A Hard Ink Special Announcement from Laura Kaye!
As I celebrate the release last week of Hard to Let Go, the finale in my Hard Ink romantic suspense series, I’m super excited to share some more news about Hard Ink! I’m going to do another book in this series. And not just any book. I’m going to write a wedding novella for one of the couples in the series!! And I’m so flippin’ excited!!!
This is how this idea came about: I happened to see another author celebrating the release of a follow-up wedding book, and I’ve never written any follow-up stories about any of my characters—once they’ve gotten their happily ever afters in their original story, I just moved right on to the next couple. But that author’s book got me thinking about who I would even do a follow-up story on. Who is it that would get married? My initial thoughts went right to the Hard Ink series, of course, because I’ve been immersed in this world for the past two years and absolutely adore these characters. Seriously – I know many of us have joked about the title of the last book being apropos, and trust me when I say I’m feeling that, too. I want more Hard Ink myself.
And then I had to ask – which couple? My gut instinct was to say Nick and Becca. They started the series, have been together the longest, and the personal issues they each have and struggles they each face are less than some of the other characters. BUT…
But then my brain started to think about all the other couples. And as I thought through all of them, I could make a case why any of the Hard Ink couples might be the first to get married.
And that’s where YOU come in.
I can’t decide which couple to write.
I could make the argument for Nick and Becca for all the reasons above. I could make the argument that Shane would be eager to take care of Sara in every way he can. I could make the argument that Easy and Jenna’s bond would be so tight because of the hell Easy’s come through and him having saved Jenna’s life. Marz has never wanted anything more than a family, so I could see him being eager to make Emilie his forever. Jeremy and Charlie had the bond of best friends before becoming lovers, and I could see the two of them wanting to prove the depth of their love by committing to forever. And Kat so knocked Beckett on his ass that I could see him wanting to hold her tight and, well, never let go – and finally have a family that valued him.
So, yeah, I can’t decide!
Which means you guys get to.
I’m letting you pick.
Have you read and met all the Hard Ink couples yet? If not, now’s the time!
Because between now and July 31, you get to vote on which couple gets the bonus wedding novella.
Eeep! Can you believe it? I’m nervous! And excited! And eeep!
Whoever wins, the book will be called Hard Ever After and will release January 19, 2016. How freaking awesome is that title, by the way? I’ve been giggling over it for months! *winks*
Down below, I’ve got some wedding invitations for you to share around to encourage other readers to vote for the couple you want. So grab your favorite couple’s invitations and help spread the word! You can also grab one of the smaller avatar images for your Facebook and Twitter avatars. Have fun with it and vote, vote, vote!
And I figure we should have ways for you to win prizes, too, right? After all, weddings do have gifts! So see below for two big ways to win!
Now, please spread the word and vote! I cannot wait to see who I’m going to be writing about!
Thanks for reading,
Vote by clicking on the link above and then grab the Avatar below for the couple you chose. Change your profile pictures on social media to show who you voted for!
Reading Order: Hard Ink series
#1 ~ Hard as It Gets: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Hard as You Can: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Hard to Hold On To: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Hard to Come By: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Hard to Be Good: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Hard to Let Go: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4.5 ~ Hard as Steel: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (Sept. 22, 2015)
#5 ~ Hard Ever After: Ebook • Goodreads (Jan. 19, 2016)
$100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card for 1 winner
The entire signed 6-book Hard Ink series for 1 winner
A set of the four Hard Ink stuffed animals for 1 winner
TWITTER HASHTAG CONTEST, 7/9 – 7/12
Tweet about the novella, the voting, and your favorite couple for a chance to win your choice of any one signed paperback from the Hard Ink series and lots of Hard Ink swag including stuffed animals! Open to international. One winner will be picked from tweets that use each of the following six hashtags:
Check your spelling when you tweet because I will be picking winners only from those that use one of the six above hashtags! I will announce winners from the Twitter Hashtag Contest on Monday, July 13. Feel free to keep using the hashtag after the contest closes to connect with other readers who want your favorite couple to win, too!