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Pre-Order Giveaway!

I have a new release coming out January 21, 2019!

The Risk of Happiness:

The Punk Rocker

The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker, is Book 3 in The New York Artists Series, but even if you haven’t read books 1 & 2, don’t worry! They’re all standalone so you can read in any order.

Blurb:

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?

Here’s the extra fun part:

There is a special gift for you when you Pre-Order
The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker (until Jan. 21, 2019)! 

PRE-ORDER NOW!

Email me (cathrine@cathrinegoldstein.com) a copy of your paid receipt for
The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker,
and I’ll send you TWO FREE GIFTS!

First! Receive a digital copy of
The Risk of Happiness Tour Lynxx poster
digitally SIGNED by Reale Lynxx!

Second! Receive an eBook of either one of the
first two books in The New York Artists Series !
Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star

OR

To Be or Not To Be: The Actors

That’s getting TWO books for the price of ONE!
But this offer is for PRE-ORDERS ONLY!
Order today! I can’t wait to send you an additional eBook & digital poster!

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I really love this book, and I hope you will, too!

Happy Reading!

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Excerpt – A Christmas Angel

A Christmas Angel – A Sneak Peek

My publisher is featuring a fun excerpt from my new holiday novel, featuring rock star Malcolm Angel… I included it here as a sneak peek!  I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays!

A story to celebrate the holidays…Do you love Malcolm and Summer? Want to know what happens when Summer of Irreverence—The Rock Star ends…?  Here’s a sneak peek at a scene from A Christmas Angel (releasing Christmas 2019), a sequel to Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star. Here, Malcolm Angel, the biggest rock star in the world, is playing for the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in Manhattan. 😊 His friend, legendary musician Stephen Craine is ill, and Malcolm steps in to help him out. Happy Holidays!

(Excerpt from: A Christmas Angel Copyright – Cathrine Goldstein)

As soon as the drummer hit the downbeat of Stephen’s most famous song, the crowd went wild.

“Just wait,” Summer mumbled to herself. “Just wait.” She snuggled into her oversized down coat. She was toasty warm despite the frigid New York temperature.

The intro began and Jimmy, Malcolm’s lead guitarist, jogged on.

“Huh!”A collective gasp echoed across the crowd as women pushed their way closer to the stage to see if what they thought was going to happen—would. Sure enough, seconds later, Stephen Craine and Malcolm Angel slid onstage carrying mics. It didn’t matter Malcolm was the biggest rock star in the world; he insisted they enter together.

Malcolm threw his guitar over his shoulder, and it hung down his back.

“AHHHHH!” Fans rushed the stage as he began singing.  

Her heart raced, and she chewed the corner of her lip. Dear God. He raised an arm and his T-shirt lifted to expose rock-hard abs. His hands were covered in fingerless leather gloves, and his hair was perfectly mussed. He looked like he had just rolled out of bed. And the thing was, that was exactly what he looked like when he rolled out of bed. Under her coat she was wearing the sweater he’d just taken off, and she caught a whiff of his scent—strong, dark, dangerous.

Stephen sang the refrain, and thankfully, he was in good voice. No one would ever know how sick the poor guy was. The guitar solos wailed as Malcolm grunted and sang. He held the mic with two hands, pulling it close and then pushing it away in time with his heavy breathing and the audience’s screams.

“We love you, Malcolm!”

“I love you, too.” He winked at Summer, and she grinned.

She dared a glance over her shoulder. Women were shrieking and crying; clapping; singing; dancing wildly. Malcolm lifted a glove to his mouth and pulled it off with his teeth. He chucked it into the audience.

“It’s mine!” A woman in a long puffer coat and trapper hat jumped to catch the glove and held it to her chest as tightly as if she were holding a baby. Another, much taller woman in a shearling jacket reached out and tried to pry it from her grasp. Bedlam broke out as the two women pushed and shoved over Malcolm’s glove.

