Tuesday, July 27, 2021

99c sale! Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café - Get this comfort read now: #SweetRomance #CleanRomance #ContemporaryRomance

Tea and Temptation at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is only 99 cents/pence to August 2!

“This is one of the most heartfelt series that you will ever read!! This is a book you never want to end. Characters both human and felines are simply incredible. The cafe will draw you and you never want to leave.” - Brenda

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

Can two lonely people get a second chance at finding love?

Zach may be a best-selling novelist, but it's been a long time since he's felt truly alive. In the last six months, he moved to the country, his wife left him, and he was diagnosed with cancer. Now he lives in a haze of treatments, writer's block, and simply trying to survive each week. But when a pretty woman comes into his favorite café and throws herself down on a padded bench with a groan of despair, he feels something he thought he'd lost long ago: curiosity.

As a veterinarian, Jenna knows both joy and heartbreak. The former she can share with her clients. The latter she keeps to herself. She learned one lesson from her ex-husband: Men don't want to deal with your emotions.​ It's odd to have a stranger ask about her problems. It's even more of a shock when he offers to solve one of them by fostering the sick kitten abandoned by its owners.

​Zach and Jenna bond over kitten care and build a close friendship. Could they have more? Zach is finally starting to hope for a future, ideally one that includes Jenna, but he can't move forward until he's dealt with his past. Meanwhile, Jenna is afraid to risk her heart on someone who might not survive the next few months.

“Tea and Temptation at the Cat Cafe is an intelligent, delightful read. If you are a cat lover or not, this book is for anyone who loves a good story.”

Get your friends to lovers, mature romance, plus rescue cats in this sweet romance. The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at the Furrever Friends Cat Café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click 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 35-page novella 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.) 

Friday, July 23, 2021

#ChristmasInJuly 99-cent #Romance sale - Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café, a #SweetRomance #CleanRomance #ContemporaryRomance

Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is only 99c/99p July 23-29.

“Besides the blooming romance between the 2 main characters, I found Christmas Cookies also a quiet reflection of life choices, lifestyles, beliefs, the changing of life’s paths and celebrating the possibilities of new beginnings.” – reader 2shrdvrs on BookBub

Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.

Diane had a great marriage and a wonderful life. Now she’s a widow at 53, and her grown children are encouraging her to slow down and do less – but she wants more. She starts planning for a new career by arranging a photo shoot at the cat café her daughters run. Unfortunately, the cats won’t cooperate.

Rick loved Diane in high school, but he chose to travel the world while she settled down with another man. Now he’s back for a visit, but he’s not planning to stay – even if Diane still tugs at him. He’ll help her get what she wants from life, and then he’ll say goodbye.

Rick temps Diane to quit her job, sell her house, and travel. But she can’t leave the people she loves so dearly, the family that might still need her just a little bit. Diane tempts Rick to end his wandering ways, but he can’t simply step into the hole left by her husband’s death. As the weeks pass from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the holiday season brings out complicated emotions.

Can Diane and Rick find a way to make a new life together while holding onto the best parts of the past? They'll need more than attraction and affection. They might even need a Christmas miracle.

“This is a sweet and clean book full of hope, joy, delicious baked goodies, and cats.” – reader Lori on BookBub

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

Peek:

The cat did not want to wear a hat.

“Come on, Miles, it’s for your own good,” Diane muttered. “I’m not trying to insult your feline dignity. I’m trying to find you a forever home. Wouldn’t that be nice?”

Once again, Diane got the cat settled on a table against the autumn backdrop. Miles seemed perfectly content to sit there and watch the proceedings. But as soon as Diane tried to put the sunflower hat on the cat’s head, he dropped and flailed as if touched by flaming thorns rather than soft felt. Miles wrestled with the hat as Diane rushed to wake up her cell phone. Maybe she could get something cute, with the cat chewing a sunflower petal.

Diane aimed the camera. The hat sailed to the floor.

Miles leapt off the table, streaked across the room, climbed one of the cat trees, and calmly perched on a platform staring out the window, pointedly ignoring her.

“That Cat in the Hat book is nonsense,” Diane said. “I used to get a diaper on a squirming baby in under a minute. You’d think I could get one cat to wear a lousy hat or at least pose nicely.”

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

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). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)


Monday, July 19, 2021

#SummerReads - Turn up the AC and cool off with a Christmas #romance or other #ContemporaryRomance including many in #KindleUnlimited

Need some new reads? Check out these big groups of books and fill your Kindle with fun reads for summer! 

