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.
Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott—the only man she’s ever loved—at her brother’s wedding, Katie realizes there’s a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girl left on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn’t need Dean snooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone..
Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He shouldn’t care what the woman who broke his heart is up to…and he most certainly shouldn’t still be aching for her. Yet Dean can’t ignore the need to protect Katie—or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second chance for happiness could be shattered forever.
Much like the first book Catherine has setup a perfect coupling with her characters. I absolutely love her style with her characters and the arcs that they go through. This story is just as good as the first in the series, it doesn't fall victim to the curse of the sequel at all.
I LOVE Katie and Dean, and it's great how they were briefly introduced in the first book and now you get to see some of their story. Catherine so knows her characters, you can just feel them speaking into her ear and her writing down their story as they tell it to her.
The story is one of love and the conquering the different aspects of falling for a man while Katie has desperately fallen in love with baby Savannah. Catherine doesn't write a how to keep a baby found on your doorstep, instead she focuses on the story and her characters.
Catherine has done the magic again with this one and I hope she write a ton more books in this series! I cannot wait!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’ve been taking requests for blog tour topics from my Facebook friends.
This question came from Kim, and it’s about keeping my books in the top 20.
I know that there are plenty of writers following me online, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer a few blogs about craft or marketing.
Keeping a book on top of a bestseller list is entirely different than getting it there in the first place.
Keeping a book high on the bestseller lists is really dependent on readers, word of mouth, and the delivery of a good story. Nearly any book can shoot to the top of a bestseller list. But if the book doesn’t deliver what the writer intended, and readers don’t respond to it, it will fall off. Having a backlist of books in the same genre is a huge factor in keeping a book on the charts. If readers love your work, they will look for more…it all feeds on itself.
Having any title in the top 100 on Amazon is a huge accomplishment. Getting it into the top 20 or even the top 10 means hundreds and sometimes thousands of people are downloading your book a day. And if even a fraction of those people are reading your work they will talk about it and the reviews will start to help feed what readers need to decide to spend money on it.
I can guarantee one thing in this crazy world we call publishing. If you’re not writing the next book, the chances of you falling off the lists increases daily. So keep writing, and keep publishing books.
Hope that helps.