Unnatural Calamities! Out today and of course, a contest.

I'm going to lift this from my newsletter, but just to be mean provide a tiny incentive for you to sign up for my newsletter, I'm going to remove the recipe. (Subscription link is on the right.)

So about Unnatural  Calamities....HEY! It's on sale today and when Samhain puts out a new book, they reduce the price. So if you want a copy at a lower price, now's the time to buy.

I'm very fond of this story and hope you enjoy it too
Updated: I fixed this link. Every single dang link in that newsletter didn't work. The recipe is fine though.

She has a deft hand with banana flambĂ©…and a touch that sets his body on fire.

Janey knows all too well she looks a wreck. What hard-working chef wouldn’t, operating on three hours of sleep? Stuck in a dull Connecticut town, taking care of her beloved niece, Rachel, Janey spends her days
looking for a job and her nights working high-end catering gigs.

Just her luck, she runs into Mr. Perfect two days past her designated laundry day. And she’s just found out her niece is passing her off as“Mom” to avoid the embarrassment of admitting her real mother, Janey’s identical twin, is serving time.

Despite Janey’s questionable fashion sense and the juicy gossip about her checkered past, venture capitalist Christopher Dunham finds himself drawn to her spark. And warmed by her obvious affection for Rachel, so like what he feels for his own daughter.

When sexy, way-out-of-her-league Toph offers her a business loan, Janey can’t believe her long string of bad luck with bad boys has come to an end. At least, until a blast from her sister’s shady past turns up the heat on their attraction. And sets off a chain of events that could snuff out the flame just as their love starts to come to a boil…

Product Warnings
A comedy of errors, mistaken identity, poor girl meets rich guy, kidnapping at gunpoint, and hot handcuffed sex in a hotel bathtub—and that’s all before lunch.

The fact that I live in West Hartford, CT, and the story takes place in fictional West Farmbrook, CT, means nothing.

I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) plus three Summer Devon titles
also winner's choice. And if you live in the US, you can even choose paper of the books in print. I'll send your hard copies to you -- You'll have to wait until after Christmas though.

Entering is easier than pie (which isn't that easy unless you do a graham cracker crust)
To enter, you can:
1.  Leave a comment in this blog. Below this entry works fine.
2. or you can make a comment at twitter or facebook about my my new book (and send me notice that you did at katerothwell@gmail.com -- or just reply to this newsletter)
3. you can blog about the release at your own place. That's fine--be sure to let me know though.

Every time you do one of these things, you get another entry. The contest ends December 20th! So you'll have time to use your gift certificate to buy presents. Winner will be chosen by random pick.

OTHER NEWS! Featuring lots of links!

Two Summer Devon books have come out in print--including the one with the most infamous cover, ever Irrational Arousal
Also you can find
The Nobleman and the Spy

both now in paperback!

Here's the Samhain's December letter
. There's a piece about my holiday decor. After this came out, I learned I'm not the only one with a lobster on the tree.

Tomorrow (December 7) I'll be blogging at Delilah Devlin's place about Unnatural Calamities -- and how I got the idea for the story. I'll be giving away a book or two there, as well. (I can't remember what I promised to do. This is what the holiday season does to some of us.)


  1. I see your West Farmbrook and I raise you Smithfield.

    Congrats. You had me at flambe.

  2. Congrats on the release . Puttung it on my tbb list :)


  3. Hi Kate,

    Happy Release Day! Loved your Christmas story over at the Samhain blog. Those precious crafts that my boys made every year, have a place of honor on our Christmas tree.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  4. Beatrice3:19 PM

    Congratulations on your newest release! More stories taking place in Connecticut (albeit fictional towns), yay! This is so exciting.

    beatrice.g.tan [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Ha, finally got here. Congrats on the new release. I love the plot. Sounds really good. Oh and by the way if you're wondering I'm one of your bats. I'm Loony.

  6. Whoohoo, a new release. WTG. Looks good.

  7. This is my second attempt at a comment... will Blogger like me any better this go-round? Here's hoping!

    Oh, and happy Release day, again!

  8. Congrats on ure release

    And happy holidays

    Sarah S


  9. What's for lunch?

  10. OI! OY, Your chapter. I have to get to your chapter! I am sorry, Doug, and I lurve your writing too.

  11. Anonymous8:06 PM

    Congrats on the release. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Well, you did it again. You sold me on the blurb. Bought it... now need some 'quiet time' to read. :P

  13. Yay!! I persevered and found this post even with the bad links :-) Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe - the potato rolls sounds super yummy!

    smaccall AT comcast.net

  14. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Congratulations on the new release!!

    bettysunflower at hotmail dot com

  15. Congrats on the new release. After reading the blurb, I really want to read this book.


  16. Congrats! Happy release! How awesome!! It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

  17. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Congrats on your release. Love that the heroine is a chef.


  18. congrats on the release!
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

  19. Congratulations on the release of your latest. You're a new-to-me author and I like the sound of your work. I'll be taking a closer look at it! Thanks for the giveaway...count me in please.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  20. Congratulations on the new release!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  21. Congrats on the release. May 2012 bring many more
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  22. Congrats on the new release-added to the wish list, which is ever growing.

    nancyg5997 at gmail.com

  23. Congratulations on the new release Kate!

    HubaHuba on the cover for Irrational Arousal...I can see why you call it infamous!....lol

  24. Please enter me. I hooked you to my facebook. I am a happy hooker upper.

    Pleas enter me cuz I can't remeber if I already said that.

    I really need a good book to read and you write great books.

    I write books too, but yours are better so I would reather read yours.

    Many hugs for your success.
    Kathi Robb Harris

  25. Congrats on your latest release and thanks for the contest. :)

  26. Congrats on your new release! I'm gonna go tweet about this too. :)

  27. Woot! Congratulations on your release!

  28. Congrats on your new release! It sounds really good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  29. Congratulations on your new release. Another one to add to that ever growing 'I want this book' list :D


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