Crunch-Front-CoverDeerfield Beach, FL—Feb. 3—February puts relationships in the spotlight, and whether you are undergoing the pangs of loneliness from heartbreak or the highs of a blossoming love, Crunch (TriMark Press, 2016) will satisfy that inner romantic yearning for a resonant read.

The first book in Lori Balter’s Broken Pieces Series, Crunch introduces us to a close clique of college friends making their way into adulthood. At the center of it all is Bing, a popular and witty college freshman who has a penchant for friends and self-deprecating humor. With vibrant personality, she is considered one of the guys, but her relationships with men have left her wanting nothing to do with the enigmatic opposite sex. JT, on the other hand, has a steady supply of girls wanting to be by his side; but in his world, friendship and attraction are two things that never mix. The two couldn’t be more different, yet their encounter and subsequent friendship will alter their lives in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

Shedding light on the kind of life-altering love that shatters egos and leads to journeys of self transformation, Crunch is a heartfelt story about two old-soul millennials who spend their lives building walls of self-doubt, only to meet each other and then find that what they believed was protecting them was really holding them back from experiencing the love they craved.

A must-read for anyone who has known the complications and depth of a first love, Crunch is written with a blend of wit and  eloquence that is sure to turn even the sternest realist into a romantic.

About the Author

Lori Balter is a graduate of the University of Florida and a longtime resident of South Florida where she lives with her loving husband, two children and her devoted dog. Crunch, her first novel is inspired by the emotional journeys many of us take to discover a powerful love capable of withstanding the inner demons that keep us from true happiness. You can find her online at

To interview the author, please contact the publisher, TriMark Press, at 800-889-0693 or 561-953-1777 or email You can visit her book page or purchase her book at