Cathryn Cade Interview Intro:
Hello everyone! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are happy to have Cathryn Cade with us today!
While she lives in the PM, she was born and raised in Montana and grew up in the cowboy culture. You can see this influence in her sci-fi space captains. She also adores Hawaii and will be sharing that love of the tropics with us in her new series.
She’s the proud creator of the ORION and new HAWAIIAN HEROES series.
ORION has 4 installments – “Tyger, Tyger Burning Bryght”, “Her Commander”, “Prince of Dragons”, and “Deep Indigo”.
Her new HAWAIIAN HEROES series currently consists of “Walking in Fire” which was just released TODAY and which we’re here to help Cathryn promote and celebrate today!
For those of you not yet familiar with Cathryn’s work, we thought we’d give you the synopses for the ORION series books and the new HAWAIIAN HEROES release to get you up to speed:
“Tyger, Tyger Burning Bryght”
ORION Book #1:
ORION Book #2:
“Prince of Dragons”
ORION Book #3:
ORION Book #4:
As Nelah's star rose with her burgeoning Indigon powers at university, she leapt at the chance to intern under Navos. But the hero of her fantasies fears her human half is too volatile to be trusted with the coveted position.
When they are forced to combine powers to stop a sabotage attempt, their incredibly intimate mind-meld turns a simple case of post-battle attraction into a night of passion neither thought possible. And, as Navos teaches her to use her powers to heighten sensual pleasure, he finds she isn't the only Indigon with much to learn.
Except it's clear someone is remotely using psychic powers to endanger the ship. Nelah may be the key, and Navos faces his greatest challenge ever-loving the woman who may have to sacrifice herself to save The Orion.
“Walking in Fire”
HAWAIIAN HEROES Book #1:
RELEASED TODAY – 4/10/12
They sound great, don’t they!? Let’s get to our interview to learn some more about this great author and her books…
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Cathryn! Happy Release Day! We’re very happy to have you here today. Thank you for entrusting us with helping you to promote “Walking in Fire”.
CATHRYN: :D Thank you very much for hosting me. I'm honored to be here.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We always like to start out learning more about our guest authors.
Q1): What are 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?
CATHRYN: I'm a Montana history nut, as my great-granddad Winnett was one of the early settlers in central Montana. Another ancestor built a sandstone mansion in White Sulphur Springs, which is now a museum. My husband and I will be moving back to Montana this summer, to build a house on property near Helena, the capitol city, and raise hay and a few cattle.
And I'll be writing full time, which I'm very excited about!
Q2): What are 3 things that always make you smile?
CATHRYN: New spring babies—the calves are out now. The Hawaiian Pidgin dialect, colorful and fun. And my sons' sense of humor—they crack me up.
Q3): What are some things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
CATHRYN: Getting outdoors for a walk, or bike ride, or in our boat in the summer. I love to quilt, and will now have time to do it. I also love to sketch with pencil or pastels. Shopping—can't believe I saved that for last, lol.
Q4): What types of scenes (dialogue, action, sex, etc) do you most enjoy writing and why?
CATHRYN: There's a total high, like an electricity under my skin when my protagonists are playing off of each other verbally, and it works! That's the best feeling in my writing life. When I write love scenes, the same thing. It's about the interaction between two people who are rushing headlong into something that is powerful beyond their understanding. My characters tend to fall into bed and then into love, so there's usually a bit of a battle for power in the relationship.
Q5): If you could describe yourself in 5 words what would they be?
CATHRYN: Compulsive romance reader and writer. Ha! Nailed it.
Q6): What was the last great book that you read?
CATHRYN: Just finished reading Cara and the Draca, by Louisa Kelley. A very fun, fast read, with dragons appearing in Portland, Oregon! There's a
great scene on one of the bridges … but I won't give any spoilers.
Q7): If you could spend the day with any of your characters, who would you want it to be and what would you want to do?
