Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Big 4 (0) by Megan Crane/Caitlin Crews

I don't really know how this happened, but I have four books out this month from my romance-writing alter-ego, Caitlin Crews.  I'm also turning A Certain Age that very prominently features the number 4.  And a 0.  I feel that this can't be a coincidence!

Here are the fabulous four:

Wanted: a dutiful replacement wife!

Becca Whitney has always lived with the knowledge that her aristocratic family disowned her as a baby. So when she receives a summons to return to the ancestral mansion, she's intrigued.

Theo Markou Garcia needs a wife — or at least someone who looks strikingly similar to his infamous fiancée.  Becca would be the perfect replacement... 

The deal: masquerade as the Whitney heiress in exchange for her own true fortune, but do not fall for your husband!

Dare she disobey the King?

Kiara Fredrick is living an ordinary 
life until, one whirlwind romance
with Sheikh Azrin and the largest 
diamond ring in the Khatan desert 
later, Kiara discovers that not only 
is she a princess but she’s also 
become public property overnight.

As Azrin stands to take the throne, 
Kiara discovers that royal life might
be enough to destroy their once 
strong marriage… 
But Kings of Khatan do not divorce—
and Queens of Khatan should know 
better than to ask…

Can Kiara remain defiant in the 
face of a craving hotter than the 
scorching desert sands?


Rafe McFarland, 8th Earl of 
Pembroke – and 21st century 
pin-up – has secretly wed ex-
model and tabloid darling Angel 
Tilson! Angel’s long been 
believed to be in financial 
difficulty, prompting feverish 
speculation that her marriage 
to the tortured billionaire is
one of the strictest convenience… 

Bearing terrible scars from his 
time in the military, Rafe rarely 
leaves his remote Scottish estate. 
And with the terms of this deal 
negotiated, possibly behind tightly 
closed bedroom doors, is Rafe 
demanding repayment – 
in kind – from his new wife…?

This special volume pairs my 
debut book, PURE PRINCESS, 
BARTERED BRIDE with my dear
friend and mentor Jane Porter’s 
classic romance HOLLYWOOD 
It’s one of my favorites of Jane’s 
stories, and such an honor to be 
in book with her!

In celebration of my fabulous birthday, and because I have no particular wisdom to share on that topic (maybe in another 40 years?), I'm giving away a set of these books.  

Just leave a comment to enter, and I'll pick a winner next week.  

Happy summer reading!

Megan Crane aka Caitlin Crews is the author of, at last count, twenty four novels.  She feels that alone should have led to some kind of wisdom if the years themselves didn't quite do the trick--but she'll have to get back to you on that.  She also teaches writing in places like UCLA Extension's Writers' Program. You can find out more about her at www.megancrane.com or www.caitlincrews.com.  And she hopes you will.


  1. Happy 4-0 from someone who will turn 6-0 in a few months.
    Twenty-four novels??? Did you start writing at the age of ten?!

    I need to hang around you for a while and learn the art of focus!

  2. Wow, that is an incredible accomplishment, Megan! Four books in one month, not to mention the over total! As Christa said, when are hosting that workshop on the art of focus?? Congrats!

  3. Happy birthday and congrats megan! I'm with Christa--how the heck did you do it?? and forty is a lovely, young age--enjoy:)

  4. Happy birthday, Megan!! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. I'm off to tweet about it now!

  5. You guys. It's not focus, it's panic. It's what happens when you can't say no to anything and then you have crushing deadlines!

  6. Happy 40th! I just turned 41 myself and I've not read any of your Caitlin Crews work. Thanks for the change to win!

  7. I've been reading your books since your first published one and it's fab that you're getting better with each. Happy Birthday! As Jennifer Aniston shows us, the big 4-0 is a fabulous time..

  8. Happy 4oth birthday! I've only read one of your books and fell in love with it,and having 4 books out in one month is awesome....I feel that when I turned 40 is was fabulous and I'm 58 now and its grand....have a wonderful birthday and what a wonderful contest 4 books! carolefiore@yahoo.com

  9. These numbers are amazing! Happy birthday!

  10. these novels look amazing!!!!!!! Happy Birthday!

  11. Happy 40th birthday!! I will turn 40 in three months! Heard that being 40 is fabulous! Cant wait to read one of your book that I already bought above!

  12. Happy 40th b-day, Megan! My 40s have been the most heartfelt, amazing years of my life. So enjoy every brilliant moment!

  13. Congratulations on the Porter/Crews book, Megan, although I'm having trouble mustering sympathy about the b-day since - !!! - I hit 5-0 in a month and a day. Start shopping for me now, people! (And yes, other people's posts are always about me).

  14. Megan,

    Happy Birthday! May it be Magical! Although I have to admit, I had hard turning the 4 0 a few yrs back! Congrats on all the books, you have an amazing gift, thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  15. Happy 40th!! Welcome to the new 30's.

  16. 40! Snort. You are still a baby. With an impressive body of work. I already have two of the books on the give-away in ebooks because you are an autobuy when I can, but being way older than you I still love the feel of paper in my hands. So naturally I'm entering the competition. With four books out we can hope you could afford the postage to Australia. #kidding.

  17. Happy birthday, Megan!

  18. You guys are all so cool. I'm not forty YET. I have a couple weeks left of these glorious thirties... (To be honest? I kind of can't wait to be in my 40s. Bring it on!)

  19. Happy birthday - Megan. I don't expect one extra year will make you look any older than you did in Australia. And that was more like 29 than 39.

    See you in LA I hope.


  20. Frances, the check is in the mail! Ha!

  21. Happy Birthday Megan!! Please keep writing you are so talented. I hope you have a great birthday month.

    Karla Switzer