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Mindy Klasky
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Strong women meet cocky baseball players in three sexy stand-alone baseball romances!


Perfect Pitch: Love is forbidden as beauty queen Samantha Winger prepares to launch a pageant-sponsored music program for kids. Samantha is willing to follow the rules until left-handed pitcher DJ Thomas throws her a wild pitch—a very public kiss neither of them can forget.


Catching Hell: Team owner Anna Benson is a willing “May” to catcher Zach Ormond very sexy “December.” Anna’s had a crush on Zach since she was a girl. That makes it all the more difficult when she must trade him for the good of the Rockets, just when she’d rather keep him forever—on her team and in her bed.


Reaching First: Hotheaded Tyler Brock is assigned community service after a bar fight, working for uptight Emily Holt. Emily is ready to shed her secret, unwanted virginity, and the couple hits it off, in more ways than one. But when illiterate Tyler shirks his book-bound community service, Emily must hold him accountable.


These spicy stand-alone HEAs with no cliffhangers are the first three books in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky's Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include forbidden love, a relationship between a single parent (single dad or single father) and a beauty queen from a beauty pageant like Miss America, an instant family, a school music program, unrequited love, a May December romance (between a cradle robber and his boss), a no-trade clause contract dispute, love that sparks amid medical crises in a hospital, an opposites attract relationship between a disabled hero who has dyslexia and a criminal past and an innocent, naïve, virgin heroine who happens to be a vegetarian, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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About the author

USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including hot contemporary romance. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.

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Publisher
Mindy Klasky
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Published on
May 4, 2014
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Pages
476
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ISBN
9781611383799
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Language
English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Sports
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Forbidden romance as America's sweetheart beauty queen meets a cocky pitcher in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Samantha Winger is using her beauty pageant title to launch a music program for kids. The only catch? She has to follow the contest’s rules, maintaining absolute “decorum” in public.


That’s easy, until DJ Thomas—God’s gift to baseball—throws her a wild pitch. The Raleigh Rockets’ star pitcher slams her in an interview, and the video goes viral.


Sam’s no shrinking violet. She parlays DJ’s apology into a national TV appearance—and a very unexpected, very public kiss.  Soon paparazzi catch the couple in a steamy make-out session, and Sam’s music program is at risk. The blazing hot relationship is threatened even more when DJ’s son begs to trade in Little League for music class.


How will Sam and DJ sizzle past the sour notes to find their perfect pitch?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the first book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each book can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include forbidden love, a relationship between a single parent (single dad or single father) and a beauty queen from a beauty pageant like Miss America, an instant family, a school music program, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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Get a front row seat as the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team plays their inaugural season in Seattle. Watch these hot hockey players fall in love and win the biggest games of their lives in this Game On in Seattle sports romance bundle by USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport.

SKATING ON THIN ICE

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

 

CRASHING THE BOARDS

 

Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

 

CRASHING THE NET

As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenage nephew. He enlists Izzy’s help to care for his nephew when he’s at away games. Neither of them wants their financial arrangement to turn back into a personal relationship, but love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.

MELTING ICE

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. When Isaac is warned away from Avery, he 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?

Keywords: Hockey Romance, Seattle, romance bundle, hot hockey players

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Strong women meet cocky baseball players in three sexy stand-alone baseball romances!


Second Thoughts: Photographer Jamie Martin is thrilled to land a job with the Rockets…until she must work with her ex-fiancé, second baseman Nick Durban. Although Nick doesn’t know he fathered Jamie’s child, Jamie is so determined to keep him out of her life that she tries online dating—never dreaming Nick’s her perfect electronic match!


Third Degree: Chef Ashley Harris and third baseman Josh Cantor are pitted against each other in a cooking reality TV show. The flames in the bedroom roar higher than the ones in their kitchens, but only one lover can win the grand prize—a gourmet restaurant at Rockets Field.


Stopping Short: Bad-boy shortstop Drew Marshall will be cut from the team if spin doctor Jessica Barnes can’t save his career. Widowed Jessica knows nothing about baseball, and her job is made infinitely harder when a well-intentioned teammate announces she is Drew’s secret fiancée. 


