Some of my newer visitors to the blog might not know that I have a writing alter-ego – it’s VK Sykes, and under that name I write sexy contemporary romance with my husband. As you can imagine, it’s very interesting to write books with my hubby, but I have to say that we have a lot of fun doing it. The sex scenes, though, I have to write those. When I let him do it they’re only about three paragraphs long. He’s a little shy when it comes to that sort of thing!
We’ve recently released two new books. Fastball is a sports romance, and is a prequel to our award-winning book, Hardball. Here’s the blurb for Fastball:
Baseball reporter Maddie Leclair has spent years chasing her dream job—covering the major league team, the Philadelphia Patriots. Now that she’s landed the assignment she intends to make it big, with feature articles on the front page of every sports section in the country. But to do that, she needs to score an interview with the most private and elusive athlete in baseball, Patriots’ superstar Jake Miller.
On the rebound from a devastating injury that knocked him out of play for a season, Jake has a lot to prove to the suits in the front office. He’s sure he still has what it takes to win, and he’ll be damned if he lets anything get in the way of his climb back to the top.
The last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. But one look at Maddie and he knows he’s in trouble. He finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win.
Jake is one of my favorite heroes. A big, strong, straight-up guy who always wants to do the right thing. If you like sports romance or athlete heroes, I think you’ll like Fastball.
Our latest book isn’t a sports romance, but it’s a lot of fun. Hot Number is set in Las Vegas, and revolves around the heroine’s determination to put her old, hard-working and boring life behind her for a little excitement in Sin City.
Here’s the blurb:
Geeky but brilliant college professor Sadie Bligh has failed once again to win the most prestigious award in mathematics. All she has to show for her life’s work is a flat-lined career and a non-existent social life. So when her best friend suggests a wild week in Las Vegas, gambling and hooking up with hot guys, Sadie decides she has nothing to lose.
But Sadie’s first night in Vegas involves an unfortunate run-in with a mojito and a poker table, drawing the attention of the casino’s deputy chief of security. Nick Saxon thinks Sadie’s a problem, but she thinks he’s incredibly sexy. Since she’s come to Vegas to let loose, Nick just might fit the bill.
With a sick mother to care for and a boss who hates his guts, Nick has enough on his plate, and the bundle of mayhem called Sadie Bligh spells nothing but trouble. She’s also funny and smart, and the sexual energy between them could light up the Vegas strip. But when she’s fingered for counting cards at the blackjack table, Nick is faced with a stark choice: protect her and risk getting fired, or toss her out on her sweet behind and risk never seeing her again.
I love Sadie. She’s whip-smart, funny, and vulnerable all at the same time. She was a lot of fun to write. If you like very sexy contemporary romance with a lot of humor and heart, I think you’ll like Hot Number.
Both Fastball and Hot Number are currently available on Amazon and Smashwords for only $2.99. Within a few weeks, the books should also be available for the NOOK and other e-readers at sites like Barnes & Noble and the Sony Store.
PS. If you’ve read and enjoyed my books, I’d be thrilled if you could post a review to Amazon, B & N, or Goodreads. In fact, posting reviews for books on those sites is one of the best ways you can support your favorite authors. Thanks!!