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Whispered Lies Audiobook Now Available

Whispered Lies is now available on audiobook.  The incredibly talented Therese Plummer is the narrator for this book.  Check it out below:

Government secrets are being sold, and the newly sworn in president of the United States already feels out of options. Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust – former FBI agent Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those who would use their power to destroy others’ lives.

Elizabeth is ordered to do whatever it takes to end this criminal organization, but she’s also told that this is completely off the books. Nothing can point back to the president until the entire network is dismantled. Elizabeth can rely only on her team, comprised of a computer whiz and a former air force pararescueman, to get to the bottom of the leaks. Every decision could cost them their freedom…or their lives.

What Elizabeth didn’t count on was her heart becoming as entangled as the lies she tells to uncover the truth. With her heart now in the game, Elizabeth works on guarding those she loves as she dives headfirst into danger. Can Elizabeth follow the leads and take out the leaders of the secret group before the whole world is thrown into chaos?

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Women of Power Boxed Set on sale for $2.99

The entire Women of Power series is in one collection and you can get it for $2.99.  The deal will end Saturday March 18th, so don’t wait for this amazing chance to see Kathleen Brooks’s second New York Times bestselling series.

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These women don’t need a billionaire lover. They are the billionaires.

Chosen for Power

Elle has always depended on family to make her business run strong. She has led her family business to enormous success, but this has left her without much of a private life. Just as Elle thinks she has met the potential man of her dreams, she also discovers an imposter is out to destroy her entire life. Can she trust “Prince Charming” to help her defend everything she holds dear, or will she only leave herself vulnerable at the worst possible time?

Drake Charles’s work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life, which earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It’s also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love.

Built for Power

Bree has learned to tolerate a lot as one of the few women in an executive position in the construction industry. But when the normal bullying tactics turn aggressive and threaten her project in Atlanta, Bree decides to go on the offensive. Convinced an architect is out to destroy her project, Bree decides it’s time to give Logan Ward a piece of her mind.

Despite being thousands of miles away in London, successful architect Logan Ward finds himself on the receiving end of “B. Simpson’s” angry messages from across the pond. Deciding to handle B. Simpson’s demands himself, Logan heads to Atlanta only to discover things are not what they seem, starting with the sexy woman he rescues after an accident on the job site.

Fashioned for Power

Allegra Simpson is the Vice President of Simpson Fashion and she’s always handled life like her mother taught her—with manners and a smile. But Allegra learns being nice can get you in trouble as someone haunts her from the shadows and turns her life to one of secrets. She fears she’ll never be able to have a relationship with Finn, because it would put everyone she loves in danger.

Finn Williams had a promising professional baseball career until an injury disrupted everything. But Finn wouldn’t let that stop him. He went to law school and started his own sports agency. The only thing missing was Allegra’s love. The chemistry between the two had been undeniable. But Finn knew there was something that Allegra is holding back from him. He just has to get her to trust him enough to tell him.

The man in the shadows is watching. He’s always watching. He knows Allegra’s every move. He’s been in her house, laid in her bed, and has plans to make her love him. She rejected him, but they are destined for each other. Soon she’ll come to see they are meant to be. Because if he can’t have her, then no one can.

Destined for Power

When Mallory Westin’s family’s quest for more power caused her a broken heart, she turned her back on the only life she ever knew. Now a successful owner of a security firm, she’s determined to forge her own path. But sometimes one’s past isn’t so easy to leave behind. Mallory has to take control as an assassination plot snares her father and the man she loves.

Reid Simpson had loved Mallory since they were teenagers. Then one night changed everything as she suddenly broke his heart. For years, he escaped the pain as he built a resort and casino empire. He pushed her from his mind, if not his heart. As Reid encounters increasing danger, he finds that Mallory is the one by his side trying to protect him.

Giveaway Contest for new Cocoon Mattress by Sealy

Dear Readers,

I am very excited to be partnering with the folks at Tempur Sealy to give one lucky reader a new Cocoon mattress.  This is a United States only giveaway, but I will be holding an international giveaway very soon for a Kentucky themed gift basket.  To learn more about Cocoon by Sealy and this incredible contest, click HERE for the main contest page.  Please share with all of your friends and family.  And don’t forget to preorder Whispered Lies for its October 11th release.

 

Good Luck!

