Birthday Celebration


There is a lot to celebrate this month. A little over two weeks ago, we welcomed a brand new member to our family–a beautiful, healthy baby girl. After a night in the hospital, we headed home, our daughter in tow, and we’ve been adjusting to our new family dynamic since.

16807771_714739585351232_6377757450519346524_nSo far (other than a little sleep deprivation) things are going swimmingly. She is a cuddle bug who loves to be held and sleeps like a dream (for a newborn, anyway), and our son is just smitten with her. He thinks of her as his baby and he has taken on the role of helper and protector. It’s so sweet and makes me feel like maybe I’m doing okay at this whole Mom thing.

We are over the moon happy with our now-complete family. She arrived almost one month exactly before my own birthday and I can’t think of a better gift. I totally sound like that gushy mom who won’t shut up about her kids, and I’m completely fine with that. Next month, I’ll go back to talking about books, but for now, I’m embracing my role as proud parent.

To celebrate our new arrival and my birthday, I’ll be giving away some prizes. With all the sleepless nights, I have a lot more time to read. Comment below with your best recs for feel-good romance for a chance to win a book of your choice from my backlist.

9 Responses

  1. susana
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    Congratulations on the anniversary! Such a beautiful girl! <3
    One of my favourite comfort reads is Muscling Through by JL Merrow. Another one is Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter by R. Cooper. Another one I go back to often is Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent…. And some of Angel Martinez' like Boots are comfort reads for me as well.

  2. Angela
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    Congrats Cate (to you and your family) on the birth of this beautiful baby girl. It seems your son is already taking on his role as a big (proud) brother 🙂 Love it.

    As for your question on feel good romance some of my favorites are:
    Frog by Mary Calmes, The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye, Red Dirt Heart serie by Nr Walker, Out in the Field by Kate McMurray Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain and Crossroads by Riley Hart and many more 😉

  3. waxapplelover
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    Congratulations! She’s beautiful and I’m glad that you are doing well.

    My favorite feel-good romances are Muscling Through by JL Merrow, Frog by Mary Calmes, and Love at First Sight by Cardeno C. (So funny that I just realized my top picks were also mentioned above.)

  4. p-la
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    Congratulations!! She is beautiful!! And a happy upcoming birthday to you!

  5. 16forward
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    Such a beautiful baby! Take lots of photos and enjoy each moment. They grow up so quickly!

    Feel-good romances… There are so many!
    N.R. Walker – Spencer Cohen series
    Jay Northcote – Like a Lover (Housemates #2)
    Anyta Sunday – The Douglas Fir and Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love #1)
    Lucy Lennox – Made Marian series (all of them!)
    Sloane Kenndy – The Protector series (once again, all of them!)
    Amy Lane – Beneath the Stain series

    Enough for now! I’m off to read!

  6. Lisa
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    Welcome to your new girl!

    I’m finding Amy Lane’s Granby Knitting series is a great comfort series. Also Eli Easton’s Sex in Seattle series.

  7. Judy Stone
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    What a beautiful baby girl–glad everyone is healthy and happy.

    Thank you for the giveaway. I lean toward S/F with plenty of action and humor, but here’s a partial list of my comfort reads:
    Lisa Oliver: Anything!
    Rob Colton: Galactic Conspiracies series
    Angel Martinez most everything, esp. these series: Endangered Fae; Brimstone; The ESTO Universe; Offbeat Crimes; Brandywine Investigations
    Megan Derr most everything, esp.: Wriggle & Sparkle: The Collected Tales of a Kraken and a Unicorn; and Love Tokens
    Hollis Shiloh most everything, esp. standalones Magic for Lee; The Christmas Mansion; Jude’s Magic; and these series: Shifters and Partners; Sweet Brier Farm; Men of Magic
    Rhys Ford: Sinners series

  8. H.B.
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    Congrats on the new addition to your family! She’s gorgeous =) My rec’s are:
    Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox
    Home series by Cardeno C.
    The Weight of it All by N.R. Walker
    Falling Together by S.K. Grayson
    Only His Touch by Elsa Winter.
    Freak by E. Davies

  9. Trix
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    I’d pick Clare London’s SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, Tara Lain’s SINDERS AND ASH and HEARTS AND FLOUR, and (though there’s just a touch of romance) Ethan Stone’s BARTENDER, P.I.


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