Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Bridge Between to release in April!


Woot! Nothing more exciting than release day! For the next few weeks, I'll be celebrating the April release of The Bridge Between, my mainstream/women's fiction novel.


It's especially dear to me because it's set in my hometown of Lambertville, NJ. Lambertville's a character in its own right, a media darling in real life. Articles about its art and antique shops have appeared in The New York Times, women's magazines, and The Travel Channel featured Mason's Bar in an episode. The fun thing about a mainstream is that it's not limited to one love story. :)

The unofficial blurb is:

Once, Jessie Moore had inexhaustible energy for her art, but after this past year, her art – like her life – feels out of focus. Working at the fledgling Philly Times newspaper with reporter Matt Cleary proves draining after their breakup. When a longtime friend dies of AIDS, Jessie travels to her hometown of Lambertville, NJ. At the funeral, she reconnects with her first love, Billy Black, who becomes a bridge back to the safety of her old life, and also to the origins of her inspiration. But Billy’s more lost than Jessie. Too often, he drowns his worries in beer, threatening to drag her down too. After she rekindles their affair, Matt’s jealousy confuses her. Before she can truly give herself to anyone, Jessie must learn to be true to herself.



I hope to have the blurb and excerpt finalized by next week. In the meantime, below are my six(ish) for this week. And thanks to everyone who's been stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm very grateful.



“ No. I definitely do not want you to go.” In a second, he was out of his chair, putting a CD on the boom box on the back doorstep. A mellow guitar tune melted the tension from the air. He held out his hand. “Let’s dance.”
With her hand in his, she was out of her chair and in his arms as if she’d swam to him.


If you'd like to see who starred in the video version playing in my head while I wrote, come back tomorrow!

Don't forget to visit Six Sentence Sunday to read the rest of this week's entries by amazing authors.

35 comments:

Sarah Grimm said...

Sounds like a great story, Cate! Congrats on the upcoming release.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Congrats on the upcoming release! Sounds like it'll be another good one :-)

Patricia Preston said...

Congrats on your release! Loved the snippet.

graylinfox said...

Great snippet and congrats on the release!

Liz said...

Love the imagery of 'as if she'd swam to him."

Arlene said...

Lovely, Cate, just lovely. Yet another one of yours for me to look forward to. Congrats!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Love the tender moment, dancing outside. Congrats on your release. I'm eager to learn more about this one.

D L Jackson said...

Nice. Sounds like a great story. I'll have to check it out when it's released.

kayspringsteen said...

Looking forward to reading this one!

Lisa Fox said...

Congrats on your release! That is an excellent snippet!

Paula Martin said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. The blurb tells me that it's a story I am going to like!

Cara Bristol said...

Very nice writing. Loved the six.

Viviane Brentanos said...

A nice, romantic feel. congrats on the release

Gem Sivad said...

Cate, congrats on the coming release. Nice evocative six.

Laurie A. Green said...

Oh, a mainstream. And in your hometown. How exciting! (I also have one set in my hometown, though you can't really call it a town--more of a resort area.) This story sounds like it tackles some tough issues, like alcoholism. Love the suggestion of a love triangle. (Love to read them; never seem to write them.)

The emotions behind your six are wonderful and that "mellow guitar" adds such a great sense of atmosphere. Is this Matt and Jessie, or Billy and Jessie?

I'll try to remember to pop back to see your casting call. Love those!

Vivien Jackson said...

Oh, pretty writing, very lyrical. I remember dancing to boom boxes. Do people even do that anymore? It's a happy memory.

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Congrats on the release! Lovely snippet.

Rebecca Royce said...

Sounds awesome! Loved the six. Congratulations on the New Release!

Claire Robyns said...

Congrats on the release, great snippet

Ginger Simpson said...

Awesome, Cate. But then anything you write is. I'm happy we're sharing a release month. My blog today is about The Locket, and I want to be you when I grow up. :)

Jessica Subject said...

Nice six! Congrats on your upcoming release!

Eleri Stone said...

Congrats on the release! I'm from NJ too but north (Morristown). This sounds great. I found myself thinking of the Bruce Springsteen song-Thunder Road when I was reading it. I think the porch-music-NJ association triggered it.

Jayel Kaye said...

Congrats on the release. Very nice 6

Marie Dees said...

Nice six. Great setting too!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Congrats on the upcoming release! Yeay x
And nice six, it's very intriguing.

Lauri J Owen said...

Great six - and congrats!

Lisa Kumar said...

Great romantic six from your upcoming release! I wonder if the man is Matt or Billy?

Lindsay said...

Beautiful. Romantic.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Congratulations! This sounds like a fantastic story. Can't wait to read it!

Jessica K said...

Congratulations on the release! I find myself having trouble narrowing down to six sentences, too. Nice image here!

Lynne Murray said...

Great last line--very romantic! Congrats on the April release!

diannehartsock said...

Congratulations on your release. Great snippet! I can see them dancing...

joleenenaylor said...

I love your use of the words "melt" and "swam". Fits the mood perfectly!

J.C. Martin said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release! This 6 sounds like it's a set-up for some lovin'! :)

Lucy Felthouse said...

Fab six, Cate! :)