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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Merry Christmas! A Beautiful Fate is free for the month of December on

Monday, December 9, 2013

Paperback is here!!!

A Beautiful Fate, book 1, has been release to paperback. I received my copy last week and it's really quite pretty. A great addition to my bookshelf. I was thrilled to be able to actually hold it in my hand.
Get your copy today here. It's a great Christmas gift!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Update on Book 1 Paperback Release

Final edits are complete, new updated cover art has been added and the paperback will be available with in the next week.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Illinois Author Project

I am so thrilled and excited to say that I have been nominated by the Dist. 186 library for the "Soon to be Famous Author of the Year Award." This is sponsored by the Public Library Association. The winner will be announced during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014.
Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book 3, Edits and my dog...

Ok So.... I have not posted anything in ages, you have my apologies. I have a good excuse though- I am diligently typing away at book 3- things are running smooth and I am loving where this story is taking us. I might drop a hint or two in later blogs so say tuned!

Paper back release- I am still working with the Editor on Book 1. Fine tuning some things here and there and fixing the little errors that can be found in the book. We are still on tack and my hope is for the release to be pre Christmas 2013!

I noticed that book 2, A Broken Fate, was updated to kindle incorrectly and for whatever reason, there are some pretty annoying errors in that book. If anyone wants a free copy of the ebook that has been better tweeked, email me or post below and I would be happy to send it to you at no charge. I will be re-editing this one as well for the paperback version.

I just wanted to post proof that I am working on book 3- My dog Frank- a three year old fox terrier/mx is happy as a clam now that I am back to work. He is always at my side, and when I write, I tend to keep in one spot for hours and sometimes even days. It so happens that Frank is the laziest dog in history and loves to sleep- so here he is napping the afternoon away on his perch right next to me. We kind of have a BoBo/ Phil Robertson relationship.
Ut-oh- someone is here!
More soon!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Attention Book Bloggers: Free copies available upon request.

Although A Beautiful Fate is no longer free on the Amazon website, I am still offering the ebook free to anyone in exchange for their honest rating/review. If you would like to read and review the work, please do not hesitate to contact me via Goodreads: Author Cat Mann or by facebook or simply comment on this blog.
This offer is also extended to anyone who has reviewed the first novel and would like a free copy of the second novel, A Broken Fate as well.

A quick note from the author....

I would like to start my post today by offering my apologies. I have not posted anything on my blog for what seems like ages and I now have an overwhelming amount of guilt building up inside me. I can say that my blogging absence is only because I am spending my time concentrating on The Beautiful Fate Series. A Beautiful Fate and A Broken Fate are currently undergoing another round of editing in preparation for their release on paperback. I really hope to have A Beautiful Fate ready on paperback by this Christmas.

In addition, I have been working tirelessly on A Forsaken Fate, the third novel in the series. Currently, I am writing the novel and I have just begun to get back in to the swing of things. I have been really enjoying the process and it feels great to write again and to feel the addiction of the written word coursing through my veins.

When the release of the first novel came out this past summer, I was definitely pleasantly shocked with the response I received from fans. The novel was rewarded with fantastic reviews and countless 5 star ratings. I would like very much to thank everyone who has taken the time to rate and review the work. It really helps me spread the word on my novels.

I must admit that with the good reviews also comes some not so nice ones and it is because of this that I had to take a step back from interviews and responses on some websites. I found that some comments, even the good ones, can be stifling and repressive to my creativity. I still read and fully enjoy the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and I urge you comment on the story.

Although I am a professional author, I write solely for my own enjoyment. I write for myself. I write the characters that I want to read about, hang out with and learn from. Ava and Ari interest me. I like who they are and I like where they come from. I plan to continue to write my stories the way I see fit. I will write until I am satisfied that the whole story has been told.

I hope you, as a reader, stick with me on this journey. We will find that Ari and Ava’s story has not yet been all told. With A Forsaken Fate, relationships end, family ties are cut and life, as Ava knows it, may be over for her, Max and the newest edition to the Alexander clan.

If you’ve read the series please don’t be shy, give it a review today on and Goodreads. Your words are really appreciated by me.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Best Seller

A Broken Fate has been ranked #84 on for Best selling in the category of Literature & Fiction Fantasy based Novels! Thank you to everyone for their support!

