Susi Reviews – For Valentine’s by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

Susi Reviews For Valentine’s by Kat and Stone Bastion 

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This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.


Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.

But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…

 

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My Review

I am super excited to share my review of For Valentine’s by Kat and Stone Bastion today.  I read this marvelous book several weeks ago but decided that since Valentine’s Day was such a significant day for both Hannah and Cade, I would honor them and their love with a Valentine’s Day review post.

For Valentine’s is a fantastic read.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the books in this series.  This final book, was the icing on the cake.  In this book, Cade and Hannah are newlyweds.  Cade has planned a weekend getaway with his new bride to New York City.  Their life is perfect. Their chemistry stronger than ever. Their sex lives, I can’t forget to mention that, is amazing as well.  Seriously, we are talking about Cade here and he is “sexy as fuck.”

There’s just one problem, and it is affecting Cade.  He’s having these nightmares. The past is hard to erase.  Cade’s weekend plans take them on a road trip to New York.  Hannah is over the top with the idea of New York City.  With Cade as a personal tour guide, I would be too.  Getting to New York takes them on a road trip in Hannah’s vintage Mustang.  Car trouble along the way delays their arrival.  Their wait for a tow truck is one of the best/steamiest parts of the book.  Put it this way, car sex at its best. And the humor, make it classic.  Cade even reveals a first in his life.

This book is filled with many funny moments and sexy banter delivered by Cade himself.  Told from his POV, just like the first book in the series, it is simply perfect.

New York Minutes are redefined and closets are revisited, even the cloakroom at The Gershwin Theater. Oh my…

If you’ve read the other books in the series, you will recall the use of condiments. Well, don’t fret.  Cade continues to enhance his talents with one final condiment in this book.

From flowers to a rooftop dinner, their Valentine’s evening cannot get any better.  Cade saved the best part of his plans for last.  Their evening ends on a most memorable gondola ride. The ride and Cade’s plans are perfect.

Without giving too much away, I have to say that I had happy tears for this awesome couple at the end.   I’ve enjoyed their story in this brilliantly written series.  I can’t wait for more books by this dynamic writing duo.  I hear they are currently plotting something new.  Yay!

I gave this book 5 stars!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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

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

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

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

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

FOR VALENTINE’S ~ Amazon | Barnes & Noble |


 

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I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series.

The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

Psst… Don’t miss this SALE – No Weddings Series by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

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Everyone loves a sale.  Here is one sale you don’t want to miss out on.  If you haven’t read this fantastic series written by the dynamic duo Kat and Stone Bastion, then here is your chance to get it and save over 50%.  

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I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series.

The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

Release Day Launch/Giveaway/Excerpt – For Valentine’s by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

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Today we have the release day launch for For Valentine’s the nightcap novella to Kat and Stone Bastion’s No Wedding series. And for release day only, you can get the a signed digital copy with a bonus scene from Hannah!!! Be sure to check out this fantastic novella and grab your copy today!!

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

When Hannah removed her hand from my crotch, cooler air seeped through the denim. Then her soft lips touched my earlobe seconds before hard teeth tugged on it. She reached over to the ignition and twisted the key, cutting the engine. “We won’t need the heat for a while.”

She was right. Windows? Already fogging.

The coat that she’d been huddling under only seconds ago, slid off of her as she shifted and knelt onto her seat. She bundled up the woolen material and tossed it into the back.

I’d planned this trip to be amazing, to get my troubling dreams in line with my incredible reality, and when we hit a little black-ice speed bump? Hannah grabbed the wheel…

My pulse kicked up at the desire in her darkened eyes. Needing to touch her, I slid a hand up her thigh.

My one-track mind screeched to a halt. “Uh…” Those knit-tight things still clung to her legs. “How do you propose we have sex with these things on?” I pinched the material away from her skin, then released it. The fabric was so soft, it didn’t even snap against her skin properly. I scowled. “These come off.”

She shook her head with an amused smile. “No. They’re keeping me warm. Besides, who said you’re getting any? We said ‘making out.’”

I choked out a laugh. “For over an hour? You trying to kill me with blue balls?”

That luscious lip of hers disappeared behind her teeth as she negotiated carefully around the gearshift to attempt to straddle my lap. Not in any way resembling merely “making out.” Interesting.

With my long legs, the seat was already adjusted back as far as possible. The steering wheel had nowhere to else go. But none of the cramped quarters made any difference to my determined woman. And she fit perfectly.

As her body settled over mine, all soft curves and temptation underneath the thin fabric of her dress, her lips brushed over my ear. “I promise you won’t die. And there will be no blue balls.”

Translation: sex.

