Sunday, July 6, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Catherine Gayle

Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Catherine Gayle!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Yes, it is! I’ve thought about attending in the past, but I’ve always had conflicts or something else getting in the way. I’m excited, because I’ve heard great things about AAD. Let’s get the party started!

What made you want to come to AAD?
I’ve heard so much about it from so many people--authors and readers alike--and I wanted to see it for myself.

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
LIGHT THE LAMP, book 3 in my Portland Storm hockey romance series, is releasing on June 12, so it will be the newest release. I’ll have copies with me!

Life’s been rough lately for Noelle Payne, but she’s not one to let negativity rule. So, she lost her job? She’ll find another one. The bank foreclosed on the house? Well, she can live out of her car for a while. There’s always an upside to be found…but now Noelle needs to find something to give her life meaning. She owes it to the universe to figure it out, too, because a stranger just saved her life.

When Liam Kallen’s wife died, his goal-scoring ability died with her. After a trade from the only pro hockey team he’s ever played for, he’s now playing for the NHL’s Portland Storm. Everyone said he needed a change of scenery, but nothing changes until he rescues Noelle. All of a sudden, the world once again looks bright and he’s lighting the lamp like he used to.

Noelle’s cheerful disposition is just the bit of sunlight Liam needs in his life. He wants to give her everything she needs because she’s everything he wants. The problem? She doesn’t believe she needs anything…at least nothing material. The one thing they both know she truly needs—a real purpose—also happens to be the one thing he doesn’t know how to give her. If he can’t help her find that, she might walk away and take all her sunshine with her.

Also, the 4th book in the series--DELAY OF GAME--will release just after AAD on August 11. I might have a few ARCs on hand, but no promises.

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
SEDUCED BY THE GAME is a hockey romance anthology with eight novellas written by nine authors (three of us will be at AAD! Me, Bianca Sommerland, and Jami Davenport), and it is done all for charity. The authors are all proud sponsors of Hockey Fights Cancer, and that is where we are donating all--yes, ALL--of the royalties we earn from sales of this book. We’ll have copies on hand! It’s a great book, and it’s for a great cause, so be sure you find us to get your copy and have us sign it.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
Hockey puck stress ball key chains! I’m working on some other fun stuff, but none of the rest is confirmed yet.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
I’ll have copies of BREAKAWAY, ON THE FLY, LIGHT THE LAMP, and SEDUCED BY THE GAME from my Portland Storm hockey romance series, and I will probably bring a few copies of some of my historical romances, as well.

Where can readers find you?

1 comment:

Catherine Gayle said...

Eep! The release date for Delay of Game changed after I answered the interview questions. It's actually releasing on August 21...but I'm still hoping to have a few ARC copies on hand at AAD.