New Book - Consolation Prize

Thursday, November 17, 2016
 
IT'S  HERE!
 
 



Consolation Prize
Forbidden Men Series - Book 9


Don’t you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken—but only because he ticked me off...not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn’t take no for an answer, too flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn’t quite the brainless, overconfident jerk I assumed he always was.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I’m learning maybe he’s not what I first thought he was. And maybe I’M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,

Julianna Radcliffe



For more information, check out Goodreads.


BUY LINKS

Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0CT4A3
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/consolation-prize-5
Scribd - https://www.scribd.com/book/331130271/Consolation-Prize
Amazon Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/151904769X
iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/consolation-prize/id1176428713
B&N Nook - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1125144993
Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/681137


Or I have a page on my website
(here at http://lindakage.com/signed.html )
where interested people can order a paperback of
any of the Forbidden Men series that is signed by the author!

GIVEAWAYS


There are two Amazon giveaways running for Consolation Prize.

For a chance to win a Kindle ebook edition
(30 winners, 1-in-10 chance, open until Sep 22nd or until all prizes are claimed),
Click HERE.

For a chance to win a Amazon paperback edition
(3 winners, 1-in-25 chance, open until Sep 22nd or until all prizes are claimed),
Click HERE.

Requirements for participation: 18+ years of age (or legal age),
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.




Happy reading and many hugs,
 
Linda Kage

www.LindaKage.com


Information about Priceless

Friday, May 20, 2016
In place of ARCs, I am just going to have a huge giveaway for copies of my next story (titled Priceless).

I've seen the posts about authors behaving badly, and I know some writers participate in nasty stuff like paying for five-star reviews, sending minions out to flag or bully people who write low reviews, or messaging scathing little notes to bloggers who don't say something satisfactorily enough about their stories. This sickens me. Not only does it give all authors a bad name, but it's cheating! While these authors are out there controlling what's being said about their books and upsetting the amazing blogging world, other authors are receiving lower or fewer yet honest ratings. It makes it impossible for readers to know what to believe when they see reviews, and that's just not right. It's bad for bloggers, authors, readers...just everyone.

I cannot express in words what an honor and thrill it is to see a brand new, unprompted review pop up for one of my stories. To know that someone voluntarily chose my book above others to entertain them for a spell and then go a step further to write down their thoughts and feelings about it....it's just...it's an amazing feeling. Doesn't matter if it was a good or bad review; they gave me a chance, and I love and appreciate that! My job is to put my heart and soul into writing the best story I can; everyone else's job is to sit back, relax, and take away whatever they want from it.

So...doing this is my guarantee to you that if anyone so chooses to read, review, promote, or even mention my next book, it's because they want to freely and honestly with no censor, prompting, bullying or otherwise harassment from me.

Another reason - Not too long ago, I received a message from someone telling me one of my incredibly close online friends was involved in pirating my stories. When I confronted the friend about it, she thought maybe I'd been sent this message because someone was jealous of her for always getting early copies from me. I thought that was crazy. I'm not any kind of popular, big-name bestselling author. Who gives that big a whoop about plain ol’ me? But if leveling the playing field and making sure everyone starts out with a fair, equal opportunity will avoid future heartbreak and drama for me, then that's what I'm going to do.

Then I came to find out, the pirating had most likely come from someone else but still someone I'd given an ARC to (I don’t have one hundred percent concrete evidence which person actually did it), so...that decided the issue for me. Ebooks will only be coming from me in the form of a gift through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iBooks. I know there are still ways to pirate and share those versions, but at least they'll have to put a tad more effort into it if they do.

This way, everyone has the same chance as everyone else to win the story, and winners aren't required to read, review or even look at the book again if they don't wish to! They'll have to work a little harder for it if they want to become involved in criminal activities, and...they won't be getting an earlier copy than anyone else because I hit publish a few minutes ago; it'll be available early...sometime within the next few hours to the next few days.

There are still great things about the book world, a couple controlling authors, thieving readers, and rude cover models notwithstanding. It's a place for escape, adventure and happily ever after, and that's the part I'm going to continue to celebrate and enjoy!

If you're still interested in Priceless (THANK YOU!!), the link to sign up for its giveaway is :

http://lindakage.com/drawing
 
Thank you so much for your time!

Hugs, Linda Kay
 


 

PricelessForbidden Men, Book 8
New Adult Romance
FORBIDDEN MEN Book 8
ISBN : 9781519008152
Length : 106,000 words
Available : 21 May 2016
In Ebook and in print

Three things in my life were fact.
I needed Sarah to survive.
I needed sex to remain sane.
And I could never mix sex with Sarah.

