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?
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads

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.

Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance
That Scottish Chicks Book Reviews
My Book Filled Life
Triquetra Reviews
My Favorite Things
Becky Moe
She Hearts Books
Breathless Ink
In Between The Lines
In Stefter’s Humble Opinion: The Book Barista
The Two Brains of Book Reviewers
MakeMyDayBookclub
Rustys Reading
Cruising Susan Book Reviews
Whispered Thoughts
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe
Deal Sharing Aunt
New Adult Addiction
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
I Dare You To Read
Making it Happen
Born To Read
Jen’s Reading Obsession
101 Ways to Make Love to a Spoon
LuLo Fangirl
About That Story
Becky’s Book Bytes
Tissues and Tomes Book Blog
Reading and Writing Between the Wines Blog
Orchard Book Club
The Flirty Reader
The Book Bellas
Bookish Temptations
Agents of Romance
KT Book Reviews
Girl Seeks Place
Closet Geeks and Slow Mo
A & K Book Topia
Reading Bliss
The Literary Gossip
Romance Schmomance
Biblio Belles Book Blog
Spicy, Small Town Romance Served Here
V’s Reads
All things in the cloud sweet
TJLovesToRead

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

NO WEDDINGS Reduced to $0.99 Today Only!

Hello, everyone!

To celebrate tomorrow’s release of THREE CHRISTMASES, the stunning conclusion to the No Weddings Series, we wanted to offer a one-day sale on the book that started it all.

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No Weddings digital copies are reduced to $0.99 (from $3.99) only through November 16th.

“One of the best romantic comedies of the year!”
~ Agents of Romance

“No Weddings is a feel good, brilliant love story…”
~ Under the Covers Book Blog

“I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!”
~ Orchard Book Club

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

 

No Weddings CoverAward-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 start a new 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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~~~

And also…

Three Christmases releases tomorrow!

Order your signed copy at $0.99 (reduced from $3.99) before it goes up after release day!

Three Christmases CoverAs 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?

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

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No Weddings Blog Tour Giveaway:

Enter to win a $25 gift card and a signed copy of all four novels in the series:
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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)

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

No Wedding Series Tour and Giveaway!

We are thrilled to share that today marks the kickoff No Weddings Series Tour coordinated by InkSlinger PR, which is from November 11th through November 21st.

Below are tour participants and events, descriptions and links for all four novels and the novella in the No Weddings Series, and a tour-wide giveaway.

Also, THREE CHRISTMASES is only $0.99 and signed on pre-order through November 17th. FOR VALENTINE’S is on pre-order and signed through January 5th.

We hope you join the No Weddings Series party and get the chance to fall in love with Cade and Hannah for yourselves.

No Weddings Series Tour Banner

NO WEDDINGS BLOG TOUR & EVENTS

Huge thanks to InkSlinger PR for coordinating the
No Weddings Series Blog Tour
(Links to be added as posts go live.)

Blog Tour Schedule:

November 11

Girl Seeks Place ~ Excerpt: Creative Negotiation
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs ~ Excerpt: Romantic Moment
In Between The Lines ~ Review
“A tension-filled read that I would recommend to anyone!”

November 12

She Hearts Books ~  4 Hearts Reviews!
“…I love being in Cade’s head.”
Agents of Romance  ~ Sexy excerpt & 5 Smoking Guns Reviews!
“It’s funny…frustrating…heartbreaking and it’s worth everything”
The Two Brains of Book Reviewers ~ 4+ Stars Reviews!
“Seriously go check this series out and get to reading…Go get it!!!”

