It’s Officially Official

March 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm (BROKEN, The Craft) (, , , , , , , , )

What’s on iTunes : Give it to Me by Timberland ft Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado

I am excited to announce that I am represented by Agent Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency!! Mandy is also a published author – she wrote Prada and Prejudice, which is in its 6th reprint!! So I wanted to stop by and make the announcement! And I leave you with eye-candy.

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Talking about Playlists

June 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm (BROKEN, The Craft, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m talking about my playlist for BROKEN over at my official website – HERE

Check it out and let me know what you think about some of my inspirational songs.

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Secret Agent Contest

May 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm (Contests) (, , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iTunes : Kick by INXS

Recently agented YA author, JA Souders is hosting a fabulous Secret Agent Contest. It’s too late to enter this one, but I’m sure she’ll have more.
Check out the entries and give some great feedback. Mine’s in there 🙂
Check out her beautiful site HERE. The entries are on her blog page, HERE.

And just ot get you motivated….a little picture of my favorite vampire……and my visual inspiration for my character….

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New Post Is Up

April 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm (The Craft) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I just posted on world building. Check it out HERE.

 

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Excerpt Monday is here

March 15, 2010 at 10:59 am (Excerpt Monday) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Once a month, a bunch of authors get together and post excerpts from published books, contracted work or works in progress, and link to each other. You don’t have to be published to participate–just a writer with an excerpt you’d like to share. For more info on how to participate, head over to the Excerpt Monday site! or click on the banner above.

Check out all the wonderful writers. I posted a little snipet from an adult paranormal I’ve been working on called FLIRTING WITH HEAVEN.

Don’t forget to come back on the first Monday of April for New Release Monday. See what’s coming out and enter to win a free basket of New Releases.

So, to kick it off, your hosts:

Bria Quinlan, Rom Com (PG13)
and
Alexia Reed, Urban Fantasy (R)

Joining us this week:

Leslie Dicken, Historical (PG 13)
Victoria Dixon, Fantasy (PG 13)
Jeannie Lin, Contemporary romantic elements (PG 13)
Shawntelle Madison, Paranormal Romance (PG 13)
Debbie Mumford, SFF (PG 13)

KB Alan, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R)
Stephanie Draven, Fantasy with romantic elements (R)
Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R)
Jeanne St. James, Interracial Menage (R)
Ali Katz, Historical (R)
Danielle Yockman, Steampunk (R)

Sara Brookes, Contemporary Romance (NC 17)
Christa Paige, ContemporaryRomance (NC 17)
Mary Quast, Contemporary Romance (NC 17)


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Excerpt Monday is tomorrow

January 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm (Excerpt Monday) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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That’s right, check it out at www.excerptmonday.wordpress.com or check out my site at www.catehart.com

See ya tomorrow!!

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It’s Excerpt Monday!

December 14, 2009 at 11:10 am (Excerpt Monday, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod – Dummy by Portishead

 

It’s once again Excerpt Monday over at my website. Check it out here – Excerpt Monday December. Or you can head over to Mel and Bria’s site by clicking the lovely box below!

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A Little Rant

December 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm (Ramble On, Rants) (, , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod : Beautiful Day by U2

Rarely do I rant about the writing and publishing world, but today, I had to get this off my chest. On Tuesday, I zipped over to Best Buy to get my copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Blue-ray. While I was at my favorite little shopping center, I decided to run into VERY BIG DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE (I’ll refrain from completely lambasting particular bookseller since I usually find no complaints with them). I was there to pick up debut author Lauren Kate’s paranormal YA, Fallen. I’ve been anticipating this book because the subject is fallen angels, and though it doesn’t sound like my plot, I’m itching to see what the competition is writing. Well, after foundering for about twenty minutes looking for the book that was scheduled to release that day, I went to the front to ask. And I did recieve GREAT customer service, but nobody could find the book. Their system said they had seven in stock. After another fifteen minutes, the general concensus was I could order the book on-line, but it just wasn’t available in the store. As a writer and a hopefully soon published one, I was angry for Lauren Kate. A snafu like this is horrible. How gut-wrenching to discover that your debut novel can’t be bothered to be placed on the shelf of a major retailer!

So, I decided that I would post a link to Amazon. There are other places you can get it (I hope). And check it out; it looks fascinating.

Fallen

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Pinning down an angel part 2

December 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm (BROKEN, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod : Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

Continuing with last week’s post, I chained Sarah to the hot seat to force some answers out of her. It seems she is extrememly reluctant to sit still for any length of time and even more antsy answering questions about her self or her angel, Caleb. Too bad for her, good for us!

Cate : First easy question, favorite season and why?

