Thursday, February 13, 2014

Author Interview- Cathy Tully

Happy Valentine's Day everyone- and to celebrate, we've got the perfect romance novel for you. Here to talk about her book, Training Travis is author Cathy Tully.  But before we get to the good stuff, I've got some questions for her.

Hello Cathy, tell me three words that describe yourself staring with a, b, and c.

Three words that describe me beginning with a, b and c would be: active, bookworm, and caring.

What are your three favorite things?

My thee favorite things are: a cup of hot coffee, dogs of all breeds and studying karate.

What for you are the best and worst part of writing.

The best part of writing for me is when my next project is underway.  I know my characters, what they want and where they're going.
The worst part and most tedious, but necessary, is finding out who they are, what they want and what they'll do to get it.

Is this particular book part of a series?

No. There aren't any other books in the "Training Travis" family. It's a stand alone contemporary romance.
However, I am working on a cowboy series that I'm very excited about.

I also have a sweet romance about a little dog that brings two people together titled, All You Need Is Love, released by Astraea Press in 2012, and a novella, Marrying Mr. Right, a women's fiction novella released by The Wild Rose Press in 2012.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

When I'm not writing I can be found stripping, painting or staining old furniture, working on a counted cross stitch project or, of course, reading : )

Can you tell us what you're perfect day would be like?

My perfect day is a day at the beach when the temps are mild, the breeze relentless, and I'm surrounded by friends and family.

 Thank you for being with us today Cathy, how about a sneak peek at your new book?

Two professionals with a past they thought forgotten—can they keep their relationship strictly business when the passion reignites?

After the death of his ex-wife, Travis McGill becomes sole parent to his fifteen-year-old daughter. Determined to do what’s best for her—even if it means reopening old wounds—Travis moves back to his Pennsylvania hometown.

Rebecca Evans never forgave Travis for the way he dumped her.  Not only did he break her heart sixteen years ago, but he and his daughter are a reminder of the family she lost.  But when Travis asks her to redecorate his Victorian house, she can’t turn her back on him or his angry, grieving daughter.

Getting Rebecca back in his life might not be the easiest task, but Travis is determined to try. Can he earn the trust of the two most important women in his life? Or—will he need on-the-job training?

Travis sat opposite Becca so he could watch her cook. When she turned to place the bottle on the counter, he noticed she was wore a pair of pointy high heels. Damn. She looked good in anything she wore. He couldn’t help think she looked great in everything that was underneath too.
In an effort to get his mind off her curves and avoid the embarrassment of being caught staring, he said, “So where did you learn to cook?” 
Rebecca opened the broiler and turned the pork chops. “Television.”  She placed the fork on the spoon rest and covered the cooked carrots with foil. “What’s so funny?”
His laugh was husky and low. “That’s where I learned. I’m surprised Liz hasn’t bragged about my culinary skills by now.”
Rebecca smiled. “She has mentioned you make one mean marinara sauce.”
He shook his head. “Leave it to a kid to only remember spaghetti sauce.” She held out a wooden spoon filled with salad greens she had just tossed for him to taste. 
When Travis’ tongue flicked over his lips, her knees went a little weak. 
“What is this dressing? It’s delicious.” He took the spoon from her hand and ate the remainder.
When he licked his fingers, she groaned inwardly.
“Homemade vinaigrette,” she answered weakly.
Travis handed her the wooden spoon and the tips of their fingers touched. Hers tingled. Now more than ever, she knew whatever barrier she had thought she put between them no longer existed. 
God help her.

For more  Books by Cathy just follow the link.
To pick up Training Travis head on over to Amazon.

Books by Cathy Tully

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, Available now: Astraea Press,
MARRYING MR. RIGHT, Available now:, The Wild Rose
TRAINING TRAVIS, Coming soon: The Wild Rose

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  1. Welcome Cathy. Thanks for being here. Training Travis sounds like a great book. It's eagerly awaiting it's turn in my TBR pile. Was there any particular inspiration for Becca and Travis?