Blog Tour + Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros

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I only very recently read the Flight & Glory series, but I fell so, SOOOO hard for it!!! This series is a definite must-read. And huge congrats to author Rebecca Yarros – her latest book, Beyond What is Given, has just released! It can be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend reading the other books in the series too.

Now onto the blog tour! I’m thrilled to welcome Rebecca Yarros to the blog today! She’ll be sharing with us about why she chooses to write military romances.

Guest Post: Rebecca Yarros

Hi Lacey!!!

Thank you so very much for having me!

When you asked why I choose to write about the military, the army in particular,  my thoughts immediately go to family.

My grandfathers were both in the army, one a POW of Nazi Germany during WWII, and the other retiring as a General. Both my mother and father served twenty years as army officers, and then—even when I swore I never would—I fell in love and married a soldier, who later became an Apache pilot.

Simply stated: I write the Army because it’s in my blood.

Something that few people know, is that Full Measures was kind of an experiment on my part. I never actually intended to write contemporary romance. Which is funny, because I love it so much! I started writing urban fantasy, and while that novel was on submission, my husband prepared to deploy for a fourth time. And this thought came into my head: if my father had died when I was in college, would I ever have had the courage to love someone who could potentially break me?  Josh and Ember came to life from my fears of losing my husband, my memories of his notification when he was wounded in Iraq, and the recollection of too many funerals for our friends.

The series spun from that, became this living, breathing thing that I used to show military life, both the realistic and the idealistic. Because I’m married to a uniformed hottie, I know how tough military life can be. I also know the absolute joy of throwing my arms around him when he gets home from a deployment, and the utter thankfulness I feel when I see the scars that remind me of how close we came to losing him.

I write military heroes because I feel that they deserve it. Are they flawed? Of course. Hot? Naturally, this is romance! But they’re also loyal, strong, protective, and fight their demons as strongly as they fight for the women they love.

Thank you so much for having me!

~ Rebecca

Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros

Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros
Series: Flight & Glory #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: September 28th 2015
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Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.

Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.

Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.

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Reading Order: Flight & Glory series

Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros

#1 ~ Full Measures: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Eyes Turned Skyward: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Beyond What is Given: My Review • Ebook • Goodreads

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Rebecca YarrosRebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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