Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Avoiding Series BONUS Scene



Two years ago today I took the plunge and published Avoiding Commitment! I had no idea what would happen or if anyone would read it. I just knew that a few people liked it and told me to publish. Two years later, I am soooo glad that I did. I now have eight books out with two more releasing this year. Through the writing community I've made so many amazing friends. I've gone to a lot of new places to meet my readers, and I couldn't ask for a better life! Thank you for two years of awesomeness!

Here is a short list of people that I want to thank for making this year so awesome--Jessica Carnes, Katie Miller, Amy McAvoy (#blackandgoldforever), Bridget Peoples, Rebecca Kimmerling, Trish Brinkley, Shannon Stephens, Jenn Sterling, Rebecca Donovan, Jillian Dodd, Jessica Sotelo, CJ Roberts, Jamie McGuire, Chelsea Cameron, Abbi Glines, Katie Ross, Jennifer Fletcher, Sarah Hansen, Jovana Shirley, Najla Qamber, Ashley Truelove, Christine Estevez, Diana Peterfreund, Laurelin Paige, Bethany Hagen, Emma Hart, Heather Maven, Maryse Black, Denise Tung, my ContraBand groupies -- Christy Baldwin, Reanell Tisdale, Katie Stankiewicz, Michelle New, Brook T, Christy Peckham, Stephanie Powell, Tammi Ahmed -- Dianna Almanzer, Richelle Robinson, Taryn Cellucci, Autumn Review, and a million other people who have helped and supported me along the way! Also Joel, Hippo, and Goose.

As a special thank you, I've written a little something about that comes after Avoiding Temptation is set. So, if you haven't read all the books--this is a MAJOR spoiler!


