September 9, 2015

'first & goal' is now available!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Today's the day. First & Goal is now available in ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. (Fans of print, stay tuned. It will be available in paperback later this month.) This book was a lot of fun to write. If you've followed my Fantasy Football Prince Charming posts in the past, then you already know that this is a topic near and dear to my heart.

Thanks to the generous support of various bloggers, you'll have a chance to learn more about the making of First & Goal during the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check out the complete list of guest posts and reviews that will be featured as part of the official release blitz below.

Before we get into more details about the book and where you can buy it, I would like to thank the people who made this book possible including my beta readers Brea Brown, Sarah Chapman, and Whitney Lake; the people who gave me insight into the world of fantasy football and high school coaching; the readers who provided names for the fictional football players in the book, including Jamie Adams, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Erin Baker, Kathryn Biel, Jackie Bouchard, Melanie Glinsmann, Michelle Halpern, Tobi Helton, Philippa Moore, Martha Reynolds, and Laura Westerman.

I also need to thank the fearless Marching Ink team who worked tireless to see this project through production, including Cat Lavoie, Samantha March, Chrissy Wolfe, and Polgarus Studios. Thanks to Jessica Sodeke for taking my official portrait.

Thank you forever and ever to my family, friends, and readers for giving me the motivation and passion to keep going.

It really does take so many people to make a book possible, and I'll never be able to thank everyone--including you blog readers--enough for the support.

I also appreciate the bloggers and reviewers who have taken the time to help me spread the word about First & Goal during the next week. Check them out:

Book Lover in Florida (review on 9/10)
Books by Banister (guest post on 9/14)
Caroline Fardig (Q&A on 9/10)
Chick Lit Central (review & giveaway on 9/18)
Curling Up With A Good Book (guest post on 9/15)
Every Free Chance Books (guest post on 9/11)
Fiction Dreams (guest post on 9/10)
Isabelle Andover (Q&A on 9/9)
Jersey Girl Book Reviews (guest post on 9/14)
Love Chick Lit (Q&A on 9/16)

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Then beat them.

About the Book
When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way).  
Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool. 
With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

Now Available on Amazon , Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
Coming Soon to paperback!

About the Author
Laura Chapman is the author of First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and a forthcoming Christmas anthology from Marching Ink. A native Nebraskan, she loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura is currently in pursuit of a fantasy football championship while penning her next novel.

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  1. Congratulations, Laura! I am so exited for you and this book!! :) Have a fabulous Launch Day!

  2. *Applause, applause* Congratulations!