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A Perfect Selection 3 is Here!

A number of my lovely readers have been asking when they can get A Perfect Selection 3, with all the latest New Jersey Ice Cats‘ short stories. I had to wait until I had five new stories — mainly so I could write the final one — but now that I’ve done that … A Perfect Selection 3 is here!

A mouthwatering selection of five holiday-themed, bite-sized romances featuring players from the New Jersey Ice Cats.

Can you read just one?

This collection features Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s and New Year’s Eve short stories, as well as the brand new Memorial Day short story, A Perfect Tribute.

A Perfect Pumpkin (Halloween), A Perfect Favor (Thanksgiving), A Perfect Rescue (New Year’s Eve) and A Perfect Gift (Valentine’s Day) have all appeared on my website as limited time promotional give-aways, but this is the first time A Perfect Tribute has been available.

 

Never Forget

For wounded military veteran, Naomi Como, Memorial Day is about more than barbecues and beer. She’s all for celebrating life and freedom, but she wants to mourn her fallen friends her own way. Can a hot hockey player convince her that living her life to the full is the perfect tribute to those she’s lost?

 

 

Of course, my first two NJ Ice Cats’ anthologies are still available, A Perfect Selection and A Perfect Selection 2. Great for when you need a little pick-me-up and you only have a short time to read a story.

Go ahead and treat yourself!

Happy Reading!

A Perfect Easter Treat!

Can you believe how fast the year is going already? It seems like it was Valentine’s Day last week, and already Easter is almost upon us.

Back by popular demand is my free Easter NJ Ice Cats short story – A Perfect Chance.  For a limited time only, you can hop over to my For Readers section and download Vexer and Elise’s story absolutely free!

 

Making an Egg-stra Effort!

Ice Cats’ defenceman, Hank ‘Vexer’ Delecchio, knows he needs a game-changer to get lovely nurse, Elise Arnett, to look past her dislike of professional athletes and take a chance on him. Will dressing up as the Easter Bunny, to entertain the kids on the children’s ward, be the play that finally helps him score?

 

 

Stay tuned … A Perfect Selection 3 is almost here! Another mouthwatering collection of Ice Cats’ short stories. The perfect indulgence for those of us whose favourite hockey team didn’t make the Playoffs this year. Or, even if they did, to help reduce the stress of those playoff games.

I hope to be able to reveal the cover shortly.

In the meantime, Happy Easter and Happy Reading!

 

 

Don’t Miss Out – 3 Free Valentine’s Reads!

Thank you once again to all my lovely readers who have told me how much they enjoyed by seasonal free reads over Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. What better gift could I receive than to know I’ve made you happy with a fun read?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time for a new promotion and a new short story. Hop on over to my For Readers section and check out the 3 FREE Valentine’s-themed reads, including this year’s new story – A Perfect Gift.

The inspiration for this story, featuring a sawdust heart or sweetheart pin cushion, came from a friend. Some of you will have seen on my Facebook page that I took part in a project to commemorate World War 1, which involved decorating a sawdust heart. You can find out more about this amazing project here: www.ww1hearts.co.uk.

This is my humble effort, which honours those who served from Doc Cambridge’s family – hence the four surnames.

My friend. Michelle, mentioned that she’d rescued a vintage heart from a box at a fete, which sparked my imagination! So, Tom and Karly’s story was born.

 

 

Found: A heart in need of love

When Ice Cats’ forward, Tom Adamson, finds a forlorn, vintage sweetheart pin cushion at a Manhattan flea market, he doesn’t expect to have to battle lovely antiques’ collector, Karly Jacobs for it. The decorated sawdust heart will make the perfect present for his grandmother. But could a change of plan make it a perfect Valentine’s gift instead?

 

As well as A Perfect Gift, I am also giving you another chance to download A Perfect Bouquet and A Perfect Date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But you’ll have to be quick – they’re only available for a short time!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Reading!

Seasonal Free Reads!

Don’t miss out on your chance to download Free Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year/Winter short stories from my New Jersey Ice Cats‘ series.

Each set will appear for a limited time only on special pages in my For Readers‘ section.

For Halloween:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Thanksgiving:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Christmas/New Year/Winter: Including a brand new short story for New Year – A

Perfect Rescue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will also be adding a German version of A Perfect Party to my website, to go along with the English and French versions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check back regularly, subscribe to my feed, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter,  so you don’t miss out.

Happy festive season and Happy Reading!

Free July 4th Short Story – Limited Time only!

We are having the most amazing summer, here in Cambridge! Glorious weather – although, the garden is in desperate need of rain (perhaps an overnight shower or two would be good!)

Although hockey is over for another season, following a dramatic and exciting Stanley Cup, you can feed your hockey hunger with your favourite players from the NJ Ice Cats. Especially as I’m offering a free download of my July 4th short story — A Perfect Contest — for a limited time.

Secret crushes … unfinished business!

The last thing Ally Finnon wants is to strut her stuff in a swimsuit and patriotic head-dress for the annual Miss Firecracker contest. But she’ll lose her job if she doesn’t.

The last thing recently divorced, Ice Cats’ forward, Jordan ‘Match’ Matcheson, wants is to interrupt his summer break and judge a beauty contest. But he drew the short straw, literally.

