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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!

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!

 

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!

3 FREE Thanksgiving Short Stories!

This promotion has now ended.

Back by popular request … and for a limited time only … all three of my New Jersey Ice Cats’ Thanksgiving-themed short stories!

Free for you to download. All you have to do is click on the cover of the story you’d like to read.

Troy’s Story

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?

 

 

Will’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?

 

 

Coop’s Story

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?

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and Happy Reading to you all!

3 Free Halloween Short Stories!

This promotion has ended – stay tuned for more free seasonal short stories!

Back by popular request … all three of the New Jersey Ice Cats‘ Halloween-themed short stories! Free for you to download. But only available for a short time, so get them before they’re gone again.

Logan’s story

No tricks — just a treat!

When sports’ journalist, Frankie Ellerton, agrees to help her sister at the pumpkin festival, the last person she expects to see is the sexy hockey player with whom she had a one-night-stand. Ice Cats’ forward, Logan Halliday, knows the Stanley Cup celebration he shared with Frankie was special, but she insists their relationship must now be strictly business. With his niece as chaperone, maybe he can carve more than the perfect jack o’lantern — a fresh start with Frankie.

 

Drake’s Story

Who says zombies aren’t romantic?

Ice Cats’ forward, Drake Spencer, hopes his plan to take his nephew trick-or-treating will finally break the ice with his lovely neighbour. Unfortunately, Gertie Noakes is having a bad Halloween; she burned the cookies she promised to bake for her daughter’s class. The last person she needs to find on her doorstep is the sexy, hockey player she’s been trying to steer clear of. Can a quick change of plan help Drake win Gertie over?

 

Blade’s Story

Who’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.

 

 

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 Halloween 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!

Free July 4th NJ Ice Cats Short Story!

This promotion has ended.

Summer weather is here and the last two teams standing are about to fight it out for the 2018 Stanley Cup. Sadly, My NJ Devils aren’t still in the running – though they had a fabulous season. I know they’ll do even better next year!

It’s the perfect time of year for a summer-themed short story.

So, I thought I’d give you all a special treat and offer you a FREE copy of A Perfect Contest, my July 4th NJ Ice Cats short story. It’s only available for a limited time, so be sure to download your copy now!

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?

Remember, it’s only available for a limited time, so be sure to download your copy now!

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!

Free Easter Short Story!

This promotion is now finished.

The clocks have gone forward, the daffodils are blooming and spring is underway … I hope!

With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to offer up a zero-calorie Easter gift. A delicious, little treat that you can enjoy guilt-free. Well, almost 😉

So, for a limited time only, you can download a copy of A Perfect Chance, an Easter-themed NJ Ice Cats‘ short story for 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?

 

 

 

To download your free copy of A Perfect Chance, simply click on the gorgeous cover above.

Happy Easter and Happy Reading!