Love & Sunshine Clean Romance Giveaway 

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Contemporary Romance
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Christmas In July Romances! 

Beat the heat with winter holiday themed romance novels! Whether you like your romance sweet or spicy, find some Christmas romances and dream of cooler weather.

Christmas In July Kindle Unlimited Romances

#SummerReads with winter themes in Kindle Unlimited (and also for sale). Fill your Kindle with holiday romances and dream of kisses under the mistletoe and snowball fights.

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

Join the Kris Bock newsletter and get a glimpse into the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Lions and Love at the Cat Café is available in PDF, MOBI, and ePub. Get it free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels, plus cute animal photos and links, book news, and more.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

99-cent sale on Counterfeits: An Art Theft #Romance & #Suspense in small-town New Mexico - #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance

“Kris Bock is a mystery mastermind!” - Readers Favorite

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

“Kris Bock used all the things I love about [romantic suspense]. Appealing lead characters, careful development of the mysterious danger facing one or both of those characters, a great location that is virtually a character on its own, interesting secondary characters who might or might not be involved or threatened, and many surprises building up to the climax.” 5 Stars – Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog

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Excerpt:

Jenny rose from sleep slowly, her body resisting. She could see nothing in the pitch black. Where was she? She blinked, trying to make sure her eyes were really open.

Memories broke through the fog. The phone call, the rush across country, the late arrival. Crawling into bed in her grandparents’ upstairs guest room. She groaned and pulled up the blanket. Morning must be hours away, given the darkness.

The old house creaked, but no sounds drifted in from outside. Maybe that’s what woke her; she was used to the murmur of city sounds all night long. Who’d have thought that would become normal?

Her head pounded. Probably dehydration from the high elevation and dry air. She should get up, drink a glass of water, take a couple of aspirin. Her head would thank her in the morning. If only she could make herself move.

The house creaked again, followed by a rhythmic sound – like footsteps. Jenny jerked upright, her ears straining. Had she heard a voice?

She shook her head. She must still be half asleep, dreaming. Imagining her grandparents were still here. Wishful thinking.

Downstairs, a door closed. Jenny clutched the blanket. Imagination be damned. She was not alone.

For a long moment, she sat frozen. During her ten years in New York City, she had never been burglarized or mugged. It seemed impossible that such a thing should happen now, here, in an off-season art camp five miles outside of Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

Maybe it was someone her grandmother knew. But what were they doing there in the middle of the night? And if they’d come to see Jenny, they should have knocked, rung the bell. Waited for morning. Anyway, who knew she was there? Even Ms. Lucena didn’t know when she was supposed to arrive. She hadn’t told anyone her travel plans; she’d just gone.

She had to do something. Jenny rose and eased open the bedroom door, praying she had somehow been mistaken, that everything would make sense if… when…. She couldn’t imagine a benign explanation.

She stood with her ear to the crack and heard a low chuckle, and then a male voice. She couldn’t tell if the laugh and the voice were the same person. Either way, that suggested two or more people, at least one of them male.

Why would a man be laughing in her grandmother’s house, in the middle of the night, two days after her grandmother’s death? No good reason came to mind.

She fumbled for her phone on the bedside stand. But even before she activated the screen, she gave a frustrated grunt. She wouldn’t get reception here. The only place in camp that got cell phone reception was the southeast corner of the parking lot. The landline was downstairs, in the kitchen.

Something crashed in a room below. Jenny jumped and dropped her phone. It hit her thigh, then her foot, and went skittering under the bed with a faint scrape against the wood floor.

A man was swearing downstairs. Hopefully that had covered up any sound she’d made. Jenny clenched her hands to control the trembling. She couldn’t imagine her grandmother being friendly with anyone who swore like that.

She had to get out of the house. She wouldn’t wait upstairs for the burglars, if that’s what they were, to find her. If she could get to her car – damn. Her keys were in her purse, which was downstairs on the living room couch. So she couldn’t drive, but she could still go to the Lodge, break in if she had to. Use the phone in the office, call the police.

Still shaking, Jenny crouched and felt along the floor for her shoes. She was wearing flannel pajama bottoms and a tank top; no need to waste time putting on clothes. She was already cold, but her jacket was downstairs, lying over her purse on the couch. It didn’t matter. She just had to get out.

Visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here. Not on sale in other countries.)

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. She has lived in ten states and one foreign country but is now firmly planted in the Southwest, where many of her books are set. Readers have called her novels “Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups” and “Smart romance with an Indiana Jones feel.”

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Start reading this #KindleVella serial now! The Four Winds: Regalia of Power - A #YoungAdult #fantasy in an alternate #historical world.


By
Chris Eboch
Cece Barlow
Christopher W. Cheng
Louise Spiegler


Take four authors, on two continents, with over 100 books published between them. Together they have created a Young Adult fantasy novel set in an alternative reality that jars everyday notions of time and space.


Four friends live in a dangerous world. They learn martial arts and magic, skills they take back to their war-torn homes: in a Europe overrun by violent gangs following the fall of Rome; an Australia where racist elites oppress Chinese miners; a Salt City in the Saharan desert, where a power-hungry dictator overthrows the matriarchy; and the American colonies, ruled by the grasping Brython Empire. Bound by friendship, these young people rally to protect The Regalia that control the elements.

Together they become a weapon that can destroy an entire city. In a worldwide game of cat and mouse, each object goes to one of the friends. Their quest becomes a mission to reach Constantinople, where they hope the regalia will be safe. But their challenges have only begun…


This epistolary novel, written in letters and journals, is available now on Kindle Vella. Please give us a 'thumbs up' for each episode you read. (The thumbs up icon is just after the author note after each episode.) Read the first three episodes free. Then you can get free tokens (the key icon at the upper right of the page) for more free reads. You can get enough tokens to read all the story we have published to date! We won't get paid for that, so please remember to give a thumbs up for each episode. (Not only do we like being liked, but it helps us in the ranking so more people see the story.) 

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Friday, July 9, 2021

"A great mystery, love story, and search for a treasure.” Silver Canyon 99-cent sale #RomanticSuspense #Romance

Silver Canyon: A Southwest Adventure Romance (Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense Book 3) is on sale for only 99 cents July 9-15!
What dangers wait in Skeleton Canyon?

“Wonderfully suspenseful light romantic read filled w/the old SW, treasure, characters you'll love, an amazing cat.”

Camille Dagneau – beautiful, brilliant, and prickly – isn’t quick to trust, especially when a strange man has broken into her machine shop at night. Ryan MacAllister insists he’s merely looking for his missing uncle, who has disappeared while hunting for a lost treasure. He believes Camie is the key to finding the treasure, and his uncle. Camie can ignore the attraction she feels, but she won’t pass up the chance for an adventure.

Following the clues in the missing man’s journal will take Camie, Ryan, and the feisty cat Tiger on a trail through New Mexico and Arizona, from the Tombstone graveyard to Skeleton Canyon, where rumor says nineteenth-century cowboy bandits hid their treasure in a cave. To rescue Ryan’s uncle, they’ll face steep cliffs, twisty tunnels, and worse dangers in human form, but trusting each other may be the biggest challenge. And they’re running out of time ….

“Silver Canyon is a light, breezy action/adventure/romance that's perfect for summer reading.”

“A great mystery, love story, and search for a treasure.”  

If you love suspense and romance, don’t miss this gripping adventure! TheSouthwest Romantic Suspense series includes Desert Gold, 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.

Peek: Chapter One

 Camie let herself into the darkened building, reveling in the silence. At 10 PM on a Friday, the engineering department was abandoned, exactly the way she liked it. A few hours of work without distractions and she’d get her invention running.

A faint light shone in the darkened hallway. The glow spilled through the small square of glass in her door, a warning beacon coming from inside her machine shop. She hesitated. Had she forgotten to turn off the light when she left for dinner? Plausible but unlikely. Slapping the light switch on the way out was habit, and she’d been extra careful since the break-in a few nights earlier.

A few other people had keys to the college machine shop, but the cleaning staff would be long gone, and her student interns spent Friday nights at the bar. Camie returned after hours to work on her own projects because inspiration required solitude. So why was her light on?

She crept forward, as silent as the sleeping building around her. The ten-inch window was cloudy with age and threaded with wire mesh, but it didn’t completely hide the sight within. A large man stood on the far side of the room, hunched over one of her workbenches. She didn’t recognize him. Easily several inches over six feet and a good 220 pounds of mostly muscle, he would stand out in any crowd. Among the young geniuses of a science and engineering college, he was a mountain lion among prairie dogs.

Her eyes narrowed and she gave a low growl. What was he doing here, in her machine shop, messing with her equipment? He had to be connected to the earlier theft. Why would he come back when he already had her invention? He couldn’t know she’d already started rebuilding it. Maybe he wanted to steal her notes and the provisional patent application forms. Without them, she’d have a much harder time proving she’d been the original inventor.

