Saturday, May 15, 2021

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is now FREE at all retailers. #Freeebook #Romance #sweetromance #contemporaryromance #CleanRomance

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is now FREE.

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

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

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.

“I love how the cat cafe comes into being, how the cats help the people in their lives and of course the happy ending!”

“A sweet romance, with cats, kittens, yummy pastries (and recipes for some of them), and a hunky hero.”

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.) Or find the book at Kobo, B&N/Nook, or Apple/iTunes.

Excerpt:

Kari smiled. “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. 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 tried a lot of things to deal with the PTSD,” he said. “Meditation, yoga, even knitting.” His eyes narrowed again, as if daring her to laugh.

She glanced at his hands, with the thumbs tucked into his front jeans pockets, and tried to imagine those hands working knitting needles. They’d be strong and rough against the soft yarn. She cleared her throat. “Does anything help?”

“I haven’t gotten the hang of meditation yet. Mostly I feel bored. Yoga has been good for rebuilding my strength and balance. Knitting …” He shrugged. “At first it helped because it was so challenging that I couldn’t think of anything else. Now I’m losing interest.”

“I didn’t get your name yet,” she said. “I’m Kari.”

“Colin.”

A lovely name. One that would feel good to say, nice and round in the mouth. She needed to not think about mouths. “You were telling me about how you got interested in coffee and cats.”

He leaned back in his chair and studied the large, framed poster of kittens on the side wall. “Who wouldn’t like cats? As for coffee, I’m not a connoisseur, but I like a good cup, and I can learn all the fancy stuff.” His gaze returned to her. “I started cooking mainly to feed myself. I was getting flabby from too much fast food.”

He didn’t look flabby now.

A smile softened his mouth. “Turns out cooking is fun. Focusing on the colors, the smells, the tastes. That helps keep me in the moment better than meditation. So eventually I got into baking.”

Kari sat up a little straighter. “You bake?”

Colin leaned forward and said in a seductive voice, “You should try my salted caramel blondies.”

Readers say: “A heartwarming story of two cautious people learning to love each other. The cats and cakes were an added bonus.”

“I loved this book so much and absolutely loved the concept of the cafe.”

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. 

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.) Or find the book at Kobo, B&N/Nook, or Apple/iTunes.

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

Friday, May 14, 2021

A new “Sweet and innocent romance to make you feel good about people again.” #Romance #sweetromance #contemporaryromance

Out now: Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance book 6!

I have already received six 5-star reviews from advance readers!

"This story will hit home with anyone who has had to make hard decisions in their lives and have ever wondered what if? ... definitely a book well worth getting your hands on! Highly recommended." 

"The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time. I really love reading about the cat cafe and the romances between different characters in the books. I’ve read all of the books in the series so far and always look forward to reading more. I read this book in one sitting and loved it! I love how these two seemingly awkward characters are so forward with each other which is a good thing yet a bad thing sometimes, but works out... Such a light and wonderful read. Thank you for continuing to write more in this series!!"

A chance meeting changes three lives …

Two years ago, computer genius Sean Gorsuch had a health crisis and sold the tech company he built. Now he works at a cat café, dishing out hot drinks and sweet treats to customers, and lavishing attention on cats. At fifty-two and never married, he might be a little lonely, but how can he find someone who gets his quirky way of seeing the world?

Twenty-three years ago, Fiona Jones gave up her baby for adoption when her teen fiancé abandoned her. Since then, she has spent most of her life alone. A chance meeting with Sean on a plane leads to a startling revelation: his coworker, Holly, looks like a younger version of Fiona. Could Fiona have a second chance with her daughter, now grown up?

Sean helps steady Fiona through the emotional roller coaster of getting to know Holly. Fiona’s life is too complicated for romance, and Sean doesn’t want to get between mother and daughter. Still, something sparks between them. Should they stay just friends or risk their hearts?

“Loved this story…These are well written characters that grab your interest. Love all the Cat Cafe stories.” 

