FOR VALENTINE’S is LIVE!

Hello, everyone!

Today is release day for FOR VALENTINE’S, the steamy nightcap novella in the No Weddings Series.

EXCLUSIVE to digital copies through today on all online retailers, your digital signed copy will also include a special bonus scene as our thank you for your early purchase.

Be sure to 1-Click your copy now!

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Release Day Launch Excerpt and Giveaway!

The wonderful InkSlinger PR has coordinated a release day launch event. Thank you to InkSlinger PR and the participating blogs for sharing our release day news with your readers.

Below please find details on FOR VALENTINE’S, a sexy exclusive excerpt, and a giveaway!

Exclusive Excerpt:

(Cade and Hannah heat things up in her ’67 Mustang…)

When Hannah removed her hand from my crotch, cooler air seeped through the denim. Then her soft lips touched my earlobe seconds before hard teeth tugged on it. She reached over to the ignition and twisted the key, cutting the engine. “We won’t need the heat for a while.”

She was right. Windows? Already fogging.

The coat that she’d been huddling under only seconds ago, slid off of her as she shifted and knelt onto her seat. She bundled up the woolen material and tossed it into the back.

I’d planned this trip to be amazing, to get my troubling dreams in line with my incredible reality, and when we hit a little black-ice speed bump? Hannah grabbed the wheel…

My pulse kicked up at the desire in her darkened eyes. Needing to touch her, I slid a hand up her thigh.

My one-track mind screeched to a halt. “Uh…” Those knit-tight things still clung to her legs. “How do you propose we have sex with these things on?” I pinched the material away from her skin, then released it. The fabric was so soft, it didn’t even snap against her skin properly. I scowled. “These come off.”

She shook her head with an amused smile. “No. They’re keeping me warm. Besides, who said you’re getting any? We said ‘making out.’”

I choked out a laugh. “For over an hour? You trying to kill me with blue balls?”

That luscious lip of hers disappeared behind her teeth as she negotiated carefully around the gearshift to attempt to straddle my lap. Not in any way resembling merely “making out.” Interesting.

With my long legs, the seat was already adjusted back as far as possible. The steering wheel had nowhere to else go. But none of the cramped quarters made any difference to my determined woman. And she fit perfectly.

As her body settled over mine, all soft curves and temptation underneath the thin fabric of her dress, her lips brushed over my ear. “I promise you won’t die. And there will be no blue balls.”

Translation: sex.

She just wanted to play a little. Or a lot.

And I was the happiest fucking man on Earth to be her toy.

Her lips began a sensual path over my skin, trailing below my ear, dotting small kisses over my jawbone, until she reached my chin. Then she paused and swallowed hard.

Her chest heaved up and down, breasts pressing against me with every inhalation. Her fingers found their way into my hair, cradling the back of my head. Her intense gaze penetrated down deep, piercing my heart. “I love you, Cade Michaelson.”

My lips curved into a smile. Before I had a chance to respond, her eyes drifted closed and she kissed me. Not hard and rough. Not urgent. She took her time, savoring each touch. Her tongue tasted mine, then her lips closed, denying me access. Until she sucked on my lower lip.

Unhurried, lazy and seductive, she backed up her words with her body. Our lips touching was the only skin to skin, but her body undulated over mine. Hips arched, then curved against me in slow rhythm. Her fingers tugged at my hair.

I groaned and closed my eyes, my cock hardening painfully behind my denim button fly. But I didn’t pull the plug on her slow seduction. Nothing in the world would make me take control away from her.

For Valentine’s Synopsis:

For Valentine's CoverThis steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.

Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.

But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.
Fire extinguisher highly recommended.

No Weddings Series

NO WEDDINGS ~ 65,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

ONE FUNERAL  ~  67,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

TWO BAR MITZVAHS ~ 75,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

THREE CHRISTMASES ~ 82,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

FOR VALENTINE’S ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 27,000 words
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For Valentines Release Day Giveaway!

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Again, a huge thank you to InkSlinger PR and all the blogs participating in today’s For Valentine’s Release Day Launch. Your support is incredible and greatly appreciated.

