Release Blitz, Uncategorized

Glamour Series 1-3 by Maggie Marr

WelcomeRD Maggie Marr

an!

♥ ♥ ♥

1

HardGlamour-FINAL

Bad-boy movie star, Dillon MacAvoy, has a dark past and a goal to be the biggest star in the world. A bad-boy that can’t-be-tamed, Dillon is on the brink of superstardom when Lane Channing enters his life. She’s young and naive and he’s hard and experienced. Their attraction is wild and undeniable, a fierce fire that heats up the LA night and could destroy both their lives.

Maggie Marr rd

Books2Read


Glamour-Cover-New-BrokenGlamour

Losing it all…is a new beginning.

Amanda Legend grew up rich and privileged. Anything was hers for the asking, thanks to her superstar father. That is until Amanda’s honesty about bad behavior from her soon-to-be-new stepmom, a former school chum, lands Amanda on the outs with her beloved father. No trust fund. No rarified world. Even if Amanda never wanted the LA lifestyle, she now must survive on her own.

A comeback takes heart….

Ryan Sinclair was nearing the pinnacle of his movie career when he drove his Porsche off Malibu Canyon Road. Lucky to be alive, post rehab, he’s ready to start the long climb back to the top. But to prove to Hollywood that he won’t relapse, he’s required to get a sober companion.

A job she never wanted with the man who helped destroy her life….

Amanda Legend may loathe the entertainment world, but she understands the rules. She also knows Ryan Sinclair, understands alcoholics (she grew up around a few), and now, after being banished from her posh lifestyle, she needs a paycheck to get to New York. Amanda accepts the job as sober companion to Ryan Sinclair for his first film post rehab. But Amanda must learn to ignore her attraction to Ryan, because falling for a guy like him would pull her back into a world she desperately wants to escape.

Maggie Marr rd

Books2Read


Glamour-FastGlamour-Cover-New

Sterling Legend and Rhiannon Bliss fell in love but her parents sent Rhiannon away. Now, years later, she’s back and can’t resist Sterling’s bad-boy ways. When family secrets and lies threaten their newfound love they wonder is there anyway that they can be together when their families were so desperately hurt by each other in the past?

Maggie Marr rd

Books2Read

♥ ♥ ♥

Maggie Marr rd-2

HARD GLAMOUR1

brokenGLAMOUR1

FASTGLAMOUR1

♥ ♥ ♥

4

73873_168072576560046_5050579_n

Maggie Marr is the USA Today Best-Selling author of over 20 hot contemporary romances. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart and eventually became an motion picture literary agent. You can find her at all the usual spots like FB, Twitter, and Pinterest or at www.maggiemarr.net She is a pop culture addict and when she isn’t writing or reading you can find her binge-watching her favorite shows. You can always email her at maggiemarrbooks@gmail.com

5

black icon-website black icons-facebook black icons-twitter black icons -instagram black icon - goodreads black - amazon black icon -newsletter

bookbub group icon - blackMASTER LIST

♥ ♥ ♥

TNS hosted by

website gold facebook gold twitter gold instagram gold gold label_newsletter Pinterest gold youtube goldSign Up Today!

 

Book Tour, Uncategorized

Wrecked

Title: Wrecked
Series: Charming Knights #1
(Stand-alone series)
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: Upper YA
Release Date: August 2, 2018

Welcome to Charming High.
Sorry, we’re fresh out of charm …
Hallie:
I am a star.
I’m not famous, before you make that mistake.
Although, I guess I kind of am. Or I will be anyway. My future was planned long before I was born.
The definition of a star is a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is an incandescent body like the sun.
I am a star. I am fixed. I am luminous only when no one is looking. I was stuck to repeat the same night every single day.
Until I met Wreck. And he showed me how alive I could feel within my cage.
Wreck:
 
