Saturday, September 2, 2017

Taking a day to refill the well #bookgiveaway

Cat Latimer from FATALITY BY FIRELIGHT by Lynn Cahoon.

I got this bright idea the other day. I’m Cat Latimer, owner/operator of The Warm Springs Writer’s Retreat. I also write a young adult series focusing on a teenage witch out of water (Tori’s a newcomer to the world of magic and high school.)

I do have to add in blame for this great idea to Shauna and Seth as they encouraged me on.  Shauna’s my BFF, and Seth, well, he’s my boyfriend. He was my high school sweetheart, so boyfriend is appropriate, even if it feels like I’m a teenager again.

But anyway, back to my bright idea…We're going to start our writer's retreats with a relaxation day. A refilling of the well, so to speak.

Our second monthly writer’s retreat started today and we invited our guests to a day of skiing at the Little Ski Hill just outside of Aspen Hills. Shauna’s new boyfriend, Kevin, actually owns the place, but it didn’t get us any discounts on the lift tickets. He’s a bit of a penny pincher.

I loved skiing as a kid. Seth and I and all of our friends spent the winter weekends on the slopes. Colorado has great snow and there’s no better use for the white stuff is to strap two sticks on your feet, get hauled up to the top of the mountain and then maneuver your way down.  The snow sparkles so brightly, you have to wear shades. It’s a great way to open the retreat with some physical activity which we all know, writers don’t get a lot of that.

The Victorian I inherited from my ex-husband, Michael, is almost finished being remodeled. We’ve almost got the attic changed over to a writer’s haven. As soon as we get the heating and cooling system installed, the remodel will be done. Mostly.  I still have to clean out Michael’s study, but there’s some questions about his death that have been bothering me.  I wish I’d never opened his journal.  But apparently, there are some discrepancies in the manner of his death that are bothering my Uncle Pete too. You remember, Uncle Pete, right? He’s the town chief of police for Aspen Hills.
Anyway, that’s old worries that won’t be getting in my way for this retreat. Today, we’re taking most of the writer’s up to the ski resort for a day of skiing and fun. Then we’ll start the official writing retreat part with a visit with Miss Applebome at the Covington College Library on Monday.

Here’s to hoping the second retreat goes smoother than the first. I’d hate to have the retreat be known as Murder Central for a little mountain town like Aspen Hills. Besides, I’ve got a book on deadline and I need to spend some quality time in my office this week.  

Let’s hope for a surprise free retreat week. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

Cat

To celebrate the upcoming release of OF MURDER AND MEN, book three of the Cat Latimer series, Lynn's giving away an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) to one lucky commenter. US mailing addresses only. Lynn will announce the winner on Sunday, Sept 3rd. Good luck. May the random gods be with you.

46 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win , it sounds good :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Sounds great! I love the new cover! Thank you for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm really loving the Cat Latimer covers. Good luck!

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  3. Wow, thanks so much for the chance to win.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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  5. Great cover and title! Love ARCs!
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  6. I love this series and can't wait for this next book. Thank you for the chance to win. peggysbookshelf1@gmail.com

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  7. I really enjoy this series and am excited to read this book!! Thank you for the chance to win. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  8. Love the cover! And thanks for sharing your contest with us ! Veronica. vboudreau57@gmail.com

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    1. The random gods have looked on you with favor. LOL You're my winner. I've sent an email to you. Thanks for playing.

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  9. Thanks for the chance. I enjoy this series. Would appreciate this book.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  10. Just started book Fatality by Firelight and I'm loving this series! Looking forward to reading Of Murder and Men, even if I don't win an ARC. Happy Labor Day weekend! picard1900 (at) gmail . com

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  11. Thanks for writing such enjoyable books. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  12. I love Cat! As soon as I read A Story to Kill, I wanted to open a retreat. Lol. I can't wait to read this! Thank you for the chance. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love this series Thanks for the chance to win

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  14. I'm looking foward to reading this.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  15. Thanks for the chance! Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Great series. I'm looking forward to this book.

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  17. I'm so excited about reading Of Murder and Men. Cool title!

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  18. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Good luck on your second retreat, Cat. What's the worst that could happen?? bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Sharon Baker. slpetera@yahoo.coSeptember 2, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    I am Hoping to wino. Have not read and my favorite type of book.

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  21. I like Cat, and the idea of owning or even going to a writer's retreat is amazing. Thank you for this opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  22. I am literally on pins and needles waiting for this to be released. Thank you for an amazing chance to receive a copy. I get so lost in Cat's world when I'm reading about her. I hope there's more coming

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    1. I have a contract for three more Cat books. :) Thanks for asking Pam.

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  23. This is a new to me series! Looks great, thanks for the opportunity!
    debbie.erickson14@gmail.com

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  24. Love the cover and love your books would love to read and review. Thank you for giving away a print copy. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  25. I would love to win this great prize.

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  26. Sounds good.
    After all, you get a bunch of people together (mostly strangers) and strap sticks on their feet and put them on a mountain.
    What could possibly go wrong?
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  27. Great series. Would love to read "Of Murder and Men".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Dianne. I love writing Cat and the crew.

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  28. Great series. Would love to read "Of Murder and Men".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I've read the Tourist Trap mysteries. Cat Latinmer is a new series for me.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  30. I really enjoy this series and looking forward to the next book.
    Suzieqsb(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Suzie, I'm glad you're enjoying your trips to Aspen Hills.

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  31. I'm new to your work. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win a copy of your new book. I'm looking for to starting the series. I love finding new authors!

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  32. Sorry, forgot the email. And that was supposed to be "looking forward" to starting the series. Righinnk at gmail dot com

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  33. I'm new to this series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book.
    babemomara@att.net

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  34. This sounds so good. I like the name Cat Latimer too...thanks for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. So glad there's more Cat coming! Thank you for the giveaway! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Love Cat and all these characters! Thanks!
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  38. Haven't read any of your books yet but would love a chance too!

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