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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Maybe it’s better to... Say Nothing… (Speak #2) by T.A. Roth

"OMG.. Ms. Roth really sets it up to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout this book. She takes your breath away in fear in one scene, only to take it away again in the holy hotness that is Ben.... Mad skills this specimen has.. let me tell you! [...] Seriously this story went from great to OMG wow! You need to read it immediately!" - Goodreads, Elizabeth


Published: November 26th, 2015

After years spent harboring a shameful secret, I finally felt…alive, reawakened and brave. Willing to break down my walls and let love in. Let him in.

We had conquered our pasts. The truth had set us free, and we were looking toward our future. Until a crazy twist of fate brought my worst nightmare back into my life.

The voice and soundtrack to every one of my haunting dreams now had a face. One he won’t easily let me forget.

The hits Ben endured on the football field will be nothing compared to the devastating blow his heart will take if he finds out the whole truth. He knows the story, but he doesn’t know the monster. Not like I do.

Just as the wounds of my past had begun to heal, he’s come back to rip them wide open.

Maybe some things are better kept from those we love.
Maybe some secrets are never meant to be told.
Maybe it’s better to Say Nothing…

Secrets never meant to be told 

I have a few secrets that were never meant to be told about “Say Nothing…” The “creep” in this story was actually based on my piano teacher when I was little. Things were embellished for the sake of the story, but the way he made me feel was very similar to what Ari experienced. Writing this book actually helped me work through some of those feelings and let them go. The whole process without sounding dramatic was a bit cathartic.

Second, Ari’s cousin Letty was based off of my first cousin. We were like sisters growing up; we’re four months apart and the first born in our large Latin family. One day, when we were around ten years old she decided that she wanted everyone to call her Letty. She would get upset when anyone called her by her real name. It’s been a running joke in our family and she cringes anytime we bring it up. After writing the first book, she kept asking when I was going to write her into a story. Being the smartass that I am, I decided to not only write her into the book but to name her after her childhood alter ego. That’s how Letty was born. Everything that Letty says and does are things that my cousin says in real life. “I’m not a for sure thing.” Was her famous quote while dating in our twenty’s. I tease her because she’s been happily married now, for about seven years.

Lastly, I didn’t know how this book was going to end. I don’t generally read darker romance novels, so when I reached the end of Say Something… I was like “now what?” I only had two scenes written for book two when I hit publish on book one and was stuck with this dark character that I had absolutely no idea what to do with. Not thinking anyone besides my family and friends would read book one I wasn’t worried about it. I was so wrong. For the first few months the nightly “WTF with this ending” messages would come in and “I hope you’re almost done.” I was so relieved to hit publish on this book and am so grateful to my friends for talking me off the ledge when I was ready to quit. This book will always be remembered as my biggest challenge.

About the author:
T.A. Roth is a wife and mother of two funny and crazy kids. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
When she's not beautifying clients as a stylist/make-up artist at her day job you can find her reading, fangirling her favorite authors, or singing along to the radio.

After getting the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client now friend something clicked. Her "what the hell" attitude kicked in and a year later, here we are.

Say Something... A new adult romance is her debut novel.

Author's Giveaway:


kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds very interesting.

Chaotic Karma said...

Sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Unknown said...

Great preview and blurb!! Thank you for the giveaway as well.

Jan Lee said...

I've put your first book on my "to read" list. I must read this one as I want to know the secret too! :)

Unknown said...

i enjoyed learning about your book. Thank you for sharing!

Danielle merkle said...

Love the cover, thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Sounds amazing! <3

Ally Swanson said...

Great guest post! I also enjoyed watching the book trailer. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

Reading Away The Days said...

I really like the sound of this series.

Mike Warney said...

Thanks for competition!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the book cover! thank you for the share. :)

Bridgett Wilbur said...

This book sounds great and I would love to read it.

Dan Denman said...

I like the book cover and description! I hope that it is a big success!

Unknown said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.