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Welcome to February and Ice Cats Logo Reveal!

*UPDATE: This promotion in now closed

My February Free Read is live! Go to my For Readers section to download your copy of A Perfect Bouquet *

Greetings from Cambridge! It’s a gorgeous, crisp, sunny day here, with the daffodils in bloom. We haven’t yet had a winter here in England. In fact, it’s been so warm that all the spring flowers are confused and starting to pop out early! I know those of you in North America have had some crazy weather too, over the past month or two. Hope all my lovely readers Down Under are keeping cool.

A Perfect Compromise CoverLots of news this month. You’ll have seen that A Perfect Compromise is out and instantly hit #2 on Amazon! Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered and bought it during launch week! The reviews have started to come in and I’m pleased (and relieved) that your reactions have been positive. You liked JB and Issy’s story! Thank you to everyone who has posted a review, tagged me on FB or emailed me to tell me how much you enjoyed A Perfect Compromise. I can’t tell you how much that means!

For those who’ve asked whether Sapphie gets her own story – and her very own Ice Cat – the answer is yes, and I’m writing it at the moment. 🙂 Stay tuned for more info on the tentatively title A Perfect Plan.

 

LogoRed-IceCatsLogoWhiteGray-IceCats Also, I’m delighted to reveal my lovely new logo for my New Jersey Ice Cats. Thanks to Su at Earthly Charms for doing a brilliant job on bringing the snow leopard to life! And she did them in home and away colours!
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Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the freebie NJ Ice Cats short stories – especially those of you who have let me know how much you’ve enjoyed them! I’m pleased to tell you that there will be a new short story for February – A Perfect Bouquet.

Check the For Readers section to get your free download. Remember it will only be available during February!

 

 

Anything, but red roses!

Ice Cats’ back-up goaltender, Chaz ‘Monty’ Montgomery, fell in love with florist Kayla DeMarco the first time he met her. Unfortunately, then she was married to one of his former team-mates. Since Kayla’s divorce, Monty has waited patiently, hoping that one day she’ll notice that he’s more than just a great customer. Can he convince her with a special bouquet that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to take a chance on a different hockey player?

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Last, but definitely not least, I’ve been asked if there is a way to get hold of the short stories that you may have missed. The answer is – yes, there will be soon. I’m putting all six stories into an anthology, called A Perfect Selection, which will shortly be available for sale.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

Welcome to 2016!

Happy New Year!

Hope your festive season was a hearty one and that you are healthy and happy going into 2016!

Lots going on in the world of the New Jersey Ice Cats over the next couple of months, starting with the launch of the next book in the series – A Perfect Compromise – on Feb 1. This is the story many of you have been waiting for – the romance of reader favourite, Jean Baptiste Larocque!

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I had a lot of fun putting JB through the mill in this book. He’s earned it, after his cockiness in the previous stories! Issy is the perfect woman for him, and vice versa, although neither of them realises that straight away – despite the sexy sparks that fly the first time their eyes meet! Add a surprise pregnancy into the mix and things really get complicated!

You can read the blurb and have a sneak peek read of a excerpt, by clicking on the cover to the left.

You can also pre-order your copy of A Perfect Compromise there.

I’m pleased to announce that the paperback will now be available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as on the Harlequin.com website.

I will be offering several chances to win a copy of A Perfect Compromise too, so make sure you are signed up to my newsletter and have liked my Facebook Author page. That way you’ll know how you can be entered into my prize draws.

Thank you to all of you who have let me know how much you’ve enjoyed the free New Jersey Ice Cats’ short stories I’ve been offering in the For Readers’ section over the past few months. As some of you missed the last story, A Perfect Storm (which was partly my fault as I didn’t do an announcement on this page – sorry! – though it was announced elsewhere), I’ve decided to offer it to you again during the month of January. So make sure you download the Russian Rocket’s story before the end of the month.

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Snowbound!

When Ice Cats’ forward, Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Ralinkov, gets caught in a snowstorm, on his way back from a game, he seeks refuge in his favourite diner. Could this be the opportunity he’s been waiting for to heat things up with lovely diner owner, Poppy Lambert, or will she leave him out in the cold?

 

 

Next up, I’m working on a special Valentine’s short story, A Perfect Bouquet, that I will offer in February, featuring Chaz ‘Monty’ Montgomery, so stay tuned for more news about that!

Also, plans are in the works to make A Perfect Selection – an anthology of all the Ice Cats’ short stories – available for sale in March. As soon as everything is finalised, I’ll let you know.

Until next time, happy reading!

New Free Read!

Welcome to a new month and to a new free read!

This time, it’s the turn of Troy Davidson, whom some of you may remember from A Perfect Trade. He was brought in from Vancouver to replace Tru Jelinek. (No booing!)

