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Monday, August 24, 2015

Paperback Giveaway for Second Chances Series

To celebrate the upcoming release of my latest novel, Mending Hearts, I thought it would be fun to do a Goodreads giveaway.

Up for grabs, we have three copies of Rough Edges - book one of the Second Chances Series. We also have three paperbacks of the latest addition, Mending hearts.

That's six paperbacks total, meaning six chances to win!

Entering is just an easy click away, so be sure to follow the links and do it.











Enter for Rough Edges here.
Enter for Mending Hearts here.


Prefer kindle?
We've got that too.
On Amazon now for just 3.49 a piece.

Come! Enter! Win!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mending Hearts is Available for Pre-Sale!

Summer is coming to a close,
the kids are gearing up for school,
and Mending Hearts is up for pre-sale!

Here's a bit of info about this second book in the Second Chances series:
Logan & Candice, on the verge of divorce, decide to give their marriage one last try. But will they be able to get passed the issues holding them back?



Logan and Candice Emerson will hold a place in my heart forever!
I have to say, writing this book was a journey for me. I really enjoyed discovering just what Candice and Logan had gone through over the years, and learning how they overcame some of the difficulties that tore them apart. Unlike the other novels I've written, Mending Hearts involves aspects like marital separation, infertility, and adoption too. As with any pursuit of happiness, many obstacles come into play, but this couple shows admirable levels of strength and a sincere and lasting love for one another. Of course, as with any of my books, there will be plenty of steamy clean romance along the way. Here's a book blurb to whet your appetite:

Candice is through with married life and all it entailed: infertility, an adoption gone wrong, and the death of her husband’s twin brother. Now that they’ve been separated for nearly a year, Candice is finally ready to set Logan free. But when he steps back into her life, Candice begins to have second thoughts. Even though she hasn’t fully healed from the heartache she endured over their married years, she can't fathom the thought of losing him a second time. Can Candice let go of past hurts and give Logan a second chance, or will her fears keep them apart?

Logan has spent the months of separation giving Candice the space she needed. But when he discovers that Candice is about to file for divorce, he decides he better take action quick. He didn’t spend the best years of his life with this woman, only to let her slip away. Yet just when the opportunity comes again – his chance to finally make things right – an entirely new force threatens to tear them apart. Will opposition keep the heart-broken couple from getting back together, or will they have the strength to break through the barriers, no matter what their future might bring?


So, you may order it on amazon now, and it will be delivered to your reading device on release day, which is September 7th. For now, get out there and enjoy what's left of this gorgeous summer! Perhaps by reading a lovely romance novel on the beach, in a hammock, or at a quiet spot in your garden while the little ones nap. For me, I don't have a beach close by, but I do have a nice hammock out back that is perfect for reading in the afternoon. What's your pleasure?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Get Your Free Cowboy Romance Read!

Want to hear what makes Jade's Cowboy Crush so dear to my heart? I'll tell you below.
But first, let me ask you something:

Have you got Cowboy Romance?
Do you wish (very badly with all your sweet little heart) that you had more?

Would you like to download one for free today? (The answer to these questions is yes, by the way.)

Good. I'm glad you said yes because Jade's Cowboy Crush, from Amazon's best-selling Sweet Montana Bride Series, will be free May 28th, 29th & 30th. The Sweet Montana Bride stories feature handsome cowboys who offer witness protection - rancher style - to women in need.



Now for what makes this story really stand out to me.
Jade's Cowboy Crush is all about inner journeys (with a giant helping of romance on the side).
See, Jade is a single mom who's independent, strong-willed, and dead-set on staying single until her young son is grown. In this story she'll have to learn to rely on other people, and trust her instincts even when it terrifies her.

Now Gavin is someone who's made a lot of mistakes. He left some pretty bad choices in his past, but finds that they make their way back to him at the very worst time. Gavin is flirtatious, fun, and a better man than he realizes. In this story, he must learn to forgive himself to overcome his demons.

To hear more about the book you can read the blurb below. Even better, you can go to Amazon and download it FOR FREE now! OH! And guess what? Once you purchase the ebook (even if it's a free purchase) you can get the audio for an amazingly reduced rate! And then you can listen to it while you drive or cook or clean or do laundry or snack on things like steamed broccoli with lemon juice and salt. (Mmm - one of my favorites!)



Single mother, Jade Miller, has just witnessed a murder. Now, set to testify against the cold-blooded killer, Jade must be placed under protection. While she is grateful to the kind folks who’ve offered to take in her and her son, Jade is surprised to find the man escorting them from L.A. to Montana is Gavin Emerson. A womanizing, far-too-attractive-for-his-own-good, rebel cowboy. Jade assures Gavin that she has sworn off men until her son is grown, but all too soon she finds herself fighting back feelings for the man who’s agreed to care for them.
Gavin wants nothing to do with ranch life. Not since the ugly fallout he had with his father over eight years ago. But when he agrees to come back, harboring Jade and her son for a time, Gavin falls in love with life on the land once again. Above that, he finds his heart has been captured by his lovely house guest, Jade Miller.
After reservations on both parts, the two are finally ready to open up and give their new-found love a try. Only they aren’t in the clear just yet, and as a dark and deadly threat falls upon them, Gavin finds that his bad-boy past may have led the danger right to their door.
*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.*


So is there a book you have read that really touched a place in your heart? If so, be a share bear and tell us about it in the comments below.

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...
(Photo Details ID 11628233 © Gleb Semenov | Dreamstime.com http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-workplace-carpenter-image11628233)
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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