The Furrever Friends Cat Café helps people find furry forever friends – and just might lead to romantic true love too. If you enjoy friends to lovers and mature romance, check out Cupcakes and Confessions at the Cat Café. You’ll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own ideas about what love is.

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. Some characters appear throughout the series, but each book stands alone.

Get it on Amazon for only $2.99 (ebook). Also available in paperback.

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, April 30, 2021

2 kids meet an old miner’s ghost still looking for his lost mine. The Ghost Miner’s Treasure, ages 8+, 99c sale #KidLit #Ghosts #childrensbooks

99c sale April 30-May 5

The Ghost Miner’s Treasure (Haunted: Book 4) by Chris Eboch

“My 10 year old daughter HATES to read. These books kept her interested and wanting to read more. I downloaded all 4 in this series. THANK YOU!”

What do you do when a ghost needs your help?

The ghost hunter TV show has a new case, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona! Jon and Tania meet the ghost of an old miner who is still looking for his lost mine. The siblings want to help him move on – but to resolve the problem keeping him here, they’ll have to find the mine. And even then, the old ghost may be having too much fun to leave!

It’s a good thing Tania can see and talk to the ghost. The kids will need his help to survive the hardships of a mule train through the desert. No one else seems to know what to do when faced with dangers such as rattlesnakes or a flash flood. Then there’s the suspicious treasure hunter who wants the gold mine for himself….

Life isn’t easy when your sister sees ghosts. But it sure is an adventure! 

“I LOVED this book. My daughter who is 11 could not put this book down. She read it so quickly and is asking for more!” 

See the Haunted series page.

Chris Eboch’s novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series. 

Haunted follows a brother and sister who travel with their parents’ ghost hunter TV show. They try to help the ghosts, while keeping their activities secret from meddling grownups. In The Ghost on the Stairs, an 1880s ghost bride haunts a Colorado hotel, waiting for her missing husband to return. The Riverboat Phantom features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display at a New York City museum. During The Ghost Miner’s Treasure, Jon and Tania help a dead man find his lost gold mine—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. 

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

If you love sweet romance and cats, don't miss this 99c sale! #romance #sweetromance #contemporaryromance

On sale for 99 cents until May 4: Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café

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.


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. 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.​

If you enjoy friends to lovers tropes, or seasoned romance/mature romance, check out Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café. You'll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own ideas about love. 

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 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.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Get #Romance and #Suspense on sale! An art theft #RomanticSuspense set in New Mexico

“Kris Bock is a mystery mastermind”! Review of Counterfeits from 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.

Counterfeits is the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners… Appealing lead characters, careful development of the mysterious danger… a great location that is virtually a character on its own, interesting secondary characters… and many surprises.” - Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog

On sale for only 99 cents until April 30. Visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page.

Peek: 

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.

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

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.  

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

When Outlaws Wore Badges: A Western nonfiction book release #nonfiction #bookbuzz

A big southwestern CONGRATULATIONS to Melody Groves for the release of her new book When Outlaws Wore Badges.

Lawman or outlaw? Black-hatted “villains” or white-hatted “good guys” of the Old West at times were one and the same. Was Wyatt Earp truly law-abiding in everything he did? He stole horses and ran brothels. How about Albuquerque’s first Town Marshal, Milton Yarberry, accused of murder and subsequently “jerked to Jesus”? “Mysterious” Dave Mather, and even two of the Dalton Gang spent time behind a badge as well as behind bars.

When Outlaws Wore Badges explores the world of lawman and outlaw wrapped into one person. Willcox, Arizona’s Town Marshal, Burt Alvord, appointed outlaw friends as deputies, robbed a train, then formed a posse of his “deputies” to apprehend the robbers, unsuccessfully of course. Justice Hoodoo Brown and deputy JJ Webb ruled Las Vegas, NM as leaders of the Dodge City Gang until run out of town by citizens fed up with their type of justice.

Hollywood draws a convenient line in the Western dirt, differentiating between lawman and outlaw. But in reality, at times it was difficult, if not impossible to distinguish who was who. When Outlaws Wore Badges explores the lives of some of the West’s most memorable frontier characters.

