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: http://bit.ly/29I5uJ4

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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! http://caterowan.com/nl

 


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
  • FREEBIE STORIES FOR YOU, yes you!
  • 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.

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*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!

 


FREEBIE STORIES!

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

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COLORADO WILDLIFE

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!

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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 PrizesForReaders.com — 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 PrizesForReaders.com

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. 😉

 

ONCE UPON A FAIRY TALE

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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.

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

Amazon: 
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iBooks: 
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B&N Nook: 
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Kobo: 
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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.

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I love Colorado!

 

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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 😀 ). If you haven’t read these authors’ novels yet, this is your chance to dive into a fantasy romance wonderland. Or five!

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Grab me now!

Contents:
Master of Crows by Grace Draven
Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch
Heart of Fire by Kristen Painter
Kismet’s Kiss by Cate Rowan
The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

Darkly Dreaming has descendants of angels, black elf mercenaries, gargoyles, vengeful goddesses, and heretical mages all waiting to entertain you between the pages.

Yep, FIVE riveting full-length novels. Have I mentioned that this set contains nearly $25 worth of fantasy romance for 99 cents? BARGAIN. 🙂 We will not be keeping it at that price, so click to grab this set now at the store of your choice.

And just to tease you:

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Darkly Dreaming quote — Cate Rowan

OMG, it’s been soooo hard to keep this quiet!

 

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I’m delighted to be in DARKLY DREAMING, a spellbinding fantasy romance boxed set with four other award-winning and bestselling authors: Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Danielle Monsch and Kristen Painter.

DARKLY DREAMING is an anthology of five full-length novels! My contribution is Kismet’s Kiss. 😀 Pre-order this anthology now because it’s just $0.99 for a limited time. =-D

Yep, FIVE captivating full-length novels for $0.99! An incredible bargain—so even if you have my Kismet’s Kiss, grab all of the others for this mind-blowing price. The other delicious books in the set are The Scribe (Elizabeth Hunter), Master of Crows (Grace Draven), Stone Guardian (Danielle Monsch) and Heart of Fire (Kristen Painter).

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

DARKLY DREAMING is 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

 


 


Fall into magic and fall in love with

DARKLY DREAMING

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. 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. Pre-order it now for just $0.99!

Praise for Master of Crows:
“A fantasy romance at its best, sinfully rich, beautifully written, with characters who will stay with you long after you finish the read. Don’t miss this jewel of a story.” ~ Ilona Andrews, #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Praise for Stone Guardian:
“Danielle’s gargoyles are strong, silent, sexy, and secretive, while her plot was smart and fast-paced.” ~ Karen Rose, NY Times and International Bestseller of Romantic Suspense

Praise for Heart of Fire:
“The worldbuilding in this novel is breathtaking. The romance between the H/h is sweet and angsty and beautiful.” ~The Romanceaholic

Praise for Kismet’s Kiss:
“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.” ~The Crazy Bookworm

Praise for The Scribe:

“A brilliantly harmonized read that flows with full and beautiful characters, wild and wonderful history, exotic locations, and an ending that will leave even the toughest among us in tears.” ~Leisha O’Quinn, Rolopolo Book Blog

C’mon, you know you wanna
nab this set for $0.99
while you can. 😀

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