No Weddings Release-eve Appetizer + Giveaway!

Hello, everyone.

Tomorrow…is No Weddings release day! {vibrates}

To celebrate, below find a last pre-release teaser and a new giveaway for a $25 gift card that ends tonight.

We invite you join the No Weddings party tomorrow. We’re thrilled to finally share the sexy and fun story of Cade and Hannah with you.

Both of us will be on Twitter all day tomorrow on our personal accounts… Kat on @KatBastion and Stone on @StoneBastion … One of us will also be RTing and posting reviews, links, and other fun tidbits from our @No_Weddings Series account. We’d love for you to join us.

{whispers} There may be a prize or two randomly given away. ;)

Tomorrow morning, we’ll post the No Weddings Tour coordinated by InkSlinger PR. The schedule will be updated with links to the reviews, exclusive excerpts, and guest posts, so be sure to check back daily. Many blogs are also participating in the No Weddings Release Day Launch, and we’re offering a separate giveaway for each event.

We will also be popping onto our Facebook page and the tour stops tomorrow and throughout the week.

Meanwhile, please enjoy another sexy scene glimpse involving Cade and Hannah…

Release-eve Appetizer

“Watching you move in that dress is the only thing keeping me sane.” Though I spoke the words, I forced my gaze outward to the horizon line of party guests. I was a mere mortal man, and Hannah had turned into a goddess.

“Oh, you mean this old thing?” she teased, stalking forward into my line of sight, showing me the backless silver silk as it fell in a “V” just below her waist. There was nothing on underneath, which I noticed every time she turned her back to me.

I growled low as she turned slowly. “Be careful, Hannah. A man can only take so much.”

A wicked smile appeared on her angelic face. The temptress had returned.

She dropped her hands to her hips. Beautiful didn’t even begin to cover it. Dark waves of hair framed her face, swept down on one side below her shoulder. Those hazel eyes had become dark, glistening in the shadows.

A smirk lit up her face. “I’ve no idea what you’re talking about.”

“You know exactly what I’m talking about.” I stepped forward and brushed my hands over hers, where they were still propped on her hips, then slid mine over her ass. Proprietary, I know. But I laid claim just the same. She didn’t stop me.

Her eyes simply flared wide. She bit her lower lip, then slowly released it.

I stared long and hard at the luscious lip that I wanted to bite, suck on, taste in long, slow licks until she surrendered to more. My gaze rose upward to meet her eyes. Dilated. For me.

“All I see is a potato sack, about to be shredded.”

A slow smile curved her lips. “You mean, you think I’m sexy.”

“Devastatingly so.”

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NO WEDDINGS $0.99 and signed for a limited time: On Amazon

 

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Giveaway

Share No Weddings pre-order links today and be entered to win a $25 gift card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble):

Easy ways to enter the No Weddings Release-eve Appetizer…

1. Reblog this post
2. Share this post on Facebook
3. Share this post on Twitter with the #NoWeddings hashtag
4. Post a new Tweet with an Amazon or Kobo pre-order link and the #NoWeddings hashtag
5. Share a No Weddings pre-order link on any other social platform, but be sure to link your share in the comments below so we can see it

Every way you share today is a new entry!

The winner for the No Weddings Release-eve Appetizer Giveaway will be chosen by Random.org in the evening (PST) Sunday, September 7th and will be contacted on one of the platforms they shared on. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

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Oh, and be sure to follow the official No Weddings Twitter account for all the latest No Weddings news, reviews, interviews, and links at: @No_Weddings

{whispers} ONE FUNERAL pre-orders are also $0.99 and signed:
One Funeral on Amazon

Thank you for all your help and support. We greatly appreciate it.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

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

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.

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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

 

 

Writing While Spelunking…

shutterstock_93664576 SpelunkngThe time of year has arrived.

When this girl, who abhors tight spaces and is deathly afraid of heights, goes cave diving.

Okay. Not exactly cave diving, as in underwater tanks and fish, but certainly rappelling into the great depths of my mind to find what mysteries lie undiscovered…

In other words: I’ve entered my writing cave.

Never fear.

