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Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #1)

Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.
River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.
Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.
Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

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Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #1)

Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.
River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.
Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.
Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

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Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #1)

Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.
River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.
Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.
Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

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Love Exactly (Sticks & Stones, #1)

Emma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.

With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma’s checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul–Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she’s become because of it?

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Walking in the Shadows

Seconds seem like a lifetime when the life you lived is slowly drained out of you by those who care not what you felt, hoped, or dreamed. When the darkness comes it is all-consuming; there is no light and there is no pain. It is the never-ending loss of hope that now consumes me as I die in his arms.
This is Abigail Martin’s nightmare. After her parents become the first victims of a serial killer obsessed with the vampire saga, “Crimson Reign,” Abigail does the only thing that she thinks will save her from her parent’s fate–she becomes some one else. As Vera MacIntrye, she falls in love with the very handsome Tad Knightley, and then walks into her first day at her new school to see him standing at the front of the classroom. He’s every teenage girls fantasy, but as he writes “Mr. Knightley: AP British Literature” across the white board Vera realizes the one person who filled the gaping hole in her heart will soon rip it wide open again.
Vera struggles to adjust to being a ‘normal’ teenager with very adult responsibilities like paying the rent, buying groceries and making sure that lights stay on, while being drawn time and time again back to her off-limits teacher. What’s worse is he is drawn to her too, and their worlds refuse to stay apart when Tad finds Vera screaming in terror in the parking lot after the winter formal. The murderer has struck again and is getting closer to the next target–Vera. Tad will do whatever he can to save her, even if it means losing his dream job, but will it be enough when the murderer is closer than anyone ever thought?

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In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1)

At eighteen there is one thing Kate Ericson is certain of—the world is at war and has been since she was two years old. That was when her father pulled her family and a group of close friends to a God forsaken place in the middle of nowhere. For Kate there is no escape from the sea of lies she is drowning in until her world collides with Hunter Marks—the son of her father’s biggest opponent. An opponent that Kate didn’t even know existed. What Hunter kidnaps Kate for, and what her family will try to kill her to keep secret, is a knowledge that she doesn’t have. Now Kate’s innocence seems to becoming undone at the seams of reality. Hunter then finds himself fighting the hopelessness that is creeping into the edges of her heart as she learns more about the corruption that has devoured their lives. As Hunter and Kate forge a strong and unique relationship it becomes clear that their love is something that the bureaucracy never expected, and that Hunter’s father will do whatever he can to destroy it. Hunter believes he must sacrifice love in order to teach Kate that the world’s deadliest weapon is her. Hunter and Kate will have to find the strength to rise above a deception that is so great, even the ones who created it don’t realize its depth.

In Between Seasons is a new kind of post-apocalyptic novel, one that focuses on the characters and uses the lack of understanding of a corrupt world as the backdrop to shape them into who they are as people.

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Authors Break Laws Without Knowing It

3 marketing mondayThat’s right, there are authors out there breaking laws without knowing it, and you might just be one of them. I’ve been seeing a lot of advertisements by indie authors lately, which is great–but I came to the abrupt realization that some of these authors may be breaking the laws of trademark without knowing it. The reason? I’m seeing more and more authors utilizing the trademark logos of those vendors that currently sell their novels. This struck me because many of these vendors hold strict trademark laws over their logos, and they are even more strict on letting people use these logos. While I am sure some of these authors may have received permission from the companies, I highly doubt many of them have (the advertisements lack the disclosure materially required by the vendors). The process of approval of using a trademark involves a tedious process that just wouldn’t be worth the effort for a two day sale when you can simply use the name of the company. Now, you may be wondering, why do they care so much that I use their logo? They sell my books after all! Yes, they do sell your books, but their logo represents dollar symbols for them, and not only that, it represents an implied endorsement of that trademark. Trademark can be tricky, while you can mention a name of a company in your novel (see THIS article for the specifics) as long as it’s not in a disparaging way, using it in an advertisement is a completely different animal. This is especially true if you have your name next to it. Here are the specific requirements of book vendors you may be using:

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Amazon used to completely forbid the usage of their trademarked logos for Kindle and the Amazon.com website, but they have became a tad bit more lenient. When I say a “tad bit”, I mean it. They allow it, but they sure as hell won’t make it easy. They are “excited” to offer you the ability to do it if you jump through hoops. Now, let me preface this with the fact that I have not personally attempted to do this, as I don’t run sales for long enough that the time involved would be beneficial.  If you’re an author who has contacted Amazon and received permission, please be sure to leave a comment below about the process and the ease or difficulty of it. Amazon’s very specific guidelines are listed below and you can view the entire article by clicking any where within it:

These Guidelines apply to your use of trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“Amazon“), including AMAZON, KINDLE, KINDLE FIRE, the AMAZON KINDLE logo and the KINDLE FIRE logo (each a “Trademark” and collectively the “Trademarks“). Strict compliance with these Guidelines is required at all times, and any use of a Trademark in violation of these Guidelines will automatically terminate any license related to your use of the Trademarks.

