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False Start


Julianna Marley
    Until the day Jax made a choice that altered their lives and crushed Alivia harder than a quarterback sack. Football hero Jax Monaghan hadn’t had it easy in life. Despite his thriving football career he always destroyed everything beautiful he’s ever had. That was until he met his wife, Alivia, who had taught him what love and family was all about. But when he watches his wife fall apart due to his decisions, he’s reminded just what he is capable of – and he makes what he thinks is the ultimate sacrifice. Walking away. When Jax returns home in order to be closer to his children, he can’t help but want to be closer with Alivia again as well. But the brutal reality of his choices keep knocking him back to the starting line. As the past threatens them further apart, Jax and Alivia are forced to line up together and play for the same team. Had their entire marriage been a trick play? Or was it simply just a false start into their happily ever after

Show Time


K.B. Winters - 2016
     Carson I’ve been sitting on the bench for longer than I care to admit. A fluke accident throws me into the playoff game as starting quarterback in the biggest blizzard of the year. The weight of the team going to the Super bowl falls on my shoulders. I don’t mind, they’re broad—and I’ve carried a lot worse. I don’t have time for distractions. But when Gwen crosses my path, I lose track of all the x’s and o’s bouncing around my head. All I can think about is getting my hands on her sexy curves. She’s irresistible. I want her. At the games, in my arms—and in my bed. Gwen Years of busting my ass have finally paid off. I’m one envelope away from practicing law. When Carson comes into my aunt’s diner one snowy night, I can’t help but wonder what I missed out on all those years buried under a pile of textbooks. Aunt Maggie says he’s a CIA spy, but it turns out he’s a third-string quarterback. He’s broad-shouldered, charming, and a true gentleman. But underneath that nice guy facade, there’s something dark about him, and I’m not sure I want to know. Not when I’m days away from chasing down the case that could make or break my career. I don’t have time for games—much less football games—and I sure don’t have anything in common with the people who do. Time or no time—I can’t stay away from Carson and with each passing day, I get closer and closer to finding out the secrets he's carrying with him. Will I be able to handle the truth when it finally comes to light? Show Time is a full-length bad boy football romance with a Happily Ever After. No cliffhanger and no cheating. Intended for readers 18+ due to Kindle-melting scenes and other mature content.

Tackling Love


Kathleen Kelly - 2020
    Vulnerable in lust, Skye wants nothing more than to give in to her heart’s desires.

Jocked Up


Summer Cooper - 2016
    The truth is, I couldn’t face what I did. I just wanted to be with her, my soon-to-be stepsister. It was wrong, and the only thing I could think to do was to pack up and run! Just as I thought I had it all, running into her again made me realise that she is the only thing I’ve ever wanted. And this time, I will never run away. I deserve my second chance in love, with her... only her. Bethany, the good girl. Talented, tall, ripped and with smouldering good looks that could burn your soul. Sounds like a deal too good to be true, right? He is the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. His mum and my dad were going to get married, what was I thinking getting in bed with him? Lucky me, he left town the next day. Lucky me, our parents called off the wedding; otherwise, I would never have been able to forgive myself. The only problem is, he is back in town and wants to take me out! My best friend Amelia, who happens to be his sister, insists that he has changed. Do men like Drake ever really change? Maybe. Maybe not. The thing is, I can not afford another mistake like this. Not now that I have him... my son, my only joy. A romance full of twists and turns. Ready for an emotional roller coaster? Note: This story contains mature language and themes, intended for adults only!

Zone Blitz (Springville Rockets #3)


Daphne Loveling - 2017
    I'm more than a pretty face on camera. I want serious journalism, But I can't get my foot in the door.   It's time I showed them who I am, And what I can be. My only option is the rugged linebacker for the Springville Rockets He's hot, sexy, and completely wrong for me. But, he has the right idea, And together we just might have the victory we're both after.   MASON They think they know who I am. They don't know the half of it, And I can't even broadcast the truth. I just have to run with it, And rebuild my reputation, From the ashes up.   The feisty, gorgeous journalist is my ticket to success. She just has to agree to it all. If she doesn't, It'll just be another fumbled ball, A defeat that I can't recover.   But as things heat up, one thing is clear: This is a game I’m not about to let myself lose. Anna’s body, her taste, her touch: I’m playing for keeps.    ZONE BLITZ is a completely standalone, steamy bad boy romance with guaranteed HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger! It's also the third book in the Springville Rockets Bad Boys series. All three books are available now on Amazon!

