Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review + Giveaway: Emeralds by K.A. Linde

Walking away from him was easy.

The first time at least.

Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.

He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.

But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.

Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's All That Glitters series.


Let's start with this... If you haven't read anything from K.A. Linde yet, shame on you! This girl knows how to bring on all the feels. All. The. Feels! Never a shortage of drama, romance, and unforgettable moments-- and she brings all that and more yet again Emeralds.

For those of you who aren't up to speed with the All That Glitters series, we first met Trihn in Gold. I was immediately intrigued by this girl because she was into the party scene, but seemed to be in her head a lot-- if that makes sense. Sometimes she seemed, sad and maybe a little defeated at times. As I continued to read, I had this feeling that this artistic girl dressed like a badass kept things hidden. It was obvious there was a side to her that she doesn't let people see and Emeralds shows that side to her. 

When you read Emeralds you realize that there was a lot of things Trihn used to be. The kind of dreams and aspirations she had, and then, of course, she met a guy. You know when you have things all mapped out, planned and ready to go? Your future right there in front of you open to those plans?Well Trihn had all that, was ready for all that, and one single moment changed all that. This story is about who she was, who she is now, and the journey in between.

I'm sure you can read the All That Glitters books as standalones, but I suggest reading them all in order-- get the full experience. This series and these characters are not something you want to miss out on!

1. Emeralds is primarily set in New York City. I went there for a weekend to do research for this book, and all of the places they go to (even if not specifically named) are real!
2. Trihn is a ballerina at a dance studio in the city. Name changed from what it is in real life, but based off of the New York City ballet.
3. I danced all forms of dance growing up and recently took up pole dancing. These are all centered around Trihn as she is a very accomplished dancer. All the moves she does in ballet or otherwise are real choreographed steps!
4. This is the first book I've ever written in romance where the main character has an older sister.
5. Trihn is basically the polar opposite of Bryna, the main character from Diamonds and Gold. She was really fun and difficult to write, because she is incredibly nuanced and has a personality that compartmentalizes her feelings and relationships depending on who she is with. I think that's why Bryna and Trihn work as friends. Bryna holds Trihn up, and Trihn holds Bryna back. You'll get to know Trihn so much more in this book and come to love her!

K.A. Linde's EMERALDS Release Week Giveaway

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

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