Author Override: Kat and Stone Bastion

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It’s a Release Day Party!

Tremendous thanks to Annie and Under the Covers Book Blog, for hosting us on release day for THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT. We’re thrilled and honored to be here.

We’re sharing a special guest post. A bit of a reveal about ourselves, in a manner of speaking…



Ever wonder what authors have in common with their stories?

We’re often asked two questions: How much of ourselves do we portray in our characters and how are we able to incorporate such rich detail into our writing.

The answer to the first is tricky; there are aspects of us in all the characters we write.

The answer to the second? We write what we know.

Many exciting and interesting things happen with Alec and Devin on their adventures in THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT. Some of them have happened to us.

For fun, we decided to list what one or both of us have in common with the main characters in our story.

To keep you guessing and make it more interesting, we threw in only two items that we do not. {grins}


Below are THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT factoid spoilers!


Kat, Stone, or both have…

~ Trained in aikido

~ Trained others in defensive tactics

~ Fired a weapon at a bad guy

~ Flown in a helicopter

~ Swam through an underground river in Mexico

~ Been kidnapped

~ Thwarted a kidnapping in progress

~ Enjoyed Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens

~ Owned a Nespresso machine

~ Held a missile launcher

~ Fired a sniper rifle

~ Been solicited to be a spy

~ Sailed on a cruise ship

~ Been grazed or shot by a bullet

~ Stayed in a hospital in Mexico

~ Sailed on a catamaran

~ “Borrowed” a speed boat

~ Received advanced training in deception detection

~ Participated in a covert operation that resulted in the takedown of a criminal mastermind and his entire organization

~ Tested at a young age to have a genius-level IQ

~ Exhibited kinetic and photographic eidetic memory


Care to venture a guess as to which two in the above list are false?

Experience the sexy action-adventure yourself with THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT. Released today! We hope you enjoy the story.

~ Kat & Stone


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When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Action-Adventure Romance /

Erotic Romance (sensual, explicit, sexual awakening)

Due to adult content and explicit sexual situations, this book is for those 18 and older.

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About Kat and Stone Bastion

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at, website at, and their Twitter accounts at and for more information.
Keep informed about new releases by joining their Email Subscription list.



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Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you so much! We’re thrilled and honored to be here.

~ Kat & Stone

Nicole Laverdure

What a hot and spicy Spy story to devore! I loved it!

Thank you, Nicole. So glad you loved it. <3


I’m so excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win it

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Amanda. We hope you enjoy it. And good luck!


First I’d like to say you guys are an incredible writing duo. Anything you write should be a no-brainier, automatic on-click, I-need-to-read this ASAP in all romance readers’ lists. The Espionage Effect in wow-tastic.

And now I’m incredibly intrigued with that factoid list. So there ARE false statements on it? If so, when will tell us? If not… WOW!

Have an incredibly great launch day!
Hugs, Dali

Kat & Stone Bastion

Hello, Dali. Thank you so much. We’re incredibly humbled by your words and grateful you loved the story so much. And yes… Only two of those items are false.

~ Kat & Stone…we’re both here. 🙂

Great giveaway! Can’t wait to dive into this one – congrats Stone and Kat 🙂

Hello, Dana. Great to see you. Thank you and we hope you enjoy it.

~ Kat & Stone… we’re both here 😀


Happy Release Day!

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Timitra!

~ Kat & Stone


Happy Release Day!!! Really awesome post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Victoria! Glad you enjoyed it.

~ Kat & Stone…we’re both here. 😀

Felicia Sidoma

I have read several reviews and it looks like this is going to be a very steamy read. I can’t wait to start reading.

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you so much, Felicia. There are indeed some very steamy scenes. We hope you enjoy it!

~ Kat & Stone


congrats on the new release and thanks for such a fun post and giveaway!!! I think this sounds fantastic 🙂 thanks for sharing!

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Erin. We’re glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy The Espionage Effect.

~ Kat & Stone

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Under the Covers, and all the readers commenting here and on the UTC Facebook page to help us celebrate our release. We’ll still pop in throughout the week and hope you all enjoy the story… <3

~ Kat & Stone


Love the quotes!

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Elizabeth!

~ Kat & Stone

Sara S.

Sounds exciting! Can’t wait to read!

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Sara. Hope you enjoy.

~ Kat & Stone

Jennifer Schaber

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! This is such a great place for a celebration.
I wouldn’t even know which 2 options to pick as possibly being a lie, but you sure have had quite a bit of adventure in your lives! I love your books and can’t wait to read this one!

Thank you so much, Jennifer. Life is one exciting adventure. 🙂
And thank you. <3 We hope you enjoy this one too.

~ Kat & Stone

Christina Riggs

Happy Release Day! Sounds like a fantastic read

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Christina! We hope you enjoy it.

~ Kat & Stone

Mary Preston

Congratulations!!! I love a good party.

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Mary! We do too… {clicks glasses with you}

~ Kat & Stone

Amy R

Happy Release Day, the book sounds good.

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you, Amy. We hope you give it a try and enjoy the story.

~ Kat & Stone

Sue G.

Love the other series…looking forward to this one too!

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you so much, Sue. We hope you enjoy it.

~ Kat & Stone

Anima G.

Love these guys!!! I was fortunate enough to get an ARC copy and it is one of my top 5 for the year! Congrats on another successful new book. Can’t wait to read more of Devin and Alec.

Kat & Stone Bastion

Thank you so much, Anima. We’re humbled and honored. Thrilled you loved it so much.

~ Kat & Stone

Bethany Macielag

This book sounds so good!!!
Great post and giveaway.
Thank you.


Sounds so exciting!!! I cant wait!!!