1. You may use the Trademark solely for the purpose expressly authorized by Amazon and your use must: (i) comply with the most up-to-date version of all agreement(s) with Amazon regarding your use of the Trademarks (collectively “Agreements“); (ii) comply with the most up-to-date version of these Guidelines; and (iii) comply with any other terms, conditions, or policies that Amazon may issue from time to time that apply to the use of the Trademark.
2. We will supply an approved Trademark image for you to use. You may not alter the Trademark in any manner, including but not limited to, changing the proportion, color, or font of the Trademark, or adding or removing any element(s) from the Trademark.
3. You may only use the Trademark as specifically authorized under the Agreements.
4. You may not use the Trademark in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by Amazon.
5. You may not use the Trademark to disparage Amazon, its products or services, or in a manner which, in Amazon’s sole discretion, may diminish or otherwise damage or tarnish Amazon’s goodwill in the Trademark.
6. The Trademark must appear by itself, with reasonable spacing between each side of the Trademark and other visual, graphic or textual elements. Under no circumstance should the Trademark be placed on any background which interferes with the readability or display of the Trademark.
7. You must include the following statement in any materials that display the Trademark: “Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Fire, the Amazon Kindle logo and the Kindle Fire logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.”
8. You acknowledge that all rights to the Trademark are the exclusive property of Amazon, and all goodwill generated through your use of the Trademark will inure to the sole benefit of Amazon. You will not take any action that is in conflict with Amazon’s rights in, or ownership of, the Trademark.

 

Amazon reserves the right, exercisable at its sole discretion, to modify these Guidelines and/or the approved Trademarks at any time and to take appropriate action against any use without permission or any use that does not conform to these Guidelines.

If you have questions about these Guidelines, please contact trademarks@amazon.com for assistance, or write to us at: Amazon.com, Inc., Attention: Trademarks, PO Box 81226 Seattle, WA 98108-1226.

Now, number four is where this all becomes very tricky for the author. You want to put their logo on your advertisement and in any way you shake that, it pretty much amounts to an endorsement. Then there’s number five–another key to the fact many of these authors are breaking trademark law–you have to give ample space between other symbols. The fact is, Amazon doesn’t play nice with Barnes & Noble, and for that matter, Kobo, or anyone else. The final nail in the trademark infringement coffin? Number Seven! Each book vendor requires the same disclosure for each of their trademarks with their names disclosed–in a small advertisement where you want to give your novel presence, you would be giving more presence to disclosure for trademark usage. Furthermore, upon more research there are logo guidelines that also must be adhered to and give size, colors, etc that can be used (see HERE). The good news is, as an author selling through their digital media, you become exempt to the written authorization requirement as long as you use their approved logos (see HERE) and use the words Available For or Available From while still adhering to the above quoted usage regulations.

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I wasn’t able to find any information relating specifically to advertisements that was outside of their normal terms and conditions. These Terms and Conditions are agreed upon when you sign up for Nook Press. Below is the portion on Trademark (for the full Terms and Condtions see HERE)

II. TRADEMARKS
Barnes & Noble.com, Barnes & Noble, Inc., or their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, or third parties from whom Barnes & Noble.com has permission, own the trademarks or service marks that are used on the Barnes & Noble.com Site. All rights are reserved. These and other graphics, logos, service marks, trademarks and trade dress of Barnes & Noble.com and its licensors may not be used without prior written consent of Barnes & Noble.com or its licensor, as the case may be. Without limiting the foregoing, no Barnes & Noble.com trademark or trade dress may be used in connection with any product or service that is not Barnes & Noble.com’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Barnes & Noble.com.

It’s safe to assume that Barnes and Noble operates it’s logo and trademark usage much like that of Amazon, with the exception that it may be even harder to receive permission to use the logo. It appears that there is no exemptions as is allowed on Amazon on the written agreement requirement.

