Books By Jo Cattell

Books By Jo Cattell

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Release day for "Long Overdue"

‘Long Overdue’
by Madison Sevier
 River Jewel Resort Series Book 3
 Secret Cravings Publishing: 

After a decade of working at the campus library, a scandal involving a student leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend much more time with her best friend, Matt. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When he heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to visit the River Jewel Resort in the hope of getting a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.
Romance author Matt Osgood has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he truly loves.
Can the River Jewel Resort turn fantasy into a reality for these two best friends? Or will they run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?


***** She’d be separated from the wonderful worlds she’d discovered between the pages of books by both new and old authors. They’d been her saving grace after losing her fiancĂ© years ago. After she’d found out he’d been cheating, Olivia had immersed herself in the job and it had filled the hollow void that his sudden death and all that she’d discovered about him had created. Here, she’d found happy endings over and over again. In a cold world full of lies, the library spoke to her, welcomed her with its truth and warmth. With every bit of joy these creations had given her, she’d returned the favor by mending worn covers, caring for them, dusting their shelves, protecting them. Now, she had to let them go and it felt as though her heart were being ripped from her chest. *****

Romance author, Madison Sevier began her career at Secret Cravings Publishing in 2012. Her days are spent homeschooling her daughter and doing the bookkeeping for her husband's business. At night, she gets to become someone else, creating characters who work their way into the hearts and minds of romance readers everywhere.

Being a Gemini, Madison is known for doing whatever strikes her fancy at any given moment. Some of her favorite hobbies include; hiking, animal rescue, writing, reading, baking, horseback riding, coffee tasting and she's a huge NASCAR fan.

Living in what everyone calls 'Kentuckiana', she's found the perfect paradise to allow her stories to come to life. Against a backdrop of the Ohio River and surrounding hillsides, she never knows where a new romance will come from. But you can be sure you're going to hear about it.

She loves hearing from her readers and meeting new ones. Feel free to contact Madison at or through her blog:
Blog: Madison’s Place:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cover Reveal for "Nothing Like The First Time

Nothing Like the First Time
By: Keren Hughes
Limitless Publishing
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Coming May 20th, 2014


Carly Summers and Greyston Sterling were each other's first kiss, first sexual experience, first love, first everything...

They were a match made in Heaven, that was, until Grey took a job as a freelance photographer which took him to the other side of the world. When it came down to a choice between his career and his girl - he chose his career.

Now, 10 years later, Grey's back in town and wants to see if they can rekindle what they had all those years ago. Carly has had relationships but nothing that lasted. No one ever compared to Grey.

But how can they if he's engaged to somebody else?

“So your career comes before me?” I asked, already knowing the answer. “At least look me in the eye and answer me, it’s the least you owe me Grey.”
“I don’t want to have to choose Carls,” he said as he caught my eye. “I just don’t want to miss out on the experience of a lifetime. I get to see amazing things, capture them on film while I experience the different cultures.”
“Just answer the question Grey – you want your career more than you want me.” I started to cry again, I had wanted to get through this without crying but I was fooling myself when I thought that.
“I’m sorry Carls,” he said as he took my hand into his. “I love you, I always will. But this is the opportunity of a lifetime, it may never happen again. I need to do this. I’m not making a conscious choice to put you second but if you weren’t so stubborn, you’d come with me like I asked.”

About the Author:

Keren lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm; she has been since she read things like Black Beauty, What Katy Did and The Hobbit as a child. Her first real memories of reading are the summers she used to lie on her bed and re-read What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next.

Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit OCD about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage.

She is a book reviewer and has been for the past 18 months or so.

The idea for Stolen came to her one day but she never thought she’d actually write it let alone publish it. If it wasn’t for her author friend Kira Saito, the idea would still be stuck in her head not on paper. But constant love and support from Kira is why you are now able to read Stolen.

Stolen is her first novel but now that she’s written one, she knows she needs to write more. There will be one sequel, called Freed which will be from Bodhi’s POV. This will be set a couple of years on.
Then, the plan is for her to write either NA or Adult Contemporary Romances. She has a big crush on Lady Antebellum’s music at the moment and their songs have inspired a few book ideas.

