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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (The Real Life Version)

.The Unrequited.
You were never mine, and I think that was part of the appeal. I don't know that you ever cared about me in the same way, but I genuinely hope you're happy. 

.The Player.
You came in and out of my life for so many years, it almost became expected. After a rough patch which was well deserved, you are doing amazing for yourself. And you know what the fucked up part about all of this is? That I still root for your happiness. Even after everything you put me through. Well done, Player. 

.The Best Friend.
Timing was never on our side, and maybe that's the point. No matter how much I wanted it, no matter how much I wanted you - we weren't meant to be. Everything happens for a reason, right? You will always be my biggest 'what if?'. 

.The Devil.
You weren't a good person, but I can admit I made mistakes too. The scars you left on me lingered for years after we weren't together. I can only hope you haven't found any other victims to prey on. 

.The Unattainable. 
You hated commitment for the longest time. All I wished for was you to man up and choose me. It never worked out and now we both know why. She's perfect for you and I couldn't be happier. You deserve everything and more. Congrats on the double trouble. 

.The Unexpected.
I still think about you from time to time. I wonder what you're doing. Where you're at. I have the biggest regrets about our relationship and the mistakes I made. You weren't perfect either, but I loved you with everything I had. 

Cover Reveal: Player by Staci Hart


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Player, an all-new sexy, standalone romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is coming October 11th!

player-wrap.jpgPlayer by Staci Hart
Publishing Date: October 11, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Periwinkle Photographer

He’s a player.
He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.
Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?
I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.
But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.
There’s so much I don’t know.
Like the fact that I’m only a bet.
But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.
And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2PwVrfH

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About the Author
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Release Blitz: Center of Gravity by K.K. Allen


 

Center of Gravity, an all-new standalone emotional, Forbidden Sports Romance by K.K. Allen is AVAILABLE NOW!

 

Synopsis

Lex 
I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me. To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite. Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career. Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about. It was my heart.

Theo 
Everything about Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor. She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from. I wanted her...on my team, in my bed. There was only one problem... I couldn’t have both.
   

Grab your Copy Today!

Free in Kindle Unlimited
Amazon Worldwide - mybook.to/CenterofGravityKK
Add it to your TBR - smarturl.it/CenterofGravity_TBR
   

About K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen is an award-winning Contemporary Romance author, University of Washington Alumni, and Seattle Seahawk fan!!

K.K.'s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief! Named the Queen of Angst by her readers, K.K. promises to take your emotions on an epic ride every single time with very real, coming of age romance stories.

At age twelve, K.K. picked up a pen and wrote her first novel, a YA rock star romance that will never see the light of day :) She continued filling notebooks until she was finally ready to share her work with the world.

K.K. currently lives in central Florida with her son, works full time as a Digital Producer by day, and writes every other waking hour.
 

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Cover Reveal: The Life I Never Asked For by Kira Adams


Title: The Life I Never Asked For
Author: Kira Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Designer: Patricia Maia from Maya's Teasers & Design




We were never supposed to be. Life threw a curveball at me, wrecking everything in it’s wake. 

I had it all, and in a single moment it was ripped away from me. 
I lost everything. I lost myself.

Picking up the broken pieces of my life hasn’t been easy. Starting over is the hardest part.

I didn’t ask for this life, but I’m going to make the most of it for them.






Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and A Date with the Devil.



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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

KIRA ADAMS HAS A NEW HOME!

I can't believe I'm about to say this. After five years of publishing, I finally caved and got a website for my books. Luckily, one of my coworkers is a website designer, so it wasn't difficult to achieve. He was able to implement all of my changes and even though it's only 95% done - I still can't wait to share it with you all!

Check it out

I can't believe I finally have the domain I've always wanted. I can't believe I did it! To top it all off, I also splurged on a second website from a second designer for DarienMae. Again, six years later, but hopefully it will all be worth it. That website is about 85% done - but again, I can't wait to share it with you all.

