Cover Reveal for DOUBLE BETRAYAL by Ada Frost

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I'm excited to be one of the people to share the cover reveal for
 
Double Betrayal (Surviving #3) By Ada Frost
Release date: 29th January
 
I just LOVE this cover. And if you do too, then you might be interested to know she designed her own cover and that of covers for other people too (HERE)! 
 
 

Here is what the story is about:

Emily’s life had three basic rules, love her family fiercely. Never expect forever and most importantly, shield her heart from pain. At a tender age she had learned love is not forever, sex destroys and if you don’t invest your heart, it can never be broken. She played life safe.

All it takes though, is one moment, a defining light in the perpetual darkness to bring life into your heart. For Emily, it was a night she would never forget, an ordinary evening of dancing, drinking and if she was in the mood, a brief one night stand. But then he beguiled her. His emerald eyes captivated and enslaved her to him.

What Emily didn’t anticipate was the mysterious giant to sit beside her and rock her foundations. His dirty mouth and sexy innuendos intrigued her. The green eyed Adonis took her for the ride of her life, on his motorbike. One she would never forget. He intertwined himself into her life and captured her soul.

But the illusion of beauty can hide a broken past. And as the lovers fall deeper, the darkness leeches into the light, suffocating and destroying all within its path. Until there is nothing left but betrayal and shattered hearts.

**Due to sexual content, it may not be suitable for readers under the age of 18 years of age.**

CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming release, Ada!!!
Here is where we can find out more about her stories:






 
 

The Art of Falling Forever by Ivy Bateman

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
My very good friend, IVY BATEMAN, has a new release I'd like to brag about today, if you don't mind! I don't know how she manages to always mix the fanciful with realism, but she pulls it off beautiful!  Pure talent, I guess.  So without further ado, congratulations to Ivy for releasing:

The Art of Falling Forever
by Ivy Bateman
ISBN: 978-1-77101-408-3
Heat Rating: 2
Word Count: 18,107

Blurb:

A chaste kiss on the cheek leads to the discovery of a lifetime.

Even though Eilam has always been part of her world, Amy never thought of him as more than her mother's friend. One night, after rehearsal for the town's Christmas Pageant, Eilam reveals that not only is there more to him than Amy had ever imagined, but that together they could be the next chapter in a story that has played out in her family for over 2000 years.

While struggling to cope with the death of her mother and the responsibility of being in charge of the biggest even of the year, Amy must decide whether her future lies with her estranged boyfriend Troy or the enigmatic Eilam.

Excerpt:

The doorbell chimed, causing Amy to nearly jump out of her skin. She glanced at the clock. It was almost five, which meant that it could only be Eilam and he was now the last person she wanted to see. Tracy demanding she explain her new attitude, Troy begging her to take him back—either scenario would have been preferable to what waited for her on the other side of her front door.
The bell chimed again, followed by insistent knocking. "Amara, I know you're in there. If you don't open the door I will be forced to break it down which, as I'm sure you've figured out, would blow my cover."
Amy smiled a little. He somehow knew that she'd discovered the truth. She remembered his voice on the phone, his suspicious tone. He must have guessed or known she would soon be on a path of discovery. But how? She touched her cheek. Of course, the kiss.
"Please let me in. There's so much you need to know."
Amy pushed herself to standing, taking the box of secrets with her. She placed it on the table in the living room and then went to the front door. She opened it, slowly and cautiously, blocking Eilam's immediate entry with her body.
"Amara, please don't be afraid."
"Why not? You give me so much to be afraid of, being a shapeshifter, or whatever it is you are, who haunts the women in my family. I think you should go."
"No, I'm not going to go. Not until you've given me a chance to explain myself. I don't mean to be firm with you, but please let me in."
Amy looked at his beaten fedora, his crinkled coat, his bright blue eyes, and his wispy white eyebrows. There was nothing malicious in his demeanor and yet he was changed. He seemed older in a seen a lot of time kind of way, and stronger too. She couldn't help feeling he was now a stranger, but Amy had to trust her mother would not let her be in the presence of a madman.

Ebook Buy Links : Breathless Press | Amazon
 
And now a word from Ms. Ivy Herself:
 
Hey there everyone! Well here we are in the middle of the week and only 8 days left until Christmas. I've recently started a new, full of learning job and every time I try to say something about my book The Art of Falling Forever or write about a topic relating to it, all I can think of is how People Soft  won't talk to RPS if you don’t create a transaction.
Christmassy, no? Anyway, what I will say is that over on my blog, Ivy B Misbehavin, I'm having a contest. If you comment on my blog, or send me a an email to say hi, I will put your name in a draw for not only The Art of Falling Forever, but also for my Aug, 2014 release, I'll Call You Alice, and for my December, 2013 release Christmas Eve Surprise. Now why for all the books to giveaway? And why the odd way to leave a "comment"?  Well, I recently found out that my comment section is a temperamental diva and probably has been this way for well over a year. Which means that for my last two releases, when I had contests on my blog and thought nobody loved me because there were no comments, I could very well have been wrong. So, I’m giving them away NOW to make up for neglect.
I'm also throwing in a $5.00 Breathless Press Gift Card giveaway. So please, stop by and say hello! I'm also available for commenting at on my Ivy Bateman-Author page on Facebook. This contest will go until Saturday, December 20th and I'll contact the winner on Sunday, December, 21st.
Thanks, always to Linda for having me on. Next time, I promise to talk about things that actually have to do with my book and not PA 13.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading,
Ivy B

Upcoming Linda Kage Stuff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's been forever since I updated my blog.  I've turned into such a blogging slacker!  But maybe I can use the excuse that I've been busy writing stories to pardon me (which I really have been).  So, here's what's been up in Linda Kage land:

First up, my blog and website have been redesigned. I'm so thrilled. The lovely Emily at Blogoholic Designs put together the blog for me and then gave me permission to use those graphics in my website, too.  I think she did an amazing job.  I'm in love with that top banner!

