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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like …

Not quite yet!! Not until December 1st, in our house anyway. But, we will be going to pick out our tree at the weekend and we plan to have the decorations up in good time.

Autumn is definitely with us. Even though Bonfire Night (Nov 5th) has been and gone, the air smells like November. The weather is turning colder and the leaves have pretty much all fallen. It’s another beautiful, crisp, sunny day here in Cambridge (after some pretty yucky grey days), but the heating is on and the cats are curled up under the radiators.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday. And for all my readers around the world, I’m very thankful for you!

If you’d like a quick treat, for those precious few moments amid the holiday hubbub, check out my newest Thanksgiving-themed NJ Ice Cats short story, over in the For Readers section, A Perfect Favor (or, if you prefer the English spelling, A Perfect Favour! – Yes, a true Two Nations Divided!), which you can download for free.

I’ve also put up my other two Thanksgiving-themed short stories – A Perfect Picnic and A Perfect Reunion – so that’s 3 FREE short stories to treat yourself to. But be quick – they’ll only be around for a couple of weeks.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy November and Happy Reading!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! And happy November 23rd to all my readers, wherever you are. I’m very thankful for your support and for your love for my NJ Ice Cats!

As a thank you, I’m giving you my latest Thanksgiving-themed NJ Ice Cats’ short story – A Perfect Favor (or, if you prefer English spelling, A Perfect Favour!) for FREE for the next couple of weeks.

Meet the newest Ice Cat, Cooper ‘Coop’ Johansen!

Lights, Camera … Turkey!

Cooper ‘Coop’ Johansen doesn’t expect his fresh start with his new team to entail being Mr. November for the Ice Cats’ charity calendar. Food photographer Becca Emory’s Thanksgiving shoot could win her a contract that will stabilise her business. But her best friend’s in a jam and needs her to produce a calendar page for the Ice Cats asap. Combining the jobs should be a piece of cake. After all, how much trouble can a shirtless hockey player and three kittens be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But that’s not all, you can also download my other Thanksgiving-themed short stories, A Perfect Picnic and A Perfect Reunion for FREE too!

No turkey, no pies and no power!

When a Thanksgiving snow storm knocks out the electricity, Ice Cats’ forward, Will Hardacre, and his sexy, but workaholic neighbour, Amelia Norris, are stranded on the 45th floor of their apartment building. A traditional festive feast is out; the best they can do is pool the sparse contents of their kitchen cupboards. Could a candlelit picnic help them discover that they have more in common than their address?

 

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?

 

 

To download, simply click on the cover of the short story you want to read.

Remember these are only free for the next couple of weeks and then they’ll be gone!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy reading!

Not Long Now! More Ice Cats!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holidays and are enjoying a good, healthy start to 2017. After a difficult and stressful six months, due to the decline and eventual passing of my wonderful, 94-yr-old father-in-law, I’m ready for a fresh year.

There is plenty of good news to tell you. First, I’m delighted that the fifth book in my New Jersey Ice Cats series will hit the shelves on February 1st.

A Perfect Strategy features retired Ice Cats‘ captain, Scott ‘Scotty’ Matthews and Sapphire Houlihan. Many of you will remember Sapphie as Issy’s best friend in A Perfect Compromise. I had such fun pitting a woman who can’t even commit to an apartment against a man who’s looking for the someone to share his new life with. Especially when they have to do battle in the boardroom, as well as the bedroom!

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Is there really life after hockey?

If there’s one thing Scotty Matthews know, it’s hockey. Unfortunately, the former New Jersey Ice Cats captain isn’t proving successful at life after hockey. His wife’s left him and he’s lost his post-ice job as a media commentator. All he’s got now is a big, empty show house.

If there’s one thing Sapphire Houlihan knows, it’s that she never wants to be tied down to anyone or anything ever again. Unfortunately for her, a wonderful one-weekend distraction with Scotty turns into something much more complicated … Because he’s a guy who wants way more than one weekend.

You can pre-order A Perfect Strategy by clicking on the cover above. I hope you love Scotty and Sapphie’s story as much I do!

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Thank you to all of you who contacted me to let me know how much you enjoyed my two free short stories, A Perfect Plan and A Perfect Picnic. I’m sorry that due to family issues, I wasn’t able to complete the New Year’s and Valentine’s stories in time. I will be offering A Perfect Bouquet for free during February, for those of you didn’t manage to download it last year.

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Don’t forget that you can get all six of last year’s short stories in my NJ Ice Cats’ anthology, A Perfect Selection, for only 99c. This is only available in digital format.

I promise there will be more short stories on the way later in the year, so stay tuned!

 

In the meantime, I’m busy at work on the next New Jersey Ice Cats book, working title A Perfect Treat, which will hopefully hit the shelves in March 2018. I can’t say too much about it right now, except that the hero is a reader favourite!

Until next time, Happy reading!

 

Apology and Two Free NJ Ice Cats Short Stories!

First of all, a huge apology to everyone who downloaded my free Halloween NJ Ice Cats short story, A Perfect Plan. I’ve just discovered the wrong format file was uploaded. To make that right, I have uploaded the correct file format to this post and will leave this up until the middle of December. Simply click on the cover of A Perfect Plan below to download the correct version.

*This promotion has now ended*

 

cover-aperfectplanWhich means that you have the chance to download both of the new NJ Ice Cats seasonal short stories for FREE! Pop across to the For Readers section, where you will find my Thanksgiving-themed story, A Perfect Picnic, available.

*This promotion has now ended *

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Don’t forget that the next book in the New Jersey Ice Cats series, A Perfect Strategy, from Harlequin SuperRomance is available now for pre-order and will be out on February 1. Simply click on the cover below to go directly to Amazon.

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Until next time, Happy Reading!

Free NJ Ice Cats Short Story for Thanksgiving!

I hope you enjoyed Drake and Gertie’s trick-or-treating romance — A Perfect Plan. For those who’ve emailed/messaged me to ask if it will be available again anywhere, watch this space! I will have a new anthology of NJ Ice Cats‘ short stories for sale in the spring. That will contain all of the new short stories, starting with A Perfect Plan.

Before that, as promised, I have written another Thanksgiving-themed short story for you. A Perfect Picnic will available here, exclusively and FREE, for a limited time only. Simply click on the cover below.

*This promotion is now over *

This time, it’s Will Hardacre’s story.

No turkey, no pies and no power!

When a Thanksgiving snow storm knocks out the electricity, Ice Cats’ forward, Will Hardacre, and his sexy, but workaholic neighbour, Amelia Norris, are stranded on the 45th floor of their apartment building. A traditional festive feast is out; the best they can do is pool the sparse contents of their kitchen cupboards. Could a candlelit picnic help them discover that they have more in common than their address?

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Wishing all of my friends and readers in the US, and my American friends and readers around the world a very Happy Thanksgiving!