Title & Cover Reveal for Shattered Dreams Book 2 by D.L. Kane

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Title: Reckless Lies
Series: Shattered Souls #2
Author: D.L. Kane 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Fall 2015

Victoria Reynolds has never known love. From birth, her life has been a series of brutal lessons and bitter disappointments. They call her The Ice Queen. Cold and calculating, it’s the only way she knows how to survive. But beneath it all is a woman desperate for the one thing she’s been denied her whole life.

Sean Roark is a study in rugged perfection. He exudes a raw dominance that reaches into the deepest corners of her being, uncovering her most secret desires, and tempting them with the promise of pure, lightning hot passion. He is everything she craves. Everything she fears. And the one thing she can never allow herself to have.

One stolen night will change everything.

When Sean learns the truth, he’ll stop at nothing to make her see the one thing she has always craved is standing right in front of her. But will his love be enough to overcome her demons, or will Tori be forever trapped behind the frozen wall of Reckless Lies?





D.L. Kane is a 2015 Dream Award Finalist, a Kansas City mother of three and the proud wife of a United States Marine.

                 
 
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Kane’s Favorite Things Week of 1/26/15

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Kanes Favorite ThingsI know, I’m late. So sorry!! Hectic weekend spilled over, and there was definitely a case of The Mondays at Castle Kane.

This week features new boots, an old movie and some special art work.

Music:
Shattered Dreams was inspired by a Rascal Flatts song, so it was really easy to put together a playlist for the book. Shattered Lies on the other hand, wasn’t so easy. During the first draft of SD, I wasn’t even sure Tori would get a book. But the more I dove into her character, the more I realized the girl had layers. Yeah, she’s a selfish narcissist. But she’s also damaged. So, I was scrolling through the ole Facebook feed, and one of my best friends shared a song. Stacy and I are pretty much cut from the same cloth, so I always watch the videos she posts. The title alone was enough to put me in Tori’s mind, but as the song continued, I realized that Stacy had just done what I could not. She found THE song for Shattered Lies. So here it is 🙂 “She Don’t Love You” by Eric Paslay

Movies:
Today’s movie is a throw back. We’ve all read the classic Romeo and Juliet. Most of us have probably seen two or three versions of it. My personal favorite is the 1996 version directed by Baz Luhrmann. First, I LOVE John Leguizamo, and second- Dagger. 

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Who’s John Leguizamo? One of the funniest comedians in the history of ever! He’s the star of my personal favorite, The Pest, and his role in Romeo and Juliet was by far the best portrayal of Tybalt I have ever seen.

When the movie first came out, I was a teenager and too young to truly appreciate the genius and artistry of the symbols that were sort of “hidden in plain sight”. While the language and theme of the story remains faithful to the original, it is the symbols integrated into this modern interpretation that make it so powerful. Mercutio’s Dagger is the embodiment of that.

800px-RJ-02092Romeo and Juliet is currently available on Netflix Streaming. I highly recommend you watch it, and keep an eye out for all the different symbols hidden in this modern portrayal of a classic tragedy. 

Books:
Last week I started looking for a new book to read in my free time. Unfortunately, what I was looking for I just couldn’t find. So I decided to reread one of my favorites- Loving Lies by Lora Leigh. On her Facebook page, Lora revealed the cover for Jazz’s book. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. Loving Lies has been the single most influential book in my writing career, and I am so excited to hear that both Jazz and Zach will be getting their own books!! Click this link to see the cover and read a blurb for Wicked Lies.

Funny:
Easily one of my favorite songs and who doesn’t love watching cat videos?? Besides, I must pay homage to my favorite cat lover Amanda Afterdark 😉

Fashion:
Today’s fashion fave is brought to you by Closet Kane and an Amazon Goddess.
Love, love, LOVE boots, and this week, I added two more pair to my ever growing collection. It’s impossible to pick a favorite, but this is the pair I put on first.

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I’m an Instagram addict, and one of my favorite pages belongs to McKinli Hatch. She is a professional fitness competitor and Amazon Goddess, with an amazing eye for fashion. She runs a blog and online store that are quickly becoming my favorite pages to visit. I love her print leggings and can’t seem to get enough of her cardigans and accessories. Check her out!

Epic:
Last Friday, my son brought home a drawing one of his friends made for me. It was such a sweet and thoughtful gift, I HAD to share it. One of my favorite shirts features that little phrase across the front. Thank you so much Pierce! I LOVE it!!!

20150126_174750Honorable Mention: 
A&E for their daily Criminal Minds marathons.

Updates, MS Goodies and My TBR

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Photo Credit: Juliannaa

LOVE this image! Click to see more work by this amazing artist!

2014 was an Amazing Year! Despite a few setbacks, I accomplished everything I set out to do and more!!! 2015 is off to an awesome start! I’ve made a few resolutions for this year, but those are for another post 😉

Updates and MS Goodies
My very first Paranormal Romance made it to the formatter before (woohooo!!!) the January 1st deadline and I can’t wait to share the final product with you. Of Blood and Lust is a novella that will appear in an anthology to benefit The National Autism Association and will be out soon. The story started out one way, then took a whole different direction, and the possibilities for more are endless.

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While brainstorming for this story, I pulled the old laptop (the one missing the ‘F’ key, and now also the ‘F5’ key) out of storage, just to see what was on it. The original MS for Shattered Dreams was typed on that antique, and I knew there were a few other stories I was kicking around on there somewhere. Not only did I find what I was looking for, there were also two nearly complete manuscripts and a finished HR! The first MS is a children’s rhyming story that I wrote for my youngest daughter when she was home schooled. It was just a fun way to teach her about different things- the states, continents, colors etc. If we decide to publish, it will probably be illustrated by The Hooligans. The second MS is a darker contemporary centered around a Mexican cartel leader. It doesn’t have a name or even a cover concept, but reading through it certainly sparks a few ideas. The story feels pretty good where it’s at, so it will more than likely get sent to the editor and then to some Betas in the next few weeks.