CATHRYN: Hang out with the Ho'omalu ohana, family at Nawea Bay, Hawaii. Snorkel on the reef, work on a tan, have some mai-tais on the beach lanai and listen to Hawaiian music. Ask them lots of questions about what it was like to grown up Hawaiian, and go to college there. The brothers played football for the Rainbow Warriors—did they win games? What did they do on dates?
Q8): Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the HAWAIIAN HEROES series besides your love for Hawaii?
CATHRYN: Yes, my wild fantasy life! No matter where I travel, I spin stories. Last spring we visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and saw a magnificent mural featuring the goddess of the volcanoes, Pele, and a gorgeous Hawaiian warrior making an offering to her. Here's a link to it http://bit.ly/FQf0rY. Seeing this mural for the first time on top of an active volcano gave me goose bumps! Being the writer I am, I immediately unleashed my imagination. What if I were a young single woman and traveled to Hawaii by myself? What if I met a handsome Hawaiian, who turned out to be much, much more than he seemed? And so on … into sexy, volcanic adventure.
Q9): How many books do you have planned for the series?
CATHRYN: So far, three. I'm doing re-writes with my editor on Book 2, and outlining Book 3. They both have plenty of sexy adventure, and some fun twists.
Q9): What can readers expect as the series progresses?
CATHRYN: Hawaiian Heroes is the saga of the Ho'omalu family brothers, David and Daniel, and one of their cousins. It also revolves around three female friends who travel to Hawaii. I can't say more or I'll give away a surprise in Book 2. I will say that Daniel is a big, tough bad-ass dude, and his heroine is going to have a time with him in Book 2.
Q10): What about the ORION series, are there any more books planned?
CATHRYN: I've already begun a paraquel series in the world of Orion, based on Logan Stark, the space magnate owner of The Orion and her sister ships. He's intelligent, ruthless and manipulative. He has soft spots only for his two younger brothers and for his mistress. The action takes place largely on Frontiera, the planet I invented for 'Heart of Steel', and 'Heart of Stone', novellas you can find on my website.
Q11): What were some of the challenges that you encountered while bringing “Walking in Fire” to life?
CATHRYN: Working to be authentic in portraying Hawaii and the wonderful people. And making paranormal abilities 'real' on the page. We'll see if I did it, huh?
Q12): Is there a specific book of yours that you’re the most proud of or that you feel may be your favorite, maybe one that has special meaning for you, etc?
CATHRYN: Always the one I'm currently writing. I get so into my characters' worlds, and psyches that I breathe for them. If I don't love them, and feel their joy and pain, I can't write them. I hope I convey that on the page. That said, I write fast-paced, fun romance. Not trying to change the world, just make it a little happier place to be for a while.
Q13): What else do you have in the works outside of the new release that you can share with your fans?
CATHRYN: Groan, with me it's more what don't I have in the works. I consider sleep a waste of my writing time these days. But nothing to share quite yet, beyond the Orion paraquel series.
Q14): What question have you always thought it would be great to be asked in an interview but have never been asked, and how would you answer that question?
CATHRYN: Well, I wish everyone was awestruck by my ability to stay so slim while spending lots of time at a computer, but so far … no one ever asks me how I do that, 'cause … yeah. Enough said.
Q15): Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
CATHRYN: Yes! Keep reading romance, because from what I'm reading, the quality of writing available just keeps getting better , and there are so many more romance genres—the epublishing phenomenon has blown the old traditional genres wide open. I just read a Steampunk erotic romance!
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LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Cathryn, thank you so much again for being with us today. We’re excited to introduce some new readers to your work and hope that we can help promote the new release. We’d love to have you back to celebrate and promote a future release if you’d be interested.
CATHRYN: Absolutely! Can't think of anyone I'd rather celebrate with. Thank you again for hosting me, and for allowing me to meet all your readers. I know I'll be back to meet other authors here, myself.
If you want to keep up with Cathryn, you can find her online at her Website, on Facebook, Twitter and/or GoodReads.
Cathryn is offering up a free copy of her ebook Hawaiian Heroes I; Walking in Fire with a $10.00 Samhain gift certificate to a winner from Book Monster Reviews and another winner over at the LITERAL ADDICTION site.
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