I am a knight.
I’m not a knight in shining armor, before you start thinking I’ll save you.
I am a knight in raging darkness.
Until I met Hallie. And she showed me how to break free of my battle-torn armor.
Wrecked is the first book in the Charming Knights series by Shana Vanterpool. An exhilarating upper YA contemporary romance series set deep in the lives of Charming High’s most beloved football team. Where the limits of good and evil are pushed, desires and dreams are twisted, and readers are immersed into the lives of people who have it all. Except their freedom…
 

“Brilliant” – Amazon Review

“Unputdownable! Stunningly beautiful and unique” – Amazon Review

“It’s a story full of secrets, angst, love, heat, and laughter.” – Sandra Shipman

 

Romance author, coffee drinker, and bad boy aficionado. Every second not spent breathing is an opportunity to write and read. I live in Northern California with my family and actress dog, Halle Bella. (Just Bella when she decides to cut the crap.) Escaping with a good book is something I live for and I write so others can do the same. 

HOSTED BY:

 

Book Tour, Uncategorized

Because of Liam

Title: Because of Liam
Series: Riggins U Series, Book 2 (stand alone)
Author: Erica Alexander
Genre: Coming of Age Romance
Release Date: August 2, 2018

River Devereaux has always faced the world without fear.
She’s sarcastic, confident and doesn’t hold back.
After a single night changes everything, River retreats into herself and is
constantly watching over her shoulder.
Even then no one ever dares stand in her way.
Until him.
That irritating man knows how to get under her skin.
Too bad she’s sworn off men, even if he’s sexy as sin.
Liam Cole used to be carefree until life stepped in the way and forced
him to shun everyone he knows.
After five years in the Marines, he’s having a hard time adjusting to
civilian life.
All he wants to do is to forget the past and be left alone.
Until her.
That hellion of a woman challenges him every step of the way.
Too bad she hates him, even if she’s the best part of his days.
 
In a battle of wills, each tries to top the other, but when they are forced
to face their own fears, the resulting consequence is something neither could have ever imagined.
 

 

“Highly Recommended” – Books Laid Bare

“Erica Alexander is quickly becoming a favorite for me” – Britt from The Red Hatter Book Blog

“Stellar read!” – Cassie’s Book Addicts

 


Erica Alexander has been a storyteller her entire life. If she’s not writing stories, she’s daydreaming them. Which has gotten her in trouble once or twice. She has an inclination to use sarcasm and she can make anything that comes out of her mouth, sound dirty. It’s a gift.
When Erica is not writing, reading or daydreaming new stories, she enjoys baking, looking up pictures of hot guys on Pinterest (for research of course) and commiserating with friends over their mutual hatred of laundry.
Erica’s life goals are: to make sure her family is happy and healthy, bring to life all the stories in her head, visit Australia and jump off a plane. Preferably with a parachute.
Erica has degrees in Communications and Computer Science and she loves history, all things Native American, and anything that’s off the beaten path and weird.
HOSTED BY:

 

Book Tour, Uncategorized

Enthralled

Title: Enthralled
Series: Orion’s Shield – Book One
Author: Elizabeth Jordan
Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
Release Date: August 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

“This reader was absolutely enthralled by Elizabeth Jordan’s story! This page-turner reminded me of the Gothic romances my mom and I loved so dearly. Highly recommend!” – Naughty V

“I really loved this story. It was like one of the old classic “Hammer House of Horror” vampire movies. Lots of seductive manipulation from our evil ones, and wooden stakes and crosses flying from our heroes. Put that together with an historical setting and I was totally hooked.
I couldn’t put it down, and can’t wait for the next in the series.” – Petula

 

 
Lady Caroline Alton is young, beautiful and in London for her first season. She is excited about her first foray into society, but family secrets seemed to be piling up around Caroline more and more each day. She thought she might discover the great secret in her own life one day, except when she did, she had a feeling that it just might change everything. When she meets Lord Thomas Steele at her home in London, she is immediately intrigued by the handsome, dashing young barrister, who is a friend of her father. Each time she sees him, she becomes more and more aware that he, too, is deeply involved in the secrets that surround her, and she sets out to prove to him that she has the courage to face whatever it is, and to stand beside him as he confronts the evil that threatens him.
 
