Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance ~ Release Day Giveaway!

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MtFM CollageIt’s finally here! The Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance Giveaway!

To get the ball rolling, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, July 22nd .

In other exciting news, today is the release day for my second novel, The Winning Season!  This book was an absolute joy to write. I hope you fall in love with Matt and Kelly just like I did.

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Kelly Maxwell has finally landed her dream job, publicist for the San Francisco Blaze. But the team’s newest member, handsome bad boy catcher Matt Scanlon, is refusing every interview. She’s got to get him to open up before the season ends, or she may not be back next year. And after everything she overcame to achieve her dream, Kelly’s not about to let that happen.

Matt Scanlon just wants to be left alone to rebuild his life and his career. After a year of masking the pain of a recent loss with hard partying and fast women, he finally hit rock bottom and was traded to a team he’s loathed his entire life—a team with little or no chance at the post-season.

Butting heads is getting Kelly and Matt nowhere but annoyed, and with the team’s schedule on the road, they can’t avoid close quarters—or their surprising attraction to one another. As the season winds down, Matt finds his growing feelings for Kelly have brought his numbed emotions back to life. But when betrayal shatters their fragile trust, winning it all seems more impossible than ever.

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The Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance Giveaway ~ What You Can Win!

Sizzlin Summer Giveaway

Now that you know about the Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance Giveaway, how about a sneak peek at the books I’ll be giving away the week of July 15th?



Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

Publication date: July 22, 2013

Melanie Gordon has spent the past five years obsessing over her career to dull the pain of a devastating breakup and the loss of her father. Her effort pays off when she receives the promotion that could be her big break. Only it means returning to her hometown to face her past while leaving behind the man who could be her future.

Selfless (and insanely sexy) philanthropist, Raine Mason, is committed to his cause. But his passion for rescuing high-risk young males from the road to disaster is fueled by his own dark and tragic past.

When Raine is ready to take his casual friendship with Melanie to sizzling new heights, her one-way ticket to Cleveland is already booked. A steamy night of passion leaves them both wanting more. But just when she thinks she is finally ready to give her heart to him she discovers startling news that causes her to question everything she knows about him. Worse, he is harboring a dark secret that threatens to shatter any hope of a future for them unless he can convince her that their love is worth the risk.

Read an excerpt.

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Knowing the Score by Kat Latham

Publication date: August 5, 2013

Book one of the London Legends

Rugby player Spencer Bailey is determined to win a spot on England’s World Cup team. But with a month break before the selectors start watching him, he’s eager to have fun with a woman who knows the score: the relationship will end when rugby season begins. The lovely American Caitlyn Sweeney seems perfect for the role of temporary lover, since her visa will run out soon anyway.

Caitlyn works for an international disaster relief organization and can handle the world’s worst crises, but she flinches from her own. Her past has left her with a fear of intimacy so deep that she has trouble getting close to anyone—until she meets sexy Spencer. His hot body and easygoing nature are too much for even her to resist.

Neither Caitlyn nor Spencer expects to fall hard for each other. But with their relationship deadline approaching, the old rules of the game seem less important than before…until past secrets surface, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other.

Read an excerpt

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Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

Publication date: August 26, 2013

Book one of the Texas Nights series

Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.

Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he’s shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he’s only human, so he accepts her offer—and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he’s thinking about more than just sex.

But while her personal life heats up, Allie’s business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she’s one princess who’s not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.

Read an excerpt

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The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan

Publication Date: August 26, 2013

Book Two of the Getting Physical Series

Roller derby girl Gretchen “Honey Badger” Badgerton lives in the moment, no apologies. Like every woman in Pleasant Park with a pulse, she finds Dr. Jared Fine irresistible, but she’s taken by surprise when her unattainable new neighbor asks her out.

On paper, Jared is the perfect man: gorgeous, wealthy and charitable. But his golden image is just that, and opening an upstate practice is a welcome chance to start a new life. When Gretchen stops to help him with a flat tire, he’s intrigued by her feisty attitude—and her sexy body art. There’s something refreshing about being with a take-charge woman who doesn’t expect him to be anything but himself.

Though Gretchen is hesitant to shatter Jared’s “bad girl” illusion of her, she has to face facts: she’s fallen for the good doctor. She’s used to putting everyone else’s needs before hers, but as their relationship heats up, can she handle having someone take care of her for a change?

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Coming Soon: The Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance Giveaway Extravaganza!

Sizzlin Summer GiveawayTo celebrate those long, hot days of summer, a few of us Carina Press authors have joined forces to bring you the Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance Giveaway.

How does it work, you ask? Well, it’s super easy. The amazing authors involved will be hosting a giveaway  on their websites the week of their book’s release date. Each author may have a different method of entering the drawing, but the result is the same: We’re giving away books and stuff!

The giveaways will take place from July 15 thru September 6. Below are the authors involved, and the title and release date of their book. Click on their names to visit their website and get to know them. Also, follow them (and me) on Twitter and/or Facebook for the latest information on the giveaways.

Alison Packard (that’s me!): The Winning Season | Release date ~ July 15

Reese Ryan: Making the First Move | Release date ~ July 22

Kat Latham: Knowing the Score | Release date ~ August 5

Kelsey Browning: Personal Assets | Release date ~ August 26

Tamara Morgan : The Derby Girl | Release date ~ August 26