Home improvement was never so much fun…

Its the holidays!

I love, love, love this time of year. But right after, I usually go into a fit of withdrawal.

So I’m releasing my latest romantic comedy—a novelette or “Kindle Short Read” as Amazon likes to call them—just AFTER New Year’s in case the post-holiday blues nip at your ankles like they sometimes do mine.

NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order, and releasing January 6SEAL My Grout:


Are you laughing? Good! Because that’s the intent—a lot of laughs and blushes and heaps of sinful enjoyment… available for 99 cents, or for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

And while this Kindle Short Read won’t change your life, it WILL forever change the way you look at grout.

Please take note of my warning (reprinted here) on the Amazon listing:

* Disclaimer: If a plot-to-sex ratio of 1:5 offends you, or if you’re averse to bad language and an occasional spanking, please do not read this story.

However, if you’re looking for a smoking hot SEAL who knows how to handle a woman and a grout trowel (among other tools), then get ready for a twist of a Happily Ever After that will make you rethink your approach to home improvement projects.

This STAND ALONE Short Read contains NO cheating and NO cliffhangers. 1st person, dual POV. Mature audiences only. You have been warned…

Kate Aster

P.S. Just FYI, I’m already knee-deep in the next Tribute book, which will be a full-length romance more along the lines of the books you’ve come to expect from me. This was just a wicked-sexy and fun diversion. So, thanks for letting me indulge in frivolity for a quick spell. Enjoy! And be safe and well throughout the holidays! Keep in touch… I love to hear from you.

The wedding (and the answers) you’ve been waiting for!


I’m so excited to tell you that Until Forever: A Wedding Novella (Special Ops: Tribute Book Three) is available for pre-order and is releasing on November 16!

Click here to see the Amazon listing! 🙂

I hope you’ll return to Annapolis with me for Bridget and Maddox’s wedding. And yes – for those of you who wrote me, asking if you’d ever find out what was in the envelope – you’ll get your answers in this book.

Please be aware that this is a novella-length story (about one-third the length of my full-length romances) and will be available for a limited time for a special price of 99 cents. So order today!

Thank you so much for your support of an indie author.  Happy Fall!

Dear Santa, May I please have a Delta Force squadron commander under my tree this year? I’ve been really good…

KateAster_StrongEnough_800pxHi! I am so excited to let you know that my newest book, Strong Enough, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Here’s the link:

Strong Enough

Ever since I introduced the character of Becca, Joe Shey’s younger sister, in Contract with a SEAL, her story has been in the back of my mind, aching to come out. After already having gone through so much in her young life – losing a husband in the war and raising her son on her own – I knew I had to make sure Becca found her happily ever after.

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a nut for the holidays. So I couldn’t resist setting Becca’s story in the midst of the holiday season. It’s such a magical time in Annapolis and I wanted to share it with you!

Thank you for showing interest in my books – and please keep in touch. If you ever write me a question or comment and don’t receive a reply, please check your spam filter. (I know some of you have told me that my emails end up in there. Thanks for the feedback!) I always reply because you are so important to me, and frankly, those emails give me such encouragement to keep doing this.

You can also keep in touch with me on Twitter (@kateasterauthor) or on Facebook by clicking here.

I love hearing from you and I hope you are doing well.

Take care, and happy autumn!  (Almost!) 🙂

NEW RELEASE: No room at the inn for a hot Navy SEAL? Think again…

KateAster_NoReservations800Hi! I am so excited to let you know that my newest book is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Here’s the link:

No Reservations

No Reservations (Special Ops: Tribute, Book One) starts a set of books that spins off from the Special Ops: Homefront series. In fact, you might recognize a few old friends as you delve into the lives of new characters in search of their own forever loves.

Many readers contacted me recently, asking when we’d be returning to Annapolis again. For all of you who wrote, this one’s for you!

So… I’m curious…

I’d love to find out if any of you recognize who Bridget is BEFORE you actually read the book. Let me know if you’ve figured it out by emailing me on my contact page . Here’s the book description:

Bridget Needham knows first-hand how a Special Ops man can shatter a girl’s heart. She’s still kicking herself over the one that got away… after watching him get down on one knee and propose to someone else.

