Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cate Masters here with us today!


Cate Masters’ novels, novellas and short fiction appear at Eternal Press, The Wild Rose Press, Wild Child Publishing/ Freya’s Bower, Shadowfire Press and soon Whiskey Creek Press.

Her flash and short stories are published with The Battered Suitcase , A Long Story Short, Dark Sky Magazine, Cezanne’s Carrot, The Harrow, Flesh from Ashes, Quality Women’s Fiction, Phase, and The Writer’s online edition.

In 2005, Pennwriters awarded her second place in its annual Short Story contest for her literary story, All is Calm, All is Bright.

Her freelance articles have appeared in The Sentinel, Carlisle. The proud mom of three adult children, she currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband Gary, Lily the dog, their dictator-like cat, Chairman Maiow, and dozens of characters inhabiting her imagination.

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Becca Lyndon puts her dreams on hold by leaving art school to care for her ailing mom. Working full time at The Flower Basket leaves precious little time, but she squeezes in night classes at the local college. When Mike Hunter fills in as a substitute teacher, she worries about a repeat of the critical reviews he gave her work when he substituted at her high school three years earlier. His reason comes as a complete surprise, but can she trust him? Or will he disappear like her father? When that possibility looms all too real, she’s determined never to let the design for her life unravel again. Following her bliss requires work, but pays off in more ways than she ever imagined. She also learns that one door might close, but another can open—and lead to unexpected opportunities.

Available Feb. 10, 2010 from The Wild Rose Press



Nancy Bristow said...

Hi Cate...I was trying to figure out what genre you write in so went to your web site for more info and found: "Cate Masters writes fantasy/dark fantasy,
historical, contemporary and speculative fiction." From the reviews I found, two of the titles that appealed to this reader were:

"Wilderness Girl is a sweet erotic romance. I felt as I knew Dana and Hank and I was rooting for their happiness."

Dark Fantasy novella "One Soul For Sale." "The writing style made me feel as though I were a part of the story instead of someone on the outside looking in. I was pulled into the story and couldn't stop until I hit the last page.
The ending by the way ..... OUTSTANDING!"

What's the heat level of "Design for Life"?

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Nancy! Yes, I like to experiment, lol. Design for Life is a "sweet" romance, part of the TWRP Flower Basket Series, which means no sensual scenes. Although Wilderness Girl is an erotic romance, the nature of the romance is also sweet. One Soul for Sale is technically a fantasy with romantic elements.
Thanks for stopping by!