A Gentleman and a Rogue

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome Cathy Pegau & The Giants to the Football Blog Stop Tour!


STEPH: Who's your favorite football team? How long have you been a fan?

CATHY: My favorite team is the NY Giants. I’ve been a fan essentially since birth because my father was a fan. Sundays in our house were for football. Nothing else.


STEPH: Who's your favorite player "playing" right now? Why?

CATHY: After this last game on 9/25, WR Victor Cruz. He made some amazing catches during and shows huge promise. He’s a talent that the Big Blue needs to cultivate.

But I’m also a huge fan of the defensive game. Watching Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Aaron Ross and Antrel Rolle in action is a thrill.


STEPH: Who's your favorite all time Giants player?

CATHY: Tough choice, so I’m going to cheat and give you three : ) Michael Strahan for his enthusiasm and toughness. Lawrence Taylor for his relentlessness. Phil Simms for his skill. All three also are so knowledgeable about the game, it’s mindblowing.


STEPH: Who's the Giants "evil" nemsis?

CATHY: Dallas Cowgirls Cowboys. My father-in-law is a Cowboys fan, so we have a friendly rivalry going on : ) And anyone who is playing the Cowboys is the team I root for, even if it’s the Philadelphia Eagles!

STEPH: Ever been to a football game? What's it like?

CATHY: I went to one game when I was 15 or so. It was freakin’ cold! But soooo fun! The atmosphere around a professional game is like nothing else.

STEPH: Do you own a jersey?

CATHY: I do! #10, Eli Manning. I inherited it when my dad passed away.

STEPH: What's your favorite food to eat during the game?

CATHY: For something quick and easy, nachos. A more elaborate snack is wings. And a good cold beer.

BOOK INFO
Rulebreaker from Carina Press
Buy links:
Carina http://tinyurl.com/452do63
Amazon http://tinyurl.com/3s8hnl5
B&N http://tinyurl.com/3mocjps
Blurb:
Liv Braxton's Felon Rule #1: Don't get emotionally involved.



Smash-and-grab thieving doesn't lend itself to getting chummy with the victims, and Liv hasn't met anyone on the mining colony of Nevarro worth knowing, anyway. So it's easy to follow her Rules.

Until her ex, Tonio, shows up with an invitation to join him on the job of a lifetime.

Until Zia Talbot, the woman she's supposed to deceive, turns Liv's expectations upside down in a way no woman ever has.

Until corporate secrets turn deadly.

But to make things work with Zia, Liv has to do more than break her Rules, and the stakes are higher than just a broken heart…

Reviews:
*From The Galaxy Express http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2011/08/interview-with-cathy-pegau-author-of.html
"RULEBREAKER is a book that made a couple of wishes come true for me, and also a few others I didn’t realize I had."
"If you enjoy stories with a redemption arc, RULEBREAKER has it. If you like colorful secondary characters, this story has it. And finally, if you’re even a fan of COLUMBO-style investigators, then this story has that, too."

*From Amazon http://tinyurl.com/3s8hnl5
Bella Street: "I was immediately hooked by the droll humor and great characters who populate this book, and was impressed by the perfect balance of world building and tightly-woven plotline."
H. Cashman: "I liked all the action, the intrigue, and the twists this story brought."
Mercurial Times : "I thoroughly enjoyed this SFR espionage novel. The worldbuilding is very good, the main characters are vivid and vivacious."

*From Loving Venus-Loving Mars http://bi-curious-romancenovel-chat.blogspot.com/2011/07/advanced-review-rulebreaker-by-cathy.html
"All in all Rulebreaker is an excellent read. It’s suspenseful and has a lot of interesting twists and side corridors that are fun to go down. The writing is smooth with a perfect pace, which kept me on edge until the end."

*From Lesbrary http://lesbrary.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/anna-reviews-rulebreaker-by-cathy-pegau/
"I knew I liked Rulebreaker when I kept thinking of other books and fanfiction to compare it to."
"Pegau showed herself willing to make difficult authorial decisions in order to lend weight to her narrative, and both Liv and Zia were portrayed as sympathetic, if flawed, people."

*From Smexybooks.com http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/08/guest-review-rulebreaker-by-cathy-pegau.html
"...let me say that the writing and world-building are excellent. The futuristic details add a lot of flavor but don’t overwhelm the story. There is a stylish, sexy quality to the writing, despite the fact that there is very little sex. Rulebreaker reminded me of a George Clooney caper film. It’s compelling and charismatic."

3 comments:

  1. I'm a huge Giants fan, also because of my dad! My favorite old time player though is Harry Carson. My husband is an Eagles fan, and we have that friendly (usually) rivalry going on as well. Makes for an interesting few months in our house! Good luck with the book!

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  2. How have I not been reading this blog?!

    My dad grew up in Connecticut, so he's a Giants fan. I grew up in Massachusetts, so I'm a Patriots fan. :) Don't really like the Giants, but don't have the same animosity toward them I have toward the Jets. If Superbowl 42 had ever been played, that might be a different story. ;)

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  3. Carol, it's great to have on the blog. Personally, I can't stand the Giants because they beat NE in the Superbowl a couple years back. LOL!! They've got some good players, though.

    Smiles
    Steph

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