Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bikers and Bad Boys! it's a Facebook Party Blog Hop





Today's prizes?
Enter to win a Kindle Fire and bad boy Coffee mug!


Ways to enter (scroll all the way down, there are many ways to enter):
1. Grab of copy of today's featured titles!



Show Me the Honey
by Cathryn Cade




Rockin' the Heart
by Gracen Miller



More than Miles
by Autumn Jones Lake




2. Post a selfie of you and the book(s) you bought, in the event. (If you don't want to post a selfie, please comment on this post with your order number and title purchased)

3. Leave a review! Grab today's books, read them and post a review on Amazon! Post a link to your review in the comments under this post!

4. Share today's blog post! Share our featured titles! Use the share function for Facebook and Twitter! Spread the word about these sexy bad boys that will have you squirming in your seats and heat up these chilly days! Or, copy and paste buy links to each title and share on Facebook and Twitter! Put links to your shares in the comments below.

5. Click going on the event! Make sure you invite your friends! Our featured authors are visiting the event tonight! Don't miss out! 

6. Go to each author's fan page, click like and comment on their wall with today's "secret" phrase!

Today's secret phrase is "Throwback to the Bad Boy"

Each day, you'll earn entries for commenting and participating in the takeovers! As well, come back here each day as we post new ways to enter, new entries and new prizes! All prizes will be drawn on October 1st, so make sure you buy, read, review, and participate!




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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Welcome to the mother/daughter writing team of Sarah and Shannen Brady. 

Their NEW novella, Unexpected Gifts debuts July 19th, in Decadent Publishing's best-selling '1Night Stand' series.

Some readers may have met our heroine, Iris Kosta, in our previous novels, Healer and Sweet Fire.
In our world, the existence of paranormal Gifts is accepted; those who have them, not so much. The Gifted are often feared and hated by their neighbors, and Homeland Security has a nasty habit of conscripting the Gifted for government “employment.”

Funny how those so employed are often never seen again.

Our two series, The Gifted and Gifts of Fate, follow the members of a Gifted family from Eastern Washington wheat fields to New York City Streets  ... they find love along the way.
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In a world that fears what it doesn’t understand, having paranormal gifts is tough. Luckily, Iris Kosta is tougher.

She lost her twin brother to Homeland Security's paranoia and greed; add in her job as a kickass security operative and it makes for a lonely life. Which is too bad, because Iris likes men – a lot. She makes do with a string of dates and hook ups, convinced there’s no such thing as true love.

Mike Connolly believes in love—but for him, its name is Iris.

Too bad she’ll always see him as just one of the boys. Finally giving up on anything more than friendship, he turns to Madam Eve for help in finding a woman who can eclipse his obsession.

But when Iris’ meddlesome relatives call on Madam Eve too, Mike and Iris find themselves the recipients of some unexpected gifts. 

Will they survive long enough to enjoy them?

                                        _________________________
Excerpt: the couple is several stories above the ground in a building under construction

Sunday, July 10, 2016

OTHER WORLDS - The SFRB Summer Blog Hop

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Other Worlds ... My favorite! 

I love my life, but I also love to escape now & then, you know? Ha, I see you nodding! We readers are all escape artists--we can disappear into a story. 

I love my life, but there are things about it I'd gladly skip; housework, book-keeping, laundry, traffic. The usual. 

What if ... we have droids to do the drudge work? What if we no longer spend time in traffic jams, because the sky is not the limit--there are traffic lanes both horizontal & vertical? 

What if some beings truly are psychic, and can help regain lost loved ones and stop the bad buys? What if other planets to explore and trade are within our reach?

I'm in! In fact I'm in SO MUCH ... that I write this stuff. I Love Sci Fi Romance,
& so do these other fab authors. 
LodeStar Book 6


Join us to win Prizes! Books! Money! Travel to Other Worlds! (Travel Disclaimer: only in our stories)




The Big Raffle is @
Summer Blog Hop Drawing

Best,
Cathryn Cade
Best-selling author of sci fi romance
RT 4.5 Stars and Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK
… it’s hot in space, red hot!
Goodreads, My Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Can You Recommend a Good Sci Fi Romance?? How 'bout 40 of Them!

