3 Reasons Why You Should Read “Love and Other Games”

Raise your hand if you love watching the olympics (mine is raised)! This winter’s games had me glued to my TV. Which is why it’s such a fun treat to feature Love and Other Games,  a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.

MelindaDozierAug13b-3Author Melinda Dozier is here to give us three reasons why you should read this anthology. Welcome, Melinda. The startup shot has fired…take it away!

3 Reasons Why You Should Read Love and Other Games by Melinda Dozier

U.S. snowboarder White goes off a jump during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor

1)    Missing the Winter Olympics already? Love and Other Games will put you right there again in the middle of everything. With four novellas based around the Games in a fictional town in Switzerland, you’ll read about athletes from several sports: hockey, snowboarding, aerial skiing, and ski jumping.

2)    Still freezing from the Winter storms in your home? Love and Other Games will definitely warm you up! All four stories are full of hot kisses and winter Olympian escapades that will leave you steaming all over.

3)    Want to find a new author to love? Love and Other Games will introduce you to four romance authors. Each author has their own style, but fit nicely together to create a whirlwind of fun, humor, love and … yeah, sex … in every story.

LaOG2EXCERPT from “Trouble with Gold” by Melinda Dozier, one of the four novellas in the anthology.

In this scene, Nadia, the straight-laced Olympics volunteer, has to keep her eyes on the naughty US Snowboard team. Ty has other plans.

Ty held up a finger at his friends and pulled Nadia’s hand toward the bathroom. “We need to talk.”

When he shut the door, he pushed her against the wall and claimed her lips. His hands roamed up her sides and behind her, exploring the hollows of her back. She relinquished herself, abandoning all of her earlier uptightness – squealing at first, but then releasing herself, molding her body against his in the frenzy.

He finally pulled his lips away from her mouth, but leaned into her ear whispering, “I’ve been dreaming about touching you again.” His tongue caressed the bottom of her ear and then he sucked her earlobe, savoring in the taste. “For two nights now.”

She let out a little moan, but didn’t say anything in return, only stroking his chest through his shirt.

“Let me touch you.” His hands roamed to her front and up to undo her jacket zipper. He tugged down slowly and reached into the folds to be closer to her body. Touching, feeling, trying to – “Damn, what do you have on under there?” He placed his other hand against the wall and opened up her jacket wider.

A twinkle of amusement caught in her eyes. “It’s standard volunteer uniform.”

“They must think you’re all grannies or something. A vest, a turtleneck and a scarf. How am I supposed to feel you up?” He nipped her ear, her breath tickling his ear. Even with the granny garb, she turned him on more than anything.

She caressed her cheek against his own, breathing in and sighing out. “Although it sounds entertaining, we do need to get to lunch.”

He pulled the front of her shirt from her pants. “Just one look.”

Nadia swiped his hand away and re-tucked her shirt. “We can’t be late. I’m never late. Maybe later.”

“There’s no maybe about it.” His large hand took her face gently. “You. Me. Skin. Later.” He leaned in, kissed her soft lips, bit her bottom lip and pulled back.

The longing in her eyes met his, and for a second he knew he almost had her. But in the next instant, she moved out of his grasp and tightened her belt. “I have a job to do.”

Ty reached over and slapped her butt. “I do too, Lucky Lady. You.” He stood up straight and walked out of the bathroom. “Okay, come on, dipwads. We have lunch and an interview to attend to.”

Blurb  & Buy Links:


Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze

Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.

Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

Ana Blaze’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.

Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she’s not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult.

Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

Melinda Dozer’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane

Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans’ hearts.

“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.

The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want – but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.

Aria Kane’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller

Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. Despite Brenna Jessup’s abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she’s hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn’t want apologies — he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it — and her — in the process.

Kara Leigh Miller’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

6 responses to “3 Reasons Why You Should Read “Love and Other Games”

  1. Thanks Sharon for having me at your blog today! 🙂

  2. Three great reasons. An anthology is a great way to get to know new authors without getting too vested.

  3. Sounds like a fun and sexy read. I love reading anthologies and being a part of them. It’s good for readers to find new authors and good for authors to find new readers. Best of luck.

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