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USA Today Bestseller!

I have to record this for posterity, y’all. We did it — the Shades of Fae boxed set, which included my book The Brothers Djinn, was #107 on the USA Today Best-Seller Books list for July 19, 2018. Thank you sooooo much for buying this set and for your love! *HUGS ALL AROUND*

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Fun research

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

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Salida, Colorado

Southern Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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.

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cover of Sword and Lute by Cate Rowan

Wheeee, a new fantasy romance! SWORD AND LUTE (Alaia Chronicles)

Waaay back in February (heh), I released Swords and Scimitars, a historical fantasy short story about the origins of the realm of Kad. (When the immortal twin brothers Kismet and Taso fought over an enchanted sword, tragedy ensued for them both. The guilt of the fight drove Kismet into the realm of Kad, where he became its first sultan and redeemed himself through love. If you

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At a Plotting Crossroads…

…Yes, indeed I am, and it’s a particular crossroads I know all too well. Some background: I finished the first draft of the Sword and Lute novella—that’s Taso’s story, so it’s chronologically second in the entire Alaian timeline. (It comes just after—well, probably partly during—Kismet’s story.) Anyway, the manuscript needs to sit a few days to give my eyes and brain a break, and then I’ll continue

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Dragon*Con 2011

Now that I’m back from Dragon*Con in Atlanta, I thought I’d offer up some fun stats about my trip, mwa ha ha. Number of correct answers by moi during the team trivia hour of the Anne McCaffrey’s Worlds track: 1 out of 1. Yay for The White Dragon! Though I’m sorry to admit it had been waaaaaay too long since I’d read her non-Pern stories, so

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Dragon*Con, anyone?

I’ll be heading to the fantasy and sf convention Dragon*Con next weekend in Atlanta. I’ll be a n00b there, but fortunately I have friends who are long-time Dragon attendees. Alas, I bought my tickets last fall in the hopes I could meet my author idol there, Anne McCaffrey, but she is having health issues (nooooo!) and won’t be able to make it. Well, gosh…I guess I’ll

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Good news and bad news…

First, the bad (I’ll save the good for a minute because I always think it helps to have something to look forward to): The Source of Magic won’t be ready by the end of this month. I know. I’m disappointed, too, and truly sorry I can’t fulfill my promise to you. (Get out your violin right now and let’s give it a workout.) I’ve been dealing

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Coming Soon: The Source of Magic! New Cover & Update

I’m about a week away from finishing up my second-to-last round of edits on The Source of Magic. Hooray! I’m like the hugely pregnant, somewhat cranky woman who cannot WAIT to get this baby born and out. Fortunately, I’m still on target for a publication in the second half of March. I’ve been playing with a super-short blurb that can fit on a business card. Thanks

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Book Reviews: Those Occasionally Crazymaking Things

I’ve been lucky that Kismet’s Kiss has been blessed by excellent reviews, so I found it interesting that today two bloggers weighed in with somewhat inter-conflicting verdicts. That, plus a friend’s apparently mixed Romantic Times review for her debut, has me mulling over the amount of angst writers invest in other people’s opinions. Many of us start by revising our novels to please our critique partners. (Fortunately, those

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Another fab review & Top 22 of 2010 + laugh your butt off

Digigirl posted a great little review of Kismet’s Kiss today. My fave parts: “Incorporating magic, espionage, betrayal, love and family, Kismet’s Kiss is a keeper” as well as “settle in for a delicious romantic fantasy!” She posted the five-star review at Amazon, too. And then Mandi and Tori of Smexy Books posted their top books of 2010. (They both tried to get their lists down to 20,

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Perfectionism and what’s in the works

Woohoo, I’m nearly finished formatting the print version of Kismet’s Kiss! I hope to have it up in a couple of weeks, and it’s looking excellent that I’ll be able to sell it for an amazing $7.99. I’ve done the formatting in Microsoft Word, thanks in part to the guidance of Perfect Pages, but I’m also drooling over an Adobe InDesign CS5 offering at eBay. InDesign is

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THE BROTHERS DJINN

Three sexy brothers, two warring goddesses, and a literal trip to Hell. What could possibly go wrong…  Long ago in the bygone Middle East, a storm

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