Sep 11, 2014

Swag September: Author Spotlight -- Mary Smith (+ Giveaway)


Spotlight -- Mary Smith

Mary Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, but raised in Princeton, Illinois. She is currently lives in West Virginia. She is an avid reader, co-founder of Book Nerds Across America, author of The Ice Series and co-author of The Penalty Kill Trilogy. She goes nowhere without her cell phone or Kindle. Mary loves anything to do with Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp, and hockey related! She is also an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls fan. 


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Bold As Love Series

Melting Away The Ice

Sara Smith, a hard working lawyer, thought she found her true love. Unfortunately, that was a huge mistake. Now she goes home at night and avoids people. Until one day her best friend forces her to go to a hockey game.

Lucas Sharp, the Captain of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing, winning the Cup. It was not until a meet and greet after the game that he saw Sara.

After finally going on a few dates Lucas knows that she is hiding something, but Sara won't talk about it.

Will Lucas be able to melt away the ice on her heart and still win the Cup? Or will Sara keep her true-self frozen away from finding happiness?

Breaking The Ice

Rachel Silver is independent and likes it that way. It hardly bothers her that she hasn’t even had a relationship in over a year. Her goals are firmly set on her career. That was until her love of hockey crosses paths with Max Crawford.

Even though Max Crawford has had a wild side, there was something about Rachel when he saw her for the first time. Maybe it was her smart mouth, or her sexy lips? Nonetheless, he wanted her.

Finally, Max is able to start a relationship with her, but will her stubborn attitude be the downfall of their relationship? Or could Max break the ice that holds her firm?

Shattering The Ice

Charity Drake has only known heartache, until she had her son, Ethan. Now, everything revolves around him, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Marc Kane, the goalie for the Chicago Eagles, has dated a few girls, but wants that one true love, and he thinks he found it. The problem is, Charity isn’t sure she’s ready.

Through ups and downs, and Ethan’s love, Marc and Charity try to figure out if their shattered past can be put together?


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The Penalty Kill Trilogy

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Breakaway

Levi Carr is captain of the Roxboro University Lions hockey team. His rival is James Wayne University and their captain, Trevor McCarthy. After an incident in high school and his mother’s death, Levi does whatever he can to make McCarthy’s life a little harder. When leaving the rivaling campus one night, Levi meets one person who can unknowingly help him mess with McCarthy.

My one job in this is to mess with McCarthy’s head and all it has done is mess with mine.

Presley McCarthy lives in the shadow of her twin brother, Trevor. After being separated when their parents divorced, all Presley heard about was Levi Carr being a bully to Trevor. Now in college, Presley is trying to be her own person, but when she meets Levi Carr, it all changes. But will the changes be good or bad?

He is nothing like my brother described. Maybe I’ve been wrong all along.

Our First Christmas

Taking place between Breakaway and Off the Ice, spend the holidays with Levi and Presley for their first Christmas.

Presley experiences the Carr family traditions first hand as she spends Christmas break with Levi and his father. But bringing Presley home stirs up tough memories for Levi. With Presley by his side, surely he can conquer them.

This is a quick read for fans of Levi Carr and Presley McCarthy, just for the holidays.

Off the Ice

In the second installment of The Penalty Kill Trilogy, Levi Carr and Presley McCarthy continue to rebuild their relationship as they deal with surprises and other problems.

Levi is trying his best not to hover with worry over his father after his heart attack. Presley is still trying to gain the love and respect from her parents and keep her independence as well. They lean on one another for support and work through these issues together.

As the offseason progresses and a long time friend of Presley’s returns, trust issues arise between the couple as Presley tries to fix her relationship with her parents and Levi works towards his NHL dream.

Will their relationship survive off the ice?

Game Winner

In the final installment of Levi Carr and Presley McCarthy’s story, he’s playing in the AHL in Pennsylvania while she’s back home in New York trying to finish school.

Presley’s only dream has been to go to law school. That goal has remained strong, and she's still trying to focus on that goal, even though Presley has fallen in love with Levi. He’s off playing hockey and now she has to deal with Levi being gone and having to wait almost a whole year to be with him again. Until there’s a change in plans.

Levi has been working towards an opportunity to play in the NHL his entire life. To reach that goal, he has to live away from Presley. He knows they can handle it for the time being because they are strong enough, but when Levi tries to deal with a set back, their love is tested again.

For Presley, school is first, and for Levi, it’s hockey. In the end, will that hurt their relationship, or will they finish with the game winner?

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Always Forever

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Music has been there for them, Always Forever

Colton Cruise has a determined, focused, hardworking attitude. He’s the manager of one of the most popular bands. However, all of his problems are coming from a smart mouth, petite, guitar player of the opening band.

Ivee Jamison is a blunt, outspoken girl who has been on her own for a while. She does whatever she wants. That is, until her new boss, Colton Cruise, starts barking orders.

The secrets that drive them are the one holding them back. Now will the music be able to save them once again?

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Looking For You
(Oh Captain, My Captain series)

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Oh Captain, My Captain presents Hudson King of the Portland Vikings.

Hudson King loves his job and his family. His life is missing that someone special, and he’s ready to settle down. He has the bad luck of only finding women who want him for his money and fame. If only he could meet someone who didn’t know him by his profession...

Ellie Sullivan has had a hard life. It’s revolved around her family, and then her career, leading her to never have a real relationship. One night, in Portland, Ellie strikes up a conversation with a guy at a bar, not knowing that it was the Hudson King...

After several dates, Hudson is able to avoid Ellie figuring out what is really happening in his life. However, the secret can’t remain hidden. Will Ellie stay with Hudson after she discovers his lie? Or will Hudson lose the girl he’s been looking for?

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As promised, each spotlight will have a giveaway attached to it!

This giveaway has *1* Swag Pack of 3 bookmarks, 1 postcard, 1 large bookmark, and a rubber bracelet! There will also be a prize of *1* Ebook of your choice by the author for either Nook or Kindle!

I have included a picture down below for you to see what you can win!!

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