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 lives in Brooklyn, NY, with a bossy cat and too many books.

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Kate McMurray Hi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will.…moreHi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will. My current publication schedule is a little bonkers, but an In Hot Pursuit sequel is definitely in the realm of possibility. (less)
Kate McMurray Hi Daphne! I do actually have other books with POC MCs. They are my baseball books. Out in the Field has a Dominican hero (https://www.goodreads.com/b…moreHi Daphne! I do actually have other books with POC MCs. They are my baseball books. Out in the Field has a Dominican hero (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...) and the whole Rainbow League series is based on a diverse set of characters who play in an LGBT baseball league together (https://www.goodreads.com/series/1502...) (Book 2, Thrown a Curve, has a Black hero and Book 3, The Long Slide Home, has a Puerto Rican hero.)

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2023 Reading Challenge!

So, funny story. In my continuing mission to read more outside of what I usually read (something I started doing last year) I decided that in 2023, I’d keep a reading journal. I generally track my reading on Goodreads, but I wanted some space to write about my impressions of what I read in a way I’m not really comfortable doing on a public-facing page. So I started shopping around for reading jour

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When We Were Bright And Beautiful by Jillian Medoff
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I don't know how to feel about this book. The beginning really bothered me—Cassie goes out of her way to explain that her brother Billy cannot possibly be guilty of rape, even as the evidence starts to pile up, and I frankly did not want to read abou ...more
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Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew   Perry
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I will admit, I am a Friends superfan. I was expecting something a little lighter and funnier, although I of course knew about Perry's various substance abuse issues, but this book is harrowing. Perry has the perspective of age when looking back at h ...more
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Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence by R.F. Kuang
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This is the rare example of a book that is slowly paced, but I didn't mind, because I really enjoyed all of the contemplations of language. I realized as I was finishing this book yesterday that I really have been reading every word (I'm a skimmer by ...more
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The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch
The Rewind
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This trope is my catnip; two people who were in love many years ago but now have to work together to solve a problem while also dealing with their old drama? I don't know why, but I saw this premise and was like, Yes, sign me up. And while I found th ...more
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The Mutual Friend by Carter  Bays
The Mutual Friend
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Not gonna lie, I picked up the book because of the How I Met Your Mother connection. As a fan of the show, I was hoping for a book with a similar sensibility. This is... not that.

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So good. Such a slow burn, though. Can't wait for the next one! ...more
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Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally  Thorne
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I found this book extremely charming. A+ for witty banter and a completely bonkers premise. My only issue is that the romance feels a little too fated mates to me; Angelika spots this man's face, feels a pull to him, and there's some vague stuff abou ...more
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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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