Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Not Quite Mine Tour by Catherine Bybee Book Tour, Guest Post, Review and Giveaway





NOT QUITE MINE, BOOK TWO
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
May 07, 2013, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-1611099515

Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. But
when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott—the only man she’s ever
loved—at her brother’s wedding, Katie realizes there’s a gaping hole in
her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girl
left on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns
who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn’t need Dean
snooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought
were long gone..

Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He shouldn’t
care what the woman who broke his heart is up to…and he most
certainly shouldn’t still be aching for her. Yet Dean can’t ignore the need
to protect Katie—or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But
when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second
chance for happiness could be shattered forever.


T H E W E E K D A Y B R I D E S E R I E S
WIFE BY WEDNESDAY, BOOK ONE
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
February 12, 2013, Second Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-1611099072

Blake Harrison:
Rich, titled, and charming… And in need of a wife by Wednesday
so he turns to Sam Elliot who isn’t the businessman he expected.
Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, engaging and spunky
with a voice men call 900 numbers to hear.

Samantha Elliot:
Owner of Alliance, her matchmaking firm, and not on the marital
menu... That is until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year
contract. All she needs to do is keep her attraction to her husband
to herself and avoid his bed. But Blake’s toe-curling kisses and
charm prove too difficult to combat. Now she needs to protect her
heart so she can walk away when their mercenary life together is
over.

MARRIED BY MONDAY, BOOK TWO
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
March 25, 2013, Second Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-0985088835

Carter Billings:
Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter Billings could have
any woman he wants. However, when he makes his bid for the
Governor's seat in the state of California, he needs to settle down and
become a family man. Eliza, the woman he secretly adores, embodies
the perfect amount of spice and passion to suit his marital needs, but
she’s not interested in becoming Mrs. Billings. She can't even stand to
be in the same room with him.

Eliza Havens:
It’s much easier to drive Carter away than to give into desire. Matching
couples is how she earns a living, but getting married isn’t an option.
The secrets she carries are too dangerous to entangle anyone else.
When her hidden identity and past threaten her future, she’s left with
little choice. Carter is quick to offer solutions to both their problems, but
saying yes could mean endangering the man she’s growing to love.


BINDING VOWS, BOOK ONE
January 13, 2013, Second Edition
Paperback & eBook
ISBN: 978-0985088842

Duncan MacCoinnich’s task:
Travel to the twenty-first century Renaissance Fair, deflower the
Druid virgins, and go home. Only his job is not so easily
accomplished wit the virgin in questions, Tara McAllister. Time is
running out. The evil is closing in on them both. Tara finds
 Duncan irresistible after what was supposed to be a
mock Hand-fasting binds them.

When Duncan whisks her to his home in Scotland she could accept
that. But, can she forgive him for taking away her modern life when
she finds herself in the sixteenth century?
And is it love they feel? Or something else?

SILENT VOWS, BOOK TWO
January 13, 2013, Second Edition
Paperback & eBook
ISBN: 978-0985088859

Myra, a medieval virgin druidess, flees five hundred years into the
future to escape death at the hands of a cursed witch and lands in
the arms of a handsome but cynical twenty-first century cop.
Office Todd Blakely knows Myra is hiding something, but can’t resist
her innocent charms. Destiny throws them both into a world of
intrigue and mysticism. Can Todd be the true white knight she
needs? Or will magic and the winds of time tear them apart?

T H E M A C C O I N I C H T I M E
T R A V E L S E R I E S
NEW YORK TIMES & USA BESTSELLING AUTHOR
CATHERINE BYBEE
T H E M A C C O I N I C H T I M E
T R A V E L S E R I E S ( C O N T .)
REDEEMING VOWS, BOOK THREE
January 13, 2013, Second Edition
Paperback & eBook
ISBN: 978-0985088866

Modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the
medieval men who surround her when she’s thrust back in time in
the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzy finds herself
trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and
maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him and his family
to rid Scotland of the evil witch Grainna,
Finlay MacCoinnich’s attraction to Lizzy sizzles the very air they
breathe. Tearing down the solid walls the woman has built around
her won’t be easy, but he’s willing to do anything to keep her by his
side. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws them forward
in time, will they manage to find their way back in time to save their
family from peril? And will Lizzy willingly stay in his time or abandon
him altogether?