Avoiding Series BONUS Scene


By: K.A. Linde

“Jack, come to bed already,” Lexi moaned. “I never thought I’d see the day I’d have to drag you to bed.”
His baby blues lit up. “I didn’t realize that’s what you were suggesting.”
He hopped over the couch and was standing in front of her in an instant.
“I wasn’t suggesting that.”
As she walked down the hallway and back toward their bedroom, her hips swayed exaggeratedly, suggesting exactly that. His hands grasped her hips and pulled her against him.
“You were, you dirty tease.”
She ran her hands up the front of his shirt. “I guess I can’t shake some habits.”
“I can think of one or two habits I’d like you to keep.”
“I’ve no idea what you mean,” she said. Her hands clutched his shirt and tugged him closer.
“Allow me to enlighten you.”
He thumped her body back into the wall. A smile lit up her face as he bent down to kiss her. Their lips melded together, and she sank into his familiar embrace. He drew her bottom lip through his teeth. Her body responded immediately, superheating to his touch. His mouth left her lips only to find her neck. She groaned as he started teasing his way up to her earlobe.
As he nibbled on the sensitive lobe, his hand traveled to the back of her thigh and hoisted her leg up around his hip.
Grabbing a handful of his messy brown hair, Lexi yanked his head back.
“What…?” he asked. His face was hungry with desire, and he looked ready to pounce.
“Are you sure your accounting homework doesn’t take precedent?” she asked, batting her eyelashes.
Jack was currently in his second semester at Columbia getting his MBA. Despite all of the experience he had working with Bridges Enterprise in Atlanta, as well as the Manhattan accounting firm he had worked for when they had first moved to the city, he wanted to get an advanced degree. Lexi was working full-time at a prestigious law firm in the city and had encouraged him to pursue the degree. It would only make him more marketable in the long run.
“I can finish it in the morning. I’d like to finish you now.”
His hands slipped under her D-Bags T-shirt; the very one that he had purchased for her years ago when the band was on tour with Sienna Sexton.
“So romantic,” Lexi drawled.
“I didn’t hear any complaints last night…or the night before that…or the night before that.” He punctuated each with a kiss. One on her neck, one on her cheek, one on her lips and then he leaned into the kiss. Fire shot through their bodies, and Lexi pushed herself flush against him.
Things may not have always been this wonderful, but three years later and it almost felt as if they had lived a completely different life. Sometimes it was hard to believe they had suffered through ten years of indecision. If she had known that things were going to be this amazing, she would have…
Well, she liked to think that she would have changed things, but honestly, she didn’t know. Maybe things were only this way because they had already gone through their worst.
She didn’t have much time to think about it as Jack lifted her up and wrapped her legs around his waist. He rested her back against the wall and fluttered his fingers up her legs seductively. She nipped at his lip. His blue eyes turned crystal clear with desire, and Lexi’s breath caught at the beauty in their depths.
Blue eyes were her weakness…always had been. All thanks to the asshole in front of her.
“I remember you liking this,” he muttered.
“I remember you being an asshole and leaving me.”
He leaned his forehead against hers, their breath mingling. “That was the best sex I’ve ever had in my life, and you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
“Well, as long as the sex is good,” she joked.
“You’re everything to me.”
Her heart thudded in her chest. She would never get over this being her life, this being real.
“And don’t you forget it.”
He shook his head, chuckling to himself. “You’ll never let me.”
That was the truth. A relationship was work and over the past three years, they had put in the time. Things weren’t perfect. They still fought and complained and got frustrated with each other. But they worked it out. They took the time to make sure that what they had lasted. There was no going back.
Her hands tangled in Jack’s hair as he pulled her from the wall, kicked open the bedroom door, and deposited her on the bed. It was Lexi’s favorite thing they had bought together. Despite how impractical it was to have a King-size bed in a small fifteenth floor apartment in Manhattan, she had insisted. And damn was it worth it.
She crawled backward on the bed and watched as he unbuttoned his navy blue button-down. He tossed it on the floor where it rightfully belonged, even if she did love it, and followed her onto the bed. As he bent down to kiss her, she ran her hands down his muscular chest, across the sensitive skin along the hem of his pants, and then expertly unfastened his belt.
“Trying to get me out of my clothes?” he asked, grabbing her hand and forcing it over her head.
“Yes. There were things I was suggesting earlier.”
“I like your suggestions, but I have one of my own.”
“Oh yeah?” She thrust her hips up into his and twirled her hips. “I thought we had the same suggestion.”
He groaned. “You’re making this difficult.”
“I thought we were on the same page.” She pushed her body against his. “Your body says we are.”
“I love you,” he said, kissing her deeply.
“I love you too.”
“I don’t know how to say this.”
“Say what?” she asked. She didn’t need him to say anything. She just wanted him to fuck her.
Jack rolled over on this side so that they were facing each other. “You know when I think about my life, it’s just a bunch of white noise.”
Lexi arched an eyebrow. “Excuse me?”
“Hear me out,” he said. He held his hand up. “There’s my life before you and there’s my life with you, and then there’s everything else…just white noise. I can remember every time we were together with perfect clarity. Like your smile at the top of the Ferris wheel, the taste of your lips in my bedroom, the way you looked on the beach, the feel of your arms around me under the weeping willow, how good your body feels against me over and over…even the time I thought I’d lost you forever.” He sighed and ran a hand back through his hair. “Whether good or bad, all I see when I look backward is you. The same thing I’m always going to see looking forward.”
Lexi’s breath caught at the weight of his words and the sincerity in his voice. She loved this man beyond comprehension.
“I guess what I’m trying to say is that my life is better with you in it. It always has been. And I know we said we’d wait until you’re ready,” he said, reaching his hand into his pocket. “But I’m ready. I think we’re ready.”
“Ready for what?” she asked breathlessly.
He pulled out an antique diamond ring—flawless and completely perfect. Her ring. The one that he had gotten from his grandmother. The one that he had kept for her even when he had married someone else. The one that had always been meant for her finger.
She gaped at it.
How many years had it been since the first time she had seen that ring? Eight? A lifetime ago. This lifetime she belonged with Jack, and they deserved their happily ever after.
“Lex,” he whispered, reaching out for her left hand, “will you marry me?”
Three years with the man she had wanted and needed and loved for so much longer. She should have taken the damn ring when she had first agreed to get back with him, but she hadn’t wanted to feel rushed into anything after what she was leaving behind. But she had always wanted that ring, waited for this day, imagined what he would say.
“Yes. Jack, yes!”
“God, I could hear you crying that out all night.”
Lexi laughed brightly. “I think that can be arranged.”
Jack removed the tiny knot promise ring that had given her when they had gotten back together and replaced it with the engagement ring. He kissed her hand where it fit perfectly on her ring finger.
She gazed down at it in awe. After all this time, she was finally engaged to Jack Howard.
A tear slipped out of her eye and she realized she was shaking. Her throat tightened. The moment felt surreal, yet she couldn’t have imagined it any other way.
Their lips met at the same time. His hands cupped her cheeks, deepening the kiss, and then threaded into her hair.
“Lex?” he murmured against her mouth.
“Mmm?”
“You’re going to be my wife.” He brushed his nose against hers and then smirked. “Mrs. Howard. I like the sound of that.”
Lexi shivered at the name.
Mrs. Lexi Howard. Perfection.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Record Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Title: On the Record (Record, #2)
Release: August 26, 2014
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1gDmOQK

Preorder On the Record: http://amzn.to/1dhT8Wx
Off the Record (#1) available now: http://amzn.to/1idoYFr



Synopsis

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...

