Search this blog

Thursday 14 January 2016

☀ Kicking Sideways - Dina Keratsis

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Kicking Sideways, a Contemporary Romance by (first published 1 January 2006; this revised second edition , Dina Keratsis, 253 pages).

Kicking Sideways is a spin-off to Charlesgate (see details below).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Dina Keratsis.   Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Dina Keratsis will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Charlesgate | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Lucretia “Cree” Cabot spends her time saving everybody else to avoid facing her own haunted life. Between raising her younger brother and trying to open a women’s shelter, Cree has built an impenetrable wall around her heart. But when a tenant for Cliff Cottage appears at her door, he cracks her vigilantly controlled world, forcing her to look within to confront the emptiness inside.

Mike Sullivan, famous superhero artist, is searching for a peaceful summer break and a new perspective on life. A farm in sunny Santa Cruz seems like just the place. Looking to escape from his usual routine, he doesn’t count on falling for a woman who is as stubborn as the mule that lives in her barn. Yet beneath Cree’s prickly exterior, he finds a woman in pain—a woman with an immense capacity for love. Mike knows she is the only one for him, but will Cree find the courage to truly live and love before the best thing to walk into her life leaves her behind?

Teaser: Excerpt

     She looked at him directly and the innate kindness in him disarmed her entirely. For the first time, she understood a strength that breached her defenses and she couldn’t stop the truths from spilling out.
     “It says that it sees new life for women for whom fate has not been kind. It promises a comfortable home where happiness can grow.” She hesitated and he motioned for her to continue. “It claims to be a safe haven for old women who have nowhere to live out the rest of their years and promises a chance for them to find that they are still useful in this world.”
     “All in a new coat of paint.” He regarded her for a moment, nodded. “I’ll remember that when I’m slathering stroke after boring stroke.”
     She laughed at the misery on his face. “You’re the one who took the job.” She let the “I-never-wanted-you” hang in the air between them.
     Mike grinned and it seemed as though he’d plucked the unspoken words from the air and tossed them over his left shoulder. She knew what was coming next even before he brought his hand around the back of her head and pulled her to him.

Kicking Sideways
Available NOW!

UK: purchase from purchase from Nook UK purchase from Kobo UK purchase from iTunes UK find on Goodreads
US: purchase from purchase from Barnes & Noble purchase from Kobo purchase from iTunes US


Kicking Sideways is a spin-off to Charlesgate by Dina Keratsis.

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.


Ever since Zylla Berry first saw the dilapidated mansion in Boston’s Back Bay, she’d become enchanted. When she walks by one day to find that someone is renovating the old beauty, she walks through its open door and meets Jabe Thayer.

Determined to restore The Charlesgate to its former splendor, Jabe is thrilled to meet Zylla, who shares his passion for the building and knows its history. As they get to know each other, they find that their love for The Charlesgate is not a coincidence and as supernatural forces intensify, they begin to uncover a sinister secret that will threaten their future.

From the piratical seas of the seventeenth century, to Boston’s Gilded Age to the present, The Charlesgate is a haunting novel of ancestry, fate, and the unfailing power of love.

[First published by Wing ePress in 2005; this second edition published 23 June 2014, 333 pages]

About the Author

Dina Keratsis is an award-winning author of romance fiction in which all roads lead to illumination and magic is found in the mundane.

A New England girl, she has a penchant for punk rock, Scottish tea rooms and a mad crush on Sirius Black.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

Follow Dina Keratsis:

Visit the author's blog Visit the author's website Visit the author on Facebook Visit the author on Twitter Visit the author on their Amazon page Visit the author on GoodReads Visit the author on Pinterest

Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $15 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a terrific read, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

MomJane said...

This really sounds great. I loved the excerpt.

Dina Keratsis said...

Hello Eva! It's good to "see" you again. Hope you are well!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I loved the excerpt. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to win :)