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They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.

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A Note from J.B. McGee 

J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all-girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town. 

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children’s literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children’s medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series. 

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Q&A Time:
What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?

I’ve always been one to tell long, drawn out stories. After I found the erotic romance genre, I realized I had my own story brewing in my mind. So I sat down and started writing. I had no idea that this part of me even existed, but I’m so glad I found it.

What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.

1. I sample all of my food when I eat a meal. Whatever I like the most, I eat all of it first. Then I eat everything else in the order that I liked it. Sometimes I’ll save the best for last.

2. I must be hungry. Speaking of food, I hate for my food touch. Major thing for me.

3. Even though I can be very outgoing and vivacious, I am also really shy in large crowds of people that I don’t know…or don’t know well.

4. I worry too much about what people think of me.

5. I have some sensory issues. And even though I love to go barefoot all the time, I hate it when certain things get on my feet. It makes me get the heeby jeebies.

What is your ideal writing environment?

There’s this room that is adjacent to my kitchen and living room. It’s supposed to be like a sun room because there are windows to outside as a wall and then there are a couple of windows that divide it from the living room. I have a desk in that room along with a shelves for all of my book stuff. It’s pretty much my office. It’s nice because I can still be a part of the family when I’m working. I usually have music blasting in my head phones to drown out noise.

One of your favorite quotes.

She believed she could, so she did. It’s my motto.

Who is your perfect hero? And why?

I have a lot of people that I admire and look up to on this earth, but none that are perfect because by nature, we are imperfect beings. So if I have to name a perfect one, it’s God. He never lets you down, He never breaks promises, and he carries you when you’re too weak or tired to walk another step on your own.

Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?

Eeek. I’m sorry. I haven’t really had a chance to read in a long time. I loved Vixen in Vegas by Emma Nichols. I can’t wait for Katie Mac’s Searching for Tomorrow.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

I was just thinking yesterday that I want to try to do some kind of mystery or suspense romance after I finish the This Series or maybe in between those last three books.

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