Remember, remember the 5th of November!

Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everyone. Have fun, be safe, and celebrate with a bonfire or fireworks. (I know, this will confuse people in the USA.) Most exciting of all today, however...

How to Seduce a Spy is available for purchase!

I'm so happy to have my baby finally out there in the world. I hope you all love Henry and Elle as much as I do and that their story gives you a fun and happy break from your daily life. Thank you so much for you support, and Happy Reading!

Cover image for How to Seduce a Spy by Catherine Stein, letting in blue and gold. Woman in black hat, white shirt, black corset on purple map background. Back cover shows glowing orange potion bottle and Catherine Stein logo

Where can I buy the book?

Why, I'm so glad you asked! How to Seduce a Spy is available at all the following stores:


Amazon kindle:



Google Play:

Those Wacky Victorians

Mansion of Happiness game board
In my current Work in Progress, my hero and heroine enjoy playing games together. So I went looking for Victorian-era board games, and discovered this gem: The Mansion of Happiness.

Mansion of Happiness is a typical move-around-the-board game like we all know, but in classic Victorian style it was intended not just for fun (The Horror!) but to impart Puritan-style morals to young people. The game even uses a teetotum (spinner) because dice were associated with evil and the devil.

Players navigate a board full of vices and virtues as they try to make their way to the Mansion (aka heaven).

Some of the rules are hilarious:

WHOEVER arrives at the SUMMIT of DISSIPATION must go to RUIN.

WHOEVER gets into a PASSION must be taken to the water and have a ducking to cool him.

WHOEVER possesses AUDACITY, CRUELTY, IMMODESTY, or INGRATITUDE, must return to his former situation till his turn comes to spin again, and not even think of Happiness, much less partake of it.

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