New Year & New Releases!

I cannot explain how thrilled I am to be headed into a new year! To say 2015 was a disappointment would be a huge understatement! So I am ready, more than ready, for a new start and the best news is that I have books releasing and book signings right at the start of the year – no better way for a writer to begin a new year! I’m excited to share all of the goodness with you all, here, today. 
P.s. I LOVE my covers, big love!
Series: One Day at a Wedding
Once Upon a Wedding (#1) PreOrder Now
Anything but a Wedding (#2) PreOrder Now
When Cassie Met Thad (#0.5) Now FREE
Call Me Yours (#2.5) Releases 02.02.16
Books One & Two Release Date:
Jan 12, 2016
  
Once Upon a Wedding:
Cassie Anderson, bridesmaid extraordinaire, is tired of attending her friend’s weddings either solo, or with her best friend, Thad. Finding a real date is simply too much work. Especially when she sees an old acquaintance from high school, Dan, at her friend Shelley’s wedding. After the spark shared between them, Dan has become the object of her affection. Too bad he has a nasty habit of having a date on his arm at every turn. Stealing another woman’s date is against the rules, but if she could just catch him at an event alone…well, that would be fair game! Unfortunately, timing is everything, and she and Dan seem to have the worst. Always the bridesmaid, walking away with nothing more than a dreadful dress,

Cassie is committed to changing her luck and getting her man.

Dan daydreamed about Cassie Anderson through most of his high school classes. She barely knew he was alive – but that didn’t stop him from wanting her for all those years. Unfortunately, her return to his life comes at the worst time possible. As he tries to put his life back together, he keeps an eye on her, hoping to find her single at the right time. A time when it all hurts a bit less. A time when he can offer her all of the love she deserves. After three weddings of happenstance meetings, Dan finds himself to be a little more ready for everything that is Cassie. Putting himself out there, he can only hope she is everything he thinks she might be — his forever girl. 
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Anything but a Wedding:
Thad never expected to find anyone who meant more to him than his best friend, Cassie. She was the one woman he loved enough not to sleep with. He was a player, but an honest one. Unfortunately, not everyone felt that balanced out his love ’em and leave ’em ways. He just didn’t see a need to settle down — yet. Then, he met Brianna, who made him think about the future — a future with her — which was a new experience for Thad. Brianna is also a new kind of woman and convincing her that they have a future might just be the challenge of his life.

Brianna works through men like she works through her closet — seasonally. Any other way has always been trouble. When she meets Thad, she is thrilled. Not only does he intrigue and excite her, but he is just like her — noncommittal. He sets her on fire with his smooth talk and honest approach to dating. Even without being physical beyond a kiss, the thought of him makes her entire body hum. Except, Thad has gone and gotten attached to her in a way neither of them expected; attached in a way she simply cannot allow. Unfortunately, he won’t allow their relationship to become physical until she surrenders her heart to him, which is a battle she isn’t sure she can win. The longer it lasts, the less sure she becomes of wanting it to.
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When Cassie Met Thad: 
Were you curious about how Cassie and Thad met? Read all about their friendship based love story. College parties, makeups and breakups – see what makes their platonic love, one of the best around. This is the perfect introduction to the One Day at a Wedding Series and it’s FREE, so you check out the stars of the series with little to no commitment, we call that Thad Style! 
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🌟Call Me Yours: Cover Reveal 1.14.16 😝
 

