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Interview with Kele Moon & Laurann Dohner

Thanks to Kele Moon and Laurann Dohner for stopping by to answer a few questions, their first collaboration, Claimed (Nightwind Pack #1) is out today.

You’ve been good friends for a long time, what made you finally decide to write a book together?

Kele: It’s been something we’ve discussed for years and years and years. We wanted to see our names together on a book and honestly, this is terrible to say, but neither of us play well with others as far as writing goes. We’re both very blunt people, and sometimes other authors don’t deal well with that. So if we wanted to do a collaborative project, we were pretty much each other’s only hope. Of course, I shouldn’t say that. Laurann is much more agreeable than I am, but blunt, make no mistake about that. I’m the one who is difficult and territorial and she’s the one who puts up with me. HEH! Laurann is one of the few people I could have a book baby with because we know each other and our writing styles so well.

It was time. Kele and I have talked about it forever and we both were like...”Let’s DO this!” and we did it. It’s been AWESOME! And yes, I’m the mellow one. We’ve worked together as critique partners for years so we are very familiar with our writing styles so we merge well together.

How does your collaboration work, do you take turns with chapters or characters? 

Kele: This particular series is different. Laurann had written it years ago (I believe around the same time she was doing New Species) and I loved it. I loved the characters, the universe, etc. . . One unique thing was that it was missing most of the male point of view in the first book. So quite fortunately, in case people didn’t know this, I write stronger in male point of view. It’s my preferred point of view. So basically we pulled the first book out, worked together to dust it off, bringing it up to publishing standards and I added in a lot of the male POV. I think we more than doubled the word count. This first book in the series was originally a little vignette to introduce people to the world. We made it much longer. It’s still shorter than the other books in the series, but we’re proud of the end result.

Book 2 in the series is a different type of project, it’s more of a handing back and forth since we’re changing the story line from the original. Each book has its own tale to tell. There’s no one set method of creation, but luckily, we work well together (been critique partners for six years) so whatever we have to do to get it done. . .It’s fun.

Laurann: What Kele said but she really downplayed her part with the first book. My old stuff is a MESS. Kele went in there and tore that book up, breathed new life into it, and fixed the many things wrong with it. We spent a lot time with her sending it to me, me sending it back, but she did the heavy lifting. My hat is off to her. We talk on the phone a lot and bounce ideas off each other so it’s really fun. We’ll say...this part doesn’t work and yeah...talk it out until we both agree how to fix it. It’s been amazing to work with Kele.

Did you find it hard to critique each other’s work or is it something that you’ve always done?

Kele: No. We became critique partners early on in our friendship, I’d say within two or three weeks of talking to each other. So it comes pretty naturally to us. Beating each other up is part of our friendship dynamic ::grins::

Laurann: It’s a pleasure having Kele as my CP. She doesn’t hold back. I appreciate that honesty. We just tell each other what works, what doesn’t, and what could use some more work when we CP for each other. I trust her without question. We don’t have to tiptoe around each other and that is priceless! We look out for each other.

Did you know what you were going to do with these characters when you started or did you play it by ear and make it up as you went along? 

Kele: Well, it was born from a series Laurann started a long time ago. . . So we did know, but we’ve changed a lot. We’ve spent a lot of time on the phone hashing out the plots and I really adore what this series is blooming into. We’re working on the second book now and I’m madly in love with it.

Laurann: Kele rescued this series from a folder on my computer. I had written 54 books before I was published. Kele talked me into publishing New Species after she read them. She was right about that. That series would have just stayed on my computer FOREVER and I never would have done anything with it if it wasn’t for her. She pestered me to get the Nightwind series out too. I told her it needed too much work. We had this discussion...A LOT. Finally, we decided joint venture. We were going to get them out. She made me excited to dive back into the past and bring them into the future!

Can you tell us a little about the characters?

In the first book, we have Jason. . . He’s a werewolf enforcer for the Nightwind Pack. The pack lives in the woods of Northern California. He’s half human, but he shifts like other werewolves. His father left before he was born, and Jason was raised by his werewolf mother. He’s got a lot of issues with humans because of the abandonment. Being half human meant his childhood was a little difficult growing up in a wolf pack, but it made him an amazing fighter. He’s one of the Nightwind’s deadliest enforcers.

