About the Catty Jane Ladies….Behind the scenes

Catherine, AKA Cat or Catty: I also like to be called Catherine the Great or Oh Great One, but I digress…I am a single mom of two teenage girls. One of my daughters is a junior in college at the age of 19 years of age and is completely on track to become a much better human being than her mother, didn’t really take much effort though. She will be an elementary school teacher and make a difference in so many young people’s lives, and I raised her. My youngest is a sophomore in high school, in an engineering program and is an honors student, who loves to weld, never take off her headphones even when no music is playing, she loves being a smart ass and dishing out one liners, so pretty much the apple of my eye. 

I am lucky to have been encouraged to read by my grandmother, who is an avid reader to this day. She sent me a subscription to the Harlequin Romance books when I was in 6th or 7th grade, don’t think it was age appropriate, but it was amazing. I loved to read classics like Pride & Prejudice,  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Where the Red Fern Grows, Withering Heights, Little Women, and so on. But then, my best friend and I found our way to YA, Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, New Adult and Erotica and a new love was spawned. Teri and I have been friends for over 26 years, and I have done our own reviews and critiques of books that we swapped between us. Then the blog just came to us, first a dream idea, then a strong what if, then an if we did it…it would look like this, then it was born. We wanted our love of words, adventure into another time, another life, another fantasy to be shared with people we know and those we didn’t. We wanted to find a way to be us and bring that to all of those who wanted to put up with us, so the video reviews were our answer to that. Bringing you the real us, how we talk to each other, how we really talk to each other about books and authors, sometimes minus filters. Just us…loving words and we will continue to be that way, crazy and all.

 

 

Teresa, AKA Teri Jane: What is there to say; during the day I’m a full-time paralegal/wife/mother of two. By night I’m a reader of all things romance. I love all genres but right now I’m big on contemporary romance, bikers, alpha males, and strong independent woman (especially when they are short and small chested, lol).

I have always been a reader, starting with the Indian in the Cupboard and Doll House series, anything Rahl Dahl as a child. Then all V.C. Andrew books in my early teens. Moving to Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (yes a lot of sci-fi) as a young adult. During my college years I was too busy with school work to really read until my bestie bought me the entire Twilight series (first three books) for my birthday and my love of reading came back full force! Don’t judge me, lol.
Today I read about two to three books a week. I love anything angsty, lots of drama, but in the end, for me, it’s all about the love story. Give me a relationship that has to walk through fire before you get to the HEA and I’m in love! So enough about me.

 

Emma, Contributing Reader and Reviewer: Emma is a former librarian who first met Cat and Teresa in middle school. She particularly remembers Cat feeding her love for reading with the latest short stories from teen magazines. Currently, she works for her county’s Behavioral Health department and loves to travel when she gets the chance. Still a voracious reader, she enjoys all genres but can most likely be found with a memoir or mystery tucked in her purse, car, and kindle app.
So, Emma wrote boring crap about herself, so I am adding more about her and she will probably be mortified, but I am the Great One, so suck it!!! Emma is the silent one of us, and doesn’t want to be on our videos, so she is considered a contributing member to our blog, but everyone needs to know that she is legit a total book nerd. She loves to read, almost any genre. She has been of Cat’s since they were bus bodies in junior high and high school. She gave the best advice and is the greatest listener. She makes you feel like you are the most important person with every interaction and even when there is a gap of time between seeing each other, it feel likes it was just a few days have passed. 

 

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LEO
I should have guessed that it was going to be one of those days and just gone home and gone back to bed.

First, I decided to swing by Starbucks, which I never did but I was dragging. Apparently, “just fuck me up” did not translate to large coffee in their fancy barista language. Things only got worse when I pulled into work to see Tommy, he was from another Harley Davidson shop and would come by sometimes to help us out for the day. He drove me crazy, it wasn’t the fact that he thought that he was God’s gift to women it was more that he couldn’t understand why women didn’t agree with him. When I looked at him I couldn’t help but think, how in the hell out of one-hundred-million sperm was he the one that won out?

“Hey, Leo, did you order from Snap-on Tools?”

I opened my toolbox and grabbed a ten-millimeter socket for disconnecting the bike’s battery. “That’s original, female mechanic, I’ve never heard that one before.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t let up…by the end of the day, I was ready to leave or commit murder—I didn’t care which.

“Hey, Leo, you know why women are supposed to cook, right?”

I rolled my eyes and didn’t answer as I cleaned up my workstation so I could get the fuck out of there.

“They already come equipped with milk and eggs.”

“Wow, I guess that Viagra is really working for you because you seem like twice the dick you were last time. But, keep this in mind, maybe your woman stays in the kitchen because you have no clue what to do with her in the bedroom.”

I turned to pick up my helmet and caught Mike’s eyes. My boss was giving me a thumbs-up. What was wrong with this world when it became near impossible to fire asshats like that guy?