She considered her options, calling campus security or the police being the most obvious. Campus security would be faster, but the police would have guns. Problem was, she’d left her phone inside the machine shop. She’d have to leave to find another phone, and he might escape in the meantime, with her notes, and the new version of her device. She didn’t trust the authorities to track him down once he got out of the building. More likely they’d take a report and do nothing. And she did not want to start over from scratch yet again.

And then the man actually reached out and picked up her baby, her new version of the invention, only partway rebuilt. All thought of options and smart choices vanished.

She barreled through the door.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Treasure Hunting #RomanticSuspense - on sale for only 99 cents #ContemporaryRomance #Romance #SweetRomance

Valley of Gems: 

A Southwest Adventure Romance

A Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense - on sale for only 99 cents until June 30

“I can't say enough how much I LOVED this book! It has mystery, adventure, danger, romance, and above it all family remains a huge theme.”

This quest will change her life.

Rebecca Westin is shocked to learn the grandfather she never knew has left her a bona fide buried treasure – but only if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. The hunt would be challenging enough without interference from her half-siblings, who are determined to find the treasure first and keep it for themselves.

Good thing Rebecca has recruited some help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to show her that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that treasure – and revenge. In a frantic race across New Mexico, Rebecca will have to ignore caution in a defiant bid for victory. If she fails, she could lose everything.

“Fast-paced and a perfect read for the weekend. I highly recommend this one.” 

Action and romance combine in this lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to solve to identify historical and cultural sites around New Mexico.

“I love that the author makes this book interactive – if the reader wants it to be. You can go online and download a printable copy of the treasure map and try to decipher the clues yourself. I found that it be a fun addition to the book, plus you'll also get awesome Southwestern recipes.”

The Southwest Romantic Suspense series includes Desert Gold, 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 book was originally published as The Dead Man’s Treasure.

Award-winning author Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her other Southwestern romantic suspense novels include Whispers in the Dark, Counterfeits, and What We Found. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Learn more at www.krisbock.com.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Get 5 cat café #SweetRomance novels packaged together! 5 books for only $9.99 or free in KU. #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #CleanRomance

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 collection contains 5 books in the series for only ten dollars. 

(Book 1, Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café, is free. Find the book at Amazon, Kobo, B&N/Nook, or Apple/iTunes“A sweet romance, with cats, kittens, yummy pastries (and recipes for some of them), and a hunky hero.” – reader review.)

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café – book 2

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café – book 3

Can two lonely people get a second chance at finding love?

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café – book 4

Can getting stranded in a creepy house full of abandoned cats turn these enemies into friends—or even something more?

Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café – book 5

Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.

Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café – book 6

Fiona gave up her baby for adoption 23 years ago. When Sean sits notes how much she looks like his coworker Holly, Fiona is suddenly reunited with her grown-up daughter. Sean steadies Fiona through this emotional roller coaster, but she doesn’t have room for romance – does she?

“Love all the Cat Cafe stories.” – Lucia 

“This series is a great afternoon read.” – Jeanette

"I have really enjoyed reading this whole series." – Carolyn 

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

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Cat Café #SweetRomance on sale - 99 cents! Can a box of week-old kittens make them a family? #ContemporaryRomance #Romance

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

On sale - 99 cents to June 10. 

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

“I absolutely love this heartfelt series.”

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

"It's fabulous watching the bond developed between Adam and Marley. 5 stars for sure!

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

“The second in this series is just as sweet as the first, and the characters, which we met in the first book, are even more rounded out and real. If Marley ever grows tired of Adam, I want him! The characters in this book are kind and earnest, which is so refreshing.”

Peek:

Marley shook herself. “Right, the door. I almost forgot what startled me the first time. We don’t open for another ten minutes. I don’t understand why whoever it is couldn’t wait. Nobody needs coffee that badly.”

Marley strode to the front door. She pushed it open, glanced around, and looked down. “Oh.”

“What is it?” He couldn’t see past her, but something in her voice made him want to drag her back, get out front, and protect her.

She opened the door wider, moving with it so he could see.

He looked down at a cardboard box filled with wriggling fur. “Kittens?”

Marley crouched, propping the door open with her hip. “Five of them. oh, they’re adorable.”

Adam went down on one knee beside her. One kitten was black, another black and white. One was white with specks of tan. The fourth had a brown pattern, while the fifth had orange and white swirls.

