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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paperback Giveaways on Goodreads!

Yeah, yeah. I know. Many of us rarely buy paperbacks anymore. But that doesn't mean we don't enjoy the weight of a book in our hands as we read. Or the feel of those edges beneath our fingers as we flip through each page one by one. And let's not forget about the visual satisfaction of watching the end grow near, evident in those ever thinning pages.

So why am I tempting you with all of this imagery? Because I'm giving away paperbacks! Six, to be exact. The first to each of my series. Three paperbacks of Reese's Cowboy Kiss, book one in my Sweet Montana Bride Series. And three of Rough Edges, the first in my Second Chances Series.



Below you'll find the covers to each, along with a book blurb to whet your romance-reading appetite. Oh you'll also find links to the giveaways, which run through May 26th. But first let me assure you that each of these books, along with all of my published works, is available in ebook as well, for just $3.99 or less. And if you're part of that borrowing program with kindle? Yep, you can get them that way too.

Now for a bit about the books:

First we have Reese's Cowboy Kiss, which features witness protection - rancher style.



Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

* Though this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few minor curse words. *

Next is Rough Edges, a companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series as well as the start of a new.



Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

Though this is considered clean romance it does contain passionate kissing, and a few mild swear words.

ENTERING DETAILS!!

To enter to win one of three paperbacks of Reese's Cowboy kiss click here.
To enter to win one of three paperbacks of Rough Edges click here. But remember, you've got to enter before May 26th.
So, just out of curiosity, what do you prefer best? Ebook or paperback?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Cowboy Romance Read

The Longest Ride has been out for less than a week. (Find my thoughts on the movie here.) Cowboy romance is on the screen, in the air, and on your kindles too, right? Well today you can add another to your collection for free on Amazon.



Cassie's Cowboy Crave, from Amazon's best-selling Sweet Montana Bride Series, will be free April 14, 15, and 16th. The Sweet Montana Bride stories feature handsome cowboys who offer witness protection - rancher style - to women in need.



Cassie’s words dangled in the air like an invitation, warm and welcome. He couldn’t likely bring her home without a simple kiss, now, could he? When their eyes met, Shane tilted his head, asking for permission with the lift of his brow. She nodded slightly – a silent response – yet the best thing he’d heard in weeks – Yes.

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom. Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham? In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. In return, Cassie steals his heart. Yet before they confess their undying love, a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.

Click here to download your free copy before the price goes back up to $3.99.

Are you reading a western romance now? If so is it historical or contemporary? Which do you prefer?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My thoughts on Movie, The Longest Ride

(Photo found : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2726560/)

On Friday, some of my writer friends and I went to see The Longest Ride. A sneak-away-while-the-kids-are-at-school kind of thing. We did not forget the popcorn (extra butter, please) or drinks (Sprite & popcorn are BFFs, you know). We even had chocolate covered cinnamon bears to make it all complete. We'd watched the movie trailer a good dozen times or so. I had already downloaded albums from the artists featured in the main trailer. (Hozier and Banks - both are wonderful by the way, though some songs in Banks' album contain strong language.)

I really enjoyed The Longest Ride. It was especially fun for me to watch since I write novels featuring cowboys! I don't normally blog about movies, but I decided to share some of my thoughts since I've had a few fans contact me about the then-upcoming show, saying they developed their original love for cowboys by reading my very own Sweet Montana Bride Series. (Woot, woot!)

This movie had my interest from the get-go. The actors were convincing, brilliant, and a true joy to watch. Luke, played by Scott Eastwood, is a seriously handsome cowboy who rides bulls, lives on a ranch, and helps provide for his widowed mother. Sophia, played by Britt Robertson, is an ambitious art student who left home to pursue her goal involving a big time job in New York City. I loved how this girl wasn't typically into cowboys, but she could not help but fall in love with Luke; we don't blame her a bit.

In true Nicholas Sparks style, there was another tale weaved into this love story, and a beautiful one at that. When the couple comes upon Ira, an elderly man who's been in an accident, they become part of his life. Through frequent visits, Sophia hears the development of Ira and Ruth's romance, told through the reading of old letters. The unfolding of this tale was well-paced and very touching. In fact, there were many moments that had me wiping at silent tears. Of course, there were plenty of smiles, and a few good laughs as well.

