Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Excerpt from Foolish Games by Tracy Solheim + #Giveaway

Meet Tracy:
Author Tracy Solheim has written her share of best sellers and note-worthy books. Unfortunately most of them line the shelves of dusty government offices around the world never to see the light of day. She hopes to change that with her series of contemporary romantic fiction novels published by Berkley Books.

“I guess you could say I’m a frustrated sports writer at heart, but I love writing—and reading—books centered around sports. I can thank my dad for that. He introduced me to Dick Francis novels when I was a teenager and I was hooked. I am also a big fan of the happily ever after endings of romance novels, so it was only natural that I combined the two elements in my fiction debut.”

Connect with Tracy: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Excerpt in which our heroine struggles to find her long lost muse

What was once as easy as closing her eyes and seeing a design was now a gift locked away in the far recesses of her brain. She only had three months to unlock her muse and begin making money again.
“She doesn’t want a store bought gown. She wants an original. And money isn’t the problem. I’m paying.” Brody reached over and grabbed her hand, gently squeezing it. “Whatever it costs. Just, please say you’ll do it.”
Julianne wanted to cry. She was touched by the sweet gesture of Brody buying his sister a wedding gown, but she couldn’t design one for him. It was impossible.
“Get your paws off my wife!”
She jumped out of her chair, pulling her hand out of Brody’s as Owen let out a startled shriek. Will stormed in to the kitchen making a beeline for Brody.
“Dude, is that all the time you defensive types spend working out? No wonder we keep getting scored on.” Brody leaned on the back two legs of his chair, clearly unfazed by the menacing wall of muscle descending on him. Of course, she figured he wouldn’t be in the NFL he couldn’t stare down a linebacker.
“I swear, Janik, I’ve had enough of that pretty mouth of yours,” Will snarled.
“Stop it!” Julianne picked up a crying Owen. “You’re scaring the baby.”

Excerpt from FOOLISH GAMES ©2013 by Tracy Solheim. All rights reserved.


Genre: Contemporary
Series: Out of Bounds #2
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (December 3, 2013)


Bridal gown designer, Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding. But much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.

Will “William the Conqueror” Connelly grew up tough shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.

Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection? Or are they just playing foolish games?

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Tracy is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and signed copies of GAME ON and FOOLISH GAMES to one random winner.

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Follow the tour for other fun stops:

November 24- Ramblings From This Chick

November 26- Herding Cats and Burning Soup

November 27- SOS Aloha

November 29- The Book Pushers

November 30- Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

December 2- What I’m Reading

December 3- Book Binge

December 5- The Romance Dish

December 6- Stitch Read Cook
(STOP 2) - Seductive Musings

December 7- Give Me Books

December 8- Eclectic Passions

December 10- The Book Queen’s Palace

December 11- Ms Romantic Reads

December 12- Cocktails and Books

December 13- Rookie Romance

December 14- Miss Ivy’s Book Nook
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