HIGHLAND SHIFTER, BOOK FOUR
February 05, 2012, First Edition
Paperback & eBook
ISBN: 978-0985088842

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister
she finds isn’t what she expected. The missing California teen is now a
grown man—a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior.
A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in
search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in
medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name
rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth
century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers
smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.

Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different
times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about
to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and
an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who
can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still
want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?



Review:

Hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie Morrison thought she would never have the chance at motherhood, until a baby arrives on her doorstep.  As complicated as the note is explaining that the birth mother wants Katie to have custody of baby Savannah, Katie can’t help but feel obligated to find the mother and make sure this is what she truly wants.  Becoming a new mother is hard enough but trying to hide it until she figures out what to do is another, when her one true love of her life is back and the chemistry is still there, Katie walked away once but she doesn’t know if she can do it again. 

Wonderful story, Katie’s face has been splashed on tabloids for years but she is nothing like the once wild child she used to be.  When she left Dean it was complicated but she never shared the true reason why with anyone as Dean begins to get closer to Katie he begins to realize he may have been wrong about her all along.  Always a sucker for second chance stories and the door is definitely open for more books in this series.


Plot Bunnies
Guest Post Catherine Bybee

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’ve been taking requests for blog tour topics from my Facebook friends.

Here is a question I get all the time.

The question is about my plot bunnies, which I’ll combine with the question about my method of writing.

I think the number one plot bunny for me has to be spontaneous titles that jump in my head. I have this crazy ability, my author superpower, to go from title to concept in a matter of minutes. In fact, if I don’t have a title in mind for a book while I’m writing, I tend to flounder longer than I’d like. Once the title is solidified in my head things simply run along the writing track.

There are plenty of other plot bunnies out there. I’ll read an article in a paper, see a snippet of a story on the news…or I’ll hear about someone’s real life and think that I’d like to take that background and make it into a HEA. I’m a firm believer that life is much more entertaining than fiction. And after working for years as an ER RN I can honestly say that I can’t make up the shit that comes in the back door of a hospital and make people believe it.

Now, onto methods of writing. In my mind, there are exactly two methods. Pantser and Plotter. I’m a pantser! I write by the seat of my pants with vague outlines of what my characters are about. I learn my characters and my story as I write it. I love writing series books because by the time I’m on book three I already know several characters and usually only have to discover a few more along the road.

As my editors know, writing with a complete plot for me is a struggle. I can do it, but I don’t do it as well as some of my colleagues. Those who can write a synopsis before they put their fingers on the keyboard and write are much more gifted than I am.

So, there you have it…Bybee’s methods and plot bunnies.

Happy Reading

Catherine



New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised
in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern
California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with
waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending
most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and
has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite
Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern
California.

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T H E N O T Q U I T E S E R I E S
NOT QUITE DATING, BOOK ONE

Montlake Romance, Contemporary
November 13, 2012, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-1612187143

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…




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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today!

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  2. Love Catherine's books and I need to check out the binding vows series too. I'm glad to see you are a panster as I am too.

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    1. Thanks, Ginger...and thanks for coming today.

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  3. Reading NQM right now and loving it!!

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  4. Great review! I absolutely loved Not Quite Mine! Catherine- although I'm not an author of books, I've always found titling my work is the hardest part for me.. I guess we're opposites? Lol!

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    1. LOL - I love titles. They usually spark ideas.

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  5. Awesome review. Definitely going to have buy my copy this week sometime.

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  6. Great review, I have already read Not Quite Mine and loved reading it.

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  7. Loved this book and this series Keep them coming Catherine

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