AVAILABLE NOW: There Has to Be a Reason

There Has to Be a ReasonNow on sale wherever you buy ebooks!

Dave is enjoying his junior year at a big New England university, even if none of his relationships have been especially satisfying. He plans to hang around with his best friend Joe and focus on his studies until he graduates, and then he’ll figure out the rest.

Meeting Noel changes his plans.

Noel is strikingly beautiful and unlike anyone Dave knows. Something about Noel draws Dave to him—an attraction Dave doesn’t feel ready to label. And even if he was, why would Noel be interested in Dave? And what about Joe? He hates Noel and everything he represents, and he might hate Dave if he finds out about Dave’s secret desires. So Dave will have to keep those feelings hidden—along with his relationship with Noel.

But Noel has fought too hard for his identity to be Dave’s dirty secret. Will Dave tell the truth and risk the life he’s always known… or live a lie and risk losing the love of his life?

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A note on the All Romance eBooks closure

All Romance eBooks announced yesterday that they are closing abruptly on December 31 and will not be paying authors for sales after 12/27, so I decided to pull my self-published titles from the site. Here’s what that may mean for you:

Lead Us Not is a free short that was available for download on ARe, but also here on the website. If you follow the link, you can find the story for download in a few different formats.

Across the East River Bridge is still available for purchase from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and iBooks. If you purchased the book from ARe and were unable to download it before I pulled it, send me proof of purchase (kate (at) katemcmurray (dot) com) and I’ll send you the book.

There Has to Be a Reason (which will be published on January 9) went up for preorder on ARe last week. If you preordered, Dreamspinner will honor your preorder; forward your receipt to contact (at) dreamspinner (dot) com.

I think that covers it. If you have any questions, shoot me an email or leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them.

Some newsy bits!

Earlier this year, I made the decision to spend the second half of this year focusing on writing new books. I am working on a lot of new stuff now—including a new series about elite athletes and a novel set in the fashion industry; more on both soon!—and I feel like my creative powers are flowing well. I’m studying, too. Partly, I’m reading craft books to better focus the classes I plan to teach next week, but I’m trying to improve my writing, too. I think that’s an important goal for every writer—no one is perfect, so we can always be learning and improving. I want my next book to be better than the last.

But, anyway, there have been a few developments while I’ve been writing.

• My New Adult romance There Has to Be a Reason will be out in early 2017. It’s about a sportsy guy at a large New England university who meets a very pretty boy, which turns his whole life upside down. Sweet and a little angsty. And I went against type and wrote a character who is a Red Sox fan. 😉

• I have a new Facebook group! Join me, Tere Michaels, Elle Brownlee, and Rayna Vause for chatting and shenanigans. The host authors will post a daily discussion topic, and we’ll aim to keep it light and fun. If you want to hang out with us and talk about books and other things happening with us, join Bookshelf Buddies!

• Conference Season 2017 is shaping up now. I’ll be a featured author at Coastal Magic in Florida in February again. I’m teaching a class on revision at Liberty States in March. Then it’s onto the RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta in May. I’m doing a panel on historical romance, among other things. And, aspiring writers, it looks like I’m teaching a class at boot camp, so please join me for that!

So now back to the writing.