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November 29, 2015

Graphics Contest (Giveaway)

HE WILL BE MY RUIN releases in just 9 weeks! With the holidays around the corner, February 2nd will be here before we know it, and I'm very excited about that (also, nervous. VERY nervous. But excited.)
One of my favorite things about social media is the graphics I see floating around, made by very talented readers. I also love to run giveaways and send readers advanced copies of my books. So, I'm going to combine these two favorite things of mine into some giveaways! (note, this awesome idea originated from Colleen Hoover. I love it, so I'm stealing it. I told her I was stealing it.)
Posted below are a few quotes from the book for you to create graphics that I can share. I will choose two winners a week between now and the week of Dec 21. If your graphic is chosen, you'll win a signed advanced reader copy of HE WILL BE MY RUIN PLUS a $25 gift card to Amazon or iTunes.
To enter, make a graphic using one of the quotes listed below, then post it on Instagram or Twitter. You'll need to use the following hashtags: #katucker and #HeWillBeMyRuin so I can find your graphic when I search. If you're not a Twitter or IG user but want to post your graphic on FB, please tag my author page and I'll consider that an entry.  OR, if you don't have accounts at any of these social media sites, you can email your graphics to katucker (AT) katuckerbooks (DOT) com to be considered.
This giveaway is open internationally, and it will run for the next month (weeks of Nov 30th, Dec 7th, Dec 14, and Dec 21st.) I will announce winners at the end of each week, and EIGHT winners will get a treat before the book releases (unless you live in a far away land, in which case I can't guarantee that the mailman will deliver before Feb 2nd.)

Here are the approved (non-spoilery) quotes to choose from.


1) He uncovers your secrets, your fears, your flaws –and he uses them against you.

 2) This man was once my salvation. Now he will be my ruin.
3) I can tell he’s weighing his options. Give me the truth, or keep lying. The question is, will I know what I’m getting?
4) I’ve been trapped in here for so long. Hours. Days. I have no idea. Long enough to run through every mistake that I made.
5) What if the police have it wrong?
When I drift off, my dreams are full of murder.

6) “Money is a tantalizing whore, isn’t she?"
7) The air is frigid, and yet within these blankets we’ve created a degree of heat that is actually making both of us sweat, my fingers against his hard body feeling how hot and damp his skin is.
8) He’s arrogant and condescending, his morals likely reprehensible, and yet I press myself further against him.
9) “When you’ve been alive as long as I have, you know when a person has no plans on dying. That girl was ambitious. The only plans she was making were for living.”
10) “I like to be unpredictable.”
“Is being nice not an everyday occurrence for you?”
11) I have an unwritten rule against two dicks in one day. It’s a new rule, because the opportunity has never arisen before, but it’s one I’m feeling committed to.


October 27, 2015


It's release day! The fourth and final book in the SURVIVING ICE series is in stores today! This story follows Ivy, the tattoo artist introduced in BURYING WATER and again in CHASING RIVER. She's edgy but she has a good heart, and I hope you enjoy her story.
If you haven't started the series yet, now is the time. BURYING WATER and BECOMING RAIN are currently on sale in ebook format (US only). This is a romantic suspense series with emphasis on romance. I prefer to call it suspenseful romance. Each book is developed with three-dimensional characters you will love (or love to hate), intriguing plots, and psychological suspense.

Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncle’s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again.
When they need the best, they call him. That’s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner who resorted to blackmail and got himself shot. But it’s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-five-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what he’s searching for.
Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. She has always been drawn to intense men, so it’s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control.
That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accident—and that their attraction could be her undoing.

B&N | BAM | Kobo | Indigo | Other
Thank you to Judith Curr and the team at Atria Books (a Simon & Schuster imprint) for continuing along this journey with me. Thank you to my agent, Stacey Donaghy, for demanding my books even before they're finished. Thank you to K.P. Simmon of Inkslinger PR for always having my back.
Thank you to my family for putting up with deadline hell.
Most of all, thank you to my readers for jumping at the chance to read my books. If you enjoyed Surviving Ice, please do me a favour and leave a review on your favourite retailer's website. I can't express how important these reviews are.

October 19, 2015

Surviving Ice Blog Tour: October 19th -30th

SURVIVING ICE releases in just eight days! It is the last book in the BURYING WATER series. It's about Ivy (the edgy tattoo artist first introduced in Burying Water) and the dark and mysterious Sebastian. Want to see early reviews, excerpts, and have a chance to win a signed set of the entire series? Follow along at the blogs listed below!
Thanks to these wonderful bloggers for participating in the Surviving Ice Blog Tour xoxo

October 19th
Booklovers For Life – Excerpt
Works of Fiction – Review & Excerpt
Melissa's Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Britt's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt

October 20th
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt
Latte Nights Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf – Review & Excerpt
The Cover Contessa – Excerpt
Once Upon a Twilight – Review & Excerpt

October 21st
TSK TSK What to Read – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck In A Book – Review & Excerpt
Read, Write, Ripley – Review & Excerpt

October 22nd
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt
Bittersweet Reads – Review & Excerpt
the bookdragon – Review & Excerpt
Bookish Things & More – Review & Excerpt
October 23rd
grownupfangirl // oh the book feels – Excerpt
Desert Divas – Review & Excerpt
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Excerpt

October 24th

Globug Needs a Book – Review & Excerpt
I Read Indie – Review & Excerpt
Love N Books – Review & Excerpt
Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt
October 25th
The Consummate Reader – Review & Excerpt
Connected by Books – Review & Excerpt
Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
pbc – Review & Excerpt

October 26th
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt
Will Read for Feels – Review & Excerpt
Books Books Books – Review & Excerpt

October 27th
Collector of book boyfriends – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Book Bite Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt
October 28th
Reading is Sexy – Review & Excerpt
Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt
Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt

October 29th
Lost in Literature – Review & Excerpt
Chapter by Chapter – Review & Excerpt
LuLo Fangirl – Review & Excerpt
Nicely Phrased – Review & Excerpt

October 30th
The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt
Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt
A Life Bound By Books – Review & Excerpt

October 07, 2015


Today is cover reveal day for HE WILL BE MY RUIN, released first and exclusively over on the USA Today HEA blog.
The idea for this book hit me about a year ago. It was just a tiny thread of an idea, really, and over the next eight months, it grew into a complex weave of puzzle pieces and intrigue. This is the book that I am most proud of writing to date. It's also the book I'm most nervous to release to date.
I'll warn you that it is different from my other work. While I still need my characters to have some semblance of a HEA, this one is on the bittersweet side. But it's still MY writing, with my love of complex characters and twisty plots, so, if you love my writing, I think you'll enjoy the adventure this book takes you on.
Thank you to Judith, Sarah, and the amazing team at Atria Books for believing in this story. I'm excited for everyone to meet Maggie, Jace, Grady, Ruby, Hans, Doug, and several other personalities.
Stay tuned for some more exciting developments with this book. Hopefully I'll be able to share them with you, soon.


A woman who almost had it all . . . On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin.

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

Now imagine that in HARD COVER! Because that's how this book is releasing in February :D I can't wait! My first hard cover book (in North America).