Honorary Blogger K.A Mitchell: I Wanna Marry You + Giveaway!

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I Wanna Marry You

by K.A. Mitchell

Hi! Thanks for having me on the blog!

I got my first marriage proposal at the age of twenty-two.

A good friend and I were making out, outside a bar, and she told me she loved me and asked me to marry her. I thought the proposal was one of those things that happened in the wee hours when one’s judgment has been compromised by substances–she maintained she was serious–but the fact remained that, at that time, it wasn’t legal and we didn’t believe it would ever be. I told her no.

The first time I proposed, I got turned down, too.  I proposed on the beach. In the glow of tiki torches. On bended knee. With my heart in my hands. Though we’d been together for over a decade, the woman (who is now my entirely legal wife, thank you) turned me down. Like a bedspread.  So I had a lot of renewed sympathy for my friend, and for Theo, one of the stars of Put a Ring On It.

My now-wife’s reasons were thus: It wouldn’t make a difference.  We shouldn’t get our hopes up and do something just because we could.

But as soon as it was legal in Massachusetts, she said to me, “Let’s do it.”   And I can say with no hyperbole, it’s mattered a whole hell of a lot.

Put a Ring on It, the first book in my new series Ready or Knot, is available tomorrow and I’m bouncing with excitement to share it with you all. The series focuses four guys who have been close friends since they met in college.  Every one of the characters in Put a Ring on It and the books to follow has a different opinion about marriage and what it means to their lives. No matter what someone’s orientation is, the decision to get married is both familiar to everyone in love and unique to that person because of lived experience. I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring character emotions about marriage in Ready or Knot. I hope you’ll enjoy it with me.

Oh, and to answer a question someone poses in the book: as awesome as premarital sex is, it’s even better after marriage. Take it as a promise from an old married lady.blogger_bee_trans

About Put a Ring On It

26084594Kieran Delaney-Schwartz—adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed slacker IT guy—lives his under-the-radar life by the motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months that are pretty sweet until it all comes screeching to a halt on Valentine’s Day, with an unexpected proposal via a NYC Times Square Flash mob.

Now everyone wants in on the wedding, except the grooms…

Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon

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About K.A. Mitchell

K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Her career as a spin-control artist was cut short when her family moved to a two-story house, and her trucks would not roll safely down the stairs. Around the same time, she decided that Chip and Ken made a much cuter couple than Ken and Barbie and was perplexed when invitations to play Barbie dropped off. She never stopped making stuff up, though, and was surprised to find out that people would pay her to do it. Although the men in her stories usually carry more emotional baggage than even LAX can lose in a year, she guarantees they always find their sexy way to a happy ending.

You can find K.A. at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter.

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K.A. Mitchell has graciously offered up a $7 US Gift Card to the winner’s choice of etailer!! The giveaway starts now and ends September 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Put a Ring On It to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , | 46 Comments

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46 thoughts on “Honorary Blogger K.A Mitchell: I Wanna Marry You + Giveaway!

  1. Jbst

    Sounds like an interesting new series and Kieran must be special if the successful producer fell in love with him. BTW, I really like the title and the series title.

  2. waxapplelover

    Thanks for sharing the stories. It’s amazing how times have changed in just a few years. This series sounds interesting.

  3. Hi! Kieran is special to Theo. Kieran is very different from everyone else in Theo’s world, and it’s only through the course of the book that Theo comes to realize how much Kieran means beyond the label of boyfriend/fiance.

  4. Miranda P

    Looking forward to this new series.

  5. AnnMarieF

    Loved the Bad in Baltimore series, looking forward to reading this one too 🙂

  6. Kathie Craig

    Thank you for the giveaway. The new series sounds very exciting. I can not wait to read.

  7. Shirley Ann Speakman

    Congratulations on your upcoming release and Congratulations on getting married thank you for the giveaway too.

  8. jenf27

    Thanks for the great post! I am glad you and your wife were able to wed. It was too long in coming for all…

    The new book/series sounds good – I like the name of the book and the series. Plus the cover is sweet.

    • Thank you! They are cuties! Reese Dante did a great job on the cover. It was touch-and-go for us in Massachusetts. There was a lot of confusion over out-of-state couples. We were lucky to slide in.

  9. I am so looking forward to reading a new K.A. Mitchell book

  10. Leigh

    I’m so excited about this book! I can’t wait to read it!

  11. susana

    Sounds really good… I’ve never been married, nor proposed, nor thinking about ever proposing anyone, but I imagine it must be a terrifying situation… On both sides! (I would be terrified if I were in any of the situations…)
    Thank you for the giveaway

  12. Can’t wait to read this one. Love Bad in Baltimore, Florida and Ohio series.

    • My friend Robin never let me forget I’d turned her down. She teased me for years. “Well, I asked you.” I was stunned when my now-wife said no. I can’t imagine doing it with an audience like some people! You’re welcome!

    • Thanks, Ineztey. I don’t know what went funky with my replying. I blame me. I love reading series too. (Actually, I’m blogging about the series tomorrow I think.) I never feel completely done with a series. I always want to go back and play.

  13. Lisa

    Congrats on the new release! I pre-ordered a copy and can’t wait to start reading it. 🙂 Really looking forward to this new series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Tammy

    The book and the series sound great. Definitely going on my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Brandy Lucero

    Congratulations on your upcoming release!!!!!! Congratulations on getting married!!!!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and at the chance at winning. It sounds like an interesting series and I cannot wait to read it.

    • Hi Brandy, I hope you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for the congratulations. We’re pretty damned happy about it. I’m so thrilled to see so many other couples getting the chance. I hope you enjoy it.

  16. Jen CW

    Congratulations on the new book! It sounds great! Thank you for sharing your story and for the giveaway chance!

  17. Congrats on your upcoming release! It sounds like a really great and the cover is lovely. I’ve added it to my wishlist.

  18. oh! a new author to add to my list!! 😀

  19. Congratulations K.A Mitchell on the release of I Wanna Marry You! This is definitely a series that I hope to get in on the ground floor. This sounds wonderful. I look forward to reading.

  20. Carolyn

    Awww! Being turned down never feels good, but you’d rather get it right. Congrats on your connubial bliss of many years! 🙂

  21. Antonia

    Thanks for sharing these stories with us! I’m looking forward to reading this book.

  22. Andrea M

    I pre-ordered this book and just have to wait 1/2 hour now! I loved hearing about your marriage proposals.

  23. Thank you so much, Andrea. I can’t wait to hear what people think. I hope you’ll have fun reading about them!

  24. Congratulations on the new release! Looking forward to reading it! Loved reading about your RL proposals!

  25. sherry1969

    Congratulations on your new book. I can’t wait to read it.

  26. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release! I look forward to reading it.

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