Blimey! Playing It Close has hit digital bookshelves everywhere!
This book is particularly special to me because I wrote most of it while I was pregnant. I meant to finish writing it before Doodle Bug was born, but I underestimated how seductive naps can be when you’re eight months pregnant.
Now I’m celebrating its release and planning Doodle’s first birthday. How quickly time goes when you’re sleep deprived!
I’m especially excited because Carina Press selected Playing It Close to be part of its first Sports Week. That’s right – today SIX different sports-themed romance novels came out, featuring rugby (natch), football, hockey, baseball, tennis and mixed martial arts.
The six of us authors are appearing on lots of blogs together this week, and I’ve got a few solo appearances lined up. I’m also running two separate giveaways: one for people who help me spread the word about Playing It Close, and another for people who leave comments on the blogs I’m visiting. Enter using the two Rafflecopter forms below!
Book two of the London Legends
Where do you go to escape everything when you’re one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn’t exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction.
Still reeling from a professional disaster that’s made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own.
Their time spent together in paradise is idyllic but brief—after one passionate night, Liam wakes up to find Tess gone. Returning to London, he’s shocked to learn she’s taken a job with his team’s new sponsor. As the Legends’ captain, he’ll have to not only figure out how to work with the one woman who ever left him wanting more, but also convince her that their feelings in the present mean more than any lies they’ve told in the past.
Meet Liam’s teammate Spencer Bailey in Knowing the Score, out now!
Where I’ve been and where I’ll be
I’ll add links as soon as blogs go live.
April 13: Romancing the Jock – group post
April 16: USA Today – group post
The Season for Romance blog – group post Carina Press blog – guest post by Kat
April 17: Twitter party hosted by @CarinaPress (follow #CarinaSports)
April 18: Just Contemporary Romance – group post
Sulia Romance Channel – excerpt from Playing It Close
I would love it if you all stopped by the blogs I linked to above and left comments. Some of those posts also have giveaways that you can enter.
I’ll update the links – and add more entries to the Rafflecopter – every day as new posts go live. Make sure you come back here frequently this week as I unlock extra points for you to earn.
One person will win a $25 gift certificate to the online retailer of their choice (as long as the retailer allows me to buy a gift certificate online. It could be for Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Target, etc.) AND this British artisan chocolate inspired by Venezuela.
Yum! Enter using the Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open internationally. I’ll choose and announce the winner on Monday April 21.
I’m so grateful to those of you who are helping me spread the word by tweeting, writing reviews, adding Playing It Close to your Goodreads shelves, blogging about Playing It Close, etc. Thank you! Remember, if you buy and read Playing It Close this week, you can get extra points for leaving a review somewhere BEFORE APRIL 20. You can still leave reviews after April 20, but the points are doubled this week. Please read the terms & conditions. One person will win a $50 gift certificate, a gorgeous bracelet made by my lovely author-friend Moriah Densley, and this London Legends field bag. a Rafflecopter giveaway