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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!

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!

 

 

Extended Free Read for January!

This promotion is now closed.

As some of you missed the chance to download the Russian Rocket’s story last month, I’ve extended the promotion until the end of January!

Cover2a-APerfectStormSnowbound!

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?

All you have to do to download A Perfect Storm is to click on the lovely cover.

Happy reading!

December’s Free Read!

This promotion is now closed!

Welcome to December! I hope those of you who celebrate had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are looking forward to Christmas, or whatever festive holiday you celebrate.

Thank you for the positive feedback I’ve received from readers about the free New Jersey Ice Cats’ short stories I’ve been offering. As well as appreciating the free downloads, I’m delighted that you’re also enjoying the stories and the chance to catch up with some of the players mentioned in my books.

This month’s story, A Perfect Storm, features Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Ralinkov, aka The Russian Rocket, caught in a wintry storm with Poppy Lambert.

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?

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All you have to do to download A Perfect Storm is to click on the lovely cover. Happy reading!

Remember, this story will only be available during December, so download it while you can!

 

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.

Cover-APerfectDisguiseWho’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.

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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.