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Friday, August 11, 2017

Two great book events and WIN FREE TICKETS!



Hi dear readers, bloggers and authors! Geez, it's been a while since I've posted. But the awesome bookish community is never far from my mind. Life just had me spinning in its tornado-like grip. Even so, I am cooking up new stories - another witch book, this one set in Philadelphia in 1854, and a romantic suspense set in contemporary LA. I am also participating in some really fun literary events that I want to invite you all to. Anyone live near or in NYC? How about the UK?

WINE & SIGN, NYC, SEPT 9, 3 to 5 pm
Wine & Sign on the rooftop lounge of the Delancey Hotel is part happy hour, part meet-n-greet & part book signing. Come party with me and some very intriguing, bestselling novelists like Skye Warren, Shannon Mayer, Denise Grover Swank, Katie M John and more.
Better yet, you could win a FREE ticket (or two)!!! 
Tickets are $15 but I have FOUR FREE tickets to hand out! To win one or more, just preorder one of my books and fill out this form to let me know which one you ordered. Easy Peasy, right? Winners will be notified by email, and their names will be added to the special guest list.
For author bios and event details click here.
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CHAPTER CON, AUG 25 & 26, UK
This conference is only 20 minutes on train or bus west of London in Twickenham, set in a university that looks like a castle! Join us in the beautiful surroundings of St. Mary’s University and Strawberry Hill house for an intimate two-day reader, author and blogger conference, including a public Saturday signing event.

Whether you are a best-selling established author, an aspiring author, a blogger, a reader, a publisher or a book seller, we would like to invite you to ChapterCon, one of the U.K’s very first conventions of its kind designed to connect, educate and inspire. Book fair tickets are only 5 British pounds. Check out all event options here. Overall conference deets here.
To reserve one of my signed books preorder here.

I’m on a panel on Friday, Aug 25 and I have a book table on Saturday, Aug 26. My panel:

HOW TO KEEP THOSE STORIES FLOWING Friday, Aug 25, 11:15 – 12 noon
Patti Larsen. Catherine Stine. Carrie Elks. Justine Winter. Mia Hodell. 
Dealing with writers block. 
Tools to help you structure stories 
Finding inspiration. 
Workspaces. 
Feeding your readership. 

Happy August! It would be wonderful to see you at one of these amazing events.
Catherine

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Witchy Storybundle limited time Deal plus RT Booklovers convention deets

Do you like witchy paranormal tales? You're in luck! This witchy storybundle features lots of spooky great novels. Plus part of every sale goes to cool writerly causes like Girls Write Now and Mighty Writers, which help aspiring authors to reach their dreams. Here are the books, including my Witch of the Cards. Below I'll tell you how to order and start reading!

All About The WITCHY BUNDLE
Spring has always been a time for witches, magic and the influence of the Other World in pagan folklore. The Celtic festival of Beltane is traditionally observed on May 1st, and April 30th is also known as Walpurgis Night – or in Germanic folklore Hexennacht, literally "Witches' Night." What better time, then, to partake in the Witchy Bundle, your chance to grab a collection of ten truly magical books that involve witches of one sort or another.

This collection takes us across our own world and into others. There are American witches and witches battling the Nazis in war-torn Europe. There are dark twists on fairy tales and witches in the wild west. There are witches who don't know they have the power or the sight until dire need comes upon them. Thrillers, fantasy, romance, horror, mystery –These ten books feature bestselling authors as well as rising stars. The list includes Simon Kewin's urban fantasy Hedge Witch, first in the Cloven Land Trilogy. We also have my Witch of the Cards, David Neth's The Full Moon, the first in his Under the Moon series. Christine Pope gives us Darknight, a Witches of Cleopatra Hill tale, and Alesha Escobar has her thrilling Gray Tower trilogy. Matthew S. Cox contributes his Nine Candles of Deepest Black and Sara O. Thompson her Muddy Waters, the first in the Otherwhere series. Milo James Fowler's Coyote Cal omnibus takes us to the gunslinging weird west and Steve Vernon gives us his spine-chilling Tatterdemon omnibus. NY Times bestselling author K. N. Lee's book in the bundle is Academia of the Beast, a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

At StoryBundle name your price — whatever you feel the books are worth — and a portion of the proceeds goes to Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now. For $5, get the basic bundle of five books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE. If you pay $15 (or more, if you feel generous), you'll get the five bonus books as well. The Witchy Bundle runs for three weeks only.
The five initial titles in the Witchy Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are: The Tatterdemon Omnibus by Steve Vernon •    Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin •    Coyote Cal by Milo James Fowler •    Academia of the Beast by K.N. Lee •    Muddy Waters by Sara O. Thompson
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get the regular titles, plus these five more:   The Full Moon by David Neth •    Nine Candles of Deepest Black by Matthew S. Cox •    Darkknight - The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Book 2 by Christine Pope •    Witch of the Cards by Catherine Stine •    The Gray Tower Trilogy by Alesha Escobar.

This bundle is ONLY available until May 18 via this link. So if it sounds good nab it before the time flies away.

