Real Romance Is … (February 2015)

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Concept by Tatiana Caldwell
Artwork by The Digital Hook

Inspired by Love Is Comics

 See more Real Romance comic strips at http://tatianacaldwell.com/category/real-romance/

Coming Soon: Re-releases!

My rigComputer On Desk With White Copyspacehts have been returned to me on my first three books:

  • Say My Name
  • The Summoning
  • Way Out of Control

This is exciting because I will now have full control of these stories!

I’m in the process now of making some small changes that I’ve been wanting to do on them for years, as well as create brand new covers for each book. It will be a few weeks before they are ready to re-release, which means that there may be a brief period of time that they will be unavailable for sale as my former publisher takes them down from all current vendor sites.

So please note that if you are looking to buy one of these books right now and they are unavailable, this is only temporary. The new versions will be up for sale over the next several weeks.

Say My Name will be re-released later this month (December 2014), while  The Summoning and Way Out of Control will be re-released in January 2015. You can check back here for announcements of the exact re-release dates.

Taking a Step Backward

Optimist Cha ChaWhat’s that you say? Summer has come and gone, but there’s still no sign of the 3rd book in the By the Tail” series? Where’s Cat Under Keeps? Well, I was hoping to wait until I had something more concrete to share, but I’d like to communicate right now why there’s a delay, what’s changed, and what you can expect.

First, there’s been some major changes at one of my publishing houses. Sadly, my beloved editor is no longer working at my publisher. Losing her felt a lot like losing a close writing buddy, and I lost all of my momentum on that series when I learned that she wouldn’t be able to continue working with me on the series. I do not currently have another editor assigned, and with all of the other changes and uncertainty about their new editorial process and potentially changing publishing strategy, I decided it would make sense for me to take a pause on that series until I have more clarity on the direction the publisher of those books is taking. I’d hate to continue to put in a lot of hard work and effort on something that may not get to go out to the world exactly the way I would like it to. So there will likely not be any more of my Werecat stories coming out in 2014, and I cannot say just yet when they will.

So I’m temporarily putting the “By The Tail” series on hold while I  re-prioritize and restructure my writing career plan. The timing of this is actually just right, considering that I am getting the rights back to my first three novellas by the end of this year — which I will update, get new covers for, and re-release — and am also taking a step back to rethink my marketing and branding strategy to better enable my potential audience can find my stories. I have several changes planned for 2015, and will be using the remainder of 2014 preparing for them, as well and finishing up a book or two that I have been working on.

I’ll have more details on this soon, so stay tuned!

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5th Book in BY THE TAIL Series

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Ever have what you thought was just a teeny tiny idea, but it kept growing and growing in scope? Well, it turns out that  my werecat shifter series, By The Tail, was a much bigger story than I’d originally thought. It has now gone from a 3-book series to a 5-book one, since I’ve just officially signed another contract with Ellora’s Cave! The new book is called Cat On the Sly. While I’ve been working on book 3, Cat Under Keeps, I found myself having a hard time keeping some of the side conflicts and new ideas that continue to pop into my mind as I’m writing to minimum. There was enough exciting, romantic, sexy content for an entirely separate book, and that’s how Cat On the Sly was born. It comes after Cat Under Keeps but before Cat In Demand.

This is the new (and hopefully final) book order for the series:

  1. CAT OUT OF THE BAG (By The Tail, Book 1)
  2. CAT ON THE FENCE (By The Tail, Book 2)
  3. CAT UNDER KEEPS (By The Tail, Book 3)
  4. CAT ON THE SLY (By The Tail, Book 4)
  5. CAT IN DEMAND (By The Tail, Book 5)

Here’s a quick, rough blurb for By The Tail Book 4, CAT ON THE SLY:

What if you discover that you are the enemy?

The Werewolves are in trouble.  Especially Quinn – one of the few female Werewolves in existence, and the only one she knows of. They are at war with the Werecats, whom she despises. But while captured and being interrogated by male Cat Shifter Justin, both of them find their worlds turned upside down as they discover that Werewolf Quinn is also a late bloomer Werecat. Which side will she take?

What happens when a female Late Bloomer gets bitten by a rabid Werewolf before she learns that she is a Werecat? How will Pride leader Justin Finland react to a hybrid creature? Yup, that’s right, our favorite good guy to hate, Justin, is getting a book! I’m hoping to complete the manuscript for CAT ON THE SLY before November. I’m still working on book 3, CAT UNDER KEEPS in the meantime, with an expectation for it to go on sale this fall  (if life, work and my muse will let me be great, that is).

Please stay tuned for more information on the series! To help you stay informed, sign up for my newsletter to have information about upcoming releases (and more) sent directly to your email.  Learn more about the other books in this series on my coming soon page.

Now Available! CAT ON THE FENCE (“By The Tail”, Book 2)

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(“By the Tail” series, Book 2) is on sale now!

 

Get it at Ellora’s Cave (best price!)

You can also buy it from Amazon using my link

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Blurb:

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The last thing Karabi wants after dumping her clingy boyfriend is a new relationship. She’s a Werecat shifter and romantic involvements with normal humans are challenging to say the least. However her clashes with the frustratingly hot new guy at work, Alex, are tinged with a lust that’s impossible to ignore.

Alex throws professionalism out the window the first time he gets Karabi alone, sexing her up atop Willis Tower. But unbeknownst to them he’s a “Late Bloomer”, a Werecat whose powers haven’t manifested until adulthood. As their first sexual encounter reaches climax he shifts uncontrollably.

