Meet Ben Matthews!

I’m so excited to begin the countdown for Before the Whistle, the fourth and final book of the In the Game Hockey Romance series! Woohoo!! The release is set for Sept 25. 😀

Hey ~ Ben Matthews here. If you follow hockey in Clarington, you probably know me from the Quakes. I’m six three with a shaved head. I’m hard to miss. I’ve been the head athletic therapist/trainer for the team for four years now. My job is to keep the players healthy and on the ice. I’m busiest before the whistle, getting them ready for a game, but there’s also a lot to do after and between the games, too.

The Quakes are doing well this season. I don’t want to jinx it, but I really think they have a good chance at getting into the playoffs. A large part of that is due to teamwork, but the second year of coaching by Trey Mason and a trade deal at the end of last season that resulted in Jake Ross playing for the Quakes have made a big difference, too. It’s been a good year so far – something might be brewing, but let’s see if we can stay out of trouble. I hope you make it to the rink – say hello if you do!

BeforetheWhistle copy

Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?

Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.

She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.  Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

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Meet Jordyn Kendra!

I’m so excited to begin the countdown for Before the Whistle, the fourth and final book of the In the Game Hockey Romance series! Woohoo!! The release is set for Sept 25. 😀

Hi everyone – Jordyn Kendra here. I’m so very pleased to meet you! Yes – I’m that Jordyn Kendra. I’ve been designing swimwear and skate-wear in Clarington for a few years now. You might have seen my name on the swimwear at some of the national and international competitions or maybe on some of the skaters in shows close to home and as far away as Australia and Europe. Something about me you might not know? I’m short, but I like to think I’m spunky. Well, spunky when it comes to design and my business, maybe not so much spunk in my love life. But I’m working on that. I need arm candy for the Clothiers Gala coming up. I’ve gone solo to this kind of formal event in the past, but not this time. This time I will find a date. (Do you think if I keep telling myself that the universe will send help?) If not, I’m sure my friends, Sarah, Danni, and Kelly, will step in. We’ll see. I still have a couple of weeks to sort it out. Wish me luck!

BeforetheWhistle copy

Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?

Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.

She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.  Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

Preorder it today for only 99cents!!  amazon.com    |    amazon.ca   

The Countdown Begins!!

I’m so excited to begin the countdown for Before the Whistle, the fourth and final book of the In the Game Hockey Romance series! Woohoo!! The release is set for Sept 25. 😀

 

BeforetheWhistle copy

Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?

Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.

She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.  Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

Preorder it today for only 99cents!!  amazon.com    |    amazon.ca   

 

Welcome Nancy Lee Badger!

I am thrilled to welcome fellow Soul Mate author Nancy Lee Badger! She released Heaven-sent Warrior, the first book in her new paranormal romance series on July 18, 2018. It’s her 24th book!! Congratulations and best wishes for many sales! 

Asleep inside a bronze statue, a naked Frenchman wakes a century later to save a half-Fae art museum curator from a demon bent on ruling our present-day world.

Readers ask me “Why this book? Why these characters?” When I moved to the city suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina from the rural mountains of snowy New England, my sisters raved about the newly opened wing of the nearby North Carolina Museum of Art. Even before I wrote half-a -dozen Scottish time travel romances, this book was completed. It languished ‘under the bed’ as my writing went in different conditions. Each time I visited the nearby museum that gave me the plot idea, I did not know what to do with it. I finally pitched the story to an editor at Soul Mate Publishing, and she bought it!

IMG_2649I often visit the North Carolina Museum of Art. The two huge buildings sit on a corner of 164-acres of open meadows, dark forests, and ponds. Inside the new building, dozens of bronze statues by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, fill a whole section. This is where the idea for a new series formed. My 24th book, Heaven-sent Warrior, is now a reality. This is a full-length paranormal romance set in present-day North Carolina with a French twist. The second book, Heaven-sent Highlander, is due out next year.