One of my favorite moments was *(do not read if you don't want a tiny spoiler)* when Luke - this gorgeous cowboy - walks onto a college campus with his cowboy boots, snap-up shirt, and a bouquet of flowers in hand to pick up his date. He looked adorably out of place and it totally cracked me up.

*Content: This movie is rated PG-13 and showed a bit more than I anticipated during one of the love scenes.


For those craving more cowboy romance, check out the Sweet Montana Bride Series on Amazon now, 3.99 ea. Each stand alone novel features a contemporary cowboy offering witness protection - rancher style - to a woman in need. (See blurb on book one below.) Also available on audio.

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.
Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.
With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

* Though this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few minor curse words. *
So have you seen The Longest Ride? Read the book? Plan to do either or both? And just how did you develop your first love for cowboys?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Grand Finale for Rough Edges Tour

Here's my fun trip with Prism Book Tours in a nutshell, friends.
Scroll on down for your last chance to enter the giveaway!
A big thanks to those at Brooke Blogs, Pieces of Whimsy Beck Valley Books and Prism Book Tours for hosting, along with all the others who have posted (or have yet to post) the finale! Good luck, all.

 On tour with Pristm Book Tours.

It's the Grand Finale for THE SWEET ROMANCE TOUR:
Rough Edges
By Kimberly Krey

Did you miss any of the sweet EXCLUSIVE CONTENT from this tour? 
If you did, go back and learn more about this book and series now!

Brooke Blogs - Excerpt
     Their eyes met once more, and a shot of heat flooded his chest like a liquid bolt of lightening, forcing his pulse to rush. ìIíve missed you,î he blurted.
     Her eyes widened in response, and Braden wondered if heíd been too bold. Heíd hardly meant to speak it. Itíd been more of a thought. A longing, really.

Pieces of Whimsy - Braden's Workshop

I thought it might be fun to take a look at Braden's workshop, or at least the way I picture it...
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Beck Valley Books - The Second Chances Series
Now for a peek into the rest of the Second Chances Series:
 


Rough Edges
(Second Chances #1)
by Kimberly Krey
Paperbook & ebook, 322 Pages
January 23rd 2015


Rough Edges starts off my newest series, Second Chances ñ a companion to the Sweet Montana Bride series. Featuring some of the characters you know and love, this series will give Allie, Logan, and a new character, Bree, (you'll meet her in Allie's story) a second chance at romance. If you haven't read the Sweet Montana Bride series, no worries. This series, as well as each book within, will stand alone just fine. Now for a bit about the book.

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined sheíd be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasnít even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls. Heís been planning to stop by and see how sheís getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, heís not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With a second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

Allie Emerson gets her happy ending at last in my new release, Rough Edges, available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

About Kimberly Krey

Writing Romance Thatís Clean Without Losing the Steam!

Iím a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.

Iím not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run ñ anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.


Tour Giveaway
To celebrate the release of Rough Edges, the author is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one winner, and a paperback of Rough Edges to another. Good luck, all!


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Prism Book Tours

Monday, March 9, 2015

I'm on a Sweet Romance Tour & Giveaway with Prism Book Tours

So it's March and it's warming up (in some places of the world, anyway) and I thought it'd be a great time for a sweet tour with the truly sweet women at Prism Book Tours. 




Below are links to follow the tour. It runs from March 9th - the 13th, and features my new release, Rough Edges. On this tour we'll have a lovely excerpt from the book, an intro to the Second Chances series with covers and blurbs about the next two books, and a look at our handsome carpenter's wood shop. We'll also have chances to enter for our giveaway. One winner will receive a $10 amazon gift card; another will win a paperback copy of Rough Edges.