Kathleen Brooks

New Series – Web of Lies – October 11th, 2016

Dear Readers,

This has been a very exciting year for me, and I hope for you as well. The Forever Bluegrass Series has taken us back to Keeneston and will continue to do so on July 19th when Forever Driven releases. I am so thankful for all your kind notes about Keeneston and am happy to announce the next Forever Bluegrass book will be released early 2017. Cover and title reveal will happen next week after Forever Driven’s release! But today I’m very excited to announce what will happen between the two Forever Bluegrass releases.

Coming October 11, 2016, the first book in the brand new Web of Lies series! You’ve loved strong female leads like Annie, Bridget, Mallory . . . and now meet Elizabeth James, the new lead in Whispered Lies:


Whispered Lies Scaled CoverGovernment secrets are being sold and the newly-sworn-in President of the United States already feels out of options.  Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust—former FBI Agent, Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those that would use their power to destroy others’ lives.

Elizabeth is ordered to do whatever it takes to end this criminal organization, but she’s also told that this is completely off the books.  Nothing can point back to the president until the entire network is dismantled. Elizabeth can only rely on her team comprised of a computer whiz and a former Air Force Pararescueman to get to the bottom of the leaks. Every decision could cost them their freedom . . . or their lives.

What Elizabeth didn’t count on was her heart becoming as entangled as the lies she tells to uncover the truth. With her heart now in the game, Elizabeth works on guarding those she loves as she dives headfirst into danger. Can Elizabeth follow the leads and take out the leaders of the secret group before the whole world is thrown into chaos?

 


As many of you saw from my social media pages, I visited Washington D.C. this spring. This new series was the reason for that trip. I toured D.C., the small town of Quantico, VA inside the Marine base where many government agencies have training facilities and headquarters, and interviewed FBI agents. The Web of Lies series is packed full of action, espionage, treason, and a small group of women the President depends on to operate secretly in a world filled with lies and betrayal. I can’t wait for you to experience Whispered Lies this October!

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What do your favorite authors really talk about?

Creating fictional stories can lead to some very strange conversations and thoughts.  Here are a few of my favorites from author friends.


Kate Perry

When you’re a writer and have already come up with SO MANY words for the day, sometimes you just can’t write anymore.

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International Bestselling author Kate Perry writes about all these magical things and Happily Ever After. Her acclaimed Laurel Heights and Summerhill books are international bestsellers, as are her Fillmore & Greenwich and Summerhill series. All her books feature sassy, independent women who just want love and earthy men full of heart who are more than able to rise to the occasion.

www.KatePerry.com

New release – Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3

The first installment of her Summerhill Books, Say You Will, is free at several retailers.*


Marie Force

Ever wonder what Marie thinks about during the day? Here are some texts from Marie to her team.

“Things I love about my job: figuring out where the accents go on the term ménage à trois”

“I have the biggest zit of my life to go with my princess and the pea mattress”

“I need a full time keeper”

“Note to self—include stick figure drawings of love scenes in future books to make them more kid friendly” said in reference to a reader’s 4-year- old nephew asking if the Marie Force books on her shelf were kid books.

With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s HQN, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley, among other books and series. Marie’s new erotic Quantum Trilogy was released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series when book 4, Rapturous, is released in January 2016.

www.MarieForce.com

New release – Rapturous (Book 4 in her Quantum Series)

The first book in her Gansett Island Series, Maid for Love, is free.*


Jennifer Probst

Ridiculous convo regarding my erotic BDSM series The Steele Brothers for Beg Me:

Me in an email: I’m thinking of a few erotic playthings Rem can do to Cara. I have down a prickly glove and a flogger.

Assistant: What about a vibrator?

Me: Duh, that’s a given.  I guess I’ll go with the usual bondage with ropes and chains and see where it takes me.

Assistant: Yeah, but they’re in the fancy hotel. Where is he going to hook up the stuff?

Me: CRAP! I forgot. Umm, it could be a bondage type hotel.

Assistant: I never heard of those!

Me: Yeah, because remember the company FANTA-C booked the room so they’d know they’d need hooks on the wall and the bed for restraining purposes.

Assistant: That’ll work. Make sure you mention that Rem already sent his requirements of the tools he’d need so the reader doesn’t think all fancy hotels come with restraining equipment.

Me: I will – thanks so much!