Keren loves hearing from her readers and if you want to contact her, you can do so at any of the following places:

Twitter: @Gothic_Angel28
Facebook (author page):
Review Blog:
Author Blog:

Monday, March 3, 2014

And Then There Were Four

     It's been a while since I updated. I have been hard at work putting together the next book in the Fallen Angels Series. And just this past weekend, Angels No More was published. So much went into not only this book but also the creating of the covers. As may noticed, the covers to the series changed. That was due in part by my wonderful editor who wanted to "Freshening Them Up" so to speak. 
     Now, I had already been looking for models for the third cover and it just all fell into place. there were some bumps along the way, but in the end, I am so happy with the results. We even managed to use some of the pictures to do a trailer for the series. 

     I also meet some amazing people while doing the shoots and in the coming weeks will introduce you to them and who they played.  So much is coming up in the next few month. I'll be sure to keep you posted. 

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stolen Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to introduce the new cover for my wonderful and talented friend Keren Hughes. This is a must read. Congradulations Keren!!!!


Coming November 2013…


Roshanna O'Dare wakes up in her own home in shock when she discovers part of her memory is missing and her parents are dead…

With no clues of any kind as to what happened to her parents, and no other close family, Roshanna must move to Texas, Austin, to live with her last living relative, Uncle Joe after the funeral. But this means leaving her best friend, Marissa Mason behind.

That’s when she meets Bodhi Vincent, her uncle’s chauffeur, who seems to understand Roshanna in a way no one else has…

Bodhi is her rock after the death of her parents and the longer she stays with her uncle, the closer they become.

But before moving away, Roshanna was confronted with a shocking secret that Marissa had kept from her, a secret that changes how she sees life and the people in it—Marissa is a pure soul and her foster parents are soul drainers who need her pure energy to survive.

More shockingly, her parents’ souls were stolen by their murderer.

When Roshanna and Bodhi try and track down Marissa’s father, Leith Mason, in order to retrieve her parents’ souls back, they find themselves held hostage at gunpoint.

Will Roshanna and Bodhi survive? Will she ever find her parents souls? Or will their souls be the next ones to be taken?


Keren lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm; she has been since she read things like Black Beauty, What Katy Did and The Hobbit as a child. Her first real memories of reading are the summers she used to lie on her bed and re-read What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next.

Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit OCD about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage.

She is a book reviewer and has been for the past 18 months or so.

The idea for Stolen came to her one day but she never thought she’d actually write it let alone publish it. If it wasn’t for her author friend Kira Saito, the idea would still be stuck in her head not on paper. But constant love and support from Kira is why you are now able to read Stolen.

Stolen is her first novel but now that she’s written one, she knows she needs to write more. There will be one sequel, called Freed which will be from Bodhi’s POV. This will be set a couple of years on.

Then, the plan is for her to write either NA or Adult Contemporary Romances. She has a big crush on Lady Antebellum’s music at the moment and their songs have inspired a few book ideas.


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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Coffee Chat with Author JamieLynn Boothe

Samantha Jenson is trapped in a world like so many others; a world full of fear and death. A world where the disease of addiction has an iron grasp on her life and controls her soul so powerfully even the strongest of men would cower down on his knees and beg for mercy. A world where she struggles to escape and tries to live at least somewhat of a normal life.
Here is the story of a young woman, deeply addicted to the drug called “Intimacy”. Her life has been a disaster because of her addictions through the years but this particular drug is her master. Samantha has lost everything but most importantly her desire to live.
Can Samantha escape the talons her demons have on her? Can Samantha regain control of her life and tear down the walls of despair? Will she regain hope, her desire to live and her family? Travel with her on her journey and see what happens in her world. You just might be able to relate.

Hello and welcome to another Coffee Chat. Today we are going to take things to a different level. In the past I have reviewed a verity of books. Today is no different but I have to say, the author that is my guest today has written a book that brings to light something that has touched anyone of us in one way or another. Today’s guest is author JamieLynn Boothe and he’s here to talk about his latest release “The Journey”. I had the opportunity to read this book and if you haven't yet, it is a must read. It is a very powerful book dealing with addiction. I was so moved by this book that I'm going to let my almost 16 year old daughter read it. Once you have read this interview, you will see why. So grab yourself a cup of coffee and sit back and relax as we talk about this truly touching book.

Me: Welcome Jamielynn and thank you so much for joining me today. I have to say I could really identify with this book in many ways. Let’s start with telling us a little more about the book.