Check it out here

Things are happening. Things are finally taking place. I can't help but wonder where I will be in another year. Will Jesse and I finally be in the same state? Will I have released my 15th book by then? The sky is the limit. Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and don't give up. Just a little Tuesday inspiration. <3 font="">

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cover Reveal: Center of Gravity by K.K. Allen



Center of Gravity, an all-new emotional standalone by K.K. Allen is releasing September 20th!

 
Cover Design by Okay Creations
Photographer - Lauren Watson Perry
Cover Models - Morgan Lyn and Iszac Lambourne
 

Synopsis

Lex I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me. To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite. Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career. Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about. It was my heart.
Theo Everything about Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor. She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from. I wanted her...on my team, in my bed. There was only one problem... I couldn’t have both.
Add it to your TBR - smarturl.it/CenterofGravity_TBR

   

About K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen is an award-winning Contemporary Romance author, University of Washington Alumni, and Seattle Seahawk fan!! K.K.'s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief! Named the Queen of Angst by her readers, K.K. promises to take your emotions on an epic ride every single time with very real, coming of age romance stories. At age twelve, K.K. picked up a pen and wrote her first novel, a YA rock star romance that will never see the light of day :) She continued filling notebooks until she was finally ready to share her work with the world. K.K. currently lives in central Florida with her son, works full time as a Digital Producer by day, and writes every other waking hour.
 

Follow K.K. Allen

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Don't Wish for It, Work for It.

I'm terrible. You don't have to tell me. I'm fully aware. 

In other news, I'm alive! :) But, really - it's been awhile and things have happened. Tons of exciting things I'm dying to share with you all. 

First things first...drum roll, please! I finished my 14th book! It's crazy to say, and I'm still having doubts, but it's done. After more than a year of writing Tobin's story when I could, it's finally out in the world. Not fully. It's currently in the hands of my many trusted betas. And oh my gosh, let me tell you the feedback they've been giving me is AMAZING! I cannot wait for you guys to experience this story. It's so near and dear to my heart. 

Also, last time I updated on here I was still living my apartment, but we finally moved into our house! I love it so, so much. I don't even have the master bedroom, but I love my bedroom all the same. It's considered a Jr. Master and it's great for me. No shared bathroom? Yes, please. My roommates Karen and Sabrina aren't too shabby either. They let me do me and I do the same for them. 

A few weeks ago, I was able to go home to Oregon for a week and see my friends and family. Recently, my sister in law found out she has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 2. She started chemo on Monday and is planning to shave her head by the weekend. It's been really tough on her, but I've been worried about my brother. He's so strong, but who is there for him? He has two little ones running around who are clueless about their mother's illness. It's hard being in another state and unable to help. Her cancer is totally beatable and she is going to kick it in the butt. I'm really proud of her. She's been blogging about her journey. You can find it here

When I was in Oregon, my music partner Darien and I went into the studio and recorded three songs along with a photo shoot. We are still deciding on our faves, but here's a few samples!





We also recorded an unofficial music video for our new song, Wolves. Very amateur, just us filming each other in a cool park in Oregon...however it's already over 450 views! None of our other videos have exceeded 40 views. And we have been getting really great feedback from it. If I didn't think we were something special before, I definitely believe it now. 


We are still in two completely different states - but we make it work and worthwhile each and every time we get together. Hopefully someday the music can bring us together again so we can actually perform. 

I'm still single and hoping that I am not going to be forever. Maybe one day I can find someone who is meant for me just as much as I am for them. My best friend. Someday. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sneak Peek: The Life I Never Asked For

I've been writing a new book lately, and I'm about 40k words in. I still have a bit to go, but I am happy with the progress I have made. I officially began writing this story in August of last year and have been slowly adding to it ever since. Enjoy!


