Interview with Catherine Bybee

I first "met" Catherine Bybee last month when I did a review of one of her contemporary romances Not Quite Dating.  I pretty much fell instantly in love!  So I'm thrilled to be able to do this interview today!!

1. Tell us a little bit about your book.

It’s three books actually. Binding Vows, Silent Vows and Redeeming Vows. A true trilogy where the same bad guy…or in this case bad witch…is throughout the series. The MacCoinnich’s are a large tight-knit family who have been entrusted with guarding a set of stones used for time travel. The story begins with the journey of Duncan and his brother Fin, coming to the 21st century to keep a vengeful witch from regaining power. Toss in a snarky 21st century woman, kilts, and plenty of sparks…and a trip through time…and you have the makings of a trilogy.

Each of these books stand alone as their own love story, but the books are woven together with twisting plots and loveable characters.

You had me at kilts!  Honestly, after reading the blurbs (below the interview, peeps!) I am ready to sink right into this trilogy! 

2. What inspired you to write this story?

I’ve always loved time travel romance. Every time I read one I want to slip into the pages and experience life in a different age. Of course those thoughts fade when I consider a time without plumbing or health care. LOL

I also love time travel romance but agree, it's always the lack of plumbing that makes me feel relieved that I'm only doing the traveling in a book and not real life.  I would not do well in a time w/o indoor plumbing. 
3. What is the main lesson that your book is trying to teach?

That love transcends time. And that family bonds are the glue to life.

4. Moving on to your writing career, how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing seriously for about five years now. Before that I’d never even finished a book.

Checking out your website- you have gotten a lot accomplished in five years! Congrats!! 
5. Did you always dream to become an author?

No. I wanted to be an actress. Once I started writing, however, I realized that creating worlds was much more entertaining a profession than ‘pretending’ to be in a different world.

 Isn't an actress every little girl's dream?  I always wanted to be one but I have horrible stage fright and when I get nervous I talk reallysuperfast.  Alas, most of my parts on stage in school were non-speaking parts. lol.
6. I’m always curious whether or not authors read the same types of books that they write.  So tell us, what book genres do you love to read? to write?

Reading romance is why I write romance. Yes, I’ve read and still read other genres, but I always gravitate to romance novels.

7. What are you reading right now?

Hmmm…well, I can’t really tell you since it’s a book entered for the RITA. It’s quite good. I will say it’s Romantic Suspense. Yum.

8. Have any particular authors  inspired you to write? If so, can you name one and what you like about their style?

I can’t say that any one author inspired me to write. I like the diversity of so many authors and how they play within the romance genre.  Sure, some authors write the same kind of books all the time. But others, Nora Roberts, Christina Dodd…these ladies have explored cross genres and came out on the other side better writers. That’s what I’m aiming for. 

 I have been branching my author list quite a bit since starting this blog.  Nora Roberts is one of my all time favorites.  I own way too many of her books (also her JD Robb writings) and love how she has grown so much over the years.  I also LOVE Christina Dodd :)  You have some great authors that you are aiming towards!
9. Do you have any upcoming projects?

I have several titles coming out in the coming year. Montlake is re-releasing my New York Times Bestseller, Wife by Wednesday next month along with Married by Monday the following month. Not Quite Mine, the second book in that series is coming in April. Fianc√© by Friday, book three in the Weekday Bride Series is coming in the summer.  Those are the next handful of books that have actual release dates. 

And of course I’ll be working hard on Book 5 of my MacCoinnich series which I want out sometime in 2013. No date yet on that one, however.  
I really need to get ahold of your Weekday Bride Series! Especially with the third book coming out this summer!  And Not Quite Mine-- oohh, I loved Not Quite Dating :) Can't wait!  You have definitely gained a fan in me !

 Wow that was great!!   I love doing these interviews!!  Check out more on the Vows Trilogy below, as well as ways to stalk..err... follow Catherine.  And don't forget the giveaway at the bottom :)

Binding Vows 

Duncan MacCoinnich’s task… Travel to the twenty-first century Renaissance Faire, deflower the Druid virgins, and go home. Only his job is not so easily accomplished with the virgin in question, Tara McAllister.

Time is running out. The evil is closing in on them both.

Tara finds Duncan irresistible after what was supposed to be a mock Hand-fasting binds them.

When Duncan whisks her to his home in Scotland she could accept that. But, can she forgive him for taking away her modern life when she finds herself in the sixteenth century?

And is it love they feel? Or something else?

$2.99 (limited time at this e-book price) - Print Amount TBA

Silent Vows

Myra, a medieval virgin druidess, flees five hundred years into the future to escape death at the hands of a cursed witch and lands in the arms of a handsome but cynical twenty-first century cop.

Officer Todd Blakely knows Myra is hiding something , but can't resist her innocent charms. Destiny throws them both into a world of intrigue and mysticism. Can Todd be the true white knight she needs? Or will magic and the winds of time tear them apart?
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Redeeming Vows 

For her own safety, modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the medieval men who surround her when she's thrust back in time to the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzy finds herself trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him to rid Scotland of the evil witch, Grainna. Finlay MacCoinnich's attraction to Lizzy sizzles the very air they breathe.

Tearing down the solid walls the woman has built around her won't be easy, but he's willing to do anything to keep her by his side. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws them forward in time, will they manage to find their way back in time to save their family from peril?

And will Lizzy willingly stay in his time, or abandon him altogether?

$3.99 e-book - Print TBA

About the Author : 

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the novels Wife by Wednesday and Married by Monday. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

Giveaway : 
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