Monday, January 16, 2017

Meet the Characters of Sanctuary Cove . . . by Kate James




March is (thankfully) just around the corner, and I'm thrilled to be sharing a release date with LeAnne Bristow, Tara Randel and Cerella Sechrist.


We’ve already told you a little about our books and first revealed the covers here, and Cerella posted 13-sentence excerpts from each of our books last Friday and kicked off a fantastic 13-book giveaway here.

Today, I would like to introduce you to Sanctuary Cove, and some of the two- and four-legged characters who inhabit it.


Here is a short outline of the story:

When New York-based communications executive Emma Meadows finds her personal and professional life in shambles, she retreats to a lakefront cabin in the Adirondack Mountains. Aiding an injured animal at the side of a rain-drenched road, she meets local veterinarian Joshua Whitmore. Gradually, Josh’s charm and persistence overcome her defenses. But when Emma’s past abruptly intrudes—putting reputations and even lives at stake—it threatens everything she and Josh have begun to build together.

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Sanctuary Cove is a fictitious small town on the edge of a lake in the Adirondack Mountains region of the state of New York. Emma's cottage is situated on a large, secluded property, on a knoll overlooking a small, private lake. The location looks like this . . .



























Meet Joshua Whitmore

Our here is Josh Whitmore. Josh is a veterinarian. He is 35 years old, six-feet, three-inches tall, with a lean, athletic build. He has dark brown, collar-length hair, and his eyes are brown with gold flecks. He is good natured and easy going. Family is important to Josh. He is principled, committed to his work, and loyal to his friends and family. A celebrity lookalike for Josh is Josh Holloway.


Meet Emma Meadows

Our heroine is Emma Meadows. She’s 32 and a former communications executive. She has unwavering standards of ethics and integrity, and loves animals. She is relatively tall at five feet eight inches, and she's slender. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes. A celebrity lookalike for Emma is Sienna Miller.

Meet Max

Max is Emma’s dog. He is a five-year-old Alaskan malamute, weighing approximately 100 pounds. He has silver-gray and white fur, and brown eyes. Max is gentle, loving and loyal.


Meet Theo

Theo is a dog-wolf mix, with gray fur and brown eyes. He's slightly larger than Max, and is healing from an injury. He develops a strong bond with Emma and Max, and is protective of them.

Meet Winston

Winston is Josh’s yellow Labrador retriever. He has yellow fur—naturally—and sweet brown eyes. He weighs roughly 70 pounds. He’s as lovable and loving as a dog can be.

Josh, Emma, Max, Theo and Winston would love it if you visited Sanctuary Cove and spent some time with them!
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Giveaway!

If you stopped by our blog last Friday the 13th for Cerella's post, you know that in the spirit of all things thirteen, a bunch of our fellow Heartwarming authors joined Cerella, Tara, LeAnne and me to offer up copies of their releases, for a THIRTEEN book giveaway!

You still have time to enter using the form below...and you can enter every day to increase your chances of winning!


Lucky 13 Heartwarming Book Giveaway

Good luck with the giveaway and happy reading!

28 comments:

  1. Kate, I love all your photos and Max is so, well, elegant! He looks like he walked out of a dream, not that Josh Holloway, doesn't, but then I'm a dog person like you. This is going to be really fun with three dogs. I love your cover and setting. The Adirondacks have always held a fascination for me and drawn me many times to set stories there.

    Good luck with Sanctuary Cove! I see many, many 5 star reviews coming for this one.

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    1. Aww...thank you, Catherine! Max is based on our beloved Casper, who we had to say goodbye to a number of years ago. :-( The picture in the post is Casper, and the picture of Winston is also one of our past beloved dogs, Buster.

      Have a wonderful day, and thank you for contributing your terrific book to the giveaway!

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  2. Aww, Winston. He looks so sweet! The book sounds wonderful, and I'm with Catherine, sharing her fascination with the Adirondacks. I've never been there, so enjoy the vicarious trips I take in your stories.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Winston is based on one of our previous dogs, Buster. That's Buster in the picture.

      I hope you will enjoy the visit to Sanctuary Cove!

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  3. Kate, I'm going to be excited to get this book. Love the cover and love the photos of your role models for characters and pets.
    BTW-thanks for your help with my email glitch.

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    1. Aww...thank you, Roz. I hope you will enjoy it, and I am glad you like the cover and the photos.

      As for the e-mail, I am always more than happy to help!

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  4. Three dogs and a romance. Oh boy! I love the photos, and it seems right that good-natured Josh would have a lab. I'm looking forward to all the stories in March.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I hope you will enjoy all for of the March releases!

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  5. Great post and I'm in love with your canine heroes!! Not that Josh isn't gorgeous!

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    1. Ha, ha! My husband walked by while I was preparing the post yesterday and, of course, I was just inserting the picture of Josh Holloway. It was cute the way he casually stopped to see what I was doing! :) As for the dogs, the pictures of Max and Winston are of two of our previous dogs. We still miss them dearly, and I was glad to be able to bring them back to life in this book. Max and Winston not only look like Casper and Buster, they have their personalities, too.

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  6. Kate, three dogs in one story, what a treat for us dog lovers! Not that the H and H's story isn't intriguing, as well. I've never been to the Adirondacks and look forward to a vicarious visit.

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    1. I had a lot of fun writing the four-legged characters, so hopefully you and other dog lovers will enjoy reading about them...oh, and of course about the H and H, as well! :)

      Have a great day, Linda!

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  7. Everything about Sanctuary Cove sounds wonderful Kate: setting, storyline, animals. I'm sincerely looking forward to reading it. I loved the pictures too.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I hope you will enjoy it. You might be pleased to know that I submitted the manuscript for my November release, and it features a cat called Mindy! :)

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  8. Love the cast of characters, Kate! The setting looks pretty awesome, too :)

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  9. Sanctuary Cove sounds amazing and I think one of your pictures is maybe Chazy Lake?

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    1. I'm nervous about you reading it because of where you live, Karen! As for the picture . . . nope. It's northern Ontario! ;)

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    2. Oh, and thank you very much!!

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  10. After having read Sanctuary Cove and loving it, it's great to see the cast of characters!

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    1. As you know, I am very happy that you enjoyed Sanctuary Cove, Jill. Did you picture the characters to look anything like the photos in this post?

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    2. The picture I had in my head of Emma is pretty close, Kate. :)

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  11. Loved the post :) My dog's at 50 pounds, can't imagine 100. The 50's about to do me in, especially when she wants to be a lapdog!
    My second book for Heartwarming had a wolf hybrid. I actually visited a sanctuary. Took about six kids with me. They got quit an education :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! Speaking from personal experience (and I've heard this, too), the larger breeds tend to be calmer and quieter. Our malamute was very gentle and sweet. Fortunately, he never thought of himself as a lap dog! :)

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  12. Great post! I love all the visuals. Okay, I admit it. I really like Josh. The cute "little" animals don't hurt much either. :)

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    1. Thanks, LeAnne. I am happy we get to share a release date...and for your debut Heartwarming book! :D

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  13. Loved this post and its 'real life' images. Adorable dogs and looking forward to Sanctuary Cove!

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    1. Thank you, Janice. I hope you enjoy Sanctuary Cove and the other terrific March releases!

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