Monday, December 12, 2011

Author Interview & #Giveaway: Catherine Mann, author of Hot Zone

USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann is a RITA Award winning novelist with over two million books in print, in more than twenty countries. She resides in Florida with her military flyboy husband and their four children. For more information, she can be found online at:

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Describe Hot Zone in three words.

Passionate. Heart-tugging. Action. (Can I keep the hyphenated word? :) )

What’s the most positive/memorable comment a reader has said about your books?

I received a letter from a fan who said my books make her feel safer. She wrote that since I’m a military wife, I gave her a realistic peek into the mind and life of those who serve in uniform. I gave the letter to my husband as he was packing his bag to deploy. He folded the letter and tucked it into his duffel.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

I work at least five days a week and most weekends. I don’t have another “day job.” Writing is my full time career – and I love it! (Most of the time! LOL!)

What is a day in the life of Catherine Mann like when you’re not writing?

We have a large family, so I’m often on the road with my four kids for some event. My family and I also actively volunteer with our local Humane Society where I serve on the Board of Directors. Over the years, we have fostered more than 60 puppies and special needs dogs. (Not at one time, though! Never more than eight animals in the house at once.)

My coffee breaks often consist of taking my dogs and my foster puppies out for playtime in the back yard. Or I may transport shelter pups to the groomer. I’ve even driven a few long distance animal transports. My husband and I once spent our anniversary driving a yellow lab (that had lived in a shelter kennel run for 6 months) to his forever home in Texas. That was THE best anniversary date we’ve ever had.

You are on a lot of readers automatic buy list. Which authors are on your list?

I have a BIG list since I have eclectic tastes. Some of my favs – Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lisa Gardner, Tana French, Teresa Medieros, Sarah Addison Allen, J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Sherrilyn Kenyon/Dianna Love, Joanna Bourne. And I am chewing my nails down waiting for the sequel to Justin Cronin’s PASSAGE!

Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?

The follow up book to HOT ZONE is UNDER FIRE, scheduled for May 2012. I also have two other military themed books coming out this spring, PROTECTOR (March, Berkley) and HONORABLE INTENTIONS (April, Harlequin Desire.) If you would like to find out more about my “Elite Force” books and other works, I can be found online at:



He’ll take any mission, the riskier the better…
The haunted eyes of pararescueman Hugh Franco should have been her first clue that deep pain roiled beneath the surface. But if Amelia couldn't see the damage, how could she be expected to know he'd break her heart?

She’ll prove to be his biggest risk yet…
Amelia Bailey's not the kind of girl who usually needs rescuing...but there are anything but usual circumstances.

USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann delivers another hero from the Air Force's celebrated Pararescue Jumpers–"The PJs"– an ultra-elite force who put themselves at extreme risk in the most dangerous emergancies so that others may live. A sizzling thrill-rise of action and attraction, Hot Zone will leave your pulse pounding.

{December 12 - 26, 2011}

  • Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win
  • No P.O. Boxes please
  • Giveaway copies will be sent directly to winners from the publisher
  • 2 Winners will be randomly selected using and contacted via email
  • Please check my Contest Policy before entering

To enter:

1. Please leave a comment with your email address: How would you describe yourself in three words? Two lucky commenters will receive a copy of HOT ZONE (US & Canada addresses only)
*Thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing the prize!
Book Obsessed


Anonymous said...[Reply]

Describe myself in 3 words, caring,smiling,listener.

Na said...[Reply]

I would describe myself as nice, loyal and happy.

Catherine Mann said...[Reply]

Hi Na and Carole, how fun to read the words you chose to describe yourself!! I feel like I got to know you both even better. :)

goshnsqurrl63 said...[Reply]

Hi 3 words would be... loyal,crafty, and opinionated! LOL!!

goshnsqurrl63 @ aim . com

JV said...[Reply]

Loyal, Loving, Lazy

The truth can hurt, but there you have it.

JV said...[Reply]

In case we were supposed to include an email address, mine is:

jv_ky (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Catherine Mann said...[Reply]

Hollie, my family would definitely call me opinionated. ;)

And JV, I gotta confess I'm certainly feeling lazy today!! Thanks for stopping by to post!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Curious, intense, passionate
lauralukerocks at cox dot net

Cathy M said...[Reply]


caity_mack@ yahoo dot com

Catherine Mann said...[Reply]

::::waving:::: Hey there, Laura and Cathy!! I'm loving this 3 word game! :)

Caroline Clemmons said...[Reply]

reader, compassionate, happy

Caroline Clemmons said...[Reply]

forgot to include my email

Jane said...[Reply]

Loyal, gregarious and respectful.

Congrats on the new release, Catherine.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

~Laurie~Kozlowski~ said...[Reply]


Rebecca J. Clark said...[Reply]

A bit manic.

Catherine Mann said...[Reply]

Hey there! I love how there are so many unique word choices here... am adding to my word list for playing Words With Friends on my Droid. ;)

Julie said...[Reply]

My three words: geek, empathetic, and nomster. :D

julieguan AT gmail DOT com

Victoria Zumbrum said...[Reply]

Caring, Kind, and quiet. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

Carol L. said...[Reply]

I have the the Hot Zone on my TRL and look forward to reading it.Three words would be loyal.loving and laughter.
Happy Holidays.
Carol L

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Umm...loyal, responsible and compassionate.

Maureen said...[Reply]

I would say caring, sympathetic and determined.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

rubynreba said...[Reply]

Honest, kind, sympathetic

Di said...[Reply]

quiet, caring, optomistic
sallans d at yahoo dot com

The name's Kara! said...[Reply]

Loyal, Respectful, & Realistic !
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Mom, Reserved, Intuitive

l_k_hunziker at hotmail dot com

vampireprincess said...[Reply]

Determined, intelligent, motivated.

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