<— Look what was just released today!!! Karina Halle came up with this one just a few weeks ago while she was vacationing in Hawaii, and wrote her heart out. Yep. It sound right up our alley my friends. In fact, a few from our Facebook crew absolutely love it.
Sally: I am reading it now and let me tell you Linden is HOT!! as in smokin HOT!!
Kat: This is the perfect fluffy novel. Linden is another dirty talking sexy male to add to Karina hot men. …an absolute steal.”
A bit from the synopsis:
Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them were in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.
It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
And here are some fun details from the author:
It’s contemporary romance but NOT “new adult” (this one has characters in their 30’s). Karina Halle says:
“I’ve managed to write a lot of a new book (the idea came to me when I boarded the plane). It’s coming soon. It’s called The Pact. I can tell you that it’s *not* new adult (characters are in their thirties) and it’s set in San Francisco. It’s friends to lovers type of story. It’s got a dirty talking helicopter pilot hero. It’s fun and fresh and different from what I normally write! And yeah…so that happened. I’ve never come up with a book idea and just written it right away (usually I wait months or years before I am able to execute the idea because of my schedule) but because I had all this “free” time in Kauai, I was able to jump right in.”
Karina answer’s Shelly’s question saying that out of all of the books she’s written, she thinks this latest one is a good one to start with (if you have never read her work before).
“The Pact! I think it’s a safe place to start and will appeal to everyone”
Rebecca asks if Karina will be writing any other “The Pact”-style books and Karina answers:
“Yes! I would love to. Actually, with Atria I have Where Sea Meets Sky that comes out in March 31st and it’s very similar, maybe a bit more angsty (and longer) but it’s fun and different. I also have Racing The Sun coming out in July and that’s fun (think Jane Eyre in Italy) and romantic. Those books are New Adult but still. I would love to do more books like The Pact because writing straight romance makes my life a joy to live Too much suspense or dark books can be damaging to my health, believe it or not”
Cristal asks: Who was your inspiration for Stephanie?
Karina: I would say maybe myself (her drive) and my husband a bit (he’s a small business owner). Other than that, it was maybe a little Carrie Bradshaw?
Welp! Guess what I’m reading tonight? 😉 One of my fav authors and I’m NOT missing this one!