Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TVBT: NIGHT GAMES by Collette West #Guestpost #giveaway @tastybooktours @Collette_West

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Signed Copy of NIGHT GAMES (US Only)


The moment Grey Kelleher locks eyes with All-Star shortstop Chase Whitfield, she's a goner. For years, she's watched him play on TV, and now she's gazing at his hard, lean body across a bar in her hometown.

Grey's crush on Chase goes all the way back to his rookie season. So when she approaches him for an autograph, she's startled by what a jerk he can be.

Chase is no mood to humor his fans, even one as alluring as Grey. He's in the last year of his contract and stuck having to prove himself on a minor league team. He's only there to rehab an injury, nothing more.

But when Grey tells him off, Chase realizes her fiery spirit may be just the distraction he needs to take his mind off not being in the majors. His heart is safe. No one's going to break his streak as baseball's most eligible bachelor. Not even someone as irresistible as Grey.

NIGHT GAMES is published... What's Next? 

I'm a big fan of romance writers like Toni Aleo who created a series that focuses on a different member of the same sports team with every new release. It builds a nice continuity for fans and gives new readers a chance to jump in at any point they'd like. The books aren't meant to be read in any particular order and there's a freedom to that formula that I like. It doesn't exclude anyone from joining in the fun. Readers can get to know whatever guys on the team they're attracted to the most.

In my next book I plan on focusing on two other members of the New York Kings – Brooks Davison and Kyle Roberts. The two of them have been best friends, coming up through the farm system together. Brooks, the new shortstop, is eager to start turning double plays with Kyle at second base. Everything is going great until Kyle has a health scare and is forced to take a leave of absence from the team. No one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs. But management is in for a surprise when Kyle's sister, Sasha, shows up to claim his place, determined to become the first female player in Major League history. Her goal? To bring a World Series ring home to her brother while he watches on TV from his hospital bed. Impressed by her drive, Brooks begins to see Sasha in a whole new light, not as Kyle's little sister but as his partner on the field, and possibly in life.

This is a story I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, and Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations is designing the cover. And yes, Grey and Chase from NIGHT GAMES will be making a cameo appearance. So stay tuned! An official release date will be announced later this year on Goodreads.

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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com 

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