Suddenly Alex is thrown into the dangerous world of Werecats and Rabid Werewolves. With each passing day his sexual voracity increases but unfortunately so does his feral nature. To give Alex the help he needs, Karabi must face the Pride and play by their rules—both of which she’s fiercely rejected.

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Click here to read an excerpt from the book (and to learn more!). You can learn more about the “By the Tail” books on the series page.

May We Be Great!

 

May is almost over, but it’s going out with a bang! There’s a few exciting things happening over here this week:

  1. I’m a guest writer today over at author Kate Hill’s blog, talking about the difference between romance, erotic romance, and erotica. Check it out, and let me know what you think of my definitions!
  2. It’s release day! The second book in the “By The Tail” series, CAT ON THE FENCE, is available to buy now!
  3. There’s still a few days left in the contest over at Coffee Time Romance where you can enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Just scroll down to the first book in the “By The Tail” series, CAT OUT OF THE BAG, and click on the link to enter. A winner will be announced next week.

 

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Cover for CAT ON THE FENCE

Check it out! The cover for CAT ON THE FENCE – By the Tail, Book 2:

(Karabi Mistry looks lovely, doesn’t she?)

Coming May.28.2014

 

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Here’s the official blurb for CAT ON THE FENCE:


How do you choose between being with someone you love and being true to yourself?

The last thing Karabi wants after dumping her clingy boyfriend is a new relationship. She’s a Werecat shifter and romantic involvements with normal humans are challenging to say the least. However her clashes with the frustratingly hot new guy at work, Alex, are tinged with a lust that’s impossible to ignore.

Alex throws professionalism out the window the first time he gets Karabi alone, sexing her up atop Willis Tower. But unbeknownst to them he’s a “Late Bloomer”, a Werecat whose powers haven’t manifested until adulthood. As their first sexual encounter reaches climax he shifts uncontrollably.

Suddenly Alex is thrown into the dangerous world of Werecats and Rabid Werewolves. With each passing day his sexual voracity increases but unfortunately so does his feral nature. To give Alex the help he needs, Karabi must face the Pride and play by their rules—both of which she’s fiercely rejected.


Click here to learn more about CAT ON THE FENCE. You can learn more about the “By the Tail” books on the series page.

This book goes on sale next week!

Follow-up To Guest Appearance on “The Drea and Milana Show”

catoutofthebag_msrDid you miss yesterday’s episode of The Drea and Milana Show where I was a lead guest? No worries – you can still check out the recording! The hosts have organized a contest where if you listen to the excerpt from one of my books that was read on air and answer one or more the questions asked, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win either a signed promotional copy of the first book in my “By The Tail” series, or a $10 Amazon.com gift card!Even if you did manage to catch the show, I recommend giving the recording a listen so you can hear what went on in the after show, including yet ANOTHER contest that was mentioned.We had such a fun time. Click here to go to the episode and either press the play button or download link to listen to the recording. Be warned though: it was ratchet!  Which is just how I like it. *laughs softly*

For those of you who listened in, joined the chat or called in, thank you SO MUCH! You helped make the evening a very fun one. It was my first live interview, and I was so NERVOUS, but everyone was so open and easy to talk to. I luv you! *hugs and kisses all around*

And a super big THANK YOU to Drea Riley and Milana Howard for having me on their show!

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NOTE: On Wednesday, May 14th, Drea and Milana will announce the winners of the two drawings mentioned on the show. So make sure to check their Facebook page (or check back here) next week to see if you are a winner! SEE THE UPDATE BELOW

 

UPDATE May.21.2014: A winner has been selected! Congratulations Cherryce on winning the $10 Amazon.com giftcard!

I’m a guest on The Drea and Milana Show! (Saturday, May 10 @ 6pm CST)

97969482-7cdb-421d-b631-a07631cada9a_tatExciting news, folks – I’m being interviewed, live! Yes, someone actually wants to do a live interview with me. No, I couldn’t believe it either. But I’m glad that they do. 😉

Authors Drea Riley and Milana Howard are having me as the lead guest on their Blog Talk Radio Show this Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 6pm central.

I’d love it if you could tune in! You can call in and talk with us, or log onto the site and chat, or just listen if you’re feeling shy. Either way – I promise it will be a good time! The show runs for a couple of hours, and the hosts are a blast. There will also be a chance to win a prize.

** UPDATE **  Here’s the the show player link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dreariley/2014/05/10/author-tatiana-caldwell

May Contest – Enter to win $25!

enter to winThe final edits on CAT ON THE FENCE have been completed. Yay! So you know what that means, right? The cover reveal and the release date will be coming very soon. So to celebrate the upcoming release of book 2 in the “By The Tail” series, I have a month-long contest going at Coffee Time Romance & More where I’m a Featured Contest Author! Enter before this month ends for a chance to win $25 and a promotional copy of the first book in the series, CAT OUT OF THE BAG. It’s easy to enter – just go to the contest page, scroll down to my book and click on the link next to it to fill out the form. Check back here by June 5 , 2014 to see if you’re a winner.

Good luck!

UPDATE June.05.2014: A first place winner has been selected! Congratulations Donna L. – your $25 gift card is in your inbox! Second place winners Joy I. and Gloria … your prize has also been emailed to you. Congrats to all, and thank you everyone who participated!

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