Monday, October 14, 2013

Spotlight on Catherine Bybee

We are pleased to spotlight New York Times and USA Today best-selling contemporary author Catherine Bybee once again as she joins us on her blog tour! Her newest book, Not Quite Enough, released last week in paperback and Kindle. You can connect with Catherine at her website, through her blog, or on Twitter. Plus, don't forget to enter her contest at the end of the blog! Here's the scoop on Not Quite Enough:

The Not Quite Series, Book Three
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
October 08, 2013, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

“Bybee’s gift for creating unforgettable romances cannot be ignored.”


Monica Mann has made it her life’s work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds.

Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He’s a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?

Here's an excerpt:

Monica glanced up at the gray skies and frowned. “So, Trent,” she began again. “Are you the only one shuffling the foreign medical staff around the island?”
He shook his head. “There are a few others. Why?” 

He kept his eyes on where he walked and avoided her questioning gaze. 

“Just wondering.” 

He didn’t buy that. “Just wondering?” 

“Seems like anyone could drive me to the clinic.” 

He walked her behind the hospital and up a short path to where his helicopter waited. “Anyone could drive you.” 

She hesitated when she saw her ride. “I thought you said you were driving me.” 

“I am. After a short flight to where my car is parked.” 

She turned a full circle. “Can’t we just drive?” 

Trent moved in front of her and removed his sunglasses. “It’s a short flight back to the airport, then a thirty minute drive. That’s if the roads are cleared.” 

“Can’t we just—” Her ice blue eyes never left his. 

“I didn’t kill you the first time, Monica. I won’t this time either.”

She swallowed. 

“It was better thinking you volunteered to take me instead of being the only person capable of it.” 

Actual fear hid behind her eyes. “Why’s that?” 

“I prefer flirting to flying.” 

A slow, easy smile met his lips. He knew then irrevocably that Monica thought about him at some point during her short stint on the island.
He replaced his sunglasses and reached for her hands. “How about a little of both?”

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  1. Congrats to Catherine on the new release. I need to check out the Not Quite series.

  2. I love Catherine Bybee's books. I really enjoyed the excerpt of Not Quite Enough.

    1. I love 'em too... wait, that's me. *grin*

    2. Hi Cathy! Thanks for stopping by. Thinking I need to move Catherine's books up my tbr list. ;-)

  3. Congratulations to Catherine on her latest release. It looks like an exciting story.

  4. So happy for you, Catherine, on your new release! All the best.

  5. I need to check out your books

  6. Congratulations and best wishes. Catherine's books are captivating.

  7. Love the cover of your book. I entered under the name of Virginia

  8. I have this book on my tbr pile on my Kindle... It is going to be a wonderful book to read. Wishing you all the best with this book..

  9. Congrats on the new book and thanks for the excerpt.

  10. Hi Catherine! Thanks for popping in today. I'm new to your books. Should I read the Not Quite books in order or will they stand on their own?

    1. All of my books stand alone, PJ. Characters to pop up from book to book so it doesn't hurt to read them in order.

  11. Congrats on the new release! Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  12. So many good books... will need to make time for this one!!! Thanks!

  13. I have not read you yet, but have one on my tbr.

  14. NOT QUITE ENOUGH sounds like a book I will enjoy. Disaster situations are different, and having been involved in a few, I am interested in "comparing notes." No romance involved in mine, but there is a certain energy and atmosphere involved when working them. I have not yet read your books, but I went to your website and checked out your other books. Read the blurbs and the excerpts and really liked what I saw. I will be reading some of them in the near future.

    Best of luck for a successful release of NOT QUITE ENOUGH.

  15. NOT QUITE ENOUGH does sound like such a wonderful read.

  16. Congrats on the release, Catherine! Can't wait to read it :)

  17. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the excerpt! Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest!

    Many thanks to Catherine for stopping by and congrats on the release of NOT QUITE ENOUGH!!

  18. I'm late but wanted you know I enjoyed your excerpt and congrats on your newest!

  19. Congrats! Sounds like a great book!