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NEW -- Cathie Linz writing as Cat Devon has a fun new paranormal romance series out now!
If you like her Cathie Linz books, you will like her new Cat Devon books, which have the same fast-pace, memorable characters, humor, heat, and sense of community.

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"Sinfully delicious! 4 Stars!" RT Book Reviews

"A delectable treat for readers who enjoy sexy romances that slant toward the lighter side of the paranormal subgenre." Booklist (Starred Review)


"Pure delight! 4 Stars!" RT Book Reviews

"A fantastic book!" Affaire de Coeur

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A classic Cathie Linz romance. First time in ebook.

Erin Rossi is looking for a very special man. With his three-piece suits and arrogant attitude, attorney Jonathan Garret is both smart and sexy. He fits the bill for the leading man in the play Erin is directing. But beneath those formal suits is another side to Jonathan – a wild, hot and seductive man capable of leading her into temptation. Can Erin resist...or will she lose her heart to him?

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A classic Cathie Linz romance. First time in eBook.

Men like Logan McCallister were everything psychologist Marnie Lathrope hated. He thought he could disarm her with his dangerous charm and sexy good looks. It was no wonder she dreaded their scheduled TV appearance to debate her planned shelter for battered women After warning her patients not to fall for the dream of love at first sight, here she was at risk of making the same mistake ...

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by Cathie Linz

A classic romance. First time in eBook!

The Cop and the Librarian

Cool and in control, Amanda Richards is known as the Ice Princess at the college library where she works.

Hot and sexy, Brady Gallagher is a dangerous detective with a reputation.

From their first encounter, when Brady taunts Amanda into frisking him, the sparks start to fly.

Brady has an arsonist to catch and Amanda has been burnt by love in the past. But their passion rages out of control, threatening them both. Can Amanda trust that Brady is the man for her or is she headed for more heartbreak?

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By Cathie Linz

A classic romance. First time in eBook.

The Preschool Teacher and the Security Expert

Brittany Evans wasn’t the kind of woman who normally handcuffed a man to keep him by her side.

Michael Devlin wasn’t the kind of man who normally let a woman get the best of him.

But then he’d never met a woman like Brittany and she’d never met a man like him.

Could they make this thing between them work or were the odds against them too powerful to overcome!

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by Cathie Linz
Berkley (Sensation)
ISBN 978-0-425-244548

She'd been tempted before and this wickedly hot sheriff knows her weakness....

Marissa Bennett needs to start over, so she returns to her hometown of Hopeful, Ohio, and a new job at the library. After a painful divorce. she craves peace of mind and stability. Instead, the first thing she does is accidentally crash the Founders' Day Parade. To make matters worse, she has to deal with her menopausal mom, a sarcastic sister and a loony library board.he also has to deal with a menapausal mom, a saracastic sister and a loony library board.

The last thing Marissa needs is a new man in her life. Enter sexy lawman Connor Doyle-the bad boy who took her virginity back in high school. She knows she should turn the pages on her past and get her life back on track, but Connor is irresistible. Has she come all the way home just to get her heart broken again?

"With its funny dialogue, ordinary family in crazy situations and hilarious secondary characters, TEMPTED AGAIN is quintessential Linz, who has created some of the most delightful librarian protaganists in modern romances." Starred review Booklist

4 stars
"This delightful contemporary romance will warm up the coldest winter's day. The characters that fill these pages are all memorable, the romance is touching and realistic, and the love scenes are hot enough to melt snow -- and your heart." RT Book Reviews

"Cathie Linz delivers humor and heart" USA Today

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In stores now....
by Cathie Linz
Berkley (Sensation) Oct. 2010
ISBN 978-0-425-23783-0

A shocking announcement at her cousin's Vegas wedding sends retro- loving librarian Megan West on a whirlwind tour across Nevada with brash cop Logan Doyle. It's the gamble-and perhaps love affair-of a lifetime...