Announcing 'The Portals Project'

40 incredibly diverse, addicting and awesome works of Sci Fi Romance, 
brought to you by 
Your Favorite Sci Fi Romance Authors! 
And we are Legion. 

Portals Volume 2 with Cathryn Cade
(Wait, does 40 make a legion?? I dunno.) 
Anyway ... you do not want to miss soaring through these portals.

Behind them await 1st Chapters from award-winning, best-selling Sci Fi Romance by some of the best Sci Fi Romance Authors ever!

Like to know more about how the project came to be?
https://smartgirlslovesfr.com/2016/05/06/can-you-recommend-a-good-scifi-romance/


best,
Cathryn Cade

Best-selling author of sci fi romance
RT 4.5 Stars and Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK
… it’s hot in space, red hot!
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Venture in Kindle Worlds = AWESOME!


 See on Amazon Kindle Worlds

Recently, the ever-fabulous sci fi fantasy romance author SE Smith invited me to help debut her Kindle World, 'Magic New Mexico'.

I eagerly accepted! My Sci Fi Contemporary Romance novella GUARDING GRAYSON debuts today along with 8 other fabulous romances in this world.

If you've ever wondered where Logan Stark & 
The LodeStar Series began ... don't miss this.

BLURB

His ex-girlfriend just knocked on his front door, but that's not the worst part—she's dead.
Grayson Stark is a gifted artist, painting oils that bring high prices. No one knows just how gifted—he paints from his dreams. Until someone trashes his studio with a violence that shocks even North Idaho law officers.
Now he's lying low in the last place anyone would look for him ... a little town called Magic, New Mexico.
But if he thought his new neighbors were weird, he's in for an even bigger shock the night he answers the door and finds his ex-girlfriend standing on his front steps. His very, very dead ex-girlfriend.
She was just gorgeous and annoying when she was alive—now she's scary.
E'ea, a new Galactic Guardian, is pleased with her infiltration of Gray's life. She's brought back his true love from the dead for him. She'll use Brynne's body to keep him safe from the assassins who want to stop his painting before he reveals any more of the future, and then leave the couple together on their backward little planet. There's just one problem—neither of them seem to appreciate her efforts.
Now she must keep them both alive and show them their importance as a couple in the future of the galaxy.
Brynne Polson remembers dying all too well, the night her car crashed into the deepest part of Lake Coeur d'Alene. She can't believe she's back, and that she has another chance with her hot, brooding boyfriend ... except Gray doesn't seem all that thrilled to have her back, they're far from home, and she has a strange female voice in her head.
And just how does a woman gain ten pounds while she's dead, anyway?
Can an alien dedicated to peace give a feuding couple a second chance at life and love?
Find out—read Guarding Grayson today!    
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Exclusive Excerpt ...
'Gray stopped on the sidewalk outside the Magic Cafe as the door snicked shut behind him and one by one the lights inside went off. Shaking his head, he strode off along the street. Weird, but par for the course in this burg. Magic seemed to attract eccentrics like a vacuum. His neighbor ... and the twins across the street ... and others. Lots of others.
The Kokopelli Brewpub and Bar was still busy, light spill-ing out the open doors along with voices and music. But other than that, the streets of Magic were, as his dad would say, 'rolled up at sundown'. That was all right with him. In general, he liked small town life.
In north Idaho, if he wanted night life he could drive to Spokane just across the state line, or down into Coeur d'Alene itself, which was growing quickly, adding new brewpubs and such. Maybe by the time he got back home to Coeur d'Alene, he'd be ready to take advantage of the opportunities. He was just stressed right now, that was all. He didn't have some 'male dysfunction' or anything like that. Darn Brynne. 
As he walked, he swore he could feel her ghost, hanging onto his arm and looking up into his face as they walked, her blue eyes wide as if trying to parse what he wanted, and do that, be that before he could even form the thought. A Stepford Girlfriend, that had been Brynne. Slender, blonde, gorgeous and hot—and suffocating as a down comforter on a summer night.
At first she'd been the perfect woman, a little shy in bed but ready to try anything he wanted, a good cook, always dressed to the nines in sexy outfits with her long blonde hair as perfect as if she'd just walked out of a salon, with sexy eyeshadow and 'do-me-big-boy' cherry gloss on her soft lips ... and she meant that part too.
Turning the corner to his Gran's street, Gray realized with a groan that he was becoming aroused just thinking about her. He had a woody for a dead woman—how twisted was that? 
And dear God, why now, on top of all his other problems? A few months ago he'd been fine—okay, he'd been full of guilt and regret over her death, but at least that was within the bounds of normal—but now his life had morphed into an episode of Brynne's favorite TV show, about the pair of brothers who hunted destructive demons and the like. 
Her favorite as in she really liked that show—the only time she ever got pissed at Gray and showed it was when he'd called one of the heroes stupid for walking into a dark alley when the guy knew bad shit was about to go down. Brynne had given Gray a glare like he'd stepped on her puppy, and shushed him. Gray had kept his mouth shut for the rest of the program, which was actually enjoy-able, although he hadn't admitted that to her.
Maybe he should've watched every episode with her, and run his mouth the whole time. Maybe that would've bro-ken through to her, shown her he was just a selfish a-hole, not someone for whom she should bother to try and be so ... perfect. 
He'd never been able to convince her that she was her prettiest first thing in the morning, when she woke up be-side him with her face free of makeup and her hair all mussed, wearing nothing but one of his too-big tees. 
Or that conversely, he’d hated it when she sat beside him in public like a beautiful doll and agreed with everything he said. That had embarrassed the hell out of him, like he was the kind of stuffed shirt who needed a 'Yes, Daddy' kind of woman to feel like a real man. 
Or that the night of their final fight, when she screamed at him that she hated him, that she'd done everything for him and it still wasn't enough, and she was done trying—that had been the truest emotion he'd ever seen from her. 
For the first time, he'd respected her, for standing up to him and showing a backbone. 
And then she'd gone and died … and now he had to live the rest of his life knowing it was his fault.
By the time he carried the bag of supper up onto Gran's porch, Gray had lost his appetite. He walked into the house, not bothering to turn the lights on, shoved the bag and containers into the fridge, and grabbed another beer. He had the cap twisted off and the first mouthful down before he realized maybe this wasn't his best idea, drink-ing more on an empty stomach. He hesitated, and then took another swig. The hell with it. 
He'd drained half the bottle when a knock sounded on his front door. 
He stood there in the little kitchen. The lights inside the house were off, so maybe whoever it was would go away. He was not in the mood for the neighbors, nice as they were. 
The knock sounded again, this time hard enough to rattle the door. With a muttered curse, Gray strode back through the living room, hitting the wall switch for the porch light as he got there. 
He yanked the front door open, ready to get rid of whoever it was.'
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Heh-heh! We know who's standing there, don't we? But wait until you see what poor Gray is put through by the incarnation of not just one, but two females into his bachelor life!

