Sunday, July 10, 2016

Author Spotlight: A Lover's Lament - KL Grayson & BT Urruela

A Lover's Lament
by KL Grayson
BT Urruela


In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancĂ© I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.


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How do you adequately describe a book that both breaks your heart and touches your soul?  A Lover’s Lament did this to me.  It is such a breathtaking journey of heartbreak, healing, forgiveness and love.  The story pulls you in from the very start as you meet Katie and Devin as best friends taking that step to become lovers.  Then you watch as life happens and they are torn apart.  Tragedy strikes and fate brings them back together.  And you experience their emotions with them.  The feels in this book grabbed me by the throat.  There were points were I was smiling with tear stains on my cheeks.

I loved everything about this book.  The characters were so real.  They had flaws, personalities and were so easy to connect to.  I was just as much on edge between each letter, e-mail and phone call between the two as the characters were.  Devin’s point of view gives the readers just a glimpse of what it is like for a solider on deployment.  This gave me an even deeper appreciation for our troops.  Katie’s gave me an understanding of what it’s like to be waiting at home.  I desperately wanted these two to get their happily ever after.  I can’t wait to read more from both of these authors.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J

A Lover's Lament Songlist

Author Information

BT Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he's a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the military romance novel A Lover's Lament and released his debut solo novel, Into the Nothing, on June 21st, 2016.

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