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Free New NJ Ice Cats’ short story for Halloween!

*This promotion has now ended*

Yes, the New Jersey Ice Cats are back!

For a limited time only, you can download A Perfect Plan for FREE! Simply click on the cover below.

This is Ice Cats’ forward, Drake Spencer’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?


I hope you enjoy Drake and Gertie’s story.

Don’t forget, you can catch up on all the NJ Ice Cats’ short stories so far in A Perfect Selection – click here for buy links.

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!



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?



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!

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.


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!

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


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!