We Have Liftoff!

Some of you may not know that I have a writing alter-ego.  Under the name of V.K. Sykes I write contemporary romance with my husband, Randy.  We already have one digital book out that was released by Carina Press last year, called Caddygirls.  Well, Randy and I are now stepping into the brave new world of indie publishing with our second book, Hardball.  We had a great time writing this book, which is a very sexy romance between a baseball star and a surgeon.  Here’s the blurb:

After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream:  a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital.  Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands.  That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way.  And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.

 Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his baseball glove.  He’s at the height of his game, a west coast team is about to lure him with even greater riches, and the most gorgeous women in town are in full pursuit.  Nate has everything he wants, or at least he thinks he does, until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Holly Bell.  He’s totally up for a hot affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest.

 But will Holly be willing to play his game?  When the lovely doctor starts changing the rules, Nate realizes he just might be playing for keeps.

Fun, eh?  I love sports heroes, but they’re not that easy to find.  Susan Elizabeth Phillips has the great Chigaco Stars series, and Kate Angell writes wonderful baseball romances.  There are a few others, but not nearly as many as you might expect.  So we decided to write our own sports hero, and I was determined that he be a very sexy alpha dude.  Nate Carter, I’m happy to say, is the result.

You can read an excerpt of Hardball in the Notes section of our V.K. Sykes author page on facebook.

Hardball is now on digital shelves at Amazon and Smashwords for only $2.99.  While you’re shopping around you might also want to have a look at CaddyGirls, which is also available on Amazon and the Carina Press website.

Happy reading!

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