An estimated one-third of people with autism are nonverbal. 

Did you have a favourite childhood toy growing up? There's a little glow worm that I've had forever. His name is Minou. The way my mom tells it, she and I were at the store when I was little, and I found the glow worm on a shelf. I dragged it around the store with me and was so enamoured with it that my mom bought it for me. Minou's been through quite a bit since: it no longer glows, it no longer plays music, its headed popped off a few times (courtesy of my sisters) and was re-attached. His shirt is a little frayed and he's kind of dirty, but he's still my favourite.

To this day, Minou still sits with on my bed.

I also loved puzzles, and have recently gotten into them again. And speaking of puzzles, one of the main characters from my upcoming contemporary sports romance, The Nature of the Game, also enjoys them. For him, they're a way of keeping his mind occupied so that he doesn't dwell on things he regrets. Keep reading for more about The Nature of the Game and for a chance to win an ARC!

Thanks fo joining me on my blog tour stop for Autism Awareness Month Blog Hop 2019. You can check out the stops from other participating authors here.


Book two of the Stick Side series

Six years ago, an ultimatum forced Dan Greyson to make a choice that cost him everything he loved most. One of those things? His boyfriend, hockey player Ashton Yager. Now that they’ve crossed paths again, Dan isn’t about to let the opportunity slip away. Ash’s reappearance in his life is just the catalyst Dan needs to escape the rut he’s fallen into…and win back Ash’s trust and love.

Ashton Yager, once burned and now a little bit shy, didn’t mean to publicly come out as bisexual. But now that he has, he’s got to deal with the consequences, including the fact that it might’ve cost him his NHL contract. With his job on the line, he needs to keep his head down, work hard, and play the best hockey of his life. Rekindling things with Dan? That’s not exactly keeping a low profile. It’s also never going to happen, not after Dan walked away once without an explanation.

When a hurricane forces Ash to seek shelter out-of-state, he and Dan find themselves in the same B&B, where old feelings resurface. But with everything Ash has on the line, does he dare play with fire again?

The Nature of the Game features two side characters from the first book in the series, On the Ice, but can be read as a standalone. (Although reading On the Ice first wouldn't hurt!) For a chance to win an e-ARC of The Nature of the Game, comment below about some of your favourite childhood toys. Contest ends April 30!


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