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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

#RomanticSuspense 99c sale: Archaeology & intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins - #archaeology #Romance #Suspense

Whispers in the Dark is romantic suspense with archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. Reviewers give it a 4.3-star average: "A great read with a strong plot line & likeable characters!” Get your copy today, on sale for $.99!

“The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. The writing kept me guessing until the end. Excellent read!”

Young archeologist Kylie Hafford heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. If only Danesh weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.

The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?

Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. A midnight encounter sends Kylie plummeting into a deep canyon. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she must face her demons and fight.

“The southwest setting and attention to authentic details will make the reader feel like he/she knows the place once the book is finished. This story has a few twists and turns that catch you off-guard and provide a satisfying finish.”

Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest. This title stands alone and is not part of a series.

Get the book on Kris's Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here, but the sale is only US/UK.)

"Wonderfully detailed scenery and diverse characters combine with a clever, well-defined plot in Whispers in the Dark to create an exciting, hard to put down story. Kris Bock has masterfully utilized the locale – both the actual location and area myths – to add suspense and generate interest. Bock also skillfully utilizes Kylie’s past to make her question her experiences at the ruins and in town, so the question is whether she has come far enough to be strong when it counts. Well written and quite enjoyable!" – Reviewed By Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite 

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.”

Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) Sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter  for announcements of new books, sales, and more.

Friday, May 21, 2021

FREE 5/21-25: Desert Gold: A Southwest Adventure #Romance - #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance #Suspense #BookGiveaway

FREE this weekend (5/21-25): Desert Gold: A Southwest Adventure Romance

See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“Kept me on the edge of my chair. It’s one of those books I couldn’t put down.” – Barb

“Fast, fun, romance and adventure. What more can you ask for?” – Niki D.

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 on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

"This was a fantastic read! The camaraderie between the main character and her sister-in-crime starts out on page one, and takes off running! The author did a great job of integrating local flavor into the plot, and painting a realistic Southwestern backdrop. Erin and Camie together are a force to be reckoned with - three cheers for intelligent, driven, no-nonsense women! Looking forward to more adventures with these two!" – Cathy M.

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.

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.



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.)