Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Interview w/ Catherine Mann--she has the *cutest* herd babes! + giveaway

To inherit his family's empire, Texas cowboy-turned-CEO Stone McNair must prove he has a heart beneath his ruthlessly suave exterior. His trial? Finding homes for his grandmother's rescue dogs. His judge? Johanna Fletcher, the woman whose heart he broke.

Sure, Johanna can handle a week traveling the country with her ex-fiance to fulfill his dying grandmother's request. She and Stone want different things plain and simple. But there's nothing plain about Stone, or simple about the heat that still flares between them. One week may not be long enough.

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Good morning Catherine! It's so nice to see you today. I can't wait to hear about One Good Cowboy. It sounds like it's just my type of book. Sexy hero, second chance at love and....a herd!

So, if you had 15 seconds to totally snag someone on One Good Cowboy what would you tell them?
Cowboy, reunion romance, animal rescue – and did I mention he’s a billionaire who owns a rustic jewelry design empire?
That is just...a different combo for sure! Do you have a favorite quote/moment from the book that made you sigh or laugh or gigglesnort?
There are times when I’m writing when it truly feels the characters are telling their own story, taking things in a direction I never planned or expected. One of those moments occurred in ONE GOOD COWBOY when Johanna returned to her cabin and found a man sleeping on her sofa with a Stetson over his face. When he woke and pulled the Stetson off his face, I was every bit as a surprised as Johanna to find that it wasn’t the hero Stone – rather the man (with flowers in hand) was Stone’s cousin Alex! 
LOL oh that's funny. I love that they can surprise you too! One Good Cowboy has a bit to do with animal rescue. I saw you're involved with your local animal rescue group in real life too! That's so exciting and from someone who runs a rescue I can tell you so greatly appreciated! What got you involved?
First, I would like to say thank you for your work in animal rescue. Much of my volunteer work is at a small county shelter that takes in thousands of animals a year. We have a stellar staff, an active volunteer force, a discount spay/neuter clinic and packed schedule of events that generate high adoption rates. But we still rely heavily on the help of rescues. So again, thank you! 
My family began fostering as a service project for my son’s confirmation and we were hooked. Over 100 puppies later, we’re still all in. I also completed the Florida State Animal Response Coalition (FL SARC) training course which enables me to participate in field rescues for FSARC as well as our shelter’s Disaster Animal Response team (D.A.R.T.) 
Because our shelter has a vet clinic, we’re also able to rehab animals with extreme health issues, animals that wouldn’t have stood a chance at many other shelters or even rescues. I’m including a link to the photo album of one of my foster from last year – a 3 week old, malnourished boxer puppy found in a ditch. He had abscesses all over his face and was seconds from death. You’ll see from the photos what a journey he had – and what a happy, healthy life he’s living now!
Aw that's really awesome. And what a wonderful ending for the pup. He looks so happy with his new daddy! And speaking of herd babes...could you tell us a little about your current herd? Do they help you write? 
Thanks for asking!  have a cat (a 13 year old, adopted  orange tabby who thinks he’s a dog) and four dogs, all rescues – Sadie (puggle-ish mutt adopted as a puppy), Sam (yellow lab adopted at 2 years old), Toby (beagle adopted as a senior), and Faith (an American bulldog/pointer mix, one of my very sick fosters who was malnourished, had numerous parasites, pneumonia, pleural effusion and a collapsed lung. After so many fosters, she was the one I just couldn’t let go. And as you can see she’s huge and healthy now!)

Oh my word they are just the cutest herd together! And I so know how some fosters...just decide to stick. lol Alright how about a couple quickies...

Favorite Man Candy? 
Ian Somerhalder – he’s hot AND active in animal rescue. Be still my heart! Josh Holloway – no explanation needed.  Seems I do like the bad boys just waiting to be reformed by the love of the right woman!

If you could have any meal (calories be damned!) what would you pick?
Lobster, lobster, lobster …. and pecan pie. *Oh, man. Pecan pie. Love it*
Favorite office supply?
My dayplanner. Can’t live without it.
And real quick before you head out...what's up next for ya?
May brings a 2-in-1 reissue of the RITA winning launch of my “Wingmen Warriors” series GARYSON’S SURRENDER and TAKING COVER. This duo combo book will be released in print form only. However, if people wish to read the books digitally, they can be purchased individually through any regular online store. In August, the first in my “Second Chance Ranch” animal rescue series will be starting with SHELTER ME. Here’s the  book trailer video.
Oh, nice! I'll definitely keep an eye out for that. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with us today Catherine! I'm so looking forward to giving One Good Cowboy a read :)
Thank you so much for including me on your awesomely fun site today.
There are two giveaways going today! Woot!
First a tour wide giveaway--just fill out that rafflecopter.
And second we're giving away a print copy of winners choice--For the Sake of Their Son or the double issue of Grayson's Surrender and Taking Cover (this one is US/Can only) Just follow the herd some way and leave a comment :) 
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