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I’m Cate. Two years ago I was an English major at UNLV. Today, I’m a legal prostitute in Nevada and I was happy with that, and then John arrived. He’s a billionaire. I’m a hooker. Now, things are far from simple and I’m wresting with how to mix business with pleasure. How is that going to work? You can read that for yourself. Cat Haus is our story.
Henry sat at his desk in the office, squinting at the computer screen. He glanced up as I plopped myself into the other chair. “Hey.”
He nodded. “Cate. Something I can do for you?”
His brows rose. “Is there a particular reason why?”
“She’s a bitch.” I didn’t really expect him to do anything about Tiffany. It was just nice to vent once in a while.
Henry smiled. “You ready for your vacation tomorrow?”
“Yes, I can’t wait for my vacation.” I over emphasized the word on purpose and got the expected eye roll and indulgent headshake from Henry. He was probably ready for me to leave so he could get back to his computer work. I wasn’t. “So, John wasn’t real happy with this private gig of mine, I take it.”
“I informed him of it. As to his opinions on the matter, he didn’t share those with me.”
Bullshit. Yes, John had the definition of a poker face when it came to business, but for people who knew him well, like Henry, there were cracks in his façade. But as difficult of a nut to crack as John was, Henry might possibly be harder. It would be a losing battle for me to try to get anything more out of him.
The house phone rang, ending this line of questioning as Henry answered it. I was ready to give up and go back to sparring with Tiffany in the parlor anyway. Standing, I was surprised when he held up one finger to stop me from leaving.
“One moment.” Henry held the receiver out. “It’s for you.”
Me? Of course my first thought was that it was John. Calling to say what, I didn’t know. He missed me? That he was on his way back to sweep me off my feet and buy me a condo? Crazy things could swirl through a girl’s head sometimes.
I’d heard about some study done somewhere that if you give a rat a lever to press that induced orgasm, the animal would push that thing until it died. I had no idea how or why those scientists conducted that study, which was pretty freaky if you asked me, but I decided to blame my current insanity on my addiction to the orgasms John gave me and leave it at that.
I took the phone and said, “Hello?”
“Hey, girl. It’s Ty.”
It was a relief when I heard Ty’s voice. I truly was an idiot when it came to John so it was far better it wasn’t him calling me. “Hi. How are you?”
“I see you tomorrow, so I couldn’t be better.”
I could hear the smile in his voice, which had me smiling as well. “Aw, thanks.”
“I wanted to iron out the details. I’ll be in practice from early tomorrow morning. I’m not sure when they’ll cut us loose for the day, so I’m sending a car to pick you up there.”
“You don’t have to send a car. I can drive myself in to the city—”
“Don’t be silly. I’m sending a car. Is around eleven-thirty good? I know you work late, so I want you to be able to sleep in.”
“Yeah, that’s fine. But really, I could drive.”
“Just take the damn car, Cate. The team pays for the service. It’s one of the perks for the players.”
“All right. As long as you don’t have to pay for it.”
Ty laughed and I guess I did sound silly worrying, given what he was paying for me. “I don’t have to pay for it. I promise. See you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow.” I handed the phone back to Henry, who was slowly shaking his head at me. I waited until he’d replaced the receiver and then asked, “What’s wrong with you?”
“You. When a man offers to send you a car, you take it. The same goes for clothes or jewelry. You smile, say thank you and put it on, whether you hate it or not. You never ever try to give anything back. You bring it home with you because one day, you may need to sell it.”
I eyed him. “You sure you’ve never worked in this kind of business before?”
“Cate, there are whores in every business. You just happen to hold a license for it.”
For those who have patiently waited, Cat Haus 3 is available in eBook and for the introductory new release price 99 cents!
In this final installment of the Cat Haus trilogy, Cate and John try to navigate the rocky terrain of mixing business with pleasure.
“I had no idea what I was getting into with these two little gems but all it took was the first page to put me in place! A novella series set in one of Nevada’s Cathouses, Cate gives us a taste of just what her job entitles. Filled with just the right combination of sexy and story, you won’t be able to put these down. I mean where else can you find a book about a woman who finds love while working in a whorehouse? But it’s not all trash and smut, there really is a great story in there and I’m patiently waiting for any information on #3.” Heather, Goodreads.
And here is the news that Heather is waiting for…
Cat Haus 3 is coming. I promise. I just got bogged down with some other things that took priority, even though my heart and mind are on writing this series, I had to fulfill some other obligations first. That said I will make a promise to have Cat Haus 3 to you shortly. Hopefully by the time you with little ones have sent them back to school and you have some free time again!
Once part 3 is released, I will then also release a bundle of parts 1, 2, and 3 together. So it will be available one part at a time and also bundled to hopefully satisfy every reader’s preference.
THEN, I’ve decided to write kind of a prequel, the back story for both Cate and John. BEFORE CAT HAUS will be Cate’s journey from college to cathouse. How and why she came to be where she is and her first encounter with Gus. Then in BEFORE CATE we’ll see John’s backstory from his Point of View. What events led to him being who he is today. I’m really excited about these 2 and, doing things backwards I guess, I’m already looking into cover art.
So that’s the dirt. Hope you stick around for the upcoming stories. In the meantime, if you want to join the mailing list I’ll send out a message when I finally get the next release out.
7/22/13 UPDATE –The WINNER of my prize of a download of CAT HAUS chosen by Random.org is CARLY! Thank you ALL for all the wonderful comments. I so appreciated you stopped by! Carrie
Romance publishing… It seems the only constant in this business is change.
Years ago, self-publishing was the lowest of the low. Now, self-published best sellers emerge daily and hit the NY Times Best Seller list.
Years ago the lines were clear–there was historical romance and contemporary romance. Now, genres are anything but defined. Everything is a cross-genre and there are so many, with new ones being added all the time, who can keep up? The newest it seems is New Adult. First I thought this genre was to define things such as the Twilight series–a book written for teens but read by moms as well. But then it seems to have morphed into super hot erotic stories, still featuring younger characters but definitely not for the younger reader. NOW, it’s got another criteria–angst. You can’t classify a book as NA without killing off the heroine’s mother in some horrible manner, or making her so destitute she has to live on a jar of peanut butter because she can’t afford food. Then this heroine is swept off her feet by someone so rich the mind boggles. I read an article by a younger reader who said what she wants to read is stories about young women like her. Early 20-somethings who are getting their first place on their own, and choosing between paying their credit card bill or taking that money to go out drinking that night because that is her reality, not the millionaire sweeping her off in his helicopter. Maybe the New Adult genre will morph into that. Who knows.
I’d thought my Cat Haus, about a UNLV English major who turns to legal prostitution to make a living, might border on New Adult since she’s very young. But besides the whole hooker thing, the angst isn’t there because her parents aren’t dead and she’s not starving. And so I will wait for the next change, and the next new genre, just like the rest of us.
Until then, take a moment and enter the contest!!
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1- Leave a comment (that includes your email address ) on this post to enter to win an ecopy of my CAT HAUS eBook. International entries accepted for my prize. The winner of my prize will be contacted by me by email.
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Contest ends at 11:59 PM on July 21, 2013. Winners chosen via random.org.
The reviews are still coming in strong for both Cat Haus 1 and 2. Here are this morning’s latest from Goodreads…