Monday, August 5, 2013

Bodyguards of L.A. County And An Awesome Giveaway

I’m always delighted to welcome bestselling author Cate Beauman back to Thoughts in Progress. She joins us today to talk about her series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County, and she has a special surprise.

Hi Cate, welcome.

Hi Mason! Thanks so much for having me back to "Thoughts in Progress!" Your followers have helped put each of my books on Amazon's Best Seller list. I would love to celebrate this success by offering my biggest book giveaway yet - the entire four book series! Please select one winner to receive all four of my eBooks for their Kindle or Nook. Good luck!

Stop by my website,, to read the first few chapters of each book and then come and hang out on Facebook at

Cate, thanks for this awesome giveaway (please see the end of the post for the details). Now let’s find out a little more about each book in the terrific series.

Book One: MORGAN'S HUNTER, the story of Morgan and Hunter.
 Morgan's Hunter   Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana.

    As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top close protection agent, Hunter Phillips.

    Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth.

    On the run and at the mercy of a madman, Morgan and Hunter must outsmart a killer to save their own lives.   

"-one thing I noticed right away was Hunter is smoking hot. This author captured his attractiveness well. Many romance authors have said their main character was good looking, but this was one of the very few times where I thought, "Wow. He's hot!" And let me tell you blonde-haired blue eyed guys are not my type. The author deserves some serious props here." Raven Reviewer

Book Two: FALLING FOR SARAH, the story of Sarah anFalling-For-Sarah-2240-for-Amazon-and-Smashwordsd Ethan.
    Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee…until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. 

    Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most. 

"This story, although starting sad with Jake's death, goes zero to sixty from there. A creepy, insane , psycho thrown in with HOT manly men always make for an awesome ride." Inside BJ's Head

Book Three: HAILEY'S TRUTH, the story of Hailey and Austin.
  Hailey's Truth  Hailey Roberts has never had it easy. Despite the scars of a tragic childhood, she’s made a life for herself. As a part-time student and loving nanny, she yearns for a family of her own and reluctant Austin Casey, Ethan Cooke Security’s best close protection agent.

    Hailey’s past comes back to haunt her when her long lost brother tracks her down, bringing his dangerous secrets with him. At an emotional crossroads, Hailey accepts a humanitarian opportunity that throws her together with Austin, taking her hundreds of miles from her troubles, or so she thinks.

    What starts out as a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare as violence erupts on the island of Cozumel. Young women are disappearing, community members are dying—and the carnage links back to her brother.  

    As Austin struggles to keep Hailey’s past from destroying her future, he’s forced to make a decision that could turn her against him, or worse cost them both their lives. 

"WOW. My head is in a whirl from this one. From the high intensity of Suspense, down to the oh-so yummy Romance, by far, Hailey and Austin have the hottest freaking scenes of the three books! ~ It's so good... or I'm so bad because--I hate to admit it--I reread the hotter than Hades scenes! I could read the entire novel again, and that's rare for me."  Hammy

Book Four: FOREVER ALEXA, the story of Alexa and Jackson.
    First grade teacher and single mother Alexa Harris is no stranger Forever Alexa 800 Cover reveal and Promotionalto struggle, but for once, things are looking up. The school year is over and the lazy days of summer are here. Mini-vacations and relaxing twilight barbeques are on the horizon until Alexa’s free-spirited younger sister vanishes. 

    Ransom calls and death threats force Alexa and her young daughter to flee their quiet home in Maryland. With nowhere else to turn, Alexa seeks the help of Jackson Matthews, Ethan Cooke Security’s Risk Assessment Specialist and the man who broke her heart. 

    With few leads to follow and Abby’s case going cold, Alexa must confess a shocking secret if she and Jackson have any hope of saving her sister from a hell neither could have imagined.

"FOREVER ALEXA is a book that is impossible to put down. I loved the first three books in this series, Morgan's Hunter, Falling for Sarah and Hailey's Truth, but FOREVER ALEXA is far and above my favorite in the series. That being said, I not only recommend but encourage readers of romantic suspense to give Ms. Beauman's books a will not be disappointed!!!" NicoleMD

Book Five: Waiting For Wren, the story of Wren Cooke and Tucker Campbell.
    This book is scheduled for release in November.

Cate Beauman lives in Tennessee with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernard, Bear. She recently resigned from her day job to concentrate on the thing she refers to as ‘My Dream Come True’ career! 

Cate said, “I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, two years later, I’m working on the fifth novel in my best selling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards Of L.A. County.”

For more on Cate and this tantalizing series, you can visit her website, check out her Amazon Author Page, and find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: This giveaway is for eBook copies only. One winner will receive all 4 books in The Bodyguards of L.A. County series.

To enter, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Bodyguards of L.A. County.” Your message should include your name and the email address you’d like the eBooks sent to. And, just so you know, I don’t share any of this information with anyone other than the publisher/tour promoter nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a copy of all 4 books in The Bodyguards of L.A. County series is 8 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you drawn to have all the books in a series or can you just be happy with one or two?


  1. Cate, thanks for joining us again. A special thanks for this fantastic giveaway. Wishing you much success.

  2. Mason - Thanks for hosting Cate.

    Cate - I think it's interesting that the novels in your series are related but feature different protagonists. That's an innovative approach. I wish you success.

  3. Wow, what great reads these look like.

    It is different (to me) to have novels relate but characters different. I like that idea.

  4. Thanks again for having me! It's always so nice to come back feeling so welcome. Happy reading! :)


  5. If I like the first couple of books in a series it's a pretty good bet that I'll be interested in picking up the rest of the books.


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