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Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together…

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Title: Underneath It All
Series: The Walsh Series #1
Author: Kate Canterbary
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If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure.

Lauren

It’s all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I met Matthew Walsh.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Matthew

A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

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Author Bio

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.

Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Meet The Family – The Walsh Series Book 1 by Kate Canterbary

Book 1 ; Underneath It All

Matt Walsh

If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure.

Lauren
It’s all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I met Matthew Walsh.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Matthew
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

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Are you ready for Riley?

I can’t believe that Riley Walsh’s book, Preservation, is almost here after all these years! Riley has grown and evolved in the four Walsh universe years since he was introduced in Underneath It All, and he’s finally ready to tell his story.

It’s my pleasure to share #TeamShambles and #TeamScalpel with you.

 Let’s look at how his journey began with an excerpt from Underneath It All:

I turned my gaze to Riley. “What did you do now?”

Riley blew out a breath as he collected his things. “I missed a few beams on a couple of designs. Screwed up a few cost estimates. Lost some progress tables. Forgot to run ratios on a couple others. Strayed from some parameters.”

“As in, the parameters that would determine whether the building would withstand its own weight?”

“Yeah,”Riley nodded, hipshot and hands fisted. “Those.”

“What the fuck, Riley?”

“Maybe you could save me some time and tell me what you want me doing instead of telling me how much of a fucking moron I am?”

“Yeah. My office. I’ll be there in ten. And Riley? Zip your pants. And get rid of that bracelet.”

 

Preservation – Coming May 23

Synopsis:

Two lonely hearts.
Just once, she’d like to be someone’s first choice.
She’s strong-willed and spunky, but she’s left picking up the pieces from her ex’s lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.
He’s laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.
Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.
Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.
After waking up in bed together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they’re faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship:  letting go of the past and zipping up the future.

Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.

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About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean– Pacific or Atlantic– is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people– be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane– ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Sure Thing Sunday – Kate Canterbary

Sure Thing Sunday

 

Every week I am going to post about a book or book series that is a sure thing. This week’s post is for The Walsh Series by Kate Canterbary. There are 4 books out in the series currently with more on the way. Each of these books is about a different sibling, and all are fantastic reads.

Underneath It All

If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure.

Lauren
It’s all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I met Matthew Walsh.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Matthew
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

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Read my Review : https://amandajbailey.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/underneath-it-all-by-kate-canterbary-review-and-giveaway/

Some lines are meant to be crossed.

Patrick
That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn’t my apprentice.

Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston’s crumbling buildings.

Andy
My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn’t part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.

Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.

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They liked to call me names. Manwhore. Slut. Player. But I make wrong look so right…

He’s a flawed perfectionist…
I can read women better than any blueprint. I understand their thoughts and feelings, their secret desires and insecurities, and I know how to get rid of them once I get off.

But all bets are off when Tiel Desai slams into my life. She redefines what it means to be friends, and she makes it sound like the filthiest thing I’ve ever heard.

I can’t read the gorgeous conservatory-trained violinist, but she’s the only one keeping me from shattering by small degrees, and I can’t let her go.

She’s wildly independent…
My past—and New Jersey—are far behind me, and now my life is blissfully full of music: playing, teaching, and lecturing, and scouring Boston’s underground scene with an annoyingly beautiful, troubled, tattooed architect.

I’m defenseless against his rooftop kisses, our nearly naked dance parties, the snuggletimes that turn into sexytimes, and his deep, demanding voice.

I have Sam Walsh stuck in my head like a song on repeat, and I’m happy pretending history won’t catch up with me.

The one thing they have in common is a rock-solid disregard for the rules.
They find more in each other than they ever realized they were missing, but they might have to fall apart before they can come together.

It’s the wrongs that make the rights come to life.

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25237597A tough-as-nails businesswoman. An arrogant Navy SEAL. A power struggle with no end in sight.

Some people hook-up at weddings. Others break a hotel room bed (and a table, and a desk, and some complimentary bathrobe belts) and discover they’ve been surviving on bargain basement orgasms their entire lives.
The last one? Yeah. That’s all me.

