Waste of Worth (DeLuca Duet Part One) Teaser! #ComingSoon
Who wants a Waste of Worth (DeLuca Duet Part One) teaser today?
Add Part One to Goodreads here ---> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32722249
The quiet ommpf sound was followed by a quick apology.
Dino spun on his heel, coming face to face with a young woman that held a large camera in her hands and eyes so wide he was pretty sure he would be able to see his reflection in the brown depths if he looked hard enough. She was pretty—beautiful, even—in an unassuming way with her earthy-toned clothing and her long, caramel-colored hair tied up in a messy bun at the very top of her head. The sunglasses on her head fell down over her face, hiding those eyes of hers, as she took another step backward.
She pushed the sunglasses back to the crown of her head.
Dino was still staring at her, quite unsure of what to do.
“You okay?” he asked.
The woman nodded, smiling just a bit.
That led his attention to the gentle curve of her pink lips, and the way her shoulder lifted at the same time.
“My fault,” she replied. “I was walking backward to get the right shot—missed you coming out from behind the statue. Nice day for photos, though, so I couldn’t help myself. I get the best ones in the cemeteries.”
Dino’s brow furrowed.
She talked a lot.
He barely talked at all, even when he was forced into conversation.
Maybe that was why he felt so awkward standing there, unsure of what to say or if she even wanted him to.
“I saw you, though,” the girl continued. “Over there, right?”
She pointed back toward his mother’s grave.
Dino just blinked. “Uh.”
She didn’t seem the slightest bit put off by his lack of communication, instead, rolling right on with whatever she had to say next.
“It makes me curious when I’m photographing cemeteries and see people talking to graves or whatever, and I almost stop them to chat, but never do. It wouldn’t be right.”
Yet, there she was, talking to him.
That was not lost on Dino.
She stuck her hand out, offering it to him.
“Karen Martin,” she said.
Dino’s gaze flicked down at her hand, and without his permission, lifted his own to take hers. There was a warmth to her skin that wasn’t in his, he noticed. They were both outside, so there was no real reason for the temperature difference.
Karen smiled widely. “You should tell me your name, it’s only fair.”
“Dino,” he said, surprised at how quietly his name came out.
“Do you come here often?”
Again, he answered, more honestly than perhaps he should have spoken. “Once a week usually to visit my mother.”
That brightness in her features dimmed just a bit, but she still managed a smile.
Dino couldn’t help but notice that it was a beautiful smile.
Even when it was sad.
“Can I make a confession, Dino?” Karen asked.
Dino eyed her, both curious and a little wary of her sunny disposition while she stood chatting happily in the middle of a cemetery with a man she didn’t know from Eve.
“Go for it, Karen.”
“Me bumping into you wasn’t really an accident,” she said with a wink. “You looked sad—I wanted to see if I could make you smile.”
He wasn’t quite sure what to make of that.
Karen shrugged her one shoulder again, letting go of his hand and pointing at his face as she took a step backward. “And you are, Dino. Smiling, I mean.”
DeLuca Duet Part Two Blurb Reveal!
As promised, I am sharing the blurb today for DeLuca Duet, Part Two (Worth of Waste). Part One and Part Two will release back to back in January and February of 2017.
Worth of Waste
DeLuca Duet, Part 2
Releasing February 6th,2017
Add Part One to Goodreads here --->
Add Part Two to Goodreads here --->
The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different.
His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family.
He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now.
Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules.
He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all.
He’s learned these lessons well.
Author’s Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently.
Cover Reveals Signups for the DeLuca Duet!
I'm a little late posting this today, not surprising though as today as a major lazy day for me, haha. Sometimes we all need them, right?
I have a link to drop off today, a signup for cover reveals.
Both DeLuca Duet covers will release at the same time because next month, both books will go on pre-order at the same time even though Part One will release in January, while Part Two will release in February.
I will have a tour signup very soon to share also, but for now, it is just the cover reveal.
Find that here ---> http://indiesage.com/reveal-deluca-duet-bethany-kris/
Listen to a Deathless & Divided Audio Teaser!
As some know, but not all, I have been working to get a couple of titles into audio. A few months ago I released Lucian in audio, and shortly after his release, had found another narrator, a Chicago-native, Roberto Scarlato to work on the first Chicago War book, Deathless & Divided.
We are finally looking at the end, which means soon I will be able to hit the "approve" button and wait out ACX to put the audio book live on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, which takes about 10-14 days.
So we are likely looking at a mid-December release for this project.
For now, though, you can listen to a 5-ish minute teaser of the book, one of my favorite sections, the Prologue. Each of the War books had a Prologue that was important to the heroine in some way, this one was no exception.
Have a listen, enjoy, and soon it'll be the whole audio book!
For those reading from Goodreads, the embeded audio teaser won't show, so you can follow this link here: https://soundcloud.com/kristen-bethany-kris-bragdon/deathless-and-divided-prologue
The Chicago War Series is Vendor-Wide!
Hey again, all!
I hope Thanksgiving treated you well, and you're at least trying to relax on Black Friday (for those reading from the States).
I have something to share again today, because I said I would once all the links were live and it all looked good. The ladies and gentlemen of The Chicago War have made their way to all vendors over the last few days!
iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.
Once again, because there are so many links, I have just used a universal link for you, which when you click, will direct you to chose between stores and take you from there. <3