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Cathryn Cade: What makes a hero? (Contest)
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

UPDATE: The winner is…Elaine Swinney!

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There are all kinds of ways for a man to be a hero. He can save a child’s beloved cat, save a person, save a town, save the nation.

Or … he can save a woman from self-doubt, uncertainty about her attractiveness, her sexuality. He can show her that she’s worth his time, his closest attention. That she’s worth breaking down barriers between them to worship her body and her soul the way she deserves.

Great sex is about risk. Daring to trust another person, or persons, with our deepest desires. Trusting that they not only won’t ridicule us, but that they will concentrate on fulfilling our dreams. Showing us that it’s perfectly okay to cherish that secret wish … even if it is a little kinky.

I wrote the Club 3 BDSM series to portray strong men who dare to give their all to special women struggling to break free of their pasts, and bloom into their most passionate selves. Not that these men don’t issues of their own to break free of–that’s part of being human, right? Nobody said a Dom has to be perfect. But he does have to be a hero, a sexy one.

And if he’s a cop who’s made a career out of keeping his town safe, that can’t hurt, right? Unless he must do anything to keep his public and private lives separate. Then being a Dom and being a hero may be polar opposites.

Here’s Club 3, Bk. 4, She’s Worth It All…


He’s a hometown hero with a secret. She has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will he risk everything to show her she’s worth it all?

Mase Barnett is a cop, a hero who nearly died to keep his small town safe. The eyes of his hometown are always on him. But he’s also a man with a dark secret—one he takes across the river to the big city. Inside the private walls of Club 3, he’s free to be what he is … a Dom. And a man who likes it hot and public.

After the highly public breakup of her marriage, Natalie Cusco is back in town, but not everyone is happy to see her. She just wants to keep her head down while she makes a new life for herself, running the bar that’s her dream. Now if her tormentors will just leave her alone …

She yearns to give this hero what he wants—her body and her submission. But will the brash, cocky cop help mend her damaged heart or break it again, this time forever?

Here’s an excerpt …

‘So here she was in the inky shadows of the back porch, with one last drink and some country singer urging her to put her party light on. Natalie grinned wryly to herself. She was lit, floating on a warm buzz. Not drunk by any means, but not completely sober.

Still leaning on the railing, Nat moved her hips to the music. She’d just give herself a minute before she rejoined the party. She’d chat and laugh like she was having the time of her life. Maybe that would make it come true. Self-fulfilling prophecy, like the pop psychology articles that her mother swore by.

And she would not think about Mase. Jeez, she really would swear she could smell his woodsy scent back here.

“Now that’s a fine sight,” drawled his raspy voice behind her.

Nat continued to move, putting a little extra shake and shimmy into it. Because he could look, but after ignoring her all evening, he sure as heck wasn’t touching.

“Nothin’ to say, Natalie?” he asked, his voice closer, and warm with amusement.

“Yeah. Bite me.” She ignored her shiver of awareness at his nearness and took another drink.

He laughed, a low, infectious sound. “Baby, I thought you’d never ask.”

His bare arms brushed hers, his skin warm and smooth as he planted his hands on either side of her on the railing and leaned over her. “Don’t stop dancin’ on my account.”

“Wasn’t going to,” she retorted, still moving as if her ass wasn’t rubbing against his jean-clad groin and thighs, hard and warm. But it was, and oh dear God, was that—?

Yup, it was. Mase was hard as a pole. The stiff shape in his pants generated heat she could feel through layers of clothing. He had a woody—for her.

Guess she’d get to tease him a little. Payback was suh-weet.

“Keep on moving. That’s good.” His voice echoed her thoughts as he leaned even closer. A thrill of sheer lust shot through her as his warm lips and sexy ‘stache brushed the shell of her ear. Thank God she’d tucked her hair back. Wait, no. That was bad. She was teasing him, not the other way around. Only he didn’t seem to get that.

“I loved watchin’ your sweet ass in motion,” he went on, in that lazy drawl. “It feels even better than it looks.”

