Monday, March 1, 2021

Browse #KindleUnlimited #Romance, #Mystery and more and fill up your Kindle with new reads!

I'm Hooked On Your KU Books: Romance, romance, and more Kindle Unlimited romance! Find alpha heroes and BBW, matchmakers and Hollywood stars, cowboys and vampires, love during pandemic and Christmas stories - and much more. (Click on the written title to see the choices.)


March Kindle Unlimited Book Fair: Get your Kindle Unlimited Romance Reads – billionaires and cowboys, teachers and students, doctors and veterinarians, athletes and mountain men.


Clean & Sweet Romantic Mystery & Suspense: More fun books you can get for free in Kindle Unlimited!
Romance
Romantic Suspense
Mystery


Exotic Location Fiction: Need a vacation? Check out these Kindle Unlimited books set in wonderful, hot, sunny, exotic, or unusual locations:
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

#AmWriting guides on sale, plus #99c #SweetRomance novels - #romance #writing

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is still on sale for 99 cents until Feb. 24 (US/UK). Book 1 in the series, 
Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café, is also just 99 cents. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.


I will be teaching an online class in Writing for Children in April, and a class in Plotting in July. Join my infrequent mailing list here to get updates on classes.

My two writing guides are on sale for $1.99 each until February 25:

You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers 

This book focuses on the craft of writing for children. It will help you get started, through straightforward information and exercises you can do on your own or with critique partners. If you’ve been writing for awhile but feel your writing education has gaps, this guide can help you work through those weak points. I share examples from my own work and teaching experience, as well as interviews and advice with published writers and industry professionals.

Whether you’re just starting out or have some experience, this book will make you a better writer – and encourage you to have fun!

You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers is available for the Kindle ($2.99 US/UK), in paperback, or in Large Print paperback.

Advanced Plotting is designed for the intermediate and advanced writer: you’ve finished a few manuscripts, read books and articles on writing, taken some classes, attended conferences. But you still struggle with plot or suspect that your plotting needs work. This book can help.

The Plot Outline Exercise is designed to help a writer work with a completed manuscript to identify and fix plot weaknesses. It can also be used to help flesh out an outline. Additional articles address specific plot challenges, such as getting off to a fast start, propping up a sagging middle, building to a climax, and improving your pacing. A dozen guest authors share advice from their own years of experience.

Read the book straight through, study the index to find help with your current problem, or dip in and out randomly — however you use this book, you’ll find fascinating insights and detailed tips to help you build a stronger plot and become a better writer. Find them on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Chris Eboch is the author of over 60 books for children, including nonfiction and fiction, early reader through teen. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure used in many schools; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; and the Haunted series, about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her writing craft books include You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers, and Advanced Plotting.

Learn more at chriseboch.com or visit her page on Amazon or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

#Romance on sale - Free and 99c books: a #RomanticSuspense and a #SweetRomance plus a Young Adult Suspense novel

A Sweet Romance for only 99 cents!

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

After a rotten week, Holly jumps at the chance to go on a rescue mission. Dozens of cats are stranded in a remote house where the owner has died. They’ve been abandoned, and she can sympathize. But she did not agree to make the road trip with Dustin, her rival and biggest headache at the cat café where they both work.

Dustin has given up trying to get Holly to like him. Still, a long drive through a snowstorm and an overnight in a house full of cats might bring them together—or result in his violent demise. But what they find is worse than they ever imagined: no lights, no heat, the snow still coming down, and over twenty hungry, skittish cats. They’ll have to work as a team to survive and save the animals.

One thing is certain—if they make it back alive, their relationship won’t be the same.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). 

This title stars Merlin, the Maine coon cat readers adore, and many more cats to fall in love with. It includes the tropes two against the world, antagonist to lovers or enemies to lovers, and forced proximity.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Free Romantic Suspense! 

Desert Gold, “Smart romance with an ‘Indiana Jones’ feel,” is ranked 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 50 reviews.

The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy?

Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life—and her heart?

“The story has it all - action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....”

Desert Gold is the first of the Southwest Treasure Hunters novels. Valley of Gems is book 2 and Silver Canyon is book 3. Each novel stands alone and is complete, with no cliffhangers. This series mixes action and adventure of treasure hunting fiction with romance. These Southwestern adventures set in New Mexico and Arizona are perfect for fans of Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels, and Nora Roberts.

See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page.

A Young Adult Suspense for only 99 cents!

Bandits Peak: Danger in the Wilderness

While hiking in the mountains, Jesse meets a strange trio. He befriends Maria, but he’s suspicious of the men with her. Still, charmed by Maria, Jesse promises not to tell anyone that he met them. But his new friends have deadly secrets, and Jesse uncovers them. It will take all his wilderness skills, and all his courage, to survive.

Readers who enjoyed Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet will love Bandits Peak. This heart-pounding adventure tale is full of danger and excitement.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)

Kris writes for children under the name Chris Eboch. Her novels for ages nine and up include Bandits Peak, a survival thriller that will appeal to fans of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet; The Genie’s Gift, a fantasy adventure drawing on the Arabian Nights stories; The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery that brings ancient Egypt to life; and The Well of Sacrifice, an action-packed drama set in ninth-century Mayan Guatemala. Learn more at https://chriseboch.com/ or her Amazon page.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Free and 99 cent #Romance stories and more! #MFRWorg #SweetRomance #RomanticSuspense #CleanRomance

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance – just 99 cents!

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. But when a sexy master baker walks in, she can’t let him get away. So what does she do with the guy of her dreams? Set him up with her sister, of course.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Desert Gold: A Southwest Adventure Romance – just 99 cents!

The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider.

When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy?

Just how far will Erin go to find the treasure and discover what she’s really made of?

“The story has it all—action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....”

See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page.

Enter for a chance to win 50+ Sweet Contemporary Romances from your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors, plus a brand new eReader, via @BookSweeps!

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 Sign up for newsletters from great authors and check them out with a free #romance story. You’ll find best friends, second chances, fake fiancées, and more!

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Check out new authors with $0.99 books! You’ll find romance from sweet to spicy, plus romantic suspense, mystery, and some fantasy.


Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Free and 99-cent #Romance titles, including #sweetromance and #contemporaryromance #BookGiveaway

Sign up for newsletters from great authors and check them out with a free story. You’ll find #romance in many genres in the stories in this group, from sweet to spicy. See your free choices here.


If you love sweet contemporary romance, check out this group. Travel to beaches, islands, the desert, and cafés for a dose of love. Each book is only 99 cents. Check them out here.


Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Find new series or try free samples with all the #Romance novels you need, including #contemporaryromance #SweetRomance

Who doesn’t love a free sample? Sign up for newsletters from great authors and check them out with a free story. You’ll find romance in many genres in the stories in this group, including:

Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Clean Romance
Sweet Romance

See all the FREE choices here. (You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time.)

Looking for a new series to love? If you love contemporary romance, check out this group. It has billionaires and blue-collar workers, romantic suspense, and sweet romance stories – each first in a series, so if you fall in love, you can keep reading! See them all here.


Find even more fun romance books! Get billionaires and blue-collar workers, werewolves and aliens, and much more in romance stories ranging from sweet to steamy. You’re sure to find treasures to fill your Kindle. Prices are 99 cents and up, with some in Kindle Unlimited. Shop here.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.


Monday, January 25, 2021

Fill your Kindle with #KindleUnlimited #Romance Reads including #contemporaryromance and #SweetRomance

Visit ranches, cafés, islands, big cities, and beach cottages in these Clean and Wholesome Romance series in KU. You'll find your favorite romance tropes: billionaires and cowboys, mail order brides and a marriage of convenience. Each starts a series in Kindle Unlimited. Check out the options here.