Release Day Launch Participating Blogs

Renee Entress’s Blog
Indy Book Fairy
Milena Eden
Agents of Romance
undercover book reviews
Jen’s Reading Obsession
Ellesea Loves Reading
Making it Happen
Read It Woman
Rustys Reading
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Bookish Temptations
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The Phantom Paragrapher
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Travels n Reads
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The Ultimate Fan Blog
trips down imagination road
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V’s Reads
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StarAngels REviews
River Book Reviews
Aria Kane
TjLovesToRead
The Consummate Reader
The Book Bellas
Those Crazy Book Chicks
One Last Page Book Blog
Books to Light Your Fire
KT Book Reviews
Reading and Writing Between the Wines Blog
Bibliobelles

We hope you enjoy For Valentine’s. Remember to get your release-day digital copy for the exclusive bonus scene!

Thank you for all of your support.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2015 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

Only 2 More Days!

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Only two more days until FOR VALENTINE’S releases!

Be sure to 1-Click your digital copy now to receive the exclusive bonus scene included only in pre-order and release-day copies.

Currently available on :  Amazon  |  KOBO

Will appear on iBooks and Barnes & Noble by release day.

Early Rave Reviews

5 Stars! “Full of sex and swoons! I loved it. This novella can be treated like and extended epilogue of the No Weddings series. It’s like the smutty cherry on top of the double scoop sundae of the glorious romance of Cade & Hannah.”
~ The Smutsonian
Full Review Here: 5 Star Review of For Valentine’s

A+ “I’ve had the privilege of watching the relationship of Hannah and Cade develop over the past year. They’re real. They’re believable, and most of all, they’re honest. If you haven’t picked up the No Weddings series by Kat & Stone Bastion, you’re truly missing out on a well-crafted, humor-infused, voyeuristic look at the way an honest-to-goodness relationship evolves.”
~ That’s What I’m Talking About
Full Review Here: A+ Review of For Valentine’s

5 Stars! “The perfect blend of playful sultry banter, scorchingly hot sexy times and a deep appreciation for the love that these two people have for one another…a must read for contemporary romance lovers. It goes straight to my favorites.”
~ TJLovesToRead
Full Review Here: 5 Star Review of For Valentine’s

No Weddings Series (Best Read in Order)

NO WEDDINGS ~ 65,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

ONE FUNERAL  ~  67,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

TWO BAR MITZVAHS ~ 75,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

THREE CHRISTMASES ~ 82,000 words
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

FOR VALENTINE’S ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 27,000 words
Amazon
 | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

We hope you enjoy For Valentine’s. Remember to get your digital copy in the next two days for your exclusive bonus scene!

Thank you for all of your support.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2015 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

FOR VALENTINE’S Happenings…

Hello, everyone!

Exciting news has been happening at the Bastion Writing Desks…

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For Valentine’s on NetGalley

Bloggers and reviewers, For Valentine’s is up on NetGalley! We hope you enjoy the steamy nightcap novella as much as we enjoyed writing it. Of all the books in the series, For Valentine’s leans the closest toward erotic in Cade and Hannah’s holiday weekend adventure.

Request your NetGalley copy here: For Valentine’s on NetGalley

Pre-order Copies Have Exclusive Bonus Scene!

To show our gratitude to our supporters and readers for early purchases, pre-orders and release-day digital copies will include an exclusive intimate bonus scene from Hannah’s point of view.

Pre-order your Amazon copy here: For Valentine’s on Amazon

Release Day Launch with InkSlinger PR

Bloggers, we’d love to have you join us for the For Valentine’s Release Day Launch on January 5th being coordinated by InkSlinger PR.

InkSlinger PR sign-ups are here: For Valentine’s Release Day Launch

Please Share Our GIF Ad!

Want to share the gorgeous For Valentine’s GIF banner ad above on your blog? We would love for you to do so. Designed by Sophia at Fiction Vixen, the banner will be on Smexy Books and Fresh Fiction in January. If you include the banner ad on your blog and link it to the For Valentine’s Amazon page, we would love to thank you with a signed copy. Just send us an email letting us know you’ve done so.

Thank you for all of your support, enthusiasm, and love for the No Weddings Series. We are thrilled so many of you love Cade and Hannah’s story as much as we do.

Stay tuned for more as we get closer to release day!

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

News from the Bastion Writing Desks

Happy December, everyone!

