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Generally, most people think that kids equal an end to romance. I disagree. Sure, those first several months are rough, and falling asleep during a romantic backrub isn’t precisely the stuff of erotic fantasy, but kids bring a whole new kind of dynamic to a relationship. It’s no longer just “us” it’s now “we” and boy is that a revelation!
Children also bring a whole different kind of storyline to a romance novel. Where before you had Mr. & Mr. and could focus on them wholly, now you have Mr. & Mr. & Junior. Family makes your characters grow. Kids pull those guys into a whole new world where bath times and ear infections take the place of club nights or joining the guys for a beer at the bar.
I love character development, and nothing spurs a couple to develop faster than children. In the Harrisburg Railers series, written with the bubbly RJ Scott, we’ve tried to cover a wide range of families and how each different dynamic nudges our guys to grow. We have coach’s with kids in college, forwards with kids in elementary school, and goalies with toddlers.
In Hat Trick, Harrisburg Railers #8, which released on Feb. 10th, RJ and I have granted our starting goalie, Stan “The Man” Lyamin, his fondest dreams. We’ve given him his beloved Erik as well as Erik’s young son, Noah, who Stan adores. In this new novella Stan’s wish for a bigger family is about to be realized, and in that new, crazy world we get to see Stan and Erik grow, from a couple with a toddler to a couple with three children, one a tween girl. It was a moving, powerful, amazing journey for us as we wrote this joyous tale of hockey, romance, and family.
Skate hard and love deeply,
Stan Lyamin has seen many of his dreams come true. He’s found his soulmate, loves Noah like his own, hoisted the Cup, and has his Mama living with him in his new country. But his fantasies of a loud, loving, madcap home overflowing with childish laughter linger. When a distant family member passes, Stan and Erik immediately agree to take in the two orphaned children, but that means a trip back to Russia for Stan, an idea that both exhilarates and terrifies him.
Erik’s world tilts on its axis when a phone call wakes him and Stan in the middle of the night. Abruptly, Stan is returning to Russia, making deals, working with people who know people, and fully intending to bring two orphaned children home. The red tape is overwhelming, and Erik is alone in Harrisburg with the nearly impossible task of finding a nanny who can speak fluent Russian. Being on his own is one thing, but add in fears about Stan’s safety and team issues, and Erik is finding everything hard to balance; not least of which is spending quality time with Noah.
When their family expands from three to five, the journey won’t be easy, but love can always find a way.
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZZDGRS
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MZZDGRS
Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MZZDGRS
Amazon AU –https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MZZDGRS
Apple Books – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/hat-trick/id1450314166…
Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/hat-trick-25
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/919284
Books2Read Universal Link – books2read.com/HatTrick