In the Works

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
For anyone interested in knowing what stories may or may not be coming from me next, here are my writing plans for the future!!


For anyone who's read Fighting Fate or Loving Lies, you may be happy--or possibly terrified--to learn I've finished 32 chapters of the rough draft for Bailey's story, and have five (or less) chapters to go!!

The tentative title for it is BELIEVING BAILEY

If I self-publish it, it could be here by June, but Omnific Publishing has the first right of refusal to it, so if they'd rather take it on, I will have no idea when they would publish it (hopefully before next February).

I came up with a blurb for it! I don't know if it will stay the official blurb, but at least it'll give you an idea what the story is about!

So maybe Bailey experiences one small voyeuristic moment after finding herself trapped in a bathroom during some lame frat party. I mean, who wouldn’t peek? Am I right? And she feels extra guilty for it afterward, anyway. It shouldn’t be such a big, awful, terrible ordeal.

Except it turns out to be the biggest trial she ever encounters. She has no idea this one experience will make her the sole witness to a crime, or actually a non-crime. Whatever. The point is everything now relies on her. Her testimony could free a guy from spending years behind bars. Her testimony could ultimately free her, in a roundabout way, from ever thinking she was incapable of love. Her testimony is frankly the key to everything.

That is, if anyone actually believes her.
I'm not sure exactly what will come after Bailey's story, but I have ideas for about ten books swimming around in my head right now. Here are what I'm calling my ideas (In alphabetical order) along with what I think the stories will be about:
(All titles, names, and ideas subject to change!)
1. Assimilation -
Young Adult Standalone Romance.
When two high schools merge after one closes, senior Sawyer Black becomes strangely fixated on new girl Lily Kassel. She’s different, and he wants to protect her.  But he doesn’t realize just how different she is until her secrets are revealed.  Lily doesn’t have to assimilate into a new school, she needs to learn to fit in with the entire world.
2. Broken Vows -
Adult Romance - Maybe on the Suspense side.
Book One of The Broken Series (Plans for 4 in that series).
Inez Quimby had the biggest crush on wild boy Gabe St. James in high school, but just when she thought maybe something magical might be happening between them, he turns away and ignores her completely. Twelve years later, she’s the chief of police of her hometown, and she just had to arrest Gabe’s younger brother for the murder of his wife. So Gabe’s back in town to help take care of his two nieces and try to help prove his little brother’s innocence. It doesn’t take long to learn that old chemistry is still alive between them, but since they’re one different sides of the case, old lies and scandals rise to the surface, affecting not only their budding relationship, but the future of Gabe’s brother.
3. Creeper -
Adult Standalone Romance.
Nebraska Kohl arrives in a small Arizona town to take care of her ailing grandfather during his final days. She had no idea she’d learn so much dirt about her father’s side of the family. But what peaks her interest most is the reclusive groundskeeper of the town’s cemetery. Everyone calls him Creeper, not just because of his name (C. Reeper) but because he’s different.  After being conceived through rape, everyone thinks he comes from bad blood and will turn out rotten too, especially his mother he takes care of. What’s even more startling is the fact that Nebraska has caught him watching her more than once. But strangely enough, she’s not freaked out, because she’s just as fascinated by him as he is by her.
4. Just One Date -
Young Adult Standalone Romance.
After her car battery dies outside her high school’s hockey game when Hayleigh technically wasn’t supposed to be out of the house (since she was grounded), Foster Ridgeway offers to get her jumpstarted and NOT tell her parents about it if she agrees to go on a date with him. The thing is, he’s popular and she’s not, so she doesn’t understand why he’d come up with such a crazy form of blackmail. But she quickly learns life doesn’t always have to make sense when it comes to Foster. Some things can turn social convention right on their head.
5. Kissing the Boss : A Cinderella Story -
Adult Standalone Romance.
Kaitlyn has no interest in attending her company’s huge Halloween party, but then she hears her crush might possibly attend, and so her stepbrother coaxes her into going with him. All she wants to do is gain the attention of this one coworker she likes. She never intended to gain the interest of the big boss, Ezra Nash, himself. After Nash gets her alone and they start to talk, and then start to kiss, Kaitlyn is almost discovered canoodling with him by her stepbrother—which would be bad, since Nash is kind of, sort of dating but not-really her stepbrother’s mom—so Kaitlyn runs off….of course leaving behind her shoe in the process.  The only problem is her stepbrother “borrowed” that shoe for her from Kaitlyn’s other, not-so-nice stepbrother, and she doesn’t have $1200 to replace it. So now she needs to steal it back from her boss, who has it sitting on a shelf in his office, without being discovered, because she has a bad feeling she might get fired—or murdered— by her stepmother if anyone figures out what happened.
6. Never Gonna Happen -
Young Adult Standalone Romance.
Peyton’s mom and mine were best friends. They weren’t just close; I’m talking they were the same damn person inhabiting two different bodies. They grew up next door to each other, sat out of gym class together, were arrested for keying some jerk’s car together, then they went to college and lived in the same dorm room together.  They met their husbands on the same night and got married within a year of each other, then they found houses on the same block, and got pregnant with their first babies three months apart.
They even coordinated their first children’s names to go together.  At first, they decided Peyton would take my last name for her first name and I’d take her last name as my first, so we’d be Royce Kinsey and Kinsey Royce.  But then, our mothers realized that wouldn’t work because they had already planned before we were even born that we’d get married someday, at which point it would sound really strange for Peyton to go from Kinsey Royce to taking my surname and becoming Kinsey Kinsey, so...they used their maiden names and flip flopped them, naming us Spencer Peyton Kinsey and Peyton Spencer Royce. I’m not sure how they decided which of us would be Peyton and which would be Spencer, but I kind of don’t care either, because since the moment she was born, Peyton Royce has been forced on me.
