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.
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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.

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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)
$0.99!

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:


©2014 Catharina Shields
All Rights Reserved
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!