Troy intrigued me from the minute he appeared at the press conference. He didn’t want everyone to think of him as the bad guy … even though he had made some mistakes in his past. He wouldn’t let me rest until I’d given him a chance to redeem himself, both on and off the ice.

So, during November, you’ll be able to download A Perfect Reunion, for free! All you have to do is head over to my For Readers’ section and click on the cover of A Perfect Reunion in the Free Read post.

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A day of thanksgiving?

When Ice Cats’ defenseman, Troy Davidson, sees his ex-fiancé at his parents’ Thanksgiving party, he’s determined to make things right. He screwed up five years ago, when he ditched their engagement party to elope with a movie star. Now divorced, he realises he’s only ever loved one woman. Charlotte Daniels claims she’s forgiven Troy. But can she trust him enough to take another chance on him and love?

Last Few Days for Free Read!

Thank you to all of you who have already downloaded A Perfect Disguise and told me how much you enjoyed Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson’s story!

For those of you who haven’t yet downloaded A Perfect Disguise, you’d better hurry because these are the last few days this NJ Ice Cats short story will be available. All you have to do is go to my For Readers section and click on the cover in the Free Read post!

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Happy Reading!

Cover Reveal!

I’m excited to be able to share the lovely cover for my next book, A Perfect Compromise, which is out in February.

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Theirs is a game of give-and-take… 

Schoolteacher Issy Brandine has a plan to build a stable, secure future for herself. No settling for second-best. Anything more than a sultry Caribbean fling with hotshot hockey star Jean Baptiste Larocque isn’t part of the plan. A New Jersey Ice Cat with the ultimate hockey trophy in his sights won’t fit into her low-key lifestyle. Except a surprise pregnancy changes everything.

Issy knows her child deserves more than a part-time dad. With JB’s eyes on the championship that will redeem his career, compromise is out of the question. But love—and the baby between them—might prove that nothing is impossible.

A Perfect Compromise is already up for pre-orders at Amazon and other bookstores. Please note: print copies of the Superromance line are no longer sold through bookstores or online retailers – though books are available to order via Harlequin.com. So A Perfect Compromise will only be available in digital form through online retailers. You can find all the links on the book page for A Perfect Compromise.

Free Read is Available!

For those who can’t wait until February for the next New Jersey Ice Cats’ book, A Perfect Compromise, I have a special treat in store for you!

A FREE download of an exclusive, new, Halloween-themed, New Jersey Ice Cats’ short story, A Perfect Disguise.

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Who’s the lady behind the mask?

Ice Cats’ forward, Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson thinks his neighbour, pretty schoolteacher, Daisy Carturo, is too good for him. She deserves better than a man with his dark past. When he meets sexy Catwoman at a team charity event, he thinks he’s found a more suitable woman to date. So why does she make him think about Daisy? If only he could have the best of both worlds.

 

All you have to do is head over to my ‘For Readers’ section and click on the gorgeous cover in the Free Read post. Happy reading!

Coming Soon and Last Chance for Free Download!

Autumn/fall is definitely here! The leaves are turning, the apples are ripe, the asters are blooming and we’re digging up vegetables at our allotment. Luckily, we in England are experiencing an Indian summer with lovely sunny days. Though it is getting chilly at nights. A great time for cosying up with a good book!

Hockey season is almost here too, so this is also the perfect time to catch up with the New Jersey Ice Cats. As I mentioned in my last post, A Perfect Compromise will be out in February and is already up for pre-orders at Amazon and other bookstores. Please note: print copies of the Superromance line are no longer sold through bookstores or online retailers – though books are available to order via Harlequin.com. So A Perfect Compromise will only be available in digital form through online retailers. You can find all the links on the book page for A Perfect Compromise. I can’t wait to see my cover, which will be revealed at the end of the month!

Theirs is a game of give-and-take… 

Schoolteacher Issy Brandine has a plan to build a stable, secure future for herself. No settling for second-best. Anything more than a sultry Caribbean fling with hotshot hockey star Jean Baptiste Larocque isn’t part of the plan. A New Jersey Ice Cat with the ultimate hockey trophy in his sights won’t fit into her low-key lifestyle. Except a surprise pregnancy changes everything.

Issy knows her child deserves more than a part-time dad. With JB’s eyes on the championship that will redeem his career, compromise is out of the question. But love—and the baby between them—might prove that nothing is impossible.

APerfectReunionYou don’t have to wait that long to see what my gorgeous men of the ice have been up to. Starting in October and running through to the end of the year, I will be offering on my website an exclusive, FREE, Ice Cats’ short story each month. These stories will only be available for that month, so be sure to download them as soon as you can!

I will be sending out a newsletter with details of all three stories shortly too. You are signed up for my newsletter, aren’t you? 😉

First up will be a Halloween short story, A Perfect Disguise, featuring Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson.