Thomas, the youngest son of a Marquis, has been fighting an uphill battle against vampires most of his life. London is under attack and Thomas is the captain of the guard of Orion’s Shield, a clandestine group of vampire hunters sanctioned by the Prince Regent himself. Having been attacked and bitten by a beautiful and seductive vampire at a young age, Thomas struggles against the forces of darkness that have never stopped trying to consume him. An ancient and powerful evil has come to England, and a physical battle, as well as a spiritual one must be waged against it. If the battle is lost, it will leave Regency England vulnerable to hell on earth. And yet in the middle of the fray, two souls try to find their way both to the light and to each other before the darkness destroys whatever happiness they may find.… Can love truly conquer all, or will evil consume them both? 
 
Enthralled is a debut novel by Elizabeth Jordan. It is a clean and sweet historical regency romance novel of approximately 62,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily ever after.
 
Helton suddenly ran straight at William but instead of punching him like a man would, the vampire jumped up in the air and kicked him, sending him soaring to land several feet away, next to the table where only moments ago, they had sat conversing. William hit his head hard on the wooden table, then fell to the ground where he lay as if lifeless.Richard moved quickly to his side. “He’s alive!” he yelled. “Merely stunned, I think.”

“The great Earl of Tenbrey,” The vampire taunted, “An heir, but no soldier, I think.”

Caroline pulled another stout branch from the fire, putting it in Thomas’s hand.

He received it without looking at her. “I am Thomas Steele of Cranbrook, and his brother. I tell you this, because I think it only right you know who takes your worthless lives this evening.”

He glanced behind him at Richard, Farley and the others. “Leave none of them breathing.”

Richard looked over at Caroline with desperation and despair. “What about my sister?”

“She’ll die alongside us if we don’t act.” Thomas answered. “Now, Richard.”

With one last glance at Caroline, Richard ran toward them shedding his coat so quickly she hardly saw him moving. Before her astonished eyes, he transformed into one of the creatures himself, his wings ripping through his shirt. At the same time, Thomas and the other men leaped forward. Several of them had stakes in their hand that they pulled from their boots. Thomas went first for the creature he had called Helton and thrust the burning stick Caroline had given him through its heart. The thing disintegrated and fell on the ground as it turned to dust.

Richard had attacked the other man, but more were coming from the trees and the men from the party were engaging them. Caroline grabbed Julia, who had been watching with rapt attention and a strange smile on her lips. “Help me with him!” she cried and pulled her toward William, who was still out cold.

“Stay there beside him,” Caroline ordered, pushing her down to the ground. She thrust the stake she was holding in Julia’s hand. “Use this if they come for you,” she said and looked around for another weapon. The servants had stacked a few of the bows they had been using for practice near the house, and she ran to retrieve one of them, then she said a very bad word she’d only heard her father say once when he slammed his finger in the carriage door. They had already removed all the arrows.

She remembered then the one Thomas had given her as a good luck token. She snatched it from the ground near the overturned table, as she heard the screech of one of the creatures close by. Another one had landed behind Thomas and was stalking toward him as his attention was on the fighting in front of him.

Caroline notched an arrow into her bow and held it at the ready. “Thomas!” she cried. “Behind you!”

Thomas whirled around and used the stake he had in his hand to stab the vampire behind him, who fell to the ground in a quickly rotting heap of flesh. And when the creature fighting Richard realized both his companions were dead, he screamed, “No!” and retreated rapidly to the woods.

The two or three remaining vampires ran a few steps and then took flight, Caroline took careful aim at the one closest to her. She drew back her arm and put an arrow in his right shoulder. The creature screeched in pain as it disappeared into the night.

