This evening I was checking my email and saw that I had gotten a review on my publisher’s site. I immediately started the nail-biting, wondering if it would be okay, fair to middling, or a knife between the ribs. I was prepared for anything when I opened the email, and speechless when I read it. It was over the top good! It was great! It was by someone who didn’t know me and so she was stating her honest opinion. This was an amazing feeling. When you write, you really hope that it will be something people find enjoyable, but you have doubts. This was a very encouraging review. I am going to share it here if you will bear with me…
This reviewer’s rating: 5 – Outstanding
Another romantic, sexy, M/F read by Kate Patrick. Memphis heat is well written the characters are terrific. I love a female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of some good lovin’. I love a hot, strong, romantic man. I get both here. Maeve meets a sexy man at a Memphis Blues bar and, uncharacteristcally for her, she decides to let her hair down with him after a dance. Why not, he’s sexy, charming and wants her. They have a night of unbridled passion. Maeve leaves the next morning only to find out her sexy man from the night before is her competitor on some commercial real estate. So, Maeve and Steele are both interested in the same property for different reasons, Maeve for a community development, Steele for another in his chain of bars. There is some VERY sexy writing in this book and it helps that the characters are easy to like. The story progresses nicely, even though they’re in competition they are having some sexy fun. However, fun turns into more, even though there is an outcome on the property which doesn’t favour one. Neither can forget the other as much as they feel they might be able to. Will they be able to get over their real estate rivalry? Will sex be the only thing that they leave on the menu? Have a read, it’s a terrific novella sized book. Memphis Heat is not too long, not too short, it’s just right in every way. This is my second Kate Patrick book and I’m impressed. Nice writing, no typos, great editing and great characters. Highly recommended, sexy reading. BUY
One good thing happened during Hurricane Issac…my cover art for Memphis Heat arrived! I was so happy to have it. It took some getting used to, but I am good with it. The cover to One Sizzling Summer was “Enrique meets Celine Dion” this cover is “Enrique meets Angelina Jolie“. The cityscape below the couple is of course, Memphis, Tennessee. The tall building in the center is The Peabody Hotel, famous for the duck march through the lobby to the fountain at 11:00 am and again at 5:00 pm. It also has a rooftop made for entertaining. which is incorporated in my story. If you’ve seen Tom Cruise in The Firm, there is a scene where they are at a party on the rooftop of The Peabody. The book is to be released on September 26th. If you go for erotic romance, this may be something you’ll enjoy. But be warned…it does contain explicit love scenes and graphic language. It is a love story between one man and one woman and not some wild orgy story.
The day after the cover art arrived, my final edits came for my approval. I had until Sept. 6th to return them, but sent them back that same night. Maybe the release date will be moved up a bit. It is an exciting time for me. My friend and writing buddy, Joan Chandler, and I are going to the Heart of Louisiana Readers’ Luncheon in November. We may have the opportunity to be guest authors at the book signing portion of the event. We are over the moon excited about that possibility. Last night I FINALLY finished my third book, and will be submitting it to be considered for publication hopefully by the end of the week. So, I am feeling very much like an active, busy author, and I love it. This is when Joan and I say we are “living the dream”! 🙂
Are you one of many who may suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia? If you have a fear of Friday the 13th, then the answer is “YES”. I don’t personally put a lot of thought into this particular date, and especially not today. Want to know the reason why? Well, I’m telling you anyway….
Siren BookStrand emailed me today to say they wanted to publish my second book, Memphis Heat!!!!!!!!!!!
I am really excited and will begin tomorrow working on the information they require to publish the book (cover ideas, blurbs for back cover, website, etc.).
Tonight, I am just going to enjoy the news and think about the ending I want to complete my third book, Right Around the Curve. Hopefully, I’ll be able to wrap it up within the next two weeks. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Today was the day! My debut novel, One Sizzling Summer, was released for purchase at Siren Bookstrand Publishing ( you can go to the site above if you are interested in a love story that sizzles and has a happy ending!). The day has been rainy and overcast, but it’s been sunny in my heart! I am thrilled to have accomplished this goal I’ve had for a few years now. I’ve loved learning about the publishing process, and what editors expect in a final submission. I am working on the next book now, and hope to have it completed soon. Thank you to friends, family, and readers for supporting my efforts. You keep me going!
Whatever your goal/dream is in this life, you can make it happen. Keep pursuing it. If you aren’t sure how to go about it , ask someone that has already achieved that goal. Jillian Chantal (Sebastian’s Salvation) shared with me and Joan Chandler , and now we both have been published and have our own website. There are wonderful people out there that will be happy to show you the ropes. JUST DON’T GIVE UP! Well, I must close to go iron uniforms for tomorrow. I wonder if Nora Roberts has to do her own ironing? 😀 Have a great “rest of the week”!
The longtime dream of becoming a published author has finally come true. Starting today, (Wed., Leap Year Day) people will be able to purchase my book for their reading pleasure. It was a pleasure to write, and I trust will be a pleasure to read. I will forewarn you that it contains strong language which may prove to be offensive to some. It also has very descriptive sexual content. If this will offend you at all, please do not read the book. It is a love story about two people and their journey to the land of “happily ever after.” They have some conflict along the way, but the honest truth about this book is that it will probably turn out to be a “$5.00 Fantasy”. If this should be the case for you, then I feel I have accomplished what I set out to do – create a mindless escape from the everyday stresses of life. When you read it, use your imagination, and let the characters take on the appearance of your dream lover and whomever you think the significant other should be (even if it’s YOU in the starring role!). Thanks to all of my friends, family, and especially Mr. Patrick, for supporting and encouraging me to not give up until the dream became a reality. I hope you enjoy meeting Ava and Quinton as much as I enjoyed writing their story! 😀
It appeared on the publisher’s website this evening. Sandwiched between two paranormal romance stories(and at the bottom of a list of some WILD stories!) was my book, One Sizzling Summer! Ava and Quinton will finallybe able to share their love story with the masses (Ha!). If you want a quick, “feel good” fantasy to read on your Kindle, Nook, or PC while stuck in traffic, a waiting room, carpool line, checkout line, etc. this is for you! You canPre-Order now athttp://www.bookstrand.com/one-sizzling-summer. It will be available to download as an ebook on Wednesday, February 29th. I hope you will enjoy meeting these characters as much as I enjoyed writing their story!:)
CAUTION: If reading this while in a doctor’s waiting room, please be advised an unusually high blood pressure reading and/or increased pulse rate may result after reading the love scenes between these two! 🙂