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So, did I mention here on my blog that I have a new book out? No? D'oh! Well, lemme fix that RIGHT NOW.

The Brothers Djinn is only available in the Shades of Fae set, which has 23 yummy novels for a mere $0.99. Grab it now before the price goes up!

THE FAE ARE COMING! (Okay, mine are djinn. “Extended Fae.” 😁 )

Announcing SHADES OF FAE, a boxed set of Fae/Magical Beings novels from 25 bestselling and award-winning authors — including moi with a brand-new book: THE BROTHERS DJINN, which will kick off a whole new djinn series!

Yes, you can preorder this set NOW.

And it's all 25 books for just $0.99!


Not every fairytale has a happily ever after.

We only know three things about the Fae: They don’t lie; they cheat. What they aren’t given, they take. And if they can’t rule…they conquer. Now the fate of humanity lies in a battle between good and evil where lines are not easily drawn.

Time travel to 19th century France, brave the gritty streets of New York City, or enter the realm of the Fae itself in this darkly enchanting collection from 25 of today’s hottest USA Today, award-winning, and international bestselling paranormal and fantasy authors.

Shades of Fae is your ticket to a mystical realm where Sinister Sidhe and Dark Elves manipulate mortals, vengeful fae warriors battle nefarious vampire lords, and an apocalypse rife with werewolves, dragons, nymphs, banshees, shifters, and supernatural hunters brings unparalleled danger.


 

Yes, many of the books are as dark as the above description, but mine isn't quiiiiiiite that dark. You know me. You should also know I'm bringing the magic, and a vengeful goddess, and three sexy brothers who are in way over their heads. Mwahaha!

* * * PREORDER FOR 99¢ HERE * * * (oops, I almost wrote “preodor” — but Fae would smell good, right??):

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940154982204

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1333316500

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shades-of-fae

Are you now muttering, “Cate, c'mon, where's Amazon?” I get it! Unfortunately we can't set up the preorder there for a few more months, boo. BUT I promise (full pinky swear) I'll pass along the links when we do.

And do stay nice and warm this week, y'all. It was -14ºF when I got up this morning. 😨  (Why yes, I would prefer to be on a sunny beach right now . . . ) I hope you're on one, and enjoying a mojito!

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: https://bit.ly/29I5uJ4

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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!

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! 😀

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

Fox in the morning

I love Colorado!

 

I'm a mountain girl. Something about alpine vistas makes me breathe deep while my heart quivers. That's why I've yearned for Colorado since my first visit 20-odd years ago, and why I now live on the top of a mountain in the Rockies. My honey and I (currently known as Dr. 4×4 🙂 ) were able to take a couple of quick getaways in my adopted home state. Colorado is delish.

Salida, Colorado

This was the view from our hotel window in Salida, Colorado. Hands up, who wants to wake to that view every morning?

I'll post a few photos of Southern Colorado now—especially from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison—and more photos of Colorado's mountainous beauty in the future. Alas, I'm no professional photographer, and in some of these I was still trying to figure out the camera on my new phone, heh—but they'll give you a taste.

Glacier-made valley in Colorado

A glacier-made valley near Spring Creek Pass southeast of Lake City, Colorado

Near Slumgullion Pass & Uncompaghre Peak

Near Slumgullion Pass. Uncompaghre Peak (14,309 feet high) is the rose-thorn pointy one.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison. You can barely see the Gunnison River in its twisty bed, but it's down there.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

More Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Dramatic scenery, no?

Painted Rock in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Famous “Painted Rock” in…yep. the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Gorge-ous, isn't it? 😀

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Aaaand more of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It's a loooong way down, peeps. Yay for guard rails!

I've been wandering around my gorgeous adopted state and will have pics of its wonders up soon.

Oh, and news about new releases. 🙂 Stay tuned!

WOOHOO, it's time for RomCon in Denver! I'll be at the booksigning on Friday evening (6/20) with goodies to give away. I'll also be participating in the Hot Heroes (Saturday morning) and Magical Firsts (Sunday morning) events, as well as the first half of Mimosa Madness (since Hot Heroes takes place during the second half, darn it).

FASHION NOTE: During the author events on Thursday I'll be sporting my usual ‘do, but Friday through Sunday I'll likely be wearing garb characteristic of my stories' fantasy worlds, including a long wig (either purple or red, or possibly different on different days) and a fantasy tiara!

If you spot me, mention you read this post to get fun swag and magic dust. 🙂

See you soon!

The sea is often a lovely and very romantic place. I've had some wonderful experiences on the ocean, like a pod of dolphins Dolphin swimmingjust outside my ship's cabin window swimming and jumping alongside the ship for an hour. One of the fantasy romance novels I have in the hopper (working title: The Ocean Between Us) has me thinking about the ocean and all the life within it. Seeing the dolphins play alongside the giant cruise ship was quite a gift.

I recently came across a blog from Princess Cruises with some happy-making stories of love beginning at sea. Here's a recent and romantic favorite of mine:

https://linkedbythesea.com/love-at-first-sight/

Anyone have any favorite sea (or love at sea) stories?

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

Cover of Kismet's Kiss by Cate Rowan
—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.”

Cover of The Source of Magic by Cate Rowan
—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.”

Cover for Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale (Fantasy Romance Novelette)
—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!”

Cover of Swords and Scimitars by Cate Rowan
—Amazon Reviewer

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

Cover of Kismet's Kiss by Cate Rowan
—Coffee Time Romance

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

Cover for Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story
—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.”

Cover of Sword and Lute by Cate Rowan
—Susan Frances, Goodreads Reviewer