Thomas, her brother and every other man there stared at her in surprise.

She shrugged. “I am unused to a moving target. I aimed for his heart.”

 

Elizabeth Jordan is the pen name of two award-winning co-authors, who write in other genres of Romance, but who both share a love of Regency and Georgian England and the best traditions of Romance. They live in the American south and both are happily married with children. Both of them believe in happily ever afters. 

 

HOSTED BY:

 

Cover Reveal

Pawn

Title: Pawn
Series: Broken Bows MC Duet #2
Author: Kerri Ann
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2018
Cover Design: Wicked by Design
I escaped hell. I was free. 
 
I thought I could go back to normal. 
 
I can’t. 
 
Right now normal hurts. 
 
I’ve seen things—done things—I’m not the same girl I was.
 
It changed me—he changed me. 
 
The bar is locked up. The Horsemen clubhouse is no place for me, and I don’t belong anywhere that feels familiar. 
 
I’m alone. I’m broken. 
 
The only thing that feels right is my pain. 
 
 
 
Our club is in ruins. It’s left me at the helm. 
 
Twists and turns took me down this path that lead to further destruction, and I know King had orchestrated it all.
 
Thing is, I’m no one’s pawn. 
 
The club is all I have, and King won’t take us down. We’ll play this out our way. 
 
One way or another, he’ll pay for the damage to us, to them, to her…
                                                 

With an avaricious appetite for stories, Kerri Ann can be found quite often with her nose in a book or writing it. On many occasion it has been said that she’s in her own world, living in the stories of those she reads about, giving them a life they deserve.
She can easily be found under a tree in the shade, or reclining at Starbucks scribbling notes about new stories and new characters, all while keeping the coffee chain in business.
Whether late at night, at a music festival, or sitting on a ski lift, when the thoughts arise, Kerri Ann will add them to those in progress. So be wary, your antics could be in her next book.

 

HOSTED BY:

 

Pre Order, Uncategorized

Trapping Wasp

Title: Trapping Wasp
Series: The Dead Presidents MC Series #3
Author: Harley Stone
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2018

 

 

18+ for language and sexual situations… 

Andrew “Wasp” Marshall, VP of the Dead Presidents MC, rides life like it’s his bike, at full speed with no real destination. But when he sets his sights on an irresistible new bartender with a comical little kid, Wasp will have to decide if he’s willing to give up his carefree lifestyle and buckle down to become the man she needs. 
 
Carly Cooper is a survivor. When an old friend turns from protective to possessive she packs up her five-year-old son and flees to Seattle, leaving everything and everyone she knows behind. Carly has neither time nor energy for Wasp’s advances, despite his panty-dropping smile and made-for-sin body. 
 
As things between Wasp and Carly heat up, Carly’s past catches up to her and she must decide whether to trust Wasp and the Dead Presidents, or to pack up and run again.
Harley Stone writes mafia romance and funny-as-shit romantic fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys. 
HOSTED BY:

 

Promo, Uncategorized

The Protectors Series

38774643_10212647949935313_8920629984117129216_n

¨✫)
¸.•´¸. •*´¨)✯ ¸. •*¨)
✮ ( ¸.•´✶The Protectors:
Paranormal Native Bikers
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079V9L3FV
This series is all about the native freaky. Struggles and mistakes made by non-ability people just trying to understand in a world of greed, deception and of course envy. Our Bikers take paranormal to a new level and show the world what “We take care of our own” looks like from their side. With our intertwining characters showing, life stays interesting and at times down right funny.

Ricky:
Ricky shows us what Badass is in book 10 of the MC Series. This book should be read after the Princes of Prophecy and Christian.
Way too much to drink is to blame for the almost literal shotgun wedding that ties Ricky and Elizabeth together. She’s his best friend’s little sister, his VP’s daughter and Pres’s niece. How do you say no? Finally, being taken seriously, he does not need this shit now, he doesn’t need to die either. Figuring the easiest thing to do is go along with it he marries Elizabeth. Knight is not happy and C4 is the least of Ricky’s worries.

