Special Guest Katie Reus! (With Giveaway)

Thanks so much to Cynthia and the other ladies at Magical Musings for having me as a guest here today!

When I was engaged and through the early years of my marriage my husband and I emailed each other a lot because sometimes it was our only form of communication. He was in the military and thus deployed often, and then due to other jobs afterward, he still traveled overseas. Sometimes a phone call wasn’t always possible so email was always our go-to form of communication. And boy did we email a lot. Sometimes multiple times a day. I created a scrapbook of our letters that is sadly packed away at the moment, but looking back I still wonder how we had that much to say to each other. Of course that was in the beginning stages of our life together so we were still learning so much about each other. We’re still learning and I don’t think we’ll ever stop (or hopefully we won’t) discovering things about each other. Even though my husband’s current job isn’t exactly safe, I’m glad that he’s home most nights. Still, a very small part of me misses the excitement and newness of opening up one of those emails from him. I believe that there’s a sort of freedom in being completely yourself when writing letters whether they’re typed or handwritten.


In Protector’s Mate—my recent release from Harlequin Nocturne—the two main characters, Felicia and Alaric, get to know one another largely through email while she’s in Afghanistan working as a nurse. This all happens before the actual story starts but it sets the stage for how well they know each other when the story opens. And I freely admit to drawing upon my own personal experience when writing this story and that’s part of the reason this story is so special to me.

Protector’s Mate:

After two years in a war zone, werewolf Felicia Serna has finally returned to find another pack has taken over her territory…and the new second-in-command is the very man who haunts her fantasies.

Alaric has wanted Felicia from the moment he laid eyes on her, and now he’s ready to claim her. When a threatening shifter begins stalking them, he’s determined to protect her…even if it means putting his seduction on hold. But even in the heat of danger, their red-hot passion cannot be denied.


A little about me: I’ve been reading romance from a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus

Want to win a digital copy of PROTECTOR’S MATE?

So, what is your favorite form of communication with your loved ones? One commenter will be randomly picked to win a digital copy of Protector’s Mate. I’ll leave it open until Saturday at noon (4/21) and announce the winner in the comments section so make sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by today!

About Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty-five novels and novellas. More information about Cynthia can be found at www.cynthiaeden.com.
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22 Responses to Special Guest Katie Reus! (With Giveaway)

  1. Misty Evans says:

    Great to have you here, Katie!

    Love letters are such a sweet, romantic element in relationships, whether on paper or email. I have boxes of letters my husband and I exchanged during our college years and we still right little notes to each other now, twenty-some years later. I save all of them and stash them in various keepsake boxes, journals and books (they make cool bookmarks). The other day, hubs pulled out his electric guitar and in the case was a card and note from me that he’d saved, so I guess I’m not the only one who’s a romantic at heart. 🙂

    Congrats on the new release and all your success! Your stories are wonderful.

    • Katie Reus says:

      That’s so sweet, Misty! I never even thought about using letters as a bookmark! And thank you, I really enjoy yours too. I’m really looking forward to the next Kali Sweet book 🙂

  2. Karey Smith says:

    I like to call my sister that lives in another state or skype thank you for this opportunity

  3. Edie Ramer says:

    Katie, what a lovely post. I have a note (with a drawing) from my husband that’s been on my bulletin board for 12 years. Looking at it makes me happy.

    Your book sounds great. I love the idea that they knew each other mostly from emails before the story begins. I haven’t made any romantic connections through email (because I’m married, lol), but I’ve made many friends through emails.

    • Katie Reus says:

      That’s so sweet that you still have it! I’ve made a lot of friends through email too. I actually met one of my now best friends through email 🙂 I love how connected the world is now!

  4. CrystalGB says:

    Wonderful post. I love it when my husband leaves me notes in my purse. I like to communicate with family by phone and email.

  5. Audra Holtwick says:

    I talk to my family in person when I can -that is my favorite— but most of the time it is on facebook

    • Katie Reus says:

      Hi Audra! I used to not be a huge fan of facebook but now I am since I don’t live close to my family anymore. It’s a nice way to show photos of the little one and stay up to date on their lives too 🙂

  6. Laurie says:

    Thanks for the post Katie! Me and hubby aren’t known for our written communications, he really didn’t talk much either. As we’ve been married for almost 20 years now, and were so busy, we neglected alot of things. As life has changed so have we, but we’ve managed to stay together. I might try writting a quick note, maybe that would be more freeing for him as well.

  7. Andie Wardlow says:

    Hi Katie!
    My favorite way to communicate with my loved ones is on the phone. I don’t know where I would be if I couldn’t talk to my sister everyday after work. No place good I tell ya. 🙂 Now where do you sign up for the boy who writes love letters…ive been with my man 14 years and never got a love letter…boo!

  8. Cynthia Eden says:

    Thanks for coming by today, Katie!!! So excited for your new release! 😉

    My husband and I love to text each other. Silly little texts that arrive in the middle of the day.

  9. Julie says:

    It used to be handwritten letters! Now it’s mainly emails and Twitter. Man, times have changed.
    Julie`s last blog was …hafelina: @thedude_snc So long as you have all your fingers!

  10. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Katie,

    Welcome to Magical Musings! I love the idea of keeping all those emails from long ago. Treasuring the little things helps build the foundation of love for today. Your new release sounds lovely – I wish you all the best with it!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Unbelievable – Maddy’s Floor is here at last!

  11. Brenda Hyde says:

    May I say face to face, after the kids are asleep? 😆 We talk on the phone every day because he calls from work and let’s us know he’s leaving. I’m not sure when he started that, but we’ve done it since we moved out to the country. It’s take him a half hour or so to get home. We both just got texting about 2 months ago though, and have had a little bit of fun doing that until I realized my 12 year old likes to grab my phone and play with it–looking at the messages. 😯 I have learned how to delete. LOL
    Brenda Hyde`s last blog was …Interview: YA Paranormal Author J. Meyers

  12. Liz says:

    E-mail or phone because, as my younger family members assure me, my technical ability is antediluvian. Of course, I can remember writing with pen and ink, but it was not a quill.

  13. Sam Wakefield says:

    I’d say handwritten love letters, but that was before 🙁 With today’s technology, Skype, email, text messages and oh…Facebook and Twitter are very popular. Although I still have the letters, even notes stashed in a shoebox I created back in high school. Glad I kept them!
    Sam Wakefield`s last blog was …Specialty Makeup Brushes for the Average Person

  14. bn100 says:

    The book sounds very good. I like to use the phone.

  15. Amy Remus says:

    My Husband and I lived in different towns while dating so we did a lot of email. Now since we both work outside the home we instant message and text a lot throughout the workday. Your book looks great. Thanks for the post and giveaway opportunity!

  16. Katie, great to have you here and all the very best with your new release.

    When my husband did his conscription year in the navy, before we were married, we had no choice but letters, as he was in officers’ training camp most of the time, and I was at university, with no phone (this was before cell phones :)). I still have those letters, and I love it when he writes me notes at Valentines day sometimes, but my favorite way to communicate now is talking when the kids go to bed and the house is ours.
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …Over at Murder She Writes Today (there is a giveaway)

  17. Katie Reus says:

    Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and to Cynthia and the other women at Magical Musings for having me here! Meant to get back yesterday and comment on everyone but I’ve been working on some crazy deadlines 🙂

    According to random.org the winner of Protector’s Mate is: Audra Holtwick! Congrats! Please email me at katiereus@gmail.com to claim your prize 🙂

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