Anniversary Shenanigans: Cate Ashwood Giveaway!

Cate Ashwood is here today with a heartwarming story and a stellar giveaway too! Read on to find out more!

Thank you so much to BMBR for having me and Happy 5th Anniversary! I am so excited to be here today to be a part of the celebration.

This month also happens to be an anniversary of sorts for me, too. November is when I met my best friend, four years ago. We actually met through NaNoWriMo, on the regional message boards. She messaged me to say hello and it turned out we were basically soulmates just waiting to meet.

I’d always been jealous of those people who’d had the same bestie since they were kids—my husband and his best friend met way back in middle school—but after I graduated, I lost touch with most of the people I’d grown up with. I moved away for school and the city I moved to wasn’t really one of the friendliest. It was tough to meet people who had the same interests as me, and so for a long time I hid between the pages of books.

But those books are what led me to meeting some of the best people I’ve ever known. Most of my friends are writers or readers, and I met many of them through events and conferences in the m/m world.

I am so grateful to have found this community and the people in it. We really are like a family!

I count myself lucky every single day that this is what I get to do for a living. I write the stories I love, stories I’m passionate about, the stories I want to read. This month I have a brand new one coming out, too! It’s called Bishop Ridge, and if you’ve read Alaska, it’s the second book in the series.

The thing I love so much about this series is that I’m really getting to explore relationships beyond just the romantic pairing of the main characters. There are so many interconnected friendships and relationship dynamics, and being that it’s a series, I get to delve into them a little deeper than I would in a standalone.

Logan appeared in book one, and he’s back in this book as one of the main characters. Jackson is his love interest and I had a lot of fun with him. He’s kind of a loner… he doesn’t make friends easily, and in the beginning, he’s good with that. He also seems to have picked up some friends along the way, without even realizing it was happening, and one of the characters who popped up suddenly started trying to steal the show for me, and in all likelihood, will end up with his own book.

Bishop Ridge released November 16th and will be available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

Here’s what it’s about:

They found exactly what they weren’t looking for.


I had almost everything I’d ever wanted—career, friends, my own easy life in Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska. I’d given up on filling in the missing pieces long ago. Now, I was more than satisfied with the perfectly practiced, perfectly predictable routine I’d created for myself. At least until Jackson Daly walked into my clinic.

Working the rigs is temporary. Everything in my life is. Jobs, cities, and the guys I take home—nothing sticks, and that’s exactly the way I like it. After four years in Alaska, I’m itching to pick up and leave. I’m ready to move on and start over someplace new, until a one-night stand I can’t seem to shake has me breaking all my own rules.

Now as I get closer to walking away, my reasons for leaving seem blurrier than ever, and for the first time in my life, there could be something worth staying for.

We unicorns would like to thank Cate for her generosity in helping us celebrate 5 years of unicorning! She is giving away 3 copies of Bishop Ridge to 3 lucky winners (or another book of your choice if you’d rather).

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The giveaway is open until 12:00AM (EST) 12/6/18. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner!

Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner. Good luck!

Don't miss entering in our month long unicorn giveaway HERE! It ends 12/1/18!


  1. I don't have a best friend, but it took my mom till she was in her 60's to find hers, so there's still hope!

  2. Well, my sister is my best friend. So I guess I meet her when she's still a tiny little baby in the hospital.

  3. my ex-husband's groomsman started dating her and we just clicked when we met....that was 32 years ago and she's still my BFF

  4. I met my BFF at work believe it or not. We had the same love of books and we do the same thing so our lives in some ways are really similar. We both love music and art too!