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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Traded: Brody & Kara by Tess Thompson is Now Available…..

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Would you risk your career for love?
What about your life?

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Brody Mullen is the best quarterback in the AFL, and his Super Bowl win only confirms what he’s suspected his entire career: romantic entanglements are bad for his game. No women. No sex. No problems. But after hiring a beautiful nurse to care for his mother, his resolve begins to weaken.

The small coastal town of Cliffside Bay, California seems like the perfect place to start over for Kara Eaton. Shielded by her new identity from the Witness Protection Program, she takes a job as a nurse and commits to never speaking of her past, lest she risk losing her life. The only problem? Falling for the handsome football player who hires her.

The first installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you want to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.

The Cliffside Bay Series will include multiple volumes of sweet romance, all of which may be read and enjoyed as standalones!

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About Tess

Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.

She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.

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Teaser for THE SCARS I BARE by J.L. Berg

February 21st

Every scar tells a story…
Some are etched on the skin, for the whole world to see.
Others are buried deep, so deep, only the heart can truly find them.

Dean Sutherland was the quintessential guy next door. Strong and dependable, with a heart of gold, he knew exactly where his life was headed. Until one fateful night at sea ripped away everything. Now he’s adrift, a man without a purpose.

Cora Carpenter thought she had the perfect life. A successful career, an affectionate husband and a daughter who adores her. But soon that perfect world is crashing down around her, and she’s in need of a fresh start. Moving to a remote town on the coast of North Carolina seems like the perfect plan. That is, until she finds herself face to face with a kindred soul from her past.

Dean and Cora have more in common than either are willing to admit. Both deeply rooted in their pain, they can’t help but find hope in each other’s eyes and passion entwined with every touch. But can two broken hearts make a whole?

Will the scars they bare haunt them forever, or can love truly heal all?
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Pre-Order for Corinne Michaels book One Last Time

From New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.

I’m getting really good at cutting my losses.

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed.

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him.

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses?

What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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Cover Reveal of Author Len Webster’s Book The Theory of Unrequited

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Stop and take a deep breath!
Then check out the amazing cover of The Theory of Unrequited by Len Webster!!!
This first in a brand new series releases April 18!

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Cover Art: Najla Qamber Designs

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Every theory has a test subject … even between best friends.

The pact: Stanford.
The betrayal: AJ attending Duke.
The reason: She did something stupid like fall in love with Evan.
The problem: Evan’s not ready to let this betrayal go so easily.
The solution: Find AJ and fix them.

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About Len

Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.

She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.

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Review by Catty Jane of Use Me by Kimberly Knight

4 stars
 
*** ARC Provided for Honest Review ***
 
This is a first read of Kimberly Knight for me, but it won’t be my last. Use Me is is the kind of writing that is right up my alley. Talk about drama! How much can one couple endure?
 
These two, Rhy and Ashtyn, only wanted to forget a couple of bad break-ups, maybe become friends with benefits. But between the chemistry these two have, and circumstances which seem to keep bringing them together, it seem like fate has always conspired that they would end up together. Kimberly is an author that you must check out and Use Me won’t let you down. (review by Terri “Jane”)
 
 
****5 STAR Review****
Kimberly….girl….I am so glad I met you and that you told me about your new release and I was so anxious to read it since you were so awesome, but I was a little scared, because it could really suck. This so DID NOT SUCK!!!!! Where have you been Kimberly Knight??? It was a great read. I would consider this a Rom/Com with a some amazing quirky twists. This book got me over a book hangover I could not break to save my life. What I am trying to say is READ ME!!!!!-Review by Catherine(Catty)28167701_969599876541050_162403180924166486_n

Use Me by Kimberly Knight Now Available

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Synopsis:
Rhys Cole’s life has always revolved around hockey. Growing up, he knew he’d play in the National Hockey League, but when his dream of being drafted didn’t happen, he chose the next best thing: becoming a hockey sportscaster for a local sports station. But just like in sports, you win some, you lose some. When Rhys discovers his girlfriend cheating with a stranger in his bed, he walks to the local bar down the street to let off some steam.

After moving her way up the journalism field by covering stories in extreme weather conditions and working late hours, Ashtyn Valor is now the lead anchor for the nightly news. Finally settled into her career, Ashtyn is ready to take the next step in life with her boyfriend. But when he unexpectedly breaks up with her, Ashtyn decides to numb the pain with alcohol at the closest bar.

Rhys and Ashtyn both expected an evening of alcohol to mask the pain of that October night. What they didn’t expect was meeting someone who could shield them from the darkness of their heartaches.

Or that their pasts would dangerously intertwine …

When obsession becomes dangerous, Ashtyn turns to Rhys for safety. But how safe are they really?

The game of love always goes on.

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Baby Maker by P. Dangelico is Now Available…..

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Baby Maker by P. Dangelico
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Stella Donovan’s biological clock is a ticking time bomb.

The successful financial manager has spent her adult life building a career and neglecting her personal life. Problem is, she doesn’t believe in marriage. Not after watching her mother be treated like garbage by her father. Nope, marriage is not for her. All she wants is a baby. All she needs is a man to agree to her terms.

Dane Wylder, recently retired NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer, wants a baby.

Naturally, marriage is off the table. He’s not the marrying type. Women are great––as long as they’re trying to get into his bed and not his heart. But after years of living only for himself, he’s ready to be a father.

Sparks fly when a successful financial manager and a legendary football player enter into a legal agreement to have a kid together. They planned on everything––they just didn’t plan on each other.

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Meet P. Dangelico:

Dangelico loves romance in all forms, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.

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Cover Reveal for Neighborhood Watch by Stylo Fantome

 

 

Title: Neighborhood Watch

Series: Twin Estates #4

Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: March 19, 2018
Blurb
Rules to Join The
Neighborhood Watch:
1. If you see something, say something

2. Report all illegal activities to the authorities

3. Do not associate with criminals

4. And certainly don’t fall for them!

Tori Bellows is a really good friend. She’s always there when a shoulder is
needed to cry on, to give dating advice, or for a good ol’ time. Now, though,
Tori is the one who needs a shoulder to lean on when she’s in a tough spot. But
all of her friends are too busy with their own lives.

Enter the Twin Estates’ resident bad boy, Landon Edenhoff. When he offers her
an all expenses paid vacation, she’s immediately suspicious – he’s rarely nice
and his intentions are never good. But she’s ready for a change of scenery and
knows she can give as good as she gets from Mr. Rude & Nasty himself.

After all, how bad could this neighbor really be?

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Author Bio
Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a
curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t
understand me.
Yeah. I
think that about sums me up.
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Review of Baby Maker by P. Dangelico by Catty Jane Book Lovers

***ARC Received for Honest Review****
*****5 STAR REVIEW****
Oh, how I loved this book so. I haven’t even read any of the books that are a part of this series. But this will be remedied ASAP. This pact or arrangement between Stella and Dane to make this baby, since they both have this common goal….but boy were they in for something more than they expected. Thank you Dangelico, this story was so good and I was invested from beginning to end.-Review by Catheri

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