Monday, June 24, 2013

For Elise Paperbacks for the Giveaway just arrived!

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I thought you might like it if I post a picture of the paperback copies of

For Elise
A Romance About the Deepest and Truest Love

with their matching bookmarks, not only so that you'll know it's legit, but that you'll also be able to get an idea what you might win.

But you can't win if you don't enter!

So if you haven't already there's still time. The Giveaway ends June 30, 2013 at midnight. Please click on the banner above and it'll take you to the page where you can enter this For Elise Giveaway and have your chance to win a print copy for your bookshelves. It's a thick book so you'll have plenty of hours of reading entertainment.

Don't delay! Enter the For Elise Giveaway Today!
{Open to International Participants}

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Farewell old friend.

Today, after two years of thinking about it {procrastinating}, and after having put a request in five days ago {with great reluctance}, a place where I, as an aspiring author, called home for six years {my account} has disappeared into the ether. It was the first free online site I was a member of {and the first of three}, and now it's over.

I have to say, I'm a little sad. I've had that account since August 2007, and I've posted most of the stories you see here, there, where readers and well-meaning critics helped hone my skills. A few even helped me polish up my stories where it was seriously needed. They've been invaluable to me and I'll never forget them.

Alas, in the past two years, those sites have become less and less attractive to me as an author. Many fellow authors and friends I've made over the years had seen the light long before me, and they have all left years ago.

I was much slower. I wanted to stay on. I wanted to keep trying. But alas, I came to the same conclusion as they; it was time to fold, it was time to move on. That fact that I discovered that my stories were being hijacked by another free online site in another country and published without my permission was kind of the last push I needed to call it quits on free online sites. I wasn't even given credit for them. I'll need to check if they've taken them down per my request.


It has been a wonderful trip, but I'm moving on. I hope those who have been with me all this time, will move on with me on this blog, my author web site, twitter, facebook, and on my YouTube channel, or at least understand why I made this decision. Thank you for making these past years so incredibly fun and enlightening..

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Meet "The Bride Thief" author Eric Guindon!

Click to go to his page and read his wonderful short story!

Meet my blog guest:

Author Eric Guindon, a.k.a. "The Bride Thief"

Click on the banner above and it will take you to the dedicated page that I've had the honor to create for this wonderful author and my guest, Eric Guindon, a.k.a. The Bride Thief. You have got to read his short story. It's a wonderful tale that will give you a taste of his incredible writing!
Trust me, you will definitely NOT regret it {I read it three times, so yeah, it's that good}.
And as always, no purchase necessary!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

*** Update! *** "For Elise" Release AND a Blog Blitz to celebrate it!

Catharina Shields © 2013
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You've undoubtedly noticed that new banner at the top of my blog, so it's no surprise to you that I will be participating in an All Author's Blog Blitz.
But what may surprise you is, it's just in time for the release of my latest romance, For Elise, with a release date of
June 11 12, 2013.

It's now available at Smashwords 
Amazon, and
Barnes & Noble

I'm also holding a giveaway where you can win one of two print copies of For Elise.
Navigate to the top where you'll find the tab
or click here for more information and to enter.

I've also made a book trailer for this book (already). You can find it on my YouTube Channel or you can just access it below. It's also on this book's dedicated page, considering how pages tend to disappear after a while.

Please let your friends know about it!