Monday, July 21, 2014

Taming Alec is now live!

Surprise!

Taming Alec is now LIVE!

I just finished reviewing the final formats and decided to push publish early!
Just a reminder about Taming Alec -

This is a novella. That means it's shorter than my other books. It's a little over 20,000 words. It is also a standalone, not a serial.

This book is all about you guys! If you filled out the Google Doc, your name will be at the end. For the first week, I will have it priced at .99 for you guys.

PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon
Nook
Smashwords

iBooks and Kobo are not yet live. It usually takes them a few days to process. Sorry guys!
 

Rebecca is the good girl. She doesn’t have time to think about a normal social life—let alone, her nonexistent love life. Fresh out of college, she moves into her very first apartment. Her safe world explodes when she meets her new neighbor, Alec. Tattooed, pierced, and with a body to kill, he’s every woman’s wet dream. Too bad he’s arrogant beyond belief. Rebecca instantly hates him. Unfortunately, her body doesn’t agree.

When Rebecca’s best friend, Arie, comes up with a plan to put Alec in his place, Rebecca jumps at the chance. Their plan is perfect—except neither of them counted on Rebecca falling for Alec when she sees another side to him.

Caught somewhere between lust and hate, Alec and Rebecca each fight against their own emotions. Will Rebecca walk away? Or will she be able to tame Alec and his wild ways?

                            

GIVEAWAY!

For a chance to win a signed paperback of Taming Alec, click the link below. I will pick TWO winners. Open internationally. Giveaway ends August 9th, 2014. Winners will be notified via email.


Click here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
 

Taming Alec Reminder -

Just a reminder about Taming Alec since we're so close to release day -

This is a novella. That means it's shorter than my other books. It's a little over 20,000 words. It is a standalone, not a serial.

This book is all about you guys! If you filled out the Google Doc, your name will be at the end. For the first week, I will have it priced at .99 for you guys.

It will release this Saturd
ay. I'll push publish on Friday, but since I'm not doing a preorder on this one, I don't know if it will go live Friday or Saturday. I will post all links once they are live. I'll be at Mayhem Fest on Saturday (Happy Birthday to me - Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Korn, and Asking Alexandria!) but I'll respond to all messages when I get home.

Xoxo,
K
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shattered Ties is only .99 cents THIS WEEKEND ONLY!


SHATTERED TIES SALE!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY - SHATTERED TIES IS $.99!!!


124 of 130 reviews are 4 and 5 stars!!!!
 
 

Are you looking for something light and sweet to read? Shattered Ties is the perfect book! This weekend only, I have it on sale for $.99 through Amazon and Nook!

With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parent’s divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.

Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.

When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.

Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.

Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?

Book 1 of a 2 book series.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***


Twisted Ties, book two, is also available!
 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1evcc6e
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/VUUMb8
Nook:http://bit.ly/IwRRho


 


Twisted Ties, book two, is also available!


 


Purchase Links:


Amazon
Nook
Kobo
iBooks


 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Taming Alec




So.... I have teased you all for the last couple of weeks, telling you that I had a surprise.

I'm finally going to stop torturing you and spill the beans. 

Deception is the next book I planned to release, but it doesn't come out until October. I felt bad, because you guys are used to me releasing books every month or every other month, so I decided to do something about it.

I am releasing TAMING ALEC on JULY 26TH, 2014! Why that date? It's my 24th birthday!!! I wanted to celebrate with you guys!

This book is a NOVELLA, not a full length book. It's a fun, quick read that will get your blood pounding.

To celebrate my birthday, and to thank you guys for being SO amazing to me for the past year and a half, I'm going to set the price at .99 cents until August 2nd, 2014. After that, it will raise up to its regular price.

Here is the description for Taming Alec:

Rebecca is the good girl. She doesn’t have time to think about a normal social life—let alone, her nonexistent love life. Fresh out of college, she moves into her very first apartment. Her safe world explodes when she meets her new neighbor, Alec. Tattooed, pierced, and with a body to kill, he’s every woman’s wet dream. Too bad he’s arrogant beyond belief. Rebecca instantly hates him. Unfortunately, her body doesn’t agree. 


