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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Review of Love Like Crazy by Magan Vernon….

 

****4 STARS****
****ARC Received for Honest Review****
This is a book in a series, and didn’t even realize it until I got to the end of the book. It is a total stand alone, you will not feel lost at all, if this is your first foray into this series. This is also my first time reading a Magan Vernon book, and she is just great. I love a good enemies to lovers story. It is amazing and refreshing reading her take on this trope.
The story and chemistry between Clayton and Christy is so rampant, but the underlying extras, just make the story that much more inviting and interesting. Magan makes her characters funny and smoldering and I can’t wait to read another one in this series.-Review by Catherine(Catty)

 

Review of Tesoro by Nicole Banks

 

*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***
4 Stars
I’ve never really been a fan of the whole mafia, turf war, power struggle type of book. I always want to focus solely on the relationship, but this book is so well written. You can’t help but wonder how things will play out; who will end up on top. That plus the magnetic pull between Tommie and Naila I couldn’t stop reading it. Can they make a relationship work with all of danger Naila would constantly be in just by being associated with Tommie? Then there’s Anthony (Bear) and Cam…I need to know what’s going on between them! Be warned though, things are not tied up neatly at the end. I have so many questions. I can’t wait for the next book. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

Cover Reveal of Handle with Care by Nina Croft….

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“Heat, heart and plenty of happy sighs.”

— Avery Flynn, USA Today bestselling author

Handle with Care, an all-new romantic standalone from Nina Croft is coming July 30th, and we have the gorgeous new cover!

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Synopsis

What if all you want is the one thing you can’t have?

First grade teacher Emily Towson always does the right thing. The sensible thing. But in her dreams, she does bad, bad things with the town’s baddest boy: Tanner O’Connor. But when he sells her grandmother a Harley, fantasy is about to meet a dose of reality.

And then he goes and calls her “sensible”…

Tanner can’t believe sweet Emily is standing in his shop. Yelling and waving her hands and looking so god damn sexy he’s having trouble focusing. He’d spent two hard years in prison, with only the thought of this “good girl” to keep him sane.

He really should send her away…

Before either one thinks though, they’re naked and making memories on his tool bench with apparently the oldest condom in history. Now Tanner’s managed to knock-up the town’s “good girl” and she’s going to lose her job over some stupid “morality clause” if he doesn’t step up.

But can this bad boy teach his good girl they’re perfect for each other in time?

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About Nina:

Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time huddled under the blankets dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.

At the age of eighteen, in an attempt to turn dreams into reality, she headed south in search of the sun. She quickly picked up the perfect husband along the way, and developed a taste for red wine and holidays in warm places.

Soon holidays weren’t enough, and together they volunteered to work in Africa where they both discovered a love of traveling and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever the money ran out.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain where they bought the small almond farm they now call home.

No electricity, no neighbors, no chocolate shops, but on the plus side, stunning scenery, a vineyard to make her own red wine, and far enough away from anywhere to satisfy Nina’s hermit tendencies. She shares the farm with her husband, and an ever increasing number of animals, including Piggles, a three-legged Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

Nina now spends her days riding her mare Gencianna under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

She still travels, but usually only in her imagination, and can often be found lying under a fig tree, wine in hand, plotting stories of love in faraway places.

Nina believes love can come to anyone, anytime, anywhere and her books reflect this.

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Connect with Nina:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nina_Croft

Website: http://www.ninacroft.com

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Love Like Crazy by Magan Vernon is Now Live….

 

Love Like Crazy, an all new standalone Enemies to Lovers Romance by Magan Vernon is AVAILABLE NOW!

 

 

Friendship, Texas just got a little bit crazier with gruff Army veteran, Clay Carrington, and Q Ranch heiress Christy Quinn’s world’s colliding.

Vegas was a trip, and that was an understatement. An understatement I couldn’t remember and that included the brunette in my bed.
That is until my pounding headache had me getting up for a glass of water and I saw the marriage license on the ground.
The words: Clay Carrington and Christy Quinn and holy matrimony staring me in the face.
I came to Vegas to get away, and the bratty owner’s daughter of the ranch wanted to come with. I didn’t even like the boss’s daughter, let alone want to marry her.
I guess things the happened in Vegas had a way of following you home.

**This book is a standalone in a series of standalones taking place in the fictional town of Friendship, Texas. You don’t need to read any of the previous books to understand this one***

 

 

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About Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

Follow Magan Vernon

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormaganvernon

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Blog Tour for Tesoro by Nicole Banks….

