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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!

Free Read – A Perfect Party!

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As a special thank you to all my readers, I’m posting a free download of A Perfect Party and the French translation La fête parfaite.

This is my New Jersey Ice Cats short story featuring Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden and Lizzie Martin. It originally appeared (and is still available!) in the FREE anthology Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection.

Here’s the blurb:

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Ice Cats defenseman, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden wants more than friendship from Lizzie Martin. Much more. So when a Christmas party provides the chance to kick their relationship up a gear, should he take it or will he lose her completely?

For those of you who’d like this story on its own, to add to your collection, I’ve had a special cover designed and created a download.

Simply head over to the For Readers section, click on the cover of the version you’d like and download the PDF.

Happy reading!

March is here!

A Perfect Catch CoverIt’s been a lovely week, here in Cambridge, with glorious sunshine every day. There is still a nip in the air to remind us that it’s still only March, but the snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses are out and the cherry trees are beginning to flower, so spring is definitely on its way. Hope it’s lovely where you are — that the snow has melted in North America and it’s not too hot Down Under!

La Proposition IdealeThank you for your amazing support during February, with the launch of A Perfect Catch and La proposition idéale. Thanks to your purchases, A Perfect Catch hit #1 in Canada and #4 in the USA and La proposition idéale was a top 50 ebook in France!

TinyTreats1666x2499Thank you too to all my new readers who discovered A Perfect Party in Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection (still available and still free!) and decided to buy the other New Jersey Ice Cats books.

I’m hard at work on book 4 – tentatively titled A Perfect Choice – and enjoying putting reader favourite Jean-Baptiste ‘JB’ Larocque through his paces. This book is scheduled to be out in early 2016. I know that’s a long wait, but I’m a slow writer and want to make sure A Perfect Choice is the best book it can be.

St Patricks Day Tiny TreatsDon’t worry, there will be several NJ Ice Cats short stories to bridge the gap – starting with A Perfect Lucky Charm, which is in Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick’s Day Collection.

A Perfect Lucky Charm introduces readers to a new Ice Cat – Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney – who isn’t Irish, despite his name, and doesn’t believe in luck! Until the shamrock from green-eyed beauty Shayla Friel’s ear-ring drops at his feet. Could St. Patrick’s Day be lucky for him, after all?

Enjoy the rest of the month and don’t forget to keep an eye out for a special extra treat in a few days!

A Perfect Catch Book Blast Tour – Exclusive – Read Chapter 1 Free!

A Perfect Catch CoverTo celebrate the launch of A Perfect Catch — book 3 in my New Jersey Ice Cats series — I’m taking part in a book blast tour with a difference. You have the chance to read Chapter 1 for FREE! The first 15 stops on the tour have exclusive excerpts. Read them in order and you will read the whole of the first chapter! Visit all 25 and you have a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

One randomly drawn winner, via Rafflecopter, will receive a $15 Amazon gift card. FOUR lucky winners will receive a signed copy of A Perfect Catch and FOUR more winners will win an exclusive New Jersey Ice Cats notebook.

The tour stops are here (in order):

1: Romance Novel Giveaways
2: Flirting with Romance
3: Musings and Ramblings
4: Unabridged Andra’s
5: Booklover Sue
6: Maureen Musings
7: From Me to You … Video, Photography, and Book Review
8: A Book Addict’s Delight
9: Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
10: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
11: Shooting Stars Reviews
12: Jen’s Reading Obsession
13: Long and Short Reviews
14: Welcome to My World of Dreams
15: It’s Raining Books
16: Wickedly Wanton Tales
17: Beyond My Writing Space
18: Books to Light Your Fire
19: Yeah Books!
20: The Snarkology
21: booknerd
22: Queen of All She Reads
23: SBM Book Obsession
24: Reviews by Crystal
25: Not Now…Mommy’s Reading

Thank you to all the wonderful blog hosts who have kindly agreed to take part and to Goddess Fish promotions for organising the tour! Happy reading and good luck!