Exciting News! No Weddings Available for Pre-order on Amazon!

Pre-order No Weddings on Amazon

No Weddings CoverWe’re thrilled to share that No Weddings is now available on Amazon as a Kindle pre-order!

Link for Amazon US: No Weddings on Amazon

Also available on Amazon Kindle retail sites worldwide for pre-order.

$0.99 and Signed Digital Copy

We are also very pleased to offer all pre-orders and those ordering during release week both $0.99 pricing and a signed digital copy.

Help Us Gain Momentum to Hit the Big Lists?

If you’re able to share the exciting news with your friends and social media, we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for all your support. <3

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

Four Weeks! News from the Bastion Writing Desks…

Hello, everyone!

We have some news updates from the Bastion Writing Desks…

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Four Weeks!

Four weeks until No Weddings releases! {vibrates}

Mark your calendars for September 8th!

Also, during release week, not only will No Weddings have promotional pricing, but also digital copies purchased during release week will be signed copies.

Have you added No Weddings to your Goodreads yet?

Early No Weddings Reviews

We’re thrilled with the early reviewer comments on No Weddings, both in feedback on NetGalley and on Goodreads. Here is an early No Weddings praise quote:

“Wow! A brilliantly written story. The male POV is perfect!”
~ Susi, Reading and Writing Between the Wines

New Website Look

And today, our new website re-design is complete! The wonderful Rachel at Parajunkee custom designed it for us.

Check it out: Kat & Stone Bastion

Release News Emails

Want to stay up to date on all of our releases? The new website has the ability for you to subscribe to be notified when we have a new release out!

You can either sign up at the bottom of our website pages, or sign up directly here: Email Subscription Page

Goodreads Giveaways

All four books in the No Weddings Series now have giveaways posted on Goodreads. The latest, Three Christmases, went up yesterday.

Here are the four giveaway links:

No Weddings Giveaway
One Funeral Giveaway
Two Bar Mitzvahs Giveaway
Three Christmases Giveaway

More news to come in the next four weeks, leading up to the No Weddings release, so stay tuned.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and energy!

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

News from the Bastion Writing Desks

Hello, everyone!

We wanted to give you an update on the No Weddings Series.

So many tasks are happening with our team members all at once…

As my husband Stone Tweeted earlier today, we sent No Weddings off to the copy editor this morning for a final editing pass before we shine it up for the two proofreaders.

This week, we also spoke with a web designer who will be revamping the Kat Bastion website to correspond with all of our genres and for both of  us as authors.

And I just got another email from Sarah Hansen at Okay creations. The plans she has for these covers are really exciting. We look forward to being able to share them with you!

Over the next two weeks, Stone and I will be working on One Funeral and Two Bar Mitzvahs in their different editing stages, and Three Christmases is undergoing its first developmental editing.

{blinks}

See what I mean? A flurry of activity is happening all over the place. We’re relying heavily on a wall calendar and to-do lists to get us through the whirlwind of plans.

In the meantime, would you like to be a part of our team? Anything you can do to help promote the books would be greatly appreciated.

We’ll keep you in the loop as things progress with events like cover reveals, release launches, tours, and interviews, so stay tuned.

Do you enjoy reading male 1st person POV romance?

We’d love for you to add No Weddings to your Goodreads shelf:

{whispers} From there, add the other books in the series too! :)

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Exclusive! Outtake from No Weddings by Kat and Stone Bastion

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A huge thank you to Tamie and Bookish Temptations for sharing an exclusive No Weddings outtake and a first glimpse of Cade Michaelson…

Originally posted on Bookish Temptations:

Thank you Tamie and Bookish Temptations for helping us share a No Weddings outtake with your readers. Your incredible support is greatly appreciated.

We hope you all enjoy this fun glimpse into the world of Cade Michaelson…

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No Weddings ~ Updates and Official Description!

Hello everyone!

Here are some brief updates on the No Weddings Series:

Male First Person POV

In case you hadn’t noticed on Twitter, No Weddings is told in male first person point of view. Cade actually gets a little more point-of-view time throughout the No Weddings Series than Hannah, however, you’ll see hers in the second book and portions of the fourth.

We’re very blessed to have not only Stone Bastion heavily guiding those male POV portions, but we also have a male editor as a part of our three-person editing team.

Editing in Progress

Many of you who follow us on Twitter may have noticed we are up to our elbows in edits with the four books in our No Weddings Series. So if we’re mostly MIA, know we’re hard at work polishing these stories for you. And rest assured, although we’ve been pulling editing marathons, we’re having a blast.

Book Covers

We’ve corresponded this week with Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations and look forward to seeing her vision for the covers.

Exclusive Outtake

Please join us this Sunday, June 8th, for a glimpse of Cade Michaelson in an exclusive outtake on one of our favorite book blogs, Bookish Temptations.

No Weddings ~ Official Description

And now…

For the official description of No Weddings…

{drumroll}

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Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.

* * *

What do you think?

We’d love for you to add it to your Goodreads shelf:

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Thank you for joining in the exciting  journey as this series takes shape.

