Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happily Ever After, Inc.

Harlequin Desire

She was supposed to match him with someone else…

Elise Arundel won't let anyone compromise her high-profile matchmaking business—certainly not Dax Wakefield, the doubting tycoon determined to prove she's a sham. She'll find the sexy bachelor a perfect mate. But when her foolproof program matches him with her, what's a woman to do but give in to unbridled passion?

Dax can't believe how the former-duckling-turned-swan is making him question his playboy status…and his vow to bring down her company. Could sultry Elise—his enemy!—be the one to change his life from one night only to happily ever after?

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Harlequin Desire

How could she be his perfect match?

Prince Alain "Finn" Phineas pledged his love to Juliet Villere once—and she betrayed him. Despite the desire he still feels, Finn would never act on those feelings again. Not even when Juliet is chosen for him by an elite matchmaker. Then fate, in the form of the royal family, intervenes.

Trapped alone on a beautiful island, they are held "captive" until Finn can convince Juliet to marry him and end a political nightmare. His motives should be about serving his country. So why does his heart yearn for a second chance with Juliet…a real chance this time?

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Wanted: one convenient wife

Venture capitalist Leo Reynolds is married to his work, but now he needs a wife. Someone to run his home, host his parties—and accept a marriage that's strictly business. His one rule: love will play no part in their union. At least that's the lie he tells himself, until he meets his match….

Enter Daniella White—handpicked by the matchmaker as the perfect wife. Marriage to Leo means security, and she's willing to give up passion for friendship. But the moment they meet, sparks fly. And now temptation—and Leo's own heart—have the billionaire ready to change all the rules.

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If you like it, don’t miss the full-length companion books starring three more couples matched by EA International. Happily Ever After Inc.—Their business is makeovers and matchmaking, but love doesn’t always go according to plan!

ANGI: What's your favorite thing about
MATCHED TO HER RIVAL?  KAT: The chocolate chips. No hints—you’ll have to read the scene for yourselves…and I promise you it’s worth it! :P
MATCHED TO A PRINCEKAT: It’s set on a fictional island in the Mediterranean and I had a blast making it all up.
MATCHED TO A BILLIONAIRE?  KAT: Daniella compares herself to Scarlett O’Hara a lot. I loved coming up with her internal monologue for that.

ANGI: Happily Ever After is a match matching company, so what's the one special thing that would have matched…
Elise & Dax have in MATCHED TO HER RIVAL? KAT: They’re both too smart for their own good. :O) They have to put down their psychology degrees and find each other’s hearts.
Juliet & Finn have in MATCHED TO A PRINCEKAT: They both value honor and integrity above everything else but learn that compromise is the only way to live happily ever after.
Daniella & Leo have in MATCHED TO A BILLIONAIREKAT: They’re both looking for security in an arranged marriage but learn that love is the best security.

ANGI: What was your favorite thing you did this summer?
KAT: I participated in an anthology with some other authors and it was a truly memorable experience! I learned a lot and I was the one who researched the charity we ended up selecting—all the proceeds for the Love Is… Anthology go to Reach Out and Read, an organization that partners with pediatricians to put books into parents’ hands so reading can be a family experience. It’s .99 cents, 100% of the proceeds go to charity and it includes 40 short stories in 3 genres. That’s easy math, ya’ll!

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: The kids are about to be back in school… Is there one thing you wanted to do this summer that you couldn't?

KAT'S GOTTA ANSWER: I really wanted to go to France to see a stage of the Tour De France. But it’s just too far to go with small kids, so I had to watch it on TV…again. But since this year was the 101 time they’ve done it, I’m pretty sure they’ll be another one next year!  

KAT CANTRELL read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? She majored in Literature, officially with the intent to teach, but somehow ended up buried in middle management at Corporate America, Inc.

Kat became a stay-at-home mom in 2009 and devoted nap time to writing. After three years and many thousands of words, her dream of publication finally came true. When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas. She’s a proud member of Romance Writers of America®. Kat was the 2011 Harlequin So You Think You Can Write winner and a 2012 RWA® Golden Heart® finalist for best unpublished series contemporary manuscript.

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Anthology includes prequel to Marriage Reinvented
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KAT is giving away print copies of ALL THREE Happily Ever After Inc. books, MATCHED TO A BILLIONAIRE, MATCHED TO A PRINCE, and MATCHED TO HER RIVAL. North America Readers giveaway.

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KAT WANTS TO KNOW: What’s the number one quality (and you only get ONE!) you’d tell a matchmaker your perfect match HAD to have?


Christine Epp said...

They look great Kat! Love the matchmaking idea :-) If I had to pick one quality it would be patience :-)

May said...

Sounds like a fun series! :)

I would pick loyalty but that's a tough choice. I also care about intelligence and kindness.... said...

Gah, if patience is a virtue matchmakers asked about, I'd be sent away! LOL thanks for commeting! said...

Hi May! Loyalty is a good one--if you don't have that, a lot of other stuff is kind of not so important, right? Thanks for commenting!

Angi Morgan said...

Morning Kat. Thanks for taking time from the busy trip to spend time on the blog today! Best of luck with the series. You know I'm a fan!

bn100 said...

sense of humor

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vicki batman said...

Hi, Kat! So lovely to have you on GLIAS. I loved reading your excerpt. Hugs!

Katherine Ivan said...

If I could choose but a single quality, I'd pick integrity. (I've said that if I find someone who stands when I leave or arrive at the dining table in a social setting *and* likes Heinz ketchup on his meatloaf, I will pledge my heart to him. That really means (a) he holds me in high regard and (b) we dig a lot of the same stuff. But integrity overarches all of that.)

Katherine Ivan said...

Oops .... email address is kateivan {at} aol {dot} com said...

Thanks for having me Angi! Sorry I've been MIA today--ill-timed day job shenanigans. But I'm thrilled to give away some books ya'll! said...

Good one! My husband can make me laugh like no one else, and I value that about him. :) Thanks for the comment. said...

Hey Vicki! Gosh, it's been forever since I've seen you. Hope you are well and thanks for the lovely comment. :) said...

LOL Katherine--you have a great list. :) But yeah, integrity says a lot about how your match might deal with a lot of different situations and that's so important. Thanks for the comment!

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Faithfulness -

yenastone at aol dot com and I love your books. Kat. said...

Awww Tammy, that makes my day! Thank you so much. :)

Anonymous said...

A sense of humor.

I'm looking forward to reading this series, Kat!

Marcy Shuler
bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com said...

Hi Marcy! Thank you so much. :) I hope you like it.