Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy anniversary to me!

This week marks my 4 year anniversary of being published. Not only that, but I'll be passing 400,000 sales by the end of the week.

I want to celebrate, and what better way to do it than by offering up presents--for YOU. :)

There are a lot of prizes to be had including a Kindle Fire HD6 and a Kindle Paperwhite, and the best thing is that it is very simple to enter.

Click here for more details, and be sure to spread the word to all your friends who might be interested.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dropping Gloves is LIVE

It's here! It's here!

If you pre-ordered Dropping Gloves, you should have it now. If you didn't pre-order, you can purchase it now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords.

The first chapter can be found here in case you're still undecided.

Next up, I'll be launching the Tulsa Thunderbirds series with Bury the Hatchet, but then I'll be returning to the Storm for Home Ice.

I hope you enjoy Dropping Gloves, and I hope the wait for Babs and Katie's story was worth it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dropping Gloves is releasing EARLY, plus more preorders

Everything in the preparation and planning stages for Dropping Gloves got finished in advance of what I anticipated, so I decided to move the release date up.

She left to follow her dreams; she’s back to follow her heart.

Katie Weber left her heart in Portland to chase a career in Hollywood. Now she has returned to sing the national anthem for the Portland Storm for their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. Her longtime crush, Jamie Babcock, is hurting just as much as she is. One look in his eyes is all it takes to know that. She's done the Hollywood thing, though, and she's over it, but it might be too late to dig herself out of the hole she’s dug with him.

Jamie’s already done everything humanly possible to let go of Katie, but she keeps coming back, and she keeps crushing him all over again every time she leaves. His heart has been trampled on more than enough already. At some point, he has to draw the line. Doesn't he? Only, when it's Katie, he's not sure that's even possible. She's in Portland again right now, but he can’t be sure for how long.

Katie knows she has a fight on her hands, in more ways than one, if she’s going to convince Jamie she deserves another chance, but she’s willing to drop her gloves this time. Because in the game of love, all bets are off.

It's now releasing on April 14 instead of April 23. Yes, 9 whole days sooner.

If you haven't pre-ordered it yet, you can do so at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble (they're still processing the change in date, but it WILL release early), and Kobo.

Do you know about the other upcoming Portland Storm books?

Home Ice will be up next on August 13. It's a novella, and it's about Storm head coach Mattias "Bergy" Bergstrom.

There’s only one person in the world that Mattias Bergstrom allows to see his soft side: his younger sister, who was born with Down syndrome. She lives with their parents in Sweden, so there’s no worry of accidentally showing his players any part of himself other than the hard-assed former defenseman and current head coach of the Portland Storm. At least not until the doppelganger of Matti’s sister snags one of his young D-men in the corridor before the team’s skills exhibition event, and his frozen heart melts. 

Paige Calhoun has her hands full with four exceedingly boy-crazy, hockey-loving daughters—three teenagers and one pre-teen with Down syndrome. Everyday life is hard enough, but then her ex-husband scores tickets for Paige to take the girls to the StormSkillz Competition. The magnitude of her task is further complicated when Sophie, her youngest, spots the hockey player of her dreams and barrels through the crowd to claim him as her own.

The team’s sexy-as-sin coach intervenes, and suddenly Paige feels just as boy crazy as her daughters. This girl might not be Matti’s sister, but he decides to give her and her sisters a weekend they’ll never forget. Too bad it never crossed his mind that in the process he might end up giving himself an unexpected happy ever after with Paige.

You can pre-order Home Ice at iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. Here's the Goodreads page so you can add it to your shelf. Amazon pre-orders will be available in a couple of months.

The next novel in the series will be Losing an Edge, starring yet another of those lovable Babcock brothers, Levi. It releases on February 18, 2016, and you can pre-order it at iBooks or add it to your Goodreads shelf. Other pre-orders are coming, but February's still a long way off.