We look forward to sharing No Weddings with you!

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone Bastion

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

 

Secrets of Upcoming Series Revealed…

Hello, everyone!

For almost four months now, on Facebook and Twitter, I’ve been talking about the upcoming four-novel romance series I’ve been drafting and editing with a secret writing partner.

The time has come to share some details…

The Identity of My Writing Partner

Did any of you guess?

Hint, for those of you following both of us on Twitter, this post could have been titled “News from the Shoes” or even “News from the Shoe and Boot.”

Yes, that’s right! My husband, Stone Bastion, and I have been having a blast writing together!

Do you follow him on Twitter? He’s @StoneBastion and Tweets wonderful inspirational quotes and pics.

The Timeline

On Facebook, I shared that the entire series plot, characters, and book titles were hatched over pizza out one night. That was some damn good pizza!

That was four months ago. We are now only four months away from the release of the first book!

Mark your calendars!

It’s scheduled for release on September 8th, 2014!

The Titles and Their Release Days

Not only are we releasing the first novel on September 8th, we didn’t want readers to wait too long to get the next books in the series. So we wrote the whole series at once and will be releasing each book three weeks apart.

Ready for those titles?

{drumrolls}

No Weddings … (9/8/14)
One Funeral … (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs … (10/20/14)
Three Christmases … (11/10/14)

{whispers} We also have an extra treat for you. A romantic nightcap novella that fits perfectly as an ending to the No Weddings Series

For Valentine’s … (1/5/15)

Add No Weddings to Your Goodreads Shelf

Below is the No Weddings Goodreads link…

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We’ll be adding the other titles to Goodreads today as well, so keep an eye out for them. You can find my Goodreads profile here.

The Tentative No Weddings Blurb

One nonnegotiable rule:

No weddings.

Cade Michaelson agrees to be part of an event-planning company set to toss high society on its ear.

Only Ice Queen baker, Hannah Martin, knocks him on his ass.

Yet neither are all that they seem, and a new set of rules casts the two on an unexpected journey as they explore why they built impenetrable walls and how they’re the only ones able to breach them.

The question is: who do they want to be, and where will they be standing, when those heavy walls come tumbling down?

The No Weddings Series Covers

We are ecstatic to be scheduled with Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations to create the book covers in the No Weddings Series!

We can’t wait to see them or share them with you!

The No Weddings Series Promotion

We’ve scheduled wonderful promotional items for the No Weddings Series release, including slots to put all four titles up on NetGalley and some very exciting elements on Fresh Fiction, details of all will be shared soon!

For all the reviewers and bloggers…

We’re thrilled to be working with InkslingerPR for the No Weddings Series cover reveal, release day launches, the No Weddings book tour, and the complete No Weddings Series tour.

Stay tuned on all our social channels for updates on signups to all the activities. We’d love to have you participate in the excitement!

No Weddings Outtake in June

June is the month for weddings, right?

{laughs} Not for Cade.

Keep an eye out. We’ve got private investigators working hard to steal an interview he deigned to give. We hope to blow the lid off the secret and give you a first taste of Cade in all his snarky glory.

We’re honored that Tamie at Bookish Temptations has agreed to share this exclusive teaser outtake with you on June 8th!

Meanwhile… Edits, Edits, Edits!

We’ve pulled out all the stops, polishing up these babies to make the novels convey the story of Cade and Hannah the way it was meant to be told.

Two different developmental editors, one copy editor, and two proofreaders are involved in bringing this series to you.

We’re thrilled to be working again with Kristi Yanta at Picky Editor and Claire Ashgrove at Finish the Story, both of whom did spectacular work in Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe.

This is in addition to our beloved City Beta and Swamp Beta, who are loving the No Weddings Series so far! The books have already begun to run through the pipeline, and we will be busy all summer at the Kat and Stone Bastion writing desks!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the series. Writing romance together wasn’t something we’d ever planned on, but we’re having the time of our lives writing this wonderful love story.

Until next time, when we can share more news with you…

Your humble shoe & boot,

~ Kat and Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

 

Thank You and Giveaway Winners!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Beltane Celebration Sale, from those who purchased, to those whoTweeted and ReTweeted on Twitter and shared on Facebook.

Additionally, thank you again to Kindle Nation Daily for sharing on their various sites. What a phenomenal reach and service they provided.

Both Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe climbed up into the Amazon best seller lists (and are still there at the moment) for Time Travel and Scottish!

A reminder to everyone, should you want bookmarks or bookplates for either (or both books) feel free to contact me through my Kat’s Connections contact form at any time, letting me know what you’d like to receive, who to address it to, and where to send it.

The winners for a set of signed paperbacks
(plus pretty bookmarks tucked inside) are:

Autumn, from Agents of Romance
Deb, from Words across the Oceans

Congratulations to both of you!
Please email me and I will send you your goodies.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.

And {whispers} stay tuned for news on Thursday! We’ll be revealing more details about our upcoming romantic comedy series, including titles, release dates, and who my mystery writing partner is… :)

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat