Monday, March 24, 2014

Baseball And Harlequin: So Nice I'm Doing It Twice!

Ah, spring.  That magical time of year when you start fantasizing about pedicures, flip-flops and in my case?  Baseball.  Spring brings the promise of a new season, endless possibilities, and the hope that even if it is totally unrealistic?  Your team will win the World Series.

Last year, in an inexplicable burst of creative energy (I probably should have bottled it) - I came up with this great (OK, in my mind) idea to celebrate the return of baseball, America's pastime, by putting unsuspecting players for the Detroit Tigers in Harlequin category romances.  Because what does Wendy possibly love more than the Tigers and Harlequins?  Not a whole lot.  Plus, I didn't get sued last year - so decided why not press my luck?

For those of you who missed last year's extravaganza, here is a recap:

Miguel Cabrera in The Venezuelan's Sexy Bodyguard (Harlequin Presents)
Justin Verlander in Bring the Heat (Harlequin Blaze)
Prince Fielder in Daddy Doesn't Love Me (Harlequin SuperRomance)
Phil Coke in Good Time Phil (Harlequin Kiss)
Austin Jackson in Action Jackson (Harlequin Desire)
Victor Martinez in The Single Dad's Home Run (Harlequin Special Edition)

Six players, and Prince Fielder is the only one not on the current roster (having been traded to the Texas Rangers in the off-season).  At this rate I might run out of players - just not this year.  So sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy a return to my insanity all this week.  Same rules as last year - I'll take a kernel of truth about the players, mix in an exorbitant amount of fiction, and viola!  Four new players, four new stories, all new lines.  And yes, y'all are getting a secret baby this year.....


Barb in Maryland said...

I would have cheerfully read any (or all) of last year's books. Why hasn't someone written those books??
Bring on Round 2! Even if you are going to give us a 'secret baby'.....

Wendy said...

Barb: It's a compelling secret baby plot - if I do say so myself.....

Tracy Smith said...

You know I love baseball as much as you do! Can't wait to read your book ideas!