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*Cover Reveal* As You Turn Away by Molli Moran January 10, 2014

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I have the incredible privilege of revealing a cover to you today! It’s for the amazing Molli Moran’s debut novel, As You Turn Away! Without further ado…



Book Information

Title: AS YOU TURN AWAY (The Walker Boys #1)
Tentative release date: March 1, 2014

Goodreads link: Here

Cover designer: Marie.


When Quinnlan Reynolds left home at 18, she escaped her small, Georgia town and her suffocating upbringing. She started a new life as a ballerina, and tasted freedom for the first time. But four years later, her first visit home turns tragic. Reeling, Quinn tries to piece her life back together again. But doing so is easier said than done when sexy Jonah Walker saunters back into her life.

Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be.

But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together.


Molli has graciously allowed those on her reveal tour to share an excerpt with you! As if the cover isn’t enough of a temptation to add this to your TBR! (: Now, I have to confess. Contemporary is not my preferred genre.  That being said, I am always open to giving a book a try to see if I can venture further into a particular genre. Ladies and gents, I do believe this will be one of those hook, line, and sinker books! (:  Now! The excerpt! (It’s a flashback)

Excerpt #1: Flashback | Jonah and Quinn meeting

I was thinking about your eyes.” Quinn clapped her free hand over her mouth, but not fast enough to muffle the squeak she made. “I mean, I wasn’t. I mean, I was, but not like – “ She fumbled, and finally shut her mouth, since Mystery Guy wasn’t going to offer her a graceful way out of the mess she’d made.


“Well, I like them too, but this is the first time they’ve had this effect.”


By some miracle, he was still talking to her. Quinn dropped her hand to her side, and then yanked the other one away from his when she realized she was still touching him. His skin was warmer than hers, the sort of heat that zinged through her. “What effect?”


“Rendering a pretty girl speechless.” He grinned at her, and opened the door to the restaurant. “After you…”


“Quinn.” She reached for the door handle again; her hand closed around metal this time. “Quinn Reynolds.” Oh, his voice. He should be announcing radio. Or saying her name, over and over again.


“Jonah Walker. Nice to meet you, Quinn.” Another smile, this one heart-stopping in its glory.


Walker? As in Walker Farms? As in Reece Walker? Reece was something of a legend; even Quinn knew who he was. Reece was one of the best baseball players to come out of their town’s program in the last five years. But he was also known for being a heart-breaker, a hard partier, and the ultimate bad boy. Quinn honestly lost count of the number of lectures she’d set through from her mother about how Quinn was not to socialize with any of the Walker boys.


“You too.” Quinn barely let herself return his smile before she darted into the diner and to her booth. She didn’t trust herself to look back at Jonah, because she already knew no matter what, staying away from him would be impossible.


For those of you who don’t know the super awesome Molli, here’s a bit about her!


Author Information

Author bio: Molli is a Southern writer who doesn’t consider her day complete if she hasn’t written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls. She’s a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books. When not reading or blogging, she can be found obsessing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend.

Social Media links: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook page | Book Blog | Email |


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2 Responses to “*Cover Reveal* As You Turn Away by Molli Moran”

  1. Molli Says:

    Maura, you are a rock star. Thank you ever so much for helping reveal my cover. I hope you do give AYTA a try. I know I personally love it when books I wouldn’t normally read surprise me. Thanks for all your help and support, girl! ❤

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