This morning I have a spotlight and giveaway for Chasing Jillian.
Love and Football # 5
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing July 7, 2015
Jillian Miller likes her job working in the front office for the Seattle Sharks, but lately being surrounded by a constant parade of perfection only seems to make her own imperfections all the more obvious. She needs a change, which takes her into foreign territory: the Sharks’ workout facility after hours. The last thing she expects is a hot, grumbly god among men to be there as witness. Read more
Jennifer Bernard dropped by the virtual offices to celebrate the release of her latest, All of Me. Check it out!
When I started writing this post, it was supposed to be about my five favorite baseball players, but then I realized that on top of my list was Crash Davis. Don’t know him? That might be because he’s the completely fictional catcher played by Kevin Costner in the movie Bull Durham. I’m still crushed that Crash is not a real person. So I changed things up a little, and now offer you … my five favorite baseball movies!
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May Contain Spoilers
Mine Tonight is the second book in The Blue Dynasty series that’s I’ve read. This didn’t revolve around football, but instead delved into the background details behind Alessandro Franco’s illegal gambling ring, as well as his despicable actions against his son, star NFL player Santino Franco. When all is said and done, Mine Tonight is about two wounded souls who were both betrayed by the very people that should have protected them: their parents. Read more
I have a Top 5 list and a cover reveal this morning for Victoria Denault’s NA hockey romance, One More Shot. This is the first book in Victoria’s Hometown Players series. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
So I couldn’t resist the polo. Where there is polo, there are polo ponies, or so my thought processes would like to think. And yes, there were horses in Susan Stephens’ In the Brazilian’s Debt, but alas, not enough to keep me happy. The biggest disappointment, however, was Chico, because he treated Lizzie so terribly after having sex with her. He went from being Mr Hottie Sex God to Biggest Jerk on the Planet in 0 to 60, and I was like, “What?” Read more
I have an excerpt and giveaway for Garrett by Sawyer Bennett today!
Cold Fury Hockey # 2
By: Sawyer Bennett
Releasing February 17th, 2015
USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Elizabeth! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Elizabeth Harmon] Creative, energetic, sociable, easily-distracted, short
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Pairing Off?
[Elizabeth Harmon] Absolutely! A great way to describe my debut novel, “Pairing Off” is that it’s like “The Cutting Edge” with a Russian twist. It’s the story of a pairs figure skating duo who team up to train for the Olympics and fall in love in the process. What makes it different from TCE is that it’s set mostly in Russia and the hero is Russian. He’s also a champion pairs figure skater, rather than a hockey guy recruited at the last minute. Anton did play hockey as a kid though, and was proud to have the best double toe loop jump of any goalie in the youth league.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Elizabeth Harmon] One of the most romantic scenes is when Carrie and Anton skate on a moonlit pond in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Their relationship has deepened but they’ve not yet crossed the line from friend-zone into something more. I love the romantic setting, the sexual tension between Carrie and Anton, and also the details about the cold night, tinny music and the little crowd who applauds after watching this champion-level pair skate together. Watching skilled pair skaters do their stuff live is really amazing, especially when it’s impromptu, as this skate is. I also love Anton’s little comment to Carrie at the end, when he says, “guess we’re pretty good.” Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Lynda! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lynda Aicher] Driven. Direct. Loyal. Analytical. Serious.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Game Play?
[Lynda Aicher] Game Play is the first book in my new Power Play series and follows the Glaciers professional hockey team. Young, professional hockey player, Dylan Rylie, meets his match in Samantha Yates, a hockey star in her own right. The heat between them is as hot off the ice as it is on, but her career is at a forced end and his still rising which is hard for Samantha to accept. Dylan has to win her over while still allowing Samantha to follow her own path. Read more