Friday, February 1, 2013

Virtual Blog Tour - Kate Patrick's Love Beyond the Curve

Today, author Kate Patrick will share an excerpt from her new contemporary romance, Love Beyond the Curve, which features a plus size heroine!

Kate will be awarding a $5.00 Starbucks Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of each week of the tour; and a $25 Visa Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter at the end of the tour as well as a $20 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host.

Remember to follow the tour and comment because the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

The tour dates and locations can be found at the Goddess Fish blog.


Charlotte is shocked to find her new landlord, Reed Jackson, is tall, dark, and gorgeous.   The two become fast friends, enjoying times spent together, more than times apart. Charlotte can’t believe that Reed finds her curvaceous figure incredibly sexy.  Can Reed convince her he wants to be more than just “friends with benefits”? 

Will Charlotte and Reed find… Love Beyond the Curve?


Charlotte sat in the dark, watching Reed sleep, thinking about the things he had said to her when she was caring for him earlier.  I’ve thought about this more than once” he had said when she was leaning over him.  I wouldn’t have minded,” he made reference to her taking advantage of him when giving him a sponge bath.
            “Yeah, right.  What man wouldn’t enjoy having his junk massaged?  Two-Ton Tessie would be welcome to bathe his privates as long as she didn’t try anything else, and he could keep his eyes closed!  She wasn’t going to entertain any thoughts that he might remotely have found her attractive.  It’s always the same thing.  Big, hot love in private- skinny, cool love in public!  She was never going to allow that to happen again.  They may as well leave money on the dresser, because that was the way it made her feel.  Fuck buddies, essentially.  She wanted and needed more.  She’d wait.  Hell, maybe she should have paid more attention to Octopus Man.  He certainly didn’t mind public groping!  He also made it clear he would have liked to take her home.  Shit!  He was even good-looking, but he omitted the seduction step altogether.  She wanted to be
romanced and courted.  Yes, I’ll definitely wait.  That was her last thought before she dozed off to sleep.
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Kate Patrick - Bio

Kate Patrick grew up in the South. She can’t recall a time in her life when she didn’t love to read. She remembers going to the library as a child where she devoured biographies and Nancy Drew mysteries. Her love of reading has continued into adulthood, but it is hot romance that she loves to write! While in high school and college, she and her sister began to write romantic stories about girls that met their dream guys who fell instantly in love with them. Even these early manuscripts were spicy enough that the need to “hide” these notebooks was a high priority when leaving the house!

Writing took a backseat to a teaching career, marriage, and motherhood, though books were constant companions. Love stories became a favorite, and began to take the place of mysteries more and more. About three years ago, the idea of writing was rekindled. Now, you can find her late at night typing away by the blue glow of her laptop screen.

She and her husband live on the Gulf Coast with their son and three quirky Pomeranians. When not writing or reading, Kate loves to sing, dance, and watch romantic movies, side-splitting comedies, and crime dramas. Spending time connecting with family and friends is an important priority for her as well.


Facebook: @Kate Patrick

Twitter: @katepatrick1

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  1. How appropriate that Love Beyond the Curve is on a blog for Romance with Dangerous Curves!

    Francesca...I'm also a librarian (at a community college). I would think that it gets COLD in central Iowa and that writing erotic fiction would be a good way to heat things up! Do your library colleagues support your writing?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. I love the excerpt. I know just how she felt.

  3. Nice excerpt.


  4. Thank you so much for hosting a day of my Excerpt Tour. Your site looks amazing, as do your own novels! Have a wonderful weekend.