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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Not Quite Mine (Not Quite #2) By: Catherine Bybee *Author Interview, Review & Giveaway*

Book Description
(From Goodreads)

Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn "Katie" Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott - the only man she's ever loved - at her brother's wedding, Katie realizes there's a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise when someone abandons a baby girl on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn't need Dean snooping around, especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone. 

Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him when he discovers a baby is living with her. He shouldn't care what the woman who broke his heart is up to...and he most certainly shouldn't still be aching for her. Yet Dean can't ignore the need to protect Katie - or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second chance for happiness could be shattered forever.

Check out this Author Interview

How did you come up with the idea/concept for this story?

When writing Not Quite Dating, the first book in the series, Katie Morrison stood out as a woman I wanted to know more about. On the outside she seemed to have life put together. But seldom is that the case when you peel back the layers of the characters. When I sat down to write Katie and Dean’s story I wanted to write a ‘reunited’ story one with a baby on the doorstep twist…but not the baby left on the dad’s doorstep. I hope I mixed it enough to surprise my readers and keep them turning pages.

How long did it take to write?

I actually had written the first few chapters of this book shortly after writing Not Quite Dating…which was well over a year before I finished the book. I had several projects going at that time. When I ‘finished’ the story, it took me about six weeks. On average, my books take me six to twelve weeks to write. Just depends on the story.

Did you have to research, and if yes, how was that process?

I needed to look up laws pertaining to adoption and abandonment. Some of the information I already knew when I sat down to write the book, but I had to check some facts as I went along. As for the process… it’s called the Internet. So much easier than research of the old days. LOL

Which character was the most fun writing?

I really enjoyed writing the character of the PI in the story. Patrick was a fun player who made me want to write mystery novels.

Which actors do you see playing the main characters?

I can see Gwyneth Paltrow as Katie… as for Dean… Hard to say. All I see is some of those yummy pictures on Pintrest for him.

What do you want readers to get from your story?

I want my readers to come away with the knowledge that it takes more than having a child to be a mother. Being a parent is an awesome responsibility that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. I respect those expectant mothers who know they’re not ready to be a mom and give up their infants to those who are ready but can’t. Equally, I wish more people understood the responsibility of parenthood before they have children.

On Writing …

Do you mostly write during the day or night?

Yes! *wink* - If I’m writing a book in six weeks, I’m writing day and night.

Is there a place you especially like to write? Ultimate place to write?

I have an amazing office with a fabulous view. Love it. My best brainstorming for new stories is when I’m exercising, however.

What are you currently working on?

I’m finishing up my discovery draft of Single by Saturday. Which is the forth book in my Weekday Bride Series.

For Fun …

All time favorite film that you can see endlessly, and you have practically memorized all the lines?

Romancing the Stone

Favorite guilty pleasure television show?

Drum roll… Duck Dynasty – I’m happy, happy, happy!

Hot Chocolate, Tea or Coffee?

Wine… oh, wait, that wasn’t on there… Coffee.

Mac or PC?

PC – But Mac for my phone and tablet
England or Scotland?

Yes, please…when shall I pack?

Print or E-Book?


Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?

Ice Cream

Spring or Fall?


Sunny or Rainy Weather?

Sunny in summer, Rainy in winter. I’m not picky.

Christmas or New Years?


About The Author
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

My Review
*Will Be Posted Soon*

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  1. Great interview and I love Duck Dynasty also!!! lol I am actually reading Happy, Happy, Happy right now.

  2. Awesome! And if you go to Scotland, can I be your Personal Assistant?

  3. LOL I have a lot of people volunteering for that position, Terry.

  4. Great interview (loved the questions!)


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