The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.


Here are some teasers from Off the Record and On the Record!!!



 
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Take Me for Granted Cover Reveal & Giveaway


I'm sooooo excited to release the cover for this book done by the wonderful Najla Qamber Designs!!! This book was a really fun journey for me. My first ever 1st person and dual POV! Just wait until you meet the crew. They take you on a wild ride!

Title: Take Me for Granted
Release: April 29, 2014
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Synopsis

Grant
Manwhore. Adrenaline junkie. Lead singer of ContraBand. What you see is what you get. I make no apologies for my actions, and by now no one expects any from me. I live my life the way I want and as long as it pushes the demons back, then I'm solid. I've never needed a chick for more than a good lay. Why would I need just one when I can have a different one every night?

Until she walks into my world.

Aribel
Mouthy. Perfectionist. Princeton student. Chemistry major. Yes, that pretty much describes me. Oh, and virgin. But I'm only nineteen, and have more important things to concern myself with. What really matters is finishing my degree and getting a good job. I’ve worked hard for what I want, and do what’s expected of me. I don’t need anyone to get in my way.

Until he opens up my world.

But if I give you my world, whatever you do…don’t TAKE ME for granted.


As a special treat, I've included a few teaser pictures from the book and Chapter One, which was posted when I announced the release!



Chapter 1

Grant

I don’t remember the number of women I’d fucked.
Yeah, that might sound cocky or maybe a bit disgusting even, but I’d never given two fucks. I wasn’t about to start now.
And whoever was lying beside me right now needed to get the fuck out before I started remembering her name. Did I remember her name?  Lany. Lacy. Lucy?  No. Fuck. I didn’t give a shit. She just needed to leave so that I could get back to sleep.
“Babe,” I grumbled, nudging the chick in the ribs. “Darlin’.”
“Mmm,” she groaned. “I love when you call me darlin’.”
I already knew she liked it. She had lost her clothes quickly enough to the sound of it last night. Now, I was pretty sure I’d never say it again if it meant that she would get out quicker.
“Time to go home.”
The girl turned on her side and tucked the comforter over her tits. Well, there went her best quality. She gave me a come-and-get-me look and pouted her lips as if that was going to change my mind. Not likely.
“Oh come on, Grant,” she whispered throatily.
Her hand slid down my chest and then farther south. Yeah, not happening. I wasn’t interested in another mediocre performance on her part. Maybe a blowjob, but even then probably not. She stroked my cock and I was reconsidering that blowjob. She had to be better at sucking dick then fucking. It was some unwritten rule. Either they sucked or they fucked.
“No, honey. It’s time for you to go home.”  I rolled onto my back and reached for a joint on my nightstand.
“That’s not what you were saying last night.”
I flicked the zippo to life and took a drag on the joint. “That’s what I’m saying now. You knew how this was going to go when you came back with me. So, save me the headache and just leave.”
“Baby…” she whined. She tried to shimmy closer to me, but I pushed her away.
Man her voice grated on my nerves. “This was fun. Nothing more.”
“Can’t we have fun again?”
“No. I’d rather have fun with someone else,” I told her point blank.
Her jaw dropped and she hopped out of bed. “Whore,” she snapped. She snatched up her clothes and then stormed toward the door. I waited until it slammed shut behind her before blowing out the smoke.
Wasn’t the first time I’d heard that. I preferred the term manwhore. I’d earned that title and I was fucking proud of it.


Phew! I love him! Such a lovable asshole LOL

Now without further ado, here is the giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and 3 ARC copies of Take Me for Granted!
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Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Update

Update!

I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I thought I would just give you all the information about my upcoming releases and such all in one place!

1. The Record Series

Well, first, yes it's a series! At least three books. All releasing this year as far as my publisher has told me! Books one and two (Off the Record and On the Record) are already up for preorder with release dates March 11th and August 26th!

These books are about an affair between a rising politician and a college reporter. So, the books are political and deal with politics, but the FOCUS is the romance between the main characters Brady and Liz. If you don't like politics, that shouldn't be a problem, because it's the back seat to the sexy!

Preorder
Off the Record: http://amzn.to/1dVjehD
On the Record: http://amzn.to/1dhT8Wx

Goodreads
Off the Record: http://bit.ly/1eWNvwR
On the Record: http://bit.ly/1lycRDn

These books will only be available on Amazon or in paperback. Since they are published by Amazon Publishing imprint Montlake Romance, they will only be on their format. You can download a Kindle app to nearly every device.