Getting to know you.... Rory

Rory Cal Alexander

Birthday: May 3, 1993

Descendant from: Adonis, Nymph and Achilles

Parents: Thias and Gianna Alexander. Bother Nick Alexander. Cousins Ari and Lauren Alexander.

Short but still messy hair, brown eyes, well built, athletic, huge mega-watt smile.

Hobbies: Running, surfing, swimming, golfing.

Favorite Band: MGMT

Favorite Song: The Neighborhood “Sweater Weather

Worst Habit: His laugh is funnier than his joke

Favorite Food: anything Mexican

Favorite Movie: Anything National  Lampoons

Favorite Quote: Beauty attracts the attention but personality captures the heart.

Actors to play August: Kellen Lutz
#hotties’ #hot #black #and #white #picture #smile #teeth #hair #photo #2013 #kellan #lutz #body

Getting to know you...August!

August Bhrett Jolie

Birthday January 29, 1989

From Paris France

Speaks French, German, Spanish, Italian, English

 Parents: Chandler and Fifi Jolie

Intresting Fact: Tattoos cover 80% of his body, shaggy Mohawk with a streak of color in the middle which changes monthly.

Hobbies: Tattoos, reading, music, concerts, the study of history and Language, traveling.

Favorite Band: The Cure

Favorite Song: Mika “Grace Kelly”

Worst Habit: Bad attitude, eye rolling

Favorite Food: wine

Favorite Movie: Queen Margot

Favorite Quote: Tous les bonheurs se ressemblent, mais chaque infortune a sa physionomis particuliere.  Tolstory- Anna Karenine
--All pleasures are alike but each has its own peculiar misfortune.

Actors to play August: Cam Gigandet
Cam gigandetCam Gigandet on the beach sexy summer hot guys male celebs celebrities beach

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Power of Procrastination.

Well, for those of you who read my blog, and for those others who stumble blindly to my posts by accident when looking for Cat Man- the man who tattooed his face to look like a cat, you can see I have been absent from my posts. The reason: I have a deadline looming and I have been on freak out mode for the past week.

My book, A Broken Fate, the second novel in The Beautiful Fate Series is due to release on August 26th. I have been ready for this release since March, or so I thought. The book was edited and complete and has been sitting as a dusty file on my laptop for months now. I read the story a few times over the summer and felt confident and ready. Now, with a week before the due date, like a woman ready to give birth, I went in to nesting mode. I have read and re-read changed and then changed back tiny paragraphs, sentences and even words. I contemplated calling the release off and giving myself a few extra months to work things through. I knew in doing this that I would make my fans seriously unhappy and with the cliffhanger I left them with on book one, I might even receive death threats-- well ok, maybe just a nasty email or two. But I couldn’t smile when I finished the book, something was missing and I knew that I would not, could not release this story without a giddy, stupid smile on my face.

Even with a week before the release and a feeling of doom, I STILL put off the story. I cleaned rooms that did not need to be cleaned. I took my dog to the groomer, scrubbed the tile grout in my bathroom, painted a ceiling, and became a series addict to Candy Crush. DAMN YOU LEVEL 29!

 With anxiety looming, an eye that won’t stop twitching and sweaty palms, I think I can say it is ready. I finished the story last night and when I closed my lap top, that stupid smile I love so much was plastered right there on my giddy face. Ava and Ari are ready to tell the second part of their story.

Now, as I wait to be admitted into a Candy Crush rehab center, I ask myself why did I wait for one tiny, measly week to fine-tune this rather important (to me) story?

Is procrastination the key? I would like to say not, but in this case, perhaps, yes. I have never, ever in my life procrastinated. A lie? Ok maybe. But, I do not take to procrastination as a habit. I do believe that it gave me the extra oomph I needed, a push if you will, to really get my butt in gear and get things done. I am so happy and relieved to be able to move forward with The Beautiful Fate Series. I can say I am proud of my work. I do this thing, writing, for me after all. I created Ava and Ari because I wanted to sit down and read the book. In the beginning, I never intended to let someone else read this story. SO here you go world, on August 26th I will stand before you, allowing you to see what is in my mind. Don’t judge me too harshly, I am only human.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting to know you.... AGGIE

Agatha (Aggie) Eleni Paris Alexander

Descended from Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality.

