Monica Mann has made it her life’s work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds.
Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He’s a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?
What I really love about this series is that you can invest in just one book or fall in love with the whole series. Catherine does a fabulous job at giving the reader just a piece of characters in one book, just to give you their story in another. It's awesome to know that those characters that might have been secondary characters in one book, now get their own spotlight.
Monica is a great character and Catherine crafts her beautifully. I really loved this book, it's one of the best ones yet! And I love Trent! There is so much depth to the characters, it's just amazing.
Catherine has created another great world that we're familiar with, but not. It's comforting, yet new. I love that about her series. This is another great book from her and I look forward to reading more awesome stories by her!
Did you always want to be a writer? If not, then what?
Nope, I wanted to be an actress.
Do your readers contact you? If so, what do they say?
Most of the time they are asking when I’m writing my next book. LOL
I get the Amber (fourth book in my time travel series) question daily.
For aspiring writers, what three pieces of good advice would you give them?
Social networking is your friend.
Own your writing career.
Write the next book!
Do you have a favorite of your own books?
That’s like asking if I have a favorite child. I love them all.
How do you balance writing with your life?
You’re assuming I’m balanced. According to my husband I’m not. LOL
How old were you when you wrote your first book and what was it about?
It was just a few years ago…so I was…uhm? Twenty something. LOL – It was a contemporary novel that shall forever live under my bed with all the dust bunnies. Yeah, it’s that bad.
Where do your ideas come from?
Do you have a writing quirk?
I don’t think so. I used to have to have silence to write, now I write to music all the time.
Pantser or Planner?
Pantser with a tiny bit of plotting tossed in for color.
Do you pick out dream casts for your books? If so, what's your favorite so far?
I don’t…and I’m asked all the time who I would cast in my books. I think I need to see more movies to be up on who the movers and shakers are in the industry.
What do you use to motivate yourself to keep writing through the tough spots?
A daily word count when I’m struggling helps keep me moving forward, even if I cut everything the next day. I don’t usually have to cut that much.
Do you create a playlist for your works?
No, but sometimes there are songs that do lend themselves to my work.
What is your current WIP about? (Possible title, characters, setting, etc.)
I’m actually starting on the 5th book in my Bride Series. Rick and Judy’s book.
Share one sentence from your book, no explanations, just one sentence.
Even the young, attractive professors seemed less interesting since…
Coke vs Pepsi?
Chocolate vs Vanilla?
Seriously…you have to ask? Chocolate! Duah!
Cake vs Ice Cream?
Night owl or Early bird?
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Do you think we dream in color or that we wake up and remember it in color?
I don’t think about that at all…but gee thanks, I think I’ll be up all night asking myself that question tonight.
What's your favorite food?
Too many of them… hence the size of my butt.
What type of food could you never live without?
Wine – Wait, is that a food?
If you meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I’ve already met Nora, but I wanna have lunch with her. Hey, I’ll buy!
If you were stuck on a desert island, what would you take with you (limit 4 items)?
Favorite show growing up?
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Move objects with my mind.
What would your superhero name be?
What do you think the future will hold?
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.