Author: Catherine Mann

USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann resides on a sunny Florida beach with her military flyboy husband and their four children. Although after nine moves in twenty years, she hasn’t given away her winter gear! Now a RITA Award winner, Catherine writes action-packed military suspense for Berkley and Sourcebooks, and steamy romances for Harlequin Desire. With over two million books in print in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated five RITA finals, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. A former theater school director and university teacher, she holds a Master’s degree in Theater from UNC-Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (with minors in both English and Education) from the College of Charleston. Catherine enjoys hearing from readers and chatting on her message board – thanks to the wonders of the wireless internet that allows her to cyber-network with her laptop by the water! Catherine and her family are also active volunteers in animal rescue, having fostered more than fifty puppies and special needs dogs for their local shelter. FMI on the latest news, upcoming releases and contests, check out her facebook page.

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Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO - Diamonds in the Rough

Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373733989
  • Release: 2015-07-07
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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From one-night stand to one huge secret! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann… 

Jewelry designer Amie McNair would do anything for her dying grandmother, including promise to travel with the outsider chosen to run her family's business empire. Simple. All she has to do is keep her hands to herself…and find a way to let the sexy new CEO know she's pregnant with his child. 

Preston Armstrong has secrets of his own. But spending a week with Amie has this tight-lipped cowboy longing to open up. Even if his past threatens their future—as a couple, and a family.


Pursued by the Rich Rancher - Diamonds in the Rough

Pursued by the Rich Rancher
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00R0HH5IQ
  • Release: 2015-06-01
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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A millionaire cowboy must woo a single mom to earn his inheritance! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann… 

Single mom Nina Lowery has never understood the sex appeal of cowboys. Until she brings her son to a weeklong horse camp and meets the wealthy rancher in charge… 

Seduction isn't part of Alex McNair's plan to earn his piece of his family's estate. Yet plans have a way of changing. Nina and her little boy hold the key to Alex's future. Breaking the promise he made to his dying grandmother is not an option…but neither is breaking Nina's heart.


Way of the Warrior

Way of the Warrior
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781492608998
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Authors: Tina Wainscott, Suzanne Brockmann, Catherine Mann, Anne Elizabeth, M. L. Buchman, Julie Ann Walker, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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EIGHT PASSIONATE LOVE STORIES ABOUT AMAZING MILITARY HEROES BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS:

Suzanne Brockmann, Julie Ann Walker, Catherine Mann, Tina Wainscott, Anne Elizabeth, M.L. Buchman, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith

To honor and empower those who've served, all author and publisher proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2002 and provides a wide range of programs and services to veterans and service members who have survived physical or mental injury during their brave service to our nation. Get involved or register for programs and benefits for yourself and your family online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

"It is a proud privilege to be a soldier." —George S. Patton Jr.

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." —Winston Churchill


Rescue Me - Second Chance Ranch, #1

Rescue Me
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  • Number: 9780425269893
  • Release: 2015-02-03
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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A rescued dog returns the favor in the latest Second Chance Romance from USA Today bestselling author of Shelter Me.

Detective AJ Parker left undercover work in Atlanta to join a small-town Tennessee police force, hoping for an easier workload and the solitude of his cabin. But the scars left by AJ’s previous work are more difficult to escape than he thought?

Mary Hannah Gallo works with the Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue to train therapy dogs for traumatized patients. It isn’t easy, but her life is under control?until she meets the broodingly sensual AJ, who rattles her composure all the way to her toes.

After an assignment confiscating dogs from a backyard breeder reveals a dangerous drug operation, AJ must work with sexy perfectionist Mary Hannah to train an abused rescue dog?a dog now named Holly. While Holly proves to these two very different people that opposites can, in fact, attract, she also knows more than a few explosive secrets that could heal?or divide?the entire town.


Shelter Me - Second Chance Ranch, #1

Shelter Me
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425269886
  • Release: 2014-08-05
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Berkley
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From the USA Today bestselling Catherine Mann comes this beautiful, heartwarming novel about a returning soldier, the daughter of his fallen commander, and a very special dog with a mission.  For fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery.

Nestled in the sunny fields of Tennessee lies the McDaniel family’s Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue. Two new arrivals are on their way, but only one is the four-legged kind. 

Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander’s dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra?

Sierra McDaniel needs a break. Her family life is crazy, and when she’s not mucking out kennels, she’s slogging through grad school. Sierra certainly doesn’t want another dog, especially one that reminds her of her father. And she definitely doesn’t want to see Mike with that charming smile of his?

But Trooper has a mission of his own. Before too long Mike is moving to the ranch to lend a hand?and hoping for his own second chance with Sierra.


Free Fall - Elite Force, #4: That Others May Live

Free Fall
  • Number: 9781402274961
  • Release: 2013-03-05
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Pararescueman Jose "Cuervo" James can't imagine committing to anything other than his job. But when he parachutes deep into East Africa to rescue wounded Interpol agent Sarah Carson—a woman from his past—he finds himself ensnared in more ways than he can count. Racing through the jungle to stop separatists from attacking the U.S. embassy, Jose and Sarah must call upon their training to survive. Could this be their second chance at passion...or will the rebels end their future before it begins?


Rescuing Christmas

Rescuing Christmas
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-0373837687
  • Release: 2012-10-30
  • Authors: Vicki Lewis Thompson, Kathie DeNosky, Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin
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Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis Thompson

All Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season…is him.

Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann

Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope?

