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Playing It Close

Playing It Close

London Legends rugby: Book 2

14 April 2014

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Knowing the Score

Knowing the Score

London Legends rugby: Book 1

5 August 2013

Release day party for Playing It Close! *throws confetti* *and prizes!* *LOTS of prizes!*

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!

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Book two of the London Legends

Playing It Close by Kat LathamWhere 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!

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Where I’ve been and where I’ll be

I’ll add links as soon as blogs go live.

April 2: Donna Gallagher’s blog – interview with Kat
             V’s Reads – review of Playing It Close

April 3: Lady Scribes – Kat writes about bums, tums & thighs

April 7: Harlequin Junkie – Spotlight on Playing It Close
             Fresh Fiction – excerpt of Playing It Close

April 8: Give Me Books blog – review of Playing It Close

April 12: Book Reviews & More by Kathy – Spotlight on the London Legends series

April 13: Romancing the Jock – group post

April 14: Dear Author – group post
              
RT blog – group post
              All About Romance – group post
              Contemporary Romance Cafe – Kat shares an excerpt

April 15: Heroes & Heartbreakers – group post
              Harlequin Junkie – 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

Giveaway #1

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.
Willie's Cacao - Venezuelan Gold

Yum! Enter using the Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open internationally. I’ll choose and announce the winner on Monday April 21.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway #2

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. London Legends field bag a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sports romance winners!

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Woot woot! We’ve got winners from last week’s sports romance giveaway. Remember, each of these authors has a new book coming out on Monday, so I hope you’ll check them out! You can read all of the blurbs at the end of this post. For now, though, here are the winners: Veronica Rundell wins Knowing […]

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Coming soon to an ereader near you: A whole lot of sports romance!

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Do you love sports romance? You know I do! That’s why I’m thrilled that Carina Press has selected Playing It Close to be part of their line-up for their first-ever Sports Week, a week celebrating sports romance! On April 14, Playing It Close will be published along with five other sports romances, each featuring a […]

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I’m a RITA finalist!

Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham

I got amazing news today! My Christmas novella, Mine Under The Mistletoe, is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for best romance novella! I’m beside myself with giddiness, and I’d like to sincerely thank all of the people who helped me with this story before it made it to the digital […]

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Winners, winners and more winners!

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like last week was crazy busy! Not only did I have two different giveaways going on this blog and one at Lady Scribes, but I also enjoyed several “firsts” with my baby girl Doodle Bug, who’s now ten months old. I took her to her first […]

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Nominate my books for DABWAHA!

Knowing the Score cover

Every March, the awesome Jane and Sarah from Dear Author and Smart Bitches Trashy Books put together a tournament unlike any tournament EVER in the history of humankind. It’s the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hella Authors – or DABWAHA for short. They break the romance genre down into eight categories and they start […]

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Help me spread the word about Playing It Close & you could win prizes!

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

One April 14, just under six weeks from now, my second London Legends novel comes out. I’m really excited about sharing Playing It Close with you, and I hope you love reading it! I would love to have your help spreading the word about it. Between now and May 4, I’m holding a giveaway. You […]

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