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This post is a little out of the ordinary because this is a cover that I designed for a good author friend of mine, Tracy Krimmer. Tracy has been working on this story for a long time now! I remember reading early drafts and devouring it, wondering what would happen between Harvey and Beth. I'll admit that I'm a little biased because Tracy is my crit partner but I know this book is really damned good. Tracy has worked hard, really honed her work and this story. I can't wait for you all to read it!

The story behind the cover is that two months ago, Tracy emails me that she found the perfect image for her cover and that she was going to learn Photoshop so that she could make it herself. I said, “Sure! Good luck with that.” LOL :) Because I know Photoshop. It is a beast. I've worked with it since 1997 and there are times it still mystifies me. In fact, I don't even use it anymore and switched to Pixelmator (but that's another story). Anyway, after two days, Tracy came back to me and was already fed up with Photoshop, so I volunteered to design the cover for her. We talked colors, fonts, and placement, and it only took a few rounds to get a look that she was happy with. The paperback cover is lovely too, and I'll make sure she shows you all that closer to publication!

PIECES OF IT ALL by Tracy Krimmer
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 2014

An alcoholic. A scarred man. A thief.

Harvey, a twenty-two-year-old high school drop-out arrives home, a brief stint in rehab behind him and ready to start his life again. Then he meets Beth and her innocence and her desire to have it all capture him completely.

A girl on the cusp of womanhood. Determined. A bright future.

Beth, a recent high school graduate among the top in her class, can’t wait to get to college and fulfill her dreams. Then she meets Harvey and with his mysterious past, he stirs feelings in her she can't ignore.

The chemistry between them is unmistakable but Harvey doesn't trust easily and refuses to divulge his past to Beth though she wants to be a part of his future.

The pieces of their lives lie broken all around them, but can Harvey put his life back together and win Beth over before she begins her new life without him? And can Beth find the strength to become the woman she wants to be without sacrificing her integrity?

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About the Author

Books have always been a part of Tracy Krimmer’s life. When she was a child, her Book It! pin was filled with stars and she won many personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut. Her writing passion began young, around fourth grade, when her class made a notebook of short stories. She still has that notebook to this day. She published her first book, The Jealousy Game, in 2012. Her second book, Pieces of it All will be published in May 2014. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, napping, or eating popcorn.

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