Random Fun (and Giveaway!) Back to Blog

Somehow I deleted Cynthia’s introduction when trying to update this section with the winner so I apologize!! :)

EDITED TO ADD: The winner (which I drew using random.org) is Michele!! Please contact me at katiereus (@) yahoo. com (no spaces or parenthesis). Congrats!!

Thanks so much to Cynthia for letting me blog with her today! The woman certainly knows how to throw a party 😉 I’m so excited for her release of Deadly Heat (which I’ve been impatiently waiting for after reading Deadly Fear)!

Today’s post is a little random but fun (I hope).

One of the most annoying things to me is when I get a completely ridiculous song stuck in my head. And I just keep humming or singing it all day or sometimes for weeks! My husband and I are always quoting Will Ferrell movies (I have a weird obsession with him) and if you’ve seen Blades of Glory you’ll know that Chaz (Ferrell’s character) is a ‘professional’ ice skater and is insistent that he and his partner going to skate to the song ‘My Humps’ by the Black Eyed Peas. That song is just so insane and makes no sense yet it crawls into your brain and sets up camp. Since my baby bump just popped (I’m pregnant with my first child, btw) my husband has been singing that song but replacing the words with ‘my bump, my bump, my lovely baby bump’. He changes the lyrics to a lot of songs and normally I think it’s hilarious but this time it’s driving me a little crazy because of the chosen song, yet I’m always humming it.

What does this have to do with writing or my recent release? Absolutely nothing. I just wanted to share some goodness about myself with you. So now you know I’m preggo and I love Will Ferrell (probably too much).

Writing is such a solitary profession so I love when wonderful authors like Cynthia let me hang out with them! This month I’m celebrating the release of my first book from Carina Press. This is the first release under my ‘Katie’ writing persona in two years so I’m very excited about it. It’s got danger and secrets (hence the title) and a very hot southern hero!

Dangerous Secrets Blurb:

Isabelle Ballantine has been fighting for independence since she was old enough to walk. Now that she’s finally out from under her father’s shadow, she won’t let anyone stand in her way. It’s tough living on her own, working in a bar and keeping her true identity a secret, but things start to look up when a sexy new stranger walks into her life. After working side by side for weeks, Izzy can’t figure out why he won’t make a move.

To cinch the deal of a lifetime, Adam Marcellus agrees to help Izzy’s eccentric father convince his daughter to move home. He’d assumed Izzy would be another spoiled rich princess, but he’s surprised to discover his feelings for her are stronger than anything he’s ever experienced. When a deranged stalker targets her, Adam finds himself fighting not only an unknown threat—but an unexpected attraction to the one woman he can’t have.

Thanks again to Cynthia for hosting me today! I love it when she has a blog party and since she’s been cool enough to host me, I want to offer a book from my back list to one commenter (check out my website for a complete list) who I’ll draw at random. Since this will be a digital giveaway the contest is open internationally (though void where prohibited). You have until tomorrow at noon (Eastern) to enter. I’ll announce the winner in the body of the post and in the comments section!

A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since I was a kid and the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write sexy paranormal romance and fast-paced romantic suspense. Dangerous Secrets is my first release from Carina Press (2/7/11) and in early 2012 my first book in a paranormal trilogy will release from Signet Eclipse (NAL/Penguin). To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, or find me on twitter @katiereus.

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45 responses to “Random Fun (and Giveaway!)”

  1. Diane Sadler says:

    I’ll check out your website!

  2. Hey Katie! So exciting about your upcoming release! Carina is coming out with some great titles. My fave book in your backlist is Tempting Target, but only because I have a massive crush on the hero, David. I can’t help myself :)

  3. StacieDM says:

    Congratulations to you & your husband Katie! My husband & I quote movie lines all the time. Mostly from the movie Clue. We also quote lines from Eddie Izzard’s standup special Dressed to Kill. It’s our inside joke!

    Dangerous Secrets sounds very intense! Congrats on your new contract too!

  4. Cynthia Eden says:

    Hi, Katie!! Thanks for coming by! I am SUPER excited about all of your releases! Go busy woman, go!

  5. Katie Reus says:

    Ha ha, Kaylea! I kind of love your obsession with him 😉

  6. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks, Stacy! I’ve never seen either of those movies but I just might check them out!

  7. Katie Reus says:

    Right back at ya, Cynthia! I’ve been so impatient waiting for the rest of your ‘Deadly’ books :)

  8. I will let you have your Will Ferrell obsession… I have one with Bruce Willis (yes I have even watched Hudson Hawk a couple of times)

    Congrats on the Carina Press release — I love that website and the authors they have been publishing have been blowing me away.

    Congrats on being Preggers!

  9. Jillian says:

    Sounds like a great read, Katie!! Lots of luck with the baby!

