Buffalo, NY, December 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- In the first known collaboration of a group of romance authors who write sports romance, the Romancing the Jock blog (http://romancingthejock.com) will officially debut on January 1, 2013. A contest will be run in the month of January for a bevy of prizes, including books, promotional items, and an ereader.
The authors participating in the blog include: Cassandra Carr, Chanta Rand, Deirdre Martin, Emily Cale, Emma Lai, Jaci Burton, Jami Davenport, Kelly Jamieson, Koko Brown, Lex Valentine, Liz Matis, Luann McLane, Lynn Shurr, Mercy Celeste, Patricia Sargeant, Roz Lee, and Toni Aleo.
The authors come from all different facets of romance. Series romance publishers, digital-first publishers, erotic genre, non-erotic genre, and write such diverse sports as basketball, rodeo/bull riding, hockey, football, and several others.
Regarding making the decision to be part of the new blog, bestselling author Jaci Burton said, “I think there's plenty of room for growth in the sports romance market. First, because I think sports romances are very popular. Look at all the authors writing them, and doing it successfully, who have done it successfully for so long. Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Deirdre Martin, and Erin McCarthy have written some of my favorite sports romances and paved the way for me to believe I could do it, too. Second, I firmly believe a lot more women love sports than many people think. And of course we know women love romance. Put sports and romance together? Boom!”
“These 'niche' romances appeal to a broader spectrum than I first realized, judging from the comments I’ve received from readers of my sports romances. Other authors have heard the same remarks. The time was ripe for a blog that catered to those readers,” co-creator of the blog, author Jami Davenport remarked.
Some ideas for blog posts will be sports romance of the week; favorite athletes/hottest athletes; themed months on particular topics, such as player safety; tailgating recipes; personal experiences as a fan; specific information about a sport, such as football basics; and anything else related to sports.