“I’m headed home.”

“Have a great weekend,” Mike hollered back. “And tell Kayson congratulations from all of us.”

“Will do.”

Most of the time, everyone thought of me as one of the guys, but I had my girly side and tonight it was doing the Sex in the City thing and heading to Club Bed. Only I wasn’t going to be drinking. I had a hot date with DJ Pillow and ZZ Blanky. Then I’d be showing my sheets some ass and giving my pillow some head.

I needed sleep if I had any hope of making it through another wedding.

By seven o’clock, I was in cutoff jeans and a T-shirt, and was curled up on my couch, doing the one thing I’d never admit to doing…watching a Hallmark movie. This one always tore me up. It was about a woman who lost the love of her life when he went off to war and never returned home, and the last thing she’d given him was a homemade card. I’ll never understand how Hallmark always knew just how to get you, but they did—each and every time. Right there in the heart. They always made you ugly cry.

I was in the middle of dabbing my eyes with the tissue that I clutched in my hands when my phone rang. Fumbling for the remote control, I turned down volume before I answered. I’d never hear the end of it if anyone heard the mushy talk coming from through the line. I was Leo, they expected me to be tough.

“Hello?”

“Yo. Whatcha doing?”

“Hey, Soph, not doing much just watching Sons of Anarchy.”

“Haven’t you already seen every episode a gazillion times?”

“Yeah but Jax is hot.”

“Are you crying? There’s no crying over bike gangs.”

“Nah, it is just one of the emotional episodes. Plus, I think that I’m getting my period. I’m feeling a little bit like a whiney weak ass bitch. Anyway, what can I do you for?” I trailed my fingers through Throttle’s soft fur. Her rumbling purr was soothing.

“I still can’t get over the fact that you’re crying while watching Sons.”

“Yeah, it’s the one where Opie dies. You have to admit it, even you cried at that one.”

“I think everyone did. I just wanted to confirm that you are meeting us for lunch tomorrow. I promised that I’d help out.”

“I’ll be there. Don’t worry, I’ll tell the bride that you are being a good-wittle bridesmaid and doing what you’re told to do,” I said in my most kid-like voice.

“Bite me. See you tomorrow.”

About Danielle

Before becoming a romance writer, Danielle was a body double for Heidi Klum and a backup singer for Adele. Now, she spends her days trying to play keep away from Theo James, who won’t stop calling her or asking her out.

And all of this happens before she wakes up and faces reality where in fact she is a 50-something mom with grown kids. She’s been married longer than Theo’s been alive, and she now gets her kicks riding a Harley.

As far as her body, she can thank Ben & Jerry’s for that, as well as gravity and vodka. But she says that she could never be Adele’s backup since she never stops saying the F-word long enough to actually sing.

Danielle writes about kickass women with even better shoes and the men that try to tame them (silly, silly men).

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Cover Reveal of Naughty Secrets by Sarah Castille

Naughty Secrets by Sarah Castille is releasing on JUNE 5th!
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I’m not going anywhere…

I had never felt pain like the day that Jessie and I lost our infant son, Ethan, years ago. I fell into myself, pulled away from my wife, and slept in the guest bedroom to keep from waking her at dawn while I worked on our farm.

How could I ever be enough for her when I couldn’t save my own son?

I know that Jessie won’t wait for me forever. But when I find out that she’s in the local bar with the town’s most eligible bachelor, I wake up.

Now, I’m ready to fight to win her back. She may try to push me away but I’m not going anywhere.
I’ll do whatever it takes to remind Jessie that what we once had is only the beginning of what we can be.

And that this is forever.

Naughty Shorts from New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, are quick delicious bites of dirty and sweet romance that will give you all the feels. Set in a small town, and inspired by stories about everyday couples, these sexy second chance novellas contain a little naughty, a lot of heart, and a happily after.

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About the Author:

Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Legal Heat series and the Ruin & Revenge series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sign up for her newsletter to hear about new releases: http://sarahcastille.com/subscribe/

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Cover Reveal of Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

SURVIVAL_COVER REVEALSurvival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is coming June 12th!

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Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Publishing Date: June 12th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Park Avenue princess…

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother’s latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.

This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn’t end there.

Because another man wants me.

Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I’m not sure I want Christopher to save me this time…

Or if there will be anything left if he tries.

SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul’s desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield–the heart.

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SKyeWarrenSkye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Celebrity by Sienna Snow is Now Available….

Control the scandal, control the race.
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I’m Samina Kumar.

Celebrity attorney, disinherited daughter of a technology billionaire, and the former dirty secret of a federal judge with conservative ties.

I never wanted to be famous. I prefer life out of the spotlight. Now, thanks to my new client, I am surrounded by the media, and my face is on the cover of every magazine.

To top it off, the man who kept me hidden and shattered my heart is determined to get me back, and nothing will stop him.

