I write the New York Saints contemporary series for St. Martin’s Press.
New York Saints
No one ever called them saints…once upon a time there were three not so little guys. Guys who loved baseball. Guys brought together at college by their baseball scholarships. The wily catcher. The hot-shot pitcher. The slugger who could knock em out of the park. From very different backgrounds, these guys bonded over pizza, beer, women and their love of the New York Saints, the worst team in the history of major league baseball. The three of them had looks and talent. World beaters. Headed for the show, no doubt about it.
Until the bombing. Three guys who ran into a burning stadium to rescue people. Three guys who came out changed. They chose different paths. One to the world of money, one to medicine, one to the military. But different paths couldn’t break their bond, or the love of their team. Now, fifteen years later, the Saints are in trouble…and three very different men are on a brand new mission to save ‘em.
They know it won’t be easy. They’re prepared for foul balls and furore, but they can’t prepare for the sneakiest pitches of all…the ones made for their hearts.
BOOK 1 – THE DEVIL IN DENIM (26 August 2014)
|LIFE JUST THREW HER A CURVEBALL.
As the team-owner’s daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints’ stadium—glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball’s in her blood, and she’s always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that’s distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.WILL LOVE BE HOME RUN?
Alex could never have imagined how much this team means to Maggie. He needs her to help show the players that they’re still a family…even if he and Maggie are at the verge of exchanging blows. But her fiery determination and gorgeous looks prove irresistible to Alex. And much as he wants to relegate their relationship to the playing field—and get the Saints back in the game—Alex just can’t help himself: What he wants to win most is Maggie’s heart…Read more/buy
BOOK 2 – ANGEL IN ARMANI (30 December 2014)
|WILL A LOVE OF THE GAMESara Charles is trying not to strike out. With her dad out of commission, Charles Air has only one helicopter left-and only one Sara to fly charters. With the family business in jeopardy, Sara needs all the clients she can get and the newest one is New York Saints team surgeon, Lucas Angelo. When an unexpected flirtation escalates into a night of pure blind passion, Sara realizes she may have just blown the game. To stay in play, she vows to avoid Lucas and keep her mind on her business and only her business. But there’s a catch: she needs him–in more ways than one.LEAD TO A FIELD OF DREAMS?Lucas thought he had his head in the game until his night with Sara throws him off balance. Spring training is upon him, and his schedule is madness but he can’t forget her. So he makes an offer she can’t refuse. Be his personal pilot and earn the money she needs to save Charles Air. She intends to keep him at arm’s length–especially when she discovers just how different their worlds are. Little does Sara know that, for Lucas, the only thing more important than business is pleasure. He only plays to win. And he intends to hit it out of the park…
BOOK 3 – LAWLESS IN LEATHER (5 May 2015)
|SHE’S GOOD AT HER GAME.
Raina Easton never dreamed she’d end up playing ring master to a bunch of baseball cheerleaders. But when the New York Saints offers her a job to coach its new squad—the Fallen Angels—Raina can’t refuse. As the owner of a burlesque club, she can certainly show the girls more than a few good moves. But as for her new boss? That is, as they say, a whole ’nother story. . .AND HE’S GOT IT BAD.
Army veteran, biker, and all-around tough guy, Malachi Coulter isn’t your typical sports-team owner. For one thing, he doesn’t think cheerleaders belong on the baseball field. Another: he can’t seem to separate business and pleasure when he meets his somewhat scandalous new employee. Seems the major-league bad boy has met his match in the gorgeous, feisty Raina. All’s fair in love and baseball…could it be that, after all this time, Malachi is playing to win?Read more/buy
But wait, there’s more
Now that I’ve dealt with their bosses, I’m getting some of the players into trouble…
BOOK 4 – PLAYING HARD
|Oliver Shields vs Amelia Graham
Publication date TBD
BOOK 5 – PLAYING FAST
|Mystery man vs Eva Harlowe
Publication date TBD