Saturday, December 21, 2013


Howdy Cate, and Merry Christmas.               

Glad to have you today with your memory of the holiday and your new release.

Tell us.

                      Blue Christmas


When I was growing up, Christmas was always a big deal at our house. My dad was a rural mail carrier and would bring home lots of goodies every day that people on his route left for him – cookies, fruitcake (I know, yech, lol),

even bottles of alcohol. My mom always put out the Elf on a Shelf – the original one. And of course, we always had a tree. My mom’s dream tree was a horrendous aluminum one with all blue balls. Worst. Tree. Ever.

 It’s a tradition in my house to visit a tree farm and select a beautiful evergreen. I’m not a tree snob, I don’t have to have a blue spruce or an expensive tree. I do love full, tall ones with sturdy branches that can hold all my ornaments. I’ve been collecting ornaments since the year I married my hubby. That’s thirty-six years’ worth!

In the past few years, I’ve stopped one of the traditions I started when my kids were little. Every holiday, I’d buy a new ornament for each of my three children. I wanted them to be able to someday fill their own Christmas trees with ornaments that held wonderful memories of holidays past. But now they are adults themselves. I have no idea where the time went, but I hope they treasure their collection.




Can Fate give two people a second chance at love? Sierra O’Brien and Carter Grove are about to find out. After an accidental meeting near their hometown of Bliss, Pennsylvania, events from their past reoccur. Will they make the same mistakes and drift apart again?

In Bliss, the inexplicable is an everyday occurrence, and anything is possible—especially during a blue moon.


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About Cate

 Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

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Key words:  second chances, contemporary romance, Blue Moon series, hometown romance, holiday romance, magical realism, Decadent Publishing


  1. I'm not normally a reader of Romance, but I think the blurb you shared on this post is one of the most enticing I have read. Also, I've noticed a lot of writers live in very attractive and scenic places in the country. Whey you have a profession that allows you to work from anywhere, then I guess that's one of the benefits.

    1. That's so great to hear, Chuck - thank you!
      I am lucky to live in a scenic, rural area. The best thing about being a writer is that research lets me go anywhere virtually. :)

  2. What a lovely thing to say, Chuck. Cate is in New York today seeing a show. She'll be on tomorrow (Sunday) to answer the comments. I'll tell you, I wish I had Cate's talent. She is good.

    1. Just returned Sunday night - thanks again for having me on your blog Lorrie, and letting me share my new release.
      Happy holidays!

  3. Since my father was in the logging game, our trees came straight from the forest. Back then, you didn't need a permit. Or maybe you did, but my father's always been a maverick.

    I'll bet you have way too many ornaments for your tree now. I know I do.

    1. I use about half my ornaments now, Marva, especially with the grandboys grabbing at them, lol.
      Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. I do remember those aluminum trees and my mom had a spotlight on ours that changed colors. Ghastly. The worst one was a blue flocked tree. We collected ornaments every year for our kids too. It helped when they put up their own first tree. Best wishes on your new romance!