Kat Simons

Biography

Kat Simons earned her Ph.D in animal behavior, working with animals as diverse as dolphins and deer. She brought her experience and knowledge of biology to her paranormal romance fiction, where she delights in taking nature and turning it on its ear. After traveling the world, she now lives in New York City with her family. Kat is a stay-at-home mom and a full time writer.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I kind of feel like I've been training to be an indie author for most of my career--even though I didn't realize it at the time! I have been part of the ebook industry since the late 90s (yes, that's the 1990s; although I suppose if I were one of the paranormal creatures I write about it could be the 1890s... Anyway, late 1990s). Back in those days, ebooks were sold on 3.5" floppy disks when we wanted a hard copy to hand out (remember those?), and buyers had to actually call in to my first publisher with their credit card numbers because easy shopping carts didn't even exist yet. Until the rise of the indie movement, I mainly published with small ebook first presses, which turned out to be a great training ground for going indie. And once I did, I loved it! The control is really fun--especially controlling my cover art. I couldn't do that before and got a few...interesting covers (to be kind to them). Now, I get to choose. And update them whenever I like. Of all the aspects of indie publishing that I love, the control of my time and my books is the thing I love the most.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love when I'm so deep into the story I'm telling that I lose all track of the world around me and I'm "in" the story. My characters are doing things I hadn't consciously thought of, my fingers are flying over the keyboard, but I'm not really seeing the screen anymore. It's like I'm watching a movie, not actually writing. The story is... It's almost like the story is already there and I'm just transcribing it. Writers call that flow and being in flow with the story is The Best! The only thing that tops being in flow for me is when I get that giddy feeling of wanting to share the story I've just written. Some line or some scene will really stick with me, and I can't wait for readers to see those scenes or lines. Writing a story is delightful. Sharing it is wonderous.
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Where to find Kat Simons online

Series

Cary Redmond Short Stories
These are the short stories that take place in and around the Cary Redmond urban fantasy series. See how Cary met some of the most important people, and pets!, in her life.
When Cary Met Jaxer
Price: $0.99 USD.
When Cary Met Pickles
Price: $0.99 USD.
When Cary Met Marianne
Price: $0.99 USD.
When Cary Met Lucy
Price: $0.99 USD.
When Cary Met Angie
Price: $0.99 USD.
Cary Redmond
The urban fantasy novels in the Cary Redmond series
Tiger Shifters
Once Upon a Tiger
Price: Free!
Along Came a Tiger
Price: $2.99 USD.
Here There Be Tigers
Price: $4.99 USD.
Her Tiger To Take
Price: $3.99 USD.
To Tempt A Tiger
Price: $4.99 USD.
Down Will Come Tiger
Price: $4.99 USD.
Tiger Shifters Series Box Sets
Enter the deadly and passionate world of the Tiger Shifters, Kat Simons’ bestselling paranormal romance series. As the tigers struggle against extinction and fight for their chosen mates, love will be the ultimate challenge, and not everything is as it seems.

