Tuesday 5 March 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Catherine Mann - Free Fall

Today's interview is with Catherine Mann, and there is a great giveaway at the end.


1. Could you tell me a little bit about yourself?
CM:  I have to confess, I’m not so good at talking about myself.  It’s much easier for me to talk about my characters (or my family or my pets or my foster pets).  So maybe that sums me up – I write for Sourcebooks, Harlequin and Berkley.  I’m a military wife, mom of four, and spend most of my spare time volunteering at my local Humane Society.

2. Your new book is called Free Fall; what's it about?
CM:  FREE FALL is book 4 in my ”Elite Force” series featuring Air Force pararescuemen.  Folks have been asking for Jose ”Cuervo” James’ story and this is it!  Here’s the official story blurb:

Pararescueman Jose “Cuervo” James is committed to his job and not much else. He thought nothing could change that, not even sexy, smart Interpol agent Stella Carson. Their affair burns hot and fast, but family is everything to Stella, and Jose just can’t go there. His family demons are too deep, too tenacious.

The demands of their work make it easy to stay away from each other, until a fateful mission deep in the African jungle unexpectedly throws them together. With Stella’s life on the line, uncovering the truth about Jose’s fears and her tragic past might destroy the spark between them, or gain them a second chance at passion and forever…

3. What is your inspiration behind this romantic suspense series?
CM: My husband served in the Air Force for over 20 years.  His service and that of so many of our friends offers endless inspiration for stories.

4. You have written lots of other books. What is a typical day at your house like? Write, write and write?
CM: LOL!  I’m a type A, on-the-go-person.  My day is a hodge podge of write, tend to foster puppies, brainstorm with my critique partner Joanne Rock while I load the crockpot, write, toss in a load of laundry, proof edits, run errands, write, help kids with homework, write, get ready for supper and realize I forgot to plug in the crockpot, order pizza, crash w/my family in front of the TV w/pizza while I read a writing contest entry....  Sleep.  Repeat.  I love my life!

5. What is coming next from you?
CM: Coming out next month/April, look for book 3 in my ”Alpha Brotherhood” series – PLAYING FOR KEEPS, Harlequin Desire.

6. And now a tough one, name the best book ever written (in your opinon) ;)
CM: Wow, tough one doesn’t even begin to sum up that question!  I have favorites in all genres – it’s like comparing apples and oranges!  How about this?  Since we’re talking about military romantic suspense novels, I’ll pick my favorite military romantic supsense – that would be Suzanne Brockmann’s UNSUNG HERO.  I do have a lot of favorites and enjoy chatting with readers.  I can be found online just about every day at: 

1 set of the Elite Force books (preceding Free Fall): Cover Me, Hot Zone and Under Fire. 

1. International
2. Ends March 17th
3. Just enter :)


On This Mission, There Are No Accidents...
Pararescueman Jose "Cuervo" James is the guy they call for the most dangerous assignments. He lives for his job.

On a high-risk rescue deep in the African jungle, Jose encounters sexy, smart Interpol agent Stella Carson. They'd once had an affair that burned hot and fast, but family is everything to Stella, and Jose just can't go there.

Fate has thrown them into the deadly hot zone together, and sparks will fly...but only if they can live to tell about it.

Praise for Free Fall:
"Catherine Mann writes an amazing combination of keen suspense, unique characters, and heart-stopping romance. I'm a fan!" —Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author of Savor the Danger
“Tense and dramatic... the chemistry is strong, the prose is tight, and the story never stops moving.” —Publishers Weekly
“Mann sweeps readers along with pulse-pounding suspense, passion and a full-out frontal assault of the senses that will keep readers gripping their seats...” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars

USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann pens steamy military romances, with over two million books in print. She has won the prestigious RWA RITA Award and a Bookseller’s Best Award, and has finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Maggie awards. Catherine resides with her husband, a retired Air Force colonel, in Florida. For more information for her entire series, please visit www.catherinemann.com.

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  1. Awesome review! I have this book and think I will love it :)

    I love how crazy busy her life sounds but she loves it so much. It would totally wipe me out LOL

    1. Felicia, you are such a doll to say that! Thank you! My life really has been zany past three days, so your comment made me smile HUGE. I did cry uncle today and we're buying chicken from the store for dinner w/extended family planned at our house for tonight. :) Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Loved the "forgot to plug in the crock pot" part - that's happened to me so many times. A kitchen wizard I am not:) Sounds like she has a busy, fabulous life, and I can't wait to give her books a try!