Release Day Blitz Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1aSzUHE

2. Take Me for Granted

This is a book about a mouthy perfectionist named Aribel who does everything in her power to stay away from a hot manwhore rocker Grant McDermott who plays the local scene. Right now, I anticipate this being at least two books, but knowing me it will be three.

Book one has a release date of April 29th! Cover reveal will be coming at the end of March. If anyone wants to join in on that sign up here: http://bit.ly/1fP9mDt

Release Day Blitz Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1o28xf0
ARC Request: http://bit.ly/1hMJBuA

The blurb is already available on Goodreads. I'll have more information as I get it! http://bit.ly/1jyl2RK

3. Upcoming Appearances

I've tried to update where I'm going to be in the upcoming appearance tab, but here is the short list!

May 5, 2014 -- D.C. Author Event
June 27-29, 2014 -- Book Bash Orlando, FL
July 26, 2014 -- New York City Author Event
August 2014 -- Atlanta Author Event
September 11-13, 2014 -- Penned Con St Louis, MO

4. Would anyone be interested in having a KA Linde newsletter?

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about how people are missing my posts and not seeing teasers, giveaways, etc in time! I hate that! I want to make sure everyone sees everything that they want to see and guarantee that you don't miss out on my upcoming releases, because they're steamy!

If there is interest, I will start making one this week and get it all set up. I wouldn't want to bombard you, because I hate getting emails that clutter my inbox. No more than one email a week and probably less than that when it's not near a release. I would also include exclusive teasers, first chapters, and giveaways!

5. Gold & All That Glitters Series

I posted the first chapter of this book at the back of Avoiding Temptation, but right now, I have no anticipated release date. Luckily, you have release dates for three of my other books out this year. Hopefully that can tide you over until I get more information to you!!!

6. Any other questions I haven't answered?!

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Best of 2013

I don't have a lot of time to read, but I thought I would take the time to highlight my favorite reads of 2013. What were your favorite reads of 2013?

 Romance

http://www.amazon.com/Unbeautifully-Undeniable-Book-Madeline-Sheehan-ebook/dp/B00CRJNH9I/ref=sr_1_3_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1387901548&sr=8-3&keywords=madeline+sheehan http://www.amazon.com/Unattainable-Undeniable-Three-Madeline-Sheehan-ebook/dp/B00FBZH7C8/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1


Dystopian

http://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Minds-Alexandra-Bracken-ebook/dp/B008UZIKIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901600&sr=1-1&keywords=darkest+minds http://www.amazon.com/The-Darkest-Minds-Never-Novel-ebook/dp/B00CJ05EUK/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1 
http://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Veronica-Roth-ebook/dp/B004CFA9RS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901634&sr=1-1&keywords=divergent http://www.amazon.com/Insurgent-Divergent-Series-Veronica-Roth-ebook/dp/B00655U3WE/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1 http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Marie-Lu-ebook/dp/B0052RDJAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901791&sr=1-1&keywords=legend


Fantasy


http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Fire-Thorns-Rae-Carson-ebook/dp/B004U6URJY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901823&sr=1-1&keywords=girl+of+fire+and+thorns http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Embers-Girl-Fire-Thorns-ebook/dp/B007HC3RHW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1 http://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Kingdom-Girl-Fire-Thorns-ebook/dp/B00BATKXNE/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
http://www.amazon.com/Demon-King-Seven-Realms-ebook/dp/B002PEP4NC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901861&sr=1-1&keywords=demon+king http://www.amazon.com/The-Exiled-Queen-Seven-Realms-ebook/dp/B003XF1XPA/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1 http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Wolf-Throne-Seven-Realms-ebook/dp/B005DXOM1W/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Crown-The-Seven-Realms-ebook/dp/B008UZIKDG/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1 http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Midnight-Throne-Glass-Sarah-ebook/dp/B00CU7YHQY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387901916&sr=1-1&keywords=crown+of+midnight

<3
K

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Avoiding Temptation Author Tour w/ J. Sterling

Welcome to the FIRST EVER author tour!


