August is finally HERE!!
After well over a year of pitching to publishers, writing drafts, re-writing drafts, edits and waiting….Forgetting August is finally in the hands of eager readers!
I can’t tell you how excited I am for the release of the book! While Within These Walls may have been my most emotional book to write, Forgetting August was my most challenging. It’s intricate plot line and suspenseful storyline really took me to a new level as an author. Working with Grand Central on this duet was an incredibly rewarding experience and I hope you truly enjoy both Forgetting August and Remembering Everly!
A few things to know about this series:
Currently, only the e-book of Forgetting August is available. The trade paperback will release April 5th and will include some bonus content. (more on that a bit later!)
Remembering Everly, the sequel releases March 1st. The trade paperback follows on July 5th.
This is a two book series and unlike the Ready series, it does need to be read in order!
Book Summaries and Buy Links!
She can forgive, but can she forget?
Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn’t matter that she’s moved on, that she’s about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can’t hurt her-because he’s in a coma. Except that he’s not anymore.
August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she’s the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.
Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .
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After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY.
He’s forgotten his past, but it hasn’t forgotten him. After losing two years of his life trapped in a coma, August Kincaid will do anything to win back the love of his life. But his past threatens to destroy his second chance at happiness, it’s Everly who is in danger of paying for his crimes.
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So many updates!
Did everyone have a great summer? Doesn’t it feel like it was yesterday…and suddenly October is almost coming to a close!
I’ve been working furiously on several things, and am so excited to share with everyone!
So, here is a rundown of updates, news and whatnot from the land of J.L. Berg
I have two exciting pre-orders up I wanted to mention. The first is a BRAND NEW boxed set coming NEXT WEEK! What’s in the boxed set? Well, I’m glad you asked. For the first time ever, you can now purchase the entire Ready series with one click!
The Ready Series Boxed Set is currently specially priced for those who pre-order and buy on release day. So, if you’ve been meaning to pick up the series, or even have a book or two you haven’t yet read, make sure you pick this up…because it’s only $0.99 for a limited time!
Secondly, the pre-order links for FORGETTING AUGUST just went live! This is the first book in the Lost and Found series. The e-book will release December 1st, with the trade paperback following on April 5th! I can’t wait for everyone to meet August Kincaid!
This is a question I get quite a bit from readers, fellow authors and sometimes even my family when I’ve played a little too much Candy Crush! 😉
What’s coming up?
While I can’t tell you everything, I can tell you the majority of what to expect in the next year from me!
As I mentioned earlier, FORGETTING AUGUST is releasing in December. I seriously can’t wait for everyone to read this book! August and Everly may be my favorite couple yet! The best part, you get to enjoy them again in March! I don’t have a tentative date but the conclusion of the Lost and Found series will be released (in e-book) sometime in March, with the trade paperback coming in July of 2016.
Now, moving forward. I know a lot of you are like, “Where the heck is Roman?” Rest assure, I haven’t forgotten about him. In fact, he and I have been spending quite a bit of time together lately, since I’m currently writing BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. If you sitting there going, “Who’s Roman and what the heck is she talking about?” Don’t worry, you can read this book as a standalone and meet Roman then. If you can’t quite wait, and want to know what all the fuss is, dive into The Walls Duet, and meet his younger brother Jude first!
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is set to release around this time next year. I know this may bum people out, but timing wise, it’s the soonest I can get it to everyone! In the meantime, I will be polishing up Roman, promoting August and maybe creating a new hero or two for the future!
A big thanks to each and everyone of you. Thank you for reading, and here’s to a great 2016!
Two Years Today!
In the craziness awesomeness that is my life, I almost forgot that today is the two-year anniversary of my publication journey!
Exactly two years ago today, I became a published author.
Yesterday, I received a box full of the translated Italian version of Within These Walls at my doorstep. I’ve signed several other foreign deals with other countries since this specific deal, but I just don’t think I’ll ever get over this feeling. To know my books are being sold all over the world, in their native tongue. If the newebie author in me two years ago had been told something like that this would eventually happen, I would have never believed it.
Two years ago, I was still hoping to sell more than five copies of When You’re Ready…specifically to people who weren’t not related to me. 🙂
I can never fully express how much my readers mean to me–how none of this would even be possible if you hadn’t taken a chance on a unknown author with a love for chocolate and a dorky personality.
