I had a grand plan for a fun, witty, grammar-centric post this week. Then I got a stomach virus, and all of my plans were sacrificed in my efforts to stay alive. I'm on the mend—and I've lost half a pound, so at least there's an upside.
So today's post (a day late, apologies) is instead one in an occasional series talking up a project I am working on. Don't worry that this site is going to turn into "All Promotion, All the Time," but I do want to draw attention to the great books and stories I'm lucky enough to edit.
"Seduced by the Game 2014” is an anthology of hockey-focused romances by some of today’s hottest authors. All of the proceeds from both the print and e-book sales of the anthology will be donated to the cancer charities supported by the National Hockey League through Hockey Fights Cancer**. Everyone involved in the anthology—writers, cover designers, proofreaders, logo designers, marketing gurus, editors (including me!)—has donated their time and efforts so that the maximum amount of profit can go to the cancer charity efforts.
This project has a special place in my heart as last year I lost my uncle to pancreatic cancer, my father has struggled with bladder cancer (he’s recovering well), one of my good friends has breast cancer…and the list of those I love who are affected goes on and on.
The anthology will be available on April 10th from all your favorite online booksellers.
Here are the official details:
It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is. This anthology of eight novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring spell-binding novels from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr with Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell.
Toni Aleo: TANGLED IN THE LACES (The Assassins series: Prequel to Laces and Lace)
In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the NHL. Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him, but the attraction is too much to ignore. Soon their love is so intense, neither of them see the rest of their lives without the other. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again?
Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr: HOOKING HANNAH
When Hannah attends the NHL All-Star game, she doesn’t expect a hockey player of all people to turn her world upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott’s part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her…
Jami Davenport: CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5)
Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart, or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?
Catherine Gayle: TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5)
Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father’s NHL team, the Portland Storm, as an eighteen-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can’t bear to go to senior prom…until Jamie intervenes.
Jaymee Jacobs: A VALUABLE TRADE
Bryan’s life gets turned upside when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana, the Director of Team Services. He’s got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgiana’s sure he’ll prove to be a valuable trade.
V.L. Locey: HEIR APPARENT
Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that’s growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play backup for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them?
Bianca Sommerland: BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5)
Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can’t satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take the chance with a…Blind Pass.
Nikki Worrell: CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN (Prequel to the NHL Scorpions Series)
Keith Lambert is the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers—until he’s not. To everyone’s shock, he is traded to the San Diego Scorpions for a draft pick and their number one goalie. He gets an even bigger shock when Phoebe, his girlfriend of two years, refuses to make the move with him. Will their love survive a long-distance relationship or will he find comfort in the arms of another?
Here’s the link to the anthology on Goodreads if you’d like to add it to your TBR List:
Thanks for reading and I hope you pick up a copy of the anthology in just a few short weeks!
**While all proceeds from the anthology will be donated to various charities through Hockey Fights Cancer, the authors claim no connection to the NHL or the NHLPA. All stories contained within the anthology SEDUCED BY THE GAME are the property of the authors. The cover and the logo for SEDUCED BY THE GAME are the property of the artists. Credit will be given to those who've contributed in promotion or marketing with the permission of involved parties.