Catherine Stine

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Catherine Stine is a USA Today bestselling author of historical and urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. Her novels have earned Indie Notable awards and New York Public Library Best Books for Teens. Catherine's newest historical fantasy, Witch of the Wild Beasts, was a second prize winner in Valley Forge's 2019 RWA Sheila Contest.

She loves spending time with her beagle, writing about supernatural creatures, gardening on her deck, and meeting readers at book events. Catherine suspects her love of dark fantasy came from her father reading Edgar Allen Poe to her when she was a child.

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Catherine Stine I don't have writer's block. When I am stuck on a plot snag, I simply wait it out until I come up with a solution. And when I finish a novel draft, I …moreI don't have writer's block. When I am stuck on a plot snag, I simply wait it out until I come up with a solution. And when I finish a novel draft, I always take a break to refresh. That said, I am not as fast a writer as many indies are these days! I am getting faster, though. LOL.

The secret to pushing past "writer's block" can often be to sit down and write. (less)
Catherine Stine Yes, new adult fiction does seem to be holding as a real sub-genre of fiction. NA is targeted for the 18 to 28 year-old audience, though many adults r…moreYes, new adult fiction does seem to be holding as a real sub-genre of fiction. NA is targeted for the 18 to 28 year-old audience, though many adults read it too! It got its start with successful NA indie authors, such as Abbi Glines and Tammara Webber, and has been popular enough to attract traditional publishers such as Harper Collins.

Most NA novels so far have been set in contemporary and college settings. As with any growing trend though, the NA market is expanding to new territories--to fantasy, historical and even sci-fi. One constant hallmark is a focus on romance, or the love interest, though the "steam" levels can vary a lot.

I have a new adult series called The Art of Love (written as Kitsy Clare), which is set in the NYC art world with new art school graduates. I am now working on a paranormal historical, set in 1932. So, I would love to see the boundaries of NA grow!

Some say it has taken the place of chick lit, which focused on the twenty-something market. The bottom line is that yes, it is a "thing" but who knows how it will evolve? It will be fun to watch.(less)
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Viviana MacKade's Fall Book Fair Hop, Sept 3-7


Viv's Fall Book Fair Hop starts September with a bang!

This amazing Fall Book Fair hop brings me back to my own blog, after a long hiatus to write (I finished two novels and a novella - phew!) and to raise and train my beagle pup to the one-year mark, where he is  more mature and independent. Say hi, Benny.

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Alpha's Revenge by Catherine Stine
"A well crafted story that had some heartbreaking reveals when exploring his past. Add in his new attraction for his love interest and the story was a beautiful story. I enjoyed reading this book. "
Alpha's Revenge by Catherine Stine
"This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect read.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
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Alpha's Revenge by Catherine Stine
"shifter take on Romeo and Juliet


Star crossed lovers always have a hard time getting it right and this pair is no different. A sexy romance ( but more story than heat ) full of shifters, witches, revenge and adventure with some very imaginative spells" Read more of this review »
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Sure, but I need your email address.
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Catherine wrote: "I can gift you an ebook. You read on kindle? Can you send me your email
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" Hi Victoria,
I have a new historical fantasy, Witch of the Wild Beasts that I would love to get more reviews on! It's set in 1854 in the penitentiary a
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" Hi Amanda,
I would love for you to read and review my new historical fantasy. It has a romance in it and a sort of thriller/mystery to it. It is set in
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" If you want to, you can email your email addy to my email at kitsy84557 (at) gmail.com
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“Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It's not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation. -from Fireseed One”
Catherine Stine

“The sun, through the filter of the trees, glints green off the cells of her suit, outlines her soft curves. I’m overcome with visions of my father poring over his books, and the wet, verdant forest floor, and newts pausing over toxic yellow candy, and leaves flying up from the impact of Bryan’s body hitting the ground. Another, confused part of me hears my father’s voice calling the refs scum, trash, slime. With flashes of fury at Marisa, mixed with a sad, all-consuming longing that feels dangerously like love, I pluck her hands from my face and push her away. -from Fireseed One”
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“Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It's not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation.”
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“The sun, through the filter of the trees, glints green off the cells of her suit, outlines her soft curves. I’m overcome with visions of my father poring over his books, and the wet, verdant forest floor, and newts pausing over toxic yellow candy, and leaves flying up from the impact of Bryan’s body hitting the ground. Another, confused part of me hears my father’s voice calling the refs scum, trash, slime. With flashes of fury at Marisa, mixed with a sad, all-consuming longing that feels dangerously like love, I pluck her hands from my face and push her away. -from Fireseed One”
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Catherine Stine Lucinda wrote: "Dear Catherine,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting the request and for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded..."


Hi, you too! Catherine


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L Dear Catherine,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting the request and for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people including authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. I look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


William O'Brien Most welcome Catherine - Great to meet you!
Kindest regards, William


message 7: by A. K.

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer I love hearing about the many experiences people have had with Berlin - it seems like everyone I meet has either visited, or plans to :D It's still a great city!


Catherine Stine Thanks, Rosa!


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Rosa Hello Catherine, thank you for the friend request. Your YA novel sounds intriguing, can't wait to find a copy :)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


Beverly McClure Thanks for the friend request, Catherine. So nice to see you here. :)


W.H. Jr. Catherine;

I noticed that you are an author - but I see no information on your books on this web page. I think it might be good for your books to post something about them at least on your bio.

Just another suggestion and it will not cost you anything. Have you thought about joining The American Author's Association (AAA). They still have free membership. It is a 2,000 plus author organization that can help market your books or at least allow you to network with other authors.

I am the founder of that organization which is now I believe one of the largest writer's groups in north America. Go to their web site and check it out. The new President is a wonderful lady in San Diego named Maria Edwards - contact her and ask about joining.

http://www.americanauthorsassociation...

Bill McDonald


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Ting catherine!!!! so good to see you there.
i just got a book,by Bruno Schulz,well,i dont know this guy but my friend said its ok.so let me see~~



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