    1. Yesterday, I put the crockpot on warm instead of cook - sigh. ;) Thank you for trying out my books!!

  3. Ooh I love military romantic suspense and after reading your review I would love to read this series. I have so forgot to plug in my crock-pot, usually because i am reading or blogging..LOL
    kimbacaffeinated at gmail dot com

    1. I love it when reading sweeps me away until I forget everything else. :) Thanks for the comment!!

  4. I read the first book in the series and loved it! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books. Thank you for the chance.

    1. Hi Christine - so happy to hear you enjoyed COVER ME!!

  5. Thank you for the interview Catherine :)

  6. Enter me please please! I love this interview and meeting Catherine. Sounds like she has a wild and crazy life. I love that she is a foster pet mommy. How can you not love an author who loves animals?? Props to a military wife. I am sure she has had to make some big sacrifices! Thanks for all you do!

  7. I highly admire people as efficient as you, Catherine! I think I don't do as much in one week as you do in one day...

  8. Oh yea! Loved the interview and this is the kind of book I really enjoy.

    Btw, puppies! :)

    Enter me into the giveaway, plz.

  9. Oh, I love reading books about military or elite force like this. Those heroes are yummy. Already have the first two books of The Alpha Brotherhood but haven't read them. :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway and for making it international. ^^

  10. I love all kinds of romance books, if there is some excitement and uniforms involved, all the better!

    Added to my TBR whether I win the giveaway or not ;)

  11. Catherine writes the BEST books. I'm already on page 110 of Free Fall! She's a great author and a generous, selfless woman! God bless!

  12. Great interview ladies. Free Fall is going on my wishlist.

  13. I so love the cover!!!!!!!!!

  14. This sounds like a great series and one that I will HAVE to check out :)

  15. I like all of Catherine Mann's books,like the interview and looking forward to reading Free Fall! carolefiore@yahoo.com

  16. Great interview! This is a new branch of romance for me. I discovered it through Lora Leigh's books and looked for more. Your life sounds as crazy as mine -- I Swear I'm Gumby, lol glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

  17. I have been in love with Catherine Mann books since I won a complete autographed set of the Spec Ops books during a charity auction. I still have them on my treasured 'Keepers Shelf' along with every other book of hers I've bought. I have Free Fall sitting in my Kindle waiting to be read and can't wait to get started, but it will have to wait one more week :(. I know I won't put it down if I start reading and I've got to much homework too complete.

  18. Great review. Catherine is a new author for me. I love books about soldiers. They are our protectors and just plain sexy. Would love to win and read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I love RS and think these sound great. Thanks for sharing!
    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  20. Thanks for the fun interview and congrats to Catherine on the new release! Wow... you have a full day/house! I'm in awe that you can create such raved about books and manage all that :)

  21. Thanks everyone for stopping by :D

  22. I loved "Unsung Hero" too!

  23. I would love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  24. Amazing interview, love your questions! :-)

    Free Fall sounds like my kind of read—I love when people are attracted to each other and are thrown into danger together. It's like a pressure cooker recipe for love. Definitely checking this one out; Catherine seems lovely, and those review blurbs are really strong! Thanks for sharing :-)

  25. Thanks for the giveaway! The book cover looks so hot and steamy! Can't wait to read it!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  26. This is the first I have heard of FREE FALL. It does look amazing.


  27. Thanks for the nice interview, I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading the book(s).

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  28. thanks for the chance to win. Greta interview!

  29. I love military romantic suspense and hear and see your name all the time. I need to check out your books! I also hear Suzanne Brockman's name a lot so I need to check hers out as well. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  30. Okay so you're a new-to-me author Ms. Mann but this series sounds like one I can definitely get behind, I've only read one thing by Suzanne Brockman so far but I loved it, so if she's on your list then I'll definitely be looking into more of her books.

    Thanks for giving me and other readers a chance to read series by a great author!

    Gabby J.

  31. These books sound so good. I really love romantic suspense novels. I would enjoy your books. Thanks for the chance to win.


  32. "forgot to plug in the crockpot" - totally something I would do. :D I like romantic suspense and this series sounds like one I'd enjoy.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Please enter me on the giveaway! Thank you very much for the opportunity! My father was once in the military. I once had a pet but sadly, I moved and I had to part with them :(
    You're a very interesting person. I read the first book and I enjoyed it very much :D



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