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End of Summer Romance Giveaway and a New Release Update

Hi Friends,

I can’t believe it’s already the end of summer and time for back to school, fall, and the start of football season.

I took some time off from writing to deal with life, but I’m excited to let you know that I have a new release that is going through edits now and should be available by the end of the year. Once I have a blurb and cover to share, I’ll do a big reveal.

And now, the giveaway!

RWA CONFERENCE SWAG

2016 End of Summer Giveaway

The RWA National Conference was held in San Diego this year and to celebrate the end of summer, I’m giving my readers a chance to win all the swag I brought home with me. Below is what the lucky winner of the giveaway will receive:

RWA/Harlequin Tote Bag
RWA 2016 Beach Towel
Tritan BPA-free water bottle w/ citrus press
Selfie Stick
Print copies of the following books:
My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas
Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins
Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen
Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti
Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt
Last Chance Hero by Hope Ramsay
Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown

It’s easy to enter, just head over to the Rafflecopter page HERE to enter!
This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close on Saturday,September 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST.

 

It’s Release Day for Stealing Second!

Hi everyone! I’m super excited about today. It’s finally the release day for Stealing Second, the next installment in my Feeling the Heat Series.

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Stealing Second is the story of Tom Morgan and Katherine Whitton, who both work for the San Francisco Blaze and share a painful past. Thrown together to help the team’s star pitcher, Tom and Katherine must decide if they can risk their hearts for second chance at love, or if they will let the wreckage of their past haunt them forever.

Read an excerpt here.

Places to buy Stealing Second : Amazon | B&N | Carina Press | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Amazon Canada | Amazon  UK

I hope you all love Tom and Katherine’s story!

Stealing Second – An Excerpt and a Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Stealing Second, I’m excited to share an excerpt from the first chapter with you.

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Striding through the locker room portion of the clubhouse, Katherine ignored the players in various stages of undress and made her way down the long hallway that led to the staff offices. When she reached the last office on the right, she crossed the threshold, found the edge of the door with her palm and with the force of her ire, slammed it shut.

A perverse sense of satisfaction filled her as Tom Morgan visibly flinched and jerked his head up from the open laptop sitting on his scarred oak desk. In the space of a few seconds, his blue-green eyes went from startled to annoyed. No surprise there; it wasn’t like she hadn’t been on the receiving end of that particular reaction before.

“You always did know how to make an entrance.” His lazy drawl still held a hint of Texas and never failed to heighten her pulse. A fact that irritated her beyond measure. “What’s got your thong in a twist this time?”

“Rick Taylor.” Katherine moved forward but didn’t sit down in the chair opposite his desk. She didn’t plan on staying long. And how did he know she wore a thong anyway? “Why am I the last one to know he’s thinking about resuming his baseball career?”

Tom leaned back in his leather chair, a ghost of a smile hovering on his lips. “I doubt you’re the last person to know, and I only found out two days ago.”

“Why didn’t you call me immediately? If Rick is trying to make a comeback, my department needs to be involved.”

“It isn’t my place to call you. It’s Doug’s.” His enigmatic eyes briefly skimmed over her body, then lifted. There was no indication whether he liked what he saw. Not that it mattered. Not anymore. “Besides, aren’t you the one who said you preferred I didn’t contact you after hours?”

“When it comes to anything media-related, I’m on call 24/7. You know that.”

Tom shrugged, drawing her attention to his broad shoulders. The Blaze T-shirt he wore didn’t do much to disguise his muscular upper body. Although he didn’t play anymore, he was still in excellent shape. Of course, he wouldn’t be one of those ex-athletes who let themselves go after their playing days were over. He was still a perfect specimen. Not that she spent a lot of time thinking about him or his body.

Liar.

Okay, fine. Maybe she thought about his body once in a while. But only because it was an involuntary response.

“I assumed Doug would call you as soon as he got off the phone with me. Rick hasn’t made it official. There’s not much we can do until he does.”

