My sexy, angsty and romantic serial THE AFFAIR begins on 9/16! To celebrate the first three weeks of steamy reading in September, I’m giving away an iPad mini and a sighed copy of Because You Are Mine at Fresh Fiction! Enter at Fresh Fiction to qualify to win!
I know it sounds corny to say that my upcoming serial novel The Affair, is a book of the heart, but it truly is. The Affair is special to me in so many ways. Yes, it’s a steamy, intensely emotional, whirlwind romance. But to me, it’s more than that. The Affair is a story about how love can conquer anything, including the inevitability of death and loss. It’s about stretching your boundaries and taking a risk. It’s about finding the strength to truly live again. The Affair is smart, sophisticated, steamy, fresh and heartbreaking in equal measure.
Emma Shore, the unconventional heroine of the book is a hospice nurse, but she’s unique in another way: she’s looked death in the face personally. Michael calls her fey. She knows there’s nothing to fear in regard to death. On the surface, Michael Montand looks like he has it all: fabulous good looks, mansions in countries across the globe, two multi-billion dollar car companies. In reality, he considers himself cursed by the constant shadow of loss. He can’t resist Emma, even though he knows something so fresh and lovely could never be for someone so jaded and weary like him. He drowns her in luxuries she’s never known, and teaches her the power of sensuality and submission to desire. She gives him new hope, and helps him find the strength to live again. If destiny can give him Emma, than Montand realizes he must not be cursed; he’s blessed after all.
I truly believe that love can transform an individual and give them new eyes with which to see the world. That’s why I found The Affair so beautiful and special, and I think you will too.
The Affair is a serial novel, told in regular episodic installments every Tuesday, beginning September 16th, 2014. The reader follows the couple during the first eight weeks of their affair in real time. Despite what many people may believe, a serial is not one book randomly broken up into parts. After writing three serials, I can tell you, it’s not easy. There’s an art to it, akin to writing television screenplays. Listening to my readers following Because You Are Mine and When I’m With You (two previous serial novels I’ve written) I made The Affair heftier in content, almost doubling the size. By the time the book is finished, readers will have the equivalent of two normal sized books in the eight weeks, a hopefully extremely satisfactory amount of story in a short period of time.
So this fall, fall in love along with Emma and Michael in real time during the first eight weeks of their tumultuous, sexy, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful affair.
(Cover: Week 8, The Affair)
Order Links The Affair:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-affair-beth-kery/1119392446?ean=9780698144361
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Affair-Week-One-Beth-Kery-ebook/dp/B00KVLYDEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406742588&sr=8-1&keywords=the+affair+week+one
I’ll be putting up inspiration pins of places, people and things that I had in mind while writing THE AFFAIR. Look for the new Pinterest page as each week of Emma’s and Michael’s steamy love story unfolds starting September 16th.
Anyone who knows me is probably all too aware that I’m bursting with excitement about my upcoming serial novel, THE AFFAIR. This is a supersexy, angsty, sensually indulgent and extremely romantic love story between a brooding billionaire and a hospice nurse. Sound familiar? Well it’s not. As a trained clinical psychologist, I take characterization very seriously, and Montand and Emma are two of my favorite characters to date.
Although at first blush, Montand may seem like the type of guy every man would want to be and every woman would want to have—sexy, handsome, the owner of two renowned car companies—he’s far from being typical. In fact, his life has been seemingly cursed by death and tragedy over and over again. He’s learned not to get close because life has taught him he’ll lose what he loves.
Enter Emma Shore, unconventional, beautiful, and completely uncontrived hospice nurse. Emma knows more about death than most. She has a lot to teach the shut-off Montand about coming back to the world of the living. He has a lot to teach her about taking a risk and indulging the senses.
But it’s what they teach each other about trust and love that makes this story so special.
Looking for that next emotional, sexy story that will sweep you off your feet? Look for THE AFFAIR, an eight week long reading experience with a new installment available every Tuesday beginning September 16th in both the United States and the United Kindgom.
THE AFFAIR is an angsty and super sexy love story that’s an eight week long reading experience, beginning with the first ‘episode’ on September 16th, 2014. After that, travel with unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore in real time as she steps across the threshold into a world of luxury, sensual pleasure and forbidden passion. Knowing he’d break her heart if she lingered too long, Emma told Montand their affair would last 8 weeks, and then she’d walk away. But is 8 weeks too much time in which to lose her heart?
Readers of the Because You Are Mine serials can expect more romance, secrets and steamy sex, in addition to heftier episodes. THE AFFAIR is the size of two novels. Most importantly, Emma’s and Montand’s love story is rife with deep, compelling emotion. These two characters will stick with you for a long time.
The covers for THE AFFAIR are each delightful and sensual works of art.
