I hope your autumn is going beautifully. Here high up in the Colorado Rockies, I’ve just hung up my spurs for the season. (waaah!). With luck I’ll be riding again in about 5 1/2 months… *sigh* I do prefer warmer winters, but at least here I get a helluva mountain view.

With shorter days and longer nights for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought you might want some wonderful reads to cozy up with. (Yes, my inner Grammar Maven says I should instead write “some wonderful reads with which to cozy up.” But let’s not stand on ceremony when there are magical books on sale.)

 

Magic, Men, and Mayhem! Sale

 

You might notice one of my books up there, Kismet’s Kiss. Yep, for only a couple more days, you can grab this award-winning fan favorite at 80% off — just $0.99! (And pssst: some of my others are on sale or free for a few more days, too!)

So go discover your next fantasy romance reads: CLICK HERE. I’ve already bought a bunch of them, myself.

And now I’m going to go curl up with a warm blanket, or several warm and cuddly kitties!

Love epic fantasy and science fiction? Less than a week left for this $1200 giveaway from 20 terrific authors, so hurry —find new books to love and enter to win the big prizes. Then come join our Facebook Party on November 8 for more prizes! (Escape the Election Day madness for a couple of fun hours. 😀 )

Epic SF & Fantasy Giveaway 2016

Click HERE for more info!

 

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 http://www.bit.ly/StrongReaders.

Happy reading, and best of luck in the drawings!

—Cate

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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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!

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“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