In Memoriam Tour ~ AC Katt (Guest Post by Laura Baumbach)
Divine Promotions was sad to hear of the passing of Mary Lynn Hansel aka A.C. Katt. As both a friend and a wonderful author, she will be sadly missed. We decided we wanted to do one last tribute to her memory so we are doing this tour to honor her and the stories she wrote.
His Omega - Werewolves of Manhattan, #1
Remy’s Painter - Werewolves of Manhattan, #2
Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn't have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate. Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn't, he'll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian's only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he's found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.
Scarred Mate - Werewolves of Manhattan #3
Marking Kane - Werewolves of Manhattan, #4
Returning from his territory in Atlanta, Gabriel Martin stumbles across a man in an alleyway who has been gang raped - his mate. Gabriel Martin has hope. Three of the Alphas on the council have found mates in the past few years. Returning to New York from Atlanta, he comes across a human who has been raped in an alleyway. The human is his mate, Kane Brady. Kane has been teaching at the local high school and refuses to rubberstamp the education of their star basketball players' almost paying the price with his life. He's unusual as he's a Human Omega but he can't be intimate with Gabriel because of his horrific experience.
Alexei’s Mouse - Werewolves of Manhattan #5
Julio's Wolf - Werewolves of Manhattan # 6
Wolf Whistle - Werewolves of Manhattan #7
Henri's Little One - Werewolves of Manhattan #8
The Betas: Rene - Werewolves of Manhattan #9
Other books by A.C. Katt
A.C. Katt's books can be purchased at MLR Press & Amazon
by Laura Baumbach
As a writer, I find inspiration for new stories and characters from many places, most of them random and unexpected. A turn of phrase, a handsome man, a threatening crisis, a loving gesture can all spark a story. It can be anything from a computer breach to a world disaster when I write a romantic suspense piece. I prefer action and mystery, so items that wake up my muse are usually daring and dangerous. Usually. This week, my inspiration came from an unusual place for me. It came from the sudden passing of a friend and colleague.
In the final week of June, A.C. Katt passed away - quietly, suddenly, unexpectedly - in her sleep. She was kind, giving person. Author of dozens of romances, ebook, print and audio versions thrilled and satisfied thousands of her readers month after month. She was prolific, disciplined and motivated as an author. Her readers devoured her series like they were chocolate, rich, satisfying and delicious. Her characters becoming like family members to them. She liked helping fellow authors. She was friendly and generous with her time at events, online and in person. A.C. Katt was a good person.
Generally, the death of a friend is a time of sorrow, reflection and darkness. When we regret our loss, focus on the void, large or small their passing has created, ponder the regrets we now have over things we didn’t take the time to do while that person was here with us. It can paralyze our thoughts and deeds. It can pull a shade of darkness over us, cloaking our actions and days in shadow. We feel a numbness that persists to take joy out of our lives. It can be crippling, even if short lived.
I have the benefit of not only years of wisdom (and I mean years), but of having experienced death many, many, many times. I’m a nurse, I worked decades in ICU and Emergency medicine. Death has been a familiar companion and I no longer fear it. While most my patients started out as strangers, in far too many cases, I grew to know them and care about them before their passing. Each touched me, nameless stranger, long cared for patient, or family member or friend, their passing marking me. My soul is covered in scars.
As a nurse, I learned that death wears a different face for each who finds it waiting. For some it was too soon, a life not yet lived fully, for some it as a blessing, a failing mind or failing body’s final release. Almost all left sorrow or pain behind them, leaving it to their friends and family – or caregiver, to experience.
For those that found a gentle release in its solemn embrace, I learned to let the sorrow touch me, but not to allow it to linger. Hold it, understand it for what it is, a step in life’s process, and then, let it go. And in that void left behind, fill it with the beauty of life, celebrate the uniqueness, and the joy that departed person gave to your life. Remember to appreciate ad enjoy the life surrounding you now. Let that be their gift to you. Recognize what they gave to your world, not what their passing took from it.
A.C. Katt gave me friendship, support, laughter and inspiration. My next paranormal story is dedicated to her indomitable spirit and creative mind. I hope to make her proud to have been my friend. If you are attending GRL in October, come see me. We’ll raise a glass to honor the joy A.C. Katt brought to our lives.
1 MLR Press Gift Certificate
3 Audio Codes (A.C. Katt books)
Tour ScheduleJuly 24 Gay Book Reviews http://gaybook.reviews BFD Book Blog http://bfdbookblog.net/ Foxylutely Books http://foxylutely.blogspot.co.uk Turningpagesatmidnight Book Blog https://facebook.com/turningpagesatmidnight/ 2girlswholovebook http://agirlandherbooksblog.wordpress.com
July 25 Stories That Make You Smile https://authoraddisonalbright.com MM Good Book Reviews https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/
July 26 Alpha Book Club http://alphabookclub.org Happily Ever Chapter https://www.facebook.com/happilyeverchapter
July 27 Book lovers 4Ever http://bl4ebookblog.blogspot.com/ velvetpanic https://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/ Bayou Book Junkie http://bayoubookjunkie.blogspot.com Evermore Books http://evermorebooks.weebly.com/blog
July 28 DirtyBooksObsession https://dirtybooksobsessiongroup.wordpress.com/ open skye book reviews http://openskyebookreviews.com/ Whatever Floats Your Boat https://www.facebook.com/Whatfloatsyourboat/ Aisling Mancy, author http://aislingmancy.blogspot.com/ Nicole's Book Musings http://nicolesbookmusings.blogspot.com/ Heroes of Romance http://www.facebook.com/outrageousheroes MJ's Book Blog and Reviews https://www.facebook.com/MJsBookBlogandReviews/ Jim's Reading Room http://jimsreadingroom.com/ Books 2 Blog http://frombooks2blog.blogspot.com/ Deal Sharing Aunt http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/