Free To One Lucky Winner At Five Minute Fiction – #5MinuteFiction #flashfiction #fictioncontest

Okay, I’m getting a little nervous!  There’s only a couple of hours until this week’s edition of Five Minute Fiction!  Are you ready?  Be sure and drop by because I’ll be giving away a copy of not one but both books in The Western Werewolf Legend Series (ebook).  You don’t want to miss your chance!!  Here’s the link:  main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6  Tonight’s edition starts at 7:30 CST.  See you there!

Try your luck or pick your favorite. I’m so excited to be the judge for this week’s contest.  Five Minute Fiction Contest is held each week with the guest judge (that’s me) picking the five entries she enjoys most.   Here’s the complete info and link on Five Minute Fiction:

#5MinuteFiction

5MinuteFiction

#5MinuteFiction winner

Welcome to 5 Minute Fiction!

This adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification writing contest pits your writing skills against the clock. The challenge: Check out the prompt (which will appear on this site on every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST and spend five minutes writing the most brilliant thing ever. You have an additional ten minutes to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets.

NOTE: This is not the page where the contest prompt appears, nor where you submit your entry. Look on the main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6. A new entry will appear at 7:30pm CST. Post your entry in the comment box. If you don’t see a comment box available, click on the comment link directly underneath the post title.

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of this post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens then?
The weekly judge will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner, announced at 8:00 pm CST on Wednesday (the next day), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me.
  • I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
  • This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

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So what do you think?  Come on, I know you want to give it a try.  I’d love to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to drop back by and see who the winner is.  Thanks for your support and as always, drop by anytime!

Guest Judge at Five Minute Fiction – #5MinuteFiction #flashfiction #fictioncontest

I want to invite all my followers, readers and fellow bloggers to participate in this fun writing experience!  I’m so excited to be the judge for this week’s contest.  Five Minute Fiction Contest is held each week with the guest judge (that’s me) picking the five entries she enjoys most.   Here’s the info and link on Five Minute Fiction:

#5MinuteFiction

5MinuteFiction

#5MinuteFiction winner

Welcome to 5 Minute Fiction!

This adrenaline-fueled, instant-gratification writing contest pits your writing skills against the clock. The challenge: Check out the prompt (which will appear on this site on every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST and spend five minutes writing the most brilliant thing ever. You have an additional ten minutes to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets.

NOTE: This is not the page where the contest prompt appears, nor where you submit your entry. Look on the main page –  http://bit.ly/14rxLL6. A new entry will appear at 7:30pm CST. Post your entry in the comment box. If you don’t see a comment box available, click on the comment link directly underneath the post title.

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of this post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens then?
The weekly judge will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner, announced at 8:00 pm CST on Wednesday (the next day), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me.
  • I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
  • This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.

***

So what do you think?  Come on, I know you want to give it a try.  I’d love to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to drop back by and see who the winner is.  Thanks for your support and as always, drop by anytime!

Let the Flag Forever Fly For the Free and the Brave

If you listen to the media, you think the men and women deployed during the war are coming home from the middle east.  This isn’t the entire truth as the families of Louisiana National Guard are saying good-bye to their sons, daughters, husbands and wives today.  They’re headed to Kuwait.  Their prime objective is to rebuild.  They are trained as infantry, nonetheless. The unit my son is part of is the 844th from West Monroe, Louisiana.  Our community is a small suburban area of Northeast Louisiana with few industries and a lot of pride in who we are and what we believe in.  We love our country and our men and women are proud to serve.

My blog site is usually full of the latest information on writing and my books.  Today, I’ve set aside my usual posts for one that’s very near and dear to my heart.  As I stand today and watch my son leave, knowing I will not see him for a year, my heart is breaking.  The flags fly and folks blow their car horns.  The caravan of trucks pull out and head to their destination as men hang from every opening, yelling and whistling. We all wave and smile through the tears because we’re so proud of their selfless devotion to keeping us safe.  It’s an emotional moment I will never forget.  This is the stuff life is made of and you come to realize what is truly important as you watch this scene play out.  For all over our great country, the same thing happens over and over again.  We are Americans and we are proud to serve.  Let the flag forever fly for the free and the brave.

My oldest son wrote a special salute to his little brother.  I want to share his words with you here.

So today my younger brother is being deployed to Kuwait for what we have been told is 1 year. He leaves behind a loving wife, and two beautiful children (3 and 5+ months). I ask you to pray, if you will, for not only his safety, but for all who’ve made the decision to serve our country in the military to protect our freedoms. I also ask you to pray for the family members left behind to keep moving forward with life. I ask you pray for God to remind them of his presence, their internal strength, and that he brings nothing to our lives that he thinks we cannot handle. May God speak to all of these troops/protectors of our nation, and say to them “I am with you always”. Thank you for this selfless gesture. God Bless America and its troops.

God’s speed to all our troops.  We look to next year when we will hold you in our arms again.

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We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hyatt!  She’s the lucky lady who won a brand new Catherine Wolffe, Author t-shirt!  Her comment and an email address were chosen.  She’ll receive this lovely logo t-shirt as her prize in the Charming Hero Blog Hop.

Lots more prizes to win in the coming weeks.  Thanks to everyone who participated and drop back by anytime!

