Exciting News from the Bastion Writing Desks…

Hello, everyone!

We have exciting writing news bits to share…

First, we are only ONE WEEK away from the release of our first book in THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years …

Veil of Realms

Veil of Realms Cover

THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years series

THE TRAVELER series Covers

Five books. Five unforgettable short-story adventures.

Order your copies today…
Includes bonus sneak peek of Born of Mist and Legend!

Veil of Realms – 02.02.20
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Veil of Realms on Goodreads
Secrets of Alexandria – 02.16.20
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Secrets of Alexandria on Goodreads
Panther Rising – 03.01.20
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Panther Rising on Goodreads
Stones of Power – 03.15.20
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Stones of Power on Goodreads
Highland Magick – 03.29.20
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Highland Magick on Goodreads


AND…

For the very first time, our ebooks are now available on Google Play!

Google Play Kat and Stone Bastion Books

You can preorder Veil of Realms there today! By this time next week, we hope to have the remainder of THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years up for preorder on Google Play as well!


Plus…

We’re coming along nicely on finishing the epic adventure Born of Mist and Legend. We’ve had a blast with Skorpius and Brigid’s story and look forward to sharing it with you April 13, 2020!

Cover for Born of Mist and Legend

Preorder Yours Today!Releases April 13, 2020
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Heartbreaker on Goodreads

 


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Thank you so much for sharing in our excitement. {vibrates}

We’ll see you next week for Veil of Realms book birthday!

 

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

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New Adventure Series THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years

Hello, everyone!

In the event you missed yesterday’s news with our fellow Bastion Family Adventurers, today we publicly reveal a secret we’ve keeping.

Since Forged in Dreams and Magick, have you missed Isobel Brodie? Ever wondered what her first thrilling adventures as The Traveler would be like?

We have.

{grins}

Wonder no more…


THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years

Begins with…

Veil of Realms Cover

THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years series

Veil of Realms
02.02.20
Secrets of Alexandria
02.16.20
Panther Rising
03.01.20
Stones of Power
03.15.20
Highland Magick
03.29.20

Cover Designer: Stone Bastion | Cover Art: Kat Bastion


ABOUT…
THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years

Award-winning and bestselling authors Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion join forces once again in an exciting new short-story adventure series… THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years.

Meet Isobel Brodie…

Recent thirteenth-century Scottish transplant—from twenty-first-century Southern California. New wife to a fearsome Highland laird. Future mom to immortal twins. Rookie warrior drafted by magick to save the unraveling fabric of time.

The dark angel who mentors her calls her Ms. MacInnes.

Prophesy named her… The Traveler.

Veil of Realms: Isobel is catapulted thousands of years into the past, to Ireland’s Newgrange, where malevolent forces have breached the thin barrier between worlds. On her first mission, will her magick be strong enough to defeat an ancient power-hungry entity? ~ 10,300 word count

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Other standalone books in THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years series:

Secrets of Alexandria: Dropped into legendary Alexandria, Isobel hunts the threat she’s been sent to eliminate. But her adversary is clever and experienced. And the learning curve to her new magick, steep. Yet with the timeline in danger, she’s all that stands between her nemesis and life everywhere.

Panther Rising: Thrown into a sweltering jungle seven millennia in the past, Isobel navigates natural and otherworldly obstacles in a Mayan temple underworld. But as ancient entities join forces to steal energy through time, she’s pressured to outsmart an enemy that’s always time-jumped one step ahead.

Stones of Power: Transported to a future Samhain, circa 2039, Isobel stumbles into a group hiking to witness supernatural occurrences at Stonehenge—her apparent destination as well. But it seems her foe crafted a trap for her. And the price to save life everywhere? Higher than ever.

Highland Magick: With the rules of the game constantly shifting, Isobel squares off with her reviled enemy in her own backyard. But will she be able to safeguard her clan without exposing the secrets of her magick?


THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years

THE TRAVELER series Covers

Five books. Five unforgettable short-story adventures.

Order your copies today…
Includes bonus sneak peek of Born of Mist and Legend!

Veil of Realms
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Veil of Realms on Goodreads
Secrets of Alexandria
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Secrets of Alexandria on Goodreads
Panther Rising
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Panther Rising on Goodreads
Stones of Power
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Stones of Power on Goodreads
Highland Magick
Amazon | Apple Books | Nook Books | Kobo
Highland Magick on Goodreads


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Thank you for your support of THE TRAVELER: Initiate Years series. We look forward to sharing Isobel’s thrilling standalone time-travel adventures with you through February and March. It will help time fly· 😉 ·until April’s release of the next Highland Legends series novel… Born of Mist and Legend!

Enjoy!

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

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Cover Reveal: Born of Mist and Legend

Hello, everyone!

In the event you missed the news with our fellow Bastion Family Adventurers, we’ve got an exciting surprise for you.

