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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful Author- Catherine Goldstein

The Little Things Matter Most

There are so many things in life I’m grateful for—my amazing husband and two wonderful little girls…my health…my career…our life in general… 
So, I guess I’d have to say I am most grateful for perspective—for the ability to understand how truly fortunate I am.
Somewhere recently, I felt myself take a step back from life and say, “Wow. This is really good.” At some point I had that “Ah-ha moment”—that perfect clarity—that moment when I got it. And that moment was pretty powerful.
I understood—at that moment—how lucky I am to have my daughters to snuggle every night—even on the days they drive me batty. I knew how fortunate I am to share my life with a man who wants the world for me—and delivers it…time and again.
You know the expression don’t sweat the little things? Maybe you shouldn’t sweat them, but you sure as heck should enjoy them. Those little things—the hugs from your family, coffee in your favorite mug, the leaves on the tree outside your window—those are the important things.
As I lose family members to disease, and watch friends battle cancer, I am grateful for every single little moment. I am grateful for binge watching Netflix with my husband while we eat takeout sushi. ‘Cause the other stuff—the “big” stuff—the books on the bestseller lists, the career promotions, the world travels—they’re great. But they’re really not what it’s all about.
I am thankful each and every day for all the wonderful little things in my life.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  


What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil? This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself? 

Where to find THE LETTING:

Book 2 of THE LETTING series coming soon!

Because I am so thankful for my readers, and my wonderful publisher, The Wild Rose Press, I am including a special sneak peek at Book 2! (Title and Cover Reveal to come!) Enjoy!

Blurb—Book 2: 
 In Ronnie Billings’ dystopian world, surviving the Letting and breaking free of a corrupt government is less of a surprise than falling in love with Phoenix Day, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution…
When the government sentences Ronnie to a Coupling under the guise of producing a coveted blood type, Ronnie discovers the one she’s slated to Couple with expects even more.
Prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to save those she loves most, Ronnie devastates Phoenix with her impossible decision. Whisked away from her rebel life to another world ravaged by despair, Ronnie meets her greatest nemesis...her biological father.
Steeling her nerves against the dangers of escape, she embarks on the perilous journey back. She is convinced she belongs with Phoenix and his revolution, but will her friends, and especially Phoenix, be ready to accept her when she returns? Because this time, evil is in her blood...

Excerpt from Book 2 of THE LETTING series:

“Trust me, Ron.”
I nod, my hands suddenly shaking. He takes them into his hand and lifts them to his mouth. He kisses my fingers softly.
“You’re grieving right now—I would never take advantage of you. But…”
I take a deep breath.
He lets go of my hands and reaches out toward the still unbuttoned top two buttons of my shirt. The collar lays open, and his fingers trace the hollow of my throat. “You look gorgeous in my shirt.”
His eyes are locked on me, and I feel overpowered but safe all at once. There’s a strange ache in my body, answering to the hunger in his eyes.
“It is by far the most beautiful you have ever looked.”
My eyes dart up as he reaches out to touch the next button. He studies me as he slowly begins to unbutton. My entire body warms, and I bite down hard on my bottom lip. He abandons my button to run his fingers across my lips once more. I try to remember to breathe.

And thank you, Angela, for including me on your wonderful blog!

How to stay in touch with Cathrine Goldstein

Twitter: @cathrinegold

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  1. Welcome Catherine. It's wonderful having you here today. What an awesome cover. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you so much for having me! And thank you -- yes, I have a wonderful cover artist. Can't wait to share what she created for Book 2!