Today we have the blog tour for TESORO by Nicole Banks, a complete standalone you are not going to want to miss out on! Get your copy today!

Synopsis

Tommy worked hard to establish a life outside of his father’s legacy. Son to the infamous Delucia family, he’s the heir to a throne he doesn’t want. As loyalties keep pulling him back in, he struggles to obtain a clean break. Becoming a new man is just out of arm’s reach.

Naila is a sassy, headstrong entrepreneur with businesses in the Delucia territory. A chance meeting between the two has Tommy questioning everything about his life and what his future holds.

As circumstances keep putting them in each other’s paths, the two can’t deny the building chemistry between them. As passions ignite, so does the tension surrounding the Delucia family, catching them both in the crosshairs of an all-out war.

When the dust settles, there’s only one question remaining: how deep are they willing to go?

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About Nicole Banks

Creatively living through music, writing and yoga. I love the arts and how they
move you and make you feel. Reading has always been a great love of mine right after my
love of music. Each song written is a story waiting to be told. Which, along with my over
active imagination fueled my desire to write about the chaos that goes on in my head.I love
stringing words together. I love making people get lost in a story and connecting with fictional
characters that remind them of someone they know. I published my first book Shattered in
2013. It’s the first installment in the Shattered Hearts Series. Shattered started out as an
assignment for a college course I took at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After I
graduated college I went through my old papers and reconnected with the story morphing
into so much more then what I wrote in my college course.Now you can find me doing yoga,
listening to music and working on getting out all the stories in my head, including dabbling in
poetry. (Which I’ve always had a secret love affair with).

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Review of Order of Protection by Lexi Blake

 

***ARC Received for Honest Review ***
4 stars

Lexi Blake is ALWAYS a sure bet!

Henry Garrison is a hot shot NY lawyer who is completely done with anything and anyone “Hollywood.” Taylor Winston-Hughes is also done with Hollywood after her stint on a hit reality show and of course being known as the Billion-Dollar baby all of her life. When the two are brought together the attraction is there, even though they have a lot of reasons to stay a part. Mutually they decide on a short fling before each goes their own way. Lies, murder, and of course money drive this book and bring the two back together.

There is so much going on and in this story, and still in the midst of everything is the crazy connection between Henry and Win.  If you like a great attraction and hot sex, if you love a little bit of “who done it” or if you just want a really good book, check out Order of Protection. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

Review of In Too Deep by J. Kenner, part of the Man of the Month Books

 

*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***

3.5/4 Stars

This whole series has been so good. From book one to book ten, they are all winners. This one centers around the hot and humble gym owner Matthew and the focused lawyer Hannah. Their relationship starts out as a ruse to help Hannah get access to money left to her by her dad. But quickly the attraction between the two can’t be denied. Although Matthew doesn’t feel he meets the standard of Hannah’s high profile career; and Hannah is determined to be solely focused on her new law practice there is no way this “fling” can be something they let go of.

The entire series is so much fun. Pick up any book and you will definitely enjoy, but trust me, you will want to read them all. (Review by Terri “Jane”)

The Varlet and the Voyeur by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

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The Varlet and the Voyeur, an all-new standalone in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series from Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is LIVE!

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He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Joesy Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Joesy homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Joesy will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Joesy is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Start the Series of standalones with The Hooker and the Hermit!

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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Connect with Penny:

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Twitter: @ReidRomance

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Meet L.H. Cosway:

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Cover Reveal for Fixing Her by Miranda Elaine….

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Fixing Her, an all-new friends to lovers romance from debut author Miranda Elaine is coming June 28th!

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Fixing Her by Miranda Elaine

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: June 28th, 2018

Cover Designer: JM Walker, Just Write Creations

When we were younger, Temperance Price was the quiet girl with dreamy eyes who hung on my every word. She was always beautiful, but I had plans to get out of Red Oak and make a life of my own.

Ten years later, a crushing tragedy has brought me home again—right back to her.

The innocent girl I left is gone, and in her place is a sassy single mom I can’t get out of my head. She’s hired me to fix her house, but I have other things in mind.

She thinks I’m just a handyman.

She thinks we’re only friends.

She thinks I’ve never noticed her.

I think what really needs to be fixed is her whole perspective.

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About Miranda:

Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She’s been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she’s by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.
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Connect with Miranda:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormirandaelaine/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authormirandae

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormirandaelaine/

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