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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cover reveal and snippet for ROCK WITH ME!

I'm thrilled to debut the cover for ROCK WITH ME, releasing May 2, 2013. In celebration, I've also attached a long snippet below. Happy reading!

Photography by: Linus Pettersson
Models: Sulan Von Zoomlander and Katrina Lotus
Cover Artist: Renae Porter of Social Butterfly Creative

***Please note, the following excerpt is intended for audiences 18 and over, is unedited, and may be altered or deleted prior to publication.

“Samantha, let’s go get cupcakes and anything else you damn-well want.” I scowl down at her, and clench my hands into fists to keep from reaching out to her and tumbling her back into that bed when she offers me a wide smile.
“Cupcakes it is then.”
We dress quickly and I hold her black coat up for her to slip into before pulling on my own and sliding my beanie over my head.
“Leave the beanie off,” she’s grinning at me. “I like touching your hair.”
“It’s just easier if I wear it.” I kiss her forehead and usher her out the door.
“So, is it your disguise?” she asks sarcastically. “Pull the beanie down over your trademark sexy hair and eyebrow piercing and cover your tats and pray no one recognizes you?”
She may be joking, but I can hear the edge to her voice. My being recognized doesn’t excite her any more than it does me.
I push the button for the lobby on the elevator and pull her into my arms for the trip down.
“I don’t get recognized often, sugar.”
She relaxes against me and sighs and I can’t help but smile. The difference in her from when we first started running together and now is amazing. She’s used to me touching her now, which is good because I can’t keep my hands off her sexy little body.
“Where is the cupcake place?” I ask as we walk out of the elevator and through the lobby of her building.
“Just a couple blocks over. We can walk it.”
“Are you feeling well enough for that?” I ask and frown down at her, but she just nudges me with her elbow.
“I’m fine. A few blocks won’t kill me.”
“Lead on then.”
The Seattle sky is bright blue today, treating us to a rare winter sunny day. I twine Sam’s fingers in mine and kiss them, and follow her into a little shop called Succulent Sweets. It smells like coffee and sugar inside, and Sam’s pretty blue eyes light up as they fall on the glass case full of baked goods.
Damn, she’s cute.
“What do you want?” I ask.
“Chocolate, of course,” she laughs and my gut clenches. I love her laugh.
She orders her chocolate cupcake and a hot tea, and I place my order and the little brat reaches for her wallet.
“What are you doing?”
“Buying you a cupcake.”
“Right, ‘cause I’m going to let a woman buy me breakfast.” I roll my eyes and push her aside and pull my wallet out of my back pocket.
The redheaded cashier glances up at me casually and then does a double take.
“Holy shit, are you Leo Nash?” she asks and I scowl at her as if she’s nuts.
“I get that all the time,” I laugh. “No, I’m not. That band sucks.”
“I like them,” the redhead shrugs and I instantly like her. “But yeah, sorry, I can see now that you’re not him.”
“I’m better looking, right?” I wink at her and she laughs and hands us our drinks and cakes and we find a table.
Sam is smirking and trying not the laugh out-right.
“That’s seriously how you thwart unwelcome recognition? By dissing your own band?”
“It worked.” I chuckle and take a bite. “Damn, that’s good.”
“You got lemon! Can I have a bite? It’s my second favorite.”
I hold the cake up to her lips and she takes a tiny bite and closes her eyes as she moans in happiness, and I have to readjust myself on my chair.
Jesus, I’m like a randy teenager with her. I thought I had better control over my dick than this.
“Can I have a bite of yours?” I ask.
“Hell no, get your own,” she pulls her cupcake closer to her and scowls at me.
“Selfish brat. I shared mine.”
“Sucker,” she smirks and continues eating her chocolate.


  1. Can't wait for May!! Love your books!

  2. Yay!!! I cant wait to read this book! I've read the other three and fell in love!

  3. I never should have read that! Now I can't wait for the release! :)

  4. Oh, that was just mean! Now I want a bite of this book! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Cant wait for Sam and Leo love your books keep on writing.


  6. Chocolate cupcakes and Leo for breakfast this morning?!?! I love you, Kristen. ♥

  7. Cannot wait for this and all the with me in Seattle books! Great series!

  8. oh my god im so ready for Sam and Leo

  9. Eeeeeee I'm so excited, love the sexual tension you build up and release in these books!

  10. Cannot wait to read this one!!!!

  11. Can't wait! Going to be another winner!!! Love this series!

  12. Oh I can't wait....

  13. Can't wait for Sam and Leo!! I have a feeling these two are going to be explosive together!

  14. Damn, I love, hurry up May, I'm so excited......

  15. Can't wait to read this one and all that follow! I love your writing!

  16. Can't wait, all these teasers are just making me drool....and now I want a cupcake!

  17. So excited!!!! Can't wait for this book!!! Great teaser!

  18. May can't get here fast enough!!!! More Snippetts!!!! (or just post the whole thing! We promise not to tell!! hahaha )

  19. OMG can't wait for this book.

  20. Seriously, May 3rd can't get here fast enough!

  21. Ok now I am just mad that I have to wait a whole month to read the whole book! This series is just awesome!

  22. OMG I seriously can't wait for this book!!!

  23. Thanks for the teaser Kristen! I have just finished reading Will and Megan's wonderful story and can't wait to enjoy book 4 of your fantastic series.

  24. Kristen you have totally ruined me reading other books they just don't compare to your writing. I love the With me in Seattle series I am so excited to read this one. Do you recommend in other authors that compare to your style of writing?

    1. hope! have you read any of rl matthewsons stuff? her neighbour from hell series is fab.

  25. You are such a tease!! I can't wait!!!

  26. Sigh...roll on May 2nd!

  27. When will book 5,6,and 7 be out

  28. seriously cannot wait! love this series! even better when sulan von zoolander is on the cover!!! Nomnomnommm

  29. omgomgomgomg!! first I caNOT believe I missed this!! and secondly, WOW!!! soo excited to read this book!!! May 2nd is getting here fast enough!

  30. YAY finally a teaser, hehe can't wait rock.

  31. Just started With Me in Seattle Series and I love them all! Can't wait for this book to release.

  32. I love this Series and I am about to read them all again. I can't wait for the this book to be released.

  33. Can't wait for "Rock With Me" to release...(toe tapping, hand wringing). Have read all four and love them all. I like "Come Away With Me" the best. Keep them coming.

  34. How can you give me so much emotion in your books. I have laughed out loud, tittered quietly, cried and envied.
    Have read all four so far, that is since the beginning of April.
    Brilliant Keep writing - this series is fabulous.