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What's New With Linda
June 17, 2013 : My upcoming new adult story, Cry, is changing it's title. I'll let you know what the new title is whenever I find out for sure!! It's rating did rise in sensuality to "one open-door bedroom scene", and I've gotten a peek of what the cover may look like! In other stories, reprinted editions of Kiss it Better and How to Resist Prince Charming will start being available in two weeks from today! And Price of a Kiss will be available in eleven weeks!|
May 24, 2013 : Check out my new cover for the upcoming re-release of Kiss it Better. It'll be here in July! Edits for Price of a Kiss and Cry are coming along nicely. But I think my sensual rating for Cry might get bumped up to "one open-door bedroom scene" instead of "nothing beyond kissing" where it is now if my editor has her way. We'll see!
April 29, 2013 : A contest to win a paperback copy of A Fallow Heart is open until May 15th at GoodReads!
April 15, 2013 : Itís official. With one of my beloved publishers going out of business, two of my stories will be re-published. Keep an eye out in the months ahead for the re-printed, re-priced, re-covered, re-done versions of Kiss it Better and How to Resist Prince Charming.
April 2, 2013 : A Fallow Heart is now available in PRINT!
March 15, 2013 : TODAY is Addicted to Ansley's official release day! It's already available at Black Lyon Publishing, Amazon, and AllRomance eBooks in both paperback and ebook formats. This makes an even dozen novels published for me, and I feel honored to get to share that many of my stories!
March 3, 2013 : The Goodreads Giveaway for Addicted to Ansley starts today. The contest is open until March 31st! In other news, I'm going to venture into self-publishing, just to see what it's all about! I finished the mature new adult story Price of a Kiss and am aiming for a late August release! Fingers crossed in that department.
February 12, 2013 : Addicted to Ansley has a cover! Meanwhile, Tasty Book Tours is setiting up virtual blog book tours for both A Fallow Heart and Addicted to Ansley. So, there should be some giveaway contests coming in March for both of those books. OH! And the three stories The Stillburrow Crush , The Trouble with Tomboys, Delinquent Daddy have permanently reduced their ebook prices to $2.99 each. And that's all I have to announce today! Toodles.
January 11, 2013 : There is a contest to win an ebook copy of A Fallow Heart over at The Romance Reviews. The contest is open un January 15th, and two winners will be drawn.
December 30, 2012 : A Fallow Heart is now available at Sweet Cravings Publishing! I'll update the buy links whenever they become available at other places (like Amazon, B&N, and aRe)! I also sold another sweet adult romance to Black Lyon Publishing. It's tentative release is March 2013. Have a Happy New Year!
December 21, 2012 : Exciting Update! I just learned A Fallow Heart is going to come out NEXT THURSDAY (That's December 27th) instead of May 2013! I know, holy freaking cow, batman!!! So, I'll be madly scurrying around, trying to set up some kind of tour. But more info on that later. Until next Thursday. Have a very Merry Christmas!
December 18, 2012 : A Fallow Heart has a cover! And I've added a teaser excerpt, so feel free to check that out! Have a very Merry Christmas!
December 7, 2012 : Calling all Trouble with Tomboys fans!! If you were ever curious about how Jo Ellen and Cooper ended up together, now you can know. Their story, A Fallow Heart, will release in 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing with a couple of Grady and B.J. appearances. I have a blurb up now, and excerpts are coming in a month or so.
November 13, 2012 : My first author signing!!! I'm going to have a table at the Pittsburg Public Library (in Pittsburg, Kansas) Local Author Reception this Thursday (November 15th). Several authors will be there from 6pm to 7:30pm (Central Standard Time) with information and books for sell. Stop by and see me!!
October 12, 2012 : And here are the stops for the LAST two days of The Color of Grace Blog Tour :
-Stuck in Books : Review
-Squiggles Reviews : Interview & Giveaway
-Ivy B Misbehavin' : Interview
-Tumbling in Books : Review & Giveaway
-Books and Beyond : Guest Post & Giveaway
-The Romance Review : Giveaway
-Romancing the Book : Puzzle & Giveaway
October 10, 2012 : Two stops today on The Color of Grace Blog Tour :
-Reading Angel : Guest Post & Giveaway
-Lovey Dovey Books : Guest Post & Review
October 9, 2012 : Three stops on The Color of Grace Blog Tour today:
-One A Day Y.A. : Guest Post & Giveaway
-Hott Books : Interview
-Book Labyrinth : Guest Post & Giveaway
October 8, 2012 : Here are the stops on The Color of Grace Blog Tour for today and this weekend:
-Mom Loves 2 Read : Giveaway
-Kissed by Ink : Guest Post & Review
-I Heart YA Books : Review & Giveaway
-Readergirl : Review & Giveaway
-BookSpark : Review
October 5, 2012 : There are three stops on The Color of Grace Blog Tour today:
-Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf for a Review and Interview
-Reader's Edyn for a Guest Post & Giveaway
-BookSpark for an Interview
October 4, 2012 : The three stops on The Color of Grace Blog Tour today are:
-Courtney's Book Nook : Surprise Post
-Totally Bookalicious : Guest Post & Giveaway
-Fictonal Distraction : Interview
October 3, 2012 : There are two stops on day three of The Color of Grace Blog Tour:
-Me, My Shelf, and I for an Interview
-Bookaholics for a Character Interview
Visit awhile and enjoy!!