Every writer braves the solitary element, countless times. One must pass through the gauntlet to arrive safely on the other side.

Our motivation? The promise of the prize. The journey. The destination. While the entire exercise is no easy feat, it is an honored rite of passage.

Harrowing at times, the key to a successful expedition is preparedness. The rest? We trust by faith.

Spelunking is cave exploration (in my phobic mind, to the depths of the earth.) Dangerous. Exciting. Traveling to places no man has gone before. The reward is the ability to share an incredible story.

Entering one’s writing cave has some parallels to spelunking, and I shall heed their common life-saving advice:

  • Research to the point of total preparedness
  • Bring essential equipment: flashlight, chocolate, Twitter access…
  • If you encounter what seems like an impassable block, don’t panic. Take deep breaths until you find your path.
  • Embrace the darkness, bravely traversing until you find the light.
  • Understand you have to get a little dirty for a big payoff ;)

Writing while spelunking is the epitome of multi-tasking and a challenge I welcome. I shall endeavor to reach out to Twitter daily and Facebook and my blog on an intermittent basis, although it is possible that signal strength during various parts of my journey could be patchy at best.

Pray that I make it out safely in the end.

Notes of well wishes will be greatly welcomed.

If you don’t hear from me for several days in a row, send food. It’s possible we got trapped in a landslide. But don’t worry. I’m not alone. I’ve brought the biggest, baddest, alpha male to keep me company.

{smiles slowly}

Oh, yes. My journey is being guided by Skorpius. I have faith he’ll keep me safe and see this epic odyssey through. He insists on finally sharing his story with the world, after all. The title of the novel I’m working on is Born of Mist and Legend (100% Skorpius approved.)

While I’m negotiating corridors tighter than I’d like to think about until absolutely necessary, please continue to watch over my affairs. The incredible support you’ve shown thus far has been amazing, and has carried both Highland Legends Series titles on the Amazon Best Seller lists since their releases. I trust you all implicitly to guide others in promoting and protecting my books at their tender young age.
(Contact information is listed in the back, in case of emergency.)

Whether you seek to join me in exploring hidden secrets buried deep in caves history, are taking a lunch break from work, or looking for a relaxing scorching nightcap to an evening, both Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe will keep us connected in our hearts, even if we’re thousands of miles apart.

Forged in Dreams and Magick Cover

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe Cover

And should you want to join me in helping those most lost in this world, while enjoying or gifting romantic poetry as we approach Valentine’s Day, please consider a purchase of Utterly Loved.

Utterly Loved Book Cover

Happy reading, everyone! And wish me a safe and happy spelunking! :)

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2014 by Kat Bastion

‘Twas the Night Before Release Day…

‘Twas the night before release day,
when all through the Twittersphere
Not a creature was stirring,
not even Highland reindeer;

The eBooks were hung
at online retailers with care,
In hopes that romance readers
soon would be there.

{grins}

{sings} It’s beginning to look a lot like Highland Christmaaas…

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe Cover

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We are down to mere hours, my friends!

The publish buttons have all been pushed.

Tomorrow, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and All Romance eBooks will have Bound by Wish and Mistletoe for sale!

At only $2.99, the 176 page holiday novella is a great introduction to the Highland Legend Series and a great addition to the world many of you have come to love.

The gorgeous stocking-stuffer-sized paperback is priced at $8.99!

{whispers} We’re also in the final hours of the Amazon Top 10 Best Seller Forged in Dreams and Magick at the reduced price $1.99.

I look forward to sharing the Bound by Wish and Mistletoe holiday adventure with all of you tomorrow!

Be sure to stay tuned all week on your social channels as AToMR Tours and fabulous bloggers share excerpts, guest posts, and ARC reviews of Bound by Wish and Mistletoe!

Also, if on Twitter, please share news about Bound by Wish and Mistletoe with buy links. Throughout November 5th, eBook copies and signed paperbacks will be randomly given away among those who help spread the word!

Thank you so much for the ongoing support. Every post, reblog, share, Tweet, buy, review, and words of praise are greatly appreciated.

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2013 by Kat Bastion