Cover Reveal Day! (And a Giveaway)

 

Today I’m excited to reveal the cover for Hearts on Fire! I absolutely love the cover and I hope you do too.

 

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Country music star Jessie Grant has it all. An amazing voice, a string of multi-platinum albums, and a sold-out concert tour. But just before her Hearts on Fire tour rolls into Las Vegas, her lead guitarist is badly injured and is unable to play. Desperate to find a replacement before the night of a televised live show, Jessie is forced to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see again.

Drew Carmichael has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best up-and-coming musicians in Nashville, without cashing in on his renowned father’s name. When Jessie’s manager calls and asks him to fill in for her band’s injured guitar player, he agrees to help Jessie out even though she cut him out of her life four months ago.

In Sin City, sparks fly between Jessie and Drew, and it isn’t long before they give in to their mutual attraction. But when the dark past Jessie has successfully hidden for ten years explodes in the media, their tenuous bond is put to the test, and both Jessie and Drew must learn to trust each other if they don’t want their newfound romantic relationship to go up in flames.

47,000 words

Release Date: February 3, 2015

Now available for pre-order: Amazon Kindle

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Giveaway Information:

As part of the cover reveal festivities, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to either Amazon or B&N to one lucky winner. Below is the link to the book review blogs participating on the tour. Each blog has a Rafflecopter entry form.

Goddess Fish Tour Hosts – Hearts on Fire Giveaway

PS. Scroll down a bit to see the tour host and the links to their blogs.

 

Breaking His Rules ~ Another Excerpt and a Giveaway

With release day quickly approaching (can you believe summer’s almost over?) it seemed like the perfect time to share another excerpt from Breaking His Rules and, of course, do another giveaway!

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It was after ten when Jake pulled up to the curb in front of her townhouse. The porch light was on and bathed the small garden and walkway near the front door in a warm golden glow. Inside, the house was dark. Paige was either upstairs in her bedroom at the back of the unit, or she’d decided to spend the night with Rob.

“You talked to Gentry, didn’t you?” Melissa asked the question that had been on her mind ever since she’d seen Trey head toward the men’s room not long after Jake had done the same thing.

“We had a brief discussion.” Jake’s fingers tightened on the steering wheel. “I didn’t lay a hand on him. If that’s what you’re worried about.”

“The only reason I’d worry is because I wouldn’t want you to get into any trouble because of me. Him, I couldn’t care less about.”

“My father taught us to respect women. What Gentry said to you was out of line. I took it upon myself to call him out on his behavior.”

“I guess he thought I’d be flattered that he found me attractive.”

“His success has gone to his head. He’s got women panting after him all the time and he takes advantage of that situation on a daily basis, according to J.T.”

“Well, he picked the wrong woman tonight. I wish I would have had the nerve to deck him. Paige would have done it in a heartbeat.” She sighed. “Paige thinks I need to stand up for myself more. She says I always turn the other cheek and let people like Shauna and Denise get away with insulting me.”

“Is that true?”

“Yes,” Melissa admitted, with a tentative nod. “I was always heavier than all the other kids. When they made fun of me it was easier to pretend it didn’t matter instead of confronting them.”

“But it did matter, didn’t it?”

“It hurt.” Her heart clenched at the thought of those painful times. “A lot. Luckily, I had Paige. I don’t think I would have gotten through school if she wasn’t there with me. She fought my battles for me. No one would dare say a word to me when she was nearby.”

“You’ve never struck me as the kind of person who wouldn’t stick up for herself.”

“That’s because you don’t really know me.”

“I think I do.” Jake reached up to brush a lock of hair from her cheek, and then quickly lowered his hand. “That strength you think you don’t have is there. Inside you. One day you’ll figure that out.”

Breaking His Rules will be released on Monday, September 8, 2014 and is available for pre-order now at the following e-book retailers:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | KOBO | iBooks | iTunes | Carina Press

And now for the giveaway! Just leave a comment on this blog post and win an e-book copy of one of my books: Love in the Afternoon, The Winning Season, A Christmas for Carrie or Catching Heat OR you can choose a print copy of either Love in the Afternoon or The Winning Season. The contest is open internationally and will close on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9 pm PST. Good luck!

An Excerpt from BREAKING HIS RULES (plus a giveaway!)

The countdown to the release day for Breaking His Rules has begun! To kick things off, I’m sharing an excerpt from the book and giving away a rare print copy of my second book, The Winning Season.

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“I went to my cousin’s bridal shower earlier today.” Jake looked up, relieved to find that she hadn’t appeared to notice him staring at her breasts. Good. Now he just had to remind himself not to do it again. He shouldn’t be thinking anything other than professional thoughts about her. Friend or not, Melissa was his client and therefore strictly off-limits. “She’s getting married next month at Pebble Beach.”

He let out a low whistle. “Beautiful, but from what I know of that area, pricey.”

“My aunt and uncle are very well off.” Melissa pushed her cup to the side and folded her arms on the table. “You know how I told you she always made fun of my weight when we were kids?”

Jake nodded, remembering their conversation of a few months ago. “She sounds like a witch.”

“She is.” Melissa sighed. “I overheard her and her friend talking about me in the ladies’ room.” She gave him a wan smile. “And you know what they say about eavesdroppers never hearing good of themselves. Well, it’s true.”

“What did she say?”

“That I was too fat to be a bridesmaid and that even if I’m able to get a date to her wedding, it’ll probably be with some loser.”

Jake tamped down his anger. He’d struggled with his weight when he was younger and knew only too well how cruel some people could be. Leaning forward, he reached across the table and put his hand on Melissa’s arm. He tried not to notice the satiny smoothness of her skin but failed and quickly withdrew before the warmth of her skin could tempt him to linger. “Don’t let her get to you, Melissa. She’s not worth it.”

