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I am the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best Selling author of The Proposition, Proposal, Music of the Heart, and Nets and Lies. I am represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich for all books except for Proposition and Proposal.
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The Proposition

The Proposition



Saturday, November 24, 2012


So yeah, yesterday my cup runneth over with a blessing/accolade I have hoped and dreamed about since I was a little girl(yes, I've wanted to be a published writer since I was young)!! The Proposition made #27 on The New York Times Best-Seller's List. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to all my readers, the bloggers, my fans, my writer besties, and anyone who gave The Proposition a chance!!

Thanks also to my new agent, Steve Ross, of Abrams Artists Agency, who I hope will share in the further success of The Proposition!!

Thanks most of all go to God. I am a person of immense faith, but it has been tried and tested at every turn this year with tremendous loss and sorrow, health issues, and disappointments in the writing business. There were times I wasn't sure I would make it through this year, and I'll be honest that there were also times I was in so much emotional pain, I didn't want to. So to have the end of 2012 become so amazing is a true gift, and I know where my blessings come from!!

I wasn't going to have a teaser from The Proposal this week. BUT to share in my excitement, here is one to celebrate with!! I know most of you want to see Aidan suffering, and he has been. I promise. He's just finally been given an opportunity to see Emma after she's been shunning him. 

*roughest of drafts and subject to change*

She turned and stalked away. “Em, wait!” When she didn't stop, he blurted, “Fine, you want even more grand gestures? Here’s another one.” He sank down onto his knees on her walkway.

When Emma whirled around, her eyes grew wide. “What are you doing?”

He gazed around them. “What the hell does it look like I’m doing? I’m on my knees--totally and completely begging you to forgive me.”

“Get up!” she hissed when a couple walking their dog paused to stare at them.

“Not until you forgive me.”

She growled in frustration. “Quit being dramatic.”

He shrugged. “Fine, call me a Drama Queen. Call me any fucking name in the book! Just get all the anger and hate out of your system, so you can work on forgiving me.” He opened his arms wide. “I said it on cards, in text messages and voicemails, and even in that fruity book of poetry I sent you. But now I’m going to say it to your face in case it’s the only other chance I have.” 

Suddenly in the moment Aidan didn’t feel so sure of himself anymore. Feeling shaky, he drew in a ragged breath. “I am sorry, Emma. I’m so sorry for breaking your heart. I’m sorry for being an utter prick and being scared of my feelings for you. Most of all, I’m sorry for screwing up the perfect life we had by pushing you away and cheating on you.”

Emma’s face flushed crimson as the woman on the sidewalk gasped. Aidan turned to her. “Yeah, that’s right. I’m one of the countless assholes who break women’s hearts. I couldn’t tell Emma I loved her, and I almost screwed another woman to try to push her away.” He smacked his palms hard against his chest. “But from the depths of my heart and soul, I’m so, so sorry!”

“Jesus man, have you lost all your pride?” the man questioned, which caused his wife to punch him in the arm.

Aidan chuckled. “Yeah, I have. Because I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win her back,” he replied, pointing to Emma.  

When Emma strode over to him with a determined look, Aidan felt his hope rising. It quickly faded as she grabbed him by the hair and yanked his head up. “Get off my front walk this minute, or I’m going to call the cops!” She shook her head maniacally. “I can’t believe you just embarrassed me in front of my neighbors like that!”


  1. SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I love it!!!!!!!! Emma deserves another SQUEEEEE just for yanking his head and being so strong. ;)

  2. I'm so, so happy for you Katie! Your success over all the challenges presented to you is very inspiring to me. I'm so glad I ran across your book and for the chance to witness your exciting rise to achieving your dreams. Many of us can only hope to do something as creative and special in our lives to share with others as well.

  3. Wow, wow, wow. Congratluations on all of your success. I loved the Proposition so much. That scene has me so torn. I want to scream and yell for Emma to forgive him, he sounds so sorry and desperate for Emma back. But then I am so glad that Emma is standing her ground and not letting him walk all over her. I can't wait for the Proposal. The wait is killing me, lol.

  4. Congrats! I picked up The Proposition to read over the holiday weekend and couldn't put it down! I'm really looking forward to The Proposal.

  5. I am so excited about this book! Every time you release a snippet, I get the warm fuzzies :)

    Congrats on your success! It is well deserved!!

  6. Congratulations Katie!! you deserve it for being a great writer and astute ... I hope to have more of Emma and Aidan!


  7. Congrats, Katie! I loved The Proposition, just read it a few days ago, and I am SO looking forward to The Proposal! Hope you have much continued success!

  8. OMG this is totally sweet. I'm freaking excited for this book.

  9. OMG! OMG! Katie I just finished The Proposition (bought it after reading an awesome review) and by all means U DESERVE THAT BEST SELLER TITLE!!! :) Ah!!!! March is so far away and I needed this teaser. Loved it and will spread the love for the book with my own review on my blog soon!

    Keep it rocking!
    Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ

  10. Loved The Proposition. You write such great and believable dialogue! I'm really looking forward to The Proposal! January can't come soon enough.

  11. OMG!!! I so beyond excited for this book!!!!! CANNOT WAIT!

  12. It's Authors like you that make me proud to be an avid have an amazing gift of story telling and I'm just lucky enough to be reaping the benefits. I'm super excited for 'The Proposal' and cant wait to get lost in it. Congratulations, you seriously deserve it!

  13. OMG, guys!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the amazing comments!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!

  14. You are an amazing writer. In all the books I have read in the Romance genre, I have NEVER seen an author make me feel what the characters are feeling. I was totally tormented by how excitement from the sonogram down to the feeling of horror of seeing someone that was loved pushing Emma, mother of their son away from them (another amazing story I loved how Em was so kind that their son would carry the Fitzgerald name). Also, do we ever find out why Aiden is so scared when he realizes he is in love with Emma (also previously Amy)

    Does the next book come out in January or March? I saw someone above say that they can't wait until January. Just confused.

  15. By the way Katie, I have read the Proposition now about 5 times. I just LOVE IT!!!

  16. I loved the Proposition so much, I can't wait to read The Proposal and if you're doing a blog tour, please let me know so I can request to be part of it! :)

  17. Congratulations on your success!!! SO happy for you! Loved the Proposition and can't wait for the Proposal!!!

  18. OMG! Cannot wait!

  19. I loved the teaser Can't wait I am so glad she didn't fall for his bull I'm so happy for all you success the first book certainly deserved it as I am sure the next one will