Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Missing Wikipedia today? Or Reddit, I Can Haz Cheezburger, or Mozilla? They've gone dark to protest the Internet piracy bills under consideration by the US congress, SOPA and PIPA. These bills attempt to stop piracy, but are so broad and poorly-written they're like trying to kill a mosquito with a Howitzer.

I stand with the many, many interested parties who are working to stop these bills from becoming law. Find out more here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winner! Winner!

To celebrate the print release of Take A Chance On Me, I've held a couple of contests lately, and it's time to announce the winners!

First, the winner from the Nine Naughty Novelists blog is


And the winner from my mini-blog-hop last week commented on Carrie Ann Ryan's blog. Congrats to


Just send me your address at kate AT kate-davies DOT com, and I'll send the signed print copy as soon as possible!

If you didn't win, thanks for entering - and if you'd like a romance trading card for Take A Chance On Me, send your addy to the same email and I'll send it your way.

Book BIN Tuesday - Bonds of Earth

You met GN Chevalier yesterday - now here's her debut book, out now!

In 1918, Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of pleasure. Once a promising young medical student, Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of the men he could not save. After fleeing New York to preserve the one relationship he still values, he takes a position as a gardener on a country estate, but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its own. While Michael nurses the estate’s neglected gardens, his reclusive employer dredges up reminders of the past Michael is desperate to forget.

John Seward’s body was broken by the war, along with his will to recover until a family crisis convinces him to pursue treatment. As John’s health and outlook improve under Michael’s care, animosity yields to understanding. He and John find their battle of wills turning into something stronger, but fear may keep them from finding hope and healing in each other.

You can get a copy of Bonds Of Earth here. So why not hop on over and Buy It Now?

Monday, January 09, 2012

Meet The Author Monday - GN Chevalier

NAME: G N Chevalier


TITLE OF FIRST BOOK:  Bonds of Earth

RELEASE DATE: January 9th

FAVORITE WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY:  I think it would have to be the first time I finished writing a scene and realized I wasn't entirely sure where all the dialogue had come from. I don't have a supernatural theory of writing, but it certainly does feel like the characters are taking over your brain now and then. Interestingly, those lines of dialogue are usually the ones that people quote back to me as their favourites, so I don't question it.

FAVORITE NON-WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: Thinking about this, it occurred to me that a lot of my favourite memories are tied in with music – either jamming with friends or listening to some of the great musicians I've been lucky enough to see over the years. There are those perfect moments where everything comes together and you feel it right in your gut.

COMFORT FOOD: Hand cut fries and a hot dog steamé with some home-brewed bière épinette (spruce beer) – going right back to my French Canadian roots.

COMFORT READ: I have so many! Basically, I love anything where two lonely people find one another, especially when it has characters  so vividly drawn that you're completely invested in their journey.

YOUR PERFECT DAY: A drive in the country, some good food, good wine, and then back home to curl up on the couch and watch a classic film or read a satisfying book.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?:  At the moment, a charity story I owe to a very kind friend, but hope to be starting on some research for the next novel soon.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Book BIN Tuesday - Take A Chance on Me PRINT!

It's here! Take A Chance On Me is finally available in print. For the first time, I have a single title release in paperback. I've had other print titles before, but they've all been collections. I'm so chuffed!
Accept no substitute…for love.

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Jessica Martin is determined to earn a permanent teaching position at Summit High School. That means hard work, dedication, and even volunteering extra time to direct the school’s Shakespeare play. Which leaves no room for romance—especially with a co-worker. She didn't factor in the school's sexy security officer and the delicious fantasies he inspires.

Too Much Of A Good Thing

Former cop Tom Cameron likes his job. Or he did, until the new substitute busted his orderly life right open. Now, he can’t seem to avoid her—deserted hallways, empty theaters, classrooms after dark—but he’s got too many skeletons in his closet to risk his heart again. Asking her out to distract her from the play’s, well, drama is a friendly gesture. Nothing more.

The Course Of True Love Never Did Run Smooth

Their chemistry could melt down the science lab, and before long they’re burning up the sheets off-campus. And uncovering raw emotions—a stark reminder that love isn’t in their curricula. When a troubled student goes over the edge, though, the need to stop a tragedy brings them right back where they started—face to face with fate.

Warning: This book contains sexy encounters in classrooms, inappropriate use of school facilities, backstage shenanigans, and illicit activities on a ferryboat.

To celebrate, I'm doing a short blog hop this week. Tomorrow, I'll be on Lissa Matthews' blog; Thursday I'll be visiting Carrie Ann Ryan; and Friday I'm stopping by Louisa Bacio's place. And if you comment here or on any of those blog posts, anytime between now and Saturday, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of Take A Chance On Me. (If the winner is from outside the US, the ebook will be substituted.)
And if you want a copy RIGHT NOW, here's where you can find it:
Samhain (best price!)
Barnes and Noble