I've also entered a new venture that I've never tried before.  Price of a Kiss is going audible!! That's right, it's in the production stage to become an audio book. I have no idea how it will turn out or when it'll be out, but I've gotten to listen to some sample sections of the story.  And oh my goodness, it's kind of embarrassing to hear your own book spoken back to you. I think I blushed and giggled the entire time because, wow, that was a professional narrator telling my story. My four-year-old was suddenly right there on my lap, listening to everything too, so yeah, I had to cover her ears a few times during the prologue! 

Okay, next news!!

Book Four in the Forbidden Men series is officially completed! This is Quinn's story, and it's called With Every Heartbeat.  Since my good friend, author Ada Frost, has proclaimed Quinn as HER book boyfriend, I let her pick out the kind of heroine Quinn would have, and she said Zoey had to be shy.  I'd originally planned for Quinn's other half to be outgoing, since he's a shy guy himself. She could kind of boost his confidence and encourage him to be a little more assertive.  To make my friend happy, though, I turned Zoey shy. Having both the hero and the heroine introverted was more of a challenge, but I finally got through it! We all came out slightly unscathed by the end.

It's in the beta-reading stage right now.  I woke up this morning to my first bit of feedback, which said, "I just can't wrap my mind around this book! You wrote this? I'm in awe!!! It feels like its a new you! I totally love Ham!!!" so hopefully I'm on the right track!

Oh, and my hubby would like to say, "thank you," to all the people who like the cover. I consulted him before deciding on the final, and it was his suggestion to make my name red, plus enlarge the title and put it where it is.  So, good job, hubby!!!  Thanks for your brilliant opinion!

With Every Heartbeat will release in March 2015.

While I'm waiting to hear back from my beta readers, I've been working on Book Five in the Forbidden Men series.  I'm currently 60-some thousand words into Ten's book. I think that means I'm at least half way through, but I've been getting pretty wordy lately!  The last book I finished was 136,000 words long, the one before that was 122,000 words, before that was 113,000, before that was 102,000, and before that was 95,000. I seem to be adding another 10,000 words with each new manuscript one I write, but I'm hoping to break that pattern with this story! 

Anyway, after I finish A Perfect Ten, I'll begin working on Bailey's story from The Granton University series and also Asher's story from The Forbidden Men series.  I also have ideas for Sarah (from Price of a Kiss) and Cassie (from Delinquent Daddy) plus about six more books after that!  I wish I could just write faster!  I really love sharing my stories with people.

Now, onto the last bit of news I have in Linda Kage world:  I'm excited to see that I had so many likes on my Facebook page.  It was at 1,996 when I last checked it.  So, I'm going to give away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to the 2,000th person to LIKE https://www.facebook.com/authorlindakage ! Everyone once in a while, I throw giveaways on there, so it might not be a total waste of time to like it! But you certainly don't have to if you don't want to!

And that's what's been going on around here.  I hope all is well with you. Before you go, here's a little excerpt from With Every Heartbeat (rough draft version) where our shy heroine Zoey meets Quinn for the first time!

From Chapter One:

He had a nice laugh. Nice smile, too. Very nice backside. Not that I was looking...much.

Under his pretty face and intimidatingly hulking physique, however, I wondered exactly what kind of person my best friend had attached herself to. He’d been so quick to shove that other guy into a wall. I prayed Cora hadn’t found a violent man. That was one thing I wouldn’t be able to handle.

Then again, he’d been just as quick to settle down, and he’d even stopped his friend from taking the argument to the next level. Actually, he’d seemed more protective than hostile. Made me wonder what kind of picture had been on that phone.

“Can we help you with something, sweetheart?”

I jumped at the question, realizing Quinn’s friend had spotted me spying on them. My mouth went dry. It was now or never time.

With a small clearing of my throat, I nodded. “I...I’m sorry. I was just...I was looking for Cora.”

Hearing her name, Quinn turned.

And looked directly at me.

His blue-eyed gaze froze me. I felt like the guy he’d shoved against the wall: held captive in his grip and unable to break freak. Then he blinked a pair of overly long dark lashes. Every organ inside me seemed to ignite into flames. My skin prickled and my flight-or-fight instinct kicked in, making me think my reaction to him was fear. But I’d never felt a tightening deep in my stomach when I’d been scared before. This was...I don’t even know.

My body didn’t seem to know what the heck was wrong with me, either, so it rebelled against the overwhelming, foreign sensation, making my breath quicken and my fingers and toes tingle.

“I...” Smoothing some hair behind my ear, I gaped back at Quinn Hamilton. “I’m sorry for interrupting. I know you don’t know me. But I’ve seen pictures of you, and I thought you could help me. But, I...” I tried to apologize again as I backed toward the doorway, except the words stuck in my throat. “I’m...”

“Zoey,” Quinn said softly, as if finishing my sentence for me. And, oh my word. Hearing my name come from his mouth set off all kinds of tingling and tummy tightening inside me.

Yep. I was in big trouble.

“I’ve seen pictures of you, too.” A soft smile lit his face as he started toward me. “Cora’s inside.”

I tripped in reverse as he came closer, my eyes going wide.

My behavior caused him to jerk to a halt. His mouth opened and apology entered his gaze, but he said nothing. He cleared his throat and pointed toward the back door of the frat house. “I can...I’ll show you where she is.”

Nodding my compliance, I stayed mute as shame flooded my limbs. The guy had only been trying to be nice and help me out, and I’d been shying away from him as if he were an ax-murderer.

Way to make a first impression to Cora’s boyfriend, you idiot.