Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Riptide Publishing Blog Tour

Riptide Publishing

Once A Marine By Cat Grant

Welcome to Cat Grant's stop on Riptide Publishing's Blog Tour. We love getting to know the authors from Riptide. Cat Grant has stopped by today to grant us an interview which comes with a great blurb of her book Once A Marine. Cat is so giving today because she is offering one lucky person (18+ or older) who comments with their e-mail address their choice of Allegro Vivace, Sonata Appassionata, The First Real Thing (Icon Men #1), Appearing Nightly (Icon Men #2), A Fool For You (Icon Men #3), or Entangled Trio. So many awesome choices to choose from. Now, it's time to sit down with Cat and get to know her better.

Who are your latest crushes (celebrity, book character, or otherwise)? 

Oh, God! Did you see the new X-Men movie last June? I’ve seen it, like, FOUR TIMES. I’ve been obsessed with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender ever since. I’m also a huge Glee and True Blood fan. Darren Criss is ADORABLE, and Alexander Skarsgard turns me to jelly.

Do you ever keep those people in your mind when writing your own works? 

Rachel Haimowitz and I are currently brainstorming a project with McAvoy and Fassbender-shaped characters. It’s gonna be hawwwt!

If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who
would it be?

Actually, I sent my cover artist photos of Darren Criss and Alexander Skarsgard
and asked her to find models that resembled them. She did a pretty damn good job!

What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing? 

Listening to music, reading, TV & movies.

Do you own an e-reader?

I have an iPad. Best purchase I’ve ever made!

Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you've written?

Eric Courtland, from my Courtland Chronicles series.

Why is he your favorite?

Probably because he’s not afraid to be an unrepentant bastard when he needs to be. He’s also fiercely loyal to his partners Nick and Allison, and will go to any lengths to protect them. In other words, your typical alpha male – although I usually hate to use that term.

Where can your readers find you? 

Oh, I’m not hard to find! You can catch me on 

Facebook: Here
Twitter: Here
Goodreads: Here
My website: Here

What’s your current book list and where can we buy them?

Check out my Amazon author page
Or my book list over on ARe:

Here's the blurb for my new Riptide release, Once a Marine:

Love is a battlefield.

Discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, former Marine major Cole Hammond is struggling to find a new identity. But PTSD casts a pall on everything, and his hard-nosed, homophobic father can’t even bear to look him in the eye. To top it all off, he’s pretty sure he’s flunking out of law school.

Marc Sullivan is a kind, sensitive romance author-slash-waiter with a thing for men in uniform. Cole’s not wearing his anymore, but there’s no mistaking the warrior Marc meets in the diner one rainy afternoon. Cole’s sexy smile and Carolina drawl prove irresistible, but Marc’s played this game before, and he always loses. Once a Marine, always a Marine, and if there’s one thing Marc knows about such men, it’s that they all leave him in the end. It doesn’t help that Cole’s practically closeted in public, or that he refuses to seek treatment for his PTSD.

But like any good Marine, Cole’s willing to fight for what matters. And like the characters in Marc’s stories, he’s certain that if they try just hard enough, together they can find their own happily ever after.

You can read an excerpt and purchase Once a Marine by clicking here.


  1. Loved it. Can't wait to see what you do next. :)


    sabrinayala at gmail dot com

  2. _Loved_ your answer to the first question! LOL.
    Really curious about your and Rachel's new project. :)

    japoki at inbox dot lv

  3. Great interview! And I totally agree with you in regards to your crushes. James, Michael, and Alexander Skarsgard are to die for and totally drool-worthy.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Great interview.I enjoyed reading it.Once a Marine was an awesome book.

  5. LOL! I'm right there with you on how hot Michael Fassbender is :-) Loved him in 300! Looking forward to reading OAM.

    smaccall AT comcast.net

  6. Thanks for stopping by, everyone - and sharing the Fass & Skars love!

    Hope you all enjoy OAM, and have a wonderful holiday season. :)

    Cat Grant

  7. Thanks for the interview, Cat!

    adara adaraohare com

  8. This sounds great! It's going straight-away onto my TBR list.

    donnafisk @ bellsouth.net

  9. I enjoyed the interview; it was a fun read.

    I read the excerpt, too, and loved it. I can't wait to read Once A Marine.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  10. I'll be buying your new book this weekend! Then I'll check out the rest. Your a new name for me which is great I'm always looking for new talent.

    Happy Holidays

  11. Thanks for the interview.
    I love James McAvoy too ^_^