You think I exaggerate? Hmph. I wish.
We shared a crib together, took our first steps together (but only because Peyton is a freaking little overachiever who just had to start walking at nine months to my twelve months), took baths together, we started our first day of school together, we even got braces in middle school together.  Honestly, there wasn’t a single memory from my childhood where Peyton wasn’t right there beside me.  It was always, let Peyton play with you, give half your candy to Peyton, don’t let Peyton sit alone at lunch, drive Peyton to school, be nice to Peyton. We were treated like twins, yet always expected to fall in love one day and get married.
But the thing was, I didn’t love Peyton. And I’m pretty damn certain she didn’t even like me.  We were complete opposites, except no, we were even further apart than that. We couldn’t be compared to night and day because those were still measurements of time, connecting them.  There was no connection between Peyton and me. We were more like night and banana. We had absolutely nothing in common, except that our mothers were two of the most irritating, pushy, intrusive people on the planet.
Don’t get me wrong. I adored our moms—really—but they had to let this silly notion go, because one thing had become abundantly clear to me over the years. I would never marry Peyton Royce.  I think it was my one goal in life, actually. So, sorry Mom and Wanda, but you just weren’t going to get your way on this. Someday they’d be forced stop grinning like they knew something we didn’t, and they’d stop saying, never say never, because I just did.
Gauntlet dropped.
Peyton and I? It was never gonna happen.
7. The Price of Mason -
New Adult Romance.
Book Ten of the Forbidden Men Series (Final Installment).
I had one mission in life; to take care of my family. And how did I do that? By selling myself to the highest, horniest bidder. But while I made my clients’ wildest fantasies come true, I had a couple fantasies of my own, like getting my sister, mom, and myself out of Waterford, like finally being able to live a normal life, like maybe, actually dating girls I got to choose to be with for once. Even as I started working toward those dreams, one quirky brunette tripped her way into my life. She was way too cheerful, and honest, and innocent to belong in my world, expect that was exactly why I liked her. She was like a fresh blast of sunlight after being trapped in a dark stagnant room for too long, and I was drawn to her. The more time I spent with her, however, the more I fell for her, and the more I grew confused.  Was Reese Randall impeding the goals I was trying to reach…or becoming them?
8. What Yale Wants -
New Adult Standalone Romance.
It started off as nothing, just an insignificant, forgettable run-in on his college campus.
But the impression of her soft warmth bumping into him, the flyaway strands from her hair brushing past his face, the scent of her skin invading his nostrils stuck with Yale Hasting long after they went their separate ways. He can’t get the shy stranger out of his head.
Soon, she’s haunting his nights with vivid arousing dreams, stealing his attention from his friends, cutting into his concentration while he’s supposed to be studying, and ruining him for every other woman out there. Desperate to stop craving her, he’ll do anything for a quick meaningless fling to get her out of his system.
It’s a good thing he’s handsome, charming, witty, and a marketing major. He should be able to sell himself no problem.
There’s only one small hitch in trying to convince Mattie McIntyre she should let him borrow her body for a couple hours—possibly days. Her father is Yale’s ticket to his future dream job.
Now that he has to keep his hands off her, he’s forced to actually get to know her, and—gasp—he actually begins to like her.
9. Witch Klutz -
Young Adult Standalone Paranormal Romance.
As a teen witch, you’d think I totally rock, right? I mean, I’m a witch. Hello. But honestly, I don’t. Honestly, I'm just a miserable, awful klutz of a girl. Example: I hate Emma Greenson more than … well I just hate her, okay. But when I brewed a tonic to turn her beautiful golden locks into the color and consistency of broom bristles, I flubbed the whole thing up. Who knew half an extra mushroom would transform my bad-hair revenge into a love potion? Now my hot boy crush is crazy about HER while I’m still the lamest witch this side of the cafeteria.
Just when I swore to myself I would never again attempt another potion, the boy of my dreams—literally—explodes into my life—again, literally—and needs MY help to save the world. Is this my chance to finally prove I’m not a complete failure, or is all humanity doomed under my spell? But more importantly, will I get my first kiss before I turn sixteen or die an old maid like my two strange, old aunts?
10. Won't Anyone Marry Mikayla? -
Adult Standalone Romance.
Every day’s an odd day for Mikayla Shaughnessy when it’s her job to change adult diapers and help little old men like Mr. Pratchett find his dog...that died thirty years earlier. When one of her favorite, most peculiar, patients at the Sunnyvale Retirement Center where she works dies and names Mikayla as the sole beneficiary in her will, however, odd takes on a whole new meaning.  Now Mikayla’s set to inherit millions, but only if she meets a few stipulations first, like get married within the next thirty days. Now all she has to do is find a husband willing to follow through with a wedding and then stay with him for at least a year. Sounds like it should be an easy mission with all that money involved. The only problem is nothing is ever easy when it comes to Mikayla.
So those are the ideas I have for future stories. I have no idea if any of them (except The Price of Mason--that will definitely get written someday) will actually get finished or when they'd arrive if they do, but this is the direction I seem to be going!
And just because I love to fiddle with making covers, I created covers for all these possible stories. Again, who knows if they will be the actual covers I end up with, but at least it gives you a visual idea of what the future of Linda Kage stories may resemble!! 
If any of them strike your fancy, let me know, and I may give that one more consideration to work on next than the others. I do love feedback!
Thank you for your time!  Happy Reading!  