Adam scanned the area for any people. A couple of cars drove down the street. Someone from another business brought out the trash. Whoever had left the box had disappeared. In a car, they could be blocks away.

“They’re gone,” he said. “I guess they figured leaving kittens at a cat café was like leaving a baby on the doorstep of an orphanage.”

Marley stroked her finger over one tiny head. “But it’s not. We can’t even take them inside. All the cats here have had their vaccinations, but we don’t know anything about these. They’re so tiny, surely they shouldn’t be away from their mother yet.”

That would hit her hard. She adored her son with a fierceness that amazed him. Adam hadn’t understood her decision to keep the baby at first. After all, he’d only been 13, and having a baby seemed like giving up the rest of your life. But when he saw her in the hospital, holding that baby, everything changed. She’d created new life and dedicated herself to its care. She’d been plump with the baby weight, her hair tangled from the hours of labor, her face pale with fatigue, and yet she glowed with joy.

That was the day he went from having a crush to falling in love.

She didn’t know that, of course. Adam had never even told Kari, and as clever as his best friend was, he didn’t think she had the slightest idea of how he felt about her older sister.

He sometimes thought Marley and Kari’s mother, Diane, had her suspicions. But she never said anything. She probably assumed it was still puppy love. But he was 24 now. Four and a half years was a gulf when you were 13 and 18. Not so much at 24 and 28.

But would Marley ever see him as anything besides her younger sister’s best friend, the neighbor kid, her adopted little brother?

Marley looked up at him, her brown eyes luminous. “What are we going to do? I’m supposed to open in a few minutes. We can’t bring them inside. We can’t leave them here. They’re so young.”

When he was 13, he’d imagined slaying dragons for her. At 15, he’d pictured himself defending her from a gang of muggers. By 17, the daydreams had gotten slightly more realistic. He might pull her back before she stepped in the path of a speeding car. He might rescue Brian from drowning or choking, or find him in the woods when he’d wandered off. It didn’t matter that they didn’t have a forest within two miles. Adam simply wanted to be Marley’s hero. He’d been waiting for the chance. He could certainly take care of this little problem.

“I’ll deal with it.”

She frowned. Apparently she needed more than a vague promise.

“I’ll take them to the vet, the one who works with the shelter,” he added. “That’s the best place for them now, right? She can tell us what they need, where they should go.”

“Yes, of course. It’s a good plan.” She touched his arm. “Thank you. I’m glad you’re here.”

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). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. 

Get a glimpse into the Furrever Friends Cat Café with Lions and Love at the Cat Café. This sweet romance novella (complete at 35 pages) is free in PDF, MOBI, or ePub when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter

Friday, May 28, 2021

Get a sweet enemies to lovers romance with cat rescue for only 99 cents! #romance #SweetRomance #ContemporaryRomance

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance - on sale for 99 cents to June 2!

“In the Cat Café tradition Kris Bock has established, this is a really fine book. Keep up the series, please! The Cat Café characters—especially the cat characters!—are so much fun.” – author Dee Knight

Can getting stranded in a creepy house full of abandoned cats turn these enemies into friends—or even something more?

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.

“Loved this one as with all the Cat Cafe stories. All the people and cats have great personalities.” – Topmom52

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). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here. Sale is US/UK only.)

“I really loved this book from the very beginning to the very end.” – Patty M.

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. 

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By the time they bumped over the last rough, snowy road and pulled up in front of a building, Dustin’s bladder was ready to burst. Yet they sat in the van, staring out at the dark, looming house.

“I suppose it only looks like a haunted house because it’s so dark out here,” Holly muttered.

“Yeah.”

The crescent moon didn’t provide much light, but at least the snow reflected enough moonlight to faintly reveal windows and show overgrown bushes against the house.

Dustin tried to imagine the house in daylight. While he was at it, he imagined a fresh coat of paint instead of the peeling surface that made the house look like it suffered from a skin disease. He could almost picture the gloomy building as a pleasant farmhouse.

But it took a lot of imagination.

“Two stories, plus probably an attic,” Holly said. “Maybe a basement. That’s a lot of room for cats to hide.”

They looked at each other. Merlin stood on his back legs, his front paws against the dashboard. His tail rose high and flicked back and forth.

Holly drew in a deep breath. “We can’t stay out here all night.”

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

“I highly recommend this book if you enjoy stories about pet rescue (especially cats) and sweet love stories.” romance author Gayle M. Irwin