L.B. Simmons

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Under the Influence – Brief Introduction


Hello all! I am so sorry that I have completely neglected my blog for quite some time now. I wanted to do a quick post for a couple of reasons…

1) I need to remember how to do this!

2) There are a lot of things coming up as the release of Under the Influence draws near

3) I miss you guys!

Okay…so in case you haven’t heard, I am working on yet another contemporary romance novel titled, Under the Influence. Here is the beautiful cover, designed by the muy talented Hang Le, along with the synopsis…

Under the Influence KINDLE


I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me.

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again.

I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I’m letting you go.

A little bit about the story itself…

It begins when the main characters are eighteen years old and follows them through the next five years of their lives. There is Dalton Greer – once lost in the foster care system, he emerges into adulthood angry and lost in a life in which he is held prisoner. A life he chose in order to survive his youth and a life from which he longs to break free. Yet regardless of this life, he has maintained a close bond with Spencer Locke who has completely captivated him since their childhood friendship began twelve years ago.

Luna Sacrifice

Spencer also feels drawn to him in a way that not even she understands. She keeps her true feelings hidden from Dalton, knowing their friendship must take precedence.


But sometimes love demands to be felt, and no matter how hard Dalton and Spencer fight it, love completely overrides their efforts as it binds them together.

Luna Exist

Yet as they begin their journey, fate step in and forces crucial decisions to be made. Decisions that will forever alter their paths. Only time will tell if their love is strong enough to maintain its hold as it navigates them over the next five years of their lives…

Aaaaaaaaaaaand that’s all you get for now!! LOL!

If you want more. be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I will be giving subscribers an exclusive sneak peek as I reveal the ENTIRE FIRST CHAPTER only to them!!!!! So, here’s the link in case you don’t want to miss it —> http://tinyurl.com/kln3pag

And if you are part of a blog, and would like to receive an ARC request form and participate in the upcoming promotional event in which each day a new promo will be released, a teaser, guest post, trailer, excerpt all leading to the release day reveal, here’s the link for that—> http://tinyurl.com/ocb6wmb

Last but not least, if you would like to add Under the Influence to your Goodreads TBR, here ya go —> http://tinyurl.com/kksbltp

That’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! I sure did!!!

Author: L.B. Simmons

Bestselling author of The Mending Hearts Series (Running on Empty, Recovery, Running in Place), and The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller. Upcoming novel, Under the Influence to be released in May 2015.

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