Sunday, May 1, 2016

#NewRelease: Protecting the Quarterback

It's release day! It's release day! I'm so excited, you guys, Protecting the Quarterback is here! This is my new Harlequin Superromance, and it's all about football and reporters and injuries and falling in love with the right person at the absolutely wrong time...and I just can't wait for you all to read it!

Buy Protecting the Quarterback: Amazon   BN   iBooks   KOBO   Harlequin

We're going to have a LOT of fun over the next few days. There is a Facebook party tomorrow, celebrating the release. We'll have trivia and games and guest authors and fun prizes...you can party in your PJs all night! The link to the party is here. I'll also have information about a blog tour coming up.

I shared a quickie excerpt a couple of weeks ago, and you can read it here.  Meanwhile, here's part two of that excerpt, where things start to get just a leeeeetle bit out of hand...thanks for helping me celebrate the book release!
~Kristina

Excerpt from Protecting the Quarterback:

“Jonas.” Her quiet voice snapped him back to the parking lot. “Why don’t you not take me home?”
His stomach muscles tightened as the words slipped from her lips in that slow drawl.
“Are you sure?”
She nodded, and he knew he wouldn’t take her home, not just yet.
When he was behind the wheel, Brooks took his hand in hers and turned her face to watch the buildings passing by. The sun was beginning to set when he pulled into the parking lot of the condo where he’d spent the first few years of his contract with the team. Several other players lived there during the season, but the place was mostly a ghost town now. He parked in his designated spot and then somehow they were inside the glass-and-chrome decorated living room.
Memorabilia lined the walls and a low, white couch sat behind a glass-topped coffee table. He cringed. It was too perfect. Too planned out.
Too much like the other times he’d brought a woman here. Maybe he should have taken her to a hotel. There was still time, he could—
“Wow,” she said, drawing her index finger over the smooth surface of a table lined with photographs of him during games or at press conferences. God, he’d been such a schmuck with the decorating of this place. “This is not what I expected.”
“My interior designer has very specific tastes,” he said lamely. Definitely, definitely should have taken her anywhere but this condo.
She presented herself as the girl next door, but there was a little bit of siren in her now, which made his heartbeat kick up a notch. Brooks made her way around the room and he couldn’t take his eyes off her as she moved. Slowly and sinuously. Taking in everything around her. This was a different Brooks than the woman he thought he’d known over the past week. That woman was businesslike most of the time. The moments she let her guard down, like when she talked to the kids without that microphone in tow, though, she was irresistible. Impossible not to watch or wonder about. It was one of those moments that made him ask her out for dinner. That dinner had led them here.
Jonas met her at the kitchen counter, put his hands on her hips and turned her to face him.
“It was a date,” he said and bent his head so he could taste her lips. She was sweet, as he’d imagined so many times over the past few days. She wound her arms around his neck and slanted her mouth, giving him better access to the sweetness that was Brooks. He squeezed his hands around her waist and she shivered. “It was always a date,” he said again and began walking her down the hallway to the bedroom.

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Buy Protecting the Quarterback: Amazon   BN   iBooks   KOBO   Harlequin