Friday, September 13, 2013

TRR's Blog Hop Begins with a Spotlight on New Antho Sis, Rebecca Crowley!

Welcome to one of the stops for The Romance Reviews Blog Hop!


I would love to introduce to you a brand new author by the name of Rebecca Crowley, whose debut book, THE STRIKER'S CHANCE, is now out from Carina Press!  I decided to spotlight Rebecca's book because 1) it's an awesome sports-romance, and I love to share awesome of any kind with the world.  And 2) Rebecca is my new antho sister! 

How did this happen?  Executive Director of Carina Press, Angela James, had an open call for holiday subs with various themes. Rebecca and I were chosen out of who-only-knows how many writers be a part of GIFTS OF HONOR, a military-themed holiday homecoming anthology releasing November 21st. She's really getting her writing career started off with a bang, and if you needed any more convincing of that, just read the blurb for THE STRIKER'S CHANCE:


Landing the PR contract for North Carolina's new soccer team could take Holly Taylor's career to the next level. Her task? Make Kepler "Killer" de Klerk, an athlete with a party-hard reputation, a star. But revamping the sexy footballer's image while battling her unwanted attraction to him is easier said than done.
The car accident that derailed Kepler's European career also gave him some much-needed perspective. He's ready to give up on fame and focus on the game he loves. The last thing he needs is a headstrong brunette pushing him back into the spotlight, even if butting heads with her is the most fun he's had in ages.
The more time Holly spends with Kepler, the more she sees how different he is from his tabloid persona. But when she's offered her dream job for a price, she finds herself torn between the career she's spent years building and the man she doesn't want to give up.
55,000 words

Sounds great, right? Well, here's a chance to pick it up, as well as a few others if you know how to manage your GC money right, heh.  I'm offering a $10 Amazon gift card at the end of the hop to one lucky commenter (SPAMMERS DON'T COUNT!), so leave a comment below.

Enjoy the hop! To go to the next blog, click on the graphic below. :)

The Romance Reviews Hop


  1. I haven't read a lot of books featuring sports characters, I am going to have to change that.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  2. Remember that part in Wayne's World when they meet Alice Cooper and Garth and Wayne are all, "We're not worthy, we're not worthy"? Yeah, that.

  3. I love sports romances but haven't found nearly enough of them. This sounds like a great one!

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  4. I do love sports romances (especially m/m ones involving hockey teammates)!


  5. Sports is not usually my brand of romance, but I'll have to try it.
    Emma (at) Emmaweylin (dot) come

  6. I love sports themed stories (especially m/m ones). I'll have to add this tomy wishlist.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  7. I love sports romances :) Can't wait to check it out!! Thanks for sharing!


  8. I haven't read any books with a sports theme, so I guess I'll have to add that genre to my reading list.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. It's been awhile since I've read a good sports theme romance. But I'm willing to keep reading new ones!
    lumanesce (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  11. I like sports themed books, though this would be my first soccer series (and I don't watch soccer so I'm sure I'll learn things too).

  12. Amanda Hudson
    book sounds great!

  13. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

  14. I haven't read a sports romance for quite some time, but I would love to read The Striker's Chance story sounds like an A+ read.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  15. My two favorite things combined Hockey and Romance.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  16. I am just starting to read romances with sports heroes and this looks like a good one. Going to add it to my wishlist. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. I recently discovered hockey romance books. Love reading about the guys who get down & dirty on the ice. Currently working my way through Toni Aleo's Assassins series, so I could make good use of a little extra Amazon cash.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  18. Sounds good. Have to check it out. I havent read a lot of sports themed stories yet.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  19. The sports romance titles I've encountered are often about American football or baseball, so I'm quite interested! And the Amazon reviews don't look too bad (so far).

    supersatchmo at myopera dot com.

  20. Sounds interesting. I love sport themed romances! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  21. I haven't read very many sport romances, but I recently read Destiny Blaine's Covering the Spread and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win a GC and buy The Striker's Chance.


  23. I love sport romances, especially ones about hockey or soccer. Thanks for introducing me to a new author and book. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. Great blurb.

  25. Stacy, that's so nice of you to support a new author, and the story does sound like it'll be a good read. Thanks for sharing with us!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  26. Thanks for being part of this blog hop!

  27. I've only read a few sports romance. Gotta remedy that.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  28. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

    awindandbooks at gmail dot com

  29. The Striker's Chance sounds like a fantastic read!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  30. haven't read any sports themed books, more into paranormal scifi fantasy - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com