COVER REVEAL: Bring Me Home Cover Reveal and Teaser

This may be the most beautiful book cover I’ve ever seen, and it’s mine! And I have the talented and beautiful Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations to thank for this masterpiece. Please make sure you stop by her FB page and click the LIKE button and show her some love for creating a cover that is so full of emotion and hope it still brings tears to my eyes after all the hours I’ve stared at it.

Make sure you scroll down after reading the synopsis to read the excerpt from chapter seven, Claire’s POV.

BRING ME HOME

The third and final book in the Shattered Hearts series is expected to be released August 2013.

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.

After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time.

But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go.

With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the family she shares with Chris.

BRING ME HOME EXCERPT

Chapter Seven

Claire

 

“Did Eddie call you again?” She nods and the anger I felt when Senia’s cheating ex-boyfriend called her last week returns. “You don’t need to be with an asshole. You are beautiful and smart—”

“And I give a mean bj.”

“Exactly. You don’t need a guy who’ll fuck anything with legs. You deserve a guy who’ll worship you.”

“So you think Tristan’s just looking for a fuck?”

I don’t even answer because this question is ridiculous.

“Do you think Chris gave him my number? How did he get my number?”

“I don’t know, but if it was Chris, I’m going to have a talk with him about that.”

“No, don’t get mad at him. I’ll take care of Tristan. I’ll text him a picture of my bunion. He’ll never text me again.”

I try not to laugh because, sadly, I know Tristan is too persistent to be deterred by a bunion pic. I stand from the bed and make my way to the dresser where she has a picture of the two of us framed in a pink “Best Friends Forever” picture frame. It’s a picture taken last Thanksgiving when her uncle took us to his house in Carolina Beach. I was four months pregnant, so I wore a big T-shirt to hide my bulge and hardly spoke to anyone the whole weekend, afraid they’d hear the betrayal in my voice.

“I’m going to see Abigail on Monday,” I say as I pretend to be interested in the other framed pictures on her dresser.

“What? How did this happen? Oh, my god, Claire! Are you sure this is what you want?”

She leaps off the bed and rushes to my side.

I pause a moment before I look up into her eyes and respond firmly. “I need to see her, even if it’s just this once. I don’t know if I can even explain to you the ache I feel inside. It’s excruciating and it consumes me, day and night. I just want to see her.”

“You don’t think it might make it worse?”

“I don’t know, but this is not the kind of thing I want to play it safe with. This is my daughter. I’ve never seen her and I already feel like I might die without her. I just need to see her, at least once. I need to know that she’s real. I need to see this beautiful person that Chris and I created.” I pause to wipe the tears from my face. “I don’t know if you can understand that, but that’s how I feel. It’s what I need.”

She stares at me for a moment and her big brown eyes shine as if she’s hatching a devious plan inside her twisted mind. “Claire, I’ve known you long enough to know that you wouldn’t do this unless it was what’s right for you. You have some kind of weird radar for that shit. I also think that I may have misjudged Chris.”

“Are you being serious?”

“Yes, I was pissed about the fact that he never got in touch with you all those months you were living here, but I think I just realized something and I’m sorry I didn’t realize it sooner.” She pauses as she takes a breath and steels herself to speak whatever words she’s about to say. “I think you needed Adam to show you how much you still love Chris.”

That is not at all what I expected her to say and I’m actually a little pissed. “I don’t think so.”

“I’m sorry. I don’t mean to say that Adam was a stepping-stone.”

“No, I don’t want to hear that. Can we just go downstairs?”

She nods and hangs her head apologetically, but I’m still upset with her. I clench my jaw to keep from uttering an angry retort. Adam was not a stepping-stone.

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56 Comments

  1. Gloria June 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Love the cover! Can’t wait to read it! is it August yet? LOL

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you! <3

  2. Lori S June 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Oh no u didn’t just say that Siena? I want to reach in this book and smack u upside the head girl!!! Adam is her future!!!!!! Team Adam forever!!!

  3. tabbiecat23 June 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait until August Cassia! I need to know she ends up with Adam!

