Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Hot Summer Reads Giveaway Hop, sponsored by the Insatiable Reads Book Tour.  There are over 100 bloggers and authors participating in the hop, and each is offering a giveaway on her blog.  And there are two Grand Prize, too:

– a Kindle Fire

– $50 Amazon gift certificate

Nice, eh?  But it’s not all about the prizes, is it?  It’s about the books, too–all those wonderful reads that can steam up your summer and make it a whole lot of fun!  And what better for a hot read than the Boys of Summer, themselves?

In addition to my historical romances, I write contemporary romance with my husband as V.K. Sykes.  As you can imagine, writing romance with hubby leads to some interesting developments–plot developments, that is.  You see, hubby is something of a baseball fanatic, so he thought it would be fun to write a series centered around the players of a pro ball team.  Thus, The Philadelphia Patriots were born.

Our USA Today Bestselling series features classic alpha male athletes as heroes, and the women who tame them.  These guys are smart, sexy, and very hot, as our heroines find out sooner rather than later!  Here’s the blurb for our latest book in the series, Curveball:

Taylor Page has never wanted anything but a career in major league baseball. Through talent and guts, she’s finally landed a position as Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Patriots. The only problem is that most men in baseball still don’t take a woman exec seriously, so she needs to do something big to convince her bosses she has what it takes to run a team.

Veteran Pittsburgh outfielder Ryan Locke’s career is in jeopardy when a suddenly unreliable throwing arm comes on top of rehab from a major injury. A single parent with a troubled daughter and an alcoholic mother to provide for, retirement is out of the question.

When Taylor needs a replacement for an injured first baseman, she comes up with a risky idea: convince her boss to make a trade for Ryan Locke, and then convince the still talented slugger to play first base for the Patriots. With Ryan dead-set against that plan and both their careers on the line, neither Taylor nor Ryan can afford the explosive physical attraction between them. But despite Taylor’s best efforts to resist Ryan’s campaign of seduction, she’s not sure she’s got the willpower to keep from playing along.

You can read an excerpt from Curveball and my other contemporary romances on my V.K. Sykes website.

For my visitors to the blog today, I’ll be giving away a copy of my Philadelphia Patriots 3 Book Box Set, plus a $10 Amazon gift card.  Just tell me what hot summer reads you’ve got lined up for a chance to win! 

And don’t forget to visit the other sites in the Blog Hop.  Click here to start hopping away!


74 thoughts on “Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Blog Hop!!”

  1. My goal is pick a book from my massive TBR pile. I think my top of that list will be If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  2. I’m going back to read some older romance books and hoping I can complete them before school starts for me again in August…which is one month to go. I’m reading To Distraction (book 5 of Bastion Club) by Stephanie Laurens and I hope to finish that series by this week. Pennyroyal Green series is next on my list because book 6 was release last week and I haven’t even started it yet. I have so much in line before school starts.

  3. I’m looking forward to reading the newest by Carly Phillips (Perfect Fling), Gena Showalter (The Darkest Craving) and the anthology from Jaci Burton and Carly Phillips (Hot Summer Nights)

  4. I have lots of read on my never-ending TBR pile – catching up on some Jill Shalvis from her Lucky Harbor series is tops of the list but plenty more! Thanks for having a giveaway 🙂

  5. I’m reading Tali Spencer’s THICK AS THIEVES and rereading Damon Suede’s HOT HEAD. I’m about to start Sommer Marsden’s COMING TOGETHER TREASURES, and a few Kindle shorts…


  6. I am actually getting ready to read Karen Marie Moning’s Highlanders and currently reading Outlander too.


  7. I read both new and older books. I just ordered the 5 books in the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas and am looking forward to reading them for the first time. I’ve heard such wonderful things about them, especially THE DEVIL IN WINTER.


  8. I just finished reading Hot Summer Nights by Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, etc..

    Now I am reading Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips.

  9. I seriously have way too many to mention, but I need to read the last book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

  10. Right now I am reading Play Hard (3 books in one) and I can’t wait to read the others that go with them. Broken by Rachel Hanna; Melody Anne’s Billionaire’s; Luanne Rice Apple Orchard; Sullivan Series by Bella Andre….and anything else that looks good and interesting 🙂

  11. I have several Deb Marlowe novels that I’ve been wanting to get to and I know I’m going to enjoy them. In addition, there are so many delicious novels out there waiting for me to read them and I only wish I had two sets of eyes! 🙂

  12. I have already read 7 off my TBR list! 🙂 And added 15 to my Kindle app on my iPhone… never-ending cycle that I ADORE! Next up are the ARC’s of Season for Scandal by Theresa Romain and The Arrangement by Mary Balogh. I already finished my ARC of Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips. I won all 3 ARC’s in the same week, 2 on the author pages and 1 on Goodreads! So exciting! Happy Reading Always ~

  13. I have so many lined up. Some are rereads but some are Kresley Cole’s IAD series, JR Ward’s BDB series, Gena Showalter’s Alien Huntress series, Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series, Tara Sivec’s Because of You, and many more. I also hope to get more Molly Harper books 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. My goodreads TBR list is bursting with hot summer reads I am working my way through 🙂 Thanks so much for the great giveaway/hop! Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  15. I’m planning on catching up with the Stephanie Plum series. At the moment, I’m reading Blooksucking Fiends, which is hilarious!