When Rebecca’s best friend, Arie, comes up with a plan to put Alec in his place, Rebecca jumps at the chance. Their plan is perfect—except neither of them counted on Rebecca falling for Alec when she sees another side to him.

Caught somewhere between lust and hate, Alec and Rebecca each fight against their own emotions. Will Rebecca walk away? Or will she be able to tame Alec and his wild ways?

 I'm not going to do a preorder on this one, but you can add it to your Goodreads TBR list here:
http://bit.ly/1jkdPkq

Also, since this book is completely dedicated to you guys I have one more thing to mention.

If you click the link below, it will take you to a Google Doc. All you have to do is enter your name. Every name entered will appear in the back of Taming Alec!!! I don't know about you, but I do a little dance when my author friends mention me in their books. I thought it would be a cool way to celebrate!

Just click here if you'd like to add your name!
http://bit.ly/1jkf2YK
 
 
 
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Deception by K.A. Robinson Cover Reveal!


Deception by K.A. Robinson Cover Reveal!

 


Description:

Please note: This isn’t your typical love story. Things are messy. Characters aren’t always what they appear to be. Wrong decisions are made. If you’re not a fan of the darker side of love, this might not be the book for you. Read at your own risk.

I’m strong—or at least, I want to be. I try to be. Oh, how I’ve tried.
But life screwed me over. When I was at my weakest and lowest, desperate and alone, he found me.
Robert changed everything. He gave me everything.
He was every woman’s dream—rich, powerful, and charming. He made me forget the fact that he’s twenty-four years my senior.
He made me feel alive, and for the first time in my life, I was content.
Until I met Cooper—his son.
And Robert? He began to change.
I’m despicable. I know I am. I’m ashamed of what I want.

Things are never what they seem.

Greed.
Lust.
Lies.
Murder.

Deception.



Chapter One is available on K.A. Robinson's blog now. You can read it here!

Also, here is a teaser! (The very first one!) This is completely unedited!

I have no idea what you’re talking about.” I whispered as I took a step back. My back hit the wall, but he continued to step closer. He stopped right in front of me and rested his hands on the wall next to my head so that he caged me in.

“You’re a terrible liar, Claire. Even now, you want me. Your pupils are dilated and your breathing is uneven. You know what I can do and you want it. You want to be the one on my bed with my head buried between your legs.” He leaned closer so that his lips touched my ear. “All you have to do is ask. I promise you’ll be screaming when I’m done with you.”




You can preorder Deception on Amazon now.
Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/1nnK18I

Amazon.co.uk - http://amzn.to/SABMMM

iBook - http://bit.ly/1lyGoKc
Kobo - http://bit.ly/TbPAhi

Goodreads:
http://bit.ly/1onBhDW



 
 
 
 
 
Other books by K.A. Robinson:
 
 
 
 
Torn Series:
Torn: http://amzn.to/J6yzQp
Twisted: http://amzn.to/1dPNZ5F
Tainted: http://amzn.to/1gFRDOW
Toxic: Logan's Story: http://amzn.to/1k7Ccnz

  Ties Series:
Shattered Ties: http://amzn.to/1evcc6e
Twisted Ties: http://amzn.to/1dG3yuH

Breaking Alexandria: http://amzn.to/1uSDQPu

Friday, June 20, 2014

Throwing my weight around.

This is something I've wanted to share on my personal page for a really long time. (I'm sharing here too.) I've almost uploaded this old photo with a new one about a zillion times, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I was ashamed.
 

 The picture on the left is me in 2011. I remember when I was tagged in it. I saw it and started crying because I kept thinking, "Dear God. Am I really that big? I can't be!"

I've struggled with weight my entire life. My. Entire. Life. I was always chunky in elementary school and middle school. Then I lost a good bit my freshman year. My sophomore year, I went to the "Welcome Back" dance and people thought I was a new student. I'd lost THAT much weight. Then my senior year, I started gaining again. I lost some for my wedding. Then I gained it after that.

When I found out I was pregnant with Bug in late 2009, I was 215 lbs. (I'm 5'8".) After I had him, I was 264. (That's what I weighed in the picture on the left.)

I was so ashamed of myself. I kept waiting for my husband to run away because HOW could he want to look at someone like me everyday.

I was DETERMINED to lose the baby weight plus some. So, I started dieting. I did decent because I had a lot to lose. Then I tried diet pills. I dropped a good bit with them until they started messing with my heart and I had to stop. That was back in 2012. Since then, I've struggled. I would lose 10 lbs and then put it back on. Lose it again. Repeat. Finally, I got fed up with it. I would much rather be skinny than eat a Snickers. I started dieting hardcore. I started drinking (usually coffee) instead of eating when I felt hungry. Slowly, the weight started coming off.

The picture on the right was taken in May 2014. As of now, I've lost almost 90 lbs. (Yes, I'm telling you my weight - 180. Shush it. I know I'm still overweight.)

I've worked my ass off these past three years. It's been really hard and I've cried over my weight more than once.

I'm extremely self-conscious. I hate my weight, my looks, my voice, MY NOSE. I've always been this way. BUT I'm working on it. I'm trying to be healthier and accept myself for who I am. I'm trying to stop scrutinizing every photo I see of myself, pointing out all of my flaws.

The point of this post is to tell those of you struggling with weight issues not to give up.

YOU. CAN. DO. IT. If I can do it, anyone can. I'm not just saying that to say it either.

I see so many people down on themselves for being heavy. It's hard to walk around, constantly wondering if someone is laughing at you. Trust me, I know.

I still have more weight to lose. I know this. But I'm not giving up. I have 30 lbs to go before I'm at my goal weight. If I can make it there, I will have lost almost 120 lbs.

I don't normally post personal things to my author page (because I know you all want to hear about books, not me) but I did want to share this with you guys. I want people to see that they CAN do it. You just have to keep fighting. Yes, I'm embarrassed beyond belief to post it, but if it helps someone else, I'm willing to do it.

Good luck to everyone battling right along with me.

Hugs,
K

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Confusion

I want to take a minute to clear a few things up. I published a post last night on piracy and .99 cent sales. You can read it here.

I've noticed that it has grabbed a lot of attention, both negative and positive.

Please let me explain what I meant, because I think a few things were taken wrong.

First, I sincerely apologize for using the Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow image. I was trying to bring light to a topic that really hurts a lot of authors and bloggers. Johnny Depp photos can make anything in this world less serious. We're all too distracted staring at him to be upset. At least, I am. I've never used images (besides my own) in posts and didn't stop to think that it wasn't right. It was a completely dumb move on my part and I willing admit to being in the wrong. I removed the post and then republished it without the picture when I came home from work tonight.

Second, there has been a lot of comments about the mention of bloggers pirating books. That comes from several readers sending screen shots to some of my author friends, showing a few blogs requesting Kindle email addresses so they could send the books directly. (And later, the authors verified that they had not okayed this.) Teressa Mummert was one of them. You can read her post here. I am not accusing every blogger out there of pirating. 99.9% of bloggers are legit.

I have not had anyone come forward about my books being pirated by the blogs mentioned in the last few days. I wasn't making that personal. What I did state was this: "I've decided that for future blog tours, I will no longer have an open door policy. The last few tours I've ran, I've had several blogs signup, get the ARC, and never post a thing." That has happened to me personally, as well as other authors. That's why I said that from now on, I plan to contact bloggers I've worked with before and send in a request to see if they'd like to review future books instead of creating a Google doc for tours like I usually do. 

Also, I posted this on the blog: "I hate to do this because I know there are A LOT of good blogs out there. Some of my best friends are bloggers that I've met since I started writing. But sadly, one person can ruin it for everyone."

I am not bashing bloggers. At all. I love bloggers and everything they do. Their dedication to books is mind blowing. I've met some incredible bloggers since I started writing and I'm proud to call them my friends.


Third, the part about .99 cent books. I was not telling anyone not to purchase .99 cent books. I was explaining why so many authors do not price them at that level. We put hundreds of dollars into a book before it's published and we want to at least break even. Authors aren't here to become millionaires. We write because we love it and it's a huge part of who we are.





Finally, I want to apologize if I came off as rude in the post. That was definitely not my intention. I'm sorry if I made some of you angry or if I made you think I was trying to make everyone look down on bloggers or books that are .99 cents. I can promise you that I would never, under any circumstances, do that. Authors, bloggers, and readers are a family. We all depend on each other to survive.  Please never think that I don't respect bloggers. I do.