Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Danger Close

I've got everything booked now in the publishing process, so it looks like Danger Close will be uploaded to the various distributors on April 30th, and then it's just a matter of the file appearing in the online sites. Woot!

Since our fabulous trip to Oahu, during which a very generous reader took TWO DAYS off work to show us around and take me to all the military bases on island, I've been super busy puppy training. PJ is a great little guy but of course the training and housetraining are taking up tons of my time right now. He's even got a perfect little heart marking on his right shoulder--I take this as proof that he was destined to belong to a romance author!

Right now while I'm waiting for edits to come back for Danger Close, I'm slowly working on a novella for Jake Evers (the Fed you met in the Titanium Security Series), which will launch the new series I'm starting that will feature members of the FBI's fabled Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

I'm also doing up mini box sets for both the last two books of the Titanium Security Series and the last three books of my Suspense Series, so look for those to release within the next month.

Hope all is well with you!

Kaylea :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cover Reveal and My New Furbaby

Some of you might not be aware yet, but I'm finishing up the next book in the Bagram Special Ops series and hoping to put it out in late April.

This fourth book will feature Erin and Sandberg, and it will be focused more on the romance and much, much less on the military detail than I have in the previous books of the series. In fact, the book begins at Bagram but takes place mostly stateside. I thought it was time for a change and it works with the story arc so I'm happy with the change of scenery.

Here's the gorgeous cover for Danger Close:

Also, I'd like to introduce you to PJ (that's short for Pararescue Jumper, of course).

He's an eight week old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, but in this picture on the first time I got to meet him, he's six weeks old. I've been bugging DH for ten years to allow us to get a dog, and both our boys desperately want one as well. They've asked Santa for a dog the past three years running, they keep asking for one as a birthday gift, and they write about a dog in their homework assignments. It's time!

DH and I had a really bad experience with our last dog a decade ago, which is why it's taken so long for him to agree to this (even though he's made it clear he wants nothing to do with the dog, so this is all on me).

Anyway, I'm beside myself with excitement and can't wait to bring him home at the end of March when we get back from vacation. The boys have no idea I've bought a puppy, so I'm just going to surprise them and bring him home on the 25th. I can't wait to see their reactions!

Kaylea :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Last Day of Sale!

Today's your last day to grab Ignited and Out of Her League for just $0.99! I'll be changing the prices tomorrow morning, so grab your copies on sale now.

Buy Links:

Happy reading!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her family. You can find Kaylea through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rekindled is Live!

I have so much to share with you this post! Okay, here goes...

First off, Rekindled is officially live on Amazon. It will appear in the near future on Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks (Apple), and in paperback as well. Woot! I'm so excited for you to read Alex and Grace's story.

Secondly, I've bundled the first three books of the Titanium Security Series, for those of you who prefer box sets. This first set includes Ignited, Singed and Burned, for $5.99.
Thirdly, I've received the rights back to 4 of the 5 books in my Suspense Series, and have revised them. Some are already up for sale in both digital and paperback, and hopefully all of them will be available in both formats by next weekend.

Here are the gorgeous new covers and the scoop on the new editions: 

Book #1, Out of Her League: has been heavily revised, and I'm offering it for $0.99 until the end of the month. It's basically still the same storyline, but stronger and tighter.

Book #2, Cover of Darkness: has not been changed at all, since my publisher still holds the rights and will continue to do so for several more years.
Book #3, No Turning Back: same story, only tighter.
Book #4, Relentless: ditto, although it's not expected to be up at retail sites until late next week.
Book #5, Absolution: my favorite book of the series! I've tightened it and tweaked a few things. I love the cover image of Luke with his distinguished head of gray-streaked hair, and Em wearing her long wig while she faces her brave battle with breast cancer.

I hope you love this new look for the Suspense Series as much as I do! I'll be holding a Facebook and Twitter party to celebrate the release of Rekindled in about 10 days, so stay tuned for more details!

Until then, happy reading.

Kaylea :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

The weasels started school again today, so I'm slipping back into my routine again. I never realize how much I love my routine until it's taken away from me, ha.

Rekindled (Titanium Security Series #5, Alex and Grace's story) is with my proofreader now, and it's still on track to release toward the end of January. In the meantime, I'm beginning a new project I hope all of you will be very excited about once I announce it :). I'm planning many new and wonderful stories for this year.

Here's to a shiny, fabulous 2014!

Kaylea :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

An Early Christmas Present: Rekindled!

Happy holidays to all of you out there who celebrate! Things are moving at warp speed here, as they seem to do every year at this time. I've finished with Rekindled (Titanium Security #5) and it's now with my editor.

As an early Christmas surprise, here's the fabulous cover and blurb for Rekindled! Should release at the end of January. Isn't it fabulous? I love how the cover artist put all kinds of salt into Alex's hair. He is 51, after all.

He left her when she needed him most...

