Magical fantasy meets
delicious romance.

Once upon a time, a little girl dreamed of magic—and of princes and sultans and the wondrous ladies who stole their hearts. Today Cate Rowan writes stories of quests and danger, passion in faraway realms, and the triumphant power of love.

Hello! I’m an award-winning author of sensuous fantasy romance novels, including the Alaia Chronicles series. My books explore themes of magic, fate/kismet, exotic cultures, the dark responsibilities of royalty, and love’s healing nature.

Here at my website you’ll find links to my books, the awards they’ve won, my blog, and a bit about me. Sign up for my newsletter to hear about new releases and get extra stories and other goodies! Want to reach me? Click my Contact page.

Enjoy your visit—and dream of love in magical worlds.

- Cate

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*NEWS*:

  1. My stories are now available as audiobooks at Audible, iTunes and Amazon!
  2. The Romance Reviews has chosen The Source of Magic as a Top Pick. Woohoo!

TheRomanceReviews Top Pick for The Source of Magic

The Romance Reviews has awarded The Source of Magic
its coveted Top Pick designation

 TheRomanceReviews Best Book of 2010 nominee Kismet's Kiss

The Romance Reviews nominated Kismet’s Kiss
for Best Fantasy Romance AND Best Debut of 2010

Award-Winning Fantasy Romance: Kismet's Kiss by Cate Rowan


 

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Acclaim for Cate’s Books

“Cate Rowan charmed me with her fantastic worldbuilding about the kingdoms of Kad and Teganne.… A must-read for all fantasy romance lovers.

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—The Romance Reviews

“Rowan brings in the exotic, the magic and the passion in The Source of Magic. If you love magic and romance, you will love Rowan’s books.

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—The Pen & Muse Book Reviews

“What little girl (and big girl) hasn’t kissed their share of frogs hoping to have their prince appear? A fun, fast-paced, enjoyably modern fairy tale.

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—Sizzling Hot Books

From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn’t put my Kindle down until I had finished the last page. A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!”

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—Amazon Reviewer

“So much sexual tension that the pages are likely to burn your fingers as you eagerly beg for more.”

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—Coffee Time Romance

A sweet, magical story. I’m so glad I found it!”

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—Amazon Reviewer

Cate Rowan is a dream-weaver of paranormal fiction. Sword and Lute has a time-warp vibe fusing elements of Antiquity with the Middle Ages and fantasy. Emotionally enlightening and sensually uplifting.”

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—Susan Frances, Goodreads Reviewer

“If you’re looking for an exotic story with incredible depth and riveting characters, then this is your book… Electrifying. It keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride.

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—The Crazy Bookworm

One of those rare treasures that, once started, you hope will never end. A magical ride. Unforgettable characters and twists and turns that keep us turning the pages. Forget about sleeping, because I wasn’t able to put this novel down until the end, and you won’t be able to either.”

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—The Romance Reviews

“An enchanting good time!”

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—Manic Reader Reviews

“Short but sweet, it delivers wrenching emotion. Kismet is a magnificent hero who hides his wounds behind his power. As usual, Cate Rowan delivers a beautiful tale!

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—Amazon Reviewer

It’s like The King and I with a lot less singing and a whole lot more sexy. Cate Rowan has spun a fabulous Middle Eastern romantic fantasy with Kismet’s Kiss.”

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—SyriaSays.com

“The kind of short story that leaves you wanting more, but will let you dream your own ending. It reminds me of listening to my Grandma and Grandpa telling us the romantic story of how they met. A very romantic quick read.

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—Amazon Reviewer

“Definitely worth the price and then some! The author does an excellent job in weaving this lovely romantic tale where magic and music are one.”

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—Amazon Reviewer

“Envelops the reader in a lush, exotic world of silk and sherbet, scimitars and precious stones… An exhilarating reading experience.

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—Lisa Hurley at SciFiGuy.ca

“A suspenseful storyline holds your attention as you are drawn to this magical place of wonder and intrigue.”

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—Smexy Books

“Just adorable. Quick and sweet and satisfying, like sneaking a fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookie before dinner.”

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—Amazon Reviewer

A fairy-tale-like adventure that will entertain even readers new to the series. Another worthy installment from an author who’s become an auto-buy for this reader!”

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—Amazon Reviewer

A magical, exhilarating, sensual delight. Lush exotic world building, riveting storyline, and strong personable characters set the stage for a rich and captivating story. Cate Rowan is a writing force to be reckoned with.”

