Kindle Scout Nomination: Order Up, by Katie Golding

Kindle Scout Nomination: Order Up, by Katie Golding

As promised, here is my first nomination for the Kindle Scout program. Below you’ll find the link to nominate the awesomeness that is Order Up and a short bio on Katie. And, because I like to share all that is good in the world, there’s also a link to Katie’s début novel, Swap Out.



Order Up

by Katie Golding

Breaking the rules for all the right reasons.

Wesley Jacobs’ life is going nowhere fast, unless he’s racing to his next stop as a pizza delivery driver. And race he does when the order is for quirky dance captain, Reagan Ward. But when she applies for a job at the pizzeria, their magnetic attraction is forced to end at the punch of the time clock because of a law-breaking age gap and her disapproving father. Can Wes justify following his heart toward a girl that is off limits, or will the hurdles between them prove to be too much?


Here’s why I love reading anything that Katie Golding writes: she writes about real world issues. l adore a good romance just like the next girl and love getting lost in a boy-meets-girl, hot and sexy, neat happily ever after story. If you like your romance with all that, but want to read something that also grabs onto you, with realistic conflict and two people who have to choose themselves first…well, Katie Golding is your girl.


Nominating Order Up is as easy as clicking on this link. On the nomination page you’ll find an excerpt from chapter one. Once you’re signed into your Amazon account, it’s as simple as clicking on “nominate this book” and you’re one step closer to a free copy of a really great book. (yep, I admit, I’ve had the good fortune to read an early draft of Order Up)


Here’s a short Q & A with Katie:


Q. What draws you to this genre?
I love the messiness of romance, especially in the New Adult / Adult arena. It gives you a chance to explore every aspect of life, and when you can throw in some heart-hammering kisses and declarations of love? I just can’t imagine anything more fun.
Q. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from this book?
I have to admit, I have a total and obsessive, not-so-secret fantasy that Alex Pettyfer would play Wesley. And I would gushily fan-girl over every second.
Q. When did you decide to become a writer?
I feel more like I didn’t have a choice, because no matter how hard I tried to pursue other careers, other To Do lists, I kept scribbling away sentences on grocery receipts and filling journal after journal, and a few years ago I gave up trying to fight it. Best decision I ever made.

Finally, if you can’t wait to delve into a Katie Golding book, here’s the link for Katie’s début novel, Swap Out.



Summary: Luca Roark thrives on conquering the impossible, whether it’s in Spec Ops Pararescue or climbing cliffs and leaping headfirst out of planes as a civilian. But the biggest challenge he has yet to master is earning the trust of Zoe Pearce: his employer with a sharp tongue and even sharper stilettos who ends up holding the key to a future he wants more than anything.

After months of Zoe asserting her place in his bedroom while keeping her emotions locked away, she stuns Luca with the news that not only is she pregnant, but she isn’t staying that way. Luca suddenly finds himself caught between fighting for the life of his child and attempting to win the heart of the woman who has stolen his. But can he convince Zoe that he loves her for the right reasons when proving it means giving up the family he desperately wants to keep alive?

4 thoughts on “Kindle Scout Nomination: Order Up, by Katie Golding

  1. ” because of a law-breaking age gap” – – – come on ladies, this isn’t right. The laws are there for a reason – to protect the innocent from men who are old enough to know better. Pedophilia isn’t sexy – it is deadly. Been there, done that, have the scars to prove it…. I am astounded that modern day women would find this acceptable. Of course dad is against it – he is protecting his daughter.

    For more information on Pedophilia and the damage it causes:

    The etiology of pedophilia can be attributed to both biological and environmental factors. Case studies indicate that cerebral dysfunction may be a contributing or dominant factor of pedophilia (Scott, 1984), including problems with self-control, extreme urges, and cognitive distortions.

    Pedophiles are mentally, emotionally, and psychologically underdeveloped. “Some pedophiles offer rationalizations or excuses that enable them to avoid assuming responsibility for their actions. They may blame the children for being too attractive or sexually provocative. They may also maintain that they are “teaching” the child about “the facts of life” or “love”; this rationalization is frequently offered by pedophiles who have molested children related to them. All these rationalizations may be found in pornography with pedophilic themes.”

    The later effects of pedophilia on children (yes, even teenaged “children”) are devastating, emotionally and psychologically, and can lead to poor self esteem, poor body image, sexual dysfunction, and other serious disorders.

    Encouraging this behaviour is cruel and irresponsible.

    1. I certainly don’t approve of pedophilia and, quite honestly, find it incredibly insulting that you’d come to my website and lecture me, implying I’d condone the horror of pedophila.

      One, if you’d taken a second and read the excerpt of the book, you’d know the story is about a 21 year old man and a high senior who is 17 & a 1/2. That the book even addresses the fact that the heroine is “underage” based on her state of residence -which happens to have a higher than most age of consent- says a lot about the author and her portrayal of the hero’s character, as he’s the one who puts the brakes on the romance until she’s of age.

      I understand that you’ve clearly experienced something awful, and I’m sorry for it, but please, don’t look for trouble where there isn’t any.

    2. And, by the way, the father is opposed to the relationship because the hero is poor, which he considers not good enough for his daughter.

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