The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column on Mondays and Wednesdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.
Today, we look at the book, THE RISK OF HAPPINESS. DISCLAIMER: This content has been provided to SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS by YA Bound Book Tours. No compensation was received. This information required by the Federal Trade Commission.
About the Book
The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker
(The New York Artist Series #3) by Cathrine Goldstein
Genre: NA/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21st 2019
The Wild Rose Press
Summary: Bad boy punk rock star Reale Lynxx never expected to see his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Simmons, again. And after she’d stomped on his heart and walked out on him six years ago, he’s not so sure he wants to. Certainly Reale never imagined he would rescue Amanda and her son, Johnny, from drowning. But all it takes is one evening with her and Reale is ready to leave the past behind and try again. Amanda never meant to hurt Reale and happily jumps heart-first into rebuilding their relationship. But when she confesses she left him to secretly raise their son, Reale grows livid, fighting her and gaining custody of Johnny… When Reale realizes he was wrong for taking Johnny away, he tries to win Amanda back. But can she forgive the man who took her son? And can she ever trust Reale again, no matter how much she loves him?
Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star
To Be or Not To Be: The Actors
Pre-Order Promotion: Pre-Order a copy of The Risk of Happiness and send the author an email with a pic of the receipt to win 1) a digital, digitally signed poster of Lynxx–The Risk of Happiness tour and an ebook of either of the first two books in The New York Artists Series. Book 1, Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star, OR Book 2, To Be or Not To Be: The Actors. All info is on the author’s website: www.CathrineGoldstein.com
Typical Writing Day
I love those stories where writers wake late mornings in their beautiful, brick-walled apartments in some glamourous city, make strong coffee in their vintage presses, peruse the newspaper, answer emails to their agents, before cracking their knuckles and settling in to write—uninterrupted!—for the day!
That’s not my story! My typical writing day starts at five a.m. I walk the dog and hash out plot lines and conflicts. She’s a great listener. 😉 Then I answer a couple of emails, get everyone in the house up, lunches packed, and drive everyone to school. Home again, I tire out the dog with a walk and mentally plot out my writing. Then I get to my writing work. Sometimes the dog needs attention, so I move my laptop near her (my home office doesn’t get a lot of use).
I do promo work first like interacting with readers, answering questions, blogging, etc. I eat lunch at my desk (or wherever I am) so there’s no downtime for that. Carpool is insane at my girls’ schools, so by 1:30-2 I’m on the road to pick up the kids. I love music, so I use the travel time to listen to music that can work as inspiration for different scenes. (My playlists are on my website: www.CathrineGoldstein.com) Then I get to carpool and write for an hour and a half. Then drive everyone home, and I’ll be back on my computer when everyone goes to sleep around 8:30-9.
Glamorous, right? It’s such a boring schedule I think it’s what drives me to write characters with such interesting lives!!
About the Author
I am a bestselling author, and a NYC girl at heart. I write “gritty romance,” in the genres of YA, NA; women’s fiction; and romance. I’m also the author of The Letting and The Coupling, books 1 and 2 of The Letting series. I began my career as an award-winning playwright, and I am a proud member of RWA, PAN. I have my BA in English and my MA in Theatre. I am a fan of Luna Bars, decaf coffee, yoga, Hemingway, and Bukowski—and the loves of my life are my husband and my two young girls.
To find out more about me; Summer of Irreverence, the first book in The New York Artists Series—standalone novels about strong, artistic men, and the smart, unexpected women they fall for; The Letting series; and what’s coming soon, please visit:www.CathrineGoldstein.com