Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Michelle Kemper Brownlow is goin' INDIE! Happy RE-release Day, MK!

Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.

Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.

Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?

Sequel to IN TOO DEEP 
By Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Gracie survived an emotionally abusive relationship that wrecked her. Her ex, Noah, systematically chipped away at her self-esteem through intimidation, humiliation and infidelity which left Gracie unable to trust her own perception of his intentions. But after falling head over heels for Jake, her best friend and the man who stood by her through it all, she is ready to experience life in the way it was meant to be lived. 

However, Gracie may find it impossible to simultaneously heal from the trauma of abuse while navigating a relationship with Jake. Can she put her heart on hold in order to heal her soul? The sequel to the five-star debut novel, In Too Deep, chronicles Gracie's steps toward healing as she falls deeper in love, reaches out for help, stands on her own, steps out of her comfort zone, faces her biggest fears, and reconnects with a sensual, talented soul from her past all in hopes of finding herself on solid ground.


In honor of Michelle's INDIE debut, IN TOO DEEP is only $0.99 today! Be sure you grab your copy today because this is a very limited time offer!! Click HERE to be redirected to Amazon!


Now, Michelle has decided to have a giveaway with some AMAZING items, and its up to me how to do it! So, I will open up to you a bit and let you know that the theme of abuse by the gorgeous manipulator in IN TOO DEEP hits very, very close to home for me. So close that I wonder if Michelle wrote this about me. I'm also working on a similar story that is largely based on my experiences in this five year slowly-surfacing abusive relationship, so that's to come! 

Anyway, I wonder what strikes a chord with you when you read these two blurbs. Anything? Have you been abused or know a friend who was? Did you find true love in someone who helped you overcome trauma or tragedy? 

Comment below with your answer for a chance to win something from this fantastic grab bag! Go!

Grab bag contents(to be distributed between multiple blog winners):
• 2 sets of Gracie's earrings (ITD turquoise)
• 2 turquoise bracelets w charms
• 1 turq. beaded charm key chain
• 5 sets of signed postcards, bookmarks & simple charm keychain
• 4 framed, signed segments of books (2 ITD, 2 OSG)
• 1 framed, signed ITD cover
• 1 framed , signed OSG cover
• 2 signed books (winner's choice)
• 1 IN TOO DEEP pages wreath


Be sure to check Michelle out in her various social media locations! 

Michelle Kemper Brownlow likes her music loud and prefers live concerts but will happily settle for the eclectic playlists on her iPhone. This Penn State grad and former high school art teacher is easily distracted by colorful art supplies and Eddie Vedder’s voice. When she’s not in her studio writing, she can be found putting off housework for a good romance novel that has her heart pounding and tears flowing. She is married to her very own “Jake” and is a mom to three fantastic humans, a black lab and a Chinchilla named Wodney.

HUGE congrats on joining us indies, Michelle!!!


  1. Best wishes to Michelle for sales. The blurbs are compelling. I can understand anyone not wanting to step outside of his/her comfort zone (On Solid Ground).
    I still find it too difficult to write about the trauma my husband helped me through.

  2. Having been in an abusive relationship, I know how hard it is to walk away. You're so beaten down mentally and emotionally, you feel like no one else will ever want you so why bother leaving. I wish I had had myself a Jake that was there for me, but then again I'm stronger because I didn't. Thanks for the opportunity and thank you for such an interesting giveaway entry.

    1. Hi Angela! My daughter randomly picked a number between one and three (she picked 2) and you're the winner of my little giveaway! Please send me your email address so I can forward it to Michelle. Thank you!

      Email: emailjessarusso at gmail dot com

    2. H again,
      I'm sorry but it has been too long since I announced the winner. I have to pick another one. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I haven't gotten a chance to read these books just yet. But I have heard nothing but great things about them.
    I have been in multiple abusive relationships until I met my second husband. He changed my whole world.
    Now a days it is more common for abusive relationships to arise and it so hard to speak out about them. Most girls are scared of the different so they stay like I did. I finally reached a point in my life where I was scared for my life so I had to get out and start over. And I'm thankful for it today.
    I really look forward to reading these books. Thank you so much for an opportunity to win a giveaway and have my fingers crossed.

    1. Hi Carolyn!

      I've chosen a new winner, and ta-da! You're it! Please send me your email address ASAP so I can forward it to Michelle. Thank you!

      Email: emailjessarusso at gmail dot com