KB Check In

Happy Wednesday!

I can’t believe it’s already July 3! Jesus Christmas, where is this year going??? It feels like just yesterday I was working on Privately. Now I’m getting ready to release Book #2, Barrett All, and have the third installment in the works! And two side projects! AH! I must be nuts, right?

Now that you’ve had a taste of Jason and Luke is so close you can touch him, I’m ecstatic to bring you Ethan. To bring you more Briar. To bring you a gritty MMA romance. I have so many ideas, but there are only so many hours in the day. I promise you’ll be seeing A LOT of me, and I can’t wait to see more of ya’ll too.

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Cover Reveal: Barrett All

Cover Reveal! Barrett All is coming July 19 and available for preorder here!

Josie Roberts.
She taught me how to love.
She taught me how to hate.
She burst into my heart as abruptly as she left. 
I’ve spent eleven years wondering why until she showed up all these years later.
Still bright. Still beautiful. 
Still the only woman I’d loved.
* * *
Luke Barrett.
Lover. Liar. Cheat. Criminal.
He left me on the hook for his sins.
I haven’t thought of him since the day I said: “I do.” 
But life has a funny way of unearthing your deepest, darkest desire.
And mine just happens to be him.

Non-Writing News!

I wanted to take a step back from Luke’s story which is wrapping up to say: did ya’ll know I’m getting MARRIED in two months? How friggin crazy is that? If you don’t know, Panda and I have been together six years next month, and he’s the man behind the fairytales.

We aren’t doing the big, elaborate party with a bajillion guests. I loathe being the center of attention, so we’re marrying on a beach in the Bahamas with just the two of us present. While other little girls dreamed of horse-drawn carriages and ballgowns for their big day, I was totally indifferent. Still am. All I knew was that I wanted to marry my person my way, and I found a love that couldn’t agree more.

Since I write so much here about my writing, I figured it’d be cool to give ya’ll the scoop on the behind the scenes stuff. Obviously KB is a pen name (my given name is Kelsey), and there’s a human behind the screen typing away. So if you’re looking for me during the week of August 16th, I’ll be hanging out with a drink in the sand somewhere, probably trying to pet an animal that doesn’t want to be petted. If you want to stay in the loop and maybe see some cool pictures, follow my page or add me on Facebook.


Book #2 Update

I hope you’ve had a chance to check out Privately now live and free in KindleUnlimited. So far it looks like you’re loving it, so thank you thank you thank you! Jason and Elena were a joy to write, even if Jason was a bit broody at times.

Next up in the Barrett Brothers is my dear Luke, the tattooed hunk with spunk for days. You met him already, but that’s just the surface of this boy that likes to bare it all 😉 Unlike Jason, Luke’s story came pouring out with a clear vision from the get-go. He’s a straightforward man that’s not as conflicted as Jason, but he’s got his own nuts to crack when it comes to love.

Like Elena, Book #2’s Josie is a sassy woman who won’t be pushed around. She knows what she wants, even if it’s not always what everyone else likes. Josie has more riding on her shoulders than Elena, but she’s still a kickass character that I adore writing. I promise you’ll love her AND her career 🙂

Keep an eye out for release information, as this one is coming fast, and if you haven’t already, check out Privately for some heat and hahas. There’s much more to come!


Privately Release 6/7/19

The day is chosen! Privately will be available Friday June 7th!

Shh. Some things are better left in the dark.


Post-wedding disaster, I’m ready to move on, and what better way than with Privately? 

Its wild success stories dominate morning talk shows, so why can’t I be one of them?

Although, it will be hard finding anything close to a happily ever after while dealing with Jason – my new, incredibly sexy, yet temperamental, boss – a man who has hated me since day one on the job.

* * *


I hate how I feel around Elena.

Her presence ignites a fire inside no cold shower can douse.

She blurs the boundaries between work and play, leaving me with an uneasy urge to explore the flames.  

Neither will bend in their disdain for the other unless of course, they’re brought together…



Writing Playlist

So everyone knows the power of music. A good beat or a catchy hook can wrap you up for days on end, humming or drumming it without realizing it. When writing, I always rely on music to get the juices flowing from everything to angsty scenes to sexy times.

For Privately, it was no different. I figured I’d compile a list of songs that played on repeat while crafting Privately. You’ll notice a lot of Nothing More. Admittedly, they’re my favorite band by a mile. Fabulous live if you ever have the chance to see them.

  • Nothing More: “Go to War”
  • Halsey: “Alone”
  • Nothing More: “I’ll Be Okay”
  • Asking Alexandria: “Into the Fire”
  • Bad Wolves ft. Diamonte: “Hear Me Now”
  • Highly Suspect: “My Name is Human”
  • Halsey: “Without Me”
  • Papa Roach ft. Maria Brink: “Gravity”
  • Highly Suspect: “Little One”
  • Nothing More: “This is the Time”
  • The Weeknd: “Earned It”
  • Rihanna: “Work”
  • Ginuwine: “Pony” – seriously, how does anyone write a sex scene without this?
  • Zayn – “Pillowtalk”