Friday's Top Ten

One of my long-time blogging friends, Linda Kage, is re-releasing one of her previously published books, KISS IT BETTER, and today is the cover reveal for the new release. I'm happy for Linda and pleased to be taking part in the party. So...

The top ten things about Linda Kage's KISS IT BETTER:


  9. When his sister is sexually assaulted, memories of his miserable childhood haunt Reed Walker and interfere with his perfectly structured life.

  8. To add to the chaos,

  7. When dating becomes the last thing on Reed’s mind, Sophia Eschell, the very woman he’s been dreaming about for the past three years, barrels into his life.


  5. After hooking up with too many troubled men,

  4. Sophia is determined to find a normal, average guy sans baggage.

  3. She turns her attention to Reed, only to discover he has more issues than anyone. 

  2. But if he can learn to open up to her, can she honestly reject him or 

And the #1 thing about Linda Kage's KISS IT BETTER:

  1. Will she kiss it all better?

Contemporary Adult Romance
61,000 words
Republishing July 2013

Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

You can find Linda on the web at:

I forgot to say that especially because one of you asked - and you know who you are - I've posted a photo on my Facebook Author Page for all to see. You can find it here:
And while you're there, I'd love a click on the LIKE button if you haven't done so already.

Happy Weekend!


Congratulations, Linda!
I'm guessing it has a happy ending.
Em-Musing said…
Nice to meet you, Linda. And a story with baggage? I can relate.
Linda G. said…
Sounds like a good one! Congrats to Linda. (Nice name, btw.)
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Don't we always think we can fix the man with baggage?
Laura Eno said…
This is a great way to introduce a book - the 10 list. :)
I had to laugh about finding someone without baggage. We've all thought such a creature exists at one time or another, haven't we?
Congrats, Linda!
Summer Ross said…
Awesome top ten- you nailed it with number 1.
Linda Kage said…
Oh, how cool!!! I love how you made the blurb a top ten. Sniff sniff. I'm just so honored. A Carol Kilgore top ten list for MY story. Wow. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations Linda, hope the book is a success,

VR Barkowski said…
Perfect! I prefer to travel light and READ about folks with baggage. Congrats to Linda. Wishing her much success with KISS IT BETTER!

VR Barkowski
Lydia Kang said…
Linda's such a great author. I'll be this one is a great read!
Rachna Chhabria said…
Congratulations Linda. Sounds like a great read.
Arlee Bird said…
That's a cool way to do your top ten list.

Tossing It Out

Michael Di Gesu said…
Enjoyed your LIST Carol...

Carol Kilgore said…
Oops! I got sidetracked this morning. It's sneaking up on lunchtime, and I'm still in my pj's. Gotta get with the program.

Alex, Em-Musing, Linda G and Diane - I'm guessing a happy ending, too ... even with baggage :)

Laura - So true about the baggage. Glad you like the top ten idea. Maybe I should call these the Book Ten :)

Summer - Kisses fix everything, right?
Congrats Linda!! Nice to meet you. Have a great holiday weekend my friend
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda Kage - I'm glad you like it. Best of luck!

Yvonne, Lydia and Rachna - I agree! It sounds like a great read.

VR - Baggage is much more fun to read about than carry around!

Lee and Michael - Thank you!
I've missed the Top Ten's!

This sounds like a really good read, congratulations, Linda!
Tina said…
Sounds like a GREAT book!
Tina @ Life is Good
Lexa Cain said…
Aww, you made Linda's book sound so cute! Contemp Romance is big now; good for Linda for re-releasing it! :-)
Lynda R Young said…
ha! A very clever top ten!
Yay for Linda! Sounds like a great book.
M. J. Joachim said…
Wishing Linda every success for the new book! This is a wonderful way for you to help promote it, Carol. Best of the weekend to you!
Congratulations to Linda! Sounds like a great book. :)
Wow. Yet another seriously talented person here in the blogosphere. Congratulations Linda - and I hope you have lots and lots of success.
I don't think I know ANYONE (including myself) without at least some baggage. Hopefully of the carry on kind.
Carol Kilgore said…
WordsCrafter - Welcome back!

Tina - I think the book sounds great, too.

Lexa - Linda's a smart chick :)

Lynda - Thanks.

M.J. - Same to you. BTW, I've had difficulty trying to comment on your blog. I will continue to try.

Elizabeth - I think so.

EC - That's the kind of baggage I like :)
DWei said…
Good luck finding a guy without baggage.

"The mark of a mature man is a certain scar he bears: the memory of a perfect woman never won, or of a once-true love forever lost.

However much he may love you, he is only here because she is not".
michelle said…
Your post made me think of the saying: A lady does not kiss and tell... or is it a gentleman who does not kiss and tell... something like that...?
A man without baggage? Does that exist? Good luck with that search...

Writer In Transit
Robin said…
Congrats to Linda on fulfilling her dream!
Carol Kilgore said…
DWei and Michelle - Everyone has baggage, men and women alike. My opinion.

Robin - My thoughts exactly.
Jan Newman said…
Hm, I bet she will kiss it better. Love heals. Hope you're having a great weekend. Turn up the music.
Old Kitty said…
Oh Sophia!! Please please please Kiss It Better!! Yay!! All the best with this yummy romance, Linda Kage!!!

Awww lovely Carol!! Who is this naughty blogger of whom you speak of?!!? Methinks you should donate a bucket of cold icy water to this said blogger!! In the meantime I shall go and DROOL over these gorgeous firefighters in uniforms that should be mandatory and their equally and ever so wonderful woofies too! Ahem. Take care
Nas said…
Congratulations to Linda! Love teh sound of her book!

All the best!

Hi Carol!
Carol Kilgore said…
Jan - Music is playing!

Old Kitty - The woofies. Of course :)

Nas - Linda is a terrific writer!
Samantha Jones said…
Nothing like a handsome, damaged MC to lure you in! Best of luck to Linda with her release:) Thanks, Carol, for your lovely comments and visiting my world for a bit!
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks for stopping by, Samantha. Much appreciated :)