She just wanted to play a little. Or a lot.

And I was the happiest fucking man on Earth to be her toy.

Her lips began a sensual path over my skin, trailing below my ear, dotting small kisses over my jawbone, until she reached my chin. Then she paused and swallowed hard.

Her chest heaved up and down, breasts pressing against me with every inhalation. Her fingers found their way into my hair, cradling the back of my head. Her intense gaze penetrated down deep, piercing my heart. “I love you, Cade Michaelson.”

My lips curved into a smile. Before I had a chance to respond, her eyes drifted closed and she kissed me. Not hard and rough. Not urgent. She took her time, savoring each touch. Her tongue tasted mine, then her lips closed, denying me access. Until she sucked on my lower lip.

Unhurried, lazy and seductive, she backed up her words with her body. Our lips touching was the only skin to skin, but her body undulated over mine. Hips arched, then curved against me in slow rhythm. Her fingers tugged at my hair.

I groaned and closed my eyes, my cock hardening painfully behind my denim button fly. But I didn’t pull the plug on her slow seduction. Nothing in the world would make me take control away from her.

For Valentine’s Synopsis:
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This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.

Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.

But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Authors:
Shoe and Boot PhotoAward-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at http://www.talktotheshoe.com, website at http://www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.
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Susi Reviews Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

Susi Reviews

Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion 

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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.

Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.

Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.

When intimate time diminishes…and lives get more hectic…

Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?

 

My Review

First of all, I want to start with this, “The No Weddings Series has to be one of my top favorite series this year!”   Hannah and Cade are up there in my favorite couples category too.   This series has made me smile, laugh, worry, swoon and smile again and again.  Reading this last book in the series was bittersweet for me.  I had my own idea of how I wanted this spectacular series to end but Kat and Stone’s idea was better.  And, I truly loved it.

The story of Cade and Hannah is one that I admire.  Throughout these four books, their relationship has developed, intensified and thrived.  This last book presents new challenges for the couple.  Of course, these challenges are what makes these characters so real.  Life isn’t always perfect.  Obstacles once again blur their future.  Hannah deals with meeting her father and Cade deals with a promising business opportunity.  Both of their lives become more complicated but their love, even with this new long distance hurdle remains strong.

Just like in the other three books, the sisters and their party planning business remain part of their lives.  In this book, three unique Christmas parties are in the works.  I have enjoyed the party planning since it has brought so many entertaining moments to this series.

This book is written in both Hannah and Cade’s point of view, so getting inside each of their minds has been a sweet treat.  Their sexy banter along with Cade’s ….. sexy as fuck, well you know, use of condiments  (And, if you don’t, get to it! Read this series NOW!) continues making this another 5 star read.  Be prepared for funny moments too.  Dressing rooms and closets can be quite interesting.

It was wonderful to read and witness how this couple grew from that first party when Hannah was just the “Ice Queen and Cade was a player.

“Last New Year’s. I’d been a player who’d had girls’ numbers on a sticky note list, a damaged man who’d buried himself into business and accomplishment just to be able to wake up each morning.  This New Year’s approached, and I’d become a changed man, all because of one Ice Queen baker who’d melted my heart.”

Well, I am not going to give away the ending but I have to tell you, It is soooo good!  Cade never ceases to amaze me and is indeed an amazing planner. Swoon…

“Why’d you toss out your rule?”

Rolling halfway onto her, I gave her a lazy smile. “You are the exception to every rule.”

Cade’s sisters are awesome.  I would love to read more about them in the future.

Three Christmases is a 5 star read!

Congrats again to this dynamic writing duo on a marvelous series!

I can’t wait to read the novella, For Valentine’s.

5 stars


 

 

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Latest project: No Weddings Series

I’m thrilled to be co-authoring with Stone Bastion, my husband, in a contemporary romance series!

No Weddings (9/8/14)
One Funeral (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs (10/20/14)
Three Christmases (11/17/14)
…plus a steamy nightcap novella
For Valentine’s (1/5/14)

I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series. The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

 

 

Susi’s Favorite 2014 Reads @helenahunting @jmdarhower @christina_lee04 @sylvainreynard @zlikeinzorro @christypastore @prodigalson_1, @debra_anastasia @MinaVaughn @alice_clayton @MetalBlonde @ChristinaLauren @KatBastion @StoneBastion @AuthorFabiola @MJLocklear @Marie_Coulson @Author_VVantiem @NickyD_White @EmmaChse @AuthorKatyEvans

Susi’s Favorite 2014 Readssusi's favorite reads 2014

 

I’ve read so many amazing books this year that putting this list of favorites together was quite difficult to do.

