Monday, March 2, 2015

#GuestPost Rachelle Ayala on why baseball was special in her childhood #Played Sports Romances #blogtour

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Book Blurb
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.

Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Author's Note

Not many people know that I was a big Baltimore Orioles fan way back in my childhood. I was a very contrary child, and it wasn't as much that I liked the Orioles, but that everyone around me loved the Miracle Mets. My brother was especially a Mets fan, so I decided I would be an Orioles fan. This created a lot of interesting conversations especially since I'm a girl and ALL the boys liked the Mets. So, I got to talk to a lot of boys, since everyone wanted to convince me to like the Mets. Since I was good in math, I was always up to date on the stats of each of my favorite players: Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Boog Powell.

Am I giving away how OLD I am? Anyway, baseball was a great way for me to go from being a shy fifth-grader who got a "D" in public speaking to running for office in Junior High School and even singing on stage for my campaign song. I sang "wonderful, wonderful, student body, vote for me, vote for me, vote," to the tune of Wonderful Copenhagen. No campaign promises for me.

By the time I hit high school, I and everyone else at our school switched from baseball to football. We were Banning Pilots, All-City Champs, and we lived, breathed, and dreamed football. But baseball for me will always be the days of innocence, when despite me being horrible at every skill: batting, fielding, outfield, I managed to still play pick-up games in the schoolyard and dream about hitting the winning home run for the World Series.

I hope you enjoy my baseball stories and my team, the Phoenix Rattlers, and players, Jay Pak Ahn, Ryan Hudson, Timmy Li, and Brock Carter, as well as the fascinating women they fall in love with. 

Playing Without Rules is available on Amazon (Read Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Author Info

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

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Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos, Roaring Hot, Playing Without Rules, Christmas Stray

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Review Tour Schedule

Tour Participant Blog Name Tour Date
Amber McCallister Tuesday, February 17
Lyssa Layne Tuesday, February 17
Shandi K Dews Wednesday, February 18
Chantel Rhondeau Wednesday, February 18
Jamie Fredrickson Thursday, February 19
Cheryl Bavaro Friday, February 20
Debbie Rosa Saturday, February 21
Liza Cochico Sunday, February 22
Raquel Leite Monday, February 23
Kaitlyn Sigler Tuesday, February 24
Nadene Reynolds Wednesday, February 25
Paige Boggs Thursday, February 26
Jessica Cali Friday, February 27
Krista Bainbridge Saturday, February 28
Jessica Cassidy Sunday, March 01
Marie Dee Monday, March 02
Rachelle Ayala Monday, March 02
Tour Giveaway

Rachelle Ayala is generously giving away a $10 gift card (Paypal or Amazon) and a key chain (US and Canada only).

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A BIG THANK YOU to AMBER MCCALLISTER for organizing this tour, and to all the tour hosts! Muchas gracias, salamat, muito obrigada.

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