Spotlight & Giveaway: Playing The Field by Jennifer Seasons

Posted July 25th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 43 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome contemporary romance author Jennifer Seasons to HJ!


If I wasn’t a writer I would be an anthropologist, hands down.  The study of humans and all that it entails is absolutely fascinating to me.  Which makes sense when you consider that writers spend their days observing the human race and then commenting and sharing insights.  For me it’s a natural fit.

It took me a while to get to college, but when I got to it that’s what I chose for my major.  I had these grand visions of being a female Indiana Jones, traveling all around the world uncovering the secrets of ancient civilizations.  Bronze Age Scotland was going to be my specialty.

Although it’s still a passion, in the end my need to write trumped becoming an anthropologist.  I need to give my thoughts a voice.  And I need to do that in a creative way.  Now I utilize all that I learned about the human race to create stories.  Stories that focus on love, an emotion as old as the bones I studied.

SH Giveaway: digital Set of both books in the Diamonds and Dugouts Series, STEALING HOME and PLAYING THE FIELD

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About the book:

PTFThe sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons’ Diamonds and Dugouts series are back with the story of a single mom, a hot rookie, and a second chance at love.

Single mother Sonny Miller has spent years avoiding love. A rotten childhood and an even rottener ex-boyfriend left her determined to protect her son—and herself—against the risks of romance. That is, until hotshot ballplayer JP Trudeau swaggers into her carefully constructed life, all sin-with-me eyes and irresistible grin. Sonny can’t help but feel drawn to the sexy, confident man, even as every fiber of her being tells her to keep running the bases . . .

JP is known for being fast on his feet, not fast with his heart. But meeting Sonny and her boy sparks something in him—something he’s never felt before, not from all the cleat- chasers in the major leagues. Sonny may be hell-bent on keeping him at arm’s length no matter what, but this rookie has a plan. To get the girl, he must step up to the plate and convince her to take another chance on love . . . before this game gets rained out.

An excerpt from PLAYING THE FIELD by Jennifer Seasons

Chapter Two

“Hey, Charlie. Want to see a magic trick?”
The kid nodded vigorously, “Yeah!”
Glancing behind him to make sure the photographers were watching, JP held up the ball and announced, “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
That got their attention. Camera shutters started clicking as he went about amazing the boy with the one and only trick he knew. Even Sonny seemed to be fascinated. She kept leaning forward from her hideout a few feet away to get a better view. When he held out his hands in front of him and the ball had disappeared, Charlie’s eyes went wide. “No way!”
“How did you do that?” came her sexy voice behind him.
Not finished, JP shot her a wink and relaxed his stance. “Magic.”
She gave him a face and he outright laughed. “I don’t believe in magic.”
Now that was really just too bad. Everybody needed a little magic in their lives. “Here, Charlie. Why don’t you take my hat for a second?” He took off his cap and handed it to the kid.
Thoroughly engrossed in the trick, the boy grabbed it eagerly and asked, “Where’d the ball go?” He’d been scanning the ground like he was hunting for Easter eggs.
Sonny stepped up beside him and added, “The real question is if you can bring it back.” The skepticism in her tone implied she didn’t think he could.
How wrong she was. “Thanks for holding my hat, kid. I’ll take it back now.”
Charlie handed it back and JP made a display of putting it on his head. “Ouch. Man, what is that?” Faking confusion, JP pulled off his hat and turned it over, inside facing up. And right there in the center of his cap was the ball, snowy white in the afternoon sun.
The boy practically shoved his face into the ball cap. “Holy cow! How did you do that?”
One of the guys from the Post piped up nearby, scribbling furiously on a tiny notepad. “Hey, Trudeau. Want to introduce us to your friends?” He glanced up from the pad and adjusted his eyeglasses. “You know, for the byline.”
JP flashed his best grin. “Sure. This here is Charlie Miller, shortstop for . . .” He trailed off and glanced down at the kid in question. “What’s your team’s name?”
Charlie puffed out his chest and stood as tall as he could. To the reporter he boasted, “I play for the Longmont Hawks.”
Sonny spoke up, her voice soft and kind of tense. “Is this just your normal? I mean, all these photographers and stuff?”
Glancing down, he noted she looked tense too. He was so used to being in the public eye that he forgot how uncomfortable it could be to some. “Yeah, it’s pretty much just part of life. You get used to it.”
She looked up at him and her gorgeous eyes shuttered. “I couldn’t do it.” He opened his mouth to respond when a thump thump on a microphone turned his attention toward the low stage. The event coordinator was almost ready to give her speech. That was his cue to get moving.
“Hey, I have to go. But it was great meeting you, Charlie.”
His gaze slid to Sonny. A lazy smile curved his lips. “It’s been a real pleasure.”
He watched color bloom in her cheeks and couldn’t stop the heat that started to coil in his belly. Didn’t particularly want to, if truth be told. He’d never dated a single mom before, but then again he’d never encountered one like her either. It was more than just her looks and the fact that he was seriously attracted to her.
She had something.

43 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Playing The Field by Jennifer Seasons”

  1. elena k

    i really like sport romances and i am a great fan of jaci burton and her play by play series. thanks for the giveaway, the book looks interesting

  2. roslyngroves

    I love sports romance, particularly when you can tell that the author has a good knowledge of the sport involved. My all-time favourite sports romance is See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson. There’s not nearly enough good hockey romance.