She’s driven and demanding…
I wasn’t always a bitch. There’s a dirty little trick to succeeding in business: the sweet and innocent rarely survive. I fought my way up from nothing, and I don’t bend for anyone.

Until Will Halsted ties me to a headboard and makes me his…for now.

One wild, filthy night turns into another, and then…we can’t stop. Each time we’re together is more addictive than the last, but it’s nothing more than a sexy escape from reality.

Or is it?

He’s never walked away from a challenge…
I wasn’t always a warrior but now it’s in my bones and blood. That’s what years spent in the Special Forces does to a man. My entire life is classified: where I’ve been, what I’ve seen, what I’ve done, and there’s no mission too dangerous.

Until I realize that falling for Shannon Walsh is like trying to swim against a riptide. She’s going to tear me up and toss me to the shore, and I’ll love every minute of it.

Every time I’m down range, I want her counting the hours until I’m back. Waiting for me. She’s done it before; she’ll do it again.

Or will she?

They’re wrong for each other in every possible way…
Or are they?

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Read my Review: https://amandajbailey.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-cornerstone-by-kate-canterbary-review/

About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Men as Types of Architecture by Kate Canterbary – Guest Post

The following is a guest post by Kate Canterbary in honor of the 1 year publication anniversary of Underneath It All, pertaining to the main male characters in her Walsh Associates series:

Men as Types of Architecture

I spend a lot of time thinking about men. Probably more than necessary, but it’s all in the name of research, right?

In this time, I’ve determined a few things: Men are special creatures. While no two are identical (don’t get me started on twins), certain patterns—trends, themes, organizing principals—emerge upon close study.

And when I’m not thinking about men, I’m thinking about architecture. Naturally, I see men as types of architecture, and some of my favorite men are the Walsh brothers—Matthew (Underneath It All), Patrick (The Space Between), Sam (Necessary Restorations), and Riley (untitled 6th book). They’re as different as brothers could be, but if there’s one thing they can agree on, it’s loving architecture.

Modern

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Most Modern architecture centers on the principal of paring down designs and prioritizing minimalism. This style favors sharp lines, asymmetry, geometric forms, and natural light, and is free from most elements of ornamentation.

“The hallway floor creaked beneath my feet, and I leaned against the door frame, gazing at Matthew’s bare backside. I didn’t think they actually made men like this—strong and defined without being muscle-bound, dark without being excessively hairy, and gorgeous without being too pretty. And most importantly, he was naked in my bed at three in the morning.”

The Modern Man comes across as serious, even harsh or emotionless, but don’t misinterpret him. He’s a linear thinker, and he assumes the roles of problem solver and mediator in most situations. He craves openness and freedom to shake off his thoughts. Not unlike Bungalow Men, Modern Men prefer simplicity. They know their pleasures, and they seek them without apology. While he prefers order and structure to decorative embellishments of any kind—you won’t find the Modern Man coordinating his watch with his cuff links or tie clip—he knows how to lavish special treatment on the right partner.

Colonial

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 Nearly four hundred years of architectural history encompasses the Colonial style, stretching all the way back to the original colonist. The style has evolved in that time, but many elements hold true over the years: strong, symmetrical façades, gabled roofs, and evenly spaced windows. These homes stand the test of time, and as trends come and go, the Colonials remain rock-solid.

“Patrick’s short reddish-brown hair shone in the afternoon sunlight and his hard hazel eyes flashed with interest as he sat. His shirtsleeves were rolled up to his elbows, exposing a long stretch of freckled skin over rippling forearms. He came in around Matthew’s height but his presence seemed larger, definitely unapproachable and certainly intimidating, and I figured he preferred it that way.”

The Colonial Man is reliable, he comes through in every crisis, and his tough, serious exterior never reveals his soft spots. The Colonial Man is direct and honest, and he hates reading between lines and playing games. Though he doesn’t usually know it, he’s devastatingly sexy. He prefers to watch events as they unfold and determine a clear strategy before jumping in, but when he see something—or someone—he wants, he’s not afraid to go for it. Colonial Men know their history, and that makes them mesmerizing storytellers (and dirty talkers).

