No Weddings: “One of the best romantic comedies of the year!”

The title of this blog is a review comment which left us speechless, humbled, and honored. One of many to do so during our No Weddings Blog Tour coordinated by InkSlinger PR this past week.

Thank you to Autumn at Agents of Romance for loving No Weddings enough to say so.

Further in this post, we share a few of the highlights of the both the tour and other events that happened during the No Weddings release week. Enormous appreciation goes to InkSlinger PR and all the bloggers and reviewers who participated in the tours and other scheduled events.

First, we wanted to show our appreciation to the incredible book-blogging community and readers. Your excitement and support have been amazing.

As a thank you to everyone, we’ve extended the $0.99 promotional pricing of No Weddings and the signed digital copies until this Thursday, September 18th.

The No Weddings Blog Tour giveaway also ends Thursday, so be sure to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card (Amazon or BN) and a signed paperback copy of No Weddings.

NO WEDDINGS buy links:

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Amazon 

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

 

No Weddings Blog Tour Giveaway:

Enter to win a $25 gift card and a signed copy of No Weddings:
a Rafflecopter giveaway  

 

One Funeral in Two Weeks!

One Funeral CoverThe No Weddings Series excitement continues in ONE FUNERAL, releasing on September 29th!

Be sure to also pre-order your copy of One Funeral. Only $0.99 and signed for digital pre-orders. Then you won’t miss one second of Cade and Hannah’s fun and sexy adventure together.

Pre-order link: ONE FUNERAL on Amazon  

 

BLOGGERS: Sign up for Release Day Launches & Series Tour

If you’re a book blogger, and you haven’t yet signed up for the One Funeral Release Day Launch scheduled for September 29th, we’d love for you to join us in the No Weddings party!

The sign-up through InkSlingerPR is here:
No Series Release Day Launches and Tours

*** The No Weddings Series Release Dates ***

No Weddings ~ Sep 8th
One Funeral  ~  Sep 29th
Two Bar Mitzvahs ~ Oct 20th
Three Christmases ~ Nov 17th

No Weddings Release-week Highlights

A Few of the Many Great Reviews

Orchard Book Club ~ 4 Apple Review!
I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!”

Cafebiblioart ~ 4.5 Star Review!
“An amazing piece of writing.”

Under the Covers Book Blog: 4.5 Feathers!
“No Weddings is a feel good, brilliant love story…”

Agents of Romance ~ 5 Smoking Guns Review! “Absolute must read.”
“One of the best romantic comedies of the year!”

In Stefter’s Humble Opinion: The Book Barista
~ 5 Hot & Steamy Lattes! “HOOKED!”

Making it Happen ~ 5 Stars!
“I stayed riveted to the pages the whole way through.”

Bookish Temptations ~ 5-Stars x 2! Tamie & Elena’s Joint Review
“Beautiful writing…romantic, funny, engaging and so much more!”

The Literary Gossip ~ 4 Stars!
“Cade…was a treat…a dynamic character who commands the page.”

Breathless Ink ~ 4 Deep Breaths Review!
“No Weddings was an unexpected treat!”

Book Bumblings ~ 5 Fun Stars!
“OMG! What a fun read!…definitely made me laugh out loud.”

To Each Their Own Reviews ~ 4.5 Stars!
“A very well-written romance with an explosive amount of chemistry.”

Plus a great new GIF review today! LOVE the “died horny” tombstone!
<3 The Smutsonian ~ 4 Stars!
“I was pleasantly surprised by this book and all it had to offer.”

Extra Release-week Features

Kat & Stone interviewed on Fresh Fiction

Kat & Stone interview EACH OTHER on UTC Book Blog

NO WEDDINGS Illustrated Temptations by Gel at Bookish Temptations

Stone’s fantastic guest post on Fresh Fiction:
A Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Point of View

Thank you again for all the positive reviews and excitement for No Weddings and the series. We really appreciate your amazing support.

We hope you continue to enjoy the No Weddings Series with Cade and Hannah’s fun and sexy adventures.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

No Weddings is Live! ~ Blog Tour and Release Week Events

No Weddings is LIVE!

We are thrilled to share that NO WEDDINGS is live at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. It will be live at iTunes soon.

We hope you join the No Weddings party and get the chance to fall in love with Cade and Hannah…

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NO WEDDINGS buy links: No Weddings Cover

Amazon 

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

 

RELEASE PROMOTION:

In celebration of the No Weddings release, digital copies are $0.99 (from $3.99) and signed for a limited time!

 

Release Day Launch Excerpt

Please enjoy a sexy kitchen encounter between Cade and Hannah…

Her eyes narrowed for a split second as she pulled out a large pan with two hands. “This is not even close to a date. What would you suggest instead, a notepad and pen?”

