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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!

A Perfect Valentine’s Gift – 3 Free Reads!

This promotion is now finished.

What better time for some delicious treats than Valentine’s Day?

I have the ‘perfect’ indulgence for romance readers and my lovely, loyal NJ Ice Cats’ fans … 3 FREE, bite-sized Valentine’s-themed stories, featuring some of the yummy hockey players of the NJ Ice Cats! These include my latest short story – A Perfect Gift, featuring sexy forward, Tom Adamson.

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?

If you haven’t already got them, you have a chance to download my other two Valentine’s-themed short stories, A Perfect Bouquet and A Perfect Date.

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?

 

Can the wrong guy make things right?

Zoe Coombs’ perfect Valentine’s date has turned into a disaster. Stood up at the best restaurant in town, with her ex-fiancé and his latest fling two tables over. Perhaps she should have accepted Ethan Blackmore’s invitation instead, even if she won’t chance her heart on another hockey player. But when the sexy, Ice Cats’ defenseman comes to her rescue, she wonders if he’s worth the risk, after all.

These are yours for free. Simply click on the cover of the story you’d like, to download.

But remember, these are only available for a limited time. So, make sure you get your copy, before the promotion ends!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Reading!

 

Two Free Valentine’s Short Stories!

*This promotion has now ended*

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers! I hope wherever you are that you have a day filled with love and happiness … and some great chocolate!

As a special Valentine’s treat, I have a brand new Valentine-themed Ice Cats’ short story, A Perfect Date, which you can download for FREE!

Can the wrong guy make things right?

Zoe Coombs’ perfect Valentine’s date has turned into a disaster. Stood up at the best restaurant in town, with her ex-fiancé and his latest fling two tables over. Perhaps she should have accepted Ethan Blackmore’s invitation instead, even if she won’t chance her heart on another hockey player. But when the sexy, Ice Cats’ defenseman comes to her rescue, she wonders if he’s worth the risk, after all.

 

 

As a bonus, I’m also making A Perfect Bouquet, another Valentine-themed Ice Cats’ short story, available again for you to download. Also FREE.

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?

 

 

To get your free Valentine’s short stories, simply click on the gorgeous covers! As always, remember that these will only be available for a limited time.

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!

 

Free St. Patrick’s Day Read!

*This promotion is now over*

Thank you to all my lovely readers — those who have been loyal from the beginning, those who joined the Ice Cats’ fans along the way and you newbies who discovered me with A Perfect Strategy — for downloading my free Valentine’s short story, A Perfect Bouquet, and for letting me know how much you enjoyed it.

If you missed out, don’t forget that A Perfect Bouquet is one of the six NJ Ice Cats’ short stories in A Perfect Selection (only 99c!)  (to buy links here)

As a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to give you my Ice Cats’ short story, A Perfect Lucky Charm, as a free download. Get it while you can – limited time only! Simply click on the cover below to download.

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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.

Valentine’s Free Read! Limited Time Only!

This promotion has now ended! Stay tuned for another free read!

As a special Valentine’s treat, I am making my Valentine’s themed NJ Ice Cats’ short story available for FREE. All you have to do to download A Perfect Bouquet is click on the cover image below.

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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?

 

Remember this story will only be available for a short time, so download it before it’s gone!

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!

 

March is Here … and so is A Perfect Selection!

The spring flowers are out, here in Cambridge, but the weather is hardly spring-like. Quite a few places in England have had snow. We haven’t — well, there was that five minutes when a few fat, fluffy flakes came down — but the air is cold and the temperatures are hovering not far above freezing! On the upside, the nights are drawing out and it won’t be long before we’ll be putting away those jumpers and heavy coats.

3DCoverBoxedAnthology-APerfectSelectionThe big news this month is the release of A Perfect Selection on Amazon. Since a number of you had asked where you could buy the short stories I’ve been giving away on my website, because you’d missed one or more of the promotions, I decided to take the plunge and release them in a special anthology.

A Perfect Selection contains all 6 holiday-themed short stories:

A Perfect Party (Christmas) featuring Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden and Lizzie Martin

A Perfect Lucky Charm (St. Patrick’s Day) featuring Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney and Shayla Friel

A Perfect Disguise (Halloween) featuring Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson and Daisy Carturo

A Perfect Reunion (Thanksgiving) featuring Troy Davidson and Charlotte Daniels

A Perfect Storm (Winter) featuring Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Ralinkov and Poppy Lambert

A Perfect Bouquet (Valentine’s Day) featuring Chaz ‘Monty’ Montgomery and Kayla DeMarco.

Can you read just one?

This anthology is only available on Amazon for the moment, but I hope to make it available on the other platforms shortly. To click straight through to buy your copy, simply click on the image above.

A Perfect Compromise CoverThank you for the lovely feedback and fabulous reviews on last month’s release, A Perfect Compromise. I’m so pleased you enjoyed JB and Issy’s story. He’s the character I get asked about the most, so I’m glad his story and his heroine met with your approval.

And yes, there are plans in the works for Sapphie too. I’m currently working on her romance with her very own Ice Cat. To give you a clue, he’s recently retired!

Until next time, happy reading!

 

 

Free Read for February!

This promotion is now closed!

Thank you to all my lovely readers who have downloaded the free New Jersey Ice Cats‘ Short Stories over the past year or so. A special thank you to those of you who have taken the time to get in touch with me and tell me how much you’ve enjoyed them … and when there will be more!

As promised, I’ve written a special Valentine’s short story, featuring back-up goaltender, Chaz ‘Monty’ Montgomery and a special florist, who doesn’t like red roses!

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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?

 

Remember, this story will only be available during February, so download it before its gone!

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!