I'm happy to welcome fellow Evernight Author J.R. Grey on my blog. Grey is here to share with us her latest release, Veil of Scars.
little bit about Veil of Scars:
Steven is tall, dark and damaged. He doesn't let anyone close, comfortable on the outside of normal life where he can hide his scars behind a wall so high that nothing gets through…except them. Despite a childhood marred with black and blue, he's survived and moved in with his two best friends, Sam and Charlie.
Life should get better, but it was Sam who held him when the dark threatened to swallow him whole, Sam who gave him a place that felt like home, and Sam who knew every scar and every broken place.
And it's all been taken away with Charlie sharing Sam's bed.
Without his former comfort, Steven realizes what's been hiding in the deep corners of his heart, and the truth sinks him like a weight. He’s in love with one or maybe both of his roommates. Navigating unrequited love tears Steven apart and brings him to the precipice, and he has to choose: his feelings or Sam’s…and Charlie’s?
the music was going and party-goers were milling about in the low lights. There
were drinks and bodies on every surface. I stood behind the bar, not minding
making drinks for the guests since there was little else at the party that I
wanted to do. The atmosphere mellowed as the liquor took effect, and Sam had
long stopped trying to drag me out to dance. Instead, he’d taken up a spot on
the couch with Char. Their mouths met, skin and lips, while their hands wandered,
stroking and skimming over each other’s clothes as the party moved around them.
I sat back, finding I was no longer needed as everyone was sated. The few
remaining people had paired off in couples for the night, strewn over the
furniture and floor. The base thumped, and bodies moved with it as if the
alcohol had turned them into living recreations of the music. The door to Char
and Sam's room slammed shut, closing off a guy and two adventurous women.
Sam’s head snapped back at the sound, and he
cursed under his breath. He glanced around then whispered to Char. She giggled
and grabbed a throw off the back of the couch.
An outsider where I sat, I seemed to have
escaped notice as the only fairly sober party in the room.
She pulled the blanket over herself and then
moved the thin fabric over his lap. Soon Sam’s head flopped back into the
cushion, and his mouth fell open in a soundless moan. Charlie's eyes blazed
with mischief, and she grew more eager with every reaction from her boyfriend.
His hand slid up her shoulder, curling around the back of her neck. My skin
burned in the same place, a physical memory of the times he’d touched me the
He dragged his head off the back of the sofa and
looked at her, his blue gaze pleading louder than any words could. The air
buzzed with electricity from the pair of them. He licked over his lips, and the
muscles in his arm tightened as he guided her head towards his lap. Charlie
ducked under the blanket, and a flash of heat ran through me.
Was she really going to go down on him in the
middle of the party?
I held my breath, transfixed as Sam lifted up
his ass below where the blanket covered him to slide his pants down around his
ankles, I guessed. He groaned, this time audibly, and the sound went right to
my gut. I chewed on my lip ring unable to stop myself from staring. Charlie's
head bobbed under the cover, and Sam's eyes rolled back in his head.
Suddenly I was flushed and embarrassed. I was
the voyeur, spying on my friends who were caught up in drunken passion. I tore
my eyes away from his lap only to find his blue gaze locked on me.
About J.R. Gray:
When not staying up all night writing, J.R Gray
can be found basking in the warm glow of the Miami sun, or at the gym where
it's half assumed Gray is a permanent resident. A dominant, pilot, and sword
fighting enthusiast, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car.
Gray frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns, to jot
down nonsense. The bane of Gray's existence are commas, and even though it's
been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and
If Gray wasn't writing...well, that's not
possible. The build up of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave
or possibly a mental institution where the tales would end up on the walls in
crayon and finger paint.