New Release Tour: Courting Kate (Panthers Players, #1) by Tori Kron and Meet the Author

This book reminded me of a movie I loved, America’s Sweetheart. I like this kind of stories!

Courting Kate (Panthers Players, #1) by Tori Kron released Sunday in the Adult, Romance, Sports genre.

Slapped with court ordered community service for brawling—again, Miller Cassidy, the Indianapolis Panther’s star player, is forced into laboring under stodgy non-profit supervisor, Kate Gallagher. Her saving grace—she happens to be best friends with Stella, the woman he’s been chasing for years.

Despite the masses falling for his charm, Kate doesn’t care for Miller’s notorious reputation or his flippant behavior. But wanting to impress her strict boss, she agrees to a trade that could give them both a shot at success.

Propelled into an unlikely alliance, Miller finds himself taking a defensive stance when he sees beyond Kate’s hard exterior. And Kate is equally thrown off guard when she discovers there’s more to Miller than games.

But is love worth sacrificing friendship? And can Miller let go of the feelings for Stella he’s held onto for years?

In love and basketball, it’s five fouls and you’re out, and every play counts.


AUTHOR BIO: Tori Kron has spent ten years educating middle school students in the art of English writing. She is a proud graduate of Purdue University, where she discovered a love for nearby Chicago and the adventures that awaited within. When Tori isn’t in front of the classroom, you can find her working with fellow authors in the Midwest Writers Guild or traveling the world with friends. In between excursions, she happily resides in Evansville, Indiana with her husband and son.

Hi Tori, and thank you for being here! From your bio, I read you’ve travelled a lot. Which is the place you love the most? Do those travels find room in your stories?

If wanderlust is an affliction, I most certainly suffer from it. For me, traveling is an essential part of life, and I love to explore cities large and small.

To choose a favorite destination would be like picking a favorite child. Every place I have been is special to me in some way. However, there are a few destinations that hold a special place in my heart.

The summer between my junior and senior year of college, I was fortunate enough to participate in a study abroad program in London. Without a doubt, it was the most amazing summer of my life. Though they speak English, British culture is quite different from the American way of living, and it was wonderful to be immersed in the midst of a diverse body of people and all that the city has to offer. Although India was a British colony, it is easy to see the country’s influence on daily British living. Chicken Tikka Masala is found as often as cheeseburgers in America. I also enjoyed the sophistication of the city. Women donned dresses for simple tasks like shopping and attending movies. Jeans were seen mostly on tourists, as were tennis shoes. Now, I’m not the type to wear a dress daily, but coming from a casual college setting, it was fun to experience a world where dressing up was the norm.

On top of that, London is full of free museums and endless historical sites. I stood on Abbey Road, saw a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, climbed the stairs at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and viewed the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. The number of cultural experiences in London is unmatched by almost any other city, and I am so grateful to have spent a summer exploring all that it has to offer.

While I find Europe fabulous, I also love many American sites. The California coastline is beautiful, Washington D.C. houses a plethora of history for those who enjoy it, and Savannah has a southern charm that makes you never want to leave. However, to me, there is no place quite like Texas. Specifically, Austin.

The city’s motto boasts about being weird, which it is, but the sprawling metropolis is also an amazing place to explore. From Graffiti parks, to a trapeze school, and the best donut I’ve ever had in my life, Austin has a vibe that draws you in from the moment you arrive. It’s truly unforgettable!

Although I love to explore, my current book series is set in Indiana which is my home state. I would love to incorporate more exotic locations in the future, but for now, I feel like it’s best to write an area where I can include local nuances that are more familiar to me. Plus, not a lot of people travel to Indiana, so I want to show them that our state has a lot to offer. Indianapolis, where the Panther Player series takes place, hosts amazing sporting events, including the legendary Indianapolis 500, it boasts wonderful local restaurants, outdoor concerts, food festivals that make your mouth water, and so much more! I hope that my writing will inspire a few readers to make the trip to the Midwest and see what all we have to offer!

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Giveaway:Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

  • Signed copy of Courting Kate


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