Her security detail stepped between Summer and the women. “Guys?” She glanced up at the two men Malcolm insisted stay by her side. She shouted to be heard. “I’m okay. Help them.” She nodded to the women, and her security reached out and separated the warring women. Summer took a deep breath, tightening her jacket around her. Thank God no one knew she was wearing one of his sweaters. It was unsettling to see what people would do to be near him. Summer exhaled, and her warm breath passed through her teeth, making a little puff of steam against the icy night. She wasn’t worried about herself, but she was worried about him.

She looked up at him. He had seen it all go down, but never missed a beat. He shimmied his guitar around, but before it made it to the front of him, he… 

Wait, what? Summer shook her head, trying to clear her brain from all the shrieking. Did he just…?

Her cheeks burned, and she must have blushed seven shades of red. Her husband, Malcolm Angel, a rock god, the most famous rock star on the planet, just adjusted himself onstage—on live television—during a Christmas special. And the worst—or best—part? She…reacted…when he did.

She pressed her lips together, fighting to calm her breathing and her desire. Her smile grew wider and wider as she thought about what he would do to her in just a few hours. Malcolm sang the next refrain with Stephen, sharing the mic, before breaking into a guitar solo.

She stared at Malcolm, stunned. Never, in the past eight years had she ever heard him play that song. He knew the music—he seemed to know just about every classic rock song—but he had just picked it up. Just now. He was absolutely incredible. His solo ended and Malcolm winked at her before turning to the band. The song finished, and Malcolm turned back to the audience and threw his arm over his head, holding the mic in the air. She glanced at the patch of dark hair climbing up from his faded jeans and collecting on his lower abs.

“Mm-mm.” He pulled the mic back down, and finished with a loud grunt.

The woman in the trapper hat tried to storm the stage, but Malcolm’s security kept her back.

Malcolm ran across the stage, high-fiving each of the band members and then waved to the crowd. Before he left, he nodded to security to bring Summer backstage, and then he sauntered off.

Summer stared after him, dazed, feeling worn but euphoric, exactly like she did when they spent an entire afternoon in bed.

“Mrs. Angel?” Security addressed her. “Ma’am?”

Summer shook her head. “Yes. Sure. Okay. Sorry.” She took a deep breath, needing to focus. Somehow, that incredibly talented, sexy man she just gawked at onstage, was backstage waiting for her.

She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Merry  Christmas to me

If you haven’t met Malcolm and Summer, check out Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star!

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Cover Reveal! The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker

I am so excited! Today is the cover reveal for:

The Risk of Happiness:

The Punk Rocker

(Book 3 in The New York Artists Series)

I love it! I hope you do, too!

The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker (Book 3 in The New York Artists Series) is available on January 21, 2019 – but you can pre-order at Barnes and Noble and The Wild Rose Press today!

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Also! You can add The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker to your “Want to Read” on Goodreads now!

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Blurb:

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?


If you love artists and NYC like I do, why not check out books 1 & 2 in the series?! (All standalone novels)

Book 1 in The New York Artists Series

Summer of Irreverence: The Rock Star

Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.

Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.

When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?


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Book 2 in The New York Artists Series

To Be or Not To Be: The Actors

Jenna Joyce has the opportunity of a lifetime: to play Ophelia in an off-Broadway production of Hamlet starring the hot daytime drama bad boy, Trevor Hughes. She desperately needs this job to save her family and herself. The problem is Jenna can’t stand Trevor.

Trevor Hughes is tired of his villainous Caspian Locke character and flashy soap opera life. He’d love to give it all up and go back to his gritty acting roots, but he can’t, his sister and nephew rely on him to pay their exorbitant medical bills.

When Trevor and Jenna manage to build an offstage relationship, the futures of their families as well as themselves are threatened and Jenna panics. But even if Trevor can overcome his challenges, can he free Jenna from hers? And will he ever be able to prove to her that, despite all obstacles, their love is meant to be?

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Reading!


