Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Cate Beauman and her new book series, “Bodyguard of L.A. County Series”! For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.
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Bodyguards of L.A. County Series
by Cate Beauman
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Eleven Men Sworn To Protect. Eleven Women Who Change Everything.
The Close Protection Agents of Ethan Cooke Security are ready to risk it all for the safety of their clientele. What they don’t know is that they’re about to get more than they bargain for when they report for their latest assignments. Love and danger have a way of bringing people together in this dark, sexy, multi-award winning Romantic suspense series, the Bodyguards of L.A. County.
Hello Cate! Welcome to Fabulous and Brunette! We are delighted to have you here and can’t wait to learn more about you and your latest book series, “The Bodyguards of L.A. County.” Can we begin by having you tell us about yourself from a writer’s standpoint?
Thank you for having me! I’m the author of the award-winning romantic suspense series the Bodyguards of L.A. County. Deceiving Bella is the eleventh book in the series and centers around bodyguard Reed McKinley and Isabella Colby.
It’s funny to think that up until 2010 I was working a full-time day job and had no idea that I could write. Flash forward five quick years and writing has become an obsession for me. My mind is always “on,” particularly the creative side, with story ideas floating around in my head non-stop. At other times story ideas will just pop into my head and it becomes a race to get the idea written down before I lose it. When I do finally get to the point of writing the new story, I become so engrossed in the characters that I really struggle to disconnect from the process – obsessively playing through scenes and dialogue over and over until I think it is true to real life. I think of the characters as real people to the point where I’m constantly putting them into life scenarios I experience and even see them in my dreams from time to time. Writing for me is pretty intense…but I love every second of it!
When not writing, what do you like to do for relaxation and/or fun?
Hmm…I don’t have a lot of downtime. I’m a wife and mother of two boys and two huge Saint Bernards. When I do find a few free moments to myself, I enjoy kayaking, baking, and watching crime documentaries.
Do you have a day job? Or a night one?
I’m lucky to be able to say writing is my day job…and night job!
Would you say it’s been a rocky road for you in regards to getting your book written and published or pretty much smooth sailing? Can you tell us about your journey?
When I first started publishing books three years ago I was pretty overwhelmed. There’s a lot to learn and mistakes and triumphs are certainly part of the process. Now that my team and I are rolling out the launch for my eleventh novel, it’s easier in many ways. We certainly know the ropes in a constantly changing industry.
I can’t say that the journey has been entirely smooth, but I’ll be forever grateful that I was able to give up my day job four months after releasing my first three titles. Writing is a process that demands everything you have to give, but it’s worth it.
What is it about the Romantic Suspense genre that appeals more than any other genre you would choose to write?
I love weaving romance and suspense together. Both romance and suspense are intensified when the hero and heroine have a lot to lose. I can’t imagine writing any other genre.
What makes your book stand out from the rest?
I write full-length romantic suspense fiction in a market that is fond of shorter novels or books broken into segmented reading. Also, readers seem to love that the characters I’ve written about in previous novels often make an appearance in later works.
Would you consider turning your book into a series or has that already been done?
Deceiving Bella is book eleven of the Bodyguards of L.A. County series. The series as a whole centers around Ethan Cooke Security, a LA based close protection agency specializing in high-profile clientele. Collin and Lyla are the newest members of the Ethan Cooke Security team.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I’m obsessed with crime television/documentaries. I usually sit down with a pen and pad of paper and wait for something to catch my attention. When something inspires me and an idea clicks, loose plot ideas start to swirl around in my head. I go from there until I have a cohesive plot to work with.
Thank you so much for spending time with Fabulous and Brunette readers and sharing your exciting new book series with us! We wish you all the best on your book tour!
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 Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.
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Book One: Morgan’s Hunter
Book Two: Falling for Sarah
Book Three: Hailey’s Truth
Book Four: Forever Alexa
Book Five: Waiting for Wren
Book Six: Justice for Abby
Book Seven: Saving Sophie
Book Eight: Reagan’s Redemption
Book Nine: Answer’s for Julie
Book Ten: Finding Lyla
Book Eleven: Deceiving Bella
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