Parents: Aristotle Paris and Eleni Demo

Birthday: 02/11/1969

Light honey brown hair and soft brown eyes, huge, happy, welcoming smile.

Hobbies: Cooking, entertaining friends and Photography.

Favorite Band: Snow Patrol

Favorite Song: Turning Pages “Sleeping At Last”

Greatest Fear: To die before she meets her grandchildren.

Hopes For: To die old and grey with Andy at her side.

Worst Habit: Overstepping her bounds and not respecting the privacy of her kids.

Favorite Food: Pie

Favorite Movie: Twilight

Quote: “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.” The Beatles

Actress to play Aggie…. Stana Katic, Jennifer Aniston
Stana Katic hair colorJennifer Aniston

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Getting to know you.... AVA

Ava Zae Baio

Birthday: June 9th 1994

Descendant from The Fates Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos

Parents: Adrian Moirai and Lucy Baio

Grandparents: Margaux and Perry Baio

Long, wavy, waist length hair, Green eyes, Three freckles.

Hobbies: reading, shopping

Favorite Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite Band: Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, BRMC, Coeur De Pirate, Of Monsters And Men….. too many more to name…

Favorite Song: “Corbeau” Coeur De Pirate

Actress to play Ava: Too tough… (I added a few pics below)

Greatest fear: Losing the ones she loves.

Hopes for: A life where her children won’t have to bare her burden as a Fate

Favorite Food: Peanut butter and green bananas

Worst Habit: losing her cool.

Favorite Book: Les Mis

Quote: “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone. But when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.” - Al Capone

 kissing against the wallC'est AvaLeighton Bird Tattoo

Monday, August 12, 2013

Getting to know you.... ARI

Ari Cal Alexander

Birthday: March 31, 1993

Descendant from Adonis and Aphrodite
Parents: Aggie and Andrew Alexander

Sister: Lauren Alexander

Cousins: Nick and Rory Alexander along with several obscure relatives.

DPI class Valedictorian

Brown hair, brown eyes, amazing smile. Smells like freshly cut grass, sea and summertime.

Hobbies: Surfing, reading, hanging out with his family and close friends.

Favorite movie: Beetlejuice.

Favorite Band: Vampire Weekend

Favorite Song: Nick Drake Pink Moon

Actors to play Ari: Liam Hemsworth, Ryan Guzman, Brody Genner, Zac Efron

Greatest fear: Loosing Ava

Hopes for: Family and lifelong happiness

Favorite foods: Anything sweet.

Worst habit- always late, sleeping in.

Favorite book: The Metamorphosis by Kafka

Quote “I am a cage in search of a bird” Franz Kafka

C'est AriRyan Guzman... well hello thereZac Efron - Carson Bennett

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Broken Fate (A Beautiful Fate Series # 2) Cover Reveal

Coping with the traumatic experiences Ava endured with the Kakos is more challenging than she ever imagined it to be. She finds herself struggling to remember the details of her time kept away with Damien Kakos and when the memories assault her mind, she is plagued with crippling fear. There is something in the back of Ava’s thoughts screaming at her, telling her that the fight with the devil’s brood has not yet ended.

Newly married, Ava and Ari deal with issues involving trust, honesty and faith in one another and as they plot their course for a new life together, they discover that their individual wants and needs don’t exactly match. Ari’s promises to Ava begin to break. Some of the Alexander’s family secrets are revealed and Ava realizes that she needs to keep her friends close, and her enemies even closer.

A Broken Fate, the second novel in The Beautiful Fate Series, dives further into Ava and Ari’s nail-bitter of a story and adds even more suspense, mystery, romance and thrills. This series is impossible for any reader to resist.