Memorial Day Sale!

Love Artists & NYC?

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Get ready for this Memorial Day with

two sweet & steamy romances…

Books 1 & 2 of The New York Artists Series

are on sale!

Book 1:

Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star 

Book 2:

To Be or Not To Be-The Actors

99 cents each eBook!

Standalone Novels

Come meet these strong, sexy, artistic, & rebellious Alphas and the smart, surprising women they fall for…

 

Meet Rock Star, Malcolm Angel…

Summer’s eyes darted up toward his. Perspiration dotted her forehead, and she felt her nipples harden. He tugged on her lip gently then let go, allowing his eyes to deliberately drop down to her shirt. He exhaled a deep guttural groan, and Summer felt an intense jolt of pleasurable pain flash through her body she couldn’t—and didn’t want to—explain with any logical medical reasoning. Her body moved toward his, and Malcolm lurched out, wrapping his arms around her waist, pulling her toward him with such force, she grunted. She pressed against him, and he held her tightly, his black eyes warming.

“I don’t even know your last name…” he whispered.

Summer exhaled, frustrated, feeling the moistness in her jeans, knowing there was no way to maintain their intensity once she spoke.

“Okay.”

He held her at arms’ length. “Okay? Your last name is ‘Okay’?”

She rolled her eyes. “No, it’s okay you don’t know.”

His eyes clouded over, and he let his hands slide down her arms until they were no longer touching. A searing pain socked Summer in her gut. She’d have to tell him, or risk hurting him. She stood up straight, and shimmied around a bit, trying to alleviate the contact from the seam of her jeans. Why did he stop?

“Okay, okay…I’ll tell you. But please try to keep your reaction under control.”

Malcolm raised his eyebrows. “I’ll make no such promise.”

Summer blushed. “You know what I mean…” Her voice was a mere whisper.

“Okay, fine. I will do my best. But why are you anticipating a reaction? What could your name possibly be?” Malcolm twisted his mouth as he spoke. He squinted as he offered possible options. “Summer Smith? Summer Saunders…Summer Day?” His eyes sparkled. “That’s it, isn’t it? Summer Day?”

“Wynters.”

“Excuse me?” The look of entertainment came back to Malcolm’s face.

Summer rolled her eyes again and crossed her arms. “You heard me.”

She turned to walk away, but Malcolm grabbed her hand and held her fast.

“Oh, no. No way. You can’t drop that and then just walk off. Did you just say, ‘Winters’?”

“Yes.”

“As in, Summer Winters…?”

“Yes. But it’s not spelled like you’re thinking. It’s W-Y-N-T-E-R-S.”

“I don’t think that’s any better.” Malcolm laughed.

Summer smiled and pouted, playfully storming away. She made her way around the construction zone and back to the table with Malcolm at her heels. “That is the reason I didn’t want to tell you.” Her voice was high, enjoying the banter.

“How did you go through life with that name…?” Malcolm’s eyes flashed with happiness. “I mean, if I wrote it, people would crucify me. What were your parents thinking?”

Summer froze.

“I mean, do they love you at all?” Malcolm chuckled.

Summer’s feet refused to move, and her arms lay limp at her side.

“Summer?” Malcolm’s smile faded. “Sum?”

The sound of her nickname spoken by Malcolm did her in. She desperately fought the mounting tears.

Malcolm stared at her. “It’s not your name you’re upset about, is it?”

Summer clenched her jaw and shook her head.

“I’m sorry.” His voice was low and modulated.

She nodded, looking at Malcolm, and wanting, for the first time ever, to have someone make it all okay. To have him make it all okay.

Malcolm grew quiet. They stood there for whole minutes.“I’m sorry if I touched on a sore subject. Really.”

Summer stared at him—this man who had everything except the answer she needed. How could he be so closed off? How could he care so little about the pain of another living creature?

He stepped forward then, as if reading her mind, took her hand gently, and leaned over, speaking quietly into her ear. “It’s not that I don’t care.”Those few words found a place deep in Summer’s soul.

