Monday, June 12, 2017

MEET THE AUTHOR: Kat Henry Doran - All in for Love, An Anthology

It's my pleasure to introduce Kat Henry Doran who is from western New York. She writes romance, occasionally with elements of suspense. When she's not writing, she listens to audio books of her favorite authors while she's driving or sewing. Today, Kat is letting us take a peek at a Boxed Set of six award-winning authors with romances from sweet to sensual and filled with thrills and maybe even a ghost or two. All for less than the price of a cup of coffee--99 cents! Her work, "Raising Kane," is included. The set was released on June 1, 2017

ALL IN FOR LOVE - Titles and Authors

An Inn Decent Proposal  - by Sharon Buchbinder
Perfect Odds - by Lashanta Charles
A Ghost To Die For - by Keta Diablo
Raising Kane - by Kat Henry Doran
For Money Or Love - by Margo Hoornstra
Take A Chance On Me - by M.J. Schiller

Kat's blogging and  giving her insight in to---
                                     "Writing for a Box Set"
            When the opportunity to write for a box set arose, I jumped on it with enthusiasm. I'd participated in a number of series in the distant past for my publisher, both as an author and an editor, and missed the experience of working in the team atmosphere. In my former lives as a nurse and an advocate for victims of violence, the work was exhausting as well as rewarding. I can't say I loved every minute of it, but none of it could ever be termed a success without the efforts of the entire team--either in the OR or in the criminal courts building.
            Probably the most important aspect of a team is, in my opinion, when each member utilizes their particular strengths for the good of the whole. With regard to All In For Love: 
            One of the Lucky6 arranged a mind-boggling blog tour, then put it all down on an easy to comprehend spread sheet. As of this writing, she's doing something called a Thunderclap. For me, who recently mastered the art of opening attachments, I'm amazed at this woman's abilities.
            Another is in charge of formatting. Bless her heart. I wouldn't do that even if someone held a gun to my head.
            A third is the all time champ at graphics. Her teasers and photos, combined with a bright, eye-catching blog, Facebook banner and Pinterest page brings me to tears. I possess ten thumbs when it comes to photography; this woman's work, which feels so effortless, takes my breath away.
            A fourth member, a veteran in box sets guided us newbies in the process, adding options for promotional ideas as well as dividing up the task list. Most helpful to all.
           Another member of Lucky 6 is a wiz, and I stress WHIZ, at tweets and promotions. Again, effortless, mind blowing and tear inducing. 
            Me? Not much. I'm just sitting back, reaping the bennies.
            With this crew there's a million of them.           

The authors are offering a give-away to one person who leaves 
their name and email address today: a wristlet tote.

Excerpt from Raising Kane by Kat Henry Doran
Lt. Kieran Pollack signs in to work and comes up against the woman of his dreams: Mallory Kane, ace investigative reporter. Unfortunately she's just spent the night in jail and is in no mood to speak with anyone--particularly a cop.
“Anything I need to know before I head upstairs, Sarge?”
“It’s all there.” The night duty man passed him the report from the previous platoon. “The usual pugs, thugs and mugs threw themselves a circus down at The Dirty Dawg last night.”
Kieran scrawled his name on the sign-in roster. “Again? Somebody ought to look into closing down that pest hole.”
“I bet the Mayor is thinkin’ along those same lines. With the Chief on vacation and the Deputy Chief at a meeting out of town, as PIO it’s your job to handle the fallout. Lucky man.”
Fall-out? “What are you talking about?”
A woman with mile-long legs and hair the color of roasting chestnuts strode past the desk, heading in the direction of the revolving door.
“Overnight guest,” the sergeant advised under his breath. “TV Reporter. I was you, I’d head that one off at the pass.”
In addition to a talent for scoping out shapely legs, Kieran possessed the good sense to act on sound advice. After shooting both cuffs and ensuring his tie hung straight, he glided up beside the woman. “Excuse me, miss?”
She stopped, threw back her shoulders, then turned. “Yes?”
In the shimmer of an early morning sun he saw a nasty bruise blossoming across one cheekbone and winced. “Does that hurt as bad as it looks?”
“Who are you and what do you want?”
She possessed a voice designed to make a man think of hot nights and cool sheets. Extending a hand, he launched into his usual PIO song and dance. “Kieran Pollack, Public Information Officer for the Victory PD. What’s a pretty thing such as yourself doing in a joint like this?”
The screech of tires on the street outside obscured any response she might have made. Panel vans bearing the logos of the local TV affiliates disgorged reporters and camera-persons who wasted no time in storming the doors to the Public Safety Building.
Kieran attempted to head her off at the pass with a fast two-step and a faster line of bull. “Look, can you help out this hard working public servant?”
She raised one hand to shield her injured cheek. “Not without my attorney.”
“Aw, now. Why do you want to go and do something like that? We don’t need no lousy lawyers to make things right, do we?”
“I believe it’s somewhere in the Bill of Rights,” she murmured, eluding his out-stretched hand with a fast step to the left.
“Please. Hear me out,” he pressed, one eye on the camera-persons now jockeying for position just inside the doors. “I can make this all disappear―if we could go someplace to talk. It would be to your advantage, I promise.”


