COVER RE-REVEAL & COVER REVEAL: Take It All & Promise It All by Emma Grayson

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TAKE IT ALL

Re-releasing Valentine’s Day 2014 

Take it All synopsis

***Inspired by true events***

Judy Garland said it best, ‘For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.’

If you asked her why she loved him, she would only be able to tell you it was because he was who he was and well, she was who she was.

Plain and simple.

All her life Lennox Ward felt incomplete. That her heart was always searching for that one special thing; that special someone she had yet to find.

Then Caleb Kingston came strolling back into her life unexpectedly, and little did she know her world was about to come crashing down around her; forever shattering it.

Is love enough to conquer all?

Will she be able to lead them out of hell and off their path of self-destruction?

Or will Caleb take it all?

Take it All excerpt

“Is he here?” asked a panic stricken Lennox.

“What?” he asked, still half asleep and not understanding.

“Caleb, Reed. Is he here? Did he come by?”

Reed nodded and moved from the doorway, letting her inside. She walked into the living room looking around but not seeing him as Reed closed the door behind her. “Where is he?” she asked, looking as she turned around to see Reed looking at her with an unreadable face.

“Lennox –”

“Last night after the concert, he came back to my place and stayed with me. I thought… I laid it all out for him, like Em said,” She paused, taking a breath as her heart rate spiked, “I woke up and he was gone, where is he?”

She didn’t want to believe the feeling she got last night, those kind of things just didn’t happen, she needed him to be true to his word. And for once, just this once, she needed him to have been telling her the truth and not just lying to put her at ease and having no intentions on keeping his word.

“Fuckin’ Christ,” Reed said mostly to himself as he ran his hand through his hair.

“What the fuck is goin’ on?” Emerson exclaimed, through half a yawn. His voice was thick and full of sleep as it had echoed from the hall, not sounding the least bit happy.

“Bro, get out here would ya,” Reed called back, sounding just as unhappy as he walked around Lennox to the couch and grabbed his shirt and pulled it on just as Emerson rounded the corner, his eyes narrowed on Reed then eventually seeing Lennox off to the side.

“What the fuck, man– Lennox– what’re you doing here?” Emerson said, his expression as confused as Reed’s.

“I…” she began, trailing off and looking at Reed for help.

“She’s here looking for Kingston,” he said, eyeing Emerson, who’s head snapped in Reeds direction. “Yeah, man,” Reed said as he nodded, answering his unasked question.

“What’s going on, where is he?” Lennox asked, trying to keep the panic she felt at bay but it was becoming impossible as she watched Emerson and Reed exchange looks.

Emerson’s hand grabbed the back of his neck as he walked over towards her and the pain in her stomach intensified as her pulse began to race, the sound of blood rushing in her ears. “Lennox, um– you wanna sit down?”

“No, Emerson, just tell me,” she pleaded, looking him in the eyes, unsure she wanted to hear what he was about to say. “Where is he?”

He exhaled a deep breath before saying, “I don’t know, Lennox.”

“What do you mean, you don’t know?” she asked, sounding panicked and sick as she looked between Emerson and Reed, who both had dull expressions on their face.

“He stopped by last night, really late and in a hurry, said he needed a few of his things and that was it, he left; just got in his car and took off like a bat outta hell.” He shoved his hands into his jean pockets as he watched Lennox closely.

“Promises,” she mumbled, the words coming out in a whisper, “and lies. Last night… it was telling me the truth, nagging at me to pay attention, warning me even but, I… I didn’t listen, again.”

Their relationship was full of lies, whether it was a small lie or a big lie; a lie is a lie no matter how big it is.

Some of the smallest lies do the most damage.

He hadn’t even tried to get clean this time for her.

He had said he would and went through everything to make her believe in him and his road to recovery but it had all been a facade. Nothing more than a con, that built her up and gave her hope for a future that now felt as if it was just hanging there, in the midst of a fall not knowing where to go. The lies and broken promises weren’t even the most disturbing and painful part for Lennox; that went to just how good Caleb was at it all.

“Lennox, sweetheart, calm down,” Emerson said as he appeared in front of her face, Reed next to him; both looking at her worried.

“She doesn’t look right, man.” She barely heard Reed’s voice that sounded so far away.

“I… I can’t breathe,” she choked out, the pain becoming unbearable as she stood there in front of Emerson and Reed, as it all hit at once.

The pain in her stomach stabbed at the side, her breathing hitched and her chest squeezed in pain as she tried gasping for a breath. Her head pounded against her skull, causing her vision to become blurry and the only thing she could hear was the rushing in her ears as the room spun out from under her and she felt herself fall before everything faded black.

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PROMISE IT ALL

Releasing spring 2014 

Synopsis coming soon!

First look at PROMISE IT ALL

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Caleb moved out of the darkness with his arms crossed over his chest and his face hard; the muscle in his jaw pulsated.

“What did you just say?” He asked her, his azure eyes dark and narrowed.

Lennox swallowed past the lump in her throat. Her heart pounded in her chest as the anger filled her body.

She knew she was going to regret the words that were about to come flying out of her mouth, but the anger and hurt had taken it course and she didn’t think of the repercussions.

She leaned forward. Her face close to his and her hand on the small bump of her stomach. “What judge in their right mind would give custody of a child to a drug dealing addict,” she said slowly, her words full of malice as she willed the tears to stay back for another couple seconds.

Caleb reeled back an inch and his arms clenched across his chest as if he struggled to keep them there. Lennox’s heart stilled, and for the first time in her and Caleb’s relationship she feared he would raise his hand to her.

She could feel the rage as it radiate off his body as his eyes cut into her deeply and he didn’t utter a word.

Lennox took a step back and slowly tuned away from him, not wanting to make any sudden movements. Finally with her back to him, she walked towards the door and slammed it behind her.

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