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Unfortunately, the most guidance I found was to look at the Kobo Brand Guidelines, which I found on the ABA, but wasn’t able to open without joining and paying a fee. Again, it’s safe to assume that their business operates under the same guidelines of other major booksellers.

Head spinning yet? Now, if you’ve violated this– you may just get a cease and desist order, or you may never hear anything at all (a lawsuit could occur, but it’s cost-prohibitive, so the most you will probably get is the order). What you do risk is readers, agents or publishers that do know these laws seeing you as being less professional, when you were only attempting to appear more professional. In the end sticking with the simple usage of the company that your books are sold at is easier, and leaves less room for reputation risk for your brand as an author. You can still create a killer advertisement without those logos, and in all honesty, if you sell at more than two retailers, the logos just clutter the advertisement and take away from your goal– intriguing the reader and getting them to “One-Click” your novel.

 

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Flawed Perfection- Today’s Events

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3-24-14

Kats Read – Review, Playlist & Guest Post: Writing Process & Character Formation

Page Turning Junkie – Teaser & Excerpt

One Girl Lost in Romance Books – Review

Bare Naked Words – Author Dreamcast

 

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Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.

River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.

Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.

Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Ramblings from this Chick – Guest Post: If Hollywood came calling, who would you want to play your characters? And why?

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Black Words, White Pages – Teaser & Excerpt

Cocktails & Books – Review

Grownup Fan Girl – Author Dreamcast

 

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Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.

River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.

Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.

Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Dirty Girl Romance – Teaser

Shattering Words – Review

Fantasy & Education – Review

Bookish Things & More – Review

Notebook of Books – Excerpt

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Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player–he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.

River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She’s been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she’s stuck right in the middle of the brother’s dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn’t even know she’s the ultimate prize.

Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl’s hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.

Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself–or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all…

GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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3-21-14

Books, Authors, Blogs – Guest Post: Inspiration for the Novel

Reading Renee – Teaser, Author Dreamcast & Excerpt

All in One Place – Review

A Passion for Romance – Character Interview
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Promise Me Forever

by Sarah Ashley Jones

Promise Me Forever #1.5

Publication: March 17th, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance | Novella

Charlie Jennings and Jhett Hudson knew that a single moment could change everything.

It took them one song to find each other, one question to give them a chance, one kiss to fall in love, and one night to almost lose it all. But they had one thing other couples lack—pure, unconditional love—and that takes more than a moment to walk away from.

Falling in love is only the beginning. Forever is what happens next.

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I narrowed my eyes. “So tell me. Was I worth the wait?”

Jhett raised his eyebrow and pulled me closer to him; pressing his body into mine and expertly tipping me back. I squealed in surprise as he held me in his arms, my head falling as he dipped me. “You’ve always been worth the wait.” Leaning forward, he pressed a teasing kiss to my lips. I wanted more. The butterflies were back flying around in my stomach again. The things that man could do to me with just a single kiss.

Bringing me upright, he kept one arm wrapped around my waist and led our slow steps with his other hand intertwined with mine. He flashed me another boyish smirk and sighed. “You’re happy tonight,” he said; coming out as more of a statement than a question. I felt all fifty shades of red hit my cheeks in record time and nodded. There were no words to be said because he spoke the truth. I couldn’t argue with him. I was happy…finally. “I missed you, Charlie.” Sadness tinged his hushed words.

When I looked up into his deep brown eyes, I wanted nothing more than to take all the pain I caused away. He didn’t intend to make me feel guilty, I knew he wouldn’t do that, but I understood the meaning behind his words. He missed me because the Charlie he knew got a little lost inside herself, but I was back, and I wasn’t going anywhere now.

 I rested my head against his chest; the muffled sound of his heartbeat barely audible over the band. I still couldn’t find the words to answer him.

He pressed his warm lips to my forehead and lingered there for just a few seconds longer than usual. “Do you want to get out of here?”

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1) Originally Promise Me This was supposed to be a single novel, what made you make the decision to make it a series? I had big plans for a second book and a third novella. I didn’t feel like Charlie and Jhett’s story was over at the end of Promise Me This, and I wanted to continue sharing what I could with readers.

