Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021

New Release – Scoring Over the Holidays Anthology

Title: Scoring Over the Holidays Anthology
Genre: Holiday Sports Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2021

The holiday season is a time for trimming the tree, sipping hot cocoa by a cozy fire, and reading scorching hot romance that will heat up your cold winter nights. From 15 of your favorite sports romance authors come brand new short stories meant to deck your halls and make your season bright.

Stories included in Scoring Over the Holidays:

The Mistletoe by Alexia Chase – Can the awkward girl ever win the hot football player? Saylor dreams of an epic love story of her own, but she’s the awkward girl that’s never been kissed…and as far as she knows, Knox is dating a stunning runway model. After dumping his cheating ex, Knox is ready to settle down and have a happily ever after with someone like Saylor. Will they ever get their signals uncrossed? Maybe a little mistletoe magic can help solve their problems. 

Holiday Home Run by Alexis Anne – When center fielder Rhett Ryan and professional cyclist Hope Crawford meet, they both know they’re looking for…something. What, neither of them is sure of, only that they want a repeat. So Hope tempts Rhett with a promise: meet her in the same place on Christmas Eve and he can have her as a present under the tree.

All In by Cathryn Fox – Caleb Stewart is the hottest footballer on the team, a bad boy with a reputation. Peyton Young hates everything about him, especially how he overlooked her in college. Now, eight months later she’s lost the weight, and is determined to show him what he’d missed out on. It’s a solid plan. Until she gets him naked. 

Mistakes Under the Mistletoe by Daniela Romero – ‘Twas the night before Christmas when I sexted my ex… 

Christmas Curveball by Kimberly Readnour – With his life at a crossroad, this Major League Baseball player needs to choose between continuing his dream or face the harsh reality of leaving behind the only thing he’s ever loved—the game. What he doesn’t expect is the curveball fate throws him.

Christmas Curveball is an unrequited love romance based on second chances mixed with Christmas spirit.

Freak: A Holiday Arrangement by Lisa Lang Blakeney – I’m spending holiday break tutoring the guy I’ve had a crush on since freshman year, that is until the hottest ball player at our university shows up instead. Freak Stevenson needs to pass a class in order to graduate and heard I was the best, so we make the wildest holiday arrangement ever. If I help him ace his final, he’ll help me land the guy of my dreams by Christmas. Every moment we spend plotting my target’s seduction is hilarious, until I realize that I’m actually the one who’s being seduced.

Holiday Heat by Megan Ryder – When baseball pitcher and permanent bachelor Alex Rasmussen needs a plus one for a holiday gala, his best friend’s flaky sister-in-law Lucy Monroe is the worst choice ever. Despite her past reputation, Lucy is trying to change her life by not chasing the wrong man, not flaking out, and not flitting from job to job. But as the one night turns into more, will Alex convince her that the heat between them is not just for the holidays?

Jingle Devil: A Holiday Puck by Melissa Ivers – There are two things Coach Weller can’t get enough of this holiday season: white peppermint mochas and his assistant, Tessa Risen. She’s half his age and touching her would land him on the naughty list. But when an office mishap ends with her face in his lap, he’s ready to break all his rules, and do whatever he can to steal her heart. Even if he has to fight dirty. 

Dirty Christmas: A Slayers Hockey Holiday by Mira Lyn Kelly – As car-jackings go, I know I lucked out. But still.
Christmas is rough. Now I’m stuck in some tiny twinkle-light town with my plans to avoid the holiday hype blown to *holly* hell. I’m starting to suspect there’s no escaping this lump of coal when a feisty redhead lands in my lap. Suddenly, I know exactly what I want for Christmas.Now I just have to convince her I’m not the naughty player she thinks I am and to give me a chance to score a permanent spot on her nice list.

Holiday Hat Trick by Samantha Lind – Olivia swore she would never date a hockey player, but when she ends up in the locker room to interview Jason, sparks fly! Will they be hot enough to melt the ice and her heart?

A Forward Holiday by S.E. Rose – A famous footballer with a recent injury is sidelined in his small English hometown. He’s been moping around and feeling unmotivated to get himself back on track until he runs into an American woman at a local publ. Will a chance encounter lead to more? Or will these two spend holidays wishing they hadn’t let the other get away?

Holiday Hole in One by Sierra Hill – As the only female exec invited to the leadership golf retreat, two obstacles stand in Everly Banks’s way. Learning to play golf and bringing a fake Plus One to the weekend in the Bahama’s. Can former PGA-player turned golf club pro, Chase Novak, be the hole in one she needs to score the promotion she’s waited for? Or will her fake fiancé show her how much more she deserves?

Final Shot by Stacey Lynn – Lizzie Winston was my best friend for years, but when I told her I wanted more, she ghosted me. It’s been a year since we spoke, but now we’re on a plane together, headed to see our best friends. I have three days to repair our friendship. She doesn’t know I’ve been traded, and I’m leaving Chicago for Las Vegas. This might be our final shot to save what’s left. I might still want everything, but I’ll take whatever she’s willing to give me as long as she’s back in my life.

Mistletoe Misconduct by Stephanie Kay – After being jilted at the altar, Anna is not in a holiday mood, but her friends drag her to the Houston Stampede’s charity bachelor auction, and then they buy her a date with Santa. Hockey player, Nick St. John, AKA Santa, is more of a Grinch, but with a little fun and a sprig or two of mistletoe, will Nick and Anna find their holiday cheer? 

Secret Santa Face-Off by Victoria Denault – Pro hockey player Nolan Duggan is a Grinch. Team employee, Felicity Roark, is a relentless little Christmas Elf. When they draw each other’s name in a Secret Santa gift exchange, each is determined to make the other have a change of heart. Their hearts do change, just not in the way they expected.