Brandi is divorced. She lives on her own and runs a successful business, but she’s also lonely. She’s curvy and her ex-husband left her with a lot of insecurities. Then, life unpleasantly dumps Brandi in Jason’s lap and things get interesting.

How many books are there going to be in the series and will each book be about different characters or a continuation of Brandi and Jason’s story?

Kele: We don’t know for sure yet. . . But at least seven that are plotted out and partially written.

Laurann: What she said but I’m sure we’ll add a few. I’m notorious for that. Kele knows me well so she won’t be surprised.

How long did it take you to write?

Kele: Hard to say, but it was something we were working on and discussing for a LONG time before we really set the plan into motion.

Laurann: Once we decided to do this...we got busy!

What are you working on now?

Kele: I’m working finishing Enforcer’s Revenge from my Untamed Hearts series and I’m working on alpha wolf Desmon’s story, book 2 from the Nightwind Pack series with Laurann.

Laurann: I write in chaos which means I work on multi projects. My muse is insane. I’m working on the next New Species book, a cyborg book, Veso from the VLG series, a Mating Heat book, and Desmon’s story with Kele.

What are your favourite genres to read?

Kele: Actually, I really like YA adventure to read recreationally. It’s so far removed from my own genre I can turn off my writer mind and enjoy it. Rick Riordan is currently my favorite author.

Laurann: I read a LOT of books with vampires. I like vampires.

Kele – What is your favourite book of Laurann’s? And why?

Hrmmmm. . . That’s really hard. . . I just recently re-read several of the New Species books and Justice still stands out as one of my favorites. Why? Because he’s my boyfriend, that’s why! I love him in all the books.

Laurann – What is your favourite book of Kele’s? And why?

That is REALLY tough. I love all her books. It’s tough to decide. She makes me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time, when I read her books. I’m going to have to say Crossing the Line - Battered Hearts book 3. Such a great story!

The Book

Kidnapped then released deep in the woods, Brandi is on a harrowing run for her life, hunted by beasts straight out of a horror movie. But there’s an even bigger, more vicious creature in the woods—the deadly werewolf who saves her life. Jason is much more than a man, dangerous and intimidating, and Brandi still finds herself wanting every unbelievably sexy inch of him.

When he investigates the desperate screams near his secluded cabin, Jason’s shocked to find his own kind hunting a human—but he ends up even more stunned when he accidentally triggers a mating heat in the beautifully lush woman he saved. Overwhelmed with lust, Jason takes her, bites her, binds her to him forever…

Now he just has to break the news to Brandi.

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About Laurann

I'm a full time home 'supervisor' which is a nice word for saying I'm a housewife. I'm happily married, I met my dream guy in 1989, and we have 4 children. I live in Nevada and I can't function without iced coffee. I believe in romance, I've always been a daydreamer, and I'm a HUGE fan of books - always have been.

No, I didn't know that I always wanted to write. I inhaled books as a child. I read entire series (Pippi Longstocking, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, Trixie Beldon, The Borrowers, etc) in a matter of days. By the time I turned nine years old I had an adult library card where I visited often. I moved on to John Saul, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Agatha Christie, and then found romance. I got hooked. I wrote poetry in my teens and then moved on to short stories. I started to write my first book after I read a real bomb of one that ticked me off with really horrible characters and a plot that was shabby at best. I thought...I could do better!

I wrote my first book which will probably never see the light of day in the early 90's. I wrote a series of books from it. I'm a series fan! I kept writing for fun, wrote MANY books and then in 2009 I decided to attempt to get published. I wrote my first Sci Fi romance and Ral's Woman came to be. I submitted it and with a little tweaking, Ellorascave sent me an acceptance letter. It was kind of a 'Cinderella' experience for me. It's been a terrific ride so far and I'm really happy. It's a dream come true.

About Kele

A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.

Review of Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey Series


Love this sexy sweet hockey series. (Oh Hallsy... hugs him...)

Blurbs & Links

Major Misconduct #1

In the first Chicago Aces romance from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love.

As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.

