|Taking Shots by Toni Aleo (Assassins #1)|
Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her.
Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. But Elli just doesn’t understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone.
But could Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?
Would Elli miss her shot at love?"
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|Trying to Score by Toni Aleo (Assassins #2)|
"Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.
Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.
The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.
With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone."
A lot of authors talk about how they need this and that, or rooms at this temperature, and these items around them.
I’m not like that.
I write in the most hectic situations. I never have the same drink. I’m always wishing I had a wand to cast a spell to clean my house and bring me food. I don’t even have an office. I sit on my couch. Every day. It’s my thing and I really don’t want to change it.
When I was younger, I had this amazing writing desk. I loved it. I would have my computer at arm’s length and I always had a little jar of candy (so wonder I have a big butt). It was complete quiet and no one ever bothered me. I used to write my little Backstreet Boys fan fictions and I was awesome. Then I discovered boys, well, one boy, my now husband, and writing went down the tube.
Fast forward about 10 years and I am holding my newborn daughter while my son is tearing up the house and my husband is laid up on the couch with a broken neck (car accident). I remember wanting to pull my hair out. Then, these two people came into my head and next thing I know, I’m at the computer writing their story.
Since I started writing again, like that, I’m used to the hecticness. My children are a little on the crazy side. They are loud and busy, I think they might get that from me, but I still write. I wrote Taking Shots during their summer vacation, it was hell, but I did it. Trying to Score was a little easier since they were in school but they still came home. It isn’t just them, it’s my husband too. He is a needy little thing, wanting all my attention when my characters are vying for my attention, too.
When I am not in the comforts of my home, my characters are still in my head. Talking and doing naughty stuff. So usually, I’m pulled over on the side of the road, typing out whatever it is on my phone. Or I’m at a hockey game typing my little heart out. It’s crazy and I know people think I’m nuts when my eyes shut a little and my mouth falls open. That’s usually how I look when an idea comes.
I know, scary huh?
|Toni Aleo, author of the Assassins series|
Author Bio :
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?