Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Fire and Ice: Read an Excerpt + Enter to Win


Fire and Ice JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Fire and Ice by Carolyn Miller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Fire and Ice

Title: Fire and Ice
Northwest Ice Division #1
Carolyn Miller
Independently Published
Release Date: July 10, 2023
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Hannah Wade loves sports, so when injury is swiftly followed by an opportunity to be one of Calgary's first female sports analysts, she jumps at the chance. Trouble is, some of the old dinosaurs she works with thinks she's nothing but a fluff-piece, there to add ratings and stir controversy among the fiercely loyal hockey fans. She longs for the chance to prove herself, so when an opportunity comes along to interview newly traded defenseman Franklin James, she meets him, with disastrous effect. 

Growing up with three sisters means Franklin thought he knew something about women, but nothing had ever prepared him for the sparkling firecracker that is Hannah. And yet her vibrant personality holds a sweetness and soft side, something that draws his interest and protectiveness when an interview goes south

Can these two overcome prejudice and see a way forward? And what has faith - or the lack of - got to do with anything? Fire and Ice is the first book in the new Northwest Ice hockey romance series, a sweet and swoony, slightly sporty, Christian contemporary romance series that continues the legacy of the Original Six, and is perfect for fans of Becky Wade, Courtney Walsh and Susan May Warren.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookBub

Also Available

The Breakup Project  Love on Ice  Checked Impressions  Hearts and Goals  Big Apple Atonement  Muskoka Blue

Book Excerpt

Her hand ignored her internal memo to play it cool and lifted of its own accord from his shirt to his jaw, reveling in the tiny bristles there. “Do you want me thinking about how cute the dimple in your jaw is?”

“Don’t tease a man,” he murmured.

Very well. She pressed to her toes and leaned against him, her head tilted, her hands sliding to the back of his neck. She tugged his face down until his mouth was mere millimeters from hers.

“You sure?” he whispered.

She didn’t reply, simply closing the gap between them and closing her eyes as his lips touched hers. Oh, what soul-soaring magic lay in his lips. She relaxed, her mouth clinging to his, molding against his, greedy for more. He gave a low-throated sigh, and pressed in hungrily, his lips warm, firm, as heated thrills raced up and down her body, and tugged low in her stomach. His arm slipped down to her waist, and he pulled her flush against his body, and she reveled in the feel of his strength, his muscles, his intensity. He kissed her, and she was sure their lips imparted eternal vows of devotion in shared breath.

Time stilled, then expanded, so their kiss might’ve lasted five seconds, a minute, an hour, she didn’t know or care. Then she drew back, unsteady, mind spinning, lips swollen, hair a mess. She blinked, and the world drew into focus again.

He leaned his forehead against hers, as she caught her breath. “That was…” He closed his eyes.

Amazing? Terrible? Needing work? Garlic-flavored?

“The best kiss of my life.”

About the Author

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of romance, Carolyn loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. Her bestselling, award-winning Regency and contemporary novels are stories that offer hope, heart, and a twist of Aussie humour.

Connect with Carolyn by visiting carolynmillerauthor.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Fire and Ice JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight July 10, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 17, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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