These spicy stand-alone HEAs with no cliffhangers are the middle three books in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a secret baby, reunion, and second chance romance for college sweethearts, with a smart driven hero and a single parent (single mother or single mom) heroine trying to find love through online dating, a marriage of convenience, southern living, reality tv cooking shows with amazing food, chefs, and foodies, families coping with Alzheimer’s, senility, dementia and other medical crises, fake relationship (fake engagement or fake fiancé or fake fiancée), a widow rebuilding her life, a bad-boy survivor of childhood trauma overcoming abuse and PTSD, spring training (Grapefruit League) on the Florida Gulf Coast,  major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A boxed set of three novels and a novella in the Portland Storm hockey romance series by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle.


BREAKAWAY

Portland Storm captain Eric “Zee” Zellinger knows how to get the job done, but leading his once elite team to victory is fast becoming a losing battle. He can’t lose focus now—not with his career on the line. But when his best friend’s little sister makes him an offer he can’t refuse, Eric could lose the drive the team relies on from their captain.

Still in a downward spiral after a life-altering event in college, Dana Campbell is desperate to try anything to break away from the horror of that fateful night—even enlisting the help of the only man she trusts completely.

No matter how irresistible she is or how tempting the offer, Eric might not be able to cross that line—especially with the team’s chance at the playoffs on the line. Now, Eric has to take one last shot, but will he choose Dana’s Breakaway chance at happiness or the move that could secure his career?

ON THE FLY

Being sidelined for far too long due to injuries, Portland Storm player Brenden “Soupy” Campbell is ready to take his career to the next level and make his new position on the team stick. After he meets the general manager’s cute new assistant, Brenden knows he’s right where he’s supposed to be.

Determined to change things up On the Fly and establish a future for herself and her children, Rachel Shaw jumps at the opportunity to work for the Storm. She’s not going to let anything—or anyone—get in her way, especially not a sexy and overly cocky hockey star.

But when Brenden pulls out all the stops and turns on the charm, Rachel refuses to make the same mistake twice. Now, it’s up to Brenden to cement his spot—both on the team and in Rachel’s heart.

TAKING A SHOT

Rising hockey star Jamie Babcock is ready to take the most important shot of his life—and this time, it’s not on the ice. Dating his teammate’s daughter might be riskier than going head to head with one of the Portland Storm’s rivals. But time is running out—it’s now or never.

High school senior Katie Weber knows all too well the woes of adolescence, but throw in a leukemia diagnosis, and her life just got a lot more complicated. With prom looming and a shiny bald head to contend with, Katie might sit at home on the most important night of her potentially very short life. Unless Jamie Babcock, her ultimate crush, finally makes the move she’s been praying for. But that’s not the only miracle she needs.

Now Jamie must show Katie just how important she is and how hard she must fight.

Before it’s too late…

LIGHT THE LAMP

Hockey star Liam Kallen lost his scoring touch when his wife died. Still broken up over her loss, Liam’s darkness overpowers him, but his new team—the Portland Storm—needs him. A chance meeting brings him face to face with Noelle Payne, the most positive and upbeat woman he’s ever met, and his darkness begins to fade.

There’s never been a challenge that Noelle can’t conquer. Brightside optimist to a fault, Noelle refuses to succumb to the luxurious life Liam can give her, as she longs to find deeper meaning and purpose in her life. Now it’s up to Liam to open up and show her that she’s the light he’s needed all along—giving her the greatest purpose of all. He might have saved her, but can Noelle be the light that saves him.


The Portland Storm series reading order:

1. Breakaway

2. On the Fly

3. Taking a Shot

4. Light the Lamp

5. Delay of Game

6. Double Major

7. In the Zone

8. Holiday Hat Trick

9. Comeback

10. Dropping Gloves

11. Home Ice

12. Mistletoe Misconduct

13. Losing an Edge

14. Game Breaker

15. Defensive Zone

16. Power Play

17. Neutral Zone

18. Free Agent - coming soon

19. Journeyman - coming soon

20. Sleigh Bells & Slap Shots - coming soon


The Portland Storm series is a hockey romance series, but it is about a lot more than just hockey. Serious themes are explored in each book, including rape, cancer, addiction, miscarriage, molestation, grief, and many others. If you have triggers, please be aware that some or all of these books could contain material which would trigger you. Even if you don't have triggers, consider this your tissue warning. You could ugly cry while reading them.

KEYWORDS: sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, tearjerker, emotional romance, cancer, rape, brother's best friend, grief, forbidden romance, jock, sexy romance, ptsd, cancer

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