Already Gone- Blog Tour

Read along below for an except from the newly released Already Gone by Kristen Proby and K.L. Grayson

Blurb:

Falling in love is easy…

New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend, until she decided that small town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.

The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is now the biggest name in country music. She headlines world tours, has won four Grammys, and I haven’t seen her since. Until today when she sped through town in her fancy car. One look at her big brown eyes was all it took to stir up a whole slew of emotions. Emotions I’d long ago buried and sure as hell don’t have time for.

It’s the aftermath that’s hard…

There are two things in my life that matter. My music, and my dad. Twelve years ago, I packed a bag and chased my dream. Leaving New Hope and escaping the gossip mill was the easiest decision I ever made. I never planned to return, but my father needs me, and he always comes first. So, I did what I had to do. I cut my tour short and came home, despite having a sister who hates me, and a community that doesn’t trust me. 

And then there’s Tucker Andrews.

When he propped an arm on the roof of my car, pulled down his sunglasses and flashed his police badge, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Gone is the lanky boy who used to throw rocks at me and pull my pigtails. Tucker is now a six-foot package of brawny, sexy man wrapped in more muscle than I have hit singles. Did I mention he’s a cop and a single dad?

My goal was to help Dad, and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to do when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove, and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? What happens when the boy I walked away from years ago becomes one of the most important people in my life? I don’t have room for a man much less love.

Right?

Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.

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Excerpt:

New Hope, South Carolina.

Population 6,129.

I know every soul represented in that number. Not a single one of them drives the shiny red Mercedes that just went speeding by.

Seventy-five in a forty-five.

I flick on my lights and press on the gas, sending my cruiser flying past the city limit sign and the godawful billboard that sits directly behind it; the one declaring New Hope home to country music superstar, Scarlett Kincaid.

It wouldn’t be a big deal if this were actually her home. It’s not. Scarlett may have been born here, but her fancy boots haven’t landed on this soil in over a decade.

All it took was one call from a hotshot music executive to send her packing before the ink was dry on her high school diploma. Scarlett flew from this town fast enough to leave our heads spinning. Before any of us could process what had happened, little Scarlett Kincaid—the same girl who used to build forts with me in my living room while my mama made us mac ‘n’ cheese—had a hit single sitting at number one on the Billboard charts.

She went from homecoming queen and most likely to marry a rich spouse in our senior yearbook, to the queen of country music.

The country loves her. Hell, the whole world loves her.

New Hope…not so much. And it’s high time that fucking sign comes down. 

But first, I have to deal with this speed demon in the sexy red car.

I sound the sirens, and the car pulls to the side of the road and waits while I walk to the driver’s side window. It’s still up, the heavy tint preventing me from seeing inside. With a hand on my holster—because you never know what you’re going to walk up on—I knock on the window.

The dark glass lowers.

My first thought: this woman is absolutely gorgeous. Long, dark hair. Pouty lips. And a tiny pink dress. Her eyes are covered by oversized aviators, but I’m sure they’re as pretty as the rest of her.

My second thought: what crazy excuse is she going to come up with to try and get out of this ticket? It never ceases to amaze me the things women are willing to do to keep from getting into trouble. I’ve been offered everything from a blowjob to a pay-off to marriage. 

“Do you know why I pulled you over today, ma’am?”

“Tucker?” The woman smiles, then pushes her sunglasses to the top of her head. And that’s when I see the brown eyes I’ve spent more than a decade trying to forget. “Tucker Andrews, is that you?”

I step back and square my shoulders. “You can call me Officer Andrews. Do you know why I pulled you over today, ma’am?”

“Tucker.” The woman laughs and shakes her head. “It’s me, Scarlett.”

At the mention of her name, I’m met with an onslaught of flashbacks. Running hand and hand through the neighborhood with her, laughing and playing, only to have her ignore me the second we got to school. The popular crowd versus the nerds who desperately tried to fit in. She the former, me the latter, and the pain it caused every time she acted as though she didn’t know my name. For years, I pretended it didn’t bother me because I knew that when I got home, Scarlett would meet me at the fence, and the awkwardness from the day would dissipate as though it never happened. 

But it did. Day after day after day. I was a glutton for punishment. There was nothing in the world I loved more than Scarlett Kincaid, and it didn’t matter how badly she hurt me, I was always willing to forgive her. 

Her smile and laugh might’ve gotten to me in middle school and high school, but I refuse to let it affect me now. 

“I know who you are.”

Her smile falters.


About Kristen: 

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years. 

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series. 

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

Connect with Kristen: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByKristenProby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Handbagjunkie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenproby/
BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristen-proby 
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Pinterest: @handbagjunkie
Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/kristenproby/newsletter-sign-up 


About K.L. Grayson

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained

daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she

writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the

day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males,

brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that

order.

