Saturday, April 23, 2016

Flash Sale! Morgan’s Hunter + Giveaway!


Congratulations to "Barb K.", "Rachel B.", "Taurus" and "Bube", winners in Cate's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I often hear others in the industry mention their love of the written word or how they knew they wanted to write stories for as long as they can remember. In my case, neither of those statements quite rings true. I hated reading as a young girl. It wasn’t until I was twenty that I had any desire to pick up a book and read for pleasure. I also never knew I wanted to be a storyteller until five short years ago. 

For most of my adult life, I worked with children with moderate to severe special needs. I loved it. Then we moved to a new state and the career I had chosen turned into a nightmare. My new job was awful and I resigned after a month of coming home in tears every day. For about two weeks, I binge ate chocolate and reread my favorite Nora Roberts novels. And then an idea clicked. I decided I was going to be a writer and tell fascinating stories just like my most favorite author. 

My husband came home from work and I shared my new ambition. I think he thought I had lost my mind, but he supported me anyway and has continued to be my biggest champion. 

For weeks I sat at my computer, typing away, having no real idea of what I was doing, but I loved it and how hard could it be, anyway? For a long time, I thought I was a storytelling genius—that one person who could write down their words and would instantly be picked up for a writing contract as soon as I got my work into the right hands. Wrong! 

I finished my first draft and joined an online writing community where I could trade critiques with other writers. I learned so much and realized I had a long way to go to improve my craft. I rewrote my novel twice before I sent it off for professional editing. And the editor emailed me the next day to tell me not to give up my day job and refused my manuscript. 

For a good two weeks I went back to the chocolate and Nora books and was ready to give up, but my champion reminded me that an editor is just a human being with an opinion. Thankfully, I resubmitted my work to a new editor and he got started right away. While my editor helped me clean up my project, I got started on the next story, then the next. Within a year and a half, I had three completed novels on my hands and wavered on what I should do with them. 

After doing much research, I decided I could spend months writing query letters or I could put my work out there on Amazon and the several other vendors available to indie authors and see what was what. This was the right decision for me. 

One nail-biting weekend in October 2012, we made all three books—Morgan’s Hunter, Falling For Sarah, and Hailey’s Truth—live and by weekend’s end, they were climbing Amazon’s ranks and made the bestseller list. 

Now, here I am less than three years later and I’ve begun work on my eleventh novel. I wake up everyday thanking my lucky stars that my new job in a new state had been truly wretched, that I had the courage to try something different, and that I have loyal readers that eagerly come back for each new adventure in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series. 

With lots of hard work and a healthy dose of divinity thrown in, I’ve managed to become an international best seller, the runner up and winner of several very cool awards, and the writer of well-rated novels. 

Long story short: never be afraid to learn, go after what you want, grow from rejection, and be thankful every single minute for your tragedies and triumphs. 

Limited Time Sale: Book One, Morgan’s Hunter only $0.99

Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana. 

As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top close protection agent, Hunter Phillips. 

Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth. 

On the run and at the mercy of a madman, Morgan and Hunter must outsmart a killer to save their own lives.


The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
With 5600+ reviews and a 4.3 rating across the entire series – come see why everyone loves Ethan Security hot bodyguards.

New to the series? No problem! Each book in the “Bodyguards” series is a stand-alone title. Although reading the books in order is preferred, it is not necessary.  Each title features brand new primary characters and limited overlapping secondary characters.  Don’t hesitate to jump right in!

Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days—and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.

Bodyguard Collin Michaels’ life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He’s trying to start over, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.

Collin finds comfort in Lyla’s easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated—something Collin can’t afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla’s caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.

Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it’s too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.

Giveaway:
One person leaving a comment or email entry will win a $20 Amazon gift card. 3 people leaving a comment or email entry will each get a digital copy of Falling For Sarah, book 2 in the series!


Meet Cate Beauman
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Finding Lyla, the tenth novel in her popular bodyguards series.


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Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST April 24th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

14 comments:

  1. I love romantic suspense and this sounds like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Thank goodness for champions. I look forward to catching up with my reading.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Love your books! Thanks for sharing your story! debbiemac73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. Being thankful for your tragedies is intriguing!

    Janet_Kerr at MSN dot com

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  5. I just picked up this book! I'm so excited to dive in :) thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great series! I need to read a few I am missing... Thanks for sharing!

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  7. looks different
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  8. Downloaded Morgan's Hunter yesterday - looking forward to reading the book.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  9. Thank you for the great advice :)
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  10. Falling For Sarah has been on my TBR list for a while so the GC would be nice to win but I really hope I win the book.

    It's too bad the job you got when you moved didn't work out but as a reader I'm glad it didn't. I know that's selfish but it looks like you're happier as an author. I hope so.

    joanne.boykoATyahooDOTcom

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  11. I love finding new books and authors to read! Thanks for the chance to win, too.
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  12. I love her books.
    cntrygirlzroc (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. I'm so glad that you decided to become an author. I love The Bodyguards of L.A. County series! Thank you for the giveaway. rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I've read 3 books in this series and really enjoyed them. amyp115 AT yahoo DOT com

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