Could this finally be the chance for the former high school friends to get together and make sparks fly?

To get your free short story, simply go to the For Readers section of my website and click on the gorgeous cover.

This promotion will only be around for the next few days, so don’t delay!

Happy summer (or winter to those Down Under) and Happy Reading!

A Perfect Selection 2 is Here!

The garden here in Cambridge is in full blossom, but the weather is more like July, than May. So it looks like spring, but feels like summer. Crazy English weather – not that we’re complaining!

It’s been an exciting time, seeing my NJ Devils exceeding all expectations and making the post-season this year. Sadly, we lost to the Lightning in the first round. But this is the start of something great, I’m sure! Congratulations to all those fans whose teams are still in the running for Lord Stanley’s Cup! And commiserations to those of you whose teams missed out or have been knocked out.

Thank you to everyone who let me know how much they’ve been enjoying the NJ Ice Cats short stories that I’ve been giving away in the For Readers’ section. I’m so glad you like keeping up with my men of the ice.

For those of you who have missed one ore more, as promised, I have gathered together 5 of the short stories into A Perfect Selection 2.

It is available for 99c at most digital retailers (links at the end of the post). Bite-sized, holiday-themed romances featuring NJ Ice Cats’ players — perfect for those times when you want a satisfying short read! The holidays included are July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

 

 

Amazon US

Amazon UK

iTunes

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Stay tuned for information about how you can win a free copy of A Perfect Selection, the first NJ Ice Cats‘ short story anthology, in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, Happy Sunshine and Happy Reading!

Happy Easter!

Having survived the Beast from the East — which was more like a grumpy puppy than a growling behemoth — we’re looking forward to spring, here in Cambridge. Although it’s pouring with rain, we have had some beautiful, spring-like days since we moved the clocks forward. And it’s already light until 7:30pm. It looks like our daffodils, snowdrops and other spring flowers survived the sub-zero temperatures and snow, so in a few weeks, we should have a glorious garden.

Thank you to all those of you who told me how much you enjoyed A Perfect Date – my free Valentine’s Day-themed, NJ Ice Cats’ short story. I really appreciate knowing that you’re reading and loving these bite-sized treats.

When I asked you which holidays you’d like to see represented, a popular request was Easter. Thanks to the brainstorming talents of my lovely author friend, Donna MacMeans, we came up with what I hope will be a fun read for you – A Perfect Chance.

Making an Egg-stra Effort!

Ice Cats’ defenceman, Hank ‘Vexer’ Delecchio, knows he needs a game-changer to get lovely nurse, Elise Arnett, to look past her dislike of professional athletes and take a chance on him. Will dressing up as the Easter Bunny, to entertain the kids on the children’s ward, be the play that finally helps him score?

 

 

To download A Perfect Chance, simply go to the For Readers section and click on the cover in the post ‘Free Easter Short Story!’

Remember, this will only be available for a limited time, so download it before it disappears!

In other news, plans are being finalised for A Perfect Selection 2, a second anthology of NJ Ice Cats’ short stories, which will be released during April. It will include 5 holiday-themed short stories, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, July 4th and Valentine’s Day. I hope to be able to reveal the fabulous cover to you soon. So, watch this space!

In the meantime, Happy Easter and Happy reading!

A Valentine’s Treat!

Not only is it February already, but it’s almost halfway through the month, with Valentine’s Day tomorrow! Here in Cambridge, the weather is still very cold, but the green shoots are popping out of the ground and the nights are already beginning to draw out.

Thankfully, for us and our cats, the various remodelling and redecorating projects at Chez Sugden are now complete. We love everything that’s been done by our wonderful tradesmen, but are glad to have finished with all the disruption.

For me, that’s meant I can write in peace! And I’ve been beavering away at several new projects — some Ice Cats and some not — which I look forward to sharing with you soon.

One thing I have been working on are some new holiday-themed Ice Cats’ short stories, in response to your lovely feedback about the ones I wrote for Halloween and Thanksgiving, and your kind requests for more. Yes, there will be another Ice Cats’ Short Story Anthology released soon, featuring the most recent stories, so don’t worry if you’ve missed the ones posted. Stay tuned for more on that soon.

In the meantime, as a special Valentine’s treat, I have put a new, FREE, Valentine-themed short story — A Perfect Date — up in the For Readers’ section. And, as a bonus, I have also put up A Perfect Bouquet. These 2 FREE short stories will only be available for a short time, so be sure to head over there and download them before they disappear!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Reading!

 

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!

 

Halloween Already?

I can’t believe autumn is here, the clocks are about to go back and Christmas is just around the corner! Still, it’s a lovely, crisp, sunny day and the view from my office is filled with autumn colour, as the leaves turn in the garden and across the fields.

And hockey is back! Go Devils! Go Ice Cats!

As a special Halloween treat and to celebrate the return of the boys of the ice — both real and fictional — I’m giving away FREE downloads of my  NJ Ice Cats‘ Halloween short stories.

Pop over to my For Readers section and you can download A Perfect Disguise, A Perfect Plan and the latest story, A Perfect Pumpkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But you’d better be quick — they’re only available for the next few weeks!

 

Happy Halloween and Happy Reading!