Katherine gave him a grudging nod. He was right, but she didn’t have to like it. By all accounts, patience had never been one of her virtues. Starting from the moment she’d arrived into the world—three weeks premature. “I understand that. But I need to be kept abreast of the situation. I assume if he does intend to come back, he’s going to one of our minor league affiliates?”

“At the moment, that’s hard to predict,” Tom said. “We have no idea what his fitness level is. He’s basically missed two full seasons. If he’s in top shape and his skills haven’t diminished, he could be considered for one of the non-roster invitee slots at spring training with the Blaze. If not, he’ll start out in the minors. At what level would depend on him.”

“I’d appreciate it if you’d keep me in the loop. Due to the circumstances, this is going to be a big story. I’d like some advance warning so I can prep my staff and make sure we keep the media circus as far away from him as possible.”

“Anything for you…Katie.”

“Don’t call me that,” she snapped, annoyed that he seemed incapable of using her given name whenever they were alone together.

“Sorry.” The grin that played at the corners of his mouth indicated he wasn’t sorry at all. “Force of habit.”

She narrowed her eyes and gave him her best glacial stare. Not that it would do any good. As always, Tom would do as he damn well pleased. “Break the habit.”

And now for the giveaway! I’m giving away a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to someone who leaves a comment here. Just tell me which character you love most in the Feeling the Heat series. Or which secondary character in the series should have his or her own story.

The giveaway will close on Friday, May 15th at 9:00 PM (PST) and I’ll announce the randomly drawn winner on Saturday, May 16th. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed.

If you’d like to get your copy of Stealing Second on your reading device first thing on release day, you can pre-order now at:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play 

Cover Reveal – Stealing Second

The cover for STEALING SECOND is finally here!

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Katherine Whitton doesn’t purposely avoid men and relationships, but she doesn’t mind that side effect of immersing herself in her job with the San Francisco Blaze. Years ago she was betrayed by her one true love, and she’s never fully recovered, though she’s tried by building a new life in a city she loves.

It’s taken seventeen years for Tom Morgan to get over Katie—Katherine now. Sober now and faced with the incredible opportunity to manage the Blaze, he thinks he’ll finally be able to handle working with this beautiful woman without falling to pieces…as long as she doesn’t get too close.

A crisis with the team’s star pitcher forces Tom and Katherine to put in long hours together. Years of animosity melt away as the sexual tension between them ignites. But it’ll take more than scorching kisses to avoid the wreckage of the past. And neither Tom nor Katie are sure they’re ready to trust each other or risk their hearts for a second chance at happiness.

89,000 words

Release Date: June 22, 2015

Available for preorder on: AMAZON | B&N | KOBO

Cover Reveal Day! (And a Giveaway)

 

Today I’m excited to reveal the cover for Hearts on Fire! I absolutely love the cover and I hope you do too.

 

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Country music star Jessie Grant has it all. An amazing voice, a string of multi-platinum albums, and a sold-out concert tour. But just before her Hearts on Fire tour rolls into Las Vegas, her lead guitarist is badly injured and is unable to play. Desperate to find a replacement before the night of a televised live show, Jessie is forced to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see again.

Drew Carmichael has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best up-and-coming musicians in Nashville, without cashing in on his renowned father’s name. When Jessie’s manager calls and asks him to fill in for her band’s injured guitar player, he agrees to help Jessie out even though she cut him out of her life four months ago.

In Sin City, sparks fly between Jessie and Drew, and it isn’t long before they give in to their mutual attraction. But when the dark past Jessie has successfully hidden for ten years explodes in the media, their tenuous bond is put to the test, and both Jessie and Drew must learn to trust each other if they don’t want their newfound romantic relationship to go up in flames.

47,000 words

Release Date: February 3, 2015

Now available for pre-order: Amazon Kindle

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Giveaway Information:

As part of the cover reveal festivities, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to either Amazon or B&N to one lucky winner. Below is the link to the book review blogs participating on the tour. Each blog has a Rafflecopter entry form.

Goddess Fish Tour Hosts – Hearts on Fire Giveaway

PS. Scroll down a bit to see the tour host and the links to their blogs.