It’s coming!

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It's finally coming!

The next book in the Billionaires and Brides series will be released later this month! WOOOOO

 

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Baby brain took it's toll, but the book is finally finished! We're just putting the final touches on it now and getting ready to send it to ARC readers! (Side note, if you want to be an ARC reader- please contact me!)

I'm now hard at work on Book #3 for this series as well as working on Gabe's Kisses book (due out this summer!) There's a couple of other things in the works, but those aren't quite ready for the light of day yet 😀

 


An Update!

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I've gotten several emails from readers wanting to know when the next books are coming, so I thought I would share here 🙂

I'm currently working on two books.

  1. Billionaires and Brides Book 2: This one is so much fun to write. It's got shoes. And a baby. And that's all I'm saying for now. My goal is to have the rough draft done and to the editor by the time the baby gets here! (So, I have to get on it!) Hopefully, Baby decides to help me out with this. If not, then it will be done as soon as possible!
  2. Kisses- This is Gabe's story. He's a total charmer and I love him. He's using his dating service and well, things never go as planned! I'm hoping this one will be ready late spring/early summer. Again, this date depends on Baby 🙂

I have another Billionaires and Brides book rattling around in my head (it's a second chance love story) but that one will come when the first two are done!

Thank you all for reading!

 


Yours Completely

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A new series!

Maids don't ever get to go to the ball… do they?

Jace Connors:
Stretched thin from running a business and organizing a wedding, the last thing Jace needs is the world's most eligible bachelorettes trying to sneak their way into his bed. When he meets Ella grooming the inn's horses, though, she leaves him breathless. Jace knows that he can't let her get away…

Ella McDaniels:
What starts as an almost-kiss in the barn ends up captivating Ella, even though she knows that the richly dressed Jace is out of her league. However, when he keeps showing up wherever she is, her attraction to him grows. And if she can outwit her wicked stepmother, she just might be able to dance with him at the wedding reception ball. There's only one problem…

What if Jace is actually the groom?

 

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This is just the first book in a new series by Krista Lakes! Billionaires and Brides will follow the love lives of billionaires and the women they marry. Be sure to stay tuned to get more stand-alone, happily ever after stories!


12 Days of Christmas with Krista

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It has been an amazing year. I have been so blessed to be able to write these wonderful stories and even more blessed to have such amazing fans that enjoy reading them.

As such, I want to give you all gifts. I don't have a way to get something to everyone, so I'm just going to do a huge giveaway 🙂

The 12 Days of Christmas with Krista is 12 days of book and gift card giveaways. I have over 50 books to give out, as well as tons of Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.

Every day from December 12 to December 24th, I'll post an image on my Krista Lake's Facebook Page (most days will have multiple images). All you have to do is like and comment to enter! At the end of the day, I will go through and select random winners of books and message you through Facebook that you've won.

Here's a list of all the books!

  • 2 copies of The Redemption of Darius Sterne by Carole Mortimer
  • 2 copies of The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes
  • 2 copies of This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
  • 2 copies of Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
  • 2 copies of Say My Name by J Kenner
  • 2 copies of On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy
  • Carry Me Home by Rosalind James
  • Need You for Keeps by Marina Adair
  • Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell
  • 3 signed copies of Saltwater Kisses
  • 3 signed copies of Rainwater Kisses
  • 3 signed copies of Freshwater Kisses
  • 3 signed copies of Hurricane Kisses
  • 3 signed copies of Barefoot Kisses
  • 4 signed copies of Waterfall Kisses
  • 12 signed copies of Walking on Sunshine
  • 3 signed copies of Stepbrother Hero
  • 3 signed copies of Stepbrother's Gift

In addition, on Christmas Eve, I will be giving out a complete signed set of the Kisses series. (9 books!)

 

Now, the boring rule stuff.

-Books will only be shipped to the continental US. (Sorry, international shipping is expensive!)

-But Non-US folks can still play- you'll just win gift cards instead of books (I have lots to give away)!

-Only entries on the Krista Lakes Fan page will be accepted. (https://www.facebook.com/KristaLakesRomance/) There will be links other places, but only comments/likes on the https://www.facebook.com/KristaLakesRomance/ will be accepted.

-All winners will be randomly selected.

-Books will be shipped the first week of January. I only want to make one trip to the post office, so if a winner has not responded with their address by Dec. 28, 2015 a new winner will be selected. (Be sure to check your Facebook messages!)

-It is possible to win more than one book, so keep trying on every image!

-This is for fun, so please keep everything in the spirit of giving and reading some great romance books!

*All traditional Giveaway Rules and Regulations apply.

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Void and/or prohibited where necessary
  • Participants may also email if unable to access Facebook or do not wish to comment/like
  • Shipped books to US only. Gift cards to US and international.
  • Occurs 12/12/2015-12/24/2015
  • Sponsor: Krista Lakes PO BOX 33442 Northglenn CO 80233
  • Number of prizes, the accurate description of each prize, the retail value of each prize and the odds of winning each type of prize vary.
  • All prizes offered will be awarded. Prizes will be shipped no later than Feb. 1st, 2016
  • Random selection will be utilized to determine winners.
  • A list of all winners may be found with Krista Lakes.

Make sure you've “Liked” my page so you can see the images as they come up! Then check your Facebook messages to see if you've won!

 

Happy reading!


