This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Melting Ice by Jami Davenport.
Game On in Seattle #5
By: Jami Davenport
Releasing June 15, 2015
USA Today Bestselling author Jami Davenport presents another Seattle Sockeyes hockey romance and the fifth book in her Game On in Seattle sports romance series showcasing alpha male heroes of football, baseball, and hockey. Read more
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!
#5 Million Dollar Arm Read more
A Pocket Star EBook
Kentucky Derb-E Treat!
The Aspen Valley Series:
To gear up for the Derby, and to celebrate the start of the horse show season, I have a giveaway for Colette Auclair’s Aspen Valley series, thanks to Pocket Books! I loved Thrown, so I’m excited to share this giveaway with you!
The Kentucky Derby is just one week away and we are giving away promo codes for the EBooks Thrown, Jumped, and Branded in Colette Auclair’s award-winning Aspen Valley series!
THROWN (December 2013; $5.99) is the first book in The Aspen Valley Series. Professional horse trainer Amanda Vogel dreams of riding jumpers in the Olympics, but after seeing her best friend die in a riding accident, she’s so traumatized she can’t compete. Broke and desperate, she takes a summer job in Aspen teaching some big-shot widowed movie star’s spoiled daughters to ride—and braces herself for three miserable months. But the movie star is funny, down-to-earth, and gorgeous—and his spoiled daughters are just desperate for a mother figure. By Labor Day, she has to choose between capturing a gold medal…and the man who has captured her heart. Read more
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
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