Thank you for loving my words. Thank you for falling in love with my characters. You’ve given me the opportunity to show my daughters that dreams really do come true, and you can, in fact, do what you love every day of your life.
Here’s to another two years. I can’t wait to see what the bring. We’re branching out of the indie world next year, and breaking into the bookstores!! J.L. Berg will soon be in Barnes and Noble and beyond! Forgetting August is due out sometime early next year and is being published by Forever (Grand Central) and I seriously can’t wait to share this duet with everyone!!
I’m also hoping (fingers crossed) to squeak out another standalone at the very beginning of 2016. Still undecided on the title–which is odd for me. The titles usually come to me almost as quickly as the idea, but I’m working on it! But it’s a story I’ve been dying to get on paper (computer?) for a while now! And then once that is done, it’s time for ROMAN!! I know you guys are dying for him and I promise…I PROMISE, he’s coming. (no pun…well okay, maybe a little pun intended)
And lastly, since I’ve turned this into an reflection/updates post, I’ve started a campaign with my swag to raise money for charity. Generally, all of my swag is given away at events. But, then I thought it might be better served for a specific cause. This past December, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s completely altered my life–in ways I never imagined. and before my diagnosis, I really had no clue what an autoimmune disease really was–or the fact that young people could even get arthritis. In an effort at educating the public and raising money towards a cure, I am selling a few items of swag (pictured). All proceeds will be donated to the National Arthritis Foundation.
If you are interested in purchasing, please click the link below. It will take you to the ordering document.
Thanks for taking this ride with me. I hope you stick around for a few more loops and turns.
Love you all,
It’s Finally Here!!
After months of waiting…begging, possibly a bit of threatening thrown in, the sequel you’ve all been dying for is finally here!!
Beyond These Walls – the conclusion to the Walls Duet is finally live!! And during release week, you can pick it up for only $2.99!
In celebration of the release, I’ve also reduced Within These Walls to $0.99 for a limited time to give new readers a chance to snag both books for a discounted price!
The links for Within These Walls can be found here.
It’s Cover Reveal Time Again!!
Snob, who me?
The other day, I was having an email chat with my editor at Grand Central, and we were discussing cover styles for my upcoming novels. I flat out admitted that I’m a total cover snob.
Yes, I’ll admit…if you are an author and have books out there, I’ve probably looked at your covers and judged them. I know, I know…never judge a book by its cover, but come on—look at how pretty it is?!!
I’ve always been very picky when it came to who and what were on my covers. After an initial rocky start into the cover world, working with inexperienced graphic designers and stock art that had made its way around the block and then some, I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to a classy cover.
What have I learned, you ask?
The most important thing–surround yourself with amazing people. And that is what I do. Constantly.
I am blessed to work with two wonderful women on all of my covers and each and every time, they manage to wow me.
Sarah Hansen–there will never be another cover designer I trust more than you. I swear you could design something half stoned, with a blindfold over your eyes and it would still be amazing,
Kelsey Keeton–Thank you for continuing to bring my characters to life through photography. You never fail to impress me with your unfailing talent and class. And thank you for supplying me with a never-ending supply of pretty people–especially Grant Lorscheider and Elizabeth Katherine who so effortlessly brought Jude and Lailah to life on this cover.
As some of you know, I never planned on writing a followup after Within These Walls. It was a standalone, which means it was done.
Finished. The End.
But then my inbox became flooded with emails and messages from readers begging, asking and offering a wide range of favors if I’d continue Jude and Lailah’s story. I was adamant at first.
Nope. They’re done.
But then, this tiny idea formed in my head.
But, what if?
And then it was all over…You hooked me.
So, here it is. The continuation of Jude and Lailah’s story. But a warning…be careful what you wish for. This won’t all rainbows and sunshine. Even the best of roads have a few bumps.
Kelsey, my photographer has hooked me up with some beautiful models over the past seven books, and I can’t say she has the easiest of jobs–I can be a little picky.
Lailah was easy though. I’d had Elizabeth pegged the moment the book formed in my mind and I was so glad she agreed to pose for it.