"Linz delivers heat and heart" Jayne Anne Krentz

“If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud and allow you to walk away feeling completely satisfied, then this is the perfect story for you to pick up! 4 Stars!” Night Owl Romance

“Once again Cathie Linz gives us a character that just can't be stereotyped. Wisecracking, well endowed, and smart to boot, with Megan West she broke the librarian mold. LUCK BE A LADY is a fun romp filled with some bizarre, lovable, quirky, and endearing folks.” Fresh Fiction

Click here for an excerpt from Chapter One of LUCK BE A LADY

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When a man’s too good to be true… Jilted on her wedding day for being the queen of dullsville, librarian Faith West goes on her Italian honeymoon solo, hoping to leave her pain behind. That could take a miracle, but she’s about to discover miracles do happen. His name is Caine Hunter. Smart, spontaneous, hot, and sexy, he has her feeling like a real woman for the first time ever—until the truth surfaces…

A former Force Recon Marine turned PI, Caine was doing what he does best: spying. And his new target was Faith. But falling for the enemy’s daughter was never part of his plan. Caine is a man used to winning, but this time his mission is much more personal — and nowthat he and Faith are both back in Chicago, the rewards could be, too…

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Berkley (Sensation), January 2009
ISBN-10: 0425226484
ISBN-13: 978-0425226483

Where dangerously sexy men are concerned....SMART GIRLS THINK TWICE

With her job hanging in the balance, sociologist Emma Riley is back in her hometown of Rock Creek, Pennsylvania, for both her sisters' weddings. As if that isn't depressing enough, Emma also needs to stay focused on the research project that could save her job and launch her career. Her success hinges on sexy Rock Creek newcomer Jake Slayter.

Unfortunately, Jake wants nothing to do with Emma -- or her big project. He has his own motives for being in Rock Creek, and if there's one thing he can't afford, it's a distraction in the form of a brainy beauty like Emma. Too bad Emma has made it perfectly clear that she's way too smart to let him stand in her way. Too bad Jake has made it perfectly clear that he's way too smart to take no for an answer!

"The brainy girl and hunky guy have never been so much fun. No need to think twice about grabbing this book when you're looking for pure entertainment." -- Susan Wiggs

"Spirited, sexy, sensational." -- Jayne Ann Krentz

"Cathie Linz writes straight from the heart." -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“With her typical sense of humor, Linz has given readers another joyful, laughter-filled story to savor.” -- Library Journal

“Readers will be captivated as they watch the introverted academic get in touch with her inner warrior and realize her true potential. Funny and poignant by turns, Linz’s latest is sure to charm.” -- Booklist starred review!

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Berkley Sensation - Oct 2007
ISBN 978-0-425-21831-0

Selected by Booklist as one of the Top 10 Romances of the Year!

Leena may be down on her luck—but big girls don’t cry.

They get even...

Leena Riley has returned to her hometown of Rock Creek with her tail between her legs. Her fabulous plus-size modeling career in Chicago never took off, and now the only job she can land is as a receptionist in a veterinarian’s office. She has to be desperate to work for Cole Flannigan…

Being two years older than Cole never spared her from his taunts in school. Now all grown up, Cole is still the golden boy, a sexy charmer with commitment issues and a short attention span—until Leena and her curves strut into his life. And though she turns his office upside-down, he can’t resist the animal attraction that makes him look at Leena in a whole new light…

Click here to read an excerpt from BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY

"Splendidly funny, and supremely satisfying..." Chicago Tribune

"One of my favorite books of the year!" Barb Hicks, The Best Reviews

“Cathie Linz pens another award-winning tale that will keep you up all night reading…I adored these characters. I highly recommend BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY to every romance reader out there.” Five ribbons (highest review) Romance Junkies

"Big Girls Don’t Cry is a thoroughly stand-alone book that is filled to the brim with charm, humor, steamy love scenes, and romance. Bravo, Ms. Linz, another “keeper” for this reader; you have garnered a devoted fan." Contemporary Romance Writers

I" just loved BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY by Cathie Linz. She’s an exceptional author and her books never disappoint me. If you like reading contemporaries, than this book is definitely a must read for you.

TOP PICK!" Romancereaderatheart.com

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"Readers are going to love this!" exclaimed Susan Elizabeth Phillips about Cathie Linz's Good Girls Do. Now Cathie delivers her delightful follow-up novel.

BAD GIRLS DON'T by Cathie Linz
November 2006
ISBN 0-425-21284-X

When Skye Wright saw flashing lights in her rearview mirror, she figured she'd just charm her way out of yet another speeding ticket. How could she have known that the handsome cop who stepped out of the police cruiser was a Studly Do-Right capable of taming the wild child right out of her?

