What’s on your doorstep?

As I cycled through the neighbourhood next to mine, I noticed that, although the houses all looked similar, what was on the front porch was uniquely individual. I wondered what that said about the people living there. 😀

There was obviously an avid gardener in the home adorned with colourful potted plants. The flowers were thriving despite the heat wave so someone must have been tending to them with care. I figured there was a grandchild lurking in the background at the home with a ceramic bunny. The statue of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus at the next house may have been up since Christmas, but maybe they have a welcoming “we have room at the inn” mindset. A few doors down, a cherry-red art deco star brightened up pale grey brick. The home of an extrovert, no doubt. One or two houses had a patio chair at the…

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Small Town Romance Book Fair

 

Love a small town romance? Then this book fair is for you. There are some great deals on some awesome small-town romances.

Bonus ~  Perfectly Honest is only 99cents from June 15-18!  😀

 

Perfectly Honest (The Perfectly Series, Book 1)

You never know where your words will take you…

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s ‘fiancée’ for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka ‘Dr. Eye Candy’, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his ‘fiancée’ ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share the cover of Beyond the Face-Off with you!! It’s the third book of the In the Game Hockey Romance series. I’ve finished writing it – woohoo!! And it’s off to the editor. Release day is scheduled for June 2018 – stay tuned!!

 

Visiting the SMP author blog!

I’m over at the Soul Mate Publishing author blog sharing a recipe for the perfect cookie for spring – and it’s gluten-free too!  It’s HERE

 

Perfectly Honest (The Perfectly Series, Book 1)

You never know where your words will take you…

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s ‘fiancée’ for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka ‘Dr. Eye Candy’, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his ‘fiancée’ ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

 

If you’ve read Perfectly Honest, I’d love if you could leave a review! And if you’d haven’t connected with me on social media – please do!!

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Release Day ~ Behind the Bench!!

I’m so excited to share Behind the Bench with you!! **throws confetti***

For all of you who are cozied up in the middle of an ice storm, getting flurries, denying that April weather could actually be like this – this one is to keep you warm! For everyone else – it’s a fun medical hockey romance with a happily-ever-after ending with a bit of a mystery thrown it. Something for everyone. I hope you love it!!

 

Behind the Bench (In the Game Hockey Romance, Book 2) is available as part of the Coming in Hot 2: Rescue Me Romance Collection for only 99cents!! The buy links are below. 😀

 

Behind the Bench (In the Game Hockey Romance, Book 2)

Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy

Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication.

When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.

 

If you enjoyed reading it, please leave a review!!  Thank you for all your support!! 

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Day 3 ~ Behind the Bench Countdown!

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It’s Day 3, and we’re counting down the release of Behind the Bench ~ Book Two of the In the Game Hockey Romance series! Woohoo!!

 

 

Danni and Trey are sharing some tips for players – to help keep you healthy!

  1. Use your own water bottle. Unless you want to pick up infectious mono, a cold sore, the flu, a cold, or any other infection, don’t share your water bottle. Even the squirty kind!
  2. Wear proper protective equipment including a helmet, a full-face shield and a mouth guard. It’ll help protect your brain, teeth, and eyes!
  3. Don’t use a towel that’s been left in your locker and is still damp. That’s the most common way athletes end up with a fungal infection on their skin.

 

Behind the Bench (In the Game Hockey Romance, Book 2)

Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy.

Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication.

When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.

 

 

 

Behind the Bench is coming April 17!! It’s exclusive to the COMING IN HOT 2: Rescue Me Romance Collection – 16 medical contemporary or paranormal stories! Preorder now for only 99cents!!

 

 

Buy links: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Nook | Kobo | iTunes

Dr. Linda O’Connor Inspiration For Writing Romance by Stacy Hoff

Nights of Passion

Hello Passionate readers! Today I have a special treat—Dr. Linda O’Connor as my guest host! Read all about Linda, her hot new release, and a chance to win a free copy of her book!

Thanks so much for hosting me, Stacy!

As an author, I get inspiration for my stories from everything around me – news headlines, snippets of conversations, lyrics of songs, watching people and putting a story behind their body language or expression – and even from my own quirky characteristics.

As a physician, I’m always concerned (okay completely anal :D) about infection control. I taught my three kids to wash their hands whenever they came home from school, after playing outside, really anytime they walked into the house. We all have separate toothbrush holders, and we each have our own tube of toothpaste. And don’t even get me started on sharing drinks. Infectious mononucleosis, influenza, herpes simplex…

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Day 4 ~ Behind the Bench Countdown!

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It’s Day 4, and we’re counting down the release of Behind the Bench ~ Book Two of the In the Game Hockey Romance series! Release day is April 17. Woohoo!!

 

Danni is a family physician who also works part-time as the team doc for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. When she’s in her office, she’s often dealing with sports-related injuries. Today she’s sharing some tips for dealing with acute ankle injuries.

The Ottawa ankle rules were developed by a group of physicians in Ottawa, Ontario to help rule out a fracture when a patient presents with the an acute ankle injury. The rules have been tested and validated to help decide whether an injury requires an x-ray. Of course, there are always times when clinical judgement has to supersede the rules, but they’re a really handy guidelines.

The Ottawa ankle rules are as follows:

An ankle x-ray is only indicated for patients who have pain in the malleolar zone AND are tender at the tip of the lateral or medial malleolus (the bony prominences at the sides of the ankle) OR are unable to bear weight (walk) immediately after the injury and for 4 steps at the doctor’s office.

A foot x-ray is only indicated for patients who have pain in the midfoot zone AND are tender at the base of the 5th toe or at the navicular OR are unable to bear weight (walk) immediately after the injury and for 4 steps at the doctor’s office.

So if a player has an ankle injury and can’t weight-bear or is tender at the bony prominences of the ankle or the base of the 5th toe, they likely need an x-ray!

Thanks Danni for the tips!

 

Behind the Bench (In the Game Hockey Romance, Book 2)

Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy.

Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication.

When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.

 

 

 

Behind the Bench is coming April 17!! It’s exclusive to the COMING IN HOT 2: Rescue Me Romance Collection – 16 medical contemporary or paranormal stories! Preorder now for only 99cents!!

 

 

Buy links: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Nook | Kobo | iTunes