What’s in my TBR pile? Guest post – Cate Ellink

Today I’m welcoming erotic writer, Cate Ellink, to my blog.

Cate Ellink became intrigued by the erotic when her grandfather used to pass books to her father saying, “Don’t let the girls read page X.” Although her mother and sisters never bothered to chase those pages, Cate always did. Invariably, her imagination was better than what she read.

While pursuing a career in science, Cate amused herself by writing about ordinary events and giving them an erotic twist. It’s taken more than a few years to bravely expose her mind to the public. While the events in her stories may have occurred, it’s highly likely that her imagination is far more exciting than the reality.

Cate lives near the beach in NSW with a long-suffering husband.

 

Her latest story, The Virginity Mission, is available from Escape Publishing.

An erotic new adult romance about old insecurities, new beginnings, and the things you can get up to in a tent…

It’s lust at first sight when Mac sees Jason shirtless and sweating on the back of a truck. Jason is the army sergeant assigned to support the six-week scientific expedition that Mac is participating in, and might just be the perfect candidate for another journey of discovery that Mac is desperate to undertake — sex.

Fraternisation between students and staff might be strictly prohibited, but everybody knows fruit always tastes better when it’s forbidden.

 

Excuse me while I’m distracted by Jason’s chest. *coughs* Oh, hi Cate, welcome to my blog.

 

Please tell us about the last book(s) you read..

Electronic – Hiding Hollywood by Ainslie Paton (much to her horror because it was her early work… but I enjoyed it. I mean, three Hollywood heartthrobs, what’s not to enjoy?!)

Paper – The Specimen by Martha Lea. This was a strange story. I wanted more of the wonderful science in it, but I enjoyed what there was.

 

What are you currently reading?

Electronically I’m reading The Dark Rose by Denise Rossetti.

In paper, I’m reading Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander which I got out of the library.

 

What’s on your TBR piles?

Oh, gosh, this is awfully embarrassing – but at least my husband won’t read this (he won’t, will he?) (he he)

Electronic – this is pretty much only romance and I’m not counting them!

Killing Me Softly – Leisl Leighton

Untamed – Anna Cowan

The Bark Cutters – Nicole Alexander

Nowhere Else – Fiona McCallum

Fish out of Water – Ros Baxter

Crossing the Line – Katie McGarry

A Venetian Affair – Dana Mitchell

The Crystal Warrior – Maree Anderson

The Interrogator – JJ Cooper

The Border laird’s Bride – Allison Butler

A Basic Renovation – Sandra Antonelli

Man Drought – Rachael Johns

And so many more I’m too scared to count (but there are more read than unread – so that balances it, doesn’t it?)

Paper. Oh, gee, I started to count…but that’s a mistake. I stopped at 50 but there were more!

Black Caviar by Gerard Whateley

Fifty Bales of Hay by Rachael Treasure

Eugenia by Mark Tedeschi QC

The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon

A couple of Alex Miller, Diana Galbadon, Phillipa Gregory, Tim Winton, Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Katie Fforde, Judy Nunn, Kerry McGinnis

Lots of Peter Fitzsimons books that get overlooked because they’re so huge!

Lots of crime/action ones – Stephen Leather, Jeffrey Deaver, Vince Flynn, Sydney Bauer, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Tom Clancy, Peter Temple, Jonathon Kellerman (my Dad and hubby read these and I used to until I got immersed in romance! I’d still like to read them, one day J)

So many more it scares me!

Certainly a lady of eclectic taste there, Cate! Glad to see someone else has a towering TBR Pile!

Thanks for sharing your many TBR piles with us today Cate! All the best with The Virginity Mission – I have it ready and waiting to read 🙂

Find Cate on:

Facebook person (www.facebook.com/cate.ellink)

Facebook author page (www.facebook.com/CateEllinkAuthor)

Website (www.cateellink.com)

Email (cate@cateellink.com)

Twitter (@CateEllink)

 

7 thoughts on “What’s in my TBR pile? Guest post – Cate Ellink

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1860">

    Love Cate as an author, love her as a reader too.
    I’d like to get a look at Fish Out Of Water, I love the cover of Killing Me Softly and I can’t believe I didn’t know Black Caviar had a book! I’m a ‘liker’ on her page and everything!
    I had a big Patricia Cornwall phase going back some years now with the Dr Scarpetta series, but I haven’t read any new books of hers probably in 10 years now. Of the others on here, I’ve read Man Drought, and I’ve got Hiding Hollywood on my Kindle too.
    I don’t know how you find time for writing Cate Ellink!
    (And I’m with you *coughs* about that chest, Kerrie P!)

    cheers
    Lily M
    xx

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1867">
      Cate Ellink

      Hi Lily,
      Thanks for visiting and saying nice things 🙂

      I was the same with Patricia Cornwell, then I picked one up Dad gave me a few months ago and all this stuff had happened with Kay… gosh, I was shocked and suddenly back in that world.

      I just read So You Think’s book (love Helen Thomas) and Black Caviar is next. It’s a big fat book (hardback) and one of my good horse-friends gave me both at Christmas. She told me to read So You Think first.

      I’m such a voracious reader. I have to stop myself reading to write! LOL And I read instead of sleeping – my hubby hates it!

      And yes, that chest… there’s a cover in August with Escape that has shoulders… oh, if you’re into shoulders, yumm… like looking from the head down onto them. Oh, my!

      Cate xox

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-1861">

    Love it Cate LOL
    Some great titles in both your piles 🙂
    Dark Rose is in My electronic pile as well. 😛

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1868">
      Cate Ellink

      Hi Maryde,
      Thanks for visiting. I’ve made a start on The Dark Rose. It seems different to the others, but maybe that’s me reading electronically not in paper!! I’ve loved those books.

      There are so many books to be read, aren’t there?

      Cate xox

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1871">

    OH MY! A writer’s TBR pile is insane hey!? I’ve got lots of double ups and also just as many. Sometimes it’s daunting and I feel awful when I don’t get to read RWA authors books for AGES. xo

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1873">
      Cate Ellink

      Oh, thanks Rach! I don’t feel half so bad to know your TBR pile is as big. And yes, there are lots of RWA members’ books to read and they’re growing quicker than I can read them. I’d love to read them all quickly but I never can. Glad we’re in the same boat!

      Cate xox

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-2192">

    some more awesome titles to add to my reading pile. By the time I retire I will be well & truly set up with so many books to read & fill my days. Great post Cate.

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