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Alexia Chase ◦ Alexis Anne ◦ Cathryn Fox ◦ Daniela Romero ◦ Kimberly Readnour ◦ Lisa Lang Blakeney ◦ Melissa Ivers ◦ Megan Ryder ◦ Mira Lynn Kelly ◦ Samantha Lind ◦ SE Rose ◦ Sierra Hill ◦ Stacey Lynn ◦ Stephanie Kay ◦ Victoria Denault

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New Release – Dirty Player

Title: Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018


He’ll play dirty to get his girl

“Fun, addictive, and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting for more!”—Annika Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author

It started as a joke…
A throw away promise between friends.
A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.

But that kiss… 
That kiss was no joking matter.
It was hot and wet.
A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on the brink.

She’s got rules about dating guys like me… 
Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.
But as they apply to me? Well, those rules are about to be broken.


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I don’t want to talk about that look. In fact, up until ten seconds ago, I’d been doing a bang-up job of ensuring we haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it all evening. It’s a big ballroom, and if Greg happened to be at the north end, I managed to stay south. The few times I couldn’t stop our paths from crossing, I made sure to pull someone, anyone, along with me, thus ensuring the conversation stayed far, far away from the look that got away from me.
Until now, it had been working. Unfortunately, my conversation buffer just saw her fiancé come in, and the little traitor sprinted off, leaving me staring up at Greg. Nothing to distract me from this gorgeous man in his tuxedo and the trouble I’m having keeping my eyes to myself.
I’m surrounded by good-looking men on a regular basis, and it never gets to me. But with Greg, I can barely breathe. I can hardly look at him without heat spilling into my cheeks, and as to tearing my eyes away? Forget it.
Which is crazy. I’m not fifteen. This isn’t my first crush.
It’s not a crush at all.
It’s Greg, one of my oldest friends and the guy I just promised I wouldn’t objectify tonight. We’re friends. Just friends.
With no more hookups between us.
No more kissing.
No more flirting.
I shake my head, mentally amending the no-more-flirting clause, because this is Greg. Flirting is like breathing for him—an involuntary response, and one I sort of cherish.
But no more staring!
“Thought we discussed you avoiding me,” he says.
Don’t look at him. Don’t look at him. Don’t—
God, he’s so handsome it hurts.
A waiter passes by, and I swipe a glass of white wine from his tray. “I’m not.”
He lets out a low laugh that slides right through to the deepest parts of me.
“Glad to hear it.” He steps closer, ducking his head so his next words are directed at me and me alone. We’re standing in the middle of hundreds of people, but when his eyes are on me like that, a glint of amusement edging a more serious intent, it feels like we’re alone. “Should we discuss that look?”
My cheeks burn hotter, and I toss back half my glass in one swallow. “It was just one look.”
I’m such a liar.
He laughs again, letting up on the eye contact as he surveys the crowd. “There’s that just word again. I’m starting to think maybe you don’t think it means what it really means. And P.S. … it wasn’t just one.”
Geeze. This guy. “Greg, we’re past it. Everything is fine.”
So long as I don’t look at any part of him for more than a fraction of a second, we’re totally good.
“You’re sure?”
No. But I’m subscribing to the fake-it-’til-you-make-it school of thought here. “Absolutely.”
He rolls his shoulder in my peripheral vision. “Well, that’s a relief.”
“Good.” It’s definitely good. Right? I hazard another look at his face. “But out of curiosity, can I ask why?”
The corner of his mouth curves, and I feel the tug of it all the way through me.
“Because if you weren’t past it—if, for example, another one of those rogue looks got away from you while we were in the midst of this crowd—I could see where that might be a problem.”
I force myself to focus on the orchestra set up across the room. Only Greg isn’t done.
“But even if by some miracle they don’t catch the look in your eyes, and I do… then we’d have to worry about them seeing the look in mine. The one that says it’s only going to be a matter of seconds before I’ve got one hand in your hair and the other finding out what’s under that incredible dress.”
I try to swallow, but my throat makes a dry clicking sound, so I drain my glass.
Taking the empty from my hand, Greg returns it to a passing waiter.
He’s amused, the sexy jerk. He knew exactly what kind of effect that casual reference to getting under my dress would have.
“Good thing there’s zero chance of another one of those looks getting away from me. Ever.”
Okay, ever is probably a stretch, but he doesn’t have to snort about it. Cocky bastard.
I should let it go. Let him have his little laugh.
Taking the drink from his hand, I tap my index finger against the condensation-covered glass before bringing it to my lips. Club soda and lime.
It’s not strong enough to justify what blurts past my lips, but I can’t stop myself. “So you don’t need to give what kind of tiny and delicate I’ve got going on under this dress another thought.”
His body stiffens, and his eyes cut to my chest. He’s built like a superhero, but despite his apparent laser focus, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t actually have X-ray vision.
All I wanted was the satisfaction of seeing him squirm. Maybe to gloat a little.
But neither one of us is the type to relinquish a win so easily.
“Jules, you’re going to have to be careful. Tiny and delicate sounds like it might not survive these rough hands of mine.”
My breath catches as need spears through me, and my center goes hot and liquid.
I open my mouth, wanting to say something sharp that puts him in his place. But I can’t make a sound. I can’t think about anything but the snap of elastic and my panties falling apart in his big… rough… hands.
Greg seems to be waiting for the comeback that isn’t coming too.
The seconds stretch and pull.
Our eyes meet and, suddenly, that smug satisfaction washes clean off his face as his nostrils flare and his eyes turn to midnight. I’m pretty sure this is the look he warned me about.
“Aww, fuck. Now you’ve done it, Jules.”
I take a shaky breath. “I know.”


Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.


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