Monday, March 20, 2017

Aloha to Weekly Winners, Avery Flynn, and HOT AS ICE

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We have winners at SOS Aloha - Natasha P. and Danielle D. win a book choice from my convention stash. 

Carol L. wins a copy of SMOLDER from Nancy Lee Badger. 

Winners - I'll contact you this week.

Virginia Beach, VA

The countdown continue for the Beach Blanket Bingo at the RT Booklovers' Convention (link):

Join Annette Funicello (Kim Rocha) & Frankie Avalon (Kim Lowe) for a special edition of Book Cover Bingo. Expect spontaneous singing, dancing, & flirting with lifeguards inspired by the beloved 60s film. Readers will join sun loving authors at their favorite beaches and compete for the book laden gift baskets ... perfect for the sand and surf!
I am looking forward to Avery Flynn joining us with her favorite beach - Virginia Beach!  From her bio (link),

Award-winning romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter and Pinterest, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. She’s also on Goodreads and BookLikes.

Speaking of hockey, Avery is a contributing author to HOT ON ICE: A HOCKEY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY, available March 21 for a very good cause:

18 brand new sexy stories from bestselling authors, every one too steamy for the penalty box . . .

20% of royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for our Troops, a charity that builds specially modified homes for injured veterans.

Get ready to fall in love with the smokin’ hot hockey players of the New Orleans Cajun Rage. After this season’s Cinderella run all the way to the Finals, these heroes have won the Cup—and now your heart is the goal.

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington – Finally out, he thought he knew his next step . . . until the man he might not be able to resist puts a sexy offer on the table.

BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt - The Cup, the girl, and the future-could he make them all come together?

DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid – There’s no such thing as in too deep…

BLOCKED, USA Today Bestseller Heather Long - He needs to clean up his reputation . . . Can this bad boy keep the pop princess safe?

RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone - The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he's always wanted.

CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson – She plans to melt the ice king’s heart and prove she’s just the girl to go skate to skate with him, whether he likes it or not.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan – Can he convince this Amazon beauty to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod - Toss a stoic defenseman, a no-nonsense nurse, and a ward full of crafty children in a Cup and anything can happen.

CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth - The only thing that will make him happy again is the one woman he can’t have . . .

FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher – This player has a bounty on his virginity. She has him up against the boards.

BLADE, Avery Flynn - Sometimes the line between love and insanity is as thin as an ice skate’s blade.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden - When it comes to the game of love, he’s playing to win.

COURAGE, Lena Hart - This hot-tempered coach is fully prepared to fight for his wife—but can he win back her heart?

PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye - The only woman who knows his secret can slam his heart against the boards with a sideways glance. He is so pucked.

BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz - When he sets his sights on a goal, it's only a matter of time.

IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader - Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley – Making impossible saves is easy compared to falling in love.

CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters – She’ll send him to the penalty box, and keep him there . . . for good this time.


I am giving away a digital copy of HOT ON ICE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Let's chat about hockey - do you have a favorite team?  How are you on the ice?  Or would you rather stay home with a cup of hot cocoa?  I'd rather be at the beach ... but I support our troops! 

2. Comments are open through Sunday, March 26, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Monday, March 27.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. Congrats, winners. I'm a Rangers fan. It's been a while since I went ice skating.

  2. Congrats to the winners......I love favorite team the Chicago Blackhawks!

    1. I knew you were a Blackhawks fan! Do you ice skate?

  3. Iused to go to some games. We watched the Whalers. I skated when I was younger. Even took lessons.

  4. Predators is my hockey team. I love to ice skate but it has been a long time since I've done it 😉

  5. I love my Red Wings hockey! We try to go to our local hockey team games a couple times a year.

  6. Congrats on books
    Love hockey, sj sharks are my team , team teal,
    Love to do. Bth skate and stay in

  7. I grew up on the Canadian border in northern NY just south of Montreal. The Montreal Canadians were who we followed. As I moved around the country, I didn't follow hockey all that much. I just recently watched a few games and had forgotten how fast the games moves. It is really work trying to keep the eye on the puck and follow the plays. It is enjoyable to watch, but you need to have no distractions.
    This sounds like a good anthology.
    Congratulations, Natasha P. and Danielle D. Enjoy.

  8. Congrats to the winners. We have a great hockey team, Pittsburgh Penguins. I'm a watcher and can't skate worth a darn lol.

  9. I used to get to hockey games, in college. The smell of the ice is great.

    I love the pic from Virginia Beach! The statue looks alive.

  10. I enjoy watching hockey but I definitely prefer hot cocoa over ice skating.