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My love of baseball and romance is combined in my More Than A Game series from Lyrical Press. The men of the San Francisco Goliaths play to win, in baseball and in love.

Portrait of baseball player with bare chest holding bat Cover Worth The Trade

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The first three books are available now on all eBook platforms, and in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. See my books page for links.

Book 4, Earning a ring is scheduled for a January 2016 release and is also available for preorder.

Better Than Perfect is on Sale Now!

For the month of March, Better Than Perfect is on sale for $.99. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo an iBooks.

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The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he’s met on the field.

Pitcher Johnny “The Monk” Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can’t forget…the woman who made him a “monk.”

Alice Harrison’s three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she’s ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son.

With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they’ll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love.

CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes

 

A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance

Worth The Trade Now Available

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Here’s an excerpt.

“I’m only interested in winning the division and making a strong run in the postseason.” She turned her head to look out the window as if to show she was unaffected by the chemistry between them.

“Aren’t you a rotten liar?” He chuckled softly. Oh yeah, he was definitely getting to her. “Don’t join in the poker game at the next owners’ retreat. You’ll be wiped out.”

She whipped her head around so fast the car shook. “I happen to be a very good poker player. I can hold my own against anyone. Anytime.”

Interesting. Her strong reaction told him two things. She was insecure about her place among her fellow owners. And yes, she was interested in him on more than a professional level.

“That explains your wardrobe.” He leaned back, not ready to leave her just yet. “You dress like you do to fit in with the old boys’ club. But you can’t hide the fact that you are all woman.”

“And you can’t hide the fact that you don’t want to be here.” She dared look him straight in the eye, but couldn’t hold his gaze.

“I’m starting to come around.” He gave her one last smile.

A Tale Of Two Covers

Do you judge a book by its cover? What if the cover changes right before the official release date? My debut novel, Better Than Perfect was given a new cover.

The finalized cover of Better Than Perfect

The finalized cover of Better Than Perfect

My original cover was pretty hot, too.

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The cover change was made only weeks before the release date, so it was uploaded to review sites with the original cover. And a few people I know have purchased the book and got the new cover as a preview but the Kindle edition had the old cover once it was downloaded.

My hope is that the various covers don’t confuse readers. With or without a shirt, I hope they love Johnny Scottsdale’s story.

 

Love And Baseball

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I love baseball. I love to watch baseball, I love to listen to games on the radio. I even enjoy playing, although I’m hardly the athlete I wish I was.

I love baseball movies. The first movie I saw with my now husband of twenty plus years was Field of Dreams. At my bachelorette party, I made my girlfriends watch Bull Durham. I also loved The Sandlot, Fever Pitch, For Love of the Game, and The Rookie.

I love the San Francisco Giants. I’ve sat through bitter cold nights at Candlestick Park and the empty post-strike ballpark where they had guest vendors Ben and Jerry toss out their wares to try and draw crows. I’ve been to  Opening Day, and one postseason game. I’ve only left a game early once, when my two-year-old realized he wasn’t going down on the field to play with Marvin Bernard. I have been to sell outs at AT&T Park and watched Barry Bonds break Babe Ruth’s intentional walk record. Last year I watched Angel Pagan’s inside-the-park-walkoff-homerun. Talk about an exciting finish.

I’ve watched my kids “run the bases” after a Sunday game and I got to see Hunter Pence up close and get his autograph after his interview at Fan Fest.

I love baseball.

And I especially love writing romance featuring baseball heroes. What’s sexier than an athlete? A guy totally in tune with his body. He works hard, plays hard and never gives up. A baseball player is a patient man. Whether it’s busting out of a slump or winning the heart of his true love, a ballplayer knows how to be persistent.

Ballplayers have passion, both on and off the field. They know how to be part of a team, they know how and when to sacrifice. They also remember what it’s like to experience joy and pride and camaraderie.

The ballplayers in my More Than A Game series play for the fictional San Francisco Goliaths. Champions on the field of play, they work just as hard at winning the game of love.

Book 1, Better Than Perfect comes out April 7.

The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he’s met on the field.

Book 2, Worth The Trade will be available in September.

A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship, even their hearts.

Book 3, tentatively titled Making A Comeback is still a work in progress.