  Here are my favorites. They are in no specific order.  Congrats to the Indie authors who made my top pics!

How many of these books have you read?

 

by JM Darhower

by JM Darhower

5 stars

by JM Darhower

by JM Darhower

5 stars

by JM Darhower

by JM Darhower

5 stars


by Christina Lee

by Christina Lee

5 stars


by Debra Anastasia

by Debra Anastasia

5 stars


 

by Marie Coulson

by Marie Coulson

5 stars


 

by Victoria Van Tiem

by Victoria Van Tiem

5 stars


 

 

by Mina Vaughn

by Mina Vaughn

5 stars

 


by Jennifer and Morgan Locklear

by Jennifer and Morgan Locklear

5 stars


 

by Christina Lauren

by Christina Lauren

5 stars


 

by Karina Halle

by Karina Hale

5 stars


 

by Nicky D. White

by Nicky D. White

5 stars


 

by Alice Clayton

by Alice Clayton

5 stars

by Alice Clayton

by Alice Clayton

5 stars

by Alice Clayton

by Alice Clayton

5 stars


 

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars

by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting

5 stars


 

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by Kat and Stone Bastion

 

5 stars

by Kat and Stone Bastion

by Kat and Stone Bastion

5 stars

by Kat and Stone Bastion

by Kat and Stone Bastion

5 stars

by Kat and Stone Bastion

by Kat and Stone Bastion

5 stars


 

by Christy Pastore

by Christy Pastore

5 stars


 

by Zoraida Córdova

by Zoraida Córdova

5 stars


 

by Fabiola Francisco

by Fabiola Francisco

5 stars


 

by Michelle Day

by Michelle Day

5 stars


 

by Emma Chase

by Emma Chase

5 stars

by Emma Chase

by Emma Chase

5 stars

by Emma Chase

by Emma Chase

5 stars


 

by Katy Evans

by Katy Evans

5 stars


by Sylvain Reynard

by Sylvain Reynard

5 stars

I hope you enjoy my selections!  I recommend each and every one of these books.  

Happy New Year’s and Happy Reading from Reading and Writing Between the Wines Blog!


Blogiversary Giveaway – Three Christmases- Signed Paperback by Kat & Stone Bastion @KatBastion @StoneBastion

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Giveaway – Signed Paperback of Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion

1.  One lucky winner will win a signed paperback of Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion.

2.  Leave a comment on this post. Who is your favorite romance author?  Share the post too.

3.  The winner will be selected via random.org on Tuesday 12/16 and will be notified via email.  No purchase necessary to participate. (US giveaway)

4.  Good Luck!

Thank you Kat and Stone for being part of my blogiversary!  ~Susi

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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.

Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.

Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.

When intimate time diminishes…and lives get more hectic…

Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?

 

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Latest project: No Weddings Series

I’m thrilled to be co-authoring with Stone Bastion, my husband, in a contemporary romance series!

No Weddings (9/8/14)
One Funeral (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs (10/20/14)
Three Christmases (11/17/14)
…plus a steamy nightcap novella
For Valentine’s (1/5/14)

I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series. The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

Blogiversary – Giveaway – Bound by Wish and Mistletoe – Signed Paperback by Kat Bastion @KatBastion

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Enter to win a signed paperback copy of this 5 star holiday novella. It is perfect for this Christmas Season!

Thank you Kat for being part of my blogiversary celebration.  ~Susi

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1.  Leave a comment on this post. What’s your favorite holiday read? Share this post too.

2.  One winner will win a signed paperback of  Bound by Wish and Mistletoe. The winner will be selected via random.org on Tuesday 12/16 at noon and will be notified via email.

3. Good luck!  Thanks for entering!

 

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The holiday novella, Book 1.5, following the award-winning debut of Forged in Dreams and Magick in the Highland Legends Series:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?


 

Follow Kat Bastion

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Latest project: No Weddings Series

I’m thrilled to be co-authoring with Stone Bastion, my husband, in a contemporary romance series!

No Weddings (9/8/14)
One Funeral (9/29/14)
Two Bar Mitzvahs (10/20/14)
Three Christmases (11/17/14)
…plus a steamy nightcap novella
For Valentine’s (1/5/14)

I’m fortunate to have won several awards for my paranormal romance writing in the first novel of the Highland Legends Series. The first two books are now available on Amazon:

Forged in Dreams and Magick
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (a novella)

Slated for release in Winter 2014/2015:
~ Born of Mist and Legend
~ Found in Flame and Moonlight

Please also visit the Charity Support and Awareness page on both my blog and website, outlining how a portion of the proceeds of all of my books will go to charities that fight against human trafficking.

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