Me! Not that I'm an actress or a screenwriter, but still the dream remains of "I like to thank the Academy..." And, of course, the all important 'What should I wear?'. I do this every year on my blog because I love playing make believe. So help me decide which dress I should wear to the Oscars this year! Let me know it the comments!
*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Tara, comment#19 - as chosen by Randomizer - is the winner. Please contact me at email@example.com
I love book swag! So when I went to the New Jersey Romance Writers Conferences (where Guarding the Quarterback was up for the Golden Leaf for Best Novella) I doubled up on some great swag so I could keep one for myself and giveaway a pack to one of my readers!
Here is a photo of the goodies!
Isn't that fun? If you want a chance at winning, please let me know by posting in the comments.
One winner will be chosen randomly. Sorry that I can only mail to addresses in the United States.
The giveaway will end January 20, 2017.
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Seven Super Football Romances
by Tawdra Kandle, Holly Roberts, Liz Matis, Nicola Marsh, Jami Davenport, Ann Jacobs, Patricia Burroughs
It's almost time for the big game. Whether or not your team is playing on Sunday, you need some romance to go with those hot wings. We've got it right here: seven SUPER football romances, love stories that go the distance and score that extra point every time.
The box set includes:
Patricia Burroughs: Some Enchanted Season In this doomed, yet enchanted, football season, dare they hope something magical can happen that will last forever?
Jami Davenport: Blindsided A temporary marriage knocked him off his game, but love blindsided him.
Ann Jacobs: The Rookie Rookie quarterback sets his sights on Marauders cheerleader.
Tawdra Kandle: When We Were Us All's fair in love and football.
Nicola Marsh: Bold Aussie Rules? There are no rules in the game of love.
Liz Matis: Guarding the Quarterback Miss Congeniality meets the The Bodyguard.
Holly Roberts: Play Love scores when you least expect it and winning is everything.
I'm happy to announce that Guarding the Quarterback is a finalist in the New Jersey RWA Golden Leaf Contest in the Best Novella category! The winners will be announced on Friday, October 14 at the NJRWA conference. Here is the excerpt that will be read if I win (fingers crossed)...
With another woman I would’ve shrugged off the rejection, but beneath her hand my heart pounded for her, my blood racing to my groin. She made a mistake. Now she was more than a challenge, she made herself forbidden fruit. I told myself that all this was. A lie. But it was my lie to live.
“But I have big reason why you should.” I hauled her up against my unmistakable hardness. The utter softness of her, melded to my body. To the world she wore armor of toughness and indifference but in my arms it all fell away.
Alexa’s wicked smile signaled my victory. Then she whipped out her gun and pressed it against my cheek. “And I have a bigger reason why we shouldn’t.”
As a good luck charm I'll be wearing a book charm that an awesome reader made for me! (thanks Jackie) Below there is a picture of me wearing it...
I've got the best news: this week is the official kick-off of football season in the US--and with college football back, too, we've all got lots of chances to catch our favorite teams playing our favorite game.
So what makes this even better? We have EIGHT football romances for you to huddle with right here, each of which is a touchdown (and the extra point, too!).
Check out each one--and as a bonus, each author is giving you her own favorite sports romance recommendation.
Some Enchanted Season by Patricia Burroughs ON SALE for .99 at Amazon
Patricia recommends . . . Sosie Frost's Happily Ever All-Star, A Secret Daddy Romance. She hooked me with the sizzlin' guy on the cover, reeled me in with "Secret Daddy," and totally delivered with laugh-out-loud funny and heart-tugging sweetness.
A Tempting Dare by Cathryn Fox only $1.99 at Amazon
Ann recommends . . . Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series won’t disappoint you, no matter which pro sport you fancy! As a football fan and steamy romance lover, I have The Perfect Playhigh up on my keeper shelves—but there’s not a loser in the 12 hot novels and novellas. Check out Jaci’s website and get in the game!
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Nicola recommends . . . Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, part of her Chicago Stars series. Cal Bonner is a seriously hot hero and this book got me hooked on SEP. It's on my keeper shelf!
Liz recommends . . . Blindsided by Jami Davenport, the first book in Jami's Seattle Steelheads subseries. So much hot fun with these hunky football players . . . and some old favorites from the hockey books, too!
Holly recommends . . . Diva in the Dugout by Arlene Hittle. Arlene is a riot to be around, and her stories are romantic comedy. Add baseball to the mix, and you'll understand why I love this woman and her books.
Liz recommends . . . The Deal by Elle Kennedy, the first book in Elle's sizzling and wickedly funny Off-Campus series: football players, snarky women and the bumpy road that leads to true love . . . eventually.
Have you read Going For It yet? No? Say what? Stop everything and go read it - then come back.
For those of you who have read it - here is a special treat!
