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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Release Wednesday!


Please help me welcome my friend and fellow Ass Cheek Angel blogger, Kellie Kamryn! She's brought her new release, THE PERFECT SCORE. Kellie is also giving away a FREE pdf of Book 1 of this Love and Balance Series, REBOUND, to one lucky commentator.
You can learn all about Kellie at http://www.kelliekamryn.com/
but come on back and leave a comment for you chance to win;)

Welcome, Kellie!
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Hi, Jennifer. Thanks for letting me visit today.

My love of gymnastics brought me many things in my life. It taught me that hard work, determination and perseverance pay off. Not only did it physically show me what I'm capable of, but what I can emotionally handle, to some degree, as well. When I started taking this writing gig seriously, and by that I mean to be published, I had the idea to write a series of novels based on my love for the sport as well my love of romance. Well, my hard work and dedication paid off because books 1 & 2 in the Love and Balance series are now available from Secret Cravings Publishing. Book 2, The Perfect Score was just released last week! Here's a blurb and excerpt:

Blurb:
The new head coach has barely gotten her beams in alignment when she’s threatened with a lawsuit by a father for refusing to train his brat of a daughter.
Shelley Longstaff finally has her chance to be in charge only to rue the day when she is asked to train the dreaded Anna Fortier, a gymnast who has no sense of sportsmanship and makes everyone in her vicinity miserable. When Shelley refuses, she’s threatened with a lawsuit by her father. To make things worse, Shelley has an inexplicable attraction to the arrogant rich lawyer!

Since his wife’s death five years ago, Jacques (Jack) Fortier does whatever it takes to protect what is his. Shelley’s club is his last resort to keep his daughter in the sport, but threatening to sue her isn’t exactly his smartest move. When she grudgingly agrees to give Anna a chance, he finds himself attracted to the spritely gymnastics coach – the first woman he’s had any feelings for since his wife passed away.

As Shelley and Jack leap over the line in their parent-coach relationship, Shelley worries over falling in love with a man who admittedly still loves his late wife. But when a crisis of teenage proportions threatens their relationship, will they risk everything for the chance to achieve The Perfect Score?

Excerpt:
“Because no one can get her to realize her full potential.” Even he heard the weariness in his voice. “She has a lot of talent, but no one can get her to train properly. And you’re right—she does act like a brat. Everyone lets her get away with her behavior.”
“Have you ever considered it might have something to do with you?”
His jaw dropped open. Never had someone been so candid with him.
By the look on her face, he could tell she’d even surprised herself. But even more astonishing to him was she didn’t back down or try to take back what she’d said, but forged ahead instead.
“Mr. Fortier, you barge in and demand people do your bidding. Do you treat her in the same manner? Have you ever thought she doesn’t want whatever dreams you’re shoving down her throat?”
He admired her courage, but her last statement made his jaw snap closed. Anger surged to the surface. “I’m not living vicariously through her, if that’s what you mean!” he roared. “How dare you assume I treat my daughter unfairly!”
“My apologies.” She folded her hands one on top of the other in a calm manner. “From what I’ve seen of her competition behavior in recent months, it appears to me you might want this more than she does.”
“Absurd.” Who is this woman? No one ever gave him this kind of reception. Whenever he’d found a new club for Anna, she’d been welcomed on the spot. People never questioned him. Ever. He glared at her. She’d just made another statement that hit home like a punch to the gut, expressing a sentiment he’d often wondered about. Why didn’t his daughter want to be the best anymore?
He tamped down the anger, trying to calm himself with a breath again, but he caught a whiff of her scent once more, and it sent blood racing through his veins. He took in her light brown hair pulled back into a ponytail with the exception of a few strands framing her heart-shaped face. She wasn’t just cute. She was pretty. Beautiful. His insides felt gushy. Ridiculous. Maybe it had been a mistake to come here after all.
“Mr. Fortier, have you ever heard the expression ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?’”
He gave her a withering look.
Holding her hands up in front of her, she said, “All I’m saying is I can’t work miracles. What makes you think I can get through to her when other coaches have failed?”
“Your club is the last one,” he said simply.

These books are full of emotion and steamy love scenes. They aren't as erotic as some of my other work, but I'm sure readers will enjoy them! 
If this book intrigues you, be sure to pick up book 1, Rebound. All my books can be found on these sites:
Secret Cravings
Readers can also visit my website www.kelliekamryn.com for buy links, excerpts and more! Or join me on facebook www.facebook.com/KellieKamryn or on twitter@KellieKamryn to talk to me about whatever amuses me! Thanks for stopping by to hear about my latest release!

Thanks again Jennifer for hosting me today!

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun and interesting story. My neice is a dance teacher at a school. She has had to deal with some difficult parents at times, so this is a fun twist to that situation. Thanks, Jackie rings@wwt.net

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  2. Thanks for having me here Jennifer!

    Jackie - One day when I went to assembly at my children's school, I looked across the gym and went, "Who is that?" LOL, a new male teacher had caught my eye! His looks were so striking at the time that he sparked the character of Jack in this book. How's that for a twist? Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Congrats, best of luck on the sequel. You're replaced Mary Lou Retton as my favorite gymnast. lol

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  4. Congrats. You're an inspiration with all you've accomplished.

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  5. Hi Kellie,
    I love both your covers! And the excerpt is amazing. I never thought to equate the determination you needed in sports to what you'd need as an author, but now that you've pointedit out - I can see it clearly. Hey, when you're a winner...you're a winner. Good luck with your wonderful books!

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  6. Thank you so much Mimi! I'm blessed with great cover art. They depicted my characters perfectly. Appreciate you stopping by!

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  7. Hi Kellie,

    Your covers are cool (I'm sure I've said that already.) and the blurbs sounds great. I'm traveling this weekend and looking forward to catching up on my reading, specfically Rebound. :-)

    Congrats on your new release and future success!

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  8. Thanks, Elke! Glad you could stop by!

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  9. Hi Kellie, I love the cover and am excited to read it. Congrats on the new release!

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  10. Hi Kellie, You know I love this story :) And I'm so impressed with the way you can write so quickly. You and Jennifer make me tremble with your word production. Best of luck with this book, and the next, and--well, heck--everything LOL.

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    1. Aww...thank you, Barb. I love to write so I just do!

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  11. Sounds like a great story, Kellie!

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