Romantic and Comedy Thanksgivings…

Today we shared a Facebook post that included a romantic taste of a Thanksgiving scene from THREE CHRISTMASES.

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Besides reading holiday romance, we love to watch favorite movies and TV shows that are holiday themed.

Here are a few favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies and TV shows, some quotes and remembered moments:

Miracle on 34th Street for the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Susan: “There’s nothing else to see except guys cleaning up horse poop.”

The Blind Side – Love their Thanksgiving meal. And everything. Great movie.

Grumpy Old Men … So awesome.
Kat: Love Ann-Margret in that movie.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 
Stone: Great comedy. I remember their car-rental scene. Freakin’ hilarious. {laughs}

Scent of a Woman – Al Pacino!

You’ve Got Mail and that “Cash Only” line.

Cashier: “Happy Thanksgiving back.”
Stone: The cashier’s demeanor totally changes the instant he leaves. {chuckles}

Big Bang TheoryWe love more than one episode but…
“The Thanksgiving Decoupling”

Raj: “My, my, the plot like my gravy thickens…”

and a favorite second quote (and really there are a ton)…

Sheldon: “At some point while you were there was Las Vegas also on its side?”

Friends – So many beloved episodes…but…
“The One With All The Thanksgivings”
Stone: That’s right. Chandler’s Flock of Seagulls hairstyle!
Kat: And Monica’s turkey head! {dies laughing}

Gilmore Girls
“A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving”

Luke Danes: Shouldn’t we give thanks first?

Jess Mariano: Thanks for what?

Luke Danes: Well, that we’re not Native Americans who got their land stolen in exchange for smallpox infested blankets.

Lorelai: Amen.

There are so many more. Let us know if we need to add any of your Thanksgiving-themed favorites to the list!

May you all have a warm and blessed Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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Merry Three Christmases & a Happy 3rd Anniversary Sale!

Wow. Three Christmases turns three this week. Let’s celebrate!

We’ve reduced Three Christmases to $0.99 for the first time since its release…

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No Weddings Series named “Best Of” by multiple romance blogs
Only $0.99 for a limited time…
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Heat up your holidays with the highly reviewed THREE CHRISTMASES, easily read as a standalone: “I’m new to the No Weddings Series…but this book sucked me in! The perfect book to start my holiday season.” ~ Amazon reviewer

“This was actually my introduction to Hannah and Cade. I really enjoyed Three Christmases, and it certainly can be read without having read the other books in this series. But I definitely plan on starting at the beginning so I can experience their entire relationship.” ~ Amazon reviewer


 

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Have a warm Thanksgiving, a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year, everyone. We look forward to sharing more romantic adventures with you in 2018.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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@2017 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

It’s June! The Month of NO WEDDINGS…

Hello, everyone. We’re thrilled to share that for the first time in two years, the romantic comedy No Weddings Series is on sale.

No Weddings is FREE, One Funeral is $0.99, and the rest of the series is discounted twenty percent or more. Find all five books on sale at Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Kobo.

If you haven’t experienced the Best of 2014 No Weddings series, or wish to recommend it to friends, now is the perfect time.

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Read your FREE copy of No Weddings today:
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Praise for the No Weddings Series

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

“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.”
~ Lives & Breathes Book Blog

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

“This is an exceptional series…You find yourself fully engrossed in their world and can’t put the book down.”
~ Books -n- Kisses

“The No Weddings series has a group of such amazing characters; you can’t help but relate to them and feel the emotion in every situation they encounter. It has been a long time since a story has made me feel that way let alone an entire series!”
~ Under the Covers Book Blog

“The story of Cade & Hannah’s relationship is realistic, heart-warming, and filled with real-world connections that shook me in a way that few titles I’ve read this year have managed…I have loved every minute of the No Weddings series.”
~ That’s What I’m Talking About

Thank you for sharing news about The Month of NO WEDDINGS Summer Series Sale. We hope you enjoy Cade & Hannah’s romantic adventures.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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Welcome to a Zenful Life

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Today, we shared the first post on our latest addition to our publishing family, a new nonfiction blog: Zenful Life

Please come visit us there and join in the conversation. We’d love to have you be a part of the Zenful Life journey with us.

You can also follow our new Twitter account, where we’ll post inspirational quotes: @Zenful_Life

We look forward to seeing you there.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

What if… From The Other Side of the World

What if…

Such beautiful words when used in the dreamworld. They make the magical, the impossible, the reach-for-the-stars ideas seem close enough to touch.

And yet, they are. Touchable.
We just have to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality.

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It’s what an author does. In our heads, characters come to vivid life, face insurmountable obstacles, and go on grand adventures…all in the creator’s world of what if.

How has what if impacted us (Kat & Stone) in our real lives?

Well…

If you haven’t heard from us in a couple of months, it’s because we’ve taken a short hiatus from writing to make a two-decade what if of ours a reality.

We moved to the other side of the world. Got on a plane with two checked bags and two carryons apiece (laptops in tow, of course) and traveled across the ocean to reside for the rest of our days on a different continent. Simplified. Free.

Want a hint of where we’ve landed?

{whispers}
It’s one of the handful of locales mentioned in Rule Breaker 😀

But…
Where does that leave us on the writing front?