D.C. Security:
Most Eligible Bachelor in D.C., Aaron, runs his Security firm for the elite power players running our nation. He’s clueless when it comes to women and spent two years building a business with the D.C. Chapter of Badass because of his last screw up with his Prince Brothers women. Kaleb shows on the Most Eligible list and decides he wants to settle down. With pressure from his family, the senator needs to stop the parade of women they share from showing in the tabloids.

The MC and Baxter men don’t waste any time once Anibet says yes. The old lady war is imminent. All of our favorite characters show to help with this one.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079V9L3FV
46
L Ann Marie

Coming Soon, Uncategorized

Cassie

 

The final main book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC saga!

 

 

 

 

 

   #CassiesComing

#EndOfTheSaga

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

Cassie

Series:

Rebel Wayfarers MC, 12

Author: MariaLisa deMora

Release Date: October 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

 

After losing the woman he believed his one and only, can a man like Hoss have a second chance at true love?

 

Final main book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC saga.

 

 

For years, agoraphobic Cassandra Williamson has struggled to keep her world from collapsing entirely by pushing to do things that bring her pleasure, even as they carry fear. Acquiring art is one outlet she doggedly pursues, determined to bring compelling pieces into her life, even at the cost of nerve-racking visits to crowded gallery showings.

 

 

A long-time admirer of reclusive artist Isaiah Rogers, Cassie has made a point to snap up what she can of the increasingly rare pieces of artwork the biker-turned-painter makes publicly available. Any evening spent at one of his showings becomes a longed-for escape from her ever-narrowing world. The thing with these showings though, is to see…you must also be seen.

 

 

After organizing a meeting with the pretty, blonde art-lover Hoss found so intriguing, his emotions are stirred for the first time in years by a curiosity that feels inexplicably more. He’s been alone for such a long time, could this be his chance to find love again?

 

 

Even with many enemies defeated, life in an outlaw MC is never easy, or safe, and Hoss is forced to make a choice: His happiness, or perhaps her very life.

 

 

 

 

http://bit.ly/GR-Cassie

 

 

 

Pre Order your copy today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the Series

 

Series Reading Order & Series Buy Links

Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Kobo  •  iTunes

 

 

 

 

Author Bio

 

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an

early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library,

devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she

says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and

found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available,

I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”

 

A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she

embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a

publishing company for a couple decades.

 

Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any

genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap,

hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing

through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live

music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars

[read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection

of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”

 

Connect with MariaLisa

 

 

 

 

 

Release Blitz, Uncategorized

Goal Line

 

 
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 54,000 words approx.
 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Harrisburg Railers Series
 
Book #1 – Changing Lines – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 – First Season – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #3 – Deep Edge – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #4 – Poke Check – Amazon UK | Amazon UK
Book #5 – Last Defense – Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Blurb
 

Fear and sadness mark Bryan’s life, can Gatlin show him that you have to trust before you can love?



Gatlin Pearce is creeping up on thirty-eight and is still single. It’s not that he wants to be alone, it’s just that he’s too damn old to be in clubs filled with glittery gay boys who can’t even tell him who the Rolling Stones are.



Better to just spend his evenings at Hard Score Ink – his tattoo and artwork shop – creating masterpieces on human flesh, listening to the Railers games, and nursing a cold beer.



His solitary life is about to end when Bryan Delaney, the new Railers backup goalie, shows up at his shop looking for new artwork for his helmet. There’s some sort of sad story in those beautiful eyes of Bryan’s, and Gatlin finds himself more than a little infatuated with the tender new goalie.



Bryan Delaney leaves home at fifteen to live with a billet family. He just wishes that he could have escaped his alcoholic father and strictly devout mother earlier. Drafted to the Arizona Raptors he finds a new family, and his first love affair even if that relationship is marked with violence.