I leaned a hip on the far counter, watching her light the stove and drop a large tablespoon of solidified coconut oil into the pan. “Would you be wearing those sexy librarian glasses?”

She raised her brows. “You think my glasses are sexy?”

Leaning up on her tiptoes, she reached for and pulled down a glass container full of popcorn kernels from a cabinet beside the stove. A few hundred kernels pinged into the pan before she replaced the lid. With both hands, she lifted the pan a few inches above the gas burner and gave it a good shake before resting it back down.

The response to her question demanded her full attention, so I waited. She turned, leaning back on her counter edge. We faced each other, her island between us. The few feet may as well have been inches with the way the air was charged between us.

I gave her a heated stare.

Her breath caught, her chest expanding.

Which caused my cock to twitch. I began to feel like one of Pavlov’s dogs.

You are sexy.” I held her gaze captive. “Therefore, anything you wear becomes sexy.”

She smirked. The power she knew she had over me emboldened her. “Even my apron?”

I inhaled, remembering that ruffled apron, her thin T-shirt and short shorts hiding underneath. “Sexy as fuck.”

A kernel popped.

She swallowed. “‘As fuck?’”

I nodded. “Doesn’t get any sexier than that.”

A slight tilt of her head, and Hannah began to play. “What if I wore a potato sack?”

I snorted. “Do you own a potato sack?”

She crossed her arms, shaking her head.

My eyes were drawn down to that tempting cleavage. I took my sweet time dropping my gaze down her body, imagining her in a potato sack.

Pops sounded out. One after another. Faster and faster, like my pulse going out of control. Hannah began shallow breathing under the intensity of my stare.

“I would love to see you in a potato sack. Just like I’d love to see you in lingerie. To me, they’re both the same.”

She laughed, then turned quickly, grabbing the heavy pan with both hands and giving it another hard shake. When she turned around again, she resumed her stance in the same place, back to the counter.

This was another dance—a different location, a more enticing rhythm, but a dance all the same. Two partners circled each other, deciding how long to draw out the beginning steps before pulling each other even closer.

“How can they both be the same? You’d find me equally sexy in either?”

A deep inhale was the only thing I could do to clear my mind, keep me sane. That, and the white-knuckled grip I had on the edge of her counter, holding me immobile, keeping me from launching at her and showing her just how sexy I found her.

I tilted my face down, holding her gaze beneath my lowered brows. “Hannah, you have no idea. Whatever you think you do to me, magnify it. I don’t see you in anything. I just see you. And if you’re ever brave enough to wear a potato sack for me, wear nothing else underneath.”

The popping slowed. Her attention was needed at the stove at that critical point.

She didn’t move. “Why?”

“Because I’ll shred it and have you naked in three seconds flat. Might as well save the lingerie.”

No Weddings Release Day Giveaway:

Enter to win a $25 gift card and a signed copy of No Weddings:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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NO WEDDINGS BLOG TOUR & EVENTS

Huge thanks to InkSlinger PR for coordinating the Release Day Launch and Blog Tour
(Links will be added as each blog’s post goes live.)

September 8th

Orchard Book Club ~ 4 Apple Review!
I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!”

Cafebiblioart ~ 4.5 Star Review! “An amazing piece of writing.”

New Adult Addiction ~ Excerpt

MsRomanticReads ~ Exclusive Excerpt & 4 LipBites Review!

My Favorite Things ~ 5 Stars!
“A real romance with very human characters…just the right kind of flawed.”

ALSO visit Fresh Fiction for a fun interview!

ALSO visit Under the Covers Book Blog ARC Review: 4.5 Feathers!
“No Weddings is a feel good, brilliant love story…”

September 9th

Closet Geeks and Slow Mo ~ 3.5 Star Review
“Their chemistry tangible.”

Agents of Romance ~ 5 Smoking Guns Review! “Absolute must read.”
“One of the best romantic comedies of the year!”

Reading and Writing Between the Wines
~ Top 10 of Co-authoring as Husband and Wife

Born to Read ~ Spotlight

The Two Brains of Book Reviewers ~ 4.2 Stars Review! “Go get it!!!”

ALSO visit Fresh Fiction for Stone’s fantastic guest post:
A Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Point of View

ALSO: An AMAZING release-week surprise! Gel at Bookish Temptations created beautiful No Weddings Illustrated Temptations

September 10th

In Between the Lines ~ 3.5 Stars!
“Cade dominated the story. I really enjoyed it.”

In Stefter’s Humble Opinion: The Book Barista
~ 5 Hot & Steamy Lattes! “HOOKED!”

Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe ~ Exclusive Excerpt

This Girl Loves Books ~ Cade’s Playlist

ALSO visit Under the Covers Book Blog: Exclusive Excerpt, Giveaway, and Stone and Kat interviewed each other!

