Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DIAMONDS blog tour

Christy's 5 star review:

 photo a7a49982-b0d9-42da-993c-4d2047a244a1_zpskw7dyhud.jpgDiamonds is one of those books that was hard for me to put down. Once I started reading, I just had to know where this story was gonna go. I love books like that. I love when a story like Bryna’s comes along and it’s so messed up, and at times such a train wreck you can’t look away. And I mean that in the best way possible.

Bryna is a 17 year old high school student, but she is mature for her age, both in looks and attitude. She’s adjusting to living with her fathers new wife and her new stepbrother, her boyfriend is a Hollywood star and she is the queen bee at her school. Yet she wants more, craves more. One night while out alone at a club, she meets him. A gorgeous stranger. Sparks fly.

She held on to her confidence and met his dark gaze. The gaze of the devil incarnate tempting her to sin, offering her an apple from the Garden of Eden. Perhaps he was a snake. But if sin tasted this good, then she understood why Eve had thirsted for knowledge.

 photo b5289656-ef0c-4513-940d-69a64e877609_zpsyzryjyon.jpgWhat was supposed to be one night with a handsome stranger turns into more. Bryna carries on a relationship with this older man, Jude. Jude is separated from his wife. He’s very hesitant to share any personal info with Bryna, which is fine with her. She doesn't want him knowing her age or who her father is etc.

So this relationship of sorts stays secret. Secret rendezvous, secrets about lives, jobs, ages, etc. But one thing among all the secrets is real. The feelings Bryna is starting to develop for Jude. She is starting to care about him, want more. What started as just a fling is changing in her head and in her heart.

One day, she wouldn’t have to hide from him the things everything else would already know about her, but she didn’t think she would be able to share the things only he knew about her heart with anyone else.

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Things are going good for this couple… but what happens when the secrets are found out?

Bryna was one of those characters I was not crazy about at the beginning of the book. But she completely grew on me. By the end, she was actually one of my favorite people in this story. I still have mixed feelings about Jude, but I can’t wait to see what happens with him in the next book.

The connection these two had was primal. It was hot, sexy, forbidden. It was steamy and angsty to the max and it’s exactly the type of books I was in the mood for. This book won’t be for everyone. K.A. Linde’s books aren’t for everyone. If you can’t handle the angst, the age difference etc then you might not love it like me. But if you are in the mood for a book with exquisite writing, characters you will hate to love and love to hate with a taboo feel and one that will completely draw you in, I would highly recommend this book. I really enjoyed it. The end did leave off in a cliff hanger, but Gold will be out soon enough and I can’t wait to see what happens!

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Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

The author is giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Add the Series to your TBR!
Gold (All That Glitters, #2)
July 7, 2015
The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
Preorder  GOLD!
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Platinum (All That Glitters, #3)
Release TBD.
The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna's best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent's expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1zMi5jb

Silver (All That Glitters, #4)
Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna's best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1Mve90q

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

Chapter Reveal: 

Trying to keep her walls up around him was futile. Everywhere else, she had to pretend that she was whole and fine, that nothing could bring her down, nothing could hurt. If the opportunity to be herself and to be with someone who understood her pain was presenting itself to her, then she was going to take it.
“You’re right.”
He didn’t ask her to talk about it or explain the feelings behind her emptiness. And she didn’t ask him to try to make it better. A mutual understanding bloomed between them, something no one else could touch. In that moment, she knew she was lost.
His lips crashed down on top of hers, forceful and demanding. He was in charge. He took control. It was clear he knew exactly what he was doing.
Her scotch glass disappeared from her hand, and then he guided her back to his bedroom. The glass balcony doors, covered in sheer curtains, let in a dim glow of light. A king-sized bed took up the center of the room with a black leather bed frame, a charcoal bedspread, and black throw pillows. It was dark and exotic.
Jude’s lips melted with hers for a minute, tasting and testing. When he pulled back, she was left wanting more. She didn’t feel as hollow with his lips on hers.
“Stand right here,” he instructed, positioning her to face the bed.
She curiously looked at him as he sat down in front of her. She wanted to make some comment about how she could have just stood at the bar, but she held her tongue. She was confident in her skin. She didn’t mind him examining her from head to toe.
And he did just that.
“Now, take off your dress. Slowly.”
She arched an eyebrow, and he just smirked back in return with a challenge glinting in his eyes. She could play this game if that was what he wanted even if it would be her first real striptease.
Turning to face away from him, she spread her legs more than shoulder width apart, stretching the elastic material until the dress rode up her legs. Then, she reached for the zipper on the back and very carefully dragged it down. First, she revealed the royal-blue La Perla bra, then the matching lace panties, and finally the curve of her ass. She dropped the dress off of each shoulder and then gingerly pushed it over her hips where it pooled at her feet.
She heard his intake of breath, and it encouraged her to continue.
She slowly walked in a small half circle to face him in nothing but her lingerie and Louboutins. Red lacquered heels were her specialty.
“Proof that your dress looks better on my floor.”
Bryna walked forward, one foot in front of the other, swaying seductively. She pushed him backward on the bed, climbed on top of him, and threaded his tie through her fingers. “So will your suit.”
“I’m going to fuck you in those heels.” He rolled her over on the bed and started stripping out of his suit. “Just those heels.”
“You’ll have to do something about this lingerie.”

“I don’t care if I have to rip it off,” he said as his pants fell to the floor, leaving him in nothing but his black boxer briefs.

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