Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hot on Ice Anthology ~ Feature Spotlight on Ransom by Nana Malone


Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology
Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Xio Axelrod, Angi Morgan, Robin Kaye, Kate Meader, Misty D. Waters, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long and Susan Shelley Scott
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Avery Flynn


Little did they know that winning the Cup would just be the start of the hottest summer of their lives. . .

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won The Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship.

Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

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What's included in Hot on Ice:

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington
BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt
DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid
CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson
BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan
THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod
CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth
FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher
BLADE, Avery Flynn
UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden
COURAGE, Lena Hart
PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye
BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz
BLOCKED, Heather Long
IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader
MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley
CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters


RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone - Money, power, prestige...reject. Ransom Cox is --The Player. His whole life, hockey player, Ransom Cox, has watched the people he loves the most reject and leave him. He's learned it's better to be on his own. After the scandal of his wife walking out on him right before the championships, citing his bedroom "over" prowess as the reason, he can't seem to escape the spotlight. The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he's always wanted. The one girl who could destroy him.


Lexa coughed on the sip of water she'd taken. "Let's get one thing clear. Ransom Cox has never noticed me. I lack the requisite equipment for him to pay appropriate attention. I'm not blonde. My rack isn’t overly endowed. Oh, and all he ever saw in high school was hockey. I was nerdy, and paid zero attention to anything other than great stories."

"I have it on good authority that you paid attention to more than just your great stories and books. I know for a fact that you used to practice kissing on your hand and pretend it was Ransom."

Lexa flushed. "Oh, my God. If you ever tell another living soul that, I will kill you. Kill you, dead. Forever."

Her sister snorted and laughed even as she scooted out of the way of Lexa's swats. "Think of your great story. I'm telling you. The man, the myth—"

Ella's voice dropped away, and Lexa looked up, wondering what happened to her sister.

Oh, God. She gulped in a breath. The man, the myth, the penis legend. The hockey God. All six feet, five inches of ripped muscle, the movie-star face, and badass attitude. Standing in the doorway.

Lexa jumped up out of her seat. Too bad her foot was corded around her bag that she’d tucked under the desk, and she couldn't get proper placement. And so down she went.

Ella ran in behind Ransom. "Oh, my God, Lex."

Faceplant in front of the guy you always had a crush on, check. Total lack of career direction, check. Yes, her humiliation was complete. Next to her, Ransom's deep baritone rumbled. "Are you okay?"

Lexa pushed herself to a sitting position. "Yeah, the only thing hurt is my pride, and my forehead. Pretty sure I scraped my hand, too."

Behind Ransom, Ella's jaw hung open. She held her arms about a foot apart, as if to indicate a certain…measurement, then cleared her throat as he picked up her wrist and examined it.

"I'm okay."

Ransom studied her hand. "Are you sure? There's no pain when I move it?"

Behind him, Ella grinned widely, a mischievous gleam in her eye.

Lexa wanted to die. Matter of fact, if the ground could just open up and swallow her now, that would be awesome. Come on ground. Any moment now. Nothing? Okay, then. "No. It doesn't hurt."

"Are you sure about that?" His voice was husky. Low. She'd seen him interviewed enough times in recent years to know that that was just his voice. He didn't usually say much. But when he did, he always sounded like that. Like he'd just woken up from a long night of sex. Which was the last thing she needed to think about when dealing with Ransom.

Her sister, traitor that she was, called out. "Well, if you're okay, I'm going to head back to the café. I'm sure the two of you have lots to catch up on. Lex, I’ll send someone over with a sandwich. And that recipe. Though, you might not want to use it for a while. All that garlic. Good to see you, Ransom."

Lexa groaned. With one faceplant, she'd earned enough humiliation points with her sister for her to hand over that garlic aïoli recipe. Awesome.

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4 comments:

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    1. (smile)

      There are a lot of great authors in this anthology!!! I didn't realize you were apart of it until I was wondering on a post last month. I'm looking forward to reading the stories.

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  2. Lol, thanks Angi! Ransom is a hot one. His name alone was well worth writing this book!!

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    1. You guys are killing me here. Because of my reading schedule I can only read about three or four books. Man...I want to read them all.

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