Abandoned by Lyz Kelley


Hey everyone! This was supposed to be up yesterday, but I messed up the publishing time because that’s just who I am this week. But it’s here today, and thank goodness it is, because I want to continue with the awesomeness of this series!

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Title: Abandoned by Lyz Kelley (An Elkridge Series Novel)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 4th April 2017



Her mother’s death. His PTSD. A combustible relationship. 


Ashley Bryant has less than five weeks to organize, sell, and pack away her old life before she’s uprooted and forced into a completely new one. She needs to make several critical decisions, and with her life upended and spiraling out of control, the last thing Ashley needs is a sexy U.S. Marine complicating matters.

Gunnery Sergeant Chase Daniels has just buried his best friend, and his commanding officer has given him a month to commit to either retiring or returning to active duty. Struggling with PTSD, fatigue, and grief, he stumbles into Elkridge, a quiet Colorado mountain town, to figure out his future.
With their lives in upheaval, Ashley and Chase have a lot in common, but the last thing each needs are more complications—like their instant attraction to each other.
The ELKRIDGE SERIES is a set of steamy contemporary romance novels about wounded women and the men who heal them.  If you like heartfelt characters, deep topics with powerful emotional cores, and happy endings, then you’ll love Lyz Kelley’s incredible tales of strength, love, and survival. 
The third, full-length novel in the series, ABANDONED continues to give you a peek into the day-to-day lives of the town characters, and drops clues about Sheriff Sam’s murder.

Buy The Bookhttps://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15b1bc01d5fcadc9

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I might tell people that I’m not one for romance books, but I’m a big, fat liar. I love romance books, mainly because I know that things will {most likely} end up happy between the two main characters. After reading so many stories where characters struggle and suffer and still end up unhappy, the Elkridge Series books are a breath of fresh air.

Ashley and Chase are hot. Like, there is no other word for them. From the moment they meet, there is chemistry and a spark and an entire inferno, to be honest. They’re both damaged – both by the Marines, really – and they’re trying to find a semblance of normalcy in their lives. But with Ashley finally learning how to become the adult her mother never prepared her for and Chase deciding what to do with the rest of his life, can these two really make a life for themselves?

What I love most about this book was the short burst of love followed by the sobering realization at what they did {or almost did}. Ashley and Chase are trying to make each other happy while making themselves happy, and sometimes those two things don’t quite match up, or so they believe. So the hot times are quick and fiery, and then one of them turns cold awfully quick. But they’ve only known each other for a little while, so this kind of real interaction was so lovely to see in a romance.

Basically, I love this book and I love this series and I can’t wait to devour more.



Meet the Author

Award-winning, contemporary romance author Lyz Kelley lives in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. Lyz writes about brave women who have faced extraordinary challenges, and the honorable men who have an enormous capacity to love, even if they may not know it.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.

To keep tabs on her award-winning novels, connect with Lyz by signing up for her newsletter at LyzKelley.com. Also visit LyzKelleysHeroes.com to join Kelley’s Heroes, Lyz’s VIP club. Members receive an exclusive copy of A Soldier’s Wife, learn about thoughtful giveaways, and get a sneak peek at upcoming releases. Members may even get the opportunity to receive advanced reader copies. Check out LyzKelley.com for more information.

Website: www.LyzKelley.com

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Why would I want to read the Elkridge Series?  Each book in the Elkridge series is a piece to a puzzle—a suspenseful mystery involving the murder of a small-town sheriff. You get six contemporary romance books to figure out the mystery and a bunch of happy ever after (HEA) endings. Two novels in this fiction series—Blinded and Orphaned—are award-winning romance books.


Where is Elkridge, Colorado?  Elkridge exists only in my mind. On any given day, I can stop at River Creek Café for Jenna’s fresh baked cinnamon rolls, or shop for a birthday present at Mara’s Blooms, or get my nails done at Kym’s nail salon. Sitting in the park eating lunch, I can watch the kids play and hear the latest gossip from neighbors. Later, if I want, I can stop at Mad Jack’s to hear a local band play and get some dinner. Elkridge is a great small town where the sun shines 360 days a year and people do their best to make ends meet.


Would you tell us about your writing process?  It takes me awhile to write each stand-alone story because I am passionate about creating the very best stories for my readers. These contemporary romance books have complex plots and sub-plots and include suspense romance threads, with deep emotional women’s fiction elements, humor and even a bit of quirkiness. I’m so excited to see the 5-star ratings because it means I’ve created the ideal mix to provide readers with a few hours of enjoyment.


ABANDONED: Frequently Asked Questions: (FAQ)


Sheriff Joe shows up in ABANDONED several times. Does this mean there are more clues as to who (OR WHOM?) murdered Sheriff Sam?

Absolutely. Joe is still trying to catch a killer, but he’s not the only character presenting clues in this book.  Don’t forget, I’ve slipped in a few red herrings to keep you guessing.


I was surprised to see a poem in this book. What inspired you to add it?

I’ve been writing poetry for years. The challenge was to create a poem that Chase’s character would write—something corny, simple, and amateurish. I didn’t want the poem to look like it could be a Pulitzer winner—thus you have Chase’s love poem to Ashley.


Where did the inspiration for Ashley’s father come from?

My father was a Marine. My brother was in the Navy. My husband was in the Air Bourne.  I have friends that have served in both the Army and Air Force. Basically, I respect those in the military for their sacrifices and challenges. While I know many military families move  as their assignments change, I’ve had two friends in my life where a military parent has chosen to create a stable base for their spouse and kids, and return home whenever possible. This type of arrangement is unusual, but it does happen. I wanted to explore the family structure and how each person must live with the sacrifice.

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Other Books in The Series


Blinded – Buy Herehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/BLINDED-Elkridge-Lyz-Kelley-ebook/dp/B01N4AP1US/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geo01-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1481054497&sr=8-1&keywords=Lyz+Kelley


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Spurned – Buy Herehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/SPURNED-Elkridge-Book-2-novella-ebook/dp/B01N4QXGV6/ref=la_B01N4AYJUL_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490796541&sr=1-2

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