We have some very exciting things in store this month and going into the new year that we wanted to give you a hint of…

For Valentine’s Cover Reveal

The long-awaited cover reveal for For Valentine’s is tomorrow, December 3rd! Coordinated by InkSlinger PR and hosted by dozens of wonderful blogs, we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for the unveiling. This sexy and beautiful cover is our favorite of the No Weddings Series.

There is also a steamy exclusive excerpt and an exciting giveaway.

FOR VALENTINE’S: Pre-order on Amazon

Mistletoe Madness

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Thursday, December 4th, we take part in the festive Mistletoe Madness celebration hosted by The Book Nympho and That’s What I’m Talking About. There are fun holiday-themed guest posts by some incredible authors, including Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Jill Shalvis, Jennifer Estep, Monica Murphy, and Jeaniene Frost, just to name a few. We’re honored to be celebrating with such stellar guests.

Join Cade and Hannah on the beach on December 4th as they exchange presents in An Island Kind of Christmas. There is also a signed paperback giveaway of THREE CHRISTMASES.

Contests

There are a few other contests…

In fact, today is the last day to enter to win a four-book signed paperback set of the No Weddings Series on The Smutsonian.

Plus there there is a fabulous 4.5 Star Review and a steamy exclusive excerpt: THREE CHRISTMASES on The Smutsonian

“The No Weddings series was just fabulous. I loved every moment of it, and I hope you’ll pick up the series and enjoy it as much as I did!”
~ The Smutsonian

And also…

Fresh Fiction is hosting a holiday contest and THREE CHRISTMASES is a part of it…

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Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card and a signed paperback of
THREE CHRISTMASES:
Merry THREE CHRISTMASES Fresh Fiction Holiday Contest

Fresh Fiction Holiday Potluck

Coming up in December on Fresh Fiction, Cade and Hannah join in their Holiday Potluck by sharing their favorite holiday drink recipe, Holiday Hawaiian Iced Teas.

More December Excitement in Store…

We have a couple of other No Weddings surprises in store for December, so be sure to stay tuned here and on our social channels:
No Weddings Series Twitter | Kat’s Twitter
Stone’s Twitter | Facebook

Thank you again for all your support. You have blown us away with your enthusiasm and love for the No Weddings Series. We appreciate all the wonderful reviews being posted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and your recommendations in sharing your love for the books with others.

Your humble and grateful shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

Enormous Thanks and… We’re Beach Bound!

A huge thank you to InkSlinger PR and all the bloggers, reviewers, readers and RTers for all of your support during the No Weddings Series Blog Tour. We greatly appreciate all the support.

During the tour and all the release day launches for the individual books, each book made the Amazon best seller lists, some more than once, in American Humor, General Humor, Bargain Books and Romantic Comedy.

And the reviews that are being posted for the books are amazing. We’re so humbled and honored by your words and thrilled you love Cade and Hannah’s fun and sexy love story.

Annnd…

After the marathon of writing, editing, releasing, and promoting, we are taking a vacation!

Don’t worry when you don’t hear from us until December 1st. We are unplugged and recharging!

Toes in sand, baby!

What are some books we’ll be reading?

Magic Slays (finishing), Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, by Ilona Andrews
The King by J.R. Ward
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha
The Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Echo Prophecy by Lindsey Fairleigh
Conversations with the Universe by Simran Singh

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week. We’ll be sending you well wishes.

Your humble and grateful shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

THREE CHRISTMASES is LIVE!

Hello, everyone!

Three Christmases on Amazon
Today is the release day launch for THREE CHRISTMASES, the stunning conclusion to the No Weddings series.

Three Christmases digital copies are reduced to $0.99 (from $3.99) only through release day today.

Please enjoy this sexy excerpt and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Exclusive Excerpt:

Hannah missing Cade in THREE CHRISTMASES…

“Where are you?” Cade asked.

“Your room.” After the gallery exhibit ended, I needed to be near him. But surrounded by his stuff was the closest I could get. Thank God Mase hadn’t asked when I’d shown up at their doorstep, he’d only given me an understanding look.

Cade insisted he felt better only moments ago. Then he refused to talk about his condition.

The phone was pressed to my ear, its glow, his existence, the only light in the darkness. I closed my eyes and turned slightly, pressing my nose into the pillow, inhaling deeply. Cade’s scent mixed with my heartache for him filled me with an incomparable longing. With effort, I could almost imagine him here wrapped around me. Almost.

“Where in my room?”

“Your bed.”

