Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Newsletter From One of My Favorite Authors, Catherine Mann

This picture was taken when I first met Cathy at a book signing at the Wright Patterson BX. At the time, I worked with her awesome husband, LtCol Robert "Wanna" Mann.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST found out after posting this earlier today that Cathy just joined blogspt. I am so excited! I HIGHLY recommend that you check it out and hopefully follow her. You won't regret it!
http://catherinemann1.blogspot.com/ (sorry, still not getting the links to work in my posts.)

**Reposted with Cathy's blessings! I have the pleasure of personally knowing Cathy. She is a super sweet lady and a phenomenal writer. I own every single one of her books and they are treasures to me. I have the honor of having a character in one of her books (very) loosely base on yours truely. Well the character had a call sign and it is the same as mine and the story behind it the same. Maybe I will blog about how I got the name if I ever get around to cleaning out the skeletons from my closet..ha! In the Air Force the character and I had the call sign of Flipper. I cannot tell you what a thrill and surprise it was when I read it in the book! Make sure you read through this completely. Cathy is have a giveaway with 25 winners! Without further ado.......

Hi there! I'm thrilled to announce that the flyboys have landed!! Yes, April 7 is finally here and so is my new "Dark Ops" series from Berkley Sensation! DEFENDER is on shelves now! Here's the scoop:

!*!*!*!*DEFENDER on shelves now*!*!*!*!*
When a USO boat goes down in flames, test pilot Jimmy Gage pulls a scantily clad Chloe Nelson out of the shark-filled Mediterranean. Although she is grateful, and he's as hot as the fire that took the boat down, the last thing Chloe needs is a jet-jock to be her bodyguard—until she inadvertently finds herself closer to Gage than she ever expected, and side by side in a dangerous mission...

Gage is desperate to find a fellow airman, missing and reportedly held captive. A pub in Istanbul, controlled by a notorious and sadistic female adversary, may hold the key. Now, moving in toward untold dangers, Gage can't afford to let his growing attraction to Chloe distract him for a second—or it may cost the lives of his crew, the prisoner they must rescue, and the woman he's unable to resist.

*!*!*!*DEFENDER reviews!*!*!*!*

The reviews are in and they're rocking awesome!

"Relentless suspense, heroes to fall in love with right from page one--this must be another military romance by the fabulous Catherine Mann!" --NY Times bestseller Suzanne Brockmann

"Fans of Suzanne Brockmann will find that this book with its powerful storylines and realistic backgrounds is a roller-coaster ride bursting at the seams with one electrifying moment after another - 5 Cups!" --Coffee Times Romance Reviews

"Great military 'feel'; wonderful characters; plenty of action – 5 Stars!" --Errant Dreams Reviews

"This exciting first Darks Ops military thriller hooks the audience from the opening suspense laden scene and never loosens the tension until the end - 5 Stars!" --Genre Go Round Reviews

"Dynamically appealing characters plus an intriguing plot packed with perilous danger make DEFENDER not only spellbinding but totally satisfying - 5 Stars!" --Cataromance,

*!*!*!*!*!*Excerpts Posted*!*!*!*!*!*
My website has been updated, complete with new covers and excerpts for DEFENDER and other upcoming releases. Check them out at catherinemann.com

*!*!*!*!*!*Spring Cleaning! Free Books*!*!*!*!*!*
I'm in the midst of spring cleaning and have found I have a number of extra author copies of books on hand. To celebrate the release of DEFENDER and the upcoming May release of HOTSHOT, I'm running a contest. Winner's choice of one book from my backlist books between 2005-2008! Twenty-five winners will be chosen at random. Yes, that's TWENTY-FIVE winner! (Winners will be asked to list a first and second choice in case I run out of some of the books. More about the books can be found on the books page of my website. catherinemann.com ) Rules for entering are posted on the message board on my website. You do NOT need to post or log in. The instructions are open to the public for viewing! Check it out at catherinemann.com - Good luck and happy reading!

*!*!*!*!*Message Board*!*!*!*!*
As I noted above, you don't have to post on the message board in order to enter the contest, however I sure do enjoy hearing from readers. If you would like to discuss DEFENDER or any other books, I will be around and checking in frequently on the message board this month.

