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


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.”

“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!

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 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?

The Espionage Effect - Sensual Kiss Pic Quote

Be sure to follow our social media pages to keep informed:
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© 2015 Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

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:

No Weddings Cover


Barnes & Noble




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

Up on NetGalley! First day results…

Hello, everyone!

I’m thrilled to share some great news. Forged in Dreams and Magick  was uploaded yesterday on NetGalley to a wonderful first day response!

Enormous thanks go to my friends, Kristi from Kindles and Wine and Annie from Under the Covers Book Blog, for giving me phenomenal feedback on how they each use NetGalley.

In the coming months, I’ll be posting some of my behind the scenes planning and results in my book-publishing odyssey with a series entitled Transparency in Self-publishing. For now, I’ll share a small taste of my research and first day results of my foray into NetGalley.

So far, after 21 hours of the title being active, I’ve had 29 requests from a fabulous mix of people:

3 Booksellers
~ (2 large US booksellers, 1 large British bookseller’s reviewer)
4 Librarians
~ (who read to recommend books and purchase for their libraries)
1 Reviewer for a book-promoting radio station
1 Editor-in-chief from a national best-selling magazine
20 Reviewers of all levels of reach
~ (many belonging to book clubs and book groups)

Without knowing what to expect from taking the plunge and experimenting with NetGalley, I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. My goal with NetGalley was to reach new audiences through potential influencers in their fields, and it seems my title has interested a wide variety of the very people I hoped to reach.

I’m staying grounded with the results, as their request only means Forged in Dreams and Magick captured their interest. My wish is that they will read and enjoy the book. Should they enjoy the book, I’m hopeful they will review it and buzz about it within their spheres of influence.

We shall see what happens, and I will keep you all posted!

Meanwhile, if you’re a reviewer, blogger, bookseller, librarian, book club or book group participant, media professional, educator, or anyone who enjoys reading books and sharing your thoughts about them with others who enjoy reading books, I encourage you to join NetGalley.

If you’re interested in sensual romance, an epic-adventure romance, Highlanders, paranormal romance, time-travel romance, the enigmatic Picts of ancient Scotland or a fresh and unique story, please check out:

Forged in Dreams and Magick on NetGalley

If you would like to participate in the Forged in Dreams and Magick promotional tour and/or ARC tour please see the sign-up forms in the link below:

AToMR Tours Forged in Dreams and Magick Tour and Promotion Event

I would also love for you to add Forged in Dreams and Magick to your Goodreads shelf here (plus there’s a signed-copy giveaway too!):


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Also, be sure to friend me on Goodreads from the link above, follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook to catch all of the exciting things coming up on other blogs with Forged in Dreams and Magick!

Thank you for all your support, my friends. I cannot wait to share my exciting world of Highlanders and magick with you.

Until next time . . .

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2013 by Kat Bastion

Highland Legends Series ~ Upcoming Book Titles Reveal

One week, my friends…

The Highland Legends series is coming…

On Monday, April 1st, 2013, all four titles of the Highland Legends series will be revealed.

I’m thrilled to have some of my favorite bloggers help participate in the reveal next week.  A big thank you in advance to all of them:

Bookish Temptations
Under The Covers Book Blog
That’s What I’m Talking About
Scandalicious Book Reviews
Literati Literature Lovers
The Book Queen’s Book Palace

Do you follow their blogs?  You should.  Fabulous book reviews, author interviews and chats, giveaways and much more await you from romance readers just like you and me.

Until the release of the foursome {smirks} a week from today…

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2013 by Kat Bastion

Utterly Loved Release Week Giveaways & Schedule

Hello, my friends.

On the heels of an unexpected early release for Utterly Loved with Foreword by Sylvain Reynard, and the book still rocketing to #1 on Amazon New Releases Best Sellers Love Poems, #1 on Amazon Best Sellers Love Poems, and #4 on Amazon Best New Releases Poetry, a very exciting Release Week is lined up with Utterly Loved signed copy giveaways.  A schedule of upcoming events that will be updated with links as they post, links to blogs who have already posted stories about Utterly Loved, and links to purchase Utterly Loved all appear below.

Utterly Loved Release Week Schedule with a signed copy giveaway of Utterly Loved on each blog:

12/01/12 ~ Destiny or Free Will on That’s What I’m Talking About
12/01/12 ~ Undone a poem from Utterly Loved on THESUBCLUBbooks
12/03/12 ~ Twelve Reasons to Buy Utterly Loved on Talk To The Shoe
12/04/12 ~ Utterly Loved 5 Star Review on Bookish Temptations
12/05/12 ~ Utterly Loved Feature on Girl Who Reads
12/05/12 ~ Utterly Loved Feature on Fiction Vixen
12/06/12 ~ Utterly Loved 5 Star Review on Literati Literature Lovers
12/07/12 ~ Everyone Deserves Happily Ever After on Kindles & Wine

12/08/12 ~ 12 Days of Utterly Loved In Time For Christmas Event
Signed copies, Amazon gift cards, and a grand giveaway Kindle Fire? Oh. My.

Please read the wonderful posts already shared about Utterly Loved:

11/20/12 ~ The Story of Utterly Loved on Under The Covers Book Blog
11/21/12 ~ Interview on Literati Literature Lovers
11/28/12 ~ Foreword Author Reveal on Bookish Temptations ~
  The story behind Sylvain Reynard and Utterly Loved.

For more information on Utterly Loved and the charities it benefits, visit the Utterly Loved ~ Foreword by Sylvain Reynard page.

Please buy your copy of Utterly Loved today.  Buy twenty.  They make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.

Standing together around the world, we each can do a small part to have a big impact.  United, we can help those who desperately need it to feel… Utterly Loved.

Thank you for all your support of Utterly Loved and wanting to help change our world.

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat Bastion

Buy Utterly Loved at Amazon
Internationally buy Utterly Loved at CreateSpace

© 2012 by Kat Bastion