October 2, 2012 : We have three stops on day two of The Color of Grace Blog Tour. !! And here is the list :
-Chocolate Coated Reviews -Review
-Fictitious Musings : Character Sketch
There will be more yet tomorrow, so be sure to come back!!
October 1, 2012 : The Color of Grace Blog Tour starts today!! If you want to hit any of the stop's, Here is where I'll be hanging out:
-Good Choice Reading - Guest Post
-Ellz Readz : Interview
-A Tasty Read : Review & Giveaway
-Diane Estrella : Guest Post & Giveaway
-Linda Kage Blog Page : Scavenger Hunt Giveaway
Come back for more tomorrow!!
September 6, 2012 : A paperback copy of The Color of Grace is being given away at I am a Read not a Writer's blog today! Giveaway open until September 24th! And tomorrow (September 7th) a giveaway for the paperback of The Color of Grace will open in Goodreads.
September 2, 2012 : The Color of Grace is available in Kindle at Amazon!
September 1, 2012 : The Color of Grace is HERE!!!! It's now available in both paperback and ebook at Whiskey Creek Press! I'll add other buy links (like Amazon and B&N) over the next few days as they come in. Next chance to win a copy of the book in print starts Monday. See the contests page for details!
August 8, 2012 : Kiss it Better recieved a 5-star review from The Romance Review! THE COLOR OF GRACE book tour seems to have reached its completed schedule. 33 stops! October is going to be a BUSY month for me. You can check out the contests page for a list of all the prizes that will be given away during the tour!
July 13, 2012 : I seem to get the best news on Friday the 13th. Today my news is: I saw the cover for THE COLOR OF GRACE!!! I'm so excited. I'll make my big reveal on Monday! See you then.
July 5, 2012 : I've heard from both the cover art director and my line editor for my The Color of Grace story!!! So I should have a book cover plus all my edits completed by the end of the month. Woo Hoo. I've been kind of anxious for both since, oh, last September! Only two months to go for the big release day.
June 6, 2012 : The Color of Grace will release in THREE months!! As part of my celebrating preparations, I'm bringing my old free-read story back out of storage! You can start reading on it today if you like!
Bad Boys Don't Play Hero
Young Adult Romance Novella
Length : 23,000 words or 53 pages
Readership : Ages 13 and up
Available : NOW!
In Ebook Only
When Nick Farrow sneaks into Tri-Delta Educational Academy's school dance, he's only curious to see how rich kids live. He never expects to meet pretty freshman, Kiernan Childler. Just when they start to get along, though, her father catches them together. And surprise, surprise, her dad ends up being his dad's boss. His father is fired over the ordeal, making Nick determined to do anything to get his dad's job back.
Homesick after leaving her mom due to a custody battle, Kiernan must adjust to living with her dad. She isn't prepared for someone like Nick to tumble into her life. When she learns he's been lying to her, she doesn't plan to forgive him, but he manages to persuade her into helping him find an arsonist.
What starts as a desperate attempt to save his dad's job, turns into an adventure neither Kiernan nor Nick expected.
May 11, 2012 : The Best Mistake has recieved a few new happy reviews:
Romancing the Book said...
In the young adult corner, I'm planning a huge blow-out book blog tour for The Color of Grace to take place October 1st through the 12th, I'm thinking. My list of blogs to contact is about three pages long thus far! So beware....As soon as I get a cover, the promoting will begin!!!!
"I absolutely LOVED this book. I thought Deri was a girl after my own heart. She's obviously a hard worker and even though she's supposed to be a spy, she's got to be the worst one I have ever seen."
You Gotta Read Reviews said...
"The Best Mistake is a funny, sweet romantic read, with a sad touch; I admired how Deri could remain her kind and considerate self around her "family" who treats her horribly."
Single Titles said...
"I loved Cole he goes from perfectly polished to relaxed charmer once he meets Deri."
May 7, 2012 : Authors who blog at The Writers Vineyard (which I do!) have compiled a free eCookbook full of fun recipes. To get your copy, you can download a PDF right off my site by clicking on the recipe icon to the left. Or you can download a free copy at these sites: BookYards, Champagne Books, and SmashWords. Happy Cooking!
April 13, 2012 : Happy Friday the 13th. I'm celebrating over on the Contest Page by having two giveaways of some of my stories. Both contests run to the twentieth of April.
March 14, 2012 : THE BEST MISTAKE is now available in ebook at The Wild Rose Press! I'm also being interviewed over at A Tasty Read!
March 12, 2012 : Happy News: The Right to Remain Mine is now available in PRINT at Champagne Books and soon at Amazon!
March 5, 2012 : Here is a complete (so far) agenda for my Blog Tour.
Right to Remain Mine & The Best Mistake Blog Tour|
Jan 24, 2012 - Interview at Books-N-Kisses
Jan 31, 2012 - Guest Blog at The Rose of Prose
Feb 1 - Feb 6, 2012 - Giveaway at The Romance Reviews (winners : Mrs AJ Ward & Teresa B.
Feb 5, 2012 - Giveaway at The
Goddess Party Pavilion (winner : Marie Rose Dufour)
Febr 6, 2012 - Interview at Joyfully Reviewed
Feb 6 - Feb 10, 2012 - Guest Week at Novel Works
Feb 6, 2012 - Release Day for "The Right to Remain Mine" at Champagne Books
Feb 13, 2012 - Interview at You Gotta Read
Feb 15, 2012 - Guest Post at Whispers Publishing
Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2012 - Giveaway at Paperback Adventures (winner: Sandy V.)
Feb 20 - 24, 2012 - Giveaway and Guest Post at Romancing the Book (winners : Allie & Patti P.)
Feb 24, 2012 - Interview at Fallen Angels Review
Feb 24 - Mar 15, 2012 - Giveaway & Interview at For the Luv of Sanity (winner: Angel G.)
Mar 6, 2012 - Interview at BookWenches
Mar 6 - 14, 2012 - Giveaway at The Romance Reviews (winners: acm05, onion1128, WayFaring)
Mar 7, 2012 - Giveaway at Reading Between the Wines
(winner: Joanne B.)
Mar 14, 2012 - Giveaway & Interview at A Tasty Read (winner: Elizabeth)
Mar 14, 2012 - Release Day for "The Best Mistake" at The Wild Rose Press
February 27, 2012 : The blog, For the Luv of Sanity, interviewed me. If you comment there, you can put your email address in to win an ebook copy of The Best Mistake. One winner will be drawn. Other contests to win books are mine are in full swing. Just check out my contests page!
February 20, 2012 :
Next stop on my mini-blog tour halts today at at Romancing the Book Blog, where I wrote a guest post and am giving away two books.
There are more places my book is being given away. You can find all the details of when, where, what, etc. on the contest page!
February 13, 2012 :
My mini-blog tour continues. I'm at You Gotta Read Reviews today, being interviewed.
February 6, 2012 :
It's the RELEASE DAY for The Right to Remain Mine--Yay! I have a buy link (here) at Champagne Books for it, and I'll post more on the Right to Remain Mine page as they trickle in!
Today is the last day to enter the contest to win of copy of this book at The Romance Reviews. Congrats to Marie Rose Dufour, who won a copy at the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion yesterday. More giveaways are listed on my contest page.
And lasty, I was spotlight interviewed over at Joyfully Reviewed. Feel free to hop over and find out what my favorite chocolate is!
February 5, 2012 :
I'll be at the Goddess Fish Promotions Party (LINK HERE) today, and if you comment on the 11:30 AM (CST) blog post, you'll be entered in a chance to win an ebook copy of The Right to Remain Mine (by me) plus a chance to win a $10 gift card to Amazon (by the goddess fish people). One winner will be drawn for each.
February 1, 2012 :
For a chance to win an ebook copy of The Right to Remain Mine, head over to The Romance Reviews (LINK HERE) and enter your information there. Two winners will be drawn. Contest open until February 6th.
January 31, 2012 :
The next stop on my mini-blog tour halts today at The Rose of Prose blog, where I chat about book blurbs and...back yards!
January 24, 2012 :
My mini-blog tour for the coming releases of The Right to Remain Mine and The Best Mistake started today, where I'm over at the Books-N-Kisses blog talking about writing and my next two books.
December 16, 2011 :
Wow, oh wow!! The Trouble with Tomboys recieved another review over a year after being published. This time around, it won a top pick from Night Owl Reviews. With a 4.5 rating, reviewer Beth said :
This was an enjoyable read. BJ had a really off beat personality that made the story interesting. It was easy to fall in love with Grady. He was genuine and sweet most of the time. The care he showed for BJ instantly was endearing. The side characters were also charming and funny. Overall, a charming tale for its readers.
December 8, 2011 :
I have a release date set for my second YA book, The Color of Grace. So here is what my 2012 book schedule looks like right now!
-Feb 6, 2012 : The Right to Remain Mine (Champagne Books)
-Feb 15, 2012 : A Man for Mia in LARGE PRINT hardback (Thorndike Press)
-Mar 14, 2012 : The Best Mistake (The Wild Rose Press)
-Sep 15, 2012 : The Color of Grace (Whiskey Creek Press)
November 21, 2011 :
I'm celebrating this fine Monday with a new cover and a new review. The Romance Dish called Kiss it Better a story "that will pull at every string in your heart, but also gift you with a laugh and a smile" over on their blog this past Saturday. Their review of my story is sandwiched between a Nora Roberts and Janet Chapman book review. Yeah, imagine that, huh!! Me between those two stars.
And I'm very proud to reveal a masterpiece by cover artist, Amanda Kelsey, called The Right to Remain Mine!!! If you can't see my new book cover on my sidebar to the right there, then you can view it on my books page. What do you think? Yes, I like it to!!!!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely holiday week!
November 01, 2011 :
Announcing another review!! This time, A Man for Mia recieved four stars. Here's a tid bit of what The Long and Short of it Reviews said (you can go to Mia's page to read the whole thing):
I'm glad I had the opportunity to read A Man for Mia. I recommend it to anyone seeking a touching story of love, loss, and hope. Read it with a box of tissues close at hand.
October 26, 2011 :
I just tripped across a new review for The Trouble with Tomboys. Can you believe that? It's been out for over a year, and The Romance Studio still gave it a look. Not just any look either, but a 4-star look! Here was reviewer Jaye had to say:
At first, B.J. Gilmore's rough talk put me off. However, I soon realized that, underneath the gruff exterior, was a kind, loving and very feminine woman. The author has done an excellent job in creating the backgrounds for the main characters. B.J.'s tomboy characteristics, which come from growing up with a father and brothers, but no mother, are well defined and natural to her character. The grieving widower's actions are also realistic and well drawn. The author has written two characters who balance each other beautifully. The settings are excellent, putting the reader right in the scenes, the emotions beautifully done. I loved the way the writer dealt with B.J.'s lack of knowledge of how a female should act. The main characters battle their way into loving one another, right up to a wonderful conclusion.
I really loved this book, and definitely grew to care for the characters.
October 25, 2011 :
The Best Mistake has a cover and release date. It will release from The Wild Rose Press on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. page.
I've also learned that A Man for Mia will release a large print version from both Thorndike Press and AudioGo coming here sometime in the future, which I think is totally exciting because this will be the first time one of my stories goes to large print!
October 3, 2011 :
There's a contest to win some Linda Kage books on the contest page. And I'm happy to announce KISS IT BETTER received another 4-star review. Here's what
Single Titles had to say:
Intense read, you really feel for Reed who has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Sophia is a breath of fresh air, she wants to be there for Reed, but his own inner demons have him conflicted on what to do. Linda Kage takes a difficult subject matter and writes an impressive story filled with hope.
September 26, 2011 :
My story, HOT COMMODITY, is a finalist in the 2012 EPIC's eBook Award Contest!! Winners are announced in March.
September 12, 2011 :
Kiss it Better received its first review! Sizzling Hot Book Reviews gave it four stars, saying...
With strong characters and a sweet romance, Kiss it Better is a great story to curl up with and enjoy. I would recommend picking it up if you are looking for some down to earth people in real situations that make the best of who they are and what they are faced with.
August 19, 2011 :
Kiss it Better is available today exclusively in ebook at Whispers Publishing!!!
August 5, 2011 :
I've been talking to a couple little birdies recently and have learned two things: A Man for Mia will be coming out in LARGE PRINT hardback! Whoot! I think maybe that'll happen sometime in 2012. I'll let you know more about that when I found out more! Second, Kiss it Better is releasing in two weeks from today, on August 19th! It'll be available exclusively in ebook. A video will be posted for it within the week.
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