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Author Bio:
Kat Henry Doran uses her past adventures as a nurse and victim advocate for fodder in her stories. This especially held true for Raising Kane, her part of All In For Love. These days, when not not lashed to a sewing machine, creating tote bags in all sizes and functions and aprons in all sizes, she serves as devoted hand-maiden to the brightest lights in her life, her four grandchildren.


  1. Judy Ann
    this is a fabulous site; I love it.
    Thank you so much for featuring All In For Love and Raising Kane.
    This means a lot to me and all the authors in the set.
    Kat Henry Doran

  2. This is so amazing feature! Thanks for having us!!

  3. Kathy, I'm glad you had such fun working with a group again. I miss the camaraderie we had back in the Class of '85 days! Best of luck with this box set. (You don't have to put me in the drawing since I already won a prize. Thank you!)

  4. I can think of dozens of things you added to this box set, Kat! Starting off with just being you! Your sense of humor and kindness makes working with you a true delight! I appreciate all you've done for us. Not to mention all of the adorable prizes you made, and mailed to our winners. That's not an easy task! And it's a great way to show our readers and hosts how grateful we are for them! Wishing you success in all of your writing endeavors and health and happiness in your life!

  5. Judy--Thanks for hosting us and giving us the opportunity to talk about ALL IN FOR LOVE! We appreciate the hard work that goes into building and maintaining a site and are grateful for the time and effort you went to in spotlighting our box set! Have a great week!

  6. Love box sets! And the excerpt was great. She seems like a tough lady!

    1. Hi, Kara
      sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I had Nana duty today at the zoo with a bunch of 3rd graders. It is amazing what impresses 10 year olds. I should put it in a book!!! Not.
      thanks for stopping by. Kat

  7. This is a beautiful place, and as one of the All In For Love authors, I thank you for having us. Being a part of his box set is a dream come true for me as well. And, I too am in awe of all of the expertise and enthusiasm this group contains.

  8. great post and excerpt
    love the cover!
    good luck and God's blessings

    1. Hi, Pam
      thanks so much for stopping by in support of the box set and its authors. We appreciate it very much.

  9. The set looks like a fun-filled read with many different stories and varied themes. Good luck to all of you!

  10. You definitely have your strengths, Kat. What a great set this turned out to be. Love your excerpt. Best wishes!

  11. This set sounds totally awesome. Loved this excerpt!

    1. Thanks, Diane
      that excerpt is based on a real life incident and was inspired by a local TV news investigative reporter. I hope I put half her class into the heroine.
      thanks for stopping by in support of All In For Love.

  12. Wow! Sounds like a great deal!

    1. Hi Maureen
      thank you so much for stopping by in support of All In For Love.
      We appreciate it very much.

  13. Hi Judy, thanks so much for featuring All In For Love, Keta

  14. Well. I'm late to the party as usual, but wanted you to know I so enjoyed your interview. Looking forward to a great read--when I get time--after my deadline. I will have this on my Kindle so don't count me in on any drawing. Wishing all of you in this fantastic boxed set much success. Looking forward to a bunch of great reads. Love the cover too.