Monday, October 3, 2016

Guest Post and Giveaway: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

As some of you may know, I've been a fan of Bybee's from the very beginning. Her romances are always sweet, entertaining, and down right fun to read. Her latest series is right there with the rest and has been a lot of fun to read. I'm excited to have her on the blog today to talk about her newest release. Not Quite Perfect and to share a guest post with us. 




Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Book Five in the Not Quite Series

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series.

Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.


At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?




Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Quite-Perfect-Book-ebook/dp/B01B6E6OKI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1473306326&sr=8-1

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BOOK DEPOSITORY: http://www.bookdepository.com/Not-Quite-Perfect-Catherine-Bybee/9781503937291?ref=grid-view


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 the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.

CONTACT LINKS:

www.catherinebybe.com

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catherinebybee.blogspot.com

facebook.com/AuthorCatherineBybee

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The Setting of Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

When I first introduced Mary and Glen to the series, they meet in Florida, where neither of them actually live, and fly off to opposites sides of America to carry on with their lives. Geography, in a West Coast, East Coast relationship, is enough of a conflict to carry a novel. As with any Bybee romance, I give you more to work with than geography.

While New York and Los Angeles may be very metropolitan settings, they are very different on all other levels. The characters pick up different habits from how they get around… single driver car, or subways and taxis. California has two different seasons, hot and hotter…where New York has four very defined claimant changes year round. As a woman who lives in Southern California, my light sweater collection is huge, but I have only one thick coat to my name. And the first time I saw a coat rack I stared at it for several minutes shocked that people just hung up their jackets and left them, hoping they would still have a coat when they came back. Apparently jacking someone’s car is more respectable than stealing their coats. Who knew?

I love putting my characters in settings that are new to them. It makes the story much more believable for a west coaster to forget a coat when traveling east, than it is for her to remember one.

You will often hear about how some authors layer their books like an onion. And with every layer, more and more of the story unfolds. And when setting is part of the plot, part of the scene, it makes for a much richer read.

Cheers!


Catherine







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33 comments:

  1. Great guest post! I love the fact that the author threw in some adjusting issues for the couple. I live in CA and understand the odd sensation of coat racks!
    Thanks for the wonderful guest post :)

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  3. Oh I like that the author explores how different lives can be on different geographic settings within the US. I'm definitely interested in reading books by her thanks to all your raving reviews. :)
    Thanks for sharing, Ali!

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    1. Happy to hear that Nick and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. this looks great Kindlemom, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Interesting guest post. I think settings are so important to a story. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great guest post! There are definitely so many cultural differences even within the US.

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    1. I agree and I love that about it as well.

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  7. I like the way she described that, layering like an onion. Very nice.

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  8. i think writing about characters in new settings can be quite exciting and leaves so many things to explore. i need to read her books, i know how much love you have for them Ali

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    1. Do try at least one of them, they really are fun and sweet.

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  9. this one is new to me so thanks for the post!

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  10. I've only read one book by this author but I liked it a lot so thanks for spotlighting this one!

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    1. Glad you have tried and liked her in the past Eva.

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    2. Someone has some catching up to do. *wink*

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  11. Oh I like the onion analogy. Love books like that!

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  12. Love the sound of the book. I can't wait to read it.

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  13. First, awesome post, book sounds great...Second, can these be read as stand alonee?

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    1. Yep! The characters from the previous books usually make an appearance but you don't have to read the others to know what is going on. A new couple each time is in each book.

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  14. Interesting post! I do like the different settings in books, especially when they almost become a character of their own.

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  15. I love that you gave them a new setting. Great post, thank for sharing!

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  16. Thank you for hosting me today. I hope your readers enjoy Glen and Mary.

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