K.A. Linde has just released the first instalment, DIAMONDS, in her new series All That Glitters. True to Linde fashion, she keeps us turning the pages with dynamic characters and a hot story line. Check out my review and an exclusive interview with KA Linde. Be sure to enter the giveaway too!!!!
Bryna feels his eyes on her.
Hot, seductive, enticing.
He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.
Walking away would be the smart thing to do…
But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…
Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23394084-diamonds?ac=1
Diamonds by K.A. Linde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Scandalous and delicious.
Oh to be a fly on the wall of KA Linde’s brain. She has this incredible knack for creating characters we both love and hate. This first instalment of the All That Glitters Series is no different.
Bryna, the 17yr old female main character annoyed the heck out of me with her spoiled rich kid ways. Which I’m more than sure was Linde’s intention. Bryna’s attitude and personality were characteristic of a teen girl who wants to have her cake and diamonds too
As always, Linde’s book boys are absolutely dream worthy. Both Gates and Jude bring a heat to the story that keeps you turning the pages. Gates’ young, carefree way if fun, cheeky, arrogant and hot!!! Jude’s controlled, aloof way is alluring, intriguing and smoldering!!!!
I’ve got to mention Pace. This book boy drove me mad trying to figure out his angle. I really hope that Linde builds on his character. I can’t figure out if he’s a shifty douche or knows something we don’t. LOL
The story line is easy to follow and predictable but it keeps you captivated enough that you don’t want to put the book down. KA Linde dangles the proverbial carrot in front of you just enough to keep you chasing the plot.
I’m definitely looking forward to finding out where she takes the series.
Great new series.
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Hey crew. We’ve got the lovely and ever entertaining queen of angst back with us for an interview. She’s created some new book boys for us to indulge our book escapes.
Welcome back K.A. Linde. Author of the USA Today best selling Avoiding Series, Record Series, and Take Me Series.
Her new series All That Glitters is sure to draw you in and intrigue you. Diamonds is book #1 and let me tell you… nah, you’ll just have to read for yourself!
Hey Kyla, thanks for coming. Let’s get right down to the nitty gritty.
F&D~How is this series different from all your other ones? How is it similar?
KAL~The world is one of total luxury, glitz, and glamour. The main character is a hard ass, no hold barred kind of chick who will take you on an unexpected journey where there are no limits. But you will see the similar trend of multiple hot guys vying for her attention in different ways and a whole lot of angst!
F&D~What makes these characters so charismatic? I mean Pace is F*n infuriating but I love him.
KAL~I think it’s just the way they’re written. There is no black and white for them. There are glimpses of good and bad in all of them. It’s realistic in that sense. You understand them and yet have no clue what they’re going to do or why they do it. A dichotomy in that aspect. I think you want to love all the guys and yet you still hate them. Bryna is that same way. You love to hate her and hate to love her.
F&D~Who was your favorite character in Diamonds?
KAL~Bryna by far! She’s an awesome kind of chick. She’s young so she has some growing to do, which we’ll see in the next book, but she also is so strong for her age. She takes charge and says whatever she wants. I wish I was a little more like her.
F&D~You seem to always leave us hanging with each installment of your series. What do you think it is that keeps us coming back for… that or we’re just gluttons for punishment?
KAL~Gluttons for punishment! No! LOL I actually think I don’t write cliffhangers. The story is always complete for that installment, but I leave you wanting more. You want to continue on the journey with the characters and find out what else happens to them. I construct them so that they don’t leave your head as soon as you finish the book. You keep thinking about what comes next.
F&D~What did you love most about writing Diamonds?
KAL~I loved the freedom! With Bryna there were no instances where she would say no. She was definitely a yes girl. Thus, I could write anything and it would fit the story. She’s adventurous if you know what I mean.
F&D~When writing, what do you struggle with most as an author?
KAL~The first 20k words. You’re just getting to know your characters and they’re shaping themselves. You have to get to know them and who they are just like you would a friend before I really feel like they come to life.
F&D~So you write contemporary romance with angst and hotness. What genre would you like to step outside of your comfort zone and write? Is there a genre you will avoid at all costs?
KAL~Fantasy! It’s my one true love. I’ve actually written one, The Affiliate, that I hope will come out later this year. It’s a story much like my contemporaries about a girl who has to deal with falling in love and finding herself in this new world. It just happens to be that the world isn’t our own.
Um…I think I probably wouldn’t touch a lot of genres because I don’t read them or know anything about them. Thrillers, horror, nonfiction.
F&D~And totally non-book related… how are the wedding plans coming along?
KAL~Good! The wedding is right around the corner. A lot of little tiny things left to do, but trying not to stress!
Thank you so much for stopping by Kyla. I am so looking forward to Gold.
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About the Author
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 fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.