A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky

Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life. Or so he thinks…until an energetic and large Saint Bernard foster puppy and Will's cute neighbor Macie Fairbanks introduce him to the best thing about Christmas and life—unconditional love.


Guardian - Dark Ops, #5

Guardian
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425250990
  • Release: 2012-09-04
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Berkley
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THEY’D DO ANYTHING FOR COUNTRY.

AND EVERYTHING FOR EACH OTHER.

After a dark ops malfunction, Major David Berg finds himself dead center in a military trial. It’s a race against time to root out the truth, and Major Sophie Campbell isn’t making that any easier. The hot JAG wants to bring down David’s unit and fast. His testimony is crucial to winning a case that will make her career. All Sophie has to do is ignore this witness’s unflappable charm, his unnerving good looks, and a strong, solid presence that commands her attention.

It’s not easy for David, either. His attraction to this take-charge beauty is turning him inside out. But these adversaries have more in common than secret, mutual desire. There’s a traitor somewhere in the dark ops and now, to find him, David and Sophie must work together—relentlessly, tirelessly, and so intimately it could be damn near fatal.


Under Fire - Elite Force, #3

Under Fire
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781402245015
  • Release: 2012-05-01
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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When Rachel Flores' tumultuous relationship with Major Liam McCabe ended abruptly, she refocuses her energy onto her career. She plans to forget Liam and live a peaceful life supplying therapy dogs for recovering military vets-until a patient reveals a traitorous plot within the epicenter of military intelligence. Rachel finds herself ensnared within a web of danger, and only one man can help her...


Protector - Dark Ops, #4

Protector
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  • Number: 9780425246993
  • Release: 2012-03-06
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Assigned to the investigation of a mob boss whose luxury cruise ship is reportedly a hub for terrorist activity, Captain Chuck Tanaka is going undercover. His target: Jolynn Taylor, the mob boss's daughter.

Ever since she saw her beloved uncle murdered, Jolynn has stayed far away from her father's crooked empire. But after her father falls ill, she finds herself on the run, one step ahead of unknown enemies. Only Tanaka stands between her and certain death...but can she trust him?


Hot Zone - Elite Force, #2

Hot Zone
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781402244988
  • Release: 2011-12-01
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Master sergeant Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia's fiery touch threatens to crack his world—and his heart—wide open.


Cover Me - Elite Force, #1

Cover Me
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  • Number: 9781402244957
  • Release: 2011-07-01
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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The 300 pararescue jumpers (PJs) in the world are the most elite force in the U.S. military, trained in high-risk rescue, and have never been featured in romance.

PJ Wade Rocha is fast roping from a helicopter into a blizzard to rescue stranded climbers when he meets beautiful Sunny Foster, who insists she can take care of herself just fine. As the snowstorm kicks into overdrive, she and Wade must take to the frozen wilderness in a race against time...and their own explosive passions.


Renegade - Dark Ops, #3

Renegade
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  • Number: 9780425229231
  • Release: 2010-01-05
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Tech. Sgt. Mason “Smooth” Randolph lives to push boundaries—whether by bucking his wealthy family’s expectations and joining the Air Force or by working outside the box on top secret flight projects. But no way could he have anticipated how far outside the box he would land when an in-flight accident sends him parachuting into Nevada’s notorious Area 51—and into the handcuffs of sexy security cop Jill Walczak.

As a member of a covert surveillance force, Jill is searching for a serial killer inside the Air Force—and the last thing she needs is some rebel aviator threatening her case. But the smoky cloud Mason flew through during his parachute landing may have been toxic fallout from biochemical experiments—forcing Jill into quarantine with the reckless flyboy. Now, Jill has to keep her eye on Mason without getting distracted by the growing passion between them, before the assassin ends her investigation, permanently…


Hotshot - Dark Ops, #2

Hotshot
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425228333
  • Release: May 05, 2009
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Old flames burn the hottest...

Major Vince DeLuca may have just accepted his most difficult recon mission ever—keeping an eye on Shay Bassett. As a pilot in the Air Force’s top secret test unit, Vince keeps a cool head at the controls. But ever since they were teens, Shay’s had a way of jamming his radar. Vince owes it to her dad, his old mentor, to keep her safe—but can he do it at arm’s length?

Once young and desperate herself, Shay cares deeply about the troubled teens she works with. Now she’s scheduled to tell Congress about Cleveland ’s escalating gang activity, and someone out there is trying to cut her testimony short. Living to tell the tale may depend on trusting the one man who burned her so badly years ago—and still makes her feel hot all over…


Defender - Dark Ops, #1

Defender
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  • Number: 9780425228029
  • Release: 4/7/2009
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The sizzling first book in the Dark Ops Defenders series.

When a USO boat goes down in flames, test pilot Jimmy Gage pulls a scantily clad Chloe Nelson out of the shark-filled Mediterranean . Although she is grateful, and he’s as hot as the fire that took the boat down, the last thing Chloe needs is a jet-jock to be her bodyguard—until she inadvertently finds herself closer to Gage than she ever expected, and side by side in a dangerous mission…

Gage is desperate to find a fellow airman, missing and reportedly held captive. A pub in Istanbul , controlled by a notorious and sadistic female adversary, may hold the key. Now, moving in toward untold dangers, Gage can’t afford to let his growing attraction to Chloe distract him for a second—or it may cost the lives of his crew, the prisoner they must rescue, and the woman he’s unable to resist.