Thursday, August 9, 2012

Excited to host Kathryn Bain on the blog today. Welcome!


Kathryn J. Bain began writing more than ten years ago. Her first release "Breathless" came out January 13, 2012. Her novella “Game of Hearts” was released in March 2012 followed by her inspirational romantic suspense "Catch Your Breath".
She is the former President of Florida Sisters in Crime and is currently the Public Relations Director and Membership Director for Ancient City Romance Authors.
To survive and pay bills, she has been a paralegal for over twenty years and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law.
She has two daughters and a dog named Gretchen.
Kathryn grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 1981, she moved to Boise, but it apparently wasn't far enough south, because two years later she headed Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in the sunshine ever since.

Blurb for Catch Your Breath:
Calley Regan only wants to get through her cousin’s bridal shower without anyone discovering her secret—she’s pregnant. Her sanctimonious family would never understand. Then the one person she confides in happens to tell the incredibly handsome, but seriously uptight, sheriff, Riley Owens—who’s just given her a speeding ticket! How can she trust the brooding, inflexible lawman when he’s everything she’s not? Riley Owens is instantly attracted to Calley Regan, but it won’t come to anything. For years, he’s lived mired in guilt, and carefree Calley is his polar opposite. But, when someone attacks Calley, Riley is determined to protect her no matter what it takes, and when her family deserts her, he takes Calley into his home. Years ago, he couldn’t save the woman he loved. He’s not about to let that happen again.

Catch Your Breath is actually the sequel to my first book Breathless. That particular book was inspired by the Toby Keith song "God Love Her". I liked the idea of the Bible on the motorcycle so much, it became a whole book.

While writing Breathless I had a hard time finding a good description for my character of Sheriff Riley Owens. He ended up being the hero in the second book, Catch Your Breath. I knew I wanted Riley to be quiet, good looking, and a cowboy who carried a cowboy hat. At that particular time Chris Young came out with his song and video "The Man I want to Be." His persona in that video became my Riley.

I'm hoping whoever reads Catch Your Breath comes away with the knowledge that God loves you no matter where you're at in your life. He doesn't love you any less just because you're an unmarried pregnant woman. I also hope, by seeing how Calley's Christian mother treats her, other Christians might see themselves and turn from being judgmental to being compassionate.

It's easy to point fingers at other people for their sins. It's a whole lot harder to blame that person in the mirror.

CATCH YOUR BREATH sounds like a story not to be missed. 

Thanks, Kathryn, for appearing on my blog and sharing about your book.

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