Release Day Excerpt Chain- Changing Forever by Lisa DeJong

Happy Release Day Changing Forever!

To celebrate, we have an excerpt chain to share with you! We are

the FIRST stop in the chain, so be sure to check the schedule below to continue

the excerpt.

Title: Changing Forever (Rain 2, can be read as a stand alone)

Author: Lisa De Jong

Age Group: NA

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Mae I Design




I’ve always let my past dictate my future, letting it paint a picture of exactly what I don’t want to be. Where I don’t want to end up.

Drake Chambers is as arrogant as I am stubborn. A college quarterback, a national star. I thought he was just another one of those guys … the type every girl should stay away from, but he’s carrying more than the weight of the football team on his shoulders.

He unravels the feelings and beliefs I’ve held onto for so long.

I thought we had it all figured out. Two people who’d finally found their happily ever after, but the past always has a way of sneaking into the present.

With one decision, everything changes … forever.



I make my way across campus, I relax into the last few minutes of freedom

before classes begin again. It’s the last of sanity before the stress of school

compounds on top of the football practices I’ve had for weeks now. There’s a

certain calm I feel when I’m on campus, but not on the football field or

sitting in a big lecture hall listening to hours of worthless information.

Being at school also means I’m not at

home, and any place is better than there. This is a different world, away from



always expected to be at the top of my game when I have the football in my

hand. There are talents we are born with and others we learn, and for me, football

is a little bit of both. My dad used to take me out in the backyard a couple

times a week to throw his old pigskin around. I picked up everything he showed

me quickly, and after a while, I could throw better than he could. Every time,

no matter what I did, it was a perfect spiral.


I wish I could hide from my talent. I wish I could blend in with every other

college guy and not have all the weight on my shoulders. But this is what God

gave me, and hopefully some day I’ll make enough money to take care of my mom

and younger sisters. I have to be at my best for the next couple years to have

my shot in the pros.


just need to hold on a little longer.


need to stay focused.


just so fucking hard … I always have to be the hero, but when it bleeds into an

expectation of perfection, it becomes too much. Some days I just can’t fucking

take it anymore, and I want to disappear, to blend in. Some days, I don’t want

to be Drake Chambers.


I open the door to enter the lecture hall for Speech 101, I take a deep breath.

It’s another semester. Another class I’ll have to drag my feet through. Three more years, I tell myself.

Group 1

Raunchy Rude Readers blog-

Bridger Bitches Book

She Reads New Adult-

Book Babes Unite-

Britt’s Book and Life Blog-

deal sharing

Group 2

Three Girls and a Book Obsession-

Biblio Belles Book Blog-

We Like It Big Book Blog-Http://

Books to Breathe-

Book Lit Love-

Book Gossip-

Group 3

In Between The Lines-

Teahoney’s Book Café


K & T Book Reviews-

Books Unhinged Book Blog-

Sassy Sext Addiction Book Lovers-

Group 4

the unofficial addiction book fan club-

Crazy Chaotic Book

Shh Moms

Tianna’s Blog for Great Books & Epic Music-

Painful Reads-

Travels n

Rumpled Sheets Blog-














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$25 Amazon or BN Gift Card


Author Bio:

Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music. She is the author of When It Rains, After the Rain, Plastic Hearts and Glass Hearts.

Contact: , @LisaDeJongBooks, Facebook, Website


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