Do you KU? Fill your Kindle with Binge-worthy Kindle Unlimited Romance Reads – From sexy to sweet, mostly contemporary with an occasional fantasy romance. Get hockey players and football players, rocks stars and royalty, cowboys and billionaires. See them all here.


Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Love at a cat café - a free #SweetRomance - #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #CleanRomance

“Small town romance with cats ... what more could you want?”

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. 

“Anyone who likes a sweet story about relatable, cat-loving characters will enjoy Coffee and Crushes.”

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“There are sisters looking out for sisters, a deliciously sweet hero, and (of course!) all kinds of cats that fill the café and the characters’ hearts. What’s not to love?

Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Excerpt: Chapter 1

Kari studied the muscular, tattooed man with the shaved head. Yummy. Not her type, but still, she could see why some women liked bad boys. “You don’t look like a barista.” Whoops, had she said that out loud?

One corner of his mouth twitched. “You don’t look like a business owner.”

Fair enough. Growing her hair out had not, as she’d hoped, helped her look older than her 24 years, and no matter how tall she stood, she couldn’t reach above five feet two inches. All right, technically five feet one and a half inches.

She smiled. “I guess we’re even.”

He glanced around the empty room. Kari followed his gaze. Was he wondering if they would actually get the cat café open in a few weeks? At the moment, they had no furniture, no decor, and no cats. This man had wandered in through the doors that were propped open to let the paint fumes escape. He wasn’t the first person to take interest in the Help Wanted sign in the window, but he was one of the few men, and the oldest. She guessed his age at early thirties, though possibly hard living had added a few years.

His presence made the large room feels smaller. Kari took refuge in professionalism. After all, however she might look, she was in fact a business owner now. “Do you have a resume?”

He turned back to her and his piercing gaze almost knocked her back a step.

“I’m going to be upfront with you,” he said.

She swallowed. “I’d appreciate that.”

“My resume doesn’t reflect my current interests. I did four years in the Army. Then I signed on with a private security firm in the Mid East. Did that for four years before I was injured last year. Almost two years ago now, I guess.”

Kari did some math in her head, partly to distract herself from his golden-brown eyes. Assume he’d entered the military right out of high school. That made four years plus four plus two. That would make him younger than she’d thought, less than thirty. Eight years in the Middle East would also explain his tough, weathered look.

“I spent the time since then focused on healing. Physical therapy, counseling.” His eyes narrowed slightly, as if ready to judge her response.

“That’s good.” It would be rude to ask about his injuries, not to mention against labor laws if this was going to be a job interview. “I hope you’re …” It was probably too much to expect better from a recovery that took over a year of physical therapy and counseling. “… improved.”

He nodded, and his shoulders dropped half an inch. She hadn’t realized until then that he might be nervous about this conversation as well.

Kari smiled warmly. “So now you think making coffee sounds good? Or is it the cats that appeal to you?”

He returned her smile, and her knees went weak. He was not her type. She liked intellectual, career-focused men. She had never understood women who raved over a man in uniform. Not that he was in uniform now. She glanced down at his faded jeans and tried not to let her gaze linger on the snug black T-shirt as she looked up again. Now he looked like he should be jumping on a motorcycle without a helmet, not looking for work in a café that featured adoptable cats. Soldier or biker, he wasn’t her type – but she could see the appeal.

A clatter came from the kitchen, where her sister was organizing the supplies. On the other hand, this man might be Marley’s type. After all, Marley had gotten pregnant at eighteen from a tattooed soldier on leave. She’d hardly dated since, but if her ex hadn’t turned her off of the type permanently, she might find this one appealing. But was he a nice guy or a jerk?

“Both, actually.”

It took Kari a moment to realize he was responding to her question about coffee or cats.

I definitely recommend this book for a pretty quick read that will leave you feeling all kinds of happy at the end.”

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.) 

Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Friday, January 15, 2021

99c Adventure Romance in the Southwest rated 4.5 ⭐: #contemporaryromance #Romanticsuspense #Romance #suspense #MFRWorg

Desert Gold: A Southwest Adventure Romance

only 99 cents

A legendary treasure hunt in the dramatic – and deadly – New Mexico desert....