What does a girl do when she’s had enough of others dictating her life?

She takes back control.

I have a new plan for the future, one that will use my newfound fame to lead me to Washington D.C. and the halls of Congress.

I am Samina Kumar. Candidate for Senate and CELEBRITY.

About Sienna

Indian-American author Sienna Snow is a supermom writer with two Bachelor’s degrees and two Masters under her belt.

Her trilogy of romantic fiction aims to shatter the stereotypes associated with weak female characters pervasive in romantic and erotic fiction today. Inspired by her years working in corporate America as a management consultant, Sienna has created a narrative around strong, successful business women who know what they want and exactly how to get it – without the need to seek support and praise from their male counterparts.

In fact, the heroines in her books are billionaires, but this time with female characters taking the lead role. The trilogy starts with Rule Breaker (Release November 1, 2016 by Hachette Group’s Forever Yours imprint).

From diverse backgrounds, the heroines are smart, well-educated women who choose to find love through atypical circumstances. Sienna has taken the stereotypical billionaire story and spun it on its head.

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Damaged Hearts by Monica Murphy is Now Live

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Damaged Hearts by Monica Murphy
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Series: Damaged Hearts
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Synopsis:

After all we’ve been through, things are finally good between us. So good, I think I’m falling for Rhett, and I hope he’s falling for me. Once my enemy, he could now be my forever. But I’m still keeping a big secret from him. One that threatens to destroy us…

Jensen has stopped running away from me. She’s realized that we’re actually meant for each other. I need her, and I think she needs me too. Yet there are still secrets between us—will she hate me when she finds out the truth?

All the lies, all the secrets come to an explosive finale in the last book in the Damaged Hearts series!

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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Review of The Roots of Us by Candace Knoebel….

 

*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***

4.5 stars

Wow talk about angsty! Here are two people Hartley and Hudson who have been scarred by their past. Hartley has learned from her mother that men, in particular her father, leave; that love is an illusion and to not chase it. So she doesn’t. Hartley is a free spirit going where she wants, when she wants and following her one true love…her career.

In contrast, Hudson is rooted in his home waiting for forgiveness, never following his own desires for life; instead he waits and revolves his life around those he has lost.

The chemistry between Hudson and Hartley is undeniable, even to Hartley who has trained herself to run at any hint of a connection. But when the time comes for to choose to stay or go and follow her career, she goes.

What connects these two and ultimately tears them a part is so intricate. If you love drama, separation, and the long road that brings two people together, you will definitely need to read this one. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

Review of Marked by Drew Elyse

 

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3.5/4 stars

This is a story of true love; love that is so deep and intense that when Kate has to face life without her husband Joel because of a car accident, going on everyday is struggle. She has loved Joel all of her life, so when she left to care for their young son alone, moving on is not only the last thing on her mind, it feels more like a betrayal to the love she had.

Liam understands true love and loss. He watched his mother go through the loss of his father and the years it took for her to work through losing the love of her life. The last thing Liam wants to do is push Kate. Years may have passed since her husband died, but the loss of a love like that takes a huge toll. Too bad he can’t stop wanting her.

What an amazing story of finding your way through not only losing love, but finding it again. I can’t wait to read more in this series. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

Review of Drift by Anna Brooks

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3.5 Stars

In so many ways Billie is way too beautiful and naïve for California, although she is also extremely tough. Having grown up with an abusive father she is lucky when one night her mother sends her way to make sure that Billie is able to escape her small town and make something of herself.

Carter has been battling the demons of his inability to save his girlfriend for years. So much so that he has become a bodyguard so he can do just that; protect people. He lives with regret and anger every day, until fate brings Billie to him.

Although he believes she deserves more than someone like him, Carter can’t resist becoming part of Billie’s life. And once he does, Carter will do everything in his power to protect her. She quickly becomes an unintended, but important part of his life.

Billie has never had anyone care for her or felt as protected as when she is with Carter. Together, these two complete each other and show what a HEA can be. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

Drift by Anna Brooks is Now Live….

Title: Drift

Series: Guarding Her #2

Author: Anna Brooks
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2018
Blurb
I could tell this girl was lost.
 
She was also scared and alone. This life was
going to destroy her… If I let it.
She refuses my help and protection until she
realizes the audition she’s attending isn’t an audition at all.
It’s an auction. And she’s about to be sold to
the highest bidder.
I’ve got the money to buy her, but better than
that, I’ve got the power to save her.

 

Purchase Links

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Also Available

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Coming Soon
EDGE
Releasing July 11, 2018
CLOSER
Releasing August 29, 2018
ROAM
Releasing October 17, 2018
Author Bio
Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to
hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she’s realized her childhood
dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real
emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found
by a space heater painting her nails and drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet
Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it
wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin
but now lives in the Evergreen State. 

 

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