I’m glad it hadn’t because she turned out to be my perfect Lailah and I’m so honored to have her back again for Beyond These Walls. Lizzie–thank you for bringing Lailah’s ethereal beauty to life. You make this cover.
Is this real life?
February marks two years exactly.
Two years since I got this crazy idea in my head about a lonely widow and the letter she refuses to read from her dead husband.
Two years since I secretly sat down and finally began writing down the words that refused sit dormant any longer. I never expected anything from that tiny moment, when I my fingers hit the keys and I dove into the world of Clare and Logan. I never expected anything extraordinary to ever happen to little old me.
But it did. So many wonderful, remarkable things.
Including this: I’m so excited to announce I’ve signed a two-book deal with Grand Central (Forever) for a new duet! The first book is entitled FORGETTING AUGUST and revolves around Everly Adams–a woman who, after moving on with her life, discovers the one one man who could destroy it has awoken from a two year long coma.
I’m in love with this story, and I cannot wait to share it with you.
Also, I’m so excited to announce some fun WITHIN THESE WALLS news! Jude and Lailah are going international! WTW will soon be translated into Italian and German! These are my first translations and I am so excited to see my words go global!
I still find myself sitting here, looking at the original cover of WHEN YOU’RE READY, remembering that moment when I first typed the word “Prologue” and still can’t believe how much my life has changed since that moment.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me, believed in me and supported me. I could say thank you a million times over and it would never be enough.
BEYOND THESE WALLS is on its way, so stay tuned for the cover reveal and teasers! I hope you are ready for more Lailah and Jude!!
It’s the morning of Thanksgiving, and as I’m preparing to head over to my brother’s house this afternoon for a day of family fun, I wanted to take a moment to say how incredibly grateful I am for all of you.
It’s been almost a year and a half since I published When You’re Ready and every day since, I am still constantly amazed by this wild journey I seem to find myself on.
And it’s all because of you–my readers.
Thank you for taking a chance on me. Thank you for sticking by me and believing in me. Your steadfast love in my characters and stories is more than I could have ever asked for.
So, as I’m sitting around the dinner table this Thanksgiving day, I will be thinking of all of you and thanking my lucky stars I have all of you in my lives.
From a very thankful author,
The Cover Reveal for Ready or Not!
I’m so excited to share this gorgeous cover with everyone! I’ve had this baby in my eager little hands for over a month now, and I’ve been counting down the days until I could finally share it with you!!
As always, a huge thanks to my amazing cover designer, Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations. She, along with my extremely talented photographer, Kelsey from K Keeton Designs are the reasons these covers are always beyond gorgeous. A special thanks to models Gabriela Marie and Dusty James. These two beautiful people did an outstanding job bringing Liv and Jackson to life.
Okay, let’s get this party started!
Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Quinn left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she’s worked and fought for everything she’s earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind.
Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn’t planned on was Liv—his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.
As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground? When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?
Last Monday, Lailah and Jude’s story went live, and since then I have been flooded with emails and messages from readers who have fallen in love with these characters just as much as I have.
As readers are contacting me sharing their stories and love for WTW, the questions I hear over and over are: Are you going to write more and do we get a story about Roman.
I announced this yesterday on my Facebook page, but wanted to make sure the news reached as many people as possible, so here goes…
YES! I do plan on writing a follow up book entitled Beyond These Walls which will be a continuation of Jude and Lailah’s story. I had never planned on writing more after their epilogue, but in the last week or so this new plot line has solidified in my head and is speaking loudly so I feel it is something that needs to be shared. I will warn you, the next part of the journey for these two will not be easy–Love never is.
On to Roman! I am also planning a spin-off on Roman. I don’t know if I’ve announced the title or not…His book, Behind Closed Door, will hopefully be coming out next summer and will be darker than the previous two in the series…because well, it’s Roman.
So there is my little announcement. I also wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have purchased and devoured this book. It was a scary one for me. Stepping out of my series, doing something completely different–I had no idea how my readers would react and wow, I didn’t expect the warm and loving embrace I would find after I released my baby into your arms.
Within These Walls is Live!!
It’s finally here! My brand new standalone has been released to the world and available for purchase on all major platforms.
If you haven’t yet checked out Within These Walls, you can read the synopsis, check out the prologue and even read the entire first chapter HERE.
To purchase Within These Walls, check out the links below!
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