 
From Once Upon a Wedding –
 
“Cassie. Cassie, did you see who’s here?” Shelley tugged at her skirt, trying to get her attention directed toward the back of the church.
“What’s the matter with you?” she asked Shelley and then turned to face the back of the church. “Ohh, now I see what you mean.” 
“And yet, you ignored me,” Thad said from the other side.
She just blew him off with a wave. He would get over it in two seconds or less anyway.
 There he stood, looking as dapper as a GQ cover. His suit was a very nice shade of blue, with a white shirt and what appeared to be a pinstripe tie. By the time Shelley had gotten her attention, he had already selected a pew and scooted by people for a seat. The most important thing Cassie noticed was his lack of a date.
Who doesn’t take their fiancée to a wedding? 
This could be a good sign. Of course, she would have to do some more investigating before she determined whether he had a single status at this point, or remained affianced. It then dawned on her that she, herself, had brought a date to the wedding. She took her eyes off Dan long enough to glance over at Thad, currently very busy staring at the legs of the woman next to him.
Boy, can I pick ‘em. Even my pretend boyfriends are losers.
“Thad, do you think you could be a little more discrete about your appreciation for our neighbor there?” she asked through gritted teeth, trying to keep her disdain to a low roar.
 “Oh, shit, I’m sorry Cassie. But did you see her calves? I swear, it’s just a professional thing,” he said this with the gigolo grin, his specialty, one that hardly ever worked on Cassie. Hardly ever.
“If this is where you tell me how you’re a critic and you were just admiring her legs in a professional manner, don’t bother,” Cassie uttered in her most stern, yet quiet, voice. “You critique the arts, Thad, her legs are not performing.”
“I could argue that point, but seeing how your face is scrunching up at me, I won’t. You’re right, I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.”
Thad did his best to appear remorseful and even went so far as to kiss her forehead and squeeze her hand. She did not squeeze back.
To Cassie’s way of thinking, the fact that he had been holding her hand the whole time, including while checking out the lady’s legs next to them, made it a little worse. What could she say, though, considering she had been waiting and hoping for the appearance of another man?
She turned her head and caught Dan glancing in her direction. His mouth immediately curved up into a smile and he waved in Cassie’s direction. Cassie returned the smile and raised her left hand to reciprocate the wave, realizing she’d brought Thad’s hand along with her. Making it obvious that she had brought a date to the wedding, she immediately dropped Thad’s hand. Too late. She knew Dan had seen already.
Damn it! 

Happy NEW YEAR!
Wishing you well in fiction and real life,
Kelly Rae 💋
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Love Blooms on Main Street is LIVE

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Love Blooms on Main Street

Every flower tells a story. Just as the first fragrant blooms of spring stir the senses, Love Blooms on Main Street is sure to touch your heart. Ranging from sweet to spicy, these stand-alone contemporary romances are inspired by the symbolism of flowers, with each story representing a different flower.

The set can now be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks for the limited time price of 99 cents.

Here’s a closer look at the stories included in Love Blooms on Main Street:

Small Town Hot Shot Bride
by Stephanie Queen, USA Todaybestselling author
Red roses symbolize compassion and romantic love. Tammy is a hot shot in a small town, but she’s tired of getting left behind by guys just passing through. Will she get swept up by charming out-of-towner Roark and his runaway train attraction? Or will she derail him for good?

Perfect Match
by Carol DeVaney,
national bestselling author
Forget-me-nots symbolize true love and remembrance. Sometimes love needs a little push. Can two lonely hearts re-kindle their abandoned passion the second time around?

Heather of His Heart
by Leigh Morgan, national bestselling author

Heather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck and protection from danger. Heather has given up on the idea of finding romantic love. Billy never had the idea in the first place. When circumstances throw them together, they find that love, like heather, blooms in the most unlikely places.

To Have & To Hold
by E. Ayers, national bestselling author

Peonies symbolize compassion, happiness and prosperity. When Melissa meets Drexel, she realizes that the estate’s gardener has found something that she’s never had—happiness. But sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be, and she needs to follow her heart.

Love at the Apple Blossom Inn
by Kristy Tate, national bestselling author

Scotch broom symbolizes overwhelming and everlasting love. Small-town girl Janey Tyler falls for Eric Roudell, the quiet and reclusive music teacher. But will she still love him when she discovers he is really Derrick Cordell, the rock star?

Forever Your Valentine
by Susan R. Hughes, national bestselling author

Daisies symbolize loyal love. Attraction crackles between Faith and Cole when they meet, but since Cole’s career takes him on the road most of the year, Faith resolves to keep their relationship platonic. Will one night together ruin their friendship, or could they be falling in love?

Naomi’s Heart
by Pepper Phillips, national bestselling author
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Paperwhite narcissus has the most delicious fragrance, bringing spring into the room. Delighted that Ben is back in Boggy Bayou, Naomi teams up with him to enter the Egg Knocking contest. Can they win? Can Naomi figure out why Ben is kissing her? Can her heart stand it if Ben realizes that she’s not what he deserves?

Mother’s Day Babies
by Mona Risk, USA Today bestselling author

White lilies symbolizes virtue.
Can Love Bloom between a powerful TV Director who’s certainly not marriage material and a widow loyal to her late husband?

Call Me Yours
by Kelly Rae, national
bestselling author Hydrangeas symbolize devotion and gratefulness. When Thad finds himself falling for Brianna, the only surprise is how natural it feels. It’s going to take more than words to convince her, but he will do anything to hear her say,Call Me Yours.

