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Blog Tour: The No Weddings Series by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion + Excerpt and GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The No Weddings Series by Kat Bastion

with Stone Bastion

 

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No Weddings (#1)

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Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.

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One Funeral (#2)

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The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.

I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.

Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.

As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.

But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?

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Two Bar Mitzvahs (#3)

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Summer heats up in this third book in the No Weddings Series, where Cade Michaelson strives to balance his and Hannah Martin’s new relationship with the growing demands of his financial success.

Waiting for Hannah has been the best and worst kind of torture. Now I can claim her as mine. We believe we’re done with the past and can move forward together.

Hannah grows stronger than ever as she trusts in me—trusts in us. And when obstacles appear, she shows a surprising fierceness that rivals my own.

However, all is not perfect in paradise. Things get chaotic while I try to juggle multiple businesses, an ex from hell, and a girlfriend I’d do anything to keep. And in the middle of the whirlwind, I recklessly think I can handle everything.

But when all the madness is over, will I have everything I want—will I still have Hannah?

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Three Christmases (#4)

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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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Coming Soon: For Valentine’s on January 5, 2015

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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Cade and Hannah have a creative negotiation in NO WEDDINGS…

She held my gaze, cocking her head. “Hey, I’ve been meaning to pick your brain about something.”

I crossed my arms. “Sure, go ahe—” My stomach growled loudly, and I paused, blinking. “Wait, hold up a second.”

Rapid-fire thoughts flowed in. I needed a distraction. She wanted help. My thesis needed attention. Her business needed a shot of adrenaline and a direction in which to run. And I needed to eat…

“You need to feed me.”

She gaped, then her eyes narrowed as her mouth closed. “Excuse me?"

My gaze lingered on her full lips while my mind stuck on the split-second image of her wide-open mouth, and I totally blanked, guttering my thoughts. I swallowed, my throat bone-dry.

Her brow furrowed as I looked at her, likely as if I wanted to eat her. I shook my head, closing my eyes, banishing thoughts of burying my face between her bare legs, because I did want to. Shamelessly. Like a starving man.

I crossed my arms over my chest, sighing heavily while I tried valiantly to stay on topic. “You do cook, don’t you? Meals? Something other than desserts?”

She scoffed. “What do you think? I’m a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.” As if that was supposed to mean something to those of us who didn’t speak cooking-Greek.

“I think if you want help with your business, it will start costing you.” I scrubbed a hand over my chin, thinking this through.

She stared at me as if I’d gone insane.

“You cook a meal and feed me in exchange for one hour of my time. After dinner.”

Her hands flew out, that pretty jaw dropping again, before she pointed toward the front. “What do you think you’ve been doing up there all this time? Using my Wi-Fi, using my space as your own personal library? Now you’re charging me?”

I shrugged. “I don’t recall seeing a ‘no trespassing’ sign up there, and it wasn’t being utilized by any other customer while I offered you free advice. Plus, you had the added bonus of me breaking in your new couch.”

She blinked, looking dazed.

I snapped my fingers. “Now, focus, woman. Stop distracting me with nonessential information. We’re negotiating here.”

Her delicate brows arched higher over wide eyes. Then those shards of ice green were hidden behind narrowed lashes. “Two.”

“What?” I stood taller.

She came closer, exerting her confidence in our game. “Two. For every dinner I cook you, you will provide two hours of business advice.”

Now we were getting somewhere. I took a step closer, causing our bodies to almost touch.

Her face tilted up with my movement, holding my gaze, fearless.

I wanted to kiss her so badly in that moment, but I held fast, keeping my eye on the prize. Which definitely did not include kissing a baking Ice Queen. Not tonight, anyway.

“Two. For every dinner you cook me­—a five-star, restaurant-worthy meal—I will give you two hours of my time afterward. One will be nothing but business, the other can be about any topic I choose, business or personal.”

“P-personal?” She shook her head.

I nodded mine. “Oh, yes. As personal as I want it to get.”

Her slender throat worked down a swallow. I knew I had her. She wanted my help too badly not to invest some time into getting more of what I had to offer.

“Fine.” She gave a single nod. A wisp of hair that had been falling down broke free, caressing her cheek. “Once a week for a few weeks should do it.”

“Three times a week. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. We’ll do it for two months. More if you need it.”

She gaped again. My gaze dropped to those delectable lips once more.

Her tropical scent drifted up between us. My mind hazed, barely holding on to the details she and I worked out. Her soft body leaned into mine, heat scorching through the fabric of our clothes. Gauging by her nonreaction, she’d been so blown by my last counterproposal, she had no idea how close we’d become, how dangerous an edge we teetered on.

The desire to kiss her became undeniable, but I balked. The entire suggestion I’d made was ridiculous in light of the fact she was off-limits in so many ways, and yet, I couldn’t help myself.

I waited.

Her heated breath puffed little scorches through the cotton of my shirt.

“Okay.”

“Okay?”

She nodded, closing her eyes while she backed up a step. Then another. “Don’t ask me again, because I might change my mind.

 

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Award-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 www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.

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2 comments on "Blog Tour: The No Weddings Series by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion + Excerpt and GIVEAWAY"
  1. Thank you so much, Gretchen. We love that banter-filled excerpt.

    ~ Kat & Stone

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    1. My pleasure! I'm looking forward to continuing on with the story. :-)

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