Being traded to the Railers is a shock to the system but the team isn’t like any other he’s ever played on and they truly seem to care about him. It’s only when he meets artist Gatlin, with their shared love of music and hockey, that he realizes how hard it is to escape the past.



Excerpt



Keep your eye on Ten, he’s trouble.



That was all the text said, and I re-read it a few times as if more words would suddenly appear.



I don’t know why I looked for affection in any text that Aarni sent me because, in my kind-of-boyfriend’s own words, he wasn’t the demonstrative type. And he would always point out that someone could get hold of my phone. Then they would know that Aarni Lankinen, the villain of the Arizona Raptors, wasn’t everything he made himself out to be, that he wasn’t the playboy who fucked every woman within his reach. That he had a boyfriend on the side, and that it was me.



The phone rang, and I answered as soon as I saw his name. Aarni wasn’t the most patient guy on earth, and he liked it when I was fast to respond.



“Did you get my text?” Aarni asked without preamble.



“I did.”



“Don’t let me down now.”



I got the feeling, as he laughed, that he expected me to do that very thing. I still wasn’t sure what would count as letting him down. But given the kind of person I was—clumsy, quiet and only really focused when I was dressed for hockey—I kind of expected to fuck up.



The Arizona Raptors had chosen me in the 2014 draft, not long after my eighteenth birthday. I was the second highest ranking goaltender drafted that year, something to be proud of, I guess. But I’d not managed to stay up at NHL level, spending the rest of the time in the Raptors’ development team in Tucson. Until last year, when I’d actually been a starting goalie after both main goalies had been injured.



I hadn’t been stellar, and Arizona put me on waivers, leaving me vulnerable to being picked up by who the hell ever. My confidence had been rocked. I was a solid goalie for the development team, but the minute I got up to the primary team, NHL level, I choked. Why the hell did the Railers even want someone who hadn’t lived up to their early promise? I assumed I’d attend this training camp, and that would be it. They’d push me down to the Railers’ development team, and there I would stay.



Which wasn’t a bad thing, except they’d taken me from Arizona and from Aarni and it was the first time I’d been really on my own.



“Hello? Are you even listening to me?” Aarni snapped.



“Of course, I won’t let you down,” I lied.



I’m a good goalie, I stop pucks, I can be strong and focused and stay in my own head to track the plays in front of me.

Still, Aarni knew about me what I knew about myself; I’d choke at NHL level just as I had for the majority of my time with the Raptors.



I’m not ready. I should go back down to the minors.



“Also, don’t get comfortable there. They’re not going to keep you for long.”



“I know.”



“And don’t forget what assholes the Railers are. Don’t trust them, particularly wonder-boy Rowe. Arrogant fucker.”



I didn’t see Ten as arrogant at all, but then I was basing my assessment on TV interviews, including the one he’d given with Jared when they’d announced their relationship. I’d been proud of Ten and Jared for doing that, and part of me, the dark, hidden, ruined part, was green with envy that they were able to be open with the world.



I’d said that to Aarni, but he’d reacted badly and hadn’t talked to me for three days. His disappointment was a knife in my gut, and I hated every second of it. That was not happening again. He was right. Ten was a Stanley Cup Champion, a superstar, and if there had been NHL players at the Olympics, then he would undoubtedly have been on Team USA. No team would ask him to leave just because he had a boyfriend. It didn’t seem to be hurting the Railers, and they had a growing reputation as being LGBT-friendly.



“Jesus Christ, Bryan, are you even on this phone call?”



I pulled myself back from the edge. Aarni had said something about Ten being arrogant.



“I won’t forget,” I spoke with confidence so he’d realize I was listening.



“And remember I’m not there to watch your back.” He sighed deeply. “I worry there’s no one to look after you when you attract trouble. Especially from defenders like Max van Hellren. Asshole should have been thrown out of that game against us for what he did to me. Fucker lost us the chance at a championship. So fucking pleased he ended up collapsing. He deserved it.”