The moon was taunting me; staring at me from beyond the little rectangular window. The moon, unlike me, was free. Free to come and go as it chooses. I was stuck. My mouth was soggy with old duct tape. My arms were pinned behind my back, my wrists held tightly together with handcuffs. I pulled at the cuffs but they did not budge, the metal only dug further in to my tender, broken flesh. I was wet with urine. I could smell the ammonia – it made my stomach heave with nausea.  Hit with a bout of violent heaves, my mouth filled with stomach acid, it tasted bitter and I could feel the texture of something chunky on my tongue. Due to the tape that kept my mouth from opening, I was forced to swallow my vomit back down. My teeth felt gritty. Leaning back against the water heater, I pillowed my head against a pipe. I listened to the heavy footsteps of No. 6 on the floorboards above me. He was whistling, carrying on a tune while he made his dinner. The house smelt of tuna. The acid and chunks flew up my esophagus again, my cheeks filled and I forced my vomit back down as quickly as I could. No 6’s fork clattered against his plate. I listened to him stand up, his chair rubbed loudly against the hardwood floors. I heard the clash of his dish as it hit the kitchen sink. Moments later, the basement door opened with a creak. Panic rose. It was time. What was he going to do to me? What was next? I squirmed and pulled at the cuffs. I started to breathe heavy, my heart pounded. Oh, God. Oh, God. He reached the bottom of the steps. I could see the wicked gleam in his eyes. He put his mouth up to mine. I could smell the tuna on his breath. Once again, the bile rose and filled my cheeks. Once again, I swallowed my vomit back down.



I stood there alone for what felt like ages. I hate what I had done to my marriage. I hate who I’d become. I had isolated myself from everyone I know, from everyone who has come to love me and accept me. Misha was right. I was ungrateful, spoiled and selfish. I was going to die, this I knew. No. 7 would come for me and I would accept him. I would accept my death. My family would be the ones who would suffer, they would be the ones who would end up hurt and would cry for me. Just like they had every other time I faced death, every other time I turned away from them, lied to them and betrayed their trust.

Ari- “You are beautiful, Ava, even in defeat.”
 Ava-- “I was a big, fat liar.”

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SALE and Q & A with the Author

A Beautiful Fate, book one in the series is on sale now in celebration of A Broken Fate's release on August 26th. A Beautiful Fate will be .99 all month long in August. Follow the links below to get your copy today.
Obsessive and driven by nightmares, Ava Baio is uprooted from her Chicago home after the untimely and tragic death of her loving mother. Taken across country by her antagonistic grandmother and placed as a boarding student at a school in Dana Point, California, Ava struggles with isolation and the loss of her mother and her grandfather. Faced with having left her beloved brownstone behind and attending a new school, surrounded by new faces and unfamiliar scenery, she finds herself sorting through unfamiliar and uncharted feelings with a strange and beautiful boy, Ari – a modern day Adonis. After an unconventional start to their relationship, Ava becomes intensely absorbed by her love for Ari, and with his help and the help of his family, she discovers who she really is – a Fate descended from Atropos. She learns that the Greek mythology she grew up reading is not comprised of myth after all.

Ava faces constant challenges both in her relationship with Ari and with the fact that she is being hunted by six threatening and ruthless men who want nothing more than for her to die so that they can live forever. She has no choice but to stand up for those she has come to love. In doing so, she becomes something she hates, a killer.

A true page-turner, A Beautiful Fate is Part One of The Beautiful Fate Series. The novel is full of suspense, romance and the allure of ancient Greece. Ava and Ari will leave the reader hoping the story will never end.


Q & A With the author!

Q - Cat, A Beautiful Fate is your first published novel. Where did you get the inspiration for a story involving Greek Mythology?

A - I have always been attracted to the idea of mythology. So many stories we know and love today have been inspired by the myths told so long ago. As a child, I always secretly wished that those stories were true; that The Fates and Adonis were real. “A Beautiful Fate” is just my idea of where these deities’ offspring would be today.

Q - Have you always wanted to be an author?

A- Maybe. I think I have always enjoyed writing- more appropriately, I have always enjoyed telling myself stories. I find that I tell small stories to myself while I am trying to fall asleep at night or while waiting at the DMV. I create characters and I let these characters tell me where they came from and what they do. Ava was one of those characters that I just couldn’t get to stop talking. I started writing Ava’s story on paper one day and once 12 notebooks were full, I moved on to my laptop, once two books were complete she kept talking and is now giving me the dirty details in book 3.

Q - In reading A Beautiful Fate, it seems that music plays an important role in your life. What musical artist inspire you, and do you listen to music while you write?

