Skip to main content

#NewCoverReveal: Stepping Stone (The Stone Series, #2) by Dakota Willink

The Stone Series -FB Cover.jpg

Title: Stepping Stone

Series: The Stone Series

Author: Dakota Willink

Genre: Contemporary Romance

New Cover Reveal: January 16th

Hosted by: Chance Promotions

Stepping Stone_eBook.jpg


Krystina Cole is flawed and damaged from a traumatic experience. A

relationship with Alexander Stone will never work. She knows that her

capacity for love is limited, and that only she alone can repair the pieces

of her shattered heart. But Alexander is everywhere she turns. In her mind.

In her heart. And in her soul. She cannot deny him. He is her addiction and

she is unable to stay away.

Alexander Stone has accepted the inevitable. If he wants to hold on to

Krystina, he must bare all and release the secrets in his past. There were

risks, but she is worth it. No woman has ever affected him the way that she

did. She is the sunshine in his darkness. The lightning to his thunder. She

is his angel.

Bound by their passion to be together, Alexander and Krystina fight to let

go of their pasts. Together, they embark on journey of self-exploration,

relying on trust to be their ultimate bond. Falling completely into one

another, there finally seems to be a beacon of hope for their future. But

as they test their boundaries of desire, fate takes an unexpected turn,

threatening their only chance of survival…









The rain started to come down, the slow drizzle being replaced by large

droplets that splattered on my cheeks. I was about to mention that we

should probably get out of the rain before it started coming down any

harder, when Alexander placed his hand over my heart. The feel of his warm

hand on my chest stunned me into silence as my heart beat rapidly against

his palm.

“Are you going to deny that you feel it?” he asked quietly. His voice had

become low and raspy, the sound of it resonating through me.

“You’re imagining things,” I said, swatting his hand away.

His eyes flashed dangerously and in one swift motion, he cupped the back of

my neck and pulled me towards him. Without warning, he crushed his mouth to


It happened so fast, that my breath was literally sucked out of me as I

tried to free myself from his grasp.

It’s wrong. I can’t do THIS!

I could not accept his kiss. If I did, walking away again would be that

much harder and the hurt even more unbearable. I kept my lips sealed in a

firm tight line, refusing to give in.

Alexander fought me and continued to crush his mouth down against mine. He

ran his tongue over by bottom lip, testing me for a weakness as I continued

to deny him access. But I could feel the will slipping slowly away, my

resistance now only halfhearted.

“Don’t fight me, Krystina,” he murmured against my lips. “It’s been too

long since I’ve last tasted you.”

Lightning flashed in the distance and a low rumble of thunder sounded. I

moaned, losing all will power to hold him off any longer. My body

involuntarily gave away, prompting my hands to fly up and grip the back of

his neck. Alexander growled his approval and deepened the kiss, pulling my

body tighter against his. Our tongues lapped and danced together at an

urgent pace. It was so good – too good. When his mouth began to work over

my jaw line, I resigned myself to being lost to him and hummed with


After a moment, he inched back slightly, our lips hovering over each

other’s and our breaths mingling with every pant.

“Do you still want to say that this is just a figment of my imagination?”

he breathed.

Stepping Stone 2.jpg



Author Bio

Dakota Willink_Profile-2.jpg

Dakota Willink is a contemporary romance writer and editor, and the author

of The Stone Series. She is an associate member of Romance Writers of

America and a Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards winner.

Dakota has always had a passion for reading and writing. From the time she

was an adolescent, she enjoyed curling up with a good paperback, reading

genres that ranged from thriller and fantasy, to mystery and romance. She

always dreamed of one day writing her own book, but had put her aspirations

on hold to focus on her family and a career that would pay the bills.

However, her heart continued to be with fictional characters – whether they

belonged to a favorite author or if they were just stories that she made up

in her own head.

In 2013, Dakota gathered enough courage to turn her dreams into a reality.

In between playing chauffeur to two very busy children and working her job

during the day, Dakota began to put words on paper. Eventually, she began

to describe her life as a book. Everything she saw or heard throughout the

day, intertwined with her imagination for the creation of future writings.

By 2014, with the support of her husband and two children, she gave up the

security of a steady paycheck and began working on her first novel full


Her first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in December of 2015. Less

than a year after its release, the Readers’ Favorite International Book

Awards recognized Heart of Stone as the 2016 Bronze Medalist in the romance


Dakota resides in the Western New York area, where she enjoys spending time

with family, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat.

During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the

Great Lakes with her family.

Author Links

Official Website

Newsletter Sign Up


Twitter: @DakotaWillink

Twitter: @TheStoneSeries





Popular posts from this blog

#BlogTour: STORMING THE CASTLE by Arianna Hart

About the Book

Sam Castleton has fame, houses all over the world, and one really big problem—he’s got an album due and he can’t write. All he wants is a quiet place to get his head straight. Dale, Georgia, seems like the perfect quiet spot to try to hear the music again and get some lyrics down on paper.

With her daughter’s paternal grandparents making a sudden appearance and the difficulties of running her own lodge and being a single mom, Faith Adams doesn’t have the time to worry about the mysterious stranger staying in one of her cottages, no matter how sexy he is.
Her newest guest may be surly, but his money is good, so she’s willing to overlook his surly nature. If only she could ignore the way he awakens a searing hunger in her...

Faith finally gave up trying to sleep at five in the morning. She’d tossed and turned all night, reliving the kiss and imagining what she could have done differently. 

The pull of attraction had been there through the whole meal, but she’d thought s…

#BookTour & #Giveaway: ALL IN FOR LOVE: PERFECT ODDS by Lashanta Charles

LaShanta Charles Genre:
New Adult Romance

Brenner refuses to let go of her past. She had her entire life
figured out…except, maybe that was only in her mind. Being stood up
for her own wedding should be a clue. Regardless, she’s determined
to fix this. She just needs a plan and if there’s one thing she’s
good at, it’s planning. Her accolades as one of Georgia’s top
premiere event planners if proof of that. It doesn’t matter that
she’s a whirlwind of clumsy chaos. All she has to do is stay away
from the gorgeously irritating Jayce Gilmore and her wedding will be
back on track. That’s exactly what she wants. Right? She loves her
fiancĂ©. She wants to marry him and start a family. He’s her
everything. Or is he? Jayce
Gilmore has somehow let himself be bamboozled. One minute he was
enjoying his quiet existence in his home in the outskirts of Victory,
NY and the next he was facing his best friend’s wife and promising
to be the best man at their wedding, which he also a…

#BlogTour & #Giveaway: ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devlyn

Meet the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Tracey Devlyn wanted to be the next Dian Fossey and explore the wilds of Africa, but that was before she met chemistry and calculus and realized a business major, rather than a science degree, might be more up her alley.

Tracey writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense, historical mysteries, and mainstream thrillers. An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters.
For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at Want information about Tracey's new releases to be delivered to your email inbox? Consider signing up for her newsletter Tracey can also be found at, or
Connect: Site | Faceboo…