Linda Kage

Biography

The youngest of eight children, Linda Kage grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest. She now lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first adult romance story I ever read. I was sixteen and listening to my older sisters talk about the author, Sandra Brown. So I tried LONG TIME COMING to fit in with my sisters, and oh my goodness. That was it for me. I was a total romance junkie from that point on!
How do you approach cover design?
I used to scan through websites of cover designers I loved. I'd look in the details sections of stories where I loved the cover so I could find out who made them. I was always on the look out for my favorite designer. But these days, I've taught myself how to make covers, and now you can usually find me scanning stock image sites or font sites!!
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Series

The Love Mark Series
Medieval Yet Urban Fantasy Sci Fi Adventure Romance that revolves around tattoos that help people find their one true love.
One True Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
Trust in Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mark of Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wait for Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
All My Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
Fairy Tale Quartet
Retelling fairy tales with a contemporary romantic happily ever after twist!
Monster among the Roses
Price: $2.99 USD.
Kissing the Boss
Price: $2.99 USD.
B & E Ever After
Price: $2.99 USD.
Black Crimson
Price: $2.99 USD.
Forbidden Men
This series is a compilation of stories about different characters in each novel whose lives intertwine with each other. To rate Forbidden status, one main character in the story must at some point in the series be a bartender at the Forbidden Nightclub and their love interest has to have some kind of forbidden element.
Price of a Kiss
Price: $2.99 USD.
To Professor, with Love
Price: $2.99 USD.
Be My Hero
Price: $2.99 USD.
With Every Heartbeat
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Perfect Ten
Price: $2.99 USD.
Worth It
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Every Time My Heart Breaks
Pre-release—available December 28, 2022. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Luke Hamilton is "encouraged" to step up and be the kind of partner Chloe Ryan needs after an ex kidnaps and terrorizes her, but love is never as simple as that.
Never Gonna Happen
Pre-release—available November 8, 2022. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
York Kinsey absolutely refuses to think of the daughter of his mother's best friend as girlfriend material until one fateful night of truth or dare forces him to see Peyton in a whole new light.
All My Love
Series: The Love Mark Series, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,250. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
New Orleans earthling, Dori Baquet, unexpectedly gets sucked to a whole new world, and just when she learns how to get home again, she realizes she may need to stick around just a little while longer to save this foreign planet from its own doom or her one true love could perish right along with it.
The Complete Love Mark Boxset
Series: The Love Mark Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 685,480. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Containing all five books in the Fantasy Romance Love Mark Series, plus a prequel novella, this series follows couple after couple as they find their true love, one love mark at a time until it leads them to breaking the curse that is threatening their entire planet. And it all started with a little tattoo.
Insta-Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,730. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
LUCY GAMBLE, KNOCKED UP BY DYING MAN SHE GAVE SYMPATHY SEX, NOW MOVING ON TO HIS BIG BROTHER. Honestly, how could I say no to the one-night-stand when he begged? Only a monster could deny someone their dying wish, right? Turning to his brother, however, was never part of the plan. Initially, I didn’t even like the guy. But he’s not the ass I assumed he was. Can you blame me for falling for him?
Black Crimson
Series: Fairy Tale Quartet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A Contemporary Romance Retelling of the "Little Red Riding Hood" Fairy Tale. Camille had only been heading to her grandma’s house because Gran couldn’t figure out her cable again, but along the way, she stumbled across the city’s notorious graffiti artist. Time to learn what really lurks in the dark and just how dangerous talking to strangers can be...to her heart.
The Complete Fairy Tale Quartet Box Set
Series: Fairy Tale Quartet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 382,130. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
(4.00 from 1 review)
Four well-known fairy tales twisted into contemporary romance retellings.
Wait for Love
Series: The Love Mark Series, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a mysterious woman appears in Prince Olivander’s life and gives him a taste of forbidden temptation, he’s...well… He’s confused. So just how accurate are these hallowed love marks, anyway?
Secrets That We Keep
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,280. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Reese and Mason from PRICE OF A KISS had twins, but they've been keeping secrets.
Mark of Love
Series: The Love Mark Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,170. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Enemy lines are crossed when Indigo discovers his one true love is not at all who he was expecting.
Trust in Love
