Romance By Catherine

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Popping up on your Kindle and showing up in your mailboxes is the last in the Most Likely To trilogy.

In this final book, River Bend’s rebel follows in her father’s footsteps to become sheriff. But it might be time to forge her own path… 

Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe. 

But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently. 

As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?

Enjoy reading how Jo and Gill get their happy ever after... Happy Reading!

One small town.
Three close friends.
True love to last a lifetime. 


Friday, April 28, 2017


Remember the Weekday Brides series? Here is your spin off!

Book 1 in the First Wives Series
Coming September 19, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


It's release day!! Book 2 in Catherine's Most Likely To series has arrived. While we are so excited about this book, Catherine, unfortunately, is battling mud and water. The massive wild fire that swept through her neighborhood last fall left her neighborhood vulnerable by wiping out much of the brush. Sadly, she is still dealing with the effects of it. Catherine, her boys, animals, and her home are okay, and she has kept us all up to date with live Facebook videos. You can check those out here. In the mean time, hey... there's a book out, right? Not just any book... Catherine's 25th RELEASE!

Get Zoe & Luke's story today!

Release Event?
Sadly, it has been cancelled. This will be the first release ever to not have an event held. Catherine doesn't know from one day to the next if she is going to have power which makes it difficult to promise an event.

Help Us Celebrate!
Not only is Catherine's neighborhood pulling together during this time, but the romance community is too! From creating graphics to hashtags (#bybeestrong), the romance tribe has pulled together to help Catherine celebrate this 25 BOOK MILESTONE. On the about page of Catherine's website are documents that can be downloaded. If you have a blog or website, these are for you. They contain all the author and book info you should need. The book cover for Staying For Good and author photos of Catherine are also available for download. If you don't have a blog or website, you can still help! Head over to Catherine's fanpage and share the posts about the release. Also, reviews... Word of mouth and reviews are the top two ways to help spread the word about a release. Quick, easy, and ever so appreciated!!

Crystal, Assistant to Catherine Bybee 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


The fifth book in the Not Quite series is here! If you are new to this series, don't worry, this book has been written as a stand-alone. So you'll definitely not be lost and hopefully want to go back and catch up on the series. *wink*

Don't forget that I am hosting a release event today from 12 PM - 4 PM PDT. I'll have lots of guest authors who are joining me to make this day special. Drop by for these four hours to chat and win giveaways.

Enjoy Mary and Glen!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Paying it Forward

My holiday break in my senior year held the biggest Christmas surprise I’ve ever received. The decorations weren’t down, the New Year had yet to begin…and the last half of my final year in high school had yet to commence.  My mother, bless her heart, came home from her late shift at the bar in which she tended, and told me that we were being evicted from the apartment.

I was the final kid. The one who kept her from the freedom that she wanted. Or that was my take. I was as close to done as any of us. My older brother and sister had both dropped out of high school and were floundering in a smoky world of God only knew what. But I was determined to finish high school. I remember floating into the halls of Auburn High worrying about where I was going to live. I had a job at a local restaurant. I made good tips… but I was seventeen. I wanted to finish school, wanted to go to college. I wanted to be everything my siblings weren’t. Everything my mother wasn’t.

I was a theater geek. I had friends and teachers who adored me. 

My good friend Whitney had a mother with a heart of gold and she offered me a place to stay. Judy may not know it, but she taught me many things in the short time I stayed with her and her husband. They were Mormon, and since my mother change religions with the preference of her men, my grounding of the ever after was nil. I lived with Whitney and her parents for a few months, and then I decided, in my young teenage head, that I was going to move in with my girlfriends. I stopped paying the tiny amount of money Judy asked me to pay in an effort to come up with my part of the down payment for an apartment. Now before anyone reads this and asks why an adult would ask for money from me… stop… She was right. I had never truly learned the value of responsibility or following up with my promises. My mother made a habit of making promises that she never kept. And in a few short months, Judy taught me that not everyone would accept that. I moved from Judy’s home to another friend’s house my last three months of school.

Jennifer, and her family, taught me different lessons. But I’ll leave that for another post.

The bottom line, I didn’t live in my parent’s home when I finally accepted my diploma. I didn’t quite have the family structure of a normal life that last year before I was supposed to be on my own.

I didn’t have normal at all.

For many years I’ve wondered how I can repay those families for taking me in, for helping a teenage girl with the deck stacked against her, make it through school.

I realized I couldn’t.

Only now, many, many… okay, MANY years later, I’m sitting on my front porch writing this with my best friend’s son sitting on an opposite chair. He’s here because they both are. You see, my good friend has been a housewife for 27 years, given up her whole everything to be the best mom she could be. Her soon-to-be ex, didn’t make the same commitment. Bottom line, she had nowhere to go, so she is here. And her son, a senior in high school, has lived here since right after Christmas of last year.

And I realize…so many years after I graduated from Auburn High, that I don’t need to give back to Whitney’s Parent’s…or Jennifer’s parent’s…

I just need to give back.