Cate Reads

I’m a contemporary romance writer, but I’m also a voracious reader. Most authors are; to be a great writers, you have to be a great reader. Every few weeks I’ll post my recommendations* for what you might like to read next, including those mentioned in my newsletter and in my readers group. Occasionally there will be giveaways, so check back often (or subscribe to this page’s feed to receive updates in your inbox!)

*Please note I use Amazon affiliate links to display the books I recommend. But most of these are available at other retailers*

Week of March 12, 2018

*Bonus Recommendations for March 14 – Pi Day!

This is one of my favorite of James Rollins’s adventures. It features a baldheaded parrot name Igor who can recite Pi to hundreds of decimal points. Perfect choice for Pi Day!


This week, I have two steamy reads — one long, one short — and a book for writers.

Steel is the final in JL Lora’s The Trinity trilogy. I think it might be my favorite. Heroine Mel is just so badass…. on the oustide, at least. And Leandro… *swoon*  You get caught up in their push-pull, the danger and sexual tension, and forget that they do bad things.

I’m a proud Air Force veteran and when I first began writing romance, I was happily surprised to find a whole community of romance writing veterans –RomVets. Sha is one of my fellow RomVets and her story about the illicit romance between an enlisted and an officer will have you swooning and saluting.

I’ve been waiting forever for Damon to publish this! If you’re a writer and you haven’t heard Damon speak or read one of his posts or books on craft, you must rectify that oversight right now. Trust me. Your readers will thank you!

Previous Recommendations:

2/27/18 – Bella Andre, Sherry Thomas, Adriana Anders, James Rollins, Stoni Alexander

Happy Reading!