Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Earth Angel" is now available at Amazon & Smashwords

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Yes, it's two days late. I apologize for that. Life got in the way and I needed those extra two days in order to finish formatting the various files.

I'm still busy formatting the PDF files to submit to Excitica and I haven't formatted the paperback files just yet, but Earth Angel is finished and now available for download at Smashwords (in all conceivable formats) and Amazon (Kindle).

I do need to get the paperback ready because I'll be doing a paperback giveaway very soon. I'm giving away 5 paperback copies of Earth Angel with matching bookmarks, with a $50 Amazon Gift Card 1st Prize to participants who not only answer the question I'll be asking - it's about Archangels - but who will sign up and follow me by e-mail.

So brush up on your knowledge of Archangels because I'll have the details of the Earth Angel Giveaway up on this blog very soon!

So, I guess, if ever you needed a good reason to sign up and follow me by e-mail, this should do it, shouldn't it? :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Earth Angel release date & new paranormal erotic romance novel, "Of the Night", by Catharina Shields

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For the people who have been so patiently waiting to find out what happens between Christian and Sarah in my paranormal erotic story, Earth Angel, I hope you'll be happy to know that the end of that waiting is near!

Earth Angel will be published both as e-book and in print on December 16, 2014 - just in time for Christmas!

I know it's taken a long time, but I needed to revise parts of it in order to bring the story to a satisfying close - and I hope I won't disappoint you.

So mark your calenders! Earth Angel will be available 12/16/2014 and I will be doing a giveaway right here on this blog where you can win one of five signed copies of the print version with a matching Earth Angel bookmark.

Keeping within the paranormal erotic romance genre, I am currently writing a new novel entitled, "Of the Night". I have already designed a cover for it and it will have it now has its own dedicated page on this blog. Here's a sneak-preview of the cover and a short description:

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For the past three weeks, Lilly, a professional limousine driver and aspiring author struck with writer's block, has been driving a reclusive and strikingly handsome billionaire, Marten DeGarnier, and his beautiful dates around New York City.
Then, out of the blue, DeGarnier offers to help her with her writing, but why this sudden interest in her and what does he want from her in return for his help?

I want to thank you all for your continued patience, and for standing by me as I try and write the best stories I can for your entertainment.
Please stay tuned.
And last but not least, to borrow from my friend, Miss No Labels, please remember that
Reviews are tips for authors.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspired to finish Earth Angel - and lovin' its new Cover...

This is the new book cover for my upcoming paranormal erotic romance,
Earth Angel.

I'm inspired by the song by Hoobestank, entitled "The Reason".

The lyrics of "The Reason" captures the emotions Christian (the long-suffering black-winged angel in this story) experiences when he meets Sarah and falls hard for her in ways that go far beyond his sexy imagination.

Sarah gives him "the reason to change how he used to be".

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

* * * Congratulations to Melanee R, Winner of the Spring Fling Blog Hop * * *

The Spring Fling Blog Hop ended and the winner was chosen last Sunday, but the Cursed & Coveted Giveaway is still on until Thursday, April 17, 2014. There's still time to enter!

Win a signed paperback copy of my latest novel,

Cursed & Coveted + matching bookmark!

In celebration of the release of my latest novel, I am giving away two (2) paperback copies of my book with a matching bookmark right here on my Blog. For its description go to its dedicated page here or click on the tab above.
The Giveaway for a signed copy of Cursed & Coveted + matching bookmark begins today, Thursday April 3, 2014 and ends at midnight Thursday April 17, 2014.
This will allow more people time to enter.
Here is an excerpt:

Does he want her? Or does he want the goddess inside?

“You’re not doing anything I don’t want,” he assured her. He raised his hand and gently let beaded strands of hair slip gently through his fingers. “I know how serious this is. Believe it or not, I am a big boy and I can handle it—”

“—Can you really?” she asked, as tears spilled down her face. “What makes you so sure you’re not acting upon emotions evoked by Bastet’s influence?”