New Book - Consolation Prize

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Consolation Prize
Forbidden Men Series - Book 9

Don’t you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken—but only because he ticked me off...not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn’t take no for an answer, too flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn’t quite the brainless, overconfident jerk I assumed he always was.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I’m learning maybe he’s not what I first thought he was. And maybe I’M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,

Julianna Radcliffe

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any of the Forbidden Men series that is signed by the author!


There are two Amazon giveaways running for Consolation Prize.

For a chance to win a Kindle ebook edition
(30 winners, 1-in-10 chance, open until Sep 22nd or until all prizes are claimed),
Click HERE.

For a chance to win a Amazon paperback edition
(3 winners, 1-in-25 chance, open until Sep 22nd or until all prizes are claimed),
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Requirements for participation: 18+ years of age (or legal age),
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

Happy reading and many hugs,
Linda Kage

Information about Priceless

Friday, May 20, 2016
In place of ARCs, I am just going to have a huge giveaway for copies of my next story (titled Priceless).

I've seen the posts about authors behaving badly, and I know some writers participate in nasty stuff like paying for five-star reviews, sending minions out to flag or bully people who write low reviews, or messaging scathing little notes to bloggers who don't say something satisfactorily enough about their stories. This sickens me. Not only does it give all authors a bad name, but it's cheating! While these authors are out there controlling what's being said about their books and upsetting the amazing blogging world, other authors are receiving lower or fewer yet honest ratings. It makes it impossible for readers to know what to believe when they see reviews, and that's just not right. It's bad for bloggers, authors, readers...just everyone.

