A Different Kind of Teaser Tuesday!

While I’m waiting to get feedback on my rewrites for Mine to Steal, I figured I’d post something completely different. This time, I’m going to post about ARCs I’ve had the honor of reading (or will be reading) and tell you about them. So let’s get started!!

First up, we have Chat by Theresa Rite:

Chat

I loved this book! I had read the premise and since she’s a friend of mine, Theresa let me read an ARC. First off, it was NOT what I was expecting…in a really good way! Sandy and Jason are life-long friends with an unbreakable bond. Every since second grade, they’ve seen each other through life’s bumps and bruises and always made it to the other side. Recently divorced, Jason is ready to move on and find his next romance, and with the help of his best friend, he does exactly that. Sandy (the name makes me what to sing Sandra Dee) and Jason are the friends you love to read about. They have each other’s back, push each other to be better and have that friendship built on witty comebacks and history that make you question everything. Jason…he’s kinda perfect….I really wanted him to forget the other writer and choose me. LOL! Add this one to your TBR!!! ❤

Click HERE for the link to my review of Chat

Next up is Word Play by Amalie Silver:

Word Play

So….the cover alone is enough to make someone want to read this book. But to actually read it….charming, funny, sexy, witty and incredibly clever are a few things that come to mind. Amalie Silver takes the writing community and flips the tables. This satirical take on authors, bloggers, agents, fanatics and everything in between is fabulous! What happens when a best-selling-sexy-erotica author, Christoph Strong meets his match in Monica Singer, the blogger determined to learn his identity? Misunderstandings, games, flirtation and of course sexy-time. (Had to channel Borat for that one!) I can’t wait for everyone to pick this one up because really…you’ll love it! ❤

Click HERE to add Word Play to your TBR

Then there is Point of Redemption by Stacey Lynn:

Point of Redemption

Point of Redemption is SO NEW….the cover hasn’t been revealed yet!! Stacey Lynn is one of my favorite people because she dances, she’s funny and a helluva writer!!! I’m so excited that I have my hands on this upcoming release. What does one do when she’s in a cyber waiting room with her own MS? She starts this book TODAY!!! I know I will love it. HOW do I know this, you might ask? Because I LOVED Point of Return, (Nordic Lords #1). That book made me cry and want more – and now she’s giving it to me! This is Ryker’s story. This is Faith’s story. THIS is a love story. Something tells me this is going to hurt, but call me a masochist because I’m going to read it anyway!! ❤

Click HERE to add Point of Return & Point of Redemption to your TBR

After that is Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey:

Scoring Wilder

Everyone knows I love me some R.S.! She’s my girl, text-buddy, beta-partner and table-partner….we are partner’s a lot!! LOL! If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her in person, you are missing out because she is one of the most genuine and kind people I have met. Super sweet!! Anyway, my lovely friend sent me this gem to read and I can’t wait. I LOVED With This Heart…it broke mine, many times. And now, Scoring Wilder….are you kidding me?!? MUST read!! Again, I suppose I’m attracted to fabulous covers, and this one definitely makes that list! So soon as I’m finished with Lynn’s book….this one is queued up and ready to go and I’m looking forward to it! ❤

Click HERE to add Scoring Wilder to your TBR…and while you’re there, add With This Heart (because it’s amazing!)

Anyway, these are only a few of the books I have my hands on and I thought I’d share the love. ❤ These are great books and wonderful, amazing, fabulous, kind, fun, witty, sexy, hysterical, awesome, intelligent, angsty, brave – authors who wrote them! Be sure to give them a whirl, if you haven’t already!!

XO
~T

 

Hey! Baby…

Happy Wednesday!! HUMP – DAAAAAYYYYY!!

Yesterday was a busy day because I had some things to take care…the biggest being that I needed to re-reveal my new book cover.

WHAT!?!?!

Yeah, as it turns out, I started seeing more books with the same couple, and same pose on their book. Who can blame them, they make a GORGEOUS cover!! I really loved my version of the cover, but I felt it best to revamp and reveal a NEW cover. Of course I was disappointed because…I LOVED IT, and it was already out there. But since Mine to Steal doesn’t release for another month, I decided that I have time to get a new cover.

(Give me a sec….)

That didn’t take long. 😛

Thanks to some advice from my girl Amy Queau (who is freakin’ awesome!) I have a new cover that – I can’t believe I’m going to say this and totally mean it:

I LOVE MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL!

Introducing the Mine To Steal Book Cover 2.0

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Mine to Steal

What are your thoughts on seeing the same couple appear on numerous book covers? Did I make the right decision in revamping the above title??

OH YEAH!!! I said it was a busy day! I heard back from two of my betas (amazing women that I appreciate so much) and based on their feedback, I’ve been working on some rewrites that are adding so much to the story. I can’t wait to finish these up and send it to a couple of more people before it goes to the editor. I better get back to it…another busy day ahead! 

As always, thanks for stopping by! ❤ 

XO
~T

😎 Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel. It’s my jam today! 

BOOM…

I needed to take a short break from finishing up Mine to Steal to write a blog post. 

As I said yesterday, the last time I posted was on March 20. There’s been quite a bit that’s happened since then. What, you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you. 🙂

While writing Mine to Steal, I stumbled upon TWO new stories. I have them plotted out and ready to start as soon as I finish Trey’s story. One is another love story, but the other is dark. I have to admit, the darkness scares me, but I feel this pull to go there. We’ll see where it leads. They each have titles, but I’m not revealing them until there’s more to tell…just in case I decide not to tell the story at all. 