In a dark cave, lost somewhere in time, journeying into the vast reaches of an ancient Earthly realm and beyond…

We’ve been quietly writing…

Story adventuring with unbridled fervor…

Balancing the very forces of good and evil…

{whispers} Into the magickal Highlands of Scotland.

Won’t you join us . . . ?


It’s Cover Reveal Day for the long-awaited
BORN OF MIST AND LEGEND!

Cover for Born of Mist and Legend
Preorder Yours Today!Releases April 13, 2020
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Title: Born of Mist and Legend
Series:
 Highland Legends, #3
Cover Designer:
 Stephanie Mooney
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Medieval Romance, Time Travel
Release Date: April 13, 2020


About BORN OF MIST AND LEGEND:

Following her award-winning debut, Kat Bastion returns to the Highland Legends series with the epic journey… Born of Mist and Legend.

Amid mythical lands, where Arthurian tales run blood-deep and castles vanish into fabled mist, a stormy sky breaks open with deafening thunder on a dying mother’s whispered enchantment… and her newborn’s die is cast. Eighteen summers later, magick sparks to life within the charmed child’s veins, and the fates resume their course.

Rise of a fallen angel…

Rebirth of a Highland goddess…

Revenge of a legendary wizard, craving their power.

Dark angel, outcast of his kind—lone angelic guardian of time itself—Skorpius receives a bewildering dual directive. Protect a human female. And end her.

Once bright and innocent, sister to the laird of the mysterious Clan Brodie, Brigid awakens to incredible magick within her. And the ability to sense a foreign energy: Another stalks her, a beast hunting its prey.

On a quest to protect her clan and save humankind, Brigid forges beyond the only home she’s ever known into the wilds of Scotland. Her destiny—to battle an ancient lurking menace—beckons her. She braves her task with fierce determination, even though she’s a mere novice among masters.

Upholding his vow to protect time against any threat, Skorpius is duty-bound to guard the female, with or without her consent. For he alone presides as judge and executioner.

As unprecedented danger to the fabric of time looms, the two beleaguered souls walk a tightrope between cure and cause. Yet while the destiny of every realm hangs in the balance, they are all that stand between salvation and destruction.

But against insurmountable odds…will they both survive?

*** Born of Mist and Legend is a standalone full-length romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older. ***


Other standalone books in the Highland Legends series:

If you or your reading friends have yet to discover the magickal Highland Legends series, now’s the perfect time to enjoy the award-winning and bestselling original books…

Forged in Dreams and Magick Cover      Bound by Wish and Mistletoe Cover
Forged in Dreams and Magick | Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
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Thank you for your support of Born of Mist and Legend. We look forward to sharing the epic adventure of Skorpius and Brigid’s romance with you.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

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New Year, New Decade, and our New Email Family with Exciting Gifts Ahead…

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Hello, everyone. And Happy New Year and New Decade!

Yes, we’ve seen the ongoing debate on whether or not the new decade has begun. Potayto, Potahto. We’re charging into the 20’s. And it’s an exciting new decade indeed.

Especially exciting for us. All of us.

The Wake-up Call

Now, typically, we don’t share our personal lives much in our public book world. We blogged a couple of years ago about moving to a tropical island and going minimalist.

What we didn’t share since then was the near-near-death experience Stone had one year ago next month. No need to go into the details, but suffice to say, both of us were terrified he wouldn’t wake up the following morning.

Every day since has been an amazing blessing. And has reprioritized our love for life, initiated a vow to experience the world with childlike wonder and joy each day we’re lucky enough to wake up in, and recharged our energy for creating adventuresome stories.

After the health scare, we moved back to the mainland, to beautiful Boise, Idaho. And in mid-2019 we dubbed the next twelve months our “Year of University”, although we suspect it will continue on to be every year, with us eagerly learning and growing.

Some of the Cool Learnin’

A few of the many creative things we’ve learned thus far include formatting our own books, designing our own covers and promotional materials, and creating our own original art.

Yep. Art for our book covers!

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll share with you the five book covers we’ve created for an exciting new short-story adventure series we’re revealing soon… #StayTuned

New Email Family

Part of our wake-up call, our second chance with life together, has been to elevate our current mailing list and the wonderful readership within it that supports us. So, rather than an occasional email (only as notification of preorders, sales, and new releases), we’re going to reach out a little more often. Possibly monthly, or more.

And we’re considering ourselves a part of the tribe, those who love to escape in original breathtaking journeys, delight in the heartbreak, the growth, and the journey where love prevails and the good guys always win.

To embrace our readership more fully, we’ve named our tribe… {whispers} as our banner above hinted…
the Bastion Family Adventurers!

Exciting Gifts Ahead for our Loyal Readership

As a thank you to our loyal fans, we’re going to be extending special gifts to those included in our email list. What kind of gifts?