  10. Lynn Rush says:

    Great post. Sounds like an interesting read. Best wishes to you!! :)

  11. Katie Reus says:

    Lol, Marnie! I agree with you on Bruce Willis. Not many men can pull of the bald look but he definitely does!

  12. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Jillian & Lynn!!

  13. Jean says:

    Congrats to you and your husband and congrats on your new release from Carina Press. The blurb sounds like this is a exciting story.

  14. Viki says:

    Congratulations to you and your hubby. Love what he’s done to the song ;). Dangerous Secrets sound great.

  15. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Jean! It feels like I wrote this story so long ago so it’s wonderful that my release month is finally here :)

  16. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Viki! Yeah, he’s silly and that’s what I love about him!

  17. Chris S says:

    Congratulations to you and your husband on your baby and congratulations to you on your new release! It’s wonderful and exciting news.

  18. Leagh Christensen says:

    Congrats on the release!!!! This books sounds very intesting, will have to add it to my TBR list!!!

  19. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Chris! This year is shaping up to be much busier than expected :)

  20. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Leagh! Love the way you spell your name, btw. Very cool!

  21. Melissa says:

    So I just preordered it ~~ it sounds OMG good!! Good luck w/ the book, and the baby bump!! Congrats on both!!

  22. Congrats on the new release, Katie! I’m totally excited for you and can’t wait to read this book. It sounds awesome.

  23. Edie Ramer says:

    Katie, congrats on your release! Your blurb is great!

  24. Danielle Gorman says:

    Congrats on the new release. You are a new author to me and I am really looking forward to reading some of your books. They look really good and something I would definitely want to read.

  25. Anne says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and new release, Katie.

    I had a Katie Perry song stuck in my head awhile ago and this post brought it back…Oh no!

  26. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Melissa, I hope you enjoy it!

  27. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Caridad! I believe you just had a release that I’m looking forward to diving into also 😉

  28. Katie Reus says:

    Hi Edie & Danielle! Thanks for stopping by :)

  29. Katie Reus says:

    Ack! Sorry Anne, lol! Katie Perry and Lady Gaga are definitely two artists whose songs I get stuck in my head all the time.

  30. Pat Cochran says:

    You are a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading
    your works. Best Wishes to you and your husband on the
    new baby!

    Pat Cochran

  31. Valerie says:

    Sounds like lots of congrats all round!!!!

    I’m a big Gerald Butler fan. My cell phone rings with…..SPARTANS! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?…..WAR! WAR! WAR!!!!


    My kids quote movies all the time. The latest is….It’s sooooooo FLUFFY!!!

    More hehehe’s.

    in Germany

  32. Colleen says:

    Have not had the pleasure of reading your books yet… popped on over to your website… they all sound so good!
    Congrats on all your wonderful news!

  33. Michele says:

    Hi Katie,

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m definitely adding this book and others of yours to by TBR list :) When is DANGEROUS SECRETS coming out and is this a stand alone book?

    Congrats on your new contract for a new series? Can you talk about what the series will be about?

    And congratulations on your little one. Exciting times ahead for you and your husband!!!

    So glad you stopped by :)

  34. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Pat and Colleen, I’m glad you guys like what you see! If you do try my stuff out, I hope you enjoy it :)

  35. Katie Reus says:

    Valerie, I love Gerard Butler! His accent…I need to fan myself thinking about it 😉 Glad I’m not alone in the moving quoting.

  36. Katie Reus says:

    Hi Michele! Dangerous Secrets comes out on 2/7/11 (next Monday) and I’m pretty sure it’s up for pre-order at Amazon and Carina’s site (not sure about the other main sites though). Oh, and it will be available via Audible but I don’t have an exact date for when it will come out from them. Since I read (listen to) half my books via Audible, this is so exciting for me!

    As for the series, I can’t say too much about it, but it’s about this pack of lupine shifters and their sometimes volatile relationship with humans, specifically a hate group who wants to destroy them and all paranormal beings. The shifters came out to the world twenty years ago so while it’s a contemporary setting, the world is slightly different in that shifters, vampires, etc. don’t hide who they are.

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask :)

  37. Cathy M says:

    Hi Katie,

    What a great year 2011 is turning out to be for you, big congrats. Love the blurb for your new series, can never pass up a sexy shifter story. I love your Savannah Stuart titles, and am excited about checking out your other stories.

  38. Larena Wirum says:

    Sounds like you are going to have a great year this year. Congrats. I love the cover for Dangerous Secrets. I like the sound of your books. :-)

  39. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks Cathy! I hope you like my other stuff too :)

  40. Katie Reus says:

    Thanks, Larena! I really love the cover too :)

  41. Donna S says:

    Congrats on the release! Dangerous Secrets sounds so good. Looking forward to checking it out.

  42. Katie Reus says:

    The winner (which I drew using random.org) is Michele!! Please contact me at katiereus (@) yahoo. com (no spaces of parenthesis). Congrats!!