Monday, July 7, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "A Perfect Trade" Excerpt + Giveaway!


Harlequin SuperRomance author, Anna Sugden, loves reading and writing happy endings as much as hockey! When not reading or watching hockey, she loves football, good food & wine, making simple cross-stitch projects, and collecting memorabilia, penguins and fab shoes! 

A former marketing executive and primary teacher, Anna lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two bossy black cats. Learn more about Anna, her heart-warming romances and her shoes at . 

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A Perfect Trade by Anna Sugden
Publisher: Harlequin (July 1, 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A win-win negotiation?

Truman "Tru" Jelinek's life is pretty much off the rails. With his professional hockey career on thin ice, and his personal life falling apart, he's ready to implement some serious changes. Helping Jenny Martin—the only girl he's ever loved—make her dreams a reality is a good place to start.

There's just one problem: Jenny doesn't want his help. She barely wants to speak to him. But Tru is prepared to negotiate a deal that even Jenny can't refuse. As trading favors turns into sharing passion, he has to face the truth that when it comes to Jenny, the game is far from over.

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A Perfect Trade by Anna Sugden

Excerpt 2 – To read the entire first chapter, please visit and visit each blog in order.

“Use these, Jenny.” Maggie’s daughter, Emily, thrust a paper napkin at her.

When Jenny looked uncomprehendingly at the little girl, Emily pointed at the damp patch, then began rubbing at the stain herself. After a moment, Jenny took over, making a few halfhearted swipes, before tossing the crumpled napkin in the trash. “Thanks, Em.” Putting words together was an effort. “Great job.”

“All right. What’s going on?” Concern darkened Maggie’s eyes.

“I’m okay.” Jenny wanted to plead with her friend not to press, but couldn’t form the words. Then her cell phone started to play “Dancing Queen.”

Her sister. Saved by the bell. Sort of. “I have to take this. I’ll be outside.”

As Jenny crossed the room she felt Maggie’s worried gaze on her back. Once outside in the lower concourse, the backstage of the Ice Cats Arena, Jenny answered her phone.

“Have you seen the news?” Lizzie asked without greeting.

Jenny nodded, then realized she needed to speak. “Yes.”

“Do you need me to come home?”

“No.” The word erupted from her; desperate, urgent. She forced herself to sound calm. “You have classes.” She swallowed hard. “I’m fine.”

She had to be.

“Are you sure? I’m only a few hours away. College isn’t like school—I won’t get detention for missing a few seminars.”

“Really, Lizzie, I’ll be okay.”

“But people will want to speak to you about him. Even though we haven’t been part of Uncle Douglas’s life for over a decade, someone will make the connection and want a quote or something.”

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Ooh, sounds like a lovely sports romance! 

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Until Next Time,


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Anna Sugden said...

Hi everyone and welcome! Thanks to my fab hostess for taking part in the tour - you rock! :) Hope you all enjoyed the second snippet of Chapter 1.

So tell me, what's the ringtone on your phone?

Goddess Fish Promos said...

Thanks for hosting!

The_Book_Queen said...

I'm so happy to have you on the blog! :)

My ringtone is called "Spark". :) It's a lively little melody.

Anna Sugden said...

I'll have to check that out! Mine is Don't Stop Believin'! :)

Janie said...

Congrats, Anna. *tosses confetti* I just have a generic ringtone.

Glenda said...

Congrats on your latest release! As for ringtones I have different ones for different people: my sister is a Yoda "dark side" quote; my daughter is a snippet from Supernatural; my son's is Texas A&M War Hymn; I switch between different Pink Floyd songs for my husband; work is Darth Vader's theme; different songs for different personalities. :-D I do have a Doctor Who song for generic calls. (are you sorry you asked? ;-) )

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh that is AWESOME! :) I applaud you for your ringtone organization. And great choices, especially for work. LOL

Anna Sugden said...

Hi Glenda! Thanks for joining in the fun! My, you are organised! I keep meaning to do that for my contacts too. I use 'Glory, Glory, Man Utd' for my hubby and stepdaughter as we all go to the football (soccer) together *g*.

Anna Sugden said...

Thanks, Jane! You need to look into hockey anthems ... or something that features King Hank!

Anita H. said...

Hi Anna! Love the snippet, you are teasing us so much with these excerpts, I can't wait to read A Perfect Trade! I'm going to have to look into getting a hockey themed ring-tone for my sister, any suggestions? ;-)