Old Enough to Know Better
by Joan Reeves,
national bestselling author
White roses symbolize new beginnings.
Stormy Clarkson, on the brink of fifty, is crushing on sexy Sean Butler. He’s been after her for six months, but she’s resisted every advance. One night he kisses her. That kiss changes everything!

Blog Tour Book Hunt w/ Prize: One Day at a Wedding World Tour / April 6-10th

This is going to be a busy week in the blogoshpere for my One Day at a Wedding characters. They are excited and ready to travel around enticing new readers. For a little fun and a chance to win an eBook copy of, One Day at a Wedding, let’s have a scavenger hunt with the blogs, for the week! Here are the rules:

1. Each Day this week find a post on one of the blogs, scheduled for that day, about my book (all blogs noted below)

2. Comment on the blog post and share it via social media (whichever you want is fine and tag me, so I can verify/validate your entry @kellyraebooks or http://www.facebook.com/kellyraebooks)

3. Come back here on Friday and let me know which blog and which day you visited, to be entered to win (example: Monday: Cajun Book Lover)

Okay, here are the list of bloggers who will post about One Day at a Wedding at some point this week, go find my book on their site and keep track of your visit, so you can win an eBook copy of One Day at a Wedding (US/International Welcome)

This Weeks Blog World Tour

http://2gbgw.blogspot.com/
http://abibliophobiaanonymous.blogspot.com/
http://adirtybookaffair.com/
http://jenisbookshelf.blogspot.com
http://www.apairofokies.com
http://ashleysaddictivebookblog.blogspot.com/
http://felfern.blogspot.com
www.bookheathens.com
http://www.bookinlovetoread.blogspot.ca
http://mikkysworldofbooks.blogspot.fr/
https://book-loverblog14.blogspot.co.uk
http://brendasbookbeat.blogspot.com/
http://www.cajunbooklover.blogspot.com
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/chellesbookreport
http://coast2coastbookbesties.blogspot.com
http://www.cruisingsusanauthorpromos.com
www.leticiachen.com
http://kittyanddeaushabookblog.blogspot.com/
http://fictionalrendezvousbookblog.blogspot.com/
https://fyrpilotzwife.wordpress.com
https://fyrpilotzwife.wordpress.com
http://www.ggwblogs.blogspot.com
http://hereiswhatireadblog.wordpress.com
http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1&zx=8f0628a04d78920
http://www.cusebookgiveaways.weebly.com
http://indiesstealourheart.blogspot.com/
http://lynelleclarkaspiredwriter.blogspot.com/
http://sultrysteamyreading.com
http://ambookblog.blogspot.com
http://byobookclub.blogspot.com/
http://www.jjsouthernspiceblog.com
http://travelthroughthepages.blogspot.com/
www.pearlsandpeacocks.com
http://crasyabout.blogspot.com
https://kezkorner.wordpress.com/
http://www.lovebitessilkties.co.uk/
http://luv2read4me.blogspot.com
http://lynnsloveofbooks.blogspot.com
https://marebaresbookshelf.wordpress.com/
http://midwestbookloversclub.blogspot.com/
http://literaturelitehouse.blogspot.com/
https://nerdychampagne.wordpress.com
http://norwayellesea.blogspot.no/
http://mazzysbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/PageByPageInsideOutReviewsandPromotion
www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com
http://readreviewrepeat00.blogspot.com/
http://readingdrinkingandrelaxing.blogspot.com/
readinginsarahscorner.blogspot.com
http://southernyankeebookreviews.wo 
http://www.readwriteripley.com
http://romance-bytes.blogspot.com/
http://rosiesbookheaven.com/
http://www.rubylovesbooks.com
http://sdlashbrook.ramblingsfromseks.com/
http://undercoverbookreviews.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Kirstys-Book-Reviews/740671655951314
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Kirstys-Book-Reviews/740671655951314
http://badassbloggettes.blogspot.com
http://www.bound2escape.com
http://sweet-n-sassy-book-a-holics.blogspot.com/
http://thenaughtlibrarianplayground.blogspot.com/2015_03_01_archive.html
http://theartofromancepromotions.blogspot.com/
https://thehoardingreaderscorner.blogspot.com
http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com/
http://thepleasureofreadingtoday.blogspot.com/
www.thereadingroomblog.com
http://triciaciak.blogspot.com/
usgirlsandabook.blogspot.com
http://westoleyourbookboyfriend.weebly.com/

One Day at A Wedding  Sale

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Writer Problems…What’s Your Name Again?