Jamielynn: Samantha lives in Torrington, CT. and struggles with the disease of addiction to the drug called Intimacy. She lives in her pain of her past, her pain of her present, and hopelessness of her future. She struggles with not being able to see her young daughter, and her husband being killed in a tragic car accident and thinks dying is her best way out. Luckily for her someone steps in to help her. The rest of the story is about her struggle with trying to stay clean and what happens during that time.

Me: I really loved the story and the whole idea about bringing to light her struggle. How did you come up with this story?

JamieLynn: I wanted to tell a story about someone who has the disease of addiction because I know a lot of people who have. I am in recovery myself so I can relate to pain and fear caused from it. I can relate to the horrors of the shame, guilt, hopelessness and wanting to die from this disease.

Me: Did you have any character that you would say was your favorite?

JamieLynn: Samantha, the main character, because I could feel her pain. I can relate to her on certain levels

Me: I can see why, she was a very strong character and to see her develop and feel her struggles is really what drew me into the story deeper. Was there any scene that you enjoyed writing more then the others?

JamieLynn:  I love the hospital scene with her daughter and the second time she gets out of detox. I’m not saying more than that because I don’t want to give too much away.

Me: I can understand that. So what do you think will draw people to your book?

JamieLynn: Being able to read about someone struggle, and overcome his or her obstacles. Many will be able to relate to what Samantha goes through in this book.

Me:  This is a very real book, dealing with the very common situation of addiction. Was it a hard subject for you to write about?

JamieLynn: Not really, for me this particular story, because I can relate to it, seemed to flow rather smoothly.

Me: I found that I could really identify with Harmony, having gone through something similar with someone in my family. Did you feel you could relate to anyone of your character?

JamieLynn: Yes I can definitely identify with Sam, because when I was out there getting high and my addiction had it's grip on me, it led me into hopelessness, being homeless, unemployed, suicidal and when I got clean I have lived in numerous sober houses and had to start over.

Me: Well, it’s a really powerful story and I have to say one of my favorites by far. Tell what’s next for you?

JamieLynn: I am trying to decide whether to write the sequel to my first novel, Nightmares and Dreams, or to write the YA Paranormal I have been wanting to write.

Me: I’m excited to see what’s to come from you! Any last thoughts before we end for today?

JamieLynn: I hope whoever reads The Journey will very much enjoy it and check out my other future books. If someone doesn’t understand the disease of addiction, I hope they attempt to learn about it. I don’t think there is anyone who can’t relate on some level though. Someone in everyone’s life struggles with this disease. It may be them, or someone they love, but somewhere in their life, it is there.

Thanks again so much for joining me today. Below you can see where to find "The Journey" and  little more about our author. For now,
Peace, Love, & Hope~JC

About the Author
Jamielynn Boothe is a laid back southern boy who was born and raised in the small town of Moneta, Virginia, currently residing in Torrington, Ct. however. Working a full-time job as he writes he works on fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a successful author. JamieLynn enjoys the simple things in life such as good music, movies that make you laugh, cry, and afraid. He loves cats, eating good home-cooked southern food, art, travelling, nature, family and time with friends as well as time to himself. Writing is his passion, and JamieLynn loves creating books that touch another persons heart and soul. He has written two books so far. Nightmares and Dreams, a novel, and The Journey, a novella. He is currently working on the sequel to Nightmares and Dreams, and a new love story. JamieLynn is currently single but hopes to find that special woman one day.

*****This just in, JamieLynn is offering "The Journey" for just .99 cents starting this weekend Oct 4, 5, & 6th. Don't miss out on this limited opportunity to get your copy of a truly powerful book!********

The Journey on Amazon
The Journey at Barns and Noble

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lia Michaels~Forbidden Destiny

Hi everyone, welcome to my coffee talk with Author Lia Michaels about her new book “Forbidden Destiny”. I just finished this book and let me tell you, it’s H~O~T HOT.

Here is a little bit about the book before we get started. So grab yourself a cup and settle in for a really interesting interview.


