Thursday, January 28, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Secrets That We Keep by Linda Kage

Title: Secrets That We Keep
Author: Linda Kage
Publication Date: January 28th 2021
Print Length: 446 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Gracen Lowe has a new life theory:
Which is exactly why he decides not to tell his twin sister, Bella, that he’s accidentally falling for the woman she hates most, the very woman who allegedly cheated with Bella’s last boyfriend and broke them apart.

Bella might be his best friend and ultimate confidante, but she’d legit cut off his favorite body part if she knew which woman he’d been craving. So even if his theory’s totally whack, staying quiet will definitely keep him safer.

Except he feels so guilty about it all.

Meanwhile, Bella’s heating up the sheets with one of Gracen’s best friends, and she can’t seem to reveal that little detail to her brother either, due to—you know—reasons.

When the truth is exposed, all bets are off. Shattered secrets will either set everyone free or wreck their relationships forever.

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“He reminded me a lot of you, actually,” I decided suddenly.

“Me?” That perked my life coach to immediate attention. With a lift of his brows, he said, “Oh, so you’re saying he was incredibly handsome, huh?”

I laughed and shook my head. “You just had to go there, didn’t you?”

“Wait, wait.” Squinting at me and trying to read my thoughts, his mouth fell open with a horrified gasp. “You think he’s better looking than I am? EL! What the hell?”

I rolled my eyes. “It’s—oh my God. You’re ridiculous. Comparing the two of you would be like comparing apples and oranges. Because you’re all raw and rough and masculine, while he’s—”

“Feminine?” he guessed dryly.

“No. He’s like—I don’t know—cultured. And smooth.”

Gracen was like pure art.

“Ah…” My life coach drew out slowly. “You mean, he’s a pretty boy.”

I sighed in defeat over the entire conversation and just gave up by answering, “Yeah. Sure. He’s a pretty boy.”

“Well…” He lifted his hands as if there was no hope for me. “I guess, if you’re into that type, that’s fine.” Then he lifted an eyebrow. “But, seriously, on a scale of one to ten—”

“He’s a twelve,” I blurted in a rush. “Definitely a twelve.”

Eyebrows arched as if impressed, he nodded. “Okay, then. Pretty boy’s a twelve. And a gentleman hero, too. How the hell does that remind you of ME?”
Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.

Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children's literature from The Institute of Children's Literature. Then graduated with a Bachelors in Arts, English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.

Now she lives with hubby, two daughters, cat Holly, and nine cuckoo clocks in southeast Kansas, USA. Farm girl. Parents were dairy farmers. Was youngest of eight. Big family. Day job as a cataloging library assistant.

Harry Potter House: Gryffindor, Patronus: White Stallion, character match: Hagrid. Supernatural Team: Dean. Game of Thrones Team: Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. The Walking Dead Team: Daryl. Outlander Team: Jamie Fraser. Teen Wolf Team: Stiles. Avenger Team: Thor...or Hulk (can't decide). Justice League Team: Flash. Arrow Team: Stephen Amell. Stranger Things obsessed. Heard Laurel, not Yanny.

Started out reading with the Baby-Sitters Club. Then moved to Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, and LaVyrle Spencer in high school. Now all over the place with her romance reading tastes.

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  1. love the cover!


  2. Congratulations on the release. Book sounds very good.

  3. Like the sound of this one - thank you!

  4. beautiful cover, congrats on the release

  5. I really like the book cover.

  6. Sounds like a complicated love story!

  7. I love the excerpt and think the book sounds great.

  8. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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  9. Great cover art and book description! I'm anxious to read more to see how the relationships between these friends, enemies and siblings play out!

  10. Looks like an interesting book. Neat cover.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  11. I love the cover! The red compliments it really well.

  12. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I like the cover! The color really caught my eye.

  14. Love the cover.. lovely art work...

  15. Pretty cover. Love a romance with secrets. We all have them

  16. sounds like a fun one

  17. I love reading and always looking for a new book to get lost in.
    This is it!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  18. This looks intriguing. Thank you

  19. I am looking forward to reading this.

  20. That is quite the dilemma! Love the cover though!

  21. The cover is romantic but the story indicates that not all is what it seems