Aside from that, I’ve spent five of the last ten working days, in a coffeehouse writing, because it seems that I am unable to write from home. But I’ve knocked out quite a bit there, which makes me incredibly happy. Mine to Steal, more importantly, TREY, is coming along nicely. I had an epiphany last week and the rest of the story unfolded in front of me. Needless to say, HAPPY FACES all around. 🙂 🙂 🙂 This book will be ready for BETA by the middle of next week….at the latest. 😎

GIVEAWAY

While I’m finishing up this book, I decided to run a rare giveaway. It is pinned to the top of my Facebook Page and all entries must be submitted on that post.

Here’s the deal:

1. If you have read Mine to Lose or Being there, Go to Goodreads, Amazon and/or B&N – leave a review for one or both of the books.
2. Go to the Pinned Post and share the link to your review (you should be able to share)
3. Post with “DONE” in the comments.

***WINNERS*** 

When you have done the above, you will be entered into a random giveaway. One winner will receive a signed paperback of Mine to Lose and another will win a signed copy of Being There. Winners will be verified BEFORE notified as a winner. 

*US ONLY
*MUST POST LINK TO PINNED POST TO BE ELIGIBLE
*MUST BE POSTED BY 4/16/14

Winners will be announced on my FB Page 4/17/14 and will have 24hours to claim their prize.

T.K. Rapp is solely responsible for this giveaway. Facebook and/or any of their counterparts have no association with this giveaway.

Don’t own these books yet? Well, here are the buy links 😉

Mine to Lose
AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

Being There
AMAZON

As always, thanks for taking the time to read and hope to hear from you soon. ❤

XO,
~T

And now you know why it’s “BOOM!” P.O.D.

Mystery of Love…

This Monday, my Blog Tour hosted by Back Off My Books, ended. I am so grateful to Jenn for everything she did to put this together; she was fantastic. If you didn’t stop by last Thursday to the Live event, host by RMWTPC‘s Lisa, you missed out. Let’s just say there was Truth or Dare, pics of Texas, and definitely some TK torture…but there were also giveaways! It was so much fun and I got to chat with some great people. If you were one of them, THANK YOU for stopping by. 🙂

Since the tour ended, I have been BETA-reading a few books (awesome books that I can’t wait to come out) and have been staring a the flashing cursor on my screen.

Yup…just staring. I have drafted, outlined, rewritten, scratched out, made notes and still nothing. I have been stuck and it’s been killing me. How am I ever going to publish the book, if I can’t even finish it. As I told my CPs, I am having brain to computer issues. I see it playing out, but I can’t write it out. Make sense?

Mine to Lose ~ Notes

Mine to Lose ~ Notes

That problem was solved yesterday when I cleared my desk, put a song on repeat, got out my notecards and went for it. Not sure what was different between this time and ALL the other times I have tried to work it out, but this time, it clicked. I wrote note after note for two hours and when I was done, I had the entire thing complete! Working through the issues that were blocking me lifted a huge weight off my shoulders, and motivated me to get moving. I was attached to my desk chair for hours, only stopping to eat and say goodnight to the kiddos. By the time I called it a night and shut down last, I had over 2k new words written, another chapter complete and a huge smile on my face.

So, that being said, my focus is on finishing Mine to Lose and I hope that when it’s done, you will love it. I couldn’t stop smiling last night, because I fell in love with Ryan, Emogen’s boyfriend, all over again. I’m so happy, in fact, that I’ve posted a small teaser below:

Mine to Lose ~ Teaser 1

Mine to Lose ~ Teaser 1

Thank you for reading today’s post. Hopefully the teaser did just that….and maybe you’ll check back next week to see what other little snippets I’ll share. I promise, there WILL be another teaser. Who knows, maybe you’ll hear from Trey….he’s kinda great, too.

Don’t forget, during the month of October, 10% of sales from Being There will be donated to The Rose in Houston, Texas, in support of Breast Cancer awareness month!! Click HERE to buy your copy and help a great cause!

One final note: be sure to check back tomorrow or Friday, because one of my FAVORITE authors will be my featured spotlight. Want to know who it is? Check back 😉

XO
~TK

😎 Mystery of Love” by David Gray – Just listen to it. 

Butterflies…

This morning I sit here with a massive amount of butterflies in my stomach. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why…then it hit me.

I’m almost done!

I have spent the last six weeks writing and thinking and taking notes. Writing more and erasing and then writing again. Somehow, through all of it, I have managed to meet my little goals that I have set along the way. And I think I have I story worth sharing…maybe.

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so motivated to do something like this and it makes me nervous and excited all at one time. This whole process is overwhelming and I have to keep myself in check. No sense making any unnecessary moves ahead of time, so I am trying to be patient.

Doubt seeps in and I don’t know that it’s anything that people would want to read, but as I have said again and again, writing it was my dream. The rest, whatever that is, is just icing. I expect my first draft to be completed by this weekend and again…that makes me NERVOUS! So what’s next?

Here come the butterflies…I have enlisted my brutally honest, but kind-hearted, straight-talking friend #1 to read it for me. I know that any feedback I receive is coming from a place of wanting to help, so I can take that criticism. Friends #2, #3 & #4 will follow and hopefully, by the time it’s been read and picked over, something good will come from it. Those four are just my start. I still want people who aren’t close to me to check it out too.

JEEZ! These butterflies are driving me nuts today! OMG….I kinda almost did it. I think I’m a little shocked right now.

~T