Ethan Quaderer is the Great Thunderbird, the creature of Native American legend.  From childhood, Ethan soared high across the land, as one with the majestic bald eagles—only larger and more powerful. Great Thunderbird has one mission, to save the Native American people. But first, he must find his Chosen, his soul mate.
Abraham Tuttle grew up in a household where being different was unacceptable. Forbidden.  He hid his true nature, a Two Spirit—not male or female, but both.  For many Native American tribes, being Two Spirit is a blessing, one to be honored and revered. Not so for Abraham.
Through the Thunderbird dreams each finds the happiness they long for. One dreams of the Great Warrior who’d someday rescue him. The other dreams of the one he’s searched for through many lifetimes.
Dreams turn into reality when both men come face to face in the real world. Can Abraham find it within himself to let go of his past and embrace his future with Ethan, or will his doubts and fears of who and what he really is cause him to lose the only one who could ever complete him heart and soul?

Sounds good, right!  Okay, let’s get started.

Me: Hello, Lia and welcome to my little coffee chat. Before we get started, let me just say, I LOVED the book. It was a quick read, but really intense. I loved reading how the characters first met and the back-story. What really drew me in was the way you described the dream sequences. I truly felt like I was there, watching it all happen before my eyes. I’m dying to know how you came up with this awesome story?

Lia: Thanks Jo! To tell the truth, I’ve always been fascinated by Native American culture and lore. As a Wiccan, I study the Native American traditions as part of my religion along with Celtic traditions. Comparing the two is eye-opening. Many of their teachings are so similar, you’d think they were exactly the same.

The legend of the Thunderbird is another interest of mine. Many of the Native American tribes tell the same tales, but with this one there is nearly a universal teaching. The Great Thunderbird is supposed to come back and save the Native people and their ways. He’s the Great Protector so to speak.

I thought what would happen if the legend had really come to life in the form of an eagle shifter. What would happen if he couldn’t fulfill his mission to save his people until he found and was reunited with his Chosen Mate?  What if both were men? 

Me: That did give the story a real twist. Most of the time you read about someone soul mate, it’s usually M/F. I love that was something different. Now is this your first time writing M/M?

Lia: . Yes, it was. I wanted to explore the world of M/M erotic romance and the characters in this series spoke to my heart. I just had to tell their story.

Me: So tell me did you have a favorite character to write or were you drawn to both the same way?

Lia:  I love them both, but I have to say Abraham is my favorite. I’ve put a bit of myself into him with his love of animals and his skills as a healer. They say we always put a piece of ourselves into our characters. Sometimes it’s blatantly obvious and others it’s more subtle. 

Abraham’s insecurities about who and what he is to Ethan is what endears me to him the most. I’ve been where he is in his life. I know what it’s like to have to hide your true self from your friends and family.

Me: What do you think the readers will draw from this book?

Lia: The heroes have searched for each other through many lifetimes. In this one, they had only been able to see each other in their dreams. Then one day their dreams become a reality and they’re finally face to face.  It’s more than love at first sight for them. It’s a connection so strong, that nothing or no one can keep them apart. Not even the heroes themselves.

Me: So tell me a little more about it from your point of view.

Lia: Abraham and Ethan are Native Americans from different tribes. One is raised to embrace his “Two Spirit” nature and the other is taught to hide it. Two Spirits were once honored and revered by all tribes, but through the years and due to the influence of Non-Native beliefs, some tribes have turned away from this tradition.

This is the main conflict between the heroes. Ethan embraces the fact he’s The Great Thunderbird and that Abraham is his soul mate. Although Abraham’s heart longs for it to be true, he has trouble believing it even when faced with losing the one man who could ever complete him heart and soul.

Me: I have to know… did you have any favorite scenes?

Lia: Oh yes, like you, their dream sequences are my favorite. I’ve included an excerpt of one for you.

Me: Since this was your first M/M erotic book, I can imagine it was a bit of a challenge.

Lia: Yes, writing same sex love scenes is a bit challenging. You have to put the characters names in there more often than you would have if you were dealing with characters of the opposite sex.  I mean, you have to be able to tell which dude is doing what at any given moment. LOL!

Me: I bet! So, what are you working on now?

Lia: Finishing Abraham and Ethan’s story in Call of the Thunderbird(Fearless Love 1) is my top priority as well as working on creating the shared world series called Temptation Resort. This is a joint venture I’m working on with all the Sassy Vixen authors.

Me: That means we will be seeing more from Ethan and Abe’s story? Great!