  4. Kim Perry June 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Love the cover!!! I can’t wait for August!

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      I’m excited to share Bring Me Home with you too! Thanks for your comment!
      C

  5. Yamara June 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    I was mad at Senia but she gets it now even if Claire doesn’t see it yet. Claire needs Abby and Chris to bring her home. Oh I can’t I need August to get here. Asap

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed the teaser! <3

  6. Melanie June 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you Senia!!! Chris is definitely the right choice!!

  7. Lory Todd June 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    OMG I love it but I’m not ok with what Senia said. August can’t get here fast enough.

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      It will be here before you know it! Thanks for stopping by!
      C

  8. courtney s June 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Oh senia! Shut your mouth, silly girl. Love the cover Cassia!!

  9. Kaleialoha June 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Agghhh…why did I torture myself by reading this teaser…..is it August yet? Cannot wait!! Still very much team Adam!

  10. snoopyvet June 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I loved that teaser but now I want the rest of the book The cover is beautiful

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Be on the lookout for more teasers coming up soon! <3
      Glad you enjoyed it!
      C

  11. Kirstie Hicks June 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous Darl….can’t wait to get my hot little hands on a copy! <3 ya work xx 🙂

  12. cowanjoanne June 13, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I love this cover!!! Yay Sienna, welcome to Team Chris 😉

  13. Amal June 13, 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Love the cover and can’t wait for August !

  14. Sarah June 13, 2013 at 1:58 am - Reply

    Fab…..so looking forward to read the full book in August…thank you x

  15. Dawn June 13, 2013 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Love the cover, I’m very excited about “Bring me Home”.

  16. susan June 13, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Beautiful cover, loving the teaser, I think she needs Chris and Abby in her life to bring her home, put the past to rest but her future is Adam xx

  17. Lucy June 13, 2013 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful cover..I can’t wait for August!!!! Team Chris!!!!

  18. Janette June 13, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Siena you have just made an enemy out of me but i do hope thay claire see abby will give her the strength she needs, and thats right claire Adam is n wasnt and will never be a stepping stone

  19. Leslie June 13, 2013 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness Cassia, I LOVE THE COVER!!!! And I can’t wait to read this book!!!!

  20. Carrie R June 13, 2013 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Cassia You just made me Cry like really Cry, I flipping Love it! <3 I hope Claire keeps growing and keeps moving forward and omg I'm in love….. 🙂

  21. Irene June 13, 2013 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Love the cover. I think Seina gets it. I hope Claire sees the light and ends up with Chris and her daughter. Looking forward to August. 😀

  22. Karen Patterson June 13, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    TEAM ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!! Stepping stone NO NO NO NO ;((((((

  23. Wendy Racine June 13, 2013 at 10:40 am - Reply

    This is the most beautiful cover I have ever seen! I just love it! And this teaser is killing me-is it August yet? I’m so happy that Claire is finally going to see Abby!

  24. Amy June 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Love it. Can’t wait!!

  25. Cathy June 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I love the cover Cassia!!! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! 😀

  26. Eileen June 14, 2013 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Love Senia! She’s absolutely right! Team Chris, all the way!!!!!!

  27. ola June 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Love, love the cover. I’m salivating because I can’t wait to read the conclusion. Totally team Chris.

  28. Isabella June 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I think Claire needs to deal with her past and her guilt to be able to move forward to a bright loving future with ADAM. She needs to move on with the future and not dwell on the past. ADAM is her future!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be so disappointed if she picks Chris because I think she deserve more….. and that is ADAM!!!!!

  29. Nikki June 15, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    wow as I read the book, that was my thought too, that Adam was her stepping stone, maybe not in those words, If she really loved Adam that much, Chris would have been a non issue, you don’t give up everything like she did if you don’t truly love a person, She loves Chris

  30. Kelly June 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Team CHRIS,,, Chris never really did anything wrong her left yes, but she pushed him to follow his dream he was still willing to make there relationship work, I totally want her and Chris to work out and finally have there happily ever after… I like Adam but and I know he makes her happy but I don’t see a real future with him and it will never work out especially with Chris having such a huge part of her heart, hell find his happily ever after but just not with Claire. There “love” blossomed a little to quickly for my taste it felt a little fake/rushed at times.

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment. Hope you like Bring Me Home!
      C

  31. maria June 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Hurry up August, I can’t wait for book 3. I’m. All about team Adam.

