Kate McMurray

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Kate McMurray writes smart romantic fiction. She likes creating stories that are brainy, funny, and of course sexy, with regular guy characters and urban sensibilities. She advocates for romance stories by and for everyone. When she’s not writing, she edits textbooks, watches baseball, plays violin, crafts things out of yarn, and wears a lot of cute dresses. She’s active in Romance Writers of America, serving for two years on the board of Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT romance chapter, and three—including two as president—on the board of the New York City chapter. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with two cats and too many books.

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These are distracting times! The book has actually been up for pre-order for a few weeks, and I completely forgot to tell anyone.





There will be no Olympics in 2020, or probably much in the way of athletic competition (I’ll believe baseball’s back when I see it), but if you need that sports fix, here’s a new book for you!





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Josephine Myles Hi Kate - thanks for the friendvite! I keep meaning to read your books because I hear so many good things about them, but being a Brit I'm mystified by baseball. Actually, I'm mystified by cricket too, so that's no excuse :)

Jo x


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Val Kovalin Thanks for the friends-add! I love your fiction. Best, Val


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Kate McMurray Very cool! I hope you enjoy it!

Leaundra wrote: "Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra"


Leaundra Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra


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