Malcolm stood tall, and Summer’s eyes followed him. He reached out and stroked her cheek. “But I’ve got nothing more to give than today.”

Meet Rock Star Malcolm Angel

 

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Meet Soap Opera Star, Trevor Hughes…

ToBeorNotToBeTheActors_w11155_medHe reached out and placed his hand on her cheek, stroking it gently. His gaze danced across hers.

“I, uh…” Her tummy rumbled with excitement.

“Thank you, Jenna. For all of it.” He pulled back, letting his hand drop to his side. He walked to the clothing rack in the back of the room, dropped the sauerkraut, and dug a small pink box from his leather bag. “Here. I wanted it to be so much more but this just felt right.”

Jenna took the box with trembling hands. She gave it a slight shake, listening to it rattle. “What is it?”

“Open it.”

Jenna’s heart raced as she tugged at the ribbon and lifted the top off the box. Inside were a hundred pink candy turtles—all stamped with the word “Dream.”

She looked up at him, her eyes aching from tears. “How did you?”

“I know you’d want your father here tonight. And I know he’d want you to dream big, because that’s what I want for you.”

“Trevor, I…” Jenna threw her arms around his neck and held him, tightly, her gown bunching between them. When she broke away, she was inches from him.

“Perchance to dream, Jenna.”

She smiled, biting the corner of her lip, exactly where his fingers had been only moments before. He reached up to touch her hair.

“Careful of the wig,” she joked.

“And with that sugar addiction of yours, I figured Valentine’s Day candy was a given.”

“Oh, you know me so well, Mr. Hughes.” Jenna fanned herself coquettishly.

He smiled. Trevor tossed the container aside and scooped Jenna into his arms. He held her tight.

“It feels like the nunnery scene.” Jenna’s voice was soft and breathy.

“Yes, but does this happen in the nunnery scene?” Trevor pulled her closer to him, and his lips nearly brushed against hers.

“Maybe it should?”

“Are you telling me…?” Trevor studied her, his gaze locked on hers. “You want me to—?”

The stage manager stuck his head through the door. “Hamlet? Ophelia? Places, please.”

Her body ached as he released her.

“Damn it.” Trevor shook his head, jumping up and down in place. He stopped and smiled at Jenna, taking her hand and kissing it, before letting go. “Here we go.”

“Break a leg, Trevor.” She smiled at him, adrenaline rushing through her.

“You too, Jenna.”

She made her way to the door and turned back. “Trevor? Here’s to not sucking and having to do dinner theatre in the middle of nowhere.”

Chuckling, Trevor tossed his head back and Jenna scooted out the door.

Will Trevor ever be able to prove to Jenna their love is meant To Be..._

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Reading!


Release Day! To Be or Not To Be-The Actors

I am so excited to announce February 5th

is release day for:

To Be or Not To Be -The Actors

Book 2 in The New York Artists Series!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!sunset-hands-love-woman.jpg

So how about and excerpt…?! 

 

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Excerpt

He reached out and placed his hand on her cheek, stroking it gently. His gaze danced across hers.

“I, uh…” Her tummy rumbled with excitement.

“Thank you, Jenna. For all of it.” He pulled back, letting his hand drop to his side. He walked to the clothing rack in the back of the room, dropped the sauerkraut, and dug a small pink box from his leather bag. “Here. I wanted it to be so much more but this just felt right.”

Jenna took the box with trembling hands. She gave it a slight shake, listening to it rattle. “What is it?”

“Open it.”

Jenna’s heart raced as she tugged at the ribbon and lifted the top off the box. Inside were a hundred pink candy turtles—all stamped with the word “Dream.”

She looked up at him, her eyes aching from tears. “How did you?”

“I know you’d want your father here tonight. And I know he’d want you to dream big, because that’s what I want for you.”

“Trevor, I…” Jenna threw her arms around his neck and held him, tightly, her gown bunching between them. When she broke away, she was inches from him.

