Posts Tagged ‘Astraea Press’

Okay, so today is FRIDAY!! Can I get a woot-woot? LOL. So glad it’s the weekend (or almost weekend–still have to get through several more hours at work).

Today I’m sharing a short snippet of The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex on the Astraea Press blog! So stop by and say hi.

Also, Astraea Press is having kind of a summer blow out sale for their ebooks. Both The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex and My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shifters are only .99 for the ebook on these sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK So if you’re looking for a fun/summer read, definitely scoop ’em up!

I also got the go ahead for book 2 of Winter People (woot-woot). So excited. My lovely friend/crit partner (Kelbian) is going to be working with me on a booktrailer for TWP book 1. Totally excited.

Well, only 2 more weeks until vacay–SO can’t wait. Like you guys have NO idea how ready I am to just have 2 weeks of relaxing!

Hope you all have a FAB WEEKEND!

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Tell us a little something about your book and what genre it is?

 My book, ‘The Trouble With Charlie’ is a contemporary Romantic Suspense. 

The following is a short summation of the book:

 Love. Desire. A psycho bent on revenge. But can Charlie Reynolds recognize the most dangerous of the three?

 Since being out on her own at eighteen, Charlotte “Charlie” Reynolds is a street-smart “good” girl who hides her desire for love and security behind her feisty and independent personality. She just never expected a more noxious hero than wealthy, self-consumed Evan Gardner, the CEO and founder of Valley Tech., a successful software company in Los Angeles. From the moment Evan rescues her from an apparent random attack, their attraction for each other bubbles just below the surface of all-out passion.

What character(s) do you like the most and why? If someone made a movie of your book, which actors/actresses would play your characters?

My favorite character is Charlie. I created her as a pragmatic, yet vulnerable heroine. I suppose I molded her into the person I would most like to be. I love the rendition of Charlie on my book cover, but as a celebrity I chose Julianne Hough as a look-a-like.

When I was writing the book, I envisioned Evan as a character played by Viggo Mortensen in the movie 28 Days (blond, tan, chiseled good looks.)

 What are your favorite books? And is there any book in particular that made you want to become a writer?

 I have always loved to read and growing up spent many happy hours at the library. As a teenager I liked fantasy books including ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.’ Later on I liked to read romance, especially historical romance and romantic suspense. I began writing my book after I had read every Amanda Quick novel I could find at the library.

 What’s the one thing you can’t live without while writing?

 Sleep and chocolate!

 Reality or Fantasy?


Your favorite snack?

 Pizza and chocolate

 Who’s your literary crush?

 Only one? First would be Viggo Mortensen’s portrayal of Aragorn in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies (I believe he stayed true to Tolkien’s vision of the character.) Also, liked Gabriel Jones in Amanda’s Quick’s Arcane Series. Lastly, I am in love with my own character, Evan Gardner.

 Lastly, what’s your favorite season?

I am a summer gal.

 You can find Catherine’s books at:


 Thanks so much Cathy for dropping by today! Make sure to stop by and say hi to Cathy.



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It’s OFFICIAL!! SQUEEE…I have signed with a new agent: Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.

I know some of you might be like WTH, I thought you already had an agent? Well, to keep it short and sweet, we parted ways a couple of months ago. There was no dramatic break-up or anything we just had different visions for my stories/writing. I wanted to stay true to who I was as an author and decided it was time to move on.

All I can say is that Jennifer is FABULOUS and she loves my stories as much as I do. The good thing about going through this before is that I had a VERY good idea of what I wanted/needed this time around. So when I entered the query trenches, I made sure I kept those ideas in the back of my mind.

I remember the first email I received after Jennifer read my full. She told me how much she loved TLOM. She indicated she’d wanted to read through it again to take some notes.

Then came the next email that indicated she wanted to talk with me on the phone (holy wanted to faint at this point). Our call went great (well except for the part where I actually forgot one of my character’s names—LOL, luckily she was cool about that). Jennifer asked if I’d be willing to revise a couple things. I agreed. I did some brainstorming with my crit group on Friday night-Saturday then went to work. I finished the revision up rather quickly then on Weds I got another email indicating she liked the changes and she offered representation. At this point, I had to get with the rest of the agents who had fulls/partials. After some phone calls/emails/chats with agents, Jennifer felt like the best fit. Not only did she “get” my stories, but she knew the YA market.

SO VERY THRILLED to be working with Jenn!

And on a side note, I am blogging at Astraea Press today. If you stop by you’ll be able to see a pic of me dressed as Princess Leia (hehehe). GO STAR WARS!!!!

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GIANT SQUEEEE….okay today is like an ALL CAPS kinda day (hehehe). I’m so happy to announce the release of my story The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex. I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to have this baby out in the world. So be very nice to her (smiles). Seriously though, it was SO much fun to write and I hope everyone enjoys it! I will be visiting some blogs and I hope you’ll stop in and say hi (links are listed below). There’s a chance to win some loot (signed bookmarks, book cover trading cards, ebooks).

Come visit me today at these lovely ladies blogs:

Traci Kenworth

Liz Botts

Vanessa Barger

You can find The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex at:

Astraea Press


Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

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My publisher just let me know that my book: My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters is up for “sizzling read of the month”. SWEEEEEEEEET!

So if you’d like to vote for me (and for Ima/Talon/Keetah, Carson, and Matt) head on over to Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Oh and for those of you who’ve been asking, I’m doing research on book 2 as we speak!

Thanks everyone! ((HUGS))

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OMG, I’ve got cover pretties!!!! SO SO SO love the cover. The cover artist Ginny Glass was SPOT ON.

This book will be released later in 2012. Will keep everyone posted as soon as I get a specific date!


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Hey everyone! Today, I’m being interviewed by the Lovely Traci Kenworth. If you get the chance, drop in and say hi. Oh, and there’s an ecopy of Staking Shadows up for grabs for one lucky commenter!

((HUGS))–hope to see you there! Would love the company.

Link:  Traci’s Blog

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Wow, I’m totally speechless. Seriously. This is an amazing review and I’m just so glad that My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters has been so well received.

I can’t even say how much it means to me to have people enjoying my stories. Because, well, that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To share my books/stories with everyone, to introduce them to my characters.

So here’s the link if anyone would like to check out the review that Laura McQuillen did for the Columbus Examiner.

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And the winner of the 3 ebooks, Into the Ether, The Oceina Dragon, and My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters as well as the beautiful necklace/earring set is.


Thanks to everyone who entered. So great to have you stop by. Felicia, I’ll email the books over to you, and get your address to send the necklace! Congrats!!

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*Disclaimer* No leperchauns were harmed in making this contest!

In our honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d celebrate by having a contest! Kind of like your own pot of gold, however, instead of gold there are ebooks and a necklace/earrings up for grabs.

The contest will start March 16, 2011 and run through 5:00 p.m. EST on March 17, 2011. All you have to do is leave a comment below! Make sure to include an email so I can get a hold of you if you win.



Into the Ether by Vanessa Barger 

The Oceina Dragon by J.F. Jenkins

My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters by me (Rebekah L. Purdy)


An icy-blue polar bear necklace with matching earrings in honor of my story. This is a sweet necklace that my good friend Kimberly made especially for the contest.  

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