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In Time For Baseball Season!

Hot Corner Magic Launches!

What happened to a young man’s fancy turning to love?”

Everyone knows a young man’s fancy turns to love in the springtime, right? The love of baseball. To celebrate that love, that passion which beats in the hearts of red-blooded American young men and young women, and most everyone else, I’m launching my homage to America’s Favorite Pastime – Baseball.

I was introduced to the game of baseball in my early years while watching my four older brothers play in our home in Northern Utah. My love of the game grew when we went on a fabulous vacation to California and took in a ballgame at Dodger Stadium. My love of everything Dodger Blue resulted from that experience.

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 12: Arizona Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 2016 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California.

My brother, Dale, taught me how to score the plays and from then on, I knew the ins and outs, the fine nuances, and slick finesses of the game. Just like the beloved “Skipper,” Tommy Lasorda, the manager of the Dodgers, if I’m cut, I’ll bleed Dodger Blue. Most seasons I watch most of the games the “boys of summer” play and root them on to victory. Sometimes I’m able to drag my husband, Tim – who is NOT a sports fan – to some Dodger home games, there to enjoy fresh roasted peanuts and Dodger dogs.

For the love of the game, I have written this novella – a humorous tale of redemption, grit, and love. I hope you’ll adore it as much as I do.

For the love of the game…

During the hot ’49 summer baseball season, the Sox’s hot corner – third baseman – Rudy Fleming, fouls out, and slides into the bottle, landing himself in a minor league team in Texas.

Can a bull-headed, tough-talking manager and a dark-haired angel named, Rebecca, coach Rudy to swing for the fences to save his career, his life, and get the magic back at hot corner, or will he strike out for good?

Rudy Fleming, hot shot hot corner — third baseman — for the Red Sox back in 1948.

EXCERPTS:

“El Toro’s got plenty a’ arrows in his quiver.” Jiggs grinned.
“It’s an all fired shame we don’t knock some runs behind him when he tosses a game.”
“The team’s that bad, huh?” Rudy peered at Jiggs.
“Like trying to put socks on a rooster.” Jiggs leaned close. “Buzz was sort a countin’ on you being the glue that would hold the wool on the sheep.”
Rudy needed a drink something fierce if Jiggs’s sayings made sense.

*****

Rebecca Lynn O’Neil, the granddaughter of Rudy’s Texas League Coach and forbidden fruit!

Rebecca Lynn – his unrelenting conscience and his ministering angel with kisses sweeter than honeycomb. Well, Rudy’d see about getting around her granddaddy.
Jiggs laughed. “She’s pretty as twelve acres of pregnant red hogs, ain’t she?”
Rudy laughed out loud. “She surely is.” But he was here to play ball. He should keep his mind on that instead of the honeyed lips of Rebecca O’Neil.
He should … but he wouldn’t.

“As I got lost in the narrative, I immersed myself in a past filled with the sounds of a baseball field – the crack of the bat as the ball is hit, the roars and jeers of the crowd combined with the smells of roasting hot dogs under the warm summer sun. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone.” ~ Keri K.

“This was a good book. I enjoyed the main character having a dilemma that he had to solve.” ~ Debbie S.

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“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”

Yogi Berra – Manager of the New York Yankees

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Cover Reveal for “Once” – Book One by M.S. Kaye

Once

Book One

cover art - Once.v5Her first and also her once.

Jonathan and Rebecca’s paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say.

But Jonathan is three days from entering the priesthood, and Rebecca leaves him to his peace. But he is unable to find peace.

Without each other’s comfort and strength, they must each struggle to forge a new path, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.

But are they able to forget and let go?

Will be released July 2, 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

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Author BioMSK.v1

M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

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Once & Again, book two

Will be released September 4, 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

She was once his secret desire…will she be again?

Father Aiden, an ex-marine and new priest, falls in love with Maylynn, but he struggles to stay away from her. He’s successful for many years, though he can’t keep her out of his dreams.

Then one day she shows up for a pre-marital counselling session with her fiancé, Davis. Aiden soon realizes Davis isn’t who he says he is, but what does that mean for Maylynn, and for himself?

Once & Forever, book three

Will be released December 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

Eden, a nun, is constantly struggling against her dark past of living on the streets, and her attraction to Trace, an ex-convict farm worker. After a twelve-year separation, Eden is finally reunited with her brother, Thomas, but why hadn’t she reached out to him in all those years? As Eden and Trace grow closer, confessing their pasts to each other, will they be able to resist getting too close?

Excerpt from Once

“What’s the answer?”

He paused. “A switchblade.”

With my fingertips, I reached out and traced the scar across his cheek. “Did you win?”

He removed my hand and closed his eyes. “Yes.”

I slid his Book back to him. “This says we can find forgiveness.”

His eyes still closed, his jaw clenched. He bowed his head. “It also says ‘Thou shalt not kill.’”

I took his hand in both of mine, petted his rough skin, and then brought it to my lips. He had a talent for guiding invisibly, but I didn’t know how to do that.

He watched me again. His eyes were intense, like the black of the night sky, and his forehead was furrowed, as if his emotions were scattered, as if he was shocked at my reaction, as if he had been sure his answer would drive me away. But I knew him. Already, I knew him.

“You’re still a good person,” I said.

His jaw clenched. “I’ve been trying to believe that.”

“I have faith in you.”

He continued to watch me. His forehead never smoothed, as if he was fighting for strength, but his eyes softened. He slid around the booth, closer to me.

I didn’t move, not sure what to do, what was right, what he wanted.

He leaned closer.

I only watched him.

He touched his lips to my cheek, the faintest pressure. I struggled to sit still, to keep my hands in my lap, not to grab hold of him. And then his lips were gone, such brief contact that I couldn’t be sure if he had actually kissed my cheek or if I wanted his contact so much that I’d imagined it.

He spoke in my ear. “You must be some kind of final test.”

My heart pounded into my ribs, against the point of the blade. “Are you going to pass?”

His lips brushed against my jaw. “I don’t know.”

He trailed to my neck, his mouth softly pressing. My hand curled into his hair, the other on his shoulder, holding, clutching. His mouth found mine, barely touching. His warmth invaded my head.

“God give me strength,” he murmured.

The door slid open, and the compartment filled with laughter.

He closed his eyes. Then he slid away from me.

 

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