** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Kate James – with GIVEAWAYS! **

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

** NOTE **  Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the GIVEAWAYS!



Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming author KATE JAMES!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Kate!

When Kate found out that I was going to start this Friday Favorites feature on my blog this year, she was super supportive and offered to forge some author connections for me.  I really appreciate your help and support Kate! Thank you again! ♥

Kate has a giveaway that will be detailed at the bottom of the post, but as a special thank you to Kate for all of her help, I am also doing a personal giveaway … I will be gifting a Kindle copy of Kate’s newest book SANCTUARY COVE to (5) five lucky winners! Enjoy this wonderful book … and help an author out with a REVIEW! 🙂


Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.


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My favorite color is …

Is blonde a color? I would like to go with blonde, because you’re so sweet and generous with your support of authors!

I could say black, because we have two wonderful black Labs, Harley and Logan, but having been a painter and art instructor while I was going through university, I know that black is not a color. In fact, it’s the absence of all color!

So, I’ll go with turquoise . . . as in a nice tropical-ocean turquoise!


My favorite place to read is … 

I can’t think of a place I don’t like to read, and I’m never without a book. Since I don’t (by choice) have a lot of down time, one thing I do like to indulge in is an hour-long bubble bath, with a glass of chilled Chardonnay and a terrific book!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sink into this tub filled with bubbles, and be absorbed in a great book?


My favorite snack is … 

I love almost anything with chocolate in it! One of my favorite snacks is a KitKat bar, especially with a cup of tea.


My favorite type of music is … 

I defer to my husband in this regard, as he loves music and is a very talented singer. My taste in music tends to be eclectic, but right now some of my favorite songs are by Thomas Rhett.


My favorite hot beverage is … 

It’s tea, with sugar and milk, but I must have cup of coffee first thing in the morning!

I have to mention that this beautiful, personalized mug was gifted to me by the lovely, talented and prolific author, Loree Lough!


My favorite type of flower is … 

This one is easy. The beautiful ones my husband regularly spoils me with me!


My favorite time of day is … 

I love early mornings, and especially watching the sun rise. I find I’m most productive then, too.

I can also go for a beautiful sunset, though!


My favorite candy is …

Hmmm . . . I don’t eat candy. Can I default to chocolate? Then for consistency, I’ll go with KitKat bars again!


My favorite hobby is … 

I love painting, although I don’t take as much time for it any more as I would like to.

I suppose I could have used this picture to answer the favorite-flower question, too! 🙂

I also enjoy gardening.


My favorite place to vacation is … 

We love visiting the Caribbean. Most of the islands are an easy, direct flight for us from Toronto. Our favorite island is St. Lucia. It’s scenic, lush and—most importantly—the people are wonderful.

Photo credit: Trailfinders

We are fortunate to have spent a lot of time in the Caribbean, and we’ve discovered a wonderful resort called Calabash Cove. It’s been named one of the top ten boutique resort in the world and justifiably so!


Lynn, thank you again, for inviting me to your blog and for all your wonderful support of authors. And much thanks to everyone who stopped by. Happy reading! Kate ♥♥♥



Look for Kate’s latest release SANCTUARY COVE



Amazon | Harlequin |  Nook | iBook 


Can his safe haven be enough for her? 

Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save. 

The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good.



And don’t miss Kate’s other releases for 2017 …

Home to Stay, the fourth book in the San Diego K-9 Series – releasing July 1, 2017

She’s bringing his son home 

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans’s son safely home is more than a job. It’s a mission she can’t fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist…

Pre-Order links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Stay-San-Diego-Unit-ebook/dp/B01MTTZNSJ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Chapters-Indigo (Kobo): https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/home-to-stay/9781488012297-item.html?ikwid=kate+james+home+to+stay&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=0


And coming October 1st, A Priceless Find (working title), a sequel to the award-winning A Child’s Christmas!


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  1. Lynn, blonde is DEFINITELY my favorite color now! How incredibly generous of you to not only welcome me to your blog but to offer up five Kindle copies of Sanctuary Cove. If the winners of the eBooks wish, I will mail them an autographed Sanctuary Cove bookplate.

    Thank you for this fun Friday feature and for hosting me on your blog!

    • LynnB888 says

      Blonde … haha … you’re so sweet!

      So happy to do it Kate! I appreciate you! 🙂

      Thanks so much for the signed book plate offer. I’m sure my five lucky winners will just love receiving that from you!

  2. What a nice post! I love the pictures, Kate.

    • LynnB888 says

      Hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I know, she took us to each of those places right along with her with her gorgeous pictures right?

    • Thanks from me, too, Liz for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I would love to take both of you with me to any of those places! 🙂

  3. new to me author, her book sounds so cute 😀 rescued dog, cottage in the Adirondacks? sounds like a fun read

  4. I know there’s so much more to this post, but I was done when I saw the mug. I LOVE IT!!!!

    • I’m glad you like the mug, Kim. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for it, because it was gifted to me by the wonderful Loree Lough, one of my very favorite authors!

  5. Jessica Chappell says

    Hi Kate!!! Love your books!!!

  6. Kate is awesome as was Sanctuary Cove. I’ve read the book, so don’t enter me. SC is a must read for any romance reader who enjoys a little suspense and some dogs thrown into the mix.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Jill, and for visiting Lynn’s blog today! I have to give a shoutout to you, too, with the release of your debut, Second Chance Romance! I have a few pages of the book I am currently reading to finish and yours is next! 🙂

    • LynnB888 says

      So great of you to stop by Jill! I’m looking forward to reading your debut LoveInspired! It’s already bought and on my TBR 🙂

      For those of you that don’t know, Jill has just released her first LoveInspired, called Second Chance Romance.

  7. Rajee Pandi says

    Hi Kate Love your blog

  8. Alexandra says

    Sounds interesting. I love abit of suspense.

  9. Janie Evans says

    Thank you for the opportunity. I love any kind of romance reading. I do read and leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

    • I wish you good luck with the giveaway’s Janie! Reviews mean a lot to authors, and it’s very much appreciated that you take the time to write them. If you get a chance to read one of my books, I hope you will enjoy it!

  10. Tricha Leary says

    Hi Kate!!!

  11. Hi Kate

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