Work continues on my next novel, The Ocean Between Us, which will open a brand-new series! (I haven’t put the Alaia Chronicles series aside, it’s just percolating for a while. 🙂 ) A short summary of Ocean: When an exiled and shipwrecked prince crawls onto the shore of a cursed ex-mermaid, their sizzling passion drives the ancient Greek gods and goddesses into war. Psst: Wanna hear when it comes out and get sneak peeks? Subscribe to my newsletter!

And to brighten your day, here’s a video I watched while doing research for The Ocean Between Us:


Strong Women Giveaway

150 authors in multiple genres have joined up to celebrate the strong women we love to write and the strong women (& yes, men!) who love to read about them.

We’re offering over $2,500 in prizes, including two grand prizes of $1,000 each. (Woohoo!)

We have so many great books for you to choose from—from my sensuous fantasy romances to sweet contemporary romances, hot paranormals to science fiction and mysteries to thrillers, we’ve got a veritable buffet of books and fantastic authors.

It all starts at

Happy reading, and best of luck in the drawings!


Love a good ebook sale? Me too. For the next three days, you can grab 15+ fantasy romances by some of your favorite authors on sale for $1.99 or less. Check out the gorgeous covers at the link below—they’ll make you want to stock up. 🙂 My fairy tale novelette KISS THAT FROG is one of the books. Click here and enjoy:


This is a copy of the e-newsletter issue I sent out yesterday. Subscribe to the e-newsletter if you want access to the free books mentioned within!


Tidbits in this issue:

  • *Amazon Bestseller Crown*—W00T!
  • RomCon 2015’s upcoming awesomeness
  • New e-bundle!
  • Multi-author Fantasy Romance Fanatics group on Facebook…oh yeahhh
  • Colorado wildlife + not-so-wildlife  🙂


Hello, dear readers, and a big welcome to all my new RomCon 2015 subscribers!

I’m thankful that 2015 has been berry berry good to me. In February, The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance made the Amazon Kindle overall Top 100 Paid list.

Book cover for The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance

*Cate dons Amazon Bestseller crown,
which is made of sparkles and rainbow-hued unicorn hair*

My thanks to each of you for helping to make that dream come true!

I’m excited to be meeting a number of you at the upcoming RomCon Reader Weekend in Denver September 25-27. I’ve been putting my reader swag together (hint: it smells soooo good) and we’re going to have a GREAT time. Come sit at my table for the Reader Luncheon! I’m going to be giving my table a sneak peak at Princess Hellion, my upcoming novel in the Alaia Chronicles series. 😀

Speaking of Alaia Chronicles, there’s now an e-bundle of Swords and Scimitars + Sword and Lute. If you haven’t read those tales yet, check it out:

Are you craving more fantasy romance? Besides my aforementioned Princess Hellion (which shall be awesome 😀 ), there’s a fun new Facebook group, Fantasy Romance Fanatics. Come chat about your favorite books and find new ones to love with other readers and authors of magically fantastic romance!



I’m offering two short stories in thanks for you subscribing to this e-newsletter. Want ’em?

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If you haven’t yet friended me on Facebook, you don’t know the ongoing saga of Stella, the mustang-born mare I’ve been leasing since the beginning of August. My nicknames for her have ranged from Stellar to Ms. Piggy to World-Class Butthead. Join me on FB to read more.

As a bonus, here’s the marmot who lives in the wood pile under the stairs at the cabin. Yes, that’s an actual marmot, not an extraordinarily fat squirrel.

Next to a statue of an owl. Yes, just a statue. Even I do a double-take when I see it.

The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance
Kismet's Kiss: A Fantasy Romance
Swords and Scimitars: A Fantasy Short Story
Sword and Lute: A Fantasy Romance Novelette

Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale
Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story

I hope you have a magical day. 🙂

I’m delighted to be returning to the RomCon Reader Weekend festivities this year!


RomCon is SO MUCH FUN, y’all. You will meet your favorite authors and find new ones to love, hang out with them and with readers who love the same books you do, play games that’ll make your belly sore from laughing, buy books, get FREE books, have them signed by the authors, and go home with lots of great swag!

I have only 6 seats left at my table on Saturday — yes, come chat with me (and get even more goodies!).

The fun is already beginning with this:

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so enter and win!

RomCon 2015 Reader Weekend, Denver, September 25-27 2015

Come say hello!

Pssst, check out — my fantasy romance THE SOURCE OF MAGIC is one of the books up for votes on best cover and blurb.

Discover new-to-you fantasy romances, vote for your favorite and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or B&N gift certificate!

Vote for The Source of Magic at

I woke up to a lovely announcement that my fantasy romance audiobook The Source of Magic has been chosen for today’s Featured Book of the Moment Club at Venture Galleries. Wheeee, how fun is that? Thank you, Venture Galleries. 

And if you enjoy audiobooks, check out The Source of Magic at a wonderfully low price at AmazonAudible or iTunes! 😀

Love fairytale romance? Grab this new $0.99 ebook from bestselling authors before it disappears with the wave of a magic wand!

Wait, a collection of ELEVEN fairy-tale-inspired romances for just $0.99?

Yep! These go to eleven. 😉



Cover art for Once Upon a Fairy Tale (romantic stories) boxed set

On SALE for $0.99 — Limited Time Offer

Eleven New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling romance authors invite you to explore the world of Fairy Tales in exciting new ways!

Experience the story of The Nightingale through a steampunk landscape and follow Rapunzel through science fiction adventures. Come along with the heroine who steps out her front door into the Fairy Tale Realm, and the modern woman whose life resembles a fairy tale – one involving a slipper. Find out just who that Big Bad Wolf was and why he was so interested in Red, and go behind the scenes to see what those Fairy Godmothers are up to while everyone is getting their Happily Ever After.

If you haven’t bought my Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale yet, it’s in here waiting for you—plus you get ten more fairy tale romances as a bonus! Either way, grab this fantastic introduction to ten more wonderful authors.


Whatever your flavor of Fairy Tale enjoyment, you’re sure to find it here. BUY NOW before this limited-time box set is gone!



B&N Nook:


Need more cute in your day? Here are just a few of the amazing critters Colorado has to offer.

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Best of all was the behbeh. 🙂

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I hope you have plenty of love and cuteness in your day today!

This gorgeous creature greeted me as I drove down the mountain this morning.

Fox in the morning

I love Colorado!