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—Smexy Books

“A great short read, perfect for a busy/bad day so you could cheer up and relax.”

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—Amazon Reviewer

From My Facebook Author Page

  • This review for the DARKLY DREAMING anthology made me giddy. Thank you, Just Talking Books!

    5 Novels By 5 Authors.  Feared by a priesthood. Coveted by a god. Tempted by a slave. In Grace Draven's MASTER OF CROWS, a renegade mage must battle a god for his soul and decide if his fate—and...

    5 Novels By 5 Authors. Feared by a priesthood. Coveted by a god. Tempted by a slave. In Grace Draven's MASTER OF CROWS, a renegade mage must battle a god for his soul and decide if his fate—and...

    Posted By Author Cate Rowan

  • DARKLY DREAMING (a spellbinding fantasy romance anthology) is OUT! :-D http://wp.me/pwZSi-Eq

    DARKLY DREAMING: A FIVE-AUTHOR FANTASY ROMANCE BOXED SET I'm soooooo excited about Darkly Dreaming, in which Elizabeth Hunter, Danielle Monsch, Grace Draven, Kristen Painter and I have joined together. We're five award-winning and bestselling authors (and a force of nature :-D ). If you haven't read these authors' novels yet, this is your chance to dive into a fantasy romance wonderland. [  102 more words. ]

    DARKLY DREAMING: A FIVE-AUTHOR FANTASY ROMANCE BOXED SET I'm soooooo excited about Darkly Dreaming, in which Elizabeth Hunter, Danielle Monsch, Grace Draven, Kristen Painter and I have joined together. We're five award-winning and bestselling authors (and a force of nature :-D ). If you haven't read these authors' novels yet, this is your chance to dive into a fantasy romance wonderland. [ 102 more words. ]

    Posted By Author Cate Rowan

  • Yahoooo! I'm so excited to be part of an amazing fantasy romance boxed set with Elizabeth Hunter, @G...

    Yahoooo! I'm so excited to be part of an amazing fantasy romance boxed set with Elizabeth Hunter, @Grace Draven*, Danielle Monsch and Kristen Painter. DARKLY DREAMING contains five full-length novels from award-winning, bestselling authors. My contribution is Kismet's Kiss. Pre-order now--just $0.99 for a limited time!

We have descendants of angels, black elf mercenaries, gargoyles, vengeful goddesses, and heretical mages all waiting to entertain you between the pages. So run out and grab yourself a copy!

DARKLY DREAMING is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes, and Smashwords:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uoNN6H

Smashwords (all ebook formats): http://bit.ly/DarklyD-SW

Apple's iTunes/iBooks: http://bit.ly/DarklyD-iT 

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Fall into magic and fall in love with DARKLY DREAMING, a five book fantasy romance collection from award-winning and bestselling writers Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Danielle Monsch, Kristen Painter, and Cate Rowan.

Feared by a priesthood. Coveted by a god. Tempted by a slave. In Grace Draven's MASTER OF CROWS, a renegade mage must battle a god for his soul and decide if his fate—and the fate of nations—is worth the life of the spy he has come to love.

Experience sword, sorcery, and mythical beings as never before in STONE GUARDIAN, the first book of the Entwined Realms by Danielle Monsch. Larissa's sheltered world is destroyed when she is targeted by Necromancers. With nowhere else to turn, Larissa forms an uneasy alliance with Terak, leader of the Gargoyles. Will Terak be Larissa's salvation, or her downfall?

Sometimes love is the most dangerous magic of all. In HEART OF FIRE by Kristen Painter, Jessalyne leaves a sheltered life to tame her dangerous magic by becoming apprentice to a powerful sorceress, but she’ll need the deadliest man in the realm to get her there safely. If they don’t kill each other first.

Be swept away in KISMET'S KISS by Cate Rowan. In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a mystical healer from an enemy land may have the skill to save his household. But he never imagined that healer would be a woman.

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within. Ava comes to modern day Istanbul in THE SCRIBE, the first book in the Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter. One woman searching for answers finds a reluctant guardian in a warrior whose magic is written on his skin. But does Ava have magic of her own?

DARKLY DREAMING is an anthology of five full-length novels of fantasy romance, written for adult readers. Pre-order it now for just $0.99!

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* D'oh, I can't get Grace's name to autolink to her FB page, so here it is: https://www.facebook.com/grace.draven

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