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3 Free Festive Season Reads!

This promotion has now ended – stay tuned for more free reads, coming soon!

Thank you to all my lovely readers who have asked if I’ll do my free NJ Ice Cats’ short stories again for the festive season. When you say such nice things about my bite-sized reads, how can I resist? 🙂

So, for your reading pleasure in those stolen moments over the holiday season, here are three NJ Ice Cats’ short stories:

Just Good Friends?

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?

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?

Be Careful What You Wish For

New Year’s Eve hasn’t been kind to Ice Cats’ forward, Nate Gallison. This year, he’s responsible for the team’s loss. All he wants is a quiet night. But when a sexy brunette in a red dress needs help escaping from the date from hell, he wonders if a little festive hide-and-seek can lead to a magical midnight for them both?

Simply click on the cover and you should be able to download your free short story.

As a bonus, you can also download the French and/or German versions of A Perfect Party. Simply click on the covers below to download.

Rien que des amis?

Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden, défenseur des Ice Cats, veut plus que l’amitié de Lizzie Martin. Beaucoup plus. Alors, lorsqu’une fête de Noël lui donne l’occasion de passer à la vitesse supérieure, doit-il la saisir, au risque de la perdre complètement?

Nur gute Freunde?

Der Verteidiger der Ice Cats, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden, will mehr als nur Freundschaft mit Lizzie Martin. Viel mehr. Bei einer Weihnachtsparty bietet sich die Gelegenheit, diesen Wunsch in die Tat umzusetzen. Soll er die Chance ergreifen, oder riskiert er damit, Lizzie zu verlieren?

But remember, these won’t be available forever – on Jan 6 they will be gone! So remember to download them!

However you celebrate the festive season, wishing you and yours a happy and healthy one! Please take care and stay safe so that we can all have a better 2021!

New Series! New Box Set! New Cover! Free Reads!

So excited to share lots of great news with you! (and possibly use up my entire year’s worth of exclamation points in one post <g>).

First, my new series for Entangled Publishing has a new name and my first book in the series has a fab new title.

Drum roll, please!

Watch this space for a cover reveal for Icing Temptation, the first book in my Dockers Score! series. Tentative launch date is Jan/Feb 2021, hopefully just as hockey is getting back underway for the long-delayed 2020-21 season.

Lots of news for my New Jersey Ice Cats series too.

First, a delicious new cover for A Perfect Catch.

Also, I’ve now released A Perfect Collection, which contains the first 3 full length books in the New Jersey Ice Cats series and a bonus novella.

And, because it’s the season of giving, head over to my For Readers section and download not 1, not 2, but 3 free, bite-size festive reads!

As a bonus, you can also download the French and German versions of A Perfect Party!

Wherever you are and however you celebrate, I wish you and yours a wonderful festive season. Please stay safe and take care so that we can all have a happy and healthy 2021!

3 Free Festive Season Short Stories!

Many thanks to all my lovely readers, loyal and new, who have downloaded my NJ Ice Cats’ short stories during my recent promotions. A special thanks to those of you who have told me how much you enjoyed them – very much appreciated!

This promotion has now ended.

It’s now your chance to download three NJ Ice Cats’ short stories set around Christmas and New Year, including a brand new short story – A Perfect Rescue.

Nate’s Story

Be careful what you wish for

New Year’s Eve hasn’t been kind to Ice Cats’ forward, Nate Gallison. This year, he’s responsible for the team’s loss. All he wants is a quiet night. But when a sexy brunette in a red dress needs help escaping from the date from hell, he wonders if a little festive hide-and-seek can lead to a magical midnight for them both?

 

 

 

Vlad’s Story

 

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?

 

 

Taylor’s Story

 

Just Good Friends?

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?

 

 

I’m also pleased to be able to offer my French and German readers their own version of A Perfect Party!

La fête parfaite

 

Rien que des amis?

Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden, défenseur des Ice Cats, veut plus que l’amitié de Lizzie Martin. Beaucoup plus. Alors, lorsqu’une fête de Noël lui donne l’occasion de passer à la vitesse supérieure, doit-il la saisir, au risque de la perdre complètement?

 

 

Eine perfeckte Party

 

Nur gute Freunde?

Der Verteidiger der Ice Cats, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden, will mehr als nur Freundschaft mit Lizzie Martin. Viel mehr. Bei einer Weihnachtsparty bietet sich die Gelegenheit, diesen Wunsch in die Tat umzusetzen. Soll er die Chance ergreifen, oder riskiert er damit, Lizzie zu verlieren?

 

 

Remember, these will only be available for a limited time, so get them while you can!

Happy holidays to you and yours.

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!

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!

 

 

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:

CoverFRENCH-APerfectPartyJust Good Friends?

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!

Lizzie’s Sweet Treats Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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In A Perfect Party, we learned that Lizzie Martin (Jenny’s younger sister from A Perfect Trade) has set up her own personalised cookie business, called Lizzie’s Sweet Treats.

Since I know you all love recipes, here is Lizzie’s recipe for delicious, buttery shortbread cookies.

 

Ingredients: (approx 12 cookies)

150g self-raising flour
150g salted butter
50g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons or any chocolate pieces (optional)
Cling-film or plastic wrap.

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  2. Add flour, sugar and butter (plus vanilla) to food processor or mixer and pulse until mixture is like wet sand.
  3. Lay out a large piece of cling-film on the counter and pour the mixture onto it.
  4. Using the cling-film to help keep the mixture together, press and roll, until you have a long, solid roll of dough, wrapped in plastic.
  5. Store in refrigerator for an hour.
  6. Slice dough into ¼” or ½” rounds and put onto a well-greased or sheet-lined baking tray.
  7. Cook for approx 15 mins. Note: timing depends on how thickly you cut the rounds.
  8. When cooked, use a spatula to slide onto a wire rack. Note: the cookies will be very soft when warm, so if they’re too fragile, it’s okay to let them cool on the tray for a few minutes to let them harden a little.
  9. (Optional) While cookies are cooling, add chocolate button to the centre of each cookie.

Note: If you don’t use metric measures, keep the flour, butter and sugar in the ratio of 3:3:1 (eg 6oz, 6oz, 2oz)

[Note: This recipe first appeared as part of Tawny Weber‘s Cookies & Kisses Blog Hop.