“I know how I feel about you and how you feel about me,” he answered.

“But how do you know any of it is real?”

“I trust my instincts, and I hope you’ll do the same.”

She wanted to believe him. She wished she could. But she had to ultimately face the truth that Jean-Marcel was only acting upon emotions conjured by the effects of Bastet inside her. So she shook her head with a miserable look. “I wish I could, Jean-Marcel,” she whispered sadly. “But I’m convinced that it’s not me you’re attracted to. Let’s not kid ourselves. What we had was wonderful, a dream come true for me,” she shook her head, “but it’s still just a dream and it’s time to wake up—”

“—What are you talking about?”

“Come on,” she said, trying to pull out of his embrace, but he resisted. “We both know I’m not exactly the type of woman you’d normally be seen with, am I?”

“You really need to stop selling yourself short, Jaydee,” he said as he looked deep into her teary eyes. “Aside from the fact that you’re smart, witty, unapologetically confident and strong, you’re very attractive. Beautiful even. And it’s high time you accept those facts.”

“Really? Just like that?”

“Yes, really. Just like that,” he answered without hesitation.

“Then tell me, Jean-Marcel,” she began with pain flashing in her watery eyes, “had you seen me on the streets, or in a bar, or at a restaurant three weeks ago, would you have given me the time of day?” She slowly shook her head. “We both know the answer to that. We both know how you thought about me the first time we met at my home and again at Harvard.”

“People change, Jaydee,” he said. “Even fools get wise every now and then.”

She shook her head. “Not under these unnatural circumstances, they don’t.”

Rules to Enter the Cursed & Coveted Giveaway:

1) First, if you haven't already, please join this blog;
2) Please add me to your social media.
Don't worry, I won't bother you.
I just want to grow my circle.
You can click on the buttons to your right;

3) Please leave a comment below answering the following question:

"Have you ever had a crush on a person,
thinking s/he was out of your league
and was then stunned to find out
that s/he reciprocated your feelings?"

You can leave as long or as short an answer as you like.

And don't forget to leave an e-mail addy!
I'll need it in order to contact you should you be a winner.
Make sure you write your e-mail addy like this:
We don't want people clicking on it and sending you spam, do we? :-)

To Enter for a chance to win a $70

Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card:

Monday, March 31, 2014

It's HERE!

Cursed & Coveted gets its debut - and ON TIME.

Despite the delay due to my proofreader and editor having been taken ill a couple of weeks back, (I'm happy you're better, Cassie!), Cursed & Coveted got finished and is now available via Smashwords and Amazon for a debut price of only $1.99 (as promised)

That's a bargain for a 124,000 + word, 336 page (paperback) novel!
But this price won't be up for long
so get your copy at this debut price before it goes up!

I'm also currently waiting for got approval from CreateSpace that the paperback version manuscript has passed all tests, and I have already ordered copies for the
Cursed & Coveted Giveaway 
that will start at the same time as the
Spring Fling Blog Hop 
(April 3, 2014 - April 6, 2014 ~ see button to your left).
The Spring Fling Blog Hop will have a dedicated post here that will
also offer you a chance to win
$70 in a Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card!
But if you want to see This is the book cover for the paperback, click on image to see:

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Yep. I designed it from scratch. :-)
It has been a long time in coming and I'm absolutely happy with the final result.

I have tightened the writing and added scenes that really needed to be added (thanks D.C.!) so that there was a nice and smooth flow of the story. As mentioned in my previous post, Cynthia Artemis at Bitten by Romance will review the ARC of this story and I can't wait to see what she thinks!

I'll also be doing a paperback + matching bookmark giveaway via Goodreads later this month (April 2014) and will be giving away three signed copies.
As always, international participants are welcome!

So keep an eye on the blog and sign up for updates so you'll always be on top of the latest. Which reminds me, I need to update the description on Cursed & Coveted's dedicated page...

