Friday, February 10, 2012

14 Days of Romance: Cate Masters + Giveaway

After a short break, 14 Days of Romance continues today with fellow romance author, Cate Masters, who is celebrating release day ! Welcome, Cate, and take it away….

Thanks so much for having me at your 14 Days of Romance event, Amber! Such a fun idea. :)
I love stories of all kinds, but lately I’m focusing more on fantasy/paranormal. I have a terrible time selecting favorites of anything, but when I first started reading Gena Showalter’s Lord of the Underworld series, she had me hooked. I loved everything about it – the unusual settings in Budapest and around the world; her dark and mysterious Lords, each one as gorgeous and tortured as the last; and the complex but likable heroines. The story is rooted in Greek mythology, which is exactly what I love to research and write. Ms. Showalter’s writing style is amazing – she hooked me with her characterizations and kept pulling me through the story with twists and cliffhangers in every section.

I’m thrilled that Decadent released my fantasy, A Hard Day’s Knight, today….

Some days, it’s best to lay low. Lance Knight finds out the hard way – when he encounters his longtime foe, witch Morgan le Fay, at Medieval Merriment. Her curse kept him wandering the world for centuries. When he also meets Gwyn McCartney there through a 1NS date, he’s struck by her resemblance to his true love, Guinevere.  It gives him hope for the first time in centuries. First, he must face Morgan to break the curse, and he has only one hope: his sword, forged in the fires with Excalibur and imbued with magical powers by Merlin.

Gwyn McCartney’s had it with dating. Her friend’s setup through 1NS with Lance Knight irritates her, especially when Lance acts bored at Medieval Merriment – her employer and greatest fantasy. When a wench threatens Lance – a witch, he says – her fantasy world seems all too real. After Lance kisses her, she knows she has to battle Morgan le Fay. Can she free him, or will she lose him forever to the witch’s curse?

Cate, thank you so much for sharing your favorite romance series with us today! Readers, to purchase A Hard Day’s Knight, it’s available now at Decadent Publishing. Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at her blog and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web. Cate loves to hear from readers. Email her at: cate.masters@gmail.com.

***To celebrate today’s release, one lucky commenter will have his/her choice of any 1NS Series story. Visit Decadent Publishing to choose your favorite.  There are so many tempting goodies to choose from, it will be difficult to select just one. :) Be sure to leave your email address! May your Valentine’s Day be magical!
Contest will remain open until midnight EST tomorrow. Check back to see if you have won. (Chances of winning depend on the number of entries; you must be 18 years or older to enter.)

2 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Thanks so much for having me, Amber. Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Cate, thank you for the great post! And congrats on your new release :)