September 11th

Whispered Thoughts ~ Spotlight

Making it Happen ~ 5 Stars!

“I stayed riveted to the pages the whole way through.”

She Hearts Books ~ 4 Hearts!

September 12th

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs ~ Review

Becky Moe ~ 4 Stars!
“It set itself apart from a lot of the books I’ve read lately”

September 13th

Bookish Temptations ~ 5-Stars x 2! Tamie & Elena’s Joint Review
“Beautiful writing…romantic, funny, engaging and so much more!”

Deal Sharing Aunt ~ Exclusive Excerpt

The Literary Gossip ~ 4 Stars!
“Cade…was a treat…a dynamic character who commands the page.”

September 14th

Grownup Fangirl ~ Our Favorite Part of Writing

Breathless Ink ~ 4 Deep Breaths Review!
“No Weddings was an unexpected treat!”

Crawling Over The Pages  ~ 4 Stars!
“…insight on how the man’s brain works. I liked Cade a lot.”

Romance Schmomance  ~ 4 Stars!

No Weddings Blog Tour Giveaway:

Enter to win a 2nd $25 gift card and a signed copy of No Weddings:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

We hope you enjoy the No Weddings. Thank you for all your support.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2014 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

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.”

~~~

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.

~~~

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

No Weddings One-week Peek and Giveaway!

{whispers} We’re one week out from the release of No Weddings

To celebrate, below find a teaser and a giveaway for a $25 gift card.

And tomorrow, the wonderful Bookish Temptations will share a sexy favorite excerpt from No Weddings plus offer an exciting giveaway of their own.

Today, as a treat leading up to the No Weddings release day, please enjoy another sexy scene glimpse involving Cade and Hannah…

One-week Peek

Her gaze fell to the table, her voice quiet. “I could never have ‘just sex.’”

I lifted my hand and, with a gentle finger beneath her chin, lifted her face until her big eyes met mine. “You will never have ‘just sex’ with me. When we decide we’re ready, it will be a mind-blowing heart and body experience.”

She fought a smile. “That good, huh?”

I smirked. “Yeah. That good.”

Her expression turned serious again. “How long do we have to wait for that?”

I coughed out a laugh, leaning back in my chair.

Her look grew pensive. She is serious.

My smile faded. “Do you want it to be tonight?”

She stared at me, giving the matter thought, then shook her head.

~~~

No Weddings digital pre-orders are $0.99 and signed: On Amazon

 

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Giveaway

Help us share No Weddings pre-order news and be entered to win a $25 gift card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble):

Easy ways to enter the No Weddings One-week Peek Giveaway…

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 and day you share is a new entry!

The winner for the No Weddings One-week Peek Giveaway will be chosen by Random.org in the morning (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

If you missed last week’s glimpse, find it here: Two-week Teaser … there’s still time to share and enter that giveaway too! (Ends tonight, the evening (PST) of Aug 31st.)

Remember to check out tomorrow’s exclusive excerpt and giveaway on Bookish Temptations.

And stay tuned here next Sunday for the No Weddings Release-eve Appetizer and Giveaway…

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

Two-week Teaser and Giveaway!

{whispers} We’re two weeks out from the release of No Weddings

As a treat leading up to the No Weddings release day, please enjoy a sexy scene glimpse involving Cade and Hannah…

Two-week Teaser

Hannah glanced at me. “I don’t do foursomes.”

Mase dropped his fork onto his plate. It clattered in the middle of the sudden silence.

Her mischievous gaze met mine. Naughty. And just like that, I got more intrigued.

“I’ve never entertained three men at once,” she clarified, glancing at the other two.

The poor guys stared at her, blinking. I couldn’t blame them. She was gorgeous. And she could cook. And with that wicked mind and her naughty implications, the combination was deadly.

“Food! I’m talking about food!” She grabbed her water glass and took a sip.

Ben burst out laughing.

Mase picked up his dropped fork. “Good, because we were about to kick you the hell out.” He winked at her.

~~~

No Weddings digital pre-orders are $0.99 and signed: On Amazon

 

No Weddings Cover

 

Giveaway

Help us share No Weddings pre-order news and be entered to win a $25 gift card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble):

Easy ways to enter the No Weddings Two-week Teaser Giveaway…

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 and day you share is a new entry!

