TheWindup

For the Love of the Game: Baseball Romances

"I once went on a forum for romance readers and asked, “So, sports romances?” and got crickets, aside from a couple of NASCAR romances. More power to readers who like those, but I don’t even own a car, so NASCAR’s not really my thing. I read a couple of ex-NFL player romances, but these were mostly heroes with the bodies of linebackers who had retired to become teachers or coaches or whatever, not active players. Nice, but it didn’t really scratch the itch..."
flirt

Books to Buy: New Releases March 30

Every Sunday we give you a preview of noteworthy new releases. This week we have books by Bethany Chase, Brenda Novak, Eloisa James, Gena Showalter, J.R. Ward, Jaci Burton, Jennifer Ryan, Karina Halle, Kylie Scott, Maisey Yates, Renita Pizzitola, Rowan Coleman, Sharon Cullen, and Tiffany Reisz.
QuarterbackDraw

QUARTERBACK DRAW by Jaci Burton

In the latest book, QUARTERBACK DRAW, Grant Cassidy and Katrina Korsova meet while on a magazine shoot. Grant is taken with the cool, professional model during the work and makes it his mission to bring some fun into Katrina’s time with him. Katrina is attracted to Grant, but nothing about him fits into her plans to care for her younger sister and brother. But one innocent night with Grant leads to visits to her place in New York, outings with her siblings and Katrina’s carefully constructed world being tossed upside.
captivated

Books to Buy: New Releases November 17

It’s a week to forget TV, forget your significant others, and forget the kids. We have the eagerly anticipated latest from Sylvia Day and Lisa Renee Jones, a holiday Play by Play novella from Jaci Burton, a new Weird Girls novel by Cecy Robson, and more.
playwithme

Top Five Holiday Romances: Most Anticipated

My one-click finger gets pretty busy around the holidays. I’m constantly on the lookout for something to keep me entertained during our travels and okay, I may buy the occasional book in preparation of having to sneak away for some alone time with my e-reader instead of listening to one more fishing story from Uncle Joe. But one of my favorite things about this season is the fantastic holiday books that release. Here are a few new releases that I’m looking forward to reading as the weather gets colder...
straddlingtheline

STRADDLING THE LINE by Jaci Burton

I should tell you up front that I am a huge baseball fan. I go to games, I listen to baseball podcasts, I follow fan blogs for my home team, and I even play in a fantasy league. I’m also a romance fan, and I love when these two things merge well. When I first started reading romance again about eight years ago, there was a dearth of good sports romances, but thanks to authors like Ms. Burton, I am happy to report this is no longer the case. I should also probably tell you that when the baseball season ends, I turn to football to sate my sports fan needs. This works out, because the football season ends right around when pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. So I’ve got sports year round!… Continue
meltingtheIce

What To Read In February

This month brings a real-life love story, hotties on ice, scorching revenge sex, and a search-and-rescue team that makes me want to lose myself. Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton (Berkley Sensation, Feb 4) Any story involving a budding fashion designer and a hockey player has my name written all over it. It seems that Carolina had a thing for Drew back in college, but for him it was just “another slap shot.” Something tells me the tables are about to turn. Getting ready to read and find out. Romance is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last by Patience Bloom (Penguin Group, February 6) Patience Bloom has been a romance editor at Harlequin for sixteen years. But for most of that time, her own love life couldn’t fill a cocktail napkin,… Continue