Off Limits #1.5

The Christmas season always puts a smile on Jenna McFadden’s face. Even though she’s bringing a boyfriend home for the first time, inside she’s dying to see Andrew. Years ago, when the McFaddens took the troubled teen into their home, Jenna had to keep her blazing-hot crush a secret. And now that he’s playing pro hockey for the NHL’s Chicago Aces, nothing’s changed. With his wide shoulders and taut muscles, Andrew’s the most tempting package in the house . . . one that Jenna’s dying to unwrap.

Andrew Ross just can’t make a play for Jenna. Her dad and brothers wouldn’t approve, and he could never betray the trust of the wonderful people who treated him like family when he lost his own. That’s what makes the holidays so hard. Whether Jenna’s skating with Andrew on a frozen pond or sitting on his lap while he plays Santa, she’s pushing all their boundaries—and there’s only so much a man can take. Andrew knows that she’s off-limits. But something deep down tells him that Jenna’s heart is the one prize he simply has to win.

Icing #2

Duncan Armstrong may be an NHL star, but he’s a country boy at heart. His ultimate fantasy is going home with the Stanley Cup, not a gold-digging airhead who aspires to be a trophy wife and nothing more. Newly single and hoping to enjoy a night out with his teammates, he ends up hitting it off with a down-to-earth waitress who’s a complete breath of fresh air—until Duncan learns that she’s a part-time model. He tries to forget about her, but their sizzling chemistry has him coming back for more.

Amber Johnson is working hard to put herself through school, and has zero interest in dating a professional athlete. She’s seen firsthand how fame and fortune can mess with their heads—her father’s brilliant football career ended in a firestorm of addiction and infidelity. So Duncan’s attentions immediately have her on the defensive. Still, there’s something different about him. And once she stops trying to freeze him out, irresistible temptation turns into all-consuming passion.

Top Shelf #3

Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.

In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.

Back Check #4 *Available January 2017

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.

Author Bio

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season! She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at www.kellyjamieson.com.

Review of Jami Davenport's Game On In Seattle Series


I can't get enough of this series. Bottom of the Ninth (the most recent book) is the third of three focusing on the Wolfe brothers (I love brothers in stories!). Zeke Wolfe broke my heart, but he got his HEA. Recommended.

Blurbs & Links

Book 1: Skating On Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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A billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan plans to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.

Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. So when Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.

Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?

 Book 2: Crashing The Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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This book includes a bonus novella, Crashing the Boards.

Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her heart with one wink.

As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn't want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn't want to play in Seattle, and he doesn't want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he's willing to change, if only she'll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can't refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he's traveling with the team.

Fearing Cooper isn't capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.

Book 2.5: Love At First Snow (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Sunset Harbor, Washington, his family's destination that fateful night. Only this year he's also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what's left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.

Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake.

But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if only you believe and give love a chance.

Book 3: Melting Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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Brimming with attitude and broken beyond repair, Isaac "Ice" Wolfe has a heart as cold as his nickname, and he likes it that way--until he meets his neighbor Avery Maxwell. Avery is unlike any woman he's ever known. Her smile thaws his frozen heart. Being with her heals his broken places. She makes him feel, and for Isaac that's not always a good thing. Isaac has burned every bridge in his professional hockey career. When he's traded to the Seattle Sockeyes halfway through their inaugural season, he knows he won't get another chance. He's never been a team player, yet he needs to become one--and fast.

Avery has only wanted one thing in her life--to train and show horses. Her decision to drop out of college to pursue her riding career causes a rift with her big sister, but Avery is tired of following everyone else's dreams. Now she's following her own, and no one is going to distract her from her passion--until she meets a dark stranger and his cantankerous dog.

When Isaac is warned away from Avery by the team's captain, who happens to be Avery's future brother-in-law, Isaac sees the writing on the wall. It's Avery or his career. To Isaac, a life without hockey wouldn't be a life worth living. But what about a life without Avery?

Do Isaac and Avery sacrifice their mutual passion for each other in order to achieve their goals, or do they fight to have it all, even if by doing so, they might lose everything in the end?

Book 3.5: Hearts On Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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Hearts on Ice is the continuation of Blake and Sarah's story as begun in "Love at First Snow."

Drawn together by tragedy and broken apart by practicality, can two lost souls find each other again during a magical holiday season?