“I’m liking this bedtime story.” His voice deepened, turning gruff.

His primal tone sizzled an erotic charge through me and my breath caught. Then I grinned, my melancholy shattering. He did that to me. Turned me inside out on a word, a phrase, the sexy loaded undercurrent of his voice.

On a shaky exhale, I tightened my hand on the phone. The electronic tie to him was hot on my skin. He was right there with me, and at the same time, so far away. “Wish you were here. Miss you like crazy.”

“Me too, Maestro. Like you wouldn’t believe.”

“Really?” Did I voice that? My doubt about his side versus mine? “Does it hurt? Because mine does. I used to think that the good-bye was the hardest part. It’s not. Not by a long shot.”

“No,” he agreed. “It’s every moment you’re dying to share in person.”

I nodded. “The drop-ins and unexpected surprises. All the times I don’t think I’m going to see you, and then, there you are, my sexy-as-fuck dream standing in my doorway.”

A low chuckle sounded out. “Did you just call me sexy as fuck?”

My cheeks began to cramp with my huge smile. Just having him on the line was like thousand-dollar-an-hour therapy. “Maybe.”

“No, I’m definitely sure I heard it. Say it again.”

I swallowed hard and said in a low rumble, “Sexy as fuck.”

His heavy exhale sounded over the phone. “Damn, I miss you. Three more days. I will be there by Thursday night. Count on it.”

Confused about his early midweek arrival, I furrowed my brow. Then it hit me. Thursday was December 11th, my birthday. Even though I’d completely forgotten, he’d remembered. “You better. If you don’t, the rest of the CDs you abandoned here are gonna get it.”

He barked out a laugh. “What are you going to do? Take my favorites hostage?”

Alone in the dark, I narrowed my eyes, even though he couldn’t see. “Oh, no. I’m going to put your entire collection into a random shuffle.”

“You wouldn’t.”

“Try me, sexy boy. If you don’t get here on time, as promised, all this longing I feel for you will reach a breaking point. Girl needs an outlet. I’m thinking the CDs are a great start.”

He groaned. Then laughed. “Do your worst. If I am even a minute late. I’ll take my licks like a man.”

The thought of punishing him sent my mind guttering. Clearly I’d been exposed to him too long. “Oh, and how do you do it like a man?” My lips spit out the uncensored question before I could stop them.

His low growl vibrated in my ear. “Those are licks I’ll be giving you, Maestro. That’s how I do it like a man. Has it been so long that you don’t remember? I think you need intensive reeducation.”

His playfulness warmed my heart. Sparked the naughty girl inside of me to life. His naughty girl. “Maybe I do.”

He dragged his words out. “Slow, unbelievably slow. To make sure you’re paying attention.”

On a hard swallow, I buried my face into his pillow and took another deep breath. “Oh, you have my attention.”

“Teeth, dragged across skin.”

A shudder ran through me. “I like…”

“I know you do.” He paused. “Kiss after kiss, soft, teasing…”

“You’re teasing me now…”

Three Christmases Synopsis:

Three Christmases on AmazonAs the holiday season approaches in this fourth book in the No Weddings Series, Cade Michaelson strives to be better at balancing work and love, and Hannah Martin’s growing ability to trust is put to the test.

Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.

Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.

When intimate time diminishes…and lives get more hectic…

Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?
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No Weddings Blog Tour Giveaway:

Enter to win a $25 gift card and signed No Weddings series set:
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No Weddings Series Amazon Links:

NO WEDDINGS ~ 65,000 words
ONE FUNERAL  ~  67,000 words
TWO BAR MITZVAHS ~ 75,000 words
THREE CHRISTMASES ~ 82,000 words
FOR VALENTINE’S ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 25,000 words

No Weddings Series B&N Links:

NO WEDDINGS ~ 65,000 words
ONE FUNERAL  ~  67,000 words
TWO BAR MITZVAHS ~ 75,000 words
THREE CHRISTMASES ~ 82,000 words
FOR VALENTINE’S ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 25,000 words
(available on 01/05 release day)

A huge thank you to InkSlinger PR and all the blogs participating in today’s Three Christmases Release Day Launch. Your support is incredible and greatly appreciated.

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Thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm for the series.

We hope you enjoy sexy and heartwarming story of Cade and Hannah in the No Weddings Series as much as we have.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion