Ahhhh the hate mail has started rolling in (just kidding—kind of). Some of you LOVE cliffhangers, and some of you HATE them. Here's the thing. I (personally) dislike them and avoid them ... because the waiting can be painful if you love a book and just want to know how the story ends. Please know I would NEVER do that to my readers unless I felt it was needed for the story I'm telling. I am all about cutting the fat and telling the story without fluff and dragging it on. Who has time for that? But with this duet, I couldn't have done it any other way.
There are two different stories being told, and making it all one big book would have been rough. You all may hate me now, but just wait :) I made sure to not make you wait too long. Destined Hearts will be AVAILABLE on JULY 27!!! That's just weeks away, you guys! Hang in there. It's coming <3
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Have y'all heard?! Up in the Treehouse WON best new adult romance book of the year! I was able to give special thanks to those who helped bring this novel to life and support me every step of the journey. It's an incredible honor to receive an award like this. One of the biggest insecurities I had starting this writing journey (and why it took me so long to publish) was that I wasn't a good enough writer! If me winning this award tells you anything, it's that passion, hard work, and perseverance win out over all the noise. You just have to keep working on your craft and beating yourself ... not others.
It's funny, because at the core, Up in the Treehouse is a story about learning how to be confident enough in yourself to stand up against the shade others throw. The truth is, bullying doesn't stop at grade school, or junior high. Bullying is present in the workplace, among peers, and in families. It's unfortunate, to say the least. The more we support each other, the more we defeat the power of our bullies, and the better and stronger we are for it. Because when you lift others up, you're lifting yourself too.
Anyway, this story means a lot to me, for so many reasons, and I'm truly blessed to have had this opportunity to say "thank you" to the readers, my beta team, my editor, my cover designer, my supportive friends and family, and the readers! #DreamsDoComeTrue
Are you part of my Facebook community?! If not, you may have missed two gorgeous covers released TODAY! I am so stinkin' excited to start talking about these babies. All books I write are my babies, but these two ... sigh. You guys, these books are so different than anything I've ever written. They are SUPER sexy, and while they are full of heart, they are also a little bit dirty. LOL.
★☆★ Dangerous Hearts by K.K. Allen ★☆★
BOOK #1 RELEASES MAY 18
His heart beats for the music. She's his favorite song.
Lyric Cassidy knows a thing or two about bad boy rock stars with raspy vocals. In fact, her heart was just played by one. So when she takes an assignment as road manager for the world famous rock star, Wolf, she's prepared to take him on, full suit of heart-armor intact.
Wolf is the sexy lead singer for the hottest rock band around with a line-up of guaranteed one night stands. Lyric Cassidy isn’t one of them. That’s fine with him. Women like Lyric come with fairytale expectations, so it should be easy to stay away. Too bad she's hot as sin with a fiery temper and a mouth that drives him wild.
She’s also got something to hide. Something he discovers. Something he wants …
Sharing a tour bus, neither of them are prepared for the miles of road ahead and the fierce attraction they feel toward one another—a dangerous combination.
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Cover Credits, Book 1:
Design: © Okay Creations.
Photography: Eric David Battershell
Model: Johnny Kane
Cover Credits, Book 2:
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Model: Sania Marquez
Here's the thing ... I am SO bad at keeping secrets about myself. If something good is happening, I will share it with the whole world. I mean, I SHOUT IT OUT. Well, there is a whole lot of great going on in my world, and I'm not allowed to say a thing. IT'S HARD. That's why I'm here, talking to my keyboard, like the good listener he is. Yes, my keyboard is a he. And if anyone happens to read this, then even better. So, I'm going to give you the vagueblogging details to hold me over until I can start making some real announcements. You ready?
I have TWO new books coming out very soon. A duet. Yes, there will be a cliffhanger, but both books are already written. Bam! Done. Thank you, ma'am. The first book is with my Beta team and it's going to my editor soon <3 The rest will be revealed later.
While those two are getting prepped to be released, I am working on my next standalone novel. I'm staying tight lipped about this one until it's in my editor's hands. I'm learning so many lessons with each book release, and the one thing I've discovered is that I'm SO IMPATIENT. I often give too many details way too soon. I'm probably saying too much in this blog post :/. But this novel ... you guys ... my feelings for this are equivalent to that of Up in the Treehouse. But different. You'll see.
Lastly, stay tuned for the MOST EXCITING announcement of my career, coming in May. :) That's all for now. I just needed to talk to someone about all the things I can't talk about.
Ahhhhh! Under the Bleachers releases on Tuesday (2/28)! I'm beyond excited at this point, and thrilled by all the early reviews. Early readers are loving Zachary and Monica (mostly Zachary), and are getting all the feels, just like they did for Treehouse. Everyone agrees the chemistry is off the charts with these two, but you'll have to see that for yourself ;).
One of my challenges for this book was the make it a standalone in a series, which means staying away from Treehouse spoilers and telling this story through completely different eyes. I'll just say this here, Monica Stevens was a tough character to write, which surprised me! If you remember her from Treehouse, you'll know how sassy and positive she is. And she was such a great friend to Chloe, you can't help but fall in love with her immediately. Well, in Under the Bleachers, her layers (upon layers) are peeled back, giving you a glimpse into her weakest self. You guys, she's not always the toughest character, come to find out, but that's part of the experience you'll get with this book.
I'm dropping all the teasers below for your viewing pleasure. I hope you love this one as much as I do <3
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One kiss can change everything.
Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hottest NFL quarterback turns passionate, she fears that everything she once managed to protect will soon be destroyed.
Seattle’s most eligible bachelor, Zachary Ryan, is a workaholic by nature, an undercover entrepreneur, and passionate about the organizations he supports. He’s also addicted to Monica, the curvy brunette with a sassy mouth—and not just because she tastes like strawberries and chocolate. She’s as challenging as she is decadent, as witty as she is charming, and she's the perfect distraction from the daily grind.
While Monica comes to a crossroads in her life, Zachary becomes an unavoidable obstacle, forcing her to confront the demons of her past. But as their connection grows stronger, she knows it only brings them closer to their end.
It’s time to let go.
To have a future, we must first deal with our pasts. But what if the two are connected?
On Tuesday of last week I received the best email of my writing career to date. RTBookReviews.com has nominated Up in the Treehouse for TWO Reviewers' Choice Awards!!! Whhhaaat? I'm STILL freaking out about this, you guys. What awards? Best New Adult Book of 2016 and Review Source Award. I am honored beyond belief and ecstatic to be in categories alongside some of my favorite authors. Check out all nominees by clicking one of the images below. Ahhhhhh! If you're going to be at RT this year, let me know in the comments below! I'd love to see you <3
Under the Bleachers PROMOS!
Heyyy! Want some insight into the mind of a writer before a new release? It's AGONY, pure and simple. There is so much going on. So many moving parts. So many people involved. And there's always that voice in the dark corner of your brain telling you how much you stink at life. No joke. I have to bat that voice away constantly. Luckily, I continue to win the battle! But I couldn't do it if it weren't for my readers <3 You all are the BEST a girl could ask for. So I want to share some of the FUN STUFF with you. Because even though there are crazy times in this writing journey, there are SO MANY MORE awesome times. Creating promos and getting to share them with you all is one of my favorite things.
Here are some promos from Under the Bleachers, just the ones I've released so far. If you're looking for new ones, you'll want to join my fan group on Facebook, Forever Young With K.K. That's where the goods are hiding :) Enjoy!
Under the Bleachers is almost here!!! You GUYS! <3
Sorry for screaming at you in bold. I'm so excited. Man has this story grown on me. It started out an innocent sports romance, but I've realized something writing this book. I can plan all I want, but my stories will always change DRASTICALLY. And this one did. Wow. Annnnd. I love it so much. These characters are probably my two favorite characters I've ever written. Strong to a fault. Sassy, which is my favorite kind of funny. And crazy talented at what they do.
There is so much to share, but I'm not going to do it here. If you are EAGERLY awaiting this release, join my reader group on Facebook. I'm dishing ALL the sneaky goods over there ;) JOIN HERE!
What am I working on now?
Yes! There's a new book in the works. Actually, I have a few :/ I can't decide which one I want to start on, so I've decided to table the decision until Under the Bleachers releases. I will tell you that there is going to be a third novel in the BelleCurve series (Up in the Treehouse, Under the Bleachers, Untitled). There will also be another Summer Solstice Novel, but I have not started writing it yet. Sorry guys, but Contemporary Romance is hot on my brain right now. Annnnnd, I have a Romance Suspense that is ready to burst from me...I've been sitting on it for six months now and I don't think I can wait anymore.
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2017 is going to be so much fun!! If you're going to be in the Florida area make sure to check my Event page. I have a few stops listed now and will be adding more soon! One of my goals for this year is to get out and see you all and that is definitely going to happen. ALSO! I'll be with Kandi Steiner and her crew for Happy Hour doing a Thirty Thursday LIVE! I'll leave links on the event page so you can check everything out. Until then. Drop your questions if you have any for me!
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