October Harlequin Spotlight with Cat Schield, author of The Black Sheep’s Secret Child




About the Book

A second chance with her son’s secret father!

Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell—her former fling and late husband’s brother—to save the family’s ailing music business. That she’s still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son’s secret father makes things impossible!

Trent is fiercely proud of making his own fortune, despite his controlling father. And he’s always believed his brother got the girl who should have been Trent’s. Now he’ll have the family business, and his brother’s widow in the bargain. But will their romantic reunion be waylaid by Savannah’s shocking baby secret?

Song Playlist: A prepared playlist of songs that embodies the book’s characters and their love story.

Savannah has loved Trent since she was a child. At first she had just wanted him to like her, and then as she entered high school, she’d developed a full-blown crush on him. It wasn’t until she went to New York City at eighteen to become a model that he started to see her as a woman. But she wanted to get married and a traditional family wasn’t something he couldn’t give her. And then she married his brother and Trent realized just how important she was to him. These songs reflect her longing and his regret.

Love Me – Katie Perry

Breathe – Michelle Branch

For the First Time – LeAnn Rimes

Love Story – Katharine McPhee

Take You High – Kelly Clarkson

Mumford & Son – Little Lion Man

I’m So Sorry – Imagine Dragons


Love Lessons Learned: Real life romance lessons learned from the book.

I love a second chances/reunited lovers story. How often do we not appreciate what we have until it’s gone? Trent Caldwell gets a pretty major reality check when the woman he takes for granted ends up marrying his brother. For a guy who never thought he’d ever let himself get attached, he finds out that’s not the case at all. Biggest lesson learned from The Black Sheep’s Secret Child, don’t assume those you love will always be there. Appreciate them every day.

Q&A with Cat Schield– The Black Sheep’s Secret Child


  • How did you come up with the relationship between Savannah and Trent? I always start with the conflict. And nothing says trouble like two brothers involved with the same girl.
  • What is your favorite part about writing for Billionaires and Babies? Is there anything more adorable than alpha men with babies? The first meeting between Trent and his son is adorable. I absolutely love Dylan. He’s a charmer.
  • Many of your books feature children, is family important to you? Family is everything. But for me it’s not always about those you’re related to. I think it’s about those people who stick with you through thick and thin.
  • What was the first book that made you cry? Black Gold by Marguerite Henry
  • How long do you spend researching before beginning a book? I usually jump right in without much research. For me the fun of writing the story is immersing myself in the details of the world. And I do a lot of research. Much of it never shows up in the book because I tend to run wild finding out about things. For The Black Sheep’s Secret Child I spent a fair amount of time learning about record labels and how many of them have struggled in the digital age.
  • How do you select the names of your characters? I whip out my favorite baby book and flip through the pages until something seems right. In the case of the Club T’s books, I needed 3 men with “T” names. So I have Trent Caldwell, Nate Tucker and Kyle Tailor.
  • If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? I think I’d take up creating marketing materials for authors. Book covers. Book trailers. I have a blast working on my own stuff.
  • Do you believe in writer’s block? No. Some books are painfully hard to write. I think a lot of writers have avoidance tendencies. I’m always choosing between sitting down to the computer and pushing through a challenging scene or watching yet another HGTV show. Often HGTV wins.
  • What is your favorite thing about fall? Fall in Minnesota is such a beautiful time of year. The trees burst into glorious colors. The days are warm. The nights are cool. It smells like campfires and dry leaves.
  • Are you excited for Halloween? If so, do you have a favorite scary story? I love Halloween. The pumpkin carving. Handing out candy. My daughter is 17 and too old for me to take trick or treating and I miss it. There’s something magical about helping her pick out a costume and walking the neighborhood and seeing all the fantastic decorations. No favorite scary story, but I do love going through a haunted house. Creepy!



All About Cat

Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter and 2 Burmese cats and a Doberman. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she’s not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Contact her at http://catschield.net

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

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