Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kallypso Masters

 USA Today bestselling author Kallypso Masters writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant men and the women who bring them to their knees. She also has brought many readers to their knees--having them experience the stories right along with her characters in the Rescue Me series. Kally knows that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so her couples don't solve all their problems and disappear at "the end" of their Romance, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the series. Kally also loves showing how there is never anyone so wounded that he or she can't find true love. Readers often write to tell her how the books have changed their lives or their perceptions of what matters in life.
Kally has begun publishing her books in Spanish editions. The first two--Sargentos Marines and El Ángel de Nadie were published in Summer 2013 and the third will be there in November. Additional titles will be uploaded as soon as the translations and beta reads are completed. To ensure the highest quality of translation, it is a word-by-word manual task that can take months with the longer books, but Kally has hired the best in the business, in her opinion, and plans to keep her busy for many months to come as she catches up on the series.
Kally's four e-book titles also are available in three trade paperbacks (the first two books combined into one volume). Also in summer 2013, Kally published second-edition paperbacks to coincide with the re-branding of her covers for the series. All of the digital versions are being updated, as well. There will be minor changes/corrections made to the text of each, but most of the changes were made to the front and back pages, not the story itself. They have a July 2013 date on the copyright page. If you want to update your versions (when they're available), please contact Amazon customer service via Live Chat, e-mail, or phone and they will take care of getting it onto your Kindle. Kally will attempt to get Amazon to send automatic notifications, but this often takes them months to do, if ever, so why wait.
The Rescue Me series should be read in order because they're written like one ongoing saga with installments (albeit LONG installments). The reading order to date:
MASTERS AT ARMS, FREE (approx. 145 pages in the paperback--major turning points in the lives of Adam, Karla, Marc, Angelina, Damian, Savannah)
NOBODY'S ANGEL, $3.99 (approx. 300 pages in the paperback version--primarily about Marc, Angelina, Luke, Adam, Karla)
NOBODY'S HERO $4.99 (approx. 339 pages in paperback--primarily about Adam, Karla, Damian, Savannah/Savi)
NOBODY'S PERFECT $4.99 (approx. 441 pages in paperback--primarily about Damian, Savannah/Savi, Marc, Angelina, Adam)
SOMEBODY'S ANGEL $4.99 (approx. 588 pages in paperback--continuation of Marc and Angelina's romance, with character development scenes in the heads of Adam, Karla, Damian, Savannah, Luke, and Cassie, too!
Sometime in 2014: Luke & Cassie's romance, NOBODY'S DREAM.
Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her "day job" the month before to pursue a full-time writing career (her long-time dream). Masters at Arms was her debut novel (published in August 2011), followed by Nobody's Angel, Nobody's Hero; and Nobody's Perfect.
Kally lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog and cat.
Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook's "The Rescue Me Series Open Discussion" secret group--to join, send a friend request to "Karla Montague" on Facebook; Kally also visits the Fetlife "Rescue Me! Series Discussion Group" regularly). Watch for her live online chats, as well. She hopes to meet you in her future travels! If you meet her face to face, be sure to ask for her new Kally's friend button (an awesome incentive ONLY for people she has met face-to-face; sorry, but no exceptions. She'll keep making more buttons as long as she keeps meeting new people)!
For more information about Kally (books, causes, links) please feel free to browse her Web site at kallypsomasters.com and be sure to sign up for her newsletter there. Or contact Kally directly at kallypsomasters@gmail.com. She loves to hear from readers and will answer as soon as she's able.

Somebody's Angel (#5 in a Military Romance / BDSM Romance series) (Rescue Me) [

When Marc d’Alessio first rescued the curvaceous and spirited Italian Angelina Giardano at the Masters at Arms Club, he never expected her to turn his safe, controlled life upside down and pull at his long-broken heartstrings. Months later, the intense fire of their attraction still rages, but something holds him back from committing to her completely. Worse, secrets and memories from his past join forces to further complicate his relationships with family, friends, and his beautiful angel.

Angelina cannot give all of herself to someone who hides himself from her. She loves Marc, the BDSM world he brought her into, and the way their bodies respond to one another, but she needs more. Though she destroyed the wolf mask he once wore, only he can remove the mask he dons daily to hide his emotions. In a desperate attempt to break through his defenses and reclaim her connection to the man she loves, she attempts a full frontal assault that sends him into a fast retreat, leaving her nobody’s angel once again.

Marc finds that running to the mountains no longer gives him solace but instead leaves him empty and alone. Angelina is the one woman worth the risk of opening his heart. Will he risk everything to become the man she deserves and the man he wants to be?

Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel: Combined Volume with Books #1 and #2 (Rescue Me) (Volume 1)

MASTERS AT ARMS begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor, acceptance, and to ease his unspoken pain. Their paths cross at one of the darkest points in their lives. As they try to come to terms with the aftermath--forging an unbreakable bond--will they ever truly become masters of their own fates? Or would fate become masters of them?

NOBODY'S ANGEL Marc d’Alessio might own a BDSM club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damian, but he keeps all women at a distance. When Marc rescues Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first BDSM experience at his club, however, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel.

Angelina leaves BDSM behind only to have her dreams plagued by her Italian angel in a wolf mask. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can’t shake the feeling she knows him, but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel. Marc’s search-and-rescue partner, widower Luke Denton, believes Angelina is the angel his wife promised to send him, convincing Marc she’s meant for Luke. While trying to protect Angelina from her abusive ex, though, Marc once again finds her at the Masters at Arms Club where she turns his safe, controlled world upside down.

The books in the Rescue Me series are not stand-alone stories. Should be read in order.

Nobody's Hero (#3 in a Military Romance / BDSM Romance series) (Rescue Me)

NOBODY'S HERO is the continuing romantic journey of Adam and Karla, which began in MASTERS AT ARMS and continued in NOBODY'S ANGEL.

Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four combat zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart. With a significant age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla's knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn't a young girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.

Their age difference is only part of the problem. Fifty-year-old Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to break through the defenses around his heart and help him put the ghosts from his past to rest? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart, will the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?

The books in the Rescue Me series are not stand-alone stories. Should be read in order.

CONTENT WARNING: This story might cause triggers while reading. Please read the Author's Notes at the beginning of the book before purchasing.

Nobody's Perfect (#4 in a Military Romance / BDSM Romance series) (Rescue Me)

NOBODY'S PERFECT is the continuing story of Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker) and Damian Orlando from MASTERS AT ARMS (Rescue Me #1) and NOBODY'S HERO (Rescue Me #3).

Savannah/Savi escaped eleven years of abuse at the hands of her father and finally made a safe life for herself and her daughter. But when her father once again threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damian Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier, Savannah shared one perfect day with Damian that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she no longer can hide. But being with Damian reawakens repressed memories and feelings she wants to keep hidden—buried. After witnessing a scene with Damian on Savi's first night at his private club, she begins to wonder if he could help her regain control of her life and reclaim her sexuality and identity.

Damian, a wounded warrior, has had his own dragons to fight in life, but has never forgotten Savannah. He will lay down his life to protect her and her daughter, but doesn’t believe he can offer more than that. She deserves a whole man, something he can never be after a firefight in Iraq. Damian has turned to SM to regain control of his life and emotions and fulfills the role of Service Top to “bottoms” at the club. However, he could never deliver those services to Savi, who needs someone gentle and loving, not the man he has become.

Will two wounded people find love and healing in each other’s arms?

The books in the Rescue Me series are not stand-alone stories. Should be read in order.

CONTENT WARNING: This story might cause triggers while reading. Please read the Author's Notes at the beginning of the book before purchasing.