Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kate O'Keeffe's books are just right....plus a book giveaway

We're pleased to welcome Kate O'Keeffe back to CLC today. Her latest novel, The Right Guy, recently published and she has an e-book to share with one lucky reader!

Kate O'Keeffe is a bestselling author of fun, feel-good chick lit and romantic comedies. She lives and loves in beautiful Hawke's Bay, New Zealand with her family, two scruffy dogs, and a cat who thinks he's a scruffy dog too. He's not: he's a cat. When she's not penning her latest story, Kate can be found hiking up hills (slowly), traveling to different countries around the globe, and eating chocolate. A lot of it.

Kate has written the Amazon bestselling Cozy Cottage Café series, the popular chick lit stories, the Wellywood Romantic Comedy series, as well as some standalone titles, including One Way Ticket, coauthored with chick lit author Melissa Baldwin, and the fun holiday novella, I'm Scheming of a White Christmas.

Kate has another fun and feel-good romantic comedy coming soon, entitled Manhattan Cinderella. Set in New York City, it's a retelling of the classic Cinderella story, and is now available to pre-order. (Bio adapted from Kate's website.)

Visit Kate online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

She’s in hot pursuit of The One, he’s in hot pursuit of her. Can she see what’s been in front of her all this time?

When city girl Taylor Jennings reluctantly visits a psychic one sunny San Francisco morning, she gets a whole lot more than she bargains for—like a prediction she will “lock eyes” with The One within the next two weeks. So, when she looks up into a pair of green eyes belonging to her best friend’s big brother, Taylor’s running scared. She can’t fall for ladies’ man, Jake, not if she wants to keep what she holds most dear.

Jake Harrison is the successful head chef of the hottest new restaurant in San Francisco. He’s got everything he could want: a great job, good friends, and women falling over themselves to be with him. Problem is, he’s always had a “thing” for his kid sister’s best friend—ever since that one incredible kiss they shared as teenagers.

When the two are thrown together on a joint bachelor-bachelorette weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Taylor goes in search of The One, and Jake tries his best to deny what he’s felt for Taylor for far too long.

What originally inspired you to write romantic comedies?
I have always loved rom coms - the fun, the humour, the happily ever after. I mean, what’s not to love? When I decided to pursue a career as a writer it was an absolute no-brainer for me to write feel-good stories with a happy ending. I’d read and loved Helen Fielding, Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella and I wanted to write just like them. It’s been an amazing journey, and five years after my first book came out, I still love every moment of it.

What is a favorite compliment that you received on your writing?
I had a novel described as a cross between Bridget Jones’s Diary and Eat, Pray, Love once. That felt pretty good! I've also had a number of readers tell me my books remind them of Sophie Kinsella’s, which is also an incredible compliment. Sophie is our Chick Lit Queen, after all, and I would love to be half as good a writer as her.

If The Right Guy were made into a film, who would play the leading roles?
If you could make that happen, I would be so happy! Seriously though, Jake would have to be a young Robert Redford, but with green eyes (of course). Messy hair, stubble, broodingly good looking. Totally him. Taylor is more of a Jessica Alba type: cute, sweet, and effortlessly gorgeous - exactly the way we all are when we wake up every day, right? Ah, a girl can dream.

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
I thought Rob Lowe was gorgeous when I was really young, then he was eclipsed by Keanu Reeves (NOT in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, though, obviously) and then I moved on to Brad Pitt.

What is your astrological sign and how does it fit your personality?
I’m a Capricorn. I’m told we are ambitious and organised and maybe a little boring! I would say I’m somewhat ambitious, occasionally organised, and never boring!

What TV series have you been binge watching lately?
I’ve just binge-watched the latest series of Outlander. So good! I love a good time travel tale. Throw in a hot Scotsman in a kilt and I’m there for the long haul.

Thanks to Kate for chatting with us and sharing her book with our readers.

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Janine said...

I am Aquarius. I don't really know how it fits my life except maybe the fact that I like the beach.

Linda Kish said...

I am a true Virgo

jean602 said...

Libra fits me.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I’m a cancer but I don’t really follow my sign so I don’t know how it fits me.

bn100 said...

don't pay attention to it

Jill Broussard said...

I'm a Virgo. I can see how it fits me in alot of ways.