Friday, August 22, 2014

BLOG HOP: Chapter One Exclusive Excerpt: "On the Record" by K.A. Linde

We are super excited to be apart of the Blog Hop to reveal the full first chapter of K.A. Linde's upcoming release "On the Record" coming to you guys next Tuesday, August 26th (be sure you pre-order to be the first to get your hands on it). We are 100% in love with this series. Brady Maxwell is so yummy and is quickly becoming our favorite K.A. Linde character *gasp* ... don't tell Jack Howard! So below is your exclusive chapter excerpt (If you missed yesterday's stop on the Hop be sure to head over to our friends Nic & Dee's blog Flirty and Dirty Book Blog before you read below... then #FollowtheHop to the next stop tomorrow to get the next piece of the puzzle), book and author info and rafflecopter to enter to win a Signed Paperback and On the Record Swag! Good Luck & Happy Reading!

Chapter One Exclusive Excerpt:

“Well, yeah, he’s not smart enough for me. That’s obvious,” Victoria said.

Liz rolled her eyes.

“But I think I wouldn’t mind a piece of a tall, fit runner for a change,” Victoria said, taking a step forward.

“Victoria!” Liz snapped, blocking her path. “Cut it out.”

“Oh, come on, Liz. Have some fun.”

“Not that kind of fun.” The last thing she wanted was for Victoria to embarrass her in front of all of her colleagues. And, well, even if she wasn’t sure she was ready to move past what had happened with Brady, that certainly didn’t mean she wanted Victoria to make a pass at Hayden.

“Why not? Just go home with him. Have a good fuck and move on from the summer. The summer is over. You can’t change anything that happened, but you don’t have to let it make your decisions for you.”

“I’m not,” Liz said, but there was no conviction in her voice. How could she ever explain? Letting Brady go felt like a bigger loss than just walking out of the primary party. But she had walked out. She had made her own decision, and it didn’t sit well with her that Victoria implied that she was still allowing Brady to control her.

Tristan, one of her freshman helpers at the college paper, came running into the room and broke through her thoughts. He craned his neck around, and Liz waved her hand in the air to signal him. He darted over and stood before her in perfectly pressed khaki pants, a navy polo, and a black jacket. The only thing giving away that he had been in a rush was the wave at the crest of his typically flawless hair, and the bead of sweat forming at his temple.

“Dougherty,” Tristan said to Liz in greeting. She had been able to break him of the formal Miss that had gone before that for the first month or more of his working for her. But now, even when they were just out with friends, she couldn’t break him of the habit of addressing her simply by her last name.

“What did you find?” Liz asked.

“I have the results for the precincts you requested.”

Liz looked over Tristan’s shoulder to find Hayden only a few feet away from her. “Hayden!” she called. Their eyes locked and he smiled that heart-stopping smile before hurrying over to stand just a bit closer.

“Does he have the results?” he asked Liz. He was all business too. It was why they worked well together. It was why they had always worked well together. And it was one of the reasons she had liked him the past two years. She would have given anything for Hayden to make a move before Brady. Before Brady. It was like a constant mantra. She forced those thoughts out of her mind and focused on the business at hand.

Tristan nodded, pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket, and handed it to his bosses.

Liz scanned the list, her stomach somersaulting. She couldn’t believe what she saw. “All but one precinct,” she whispered.

Hayden flashed her a smile. “Just like you predicted.”

“Not Meriweather precinct, because they always run opposite the Maxwells,” she murmured.

“You said that too,” Hayden encouraged.

It wasn’t the entire fourth district by a long shot, but the few precincts that they had been watching in Chapel Hill had swung for Brady. Maybe that would swing the whole district, if the boost in student voting on campus was any indication. She would find out soon enough.

“This is great, Tristan,” Liz said. She was close to shaking, she was so emotional and conflicted. She wanted Brady to win. She didn’t want it to all be for naught. It just felt like this day had taken

***okay that's all you get today but stop by Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads tomorrow for the next stop on the Hop and the next exclusive excerpt of Chapter 1***

Book Synopsis:

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.

Please also join us for Kyla’s RELEASE DAY PARTY for On the Record on Tuesday 8/26 from 3-8pm EST. Authors and bloggers will be stopping by to join in on the fun and we hope you will too!! Facebook Event Page:

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

Purchase Links for The Record Series:

Buy Link for Off the Record (book 1)

Pre Order Buy Link for On the Record (book 2)
Pre Order Buy Link for For the Record (book 3)


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  1. I so want to win this! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  2. I don't have a favorite character yet, because K.A. is new to me. Hope to have one soon, though. Thanks for the chance! :)

  3. My favourite is Brady

  4. Have not yet read anything but planning on it soon!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway lot of love from Panama

  6. K.A. Linde is new to me, so I don't have a favorite character. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. BRADY is forever and always my favorite! <3 <3 <3

  8. My favorite character is Chyna! I know, not conventional, but that's one of the many things that I love about her.

  9. I don't have a favorite character. I have a love/hate relationship with all of them.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love Ramsey!!! xo

  12. Hard choice, but I'm going to go with Brady!

  13. I don't have,because I haven't read any books by K.A.Linde,but I plan to read :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!