Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Website, So...This is my last post on this blog!

Hi everyone! After almost four years, this will be my last post on this blog. But not because I'm going anywhere! Because I have a brand new website with the blog built in! 



So reset your bookmarks and come on over and visit me at www.LauraKayeAuthor.com where I have a new blog, a brand new FAQ page, and fun extras! 

Thanks! 
Laura

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's Release Day for #HardAsYouCan!!!

It's here it's here! Release day for HARD AS YOU CAN (Hard Ink #2)! I hope you all love Shane and Crystal as much as I do! Here's all the info on the book *and* lots of release week fun for you! Check it out!

About Hard As You Can:

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he's shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister's sake, Crystal can't get too close. Until her job and Shane's mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. 

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He's exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can--and never let go.

Read an Extended Excerpt of Book 1, Hard As It Gets

Buy Hard As You Can at Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo


Other Release Day/Week Events and Opportunities:

Pre-Order and Release Week Purchase Reward sponsored by HarperCollins North America (so, U.S./Canada only) - get an expanded Hard Ink Dossier as a thank you!

Facebook Party, TODAY, 12-9pm - tons of guest authors and prizes!

Review and Excerpt Tour Giveaway - Hard Ink tote bag with books and swag!

Release Day Blitz TODAY - blogs everywhere! 5 $10 gift cards

Check out all the fun stuff and have a blast! (And happy reading!)

Laura

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Announcing the #HardAsYouCan Review & Excerpt Tour! #Giveaway

Today begins release week for Hard As You Can, the second book in my Hard Ink series! I've got a couple of AWESOME release week events planned, including a review & excerpt tour and a mega-sized Facebook party, both of which will give you lots of opportunities to learn about the book and win! Check these out:




Win a BIG Hard Ink tote bag full of Hard Ink swag and books at these participating sites!!

February 23
Cocktails and Books -Excerpt & 5 Cocktails Review!
Just Booked Blog - Recommended Read Review!
Lustful Literature - Book Feature
Up All Night Book Blog - 4.5 STAR Review! 
February 24
February 25
February 26
February 27
February 28


On release day, I've got two events for you! First, an awesome Facebook party with a dozen amazing guest authors and tons of prizes and virtual mayhem! Join here. Also on Tuesday, tons of fantastic blogging friends will be hosting me for a release day blitz which will feature reviews, excerpts, a Q&A, and a big prize pack of gift cards! So don't miss out on either!

Thanks for reading! I can't believe we're down to two days!
Laura

Friday, February 21, 2014

Who is YOUR Hard Ink Man? Take the Quiz...

So, I've got something super fun for you! If you're wondering which of the awesomely HOT Hard Ink men are right for you, I've got just the way for you to find out! Take this super fun quiz, find your man (your, ahem, hard man, as it were), and then come back and grab your graphic and tell everyone that man is YOURS!

If the graphic is too hard to read on your screen, click here to see it on its own page!
  
  
 

So, who did you get???

Thanks for reading!
Laura

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Welcome Guest Author Christi Barth! #AMatchlessRomance #Giveaway

Welcome Guest Author
Christi Barth
to the Blog!


I'm very excited to help my good friend and awesome critique partner Christi Barth celebrate her newest release, A Matchless Romance, which is the last book in her Aisle Bound series. Check out the blurb and excerpt below as well as the giveaway!

Tabitha Bell is the face of Chicago’s premiere matchmaking service. At least, she hopes it will be someday, once business really takes off. What she needs is more clients, so when she meets a sexy gamer in need of help, it’s the perfect opportunity.

 His discomfort talking to women almost cost Drew Watson his job. He’d be happy holed up in his office, designing blockbuster video games, but his boss considers talking to investors a nonnegotiable requirement. Who better than a matchmaker to teach him how to be comfortable around the opposite sex? Trouble is, Drew wants to get more than comfortable with Tabitha, while she’s determined to keep their relationship all business.

 Soon Tabitha learns that beneath the geek-chic hoodie lies six feet of sexy physique—and the more time she spends with Drew, the more she appreciates his brainy brand of charm. Will she succumb to his sweet-but-nerdy charm offensive or will it be game over before he can win her heart? 
Excerpt:
He padded across the beige carpet in bare feet. Amazing how intimately naked a man could look in a polo shirt, jeans, and bare feet. Drew knelt by the side of the divan. Took her hand in his and dropped a soft kiss dead center between her wrist and oval opal ring on her middle finger.
“I’d rather tell you that you’re beautiful. Every time I look at you, it’s like a sucker punch straight to my dick. But I’ll also admit that your mind’s as stacked as your body. So yeah, you’re brilliant.”
Tabitha gaped. She knew it because she felt the air cut across her tongue as she dragged in a surprised breath. Sure, they’d kissed. And she’d gotten no sleep for two nights replaying the kiss. Trying to figure out what it meant and what to do next. But she hadn’t expected Drew to so boldly move things forward. Not the man who believed so strongly—and so wrongly—that he was invisible to women. Unless….he didn’t mean it. Unless the straight-A student wanted to be sure he took home a gold star for the night. She tossed her hair back and sat up a little straighter.
“That’s quite a compliment. But much like earlier, wholly unnecessary. I saw how well you loosened up. How well you interacted with Ashley and Tara and Kate. You don’t have to prove anything to me.”
“Don’t I?” He rubbed a finger lightly across her palm. That barest of touches sent erotic lightning bolts through her body. “I think I do. First, I had to prove that I could handle your friends. Now, I’d like to prove how well I can handle you.”
Part of Tabitha wanted to strip off her clothes right then and there. Offer herself up to him on a silver platter. But the other part of her still couldn’t quite believe the transformation. Didn’t trust the validity of this new, alpha version of Drew. Even though it was the man she’d seen inside him all along.
“I thought you were only this sure of yourself on a track or behind a computer,” she tried to joke. Instead, it came out squeaky and breathy. Because he was still doing that stroking thing on her hand and it made Tabitha want to simply writhe.
“That’s all you’ve seen. Doesn’t mean that’s all there is. I’m sure of myself, most comfortable doing things I’m good at. And let me assure you, Tabitha, I excel at sex.”
His oddly blunt delivery might turn off other women. But for Tabitha, his cocky honesty was one heck of a turn-on. Just like every single little thing she discovered about Drew. “Prove it,” she said recklessly.
Next thing she knew, Drew was draped half on top of her. One hand cradled her scalp. The other pulled at her back, lifting her off the round cushion and into his body. And his mouth—well, it took hers. No sweet, gentle exploration. His tongue ravaged hers, delving into every nook and cranny with long, sweeping licks that brought every inch of her body to a state of need and want within moments.

Purchase at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Carina Press

  


Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.  A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.  Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance.  Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband. A Matchless Romance is book 4 in her award-winning Aisle Bound series.


Giveaway!

Three commenters who leave their email address will win their choice of the first (Planning for Love) or last (A Matchless Romance) book in this series! What to comment? Did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Open to international. Ends 2/21 at midnight EST! Good luck!
Thanks for reading!
Laura