Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lady Sinners

VEGAS BABY
Lady Sinners Series, #1

As captain of the dance team for the NHL's Las Vegas Sinners, it's Miranda Evans' job to make sure a quality product goes on the ice between periods whether it's choreographed numbers or short scrimmages, but she's not blind. Her squad gets eye rolls and applause in equal measure. The chance to start a community intramural hockey league is her shot at legitimizing the Lady Sinners, but there's a catch. To maximize good press, Miranda has to work with a retired Sinner who's shut himself off from everyone in the organization. He's stubborn, broken, and unwilling to say the least, but in unguarded moments she can see the man underneath, and he might just be worth fighting for.

Ben Collier's NHL career came to a crashing halt a little over a year ago when a monster hit paralyzed him from the waist down. Feeling is coming back at a mind-numbingly slow pace. He's attacking rehab to the point of obsession. All he wants is to be left alone to focus on his three goals: walk, skate, play hockey. He absolutely doesn't need the distraction of the beautiful cheerleader who won't give him a moment's peace, but her optimism rubs off when he's not looking. Despite himself, the glass is starting to look half full for the first time since his injury. And that's terrifying. To love something means to accept the risk of losing it, and he's not sure he can do that again.

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I live in Ohio with my Air Force hubby, and I write hockey romance. I played one season of roller hockey when I was fifteen--it hurt enough that I decided I liked it better as a spectator--and it's been true love ever since! My fictional team is the Las Vegas Sinners, and my real-world team is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

I like strong, capable heroines who bring out the vulnerability in their tough guys.

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THE Q&A
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
KATIE:  Every day! Whether it’s a book I’m reading, a book I’m writing, a TV show or a movie, I love getting lost with intriguing characters.

ANGI: Favorite date night…fancy or at home?
KATIE:  Home! Hubby and I are introverts who cherish our little bubble. We’ll order pizza, pick up ice cream, and curl up to watch something funny.

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
KATIE:  Fairy tale! I’m a hopeful romantic who can’t resist an HEA.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
KATIE:  This is tough because I am SUCH a kid. Any of the 90s Nickelodeon Nick Toons but if I had to pick one, Doug Funnie from Doug. It was refreshing to see an earnest, honest, vulnerable boy in love.

ANGI: Daffy Duck or Donald Duck?
KATIE:  Donald Duck.

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
KATIE:  Normally we see heroines who don’t believe in themselves enough, but it’s switched in Vegas Baby. Ben is very self-conscious, and his esteem has taken a huge hit after a hockey injury paralyzed him below the waist. He’s shut the world out as he’s been rehabbing and slowly regaining feeling, but when he meets my bubbly, sweet heroine Miranda, he finds the courage to open up and let her in—eventually!

ANGI: High Heels or Hiking Boots?
KATIE:  Depends on the occasion! I love to go for nature walks, but I also love dressing up and feeling pretty and sexy in heels.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
KATIE:  I have too many! Home Alone, You’ve Got Mail, Apollo 13, Twister, Father of the Bride, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Groundhog Day to name a few. I can never pass those up when they’re on TV.
ANGI: Got a favorite song? What makes it special?
KATIE:  Vegas Baby’s official song is “Anthem” by Superchick. It’s a kickass girl power song, and I love it

ANGI: Salad or soup?
KATIE:  Salad

ANGI: Champagne or Soda?
KATIE:  Diet Coke in an IV, please.

ANGI: What’s your perfect day?
KATIE:  Morning picnic on the beach then bouncing between Disney Parks and ending with fireworks.

ANGI: Geek or Jock?
KATIE:  Nerd girl with her nose in a book.

ANGI: Favorite inspiration
KATIE:  In life? Dana Scully from the X-Files. In writing? Rachel Caine J

ANGI: The most daring thing you’ve ever done… Care to share?
KATIE:  I recently leapt into self-publishing. It is a LOT of work, but the ultimate control over my work and the freedom has been so worth it.

ANGI’s GOTTA ASK:  What’s your favorite pair of shoes & why? 
KATIE’S GOTTA ANSWER:  My wedding shoes! They are purple perfection and so, so pretty.

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3 comments:

  1. First i want to say that I filled out the rafflecopter and shouldn;t of as it is a digital and that i can;t do my mistake . I like the hero to be tough but nice on the edges and also nice to the woman protective in every way and the herione i like her to be tough with a little sweet not to sweet for her though but enough that she can run a tractor and get her hands dirty along with treating her man for the bill sometimes! Anotherwards we don't want the woman to be a whiner ! peggy clayton

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