'm reading this now and I love it, but I am really pissed off at Cole at this point because he is acting like a jerk. I am sure he will redeem himself before all is said and done :). Love the quotes.

  9. I love the quotes that the author chose, and how she gives an explanation of why she chose each quote. This gives me a great fell for the book. Thanks for sharing friend :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escaoe

  10. The book sounds wonderful, and I love the cover. Great quotes. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  11. This book sounds really good. I like the quotes the author chose. (: The characters sound great.

  12. Looks good. Its on my TBR!

  13. I love these quotes, they definitely make me curious. I'm anxious to meet these characters!

  14. Wow, this sounds very angsty and like it would rip my heart right out! I'm wondering what guy to root for. Sounds like Jaxxon is all kinds of hot and that they have a history. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway, ladies! :)

  15. This is a great way to stir up interest in the book. I love the quotes and I especially like the reasons behind them being chosen. I seem to recall your review of the first book in the series (and maybe the second?) and that you really enjoyed it. Yet another author you've introduced me to that I'm gonna have to check out! Thanks, Andrea!


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