Unbound by Kimberly Derting (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

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out the author's fun guest post and the fabulous giveaway below...

(The Men of West Beach #2)
by Kimberly Derting
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 389 Pages
February 11th 2018 by Kingsley Books


Do opposites really attract?

Emerson Monroe McLean is a true Texan through and through. But she's never wanted to be like the other girls she grew up with, the ones who view debutante balls and sororities as stepping-stones to landing the perfect husband.

Yet everyone underestimates Em. When they look at the leggy blonde, all they see is a serial-dater who leaves a string of broken hearts in her wake. What people don’t realize is that keeping guys at arms length is more than just about having a good time; it’s a deep-rooted defense mechanism.

Lucas Harper is California born and bred. The product of his wealthy upbringing and an overbearing mother, Lucas has always been told where to be and when to be there. But after his older brother’s death, Lucas is tired of being a puppet.

Taking a break to figure out what he wants out of life, he moves to West Beach to spend the summer surfing. It’s there that he meets Emerson McLean, the free-spirited beauty who lures him into her bed. Refusing to be tied down, she’s unlike any girl he’s every known.

Can they find common ground...or will their differences tear them apart?

Their chemistry is undeniable. There’s only one hitch: Lucas already has a fiancée. And when she lands on his doorstep, Emerson realizes that for the first time in her life, she has genuine feelings for a guy.

With her heart on the line, Emerson discovers that, win or lose, she isn’t the kind of girl to play by the rules.

Praise for UNDRESSED

"Falling in love has never felt so good. With the warmth of the sun, and the sand between your toes, Derting takes you on the summer you always imagined with Undressed." ―Heidi McLaughlinNY Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl (soon to be a major motion picture)


"A strong debut from a promising author." ―Publishers Weekly (The Body Finder)

"If you're in the mood for some psychological thrillers, evil masterminds, strong heroines and hot heroes, then I'd definitely pick up the Body Finder series." ―USA Today (The Body Finder)

"...fast-paced and engrossing." ―VOYA (The Pledge)

"As always, this author writes a gripping tale...With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans." ―Kirkus Reviews (The Last Echo)

"...a refreshing take on paranormal romance..." ―Romantic Times (The Body Finder)

"More great suspense from a prolific new writer with a vibrant imagination." ―Kirkus Reviews (The Pledge)

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Favorite West Beach Spots – Emerson’s and Lucas’s Picks & Why

It was so much fun immersing myself in Emerson and Lucas’s lives. But even more fun was getting lost in the sun-drenched world of West Beach. Here’s a list of some of Em and Lucas’s favorite places to spend their lazy summer days:

· The Dunes. This fictional beachside bar is where Emerson and Lucas had their first, second, and most of their dates. If you’re ever there, order the Sex On The Beach, it’s Emerson’s favorite drink!

· Shake Shack. There’s nothing fictional about Shake Shack, and I couldn’t have a book without a really good burger joint. Bonus points for the world’s best frozen custard.

· The West Beach Rec Center. Not only is this the place where Emerson lands herself a cushy day job helping kids in need, but it’s also the place where she figures out what she wants from life. There’s also a very memorable moment that takes place here, for both Emerson and Lucas!

· Food Truck Alley. Unlimited food choices all in one place? Yes, please! If Food Truck Alley were real, it would be my favorite place too!

· The Laundromat. Lucas might not agree with this one, but Emerson does a little light stalking at the local laundry joint, following Lucas as he fluffs and folds his boxer briefs.

· The actual beach. Some of the best scenes in both Undressed and Unbound take place on the warm sandy shores of the Pacific, because who doesn’t love the beach?

Other Books in the Series

(The Men of West Beach #1)
by Kimberly Derting
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 326 Pages
August 27th 2017 by Kingsley Books


Can two people whose dreams have been cast aside find a new passion...together?

No one ever expected straight-A student Lauren Taylor to make waves. But that was the old Lauren, before she went to college and became an online stripper to make ends meet. Now, Lauren is on the run with a secret and a bag of cash, fleeing landlocked Arizona for the beaches of California.

Will Gabaldon was one of the hottest surfers on the circuit, but fate had something else in mind. When a surfing accident shattered his budding career, Will was forced into a life of tending bar and doing odd jobs just to survive.

A swim instructor with secrets like Will is the last thing Lauren wants. A distraction like Lauren is the last thing Will needs.

But soon, both discover there’s one thing more dangerous than the wave that ended Will's career: Love.

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About the Author

Photo Content from Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, THE TAKING trilogy, and UNDRESSED (her first book in The Men Of West Beach series). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find the things they say buried in the pages of their mother's books, or on Twitter for the world to see.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

5 Winners will receive a Copy of UNBOUND by Kimberly Derting.
1 Winner will receive a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.
- Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter | Ends April 13th 2018

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