Beautifully Used

Susan Griscom
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Sex with no strings. That's the way Brodie Beaumont likes it. He uses women and they use him...

Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn't like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn't really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life. 

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn't exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie's brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not. 

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of over coming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?

Contemporary Romance 18+ due to adult situations 

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About the author

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
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Publisher
Susan Griscom
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Published on
Sep 7, 2014
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781501435232
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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Susan Griscom
"Profoundly Touching. "From the first page to the last I found myself enthralled in the story. Beautifully Wounded is an inspiring book, filled with hope and healing. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in this series." - The Kindle Book Review

"These books are wonderful. The trio starts with the harrowing tragic beginning to Beautifully Wounded with Jackson Beaumont. Then on to the exasperating clashes of Beautifully Used with Brodie Beaumont. And finally the lonliness and feelings of abandonment in Beautifully Undone with Asher Beaumont. All three books are, yes, I'm going there, beautifully written. The guys are so much fun to read. And the girls are... sorry. That would give spoilers. The situations are engrossing. I only put the books down long enough to feed the dogs. This set would make the ideal summer vacation read."- Ravenz Reviews

"This has got to come with a warning label. Caution may set your panties on fire and your heart thumping! I'm addicted to the Beaumont boys and this is my cure."  Amazon Reviewer

This is the complete series of the Beaumont Brothers consisting of books 1-3. 

Beautifully Wounded - Jackson and Lena's Story

Beautifully Used - Brodie and Gabrielle's Story

Beautifully Undone - Asher and Melody's Story

Beautifully Wounded, originally titled, The Fawn, was inspired by a long time day dream I'd had as a child and continued into young adult hood. I'd always had this fantasy of being saved by my prince. Jackson is that prince. The original name came about because of the fawn Jackson nurtured when he was a kid. But then, I thought people might think the book was about a cute little deer, so it became Beautifully Wounded, which worked out well for the next two books.  
 
All three books can be read as stand-alones, but if you are going to read all three, and want to get to know each of the brothers individually, I'd suggest starting with Jackson and Lena in Beautifully Wounded.
  
All three of these stories deal with real life situations and social issues. I've tried my best to keep it as real as possible, of course, it is fiction, and I do like to have a happily ever after at the end of all my stories. Just a warning, the sex scenes get steamier with each book. Sorry, I just couldn't help it. 
 
It takes a strong individual to bounce back from some of the horrors of real life, and I believe I've portrayed that in these stories. Never give up hope, because I truly believe you are what you make of yourself and we are all in control of our own situations. Be brave, be strong, and don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something that you have a passion for.

Susan Griscom
She's a vampire. He's human and the best investigative reporter in the city. Their worlds mix as well as oil and water, but their attraction to each other is electric.


Josh Barrett knows his priorities—reporting the news as quickly and accurately as possible by day, drinking himself into a self-loathing stupor by night. His workaholic tendencies can’t completely mask the broken, depressed man he is inside. The horrific night that changed his life forever and left him broken-hearted and alone is forever fresh in his thoughts. But the torture is no less than he deserves. Until a beautiful, sexy, and utterly mysterious woman enters his life and changes everything. Chelle is absolutely enchanting, her allure captivating and the reporter in him is determined to learn all of her secrets.

Newly turned vampire Chelle Masterson only wants to find her place. Her unrequited love and devotion for her maker Lane has left Chelle broken, vowing to never fall for any man again. She’s determined to find her way in the scary new world of the immortals and begs for the chance to prove herself—to prove that she’s capable of surviving without the others. Unfortunately, she meets trouble head-on with her very first victim and ends up face to face with a very charming and handsome stranger. He seems to only want to help, but can she trust him?

As Josh slowly wins Chelle over, she decides to utilize his skills as a reporter to help uncover her past—a dark past that she cannot remember, but one she desperately needs to learn. Being around him is addicting, their connection undeniable, and she finds her will to keep him at arm’s-length dwindling.


The simple act of a Good Samaritan spirals into an obsession—much more than either of them thought possible. Their love becomes unfathomable, but it may not be enough to overcome the hurdles standing in their way…

*This read is recommended for ages 18+ due to mature content.

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