Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blog Tour: Spotlight on Red Stone Security Series + Giveaway!

Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out.
She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.

Where to Find Katie:

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The Red Stone Security series by Katie Reus
Holiday Novella and eBook Bundle Release Celebration!

Author Katie Reus has recently just released her newest holiday novella of the series – and has put together a spectacular boxed series deal! This is one series and celebration you don’t want to miss!
At each stop along the tour, Katie will be sharing exclusive teasers with readers from all four books of the series, as well as gifting one lucky commenter a complete set! [See bottom of this post for more details!]

No One to Trust by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami’s death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.


Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she’s in danger and turned to him for help, he won’t make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she’s nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he’s sworn to uphold.


Where to Buy*:                    Psst--only $0.99!

Danger Next Door by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.


Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.


With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.
Where to Buy*:

Fatal Deception by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Mara Caldwell is a woman with a dark past. She made a clean break from her old life, never imagining her secrets could come back to haunt her. When an old enemy surfaces and threatens the world she’s created for herself Mara is prepared to give up everything, including the husband she loves if it will keep him safe.


Harrison knew his wife had secrets when he married her, but when he discovers the truth, it’s far worse than he imagined. He's determined to protect her from a deadly enemy who wants to destroy her, but her lack of faith in him infuriates and wounds him. They must work together to keep her safe, but the man they're up against seeks to destroy everything they've built together. Including their lives.


Warnings: This book contains light bondage, hot sex, graphic language and a villain hell bent on revenge.

Where to Buy*:
Kindle | NOOK | ARe
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And now please enjoy this stop's exclusive excerpt!

Fatal Deception Excerpt


Mara steered her vehicle into the two car garage she shared with Harrison. His truck was already there and that surprised her. She’d hoped she would have some time to decompress. After dropping off her stash of weapons and disguise at a storage place, she’d returned Pamela’s car then hightailed it home. All she wanted was a hot shower and some hot sex. She desperately wanted to reconnect with Harrison, but she had a feeling the latter was out of the question considering Harrison’s attitude toward her during their last conversation. And she didn’t have the energy to seduce him tonight, even if she wanted him so badly her entire body ached with the need. At least she didn’t have to cook. The only silver lining.

As she stepped inside the kitchen from the garage, she was surprised that all the lights were off. She’d assumed he would have dinner out for them since he’d said he was bringing home takeout. Before she’d even put her purse down on the counter, she felt a presence behind her. The only thing that stopped her from lashing out was Harrison’s distinctive male scent. Natural, spicy, and so unique to him, it made her lower abdomen tighten with need.

He pulled her back tight against his chest and tossed her purse to the tiled floor. Though she was much shorter, she fit perfectly against him, her head right under his chin. She could feel the leashed power in him as he wrapped his arms around her. Her heart began to thud heavily.

The room was dark, as was the rest of the house that she could see. Outside light streaming in through the half open blinds and the neon glow from the built-in microwave barely illuminated the room. Darkness and shadows surrounded them, but she wasn’t afraid. Never with Harrison.

From the feel of his erection at her back, he had something fun in mind tonight. She needed a little fun in her life right now. With one arm a steel band around her chest, he leaned down and nipped her ear. His breath was hot against her face and neck as he slowly ran his tongue along the shell of her ear, then pressed his teeth to her lobe.

She shuddered at the contact, wanting a whole lot more.

“Take off your sweater, but don’t turn around,” he whispered in her ear, pure domination in his voice.

Another shudder rippled through her, this time more obvious. Her panties dampened at the not-so-subtle order in his voice. She loved when he got like this. When he took complete control and she didn’t have to think about anything other than pleasure. Right now she desperately needed a release. A way to forget how she was lying to him, how she’d kept secrets from the man she loved and how she might be leaving soon.

She swallowed hard, shoving the thought away as she tore her sweater off and blindly tossed it away. When she went to take her bra off, he growled softly.

“I didn’t say the bra.” Harrison’s strong, calloused hands settled on her shoulders. He played with the straps for a moment, then slowly slid his hands down until they covered her breasts.


Miami, Mistletoe and Murder by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Fierce and sexy, former Marine Travis Sanchez has always held himself back from the rest of the world, using his tattoos and piercings as armor. But when the woman he’s wanted for months is threatened, he knows it's time to strip away the bad boy image and show her just how much he wants to be with her. As one of Red Stone Security’s best contractors, Travis is trained for almost any situation. But nothing prepares him for the most dangerous threat of all: the one to his heart.


Kind-hearted Noel Baskov’s only wish for the holidays is that her Miami coffee shop has a successful Christmas season. But her focus on work is interrupted when the family of the young girl she mentors is threatened, and the man she’s been lusting after for months steps in to handle it. Unfortunately the danger is far from over. Can this sexy and mysterious warrior protect Noel, or will he be the one to shatter her heart?


Warning: features a heroine determined to fight for those she cares about, a protective hero with a very interesting piercing, and some holiday magic.

Where to Buy*:                    Psst--Only $0.99!

Grab the eBook Bundle of the
first three books for the
limited time price of 3.99!
Amazon | BN | ARe | Kobo

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Katie is gifting one lucky commenter from the entire tour a complete ebook set of the series! Please follow the Rafflecoptor directions. The contest is open internationally and runs from 12:01amET 11/26 – 12:01amET 12/2. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.

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Until Next Time,
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Gale Nelson said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. The books sounds awesome. Happy Holidays!

Lit Connect said...

Thank you for hosting Katie today! :)

Katie Reus said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Sebrina Cassity said...

These sound so good, and even if I don't win, I added them to my Amazon Wish list so I can purchase them anytime.
Thank you so much
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

Hi Katie, do you have an outline for your books before you actually start writing them?

Katie Reus said...

Hey Diane, for the most part I do, especially for my full length novels. For those I have really detailed outlines but for my novellas, it's more of a bare bones thing :)

Erin F said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! My question... what is the one thing that you have to have/do while writing?

mariann at belle's book bag said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. I am a big fan of Katie's but have yet to read this series. Sounds so good. I have it in my TBR mountain to remind me. Love the covers. Thanks again and have a great night. :)

Filia Oktarina said...

I haven't read this series yet, but i know about Katie's. This series look interesting, looking forward to read this series.

Katie Reus said...

I just need my computer and quiet time ;) I will admit to loving coffee in the morning but it's not a must!

bn100 said...

Nice excerpt. The series sounds interesting.

Mary Preston said...

A happy ending is so very important. It gives you a satisfactory conclusion.