Interview and Giveaway with Jaci Burton!

We’ve got some exciting news for you today, Maidens! We’ve got Jaci Burton, author of the seriously sexy and downright delicious Play by Play series and her boys, Mick, Gavin and Ty here with us today! *tries to contain excited squeals….and fails* I know you’re just as excited as we are to welcome Jaci and the boys to Under the Covers, so let’s get started, shall we?

How many books do you have planned in your Play by Play series?

Right now I’m working on Book 5 of the Play by Play series. I’m hoping there will be more.

I can’t wait to read Nautier and Wilder but it’s been pushed back a few times. Is there a confirmed release date for that? And will that be the end of the Wild Riders *sniff* or would you consider writing more?

I’m so sorry for the rescheduling of the release date! That happens sometimes in publishing, and it’s just as frustrating for me as it is for the readers. I don’t have a confirmed release date yet. At this point, it’s scheduled for sometime in early 2013. I’ll be sure to let everyone know as soon as I have a firm release date.

This will be the last book in the Wild Riders series. Unless I decide to do more at a later date. How’s that for ambiguous? 😉

I probably know the answer to this one but which is hotter: bikers or athletes?


What does a typical day in the life of Jaci Burton look like?

Oh, it’s messy and unorganized. Coffee and dealing with my dogs and doing laundry and writing and answering emails and doing promo and playing on Twitter and Facebook and doing more writing and answering more emails. Somewhere in there I might even comb my hair.

If you could have a date with any one of your heroes (and of course with permission of your hubby), who would you go out with and where would he take you?

Probably Gavin Riley from Changing The Game, because he’s fun and sexy and I want him to take me to his beach house in Florida. I do love the ocean and the beach.

What has been your favorite cover?? You have plenty of hot ones to choose from!!

The Perfect Play has been my favorite cover, mainly because when I saw it for the first time, I was so shocked I cried. No, seriously, it was that great a cover, I’ve never had a cover like it before, and it brought tears to my eyes because it was just that awesome. And every one in this series after that has been just as good. The Berkley art department has done a tremendous job creating cover art for this series. I couldn’t be more grateful for the work they’ve done.

Playing to Win is Cole’s story, and he’s the bad boy of football. What can we expect of his book?

Cole is a serious pain in the butt. He’s complicated and he has some issues. But he’s also fun loving, sweet and generous and oh is he ever mad sexy. I hope you all fall in love with him.

Now I hope you don’t mind if we ask all your boys (from Play by Play series) some questions..
What’s the sexiest part of a woman?

Mick: Her neck

Gavin: Her legs

Ty: Her back

Any details you want to share with us about the woman behind your books??

Mick: Tara cries during Disney movies.

Gavin: Liz hogs the covers at night

Ty: Jenna snores

What do you love the most about your HEA heroine?

Mick: She wears her emotions. I always know how she feels, even if she thinks she’s holding them inside.

Gavin: She thinks she’s tough, but really, she’s the warmest, most loving woman I’ve ever known.

Ty: She pours so much passion into everything she does. I noticed that right away about her. It’s the one thing that will make her succeed, and the thing I love the most about her.

Valentines day has just passed, did you do anything special and sexy for your girl?

Mick: She didn’t want to go out. She’d had a hard day. So we ate in, and I gave her a massage. Well, it started out as a massage…

Gavin: I made seafood pasta for her, then we took a walk on the beach. We kind of got lost out there in the dark. And then we found these caves…

Ty: Nothing I can say publicly.

How about the most public place you’ve had sex?

Mick: Read my book 😉

Gavin: Read my book 😉

Ty: Read my book 😉

What would you tell readers that haven’t tried your series? Give them a reason why they should read your books!

Mick: You get to see me pursue an amazing woman, who at first wants nothing to do with me (clearly, she was blind). The sparks between Tara and me are combustible, and there’s something real between us that I can’t let go of.

Gavin: A lot of bad stuff happens with Liz in Mick’s book. You need to see her earn her redemption in ours. Plus, we’re pretty hot together.

Ty: Jenna’s a giant pain in my ass, gives me a hard time the whole book, but she has this dream I’d like to help her fulfill. And for some reason, even though she’d like me to go away, I can’t seem to stay away from her. There’s some smoking hot chemistry between us that can’t be denied. Maybe it’s just physical, but maybe it’s a lot more than that.

Thanks so much Jaci, Mick, Gavin and Ty for chatting with us today! It’s been a pleasure. Now for more information on Jaci and her boys, please feel free to check out her info right here:

Do you know what day today is???  
The release day of Taking a Shot!!!

If you want to score, you have to get in the game…

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock—even one as hot as Ty.
Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all—including Ty.

Jaci Burton is graciously giving away one copy of either THE PERFECT PLAY or CHANGING THE GAME (winner’s choice). Available in print or Kindle/Nook copy. Open to everyone!

But wait there’s more!!  Penguin is giving away a copy of Taking a Shot to one US winner.