There are a lot of issues that strike authors throughout their career. Deadlines, an over active imagination, days where a story you aren’t even working on interrupts your WIP or days when not a single person living in your head wants to come out to play. So, from writer’s block to multiple personalities – we all have issues.

Recently, I have developed a new tick, of sorts. It is a regular part of my job to create people, to decide what they look like, their mannerisms and silly quirks, and then I name them. Whatever I want to call them, so shall it be!

Thad - Teaser 1This is Thad, he is a smooth talker and a loyal friend. He has a crooked smile and what some might call a devilish grin; all held together with a heart of pure gold and a wicked sense of humor! I named him. I couldn’t imagine him with any other name.

I adore him! I better get back on topic, he is distracting to say the least. 🙂

Back to my new-found problem, a lot of times when I see someone I get an idea of what their name “should” be, you know if I was writing their life. Unfortunately, this is not always the name they actually have. When I am introduced to said person, I am now having a hard time remembering their actual name and instead want to call them the name I feel suits them best. Like the kid on my son’s baseball team who looks like a Jake to me, his name is Logan. Or the high school basketball who I call Todd, even though his name is Josh. It has gotten so bad that my son now knows who I am referring to when I use their name improperly – because it happens so often. LOL

I am not saying that I prefer my imaginary world to the real world; no, no, I would never say that. 🙂 It just seems to bleed over more and more the longer I do this and the more books and characters I have under my belt!

On the bright side it makes life interesting for me and new people I meet and gives my son one more reason to shake his head at his crazy MOM! ❤ Good thing he loves me and has a good memory for names! 😛

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Speaking of characters, Thad and the rest of his wedding crew are all on sale this month of March. Each book in the One Day at a Wedding Series is 99 cents each or you can buy the entire collection for $3.50, which also includes a BONUS STORY, When Cassie Met Thad. It’s a peek into the early days of Cassie (Book One) and Thad’s (Book Three) friendship and why their loyalty and love is so unshakeable and PLATONIC! LOL

$3.50 eBook on Amazon, Barnes&Noble,Kobo and iTunes Paperback $9.26-11.99

(Prices Vary at retailer discretion)

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Thanks for stopping by today and at the very least I hope you get a good chuckle at my expense or maybe even smile knowing you do the same thing. If you have a funny quirk that you have gotten due to your work or life, tell us about it and we can all compare notes. 🙂

Wishing you well, in Fiction and real life!

Kindly,

Kelly Rae

Love Poem Sessons #13

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
Plato

Wishing you well, in fiction and real life!

Kelly Rae

Love Poem Sessions #12

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Wishing you well, in fiction and real life!

Kelly Rae

One Day at a Wedding: Four Novellas, One Great Story Bonus Story Included

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EXTRA!! EXTRA!! BONUS STORY INCLUDED!
BUY ONE DAY AT A WEDDING AS A FULL SET AND GET
WHEN CASSIE MET THAD, AS MY FREE GIFT
Greetings Readers,
I am happy to announce that my wedding series, One Day at a Wedding, is now available in eBook and paperback formats as a set. My publisher, Forever Red Publishing, has priced each eBook in the series to the sale price of 99 cents; even better, the full set of stories is on sale for ONLY $3.50! For anyone who hasn’t started the series, you can get all FOUR novellas in ONE book for less than the cost of each one on its own. Even if you already have the books individually, the set gives you the new gorgeous cover plus an EXTRA story about the meeting and friendship of Cassie (Book 1) and Thad (Book 3). Their friendship is essential to all of the books and I wanted to offer some insight into how they met and why they work. Most people say men and women can’t be friends. These two are an exception to the rule!
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You can purchase signed paperback copies on my website or my Facebook page (see the pinned post at the top). Right now the cost of the paperback s $11.99, through your favorite retailers!  A signed copy is $15, plus shipping. Please note all orders must be paid through PayPal, as noted in the order form. 
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Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble,Kobo, iBooks.

Thank you all for being such loyal readers, I hope you enjoy this series and the bonus content of the new boxed set. Who doesn’t want a little more Thad in their lives? I want more of him all the time – good thing he spends a lot of time in my imagination! LOL

Wishing you well, in fiction and real life!

Kindly,

Kelly Rae