Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Are you as shocked as I am that October is nearly over?  It could be a sugar coma induced by the bags of Brachs candy corn that I found at my local American shop that made the month fly by.

 

 

 

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 I have my usual Halloween costume prepared (suburban mom), I’ve got bags of candy that I don’t like so that when kids arrive I actually have something to give them and I’m preparing to make my family my famous hot chocolate with Halloween sprinkles.  I know I’ve mentioned my obsession with sprinkles before.  

I’ve launched a new series with Harelquin Blaze called Holiday Heat.  The books take place overThanksgiving (US), Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The setting is a luxurious ski resort in Park City, UT.   I made it up so I could control all the aspects like cute little alpine chalets where guest can spend more than a week.  And my heroine can be the general manager.  I used my experience working at Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort as the basis for the idea.  

9780373798261I used to love working there when I was a life guard and recreation hostess.  And I loved to make up stories about all the people vacationing at the resort for my own entertainment.  :)

The first book, IN TOO CLOSE, is out now.  Today I think in the US as both print and e-book.  It is a friends to lovers plot which isn’t one I do too often.  I loved the fact that Elizabeth is really driven and single-minded when it comes to keeping Bradley at arm’s length and he’s willing to let her do that because he knows one day she’s going to weaken and fall into his embrace.

Here’s a little snippet:

“Is there a security camera in here?”

Elizabeth looked at Bradley with surprise. “No. Only the executives have a key to this elevator. Why? What are you doing?”

“Taking the kiss I really wanted.”

The last time he’d kissed her it had been earth-shaking, and even though she was prepared, there was an initial shock that sent waves of sensation down her body. She shut her eyes, but that only intensified the feel of his mouth on hers. He put his hands on her waist and pulled her closer. For once she just forgot everything and gave in….

His hands caressed her back and then slid lower. He drew her into his body and groaned deep in his throat.

Finally, she felt the rough exhalation of his breath against the side of her cheek as he pulled his mouth from hers.

She opened her eyes and looked up into the dark green gaze of the only man she’d never been able to fit into the “just friends” category. From the moment they’d met, she’d wanted more—that made him dangerous.

Danger at eighteen looked different at thirty, and she knew he still wasn’t a safe option, but she time, she would take what she wanted.

Click here to read more. 

I’m giving away an autographed copy today and a Cheryl’s cookie card to three lucky commenters.  Just tell me what your favorite candy is or if you’ve had a friends-to-lovers relationship.  My hubby (who’s birthday it is today!) and I are freinds-to-lovers.  :)

 

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Arlene Hittle, Kate Person, and Dawn A. are my winners!!! Thank you everyone who stopped by the blog.  

Kathy :)

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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th_037376104XWhen I first started writing romance novels back in the early 90s the popular trends in contemporary romance were brides, babies and cowboys.  And because I’m contrary by nature I set to work on a novel about a single-mom with a seven-year-old (definitely not a baby).  I was unpublished at the time and every contest I was a finalist in, I was up against some cowboy, baby or bride.  Somehow this made me more determined not to write one.  I sold my not-a-cowboy-bride-baby book to Harlequin for the Desire line and THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR was released in 1997. 

 

 

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I did a pretty good job of staying away from those trends until recently when I dipped my toe into the cowboy sub genre.  And I have to admit I love those rough and tumble men.  The way they are no-nonsense (billionaires are too!) and can sweep a gal off her feet.  I have an upcoming Christmas novella Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside.  :)

 

 

 

 

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And babies…the problem with babies when I first started writing was that I had a toddler and then was pregnant and had a baby–funny how that happens! And writing about a pregnant heroine or babies was too much my reality.  I didn’t see the cute part until my kids were teenagers.  Then I could look back fondly and write a baby book.  Or in my case a series featuring cute babies, billionaire alpha men and strong feisty women. :)  My latest release FOR HER SON’S SAKE is available now.

So what about you?  Are you a trend follower? Or a trend bucker like me?  I’m giving away an  autographed copy of FOR HER SON’S SAKE to three lucky commenters today!

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe that October is right around the corner and soon I can officially start decorating for Halloween and Fall!  

Here are my top five fav things about fall.  I grew up in Florida which doesn’t have a real autumn so that’s why I love seeing the signs of it everywhere.

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1. The colors! I love the fall leaves.  Seeing all the browns, oranges and yellows where their used to be just green…abundant green.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Carmel Apple Martini.  I kind of feel like this one needs no further explanation other than yum, yum, yummy!

 

 

3. Football.  This one is hard to get my fix for in the UK but the NFL has three games scheduled over here this year and I’m making all my favorite tailgating recipes for our British friends!

4. Hot cocoa.  I love it.  It makes me feel a little bit wicked because I pile on the whipped cream and my fall sprinkles.  They are shaped like leaves! :)

5. Sweaters and boots.  There is nothing more comforting than pulling on a thick fall sweater and a pair of boots and stepping out into that first chilly morning.  It’s not so cold yet that it’s unbearable and because summer is fading the cold feels so nice.  

What’s your favorite thing about fall?  

 

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Teresa is Eve Gaddy’s winner.  Drop me an email at Kathy @katherinegarbera.com to claim your prize.

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