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Ice Cats’ forward, Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson thinks his neighbour, pretty schoolteacher, Daisy Carturo, is too good for him. She deserves better than a man with his dark past. When he meets sexy Catwoman at a team charity event, he thinks he’s found a more suitable woman to date. So why does she make him think about Daisy? If only he could have the best of both worlds.

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Then, in November you’ll get a chance to read Troy Davidson’s story, A Perfect Reunion, followed by Vlad Ralinkov’s story, A Perfect Storm, in December.

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As I will shortly be uploading A Perfect Disguise, this is your last chance to download A Perfect Lucky Charm. I’ll be taking down the link in a few more days, so make sure you have your copy!

Update on Next Ice Cats’ Book and Other News!

IMG_2496Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer (or winter if you’re Down Under!). It’s been lovely here in Cambridge, although it was super-hot in New York, when I was there for the Romance Writers of America conference. Aside from having a great time in our home-away-from-home city, it was wonderful to meet so many readers in person and to hear how much you enjoy my Ice Cats!

 

You’ll be pleased to know that the next book is now revised and scheduled for release in Feb 2016. It has a title – A Perfect Compromise. And it is already up for pre-orders on Amazon. Here is the blurb:

IMG_6135Theirs is a game of give-and-take… 

Schoolteacher Issy Brandine has a plan to build a stable, secure future for herself. No settling for second-best. Anything more than a sultry Caribbean fling with hotshot hockey star Jean Baptiste Larocque isn’t part of the plan. A New Jersey Ice Cat with the ultimate hockey trophy in his sights won’t fit into her low-key lifestyle. Except a surprise pregnancy changes everything.

Issy knows her child deserves more than a part-time dad. With JB’s eyes on the championship that will redeem his career, compromise is out of the question. But love—and the baby between them—might prove that nothing is impossible.

Can’t wait until February? Don’t forget that you can still download my FREE New Jersey Ice Cats shorts, A Perfect Party and A Perfect Lucky Charm, in the For Readers section of my website. A Perfect Lucky Charm won’t be available much longer, so don’t miss out.

Cover2a-APerfectStormThe reason I’ll be taking down A Perfect Lucky Charm is that I will have a series of new shorts soon. I plan to have one new short for you to download for FREE in October, November, December and January. Each story will only be available for that month, so be sure to download it while you can. There will be further details here soon and also a full release schedule in my next newsletter – which you’ve already signed up for, right? 🙂

To whet your appetite, here is the lovely cover for A Perfect Storm, the December short, which features hot Russian Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Ralinkov. Yes, the Russian Rocket gets his own short story!

 

The_Carla_AwardLast, but definitely not least, I’m thrilled and honoured to announce that A Perfect Trade is one of four finalists in the Carla Crown Jewel of Books Award for 2015, sponsored by the Mid-America Romance Authors.

 

Free Read!

Cover-APerfectLuckyCharm (2)As promised, you can now download your free copy of A Perfect Lucky Charm in the For Readers section. This is my St. Patrick’s Day short story, featuring Ice Cats’ forward, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney.

There’s no such thing as luck!
Despite his name, Ice Cats’ forward, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney, isn’t Irish and doesn’t believe in lucky charms. For sure, they won’t help him get out of his scoring slump. But when a shamrock from the ear-ring of a green-eyed beauty drops at his feet, he wonders if St. Patrick’s Day might be lucky for him after all.

But this will only be available for a short time, so make sure you download your copy today! Simply head over to my For Readers section and click on the cover for A Perfect Lucky Charm to download your free PDF.

Cover Reveal – A Perfect Lucky Charm!

Tiny Treats St Patrick's DayThank you to everyone who told me how much they enjoyed A Perfect Lucky Charm – my short story in Tiny Treats 2 – A St. Patrick’s Day Collection. I’m so glad you enjoyed meeting Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney and Shayla Friel!

Several of you have asked whether I’ll be offering a free download of A Perfect Lucky Charm, as I did for A Perfect Party. The answer is yes. Stay tuned – it will be available at the end of June! In the meantime, Tiny Treats 2 is still available to download for FREE at all book retailers.

Cover-APerfectLuckyCharm (2)To whet your appetite, here is the gorgeous cover that the fabulous Earthly Charms created for me for A Perfect Lucky Charm.

There’s no such thing as luck!
Despite his name, Ice Cats’ forward, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney, isn’t Irish and doesn’t believe in lucky charms. For sure, they won’t help him get out of his scoring slump. But when a shamrock from the earring of a green-eyed beauty drops at his feet, he wonders if St. Patrick’s Day might be lucky for him after all.

There will be more New Jersey Ice Cats’ short stories later in the year – make sure you sign up for my newsletter or follow my Facebook Author page so you don’t miss them!