Storybundle allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as other ereaders via file transfer, email, and more. Also, give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code to redeem any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery. Get quality indie reads for only about 67 pennies per book while you donate to great writing programs! What a cool source of curated quality titles for thirsty readers.
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On another note...



I am an attending author May 3 to 7 at RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, Georgia! Come visit my Catherine Stine/Kitsy Clare booth at the RT Roundup on Sunday, May 7 from 10 am to 1 pm! Reader Roundup tickets here.  To see all of the attending authors click here. Or head over to my events page for details. I will also participate in the Teen Day Match Game on Saturday, May 6, which you can read about there too. So, if you're in or near Atlanta, stop on by! Want to reserve copies of my signed books? Click here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

NYC Teen Author Fest kicks off March 18-26 & info on my panel for March 24

 The NYC Teen Author Fest kicks off this week. All events are free, and there's a stellar lineup of signings, forums and themed symposiums with everyone from debut authors to veterans like Laurie Halse Anderson.
I will be on a panel on Friday, March 24th at 3:55 pm at the New York Public Library, at 42nd Street (and corner of Fifth Ave), South Court Auditorium. So, if you are in or near the city I would love to see you! Here are details of my panel:

3:55-4:40:  Difficult Characters
moderated by Melissa Walker

Explanation: Many of the best YA characters take readers outside their comfort zones – they may not be instantly likable or understandable, but over the course of a novel, they come to have an effect by coming to life (in all its messiness) on the page.  This is a conversation about writing “difficult characters” – where they come from, what they’re like to deal with as an author, and what response do they get from readers (and does that response matter?).

Panel authors:
Kayla Cagan, Lisa Selin Davis, Pete Hoffmeister, AR Kahler
Amanda Panitch, Alyssa Sheinmel, Catherine Stine
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To see the full March 24 NYPL free Symposium lineup click here. 
To see the entire Teen Author Fest event lineup click here

Soon, on Idea City will be sneak peeks of the forthcoming Spirits in the Water anthology (Elements #4), out this fall with Untethered Realms, including an excerpt of my story. In the meantime, I leave you with all the pretty Element covers. Start reading them now. 


Cheers, Catherine

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Time for Love Valentine's Hop. Rafflecopter prizes & my Private Internship romantic suspense ON SALE!

In my second blog post of 2017 it's a Valentine's Hop sponsored by ABA (awesome bewitching authors) to celebrate the fabulous FEB season of love! Have fun visiting these blogs, discovering new recipes, ebooks and much more. 
Plus my romantic suspense, PRIVATE INTERNSHIP is on a limited time SALE! 
Enter the rafflecopter to win one of TWO $50 gift cards.
Lastly, comment below on why you like art and artists to win a FREE eBook of my MODEL POSITION novella.
The blogs in the hop:
Casi McLean  A Time For Love, Anna Durand's Spunk & Hunks, Mary Morgan,
Sorchia DuBois  Love Potions & Charms, Peggy Jaeger  He said he wasn't the romantic kind of guy, but... , Gini Rifkin  Love and War, Kayden Claremont - Sexy Chocolate Cakes, Devon McKay 50 Great Date Ideas,
Tena Stetler  Hearts Abound, Darlene Fredette, Maureen Bonatch - A Time for Love,
Judy Sterling  Souls Forever Bound, Barbara Bettis  Mysterious Origins of Valentine’s Day,
Holland Rae, Jana Richards - A Simple Romantic Dinner,
Kathryn Knight  Steamy Romance Meets Spooky Suspense, Elizabeth Alsobrooks  Book Bling,
Kim Mcdermott  Sweet Romances, Lisa Voisin, Kitsy Clare - Catherine Stine’s Idea City,
Linda Nightingale  Wordsmith, Bridie Hall - Romances & Recipes, Amber Daulton,
Hywela Lyn  Out of This World Romance, Karen Michelle Nutt - Time for Love,
Brenda B. Taylor  Historical Heartbeats.

To celebrate the Valentine's season PRIVATE INTERNSHIP, my romantic suspense is on SALE (Feb - March 2) for $0.99, down from its normal $2.99. Available here:
Amazon Kindle US, UK, CA, AUS,  B&N/Nook, Kobo, Apple/iBook

About the book:

Sugar's not so sweet and secrets can be deadly... especially with matters of the heart.

Sienna’s bestie, Harper warned her not to intern for famous bad boy artist, Casper Mason. After all, he just fired Harper who helped Sienna get the interview. But the moment Sienna sees Casper—or Caz—shirtless and swinging from chains while he works on his sculpture, she’s hooked. He’s the richest, hottest artist in New York, and he lives in the fabulous Williamsburg Sugar Factory. But he’s also an incorrigible game-player, who seems to relish testing Sienna’s loyalty with a string of unsettling tests.
She knows she should get away. But by the time Sienna sneaks into his locked storage room and unearths his dark and terrifying secret, she’s fallen way too hard for the handsome, charismatic Caz. This is the second in the Art of Love series, but the books can be read in ANY order.

***TO WIN a FREE eBook of  MODEL POSITION, the Art of Love novella that started Sienna's journey, comment below on what you love about art and artists, along with your email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway