Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kathryn R. Biel's international sugar rush...plus a special giveaway

It's September and Kathryn Biel is here to celebrate the release of her 10th and latest novel, Once in a Lifetime, by participating in our latest theme month, "Around the World!" She has a  $5 Amazon gift card for a lucky reader.

Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn R. Biel hails from Upstate New York where her most important role is being mom and wife to an incredibly understanding family who don't mind fetching coffee and living in a dusty house. In addition to being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage insurance companies to fund her client's needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Kathryn is the author of ten women's fiction, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and chick lit works, including Live for This and Made for Me. Please follow Kathryn on her website, Facebook, and Twitter, and sign up for her newsletter.  (Courtesy of Kathryn's website.)

Ten years ago, the Sassy Cats were at the top of the charts until Callie Smalls walked away to pursue her career in fashion and television. The other four members—Angie, Tabitha, Mandy, and Daphne—were left to fend for themselves and continue on with their lives.

That is, until the day when Callie decides to book a gig for the group at a major music festival, without talking to her former band mates. Scattered across the country, at different points in life, can they rekindle the magic in the music?

A soccer mom who's husband doesn't know about her past. A fading star, sacrificing all to stay in the spotlight just one second more. A party girl, challenged with her most important role yet. A tiger mom, fighting for her son. A desperate woman, unhappy and alone.

A lot can change in the course of a decade. Will it be harmony or hatred for the Sassy Cats? (Courtesy of Amazon.)

Countries you'd like to visit:
Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Italy. Scotland is a must after reading Outlander.

Favorite foreign food item: 
Éclairs and cannoli. I have quite the sweet tooth.

Favorite foreign film or movie that takes place in a different country: 
Amelie (we went to see it right after returning from our Paris honeymoon so it holds a special place. Plus, it’s delightful.)

Favorite celebrity from a different country: 
Tom Hardy (sigh—fans self)

Something you own from a different country:
I have a beautiful embroidered Christmas table topper from a little shop in Paris, as well as a rug from the Middle East (I like to call it Persian but I think my brother probably got it in Abu Dhabi).

Favorite item from a different country that you can't get in your own country: 
That’s tough because I feel like we can get almost anything here, if we’re willing to pay enough. Probably good old Cadbury chocolate.

Thanks to Kathryn for visiting with us and sharing an Amazon gift card with our readers.

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Janine said...

Europe and Australia are countries I dream of visiting one day.

Kristy F said...

I'm with you, would love to visit Italy.

traveler said...

I would enjoy visiting France, Italy, and Holland.

Jessica said...


Rita Wray said...

I would love to visit France, England and Scotland.

Jill Broussard said...

I'd like to visit Greece.

diannekc said...

I would love to visit Great Britian, France and Italy.

Linda Kish said...

I'd really rather spend time visiting more of my own country. It's such a beautiful place.

Melanie Backus said...

I would love to visit Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

Mary Preston said...

I'd like to start with England and then work my way through Great Britain.

Erica Robyn said...

I would LOVE to go back to England. I spent a month there in high school and miss it so much!

Donna E said...

I especially want to go back to Germany and The Netherlands, but I do want to visit Ireland and Scotland.

rubynreba said...

I would like to visit Norway and Sweden.

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Dianna said...

I'd like to visit Italy, France, England, Ireland, and Japan.

Tatum Rangel said...

Anywhere in Scandinavia. Also, I want to see Canada, Germany, Russia, and Prague. :)

Unknown said...

The top countries I would love to visit are: Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Bahamas, all the islands on the Caribbean when I go on another cruise!