Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spam Begone!

Wow, this blog is getting hit with a lot of spam. Blogger apparently turned off the option to block certain people, so I'm going to have to go to extremes.

For now, at least, I'm turning off comments to the blog. I hate to do it, but spammers really annoy me. I've spent too much time trying to track down individual spam comments and delete them, and it's too much to keep up with.

If you want to reach me, there's a handy box on the right for you to do so.

Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Re-release of Western historical romance

Thanks to Book Strand for releasing the rights to my historical Western, A Midwest Summer Night's Dream.

I've spent the past few weeks revising the novella and creating a new cover (sorry their clothing isn't historical. I could find no good images portraying that time period).

The new title is The Taming of the Mountain Man.

You might notice that both titles are a play on Shakespeare's stories, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew. Both the hero and heroine are fans of The Bard, and their mutual love of literature is one of the many reasons they fall in love with one another.

Here's the blurb:

Open sky, Shakespeare, solitude - everything Jebediah Greene needs. Alone since his teens, he’s never known loneliness, until he leaves Winona Young in California. Worse, he fears she’ll trap herself in a loveless marriage of convenience. After acting as her guide to San Francisco, how far will Jeb go to win her heart?
Reading provides escape for Winona Young. Usually. Fleeing Philadelphia, she learns her distant suitor isn’t who he seemed. Neither is her mountain man guide, in a good way. Intelligent, but mule-headed, Jeb’s impossible to speak to, in any language. Winona falls in love with the stunning beauty of the wilderness, with the simple ways of the Osage people, and with Jeb. But books can’t teach her how to tame a mountain man.

The hero's name is a nod to one of my ancestors, who was a French Canadian fur trapper in the 1800s. His name was Peter LeVert, which in America became Peter Green. My grandmother's maiden name was Nettie Green. It's fun to include little personal details in stories.

I found it really interesting to research the Osage tribe, too.

If you read the revised version, I hope you enjoy it!

Available now on Smashwords:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Happy Spring!

This week, I sent out what may or may not be my final newsletter under the pen name of Cate Masters. If you're a subscriber, I hope you enjoyed the extra goodies! If you didn't receive a copy and would like to, simply drop me a line and I'll send it off to you.

This past year or so, I've been writing under my pen name of C.A. Masterson, the name under which I initially began writing (also my maiden name). Because I love all genres, it made more sense to explore stories in genres other than romance. Romance will always have a special place in my heart, but my writing heart is restless and needs space to expand.

The story I'm currently writing will probably become two full-length novels. There's a lot to explore in this alternate world. I'm not even certain what genre it fits into. The only thing that matters to me is making it the most compelling story possible, with characters readers will love as much as I do.

If you'd like to keep up with news from C.A. Masterson, you can find me here:

Painting Fire with Words blog (more of a web site, really)



Twitter (though I don't tweet much)

and find C.A. Masterson's books (including some freebies!) here:



Barnes and Noble

Have a wonderful spring!