Books

Third Date's the Charm
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After two failed attempts at a regular date with her leopard shifter mate, Protector Cary Redmond just wants to make it through dinner. But trouble waits for no one…not even long enough to finish the starter course.
Date Night Take Two
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Cary Redmond’s second attempt at a first date with her leopard shifter boyfriend has to go better than the first. It couldn’t possibly go worse. Could it? Unfortunately for Portland’s resident Protector, things can always get worse.
Cary and Deacon (Try to) Go on a Date
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Going on an ordinary date shouldn’t be this complicated. But for Cary Redmond, Portland’s resident magical Protector, nothing in life is simple, not even a first date with her shapeshifter boyfriend.
The Trouble with Leopard Queens and Shifter Wars
Series: Cary Redmond, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,790. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Trouble takes a holiday, but for Cary Redmond, there’s no such thing as a real vacation, especially when visiting her shifter boyfriend’s mother—who just happens to be the queen of the leopard shifters. With ex-girlfriends and brewing shifter wars and nagging bosses, it’s just another relaxing week in the life of Portland’s resident Protector. Sure. Right.
When Cary Met Angie
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Magic problems need magic solutions. Unfortunately, Cary’s Protector magic only goes so far. But with a little help from a real witch, she might just survive the night.
When Cary Met Lucy
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Late night, dark bridge, sounds of a fight… Not the sort of thing most people run toward. But for Cary Redmond, it’s just another night as a magical Protector. And who knows? She might even make a new friend.
When Cary Met Marianne
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The life of a magical Protector requires strong pockets, and fortunately for Cary Redmond, she knows a seamstress. But the seamstress is more than she seems. And Cary’s world just keeps getting more interesting.
The Trouble with Ghouls and Serial Killers
Series: Cary Redmond, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,630. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Trouble returns and Cary Redmond is once again up to her neck in it, trying to survive the first mission of her seventh year as a Protector. But what with ghouls behaving badly and a serial killer on the loose, what could possibly go wrong?
When Cary Met Pickles
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A new job, a new house, a new demon dog… And so much still to learn. But with help from an unexpected ally, Cary Redmond is sure she can navigate this new world without getting eaten by anything. Maybe.
When Cary Met Jaxer
Series: Cary Redmond Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Cary met Jaxer, her life changed forever, pushing her into one of the scariest moments of her life…and the beginnings of a new adventure she may not survive.
The Trouble with Black Cats and Demons
Series: Cary Redmond, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,070. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2019 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Got Trouble? Cary Redmond sure does. Leopard shifters, demons, and mayhem. Just another day in the life of Portland’s resident Protector keeping all hell from breaking loose. Again.
Taming Her Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When tiger shifter Ethan Gupta discovers Amy Donovan is being stalked by another tiger shifter, he knows he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. But learning Amy is more than human turns both their worlds upside down and puts her forever out of Ethan’s reach…unless he faces his inner demons and returns to the tiger world to fight for her.
Tiger Shifters Series Vol 2 (Tiger Shifters Box Set, Books 4 – 6)
Series: Tiger Shifters Series Box Sets. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,210. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Return to the deadly and passionate world of the Tiger Shifters, Kat Simons’ bestselling paranormal romance series. As the tigers struggle against extinction and fight for their chosen mates, love will be the ultimate challenge, and not everything is as it seems. Volume 2 contains books 4 – 6 in this ongoing series.
What A Tiger Wants
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tiger shifter Dmitry Chernikov fell in the love with his brother’s head waitress the moment he saw her. But Jane makes it clear she’s done with all men. She can’t risk her heart again. Yet when a Chernikov family reunion brings Dom back to town, Jane finds it almost impossible to resist the sexy shifter.
To Catch A Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,320. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tiger shifter Lakshmi Das thought she was protected from the violence of her own kind. She was wrong. Now at the mercy of a crazy tiger, her only hope of escape is the sexy Dr. Ryan Yin, a tiger shifter male she can’t trust but who draws her like no other man she’s ever met.
Down Will Come Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,320. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tiger Shifter Joseph Bennett lost everything to a human serial killer. Socialite Paige Williams has kept silent about her brother’s crimes for years. They want revenge and redemption. They never expect to find love.
Tiger Shifters Series Vol 1 (Tiger Shifters Box Set, Books 1 - 3)
Series: Tiger Shifters Series Box Sets. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 158,540. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Enter the deadly and passionate world of the Tiger Shifters, Kat Simons’ bestselling paranormal romance series. As the tigers struggle against extinction and fight for their chosen mates, love will be the ultimate challenge, and not everything is as it seems. Volume 1 contains books 1 - 3 in this ongoing series.
To Tempt A Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When tiger shifter Vlad Dubrovsky discovers his human ex-girlfriend’s child really is his, he returns to win her back. But to keep her safe, he’ll have to face fanatical tigers bent on killing their daughter. Vlad must convince Rose to trust him again…knowing his most difficult fight might just be for her heart.
Her Tiger To Take
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,060. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After a lifetime of fighting his own kind, Nikolai Chernikov has been in self-imposed isolation for years. Then she comes into his life. Tatiana is everything he wants. And everything he can’t have. Tatiana Loban-Gupta was starting to lose hope of ever finding a mate. Then she caught Nick’s scent. Now, she’ll defy all tiger shifter rules to have him. Because failure is not an option.
Here There Be Tigers
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,480. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Nila De Luca finds out she’s the impossible offspring of a human father and a tiger shifter mother, she knows her life will never be the same. Her only ally is the sexy but forbidden Mitch Chernikov. Mitch knows exactly how important Nila is to his people. That knowledge doesn’t stop him from wanting her. But to keep her, he’ll have to fight for her. And it will be a fight to the death.
Along Came a Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sarah Chu’s soul cries out for revenge against the man who murdered her best friend. Daniel Borowski is intent on stopping the woman he loves from breaking a fundamental tiger shifter law—don’t kill humans. But when the murderer comes after them, they’ll have to choose…destroy the killer or protect their own future. Because they can’t have both.
Once Upon a Tiger
Series: Tiger Shifters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,300. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2013 by T&D Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Fierce law enforcer for the tiger shifters, Alexis Tarasova knows being with outcast, Victor Romanov, means breaking one of her people’s most fundamental laws. Victor’s spent his life denying his feelings for Alexis, but when he learns she may be in danger, all bets are off. To be together, they’ll risk everything, including their lives, and Alexis will do what she thought she’d never do—run.

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