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Sep 02

***BLOG TOUR*** Dirt On The Diamond by Amelia J. Matthews and Heather Young-Nichols

 
 
DIRT
ON THE DIAMOND
A
Baseball Duology
 
 
Stealing
Home by Amelia J. Matthews
Jack
Behr knew two things: baseball and bloodshed. A proud warrior of the Ojibway
Tribe of Saginaw, he’d given up the first to fight for his country in World War
II, only to find himself mired to his knees in the latter. Now home, Jack
struggles to readjust in a place that valued his scouting and marksmanship
skills on the battlefield, but has little use for him anywhere else in
“civilized” society.
Kitty
Fitzgerald had finally realized a lifelong dream: to make a living, though
meager, playing a sport she loved. As the brave men of the country battled
enemies overseas, Kitty battled foes on the diamond. She did her part to
encourage morale during this trying time, and relished the experience, knowing
it could end all too soon.
Then
Kitty met Jack.
Kitty
was never one to stand for intolerance or hatred, and sometimes her temper took
control. Returning home from batting practice one evening, Kitty witnessed a
uniformed soldier being attacked. An Indian soldier. Charging in with her bat,
Kitty knocked out Jack’s assailant and tripped right into his heart.
A
shared love of the game brings them together, but will Jack’s battle scars and
society’s prejudices pull them apart? Or can they mount the obstacles and
realize that their love for the game, and one another, is stronger than anyone
trying to throw them out for Stealing
Home?
 
 
Head
in the Game by Heather Young-Nichols
Zev
Cohen dreamed of playing professional baseball since he was a little kid. After
opting to finish college before going pro, he finds himself stuck in the
minors. Right as the majors start paying attention to him, he loses his swing.
His defense is better than ever and until that point, so was his offense.
Wrigley
Behr was raised on baseball. Her father played pro and is on the verge of
entering the Baseball Hall of Fame. His father had already earned his spot
there. And, what most people don’t know, is her grandmother played in the
All-American Girls Professional Baseball league. The sport is in her blood. As
a girl, she’ll never play in the major league and instead focuses on her
Master’s degree in psychology.
With
his lost swing, Zev’s coach suggests he talk to a psychologist, who happens to
be Wrigley’s mentor. Wrigley is beautiful, knows baseball, but worst of all can
see every one of Zev’s faults. He doesn’t have time for distraction, she
doesn’t date ball players, yet their attraction is undeniable.
Will
Wrigley be the thing to draw Zev’s focus from his life’s dream or can she help
him get his Head in the Game?

 
 

Amelia
J. Matthews is the historical pen name for contemporary romance writer AJ
Matthews, who has released two novels and four novellas to date, and still has
no idea what she is doing. She does know a few things, though: her three kids
are the cutest; her husband is the luckiest; and spring, summer, and fall
cannot exist without baseball.
Sign
up for her mailing list to get a free copy of her first novel, Goodbye to You with and exclusive bonus
novella available only through this link!
And
join her on her Facebook group page, where she serves up snark, shenanigans,
sneak peek cover reveals, and exclusive excerpts. C’mon, you know you want to:
Heather
Young-Nichols is a multi-published YA and contemporary romance author and a
native of the great and often very cold state of Michigan. She is better known at
home and to her friends as the Snarker-in-Chief, a job she excels at beyond
anything she could have imagined. She loves many things, but especially cold
coffee, hot books, and baseball. But not necessarily in that order.
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up for her mailing list for sneak peaks, giveaways, and free books.

 
 
 
 
 

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