Why I’m doing 12 Days of Christmas

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Why Christmas and not Happy Holidays?

Simple. I celebrate Christmas and since I'm giving away presents, that would mean that I get to decide what to call it 🙂 If someone gives a gift, it's for a reason. Christmas is my reason.

I love this time of year. I love it when friends invite me to their celebrations (Hanukkah is one of my favorites and I'm always honored and excited whenever I get to experience it.)

I want everyone to be included.  So, if you don't celebrate Christmas, that's okay! You can still have presents! I still want to give them to you. This is me celebrating my traditions and including my friends. I just want to give away stuff! 

Please come and join in my celebration. I'm inviting you, regardless of what holiday you do or don't celebrate to come and celebrate mine.

So happy holidays, everyone! Be sure to go to my Facebook page so you can enter to win some of my presents!


Upcoming Books

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For those of you who missed my Facebook announcement, I'm pregnant!

This is baby number two for the Lake house and we are very, very excited.

The only downside, my brain is preggo baby mush. Being pregnant is like walking through a fog, except no one else sees the fog- they just see you moving slow and stumbling. Yay, hormones!

I am working as hard as I can on the next Kisses book (it's at least outlined!) and I am almost done with the first book of a new series (which will be AWESOME). Both will be released in January, so make sure to save one of your Amazon gift cards for them!

I will also be releasing a refinished and complete novel containing all of the “Woman of the Billionaire's Dreams” novellas. (Also coming in January)

 

Basically, a lot of good things are coming in January. (Except the baby. He's coming in late March)


Coming soon!!

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I wrote a book with my sister!

Darla York is my little sister and she and I wrote a book together. It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to her becoming the next hot author of romance 😀

I hope that you all fall in love with her “Manny” as much as I did!


RWA in NYC!

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I'm here in New York City for the first time! The biggest romance convention  (RWA) is being held this week here at the Marriott right on Times Square.

I'm having a blast! I've already fan-girled several of my favorite authors and I picked up a bunch of signed books. It's been amazing!

 

So, if you're in NY, let me know 🙂


New book coming!

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I'm so excited for this one!

My little sister wrote a book! I got to co-write it!

It's coming in just a couple of weeks (I'm editing the last bit now) and I'm so excited to get her debut book out into the world 🙂 Keep a lookout- I'm working on the cover (in between edits, because edits suck) so I'll have that soon!


Stepbrother Books

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Stepbrother Dearest, Stepbrother Billionaire, Prick, Stepbrother Charming...

All Amazon Top 100 books.

I'd like to add two more to the list.

Coming this June…

Stepbrother's Gift

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A billionaire stepbrother, a long-forgotten IOU, and an attraction that can't be fought.

Stepbrother Hero

mediumstepbrotherheroHe was the most honorable man I knew, but even he couldn't resist our love.

 

 

“Krista,” you  may ask, “when did you have time to write these? You're supposed to be writing Waterfall Kisses right now!”

That's because I originally released these under my erotica pen name as two serials, so they are already written. “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” and “A Baby for My Military Stepbrother” were the original titles. The erotica pen name is no longer available on Amazon.

So why am I releasing these two books on my Krista Lakes pen name?

In their serial form, all 5 of “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” and all three of “A Baby for My Military Stepbrother” were in Amazon's Top 1000. They were tearing up the charts. 5 of the 8 parts hit Amazon's Top 100 before Amazon stepped in.

Then Amazon decided that the content of the books was inappropriate for their store and blocked them from sale. I still had the last part of “Billionaire” and three more parts of “Military” but was not able to publish them. It was heartbreaking.

Now, these are ROMANCE books. Yes, they are steamy. They contain two non-blood related, consent-giving adults having adult interactions of the physical kind. Obviously, if they were selling in the top 100 of the store, people were enjoying them. They are steamy, but I had considered releasing them originally on my Krista Lakes pen name.

But Amazon disagreed and blocked the books. Apparently, an erotica author can't write romance.

We've been talking with Amazon and have finally gotten permission to resubmit these stories in a new form. “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” will now be condensed and novelized into “Stepbrother's Gift” with the long-anticipated ending. “A Baby for My Military Stepbrother” will be condensed and have the final three parts added in “Stepbrother Hero.”

I want to note that my erotica pen name (which has some really raunchy stuff- got to write what sells to pay the bills!) is not my Krista name. Back when I was first starting out, erotica was an easy way to earn some extra money. I picked a genre within erotica and went wild, writing to trends and finding what sold. It paid my bills and saved my marriage. It is what allowed me to finally write what I really wanted.

It was also a perfect testing ground.

I had wanted to try a serial format of the hot new trend of stepbrothers and my erotica pen name made more sense as a testing ground. When the first “Billionaire Stepbrother” part took off, it caught me by complete surprise and unfortunately meant that the works were tied to that name. I didn't want to switch a best-selling novella and risk losing my ranking in the store. After that, it made sense to publish the others on that erotica pen name since that's where people were looking for them.

I wish I had just started them on Krista in the first place.

But now they are getting prepped and ready for submission to Amazon! I am excited about all the new content and it's been a lot of fun getting to go through and tie everything together. Imagine taking a tv series and turning it into a movie. There's so much good stuff to work with!

I hope that you all enjoy these very sexy stepbrothers! They'll be available for .99 to start or Free with Kindle Unlimited! June can't get here fast enough!