Friday, April 29, 2016

#FridayReads: What the Bachelor Gets

Time for another Friday Reads, lovely readers, and this time we're going to Las Vegas! In February the first book in my new Billionaire Cowboys series released, and I'm going to share a little tidbit with you from the first book, What the Bachelor Gets, which is on sale now! Book 2 releases in just over a month ~ yay!

Reviewers are absolutely loving the series; here's a peek at what a few are saying:

"It's impossible not to fall in love with a story by Kristina Knight. I felt right at home with these characters. Gage and Callie kept me on my toes!" ~USA Today Bestselling Author, Nikki Lynn Barrett

OneClickAddict Blog:
5 stars "This was my first book by Kristina Knight but it certainly won't be the last. She had me hooked in just a few short chapters, made me fall in love with her characters and stay glued to my seat until the very last page.... Loved Callie, she's strong and self sufficient, not happy about getting help from a friend. And Gage, not a shark or playboy as some would make him out to be, he's got a heart of gold and a pocket full of cash that gets him what he wants in business. I read this one in one sitting, it will suck you in and keep you turning the pages til the end!"

Nicole, Nicole's Book Musings:

     4stars "I really enjoyed this one. I like when the characters have a history especially from their childhood. Callie and Gage have a working relationship, but the attraction is their between them just waiting to flair up.  Neither want to make that step, but the chemistry is just too much to deny."

Excerpt from What the Bachelor Gets:

Standing still in an elevator really shouldn’t be this hard. The mirrored doors had swooshed closed about five seconds before. Callie stood beside him, leather attaché slung over her shoulder and hands clasped before her, watching the numbers count down, down, down.
Gage resisted the urge to pull at his tie. But counting down the numbers on the elevator screen wasn’t nearly as interesting as watching Callie.
He’d been watching her, goading her a little, since he’d realized it was her across the table from him and not a stranger. Not that he could call Callie a friend when he hadn’t spoken to her in ten years. She was an acquaintance. That was a good word.
The fact did nothing to temper his response to her. She’d heated up the office. Now she was turning the elevator into a veritable inferno. From the top of her oh-so-blonde head—had her hair always been this shimmery?—to the tips of her oh-so-red toenails, she made him want things.
Drinks on the beach. A quiet dinner by candlelight.
He’d never thought of her this way in the past. She was just Callie. The girl who helped him master calculus, cheered at his football games, and rode her favorite horse beside his lake on hot summer days. The gorgeous woman standing beside him was so different from the buddy he remembered.
The old Callie was smart and tenacious, which made the new Callie a good investment. The old Callie was dedicated to her work—another mark in New Callie’s favor. The biggest mark in her favor, though, was the empty space in his new development. A space that would be perfect for Callie’s business, while also filling a hole in his.
Plus, under the polish of her suit, he could still see his friend. The mistiness of her gaze when she talked about her parents leaving town, the fierce grip when she squeezed her hands together as she made her pitch.
“Have you been to a Rebels game since you got back?” he asked.
Small talk. He hated small talk.
“I’m not much for basketball.”
“It’s actually still football season, but the first preseason basketball games start in a couple weeks. We should catch a game sometime.”
Shut up, Gage. Just shut up. He didn’t ask business associates out. What the hell was wrong with him?
“Oh.”
“You love football.”
A smile spread across her face. “Mostly I loved the space that cheerleading took up in the ‘extracurricular’ column of my college applications.”
“Oh.” How had he never caught that she wasn’t into sports?

Better question: how had his radar missed Callie, in general, all those years ago?

***End Excerpt

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Friday, April 22, 2016

#FridayReads: Protecting the Quarterback

Heya, readers! I've got a fun excerpt from my upcoming book, Protecting the Quarterback, today for Friday Reads...the book releases May 1, but you can pre-order now and have it auto-delivered at midnight on release day! I'll put linkies at the end. Here we go:

Excerpt from Protecting the Quarterback:

He wanted to spend time with her off the football field, and he knew that was asking for trouble. Jonas didn’t care.

“When you’re through filing your story, will you be hungry?”

“Most likely.” She turned to face him.

“We could grab some dinner.”

“Why?”

The question came out of nowhere. Most women didn’t ask why Jonas Nash wanted to have dinner with them; they said yes and ran home to change. One more way Brooks was different than the women he’d known.