More Time? More Books…

A Foray into Nonfiction

One of the reasons we shucked nearly all of our material possessions and our former lives is those anchors weighed us down with time-sucks. Our new life still requires us to earn a living, but we have less living to support…and more time to do the living. A life rooted in minimalism.

The journey has been enlightening, is still ongoing, and is one we’ve begun documenting in our first upcoming nonfiction book, The Zenful Life.

Two Upcoming 2017 Romance Novels

Our greatest joy? Writing those adventuresome romance stories inspired in the land of what if.

We’re also diving back in to two of our favorite series this year. Lawbreaker is coming soon, the third standalone romance in our Unbreakable series. Shortly after that, will come the long-awaited third book in the Highland Legends series, Born of Mist and Legend.

We look forward to sharing more of our stories with you, forged from the amazing world of what if

What are your what ifs...?

 

© 2017 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

RULE BREAKER is LIVE! And a Giveaway…

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It’s release day for RULE BREAKER! We’re thrilled to finally share Mase and Leilani’s story with you.

PLUS visit our Facebook page today for a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway. Further details below.

Read for yourself what RULE BREAKER reviewers are buzzing about…

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Early Praise for RULE BREAKER:

“A beautifully written novel, that left me philosophical and touched my heart…that resonated with me deeply. My FAVORITE novel by the Bastions so far.”
~ Closet Geek Books

“Oh wow, what an outstanding read. I didn’t just enjoy, I LOVED it! I feel for the books I read after it because after reading Rule Breaker I felt as though every book should be measured against this one.”
~ TJLovesToRead

“I have recommended this series to everyone in my office. I can’t stop talking about it…this one will stay with me.”
~ Blagica, Goodreads early reviewer

“What a great read! Filled with powerful writing…an enchanting, romantic, steamy-hot story with amazing characters who find it in themselves to risk it all for love! I very much enjoyed this book!”
~ Craves the Angst Reviews

“This book is perfection!”
~ Coyote Ugly Swagger Book Blog

“I tend to avoid books that are set in Hawaii like the plague, it’s a little quirk of mine and has to do with the fact that I am a born and raised Hawaii girl and am a little picky with how my islands are portrayed…as I kept turning the pages my wariness faded away and I before I knew it I felt like I was home. The sights, smells, tastes and sounds were right there in front of me…”
~ Books-n-Wine

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Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER,
a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story

Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice.

Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, deeper.

The last thing she expects is an East Coast haole surfer to hold the key to everything.

Mason Price is done walking his parents’ path. Done with social acceptance—with cold politics.

On a surfing quest to reinvent himself, Mase finds an exotic beauty standing on his towel. But it’s her feisty bargaining that catches him off guard. When he challenges her with a “Truth or Shots” drinking game, she unwittingly reveals more than she’d intended about herself…and him.

The raw truth stuns him: She’s suffered like he has, is lost like he is—keeps secrets like he does.

But will young love and shared situations be enough to conquer racial and cultural divides?

Lines in the sand…were meant to be crossed.

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RULE BREAKER Release Day $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
Be sure to visit our Facebook page today to enter:
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Thank you for giving Rule Breaker a try and for sharing the release news with your fellow readers. We hope you enjoy Mase and Leilani’s sexy and heartfelt romance as much as we have.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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RULE BREAKER Pre-order Alert and Mase’s Facebook Page Reveal

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We’re thrilled to bring you pre-order news of our exciting new adult, multicultural, surfing romance RULE BREAKER.

PLUS be sure to visit, like, and comment on Mase’s Facebook page: Mase on Maui – Stone is posting as Mase and randomly choosing one commenter each week to win a $10 gift card.

RULE BREAKER is set to release November 7, 2016!

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Pre-order Your Copy… $2.99 TodayReleases 11.07.16 at $4.99
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Kobo pre-order will be up soon, Nook goes live by release day.

Heartbreaker on Goodreads

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Image provided by: Love N. Books
Photographer: Made by MK
Model: Jase Dean
Genre: New Adult Romance / Sports Romance / Multicultural and Interracial

Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER,
a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story

Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice.

Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, deeper.

The last thing she expects is an East Coast haole surfer to hold the key to everything.

Mason Price is done walking his parents’ path. Done with social acceptance—with cold politics.

On a surfing quest to reinvent himself, Mase finds an exotic beauty standing on his towel. But it’s her feisty bargaining that catches him off guard. When he challenges her with a “Truth or Shots” drinking game, she unwittingly reveals more than she’d intended about herself…and him.

The raw truth stuns him: She’s suffered like he has, is lost like he is—keeps secrets like he does.

But will young love and shared situations be enough to conquer racial and cultural divides?

Lines in the sand…were meant to be crossed.

***RULE BREAKER is a standalone, full-length new adult romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older.***

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Remember to visit, like and comment on Mase’s Facebook page:
Mase on Maui for fun posts on surfing, Maui, and a chance to win a $10 gift card each week just by commenting.

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One lucky subscriber wins an eBook of their choice from our backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card with each announcement.

Thank you for your support of Rule Breaker. We look forward to sharing Mase & Leilani’s story with you.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

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