Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo, had monkeys poop in her hair, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards. Her debut novel, Kismet's Kiss, was a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist.
Cate credits her favorite childhood authors—a list that includes J.R.R. Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Anne McCaffrey, Nora Roberts, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Herriot, and C.S. Lewis—for her love of fiction, great characters, and a rich imagination. She also thanks her family for forgiving all those times she brought a novel to dinner.
Where to find Cate Rowan online
Sword and Lute: A Fantasy Romance Novelette (Alaia Chronicles: Legends)
When a cursed sword slashed the god Taso, his immortality gushed into the grass with his blood. He escaped death—barely—by transforming into stone. Centuries later, the aspiring musician Amara stumbles across the stone and inadvertently morphs Taso back into his dying body. To save him, she must sacrifice her precious lute and her life-long dream. But in return, she might find her heart’s desire…
Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story
When Jessica escapes Atlanta’s city life to be a Colorado sculptor, her best friend gives her a magical recipe for “Get a Husband” Brunswick stew. Skeptical Jess is sure the Rocky Mountains hold all the “magic” she needs, until a wildfire threatens to drive her from her home--and a sweet & studly fireman comes to her rescue. 4500 words/15 pages. Cate Rowan's romances have won more than 30 awards.
Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale (Fantasy Romance Novelette)
In this romantic fairy tale remix, a cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium--in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.
"An enchanting good time!" --Manic Reader Reviews.
This novelette with a Regency time-travel twist is 12,000 words/45 pages. Cate Rowan's sensuous fantasy romances have won more than thirty awards.
Swords and Scimitars: A Fantasy Short Story (Alaia Chronicles: Legends)
Immortal twin brothers... One enchanted sword.
Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.
He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can’t escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance (Alaia Chronicles)
"One of those rare treasures you hope will never end. A magical ride." --The Romance Reviews. When a gorgeous man grabs Jilian Stewart and yanks her from Scotland into a mystical battle, she becomes ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets--and opposing a magical prince, the one man who can make everything right. THE SOURCE OF MAGIC has won sixteen awards.
Kismet's Kiss: A Fantasy Romance (Alaia Chronicles)
"A must-read for all fantasy romance lovers." —The Romance Reviews. "A magical, exhilarating, sensual delight." —Smexy Books. In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a magical healer from an enemy land could save his people. He doesn't realize the healer is a woman....
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