Series: The Love Mark Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,550. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nicolette thinks she's running away with her one true love; he thinks he's kidnapping her to his kingdom by the sea. Which one is right?
The Complete Forbidden Men Series
Series: Forbidden Men. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,284,550. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
This box set is a compilation of stories about different characters in each novel whose lives intertwine with each other. To rate Forbidden status, one main character in the story must at some point in the series be a bartender at the Forbidden Nightclub and their love interest has to have some kind of forbidden element
B & E Ever After
Series: Fairy Tale Quartet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,780. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Gabriella Salazar finds temptation and desperation to be too great and breaks into a pretentious, rich woman’s condo, only to discover she’s not the only one with a B & E fetish. The twist is that the mysterious, handsome Hansel to her Gretel who has also stolen into the same apartment is anything but brotherly. But breaking and entering never ends with a happily ever after. Right?
The Revenge Plan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,880. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I've just been given the opportunity of a lifetime to pay my ex back with the perfect revenge, the question is...will I take it?
The Price of Mason
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,960. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
The Forbidden Men series concludes with THE PRICE OF MASON by looping back to the beginning and retelling PRICE OF A KISS through his eyes. Just when you thought you knew everything, here’s the rest of the story.
One True Love
Series: The Love Mark Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,290. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Prince Urban’s sister must travel to Donnelly, the kingdom within the sand, for her arranged marriage to align two realms, he goes with her. But he no sooner steps foot inside their castle than his mark starts itching, telling him his one true love is near.
Kissing the Boss
Series: Fairy Tale Quartet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,140. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
After the death of her father, Kaitlynn's life has been stuck in a rut. But that begins to change after meeting a dashing stranger during the office Halloween party. Now she has to navigate vengeful stepmothers, meddling stepsiblings, and gorgeous guys in hot pursuit to reach her happily ever after.
Monster among the Roses
Series: Fairy Tale Quartet. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,640. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
This Beauty and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the element of fantasy and dragging it into present-day reality. Shaw and Isobel are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses.
Consolation Prize
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,880. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
I had goals! College to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew. But despite how wrong he is for me, maybe he's just what I need.
Priceless
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,980. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Brandt and Sarah have been best friends since they were thirteen. They love each other, but a truckload of issues have kept them from taking things to the next level, her cerebral palsy not being one of them. Then, one day, someone asks Sarah out, starting up a whole string of heartbreak. But once the dust and pain clears the air, will they even remain friends?
The Girl's Got Secrets
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,830. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut.
Worth It
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,460. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Six years ago, Felicity Bainbridge and Knox Parker started a forbidden romance as teenagers, and it ended badly. Now they have a second chance to be together but happily ever afters never come that easily.
A Perfect Ten
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 148,350. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He wants her, she wants him, but her big brother (aka - his best friend) doesn't want them anywhere near each other. Problem is, Caroline Gamble isn't about to let a small thing like that get in her way when it comes to Oren Tenning!
With Every Heartbeat
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,830. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If the guilt over falling for her best friend's boyfriend doesn't kill Zoey Blakeland, Quinn Hamilton's gorgeous blue eyes just might!
Be My Hero
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,700. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One kind of hero can save you from physical harm. Another can rescue you from a different kind of doom. To reach their dreams, Eva and Pick can save each other. But first, they must open their hearts and learn how to trust.
To Professor, with Love
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,300. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
How can a student/teacher relationship be so wrong when it feels this right? Noel and Aspen risk everything to be together.
Price of a Kiss
Series: Forbidden Men, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,610. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Reese Randall finally found her soul mate. She just can't afford him.

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