Connect with K.L. Grayson

Facebook: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonFB

Instagram: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonIG

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonPin

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonBB

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MVYFfe

Twitter: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonTW

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonGR

Website: www.klgrayson.com

Already Gone- Now Live!

Already Gone, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby and USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson is LIVE!

Blurb:

Falling in love is easy…

New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend, until she decided that small town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.

The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is now the biggest name in country music. She headlines world tours, has won four Grammys, and I haven’t seen her since. Until today when she sped through town in her fancy car. One look at her big brown eyes was all it took to stir up a whole slew of emotions. Emotions I’d long ago buried and sure as hell don’t have time for.

It’s the aftermath that’s hard…

There are two things in my life that matter. My music, and my dad. Twelve years ago, I packed a bag and chased my dream. Leaving New Hope and escaping the gossip mill was the easiest decision I ever made. I never planned to return, but my father needs me, and he always comes first. So, I did what I had to do. I cut my tour short and came home, despite having a sister who hates me, and a community that doesn’t trust me. 

And then there’s Tucker Andrews.

When he propped an arm on the roof of my car, pulled down his sunglasses and flashed his police badge, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Gone is the lanky boy who used to throw rocks at me and pull my pigtails. Tucker is now a six-foot package of brawny, sexy man wrapped in more muscle than I have hit singles. Did I mention he’s a cop and a single dad?

My goal was to help Dad, and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to do when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove, and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? What happens when the boy I walked away from years ago becomes one of the most important people in my life? I don’t have room for a man much less love.

Right?

Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.

Download your copy today! 

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2YXGs20

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/AlreadyGoneKLGKP

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/KLKPAGAB

Nook: http://bit.ly/AGKLGKPK

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Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/AGKLGKPGR

Already Gone Landing Page:  https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/already-gone

About Kristen: 

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years. 

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series. 

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

Connect with Kristen: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByKristenProby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Handbagjunkie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenproby/
BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristen-proby 
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kBRdpj
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BD4vfq
Pinterest: @handbagjunkie
Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/kristenproby/newsletter-sign-up 

About K.L. Grayson

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.

Connect with K.L. Grayson

Facebook: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonFB

Instagram: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonIG

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonPin

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonBB

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MVYFfe

Twitter: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonTW

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/KLGraysonGR

Website: www.klgrayson.com

Kristen Proby Crossover Collection – Nothing Without You by Monica Murphy

ARC Review: This is a great second-chances novel. Often this theme is not my favorite because I rarely think its a good idea to revisit an ex (You broke up for a reason!), but I genuinely appreciate the fact that Maisey did not make it easy on Tucker and he did have to prove himself to her. It is a novella so it is a very quick read, but the story feels complete. I was also impressed with the writing, it fit in so well with the other Big Sky novels.

Nothing Without You, a new story in her Forever Yours series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is now LIVE!

Official Blurb:

Designing wedding cakes is Maisey Henderson’s passion. She puts her heart and soul into every cake she makes, especially since she’s such a believer in true love. But then Tucker McCloud rolls back into town, reminding her that love is a complete joke. The pro football player is the hottest thing to come out of Cunningham Falls—and the boy who broke Maisey’s heart back in high school.

He claims he wants another chance. She says absolutely not. But Maisey’s refusal is the ultimate challenge to Tucker. Life is a game, and Tucker’s playing to win Maisey’s heart—forever.

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

Download your copy today!

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Kristen Proby Crossover Collection – Crazy Imperfect Love by K.L. Grayson

ARC Review: I was super excited to read this one. K.L. Grayson is one of my favorites, and I’ve wanted Drake’s story since we first met him. Drake did not disappoint! (Neither did K.L.) The sparks between Drake and Abby were apparent from the start. Abby’s personality and “quirks” were interesting to read about. I appreciate that Drake was willing to go all in and take responsibility for his actions and make a big sacrifice for her. It’s a quick, steamy read. 4/5 Stars

Crazy Imperfect Love, from USA Today bestselling author K. L. Grayson is now LIVE.

Official Blurb:

Abigail Darwin needs one thing in life: consistency. Okay, make that two things: consistency and order. Tired of being shackled to her obsessive-compulsive mind, Abigail is determined to break free. Which is why she’s shaking things up.

Fresh out of nursing school, she takes a traveling nurse position. A new job in a new city every few months? That’s a sure-fire way to keep her from settling down and falling into old habits. First stop, Cunningham Falls, Montana.

The only problem? She didn’t plan on falling in love with the quaint little town, and she sure as heck didn’t plan on falling for its resident surgeon, Dr. Drake Merritt

Laid back, messy, and spontaneous, Drake is everything she’s not. But he is completely smitten by the new, quirky nurse working on the med-surg floor of the hospital.

Abby puts up a good fight, but Drake is determined to break through her carefully erected walls to find out what makes her tick. And sigh and moan and smile and laugh. Because he really loves her laugh.