  • Exclusive Cover Reveals: Be the first to participate in the unveiling.
  • Exclusive Preorder Alerts: Never miss an opportunity to order your copy.
  • Exclusive Bonus Gifts: series art, bonus scenes, seasonal goodies, and more!
  • And Exclusive FREE Stories! For a limited-time, shared only with our family.

Join our Bastion Family Adventurers!

If you aren’t yet a part of our mailing list, now’s the perfect time…

We’re honored for you to join us: Bastion Family Adventurers

This week, share in our first Exclusive Cover Reveal of the decade!

Next week? Be the first to hear about our surprise series and see the beautiful covers. PLUS… receive the first story in the series FREE! A full two weeks before its release!

What’s Coming in the Next Decade?

LOTS of stories.

We expect to release books in every season of every year.

Till we die.

Which hopefully won’t be for a really long time.

{stares with intense love and expectation at Stone}

For starters?

That new short-story series we mentioned contains five standalone adventures. The first book will release February 2, 2020. Then each short story after will release every two weeks.

Annnd… the next Highland Legends novel finally has a release date!
{whispers} Born of Mist and Legend is the Exclusive Cover Reveal we’re sharing with our Bastion Family Adventurers this week!

Then we’re writing the next two novels in the Unbreakable Series, the next Highland Legends novel, a standalone spinoff novel from the No Weddings series, another fun new comedy series, a young adult fantasy adventure series… and much more.

Oh, and did we mention {whispers} audio?

Pretty exciting stuff, right?

Most of all, we are grateful. So very appreciate we’re here. With you.

Thank you for all your support through the years. We look forward to many decades yet to come.

Your humble shoe and boot,

~ Kat & Stone

 

© 2020 by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

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

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

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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.

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

© 2015 by Kat and Stone Bastion

 

Writing While Spelunking…

shutterstock_93664576 SpelunkngThe time of year has arrived.

When this girl, who abhors tight spaces and is deathly afraid of heights, goes cave diving.

Okay. Not exactly cave diving, as in underwater tanks and fish, but certainly rappelling into the great depths of my mind to find what mysteries lie undiscovered…

In other words: I’ve entered my writing cave.

Never fear.

Every writer braves the solitary element, countless times. One must pass through the gauntlet to arrive safely on the other side.

Our motivation? The promise of the prize. The journey. The destination. While the entire exercise is no easy feat, it is an honored rite of passage.

Harrowing at times, the key to a successful expedition is preparedness. The rest? We trust by faith.

Spelunking is cave exploration (in my phobic mind, to the depths of the earth.) Dangerous. Exciting. Traveling to places no man has gone before. The reward is the ability to share an incredible story.

Entering one’s writing cave has some parallels to spelunking, and I shall heed their common life-saving advice:

  • Research to the point of total preparedness
  • Bring essential equipment: flashlight, chocolate, Twitter access…
  • If you encounter what seems like an impassable block, don’t panic. Take deep breaths until you find your path.
  • Embrace the darkness, bravely traversing until you find the light.
  • Understand you have to get a little dirty for a big payoff 😉

Writing while spelunking is the epitome of multi-tasking and a challenge I welcome. I shall endeavor to reach out to Twitter daily and Facebook and my blog on an intermittent basis, although it is possible that signal strength during various parts of my journey could be patchy at best.

Pray that I make it out safely in the end.

Notes of well wishes will be greatly welcomed.

If you don’t hear from me for several days in a row, send food. It’s possible we got trapped in a landslide. But don’t worry. I’m not alone. I’ve brought the biggest, baddest, alpha male to keep me company.

{smiles slowly}

Oh, yes. My journey is being guided by Skorpius. I have faith he’ll keep me safe and see this epic odyssey through. He insists on finally sharing his story with the world, after all. The title of the novel I’m working on is Born of Mist and Legend (100% Skorpius approved.)

While I’m negotiating corridors tighter than I’d like to think about until absolutely necessary, please continue to watch over my affairs. The incredible support you’ve shown thus far has been amazing, and has carried both Highland Legends Series titles on the Amazon Best Seller lists since their releases. I trust you all implicitly to guide others in promoting and protecting my books at their tender young age.
(Contact information is listed in the back, in case of emergency.)

Whether you seek to join me in exploring hidden secrets buried deep in caves history, are taking a lunch break from work, or looking for a relaxing scorching nightcap to an evening, both Forged in Dreams and Magick and Bound by Wish and Mistletoe will keep us connected in our hearts, even if we’re thousands of miles apart.

Forged in Dreams and Magick Cover

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe Cover

And should you want to join me in helping those most lost in this world, while enjoying or gifting romantic poetry as we approach Valentine’s Day, please consider a purchase of Utterly Loved.

Utterly Loved Book Cover

Happy reading, everyone! And wish me a safe and happy spelunking! 🙂

Your humble shoe,

~ Kat

© 2014 by Kat Bastion