“Perchance to dream, Jenna.”

She smiled, biting the corner of her lip, exactly where his fingers had been only moments before. He reached up to touch her hair.

“Careful of the wig,” she joked.

“And with that sugar addiction of yours, I figured Valentine’s Day candy was a given.”

“Oh, you know me so well, Mr. Hughes.” Jenna fanned herself coquettishly.

He smiled. Trevor tossed the container aside and scooped Jenna into his arms. He held her tight.

“It feels like the nunnery scene.” Jenna’s voice was soft and breathy.

“Yes, but does this happen in the nunnery scene?” Trevor pulled her closer to him, and his lips nearly brushed against hers.

“Maybe it should?”

“Are you telling me…?” Trevor studied her, his gaze locked on hers. “You want me to—?”

The stage manager stuck his head through the door. “Hamlet? Ophelia? Places, please.”

Her body ached as he released her.

“Damn it.” Trevor shook his head, jumping up and down in place. He stopped and smiled at Jenna, taking her hand and kissing it, before letting go. “Here we go.”

“Break a leg, Trevor.” She smiled at him, adrenaline rushing through her.

“You too, Jenna.”

She made her way to the door and turned back. “Trevor? Here’s to not sucking and having to do dinner theatre in the middle of nowhere.”

Chuckling, Trevor tossed his head back and Jenna scooted out the door.

 

To Be or Not To Be-The Actors, is available now at your favorite romance site!

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And wherever your favorite romance novels are sold!

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So how about a giveaway…?!

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To win this beautiful brown, braided bracelet, just stop by my Facebook page and comment under the “Giveaway Post.”

Tell us what you love about NYC, or if you’ve never been, what you’d love to see/do there! Winner will be chosen randomly.

Contest ends Friday night, February 9th!

Click Here to Enter Giveaway!

 

Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for celebrating the release day of To Be or Not To Be-The Actors with me!

 


To Be or Not To Be – The Actors

 To Be or Not To Be-The Actors

Book 2 in The New York Artists Series

Now Available for Pre-Sale!

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I had such a nice surprise today when I learned To Be or Not To Be-The Actors, Book 2 in The New York Artists Series became available (early!) for pre-sale!

So, what’s going on in this one? Meet serious young actor, Jenna Joyce, and gorgeous bad boy soap opera star, Trevor Hughes…

Jenna Joyce has the opportunity of a lifetime: to play Ophelia in an off-Broadway production of Hamlet starring the hot daytime drama bad boy, Trevor Hughes. She desperately needs this job to save her family and herself. The problem is Jenna can’t stand Trevor.

Trevor Hughes is tired of his villainous Caspian Locke character and flashy soap opera life. He’d love to give it all up and go back to his gritty acting roots, but he can’t, his sister and nephew rely on him to pay their exorbitant medical bills.

When Trevor and Jenna manage to build an offstage relationship,  the futures of their families as well as themselves are threatened and Jenna panics. But even if Trevor can overcome his challenges, can he free Jenna from hers? And will he ever be able to prove to her that, despite all obstacles, their love is meant to be?

Warning! It’s rated “Spicy!”

 

 

Want to meet veterinary surgeon, Dr. Summer Wynters and rock star Malcolm Angel in Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star, Book 1 in the New York Artists Series…?

 

 

Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star

 

 

 

Where to find To Be or Not To Be-The Actors for pre-sale?

Pre-Sale – Amazon

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Pre-Sale – The Wild Rose Press

 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy surprise!

Happy Reading!


Sale & Sneak Peek!

Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star is on sale for only a few more days!

How about a sneak peek at the song Malcolm wrote for Summer…? He wrote this while she traveled with him on tour…

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Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star is available for 99 cents NOW!

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And don’t forget to enter the Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star giveaway contest!

This beautiful bracelet is up for grabs!

Gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks, too!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST!!!!!

Good luck!

Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by!


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