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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New Book! New Baby!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
So two weeks ago today, this happened....

Photo taken by the amazing  Jamie Hixon Photography

My second daughter, Sadie Elizabeth (Sadie after my sister Sandra, and Elizabeth after my husband's grandma), was born on November 19th, weighing in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces and stretching 21 inches long.

When Lydia--daughter number one--was born, I came home from the hospital on the same day I received my first book (The Stillburrow Crush) in paperback in the mail!  Five years later, we came home from the hospital with little Sadie to find two boxes of The Girl's Got Secrets (my twenty-first book) in paperback waiting on us.  I thought that was a pretty cool coincidence!

Sadie's a little bundle of joy, and big sister is still (thankfully) completely fascinated and proud of her.  But I had forgotten how time-consuming, exhausting, and overwhelming newborns are.

TMI Fact: Today is Thursday, and I'm positive I took a shower last Saturday but can't remember if I have had another again since then until this morning. Ergo, it's no surprise that I hadn't gotten around yet to posting a blog about my new book...that came out FIVE DAYS ago!!! I know, I'm totally losing it, right?

So, yeah!  THE GIRL'S GOT SECRETS is now available in both paperback and ebook for your reading pleasure!

Book 7 in the Forbidden Men Series
(But can also be read as a standalone)
ISBN : 978-1519115379
Length : 136,500Available : 28 November 2015


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It co-released with the ever-brilliant, amazingly talented Ada Frost and her book SILENT SCARS!

Ada's story is killing it in reviews.  Peeps who have read and reviewed both our books all have given her a five-star rating!  Not all of those have been so five-star for me...not that I'm jealous...much...but I'm also so very excited and happy for my buddy and proud that I got to promote my story with such awesome talent!

Our books are on a book blog tour together now (until December 11th) with Tasty Book Tours.  To catch some reviews, guest posts or interviews on the tour, just follow this link:


You can also find an epic rafflecopter giveaway on that blog tour link for Amazon gift cards and paperbacks.


If anyone is curious what's in the works next for Linda Kage, well...I'm not too sure.  I haven't finished another book yet, so there are no set dates for anything.  But I plan to work on Bailey's story (from the Granton University series), then maybe Brandt and Sarah's story (from the Forbidden Men series).  I also have a new standalone young adult story in mind and want to tell Cassie and Keller's story (from Delinquent Daddy), so...there will be more; I'm just not completely sure what exactly will be next or when it'll get here!

And that's all I have to report for today!  Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving (or November) and that Christmas treats you well!  Hugs!

Coming Soon : The Girl's Got Secrets by Linda Kage and Silent Scars by Ada Frost

Friday, November 6, 2015

For Book 7 of my Forbidden Men series (The Girl's Got Secrets), I'm releasing it on the same day that my book buddy Ada Frost is releasing Book 4 of her Surviving Series (Silent Scars) so we decided to celebrate together!
The big day is NOVEMBER 28th.
And here's a little information about both...if you're curious!

Her Man.

Their Hero.

His Pain.

What happens when you pray for death and you’re ignored?

You have to live.

You have to survive.

But what if the last thing you want is to take your next breath?

To the world, Ryan is a hero, an ex-marine, brother, son and protector. He has devoted his life to keeping others safe. He will do anything and everything to ensure his loved ones are protected, even if that means destroying his very own soul. After an explosion on the battlefield ends his career in the Marine’s, Ryan is sent home with an honorable discharge. But the war hasn’t ended for him.

He is home, he is free and he’s breathing, but he’s dead inside.

He wants nothing more than peace, but the nightmares in his mind will not grant him that. They taunt him, tease him and torture his waking moments. The darkness within him is slowly consuming him, blackness has seeped into his veins and is rotting his core. Ryan is a man on the edge of destruction. For once he is the one in need of saving. He needs a saviour.

He needs her.

Ryan is commissioned as a bodyguard to Aloura Cavendish. When he initially meets her, he believes her to be a spoiled rich brat, wasting his time. But the fire inside her astounds him. When he pushes, he never expects her to push back. When he runs, she chases. For the first time in his life, Ryan has a protector willing to fight his demons. The only problem – he is too afraid to release them.
Here’s the same old “girl posing as a boy” story but with a rock-n-roll twist.

Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut.

Becoming “Sticks,” a member of Non-Castrato, isn’t quite what she dreamed it would be, though. She spends most of her time keeping up the subterfuge and learning how to walk, talk, act, and drink like a man.

But what’s even harder to deal with is acting oblivious when the band’s heartthrob lead singer, Asher Hart, treats her like one of the guys and not a woman. She never imagined he’d be so much more than a pretty face with a nice voice. But he’s better than perfect. He’s perfect for her.

When love and lies combine, Remy must keep up the act or lose everything. But who knew lying to reach one dream could prevent you from attaining an even bigger dream?
Pre-Order Links : Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Smashwords
Release Day Blitz
SBB Promotions  (Silent Scars) (Girl's Got Secrets)
Virtual Book Tour
Tasty Book Tours (Both Books)

ARCs Available (Silent Scars) (Girl's Got Secrets) (Both Books)
NetGalley - From November 26th - December 26th (Girl's Got Secrets)