THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is now LIVE ~ Plus a Release-day Party…

THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is now live.

Buy now and add to your summer reading fun. Plus join us for the Facebook release-day party on Under the Covers Book Blog. We’ll be sharing a revealing guest post THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT: Behind the Scenes, replying to comments throughout the day, and offering a $25 gift card giveaway. We hope to see you there.

See what early reviewers are saying…

The Smutsonian
“This novel had my rapt attention from start to finish. The characters were wonderfully intriguing, the pacing was perfect, and the suspense kept me turning pages like crazy. Quite frankly, The Espionage Effect might be the best thing I’ve read so far this summer.”

TJLovesToRead
“An incredibly thrilling story. Intrigue and mystery wrapped up in a gorgeously written, scorchingly hot romance where secrets abound and trust is a rare commodity.”

Reading and Writing Between the Wines
“If you are looking for an exceptionally well written, sensual and emotional thriller, then The Espionage Effect is the book for you. Prepare yourself for a wild ride as you enter the world of romantic suspense and spies…a five star adventure.”

Jezabell Girl & Friends
“Amazing! James Bond spy games fun with a splash of erotic romance. It’s twisty and turny and kept me on the edge from cover to the end.”

Fallen for Books
“The Espionage Effect is an amazingly written book, with an intriguing plot, captivating characters and wonderful descriptions. What I loved the most about The Espionage Effect were the action packed scenes – it was like watching a movie, but 10 times better: because the writing was so good it felt like I was personally involved in all the spying, shooting and fighting.”

The sexy action-adventure romance is available now!

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Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action-adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist…or two?

If so…

Be sure to 1-click your copy today!
Amazon * B&N * KOBO * iBooks

THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is a standalone, full-length, action-adventure romance filled with plenty of the sexual tension, deep emotion, and scorching scenes our stories have become known for.

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Action-Adventure Romance /
Erotic Romance (sensual, explicit, sexual awakening)

When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

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Be sure to follow our social media pages to keep informed:
Facebook | TalkToTheShoe Blog | Kat’s Twitter | Stone’s Twitter

P.S. ~ Have you joined our new-release list?

One lucky subscriber will win an eBook of their choice from our backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card each time we send out a preorder or new-release announcement.

Sign up for our Email Subscription list here: http://www.katbastion.com/email-subscription/

(We solemnly promise to email only a handful of times a year to announce preorders and new releases.)

Enter the Giveaway!

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© 2015 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

The Espionage Effect Cover Reveal

We are thrilled to bring you THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT cover reveal!

THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is a standalone, full-length, action-adventure romance filled with plenty of the sexual tension, deep emotion, and scorching scenes our stories have become known for.

The sexy action-adventure romance releases July 14th!

The Espionage Effect cover

Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action-adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist…or two?

If so…

Be sure to preorder your copy today!
Amazon * KOBO * iBooks

Release Date: July 14th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Action-Adventure Romance /
Erotic Romance (sensual, explicit, sexual awakening)

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

About The Espionage Effect:

When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

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Excerpt

“Do you remember their love?” An odd question, even to my ears, but I needed to know.

He didn’t reply right away, only briefly paused, then continued typing.

I didn’t release the photograph. Didn’t turn around. Entranced to a level I couldn’t resist or deny, I remained rooted to the spot on his bamboo office floor, clinging to a fragment of someone else’s joyous life, stuck in my admiration for those who’d been able to defy the choking darkness of the world for its breath of light.

The keyboard clicking ended entirely. But I barely noticed.

My heart pounded in my ears as I gripped the frame, thumbs slipped into place on the perfect silver surface. My fingerprints might as well have marred the perfect picture. Its image marked me. Indelibly.

How had one two-dimensional image branded my heart so fast?

On a shaky exhale, it hit me. It hadn’t. The delicate aging photograph hadn’t been the one thing, it had been the last thing, the proverbial straw on the camel’s back—the catalyst to the fractures spider-webbing through an armored façade I’d so carefully constructed finally shattering apart, blowing to dust the once impenetrable fortress walls I’d imprisoned myself within.

