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T.R. Graves

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T. R. Graves lives in Texas with her husband, their twenty-year-old daughter, and ten-year-old son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as an administrator and registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals among her most fulfilling accomplishments.


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T.R. Graves Thanks so very much for reaching out. I expect book three of the Left Series to be finished later this year. I truly appreciate your interest in…moreThanks so very much for reaching out. I expect book three of the Left Series to be finished later this year. I truly appreciate your interest in Ryker's and Baylee's story. I said before that I wrote the story for a reason. It was one that kept me up at night and wouldn't let go until it was on paper. Recently, those characters have been screaming for me to begin their next chapter so there really is no choice but to move forward. Because I really enjoyed writing Left and creating Left's characters, I'm confident writing There and creating new twists and turns for Ryker and Baylee will be as exciting and enjoyable (for me and the reader ツ ). Keep in mind that I'll make posts here, on my blog (www.trgraves.com), and my Facebook page when the book is finally released. (less)
T.R. Graves Please forgive the delay. I expect book three of the Left Series to be finished later this year. I truly appreciate your interest in Ryker's and…morePlease forgive the delay. I expect book three of the Left Series to be finished later this year. I truly appreciate your interest in Ryker's and Bailee's story. I said before that I wrote story for a reason. It was one that kept me up at night and wouldn't let go until it was on paper. Recently, those characters have been screaming for me to begin their next chapter so there is no choice but to move forward. Because I really enjoyed writing Left and creating Left's characters, I'm confident writing There and creating new twists and turns for Ryker and Bailee will be as exciting and enjoyable (for me and the reader ツ ). Keep in mind that I'll make posts here, on my blog (www.trgraves.com), and my Facebook page when the book is finally released. (less)
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Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Some secrets follow you to the grave. Others send you there. Emily Riddle has lived her entire nineteen years inside a patriarchal commune led by her father and her stepbrothers. There are more rules than she cares to admit, but the most important one, keep it in the commune, is the one most difficult for her to abide by… especially since the only people willing to champion her cause live on the outside. When Emily learns her father and brothers have promised her to Lorenzo, a man she despises down to her core, she rebels. No matter the consequences, she refuses to marry someone who'd rather beat her than caress her. A day of hooky that starts out as a tiny act of defiance—sneaking out of the commune for a swim—soon turns into the best day of her life. After spending time with Levi, a man camping near the lake, she finds what true romance looks like and catches a glimpse into a future that's filled with love and admiration rather than hate and submission. That tiny peek is enough to change the course of Emily's existence and makes it nearly impossible for her to go back to the commune and pretend she will ever be able to tolerate a life chosen for her rather than the life she longs for. One that includes Levi. Fighting to escape the commune, its leaders, and her fiancé proves to be more dangerous than Emily ever expected. The secrets she knows, as the commune leader's daughter, will either follow her to her grave or send her, and Levi, there.

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“A true test of someone’s love is how they act when they’re stressed and not how much they love you when everything’s goin’ good.”
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“The day I met you is the day by which all others will be measured. — Levi Ian Bryson”
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“Ev’n the sick and the poor deserve healthcare. Ev’n the sick and the poor deserve respect.”
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“A true test of someone’s love is how they act when they’re stressed and not how much they love you when everything’s goin’ good.”
T.R. Graves, Warriors of the Cross

“With his revelation,...I shattered into a million shards. I felt each piece as it splintered and separated from the whole like a glass I had broken the day before. Debris flew everywhere. It left me without any option but to pick each broken piece up, analyze it, and find out where it belonged. I had to find out where I belonged.
Allison La Crosse - Warriors of the Cross”
T.R. Graves, Warriors of the Cross

“Forgive me, Lord, if ever I should wrap myself
in pharisiac robes when I see another fall
In no way am I greater
because of another’s weakness.
At the most it only turns the eyes
of the crowd away from my own frailty.
Few of us would ever think of hurting someone
physically
but too many times we have used the power
of "talk" to kill.
Here, Lord, take these stones I hold.”
Glenna Oldham

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“I-I'm sorry, Allie. It was so hard for me to be down here without you instead of up there with you. I wanted to be the one watching over you...protecting you...sleeping with you.” Brody Kennedy - Warriors of the Cross”
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message 85: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi! Thanks for adding my books :D. Love the pininterest thing. I've been wondering about it and now I think I might navigate it! lol ttys~ Tamara


message 84: by Jessi

Jessi Happy Valentine's Day!




message 83: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Amber wrote: "I'm about half way through the second book in the warrior series and so far its really really good wish I didn't have to stop reading to go to work lol"

Amber,
Just be warned...it only gets more exciting and harder to put down the further along in it you get. ☺

I'm really am glad to hear you're liking it. As one of the original supporters of Warriors of the Cross, your opinion is very important to me.

I'll continue to patiently await your final comments.