Comanche Haven Sample   http://tinyurl.com/mtsnlky

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The Charming Hero Blog Hop

Gotta love a cowboy – right?  Seth Loflin is my hero in Comanche Haven, The Loflin Legacy.  He’s the hard as nails kind of guy with a soft heart and a passion for his woman – Celia.  Here’s a few questions I asked of him recently and these are the answers.  Settle in and enjoy the interview.  Leave a comment and an email for a chance at a lovely logo t-shirt complements of me – Catherine Wolffe.

Seth, I’m so glad to have you here today.  The readers are interested in your home in Tyler, Texas.  What would you like to share about your ranch?

Catherine, thanks for having me.  It’s pleasure.  The ranch’s name is Shooter Creek after the creek that boarders the northern boundary of the spread.  We have 2000 acres and run cattle and my brother, Ty’s horses.

That’s a lot of land.  You must love the wide open spaces out there.  What’s your favorite spot on the ranch?

(Laughs)  I’ve got lots of favorite places on the ranch.  One of those is the hill to the west that looks down on the ranch house and barn.  You can see for miles from the ridge.  I guess that’s where I go to clear my head, so to speak.

So you raise cattle on the place.  Did you ever have another profession?

I traveled north to attend school when I turned twenty.  The Captain, my father was retired army and he saw no other way except for me to follow in his footsteps.  I went to West Point and joined the Army.  I’d made it to lieutenant when I mustered out.

I’m going to ask you something that is rather personal.  Do you have a weapon you use when it comes to seducing a woman?

(Drops his head and with raised eyebrows, scratches the bridge of his nose)  You weren’t kidding about the personal part.  Ah, lets see – a weapon I use to seduce a woman.  Well, I’ve been told I can kiss.  Women enjoy the way I kiss them, among other things. (winks)

Well, if you had to have a talent, I would consider kissing a good one to have.  Let me suggest a movie star you remind me of and we’ll see if you agree.  Here’s a pic of Gerald Butler.  What do you think?

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Now, Catherine, I’m no judge of whether I look like this guy or not, but if you say so, it would be rude of me to argue, now wouldn’t it?  (grinning)

If you had to describe your personality, what words would you use?

You go right for the meat of the subject, don’t you?  (blows out a breath and smiles)  I’m hard to live with – at least that’s what Ty says.  I’m stubborn to a fault and determined when I make up my mind.  Being a man that enjoys wide open spaces, I’d have to say, I’m a man’s man.  I sweat and wear trail dust most of the time, so I’ve never been mistaken for a dandy, that’s for sure.  (chuckles)  I take care of what’s mine and protect those I care about.  I don’t apologize for the way I get things done, either.  A man has to earn my respect.  I’ll stop now, cause anymore and I’d be braggin’.  (grins)

Do you have a favorite or pet name for Celia?

That’s easy – Little One – her Comanche name her father gave her when she was born.  She out grew the name, but when I hold her, she reminds me of the first time I saw her near the creek.  I knew then, I’d make her mine.

How romantic, Seth.  You gave me goose bumps.  I appreciate you stopping by today and visiting with me.  Perhaps I can drop by the ranch soon and you and Celia can show me around.

I’d like that very much.

Now, I’d like to share a snippet of a passage from Comanche Haven in which Seth shows us what kind of man he really is and how he charmed Celia back into his arms.

Comanche Haven:

Before he realized what he was doing, he reached out and clasped the nape of her neck.  Feeling her start to pull back, Seth whispered, “Relax girl, I won’t hurt you.”  With his eyes on her lips, Seth hesitated briefly, searching for something – anything, which would let him know how she would react.  Then he reached up and took her mouth with his.  The hunger breaking free had nothing to do with sensibilities.  This time he coaxed her mouth to open and let him taste the sweetness of her tongue.  Seth’s pulse hummed as her lips gave warm and tender under his.  She opened for him like a flower and Seth tasted the warmth of her lips, which were pliant against his.  He groaned softly.  She tasted like honey and the line of her throat like cream heated by the sun.  He thoroughly explored the inside of her mouth and then the slender neckline she offered when her head lolled to the side on her own gentle moan.  Slowly he discovered every slick, wet curve of her mouth.  His teeth grazed her lips and tasted the salt of hunger in her response.  Did she want him as much as he wanted her right now?

Celia exhaled and her eyelids fluttered shut.

The hunger growing inside him knew only one end.  Long agile fingers sank deep into the silken strains of her hair as he levered himself up the side of the tub angling for a better hold on her warm skin.  Cupping her head in his big hand, he kissed her again.  This time it was with the fever of need.  A need he’d, long ago, locked away.

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For a free sample of Comanche Haven, check out this link at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/mtsnlky  Thanks for dropping by.

We Have a Winner

Thanks to all the people who left a comment and email during the Hot Paranormal Nights Blog Hop over the weekend.  I enjoyed hearing from each reader so much.  For those who didn’t win, if you’ll send me your mailing address, I’ll drop a lovely signed bookmark in the mail to you.

Congratulations to Sherry S!  She won an ebook copy of Waking Up Dead!  

Mark your calendar for October’s Quarterly Blog Hop when I’ll be sharing an excerpt from part 3 of The Western Werewolf Legend.  You never know – you may be a winner!

If you’re new to my work, may I suggest a free sample at all the major locations – here’s the links to Amazon for Comanche Haven and The Lady in the Mist.

The Lady in the Mist – Free Sample  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KFPB7Y

Comanche Haven – Free Sample   http://tinyurl.com/mqy8td5

Follow my blog so you won’t miss a chance to win and thanks for your support!  

Catherine

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