I have hot new bookmarks to share with readers and booksellers. If you would like a bookmark, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Catherine Mann
P.O. Box 6065
Navarre, FL 32566
Please note if you need extra bookmarks (and how many) to share with other romance reader friends! I'll send them out for as long as supplies last.

Endless thanks for all your letters, enthusiasm and generous help in spreading the word about my books!!

As always, feel free to share this newsletter with anyone, anywhere, anytime!

Catherine Mann, RITA Award Winner
Current and Upcoming Releases:
DEFENDER, "Dark Ops," Berkley Sensation 4/09
HOTSHOT, "Dark Ops," Berkley Sensation 5/09
MILLIONAIRE IN COMMAND, Silhouette Desire 10/09
RENENGADE, "Dark Ops," Berkley Sensation 1/10
BOSS MAN'S BABY SCANDAL, Silhouette Desire 1/10

Backlist: (Still available online at amazon.com)
HIS EXPECTANT EX, Silhouette Desire 9/08
RICH MAN'S FAKE FIANCEE, Silhouette Desire 6/08
OUT OF UNIFORM, Silhouette Romantic Suspense 02/08
EXECUTIVE'S SURPRISE BABY, Silhouette Desire December 12/07
HOLIDAY HEROES w/Rachel Lee, Silhouette Romantic Suspense 11/07
BET ME w/Joanne Rock and Debra Webb, HQ 8/07
ON TARGET, HQN Books 7/07
FULLY ENGAGED, Silhouette IM 11/06
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS w/Rachel Lee & Merline Lovelace, HQN 10/06 (reissue)
MORE THAN WORDS w/Susan Wiggs, Karen Harper, Kasey Michaels & Tori Carrington 10/06
BABY, I'M YOURS, Silhouette Desire, 4/06
AWAKEN TO DANGER, Silhouette IM 1/06
THE CAPTIVE'S RETURN, Silhouette IM 10/05
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS w/Rachel Lee & Merline Lovelace, HQN 11/04
PURSUED, Silhouette Bombshell 11/04
JOINT FORCES, Silhouette IM 5/04
UNDER SIEGE, Silhouette IM 1/03
TAKING COVER, Silhouette IM 11/02


Smart Mouth Broad said...

I've never read one of her books but I surely will now. Sounds very intriguing.

Tooj said...

I love that you're giving her a shout out here. I will be looking for C. Mann next time I get the honors of perusing a bookstore in real life or online...without children. Wish me luck.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You're famous!!! That is too flippin cool, I'm so excited to read it ;). Does the library carry them? You know me with books on tape ... LOL

Paula and Skip said...

Hi, i didnt know her, thanks for posting this, I surely will look into getting a book from her. Paula xx

Chef E said...

I am privileged to know you madame! I love to read so I will add this to my endless list for amazon.com, hey they should be paying me for that advertisement, lol

Hope all is well in O-Hi-O, and that bike riding well..

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I forgot to ask where do I go to enter. I'm blonde work with me ... LOL

Debra said...

It's okay honey, you are pretty!

The rules for entry are simple. Choose one of my books released during 2005-2008 you would like to win. A backlist can be found on my website catherinemann.com on the "books" page. Send an e-mail to: contests@catherinemann.com In the e-mail header write: Dark Ops Defenders Contest. List the book you wish to win and your snail mail address for sending your prize. (In the event I run out of copies, you may want to select a second book choice.) Twenty-five winners will be chosen at random on April 30, 2009. Good luck and happy reading!

Catherine Mann said...

Hi Debra! You are so, so cool! Thanks bunches for posting the news about DEFENDER landing in stores! And thanks to all of you who are keeping an eye out for the book in stores. :-) How fun to find your blog here. I just started blogging today - haven't even posted the link on my website yet. This could get addictive, lol! Happy reading!

Chef E said...

Oh man Debra- the first thing i am going to do when I hit Texas in June is eat What-A-Burger, Braums Ice Cream Sundae, Good Tex-Mex, and eat chicken fried steak, then purge :)