Monday, January 5, 2015

Release Day-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: For Valentine's by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

For Valentine’s Synopsis
This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.
Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.
Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.
But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…
Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.
Fire extinguisher highly recommended.
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Cade and Hannah heat things up in her ’67 Mustang…
When Hannah removed her hand from my crotch, cooler air seeped through the denim. Then her soft lips touched my earlobe seconds before hard teeth tugged on it. She reached over to the ignition and twisted the key, cutting the engine. “We won’t need the heat for a while.”
She was right. Windows? Already fogging.
The coat that she’d been huddling under only seconds ago, slid off of her as she shifted and knelt onto her seat. She bundled up the woolen material and tossed it into the back.
I’d planned this trip to be amazing, to get my troubling dreams in line with my incredible reality, and when we hit a little black-ice speed bump? Hannah grabbed the wheel…
My pulse kicked up at the desire in her darkened eyes. Needing to touch her, I slid a hand up her thigh.
My one-track mind screeched to a halt. “Uh…” Those knit-tight things still clung to her legs. “How do you propose we have sex with these things on?” I pinched the material away from her skin, then released it. The fabric was so soft, it didn’t even snap against her skin properly. I scowled. “These come off.”
She shook her head with an amused smile. “No. They’re keeping me warm. Besides, who said you’re getting any? We said ‘making out.’”
I choked out a laugh. “For over an hour? You trying to kill me with blue balls?”
That luscious lip of hers disappeared behind her teeth as she negotiated carefully around the gearshift to attempt to straddle my lap. Not in any way resembling merely “making out.” Interesting.
With my long legs, the seat was already adjusted back as far as possible. The steering wheel had nowhere to else go. But none of the cramped quarters made any difference to my determined woman. And she fit perfectly.
As her body settled over mine, all soft curves and temptation underneath the thin fabric of her dress, her lips brushed over my ear. “I promise you won’t die. And there will be no blue balls.”
Translation: sex.
She just wanted to play a little. Or a lot.
And I was the happiest f*cking man on Earth to be her toy.
Her lips began a sensual path over my skin, trailing below my ear, dotting small kisses over my jawbone, until she reached my chin. Then she paused and swallowed hard.
Her chest heaved up and down, breasts pressing against me with every inhalation. Her fingers found their way into my hair, cradling the back of my head. Her intense gaze penetrated down deep, piercing my heart. “I love you, Cade Michaelson.”
My lips curved into a smile. Before I had a chance to respond, her eyes drifted closed and she kissed me. Not hard and rough. Not urgent. She took her time, savoring each touch. Her tongue tasted mine, then her lips closed, denying me access. Until she sucked on my lower lip.
Unhurried, lazy and seductive, she backed up her words with her body. Our lips touching was the only skin to skin, but her body undulated over mine. Hips arched, then curved against me in slow rhythm. Her fingers tugged at my hair.
I groaned and closed my eyes, my c*ck hardening painfully behind my denim button fly. But I didn’t pull the plug on her slow seduction. Nothing in the world would make me take control away from her.
My Review  You know how the synopsis says steamy, scorching and explicit?  Make sure you take those words to heart, because For Valentine's is that and more, starting off with one hell of a scorching hot scene.

This novella wrapping up the No Weddings series gives us a fun (and HOT) look at Cade and Hannah after the wedding, and the couple of days leading up to their first Valentine's Day as a married couple.  With Hannah's help, Cade is trying to work through some nasty recurring dreams that hearken back to his ex...all while trying to give Hannah a romantic Valentine's weekend getaway.

You've got the sweet, the hot, the explicitly steamy sex, and more than one "awwww" moment, all packed into this quick novella.  And you'll get it from Cade's point of view...have I mentioned before how much I love getting stories from the male POV?  It makes everything even more interesting with a much more raw look at everything that is going on then what you get from the female POV.

Yes, the story is a bit gratuitous and in some places might get a little cheesy...but what it really is all about is a pure celebration of Hannah and Cade's love.  Ultimately it is a very satisfying finish to an amazing series-if you've read the first four books, you will NOT want to miss this wonderful ending.

Another 5 stars...another top recommendation from me (18+ only!)...and I'm sure going to miss these characters.  I can always hope and cross my fingers though, right? ;-)

Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion Bio
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at, website at, and their Twitter accounts at and for more information.
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