Lia: It could stand alone, but, yes,  there’s so much more to Ethan and Abe’s story. That book will come out in the beginning of 2014. I’m hoping for at least three more books in this series.

Me: This has been great having you’re here today. Before we go, any last thoughts you want to add?

Lia: The driving theme in all of my writing is soul mates are bound to each other from the beginning of time. It may take multiple life cycles to find each other again, but they always do.  When it happens, and it will happen for everyone one day, it’s magical.  

Me: Yes it is! Thank you so much for being here with me today, Lia, it’s been a blast!  Check out more from Lia Michael and her book, “Forbidden Destiny” see the links below.

As always,
Peace, Love, & Happiness~JC


Ethan moved to stand behind Abraham and held him up, preventing him from toppling over to the ground. “Give it a few more moments until you get used to it. They just want to share everything with you at once. It’s not every day they get to fly with a Thunderbird.”
“But I’m not—” Abraham’s heart raced and he clung to the bulging muscles of Ethan’s arms around his chest. His legs weakened again and Abraham leaned back against Ethan’s hard body for support.
“Yes, you are. I can only choose another Thunderbird to be my mate. Embrace who and what you are, Abe. I need you to truly believe, not just in me, but in us.” Ethan’s hoarse whispered plea pierced Abraham’s mind and broke down the last resistance within him.
Ethan hugged him closer to his naked body. His hard cock pulsed against Abraham’s bare ass and lower back. “Go on and connect with one of them. One day you’ll fly with me on your own, without the aid of our feathered brothers, but for tonight we’ll let them be our guides.” Ethan nibbled on Abraham’s right ear lobe before trailing down his neck. His left hand slowly stroked Abraham’s now stiff member. “That’s it. Let yourself fly with your guide.”
Abraham moaned and swayed with Ethan as they sank to their knees into the warm water of the lake. “I can feel and see everything—the ruffling of my feathers, the wind flowing all around me as we glide. I can even hear the deer running through the brush on the other side of the lake.” Through the eagle’s eyes, Abraham watched as Ethan flew next to him, the tips of their wings barely touching. In that moment, Abraham no longer knelt in the lake within Ethan’s arms, but soared high above the earth. “Unbelievable.”
“Feel your talons extend as we twirl around each other in the wind.” Ethan entwined his fingers with Abraham’s and held him even tighter, molding their bodies into one. “Now we fall…”


Lia Michaels is the alter ego of bestselling poet and erotic romance author Tammy Dennings Maggy. With so many characters clamoring for their stories to be told, the job became a bit overwhelming for one sassy vixen to handle. Lia "volunteered" to explore the world of M/M erotic romance as well as menage. Tammy will still tell the M/F and F/F stories but don't be surprised if the two of them collaborate from time to time. With Lia, very few topics will be taboo so look for more fantasy and paranormal tales from her. She'll leave the more contemporary stuff to Tammy but still encourage her to push the limits!




Friday, July 12, 2013

Charity event for "In Another Life"

When I wrote "In Another Life" I took it from an experience in my life that left a lasting memory. It changed my views on life in so many ways. Nate, although not his real name, was a real person who because of an illness needed a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, the first one did not take.  Thankfully, years later, his next one did, and he has been able to live a full life. Sadly, there are so many people waiting for transplants, and many unfortunately, don't make it to see that happen.  The ones who do, always hold a fear that the transplant will reject. In some cases it does happen. 

In the past few months, I've been following a story of such a case. I always talk on here of my adoption of my youngest daughter, and this is how I came across Teresa's story. I'm going to post the link to her family's page, so you yourself can read about this incredible child. Teresa was a Princess in so many ways. Braver the Merida, Stronger then Mulan, even more beautiful then Cinderella and the rest of the princess she loved so much. She touched the lives of everyone who meet her and even those who have not. In her short live she gave so much joy. Now she has shimmering wings to match the crown she loved to where so much.

It is because of Teresa and even Nate, I have come up with the event I'm running for the month of July. All the roylaties I make from both the ebook and print copies of "In Another Life" will be donated to and also CHOP (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) 

The donation will be given in memory of little Princess Teresa. So please help by getting your copy of "In Another Life" and sharing this blog post.  Here is the link for "In Another Life"

Peace, Love, Health, & Happiness~JC