I’ll never forget their greyish-blue eyes, the one dimple on the left side of both their cheeks and their smell.
            It’s not fair. Life is a bitch.
            I had it all, and in the blink of an eye, it was taken from me. Every longing stare, every kiss on those soft and ticklish feet. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone…except I knew what I had. I had everything.
            Waking up without them the first time was hard, and it’s only getting harder. The hole inside of my chest feels bigger and deeper with each passing day. I can’t bear to touch their belongings. I can hardly even look at them.
            I pick up the phone and even though I know I shouldn’t, I dial his number. The one I’ve had memorized since he asked me out junior year. It rings like normal. Once. Two times. Three times. And then like clockwork, his answering machine picks up. My heart begins racing, anticipating what is to come. His voice makes me melt in a puddle, paralyzing me until the last syllable.
            “Hey, you must have missed me. Leave a message after the beep.”
            I take a deep breath, attempting to calm the tornado in my stomach. “I know…I know…” I stammer ashamed. “I shouldn’t be calling you. I just…wanted to hear your voice.” I pause, staring at the floor. “I wish you would tell me what to do; how to move on from this.” Before I can form another thought, tears are pouring down my cheeks.
            “I miss you…” My voice cracks and then the automated female asks if I’m satisfied with my message or if I’d like to rerecord. Choosing the latter, I hang up instead.
            The darkness has become my only friend and solace so packing has been, well, stunted. Not to mention the fact that I haven’t been alone in almost a month. Everything feels surreal. Being back here, but they aren’t. It feels wrong.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

There's No Quit in Win

She lives!

No, but really. I'm alive and kicking. I'm sure you already deduced that, but still.

It's less than a month away from my 32nd birthday. I'm unsure what I want to do. It will be the first time in over two years that I won't go home to celebrate. Seeing as I just got back from Hawaii a couple of weeks ago, I don't feel comfortable leaving again like that for a while.

Hawaii was nice for the most part. I went with a friend and we stayed in her cousin's Air B&B and a hotel. We went on a booze cruise, but because we're both grandma's we both got seasick. The only time I didn't feel sick was when we got to get off the boat and go snorkeling. That was a lot of fun. We also went in a submarine, again got seasick towards the end, but still a pretty cool experience. Went to a wine tasting at a pretty vineyard. I got sick the last day in Hawaii and didn't get to experience the Road to Hana, but all in all, it was a pretty fun trip. I don't feel like I got to do many things for me, so I think next time I go on vacation, I'd like to make that a priority at least. Like swim with dolphins or zipline. Things like that are really fun for me.

I was just in LA on Tuesday for a big event and it went really well. One of the artist's from The Voice, Morgan Mallory opened for One Republic at a corporate event I booked him at. It was an awesome event and I am happy I got this booking for him. Lately, I've been at a lot of corporate events with headline entertainment. Martina McBride, Pitbull, and now One Republic. I feel like things can only go up from here.

Tomorrow my coordinator and I are going to San Francisco to hold auditions. This is my favorite part of my job. Getting to actually get my hands dirty with scouting new potentials. There is so much talent all over and most of the time I scout them blind meaning I don't see them perform until they have done a booking with us. That's how I sell 75% of my talent. It generally works out. But this is so much more exciting getting to see exactly what we are selling and even tape them to show to the rest of my team.

Apart from these two trips, I'll be tethered to Vegas for the unforeseeable future. I'm still single and not really trying much with the dating websites anymore. I just feel really let down. I feel like I am losing hope. At what point do you admit defeat and stop trying? Stop looking? Cause that's just about where I'm at.

I haven't been feeling 100% either, so I haven't been my usual social self. I really want to quit drinking as alcohol and me do not agree. My body does not like alcohol and I always feel pressured to drink. I need to put my foot down and just say no for good. Update: I have been off of alcohol for just about 2 weeks. It's not easy saying no all the time, but I think it's better for me.

In a little less than a month and a half, my roommate and I will be moving out of our apartment and looking for a house. I am hoping that I will be able to find something and be approved. My whole goal is to get a house as I've been saving up for quite some time now. I just want to rent, not own. I really hope everything works out for me. I hate the idea of moving.

I know I'm just rambling at this point, but I rather enjoy coming back and reading these status updates months or years later - so this is mainly for that. And also all you creepers out there. ;-) You know who you are.