“Call it an apology dinner.”

“I’m not one of those girls who are going to be impressed with a single shrimp and a leaf of lettuce on a plate.”

“That’s part of the reason I’m asking.”

“I also still have a job to do.”

“I know. It’s only dinner.”

“Okay, then.”

* * *End Excerpt

Gah, I can't believe we're less than 10 days from the release of the book! Can't wait to share it with you, all. If you'd like to pre-order, click any of the linkies below.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

#NewRelease: Shades of Desire 2, Featuring Light My Fire

It's New Book Day, readers! Last year I was asked to join the Shades of Desire Romance Boxed Set (it featured my novel, Mr. Right Now)...the other authors and I had so much fun with it, we decided to do it again. Today we're releasing Shades of Desire 2 ~ which features the first book in my Anthem Trilogy, Light My Fire! 

We've also added a couple of FAB new authors - and you can get all 12 books for just 99 cents for a limited time!

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Here's a bit more about the bundle:

Twelve titillating tales for naughtier nights and dreamier days. Get swept away by USA Today, bestselling, and award-winning authors in this set of sweet and spicy romances that will leave you breathless with desire...

Light My Fire features bad-boy rocker Nate and former teen-queen Lily - who desperately needs to shed her America's Sweetheart image. Nate is her brother's best friend, and she's been crushing on him forever...the problem? He only sees her as a surrogate little sister....

Blurb: 

Getting down and dirty in a limo with rocker Nate Lansford seems like the perfect solution to Lily MacIntyre's too-sweet image problem, but Nate doesn't do anything half-way and what he wants from Lily might be more than she bargained for...

Also featured in Shades of Desire 2:

Split Decision - Wendy Ely
Sports reporter Grace Avery is up for a promotion, but only if she gets an interview with the notoriously private, heavy weight champion, Rally Brewer. Grace discovers who Rally is beyond the boxing ring. Little does anyone know, as Grace gets Rally to open up, a two-year-old secret is in jeopardy. Is revealing his secret worth gaining Grace's love?

A Crashing Love - Yvette Hines

Ace never planned that one crash could bring him the woman of his dreams. Just when love has found Jaide, her career could be in jeopardy. Can they handle the pressure and battle coming their way or will it end it all?

Love Me Again - Cindy Stark
When Krystal left her first love to pursue a career, she never dreamed she'd find herself back in the same small town working with the one man she'd thought she could forget.

Sultry Nights - Valerie Twombly*
When Crone is asked to protect Tessa from an evil warlock, the jinn is eager to accept, hoping to right a wrong from his past. But having the beautiful witch on his secluded island creates a supernatural brew perfect for sultry nights.

Double Dog Dare - J.A. Coffey*
When gutsy Allison Dare inherits a destructive dog from a dearly-departed cousin, can the hunky amputee dog trainer she hires also tame her rebellious heart?

Something Old - Lena Hart*
Mya wants to win back her old sweetheart--the one she walked out on years before--but Guy isn't the forgiving type. And he doesn't believe in second chances. Will their bond be enough to save their love or is it already too late for them?

Enticed - Chanta Rand*
Action star, Lucas Stone isn't afraid of anything--except commitment. When he butts heads with photographer, Nyla Maxwell, he thinks he may have finally found his real-life leading lady. Too bad she can't stand his guts.

The Right Temptation - Diane Escalera
Last thing Nico needs is a broken arm. Worse, now his pal's kid sister wants to soothe his pain. It's just like Kayla to play the seductive nurse. She's always had a thing for Nico. Problem is, Kayla's not a girl anymore. She's one hot-blooded woman. And Nico's body is heating up.

A Time To Heal - Emma Leigh Reed
Mourning his wife's death and her running from a bad marriage with many bad decisions, Dan and Kelli are thrown together. When their compassion for each others' sorrows brings a new level of passion to the game, there is finally A Time to Heal.

To Catch A Star - Dorothy Callahan*
Hollywood's hottest action hero finds himself rescued by the very woman whose livelihood he's about to destroy.

The Tartan MP3 Player - C. A. Szarek
Claire gets sucked into 1672, naked and scared. Duncan rescues her only to realize she's the key to finding his brother who was kidnapped by the Fae. Can they work together and both get what they want? Will sudden passion for each other change their goals?

* Denotes brand new titles

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