November 13

Born To Read ~ Excerpt
The Revolving Bookcase ~ Excerpt

November 14

Tissues and Tomes Book Blog  ~ Review
Orchard Book Club  ~ 4 Apple NO WEDDINGS Review & Excerpt
“I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!”
Whispered Thoughts ~ Tour Spotlight

November 15

My Book Filled Life ~ 4.5 Stars Series Review!
Jen’s Reading Obsession ~ 4.5 Stars Series Review!
“Cade and Hannah have become one of my favorite couples.”
Ramblings From This Chick ~ Review

November 16

Love N. Books  ~ Cade & Hannah’s Sexy Playlist
Breathless Ink  ~ Review
Deal Sharing Aunt  ~ Tour Spotlight
Crawling Over The Pages ~ Review

November 17

LuLo Fangirl ~ Sexy Soapy THREE CHRISTMASES Excerpt
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe ~ No Weddings Series Drink List
Complete with fun quotes from the series regarding the drinks!
New Adult Addiction ~ Excerpt

November 18

Becky’s Book Bytes ~ Review
101 Ways to Make Love to a Spoon ~ Review
Spicy, Small Town Romance Served Here ~ Review
“WARNING: You may become addicted and have trouble putting this series down!”

November 19

Little Whimsy Books ~ Review
Making it Happen  ~ Review
About That Story  ~ A Banter-filled Excerpt from NO WEDDINGS

November 20

Closet Geeks and Slow Mo ~ Review
MakeMyDayBookclub ~ Excerpt
The Flirty Reader  ~ Review

November 21

TJLovesToRead ~ Review
My Favorite Things ~ Review
Becky Moe ~ Guest Post

No Weddings:

No Weddings CoverAward-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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One Funeral:

One Funeral CoverChosen by FreshFiction.com as their Fresh Pick for October 7, 2014

The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.

I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.

Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.

As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.

But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?
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Two Bar Mitzvahs:

Two Bar Mitzvahs CoverSummer heats up in this third book in the No Weddings Series, where Cade Michaelson strives to balance his and Hannah Martin’s new relationship with the growing demands of his financial success.

Waiting for Hannah has been the best and worst kind of torture. Now I can claim her as mine. We believe we’re done with the past and can move forward together.

Hannah grows stronger than ever as she trusts in me—trusts in us. And when obstacles appear, she shows a surprising fierceness that rivals my own.

However, all is not perfect in paradise. Things get chaotic while I try to juggle multiple businesses, an ex from hell, and a girlfriend I’d do anything to keep. And in the middle of the whirlwind, I recklessly think I can handle everything.

But when all the madness is over, will I have everything I want—will I still have Hannah?
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Three Christmases:

Three Christmases CoverAs 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?
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads

For Valentines
(Cover to be revealed on December 3rd):

This 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…
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads

 

No Weddings Blog Tour Giveaway:

Enter to win a $25 gift card and a signed copy of all four novels in the series:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 (avail on 11/17 release day)
FOR VALENTINE’S ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 25,000 words
(available on 01/05 release day)

Again, we hope you join the No Weddings Series party and get the chance to fall in love with Cade and Hannah.

Another huge thank you to InkSlinger PR and to all the bloggers, reviewers and readers for sharing your enthusiasm and love for the books in the No Weddings Series. We’re humbled by your praise and thrilled you enjoy the stories.

~ 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}

* * *

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

 

 

Forged in Dreams and Magick: 5 Signed Copies and Other News . . .

Hello, everyone!

There are many exciting news items to report from the Kat Bastion Writing Desk, the first of which is a giveaway on Goodreads for the first 5 signed paperback copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick.

Goodreads Giveaway

The Goodreads Giveaway runs through September 26, 2013, which is the Thursday of release week. Add Forged in Dreams and Magick to your Goodreads shelves by clicking on its title and sign up for the giveaway with the “giveaway” or “enter to win” links in the widget below!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Forged in Dreams and Magick by Kat Bastion

Forged in Dreams and Magick

by Kat Bastion

Giveaway ends September 26, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

In Other News

AToMR Tours will be posting sign-ups for the Forged in Dreams and Magick Release Event Tour and the ARC Review Tour by next week. I’ll share the links of the tours once AToMR posts them.

Also, Bound by Wish and Mistletoe, the companion holiday novella in the Highland Legends Series, was sent to my editor on Monday. The romantic adventure has come together beautifully at about 45,000 words and will be released early this November, 2013.

Stay tuned for more updates as they come in!

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2013 by Kat Bastion