Sports & The Single Dad


Emma Nichols - 2018
    One personal assistant turned nanny. Too much tension to mention.PaxtonI was used to women coming and going in my life, but when a baby I never knew existed landed in my lap, I turned to the one woman I could always count on. For more than a year, Avery has run every aspect of my life seamlessly, with a poise and grace I’d never truly appreciated until I saw her holding my child. Before my eyes, she morphed from personal assistant extraordinaire to hot mama material and I needed her like never before.AveryLike every other female who’d seen him, I was attracted to Paxton Gentry, my boss, the NFL player, who barely paid attention to me. When his ex left Molly with us, I knew they were a package deal and I’d never seen a more perfect package. Suddenly, the man who’d never noticed me wanted me to move in, care for his child, and seemed to be hinting at so much more.

Trouser Snake (Players)


Teagan Kade - 2019
    It won’t play nice, act soft, or be your BFF. But it will blow your mother-pucking mind. I’m the guy who arrives with girl A and leaves with girls B and C. A hockey rockstar. An ice-cold scoring machine. I thought coaching the NHL’s newest team would be a walk in the park. I didn’t expect the exquisite torture that is Rae Walsh. She’s a pocket rocket of a PR stunt, our latest recruit with a pretty mouth and tight little body to match. She’ll be the only woman in the league, which means she’s a) completely insane, and b) about to enter a world of pain. I don’t need that kind of distraction, not when I’m yet to prove my coaching chops. But the more I resist the more I want to pin her down and prove why I’m the best in the game. Getting together would be career suicide. I’d be risking everything to be with her, my legacy included. But sometimes the risk really is worth the reward. Sometimes you’ve got to bet everything to score BIG. Go full throttle or go the hell home with this swoon-worthy new sports romance from best-selling author Teagan Kade. Trouser Snake is a full length, standalone bad boy romance packed full of steamy surprises. There’s no cheating, no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA. Don’t miss it!

Caught Off Guard


Kira Blakely - 2016
    

The Reverse Play


Julia Clarke - 2019
    I have a doctorate in sports psychology, but the fact that I’m a woman means I couldn’t possibly know a thing about football, let alone coaching a team. At least, that’s what my critics say. Others argue a woman on the sidelines would be a distraction. Distraction. Pfft. I’m a professional, and I certainly don’t fall for players. When I land my dream job coaching the Boston Rebels, I realize just how difficult it will be to maintain a hands-off approach to the team. Everything about them, from their broad shoulders and thick biceps to their chiseled abs and narrow waists, makes it so I’m the one who’s having trouble staying focused. As if that weren’t bad enough, I’m attracted to not one, but three, players. Three offensive players who keep breaking through my defenses. I’m their coach, but absolutely nothing in my playbook prepared me for this. My head seems to understand they’re completely off-limits, but my heart is pulling a reverse play.

TKO: Total Knock Out


Ana Layne - 2014
    When Raegan was forced to make a decision, she ended up alone. All. Alone. One step inside a gym was all it took. The ring became her escape. She was more determined than ever to move on and forget her old life. That was, until she saw those blue eyes.Garrett Johnson wants nothing more than to spend his time training and dominating in the ring.It's what he's good at. It's what he does. He has no time, or desire, to be entangled in a relationship. But after one look at Raegan, his whole world shifted. He needs her, he needs to know her, only its not so easy. This may be a fight he can’t win. Will he be able to win Raegan over? Or will it end in a total knock out?Mature Content Warning: Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Hearts in Overtime


Daphne Swan - 2016
     I finally get a job that’ll put an end to my financial struggles once and for all. I’ve been hired to write a biography for starting quarterback and brutally hot brooding bad boy, Ryan Blake. But there’s a catch. There’s always a catch. Ryan is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to his past, and trying to get him to open up is an arduous task. He’s stubborn and rude and all the things I can’t stand in a guy. And yet… He’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen in my entire life. When sparks start to fly, I can’t resist the urge to be with him. I’ll be fine just as long as I keep in mind that this won’t lead to anything real. I’m a regular sort of gal with a little extra junk in the trunk and he’s…well, he’s Ryan Blake. RYAN What the hell? What is it about this wholesome chick with the smokin’ hot body that has me so captivated? We’re hot for each other and that’s great, but I absolutely cannot let my guard down. If I start to get comfortable, the next thing you know I’ll start spilling all my secrets, and there are some things that need to stay hidden at all costs. If the truth about my past should come to light, it’ll destroy my image. This girl has the power to ruin me. I know I have absolutely no business hooking up with her, but I’m powerless to stop myself. Why is she so effing hard to resist? Hearts in Overtime is a 50,000-word standalone novel with NO CLIFFHANGERS and an HEA. As a special thanks for downloading, this limited edition also includes six steamy bonus stories, which means Hearts in Overtime ends right around the 52% mark.