After giving up her career to re-open her aunt’s struggling bed-and-breakfast inn, the last thing she needs is a sexy-as-sin SEAL showing up on her doorstep—especially when the secrets of her past still threaten to keep her from holding onto love.

Besides, this guy might have a Greek god bod and an impressively large power drill, but he also has a girlfriend two thousand miles away.

Former Navy SEAL Maddox Kerry hadn’t intentionally landed himself in Annapolis during Commissioning Week—the one week when it’s next-to-impossible to find a place to stay. So it’s mission-critical that he convince an adorably awkward innkeeper whose bed-and-breakfast is closed for renovations to let him stay.

And hey, if he finds himself hoping for a little more than the customary turn-down service, who can blame him?

Yet every time the chemistry sparks between them, she runs for cover.

Any other guy would shrug his shoulders and move on. But he can’t walk away when he senses the pain behind her prim exterior.

Because Maddox Kerry isn’t any other guy.

Figure it out yet?  ;0)


New release: Unwrap this holiday hottie!


Woohoo! I am doing my happy dance here because I’ve just made the third and FINAL book in the Homefront: The Sheridans trilogy available for pre-order!

Here’s the link to Dylan’s story, Faking It. Unexpectedly, he’s become my personal favorite of the Sheridan boys:

Faking It

I had intended to release this third book on the same day as I released the second one, Full Disclosure. Yet there was something very difficult about ending this series for me—and you’ll know why I got a little hung up on tapping in those final words by the time you finish the book.

But I’m ready to send my final Sheridan hottie your way now, knowing that this family and town I’ve come to love will continue on in your e-readers for a long time.

Thank you so much for your support, your purchases, and those all-important reviews that help a completely independent author like me sell books!

There’s more competition on Amazon now than ever before. Somehow, you fished me out of the big ocean of books out there and took a chance on me.

For that, I’m so grateful to you.

New Release! Spend Thanksgiving with a billionaire for just $2.99!

Hi! I am so excited to let you know that my newest book is now available for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of November 19 — just in time for Thanksgiving week! Here’s the link:

Full Disclosure

 Full Disclosure is the second book in the Homefront: The Sheridans series that YOU encouraged me to write!

When I wrote More, Please, I hadn’t really thought there would be so much interest in reading about Logan’s brothers. I thought my visit to the far-reaching suburbs of Ohio would be a one-time thing. But so many of you wrote and asked for Ryan’s and Dylan’s stories, so I couldn’t resist returning to my fictional setting of Newton’s Creek, Ohio for an additional two books.

So, if you are among those who wrote, this one’s for you! And what a handsome one he is, isn’t he? 😉


Full Disclosure is Ryan’s book, and you’ll be hearing from me very soon with release information about Dylan’s book. Please make sure you fill out the contact form on my website so that I can let you know the latest!

Thanks again for your incredible support!


Books Available in Paperback Format!

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve released my Special Ops: Homefront books in paperback format.

I’m so excited. I got my proofs the other day and – to quote Logan from More, Please – “I just prefer the weight of a good, heavy book in my hands.”

Sadly, though, my Corgi got ahold of my first proof and I was quickly reminded why I love my e-reader.


But you can purchase non-chewed-up books on Amazon today. Here are the links:

SEAL the Deal

The SEAL’s Best Man

Contract with a SEAL

Make Mine a Ranger

Thank you again for your support. Those of you who have written positive reviews on Amazon have literally built my career from the ground up. It’s kind of lonely and intimidating being an independent author. So all of you kind of make me feel like I’m part of a “team,” and not quite so alone in this venture.


Keep in touch and be well!

Kate Aster

Want More SEALS, please?

I am thrilled to let you know that my newest book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Here’s the link:


More, Please is a stand-alone romance based on a character you might remember from The SEAL’s Best Man.

Many readers contacted me asking for the story of Logan, the Navy SEAL who wanted to adopt a dog, but couldn’t because he was deployed so often. I was delighted that he intrigued readers since his name only appeared in one chapter! But I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, who can overlook a SEAL?

So, if you are among those who were curious about Logan, this one’s for you!

Thank you so much for your support.

KateAster_MorePlease_2500And truly, doesn’t Logan look delectable?  I’m just sayin’…