Friday, January 30, 2015

Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards

I am so super excited about this collection! Along with 21 other stellar authors, I have an exclusive scene in this book. It's between Grace and Josh from my Tate Chronicles series, and it happens between Fall For Me and Fight For Me, so it's like an interquel rather than an extended scene.

Two weeks until release! Here's what's in store:

22 stops. 22 different prizes. 22 true stories from the Losing It authors.

Join our Twitter Party! February 11 from 7-9PM EST. Use hashtag #Vcard

Join us in the Champagne Room, our private Facebook page, where you'll have VIP access to excerpts, discussions, and giveaways.

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Be one of the first to receive this oh so satisfying collection of all new, never before published scenes. Over 200 pages with 22 authors. All for 99 cents!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

COVER REVEAL: The Problem With Heartache by Lauren McKellar

This cover reveal is a special one for me because it is the third book in Lauren McKellar's Crazy in Love series. Lauren and I worked together to create something she fell totally in love with, and I may be biased because I designed them, but I love all three covers in this series.

Check it out!

Title: The Problem With Heartache, book three in the Crazy In Love series
Author: Lauren K. McKellar
Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult)
Cover Design: KILA Designs
On sale: February, 2015

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About The Problem With Heartache
The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.


Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. But it's hard to forget, when you're desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.

Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.

The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget

The Problem With Heartache

“You. In.” She pointed to the room behind me, and I glanced over my shoulder.

“In there?” I smirked again, but her cheeks didn’t get any redder, to my astonishment. “Is now really the time?”

She pushed against my naked chest, her steely eyes fixed on my face the whole time, then slammed the door behind us with her foot.

“If you wanted some private time together, you just had to say so.” I joked, leaning back against the chair that was positioned in front of the mirror in my dressing room.

“You think this is funny?” Kate asked, her head tilted to the side.

“Actually … yeah.” I nodded and smiled again, not unkindly.

Kate looked down, and for one God-awful moment I thought she was going to cry.

Then, she did something better than crying. Holy mother of crap sticks, was this better than crying.

She raised her hands to the top of her black button-up shirt—and she undid the top button. Creamy, white skin is exposed, defined collarbones, teasing my eyes down to—

She undid another button. Holy fuck, what was Kate doing? Her cleavage heaved in front of me, and I got a hint, just a hint of her black lacy bra.

“It cannot be a coincidence that one man is shirtless in front of me six times in two weeks.”

I grinned. She’d counted.

That totally means she’s into it.

Then she did something that completely surprised me. Hell, it shocked the living daylight out of me. In one fluid movement, she grabbed the sides of her shirt and pulled, popping open her entire top and then shrugging it over her shoulders so she stood there in the world’s hottest black, lacy bra, skin-tight black denim jeans and these shoes—how the hell did I not notice them before?—that were red, high, and sexy as sin.

I swallowed. “So … this is a revenge …” Swallow, “… strip?”

“This is me, trying to do something to get you to pay attention and listen when I ask you to do something.” Kate’s voice was honey as it melted into me.

I raised my hand to the back of my neck and rubbed at the muscles there that had suddenly become tight with tension. “Oh, I’m paying attention, all right.” I widened my eyes. There was absolutely no doubt about that right now.

“Get back stage, Lee. Seriously. This is your last warning.”

I swallowed again, and felt the clamminess of perspiration beading my brow. Was it hot in here? It sure felt hot.

She stepped close to me, till her chest was almost touching my chest. Shit, she smelt like soap and hairspray and … apples. Delicious.

“I …” My gaze flicked to her lips, and I wondered if it would really be that bad if I kissed her. After all, that wouldn’t be promising her marriage, and maybe she’d be up for a casual thing. And her lips—they were so red, and plump, and—oh God, she just licked them with that sweet-as-hell little tongue, and—

The palm of her hand made contact with my face before I even registered her arm moving. Five elegant fingers stung my cheek and I jerked backward, clutching my face in pain. “What the hell?”

Kate walked over to where her shirt lay on the floor and picked it up, casually shrugging it on. She had the biggest shit-eating grin on her face, and I couldn’t help but give a little smile myself. I’d not seen her look so animated since she first boarded the bus.

“I told you it was your final warning,” she said, doing up her buttons, then turned to the door, wrenching it open and making a sweeping gesture with her arm, allowing me passage through. “Now, Mr Collins, if you please.”

“Thanks,” I mumbled, walking past her and out into the corridor. I passed Xander’s door, and a thought flashed through my mind. What if she stripped for all the guys to get them on stage? I couldn’t have her just—

“Lee?” The voice halted me in my tracks. I spun to face her.

She threw my black shirt at me. “Put some clothes on.”

About the Author:
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through
Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.

Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.

K x

COVER REVEAL - Hunting Season, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 4 by Nikki Jefford

I admit, I'm a little late to the party for this one. I signed up a few months ago to help Nikki reveal this cover, and when she announced the reveal date I was away with my family. But, better late than never.

I love this series. It has that awesome combination of snark, sass, action, and romance. And the best part is, the first book is FREE.

Check out the awesome!

Hunting Season
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 4

Release date: 3-3-15

Book info:
Better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on
a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire
responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have
to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black
with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With
knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

Pre-order on Amazon or sign up for a Release Alert to receive links to Nook, Kobo, Google Play and iBooks. Add at Goodreads.

