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Weekend Reads with Catherine Castle!

It’s All About the Pitch

Two people from different social classes.
Two different philosophies.
One bridal bouquet to unite them.

Book Blurb:
The chance to catch a bridal bouquet containing a solid gold rose makes underprivileged, down-on-her-luck grad student Marietta Wilson pawn everything she owns to come up with a bid to win a bridesmaid spot in the most prestigious wedding of the season.

When he discovers his sister is auctioning off bridesmaid spots in her wedding party, wealthy, elitist Chip Vandermere is appalled. Not only is it in poor taste, but no self-respecting lady would stoop so low as to bid. Convinced Marietta is a gold digger, Chip sets out to thwart her plans.

A social climber and a social misfit. Can a bridal bouquet unite them?

Meet Catherine:
Catherine Castle is a multi-award-winning author who loves writing, reading, traveling, singing,
watching movies, and the theatre.  In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She’s passionate about gardening and even won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club.

Her debut inspiration romantic suspense, The Nun and the Narc, from Soul Mate Publishing was an ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2014 EPIC finalist, and the winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award and the 2014 RONE Award.  A Groom for Mama, is a sweet romantic comedy from Soul Mate Publishing.  Her latest release, Bidding on the Bouquet, a contemporary inspirational romance from Forget Me Not Romances, is part of the Trying Out for Love boxed set. Her books are available on Amazon.

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Book Signing!

Book Signing!

I'm very excited to be invited to the April 20th Barnes & Noble book signing event.

The event will take place at the Greece, New York Barnes & Noble.

I will have the following books at the signing:

Highland Hope

Madelyn Hill wrote a wonderful romance book. The plot was not like one I've ever read before which was pleasing to me. Thumbs up for originality. I was thoroughly intrigued to keep reading to find out how it was going to end for everyone involved. Long and Short Reviews

Highland Faith

Highland Faith is a story of family, love, desperation and betrayal. The premise is entertaining and enjoyable; the characters are colorful, honorable and inspiring; the romance is passionate and fated. Madelyn Hill invites the reader into a captivating story line as one couple finds love on the stormy seas. The Reading Cafe

Wolf's Castle

Madelyn Hill did an awesome job of fleshing out her characters; they jumped from the pages and were successful in helping me finish Wolf's Castle. Manic Reader Reviews


Heather In The Mist 

Heather in the Mist is full of betrayal, adventure and romance in a Scottish highland setting this story is electric! Rogan is a strong-willed lass who keeps her faith in love while Ian is honorable and courageous, tempting both the reader and Rogan at every turn. A number of surprising twists with perilous adventure will have one's adrenaline pumping while the moments of romance filled with passion and emotion will have one's heart-a-flutter.  InD'tale Magazine 

Weekend Reads with Dawn Ireland!

I've something new this weekend! Dawn Ireland has created a Scottish Food Quiz!

Just imagine. This is your first trip to Great Britain, and on the plane you meet the Highlander of your dreams. Tall and broad chested, with twinkling, sherry-colored eyes. He makes you laugh. No small feat because flying usually terrifies you. When you land, he insists you to join him for dinner on your first night in London.
His restaurant choice oozes charm; stunning landscape pictures line the stucco walls, the woodwork is gleaming, but worn, and the tables are solid with little vases of heather. With his hand on your back, he guides you to a private corner. The perfect gentleman, he suggests he order for you when the waiter arrives.
At your nod, he turns to the jovial man. “The lassie and I will be having Devils on Horseback, then Toad in the Hole with Clapshot, and I’d not want you to forget the Spotted Dick.”
At that comment, you spray your handsome Highlander with the ill-timed mouthful of wine you’d taken to fortify yourself for what lay ahead. With a quick glance at your dripping companion, you slouch down in your chair and hug your arms to your middle, wishing you were back in the States.
Now, the embarrassing situation above wouldn’t have happened if you’d learned about the food in Great Britain. Would you know what Clapshot or Spotted Dick are?  If not, I’ve devised a little test. Let’s see how you do.

Now you won’t be taken by surprise when you’re invited to dinner. I’m sure you’ll come to enjoy British cuisine. I highly recommend the tablet.
Oh, and better luck with your next handsome Highlander.

And since Dawn is visiting, I've asked her to share her latest work.

About the Book:

­­Caden Mackay would never bed a Sutherland, let alone marry one. Bloody hell, what had possessed his twin brother to propose to one of the she-devils? And what is Caden to do with the Sutherland beauty who appears, as if by magic, in his library? The defiant intruder is the enemy, but she is unlike any woman Caden’s ever known, and her tantalizing curves and wide green eyes could tempt a monk. He must devise a way to stop the wedding. But can he stop the desire that makes him long to make Ariel Sutherland his own?

Ariel’s life had never gone the way she’d hoped, but ending up in eighteenth century Scotland was a stretch, even for her. If not for her dog, Scruffy, she might have thought she’d walked into a romantic daydream. Especially since the object of her desire appears to be entirely too virile. But can she find her way back to her time, before her too-handsome Highlander makes her believe that love can conquer in any century?

About Dawn:

“Once Upon a Time” are four of Dawn’s favorite words, because she never knows
where they will lead. She writes stories to remind herself that even though things may seem bleak, there is always the possibility of a “Happily Ever After.” If along the way she makes readers smile, cry or see the magic in their everyday lives, then she’s done her job.

Dawn’s written several award-winning novels set in Georgian England and the Highlands – an era filled with rules and intrigue. Her characters often defy “Society” as they pursue love, run away, pursue, run away – well, you get the idea.  
Then again, she might write romance in order to do the research. What other profession encourages you to sit in the audience at Harlequin’s Male Model search, and take notes, or just sigh?

When she’s not writing, Dawn may be found singing, gardening, learning to play the harp or wood carving. She lives in a Victorian home in Upstate New York with her husband and very independent cats.

Dawn hopes you’ll read her books, and together you’ll bring to life characters that aren’t perfect, but have a story to tell.

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