Hot New Release and Homemade Hot Cocoa 

Hi, Entangled Readers!

Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush here! We’re so excited to be talking to you about CROSSING THE LINE and sharing our favorite homemade hot chocolate recipe with you! Why hot cocoa? Well, it’s starting to get a bit cooler and what’s better than heating up your night with a delicious drink and a hot new YA sports romance release! 

Okay, before we head into the kitchen to make our tasty beverage, let’s chat about CROSSING THE LINE, the standalone sequel to IN THE PENALTY BOX. 

As we were writing IN THE PENALTY BOX we fell in love with several of the secondary characters. Gramps, Caleb, Jessa, and Preach were a few of our favorites and of course, the character we all love to hate, Pax! 

While we adore Brodie and Willow, we wanted to focus on a new couple in CROSSING THE LINE. The choice was easy, Preach Armstrong! Not only was he one of our favorite characters from IN THE PENALTY BOX, the readers were big fans as well. 

Preach a.k.a. Brodie “Wind” Windom’s best friend is a great guy. He gets good grades, comes from a close family, volunteers in his spare time, and he’s slated to play hockey at the University of Alabama in the fall. 

Everything seems to be going perfectly until Preach hits a patch of black ice and his entire world is turned upside down. 

Enter Grace, the new girl who stopped to save a dog in the middle of the road on a freezing cold Wisconsin night. 

Much like Preach, Grace already has her future figured out. As soon as she graduates from her new school, Woodhaven High, she’ll be leaving for Basic Training. Grace plans on continuing her family’s military service in the Air Force by enlisting and becoming a Special Tactics pararescueman. 

But, when one of Woodhaven High’s favorite hockey players accidentally hits her with his car, her future plans are shattered. 

Suddenly, Grace and Preach are both faced with obstacles and uncertainty. 

CROSSING THE LINE is a story about coming face-to-face with devastating circumstances, finding love, and the importance of forgiveness. 



Now, on to our favorite mouth watering hot chocolate recipe! 


WARNING: Once you enjoy a mug of this delicious beverage, you will likely never be the same!


It’s so simple and sooooo good! 


Also, if you’re 21+ years old and looking to turn this into a fun adult beverage, add a shot of Baileys Irish Cream, Crème de menthe, or your favorite liquor that pairs well with chocolate!


What’s your favorite hot beverage? Leave your answer in a comment below and we’ll pick two winners to receive swag packs! This giveaway is open until October 1, 2022 at 11:59PM (EST). Winners randomly selected. Open internationally. 


Thank you again to Entangled for having us and thank you for taking the time to read our post!


Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush xoxo


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A patch of black ice is all it takes for Ryan “Preach” Armstrong’s perfectly planned future to skid out of control. The car crash shatters his hockey dreams…and injures Woodhaven’s newest student, Grace Milner. As much as this feisty track phenom gets under Preach’s skin in all the best and worst ways, she might just be his path to redemption…


Grace can’t believe that all it took was seriously bad timing and a hot but prickly hockey player to threaten her lifelong dream of joining the Air Force. Now, instead of prepping for the track season and upcoming start of basic training, she has to complete community service with the absolute last person she would ever want to be stuck with—the guy who shattered her future.


When two fierce competitors collide this hard, the only result is heartbreak…or an epic victory as they cross the finish line together.


Pick up your copy of CROSSING THE LINE today! 








Lynn RushNew York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner, living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattle snakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, she can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop over a scorpion. When she’s not running, writing, or reading, she and her Ironman husband are watching movies that fuel her undying love of superheroes, vampires, and all things Supernatural.



KELLY ANNE BLOUNT is a USA Today bestselling author of young adult novels. When she’s not writing, she’s probably lost in a book, watching Twilight, snuggling her five furry rescues, or having an adventure with her handsome husband and their darling daughter. After living in a palace in Scotland, across from the Caribbean Sea, and in the snowy land of Wisconsin, Kelly and her family reside in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Kelly loves connecting with readers on social media! Stop by and say, “Hi!” or ask a question. You can find her everywhere @KellyAnneBlount.


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