I cannot express in words what an honor and thrill it is to see a brand new, unprompted review pop up for one of my stories. To know that someone voluntarily chose my book above others to entertain them for a spell and then go a step further to write down their thoughts and feelings about's's an amazing feeling. Doesn't matter if it was a good or bad review; they gave me a chance, and I love and appreciate that! My job is to put my heart and soul into writing the best story I can; everyone else's job is to sit back, relax, and take away whatever they want from it.

So...doing this is my guarantee to you that if anyone so chooses to read, review, promote, or even mention my next book, it's because they want to freely and honestly with no censor, prompting, bullying or otherwise harassment from me.

Another reason - Not too long ago, I received a message from someone telling me one of my incredibly close online friends was involved in pirating my stories. When I confronted the friend about it, she thought maybe I'd been sent this message because someone was jealous of her for always getting early copies from me. I thought that was crazy. I'm not any kind of popular, big-name bestselling author. Who gives that big a whoop about plain ol’ me? But if leveling the playing field and making sure everyone starts out with a fair, equal opportunity will avoid future heartbreak and drama for me, then that's what I'm going to do.

Then I came to find out, the pirating had most likely come from someone else but still someone I'd given an ARC to (I don’t have one hundred percent concrete evidence which person actually did it), so...that decided the issue for me. Ebooks will only be coming from me in the form of a gift through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iBooks. I know there are still ways to pirate and share those versions, but at least they'll have to put a tad more effort into it if they do.

This way, everyone has the same chance as everyone else to win the story, and winners aren't required to read, review or even look at the book again if they don't wish to! They'll have to work a little harder for it if they want to become involved in criminal activities, and...they won't be getting an earlier copy than anyone else because I hit publish a few minutes ago; it'll be available early...sometime within the next few hours to the next few days.

There are still great things about the book world, a couple controlling authors, thieving readers, and rude cover models notwithstanding. It's a place for escape, adventure and happily ever after, and that's the part I'm going to continue to celebrate and enjoy!

If you're still interested in Priceless (THANK YOU!!), the link to sign up for its giveaway is :
Thank you so much for your time!

Hugs, Linda Kay


PricelessForbidden Men, Book 8
New Adult Romance
ISBN : 9781519008152
Length : 106,000 words
Available : 21 May 2016
In Ebook and in print

Three things in my life were fact.
I needed Sarah to survive.
I needed sex to remain sane.
And I could never mix sex with Sarah.

I just knew—deep in my marrow—that if I did, I’d somehow lose her. All my deepest darkest secrets would crack open, bleed out, and ruin everything between us. I wouldn’t unleash the shit inside me on my worst enemy, let alone her. So she stayed strictly in the friend zone.

People probably thought I never went there with her because of her cerebral palsy, but f*ck them. She knew she was the most important person in my world, and I wasn’t about to risk hurting our relationship just to make my c*ck happy.

Until the moment she begged me to take her virginity.
Now it’s all about to hit the fan, because how the hell do you resist the one person forbidden to you when she says please?

--Brandt Gamble


“Let me just get one thing perfectly clear,” he said, holding up a stern finger in reprimand.

I crossed my arms over my chest and arched my eyebrows, ready to meet his scolding with full-on sass. “Oh? And what’s that?”

Grabbing a handful of the front of my shirt, he yanked me against him until our mouths crashed together. His tongue roughly sought entrance, wrapping around mine and effectively sucking every thought I’d ever had straight from my brain before he released me and pushed away again, breathing hard.

I blinked, swaying from the quick, powerful assault. Then I pressed my hand to the side of my still-spinning head before yelping, “What the hell?”

“I’m sorry,” he growled, eyes flashing with anger...but mostly with heat. “Maybe you didn’t hear me clear enough.”

And he kissed me again. Just as hard, just as intensely, but maybe a little longer this time.

When he pulled away slowly, I licked my lips, relishing the taste of him on my tongue. Then I drew in a breath, trying to recover from the punch of arousal he’d ignited.

“Okay, maybe you should say that one more time,” I was finally able to utter. “Just so I’m perfectly clear I understand what you mean.”
He grinned. “Yes, ma’am.”

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