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.”

www.JenniferProbst.com

Upcoming Release – Everywhere and Every Way

Jennifer is also part of an upcoming $0.99 boxset, Hot in the Hamptons, that is set for release on March 29, 2016.*


Heather Sunseri

This conversation came during a very intense deadline. It’s an example of how a fellow author “gets” another writer and their need to get off the internet. One word from Kathleen and I’m preparing to sprint to get as much word count as I can get in an hour. Of course, a little silliness comes in when you’re 100% stressed about the deadline. But don’t let the silliness fool you. One hour sprints are intense competition and I like to win. (Side note from Kathleen- Heather likes to think she can win 😉 )

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Heather Sunseri is the author of two (and counting) young adult science fiction romance series. The series have a little bit of science fiction, a dab of dystopian, a pinch of paranormal, and a whole lot of romance. Once you’ve read both series, you’ll know: Heather believes that today’s teens have the strength of mind and heart to make the world better.

www.HeatherSunseri.com

New Release – Renaissance (Book #3 in the Emerge Series)

The first book in this series, Emerge, is free.*


Robyn Peterman

Kathleen and Robyn after cocktails:

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NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries.

Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.

A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her underpants works really well for her.

www.RobynPeterman.com

New Release – Fashionably Hotter Than Hell (Book #6 in The Hot Damned Series)

The first book in the The Hot Damned Series, Fashionably Dead, is free.*


Kathleen Brooks

Sometimes you have medical questions you need to ask your freind, who is (lucky for me) an ER doctor. Just remember you should probably clarify the info you need to know about injuries from battery are needed for a book before asking them!

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Robyn Peterman, Heather Sunseri, and I spent a winter working out together. Robyn likes to call the routine the Asses on Fire workout. It’s true to its name. While at Robyn’s house one day, she began playing Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I tend to sing while I write.  In the end, only my husband suffered.

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Kathleen Brooks is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author.  Kathleen’s stories are romantic suspense featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters.  Her Bluegrass, Bluegrass Brothers, and Forever Bluegrass Series feature small town charm with quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world.

Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.

www.kathleen-brooks.com

New Release – Forever Hidden (Book #2 in the Forever Bluegrass Series)

The first Bluegrass Series book, Bluegrass State of Mind, is free.*


* Discounts and free offerings may be available permanently or temporarily.  Check the price on your preferred retailer’s site to make sure it has not changed since this posting.

5 Author Myths Debunked

1. Authors write books like Colin Firth does in Love Actually. They sit at their typewriter in the countryside, with a person serving them food and drink as prose fall from their fingers.

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Ahh no. Instead we write at messy desks full of post it notes, index cards, and character spreadsheets. That is when we actually write at a desk. Lost of authors opt for the recliner, the couch, or the bed. And lets not leave out carline, kid’s athletic practices, and coffee shops. The stories don’t stop in your mind just because you’re away from home. Writers write everywhere. I’ve seen authors writing in a hidden corner of the hotel lobby for thirty minutes before heading to a signing. I have hidden in the back room of a seminar to write because the story was demanding to be told. As for the person to magically whip up a latte when we want it? Yeah, you saw I mentioned some of us type at coffee shops, right?

2. It’s all roses and Shakespeare. Ideas flow from our minds with ease.

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Where do you get your ideas? This is one of the questions I get asked the most. In truth, I have no idea. I don’t just look out over my desk and become showered with ideas.  However, I can tell you when I get them, it’s not when I’m sitting down ready to write. No, it’s when I am in the shower, at a playdate, driving in rush hour traffic, or any other location that is near impossible for a person to write down their ideas. I once chanted an idea over and over for twenty minutes as I drove home. The truth of the matter is, the second you say, “This is great, there’s no way I can forget it,” you’ve just screwed yourself unless you write it down someplace safe.

3. Being an author is glamorous.

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Just ask the package delivery drivers, my day-to-day dress is anything but glamorous. Torn pajama bottoms and very worn, oversized sweatshirts is our work dress code. We are not celebrities. No one recognizes us as we walk down the street. People know our characters much more than they know the author that created them. And that’s the way most authors want it to be.

4. Authors write the perfect story the first time.

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Ha! Hahahahahahahahaha! We are more likely to want to smash our computer because we can’t get a scene just right. And then come the edits. Editors can destroy a beautiful scene that you have created after hours of hard work. And most of the time . . . they are right. The mental image I get while creating the scene does not always line up with the readers’ viewpoint. We need that criticism to make the story work for the readers. We just didn’t want all those typos and spelling mistakes pointed out too! 🙂

5. Authors are hermits who live and breathe writing.

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Yes, writing is a solitary job. No, we don’t lock ourselves in a cabin in the woods for years. Introverts? Sure, we have some of those. We also have some extroverts, lawyers, teachers, stay at home mothers, etc.  All you need is to see an author with another author to know this myth isn’t true. We love talking to our readers at signings, seeing our friends at lunch, and partaking in a few adult beverages while playing Cards Against Humanity (chocolate martinis are now on the prohibited list).

