Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beach Reads Blog Hop - GAME ON, FOOLISH GAMES, and RISKY GAME


Today I am participating in the Beach Reads Blog Hop hosted by Stuck in Books (link).

I just realized that one year ago today, my family arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, after four years of Aloha bliss.  I appreciate the new opportunities that we now have in the Old Line State ... but I sure miss Hawaii, especially the beaches! 

The beach is the perfect place to get lost in a romance ... and play football in the sand. In honor of my new home here in Baltimore, I recommend Tracy Solheim's Out of Bounds series, featuring the Baltimore Blaze football players ...

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GAME ONE, Book 1:
The only way to win is to score…

With a reputation for fast moves on the gridiron and even faster moves off the field, Shane Devlin was a player in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, his bad-boy persona has made him a risky prospect as a quarterback, and only the Baltimore Blaze are willing to give him a chance. And he’s about to take a hit he never expected.

Working for the Blaze, Carly March knows too well how jocks think—and what they think with—so she’s always made a point of keeping them at arm’s length. But when she shares a kiss with the devilishly handsome Shane, she finds it hard to play by her own rules—and even harder to resist him.

Can a football hero and a business-minded beauty take it all the way? Or will their mutual attraction cost them the big game?



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FOOLISH GAME, Book 2:
A Hail Mary play for the heart.

Bridal gown designer, Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding. But, much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.

Will "William the Conqueror" Connelly grew up tough, shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.

Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection? Or are they just playing foolish games?


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RISKY GAME, Book 3:

Brody is at the top of his game… until Shannon changes the rules.

Baltimore Blaze tight end Brody Janik is a natural-born football star. At twenty-seven, his record-breaking athletic performance and his cover-boy good looks have turned him into a household name. But Brody’s hiding a major secret behind his charming public persona: a health condition that may cut his career short.

PhD candidate Shannon "Shay" Everett works multiple jobs to put herself through school—including an unpaid internship with the Blaze training department. Strapped for cash, Shay answers the call of an NFL gossip blogger to uncover personal details about the Blaze players. Sneaking into the locker room one night, she gets entangled in Brody’s secret…and swept up by his charm.

Brody isn’t sure what to make of the gawky girl with the whiskey eyes, especially when he discovers she was snooping. His first instinct is to turn her in as a snitch, but she could destroy him by sharing his secret. Instead, he decides to keep her close…perhaps closer than either of them originally intended…


Military fans at the Pro Bowl in Aloha Stadium

I am giving away print copies of the Out of Bound series - GAME ON, FOOLISH GAMES, and RISKY GAME - to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about your favorite beach activity and/or your favorite football team.

2. This giveaway is open to US readers only.

3. Comments are open through Saturday, August 16, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 17.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Tracy and her books at tracysolheim.com.

Hop over to other giveaways at this link.

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39 comments:

  1. I enjoy beach volleyball. The warm sand is great for working out the legs.

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  2. I like to sit back and watch the waves.

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  3. I like soaking up the rays and going in the water.

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  4. My fave team is the Baltimore Ravens, I swear! I love my boys in purple and black!!! CAW CAW!!! Let's go back to the Super Bowl and win!

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  5. My favorite team ---- Da Bears! By the way I love these books!

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  6. I love walking on the beach and looking for shells

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  7. My favorite football team is the N.Y Giants. I love football season, can't wait.

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  8. I haven't been to the beach in years and years - used to love to just soak up the rays. Favorite football team is the New Orleans Saints.

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  9. Since I have lived in San Diego my entire life, my favorite football team is the Chargers!

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  10. no beaches near by but I would love to sit there and read :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Definitely the Pgh. Steelers (big competition with the Ravens lol). We have played beach bocci - lots of fun.

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  12. I love to build sand castles with my boys!

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  13. walking on the beach

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  14. My favorite beach activity is sitting on beach chair drinking a alcoholic orange crush drink, reading my kindle then laying on beach towel on stomach to get the rays and falling asleep, that is a good day.

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  15. My favorite beach activity is to play with the kids in the water, sand and waves! We take the shovel and pail, bury each other, jump the waves and scream and shout when the waves gets us! Its exhilerating! My favorite football team is lame but the one I always back-- Cleveland Browns! ( Hint: I am from NE Ohio.)

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  16. I like to read and to people watch on the beach...under a big umbrella so I don't burn like a lobster. LOL

    Marcy Shuler

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  17. My favoirte football team is the Bears, no one else in my family likes them

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  18. My favorite beach activity would be walking on the shoreline.

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  19. I love walking along the shore, playing in the waves, and reading.

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  20. My favorite professional team is the Green Bay Packers (even though I'm from Chicago). As for collegiate teams, I route for my own college (SIU) but at heart I'm a Notre Dame fan!

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  21. My favorite NFL team is The Chicago Bears! Rawr!

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  22. My favorite team is the Redskins! :)

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  23. I love beach volley ball & my favorite football teams are The New England Patriot & the NY Giants! <3

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

    Take care & I hope you have a great day!
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  24. If I am reading a book at the beach I want it to be a sexy book because when I'm on the beach I feel sexy.

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  25. I like beach volleyball and my favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  26. My favourite thing about the beach is swimming. I love to swim and just feel the water running through my hair. :)

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  27. Long, romantic walks on the beach.

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  28. I like to relax on the beach with a favorite book.

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  29. Reading and swimming.
    Patoct

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  30. New York Giants. Too old to go to the beach and put up with the sand and sun. LOL.

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  31. New York Giants Rule! I don't go often but my favorite thing to do is stroll in the waves or just sit and watch and feel the power of the ocean.

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  32. Swimming and helping my daughter build sandcastles.
    Natalie's Mama

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  33. That picture of the beach is gorgeous. I love simply enjoying the beach experience: absorbing the sun, swimming, playing in the waves, walking along the shore, looking for treasures in the sand, and building sandcastles with my children.

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  34. Most people in Southern Illinois are St. Louis Rams fans, including me.

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  35. I love walking on the beach, playing in the surf. Thanks for the giveaway!
    the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com
    Ann S

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  36. I like to relax on the beach with a favorite book or just talk a walk along the shoreline.
    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  37. don't go to the beach anymore, and New England Patriots! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  38. My favorite beach activity is sitting by the water while the others exert themselves ;-)

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