“I remember.” His voice slid over my senses, warm and soft. His heat came up behind me, wrapping around me as his strong hands ran down my arms, then covered my hands as they still clutched the frame.

For the first time in my life, I finally stood without my armor. Terrified, yet convinced I needed to take the leap of faith even if I died from the fall, I leaned back into his strength.

And he held me. As I began to shake, gripped the frame tighter for fear of dropping it, he simply held me.

“Their laughter is the greatest memory; I can still hear its echo in my head, feel its presence in the middle of the night.”

An aching pang thumped from behind my ribcage. That he would be lonely in the darkness too, seek the memory of what he’d once had to lull him to sleep.

I’d done the opposite. “I can’t remember mine.” My voice croaked. Hands trembling uncontrollably, I clattered the bottom metal corners of the frame down onto the perfectly polished surface before I dropped it. “Their love, I mean.” I sucked in a ragged breath as my arms drew against my middle. I hugged myself, trying to hold in the pain that I’d never let myself feel.

His arms followed, covering mine. A cramp burned at the base of my throat, and I closed my eyes, pinching back hot tears, afraid of losing myself to the scathing onslaught of feelings. As my breathing grew shallow, Alec tightened his hold, wordlessly providing his protection from the unseen threat.

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Be sure to follow our social media pages to keep informed:
Facebook | TalkToTheShoe Blog | Kat’s Twitter | Stone’s Twitter

P.S. ~ Have you joined our new-release list?

One lucky subscriber will win an eBook of their choice from our backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card each time we send out a preorder or new-release announcement.

Sign up for our Email Subscription list here: http://www.katbastion.com/email-subscription/

(We solemnly promise to email only a handful of times a year to announce preorders and new releases.)

Enter the Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card:
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© 2015 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Book News from the Bastion Writing Desks…

Hello, everyone!

We’ve been busy writing and editing an exciting new book that’s almost ready to release.

Next Monday morning, we plan to unveil the details of the book including its title, the description, and release date~so stay tuned!

And…Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations is currently creating its cover.

Would you like a peek at our (tentative) writing and release schedule?

Our Upcoming Schedule…

July 2015 ~ Romantic Suspense / Erotic Romance standalone…
Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist…or two?
{whispers} … save a spot for midsummer reading!

Oct-Nov 2015 ~ Contemporary Romance standalone…
This is the first standalone novel in the No Weddings spin-off series.
(Kiki & Darren’s story)

Feb-Mar 2016 ~ Born of Mist and Legend
Travel back to the Highlands in the third Highland Legends book.
(Skorpius & Brigid’s story)

Also in 2016…and Beyond…

~ An exciting and unique New Adult / Sports Romance
~ The additional four titles in the No Weddings spin-off series
~ A Young Adult action-adventure dystopian trilogy

We’re thrilled to be writing and sharing these stories with you.

Please join us May 18th, 2015 for the reveal of the title, description, and release day of our upcoming July 2015 summer release!

Thank you again for all of your support.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

P.S. ~ Have you joined our new-release list?

One lucky subscriber will win an eBook of their choice from our backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card each time we send out a preorder or new-release announcement.

Sign up for our Email Subscription list here: http://www.katbastion.com/email-subscription/

(We solemnly promise to email only a handful of times a year to announce preorders and new releases.)

© 2015 by Kat and Stone Bastion

 

Entire No Weddings Series 50% off for THREE DAYS ONLY!

We have some very exciting news items to share with you.

For the next three days, through Saturday, February 7th…

For Valentine’s is on sale for the first time ever at $0.99!

No Weddings is still FREE!

And the rest of the books in the No Wedding series,
One Funeral
Two Bar Mitzvahs
Three Christmases
are reduced to make the entire 5-book series cost less than $10.00.

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Click on the above banner for Kat’s Amazon Author Page where you can find the entire No Weddings Series, plus our other published books. Be sure to click the gold “follow” button on the left to be notified by Amazon each time we release a new book.

New to the series? This is the one and only time all five books in the Best of 2014 No Weddings series will be on sale for under $10.00. So be sure to 1-Click your copies today.