Besides all of that, most of us don’t have the time for hiding out at a pond for years. We have spouses, children, school functions, jobs, volunteer work, and so on. Most authors (like me) are all over social media these days. We love hearing from our readers, talking books, and planning the casting call with our readers if our books get made into a movie. 😉 While the act of reading and writing may be things you do alone, the reading and writing community is anything but lonely. So come join us!

USA Today Coverage for Forever Hidden

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2016/02/17/forever-hidden-trailer-reveal-kathleen-brooks/

Nice little bit of press for my newest USA Today bestseller.  I hope you all are enjoying the Forever Bluegrass series as much as I enjoy writing it.  There are plenty more on the way over the next few years, so be sure to sign up for my mailing list to receive notification of new releases.

Twas the Night Before Release

Twas the night before release, when all through the house
A single creature was stirring, repeatedly clicking her mouse.
The top literature blogs had been notified with care,
In hopes that many readers soon would be there.

My family was nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Keeneston danced in my head.
And I in my flannel pajamas with a warm, fuzzy throw,
Had just finished watching the night’s last show.

When out on nowhere there arose a tiny beep,
I sprang from my chair to steal a quick peep.
Over to the coffee table, I flew with a flash,
Tripping over the kids’ toys, I nearly fell on my… 😉

The light on my eReader began to glow,
Finally, the download had begun to show.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a beautiful Forever Bluegrass cover, that elicited a cheer.

With One A.M. approaching rather quick,
I knew in a moment I should read just a tick.
More rapid than the Keenston grapevine, it began like a dream,
And I whistled, and I shouted, and began to scream.

“Now Sienna! Now, Ryan! Now, Deacon and Sydney!
On, Zain! On, Mila! On Matt and Riley!
From the beginning of the book! To the end of it all!
I can’t stop reading. Asleep, I’ll never fall!”

My kids appear, their night’s sleep suddenly stalled,
Only to find their mother completely enthralled.
So back to their bedrooms, away they flew,
With a sugary snack, “Oh God, what did just I do?!?!”

And then, in a twinkling, I was back to the book,
The stories of the Bluegrass providing just the right hook.
As visions of characters began to abound,
I paused to make sure my kiddos were no longer around.

I ran to the cabinet to grab a libation,
It was time for my favorite release night tradition.
The Rose sisters’ special iced tea was easy to make,
Just some bourbon, sweet tea, and then give it a shake.

My eyes go wide! Oh, how I feel merry.
The warmth of the liquid, think tonight I’ll add a cherry.
The words blur and I realize it’s not even the booze,
I should have gone to bed hours ago for a snooze.

But I cannot shake the call of the Davies,
they’re the perfect gentlemen, surrounded by ladies.
The first family dinner with them is always a little rough,
Only because every newbie has to show they are tough!

And suddenly, I heard an alarm in the distance,
I shook it off, my mind filled with persistence.
Then what was that I heard my husband say?
Time for the children to get ready for their day?!?!

He spoke not a word to me, only flashed a smirk,
He knew he’d torn me away with a sudden jerk.
And as I strapped the kids into the car that morn,
I realized one was not there, so I laid on the horn.

I raced through the neighborhood with unusual haste,
For every minute away from the book felt like a waste.
I slow down just a bit, to avoid the dreaded ticket.
I debate on a shortcut through a field full of thicket.

But sanity reigns, and I continue on my way,
My lack of sleep already creating an interesting day.
With the day’s duties now done, I return to my books,
“Happy Release Day to you, from Kathleen Brooks!”


 

Forever Hidden comes out January 26th, 2016!

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USA Today Happily Ever After Feature

The Happily Ever After blog on USA Today has been running features on authors and their pets.  My vizslas received an article recently and I wanted to share that news. I have always loved animals and find my past experiences with animals to be a great way to insert humor in the stories I write.  Nearly every animal I’ve written into my books is, or has been, a part of my family.  I hope their quirkiness brings you the same joy they brought me. For those that follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know my youngest dog, Hank. He is quite the character and definitely has more energy than the entire human population.  Now, the questions is, who should be the unlucky Keenestonian stuck with trying to control young Hank?

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2015/10/28/kathleen-brooks-forever-entangled-vizslas/

 

I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you and those you love.  I am very excited about what this year has to offer… or rather, what I have to offer the best fans in the world!  More Forever Bluegrass are on the way and a yet-to-be-identified new series will make its debut later this year.  I hope y’all are ready to read.