Book 4: Blindsided (Seattle Steelheads Football)
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The daughter of one-time rock legends, Emma Maxwell is the good girl of the family, the dutiful sister, the doting aunt, and a dedicated employee in the family party-crashing business. Every Wednesday night at Karaoke, she indulges in her secret fantasy of being a singer. Yet the thrill of being on stage doesn't rival the thrill of a spontaneous liaison with the delectable, yet downtrodden, quarterback of the Seattle Steelheads, Tanner Wolfe, Emma’s long-time crush.

Tanner didn't see it coming--not any of it. He was blindsided--by his dysfunctional family, his plummeting career, and the one thing he least expected--by love. After photos with Emma go viral, Tanner is caught in a lie and tells a bigger one to get out of it. Now he’s shoulder-pads deep in a temporary marriage while struggling to resurrect his disastrous career and reunite his broken family. As time passes, Tanner begins to wonder if temporary is good enough, but he’s made a promise to Emma, one which has nothing to do with marriage vows and everything to do with her Nashville singing career and the end of their relationship.

Will Tanner and Emma take the ball and drive for the win, or will they be permanently relegated to the sidelines as the clock runs out on their temporary marriage?
Book 5: Bodychecking (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
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The wild-child of the family, Bellani Maxwell, endures a brutal attack and runs to hockey star and occasional hookup Cedric Pedersen, for comfort and healing. Only Cedric is tired of their on-again, off-again relationship, and he wants to be all-in or all-out. Can Bella finally commit or will she let him go one final time?

Book 6: Bottom Of The Ninth (Seattle Skookums Baseball)
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Zeke Wolfe, the man who’s written off his entire family, rescues a young woman and three children on a stormy Seattle night. Before he knows it, he has an instant family and a fake fiancĂ© he’s certain he doesn’t want.

Paisley Madison dreams of having a real home for herself and her sister's children. When a handsome baseball player drops into her life, she knows a gift when she sees one and hires herself as his assistant.

As their business arrangement turns into something much more personal, Paisley and Zeke's pasts threaten to destroy their precarious hold on a future together. Can they conquer their demons and find love, or will they run from their pasts and abandon their future together?

Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport is an advocate of happy endings and writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.

Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

Elle Kennedy - Off-Campus series, review


Love this series, hockey, romance, college... win/win/win... LOL...Got choked up in book 3, and again in book 4. Recommended.

The Deal (Off-Campus #1)

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy...

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice...even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

...and it's going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

The Score (Off-Campus #3)

He knows how to score, on and off the ice
Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

The Goal (Off-Campus #4)

She’s good at achieving her goals…
College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist

Sarina Bowen - Rookie Move - Review

In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold...
Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....


I've been waiting for Leo's story ever since I got so hooked up in The Ivy Years series. This story was wonderful, hot, sexy, emotional, and I loved every second of it. Now I just have to wait until January for the next in the series.

Even though this is connected to the Ivy Years, this is easily read as a standalone.  My only disappointment? That in the UK we got the other cover which isn't half as hot! LOL...

Pretty, but not as hot... sad face

Avon Gale - Empty Net, A Scoring Chances Novel

Spartanburg Spitfires’ goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs. He’s found a home and family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he’s looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup. But things take an interesting turn when Isaac’s archnemesis, Laurent St. Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires. After Laurent’s despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him – no matter how gorgeous he is. But that changes when Isaac discovers the reason for Laurent’s attitude.

Laurent St. Savoy grew up the only son of a legendary NHL goalie in a household rife with abuse, constantly treated like a disappointment on and off the ice. When a desperate attempt to escape his father’s tyranny sends him to the Spitfires, the last thing Laurent wants is to make friends. But there’s something about Isaac Drake that he can’t resist, and Laurent has an opportunity to explore his sexuality for the first time, but he’s cracking under end-of-the season pressures. When facing the playoffs and a rivalry turned personal vendetta, Isaac’s not sure he’s enough to hold Laurent—or their relationship—together.


Sighs... I've been waiting so long (years, it felt like... years, i tell ya...) and I wasn't disappointed. This book seemed to have more of a NA feel to it, and I loved every freaking word. Poor Saint... sniffs... Loved seeing the previous characters brought into the story as well. Highly recommended (the whole series is).

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