It took her a moment to answer coherently. Mostly because he was now tracing the shape of her ear with his lips. The soft, moist caress turned her spine and her resolve into hot liquid, like warm jello pouring into shot glasses.

“You c-can’t see anything out here,” she managed. “Certainly not my ass.”

Not when he was so close behind her, and she was arching into him, pressing her jello in his mold. Every time she moved, that long hard shape pressed into the crevice of her ass. So close, so very close to where she wanted it—inside her.

“Wrong. I’ve been watching you move all night.” He nipped her ear lobe, just behind her dangle earring. “If you fuck anything like you dance, a man could die happy.”

She should be indignant that he was speaking to her this way, not smiling to herself. But somehow his words, delivered with rough honesty, were even headier than the alcohol swimming in her system. He found her attractive—very attractive.

“You have a dirty mouth,” she accused.

He flexed his hips, pressing his erection more firmly into the furrow of her ass. Natalie slipped one hand down between her legs to placate the growing ache there. A tiny, sober part of her stood off to one side, eyes wide, shaking her head. Nat ignored the prude. Lot of good behaving had done her. Two years without real sex, that was all.

Mm-mm, oh, right there. Her finger found her clit, already swollen as if it had just been waiting for Mase to show up.

“I do, baby,” he agreed, his mouth moving down to nibble on the hinge of her jaw and the side of her throat. “I have a filthy mouth. And it wants to be right … here.”

He cupped his hand over hers.’

What constitutes a hero in your booki? Leave a comment, and I’ll enter you to win a FREE copy of Club 3, Bk 1, She’s All In.


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10 comments to “Cathryn Cade: What makes a hero? (Contest)”

  1. Debbie Watson
    · March 25th, 2015 at 9:30 am · Link

    An alpha that is caring, trustworthy, and protective

  2. Elaine Swinney
    · March 25th, 2015 at 12:45 pm · Link

    A hero is an alpha, caring, protective, trustworthy. A hero will do what ever it takes to protect his family, country, town and friends no matter what it takes or what it will costs him. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this with us!!!

  3. Pansy Petal
    · March 25th, 2015 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Ah Cathryn! Love this series! And this book was so HOT! *sigh*
    “What constitutes a hero in your book?” The everyday person going about the business of living. Mase kind of knew this on a certain level and Nat was just as much a hero as Mase, though in a more subtle way. Both showed real strength of character when it counted. Thank you for some wonderful reading.

  4. Shirley Long
    · March 25th, 2015 at 6:19 pm · Link

    A hero?? Well, while growing up, my Dad was always my hero. Strong, hard working, strict, lovable man.

    At the age of 19, I met my REAL hero. My husband, Michael. Met on 12/6/1969, got engaged on 2/14/70 and got married on 3/27/70. He is strong, very quiet, very anti social, very much a man’s man, but he is also kind, loving, calming and always, always has my back.

    We will be married 45 years on Friday, 3/27/15 and I love him must as much today as I did the day I met him. He is my hero, my rock, my lover and my best friend. Couldn’t make it without him.

  5. Cathryn Cade
    · March 25th, 2015 at 10:39 pm · Link


    You are so right! And hot helps too, right? 😉

  6. Cathryn Cade
    · March 25th, 2015 at 10:40 pm · Link


    Agree! A hero does what it takes, in all circumstances. 🙂

  7. Cathryn Cade
    · March 25th, 2015 at 10:43 pm · Link


    Thank you so much for your very kind comments about Club 3 series, and She’s Worth It All.

    I have loved writing the series, and so happy to know readers love it too. 😆

  8. Cathryn Cade
    · March 25th, 2015 at 10:45 pm · Link


    Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your hero with us. Michael sounds like true hero material, and I’m glad you have him.

    Happy 45th Anniversary!!

  9. Cathryn Cade
    · March 25th, 2015 at 11:02 pm · Link


    Thanks so much for hosting me on your wonderful blog! You have the fun guests.

  10. Cathryn Cade
    · March 26th, 2015 at 8:13 pm · Link

    And the winner is Elaine Swinney!

    Thanks again for stopping by to share my visit here,


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