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An EXCLUSIVE KB First! Christina Lauren Cover Reveal!

Happy March! Although for some of you, I’m sorry it doesn’t feel like March, yet. Sorry? I hope you have books to keep you warm. And dry. We’ve got a fun thing for you to look at!

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The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week… Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation. Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer. Never the prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. But side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives.

News and Useful Links

Nora Roberts wrote a follow-up to her response to the whole copy paste thing, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. She’s got a lot of good points (and a lot of good resources), but it’s important to weed out the bad so the good can thrive. And there are a lot more of the good than the other kind.

Have you been waiting for Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure basically since After the Wedding came out? Well, guess what? There’s a release date, and I can’t wait!

(Oh. It’s March 26.)

If you’re looking for a new online class to take, Christina Lauren and Frolic have worked together to create an online class, which you can sign up for anytime! It’s pretty inexpensive, and I hear it’s pretty useful if you actually want to write romance.

New Twitter romance game! Jennifer Porter (and the rest of us) had so much fun with #YMBIARN that she started #NTRomNov, which has also been lots of fun.

The Love’s Sweet Arrow kickstarter closes in five days and they’ve still got quite a ways to go. We gotta help the spread of romance-dedicated bookstores all over the world!

Y’all, this is adorable. The cover, the concept. I love all of it.


Tempest by Beverly Jenkins is 1.99. Even though it’s the third book in the series, it’s as good a place as any to start if you’ve never read one of her books.

Hudson Lin has a new novella out featuring flight attendants and I am all for it. It’s called Fly With Me and is 2.99 right now.

Sean Kennedy’s Tigers and Devils is 99 cents right now. If you’re looking for a good m/m romance featuring Australia football and humor, that’s where you want to go.

Something Else New and Different

So 2019 is the Year of New Things for Kissing Books, and for the first time ever, we’re doing a cover reveal! Not only do we get to see a new cover, this is the first time I’ve been able to write EXCLUSIVE in the subject line!

Here’s the synopsis:

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (on-sale October 22nd ; Gallery Books)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment Weekly) My Favorite Half-Night Stand comes a modern love story about what happens when your first love reenters your life when you least expect it…

Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.

During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it becomes clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.

Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason…whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

With Christina Lauren’s signature “beautifully written and remarkably compelling” (Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author) prose and perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, Twice in a Blue Moon is an unforgettable and moving novel of young love and second chances.


Drum roll, please….

Here it is!

Cover of Twice in a blue moon by Christina Lauren

Go add it to your Goodreads, and pre-order it on Amazon! Meanwhile, I’ll be over here trying to catch up on the other four Christina Lauren books I have and haven’t gotten to yet (:The Jess Pryde Story).

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