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Cover Reveal: Down with Love by Kate Meader

Posted March 16, 2018 by Rowena in Promotions | 2 Comments

Cover Reveal

Kate Meader is a new to me author that I tried last month at the recommendation of many of my favorite book bloggers. I read and enjoyed the heck out of her Chicago Rebels series and was super excited to find out about her new series, the Love Wars series. I’m all thrilled to reveal the brand-spankin’ new cover for this book with you guys.

Check it out and happy Friday!

Cover Reveal: Down with Love by Kate MeaderDown with Love (Love Wars, #1) by Kate Meader
Series: Love Wars #1
Published by Random House Publishing Group, Loveswept
Publication Date: August 7th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?

If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . .

1. Pre-nups are your friend.
2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.
3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?

But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.

The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.

The first book is called Down with Love and it features a wedding planner and a divorce attorney. I just know that Kate Meader is going to work her writing magic and write one hell of a romantic comedy and I cannot wait. How fabulous is this cover, too?

Down with Love by Kate Meader comes out on August 7th, 2018 and will be available wherever eBooks are sold so we’ve got a little bit of a wait but go on ahead and get your copy pre-ordered with the links provided below. Mark your calendars!

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About the Author

Kate Meader


Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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Review: Irresistible You by Kate Meader

Posted March 16, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Irresistible You by Kate MeaderReviewer: Rowena
Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1) by Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #1
Published by Simon & Schuster, Pocket Star
Publication Date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
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Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series. Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem, a chip on his shoulder, and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

After the rocky start with this series with In Skates Trouble, I’m glad that I stuck with this series because I really enjoyed Irresistible You.

Harper Chase is dealing with the death of her father but not in the way that you’d think. You see, Harper has worked her butt off to prove to her father (when he was alive) that she had what it takes to run his hockey team when he retired but no matter what she did, he didn’t see her potential. So when he dies and leaves the hockey team to, not just her, but her two estranged sisters, Harper wants to pull her hair out. But no, her father wasn’t done messing with her because on top of having to share the hockey team with her sisters, they have to jump through more of his insane hoops to keep the team at the end of the season. So Harper has to turn around a failing professional hockey organization and she doesn’t have a lot of time to do it.

Enter Remy DuPre. Veteran center who is on his way to finally getting his hands on that coveted Stanley Cup. He just has to stay healthy and play hard for the rest of the season and he’ll be holding that trophy over his head with his team in Boston…only, he’s traded to one of the worst teams in the league and his chances of getting that cup fall flat on its face and who does he blame for this mess? Harper freaking Chase.

Remy comes to Chicago kicking and screaming and Harper practically drags him there. They face off every chance they get and all of that fierceness is bound to thaw out and turn into a passion so strong, they don’t stand a chance against it. Seeing them bicker their way toward the thaw made for such a fun romance. Kate Meader is really bringing it with this series and I’m so glad that I continued it.

Remy was such a great hero. One that was caring at the same time that he was strong, loving and just an all around good guy. I loved how the veteran presence that he brought to the team when they needed it most and I loved seeing him so sure of how he felt for Harper.

Harper was so much more than I thought she’d be from In Skates Trouble. She was smart, she was strong and she was so damn good at what she did that it didn’t take long at all for me to jump on board the Harper train. I loved seeing the ice melt between her and her sisters. Things weren’t always perfect for Harper but in her heart of hearts, she always tried to do what was right for them and the team.

Seeing Remy and Harper together was a lot of fun. Each encounter that brought them closer was just one of the reasons that I enjoyed the book. I loved the way that Remy was with his nieces, with his entire family to be honest and I loved the way that he was with Harper. How he fed her, looked out for her, all while trying to respect her wishes of being and staying discreet. When he decides to woo Harper into his way of thinking, it was just too freaking sweet.

Harper had a lot going on in this book and I really liked the person she grew to be. Her hesitation to take her relationship with Remy public was completely understandable and I really liked how pissed she was at herself and at the whole situation. The way that she was with her sisters was a lot of fun to witness because they’re all so different from each other. I’m looking forward to reading the next book to get to know ice princess Isobel better. Bring on the Russian lovin’… 🙂

Overall, this was a wonderful contemporary romance that really kicks the series into high gear, at least for me. I enjoyed the characters, the chemistry between the main couple and the promise that the coming books bring with the set up in this one. It’s a great read.

Chicago Rebels Series

Grade: 4 out of 5


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Guest Author (+ a Giveaway): Kate Meader – Feel the Heat Blog Tour

Posted May 23, 2013 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 7 Comments

Guest Author (+ a Giveaway): Kate Meader – Feel the Heat Blog TourFeel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen, #1) by Kate Meader
Series: Hot in the Kitchen #1
Published by Forever
Publication Date: January 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 416
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Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster . . .

Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how this beautiful, funny woman is unimpressed by his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his rabid, bitch-fork-wielding fan base. Now as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions-and turn up the heat in his kitchen?

Thanks to the ladies at the Book Binge for hosting me on my release tour for Feel the Heat, the first in my Chicago-set Hot in the Kitchen series about an Italian restaurant owning family and the sexy, sizzling chefs who love them. One of the first things I learned when I started writing romance was that you have to show why these two characters are both the best and the worst people for each other. The worst so you can savor that delicious conflict and the best so they can overcome it. So when I decided I was going to write about a jaded celebrity chef who falls hard for the daughter of his cooking show competition, I ran into a mountain of British beefcake: drop-dead gorgeous Jack Kilroy who cooks like a dream, has a to-die-for accent, makes Lili laugh like crazy, and wants to take care of her. Sounds perfect, right? Unfortunately, it was too perfect for the story I wanted to tell.

Jack Kilroy is famous, and any woman associated with him is not going to have an easy time of it. However, that kind of conflict can only take you so far because after a while the reader starts thinking, she should just get over it. Grab the sexy chef who thinks she’s gorgeous and run, don’t walk to her HEA. But this was easier said than done, because Lili has recently come into her own after years of hiding away as an overweight teen. She found her niche with photography, embraced her bodacious curves, and is the rock on which her family relies.

Everything’s chugging along just fine until notorious tabloid meat, Jack Kilroy crashes into her life. And when a steamy smooch with the hot chef goes video viral, all the anxieties she had put behind her come rushing back. The trolls crawl out of their caves. The haters create Facebook pages panning her looks. Her butt starts trending on Twitter. She wants to take a chance but she lives in fear that she’ll revert to that scared girl who was bullied in the school cafeteria. After spending years shucking that persona, she’s not about to travel down that ditch again. This guy who’s perfect for her in every way will make her confront her fears. He’ll demand she dig deep for all that passion and bravery lying beneath the surface—and prove why they are so right for each other even when it looks all wrong.

Here’s a brief excerpt that encapsulates their problem—and how Jack plans to handle it.

Saddling his hot-as-Hades ass with her was not going to help his brand, just like it wouldn’t do a solid for her self-esteem. One kiss had turned her into Celebrity Enemy Number One. A relationship with this guy would put her on every gossip shit list until the end of the decade. Improving the forward momentum of her life precluded detours to her chunky teens; she had come too far to risk a revival of that insecure blob inside her.

She let out a long, shuddering breath and broke out her most reasonable tone. “Jack, you know I can’t date you.”

Pressing her hands to his hard chest, she pushed him away and slipped to a stand. With trembling fingers, she wrenched on her blouse and grappled with the buttons. They ended up in the wrong holes. Typical.

“Can’t or won’t?”

She whirled on him in all her disheveled magnificence. “That concussion must have caused brain damage. There’s the little matter of your rabid fan base.”

“I’d protect you.”

“How? Are you going to punch everyone who says something mean about me?”

“No one messes with what’s mine.”

That, and the accompanying unyielding gaze, turned her legs to swaying reeds. Mine. Had one word ever sounded so wrong and so right?

“I’m not yours.”

“Not yet.”

About Kate

Kate Meader writes contemporary romance that serves up delicious food, to-die-for heroes, and heroines with a dash of sass. Originally from Ireland, she cut her romance reader teeth on Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boons thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, and she’s there. She has a bachelor’s in law (useless), a master’s in history (not as useless), and another master’s in library and information science (yay, using). When not writing about men who cook and the women who drool over them, she works in an academic library. Her stories are set in her adopted home town of Chicago, a city made for food, romance, and laughter – and where she met her own sexy hero. For news, excerpts, and recipes, check out her website at http://www.katemeader.com.

Contact: kate.meader@gmail.com
Website: http://katemeader.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkatemeader
Twitter: @kittymeader
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551743.Kate_Meader
Blog: http://katemeader.com/blog/

Giveaway details: What’s for favorite celebrity/commoner romance? We have one e-copy of Feel the Heat to giveaway here at Book Binge. Leave a comment with your answer for a chance to win. Please note: You must include a valid email address with your comment to be eligible. Contest ends: 5/30/13 @ 11:59pm.

Kate is also hosting a culinary swag contest at her site! Check it out:

I will be doing a Rafflecopter giveaway during the Feel the Heat release tour. One grand prize winner will get a Feel the Heat Swag Bag containing a Supper Hero-Wonder Woman apron, a Feel the Heat tote bag, a Vespa-shaped pizza cutter, a “Grate Love” cheese grater, heart-shaped measuring spoons, a Feel the Heat fridge magnet, heart-shaped pasta, delicious cookies, and a recipe card for goat cheese caramel gelato. I’ll also be giving away smaller swag bags of assorted kitchen utensils and more.
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Feel the Heat is available now in e-format from Forever Yours. You can buy it here or here (only $2.99!).

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