I just knew—deep in my marrow—that if I did, I’d somehow lose her. All my deepest darkest secrets would crack open, bleed out, and ruin everything between us. I wouldn’t unleash the shit inside me on my worst enemy, let alone her. So she stayed strictly in the friend zone.

People probably thought I never went there with her because of her cerebral palsy, but f*ck them. She knew she was the most important person in my world, and I wasn’t about to risk hurting our relationship just to make my c*ck happy.

Until the moment she begged me to take her virginity.
Now it’s all about to hit the fan, because how the hell do you resist the one person forbidden to you when she says please?

--Brandt Gamble


EXCERPT :


“Let me just get one thing perfectly clear,” he said, holding up a stern finger in reprimand.

I crossed my arms over my chest and arched my eyebrows, ready to meet his scolding with full-on sass. “Oh? And what’s that?”

Grabbing a handful of the front of my shirt, he yanked me against him until our mouths crashed together. His tongue roughly sought entrance, wrapping around mine and effectively sucking every thought I’d ever had straight from my brain before he released me and pushed away again, breathing hard.

I blinked, swaying from the quick, powerful assault. Then I pressed my hand to the side of my still-spinning head before yelping, “What the hell?”

“I’m sorry,” he growled, eyes flashing with anger...but mostly with heat. “Maybe you didn’t hear me clear enough.”

And he kissed me again. Just as hard, just as intensely, but maybe a little longer this time.

When he pulled away slowly, I licked my lips, relishing the taste of him on my tongue. Then I drew in a breath, trying to recover from the punch of arousal he’d ignited.

“Okay, maybe you should say that one more time,” I was finally able to utter. “Just so I’m perfectly clear I understand what you mean.”
He grinned. “Yes, ma’am.”

Smashwords Buy Link = https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/637918

New Book! New Baby!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
So two weeks ago today, this happened....


Photo taken by the amazing  Jamie Hixon Photography

My second daughter, Sadie Elizabeth (Sadie after my sister Sandra, and Elizabeth after my husband's grandma), was born on November 19th, weighing in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces and stretching 21 inches long.

When Lydia--daughter number one--was born, I came home from the hospital on the same day I received my first book (The Stillburrow Crush) in paperback in the mail!  Five years later, we came home from the hospital with little Sadie to find two boxes of The Girl's Got Secrets (my twenty-first book) in paperback waiting on us.  I thought that was a pretty cool coincidence!



Sadie's a little bundle of joy, and big sister is still (thankfully) completely fascinated and proud of her.  But I had forgotten how time-consuming, exhausting, and overwhelming newborns are.

TMI Fact: Today is Thursday, and I'm positive I took a shower last Saturday but can't remember if I have had another again since then until this morning. Ergo, it's no surprise that I hadn't gotten around yet to posting a blog about my new book...that came out FIVE DAYS ago!!! I know, I'm totally losing it, right?

So, yeah!  THE GIRL'S GOT SECRETS is now available in both paperback and ebook for your reading pleasure!


THE GIRL'S GOT SECRETS
Book 7 in the Forbidden Men Series
(But can also be read as a standalone)
ISBN : 978-1519115379
Length : 136,500Available : 28 November 2015


Paperback

Amazon | Createspace

Ebook

Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords

It co-released with the ever-brilliant, amazingly talented Ada Frost and her book SILENT SCARS!

Ada's story is killing it in reviews.  Peeps who have read and reviewed both our books all have given her a five-star rating!  Not all of those have been so five-star for me...not that I'm jealous...much...but I'm also so very excited and happy for my buddy and proud that I got to promote my story with such awesome talent!



Our books are on a book blog tour together now (until December 11th) with Tasty Book Tours.  To catch some reviews, guest posts or interviews on the tour, just follow this link:

 http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/10/the-girls-got-secrets-by-linda-kage.html

GIVEAWAY

You can also find an epic rafflecopter giveaway on that blog tour link for Amazon gift cards and paperbacks.

COMING NEXT

If anyone is curious what's in the works next for Linda Kage, well...I'm not too sure.  I haven't finished another book yet, so there are no set dates for anything.  But I plan to work on Bailey's story (from the Granton University series), then maybe Brandt and Sarah's story (from the Forbidden Men series).  I also have a new standalone young adult story in mind and want to tell Cassie and Keller's story (from Delinquent Daddy), so...there will be more; I'm just not completely sure what exactly will be next or when it'll get here!

And that's all I have to report for today!  Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving (or November) and that Christmas treats you well!  Hugs!