Friday, February 1, 2013

Love Beyond the Curve by Kate Patrick Excerpt Tour

Charlotte is shocked to find her new landlord, Reed Jackson, is tall, dark, and gorgeous.  The two become fast friends, enjoying times spent together, more than times apart.  Charlotte can’t believe that Reed finds her curvaceous figure incredibly sexy.  Can Reed convince her he wants to be more than just “friends with benefits”?

Exclusive Excerpt:
Charlotte sat in the dark, watching Reed sleep, thinking about the things he had said to her when she was caring for him earlier.  “I’ve thought about this more than once” he had said when she was leaning over him.  “I wouldn’t have minded,” he made reference to her taking advantage of him when giving him a sponge bath.
“Yeah, right.  What man wouldn’t enjoy having his junk massaged?  Two-Ton Tessie would be welcome to bathe his privates as long as she didn’t try anything else, and he could keep his eyes closed!  She wasn’t going to entertain any thoughts that he might remotely have found her attractive.  It’s always the same thing.  Big, hot love in private- skinny, cool love in public!  She was never going to allow that to happen again.  They may as well leave money on the dresser, because that was the way it made her feel.  Fuck buddies, essentially.  She wanted and needed more.  She’d wait.  Hell, maybe she should have paid more attention to Octopus Man.  He certainly didn’t mind public groping!  He also made it clear he would have liked to take her home.  Shit!  He was even good-looking, but he omitted the seduction step altogether.  She wanted to be romanced and courted.  Yes, I’ll definitely wait.  That was her last thought before she dozed off to sleep.

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A little something about Kate:
Kate Patrick grew up in the South.  She can’t recall a time in her life when she didn’t love to read.  She remembers going to the library as a child where she devoured biographies and Nancy Drew mysteries.  Her love of reading has continued into adulthood, but it is hot romance that she loves to write!  While in high school and college, she and her sister began to write romantic stories about girls that met their dream guys who fell instantly in love with them.  Even these early manuscripts were spicy enough that the need to “hide” these notebooks was a high priority when leaving the house!

Writing took a backseat to a teaching career, marriage, and motherhood, though books were constant companions.  Love stories became a favorite, and began to take the place of mysteries more and more.  About three years ago, the idea of writing was rekindled.  Now, you can find her late at night typing away by the blue glow of her laptop screen.

She and her husband live on the Gulf Coast with their son and three quirky Pomeranians.  When not writing or reading, Kate loves to sing, dance, and watch romantic movies, side-splitting comedies, and crime dramas.  Spending time connecting with family and friends is an important priority for her as well.

Finding Kate: Website | Twitter

Kate wants to giveaway some gift cards.....She will be awarding a $5.00 Starbucks gift card to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of each week of the tour.  At the end of the tour, there will be a grand prize winner who will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.  To enter to win, just leave a comment for Kate below in the comments section.  Besure to leave your email address.

To increase your chances of winning, hop over to the other blogs and leave comments there as well.


Week 1:

January 21: Regina May Ross's Blog
January 22: Racing To Read
January 23: Musings From An Addicted Reader
January 24: JM Stewart
January 25: Romancing the Book

Week 2:

January 28: Farm Girl Books
January 29: bookswagger
January 30: Crazy Four Books
January 31: Christine Young Romance Writer
February 1: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
February 1: STOP 2 Francesca's Mindstream

Week 3:

February 4: Queen of the Night Reviews
February 5: Books and Other Spells
February 6: Christy McKee Writes About Women in the "Sweet Spot" of Life
February 7: It's All About The Romance
February 8: Deal Sharing Aunt

Week 4:

February 11: Wicked Readings By Tawania
February 11: STOP 2 One World Singles Magazine Blog
February 12: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
February 13: Romancing the Pen
February 13: REVIEW Reviews By Molly
February 14: Rachel Brimble Romance
February 15: You Gotta Read Reviews


  1. Charlotte sounds like she's had some bad experiences...or a little self-esteem problem. But I know how she feels. That excerpt sums up a lot of real feelings!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. She battles the self esteem issues, especially due to negative past experiences!But..she finds out there are some good men out there. I realize she goes back and forth with the esteem issue, which has irritated a lot of readers, but I know from experience and from knowing other women, it does happen that way for some overweight women. I guess it also depends on just how much overweight you are compared to most other women.

  2. This story seems to be very good at writing about feelings, and making the reader feel them too.

    1. Thank you for sharing that with me. I always wonder if I am explaining the feeling the right way. I really try. Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. This title interests me, definitely. Can't wait to see who wins!!!

    1. So glad it caught your attention! Thank you for commenting. I hope you enjoy the weekend.


  4. Nice cover.


    1. I was pleased with it. I think I could relax as I leaned back in his embrace! :) Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for the comment.



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