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 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
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAN | Amazon AU | iBooks
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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© 2016 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

News from the Bastion Writing Desks… One Week!

Only One Week!

We’re excited that only seven days remain before our next release…

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Releases September 26, 2016
Pre-order now…
Amazon US * B&N * iBooks * Kobo

Tinsel, Sand & Snow on Goodreads

Only Seven Weeks Until RULE BREAKER…

We look forward to sharing with you the next standalone novel in our Unbreakable series, Rule Breaker.

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Pre-order at 40% off on iBooks: Rule Breaker
Releases November 7, 2016

Heartbreaker on Goodreads

Coming This Spring…

For fans of our paranormal Highland Legends series, Born of Mist and Legend will be arriving in early 2017.

And we’re pleased to share that our current Highland Legend series books, Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe have been digitally remastered by the amazing E. M. Tippetts Book Designs…and are now on iBooks!

Digitally Remastered

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Amazon US * B&N * iBooks * Kobo

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
Amazon US * B&N * iBooks * Kobo

Thank you for joining us on our adventures…

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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© 2016 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Rule Breaker Cover Reveal with @Love_N_Books feat. @TheJaseDean

Hello, everyone.

We’re thrilled to share the beautiful cover of RULE BREAKER with you.

A huge thank you to Ellie at Love N. Books for both providing the image and helping us share it with readers today. Much gratitude also goes to Jase Dean and Made by MK for the gorgeous photo and to Sarah at Okay Creations for the stunning design.

And so…

{drumroll}

Rule Breaker Cover

Pre-order at 40% off on iBooks: Rule Breaker
Releases November 7, 2016

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

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.***

RB Amazon

Want a pre-order alert of Rule Breaker for special pricing?
Keep informed of new releases by signing up:
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One lucky subscriber wins an eBook of their choice from the backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card with each announcement.

Thanks, everyone. We hope you love the cover as much as we do.

We look forward to sharing Mase & Leilani’s story with you on November 7th.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

© 2016 Kat and Stone Bastion

 

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The Espionage Effect on BookBub Today and Heartbreaker Pre-order News

We’re thrilled to share that BookBub selected The Espionage Effect to promote today for only $0.99 to its Dark Erotica readership.

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…

1-click your $0.99 copy of The Espionage Effect today:
Amazon * B&N * KOBO * iBooks

 The Espionage Effect on Amazon

 

Some Additional News…
Heartbreaker is now available to pre-order exclusively on iBooks.

Heartbreaker pre-order on iBooks

Pre-order at $0.99 (reg. $4.99)
Reserve yours today: 
HEARTBREAKER on iBooks

Additional pre-order links will be available late January.

And… Because it’s Christmastime…
We’ve reduced the price of all 5 books in the No Weddings Series for a limited time, including the steamy nightcap novella For Valentine’s.

Three Christmases on Amazon

Below are links on all platforms:

NO WEDDINGS ~ $0.99
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

ONE FUNERAL  ~  $2.99
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

TWO BAR MITZVAHS ~ $2.99
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

THREE CHRISTMASES ~ $2.99
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

FOR VALENTINE’S ~ $2.99
Amazon
 | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone. We look forward to sharing more romantic adventures with you in 2016.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

Stay in touch with us on our social media pages…
Blog * Facebook * Kat’s Twitter * Stone’s Twitter * Website

© 2015 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

A Moment of Gratitude for #TeaserTuesday

Thanksgiving Teaser - Heartbreaker

Our upcoming new adult romance
Heartbreaker
releases March 22, 2016

Heartbreaker on Goodreads

Want a sneak peek of the first chapter of Heartbreaker?
It’s in the NO WEDDINGS LIMITED EDITION BOX SET along with all four novels of the Bestselling Best of 2014 No Weddings Series.Box Set NoWeddingsSeries_Amazon1-click your copy:
Amazon US * Amazon UK * Amazon CAN * Amazon AU

Want a pre-order alert of Heartbreaker for special pricing?
Keep informed of new releases by signing up:
Kat & Stone Bastion’s Email Subscription
One lucky subscriber wins an eBook of their choice from the backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card with each announcement.

Stay in touch with us on our social media pages…
Blog * Facebook * Kat’s Twitter * Stone’s Twitter * Website

© 2015 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

 

 

One Week Until Release… Pre-order at only $0.99!

One week until release!

No Weddings Limited Edition Box Set
Pre-order Now at 90% Savings!
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1KlSbIs
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1hPIQSm
Releases October 27th

One Week! Love was a Battlefield

***SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE of $0.99 (reg. $9.99)***

A limited edition box set of the Bestselling Best of 2014 No Weddings Series, including the novels No Weddings, One Funeral, Two Bar Mitzvahs, and Three Christmases. PLUS a sneak peek of Heartbreaker, the first spinoff novel in The Unbreakable Series.

The No Weddings Limited Edition Box Set includes:
~ No Weddings
~ One Funeral
~ Two Bar Mitzvahs
~ Three Christmases
~ …PLUS a sneak peek of Heartbreaker!

NO WEDDINGS SERIES 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!”

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!”

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No Weddings
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.

One Funeral
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.

Two Bar Mitzvahs
Summer 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.

Three Christmases
As 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.

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