Monday, January 13, 2014

Book Tour for Love and Other Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane & Kara Leigh Miller (Review & GIVEAWAY)


With the Winter Olympics just around the corner I'm introducing you to a timely and delightfully romantic anthology Love and Other Games featuring athletes looking for love along with medals.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this book, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win some great prizes like a Nook Simple Touch and a swag pack from author Aria Kane too!

LOVE AND OTHER GAMES is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.......
Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze
Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running. 
Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. 
With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.
Trouble with Gold by Melinda Dozier
US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but hisboxers. 
Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?
The Girl behind the Gold by Aria Kane
Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans' hearts. 
“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia. 
The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want - but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need. 
Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller
Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. 
Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. 
When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.


BUY LINKS:  AMAZON  |  BN

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

With the Winter Olympics just around the corner this anthology is the perfect accompaniment to bring a smile to your face.  Not having read these authors before their four short stories are entertaining examples of their talent.  From the charming heroes to the strong-willed heroines you can't help but be drawn to these slightly-connected stories that are practically over before they start.


The main theme connecting these stories is a search for a lucky mini Olympic torch.  What connects the stories even more though is the sexual tension that binds these compelling couples together.  Each couple finds attraction from the moment they meet which leads to many sexy and playful moments and makes for an endearing read from start to finish.  This anthology was a comfort read through and through with some drool-worthy heroes, though not groundbreaking, but perfect for this time of the year!  

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua.

WEBSITE:  http://www.ariakane.com/
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/ariakaneauthor
TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/aria_kane


Kara Leigh Miller was born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.
In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, new adult, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Creative Writers Café and the CNY Romance Writers.
Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she's not reading or writing, she's thinking about reading and writing. And when she's not doing that, she's spending time with her family and friends. 
Recently, Kara has taken on the position of Managing Editor for the Surge Imprint at Anaiah Press, LLC -- a Christian fiction press. She's working exclusively in the young adult and new adult line. 

WEBSITE:  http://www.karaleighmiller.com/p/welcome.html
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller

Melinda Dozier lives in Guatemala, Central America, with her husband, three boys and German Shepherd.  She enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her boys once they’re grown. 

WEBSITE:  www.melindadozier.com
BLOG:  http://melindadozier.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/melindadoz


Ana Blaze lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, Ikea, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office.

TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/ana_blaze
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/AnaBlazeLove
PINTEREST:  http://pinterest.com/anablaze/


**********GIVEAWAY**********

a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting us and for your kind words, Jody!

    <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for helping us spread the word! :)

    ReplyDelete