Cover Reveal: These Battered Hands by Laurel Ulen Curtis

Posted September 9, 2015 by bookstobreathe in Cover Reveal / 0 Comments

Cover Reveal: These Battered Hands by Laurel Ulen CurtisTitle: These Battered Hands
Author: Laurel Ulen Curtis
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
More Info: Goodreads

Blood, sweat, hard work, and a disconcerting lack of tears—my entire life—was meant to culminate in a flourish of glory and significance.

I’d thought I’d always known exactly what that meant.

But I’d had the timing wrong by about three minutes.

I knew now.

This moment wasn’t everything. The one person I found myself wanting more than anything during it was.


One preconceived notion can haunt you for the entirety of your life.

I thought I owed it to myself and to everyone who’d ever backed me to do what was expected. What was right. What I was supposed to do.

But nothing is forbidden in love. Not circumstances or propriety or the denial of the object of said affection.

I knew now.

This was it.

If I wanted it, I had to take it.

This gymnastics love story is more than grips, rips, and battered hands.

For Calia Nickleson and Nikolai Bagrov, it was everything.


 These Battered Hands
Laurel Ulen Curtis
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Cover Designer: Hang Le



Note from the Author

Hey Everyone!

I want to start off by thanking you for participating in my cover reveal! I appreciate everything you do and this is no different.

I’m super excited about this book, having spent the majority of my young life in the all-encompassing world of competitive gymnasts. And it is all-encompassing.

You live and breath this sport, and for Callie (the heroine in this novel), an aging gymnast at twenty-six, it’s that way times a million.

Hopefully Nik is exactly what she needs to learn to live beyond that. 😉

As far as the cover goes, I’m in absolute, mind-blowing LOVE, and I hope you will be too. Each time you share, comment, gush, or swoon over my cover along with me, you make my life just a little bit better.

Can’t wait for you to read the book!

Thanks again. Anytime you need something from me, shoot me a message.

Laurel xx





About Laurel Ulen Curtis

Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 28 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends and writing a storm chasing heroine! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels. She’s also addicted to Coke. The drink, not the drug.

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