Author Spotlight & Giveaway:
K.A. Linde – The Avoiding Series
BookCrushin is extremely honored to have been chosen to participate in a 13 day author spotlight & giveaway! 13 bloggers were chosen to participate in a blogger – author speed dating event on Saturday, May 3rd at the Washington, DC Author Signing Event hosted by Lalone Marketing, and sponsored by SMI Book Club. I got about 4 minutes with each of the 13 authors and asked the same 3 questions to help give everyone a fun insight about each author in attendance! I had so much fun getting to know each author and collecting signatures and swag! Be sure to check out the event-wide giveaway – scroll all the way to the bottom to find out the schedule and try to check back every day until May 19th! Also, there were some blog specific giveaways so check out the previous posts (or click here). Be sure to show the authors love; add to your goodreads, purchase books & enter the giveaways!
K.A. Linde – 3 Questions
K.A. Linde is steadfast that her book crush belongs to her and her only. She met him first, before the book was ever published…so all of you Kellan Kyle fans out there better back off because he is taken! If you have been under a rock, or just don’t read much romance, Kellan Kyle is the hot rockstar in the Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens. Now get out from under that rock and read that series!
Ms. Linde is very much into fantasy novels and picking the series she wish she wrote was pretty easy for her. Harry Potter by JK Rowling. She says the real reason is due to all the castles, but honestly who doesn’t wish they wrote such an amazing series!
“There is always a bit of truth in the fiction.” K.A. Linde tells me quite eloquently. There are people and events in her books that have been inspired by her real life. For example, in her book, Following Me, there is a scene in which someone is doing drugs in a public bathroom. Readers seem to criticize this part as being too ridiculous, but K.A. was a witness to this exact same scene in real life. It was not her of course, she just saw someone doing drugs in a public bathroom at a very prominent building in Chicago.
Avoiding Commitment (Avoiding #1)
Category: New Adult, Mature, Contemporary Romance
Publication: July 29th, 2012
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, she receives a phone call that changes everything. He unexpectedly asks her to convince the new girl, Bekah, that he’s ready to commit. Jack is calling now after everything they had been through because there is another woman. She can’t believe it.
Follow Lexi in this heart wrenching drama as she relives her past relationship, or lack thereof, with Jack, and not just in her own mind, but to his fiance-to-be. Throw in Bekah’s hot brother who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, a past with more secrets to unravel than you can even imagine, and you get a recipe for disaster.
Find out what happens to Lexi as she travels to Atlanta to get the closure she so desperately desires from Jack, and how the bumps of life seem to keep getting in the way.
Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding #2)
Avoiding Temptation (Avoiding #3)
Off the Record (Record #1)
Category: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: March 11th, 2014
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
Liz Dougherty has no idea a single question is about to change her life.
Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.
But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.
Sleek, sexy, and smart, Off the Record ventures into a high-stakes campaign and an even higher-stakes affair to answer the question: When politics and love collide, can there ever be a winner?
On the Record (Record #2)
Publication: August 26th, 2014
Author Bio: K.A. Linde
K.A. Linde is the bestselling independent author of the Avoiding series, Off the Record, and Following Me. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into awkward, usually life-threatening scenarios.
After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper. When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling, bargain shopping, playing with her puppies, and still reading anything she can get her hands on.
She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
She is currently working on a three book Record series coming out in 2014 by Montlake Romance.
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Event-Wide: Signed book from one of the 13 authors
BookCrushin Author Spotlight Schedule:
Wednesday, May 7th ~ Luke Young
Thursday, May 8th ~ Priscilla Glenn
Friday, May 9th ~ Cora Carmack
Saturday, May 10th ~ Dina Silver
Sunday, May 11th ~ Rebecca Donovan
Monday, May 12th ~ J. Sterling
Tuesday, May 13th ~ K.A. Linde
Wednesday, May 14th ~ Abbi Glines
Thursday, May 15th ~ Jamie McGuire
Friday, May 16th ~ Jillian Dodd
Saturday, May 17th ~ Wendy Higgins
Sunday, May 18th ~ Jennifer Armentrout
Monday, May 19th ~ Emma Chase