Victorian

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 The Victorian style encompasses several eras and substyles, though the most defining characteristic is its overarching eclecticism. Influences from range from British to French to Asian to Middle Eastern, and in North American, Victorian architecture is decidedly decorative, ornamental, and picturesque. Advancements in technology allowed this style to emerge, and precision and time required to build Victorian homes was enormous.

“Sam oozed trend and charm. His auburn hair was strategically sculpted into the perfect tousled look, and I was positive I saw his entire outfit—light gray glen plaid trousers and matching vest, crisp white shirt with funky cufflinks, and hot pink tie—in a boutique window on Newbury Street. Sam’s frame was shorter and slimmer, a contrast to his brothers’ broad, sculpted bodies, and though he most resembled Patrick, his look was all his own.”

The Victorian Man is particularly concerned with appearances, but they aren’t shallow. They believe in looking their best, and on most occasions, that involves statement socks, three-piece suits, and Windsor knots. While the Victorian pays extra attention to his façade, the interior is equally impressive. While they may appear overly complicated, every element of the Victorian Man serves a purpose, and it’s his partner’s job to uncover those purposes. It isn’t easy getting past the layers, but it’s always worth it. To know a real Victorian Man, to explore his niches and secrets, is to love every complex part of him.

Bungalow

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The Bungalow is a distinctly West Coast approach to architecture, a contrast to the lavish Victorians, Tudors, and Greek Revivals that dominated during first half of the last century, and Bungalow Men embody the same contrasts.

“His technical vocabulary wasn’t precise and even his most detailed ideas sounded vague…Riley worked unbelievably hard at giving everyone the impression he didn’t care, but I knew he did…”

They’re all for the easy, straightforward lifestyle, and they’re intentional in their desire to be simplistic but that doesn’t mean they skimp on the fun. If anything, Bungalow Men take fun to the next level—they can mix any drink, they know how to keep the good times rolling, and they always want to go streaking. Bungalow Men aren’t just frat boys; with the right partner, they’re patient and affectionate, and they hold little back. They seek good friends, good times, and above all else, the love of a good woman.

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About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary – REVIEW and Giveaway

This book was originally published on October 19, 2014 and I am reviewing it again (this time on the blog) for the 1 year Pub-iversary.

One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.

If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my shit at all the wrong moments. Hindsight was a bitch, and karma…well, I didn’t know her story yet.

Meet Lauren Halsted. 

It’s all the little things–the action plans, the long-kept promises–that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh’s arms.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Meet Matthew Walsh.

A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws them down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

My Review

4.5-Stars

I was hooked from the first line of this book and could not put it down. It combines two of my favorite things… Architecture and romance. I know that doesn’t sound amazing but trust me it works.

My Thoughts

I heard about this book and was immediately drawn to it. I am always a sucker for books where one of the characters are architects, because once upon a time that was my career field. Most stories gloss over anything to do with architecture and just use the job title as a minor plot point, or a prestigious job and that is truly disappointing to me.

But not in this series. This series takes architecture from being a background element and thrusts it right to the forefront it a way that can make anyone appreciate all the little nuances and intricacies that all buildings have and that is not an easy task. The writing is superb and the characters are so well-developed that you feel like you have known them your entire life.

The story is full of so much heart and passion both for each other and the projects they work on that it makes this book a joy to read, and has had this reader reading this book over and over again. I was drawn to the book because of the original cover:

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I knew right away that with the skyline of Boston in the background it was important to the author to get the passion for architecture that this family shares right. And I was right Kate was able to convey so much in her writing that I was instantly hooked on her writing and for the first time in all my reading history I reached out to the author to let her know how much I loved this book and these characters.

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Notable Quotes

“Sometimes you met someone and immediately thought, “Wow. Let me take off your pants. And yeah, the shirt too.”
Or, in my case, “Let me throw myself down some stairs and rub up against your chest.”