The winner for the No Weddings Two-week Teaser Giveaway will be chosen by Random.org in the evening (PST) Sunday, August 31st 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.

~~~

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

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

And stay tuned next Monday for the One-week Peek and Giveaway…

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

© 2014 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Beltane Celebration Sale!

Happy Beltane!

$0.99 Sale!

In celebration of the 1st day of May, both titles in the Highland Legends Series, Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe, are REDUCED to only $0.99 on Kindle until May 2nd!

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The fast-paced adventure of Forged in Dreams and Magick, an Amazon #1 Best Seller and chosen by Fresh Fiction as their Fresh Pick for October 22, 2013, includes a unique Beltane celebration, merging the Brodie clan’s time-honored festival with a special wedding ceremony.

Buy on Amazon Kindle

 

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe CoverThe romantic winter tale, Bound by Wish and Mistletoe, a Top Rated Scottish Historical Romance on Amazon, shares a poignant love story amid wintertime holiday festivities.

Buy on Amazon Kindle

 

 

Now is the time to purchase both titles in the Highland Legends Series if you haven’t yet done so. We appreciate your sharing the news of this limited-time offer with friends and fellow romance readers.

Thank you for your amazing support!

Thank you also to Kindle Nation Daily for helping to spread the news!

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

p.s ~ There are gorgeous bookmarks and bookplates for each book I’d love to send you. Submit your request through the Kat’s Connections contact form indicating what you’d like, who to address it to, and where it should be sent.

p.s.s. ~ {whispers} As an additional thank you, I’m gifting a signed set of books to wrap around those bookmarks to a couple of randomly chosen readers who help spread the word of the sale through Twitter. Be sure to include my Twitter handle of @KatBastion in your Tweets! :)

Resolutions… For a Lifetime

Happy New Year!

 

I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution.

Am I an exception to the masses? I’m not sure. Perhaps you could share your thoughts.

 

The idea had always seemed impermanent to me. Anyone I’d ever known who’d made a resolution made an attempt to curb excess of one sinful nature or another, only to abandon said restriction before the next legal holiday.

I’ve never exempted myself from those who have behaviors to modify.  I’m certainly sinful, just as any other person, being human after all, but I’ve never been moved to change with a “resolution.”

Until I had.

Reflecting back on the last few months of my life, I realize the major changes I had ever wanted to make in my life, the person I had always strived to be, had happened.  Events beyond my control flicked on a dusty switch that apparently had always been destined to shine a brilliant light.  I’d blinked in amazement as the darkened world around me suddenly glowed brightly.

Like all things new, however, there will forever be vast room for improvement. Infinite lessons await us as we seek to master… becoming our better self.

Coming off a landmark year for me as far as changes go, I’m embracing the next stage with the strong foundation of the last.  Truly, the first affirmation was admitting to myself that I haven’t changed.

… I’ve transformed.

As I dangle from the safety of my familiar cocoon, the moment has come to fly.  Time to stretch my wings.

I will endeavor to be who I was meant to be… the butterfly.

With beauty and grace, I accept who I am.  I will remind myself daily of what I was meant to do with my fragile life in this harsh and unforgiving world…

To live each precious moment to its fullest
To multi-task less and focus more
To think of others and act so they feel it
To love with all the fire and passion in my heart
To cherish those whose lives I touch
To stand strong amid the darkness and brighten it daily
To believe the smallest kindness matters
To give charitably in thought, word and deed at every opportunity
To honor the vessel in which my heart and soul reside
To write for the love of writing
To spread awareness of those in need of love
To save the world one book at a time…

The last resolution came about from publishing the romantic poems in Utterly Loved, and yet, from that one project, all the other tiny miracles within me strengthened and took hold.  One book pivotally changed me.  The belief in a singular collection of heartfelt poems delivered with a message powerful enough to change our world… transformed me.

Of course, there where many catalysts along the way, for which I am forever grateful… My readiness to accept change toward growth.  The humanitarian efforts of the author who wrote the inspiring foreword for Utterly Loved, Sylvain Reynard. The support of loved ones and new friends made along the way.

I look forward to the path unfolding before me. My journey is not for the year ahead.  The adventure I’m taking will be for a lifetime.

Please join me in embracing a lifetime of resolutions.  Our world will be a better place if everyone commits to spreading love in a place very much in need of the kindness of our hearts.

Begin by purchasing Utterly Loved.  For yourself.  For your friends.  Your library.  Your church.  Share the beautiful poetry with a serious message of saving those in need of everything we have to give.  Daily.

Purchase Utterly Loved in paperback
Purchase Utterly Loved in Kindle edition

So? I’m truly dying to know… 
Have you done New Year’s resolutions in years past?
What are your resolutions this year?
Are you ready to commit to Resolutions… For a Lifetime?
What are your ideas for lifetime resolutions?

Thank you, my friends.  Your support in spreading awareness of charity, in giving all you can to those in need, in purchasing and sharing the news of Utterly Loved, is deeply appreciated.  Have a happy, loving, and prosperous year to come… that you may share your abundance with others.  May love and hope spread like wildfire in our world.

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

Oh… {slides back in before you leave}
P. S. ~ I have one more very important resolution to add…
         To keep my desk uncluttered for maximum creative writing flow! :)

© 2013 by Kat Bastion