Tuesday, February 2, 2016

10 Confessions: Cate Beauman, author of 'Finding Lyla'

10 Confessions from Authors is our newest feature!  Here you will find authors from all walks of life and all genres telling us their top ten confessions.  Our guest today is Cate Beauman, author of the romantic suspense, Finding Lyla.

1.      Most of my story ideas come from watching hours of crime television/documentaries.
2.      Music is a major part of my writing process. Great songs are very motivating—kind of like
when you find an amazing jam to exercise to.
3.      I like to try recipes I think my characters would want to eat.
4.      I often dream that my finger is stuck on the delete key or that I’m rewriting scenes that are perfectly fine.
5.      When I’m writing the first draft of a new book, I hardly sleep.
6.      My husband reads every word I write and critiques my stories.
7.      When I get writer’s block I take a shower. For some reason it seems to get ideas flowing again!
8.      I usually fill an entire spiral notebook with additional ideas for a story by the time I’ve completed a novel.
9.      At some point during each novel, I’m certain I don’t want to be a writer any more. Then I finish the book and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
10.  I keep notebooks in my car, purse, etc. because I never know when an idea will come to me.

About the Author

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in
North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Finding Lyla, the tenth novel in her popular bodyguards series.

For information on Cate's new releases, monthly giveaways, and upcoming events, sign up for her newsletter at: http://www.catebeauman.com/author/home.html#!newsletter-sign-up/c9td.
Her latest book is the romantic suspense, Finding Lyla.

About the Book:

Title: Finding Lyla
Author: Cate Beauman
Publisher: Cate Beauman
Pages: 452
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days—and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.

Bodyguard Collin Michaels’ life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He’s trying to start over, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.

Collin finds comfort in Lyla’s easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated—something Collin can’t afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla’s caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.

Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it’s too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me!

    I hope you have a great week,