T.R.


message 82: by Amber

Amber I'm about half way through the second book in the warrior series and so far its really really good wish I didn't have to stop reading to go to work lol


message 81: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Alecia wrote: "Thanks for becoming a fan, T.R. :)"

Not a problem. Good luck.
T. R. Graves


Warriors of the Cross (The Warrior Series, #1) by T.R. Graves Guardians of the Cross (The Warrior Series, #2) by T.R. Graves Enemies of the Cross (The Warrior Series, #3) by T.R. Graves


message 80: by Alecia

Alecia Thanks for becoming a fan, T.R. :)


message 79: by Madison

Madison Daniel Thanks for the add!


message 78: by Lorian

Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx u!!! :)


message 77: by Haylee

Haylee Hello T.R., how are you? Your welcome!
-Haylee


message 76: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Guardians of the Cross - 1st Paragraph of Chapter 1 - Beginning to Heal

Lost forever was the wide-eyed innocence I’d embraced with a vengeance the first twenty-four years of my life. In its place sat a gaping hole of sorrow, the direct result of a lost life, a stolen childhood, and a kidnapped soul.


message 75: by T.R. (last edited Aug 25, 2011 08:50PM)

T.R. Graves Guardians of the Cross - 1st Paragraph of the Prologue:

Julia strolled along the beach with James, enjoying the beautiful orange and yellow shades of the sunset. The way the scene mirrored off the ocean's blue glass horizon made for a spectacular sight. The serenity of the setting - along with the calming, salt-infused breeze - camouflaged the danger speeding toward her and her unborn baby faster than a just fired bullet.


message 74: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Jennifer wrote: "I hope Guardians of the Cross is coming along well!! I can't wait!!!!"

I'm working hard, and - I think - it's progressing nicely. Thanks for checking!


Jennifer I hope Guardians of the Cross is coming along well!! I can't wait!!!!


message 72: by T.R.

T.R. Graves I will. Thanks.


message 71: by Nicole

Nicole Hey T.R. I just wanted to let you know that I have a blog now, in case you felt like checking it out. Thanks! :) http://nicoleyalover.blogspot.com/


message 70: by P.J.

P.J. Hey! Thank you for finding me here! I'm thrilled to be a part of the indie carnival!


message 69: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Not a problem. Enjoy at your convenience.


Роза Hey T.r.! I got your book off Smashwords. I have a huge stack of books to read but I'll get to it soon!


message 67: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Perfect. Enjoy!


message 66: by Carrie

Carrie Thanks so much for the invite and the link to the book! I've downloaded it and can't wait to read it!


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T.R. Graves Your welcome. Enjoy!


E.V.Franzmnn E.V.Franzmnn Hi :) Thanks for the friend request and for the book :) It look amazing, can't wait to start reading

XoXo


message 63: by Anna

Anna Thank you for the friend request! I really enjoyed reading Warriors of the Cross. I came across the book one day while I was looking around on Smashwords.com. I'm very excited to read more from you. I hope you will keep me posted on any new books you will be releasing =) I also wanted to mention that Allison is a better heroine or lead female character than some of the more popular female/heroine book characters today.


message 62: by T.R.

T.R. Graves You are so welcome. I agree with you about the songs...beautiful! The titles of the songs for both book trailers are as follows:

Warriors of the Cross - 'Beautiful Design' by Trading Voices

Guardians of the Cross - 'Come Save' by Sarah Reeves


message 61: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Perfect.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Hi TR. Thanks for the friend request. Already downloaded Warriors of the Cross.


message 59: by T.R.

T.R. Graves No problem. Enjoy!


message 58: by Dalia ;)* (last edited Jun 20, 2011 11:24PM)

Dalia   ;)* Hey! Thanks for the add. And as soon as I'm done with the book challenge I'm currently in, I'll make sure to dive into Warriors Of The Cross!


message 57: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Perfect.


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you so much for the request, I gladly accept. I downloaded the book to my Kindle app just last night. Hopefully I can start on it tonight. Going through four other books at the moment LOL! Thank you again and I can't wait to check Warriors of the Cross. Talk later :)


message 55: by T.R.

T.R. Graves No rush. Enjoy at your convenience.

T. R. Graves
Warriors Of The Cross


Christie now how cool is that, that you live that close!!! awesome! i had already downloaded the book and plan to read it but my friend stacy has been pushing me on reading the bitter frost series and now i have to read wingless or she'll still be there yelling at me to read lol. but do no fear for i will be reading your book. it sounds mind blowing


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T.R. Graves Thank you for your interest in Warriors Of The Cross. Let me know your thoughts!


Michelle Hi, Thanks for the friend request, I did get a copy of the book today and I shared the recommendation with my bookclub too! Hopefully you'll get some new fans :)
I'm looking forward to reading the book

Michelle


message 51: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Hello, Harlequin Books. The pleasure is mine anytime I get to met and/or be 'friended' by the wonderful members on Goodreads!


Harlequin Books Hello T.R., it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 49: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Great! Thanks for following.


message 48: by Linda

Linda Dao Thanks for the friend request! I've got the book downloaded and am looking forward to reading it.


Nevey Badr I love your book cover and I am really looking forward to read it...

Thanks for befriending me.

P.S. you have the best answer of my timeless question.


message 46: by T.R.

T.R. Graves I will keep everyone posted on the progress of Guardians of the Cross. Editing is slow process which has not been perfected or 100 percent automated...unfortunately.


Natshane I'm excited to read your book and thank you for that information! I'm going to check it out and hopefully could read it too:) Thanks for the add too :D


message 44: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Excellent! Enjoy!


message 43: by Kathryn

Kathryn Thank you for the add, I am eager to read your book!


message 42: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Not a problem. I hope you like it.


message 41: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friendship, T.r. I'm looking forward to reading your book.


message 40: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Enjoy!!


message 39: by Alina

Alina Hey there,
Thank you very much for the add and for the link.Thats very kind of you!Looking forward to read and review the book!

Have a wonderful day~*hugs*


message 38: by Mesa

Mesa Wow! Thanks! I got download Warrior of the Cross and it's sound really good. I can't wait to read it!


message 37: by T.R.

T.R. Graves Perfect. Thanks for the feedback!


Michelle Thanks T.r! got it now :) I've read until the third chapter, its good! :D


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