A- Music plays a role in every aspect of my life. It always has. I love all kinds of sounds and styles. Some of my all-time favorite bands and artists include Beatrice Martin of Coeur De Pirate, I think Thom Yorke is fantastic, I enjoy a Nirvana song any day of the week as well as Foo Fighters and Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam. Most recently, I have been consumed with Of Monsters and Men. They speak to my soul. Their lyrics hold great stories for me.

Q - In what ways, if any, are you like your characters in A Beautiful Fate?

A - Hmmm. I think I may be a bit like Ava. People who know me and have read the books certainly say they see her in my personality. I think Ava and I share the same type of heart; one where we feel and love deeply but we can stand tall and keep our emotions at bay when needed.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Check out Tess Oliver's new book cover Freefall!

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Title: Freefall Author: Tess Oliver Genre: New Adult Book Description: After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander “Nix” Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he’s never met, Nix’s life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop. Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn’t spoken one word. Up until now she didn’t care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn’t hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her. Teaser:
I could see Nix swallow beneath the collar of his t-shirt. For what seemed like the hundredth time, he rearranged stuff on his tray, and it seemed he had a hard time looking at me. I’d pushed it too far. I was being way to forward with him, but I couldn’t seem to stop myself. I was not practiced at flirting, and it seemed that I’d been reading his thoughts all wrong. In my state of distress from the car ride, I’d forgotten to take off my sweatshirt. Feeling like a fool for rubbing my foot so suggestively up his leg, I hopped off the table and walked over to the hook on the wall. Now I wanted to get this done and fast. I unzipped my sweatshirt and slipped it off my shoulders. As I reached up to hang it on the hook, Nix’s stool slid across ­the floor, and before I could lower my hands, his arms snaked around my waist, and he pulled my back against his hard chest.
  About the Author Tess Oliver is a teacher and writer who lives in California with her husband, kids, a small pack of pampered dogs, and the recent addition of three ridiculously cute pygmy goats. She loves horses, chocolate and Jane Austen books. She has a BS of Nutrition Science, and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She is also an author published by Barron's Educational Publisher. Website Blog Facebook Goodreads Twitter  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ah, The Cliffhanger

Ah, The Cliffhanger


The cliffhanger. Do we love them or hate and possibly downright despise them? As readers, we have all had a special connection to the characters in our favorite novels. We love the moments when we hug our kindles tightly to our chest as tears stream down our cheeks. Not to mention those times when we pull our hair and scream aloud at the ink in front of our noses. I happen to love those moments - when the character hands me a handful of unexpected and difficult to deal with emotions. Nevertheless, is it fair for the author to give the reader an anxiety attack at the last chapter, paragraph, sentence, word of the book?

We give authors hours, days and sometimes even weeks and months of our time reading and obsessing over their stories and series. I myself have spent many a sleepless night clinging to a great read only to be a sleepy grouch monster to my family and colleagues the next day. As much time and love and passion as we put in to books are cliffhangers fair to us as readers? Is the suspense unjust and mean to the bibliophile or is it fun and exciting; leaving us begging, panting and pleading for more?

I have been forced to ask myself this very question. To any of you out there who have read A Beautiful Fate, the first book of The Beautiful Fate series, (and thank you by the way, and if not, please do!) you know about what I mean. There are some major cliffhangers at the end of chapters and the biggest of surprises greets us at the very end of the first book. It leaves the reader, myself included, gasping aloud with trembling fingers and a sweaty brow. “How can you do that?!” are the  very words people have screamed at me, which is then followed by, “there had better be a second one!” The first sentence I usually cringe at and quickly give an “I’m sorry, don’t hate me.” Then second line brings a giddy, shit-eating grin to my face, because yes, there is a second book, even a third and I am thrilled that you want to continue reading my series.

As an author, I love to drawl emotion from a reader; it brings great joy to be able to connect with someone though my work. As a reader, sometimes the anxiety from a cliffhanger is a bit frustrating; I’ve spent days with my nose in this book and I have wait even longer for the outcome?!

All in all, I believe that we read because of the sheer enjoyment a well-written story can bring in to our lives. I think that a cliffhanger in a series book is an awesome feeling. We look forward to getting the answerers we so desperately need and I think we are even happy to know that we do not yet have to say goodbye to our new character friends. My favorite books always turn out to be the ones that I have a release date countdown on my desktop for their sequel.

