I’m very pleased to feature author Kathryn Shay on the blog today. Kathryn has an outstanding romance writing pedigree, having penned twenty-five books for Harlequin and nine mainstream contemporary romances for Berkley. She also has a number of on-line novellas, some of which were subsequently published in print by Berkley.
Kathryn writes very emotional books with powerful, heart-wrenching characterizations. And she’s won tons of accolades, too, including five RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards, four prestigious Holt Medallions, a Booksellers Best Award, and many more.
And here’s an even more impressive statistic – Kathryn has 40 books all told, with five million copies in print. Wow!
Even better, Kathryn now has 16 formerly out-of-print backlist titles available as e-books. For instance, if you haven’t read her well-loved Hidden Cove firefighter’s trilogy, here’s your chance. Originally published by Berkley, here’s what Booklist had to say about the first book in the series, After The Fire:
“Powerful and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay’s well earned reputation as a first rate storyteller.”
And then there’s the popular O’Neil Family series, which garnered a ton of great reviews including this one from Fresh Fiction:
“Shay’s writing trademark is taking seemingly impossible relationships and developing them into classic tales of true love, which is what she does here.”
You can find all of Kathryn’s backlist on her website.
I’m also thrilled to report that Kathryn has a new book out – an indie published, woman’s fiction novel called A Price Worth Paying.
Here’s the blurb:
Nick and Callie Muscato have been lovers since high school. They married at eighteen and Callie gave up Vassar to go on the road with Nick as he builds his major league baseball career. Once he becomes a superstar, their perfect life is marred by their inability to have children. And then a miracle happens and they adopt twin boys.
Both are happy until Nick gets hurt and is demoted to the minors. Instead of going with him, Callie takes the twins and returns to their home town to teach at the high school they both attended.
Eventually Nick is forced to give up his baseball career, gets his college degree and when the story opens, both he and Callie are teaching at their Alma Mater. Then tragedy strikes them with two major blows: Callie confesses she’s pregnant with another man’s child and, only an hour later, Nick is accused of sexual misconduct with a female student; he is suspended from teaching until hearings can be held.
Though this stress might split up a lesser couple, Nick and Callie fight the accusation and try to keep their marriage together.
I have to say, this sounds like a compelling and intense read. I love novels that deal with married couples and the challenges life can throw in the path of a loving relationship. Kathryn has already been receiving wonderful reviews for this book, so I can’t wait to read it!
You can check out Kathryn’s books, read excerpts, and find her buy links on her website.
Kathryn has graciously donated a copy of A Price Worth Paying for my readers today. Just tell me what kind of book you most like to read on a rainy day – historical romance, women’s fiction, a juicy mystery…enquiring minds want to know! One person who comments will win a copy of this wonderful book!
18 thoughts on “Guest Author: Kathryn Shay & Giveaway!”
since i do not like rain (maybe because i do not like the noising rain’s sound) so i prefer read HR to make me feel comfort 🙂
Always my default read, Eli!
I’m not a rain fan either, but it has something special too. You can relax on the couch with a blanket, something nice to drink (I prefer tea or hot chocolate) and then a good.
I don’t have a particulair genre I read when it’s raining outside, as long as the book holds my attention it can be any genre.
Natasja, that sounds very cozy!
I hope you’ll all pick one of my books to read in the rain.
Thanks for stopping by, Kathryn!
I love the rain!:) I love to lay on the couch next to the window with a cup of coffee and good book while it’s raining! And I love historical romance books, of course!:)
this book sounds good Vanessa, thank you!:)
Monikarw, that sounds wonderful!
I am a history buff and a historical romance junkie..BUT..on a rainy day, a book like Kathryn’s new one is just the ticket to soothe the soul! I love getting lost in a really good, well written book while the rain pours down. *sigh* Like drinking tea and watching the water run down the windows. I love books!! Thanks for sharing your talent and time with us.
Thanks for stopping by, Melanie!
Hi Kathryn and Vanessa!
I LOVE the rain, especially the lightning!
My friends use to think I was a nut until they sat with me out on my back porch one night.
The show was awesome! All the lightning and thunder was spectacular! They spent the night and kept talking about how they really never took a close look at weather, mainly rainy weather.
I will have to say historical’s are my all time favorite book to read on a rainy day.
Of course I really do not need a reason to read. Rain or sunshine, I’ll just start reading anytime, anywhere. 🙂
Curious……what do you ladies like to read on rainy days?
Thank you for this giveaway!
Dalila, I tend to stick with whatever I’m reading at the time, but mysteries and suspense seem to lend themselves well to rainy days and thunderstorms.
I like the rain…so long as it doesn’t come with a lot of wind! That, I’m not so crazy about!
I like any book that has some element of romance to it. Be it…historical, paranormal, suspense…whatever, I like a big ole dollop of romance…the juicier the better !! 😉
My first choice would always be a mystery
I read historical romance, and i like rain 🙂
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