2) I noticed you changed the novel from a full length novel to a novella, what made you make this decision? After six months of attempting to write said second book, everything I tried didn’t feel right. My original plot line felt like I was being untrue to their relationship and I didn’t think it was fair to put them through Hell and back AGAIN just to fill a whole book. It wasn’t an easy decision…but it was one that had to be made to stay true to my characters, myself, and to my readers as well. They deserve a great book and what I had wasn’t great at all.

3) What’s easier, writing a full-length novel, or a novella, and why? HAHA. Neither! Just kidding. I think a novella may have been tougher for me and only because I am a very descriptive person and want to include every tiny detail. But in order to keep the story moving I couldn’t. Which is why there’s about 20K words of “LOST SCENES” that can be found in the back of Promise Me Forever.

4) Do you feel like Promise Me Forever is the conclusion you were looking for? I really do. It was always my goal to write this part of their lives for my readers…I didn’t plan on it being so soon, but I’ve always known what their forever would be like. It may not be the last we see of any of the characters, but for now, it is what it is. That’s all I’m saying. :)

5) If you could do one thing different with the series, what would it be? I don’t know if I would do anything different. Maybe write a little faster so I wouldn’t have to make people wait so long for book two? But the struggles I went through writing Promise Me Forever made me a better writer, so I can’t say I would change that.

6) What and who are the Fierce 5? Oh, My #Fierce5. They’re a group of super awesome lady authors that have become my family over the past year. We are made up of Mindy Hayes, Starla Huchton, Michele G Miller, and C.L. Foster. Most of us met at UtopYA last year, except I went to Middle School and High School with Mindy. We weren’t close, but she found me when we both signed up for IndieGirlCon and we clicked instantly. Michele and I have been writing partners since Promise Me This was still in the baby stages, and we met Starla and C.L. at UtopYA and just…formed this amazing support group and then it became a friendship and then finally a family. We are each so different and unique, but we work. We have a 24/7 open Facebook group chat and I know they are always there for me.

7) You’re a successful Indie, any advice for those out there looking to publish? Ha! Well shucks.  Thanks! I would say, you have to figure out what you want to accomplish with your writing because that is how you have to determine success. Do you want to make money, do you just want to release your work and be done with it, or do you want to create a partnership with your readers. Personally, I write for myself, because these stories will just not leave me alone. But I always write to talk to other readers, who sometimes end up being my readers, and THAT is super cool. I love social media for that purpose alone. I can connect with people all over the world about the one thing I love – books! It doesn’t matter if it’s mine or someone else’s. So that is my advice. Decide what you want to get out of publishing your work. And when you know – make it happen.

8) Are you interested in being published traditionally? Honestly, not really. The thought never crossed my mind when I published Promise Me This. One of my #Fierce5 sisters queries, and the process did interest me. But I am a control freak and I don’t think I could relinquish control over my work and myself. I like being my own boss. :)

9) What’s next for you? I’m working on a new genre right now – Adult Suspense. It’s called Rebel Souls, but has been dubbed Project Grit as a nickname because, well, it’s dark and gritty. It’s nothing like I’ve ever written before and I’m loving every second of it.

10) I noticed the cover models for this novella are different than the original models, who are these models? It just came down to scheduling conflicts. I was pressed for time to get my cover done and we just couldn’t make things work. It totally bums me out…but I love both covers so much. I can’t complain in the least!

 

Random Round:

Coffee or Tea? Tea every time

Candles or Fragrance Plug-Ins? Eh. I’m a mixture of both.

Dogs or Cats? Dogs. I have three of them.

Chocolate or Vanilla? If ice cream, Chocolate. If cake, Vanilla.

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? BREAKFAST! But only if it’s not during breakfast hours.

Sweet or Salty? Salty.


 


Sarah Ashley Jones

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Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and three dogs in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she’s not writing she works in a pottery studio and comes home covered in paint on a daily basis. She has a slightly unhealthy obsession with cupcakes and chapstick. She is an eternal optimist and can often be found dancing and singing to music at any given time. It’s rare to see her not smiling or laughing, but if you do, just bring her a cupcake and it will cheer her up. Her huge imagination was always in overdrive as a child and now she is beyond excited to put it to good use as an adult. She plans to write as long as she has stories that need to be told.


• One (1) set of signed copies of Promise Me This & Promise Me Forever by Sarah Ashley Jones {US only}

• Two (2) sets of eBook copies of Promise Me Forever (and Promise Me This) by Sarah Ashley Jones {INT}

• Five (5) Promise Me swag packs {INT}