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Fresh Pick | SLOW HEAT by Jill Shalvis
Fresh Pick / October 12, 2011

HEAT #3 February 2010 On Sale: February 2, 2010 Featuring: Wade O’Riley; Samantha McNead 336 pages ISBN: 0425233669 EAN: 9780425233665 Kindle: B0030CHFNK Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at We’re rooting for the play-offs, so why not hunker down with a “hunk?” Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis A great catch-from the USA Today bestselling author of Double Play Baseball player Wade O’Riley’s bad-boy image is about to be cleaned up by publicist Samantha McNead. But the sexual tension between them is about to drive Wade to his knees. The third book about the HEAT baseball team is sexy fun with heartfelt excitement. Excerpt Chapter 1 Confucious say: “Baseball wrong – man with four balls cannot walk.” ~Author Unknown She’d read somewhere that the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach, but Samantha McNead knew better than that – in certain men the stomach was aiming just a bit too high. Wade O’Riley was one of them. The best defensive catcher in major league baseball, he had women lining up to meet him wherever he went. And it wasn’t home-cooking that they wanted to give him either. Not that Wade seemed to mind. Nope, even…

Susanna Kearsley | Friends And Relations
Author Guest / October 12, 2011

My characters tend to be inter-connected with all kinds of people, because in my own life I’m rarely alone. I have friends, old and new–some live just round the corner, and some miles away, but there aren’t many days that I don’t talk to one of them, seeking advice or a laugh or some company. I have my parents, whom I don’t see nearly enough, though we talk on the phone every day. And I have scattered family–my aunt and my cousins and my cousins’ children, my brother-in-law and my nephews, and all the assorted new people they bring to the party, including the pets. And I’m not even counting my own crew at home here, my kids and my husband and dog. I don’t spend my days in bubble of solitude. So when it comes to creating my characters, I try to make sure they’re not alone, either. I give them each family and friends, whether we ever meet them or not, because people can still have a very strong presence when they’re off the page. And the family and friends of my hero and heroine sometimes can tell me a lot about those two main characters. Often in…