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Vampire Christmas Party!

Next week sees the start of my epic book tour for The Darkness of Love, and to celebrate the festivities, I am hosting a virtual Vampire Christmas Party over on Facebook.

Join me there from 9:00am GMT…

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Added by Catherine Green on December 5, 2013 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel) Author Interview

I am on the promotion wagon again, and this time you can see my author interview over at You Read It Here First! This is a little different to previous interviews, so check it out and tell me what you think…

Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel).

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Added by Catherine Green on February 8, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

New Year Promotions and Catch Up

This is just a quick blog to say I am still here and haven't abandoned the community! It seems I have had some distractions during the last couple of months, beginning with NaNoWriMo 2012. I am happy to say I succeeded in that challenge and now have a cool new manuscript to edit and get published.

In other news, I am releasing the third Redcliffe novel very soon. It is currently in pre-production and there will be updates to follow. To celebrate this release, I have posted my…

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Added by Catherine Green on January 7, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

NaNoWriMo - Half Way There

As I write this post I am feeling very happy. After a somewhat stilted and disjointed start to the month I managed to get my ass into gear and am now officially half way through my NaNoWriMo project. Hooray! Who knew I could magically find the time to write 25,011 words in just 14 days, complete with a demanding toddler in tow? Apparently I could, I did, and I am on track to succeed!

The novel is shaping up nicely, although my inner editor is already screaming that it is not good…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 14, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel) – Official Book Launch

It is finally here! After much speculation and lots of updates on the progress of my writing, I can finally announce the release of my second Redcliffe novel, Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel). In this book we catch up with bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she recovers from a horrific werewolf attack. She now knows the truth about her vampire boyfriend and his identical twin werewolf brother. Her human best friend is still oblivious to the supernatural community in the seaside town of…

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Added by Catherine Green on June 18, 2012 at 8:07pm — No Comments

The Importance of your Book Cover

With the rise in popularity of eBook publishing, I am starting to notice that some authors don’t pay much attention to the book cover for their novels. Even if you publish an eBook and not a paperback version, I think it is still important to have a professional, attractive front cover as part of your promotional material.

I am still more inclined to look at a book based on the front cover even if I am browsing on my Kindle. There is something intriguing about cover art, when you can…

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Added by Catherine Green on May 23, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The Redcliffe Novels: Writing a Trilogy

I am currently writing the third book in my Redcliffe novels paranormal romance series. Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel) concludes the story of how our protagonist Jessica Stone met and fell in love with a vampire, and subsequently discovered the truth about her friends and acquaintances in the fictional Cornish seaside town of Redcliffe. I originally only intended to write one book with this story, but it just sort of spiralled and took on a life of its own, so now here I…

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Added by Catherine Green on April 29, 2012 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Catherine Green Radio Interview - Cauldron FM

It gives me great pleasure to share my very first live internet radio interview. Here I talk about my debut paranormal romance novel Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel), the inspiration for my Redcliffe series, and life as a pagan mother. Have a listen, and I appreciate any feedback……

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Added by Catherine Green on March 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Love Hurts on Valentines Day

I have to say I apologise for the title of my post, but you must forgive me! Actually, I understand love shouldn't hurt on Valentines Day. In fact it should be a beautiful celebration of our love for each other, whether we are in long-term comfortable relationships, or shorter developing ones. I am simply offering a view of Valentines Day from the perspective of my paranormal romance novel Love Hurts.

Personally I am not celebrating Valentines Day this year. My husband and me…

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Added by Catherine Green on February 10, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

The Writer Loves Books

OK, the title of this post is perhaps a little silly and I am stating the obvious. There cannot be a writer out there who does not love books, but I am open to comments if you can prove me wrong. Anyway, my point is that I love books. I have always loved books. As a child, my mother taught me to read, and would take me to our local library every Saturday morning. I would step into that small one storey building full of excitement and happiness, and spend a few hours searching the shelves in…

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Added by Catherine Green on February 5, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

The Redcliffe Trilogy Inspiration

About a week ago I woke up one morning feeling a mild sense of panic when I realised that once I finish editing Love Kills and send it off to the publisher, I will then need to start writing the third Redcliffe book. At the time it was only a vague idea in my head, sort of following on from the latest instalment that I just wrote. Determined not to be perturbed, I put the panic out of my mind and sent out a silent plea to my muse.

