Friday, December 27, 2013

Welcome Catherine Kean today

Welcome to Love Romances & More Reviews Catherine Kean. Comfortable? Let’s begin, shall we? 

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

I am currently writing A Knight’s Seduction, the fifth and final book in my Knight’s Series. I hope to have this published by Summer 2014, but with this being the last series novel, I have lots of story threads from the first four books to neatly wrap up. Plus, I really love Tye, the emotionally tormented alpha-male hero of this novel, and I want his book to be extra heart-wrenching and good. So, I’m giving myself the time to rework and refine and tweak until I’m sure the book is ready to offer to readers.

Meanwhile, I’m also writing a medieval novella which will be the first story in an anthology called Charmed, due out in Fall 2014. This is a project I’m doing with six other author friends, and each of the stories focuses on an emerald that’s first introduced in my novella, and is rumored to bring soul mates together. There will be some fabulous stories in this anthology, including a pirate romance and a novella set in World War II, and I’m really excited to see how readers will like the collection.

Also on my writing agenda: a novella for a Medieval Christmas anthology, due out in Fall 2014. My muse is still mulling over the glimmer of an idea for this story, but it will be good, I promise.

How would you describe yourself using only five words?
I would say I’m a loving, loyal, creative, ambitious introvert.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Oh, yes! I love sweets, and a delicious sugary treat is often my reward for getting my pages done for the day.

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I collect antiques. I studied fine art and antiques at Sotheby’s in London years ago, and I love treasures from the past. I especially love glass. I have some fabulous wine glasses and cake plates from the 1940’s that I got for a steal at a local antique store and always use them when we have friends over for dinner.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?
I always recommend A Knight’s Vengeance, Book 1 of my Knight’s Series. It was in so many ways the “book of my heart.” Right now, you can get this novel plus two others of mine in a special boxed set called Medieval Rogues, available on Kindle. The set’s just $0.99 through the holidays.

About the Author

Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels.  She penned her first novella at age twelve and her first full-length manuscript at sixteen.

After completing a B.A., double major (first class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby's auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques, and fine art.  She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser.

Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint.  Dance of Desire won two Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur’s 2006 Reader-Writers’ Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.

Her other medieval romances have also garnered accolades.  Among them, My Lady's Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  A Knight’s Reward was a 2008 National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist.

Catherine also writes contemporary romances as 
Cate Lord.  Her romantic comedy Lucky Girl was released in trade paperback and eBook by Entangled Publishing in September 2011.

Busy working on her next novel, Catherine lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and two very spoiled rescue cats. 

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