  3. Deanna Stevens

    I always enjoy romances with a sports theme! I would love to win these and add another favorite author to my list of must buy authors!!!! Roslyn check out Toni Aleo’s Assasins series it is hockey!!!!

  4. Alexis Brodie

    depends on who the author is…I LOVE V.K. Sykes books….it also depends on what the sport is….I’m a baseball fan so I’ll read most baseball romance novels but if its football or basketball…not such a fan 🙂

  5. Ada

    I’m a huge fan of sport romances. Hockey is one of my biggest passions and combined with reading, it’s the best of both worlds for me. My favorite sports book would be any from Rachel Gibson’s Chinook hockey series.

  6. Angela

    i love sport romances but not really a big sports fan outside of a book V.K. Sykes and Toni aloe are some of my favorite writers of sports along with lori foster and the sbc fighter books

  7. Anita H.

    I love sports so I enjoy all types. Hockey would probably be my first choice in sports but I do like reading baseball and football sports romances. It’s hard to pick just one book but I like Molly O’Keefe, Jaci Burton, Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillip’s sports romances the best.

  8. Patoct

    I love sports related movies and books, particularly baseball ones. Field of Dreams, 42, The Natural are my favs. Jaci Burton has a great sports series out; Kate Angell has a series of baseball books – Squeeze Play, Sweet Spot, etc. Read almost all of the ones mentioned here, Gibson, Sykes, SEP – did love the Foster SBC fighter books as well, Jill Shalvis wrote a few good baseball books. I could go on and on. LOL. I have a few of Toni Aleo’s on my nook. Have a kindle now, so will be filling that up.

  9. Lori Meehan

    I don’t read that many the last one about a year ago was by Catherine Coulter. It was an old romance about a football player and I loved it.

  10. Bette Hansen

    this looks really good…what can be wrong with a book that has sports, a kid, and romance…..

  11. Sue G.

    I love anything sports. I played fastpitch softball, volleyball and basketball in high school.

    Last good sport movie I saw was 42….the Jackie Robinson story. This movie was awesome. I didn’t realize all he went through just to be able to play a game he loved.

    Last good book I read was Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton. Loved that book. So funny and sexy at the same time.

    Thanks for the chance.

  12. Jaclyn Hall

    I really enjoy sports themed romances. I’ve read Baseball, Football, Hockey, and Race Car sports and liked them all.

  13. Marcy Meyer

    I love sports romances, because athletes usually tend to be great alpha males and are hot!

  14. Amy R

    I really enjoy sports romances. Some of my favorite series are Play by Play, Blades, Fighter, Chicago Stars and Chinooks Hockey.

  15. Jenn McElroy

    I do enjoy a good sports-themed romance. I really like Jaci Burton’s Play by Play books! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  16. Leanna

    I love sports romances because these guys are not guys that cheat on their wives, have children with multiple women or take steroids to improve their game they are usually decent guys. My favorite sports themed romance would be Carly Phillips Hot Zone series or Jaci Burton’s Play by Play.

  17. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    I love sports romance books. Among my favorites is Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series, Susan Mallery, Sizzle (Buchanan Series), Field of Dreams is one of my favorite movies

  18. ssmommie75

    Love them, and almost all of them except Soccer. Mainly because I don’t get the game. And I think Jaci Burton has some of the best out there that I’ve read, so far.

  19. Christina G

    These books really interest me because I love baseball and likewise books with a baseball theme!

  20. Marcy Shuler

    I have read and loved sports romances, but I’m always surprised when I do since I’m not a big sports person. Just goes to show that romance happens everywhere.

  21. Janice Hougland

    Jennifer, I admire your love of anthropology. Mine is of archeology, a close relative. Spent a whole summer in the British Isles looking at all the ancient churches and graveyards and museums, and on another trip went to the Holy Land and Egypt to see the sites. But I can see your point about the study of human behavior being at the crux of it all. That probably has helped you write the stories you’ve written and want to write. I admire that. So congrats on your writing and continued success to you!

    • Janice Hougland

      I forgot to answer your question! I must confess I haven’t read any sports romances before…so this would be a new experience for me. But I am curious enough to want to read some romances about players because so much of our adult entertainment is about sports or are the various sports. It might give me some insights about the guys in our family. 🙂

  22. Kai W.

    I wasn’t into sports. The only one I ever was big on is basketball and maybe a few baseball games here and there. But when I started reading Jaci Burton, Jill Shalvis, and Toni Aleo, there is a whole new side I didn’t know about the sports world like hockey, football, and even volleyball. I starting to know sports and do love reading sport romances. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

  23. samantha kurtz

    I love sports romance! Always thought it was just baseball, but I’ve realized I like just about any sport!

  24. Winnie Lim

    Yes I love sports romances. I love reading about those hot sexy guys. They always seem so smoking hot. My favorite sports series is by Deirdre Martin

  25. catherine scott

    I love sports romantic novels. Especially hockey..although I found a writer whose stories are set in New Zealand about the national hockey team–the All Blacks.

  26. veRONIca

    I love sports romances. Athletes are typically these big tough guys so it’s cute to see their sweet and sensitive and caring sides.

  27. Meriem

    my favorite sport series is Chicago Stars by SEP; the weird thing is that I’m not even remotely interested in sport in real life but i absolutely love reading sport romance!

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