The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider.

When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy?

Just how far will Erin go to find the treasure and discover what she’s really made of?

“The story has it all—action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....”

See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page.

Excerpt:

   Erin shook her head. Who would’ve thought that she, the quiet, studious girl who’d spent her entire adult life in academia in one way or another, would be planning such an adventure?

    She checked that the front door was locked, a habit left over from living in bigger cities, grabbed her bike helmet, and went out the back.

    Erin wheeled the bike around the front of her house and mounted. At the corner, she paused and looked both ways. The long frontage road was dangerously narrow, with a cement wall on one side and a ditch on the other. Fortunately, traffic was normally light, and at this time of day the road lay empty. Erin pushed off, still grinning from her find. She rode on the right side, by the ditch, instead of facing traffic, because it was just too frightening to ride alongside the wall when a car passed.

    She’d gone a block when she heard the hum of a car engine as it pulled out from a side street behind her. She rode along the very edge of the pavement, even though the car would have plenty of room to pass her without oncoming traffic.

    Erin glanced over her shoulder. The black SUV 20 feet behind her hadn’t bothered to pull out into the road at all. Jerk. When would drivers learn to share the road with bicyclists? Erin pulled onto the two-foot wide gravel strip between the pavement and the ditch. She couldn’t stop without risking a skid, but she slowed so the SUV could pass.

    The engine roared. Erin glanced back again.

    Black metal bore down on her. Her heart lurched and the bike wobbled. This guy was crazy! She whipped her gaze forward, rose up in the seat, and pumped the pedals with all her power, skimming along inches from the ditch. He was just trying to scare her. She’d get his license plate and—

    She felt the bumper hit her back tire. The bike seemed to leap into the air, and she went flying. The dried mud and weeds of the ditch seemed to rise up to meet her.

    She didn’t even have time to scream.

See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page.


This is book 1 in the Southwest Romantic Suspense series, followed by Valley of Gems and Silver Canyon. Each novel stands alone and is complete, with no cliffhangers. This series mixes action and adventure with light romance in the Southwest. This series was originally published as The Mad Monk’s Treasure, The Dead Man’s Treasure, and The Skeleton Canyon Treasure.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Clean & Wholesome Romance - First in Series, including a 99-cent #SweetRomance with cats #MFRWhooks #Romance

Clean & Wholesome Romance - First in Series

Visit ranches, cafés, islands, big cities, and beach cottages in these Clean and Wholesome Romance novels. You'll find your favorite #romance tropes: billionaires and cowboys, mail order brides and a marriage of convenience. Each starts a series in Kindle Unlimited. See all the options here.

Or go straight to Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance. It's only 99 cents for the Kindle - or free in Kindle Unlimited! If you love it, you have four more standalone books in the series to keep you entertained. 

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart. 

Excerpt: 

Kari smiled warmly. “So now you think making coffee sounds good? Or is it the cats that appeal to you?”

He returned her smile, and her knees went weak. He was not her type. She liked intellectual, career-focused men. She had never understood women who raved over a man in uniform. Not that he was in uniform now. She glanced down at his faded jeans and tried not to let her gaze linger on the snug black T-shirt as she looked up again. Now he looked like he should be jumping on a motorcycle without a helmet, not looking for work in a café that featured adoptable cats. Soldier or biker, he wasn’t her type – but she could see the appeal.

A clatter came from the kitchen, where her sister was organizing the supplies. On the other hand, this man might be Marley’s type. After all, Marley had gotten pregnant at eighteen from a tattooed soldier on leave. She’d hardly dated since, but if her ex hadn’t turned her off of the type permanently, she might find this one appealing. But was he a nice guy or a jerk?

“Both, actually.”

It took Kari a moment to realize he was responding to her question about coffee or cats.

This is a blog hop! Visit all the Book Hooks from #MFRWHooks – You might find your next great read! 

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.