Baseball Opening Day Author Blog Hop

Baseball season has arrived!

Welcome to the

99c Baseball Romance Blog Hop

My name is Debra Elise and I write the Outlaws of Baseball series, and to say I’m excited to join six other incredible baseball romance authors for this 99c Blog Hop is an understatement. These talented authors each weave love and baseball into happily ever afters that will hook you and keep you up way past your bedtime.  Keep reading to find each author’s Blog Hop links!

My latest release, MANAGING BLAKE, will be available on April 17th and is up for Pre-order for just 99c until April 21st when the price increases to $3.99. MANAGING BLAKE is the fifth book in my series, however each book can be read as a standalone.

Opposites attract, but do they last?

Former all-star player, Blake Anderson manages the Idaho Outlaws. He has one goal—win the league championship by the time he’s forty. A wife and kids? He can wait. He’s lived his life under the motto, ‘one night is enough’. Then the woman who he’s been lusting after from afar is available and one kiss is not going to be enough.

What happens when the right person shows up at the wrong time?

Caris Sloane needs to have a baby—now. Her well laid plans of career, marriage, and baby become flipped. Her ex, who she thought was finally Mr. Right turned into Mr. Wrong—six months ago. A lab failure destroys her frozen eggs—six days ago. She crashes a bachelor party and kisses Blake—six hours ago. Definitely wrong time. She needs a vacation and a new plan.

BUY LINKS:

iBOOKS: https://apple.co/2HOyjoj

NOOK: http://bit.ly/2tYHG2u
KOBO: http://bit.ly/2FTP3K6
AMAZON:  Managing Blake will be available for purchase on release date, April 17th. Follow me on Amazon HERE to receive an email when Managing Blake goes live!

Check out the other books in my series HERE.

 

EXCERPT:

Caris laughed and looked around the packed pub. The sound system was cranking out the latest Justin Timberlake hit. The aroma of fried food overwhelmed her senses. A blue haze of cigar smoke hung from one side of the room to the other. Not a stripper in sight, but in the center of the room the man of the hour was decked out in a rainbow of bras.

Kelsey was sneaking up on her fiancé. She held her finger to her lips, daring any man in the room to give her up. She parted the room in the way Caris imagined the Red Sea had parted for Moses and wrapped her hands over Maverick’s eyes and pressed her body into his and did a very naughty shimmy.

Caris had never seen a man move so fast. Kelsey almost lost her footing as Mav whirled around ready for battle. Damn, what was she thinking. She should have been at the ready with her cell to document the moment. Caris laughed along with the crowd. It felt good.

Kelsey’s face held an innocent smile as Mav clutched his chest and glared at his fiancée. His mad lasted for all of ten seconds before he bent Kelsey backwards and demonstrated the proper way to kiss a woman. Caris and Noel both sighed while Lara made a beeline for her man, Luke, and Reese had already claimed a spot on her Connor’s lap, the Outlaws power hitter.

Wolf whistles and cat calls filled the room. Caris began to laugh and lost herself in the moment. She’d never crashed any party, let alone a bachelor party. She scanned the pub to make sure there weren’t any strippers hiding among the packed room of the best-looking group of men she’d ever seen in person. But it was the man standing in the entryway who captured her immediate attention.

The manager of the Outlaws, Blake Anderson, was looking her up and down. His ocean-blue gaze captured hers. He’d caught her looking, which she didn’t have a problem with. Any woman she knew who enjoyed a finely sculpted man would have done the same thing.  She appreciated his wide shoulders and long legs encased in jeans that fit him in all the right places. His dark hair brushed the collar of his white button-down shirt. His sleeves were rolled up, exposing his sun-kissed skin and muscled forearms.

She was a sucker for a man with well-defined shoulders and arms. And a muscled back. But she had no way of knowing if his back matched his front; she could only guess and dream. Because the dream she had of him the last time she saw him came rushing back and warmed her cheeks. They may have never spokenmore than polite hellos, but that didn’t mean she hadn’t thought about him a time or two. Well, maybe more than that, but it was a fantasy she’d never thought would happen. She never thought their paths would cross again. Tonight, it had. He was looking at her similar to how he did in her dreams.

But she didn’t appreciate the knowing grin on his face. She gave herself a shake and broke eye contact. She was not here to hook up. Not with Blake or anyone else Lara had plans to put in her path. She had enough drama going on in her life, thank you very much. She just wanted to have another drink and have a good time with her friends. And maybe window shop the group of well put together baseball players who dominated the room.

Maverick and Kelsey had ended their epic kiss, and she was helping him remove the cornucopia of bras he’d acquired. She found Noel at a table sipping a drink while Lara and Luke seemed to be in deep discussion. Their wedding was next month, but at the moment neither one was putting off the vibes Kelsey and Mav were transmitting. Caris walked over to the table and sat down.

“So, what’s everyone drinking?”

Noel waved her off and mouthed, ‘not good’. Caris looked back at the arguing couple and cringed. Dammit. She hated seeing people she cared about argue. It brought back too many memories of her own parents and the constant turmoil they seemed to thrive on.

A glass of wine appeared in front of her on the table. It was attached to the arm she had just been ogling moments ago. Without asking, Blake pulled out a chair, sat and ignored her.

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If you’re on Goodreads, I’d love to be your friend! In the coming weeks I’ll be hosting a giveaway event on GR and if we’re friends, you’ll receive an invite. ps – there will be gift card giveaways and chances to win copies of Managing Blake and my other books.  Click HERE to be my friend.

Please stop at my fellow authors blogs (just click on their names) and discover some great deals and great sports romances. Happy reading and Play Ball!

 

Lyssa Kay Adams –  THE PROSPECT – Books, Booze, and the Long Ball

Jennifer BernardDOUBLE PLAY – Double the Romance, Double the Fun

Jen Doyle CALLING IT -Life is Serious, Read Happy

Jean C. JoachimDAN ALEXANDER PITCHER – Is she a hot dog girl, or a fugitive hiding in plain site?

Kate KissetLOVE’S HOME RUN – A Second Chance to Play for Keeps

Mindy KlaskyCATCHING HELL – Can an eager “May” land her downright sexy “December”?

 WHAT I’M LISTENING TO THIS WEEK:

I would love to hear from you!