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Hi! Thanks for joining me on my week long blog tour celebrating the first chapter in my brand new series – The Courtlands: The Next Generation. Leave a comment below and you could win an exclusive T-shirt! Follow me on the rest of this tour for a chance at some other special prizes - backlist ebooks, exclusive swag (for the original Courtland series, and several other books), maybe even get to name a character in an upcoming Courtland book. Yes, there will be more – at least one novel, possibly two!
Now let’s sit down for a few words with Bilal al-Mansoori, one of our young heroes…
Bilal: (blush) Did you just call me a hero?
Q: (laughs) Too much?
Bilal: A bit, yes. (laughs)
Q: Okay, I’ll tone it down. So… (flips a page in her notes) You’re a senior at Cornell? Majoring in chemical engineering?
Q: Sounds like a pretty demanding course of study. Do you ever get out of the lab?
Bilal: I have to sleep and eat sometime.
Q: Or go to the doctor? Isn’t that where you met Seth?
Bilal: (laughs) Yes, that’s true. Instead of “meet cute” in this case, it’s “meet sick.”
Q: You seem to have survived.
Bilal: Thanks entirely to Seth. (glances off-camera and smiles) I was wandering around in a daze when he found me. Then he took me to his apartment and nursed me back to health, when he was just as sick as I was.
Q: But it’s so romantic!
Bilal: Not when you’re running a fever and your head’s so stuffed you can’t lift it off the pillow. But later… yes, it was definitely quite romantic.
Q: So, what’s next for you two?
Bilal: Thanksgiving dinner with his family, I think.
Q: Are you nervous?
Bilal: A little. But it’s my first real American holiday. I’m looking forward to it.
For all the Courtland fans clamoring for the next generation…
Cold and sick, Seth Thompson must fight through a snowstorm to get home. Seth’s unconventional upbringing taught him to always reach out to strangers in need, and Iranian engineering student Bilal al-Mansoori is no exception. Being trapped together leads to an unexpected mutual attraction—and a feverishly hot night under the covers.
But Bilal needs more than simply a rescue from the weather—he’s trapped under lifetime of cultural pressures. His strict Muslim father and fellow Iranian students have no clue about his inner torment. His attraction to Seth isn’t a welcome discovery—instead he’s trapped between the existence he’s always known and the prospect of living and loving openly for the first time in his life.
Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and way too many books and DVDs. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her watching movies or TV (Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are among her favorite shows), singing along to her favorite band (30 Seconds to Mars), or fantasizing about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender and/or Jared Leto.
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