COMING SOON! MORE BOOKS BY MELODY!
Coming January, 2021: Border Ambush, never before published as an e-book.
Coming 2022: Lady of the Law, Maud Overstreet Saga, Book 2
Trail to Tin Town, Colton Family Saga, Book 6  


New Mexico native Melody Groves loves anything Western. Winner of numerous writing awards, her most recent non-fiction book is Butterfield’s Byways: America’s First Overland Mail Route Across the West. Specializing in Western history, she has authored two fiction series: The Colton Brothers Saga and The Maud Overstreet Series. A member of Western Writers of America and Southwest Writers, she also plays rhythm guitar in The Jammy Time band. She lives in Albuquerque. Learn more at her website.



Friday, April 16, 2021

A cozy Alaskan #mystery - #99cents April 16-22 - “A fun story with a great sense of local flavor.” #bookbuzz

Murder on the West Glacier Trail

A cozy Alaskan mystery

Only 99 cents April 16-22

“A fast-paced mystery that keeps you guessing.”

“Hard to put down!

“A fun story with a great sense of local flavor.”

If Kate Foland had known how her bed and breakfast guest would change her life, she might have left her at the airport. 

When Kate’s guest is shot to death while hiking in the Alaskan woods, Kate feels compelled to investigate. Sandra Allison seemed like a perfectly nice young woman. So who would want her dead? Or was Kate the intended victim, since Sandra was wearing Kate’s coat and walking her dog on a dark, rainy evening?

Sandra’s archeology work often caused construction delays while Native artifacts were removed. Did a Juneau builder follow up a threat with a gunshot? Who is the young man Sandra seemed to know and avoid? And why is Kate’s dog, the only known witness to the murder, suddenly acting like a scaredy-cat?

Kate carries her investigation into Juneau’s construction sites, Native community, and scenic areas, against the wishes of her husband and the police. Her son Brad, a Forest Service intern, is her only supporter. But when the killer turns his sights on Brad, Kate must do more than solve a murder—she must save her son.

Get it on Amazon for only 99 cents until April 22.

Sharon Eboch lived in Juneau, Alaska for eight years. Her work included supervising school bus driver training and Future Problem Solving programs. She is now retired and living in Tempe, Arizona.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Treasure Hunting #RomanticSuspense 99-cent sale - “Smart romance with an 'Indiana Jones' feel” 4+ stars for the series! #romance #bookbuzz

Silver Canyon: A Southwest Adventure Romance - 99 cents April 8-14!

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 ….

If you love suspense and romance, don’t miss this gripping adventure! 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 series was originally published as The Mad Monk’s Treasure, The Dead Man’s Treasure, and The Skeleton Canyon TreasureVisit the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page.

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.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Get a Cat Café Sweet Romance FREE April 1-5! #freebook #Romance #contemporaryromance #sweetromance #cleanromance

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance is FREE April 1-5

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.

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. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Small Town Romantic Mystery for #99c - 4.2-star average! “This one will keep you reading.” #Mystery #RomanticSuspense #Romance

What We Found: A Small Town Romantic Mystery has a 4.2-star rating on Amazon with over 50 ratings. Get it on sale now for only 99 cents!

“Kris Bock writes a suspenseful murder mystery romance that will leave you guessing until the last page.” - Christine Kohler, author of No Surrender Soldier

22-year-old Audra Needham is back in her small New Mexico hometown, ready to work hard, fit in, and help her younger brother. Going for a walk in the woods with her former crush, Jay, seems like a harmless distraction … until they stumble on a body.

When Audra stumbles on a murdered woman in the woods, more than one person isn’t happy about her bringing the crime to light. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. But with danger all around, some risks are worth taking.

Her life will change forever, after what she found.

“This one will keep you reading.” - Nash Black, author of Cards Of Death

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Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance. 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. Her romantic suspense novels include stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue. Readers have called these novels "Smart romance with an Indiana Jones feel." 

Kris’s 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.