Cover design: Phatpuppy Art
Photography: Teresa Yeh
Typography: Najla Qamber Designs
Models: Gabriella and Lee

About the Author:
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan, born & raised in Anchorage, now living in northern Washington state. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from around the globe, and wouldn't trade her French husband in for anyone--not even Spike! The dark side of humanity fascinates her, so long as it's balanced by humor and romance.

Stop by and say hi to Nikki on:
Facebook | Twitter | Blogger | Goodreads

K x

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fight For Me Releases Today!

Fight For Me web page | Release Party

Party schedule:
10.00 – Introduction
10.30 – Q&A with K. A. Last
11.00 – Trivia with K. A. Last
11.30 – Stacey Nash
12.00 – Q&A with K. A. Last
12.30 – M. J. Stevens
1.00 – S. M. Boyce
1.30 – Julie Anne Grasso
2.00 – Trivia with K. A. Last
2.30 – L. L. Hunter
3.00 – Q&A with K. A. Last
3.30 – Selina Fenech
4.00 – Anya Allyn
4.30 – Lauren McKellar
5.00 – Party close and chat with anyone who wants to hang around

Hope to see you there :)

K x

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

COVER REVEAL – Losing It: A Collection of VCards coming Feb 11, 2015!

I am really excited to bring you this cover reveal today. I've been working on this project for the past couple of months with a group of fantastic authors, and I also had the privilege of designing the cover! To see more of my design check out my Facebook page.

My scene is between Grace and Josh, and it happens in between Fall For Me and Fight For Me.

22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

Click the image to pre-order your copy.

Stories include excerpts and extended material—ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:
  • The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
  • The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
  • Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  • Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
  • The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
  • Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
  • Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
  • The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
  • Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
  • The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
  • Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
  • A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
  • The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
  • The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
  • Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
  • The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
  • The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
  • The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
  • Forged Series by A.O. Peart
  • The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
  • Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
  • The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

The Good Girls Have Gone Wild!
Don’t want to wait? Want a sneak peek NOW behind the curtain with these authors? Request access to the Champagne Room on FB, a private, VIP group where you’ll get excerpts, giveaways, and the dirty details about the VCards we’ve cashed in…in our stories, of course!

Request exclusive access

*Must be 18 to enter

K x

Fight For Me Release Party – Tuesday January 20th

It never ceases to amaze me how supportive the indie book community is. Next week I’m having a Facebook party to celebrate the release of the next book in The Tate Chronicles, Fight For Me. There will be trivia, Q&A, lots of giveaways, and a great line-up of guest authors stopping by.

The party starts at 10am on Tuesday January 20th. This equates to 6pm EST in the US. To see what time you can come and party with us, GO HERE.

To join the event page, GO HERE.

Come along for a great day of fun, and the chance to win these awesome prizes:

Major prize:
Signed paperback of Fight For Me plus a signed bookmark collection.

Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford SIGNED (US)
Lichgates (The Grimoire Saga #1) by S. M. Boyce SIGNED (US)
The Chronicles of Fire and Ice by L. L. Hunter SIGNED (INT)
Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech (INT)
Frankie Dupont and The Mystery Of Enderby Manor by Julie Anne Grasso (INT)

Tate Chronicles pack: Sacrifice, Fall For Me, and Fight For Me
Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash
Remember Me by Stacey Nash
Eleven Weeks by Lauren McKellar
Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
Shadows of the Realm by Dionne Lister
Bound by M. J. Stevens
Isla’s Inheritance by Cassandra Page

Guest author line-up:
The party will run all day, so check these times to make sure you don't miss your favourite author.

11.30 – Stacey Nash
12.30 – M. J. Stevens
1.00 – S. M. Boyce
1.30 – Julie Anne Grasso
2.30 – L. L. Hunter
3.30 – Selina Fenech

More time slots to be advised.

I'm looking forward to you joining us for a great day.

K x

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year, New Book - My Holiday, a SALE, and the Release of Fight For Me

I can’t believe the end of 2014 has come and gone, and we’re already a third of the way into January. Where does the time go? I’ve been so busy with all sorts of things over the past few months that I’ve neglected the blog—something I plan to rectify in 2015.

Here in Aus, we have our big summer break over the Christmas and New Year period, which means the kids are on holidays from school for another few weeks.

My family and I took a road trip in our caravan for the first two and half weeks of the break, and we had a wonderful time. We drove down south to Victoria, a place we’ve never really been before, and we travelled the Great Ocean Road. We watched surfers catch waves at Bells Beach, saw lots of beautiful coast line, spotted many koalas and other wild life, sat on our camp chairs with our feet in the Murray River, and generally had a really relaxing time.

The entire time though, I had something else on my mind.

In one week today, Fight For Me will be released into the world. This book has been two years in the making. A whopping twelve months longer than I’d planned it to be. It seemed at times that I was never meant to finish this book, and now that I finally have, I’m not exactly sure how I feel.

Sad, happy, nervous … all of the above.

You can find the links to all the books in The Tate Chronicles series below. Sacrifice is currently free in the US, UK, and Australia, and Fall For Me is on sale for 99c until release day.

Amazon US  UK  Aus | iBooks | Barnes and Nobel | Smashwords | Kobo

I’ve got some great things planned for the next few weeks to celebrate, so stay tuned ...

K x