Monday, July 15, 2013

Play Hard by V.K. Sykes, Juliana Stone and Jennifer Lyon (Book Blitz/Giveaway)

Hello lovelies! Today we would like to share with you a spanking new sports anthology that contains three great books at one great price! ($0.99, how can you resist?) Check out Play Hard and then enter to win a book at the end! ☺

Play Hard by V.K. Sykes, Juliana Stone and Jennifer Lyon
A sports themed contemporary romance anthology from three best-selling authors. 
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Available now for only $0.99!
Coming soon to iTunes
PLAY HARD: Three sexy sports romances that bring the heat!
FASTBALL, by V.K. Sykes:Book one in the USA Today Bestselling series, The Philadelphia Patriots
Baseball reporter MaddieLeclair has spent years chasing her dream job–covering the Philadelphia Patriots major league baseball team. But in order to make it to the top tier of sports reporting, she needs to score an interview with the most private and elusive athlete in baseball, Patriots’ superstar Jake Miller.
On the rebound from a devastating injury, the last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. But one look at Maddie and he finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win.
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                                                                                                  OFFSIDE, by Juliana Stone: Book one in The Barker Triplets trilogy (Including new, bonus material)
When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’
Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.
She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?
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                                                                                                            THE PROPOSITION, by Jennifer Lyon: The Proposition is book one of three in The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy.
Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.
Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.
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V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance. The second book in their Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances won the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest, in the romance category. Vanessa also writes award-winning, Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name.  You can find VK on the web at
SOCIAL LINKS: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Juliana Stone’s love of the written word and 80s rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.
SOCIAL LINKS: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Jennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.
SOCIAL LINKS: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

One reader will receive their choice of Collide by Juliana Stone, Curveball by VK Sykes or The Possession by Jennifer Lyon. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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  1. Love sports books! :) Looking forward to these books...

  2. Looks like the perfect summer read from authors I love. Thanks for the post!

  3. Looking forward to this one!! Can't wait!!

  4. Thanks for the great Giveaway !Happy Reading !
    Joelle @

  5. I love sports romances, too. One of the only golf stories I read was VK's Caddy Girls.

  6. Hello to VK/Vanessa, Jennifer and Juliana! Congrats on your new anthology Play Hard. I must confess I haven't read much of the sports romance genre--but with this anthology as a start, I just might continue to read more of it. This would serve as an introduction to it for me. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Really excited about this collection. If I don't win, I've already got it set up in my Amazon wish list so I can buy it on pay day!

    Congrats to all of the authors on the release!

  8. Yay! 3 authors I totally enjoy all in one book. Love sport romances!!

  9. Congrats on releasing this anthology, ladies! I enjoy sports reads (especially hockey ones!) Thanks for the chance of winning!

  10. Such a fantastic anthology thank you.

  11. New authors for me! Love athletic heroes! Sounds like three sexy heroes representing hockey, baseball and extreme fighting WOW! I'd love to win this anthology!

  12. 3 HOT authors, 3 HOT series!! I've read the first book in each of these series and they were all sizzling, sexy romances. The winner is going to have a tough time trying to decide which book to pick. Thanks for the chance!


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