Readers fell in love with football player Jake Miller and supermodel, Hannah Hahn in Going For It. In fact one fell so hard she asked me to check in on our sexy couple. How could I refuse? I love them too! It's been almost 3 years since I released Going For It and I was surprised how easy it was to recapture Jake and Hannah fire. Enjoy! Please let me know what you think in the comments...
Jake didn’t need the
baby monitor to hear the wail of his one-year old baby girl. His daughter’s
voice sounded down the hall like a nuclear power plant siren.
Hannah nudged him. “Game time,” she sleepily mumbled.
“Can you take this
“I have a shoot
tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep.”
“If you get anymore
beautiful I’m going to go blind,” Jake said, nuzzling her neck.
“Mmmm…good one, but
that will not get you out of diaper duty.”
Jake didn’t think it
would, but it was true just the same. He whipped off the covers and trudged to
the nursery. Standing in her crib, Maxine sobbed as if her world was ending.
Jake knew how she felt. With every whimper his heart stopped, and with every
cry he died a little, but then every smile, every laugh made it all worth the
constant worry and lack of sleep.
Her tears did
him in. Jake was so screwed. The tiny female turned this growling two hundred
and twenty-five pound bear of a running back into a cuddly Teddy bear.
Maxine’s lips wobbled
as she chanted, “Dadadada. Dadadada.”
“Shhh, baby girl,
In a heartbeat the
wobble turned into a sing-song voice. “Daddeeee. Daddeee.” Her tiny arms
stretched out for him.
swooped her up but resisted the urge to turn this into playtime. He hummed a
nonsensical tune as he changed her diaper. She started to fuss when he headed
back to the crib. “Okay, just one song.” His daughter smiled. “Okay, two
songs.” Jake sat in the rocker and sang her back to sweet dreams, thinking he
was the luckiest man on Earth.
Hannah rolled over
and tried to fall back asleep, but the sounds emitting from the monitor of
father and daughter bonding with a late night lullaby kept her awake. She bit
her nail and smiled as she listened. Jake’s humming had immediately settled
Maxine. It was like she remembered her father’s deep voice from when he hummed
to her while rubbing Hannah’s swollen belly.
Unable to stay away,
she tiptoed to the nursery and peeked in. Seeing her big, powerful husband
lovingly hold their child in his arms, rocking back and forth as he sang
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was sexier than anything in the world.
This tiny creature
had the scariest running back in the NFL wrapped around her pinkie finger.
She snuck back to bed
as Jake returned a fast asleep Maxine to her crib. Along the way Hannah slid
her silk robe to the floor, then shed the tank top, and then stepped out of her
black-laced panties, leaving a trail for Jake to follow like Hansel. Only Jake
was no boy in a fairy tale. He was her knight-in-white-boxer-briefs. She slipped
between the sheets.
Jake entered the room
twirling the panties around his finger. “I thought you needed sleep.” He raised
a thick black brow, which was such a sexy contrast to his smooth caramel
“I need you more.”
Jake tossed the
panties over his shoulder, took off his boxers, and then covered her naked body
with his, the weight of him as familiar to her as her own body. A slow, steady
rush filled her. In the stolen moments during the day their lovemaking was hard
and fast, but in the quiet of the night, slow and intense.
Jake rolled over to
get a condom. She stayed away from birth control pills since they could put up
to ten pounds on her body. Ten pounds she couldn’t afford at this point in her
career. So after literally busting her butt to regain her modeling body back,
she was crazy to want another baby. But that’s exactly what she was. Crazy in
love and she wanted her little family to grow.
“No, don’t.” She
reached out and pulled Jake back to her.
“I want Maxi to have
a brother to boss around.”
Jake’s wide smile
still caused her heart to flutter.
“It would be nice to
even the score around here.”
“Ha! You love it.”
“I do at that.”
“Good. Now, give me
that rosy, after sex glow to make up for missing sleep.”
“Hannah, you’re going
break the lens with the glow I’m going to give you.”
His lips descended on
hers. With a smoking kiss that would leave a blush on her face for hours and
every time she relived it in her minds eye, Hannah knew she was the luckiest
Here is the blurb along with some photo teasers! Alexa Reeves The quarterback of the NY Kings has a body to die for, and as Dean Walker's bodyguard I'm right in the line of fire. If that's not dangerous enough, I'm posing as his girlfriend to keep close. Yet, that isn't the worst part. He says I need a makeover to pass as his arm candy. Jerk. The more time I spend with him, the more my undercover role blurs with reality, and I'll lose more than my job if I step over the line and into his bed. Dean Walker Let's get something straight. I didn't ask for protection, especially in the form of a female. Isn't a death threat just another day in the life of a NY quarterback? Still, the owner of the team forces me to accept a security detail led by the tiny but tough Alexa Reeves. But who is the real Alexa? The bodyguard, sworn to protect me, or the made-over vixen, determined to drive me crazy? As the stalker closes in, I realize I've put more than my life in her hands. Will Alexa safeguard my heart as fiercely as my body?