Sarah : Fall because I love the change in colors of the trees and how the mornings and the evenings get colder. I’m from the South, and when I was little, we used to travel every autumn to the Appalachain Mountains to see the trees.

Cate : Nice, my favorite, too. What about favorite subject in school?

Sarah : Art, hands down. Even though my father doesn’t think it’s a worthy subject to pursue in college.

Cate : Do you like to draw or paint or designing on the computer?

Sarah : I like playing with art programs on my laptop, but what I really love is drawing – sketching.

Cate : Any particular subject?

Sarah : (blushing) hmmm, I gues that would be Caleb.

Cate : Any Titanic-esque sketches?

Sarah : huh? Oh, no,no, no,no. (blushing bright red)

Cate : So, what exactly attracted you to Caleb?

Sarah : Oh, I wasn’t attracted to him at first, more like repelled. But I guess, I started to see behind his poser attitude, and what I saw was a pretty remarkable guy.

Cate : So what was your reaction when you realized what Caleb was?

Sarah : I wanted to beat his head in – oh, strike that. I was really, really mad at him for not telling me the truth and then lying to keep it from me.

Cate : And then once he did tell you?

Sarah : Relieved that I wasn’t going crazy.

Cate : Last question. Caleb’s a musician, inspiring some pretty famous people and writing his own incredible songs. So your impression of his music?

Sarah : Wow, I’m not the best person to ask questions about music. I like all kinds. (deep breath and sigh) But his playing is moving and his singing, his voice – it’s incredible.

Cate : Awesome, thanks. Next time, I put Tristian on the wire.

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Pinning down an angel

November 26, 2009 at 11:55 am (BROKEN, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

What’s on my iPod : (ironically) Iris by Goo Goo Dolls.

I’ve decided that I will keep this blog up and running as a place for my crazy brained ideas. A place where I actually commune with the Muse. My other blog I’ll reserve for more professional posts. That being said, I thought that I might sit down and have a one on one with my MC and Hero of BROKEN.

~~Disclaimer~~ This is just a fun exercise to get into deep character development and see what really makes my characters tick.

So, getting my characters to cooperate was a little harder than expected, but once I finally sat them down and strapped them to a chair, I got some intriguing answers.

First up in the hot seat is Caleb…..

Cate : So, tell me a little about yourself.

Caleb : (with a smirk) I’m an angel.

Cate : Uhm, besides the obvious. Why don’t we start with simple questions like what’s your favorite color?

Caleb : (the smirk widens) Black.

Cate : That explains alot. What’s your favorite food? (Why do I feel suddenly like I should just hand him a Slam Book?)

Caleb : French Fries. And anything that can be eaten with French Fries.

Cate : Have you ever had Tater Tots?

Caleb : No, what’s that?

Cate : You’ve never had Tater Tots? You’re missing out. But on to the next simple question, or let’s get a little more complex, shall we? Favorite musicain and why.

Caleb : I could say there are too many, but I have a feeling you won’t let me get away with that.

Cate : Nope.

Caleb : (deep sigh) The first musician that really struck me and drew me into his music was Mozart. I remember hiding in the eaves of the German opera house with Az, listening to The Magic Flute and thinking this guy has raw talent, a little off, but still amazingly talented. His music moved me, and that’s saying a lot.

Cate : wow, see how ease it is to open up. So, what about recent musicians?

Caleb : There really are too many to mention.

Cate : Nice try.

Caleb :  (another deep sigh) How far back am I going?

Cate : the past twenty years?

Caleb : Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Roger Waters, Madonna, and recently someone special turned me on to the Blues and Jonny Lang.

Cate : Really. So, why play the guitar? It seems like you’ve had years and years to choose any instrument you wanted? And why are you the lead singer?

Caleb :  (shifts uneasily in the seat) Az would say that I like to be in the spotlight – all the time. And that’s just not true, that’s Az’s fantasy. But ever since these fools banded with me, I guess I’ve just taken the lead. So, I guess it was natural that I front the band, and since most frontmen don’t play drums, I chose to play the guitar.

Cate : What about the others? Why did they band with you, oh so long ago?

Caleb : Now, you’re asking deep questions. The Fallen tend to find those not fallen in hopes of redemption. I’m not able to provided that for my brothers, but at least, I keep their noses clean until they are redeemed.

Cate : Now for a really deep and revealing question. What was it about Sarah that caught your attention, changed your ways, and made you break a gazillion rules just to be with her.

Caleb : (doubling over with laughter) I always break the rules. there’s nothing new with that one. This time I just chose to break some new ones. And Sarah ( a deep sigh) well, she didn’t put up with my crap, for one, and second, her soul makes the most beautiful music. When she sings, it’s even more beautiful.

Cate : All right, I’m going to let you off the hook now.

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