I have J. Sterling with me today to talk a little bit about the Avoiding Series and the new release Avoiding Temptation .  I asked her a few interview questions and at the end she gives you her blurb for the book! Also there is a huge giveaway including signed books and ebooks from all the authors involved! Check back each day for a new author! <3


Avoiding Temptation Buy Links:
Amazon <--- http://amzn.to/18xRdHu
Amazon UK <--- http://amzn.to/1djqgKX
B&N <--- http://bit.ly/1djHBU3
iBooks <--- http://bit.ly/18FIMje
Paperback <--- http://amzn.to/1clICJ8

Interview

1.      Please give a brief bio of who you are, what you write, and your favorite ice cream flavor.

My name is J(enn) Sterling and I write New Adult books that make people want to throw things apparently. But I just think I write from the heart. Who knew that could be so painful? LOL  My favorite ice cream flavor is hands down Peanut Butter and chocolate (they could skip the chocolate part altogether and that’d be just fine by me) from Baskin Robbins!  YUM!

 

2.      Jack or Ramsey or John?

AS IF! Do you do drugs? Lol Jack. Jack. Jack.

3.      In five words or less describe why you love him.

I’m loyal and I fell for him in book 1, even though he’s dumb. Oops, this is more than five words. I LOVE HIM BECAUSE I WANT TO!

4.      Rough angry wall sex or sweet sexy balcony sex?

I’ll take wall sex, but minus the angry part. HA

5.      If you could give the Avoiding series a warning label, what would it be?

            Do not read near small animals or children…they may be harmed during the reading of this series. 

6.      If you could have one of your characters meet one of the characters from the Avoiding Series, who would it be and what would they be doing?

HAHAHHAA dur. Obviously Jack would meet Jack. And what would they be doing? Talking shit, drinking and being the cocky bastard that each Jack is. 
 

Blurb of Avoiding Temptation:

If you want a series that paints the world with rainbows, unicorns and clouds of cotton candy -  AVOID these books at all costs. You might be TEMPTED, but it's my RESPONSIBILITY to tell you that you'll probably cry. Or pull all your hair out. Or ask to be COMMITTED somewhere soft and fluffy. Don't say I didn't warn you.  :)
Thank you sooooo much for that Jenn!  I couldn't imagine Jack F'n Carter and Jack Howard in the same room.  It might be too much cocky assholeness. <3  Thanks for stopping by! You can purchase Jenn 's books or contact her at the links below.

 Buy links

The Perfect Game <--- http://amzn.to/19dhYqV 
The Game Changer <--- http://amzn.to/1i2kX7W
The Sweetest Game <--- COMING CHRISTMAS DAY
            
Links to J. Sterling's website and social media


GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Enter for a chance to win a signed set of the Avoiding Series as well as ebook copies of all books from participating authors!

Best of luck!

<3 K

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Avoiding Temptation Author Tour w/ K.A. Robinson

Welcome to the FIRST EVER author tour!


I have K.A. Robinson with me today to talk a little bit about the Avoiding Series and the new release Avoiding Temptation .  I asked her a few interview questions and at the end she gives you her blurb for the book! Also there is a huge giveaway including signed books and ebooks from all the authors involved! Check back each day for a new author! <3


Avoiding Temptation Buy Links:
Amazon <--- http://amzn.to/18xRdHu
Amazon UK <--- http://amzn.to/1djqgKX
B&N <--- http://bit.ly/1djHBU3
iBooks <--- http://bit.ly/18FIMje
Paperback <--- http://amzn.to/1clICJ8

Interview

1.      Please give a brief bio of who you are, what you write, and your favorite ice cream flavor.

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author of The Torn Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her toddler son and husband. Her latest book, Shattered Ties, was released on November 12th, 2013. Ice cream – Black raspberry.


2.      Jack or Ramsey or John?

Ramsey!

3.      In five words or less describe why you love him.

He cares so much!

4.      Rough angry wall sex or sweet sexy balcony sex?

Rough angry wall sex!

5.      If you could give the Avoiding series a warning label, what would it be?

            Warning: You will want to sex Jack and beat his head in at the same time. Not for the faint of heart!

6.      If you could have one of your characters meet one of the characters from the Avoiding Series, who would it be and what would they be doing?

It would have to be Logan. He would meet Jack and teach him how to treat a chick!



Blurb of Avoiding Temptation:

K.A. Linde finishes this series with a bang! I loved Avoiding Temptation from start to finish. Between Linde's flawless writing style and the storyline, you'll be glued to your Kindle for hours. Five Stars!

Thank you sooooo much for that K.A.!  <3  Thanks for stopping by! You can purchase K.A. 's books or contact her at the links below.

 Buy links for Shattered Ties
            Nook: http://bit.ly/IwRRho
            Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dhVZk2
Links to Claire Contreras's website and social media
           www.facebook.com/karobinson13  
          @karobinsonautho
          authorkarobinson.blogspot.com

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Enter for a chance to win a signed set of the Avoiding Series as well as ebook copies of all books from participating authors!

Best of luck!

<3 K

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