Prologue – The End Game

I’m deep into edits with The End Game and looking forward to announcing the release date once the book gets to my editor. After an extended 6 month leave from writing, this book has been a long time in coming! It is a lengthy book so be prepared for this read to take some time!
Thanks to you all for your patience. For those interested, I’ve attached the prologue below (UNEDITED) for a special preview. Hope you all enjoy it. I CANNOT WAIT to share Brody and Jordan’s journey with you, and it is just that. An epic journey full of great high’s and the worst of lows, but through it all their love for each other never wavers, and their strength and determination have inspired me.
Love Kate xo

Read here (18+ recommended) —-> The End Game Prologue

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The End Game Update

Unfortunately the release date for this title got pushed back. HUGE apologies and thank you all for the patience.
For those asking, I’m sorry I don’t yet have a new release date for TEG. Please know I’ll post the information as soon as I’m re-organised. This book is on the home stretch. Rather than releasing a rushed product, lots of edits and rewrites are happening to make it the best it can possibly be!
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The End Game Cover Reveal!

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Finally, after months in the making, I have a cover for you! I hope you’re all excited and love it just as much as I do!
A huge thank you goes out to Give Me Books for hosting this reveal. A purely professional stand out job. Thank you ladies!
Cover design: Mae I Design and Photography
Models: Maximilian Gust (Brody Madden) and Hannah Peltier (Jordan Elliott)
Release date: April 7, 2015
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1Blycph

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SYNOPSIS

“Professional athletes are pillars of their respective communities. They are heroes in the eyes of boys and girls and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that positively represents their community.”

The public loves a good scandal. Seeing someone fall from the pinnacle of success makes a great headline. No one knows that better than I do. What started out as a promising career in college football, spiraled into scandal and shame.

But being a hero is easier said then done. Especially when there are those who expected to see the great Brody Madden fail. I craved nothing except being the best—willing to do anything to prove them wrong. But I went too far, and I tried too hard, and it broke me.

“At the time of going to print, Jordan Elliott was unavailable for comment.”

I met Brody Madden in my senior year of college. An Australian native on an international scholarship, I was the female soccer sensation with stars in her eyes and no room for a hotshot wide receiver with a chip on his shoulder.

But a heart bursting with ambition and a driving fire to succeed isn’t made of stone. I became his strength, his obsession, and the greatest love of his life. Only I wasn’t there when he needed me most.

This is a story about love and a game that takes everything. Where the path to glory is paved with sacrifice. Where pressure makes you, or breaks you, and triumph is born in the ashes of failure. Where two people’s end game will change everything.

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Update – THE END GAME

Hello my lovely readers!
It’s been a while. For some you will know 2014 was a difficult year personally which meant a reshuffle of my schedule so I could take extended leave. THANK YOU for your patience.

Well. I’m back. And I’m back with big bright brassy bells on!!! Happily I can announce that The End Game is coming soon. I have a cover reveal and a release date. I am not sure at this stage if I will have a pre-order for this book due to time constraints, however you can add to GR here ➜ http://bit.ly/1Blycph

If you’re a blogger and wish to sign up for the cover reveal coming on Feb 4, I would be so very thankful! It’s hosted by Give Me Books and cover design by Mae I Design and Photography and it’s just simply perfect.
➜ http://bit.ly/1DgeaPz

Release date 7 April 2015.
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TSU is here!

I’m doing it. All the cool kids are doing it!
Join TSU. You “shouldn’t” miss a post (so I’m told….).
It’s a new social media site similar to Facebook and I will now keep you up-to-date with all things Kate McCarthy on there too.

You can friend/follow me here ➜ https://www.tsu.co/KateMcCarthy

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Fighting Redemption Update

I don’t really know how to start this post :/
And fair warning, there might be a bit of sappy stuff.
Fighting Redemption, to me, is like the little book that could, and it just keeps on giving. I’m coming up close to a year since it was published, and to this day I still get readers messaging me, emailing, and tweeting about Ryan and Fin’s story. Gosh. It’s humbling. And then I wake up to an email from Goodreads, saying “Dear Kate, This is the email we know you’ve been waiting for all year: Your book has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award! The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers. We poured over statistics from the 275 million books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads in 2014 to select 15 nominees in 20 different categories ranging from Historical Fiction to Humor to Cookbooks.”
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So, just to clarify Goodreads. No. No this was DEFINITELY NOT the email I’ve been waiting for all year because it was never in my realm of possibilities this book would even touch the specialness that is a nomination for BEST ROMANCE in the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2014.
And did you read that? They (Goodreads) poured over statistics from the 275 million books added, rated and reviewed on Goodreads in 2014 and selected 15 books in the Best Romance category. FIFTEEN BOOKS! and one of them IS MINE! And it’s thanks to all of you, for rating and reviewing this book. YES, RATING AND REVIEWING DOES MATTER!
When I woke up this morning, my friends were messaging me, and I was messaging them, and we’re all like…
THIS!

