Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tour: Catherine Bybee's NOT QUITE MINE (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I would like to welcome back romance author, Catherine Bybee, who is joining us with the second book in her Not Quite series, Not Quite Mine!

Character Profile on Katie Morrison
Guest Post Catherine Bybee

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’m taking requests for blog tour topics from my Facebook friends.

This blog question comes from Lisa. She is wanting a character profile.

Let’s go with Katie today. As some of you remember from Not Quite Dating, Katie is Jack’s sister. Developing her character was made easier by introducing her in the first book.

I try and begin my character profiles by physical appearance and their childhood. Do they have parents, how is their relationships with them? Do they have siblings? Do they have money? A job?

Katie is my own personal Paris Hilton. She’s from a wealthy family, she’s beautiful and confident, and some might see her as spoiled and conceited. But her childhood wasn’t perfect. She had a nonexistent mother and an overworking father. She and her brother are close, and at this time in her life she’s decided it’s past time for her to do something with her days other than play.

Every romance has to have a character profile of past relationships and how they affect the hero or heroine. Katie, as you’ll see from page one, had a past relationship with the hero of Not Quite Mine…and a devastating breakup.

So let’s recap Katie:

Financially loaded!
Has superficial friends (except Jessie and Monica)
Close with her brother
Uses her sexuality like a warrior uses a sword
Wears stilettos and mini-skirts for the purpose of gaining attention
Never leaves home without layers of polish and perfect hair…until someone changes that
Respects and loves her father
Could care less, or so she thinks, about her mother
Secretly wants a family of her own
Never stopped loving Dean

So, dear reader…that is Katie.

Happy Reading,


Montlake Romance, Contemporary
May 07, 2013, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-1611099515
Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. Butwhen she crosses paths with Dean Prescott—the only man she’s everloved—at her brother’s wedding, Katie realizes there’s a gaping hole inher life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girlleft on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learnswho her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn’t need Deansnooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thoughtwere long gone..Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He shouldn’tcare what the woman who broke his heart is up to…and he mostcertainly shouldn’t still be aching for her. Yet Dean can’t ignore the needto protect Katie—or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. Butwhen he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their secondchance for happiness could be shattered forever.

Not Quite Dating (Not Quite, #1)NOT QUITE DATING, BOOK ONE
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
November 13, 2012, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
ISBN: 978-1612187143
Waitress and single mom Jessica “Jessie” Mann is practical to a fault.Even if she had time to date, which she doesn’t, she’d be determinedto provide her son with a more secure upbringing than the one shehad—and that would mean a husband with big bucks. When JackMorrison—a sexy-as-sin, seemingly broke customer with a cowboy hatand a seductive grin—tries to flirt with her, she shoots him down. Shedoubts a carefree dreamer like Jack can provide the financial stabilityshe needs. Yet with Christmas just weeks away, and Jessie not wantingto spend it alone, the charming Texan is proving hard to resist.As the heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire, Jack is used to beingfawned over. But Jack needs someone who will fall in love with him—not his wealth. He’s set his sights on Jessie, though her hardened heartjust might get in the way…To be sure, he conceals his true identity andoffers to help Jessie find the rich husband she seeks. But Jack’s daringcharade may rob him of the holiday wish he wants most of all…

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raisedin Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to SouthernCalifornia in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored withwaiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spendingmost of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time andhas penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not QuiteDating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in SouthernCalifornia.

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  1. It's a great book - a fun series! Katie is a complex woman... many layers!

  2. I honestly never really saw Katie as a Paris Hilton. I mean, I see the type, but Katie never felt *that* spoiled to me.

  3. I love this series definitely must reads!

  4. This was an amazing book to read!
    So many of us don't have a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" kind of mother, and Catherine Bybee is so clever in how she writes about all kinds of just makes sense, and causes you to really think about your own impact on your loved ones.

  5. I am looking forward to reading Katie and Dean's story.

  6. I love this series, and as much as I love Jack and Jessie in NQD I think NQM is my favorite. I loved watching Katie try to be taken seriously and be more than her party girl image and watching Dean try to resist her was just priceless (he should have known that was a losing proposition). Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  8. Just finished your book. It was really good and has forced me to go back and reread "Not Quite Dating" to see more of the characters.

    Keep writing.


  9. This is an awesome book by an awesome author! If u like romance you will Love Catherine Bybee's books!

  10. This is an awesome book by an awesome author! If u like romance you will Love Catherine Bybee's books!

  11. stopping by but still not reading the spoiler :P


  13. Great series and a deffinate must read for mother day and any time of year!

  14. Thank you all for your kind words...and Happy Mother's Day to you moms out there.

  15. I will have to try Catherine's books.

  16. Hope the blog tour is going amazing for you Catherine.

    I really can't wait to read this book.

  17. Not Quite Mine sounds AMAZING. I can't wait to get my hands on it. It would be the perfect book to take on vacation!!!

  18. Love love Catherine Bybee's books all are a must read.


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