For those of you lovely readers out there who have read my novel, I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts and comments on cliffhangers and on the ending of my own book-, I am not opposed to adding a bonus chapter to help shed a little light on a bit more of the story before book 2 arrives. Give me your thoughts- no spoilers please!!

For those of you who have not read the novel, here is your homework: read A Beautiful Fate and report back! Can’t afford it right now- I’ll give it to you! I just love to talk books!  I love to talk with readers; nothing makes me happier than to talk books with a fellow book lover! You can contact me via Goodreads and Facebook- I check them each daily. Leave a comment on the blog, I read it daily as well!

Ciao and xoxo,

Cat Mann

Indie Inker

I am so very excited to be joining forces with the lovely and brilliant Rachel Marks at indie inker! Be on the look out for upcoming info on The Beautiful Fate Series!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Five Star Review

I immencely enjoyed this book. I literally had trouble putting it down. I am anxiously awaitin the release of book two. I can already tell this will be added to my list of favorites. Keep up the good work, Cat!!

Five Star Review

What a novel! This book had it all, suspense, romance, action, and even a lesson in mythology, which made it hard to put down! I connected with the characters and felt like I was reliving some of my high schools years - even getting butterflies as the author so descriptively wrote about the feelings between Ava and Ari. The author teases you a bit as she builds the story- leaving you anticipating to find out more and more about the characters and what is going to happen. A modern day story with the lore of mythology I highly recommend this great read to YA and adult readers alike!
Book two! I am excited to announce that the cover art for book two "A Broken Fate" is officially underway. I am hoping to have a book cover reveal near the end of the summer!

Thank you Book Bloggers!

Special thanks to all of those awesome Book Bloggers out there! I never knew there were so many YA book lovers out there! Those book bloggers out there who are willing to read and review indie authors have a special place in my heart! They are all so nice and generous with their time.
Check me out on! Be one of the first to review "A Beautiful Fate!"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First offical review has been posted:
Review on June 18, 2013 : starstarstarstarstar
Could not put down til finished. Can't wait for book 2. Excellent writing, I felt like I was involved with the story and was living the terror and feeling the love right along with them. I'm ready for more Ava and Ari!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Friday, June 14, 2013

It is finally here!

I am so excited and happy to announce that an early edition of A Beautiful Fate is available for all eReaders, nook, iPad, Kindle etc. Please follow this link to be one of the first to purchase A Beautiful Fate!

Please be sure to follow/like me on face book Author Cat Mann of A Beautiful Fate. Be sure to spread the word and leave comments! I can't wait to hear the reviews both good and bad, but hopefully just good!!

Thank you to all the love and support from all of the wonderful people so far.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Obsessive and driven by nightmares, Ava Baio is uprooted from her Chicago home after the untimely and tragic death of her loving mother. Taken across country by her antagonistic grandmother and placed as a boarding student at a school in Dana Point, California, Ava struggles with isolation and the loss of her mother and her grandfather. Faced with having left her beloved brownstone behind and attending a new school, surrounded by new faces and unfamiliar scenery, she finds herself sorting through unfamiliar and uncharted feelings with a strange and beautiful boy, Ari – a modern day Adonis. After an unconventional start to their relationship, Ava becomes intensely absorbed by her love for Ari, and with his help and the help of his family, she discovers who she really is – a Fate descended from Atropos. She learns that the Greek mythology she grew up reading is not comprised of myth after all.

Ava faces constant challenges both in her relationship with Ari and with the fact that she is being hunted by six threatening and ruthless men who want nothing more than for her to die so that they can live forever. She has no choice but to stand up for those she has come to love. In doing so, she becomes something she hates, a killer.

A true page-turner, A Beautiful Fate is Part One of The Beautiful Fate Series. The novel is full of suspense, romance and the allure of ancient Greece. Ava and Ari will leave the reader hoping the story will never end.
The book cover art for A Beautiful Fate came back last night from the talented Derek Murphy at Creativindie. He has done a great job at meeting my demands and his time and hard work is so appreciated.
The first part of the series will be made available within the next two weeks to all eBook websites, BN.Com, Amazon, and iBooks. I did break down today and signed up for Facebook. You can find me at Author Cat Mann.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I am so happy to report that my YA Novel Beautiful Fate is now back from the eidtor. The cover artist is booked. I have hopes to be published in early June!