Friday, November 16, 2012

Welcome Catherine Bybee!

I'm delighted to welcome today's guest, New York Times bestselling author, Catherine Bybee. Without further ado here's a little more about Catherine and her latest release--the first in her new Not Quite series. Thanks so much for being here today.
Who are you and what do you write? 
Thanks for having me on your blog, Toni.  I've written everything from paranormal werewolves to contemporary romance... Time travels... even a couple of erotic shorts... that are very short.
As for who I am... LOL Wife, Mom... Wine Drinker... and Author 
(LOL, me too--the last bits)

What’s your favorite place in the world to visit?
I love the ocean... so anywhere by the sea and I'm good to go. However... I've loved visiting nearly all the national parks in the Western and Southern US. 

Where do you write?
I now have a dedicated office where I can close the door and keep the family away. Ahhh, the bliss of silence. Or a radio, depending on my mood. 
(Doors, I'm liking that concept more and more :))

How long have you been writing?
I've been published since 09 and writing seriously a couple years before that. 

Who’s on your auto-buy list for authors?
This depends on if I'm reading a series. I love series romance. I used to hate getting into a series unless all the books were written. But now that I don't have time to read like I used to, I don't mind waiting. 
I've been reading Shannon k. Butcher's Sentinel Series. Katharine Ashe's... whatever she has coming. When I want to LOL I read Dakota Cassidy. 

Do you write to music?
Sometimes. 

Do you make soundtracks for you stories? If so, what was on the soundtrack for your latest release?
I don't, but I realized that the song Falling In from Lighthouse is the perfect theme song for Not Quite Dating. 

If you were a millionaire would you still write?
Yes... I wouldn't know what to do with my days if I didn't write. 
(I'm glad!)

Cat or dog person?
Both.
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And now the latest bestseller from Catherine--I love this cover by the way.


Waitress and single mom Jessica “Jessie” Mann is practical to a fault. Even if she had time to date, which she doesn’t, she’d be determined to provide her son with a more secure upbringing than the one she had—and that would mean a husband with big bucks. When Jack Morrison—a sexy-as-sin, seemingly broke customer with a cowboy hat and a seductive grin—tries to flirt with her, she shoots him down. She doubts a carefree dreamer like Jack can provide the financial stability she needs. Yet with Christmas just weeks away, and Jessie not wanting to spend it alone, the charming Texan is proving hard to resist.
As the heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire, Jack is used to being fawned over. But Jack needs someone who will fall in love with him—not his wealth. He’s set his sights on Jessie, though her hardened heart just might get in the way…To be sure, he conceals his true identity and offers to help Jessie find the rich husband she seeks. But Jack’s daring charade may rob him of the holiday wish he wants most of all…

Here is a short PG Excerpt: 


Jack was too much of a gentleman, too nice a guy. He respected her wishes even if he didn’t believe in them.
The man of the hour stepped closer to her, took his finger, and lifted her chin so they looked at each other. “We are friends, Jessie.”
“Really, Jack. That’s what we are…friends?”
“Of course.”
“Just friends. Are you saying that if I took my clothes off right now and offered myself to you, you wouldn’t take me up on it?”
The words first widened Jack’s eyes. A hot current of need flashed on his face; the effect shot molten heat straight to her core. Then those sparkling gray eyes narrowed. “I’m not a saint, Jessie, and you know how I feel about you.” His husky voiced confirmed what his expression had already said.
“Friends don’t sleep with friends.” Her words were weak.
“Say the word, and I’ll turn this friendship into a relationship faster than a rattlesnake can strike his prey.” He would, she knew he would. The fire in his gaze said more than any of his words could.
“To what end, Jack?” Jessie pulled away from him, felt tears sting her eyes. “What is wrong with me? There has to be more out there than dreaming fantasies in cowboy boots and lawyers who peg me as a quick roll because I wait tables and have a kid.”
Jack grasped her arm and swung her around to face him. His face grew stone cold. All fire and heat forgotten.
“What did you say?”  

Not Quite Dating ~ Amazon BESTSELLER Available NOW ~ 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for having me here, Toni.

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