Dear Reader,

My October 1st release, When the Right One Comes Along, is now on tour with Prism Book Tours. This promises to be an exciting tour with many fun stops and some great prizes to win. The tour schedule is outlined below. I look forward to seeing on the tour! 

When the Right One Comes Along is the first book in my K-9 trilogy. It is the story of trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen and San Diego Police Department search and rescue officer Cal Palmer. Although I have always had a profound sense of gratitude for the men and women who dedicate their lives to law enforcement, through my research for this trilogy I gained an even greater appreciation for the bravery and dedication of canine officers, and the intelligence and resourcefulness of police dogs.

The second book in the trilogy, When Love Matters Most, is scheduled for release on January 1st and will be available in select Walmart stores in February. This book tells the story of SDPD K-9 unit sergeant Rick Vasquez, veterinarian Madison Long, and Rick’s narcotics detection dogs Sniff and Nitro. If you enjoy When the Right One Comes Along, this book will provide an opportunity to revisit old friends, Cal and Jessica.

The third book is tentatively titled When the Sky's the Limit, and is planned for release in June 2016. It’s the story of K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor and San Diego International Airport chief of security, Ariana Atkins.  When these two come together, their interaction promises to be explosive!

Happy reading!

— Kate

Tour Schedule

9/29: undercover book reviews & The Written Adventure

9/30: Anndawson's Blog & Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima

10/1: Writing Pearls & Amanda Writes

10/2: Slice of Life & Mythical Books

10/4: Christy's Cozy CornersBeck Valley Books, & underneath the covers

10/5: teatime and Books & Thoughts of a Blonde

10/6: Dixie n Dottie & Wishful Endings

10/7: I Am A ReaderZerina Blossom's Books, & Getting Your Read On

10/8: Mel's Shelves & Singing Librarian Books

10/9: Kindle and Me

10/11: Grand Finale

Grand Prize: Spa Gift Basket and a print copy of When the Right One Comes Along (US/CAN only)

2nd Prize: $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of When the Right One Comes Along (print if US/CAN, ebook if international)

Three 3rd Prizes: signed copy of When the Right One Comes Along (print if US/CAN, ebook if international)

The giveaway ends October 16th.

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Book 1 of the K-9 Trilogy (October 1, 2015)

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love. 

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer. 

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference                                                                      love can make?

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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS - 2015 GAYLE WILSON AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER, And finalist for 2015 CRW Award of excellence, 2015 Golden Quill and 2015 ACRA Heart of Excellence

I am honored that Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, has chosen my novel, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS, as the first place winner in its category for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!

The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence was conceived in honor of multi-RITA winner Gayle Wilson to award excellence in published fiction. The contest is judged by avid readers, booksellers, and/or librarians.

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS is also a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers' 2015 Award of Excellence, the Desert Rose RWA's 2015 Golden Quill Contest and the 2015 ACRA Heart of Excellence.

Much thanks to Southern Magic, Colorado Romance Writers, Desert Rose, ACRA and all the judges!


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