Four years ago, Dr. Grace Fallon lost everything that mattered in a terrorist attack she barely survived. Now she’s stronger than ever and in Pakistan with a UN-sanctioned team for the most important assignment of her career. She’s dedicated her life to eradicating the world of chemical weapons, and long ago accepted the inherent risks associated with her job. Until the man whose memory has haunted her for so long suddenly reappears and inadvertently makes her the target of one of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet. Forced to accept Alex’s protection, it’s impossible to deny the white-hot attraction still burning between them. And while she trusts him to guard her from this new threat, Grace must once again decide whether to risk her heart to the man who once shattered her entire world.

Now he’ll risk everything to win her back...

Four years ago, NSA agent Alex Rycroft left Grace because had no choice. But never again. Malik Hassani has escaped custody, he’s on the run, and has locked onto Grace as a means to target Alex. This time Alex will do whatever it takes to protect her—and convince her to give them another chance. Walking away from her nearly destroyed him and now that she’s back in his life, he can’t let her go. When the unthinkable happens and Grace’s life hangs in the balance, he’ll sacrifice everything to save her—including himself.
Hope you all have a fabulous holiday season! I'll be taking a break from the keyboard until the New Year, but my muse will be plotting like mad in the meantime, getting ready to start my next project.

All the best to you and yours,
Kaylea :)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Big News and Contest!

Guess what? Dangerous Attraction just hit the New York Times list! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Thank you so much to all my wonderful readers who helped put the box list there!

And in other great news, Extinguished is now live! Right now it's up everywhere but Kobo and iBooks, where it should appear shortly. You can find the buy links on my website.

I'm so excited for you all to read Blake and Jordyn's story. I had the pleasure of passing research questions to a former Marine Scout/Sniper for this one, so you know how much I enjoyed learning everything he told me. I hope you learn a thing or two about snipers that you didn't before.

She’s wanted him forever…
For years former Marine Jordyn Bridger has been in love with a man who refused to see her as anything but his best friend’s little sister. A mind-blowing kiss finally changed that, but then he disappeared from her life. Now he’s back, to recruit her for a job with his NSA-sanctioned Titanium Security team. They’re going after the terrorist responsible for the recent attacks on their team and Jordyn is eager to lend her skill set to the hunt. She’s determined to prove to Blake that she’s capable of holding her own—both in the bedroom and on the battlefield.
He’s never walking away again…
Former Marine Scout/Sniper Blake Ellis hid his true feelings for Jordyn for years out of respect for her and her family, but once he learns those feelings aren’t one-sided, he can’t keep his distance any longer. When a team tragedy thrusts Jordyn into the front line with him on a battlefield, Blake will do whatever it takes to protect her. She’s everything he ever wanted in a woman but he was too stubborn to see it. Now it might be too late for them. As they race to capture the terrorist they’re hunting, Blake and Jordyn find themselves fighting for their lives. If they want to make it out alive they must work together to defeat an unseen, powerful network that will stop at nothing until their entire team is dead.

So, if you'd like to help me spread the word about the book, I'd like to thank you by doing another "spread the word" contest & giveaway.

TO ENTER this giveaway, simply spread the word that Extinguished is out. Here's the points breakdown for each method of entry. And remember, you can enter the contest in different ways, multiple times.

(*NOTE: only TWO tweets each day are counted as entries, however.*) 
How to enter:
*Post about the book on Facebook or Twitter = 1 point
*If you've read it, you can leave a review = 2 points
*Blog about it or change your twitter avatar to the cover = 1 point
*You can add it to your Goodreads to-be-read list = 1 point
Each share or action counts as one entry. The contest is open from now until Sunday December 1st, 2013 at 9 pm EST.

For all you tweeters, please use the hashtag #Extinguished so I can log your entry from Twitter. 

To alert me to your participation, please post a note either in the comments section here on my blog or on my Facebook page, letting me know everything you’ve done so I can log your entry! (And please include your email address so I have a way to contact you if you are a winner.)
Now on to the good stuff ... The PRIZES!
#1 and #2 highest points total winners: $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble eGift card 

#3 points total winner: $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble eGift card

#4 points total winner: $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble eGift card  

2 random winners: digital copies of Deadly Descent
2 random winners: digital copies Tactical Strike
2 random winners: digital copies of Lethal Pursuit

*International entries accepted as long as I can email you your prize. And if you win a book and already have it, you can choose another title from my backlist to replace it.*

Need a sample tweet with a hashtag? Here are some examples:

Love romantic suspense? #Extinguished by @kayleacross out now! 1 sexy sniper, 1 badass heroine! #nook

Love romantic suspense? #Extinguished by @kayleacross out now! 1 sexy sniper, 1 badass heroine! #kindle

New Titanium Security release! #Extinguished by @kayleacross out now! Hot romantic suspense #kindle

Love hot romantic suspense? #Extinguished is out! #kindle #nook

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks so much for your help, and happy reading.

Kaylea :)