It took less than two seconds for Sheriff Nathan Thornton to peg the sexy Skye as trouble. Maybe it was the way she shimmied her hips in that I Dream of Jeannie outfit. Or the huge stack of speeding tickets in her bag. Whatever it was, the woman was belly dancing her way into his thoughts. Now if only she'd belly dance into his bedroom!

“The sparks and the laughter fly in this upbeat, fast-paced story as a free-spirited, outspoken heroine and an ex-Marine hero unsuccessfully fight their attraction to each other and ultimately learn that there is more to each other, and themselves, than they had first thought..” Library Journal

"Cathie Linz gives her beautifully matched protagonists lots of sexy chemistry and delightfully snappy dialogue and the quirky cast of secondary characters gives "Bad Girls Don't" its irresistible charm." Chicago Tribune

"Exceptional" starred review Booklist

"The author that readers of romantic comedy have been waiting for." Jayne Anne Krentz

“BAD GIRLS DON’T is a sassy romp laced with humor and passion to warm your heart. Ms. Linz pens a charming tale with compelling characters, vivid imagery, and a captivating plot that will keep readers glued to their seats. I did not put this book down until I finished the last word. A must read.” Romance Junkies, Five ribbon rating (highest rating)

“There is never a dull minute from beginning to end of BAD GIRLS DON’T, and I would highly recommend this one to fans of Romantic Comedy. Cathie Linz should be on every romance fan’s auto-buy list.” Contemporary Romance Writers

“Definitely a must read.” Fresh Fiction

“BAD GIRLS DON'T totally rocks and I know readers of romantic comedy will love this book as much as I did.” The Best Reviews

"Ms Linz’s characterizations are absolutely wonderful. I fell in love with the protagonists from the first page of this book." Rendezvous -- Rosebud of the Month winner (highest rating)

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THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR "that readers of romantic comedy have been waiting for." -- Jayne Ann Krentz
Julia Wright couldn't be more content with her job at the local library, nestled in placid, picturesque Serenity Falls. Until her wacky mother, petty-thief sister, and little niece decide to crash her quiet party of one. And her troubles really stack up when a new guy roars into town on his Harley, shaking up more than just the books on her shelves.

Luke Maguire never thought he'd set foot back in the dull town where he'd spent his youth. But when his abusive father dies, he's forced to return and take care of the family bar. While trying to get the people of Serenity Falls to lighten up a little, he makes an unlikely alliance with a feisty librarian, whose pages he'd really like to turn. The battle lines are being drawn and Luke may have an uphill fight on his hands, but he's determined to come out on top, tempting this good girl to be very bad.

"A compelling story...charming." -- Jayne Ann Krentz
"Readers are going to love this!" -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Hilarious and heartwarming..." Library Journal
"Linz deftly seasons her writing with her usual delectable wit...fabulously fun" -- Booklist -- starred review!

Berkley (Sensation), January 2006
ISBN: 0425208486

Click here to read an excerpt from GOOD GIRLS DO

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To go down the aisle or not to go down the aisle. Is that even a question? Well, it depends on whether you're the bride or just a bridesmaid-for the fifth straight time. Or whether an old flame is determined to wreck the wedding weekend. It's enough to make a girl say "I don't." Now, these brand-new stories about four matrimonially-challenged women demonstrate how one of life's best days can go so wrong-and still be sexy, hilarious, and deliciously right.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 6, 2006)
ISBN: 0425209865

"CATCH OF THE DAY -- BRIDES GONE WILD is sexy, humorous and so much fun to read. Ms. Linz does an awesome job penning a compelling plot and beguiling characters that you cannot help but to fall in love with. Pam is a funny, strong-willed and a passionate woman. Michael is stubborn, kind and compassionate. I laughed out loud at the antics and I cried for two hearts that belong together. BRIDES GONE WILD is an awesome tale that should be read by all." Romance Junkies

"Cathie Linz had me chuckling over and over with her wry wit. Pam’s trying to juggle the weddings and her personal life all at once. Slapstick moments, combined with the promise of rekindled love between two former lovers makes BRIDES GONE WILD a winner." Romance Reviews Today

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