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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Contemporary Sports Romance - Pamela Aares

My apologies - due matters beyond her control, Pamela's post was not up on Saturday as promised. This was entirely my fault. I apologize to both Ms.Aares and to our readers for my mistake.

Pamela is offering a free book to all readers who leave a comment and one to everyone who signs up for her newsletter.

 Hi! I'm Pamela Aares-- thanks for stopping by!

I bet most of you would agree that one of the most powerful moments in a great love story is the moment when the heroine or hero has the courage to face the fear that has been holding them back from fully living and step into love.

But is courage the key to love? You bet. Because in order to love fully, a character (or a real life person!) has to be willing to strip away their emotional armor and dare to become the person they would be if they were not held back by fear.

 Stepping into the truth of who we would be if our fears did not hold us back can be scary. Like the heroes and heroines of our favorite stories, we step forward, feel pain and then retreat and its the call of the other-- fueled by the power of desire, the power of love--that pulls us toward wholeness.

Athletes are provocative, courageous heroes. They face fear of failure every time they take the field. In every game they test their love of the game against their skills, endurance and courage. Players that channel that power and move through their limitations and fears improve their performance and excel.

In my new series, Heart of the Game , you'll travel behind the scenes of Major League Baseball and enter the fast-paced world of alpha male, All-Star athletes and the feisty, top-of-their game women they come to love.

Alex Tavonesi, the hero of Love Bats Last , and Scotty Donovan, the hero of Thrown By Love , provide an enthralling taste of major league action and its challenges. They and the fascinating heroines that challenge them take readers on a sensual, captivating journey into the challenges of love.

Taking steps toward the life we dream of can lead us to the life we were meant to live; to the person we were meant to be.

So, as you get ready for your own spring activities, ask yourself: What might I do if I faced up to some aspect of my life that holds me back, something that keeps me from living life as I dream it?

I'm giving away a free copy of Thrown by Love to someone who comments on this post and, if you sign up for my New Release Newsletter within the next week, I'll send you a complimentary copy of the first book in the Heart of the Games series, Love Bats Last.

Pamela Aares
Author of Contemporary and Historical Romance
Love Bats Last (Heart of the Game, #1) by Pamela AaresThrown by Love (Heart of the Game, #2) by Pamela AaresFielder's Choice (Heart of the Game, #3) by Pamela AaresLove on the Line (Heart of the Game, #4) by Pamela Aares


Sarah Raplee said...

Thank you for Guesting on Romancing the Genres, Pamela! We're so excited to have you!

I enjoyed your thoughtful analysis of sports romance heroes and heroines - and of the growth they must achieve in order to earn their happily-ever-afters.

Mindy Hardwick said...

Thanks for your post about sports romance. Baseball is my favorite sports romance.

Pamela Aares said...

You are welcome Sarah, it's my honor to be here.

And Mindy-- I'm thrilled that you like Baseball sports romances! While one doesn't have to be any kind of sports fan to enjoy the series, each book does give readers a behind-the-scenes experience of what it's like to be a player.

I've also been so happy to hear from readers who love that the heroines are strong women who find life partners that appreciate their strengths (and help them face their challenges and weaknesses!).

Paty Jager said...

Pamela, Welcome to the Romancing the Genre. The settings for your book is interesting. I remember when I first joined RWA and went to conferences. The buzz was you couldn't write stories about athletes and movie stars. It seems the gatekeepers have changed their minds as I've seen several authors who now write about sports. Congrats on what looks to be a "home run" series.

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C.D. Hersh said...

Getting fingers on the right keys helps so my comment doesn't look like a secret message. LOL
Love the concept of the story line and a perfect time with the start of the season.

Judith Ashley said...

Welcome, Pamela - I agree it takes a tremendous amount of courage to commit to a relationship. Really like your analogy between playing sports and relationships! My parents were big sports fans and growing up we had the radio (and then t.v.) turned on to sports most weekends. I don't remember why I stopped watching baseball, football, track, etc. but I did. Just this last year I started watching again - brings back lots of memories while making new ones.

Diana McCollum said...

Great post!

Pamela Aares said...

Hi All-- go to my website:
www.PamelaAares.com and send me your email thru my safe contact form and I'll send you and e-book of Love Bats Last!

And thanks for stopping by!