“Oh my God,” she gasped, her hands seizing my hair.
I leaned back and aimed a hard gaze at her. “God has nothing to do with this. You want to thank someone, I’ll be right here, worshiping you and your outrageous body for the foreseeable future. God isn’t involved.”


“You’re such a caveman,” she hissed. “Why do I like that so fucking much?”
“It doesn’t have to make sense, sweetness. Just enjoy it.”


“And though I probably couldn’t spell my own name, I knew with absolute certainty this wasn’t straight-up p-in-the-v sex. This was a spiritual event, and I, for one, wouldn’t have been surprised if some druids started chanting behind us.”


“Before you say no,” he said, holding up a hand. “Just say yes instead.”


“I’m willing to compromise on just about anything. I’m not willing to compromise on you.”


I wanted this place we created. Where she stopped caring about everything else, where the only thing that mattered was how we fit together. Where we could get lost in each other.

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About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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A quicky with Kate Canterbary… Author Interview

In honor of the one year Pub-iversary of Underneath It All I have a quicky interview with the woman of the hour, Kate Canterbary. First a little bit about Underneath It All. 

One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.

If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my shit at all the wrong moments. Hindsight was a bitch, and karma…well, I didn’t know her story yet.

Meet Lauren Halsted. 

It’s all the little things–the action plans, the long-kept promises–that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh’s arms.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Meet Matthew Walsh.

A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws them down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

 

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INTERVIEW

Can you tell us a little about your books?

I write The Walsh Series, a contemporary erotic romance series that follows a family of architects living and working in Boston. While this family has its share of shadows and scars, they put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional. 

Which one of your books is your favorite?

This feels like choosing my favorite kid! 
I adored writing The Space Between, and I love Andy and Patrick. I could probably write Andy and Patrick until they’re old and gray. Andy — yeah, she can be hard to love — but she’s real and unapologetic about who she is, and whenever I thought about softening her, I remembered that I liked her because of her realness, her flaws. And Patrick. He’s such an irritable, precious teddy bear. 

Between Patrick and Matthew, which one would you rather date?

Oh my god. I can’t possibly answer that! 
All right – I’d date Matthew. He reminds me a lot of Mr. Canterbary, and I need some easy-going to balance my intensity. 

Do you have any “odd” writing habits?

Not too many. I started out in newspapers, and news moves a bit too quickly to keep habits other than getting the words on the page as rapidly as possible. (there are plenty of days when I pretend I’m in a newsroom and on deadline because I just can’t get the words to flow. Sometimes it works – but if anyone has an audio file of a 1990s newsroom, holler at me!)
My oddest habit – at least in 2014 – is that I must, must, must edit and revise on paper. I print the whole bloody thing out and page through it with my red pen, and keep my old revision in empty diaper boxes in my guest room. 

Do you listen to music while you write?

No – but I do have playlists for each book. Whether it’s my advanced age, mom brain, or not getting enough sleep for a few years, I can’t concentrate on my words while listening to music anymore. 

When did you know you wanted to write a book?

I’ve always had stories wandering around my mind, and after my little one was born, I found myself with long, exhausted hours spent nursing, rocking, and changing. I started building those stories, and typing my ideas while the baby slept on my shoulder.

What’s one random fact about yourself that you can share?

I was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school. This comes as a surprise to most folks. I’m a bit…how should I say…snarky, and most people don’t associate that with megawatt smiles and high ponytails. 

(I can still rock the high pony, by the way. And the hair bow)

What’s your favorite holiday?

I’m an Irish girl from Boston. I’m all about St. Patrick’s Day, although I’ve never had green beer. Why would I drink green beer when there’s perfectly wonderful normal beer? Or better yet – tequila?

What are writing projects are you currently working on?

I am thrilled to be working on the fourth book in The Walsh series!

If you want to get to know Kate a little more you can follow her on Social Media and check out her books, people!!!!!!.

About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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