On March 17th (2014), Krista wrote a post about our journey to becoming authors. I honestly can't read it without crying. She details the start of everything, how Addicted to You was published, our struggles, our triumphs, and she ends with this:
Sometimes I just stop and look around, reminding myself where I am. Because this doesn't feel real. It's a dream that we've been fighting to achieve for what feels like a really long time.
Now it's my job to describe 2014, the ups and downs, but mostly the ups. The downs seem to be plagued only by our own insecurities, our self-doubts that arise right before we publish a new book and sometimes right after. The ups mean more to us. They're what stay with us after weeks and weeks and weeks.
In 2014, we published 5 books. (We were crazy.)
I think you all fueled us. We can't thank you enough for that, truly. We've wanted to do the Addicted series proud but not have you wait forever for it, and it's pushed us to be better writers. To work harder for the thing we love.
OUR YEAR: BOOK BY BOOK
It's not a big secret that we've been working on standalone books outside of the Addicted series for a while. This book is one we're really passionate about and know, 100%, that it's the perfect book to release while the Addicted series continues.
This NA Standalone Romance has our usual banter, a witty alpha male, a heroine full of courage, lovable side characters and a brand new enchanting setting. In the realm of our work, it falls more in line with the fun times of Kiss the Sky than the angst of Addicted to You.
Addicted fans: This book will not affect the release dates we have planned for any of the Addicted series books or the spin-offs. Addicted After All will release before this standalone in Fall 2014. And Fuel the Fire will release after the standalone in Winter 2015 (tentatively Jan / Feb).
So without further wait, here's the title, the blurb and release date!
Love is a circus
"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off of trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”
The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova aggravatingly lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”
When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.
Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be “just background” to his spellbinding show.
This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.
*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*
coming december 12, 2014
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