 

HEAVEN-SENT-WARRIORHeaven-sent Warrior

Henrí Chevalier’s last memory, before stumbling naked into a museum’s moonlit garden, was Auguste Rodin and his dusty Paris studio in 1886. To escape his broken heart, Henrí volunteered to sleep inside a statue until needed. Expecting to die, he discovers he must learn to use the unexpected powers Heaven has given him. Without them he will fail his mission against otherworldly creatures, such as demons and faeries.

Kenzie Mackintosh, a dedicated art museum’s curator, spies a naked man hiding among the bronze statues. A quick glance ignites desire within her, but she is too tied-up in work to act on it. Unaware of her fae heritage, their relationship heats up as he disrupts her job. While Henrí tries to process modern buildings, cars, and a broken elevator, a demon attacks and forces Henrí and Kenzie to enlist the aid of her powerful fae relatives. When the demon possesses the body of her ex-lover and threatens to kill him, then use her to take over the world, Henrí and Kenzie must learn to trust each other, even if Kenzie’s death might be the only answer to the world’s salvation.

Enjoy an excerpt ~ 

When she dropped her hand from his cheek, cool air chilled his skin.

“I believe we have a problem.” Henrí kept his tone calm and non-threatening.

“A small one. There should be an emergency call box hooked up to the security station.”

“We must, therefore, find the box.”

“Henrí?” Her delicate hands shoved blindly at his chest. “You need to move.”

He enjoyed the sound of his name upon her tongue. A sudden craving to taste her mouth surged through him, pushing all fear aside. He stood alone, in the dark, with a beautiful woman. Why not take advantage?

She wiggled to her right, toward the doors, but his quick fingers traveled up her neck and cupped her chin. When he crushed her lips with his hungry mouth, he smiled at her surprised breath.

Tension vanished from every muscle as he settled into the warmth of her body and drowned in the taste of her lips.

I am home.

The thought rose as suddenly as his fear departed. This woman—this fae—should not instill such an emotion.

He had pledged his life to Rodin and his heavenly masters. He had promised to spend it as a warrior, a gatekeeper, even though he had not believed his vow. He had expected to die, which made today’s possibility of forfeiting his life in battle no great loss. He had accepted Rodin’s proposal and barely recalled his promises of Heaven-sent powers.

Powers? Merde! I must use them.

Available in ebook or Print. Find all Buy Links here: https://nancyleebadger.blogspot.com/p/books.html

More about Nancy ~ Nancy Lee Badger grew up in Huntington on New York’s Long Island. After attending Plymouth State, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and met and married her college sweetheart. They raised two handsome sons in New Hampshire. When the children had left the nest, and shoveling show became a chore, she retired from her satisfying job as a 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatcher and moved with her husband to North Carolina, where she writes full-time.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, the Australian Romance Readers Association, and the Triangle Association of Freelancers. She loves to travel and attend Scottish Highland Games and is never far from her laptop. She finds story ideas in the most unusual places.

Nancy Lee Badger loves to connect with readers ~

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Know the Heroine

I’m visiting Kayelle Allan’s Romance Lives Forever blog “Know the Heroine” ~ Fun questions for Kelly from BEYOND THE FACE-OFF. It’s HERE 

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Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.

Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.

Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him? There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

Meet Kelly Danali

I’m visiting author Rochelle Weber with a fun character interview. Meet Kelly Danali from Beyond the Face-Off! It’s HERE

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Beyond the Face-Off

Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.

Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.

Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him? There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

Visiting Author Lisabet Sarai

I’m visiting author Lisabet Sarai talking about how interviews are changing. Interviews and auditions – Kelly Danali in Beyond the Face-Off is paying attention! It’s HERE

BeyondFaceOff-2Beyond the Face-Off

Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.

Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.

Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him? There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

 

Release Day for Beyond the Face-Off!!

I’m so excited to share Beyond the Face-Off with you!!

**throws confetti***

It’s a fun medical hockey romance with a happily-ever-after ending and a bit of a mystery thrown it. Something for everyone. I hope you love it!!

 

Beyond the Face-Off

Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.

Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.

Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him?

There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

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