After lunch I finally dragged myself away…

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Added by Catherine Green on January 23, 2012 at 12:26am — 2 Comments

The Thrill of being a Writer

I have just finished writing an intense cliffhanger of an ending to my second Redcliffe novel Love Kills. It was amazing! Having finished editing a separate manuscript, I was thinking about what needed to be done on my current WIP. I had written the first draft of Love Kills, but was unhappy with the way I had finished it. There had to be more.

Well it seems that my muse agreed, and all day today, while doing my menial household chores, the story has unfolded…

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Added by Catherine Green on January 6, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Happy New Kindle

It has been a very merry Christmas in the Green household this year. We celebrated my daughters first Christmas, and she was thoroughly spoiled by the whole family. In fact, we had to open her presents in three different houses! I do love having a large and close-knit family. We may not live so close to each other any more, but we certainly make the most of the holidays.

Anyway, my wish was for some money…

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Added by Catherine Green on December 29, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Love Hurts - Love, Vampires and Werewolves

Love Hurts is about a young woman who runs a bookshop in Cornwall with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost...
Here is a snippet from the novel, to whet your appetite:
“She is connected to the job in Scotland; they both…
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Added by Catherine Green on December 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I'm a NaNoWriMo 2011 Winner - Hooray!

Well I did it! I entered NaNoWriMo for the very first time, and I succeeded, and I won. Tonight at midnight I validated my novel with 50,168 words. The best thing is, I haven't even finished yet but I am so close to the end I can taste it, and it is sweet!



It has been a long, hard month. My poor baby daughter has become very well-acquainted with her toys and the popular British children's TV channel…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 27, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments

Compassion and Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel)

A fellow author has decided to focus on the theme of compassion in his novels, and also on his blog http://www.tommach.com.  This got me thinking, how does Love Hurts deal with this issue? Do my characters feel compassion for each other, do they have strong decisive morals, or are they completely indifferent?

 

My heroine Jessica Stone believes herself to be an independent and compassionate woman. She does not show…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 12, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments

The Indie Author does NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo to everybody involved or aware of it.  This is an international competition, which has no prizes and no entry fees.  Participants are simply expected to write a novel with a word total of 50,000 during the month.  It is a wonderfully simple way of motivating yourself to finally write that story that has been festering in your head for all these months or years.

 

I have entered this competition.  Having published my debut…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 7, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

A Ghost Hunt Report for Halloween

I thought that in the spirit of the season, with Halloween just past, and for the UK, bonfire night just ahead, I would post a report from a ghost hunt I did last weekend. 

 

This took place at the beautiful hidden treasure that is Carnfield Hall, in Derbyshire, UK.  I had never heard of the place before, but it is a fantastic 16th Century home, hidden away in the Derbyshire countryside. 

 

Here is the link to the full report on my personal blog site:…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 2, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

#NaNoWriMo and all that Work

Oh my goodness is it really #NaNoWriMo next week? I have totally lost this last month in a flurry of work. I have been busy trying to finish my current WIP The Darkness of Love. It is almost complete by the way. It will be in the editing stages by December and hopefully published early 2012, publisher depending.



For NaNoWriMo I will be working on a novel called Love Kills, the second in my Redcliffe series. It means I already have a plot in mind, and my characters… Continue

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Added by Catherine Green on October 28, 2011 at 11:52pm — No Comments

The Indie Author Book Signing Event

Last weekend I attended my second book signing event to promote my paranormal romance novel Love Hurts. The event took place at Waterstones Bookseller in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. This was my home town so I was very excited. I have spent many years wandering around this book shop, dreaming about the day when I might see my own work on the shelves. And now that day has come!



The lovely staff welcomed me to their store, gave me a mug of coffee, and showed me to my special… Continue

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Added by Catherine Green on October 3, 2011 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

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