Monday, June 10, 2013

She's the One

Tomorrow I'm releasing a new book!  I'm always excited on release day, but I'm especially excited this time (though I say that a lot too :)) because this is the start of a new series for me!

Well, kind-of.

This series, Counting on Love, is a spin-off of my Bradford series and well, honestly, this was kind-of greedy of me.  I had so much fun with my Bradford guys and girls that I wasn't quite ready to let them go.

Here's how the two series are connected... for both of you who care :D

Conner Dixon is a paramedic at St. Anthony's hospital (fictional) in Omaha, Nebraska (not fictional).

One of his friends, Ryan Kaye, is on his crew.

The Bradford guys (well, four of the five) are paramedics at St. Anthony's too.  The fifth Bradford guy is a doctor at St. Anthony's.

So, they all know each other.  (In fact, Conner showed up in Just For Fun, Just A Kiss and Just What I Need, the epilogue)

The other three guys in the new series are a cop (Shane), a doctor (Nate) and a firefighter (Cody) so they all run into each other on scenes and have worked together on emergencies.

AND... the five guys in the new series also play football for the Omaha Hawks (an amateur league team-- the league and the team are also fictional.  Omaha, Nebraska is still real).

Confused yet?  No?

Okay, well the GIRLS in the new series are Conner's sisters.  Except, of course, for the heroine of HIS book.  That would be gross.  SHE (Gabby) is also a paramedic.

What?  You think that's not especially creative?  Maybe.  Or maybe it's really, really awesome.

I guess you'll have to read to see! :D

Anyway, that's all a little hard to follow.   You can figure it all out on my Counting On Love page on my website:

Or you could read the free short story that bridges the two series, Just Count On Me (First published in five parts on my blog:

OR, you could just read the Bradford books and then pick up She's the One now and follow along as Counting On Love continues in September, November, February (2014) and April (2014)!  :)

Sometimes you see love clearly.  And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

Counting on Love, Book 1

When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason.  But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon.  When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together. 

Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart.  So what if the fling only happened in her dreams?  But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist.  Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…

Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.


Ryan signaled Carrie, the waitress. “Two of whatever each of the ladies want,” he said, pointing to Emma, Isabelle and Olivia. He looked at the girls. “Stay here and mind your own business. Or at least mind someone’s business other than mine and Amanda’s.”

Emma grinned. “You and Amanda have business in common?”

He looked down at the woman beside him. He still held on to her elbow and he became aware that she smelled really, really good. Yes, it appeared that he and Amanda had business in common. How interesting. “Just stay here,” he finally said to Emma.

He tugged Amanda through the crowd to the corner near the back door. It wasn’t exactly private, but it would work for a few minutes. That was all he would have, he was sure, before Conner realized one of his friends had one of his sisters off in a dark corner alone.

“Yes, I talked to Tim Winters,” Ryan said when they were as alone as they were going to get. 
“Right after he clocked me and knocked me on my ass.”

Amanda gasped. “He hit you?”

“Yeah, because I slept with you.”

“I… Oh… Um…”

Ryan fought a smile. “But it’s weird. That really seems like something I’d remember.”

She rolled her eyes. “We all probably blend together after awhile.” She said it quietly, more of a mutter really, but he heard it.

“What’s that mean?” he demanded. He put a finger under her chin and tipped her head so she had to look at him. “Amanda, what does that mean?”

She shrugged and pulled her chin away from his touch. “It means that it’s got to be difficult keeping track of everyone in and out of your bed without making them all wear name tags.”

He grinned. He couldn’t help it. She was sassy too. He liked that. And liked even more that it didn’t show all the time. Emma was pretty much what-you-see-is-what-you-get. He liked knowing that there might be layers to Amanda Dixon to discover.

“Where would they pin the name tags?” he couldn’t resist asking.

For just a moment, Amanda seemed surprised. Then she smiled. “You’ll have to get the adhesive ones, I guess.”

“Might cover up something I need to see.”

“You could try only dating women named Jennifer or something.”

He smiled. “But then Tim Winters wouldn’t believe whatever you told him about you and me.”

Amanda pressed her lips together. Then said, “I’m really sorry he hit you.”

“I’ll live. What I want to know is why he did it.”

“I thought he…told you.”

She actually blushed and Ryan wondered if he could remember the last time he’d seen a woman blush. Not off the top of his head.

“I want to hear it from you.”

She looked at the collar of his shirt instead of his eyes. “I told him I had a one-night stand with someone and had feelings for him.”



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PG Forte said...

well, I'm so glad you gave us all those options in case we were confused. (Also very glad to know Omaha, Nebraska is still real. Oh, the relief!) But there's no need to choose between them. I think everyone should check out your website, read the free story on your blog AND read all the books.

But that's just me.

Having gotten sneak-peeks at the first two books I know readers will LOVE this new series just as much as they already do the Bradfords.

Meg Benjamin said...

Congrats, Erin. Can't wait to see it.

Erin Nicholas said...

Thanks, PG :) You're right... might as well do all of the above. lol!

Thanks, Meg!

Sydney Somers said...

I feel like I need to have a fan on standby to cool me off and I haven't even started reading it yet! Congrats on the new release, Erin!