{as always, this blogpost can and has been revised/updated}

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Due to illness, new release date of 03/31/2014

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I'm sorry to receive word from one of my editors/proofreaders, Cassandra A.P., that she's been very ill and because of it, was unable to work on the Cursed & Coveted manuscript.

To be fair to her, aside from her studies, she's also gotten the longer segment of this very long manuscript, and although she's been incredibly busy working very hard on those last five chapters, she had gotten a very bad cold (with fever) and just couldn't find the time or energy to work on it and to get it to me on time.

Therefore, I've had to postpone the release of my latest novel, Cursed & Coveted, until March 31st, 2014. Cassie has assured me that I will have it on time so that I can make the changes and add the last five chapters to the already formatted book manuscript.

Cassie, thank you so much for willing to work so hard for so little. You and D.C. have done a fantastic job so far and, of course, your work on my previous titles is just AMAZING. Lots of huggerz from your immensely grateful friend and I hope you're feeling better. xoxoxoxox

I have already designed a new Header for this blog with the new release date, as you can see above. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have Cursed & Coveted released as soon as I possibly can.

GOOD NEWS! Cynthia at Bitten by Romance has agreed to read and review Cursed & Coveted. She always gives an honest review and I'm looking forward to reading what she thinks. :-) Thanks so much for accepting the request, Cynthia Artemis!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book trailer: Cursed and Coveted 2014 (release date: 03/25/2014)

Coming March 25, 2014 - my latest novel,
Cursed & Coveted.
It's a full novel, paranormal erotic romance/mystery story with a new (and hopefully unique) twist on the origins of werewolves and werecats, based in Egyptian mythology. Don't worry. It's not heavy reading. It is, after all, fiction and entertainment!
I will be doing a Goodreads book giveaway:
three paperback copies with matching bookmarks when it's released.
The book (PDF version only/paperback formatting) will debut, right here on this blog, on the above date with a special limited time price of just $0.99 cents that you can buy directly here.
There will be an easy-buy button for purchase.
On Smashwords and other sites, it will debut with a special price of $1.99.
So, you'll get the benefit of a fancier formatting, a full novel, steamy romance, mystery, intrigue, and paranormal love all for less than a dollar if you decide to purchase the PDF version directly from my blog. This special debut price will only be for fourteen (14) days before it goes up to $3.99.
So keep your eyes on this blog for savings.
And if it's not too much trouble, please share.
Thank you!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Year of the Horse: January 31, 2014 - February 18, 2015

I am a Water Tiger in the Eastern Zodiac,
and it appears that this year,
The Year of the Horse,
will be my most luckiest year!

Characteristics of the Water Tiger:
(Courtesy of Feng Shui Web)
The Water Tiger likes to take part in a wide range of activities and is always willing to experiment with new ideas or satisfy his adventurous personality by travelling around the world to distant lands.
They are adaptable, perceptive, and have a humble nature about them.
The Water Tiger will remain calm in a calamity but can sometimes be very indecisive. They communicate very well with others and through their vast range of capabilities and convincing nature will usually achieve what they want in life.

They are highly inventive and are often extraordinary writers. :-)

What's in store for the Tiger in 2014: 
(Courtesy of George Tang)
The Chinese Astrology Tiger horoscope for 2014 suggests that for Tiger individuals, the coming Chinese New Year will bring lots of luck and prosperity. Although there are changes on the horizon in the workplace, Tiger people should not be fearful of them or view them with suspicion. These changes are likely to be very fruitful for Tiger folk and if they feel overwhelmed by uncertainty they should look to time which will prove their insecurities are groundless. The time of the Horse will open things up for Tiger individuals and present them with new and exciting opportunities.

What Eastern Zodiac Sign Are You?
Find out at George Tang's Chinese Astrology here.

And yes, I'm still writing as well.
I'm currently writing on my new book,
"The Magic of Dawn".
Here is a first peek at the cover!

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