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PLAY DATE on sale now!!

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From the time Bam Bannerman and Sean Decker ambled into my book PLAYING FOR KEEPS, I knew they had to have their own stories. And many readers made that request as well. Little did we know, those guys are so competitive, they both wanted this next book. You'll see that they don't share well. Which basically makes Rachel (the schoolteacher from PLAYING FOR KEEPS) the luckiest female on earth. I hope you enjoy the story.

We lowered the price of PLAYING FOR KEEPS to 99 cents, so if you'd like to read that one too, this is a great chance for a limited time.

Yay!
Kate

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 19th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
Play makers series
Hello,

Are you planning book 4 in the Playmakers series, I ask because the third book seems to have ended with some loose ends with regards to Sean and Erica. By the way I'm with Johnny, Erica sounds like a proper head case. If her husband was so horrible, why didn't she divorce. That woman's story as she tells it doesn't add up.

Anyhoos great books, Bam is the funniest and most unique character I have ever read in this genre.

thcao
katedonovan
Oct. 19th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Play makers series
I'm so glad you like the books. And especially that you like Bam. He's one of my favorites too. So much fun to write.

I agree with Johnny too. I grew fond of Kerrie, but he's right: Sean needs to back away from her. My plan is that the next book will be about the Surgeon, with minor roles for Bam and Sean where we see Sean's relationship unraveling. After that, the next full-sized novel will be Sean finding "the one." I'm so crazy about Sean it's not funny, so it's important for me to (1) torture him and then (2) makes sure he's happily ever after.

Thanks so much for the comment! And for reading the stories.
Kate

p.s. I say "full-sized novel" because I might do another novella on a side romance that grows out of the Surgeon story. But I'm so anxious to get to Sean's story, I might just table that one indefinitely.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 3rd, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Play Makers
Will there be a #4 book... I am sure there is more to Sean's story and finding a guy for the new manager. this was the best of the 3 books.
katedonovan
Mar. 3rd, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Play Makers
There will definitely be a book #4, and luckily more than that. You're right, Sean's love story has yet to be told! And actually, book #4 will be for Wyatt Bourne, aka the Surgeon. Then Sean gets book #5.

You must be psychic! You knew the new coach would get a book too, probably #6.

Thanks so much for the comment. My guess is since you liked PLAY DATE the best of the first three, you'll love Sean's book best of the next three. I'm with you. PLAY DATE was the most fun to write so far, but I know enough about Sean's future to suspect it will be my all time favorite.

Thanks again!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this one and I am so relieved to know you are going to tell the other stories. I am very excited for Wyatt and Sean to be released. Pleae type fast!
katedonovan
Mar. 11th, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
I will definitely type fast! Thanks for the note. I try to do something different in each book, so Wyatt's is a little more serious than PLAY DATE. But Bam will show up in a couple of scenes for comic relief (I need that too!). And for an epilogue? Sophie's and Jake's wedding on the beach. So I have a lot of incentive to get to the end quickly.

Thanks again for letting me know you liked PLAY DATE!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 6th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
Play Makers series
I read the whole series and I like the relationship between the brothers a.k.a the Triple Threat, needless to say Vince Bam BannerMan is my favorite of all. Although Sean is adorable, I feel like strangling him in this book because of for lack of a better word: his obsession with Erica and Kerrie and the way he treated Rachel. I also feel like there are some loose ends besides the obvious (Sean and Kerrie) about Melody who tricked Vince by giving a fake name. I am still questioning is it really Melody who has met Vince in Playing for Keeps because obviously Kerrie has a habit of changing her appearance like Melody sometimes. Although Rachel was such a good friend to Kerrie I always felt Kerrie is so needy and playing Sean intentionally or unintentionally for getting back at here husband for cheating on her.

I feel like you should do some Bam's POV for the same book because there was so much Sean's POV and his struggle I felt like he stole Bam's thunder. I am not able to connect with Bam in this book. I want to get into Bam's mind and know what he is thinking about Rachel like how you did with Erica and Johnny. I bet there would be so much mischief going on Bam's mind.

Also in the next book about Surgeon, I am interested who is going to his soul mate. Do we know her already or not?
katedonovan
Jul. 7th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Play Makers series
Thanks for the comment! It cracked me up to see how much thought you've put into the Kerrie/Melody thing. I thought I was the only one who found that intriguing!

We have met the Surgeon's soul mate, although just very briefly. She's the new sports agent who works for Patrick Murphy and who showed up at the end of the book. I predict you will love her. She's amazing. Of course, so is Wyatt Bourne. Wait until you meet him! We get to know Murf a bit better too.

There are a couple of reasons I didn't go into Bam's POV. As you've probably seen, I virtually always do the guy's POV because I think it makes the story richer. Remember Jake Dublin? We were mostly in his. And we spent time in Johnny's too.

But Bam is kind of a mystery throughout the book, and I felt like it would undercut Rachel's journey. For example, I think we sympathized with her because he kept her guessing, but if we had known early on how he felt, we might have expected her to see that too, even though from her POV he would still be a mystery. It would have been a completely different book and a lot shorter, that's for sure!

But the big reason I didn't use his POV is that he's such a force of nature, it would be like looking into the sun. We can take a glance, or see the results all around us -- the energy, the warmth, the joy -- but looking right into it? It took me a while to realize why I wasn't using his POV because as mentioned I almost always use dual views, but I'm so sure I was right -- at least for this particular book.

Bam is in the Surgeon's book for a few scenes, and again, bigger than life. Then for Sean's book, Bam is around a lot and in rare form. It's fun to see him completely in love but still such a rascal.

Anyway, you can see I enjoyed your comment! Thanks again.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 10th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
Will you give Sean his own story or just leave it hanging ?
katedonovan
Aug. 10th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
Sean Decker
Sean will definitely have his own book. In fact it's already half-written! So I'm guessing it could be out early next year. In the meantime, the Surgeon's book will be released this month, probably around the 24th of August. If you like Sean, you'll like that book because he's in a few good scenes as he continues to struggle with finding true love. And Bam's in a few scenes too. Most of the characters are around in fact since there's another wedding.

Anyway, I hope you like Wyatt Bourne's book, since it's up before Sean's. I was concerned he (the Surgeon) might be too arrogant, but I ended up falling crazy in love with him anyway.

Thanks for asking about Sean! And for reading the stories.
Kate
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