Kate Angell

National Bestselling Romance Novelist

Barefoot William, FL

JUNE 2012 release
Kensington Books

No TAN LINES. The first book in the Barefoot William series.

"Hot, Sexy, Smart!"
New York Times author Carly Phillips.

There's a place where the ocean meets the shore, where kicking off your shoes and baring some skin is as natural as sneaking under the boardwalk for an ice cream cone and stolen kisses. But life isn't all a beach for Shaye Cates, even if her idea of an office is a shady umbrella at the water's edge equipped with cell phone and laptop. Steely-eyed Trace Saunders is the incredibly irksome fly in her coconut tanning oil. And running a kids' softball team with her long-time rival is going to have everyone in her little Florida town buzzing. Her scads of laid-back relatives and his whole uptight clan know that Shaye just wants to play ball while Trace thinks only of business. But beneath the twinkling lights of the ferris wheel, the magic of sea and sand can sweep away every inhibition...Suddenly, it's summertime, and the lovin' is easy.

BOOK LIST: The Richmond Rogues baseball romances - Squeeze Play, Curveball, Strike Zone, and Sliding Home - are now available as e-books on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and most digital sites! Enjoy! These books are no longer in print, except as used copies on Amazon or eBay. Ho-Humbug-Ho, the novella from the anthology Santa, Honey! features ballplayer Alex Boxer. The Christmas short story is digital, too. Sweet Spot - Available in print and e-book.

Barefoot William Series: No Tan Lines and No Strings Attached.

Anthologies: Unwrapped; He's The One; Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap.

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ABOUT ME: I live in Beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida. I love the sunshine, as well as the seasonal summer thunderstorms. I'm a morning person. I enjoy brunch. I'm an animal lover and avid reader. I laugh a lot. My birthday's in March, I'm an Aries. My favorite color is purple. My lucky number is 25. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My office has lots of plants: bamboo, Elephant Ear, and TickleMe. I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers each week. I enjoy going to the movies. Try to read a book each week. Love museums. Can make popcorn a meal. Love Starbucks. I eat Rice Krispies for the 'snap, crackle, pop'. I spend hours at book stores. Like Saturday morning cartoons. Watch General Hospital. Favorite evening TV shows include: The Mentalist, Castle, Bones, Hawaii Five-0, and Monk reruns. Reality TV: Dancing With the Stars, America's Top Model, Big Brother, Survivor. I've been fortunate to have the same editor throughout my career: the very innovative and savvy Alicia Condon. Authors I read outside romance: Carl Hiaasen, Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington series), and Richard Castle.

MY PHILOSOPHY: Out of chaos comes calmness. Appreciate the peace!

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RELEASE DAY: April 29, 2014!
Chapter One available to read.

Special Sale! No Strings Attached and No Tan Lines ebooks will be available for $2.99 from April 15th through the 29th on Barnes and Noble and Apple iBooks. Amazon Kindle is also competitive, selling both books for $2.51. A great price and great time to enjoy this fun-in-the sun series.

Life's A Beach

Though his family owns the charming beachside town of Barefoot William, Aidan Cates is as down-to-earth as the locals. He's also practical to a fault and doesn't believe some psychic on the boardwalk can predict his future.

Jillian Mac is as free as the breeze, so when the hot stranger and his date mistake her for a fortune teller, she's ready to have some fun. But one devastating secret told, one mistaken identify revealed, and numerous long summer nights later, it's Jillie and Aidan who discover that sometimes love comes with a simple twist of fate.

Cameo appearances by the Richmond Rogues! Risk Kincaid, Psycho McMillan, and James Lawless.


ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS: TOP PICK, 4 1/​2 stars. Angell’s fun-filled cast of characters has old rivalries, intense history, loves lost and found, family ties, diverse pasts and two unlikely couples to root for. The story will keep readers up late into the night as it spirals into side plots that make you laugh one moment and frustrate you the next. Add Olive the parrot’s hilarious cameos and this book has all the makings of an addicting tale.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: Angell follows No Strings Attached with a delightful third book set in the quirky boardwalk town of Barefoot William and incorporating her even more popular Richmond Rogues baseball series. Jill Mac and her friend Carrie are in Florida to build fan support for the Rogues’ new spring training facility, which will be built by handsome Aidan Cates, successful contractor and part of the family that runs the town. After Jill impulsively masquerades as a psychic and predicts Aidan’s breakup with his current girlfriend, he is intrigued and pursues Jill. Few obstacles slow down this romance, but Aidan and Jill’s convincing relationship, as well as a matching one between Carrie and Aidan’s second-in-command, dour Mike, and cameos by characters from previous books are appealing, and the author’s lighthearted approach and warmth of the spring sunshine make this a winner.

FRESH FICTION: NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE is the newest installment in Kate Angell's fun Barefoot William series. I love reading about the beachside town of Barefoot William. No matter the weather, this series always brings the beach to me -- the feel of the sun, the smell of the great junk food, and the overall feeling of relaxation that comes with hanging out on the beach. Kate Angell does a great job of creating a sense of place with this series.

April 30, 2013 Kensington Books

READ the first chapter of NO STRINGS ATTACHED, book two in the Barefoot William series. This is Sophie and Dune's story. Beach, boardwalk, and romance.

Balmy ocean breezes…sweet coconut oil…glistening tanned bodies. There’s no better place for romantic sparks to fly than at the beach.

As a professional volleyball player, Dune Cates attracts scores of pretty women who flock to his side. But only one has managed to get under his skin—sweet, naive, shy Sophie Saunders. Unlike the skimpily-clad beach groupies, Sophie marches to a beat all her own. And though she’s afraid of the surf, burns in the sun, has two left feet, that doesn’t stop her from trying every daring sport available on the boardwalk. Dune knows Sophie spells trouble, and he should keep his distance, especially since he’s a no-strings-attached kind of guy. But he can’t ignore an overwhelming instinct to protect her. And with the promise of ice cream sandwiches, merry-go-round rides and dreamy sunsets, it’s only a matter of time before Dune gives in to the temptation of Sophie’s soft lips.

Love is always sweeter in the summer.

Romantic Times Magazine gave NO STRINGS ATTACHED a reviewer 'Top Pick' - which is very exciting. "Angell's enchanting, warmhearted story gives readers a double dose of romance. Filled with wonderfully engaging characters, including an endearing hero, a shy yet courageous heroine and plenty of familiar faces, this is one very charming, feel-good tale."

Publisher's Weekly said: “sizzling romantic interludes…an endearing and humorous coming-of-age tale with a sweet heroine.”

My April 2014 reads! Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick; The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off by Carolyn Brown; Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell; Wildflower Wedding by LuAnn McLane; Turned by Virna DePaul; Dangerously Bound by Eden Bradley (hot!)