My chest tightened. Max wasn’t part of the Railers anymore. He’d retired after the cup win, but Aarni was right. There would be other guys there to step up in his place. Aarni had been furious, with a side order of mean, over what Max had done to him, checking him into the boards. But he’d finally calmed down, said he’d show Max what was what the next time the two teams met. He’d been so disappointed when Max had retired.



But Aarni was a good guy. He was the one who’d gotten involved when the bullying on the Raptors had gotten to be too much for me to handle. When the guys in the toxic locker room got on my case. I’d only played a few games at that level with the Raptors and had fucked every single one of them up. They’d hated it, but Aarni had been there for me.



He seemed to know the point when the rest of the team pushed it too far, always stepping in just before I was going to run from the room. He’d helped me so much, but he was back in Arizona, so far away.



“I’ll be okay,” I murmured, fear gripping me again about the kind of things I needed to face with this new team.



“I doubt that.” He sighed. “But you weren’t enough of all that for the Raptors to keep you, so you have no choice, and there’s nothing we can do about it, can we?”



“No.”



He must have heard the desperation in my voice. I hadn’t wanted the Raptors to give up on me, but that was hockey. One day I had woken up in Arizona as the backup to the backup, fucking things up, and the next day, the team had put me on waivers, and I was suddenly in snowy Pennsylvania.



“Good boy,” was all he said, but it was enough.



He hung up, but those two words gave me a shot of steel to my spine, and I settled my breathing before opening the car door. Security had let me right through to the player parking lot, and my Toyota sat right next to a sexy red Porsche. My salary had taken a hike, up to three million for the two-year contract I had here, so I probably needed a new car.



Even if the Railers saw through me and sent me packing, I’d still have enough money to buy a car.



“Hey,” someone called from behind me, and I immediately assumed that I was standing somewhere I shouldn’t have been. The man was in a guard’s uniform, tall, built and smiling at me benignly.



“I’m sorry. They told me to park there.”



“Of course. Bryan Delaney, right?” he asked and extended his hand for me to shake, which I did immediately after wiping the sweaty palm on my jeans.



“Yeah, Bryan,” I said when I realized I hadn’t answered his question.



“Welcome.” He thumbed at himself. “Name’s Pete. They said I needed to keep an eye out for the new guy.”



He dropped my hand, and I forced a smile onto my face, even though my stomach was churning. “Thank you.”



“This way.” He chatted on about the weather, life, hockey and something about his sister who lived in Arizona. By the time he dropped me outside an office, I knew enough about Pete to write a book. Thing is, his chatter stilled my nerves, and I wasn’t going into this room blind. I knew the name on the door, Alain Gagnon, former goalie for Vancouver, and one of the best goalie coaches in the business. I’d skyped with him once in his capacity as Goalie Coach for the Railers after they’d claimed me off waivers. He’d seen me coming to the Railers as a positive thing, a great thing. All I’d seen is my failure at NHL level hockey with the Raptors, and I remembered going back to Aarni and needing to be held.



Of course, Aarni had said he didn’t need to hug me, but he’d reassured me that, however I played, he would always have my back. I’d needed the comfort. His words of advice stayed with me even now.



I just want you to realize what you are and what your place on the team will be. Ten acts friendly, but he won’t care about you like I do. Stan? He’s had some lucky saves, and as for that fucker Van Hellren? You saw what he did to me in our last matchup. I wish you weren’t so naïve, Bryan. It’s unlikely you’ll get many starts, so don’t be disappointed when you get sent down to the minors.



I won’t be disappointed. I’d promised Aarni, and I’d made a vow to myself not to get too excited and involved.

RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.



RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.



She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.



The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.



She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the following links below:



Email RJ (rj@rjscott.co.uk)


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.



When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.