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thanks for the giveaway. i totally pre-ordered on my kindle (and it just came!) but i always buy a hard copy of this series as well. i mean, look at that cover. 🙂


I’ve enjoyed other of Ms Burton’s books but must confess that I haven’t read this series yet. Sounds like I have a few to catch up with. Good luck on the new release.


nice giveaway


i really want to discover this author so thanks you a lot for this great opportunity

all the best


nice interview. though i never read any jacy burton’s book, i think i’m going to read this series


Thank you for the interview! I haven’t read any of the Play-by-Play books yet but would love to try one.


I have not read this series yet but it sounds amazing. Can’t wait to start. Thanks for the giveaway.



What a great giveaway. Jaci is a new author for me and always looking for new books.
Thanks for the giveaway.


Love this series!


What a fun interview. I have been wanting to read this series. No better time to start than now, right? 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win!



I haven’t read any of this series yet, but it’s definitely been on my shopping list! I loved reading a lot of her other series (Kismet, Demon Hunters, etc.) — and the Play by Play series sounds fantastic!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Mandy P.

Thanks for the interview and great giveaway! I’ve been dying to read this series!


Everytime I see these covers, I get distracted. These have been on my TBR list and I’m looking forward to starting the series and reading about those awesome guys! Thanks for the interview and giveway!


I haven’t read this series yet, but the books have certainly been on my radar.
sallans d at yahoo dot com


Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway! I haven’t had a chance to read Jaci and I’ve been reading such glowing, positive reviews about this series! Definitely added to my wishlist 🙂


Hello Jaci,

First Congrats to Jaci on your recent release, “Taking a Shot” Play by Play Book #3.

Thank you to Under the Cover for Hosting Jaci Burton & Thank you to Jaci for the Great Interview & Fantastic Giveaway. I just LOVE your Play by Play Series as well as several other Books of yours which I already own, I really enjoy your writing.

Thank you for thr opportunity to enter your giveaway.
Take Care & Best Wishes,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)


Happy Release Day to Jaci. I’ve been known to cry watching Disney movies, too.

Danielle West

I love the character interviews! makes me want to go back and read Mic and Gavin’s stories 🙂


I LOVE all of Jaci’s books…but this series has the HAWTEST covers! They ARE art in and of themselves…seriously! 😉 Thx for the giveaway op! Oh…and I think I’m SAD that there’s only one more Wild Rider book 🙁

barbbattaglia @


It’s just too bad that Mick, Gavin, and Ty are fictional characters. Just sayin’ #sadface


Love Jaci’s books and what a great interview

Vanessa N.

Great interview. Love the pic. Thanks for the chance.


Play by Play series has some really hawt covers. I’ve enjoyed reading excerpts of Taking A Shot. Congrats on it’s release today.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Shelley B

Love Love Jaci’s books!


Thanks for the giveaway!

And thanks for a baseball book too – it always seems to get left out these days…


LOVED The Perfect Play !!!
And I sooo want to know who your cover models are, yum!

Carol L.

What a great interview. These men sound so darn hot. I can’t wait to read this series. At this point for me I now get to read them back to back. :)I love doing that with series books.
Thanks for this awesome giveaway.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


Wow another great series of books that I need to check out! Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!


All the covers are smoking hot…looking forward to reading what’s on the inside!!!!

Jaci’s books are awesome but sometimes it is so hard to open them as the covers are to die for!


Awesome interview. Truely enjoy reading her books. This sounds like a great series. Enjoyed the interview.

Sophia Rose

I haven’t gotten a chance to read this series yet, but I’ve heard its outstanding. I love the idea of a sport related romance. The interview helped me get to know the author, Jaci, and the characters. Fun!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


With some books, it’s hard for me to get past the yummy cover and actually read the book. 😉

Gwen LTP

I’m so excited for this book!! I love Ms Burton’s books! Just started on Ty’s story. So glad there is a great football/hockey romance author out there!

Soft Fuzzy Sweater

I think the photography on your covers is amazing. Do you use the same photographer for all those covers? (And it’s not just because they’re all hot men!) Thanks for the giveaway. I love your books!


Ellen Thompson

I don’t think I have read any of Jaci’s books but I have really been wanting to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

E. Thompson

Helen L.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Helen L.

Thanks for the great giveaway.


This was a great interview. I am new to Jaci’s books but she has the BEST covers and I am a HUGE football fan!


awesome interview and contes Jaci’s books r awesome ty for the chance

Dian Aesha

hi jaci..

thanks for the giveaway…i haven’t read this series,,,but i very like this cover..make me speechless..

i hope i win this book…

success for you


thanks jaci for the giveaway..

i have not read ur series, but my friends recommended this series ^^

I love this series–the covers are so hawt!


Great interview. I love Jaci Burton’s books. I am crazy about this series!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Mariann with

Mel B

Great interview! Love the character interview. Seems to add a nice touch.

Mel B

Great interview! Love the character interview. Seems to add a nice touch.


Thanks for a great interview and giveaway! Love the series!