  16. I getting caught up on the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  17. Over 100 books on my TBR right now…so whatever I pick from the top for each new one 😉

    Thanks! Can’t wait to read this series, It’s on my list too! LOL


  18. Thanks for sharing. I actually have the first one in this series on my TBR. I normally read paranormal,but I am intrigued with your Philadelphia Patriots. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

  19. I’m planning on reading
    Tangled Up In Love by Heidi Betts
    Losing It and Faking It by Cora Carmack
    If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
    One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
    The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
    Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey
    and last but NOT least (lol)
    Vanessa Kelly bundle of 3 books
    asdidonato77 at yahoo dot com

  20. First I wanna say, I am so sorry to be cut and pasting this but it is the end of the day and the hop is almost over. I know crappy defense but I am tired! I promise I am adding books as I go along!
    So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!
    Thanks for being in the hop!

  21. Oh lord, you don’t have enough space for me to list them all. Off the top of the pile is Shona Husk’s The Outcast Prince, Pamela Palmer’s A Love Untamed and Eloisa James’ Once Upon A Tower.

    blueshedevil32 at gmail dot com

  22. I’m going to start reading Sandra Hill’s Cajun series. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and for participating in the hop!!


  23. I have a ton but the latest are Psy-changeling series by Nalini Singh and Axel by Harper Sloane

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  24. Well, my TBR kist is over 500 and I read 2-3 books a week so it will be a hard decision! ‘My ARC of ‘Love Realized’ by Melanie Codina, Susan Mallery’s ‘Barefoot Summer’ and Racheal Caine’s ‘Undone’ are next in line though after I finish the ARC of ‘American Bride in Kabul’ by Phyllis Chesler and ‘The Last Falcon’ by Colleen Ruttan (won that in a Goodreads contest) I go back and forth between the 2 depending on my mood

  25. I would love to read more of Lisa Kleypas and Nicholas Sparks!! Their romantic stories just make my heart thump!

  26. my list of books I want to read grows faster than I’m able to read 😉 though several coming out over the next mo (ie: dana marie bell, sara humphries, miranda neville) or so will be put next in line right away

    pagalatheart -at -yahoo- dot- com

  27. I’ve got WAY to many books to read. I’ve been slotting them 10 at a time on my nook and trying to go through them a week at a time.

    thanks for participating in the hop and for the chance to win.

    dragon5174 at gmail dot com

  28. Like so many others, I have a whole pile of TBR books in paperback and on my Kindle. There are several books coming out in the next couple weeks that will just add to the pile. Susan Mallery and Carly Phillips to name a few.
    I already have all your books so don’t enter me.

  29. I have so many to read, so I put them in alphabetical order by author name and read from a-z! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com

  30. The Philadelphia Patriots series sounds fantastic and I’m looking forward to checking it out!

    This Summer, I have a couple go John Sandford books to catch up on (Stolen Prey and Silent Prey), a new Charley Davidson (Darynda Jones) addiction to feed (books 2-5) and books by two of my absolute FAVE authors are releasing this Summer Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels) and Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara (Chronicles of Elantra). Add to that releases from Olivia Cunning (Wicked Beat – Sinners on Tour) and Carrie Vaughn (Kitty & the Underworld) and my Summer TBR runneth over!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  31. Top of my summer bucket list is Sinners on Tour by Olivia Cunning! I’ve read Jace’s and Brian’s stories and loved them! Cannot wait to read about the rest of the band!

  32. Now that we are back from a long vacation and attending a readers/writers conference, I am almost
    unpacked. I am awaiting the box of books I shipped home. There are several books from Pamela Clare’s I-Team Series, Melissa Mayhue’s Daughters of The Glen Series, and Paty Jager’s SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON that will be the first I read. After that, I will dig into my TBR mountain.

  33. I don’t have any specific books picked out, I just go with whatever I feel like reading at the time 🙂 Thank you!


  34. Hi! I dont have a set list. I read whatever catches my attention! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! 🙂


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