2015 Linda Kage Updates

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
It's been too long since I talked about what's going down in Linda Kage land, so here's a few things coming this year!

With Every Heartbeat-
Book four in the Forbidden series (Quinn's story) is on track (I think!) and should be ready by March 2nd for its release date!  I still have to get edits back from the editor, revise, then send it off to the proofreader, then read it one more time, then get it formatted and THEN it should be ready to go!! It's getting so close, though!  I've been making banners for it!



A Perfect Ten-
I know some people are more ready for Ten's story than Quinn's, but I assure you, Ten actually starts his story in With Every Heartbeat, so you won't be disappointed thinking you won't get any Ten. Oh, he will be in book four!  And to further reassure you...A Perfect Ten (book five in the Forbidden Men series) will release very soon after With Every Heartbeat, like within a month soon. So...cool, right? Am I forgiven for making him go fifth instead of fourth?



Forbidden Men Facebook Group
To help pass the time until March and April, I've been putting up little excerpts and posters about both stories.  And then some lovely reader just started a Forbidden Men Lovers facebook group, so  I've been adding some exclusive excerpts there too!  That group can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/741024459279687/ if you want to join! There isn't a lot of activity, so trust me, it wouldn't overwhelm you with lots of posts.

Price of a Kiss Audio Book
Price of a Kiss's audio book on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes is coming along nicely.  It's been narrated and produced, and we're just waiting for it to head to retail stores! I'll announce more on that when it's actually available! :)

Cheap Linda Kage Books
In preparation for With Every Heartbeat and A Perfect Ten, the first three books in the Forbidden Men series will go on sale at different times in February.

Price of a Kiss will be available for $0.99 from February 2nd to February 7th!
To Professor, with Love will be available for $0.99 from February 9th to 21th! And...
Be My Hero will be available for $0.99 from February 23rd to 28th!

There are two reason To Professor, With Love's sale will last two weeks while the other two will last only one.  First, the other two have been on sale before, while this will be TPWL's first time (he's  little nervous about this being his first time, too, but I told him sales are good, it will be okay). And the other reason TPWL's sale is lasting two weeks instead of one is... With Every Heartbeat and A Perfect Ten can hopefully be read as a standalone, but they'll make more sense if you read at least TPWL first, so...that's why that is that, since I knew you were curious (which, okay, you probably weren't!) Anyway...



Stories in Progress
So, after I finished the rough drafts for With Every Heartbeat and A Perfect Ten, I wasn't too certain what to work on next.  I have to write Bailey's story from the Granton University series. I love her hero guy so far, so that could be fun.  But I also have plans for Cassidy and Keller from the story Delinquent Daddy. The scene I have written for that seems fun too, but also kind of steamy. Then there's Sarah and Brandt's story from the Forbidden Men series, and lots of people want a story for Price of a Kiss from Mason's point of view, plus I have a young adult story that's been hanging out in my head for months (I should probably get that out of there soon before it leads to some kind of infection).

And I have to get Asher's book written. He's supposed to be book six in the Forbidden Men series and I still have plans to get him a book out by August, but suddenly...this other story idea came to me, and the main guy in it turned into yet another Forbidden Man, and ack...do you think it'd be terribly, awfully rude of me if I came out with a brand new, never heard-of before Forbidden book and made it book six, which would push Asher's story to the book seven slot??  Let me know your thoughts on that...because this story idea won't leave me alone (the creeper!) and I really want to tell it!

To say the least, there should be plenty more to read from me in the future.  I just have no idea which order they'll be coming in!

Thanks for listening to me yammer on and on!  You'll hear more from me soon! Hugs.

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