Saturday, November 2, 2013

Heating up the Hockey Rink with Dakota Madison

Series:  Fire on Ice, #1 
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Publication Date July 16, 2013
Genre: New Adult

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.

But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

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Series:  Fire on Ice, #2
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Publication Date:  October 4, 2013
Genre: New Adult

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question. 

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?    


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I also knew Taylor was too good for me. It certainly wasn’t a secret. As Tal Bachman sang in his song, She’s So High… Above Me, I knew Taylor was just that. But I had something I knew this guy didn’t and that was gumption. When I set my mind on something, I didn’t give up until I achieved it. I had already set my mind on having Taylor and this little puke wasn’t going to stand in my way.
I had to choke back a laugh when dickwad Kyle actually pointed a finger at me.
“Hey, Dude,” I warned. “Unless you want me to break that thing, keep your finger to yourself.”
He gulped and then put down his finger like I told him to. At least he was good at following directions. But wasn’t that one of the reasons people earned a college degree? It was proof that they knew how to follow the rules and do as they were told.
“Taylor’s not the type of girl you can just hump and dump you know.”
I couldn’t hold it back anymore. I actually laughed right in Kyle’s homely pie-face. “And just what would you know about humping and dumping?”
His eyes started with the furious blinking again and I wondered how Taylor could stand being around the guy. Just the blinking thing was enough to drive anyone nuts.
“I know how guys like you are. Hit it and quit it. That’s all you’re about. Taylor’s better than that.”
I had my share of one-night stands, I’d been with so many girls I’d lost count, but I wanted more with Taylor. Much more. She was all I thought about since I laid eyes on her. I didn’t believe in shit like love-at-first-sight but there was definitely something there with Taylor, I just didn’t know what it was. 
I crossed my arms over my chest and gave Kyle my best trash stare. “And you think you’re the guy for Taylor.”
He actually lifted his shoulders and stood a little taller. “I know I am.”
“Why don’t we let her decide who’s the guy for her?”
When he started with the rapid-fire blinking again, I wanted to slap him.
 “Okay,” he finally agreed. Then he just stood there—waiting. At that moment, I wanted him to be anywhere but there. Could I just tell him to take a hike?
He must have read it on my face because he said, “I’d better get ready for class.”
Then he turned and headed toward the campus. When I saw him sneak in a quick peek back at me, I snarled and he practically started running away.
A few minutes later, I spotted Taylor heading toward the coffee shop. My heart actually skipped a few beats when I laid eyes on her again. I didn’t think it was possible but she actually looked even more striking than when I first saw her at the bar.
She had on an above the knee number that showed off her amazing legs and a tight little blouse that gave me the idea that she was probably closer to a C cup than the B’s I imagined were under the blouse she was wearing at the bar. I could see she had a hot body and I wanted to see even more. I could feel myself getting hard just thinking about it.
She had her hair pulled back in a long, loose pony tail making her near perfect features even more prominent. What took me back, though, were those gorgeous brown eyes. They were even more dazzling in the daylight with flecks of gold shimmering in the sunlight. I knew I must have looked like a complete fucking dork but I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. But the thought of me turning into pathetic Kyle was enough to knock me back to reality and I tried to act cool and casual, even though my heart was nearly pounding out of my chest.
Get a grip, Kian, I tried to tell myself. If you act like a pussy, you’ll end up in the friend zone just like pie-face. And there was no way in hell I was ever going to allow myself to be put in the friend zone. I wanted all of Taylor Thompson.

About the Author

Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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