In any other family, Levi “501” Babcock would have been the golden boy. Instead, he’s lived his entire life in the shadow of his almost-perfect older brother. They both play for the NHL’s Portland Storm, but Levi is tired of being the second-best Babcock brother. He’s determined to find at least one thing he can do better. He thinks he’s found it when Cadence Johnson, Canada’s darling at the last Olympic Games, shows up in Portland; he’s going to land a girlfriend who’s more famous than his brother’s Hollywood-starlet wife.

Gold medals don’t mean much when every day is a living nightmare. Figure skater Cadence Johnson just did the unthinkable; she left her partner and her coach, and she’s starting over from scratch. New partner. New coach. New choreographer. New hair color. New city. She’s looking forward, not behind, keeping her secrets firmly locked up tight. Her bubbly personality and perpetual smiles conceal a world of hurt she can’t let anyone see.

After Levi charms his way into Cadence’s life, hope that it’s all been laid to rest blooms within her. But even the darkest of secrets eventually seek the light. Soon, Levi comes to realize that life with Cadence might not be all sunshine and roses, and attraction isn’t going to be enough to her. Now being the man she needs in her life seems a lot more important than finally besting his brother, but with every step, he feels like he’s Losing an Edge.

So why will there be so much time between Portland Storm books for the next little while? Because this summer and fall, I'll be launching the first two books of a spin-off hockey romance series called the Tulsa Thunderbirds.

The T-Birds are an expansion team, and they've picked up a few faces familiar to readers of the Portland Storm series: former Storm captain Eric "Zee" Zellinger, goaltender Hunter Fielding, and Babs's best friend, Ray "Razor" Chambers, who was traded to the Sabres during Double Major.

The first book, Bury the Hatchet, will feature Hunter.

He was poised to be an elite goalie for a contending team.

Hunter Fielding has long since proven himself to be one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. The problem? His former team had another (slightly better) backstop. They left Hunter out to dry, the upstart Tulsa Thunderbirds claimed him in the expansion draft, and he made a few stupid comments about backasswards Oklahomans. Now the T-Birds say the only way he can redeem himself is to make nice for the media with some local goody two shoes who’s made some mistakes of her own.

Oklahoma’s sweetheart could do no wrong until she could do no right.

Tallulah Belle Roth was the reigning Miss Oklahoma until a night of out-of-control drinking, a naked foray in a hot tub with very bad boy, and a bunch of lowlights on TMZ. Now she’s been stripped of her crown and is facing the censure of the same people who made her out to be Little Miss Perfect. Tallie won’t ever get her title back, but her life is another matter—and the only way the public will allow her to do that is if she presents herself as happily settled with someone else under Oklahoma’s eye.

The marriage is to be in name only—one year of sickeningly-sweet lovey-dovey PDA, all to get their detractors to bury the hatchet. Those kisses and tender moments for the cameras take an emotional toll, though. Can in name only be enough?

You can add Bury the Hatchet to your Goodreads shelf, and you can pre-order it on iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. It'll release on July 9.

Following that will be Smoke Signals, releasing on October 22 and featuring Razor.

Growing up poor with a mother who would do anything—even sell her body—to help him get ahead in life had a profound impact on Ray “Razor” Chambers. Now he’s a defenseman for the NHL’s Tulsa Thunderbirds, which allows him the means to make sure his mother never needs to do anything like that again. He’s in Vegas because his best buddy is about to get hitched, but not before Razor and the guys throw him a bachelor party.

Viktoriya Dubrovskaya had been studying ballet in California, but money is tight and there’s no help coming from home in Russia. She started out making some extra money as a dancer in a club, and that eventually led her to the adult film industry. Porn may have paid her well, but it stripped her of everything she was and all she wanted. She’s left the business behind, but too late. Now she’s out of time, money, and options.

In desperation, Viktoriya makes herself available to Razor on the casino floor. There’s no chance he’ll take her up on what she’s selling, but he offers a counter-proposal—one involving a ring, a green card, and the chance to reclaim her body. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up. For Viktoriya and Razor, learning to live together as husband and wife is as foreign as interpreting Smoke Signals, but where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

You can add Smoke Signals to your Goodreads shelf, and you can pre-order it on iBooks and Barnes and Noble. Other pre-order links are still to come.