Below are links on all platforms:

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
Amazon
 | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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Subscribe here: Kat & Stone Bastion’s Email List

We would love for you to share news of this sale with all your friends, readers, and followers to help others discover the No Weddings series at the best prices possible.

Thank you for all of your amazing support.

Your humble and grateful shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2015 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

No Weddings ~ FREE for its Anniversary Celebration!

Hello, everyone. We have some exciting news to share with you.

NO WEDDINGS is FREE in honor of The No Weddings Series Anniversary!

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That’s right, we’ve hit an important milestone. One year ago this past weekend, the idea for the No Weddings series was conceived over a pizza dinner.

We are also thrilled to share that in the last few weeks, No Weddings and the books in the series have been named on multiple Best Of 2014 lists…

NAMED BEST OF 2014 BY:

Agents of Romance ~ No Weddings “One of the Best Romantic Comedies of the Year!”

Book Bumblings ~ The No Weddings Series “…I love for the realistic drama. And the dirty talk. And the non-dirty parts of their banter. And the humor.”

Bookish Temptations ~
Favorite Books: No Weddings and One Funeral
Favorite Couple: Cade Michaelson and Hannah Martin
Favorite Book Boyfriend: Cade Michaelson
Favorite Heroine: Hannah Martin
Favorite Secondary Characters: Cade’s sisters

Fresh Fiction ~ One Funeral chosen as their Fresh Pick for October 7, 2014

Lives & Breathes Book Blog ~ The No Weddings Series in Teri Beth’s Top 10 “The No Weddings Series is one of the best I have read that follows one couple. Cade and Hannah are both lovable characters, the storyline is real and entertaining, and the banter is fun and witty.”

Orchard Book Club ~ No Weddings in Nicola’s Top 6 of 2014 “I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!”

Reading & Writing Between the Wines Blog ~ The No Weddings Series “The No Weddings Series has to be one of my top favorite series this year!”

The Smutsonian ~ Best First Book in a Series: No Weddings

The SubClub Books ~ No Weddings in Gaz’s Top 14 Reads of 2014

Trips Down Imagination Road ~
Best Book Read in 2014: No Weddings
Best Series
Best Sequel
Most Memorable Character: Cade Michaelson
Newest Fictional Crush: Cade Michaelson
Most FUN to read: “The No Weddings series, I was laughing aloud and feeling the fun right along with them!”

Thank you to all of you for reading and sharing your love for the No Weddings series with your readers. We are incredibly humbled and honored to have been chosen.

In addition, all five books have appeared on Amazon’s Top Rated American Humor list, with two recently climbing the charts. As of this post, THREE CHRISTMASES is #24 and FOR VALENTINE’S is #36, both with 4.8 star averages. TWO BAR MITZVAHS is #56 with a 4.7 average.

Please help us celebrate The No Weddings Series Anniversary by enjoying NO WEDDINGS for free and by sharing the news with your friends and social media channels.

Thank you for all of your enthusiasm, love, and support for the No Weddings series. We greatly appreciate it.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

p.s. ~ New to the No Weddings Series? We’d love to have you join the No Weddings party. For the entire amazing love story, the series is best read in order all the way through to For Valentine’s

“It’s like the smutty cherry on top of the double scoop sundae of the glorious romance of Cade & Hannah.”
~ The Smutsonian on For Valentine’s

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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
Amazon
 | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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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
Amazon
 | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

For Valentines Release Day Giveaway!

Enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card plus a signed paperback of For Valentine’s!
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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
Books and Fandom
About That Story
Reading Addict
Vera is Reading
Monlatable Book Reviews
Collector of book boyfriends
Living In Our Own Story
Reading Is My Superpower
Hawt Reads & Dirty Talk
Bookish Temptations
El Rincón de Becks
The Phantom Paragrapher
Becky on Books
Becky’s Book Bytes
Travels n Reads
MakeMyDayBookclub
The Ultimate Fan Blog
trips down imagination road
mignon mykel : reviews
Hooked on Books
Obsessed by Books
My Favorite Things
Romance Schmomance
V’s Reads
Books Need TLC
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