(Okay, so, the cover really went up on Amazon yesterday. I never claimed to be on top of blogging).


Guys, this cover is basically the definition of awesome. Seriously. Authors (at least at my imprint) fill out cover worksheets to make sure they accurately depict the story. For Running Back my cover worksheet basically said “I dunno, maybe there should be some green,  because Ireland?”


And somehow they took that and made the best cover EVER.



Yes, there is green. There are also the awesome stripes from the cover of Rush Me, and an intensely gorgeous Natalie Sullivan and Mike O’Connor. I’m pretty psyched. (True story: when I was sixteen I worked at a Barnes and Noble and called a cover psychedelic. For the next week, everyone in the store made fun of me).


When I got the cover file, I downloaded it and put it in the corner of my screen, where I stared at I for the rest of the week. I was at work, too. Turns out there is no better work break than staring at your cover. Cause it kind of makes the book feel like it’s official, you know?


So, are you ready? Luckily, all you have to do is scroll down two more centimeters. I think. Who knows, maybe you’re on a phone and it loads differently.



Running Back Allison Parr


ISN’T IT FANTASTIC???  The cover designers at Carina are brilliant.

Natalie Sullivan is on the verge of a breakthrough most archaeology grad students only dream of: discovering a lost city. Her research points to a farm in Ireland, but to excavate she needs permission from the new owner: the Michael O’Connor, popular NFL running back.

On TV Mike seems so charming and good-natured that Natalie figures getting his cooperation will be a breeze. So she’s not prepared to deal with the arrogant—and adamantly opposed—man she meets in person. Or the way one look from him sends shivers down her spine…

Determined to kick-start her career, Natalie travels across the Atlantic and finds herself sharing an inn with Mike, who has come to Ireland in search of his roots. She tells herself her interest is strictly professional, but the more she gets to know him, the harder it is to deny her personal attraction to the sexy sports star. And when Mike confides why he refuses to allow the dig, Natalie must decide if she can follow her heart without losing sight of her dreams.


You can pre-order your copy right now and have it download October 21!

Amazon / Barnes and Noble

And add it on:



Yay! Do you like it? I’ll be sure to keep you posted when it shows up on more vendors, and stay tuned for a sneek peek later this month :)



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