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy Bring Me Home!
      C

  32. Kristin June 19, 2013 at 7:17 am - Reply

    cover is beautiful. can’t wait for book three. I truly can’t predict how this is going to turn out. You’re killing me, Cassia! Two strong, believable options. Not fair. Seriously though, the series is amazing. I am totally rooting for Chris. Sometimes it takes loving someone else to realize where your heart lies. She belongs with Chris. I hope maybe you have a soft spot in your heart for Chris as well, Cassia, as I noticed a dedication in the front of Relentless to someone named Chris…..

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 19, 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for stopping by – I am so glad you are enjoying the series so far. Hope you like Bring Me Home too! <3
      C

  33. Wendy June 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Im a teacher in Los Angeles and was dreading being home for the summer, I stumbled upon your first book last week and really enjoyed it. I quickly downloaded the second and loved it even more. Im a picky Latina and so are my friends needless to say I have shared it with the beautiful group of women I am friends with and they all enjoyed it as much as I did. I look forward to the third book Congratulations!

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words Wendy and for stopping by – Bring Me Home is scheduled for released on August 6th. There is a teaser posted on my site – feel free to share and spread the word. Hope you enjoy it!
      C

  34. Kathy Shreve June 21, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I loved both Relentless and Pieces of you! I am anxiously waiting for Take me Home to come out! Thank you for hue teaser. I makes even more anxious to read they book! 🙂

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 21, 2013 at 4:21 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the teaser. I hope you like Bring Me Home!
      C

  35. Kathy Shreve June 21, 2013 at 12:29 am - Reply

    *the

  36. monique k June 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I love this teaser senia is her best friend and knows Claire I think she hit the nail on the head TEAM CHRIS all the way!!!!!! <3 ya work cassia

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for stopping by – hope you enjoy Bring Me Home!
      C

  37. Libby Fuller June 25, 2013 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Oh I can’t wait for book Bring me Home need August to be here now !!

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 25, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by – I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
      C

  38. Beth June 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I love love love the cover! I also have a question for you… Is it difficult to write about two swoon worthy lovable men knowing you’ll need to choose one for Claire in the end and having some people mad over your choice? I mean I am a total TEAM CHRIS fan but love Adam too! I hope who ever doesn’t end up with Claire gets their own book because they were ll such loveable charcters. Also if it’s Chris I would love to see a novella about their old days together because flashbacks weren’t enough lol I need more swoon moments…. K thx for your time, bye

    • Cassia Leo, Author June 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Yes, it’s very difficult. I worry all the time that people will be upset with me over Claire’s decisions. Thanks for the comment!

  39. Sue June 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Team Adam all the way. I love these books and cannot wait for August.

  40. Patty Surabian June 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I am so excited for Bring Me Home, i am in tears just rereading the teasers, because I am confused I dont know what team im on, I was team Adam all the way and then I realized I really know nothing about Chris, he really hasn’t had much of a presence in the previous books. I have a feeling I know which way this will go. A comment made in Relentless…..

  41. Brenda July 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous cover! I love that it appears she’s finally getting to see Abby.
    I’m curious if anyone else noted that before Senia said what she did about Adam, that Claire saw her expression: “devious”. Personally, I feel that Senia is pushing Claire. Making her get mad deliberately, so she can see her true feelings for Adam.
    I’m sure she loves Chris and always will, he was her first love, the first one she let in and they have a child together. But I think she was hurting and searching for safety when she started back with him. He’s safe to her, he’s a piece of home to her, the only one she really had. Maybe it’s my romantic sensibilities, but he gave her everything without any strings, even thinking to give her up because he thought it was best for her. It was a small piece of the story, so I’m probably reading too much into it. But in all the other interactions with Senia, when did Senia back off and just hang her head?
    In case you can’t tell, Cassia, I’m REALLY into this series, LOL. Can’t wait for 8/6, it will be an early anniversary present to myself! 8/8-25 years, through trials and triumphs, childhood sweethearts…come on August! Thank you, Cassia for this amazing tale.

  42. Marlene Stotts July 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Love the cover. Hope Claire picks Adam. Team Adam all the way. Glad Claire gets to see her daughter. Can’t wait for Aug 6th

    • Cassia Leo, Author July 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy Bring Me Home! <3
      C

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