Here's the Tour Schedule
Today the tour starts off at Prism Book Tours, here.
March 10th - Brooke Blogs
March 11th - Pieces of Whimsy
March 12th - Beck Valley Books
March 13th - Grand Finale

Oh, and since we're talking about Rough Edges and all, here's a bit about the book:


Rough Edges starts off my newest series, Second Chances – a companion to the Sweet Montana Bride series. Featuring some of the characters you know and love, this series will give Allie, Logan, and a new character, Bree, (you'll meet her in Allie's story) a second chance at romance. If you haven't read the Sweet Montana Bride series, no worries. This series, as well as each book within, will stand alone just fine. Now for a bit about the book.

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls. He’s been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With a second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

Allie Emerson gets her happy ending at last in my new release, Rough Edges, available now on Amazon.

* Amazon * Goodreads *

Good luck to you all; hope you get out there and enjoy the weather.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sweeter-Than-Chocolate Romance for a Super Sweet Price!

http://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Krey/e/B009A0350I/ref=series_rw_dp_ta


Treat your kindle to something sweet for Valentine's Day!

Yep, folks, they're all on sale! Each kindle ebook just .99 cents on Amazon!

The Sweet Montana Bride Series is on sale from Feb 13th - 17th.

Rough Edges, book one of the Second Chances Series, is on sale from Feb 14th - 17th.

Happy Valentine's Day, all!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rough Edges Release

Allie Emerson gets her happy ending at last in my new release, Rough Edges, available now on Amazon.



Rough Edges starts off my newest series, Second Chances – a companion to the Sweet Montana Bride series. Featuring some of the characters you know and love, this series will give Allie, Logan, and a new character, Bree, (you'll meet her in Allie's story) a second chance at romance. If you haven't read the Sweet Montana Bride series, no worries. This series, as well as each book within, will stand alone just fine. Now for a bit about the book.

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls. He’s been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With a second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?


Now for an excerpt from the book:

Their eyes met once more, and a shot of heat flooded his chest like a liquid bolt of lightening, forcing his pulse to rush. “I’ve missed you,” he blurted.
Her eyes widened in response, and Braden wondered if he’d been too bold. He’d hardly meant to speak it. It’d been more of a thought. A longing, really.
At last she nodded. “Yeah,” she said, her voice soft and low. “I … I’ve been wondering about you too. How you’ve been over the years. I kept asking Terrance who you were dating. If you were close to marrying anyone…” Her words drifted off for a breath, but then she spoke up again. “You admitted that you’d turned down our offers to come to dinner and catch up.” She studied him for a moment, a challenge presented in her gaze. “All those years. Why didn’t you just come?”
“You know why.” He’d nearly spoken over her, but he couldn’t help it.
“No, Braden, I don’t.”
He nodded adamantly, taking a step back and folding his arms. “Think about it, Allie.” ...
“I have thought about it –”
“Not nearly enough, apparently,” he snapped.
“I’ve thought about it all these years. It hurt my feelings. I thought we were friends.”
... Braden bit back his words and broke into a pace.
“Braden,” she said, “I wanted you to stay a part of our lives. You were the best influence Terrance had and you just stopped being his friend? Why would you do that?”
Braden froze in place. “I was a better friend to him than you’ll ever know.” Or possibly the worst, he realized. He strode back, his gaze set on her. “And I didn’t want to be your friend, Allie. I wanted more than that and you know it.”
Her face fell flat. Her lips parted. But no words came. She cleared her throat, casting her eyes to the floor. “Yeah,” he said. “Don’t pretend that you don’t know. I made it clear. And as soon as I did you started setting me up with every friend you had. Including Kayla.”
“That’s not…” Her face flushed red. Her lips tightened. “That’s not how it went, Braden.” The silence that followed was painful. The tension wedged in each passing second pressed at Braden’s last nerve.
“Well,” he said, “this has been a nice trip down memory lane, but if you don’t mind I’ve got to get back to work. Come on out when you’re ready.” He turned away from her in one quick jerk and walked out of the kitchen, one long stride after the next.


To celebrate the release of Rough Edges, I'm giving away THREE FREE paperbacks! After entering here, you may enter again by leaving a comment at (one of my personal favorites) Getting Your Read On. Good luck, my friends!

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