The RT Convention in New Orleans is days away. If you are attending either the conference or the big book signing, I’d love to meet you! Here’s where you can find me–just come over and say hello! For more general information on the RT Convention Agenda, click here.
Thursday May 15th, 11:15 to 12:15 Author Chat, Erotica, w/ fellow authors Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Christina Lauren and Tiffany Reisz, 2nd fl., Studio 9
Thursday May 15th, 6:30 to 8:30, Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street
Friday May 16th, 2:45 to 3:45: Workshop, Writing an Erotic E-serial, with fellow authors Megan Hart, Ruthie Knox and Tracy Wolff, 4th Floor, Balcony K.
Saturday May 17th, Giant Book Fair, 11-2.
Saturday May 17th, Penguin Lemonade Social, 2:30 to 3:30, 2nd Floor, Gallery 1.
The fourth book in the BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE series, SINCE I SAW YOU is out tomorrow–5/6/14! I’m so excited about it. Kam and Lin are two of my favorite characters, even though an author shouldn’t play favorites with her ‘children’ I know. 🙂
There has been some amazing early reviews out for Since, and I’d like to share them here:
“Beth Kery’s Since I Saw You is the whole package. The characters, the writing, the romance, the pacing, the emotion—I wish every book was like this.” Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Another Beth Kery masterpiece.” Scandalicious Book Reviews
“Intense and hot.” Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
“The pages burn with the sheer force of the raw emotion and sexuality exuded by both protagonists. You will really enjoy.” The Good, The Bad, and the Unread.
“In a subgenre that often misses the mark in some element of writing, storytelling, worldbuilding or character development, Kery does a fine job pulling them all together. An intensely sexual love story.” Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will be floored by the explosive sexual connection between the main characters in this Because You Are Mine novel. This story is hot enough to melt icebergs in the middle of Antarctica, and fans of true love will be convinced that it really does exist. The dialogue, emotional connection and even the settings are all so real, which makes this a truly incredible read. Kery’s best work to date!” An RT Book Reviews magazine Top Pick
I was excited to see some great pre-release reviews for SINCE I SAW YOU, Book 4 in the Because You Are Mine series, out May 6! I like to describe this one as a super sexy, sophisticated and fun Beauty and the Beast setup between two very special people who may seem mismatched, but are actually perfectly suited to each other.
“Best-selling erotic-romance author Kery pens a red-hot tale of the road to love complicated by scorching, graphically described sex, including light BDSM. With two enigmatic main characters who seem to be completely mismatched but come to see themselves as perfect for each other in every way, Kery weaves together a story that nicely balances the romance and the erotica and throws in some satisfying emotional details concerning family and relationship back story. In a subgenre that often misses the mark in some element of writing, storytelling, worldbuilding or character development, Kery does a fine job pulling them all together.
An intensely sexual love story.”
Since I Saw You was also an RT Book Reviews Top Pick!
“Readers will be floored by the explosive sexual connection between the main characters in this Because You Are Mine novel. This story is hot enough to melt icebergs in the middle of Antarctica, and fans of true love will be convinced that it really does exist. The dialogue, emotional connection and even the settings are all so real, which makes this a truly incredible read. Kery’s best work to date!”
I’m excited to show you the cover for ONLY FOR YOU, Book 3 in the One Night of Passion series, available December 3. You all remember Seth Hightower, Joy’s big, intimidating, simmering uncle (they are close enough in age that they are more like brother and sister). As you may recall, Seth avoids self-centered actresses and warns Joy that actors are “another species”. This is his story–and how he ends up falling hard despite his personal rules with Hollywood’s sweetheart, Gia Harris.
ONLY FOR YOU: Publication Date: December 2, 2014
Some passions are too hot to disguise…
Former Army intelligence officer Seth Hightower may work with the Hollywood elite as a special effects makeup artist, but he’s learned not to trust the rich and famous with anything more than a good time. Only one woman ever tempted him to break his rules about dating actresses—and she left him with the memory of a single night and a lifetime of what-ifs.
Hollywood “It” girl Gia Harris is used to being in the spotlight. But after she witnesses something that puts her life in danger, she needs to avoid prying eyes. Seth’s special skills make him the perfect person to keep her famous face out of the news, but their history makes him the last person she wants to be alone with. He’s far too tempting—and now, far too close…
As Seth conceals Gia from those who would do her harm, they can’t ignore the blistering attraction between them. And when they give in to their cravings, they reveal more about themselves than either of them has ever laid bare before…
Interested in the One Night Passion series so far? It is:
Addicted to You (Novel #1)
Bound to You (e-novella)
Captured by You (e-novella)
Exposed to You (Novel #2)
Only for You (Novel #3, available Dec. 2, 2014)