Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Series Feature: In the Game by: Linda O'Connor

Today Carly's View is spotlighting the four book In the Game series by author Linda O'Connor.  Linda  started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home d├ęcor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. 

In the Game is a hockey romance series. Read on for a spotlight of each book in the series followed by the buy link.

Between the Pipes:

Sarah Jain is a family doctor in a hockey-crazy town. She hates hockey. She hasn’t gone anywhere near a rink in years, until her friend, the team doctor, calls in a favour. Mike Wallace is the starting goalie for the Clarington Quakes, the local professional hockey team. He’s not about to let an injury slow him down or a rookie doctor call the shots.

Sarah and Mike don’t respect each other’s jobs. When they have to work together, sparks fly and ice melts. Can they play a game they both can win?

Love on the ice doesn’t always go smoothly.

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Behind the Bench:

Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy.

Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication.

When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. 

It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.

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Beyond the Face Off:

Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.

Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing he craves more than privacy and solitude. Kelly is irresistible, and Jake skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him? 

There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

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Before the Whistle:

Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?

Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.

She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.

Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Books and News

Hi Everyone,

I'm once again on my own blog today. I have been so busy with the two books I have been working on that I actually forgot the blog that should have been published on Sept 5th. Sorry about that to everyone who follows.


Today was exciting as I signed the contract for the last book in the Sasha Bishop series. Estimated publication date is sometime in 2019. I am guessing around Spring or Summer depending on the publishing schedule. I am excited about this book because I literally rewrote parts of the ending three times! I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted for my characters. They have been a part of my  head since 2014. 

Part of my problems stemmed from a new character, Blake. I wanted to write him as evil and rotten, but then another side of Blake emerged during the writing that changed the whole course of the book, not to mention the main characters life. If you want to learn more about Blake, there is a character interview I did with him a few months ago on the blog. Look it up and check him out. He's a hotty! 

I have also been working on the final edits for the last book in the Forest of the Mist series. I finished the first round of edits and am waiting for the second round. We are still on target for a December 5th release date.

Blurb for Sasha Bishop: The Return

Sasha Bishop is the Slayer who is married to 168 year old vampire hotty, Andrew "Hutch" Hutcherson. Together they have battled his father, his psycho ex-girlfriend, and high school. Nothing could have prepared Sasha for her next mission in life...motherhood! 

Now a freshman in college, Sasha prepares for the birth of her daughter, the final battle with the vamps of Craig's Creek, and the search for missing vampire friend, Marybeth. . Her plans take a nose dive when evil vampire Blake Hutcherson, half-brother of Hutch, arrives in Craig's Creek with a hidden agenda. He wants his half-brother dead so he can have Sasha and her daughter for himself. 

Sasha makes plans to destroy the vamps from Craig's Creek once and for all. She forms a wary alliance with Blake much to the annoyance of Hutch, to discover the truth. Is it Blake or Preston Perry Beacom, III, behind the sudden vamp infestation? To learn the truth and protect her loved ones, Sasha strikes a bargain with Blake that could save them all or destroy her family forever.


I am still using Plexus and am still pleased with the results. It's been a little over a month since I began. I am down 9 pounds. Truthfully, I could probably be down more if I ate better and exercised. My stomach issues are being held at bay. I feel better, am more alert, and feel overall healthier.

I am hoping to get in a couple of book signings before the end of the year, but if I don't, there will definitely be some next year. Hope to meet you at one.

That's all for now. Keep an eye on here and on my social media for more updates on book related news.


Carly Jordynn is an author of adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction. You can get Carly's books at Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble Online.