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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Spotlight: Where is my Kennedy Layne mug Day 2

Hi Everyone!! Happy Release Day to Kennedy Layne too! "Essential Beginnings" is now available!! Today is DAY TWO of the "Where is my Kennedy Layne mug" series! How did we come up with this idea? Well, Kelly, from Book-n-Kisses and I had the pleasure of meeting Kennedy at the RT Convention in May 2015! She was awesome and very sweet! So sweet, she adopted a tiny kitty cat and named him Merc! See that kitty in the banner? That's him! Too cute, right?

At the book signing during the RT Convention, Kennedy gifted us with coffee mugs. As you can see down below, Kelly was SUPER excited because she's on this kick lately of collecting coffee mugs! 

In conversation with Kennedy, she shared with us that the mugs is something that she's been doing for a while and each was different. Later that day, during lunch, I was brain storming with Kelly about some fun things she and I could do together in the upcoming months and well, "Where is my Kennedy Layne mug" was born! We thought it would be fun to see how many other readers have Kennedy Layne mugs (current or past years). For the next week Kelly and I will be taking turns sharing pictures of our Kennedy Layne coffee mugs.  We challenge you to guess were our coffee mug is (there are no wrong answers).  We also challenge you to share your Kennedy Layne mug on your social media pages (keep reading to get all the details).

Here is my first photo of my Kennedy Layne cup..   Where am I?

Where Am I?

Now, below is some awesomeness that is "Essential Beginnings"!

Essential Beginnings 
(Surviving Ashes Series, Bk #1)
by Kennedy Layne

Change is coming… 
Maverick Beckett took his much needed annual vacation up to Washington State to relax with his old friends from his years in the Corps. He also had every intention of extinguishing the fires that arose between him and a certain local woman he couldn’t get out of his mind until the unthinkable happened.

Nothing is as it seems… 
Henley Varano loved the simple anonymous life that her remote hometown provided. She’d had the wealthy existence of a fashion model and the fame that came with it only to find it lonelier than she could have ever imagined. Unfortunately, men only saw the fictitious person she appeared to be in the magazines and not the real woman she was—even the one man she’s wanted for years.

Surviving is just the beginning… 
An apocalyptic event changes the course of their lives when the massive Yellowstone Caldera erupts. Panic ensues among the small town, causing Mav and Henley to witness the best and worst of humanity. They must work as a team to create a new existence before the fallout of harsh and fiery elements overtakes their safe haven. Along the way, they might just find that they need each other more than ever.

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“I know you don’t have an ulterior motive, Mav. I hope one day you understand how sorry I truly am that my insecurities hurt you the way they have.”

Mav studied her and then held out his hand, helping her down until she was standing in front of him. She wasn’t sure if he accepted her apology, but this was a start. Henley rose up on her tiptoes and impulsively kissed his cheek, wishing she could erase the last three years.

“I don’t want your pity, Henley,” Mav said softly, waiting for her to step to the side so that he could shut the passenger door. She was surprised when he backed her against the metal, his body covering hers and reminding her that he’d awoken something dormant inside of her. Her eyes met his and like last night, time stood still. “I want you and no matter how angry I was with you this morning, that hasn’t changed. You want another friend? Feel free to hit up Kellen back at the lodge. If you want a man…I’m right here in front of you.”

 About the Author

First and foremost, I love life. I love that I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister...and a writer.

I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy. As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice. I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Smoldering romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies.

Thank you for having joined me on their journeys…

You can find Kennedy at 


Fabulous! Now that you've caught up with Kennedy's latest release and gotten to know Kennedy a bit better... Let’s see your mugs!!!  Post your mugs on either Kelly's Book-n-Kisses, Kennedy's or my, Viviana, Enchantress Of Books Facebook Pages, or your Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and make sure to use #MyKennedyLayneCup hash tag.

Also don’t forget to visit Book-n-Kisses post from yesterday as she kicked off the series to see where her mug was and tomorrow for her post and photo.  Each guess get’s you entered into our drawing.

What!!!  Did I forget to mention there was a giveaway???

The awesome Kennedy Layne has giving us permission to giveaway a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky follower.  To enter please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. One of the entries to is guess where my mug is. To enter you MUST comment below and then enter your the name you commented as in the giveaway widget. 



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by! While there is no wrong answer for the giveaway... I can say it's not a cathedral :)

  2. Definitely in front of a water fountain... Where?? I dunno....

    1. Hi Glenda!!!! It is a fountain..... where??? I can't say yet!!! :) lol!! Thanks so much for stopping by though!! :) Isn't this fun?

  3. A wondrous sight. A magnificent church.

    1. Hi Traveler!
      It is a wondrous sight, but not a church! :) But no worries! No wrong answers! Just lots of fun!!! Thanks for visiting!!! :)

  4. a very pretty fountain :) thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Erin! Thanks for visiting! It is a fountain... but where is the fountain is the question... the great news is that there is no wrong answer! What a great giveaway, right!?!?!

  5. in front of a fontain in a religious building

    1. Yes, in front of a fount but not in a religious building! But no worries Miki! There are no wrong answers!!! Thanks for visiting!!!!

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    1. Mary!!! Hi!!! Thanks for visiting! Nope... not a a mosque or synagogue! The awesome thing about this giveaway is that there is NO WRONG ANSWER!