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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “Spring Training” by Parker Kincade

Jul 4
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Happy 4th of July! 😀

To celebrate, I’ve got a giveaway for you featuring Garrett Donovan, the sexy baseball player from Parker Kincade’s book SPRING TRAINING.

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Spring Training cover.

Parker Kincade interviews Garrett Donovan and Jessa Montgomery from SPRING TRAINING

I’m not going to lie. I totally made Garrett a chocolate cream pie as a bribe to get him to sit down with me again. “Another interview, PK?” he whined. “What’s in it for me?”

Homemade chocolate cream pie, apparently. And beer. The way to a Southern boy’s heart.

I set the pie on the table, grab a couple of beers and take a seat. Garrett will let himself in, so there’s no need for me to greet him at the door. We’re old friends after all. He treats my house like his house.

Garrett: Hey PK! Where are you?

Parker: *hears a clammer in the foyer* In the kitchen. And you better not be feeding my dog tater tots again!

A deep, husky chuckle drifts into the kitchen. Ty runs in, tongue hanging happily, as Garrett follows behind looking extremely guilty.

Garrett: I may have saved him one or two. *spies pie on the table* Is that for me?

Parker: *watches as Garrett pulls a fork from the drawer* Yes.

Garrett: Not the store bought shit, right? You promised me a homemade pie.

Parker: Good grief, G. I made it myself – promise. Feel free to dig right in, no need for a plate or anything.

Garrett: *already three bites in* What? You said it was for me and I plan to eat every bite.

Jessa: *walks into kitchen and drops her bag on the counter*  I hope that plan includes extra time in the gym, stud. Although I doubt you’ll gain a pound even after eating that entire pie. Bastard.

Garrett: I can think of better ways to burn these calories. Come here, baby. *pats lap* Take a seat and I’ll share my pie with you.

Jessa: *slides smoothly onto his lap and takes the bite he offers* Damn, Parker. You’ve gotta teach me how to make a pie like this!

Garrett: Then I really will be in trouble. Don’t you dare, PK.

Parker: If pie is the only way to get you to stop by when you’re in town, I’ll take the recipe to my grave. Now behave, you two. This is supposed to be an interview.

Garrett: It would go better if you asked a question.

Jessa: *takes another bite and jabs him in the chest* Be nice. She baked you a pie.

Parker: And I have a fridge full of beer, along with your favorite action movie for later.

Garrett: Sounds great! So, hit me. What’cha got?

Parker: Well, in other interviews, we’ve talked about your favorite things, including your favorite way to kiss. So, let’s start with pet peeves this time. What are yours?

Jessa: *snickers and slides off his lap into the chair next to him*

Garrett: *smiles at her* I’m not the only one who gets irritated when people don’t pull their weight, baby.

Jessa: Garrett has this thing, Parker. He expects everyone to have his work ethic. Some do, some don’t.

Garrett: They should. We all get paid to do a job. I don’t see the problem.

Parker: Yet another reason to love you. What else?

Garrett: I hate to be late, so I’m not a fan of others being late either.

Parker: Ugh, me either! I’m always early. Okay, what’re your plans for the winter?

Garrett: I don’t get a whole lot of time off, so I want to spend some time with my family. I have a new niece to spoil. I promised Harlon I’d help his grandson with his game, so I figure I’ll spend a few weeks on the farm. Then, it’s whatever Jessa wants to do until Christmas and then it’s back to work.

Jessa: Can we spend at least a week somewhere warm and tropical?

Garrett: *places a kiss on the back of her hand* Anywhere you want, baby. One condition though.

Jessa: What’s that?

Garrett: *grins wickedly* I get to pack for you.

Parker: Oh lord. Enough of this. Let’s go watch that movie. And no making out on the couch – I know how much you love to do that!

Garrett: *laughs* No fun, PK. No fun at all…

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Spring Training coverTagline: He’s got his eye on the ball, but his sights are set on her.

 

Blurb:

For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.

 

Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.

Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.

A passion that could cost him everything.

 

parker-kincade-pictureABOUT the author:

Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series.

Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.

 

CONTACT Parker Kincade:

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Blog

Facebook

Twitter – @ParkerKincade

Group Blog –

http://www.lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com

 

EXCERPT:

Strawberries.

You’re such a dumbass.

What the hell was he thinking? If there was one thing every baseball player knew, it was that you didn’t fuck with the owner’s daughter. Ever.

And there he was … talking goddamned condoms and telling her she’d made him hungry.

Jesus Christ.

Garrett scrubbed his hand down his face. He’d heard about the beautiful Jessa Montgomery. From what he’d seen just now, she’d earned every ounce of praise. She was a total knockout. Her hair was a gorgeous shade of blonde and copper, long enough to drape over her breasts. Breasts that weren’t overly large, but perfect to fill his hands.

And her eyes. Garrett bit back a moan. Her eyes were mesmerizing. Not quite blue, not quite green.

But when she started rattling off stats with that voice as smooth as honey, sweet mercy, he’d gone rock hard. Which was damned uncomfortable when his junk was crammed into a protective cup.

Not even his mother could rattle off stats like that and know what they meant. The fact that Jessa understood the game he loved? Fucking. Sexy.

Garrett reached down to adjust himself, hoping to get some relief from the pinch currently nagging his balls.

Two weeks. He’d better chill the fuck out if he was going to survive two weeks with Jessa. Garrett respected the hell out of TJ Montgomery. It was rare for TJ to take a personal interest to the extent he had with him. He still hadn’t figured that one out, but Garrett liked the man. And he needed this job. He had his mom and Leah to worry about. And now little Georgia Grace.

His dad had died years ago, and now that his brother-in-law was gone, Garrett was all they had. The family farm in Mississippi had been his parents’ dream, and Garrett worked hard to make sure it would continue to provide for them. But there was only so much he could do by himself.

Baseball was his ticket to securing a future for his family. He couldn’t afford to screw that up. He had no business thinking about strawberries and wondering if Jessa’s nipples would taste the same as she smelled.

Shit.

Garrett made his way onto the field. He didn’t know what she was getting all bent out of shape about anyway. Even being a few hours later than he’d scheduled, he was still two days early for team practice. If anything, he should be offended about the crack she’d made about him wearing protection. As if he was some kind of man whore.

Ah, if only he’d had that kind of time to waste.

He scanned the growing crowd. He smiled and waved to the fans calling his name. He took in the excitement like the ground soaked up the sun, giving himself a moment to revel in the fact that he was here. All the years of hard work and sacrifice had finally paid off.

“Hey, Donovan!” Garrett turned to see the batting coach signaling him over. “You planning to stand around all day, or you gonna show these folks whatcha got?”

He caught sight of Jessa, already sitting in the first row with her bare feet propped up on the rail. He couldn’t resist stretching his neck to check out her long, lean legs. He cursed as she eased out of the short-sleeved button down, leaving her in a tight top with tiny straps. He wondered how easily those straps would snap if he wrapped his hands around them and tugged.

As if she sensed him watching, her gaze locked on him. Her smile was almost apologetic. Then she laughed and waved her clipboard — her demand for him to get busy.

“Donovan!”

Garrett grabbed his bat and sighed. It was going to be a very long two weeks.

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