Shattered Lies is not quite where it needs to be yet. Does that ever happen to you? You think you have the story where it needs to be, but the more you read it, the more it feels like something is missing. That is kind of where we’re at with SL. So until ALL the Betas are happy, we’re going to hold off on the release.

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My TBR List just got EPIC!
Santa brought The Hooligans laptops for Christmas. My oldest daughter, who is almost 12, was so excited, she couldn’t wait to start using her’s. She said, “I want to write a book too!” How cool is that??? Well, it gets better! She’s finished writing it!!! She said she wants to read through it a couple more times, “like you do”, before she lets anyone else read it. But she did tell me the book is called “Chasing Waterfalls” and it’s a funny story about “You, Uncle Chris and Aunt Niki.” The Man and I are both very excited to read it and I can officially say that Chasing Waterfalls is the first book on my 2015 TBR List. She’s asked for Mommy’s help to get it published, so BOLO!!!

While I was scrolling through the ole Facebook feed this morning, this little gem caught my eye.

Author stalking commenced immediately!

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As soon as I found her, I couldn’t wait to find out more! So she sent me this little gem too!

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Consolation is a spin off of Beloved and Beholden, which are now the 2nd and 3rd official books on my 2015 TBR List and Consolation, #4 on the TBR, will be out in March!

If you are a blogger and would like to sign up for the release tour of Consolation, HERE is the link.

And because I pride myself on the quality of my stalking 😉 here are links to follow the lovely author Corinne Michaels on the web and social media 🙂

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Freebie and a Sale!!! Christmas with Mason and Amy

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You asked for it, and now you’ve got it! Mended Dreams is not only live, but it’s totally FREE for the next three days! It’s not a stand alone though, so for the next three days, the book that started it all is on sale for only $1.99! Grab your copies now! And spread the word!

Asa is up to his old tricks again, and David is in on the shenanigans too!! Grab Mended Dreams and find out how Mason and Amy celebrate their first holiday season together!

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Cover Reveal and Release Date: Mended Dreams by D.L. Kane

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Mended again blueYes! The answer to that question is YES!! Mason and Amy ARE getting another story!

I am still in awe of the response to Shattered Dreams, and the countless emails I’ve received about Mason, Amy AND Asa. I had not originally planned to write another installment of Mason and Amy’s story, but the outpouring of support encouraged me to do so.

Mended Dreams is a Christmas novella that picks up shortly after Shattered Dreams ended. It is the “funny, sweet, and oh so steamy” story of Mason and Amy’s first Christmas together as a couple. Of course, it wouldn’t be a story without Asa now would it?? And you would be surprised at what Amy’s Dad is up to these days!

Mended Dreams will be available on outlets December 1, 2014!

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Penned Con 2014 Wrap Up

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10425867_326353917547000_2832998122973676364_nIt was my very first signing as an author, and more fun than I could have imagined!!! So many great things happened during this event, I could fill PAGES and still not be able to tell you everything.

Before I share my wrap up, there are a few people I want to acknowledge.

Dawn Pendleton offered me half of her table before she’d even read a single word of my dusty manuscript. The amount of faith this amazing woman had in me is STILL humbling and inspiring. When she told me she wasn’t going to be able to make it, my heart broke a little bit. The thing I looked forward to most was finally being able to give her a hug (and a copy of the book that FINALLY got published!) I kept the little sign with our names on it. It’s been tacked to my inspiration board, where it will stay forever and always.

Faith Goddard is the cover model for Shattered Dreams. Without her, my book couldn’t have been “mine.” We spent hours out in hot, grass hopper infested fields, twisting, turning, falling and laughing until we finally stumbled on that perfect shot. She has been one of my dearest and most cherished friends. Seeing her there, with the book we worked so hard to finish, will be a memory I carry with me always.

Susan Garwood. My Momma Bear. Shattered Dreams COULD NOT have happened without this amazing woman. She took a BIG CHANCE on me. She read my book when it was just scraps of paper. She suffered through my hissy fits and temper tantrums, hours of writes and rewrites, and she held my hand when I finally took the leap. She has been my biggest fan from the very start and there will never be a word I pen that she hasn’t guided.

The Man and The Hooligans ❤ None of anything would have been possible without their love and support. Penned Con was the very first time in 13 years I went ANYWHERE without them. It was hard at first. I wanted them there. But coming home in the middle of the night, seeing them all standing outside waiting for me… I will keep that memory in my heart forever.

And finally, Jennifer. A dear and true friend who cheered me on from the very start! Her’s were the first pair of eyes to see the actual, PRINTED novel in live and living color! She may never know how much her support means to me.

And now, for the Wrap Up! I made a video with as many pictures as I could manage. I was such a nervous wreck, most times I forgot how to spell my own name! I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures because I was just too shy to ask. Tara Sivec PEOPLE!! I was an author at signing WITH Tara Sivec!! And Jasinda Wilder. And Abby Glines. AND AMALIE SILVER!!! OMG! The list goes on! I was in a room full of amazingly talented authors, and I could barely manage to make eye contact I was so nervous!

So, here is my video 🙂 I hope you enjoy! Thank you Rick and Amy Miles, Red Coat PR, and all the amazing people that put this event together! You guys ROCK!!!