“That’s what I told Paige when she suggested we sabotage the wedding ceremony.”

Jake couldn’t help but laugh. “I’ve only met your sister twice, but that’s exactly what I’d expect her to suggest.”

Melissa smiled, then quickly sobered and gave him a determined look. “I’m going to that wedding even though it’s the last thing on earth I want to do.”

“Do you have a date?” he asked, more interested in Melissa’s private life than he should be. She’d never mentioned a boyfriend, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t seeing someone. Even at her heaviest—as she’d been when he’d met her—she was an attractive woman.

“No. But I have this off the wall—” She stopped mid-sentence, stared at him for several seconds, then she shook her head and laughed. She had a good laugh—melodic and sexy at the same time. “Never mind.”

“Never mind what?” he asked as he leaned back.

“It wasn’t important.” She tucked a loose tendril of hair behind her ear. Her cheeks turned pink under his scrutiny. “Okay. Okay. I was thinking about hiring an escort for the wedding. Someone super-hot. That would shut my cousin up for good.”

“Hire an escort?” Jake asked, surprised she’d go to such lengths—especially when she didn’t need to. He grinned as the perfect solution to her problem materialized in his head. It was the least he could do for a friend. “I have a much better idea and it won’t cost you any money.”

One delicately arched brow rose. “What’s your idea?” she asked, with a hint of trepidation.

“Not what. Who.” He pointed to his chest. “Me. I’ll be your date for the wedding.”

BREAKING HIS RULES will be released on September 8th and is available for pre-order at the follow digital retailers:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | KOBO | iBooks | iTunes | Carina Press

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?????????????????????????????????????????And now for the giveaway: To win a print copy (or e-book version if you prefer) of my second book, The Winning Season, just leave a comment below. The giveaway is open internationally and will close on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9 pm, PST. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Tempting the Player by Kat Latham

One of the best things about being a writer has been the friendships I’ve formed with other authors in the romance community. Writing for Carina Press is how I met Kat Latham. Not only is Kat a talented writer, she’s a genuinely nice person. Today it’s an honor to be part of the cover reveal for Kat’s upcoming release, Tempting the Player. I’m super excited for this book. I’ve read the first two books in her rugby series and can’t wait for the next installment. In case you haven’t guessed, I highly recommend this series! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway…details are at the end of this post.

Tempting the Player

Book three of the London Legends

Best friends make the best lovers.

Libby Hart and Matt Ogden are perfect for each other—as friends. They’ve known each other for ages. They act as each other’s plus-ones. They even share custody of a dog. And if there’s always been a little spark between them, so what? It’s never been worth jeopardizing their friendship.

Professional rugby player Matt is fighting for a starter position with the London Legends—and that’s not the only thing he’s fighting. A crippling fear of flying means he’s struggling to get his career off the ground. He has no time for a relationship, even if Libby does make him ache. As an airline pilot, Libby’s looking for a stay-at-home husband so she can have a family without sacrificing her high-flying career. Matt’s certainly not that man.

But just because they don’t have a future together doesn’t mean they can’t have a right now. When Matt asks Libby for help overcoming his fear, they agree to take a vacation from their platonic relationship—whenever they fly together, they can have sex. It’s the perfect way to resolve all that built-up tension. As long as they can avoid getting a little too comfortable…

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About Kat

Kat LathamKat Latham is a California girl who moved to Europe the day after graduating from UCLA, ditching her tank tops for raincoats. She taught English in Prague and worked as an editor in London before she and her British husband moved to the Netherlands. Kat’s other career involves writing and editing for charities, and she’s traveled to Kenya, Ethiopia and India to meet heroic people helping their communities survive disasters. Find out more on her website: katlatham.com.

Follow Kat:
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Cover Reveal Giveaway

Win a $15 eGift Card + London Legends Tote Bag

Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter

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Catching Heat Virtual Book Tour

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I’m excited to announce that my very first Virtual Book Tour begins on Monday, February 10th! The tour is hosted by Bewitching Blog Tours and will run through February 24th. Below is a list of the sites kind of enough to have me stop by. I’ll be sending out links to these sites via Twitter and Facebook throughout the tour, so I hope you’ll check them out.

Oh, and there’s a giveaway! To celebrate the release of Catching Heat, I’m giving away two $25 Amazon Gift cards. You can enter the drawing at: a Rafflecopter giveaway  Good luck!

Tour Schedule

February 10 – Interview at Manga Maniac Cafe
February 10 – J.T. Sawyer interview at Provocative Pages
February 10 – Spotlight appearance at Stories of Romance
February 11 – Spotlight appearance at Girl Meets Books
February 11 – Spotlight appearance and review at Kawehi’s Book Blog
February 12 – Spotlight appearance at Darker Passions
February 12 – Interview and review at Books with Bree
February 13 – Interview with Pembroke Sinclair
February 14 – Guest blog at Passion for the Romance
February 14 – Spotlight appearance at Bookworm Bridgette’s World
February 17 – Guest blog at Ramblings From a Chaotic Mind
February 17 – Spotlight appearance at Share My Destiny
February 18 – Spotlight appearance at Midnight Musings with Bertena
February 19 – Guest Blog at Ramblings from this Chick
February 19 – Interview at Book in the Bag
February 19 – Review at Musings from an Addicted Reader
February 20 – Interview at Book Chick
February 21 – Interview at All I Want and More
February 21 – Spotlight appearance and review at Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
February 24 – Spotlight and review at Snarky Mom Reads
February 24 – Review at Fic Central