But falling in love isn’t part of Abby’s plan.  Will Drake have what it takes to convince her that the best things in life come from doing what scares us the most?

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

Download your copy today!

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Kristen Proby Crossover Collection – Soaring With Fallon by Kristen Proby

ARC Review: This is a sweet story about two people who weren’t looking for love and their unexpected romance. The passion between them was smoking. There was very little angst, but enough drama to keep it interesting. I loved reading about all the characters we already knew from the previous novels. 4/5 Stars

Soaring With Fallon, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is now LIVE!

Official Blurb:

Fallon McCarthy has climbed the corporate ladder. She’s had the office with the view, the staff, and the plaque on her door. The unexpected loss of her grandmother taught her that there’s more to life than meetings and conference calls, so she quit, and is happy to be a nomad, checking off items on her bucket list as she takes jobs teaching yoga in each place she lands in. She’s happy being free, and has no interest in being tied down.

When Noah King gets the call that an eagle has been injured, he’s not expecting to find a beautiful stranger standing vigil when he arrives. Rehabilitating birds of prey is Noah’s passion, it’s what he lives for, and he doesn’t have time for a nosy woman who’s suddenly taken an interest in Spread Your Wings sanctuary.

But Fallon’s gentle nature, and the way she makes him laugh, and feel again draws him in. When it comes time for Fallon to move on, will Noah’s love be enough for her to stay, or will he have to find the strength to let her fly?

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

Download your copy today!

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Kristen Proby Crossover Collection

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

Soaring With Fallon by Kristen Proby

Wicked Force by Sawyer Bennett

Crazy Imperfect Love by K.L. Grayson

Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye

Nothing Without You by Monica Murphy

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken

Hold On by Samantha Young

Download your copies today!

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1001 Dark Nights: http://bit.ly/2IDFrsQ

Google Play: https://goo.gl/8eXiW8

Check out the Kristen Proby Crossover Collection Spotify Playlist!

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The Playlist includes:

Soaring With Fallon by Kristen Proby:

“Glitter in the Air” Pink

“Girls Like You” Maroon 5

“I Need You” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

“The Fighter” Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood

Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye:

“Chances” Backstreet Boys

“Locked Out Of Heaven” Bruno Mars

“As Time Goes By” Dooley Wilson/Casablanca soundtrack

Monica Murphy:

“I Like Me Better”  Lauv

“comethru”  Jeremy Zucker

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken:

“Little Did You Know” Alex and Sierra

“Wow” Post Malone

“Lie to Me” 5 Seconds of Summer

“Let Me Down” Slowly Alec Benjamin

“In My Head” Peter Manos

Hold On by Samantha Young:

“Hold On “ Chord Overstreet

“A Closeness” Dermot Kennedy

“Grace” Lewis Capaldi

“Next To Me” Emeli Sande

“Feel Alive” Katie Herzog

“I’ll Be These” Jess Glynne

“The Story” Brandi Carlile

“My Silver Lining” First Aid Kit

“Flames” David Guetta and Sia

“Renegades” X Ambassadors

“You’re the Storm” The Cardigans

“Halo” Beyonce

“The Power of Love” Gabrielle Aplin

Learn more about the Kristen Proby Crossover Collection authors!

Kristen Proby: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

Sawyer Bennett: http://sawyerbennett.com/

K.L. Grayson: www.klgrayson.com

Laura Kaye: http://laurakayeauthor.com

Monica Murphy: http://monicamurphyauthor.com

Rachel Van Dyken: http://rachelvandykenauthor.com

Samantha Young: http://authorsamanthayoung.com

Series I’m Loving:The Big Sky Series

Technically I believe this is two series according to Goodreads, but contains many overlapping characters existing in the same small town. There are currently 8 books or novellas in the series (written by Kristen Proby) but there is an exciting crossover event to come that will bring a new book by the author and 6 new novellas from guest authors that will take place in Cunningham Falls or include characters we’ve met before (more on this soon!).

I think there’s too many for me to talk about on a book by book basis, so I’ll just give my thoughts on the series in general.

I love the small but vibrant town that is adjacent to Glacier National park and a ski resort, so there is no shortage of activities for the characters to partake in. The descriptions are so good I feel like I’ve been to this place. Each couple is different, obviously, but in general the men are strong, reliable, and faithful, and the women are even stronger, sassy, and career oriented. There is is a bit of drama but not a lot of angst.

In general these are sweet stories about falling in love. There’s not a lot of will they-won’t they- you know for sure they will. They tend to fall in love early on in the books, the rest is hot sex and figuring out how to fit into each other’s lives.

The truth is they read to me like the harlequin romance novels I used to sneak from my mother when I was young, but updated for today’s audience. I really enjoyed reading each one. They are quick, fun reads that leave you feeling good about love.  

I can’t wait for the crossover series to see more of the town and its characters!