Thursday, September 29, 2016

Guarding the Quarterback is a finalist!

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...

Friday, September 9, 2016

Score Big with Football Romance!

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
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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
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If you’re interested in joining Cathryn's Street Team, they'd LOVE to have you. They have a lot of fun over there, and lots of special prizes and contests for her lovely FOXY ladies!
Cathryn recommends . . .Dare to Love by Carly Phillips: A hot, heartwarming story about family, love and trust. Oh, and did I mention it's HOT and FREE right now??
Game Changer by Ann Jacobs
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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 Play high 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!
When We Were Us by Tawdra Kandle is FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo/Google
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Tawdra recommends . . . Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen. She's my favorite hockey writer, and this book has it all: sizzling romance, hunky guy, sassy chick and all the right moves!
Bold by Nicola Marsh 
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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!
Playing for Keeps by Liz Matis FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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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!
Play by Holly S. Roberts is FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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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.
Under the Autumn Sky by Liz Talley is available on Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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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.