May is ending with a lot of exciting things! Susan Scott Shelley and I are thrilled to share Against the Rush, Book 1 in the Philadelphia Power series. Jalen and Leif's story was first published as a novella in the Love is All: Vol. 4, but we've expanded the story to a full-length novel.
Jalen Daniels loves his job as a hockey coach to kids in the Philadelphia Power’s youth league. Coaching in the same league he played in and volunteering his time to a charity that brings the game to underserved communities takes up a lot of his time. The rest is filled with playing hockey in a rec league and bouncing at a nightclub. Meeting Leif Larsson, star player for the Power and father of one of the kids he coaches, knocks Jalen's busy life off balance and leaves him craving Philly's favorite Swede.
Philadelphia Power defenseman Leif Larsson has devoted the last four years to being a dad and a hockey player, in that order. Focusing on being the best dad for his daughter and the best teammate and player for the team was all that mattered. But when he sees Jalen at a charity event, their connection is strong enough to push his heart into pursuing the talented, surprising, handsome man.
Amid the bustle of hockey season, the sparks between Jalen and Leif ignite into something bigger and brighter than they’ve ever experienced. But navigating a relationship when their conflicting schedules make meeting up close to impossible is harder on their hearts than they anticipated. Can they find a way to score a win for love?
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And in other exciting news, the gorgeous cover the Love is All: Vol. 6 charity anthology is here. I love, love, LOVE this cover!
The sixth edition of Love is All features ten brand new stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, including BL Maxwell, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson, Gabbi Grey, Nic Starr, Sean Michael, Lee Blair, Xio Axelrod, RJ Scott & V.L. Locey, and Piper Malone. They celebrate the universal human right that is to love and be loved.
All proceeds will go to three organizations that support and defend LGBTQIA+ rights: the Unity Coalition, Out Memphis, and Lucie's Place.
Susan and I contributed Over the Top, part of our Philadelphia Power hockey series. It's about hockey player, Calder and his tailor, Riggs. You meet both of them in Against the Rush, and in Over the Top, will a weekend-long first date them finding their perfect fit in each other?
The anthology will only be available for a limited time.
COMING June 6th!