Thursday, January 7, 2021

Cat Lavoie's time is a special giveaway

We're thrilled to have Cat Lavoie back at CLC today, to celebrate the recent publication of her latest novel, Eventually Evie. While you may recognize Evie from Messing with Matilda, this novel can be read as a standalone. Eventually Evie is currently 99 cents for Kindle, so don't miss out your chance to get it at this great price. To assist with filling your Kindle (or bookshelf), Cat has TWO $10 Amazon gift cards for some lucky readers!

From Melissa: Every time I hear Cat's name, I think of this scene from Ten Things I Hate About You (start at 1:02).

Cat Lavoie is a chick lit writer from Montreal, Canada. She loves writing fun and quirky romantic comedies and is the  author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, PERI IN PROGRESS, NINE LADIES DANCING (A HOLIDAY NOVELLA) and MESSING WITH MATILDA.
A fan of all things feline, Cat loves cats and hopes to someday have a house full of them in order to officially become a crazy cat lady. (But one or two cats will do for now.)
If she isn't reading or writing, Cat enjoys listening to podcasts (mostly comedy and true crime) and watching way too much TV. She fell in love with London many years ago and hopes to go back one day. Cat is currently at work on her next novel. (Bio courtesy of Cat's website.)

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How are you supposed to get your life back on track when the Universe won’t stop messing with you?

After a series of personal and professional setbacks, interior designer Evie Glass has lost faith in herself and the world. The last thing she needs is her loud, boisterous family poking their noses in her business, so that’s why she avoids opening up about anything—especially her love life—during their weekly dinners. Thankfully, her bestie and next-door neighbor, Matilda, always has her back.

When Evie is asked to cat-sit Matilda’s beloved rescue, she’s not thrilled at the prospect. One well-meaning mistake later and a distraught Evie is rushing her furry charge to the ER where she meets and is instantly smitten with Fletcher West, a charming veterinarian who seems to return her interest. That is until they both realize they’ve met before—ten years ago when he was dating her temperamental cousin. Fletch’s break-up with Bee put him at the top of her family’s hit list and makes him the last person Evie should be dating.

In addition to navigating a secret romance with Fletch, Evie must also deal with a demanding new job, an eccentric client from her former life, and an ex who’s suddenly blowing up her phone. She convinces herself she’s got it all under control, but what is Evie going to do when things start falling apart and she learns she’s not the only one keeping secrets?

One thing’s for sure… Eventually Evie’s got to take a chance—on love, on life, and on herself. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

The Tracie Banister Seal of Approval: "I have a new favorite Cat Lavoie book! Eventually Evie has the snappy dialogue and great characterizations I've come to expect from this talented author. Add to that family drama, forbidden romance, a hoo-larious sub-plot about a high maintenance client, and a pair of kitties that'll steal your heart and you've got one terrific read!" (Tracie Banister is the author of In the Swim of Things.)

What did you learn from writing your previous novels that you applied to Eventually Evie?
There were times when I really struggled with this book and, at one point, I considered giving up on it. But then I remembered I’ve hit the same wall with every single novel I’ve ever written. I just needed to take a bit of a break from the story, get a pep talk from a writer friend, and trust the process. Just keep going, it’s all going to work out in the end became like a mantra… one I’ll also surely need to use for my next book! 

How is Evie similar to or different from you?
I’d like to think Evie and I share a bit of quirkiness and a love of good food and good coffee. However, I don’t have a large, meddling family and, unlike Evie, I can’t draw to save my life and don’t have a BFF who enjoys coming over just to clean my apartment. (I wish!) 

If Eventually Evie were made into a movie, what are some songs that would be on the soundtrack?
“Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille

The first time I heard this song, I knew it was going to be on the Eventually Evie soundtrack. I played it on repeat when I was writing an important—and emotional—scene in the book. 

“Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi

The perfect wallowing-in-sadness-after-a-break-up song. 

“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

I can just imagine Evie singing this song at the top of her lungs and dancing around her apartment.

Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
I reactivated my Netflix membership for the holiday break (I can’t keep it year-round or I’d binge everything and get nothing done) and I’ve been loving catching up on The Crown. Once I’m done with that, I want to watch Emily in Paris and Bridgerton because I’ve been hearing so many good things about both shows. 

Did you make any resolutions? If so, what do you think will be the easiest one to keep?
I didn’t make any resolutions this year, but I did decide I want to read more books in 2021. I’m a notoriously slow reader, so I want to challenge myself. It probably won’t be easy, but it’s going to be lots of fun!  

What is the strangest dream you've had recently, that you can remember?
I don’t usually remember my dreams but, a couple of weeks ago, I had one where I was at the office and overwhelmed with problem cases and an endless stream of urgent emails in my inbox. I woke up about a minute before my alarm went off, completely stressed out. Although I was relieved to know the problem cases weren’t real, I was kind of disappointed in the subject matter—who wants to dream about a hectic day at the office? It was definitely more boring than strange and, thankfully, it hasn’t been a recurring dream! 

Thank you so much for having me! It’s always such a thrill to visit Chick Lit Central. 

Thanks to Cat for visiting with us and for sharing Amazon gift cards with our readers!

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Melissa said...

This sounds like an excellent book!

Padmini Rao said...

The nosiest person in my family is my aunt Meera

Cat Lavoie said...

I LOVE 10 Things I Hate About You! I think a re-watch is in order very soon.
Being on Chick Lit Central is such a thrill. Thank you so much for having me! :)

Donna said...

Interesting that my sister's name is Evalyn and is known as "EVIE". I'm sure she'd get a kick out of this book.

traveler said...

The nosiest person is my daughter-in-law.

Suburban prep said...

I think that there are a few who have my back--my husband, mother and brother.

Anonymous said...

Karen B
My mother always had my back.

penney said...

The nosiest person in our family human would be me non human is our crazy dog
This sounds good thank you

diannekc said...

My Sister always has my back.

Anonymous said...

I have to watch my own back because I'm a Widow. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway. Linda May

jodi marinich said...

i have to admit to being the nosey one in my family

Mary C said...

My friend Pat always has my back.

Linda Kish said...

My sister is the nosiest person in my family.

Mary Preston said...

I have a sister who always needs to know everything.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

Sounds like a good book.
One thing I've learned in my many years is I can't count on anyone but myself.

bn100 said...

Mom has my back.

Burma Turner said...

My best friend Anna always has my back.

Rita Wray said...

I'm the nosiest person in my family.

Michelle L said...

My dad's second wife is the nosiest person in my family. Annoying as heck!

Melanie B said...

The nosiest person in my family is my cousin Maryann.

kavilla87 said...

My sister is the nosiest person in my family and always has my back!

Jessica said...

My parents always have my back.

dstoutholcomb said...

my friends have my back.

Nancy P said...

My oldest son for both questions. Lavoie is actually my maiden name. Don't see it too often in the states.

susan1215 said...

My husband and sister always has my back.

Dianna said...

My grandmother is the nosiest person in my family.

Annmarie Weeks said...

In our immediate family, I have to admit that I'm the nosiest. But I think that's because I'm the mom and I'm looking out to make sure no one's getting into trouble. In our extended family, though, the nosiest is probably my mother-in-law.

Sara said...

My mom always has my back.

rubynreba said...

My grandson is by far the noisiest!

Cherisse said...

My three siblings has my back and I have theirs too.

Nancy P said...

Condolences to Cat's family & friends. Tragic loss. :'(