Like they say, 'Welcome to Magic, Where the Abnormal IS Normal.'

And here's the link to the OTHER 8 Stellar Stories available in this Kindle World.
                                      Magic New Mexico Kindle World

best,
Cathryn Cade
Red Hot Sci Fi/Contemporary/Paranormal Romance
RT 4.5 Stars and Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NEW Release from Author Veronica Scott

Welcome, SFR Author Veronica Scott!

Veronica writes stellar adventure, which happens to be set in space - but I recommend for any reader who simply loves a great story with adventure, suspense and romance!

Veronica says:
Thanks for having me as your guest, Cathryn.

I have three new releases in science fiction romance, each debuting about a month apart, and completely different in terms of the plot. 

I love that an author can tell so many unique stories with an SFR flavor. Imagination is the outer limit! 

My release for April is Star Cruise: Outbreak, in which I’ve explored one of my favorite tropes – a mysterious epidemic. Where did the disease come from, is there a cure, who’s going to live? And of course to make matters worse, the affected individuals are stuck on an interstellar cruise liner!

I started with the fact that in today’s world unpleasant norovirus outbreaks happen all the time on ocean cruises, where many people come down with a gastrointestinal bug but recover. 

I pondered what if the seemingly benign-but-yucky illness was actually the start of something much, much worse?