Giveaway and Guest Post with Jessica Scott!

Today, I'd like to welcome comtemporary romance writer Jessica Scott to In the Hammock for a guest post! 

Jessica Scott is the is the author of the new book, Until There was You, which will be released October 8th. Jessica will be giving away an e-copy of the book to a lucky reader of my blog!

Now, here's Jessica! 
Guest Post
By Jessica Scott

Thanks so much for having me here today at In the Hammock! When Carrie and I were talking about what I should write about, she asked me to consider what in my own military experience has shaped the way or the reason I write.

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU is the story of two soldiers coming home from war and starting to unpack their ruck sacks of all the baggage they’ve carried around with them. Combat changes a person and one of the things I love dealing with in my writing is how combat changes you. Not everything is PTSD, you know?

The biggest reason that I write the military stories the way that I do is because I know first hand what coming home from war is like. Going to war changes you and when people have gone back to back to back, they don’t have time to reset their normal. The media is so full of the ex GI strung out with PTSD, it’s tainting the real challenges that soldiers who are coming home from war face. So I write the books I write in the hopes of challenging some of the stereotypes, in painting a slightly more realistic picture of the challenges soldiers face, if that makes sense?

In UNTIL THERE WAS YOU, we have Claire and Evan, both captains who have deployed multiple times. My husband has deployed 4 times so I’m intimately familiar with the changes that deploying causes in people. One of the things you won’t see in Evan & Claire’s story is a single event that scarred either of them. It was a process, a gradual change that occurred over the course of time and they have to start unpacking the things that are weighing them down.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experiences, Jessica!

Here's the official blurb!

He plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed army captains will prove that opposites attract . . .
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.
Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else—including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye.
He’s more than the rank on his chest; he’s a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

 Here’s the official excerpt! UNTIL THERE WAS YOU by Jessica Scott, Excerpt

You can order UNTIL THERE WAS YOU at these ebookstores or wherever ebooks are sold! B & N | Amazon | Powell's| iBookstore  

Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats, three dogs and two escape-artists hamsters, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She has commanded two companies, served in Germany, Korea, Fort Hood and Iraq, and been lucky not to get fired. She is a terrible cook and an even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

You can find her online at


Jessica has generously provided an e-copy of "Until There was You" for a lucky reader of my blog!
All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and fill out the Rafflecopter form below! Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :)
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  1. That's a great excerpt--thanks for hosting this guest post and giveaway!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. I really enjoyed Because of You, it was such a realistic and touching story. Now I'm really looking forward to reading Until There Was You.

  3. The book sounds great! I just heard about this book today so when I saw the giveaway I laughed :D

  4. The excerpt is really great!! And the cover too!

  5. Not my usual genre, but I must say the back story to the book is intriguing and certainly a real-life scenario nowadays. Thanks for sharing and good luck to all that enter!

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  7. Great interview. Jessica has been recommended to me many times!

  8. I love to read military stories.

  9. This book sounds amazing! I love the fact that the main character is using her real life knowledge and experience, along with her husbands to write what she knows and debunk stereotypes!

  10. I enjoy the excerpt. Looking forward to read this book.

  11. Thanks for the nice giveaway. I look forward to reading this book.

  12. I love that she's actually a soldier. What a great person to write about military life. :)

  13. thank you for writing a book that is also dear to my heart. im a military spouse and these are things that come up often. i like that it gives new light to the situtations our families face

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