And I’m looking at that list, and I’m seeing JR Ward. JR WARD! I’ve been reading her books since forever, because they are awesome, and there’s Fighting Redemption, sitting next to one of her books, and I’m sitting there, looking at my book on the nomination screen and I’m scratching my head, and I’m thinking yeah, you all know you must have made a mistake putting my book there, right?
Not to mention Colleen Hoover, and Mia Sheridan, and Sylvain Reynard, and K Bromberg and more. The majority being NYT Bestselling Authors.

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported Fighting Redemption. Writing Ryan and Fin’s story broke my heart and put it all back together, and gave me a huge sense of achievement. Something that I can proud of for the rest of my life. And I want to say that just being NOMINATED is a big deal. Just…huge. Just…Wow.
If you want to vote for my book, click here.
If you haven’t yet read Fighting Redemption, you can purchase the ebook here.
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What’s been happening with me ….

First up, I just want to say a huge thank you for reading my books. As readers, your support and encouragement give me so much motivation to keep doing what I love to do!
I don’t get a chance to post much here on my blog but I wanted to take the time to let you all know where I’m at.
Unfortunately 2014 has been a year that has kicked my ass. One of those reasons is that I lost my mother at the end of September (last month). It was unexpected, and the shock and grief knocked me out flat. Time, my kids, and the support of family and friends, and the encouragement of my readers, is what is helping me most right now.

So what does that mean for my books? I’ve had to take a month off. In turn, it’s pushed back the dates planned for my upcoming releases. For that I sincerely apologise.
Where am I at right now?
I’m 200 pages into The End Game. What’s it about? An American college football star, Brody Madden, and an Australian female soccer sensation, Jordan Elliott, who takes on an international sports scholarship for her senior year at Brody’s college. It’s about how they fall hard in love, and how their careers beyond college take them on separate paths, and how the pressure to be who people expect you to be, will bring about the downfall of one of them, right to very rock bottom. And it’s about realising that love, and being true to yourself, is how you heal. You guys are just going to fall in love with these too so hard, and I’m really looking forward to releasing this book. It’s VERY outside my comfort zone (American football is something I’ve had to spend time researching). However, I used to play soccer so I’ve got that side down pat ;) I have some assistance from some amazing people who are guiding me on certain aspects of this story to keep parts factual and true to character.
The photo shoot for the cover has already been done, and the cover is being put together by the very talented Mae I Design and Photography
Once I have a release date worked out I’ll be announcing it both here on my blog, and on all social media, and if able, I will set up a pre-order. If I do, I will also post links.

What’s going on with the Give Me series?
Well it’s still going, that’s for sure. There WILL be more books. The next is Give Me Hell (Mac and Jake’s story). And for those who’ve read Give Me Grace, I KNOW HOW DESPERATELY YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Believe me, I can’t wait for it either. Mac is the biggest badass of the bunch, really, and can you imagine how much trouble and grief she caused her older brothers growing up? Well as you might have gathered, Mac and Jake have known each other a long time, back to BEFORE the band, Jamieson, was formed in University, so that means Mac and Jake’s story goes right back to the start, and we get all the background. I think this is a book that is really going to round out the series, and add more depth and meaning to how this amazing group of characters all came to be. I’m EXCITED!
No, I haven’t yet started their story. It’s next after The End Game, and it’s all up in my head, ready to write out as soon as I can.

Merrick! This is something I’ve had to put back in my schedule for a long time. What’s going on with it? This is a story about two people both pre and post apocalypse. It’s about nuclear war and I consider both Merrick and Aeryn to be similar to a Romeo and Juliet style of love. Merrick’s father is General of the US Army. Aeryn’s heads up the Security Council for the UN. I won’t get into it too much, but I’m considering the need for two books  for their story. If so, I’m tempted to write and release both at the same time, rather than drag out the first with a cliffhanger. It’s something I need to think about while I get The End Game and Give Me Hell finished up.

What big story do I have up my sleeve that I haven’t shared with you yet? Well, it’s to do with Kelly Daniels and I’ll be sharing that with you all soon.

One last thing before I wrap up this blog post:
Signed paperbacks of Give Me Grace are now available! You can order them here:
http://katemccarthy.net/2013/12/06/signed-paperbacks/
If you want to special request Casey signing your book too, just mention it in the comments ;)
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