Player


Aubrey Irons - 2016
     That is, until I walk in on my fiancé f*cking his secretary across his desk. Now I’m a princess on the run, and escape from the life I never wanted steers me right into the last man I’d ever call a prince charming. Austin Taylor is the crude, arrogant pro quarterback with the cocky cowboy smile and the notorious tabloid record longer than his- well… A princess like me should have nothing to do with a beast of a man like that, except Austin Taylor has an offer I may not be able to refuse. Half a million dollars to be his trophy wife. It’s fake, of course – all a show for the cameras and the press to rehab his bad boy reputation. Fake, that is, until we wake up actually married in Vegas. Oops. Now I’m really married to the most notorious, most possessive, most gorgeous man in pro football. The man with the glint in his eyes that gets me hot in places it shouldn’t. The man whose dirty, filthy words have me melting for him. Oh, right, and the man whose baby I’m carrying. Surprise. **This is a standalone book (approx. 75,000 words) with a HEA; NO CLIFFHANGER!** To celebrate this new release, for a limited time, this edition of Player also includes ALL FOUR BOOKS of the Soldiers Of Fortune series as a special free bonus. Happy reading!

The Highest Bidder


Chanta Jefferson Rand - 2010
    As a quarterback for the California Predators, he’s a hunter both on and off the football field. He lives a lavish lifestyle and carries a black book thicker than the average dictionary. Correction: “black book” is so outdated. Let’s just say his Facebook contacts could rival the Yellow Pages. He has the world at his fingertips, and he has no thoughts of settling down. And why should he? With a seven-figure income, a dazzling smile, and a body resembling Michelangelo’s David, he’s every woman’s fantasy. But Doctor Alexa Kennedy lives in the real world. She barely has time for her patients, and even less time for fantasies. At thirty-something, she’s lonely, bored, and sex-starved. But when it comes to dealing with men, she’s short on patience and long on disappointment. When one of the hospital’s board members attends a charity benefit and ends up with the winning bid for a date with Tristan, Alexa is chosen to escort him. She could less about watching some grown ass men run up and down the field smashing into each other. But the moment she meets Tristan, all that thinking flies out the window. Simply put, he’s the sexiest man she’s has ever laid eyes on. They share a night of passion before Tristan retreats back into his glamorous world, leaving her aching for more. Alexa tells herself it was all in the name of charity. She’s far too sensible to fall for someone like Tristan. Or is she?

Hook Up


Bella Love-Wins - 2016
    The NFL has ranked me in the top 50 overall potential draftees. I have to keep working hard to make it there. I drove home to El Paso, Texas to see my folks for a week before the start of senior year and Fall camp out in Baton Rouge. While I was back home, one of my crew threw a party for me at the Raging Bull Saloon. That's when I first met Josephine. She was a sweet little curvy redhead with a mouth wanting to be tamed. Oh, the things I could do with all those curves. We had one scorcher of a hookup in the men's restroom. Then we went our separate ways... until I saw her again beside her junkyard jalopy, broken down at the side of the highway. Who knew a random hookup could end up taking us places. Josephine (Jo) Quinn I was leaving El Paso. I had no one left alive in these parts who gave a crap about me, and no reason at all to stay. After a talk with my only sister in New Orleans, I decided to pack it up and get the hell out. The night before leaving it all behind, I took a detour at the Raging Bull Saloon to let off some steam. That's when I met a big strong football player with arms that picked me up as though I was light as a feather...which I ain't. We had one hell of a restroom hookup. Then I went home and got my stuff together. I just didn't figure on my old, piece of crap Frankencar giving up the ghost on the side of the interstate. And I sure as hell didn't plan on what came next with cornerback Chris. *Author's note. Hook Up is a full length, standalone sports romance story with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger. This story is light on football and heavy on steamy romance.

Dirty Filthy Boy


Magda Alexander - 2017
    On the gridiron, he vanquishes defenses with his golden arm. Off the field, it's another part of his anatomy that gets all the glory. And deservedly so, for what he doesn't know about women hasn't been written.Except for MacKenna Perkins.The rookie reporter wants nothing to do with him. After all, she was hired to cover women's and social issues for her local Chicago newspaper, not deal with a cocky football player. But when the sports reporter falls ill, she's asked to interview a wide receiver. Since she knows next to nothing about football, predictably she fails at it. Until Ty Mathews volunteers his services. With her job on the line, she accepts his offer. Too late, she realizes her unruly heart's not listening to her head. In no time at all, she's in his bed, doing all those dirty, filthy things he likes to do. But soon secrets surface about his past. Secrets that may destroy his future. And MacKenna must decide if the price she pays for the story is worth a broken heart.A smokin' hot, STANDALONE, FULL-LENGTH novel with a guaranteed HEA.