Cathy Maxwell needs no introduction. From her bio (at this link),
You would never believe: That I’ve spent six years in the Navy. I worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence. I’ve also managed a watch factory, been a news broadcaster, and done costumes for local theater. Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy.
|Cathy with Kieran Kramer, Navy spouse, at RT/Chicago in 2012.|
That's the making of a thriller novel ... lucky for romance readers, Cathy Maxwell writes heartwarming historicals for Avon Romance. If you attend the RT Booklovers' Convention, just listen for her laugh. Also from her bio,
|Patricia Rice, Christina Skye, Cathy, and Sue Grimshaw at RT/11 in LA.|
Her laugh is infectious. Her panels are outrageous. Her warmth is comforting. Again from her bio,
|Eileen Dryer, Patricia Rice, and Cathy with elephant's nose.|
Cathy creates memorable characters in her current series, THE CHATTAN CURSE. A Scottish witch curses the Chattan family in the 17th century when the heir abandons her daughter.
When a Chattan male falls in love,
strike his heart with fire from Above
Generations later, the current heir, Lord Lyon, seeks a wife that he cannot love in Book One, LYON'S BRIDE - which I featured at this link. LYON'S BRIDE reminds us that love is worth the risk. And Lyon's love inspires his brother, Harry, to find another witch to break the curse in Book Two, THE SCOTTISH WITCH - available October 30.
Oh, Harry, I have been waiting for you!
Harry has his own crosses to bear before he can help his brother ... and himself:
“If love means death . . . is it worth the price?”
Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage. Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger. But what will he do once he discovers she has betrayed him?
Harry Chattan is fighting for his family. For two hundred years the Chattan men have been destroyed by love . . . and now he’s come to Scotland on the hunt for a witch to break the curse. Instead he finds himself bewitched by Portia. Harry has vowed to fight the demons that torture him.
But will that battle destroy her as well?
Come back on Wednesday, October 31, for my review of THE SCOTTISH WITCH plus giveaway. Today I am giving away a copy of LYON'S BRIDE plus Cathy's military themed anthology, FOR LOVE AN HONOR, with Lynne Hinton and Candis Terry. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about curses, spells, and/or fate - do you believe?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, October 13, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Saturday, October 14.
Kim in Hawaii
From the Medal of Honor Book of Quotes, Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., United States Navy,
Our freedom, envied the world over, was attained
at great personal sacrifice -
we cannot allow it to wither away through apathy.
|LtJG Hudner received the first Medal of Honor |
from the Korean Conflict.
An Arleigh Burke class destroyer will be named after him.