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The Great State of Denial by Emily Cale

September 12, 2012

Emily Cale is here today, talking about our brush with fame (kinda) and her latest release POWER PLAY. One random commenter will win a $5 Amazon gift card!


The Great State of Denial

*ahem* Lisa said I come visit her blog and talk about whatever I wanted. That was probably a mistake on her part. Let’s just say life has a lot of hard lessons and I doubt she’ll make the same ones again. Unless they were actually fun, in which case she is free to make them over and over again.

I like to pretend that I am up on current pop culture. I’m relatively young (though by my cousin’s standards I am “ancient”) and spend a lot of time watching TV and generally surfing the internet—I mean working on my dissertation. Once in a while I manage to prove this assumption correct. More often, I manage to make an idiot of myself.

That’s why I have friends though. So they can look like idiots with me. If you didn’t know this, Pittsburgh is a bit of sports town. I know, many of you are shocked. When it comes to the football and hockey teams, people are not messing around. When I first moved here, I actually checked the scores in the morning just to avoid the horrified look on people’s faces when I said I didn’t watch the game. Now, I actually watch the hockey games (the Steelers haven’t gotten me yet).

That doesn’t mean I keep up to date on the details of the players though. As evidenced by the fact that Lisa and I stood behind one of them in line at a store for a full five minutes and had no clue who he was. In fact, we’d still think he was a normal guy with abnormally awesome shoulders if the staff at the store hadn’t gone nuts the minute he left. Those shoulders stick out in my mind though (perhaps Lisa’s as well). They played a big role in how I imagined the Ian and Todd in POWER PLAY. Nice broad shoulders, firm pectorals, and a whole bunch of other sexy muscles.

*GIVEAWAY: Right, hockey. So, tell me something you like/dislike about hockey. One random commenter will win a $5 Amazon gift card*

Power Play (Hat Trick Trilogy Book 2)

Natalie Fritz didn’t need a night of sexual adventure as payment for setting her friend up, but she wouldn’t turn it down either. Determined to make sure she gets exactly what she wants, she contacts Madame Eve and requests not one, but two dates for the evening. What she doesn’t expect is for those men to be players on her friend’s hockey team.

Ian and Todd find that sharing women provides all parties with more pleasure. Finding someone who buys into their theory is a little harder. So they turn to Madame Eve’s 1 Night Stand service to locate a partner. When they meet Natalie, they discover a gorgeous woman who turns them on physically and intellectually.

Most relationships are meant to be between two people, but what happens when it takes three to make the night worthwhile? Can they take a leap of faith or will their time be limited to one night?

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Emily Cale is an author of erotic romance and erotica. You can stalk her on her website (, Twitter (, or Facebook (

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Preston permalink
    September 12, 2012 8:36 am

    I actually don’t know enough about hockey to like or dislike anything. I guess that is a dislike of sorts.


  2. September 12, 2012 10:21 pm

    I probably would have done the same thing… nothing:) I wouldn’t have known either. Unless the sports guy is somewhat famous like the David Beckham’s and Tim Tebow’s of the world, I probably wouldn’t know who the guy I was standing behind was. I like how you used him for inspiration though:) Now that I can definitely get behind, lol!

    One thing I dislike about Hockey is that the guys skate way too fast. I understand it’s necessary for the game, but then I can’t see their handsome or not so handsome faces:)

  3. Mandy permalink
    September 13, 2012 7:46 am

    I’ve never played or watched Ice Hockey, and I’m afraid my opinion of the field-game sort of hockey is coloured by my rather negative experiences of it at school – being made to run around in the freezing cold weather being shouted at by a psychotic games mistress, and then herded like cattle into lukewarm showers afterwards! But each to their own – and I’ll admit that some sportsmen are pretty hot! 🙂

  4. Shannon permalink
    September 18, 2012 2:28 pm

    I think there are some really hot hockey players, though I hate when they all start getting scruffy since they won’t shave til the playoffs are over. I don’t believe in hockey superstitions, it takes good players to win not facial hair, lol!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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