Friday, March 14, 2014


Drum Roll Please!

Complete Me by Cate Peace is set for release from Decadent Publishing on March 21. Cate is sharing her motivation to write Clare and Ty's story.

 Join me in welcoming her.

To top it off, she's giving away a 25.00 ITunes gift card, an e-book copy of Complete Me, and a cool tee-shirt. Don't forget to click the link at the bottom of the post to enter.  

It all started with a dream. Jared Padalecki with a lip ring. That’s all it took for Ty to take root in my head.

I couldn’t get the image out of my head, and at first it became something kind of funny. (Plus J looks delish with a lip ring, but that is neither here nor there.) I started looking at pictures on Google, and then I discovered that he also plays guitar.

Fast forward to a summer festival in a small Tennessee town. One of my favorite bands, Chicago, was playing. During one of the songs, I got an idea—how much fun would it be to write two people who don’t want all the trappings that come along with romance? Two people invested in their careers or invested in something that would keep them from exploring that part of life? I got a working title—Reluctant Romantics—and the first bits and pieces of Complete Me were born.

I plotted the entire frame of the story on the drive home. Ty pushed himself to the forefront of my mind, practically raising his hand and jumping up and down while screaming, “PICK ME!” One element accomplished.

Then I met Ty’s ex-girlfriend, Jocelyn, and based her and her relationship with Ty off a real-life situation I encountered. (I would be Claire, btw. ;) ) Cathartic? Yes. Muchly. It was nice to write the situation into a much better resolution than what I encountered.

Claire, my beloved unromantic romance author, is based somewhat off myself. This is the one I lovingly call my “wish fulfilment” book. Like me, Claire started out writing science fiction, but she found her road to publication through romance.

Honestly, I needed this book. I needed an outlet to work through a lot of emotional fallout from above-mentioned situation. I needed a happy ending (also, Jared Padalecki). And I definitely wasn’t disappointed with this one. I don’t think you guys will be, either.

To celebrate Complete Me’s release, I’m giving away a $25 iTunes gift card, a free copy of the book, and a Complete Me-inspired t-shirt! Contest stuff is below the blurb.

Here’s the blurb:

A romance author who needs to love….
Best-selling romance author Claire Ergleston confines her passions to the pages of her books. When she receives a 1Night Stand date ‘to give her something to talk about in interviews,’ can she let herself be swept away?

A rock star who needs to let go….
The past has a chokehold on former rock star Ty Krause. Instead of killer tunes, he kills time writing passable songs for a British boy band and his nights wishing he had the balls to say goodbye. In a last ditch effort, he signs up for 1Night Stand, thinking that a night of no-strings-attached sex will help him break the leash of his past.

From the moment Claire and Ty meet, sparks fly—but can they overcome their pasts or will their potential love story end on a sour note? 

Available 3/14 at the following retailers:

About the author:

Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. Maybe even from the womb; no one knows for sure. Now, she writes delightful romances with enough spice to make Emeril happy when not masquerading as a normal person at the day job.

Reviewer for Indie Books R Us
Link for giveaway







V.L. Locey said...

Sounds like a great read!

Cate Peace said...

Thanks VL! I'm a fan :)

Thanks for hosting me, Kathleen!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

You're always welcome at my place, Cate. It's my pleasure.

Happy Sales!

Cate Peace said...