[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Elizabeth! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Elizabeth Harmon] Creative, energetic, sociable, easily-distracted, short
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Pairing Off?
[Elizabeth Harmon] Absolutely! A great way to describe my debut novel, “Pairing Off” is that it’s like “The Cutting Edge” with a Russian twist. It’s the story of a pairs figure skating duo who team up to train for the Olympics and fall in love in the process. What makes it different from TCE is that it’s set mostly in Russia and the hero is Russian. He’s also a champion pairs figure skater, rather than a hockey guy recruited at the last minute. Anton did play hockey as a kid though, and was proud to have the best double toe loop jump of any goalie in the youth league.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Elizabeth Harmon] One of the most romantic scenes is when Carrie and Anton skate on a moonlit pond in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Their relationship has deepened but they’ve not yet crossed the line from friend-zone into something more. I love the romantic setting, the sexual tension between Carrie and Anton, and also the details about the cold night, tinny music and the little crowd who applauds after watching this champion-level pair skate together. Watching skilled pair skaters do their stuff live is really amazing, especially when it’s impromptu, as this skate is. I also love Anton’s little comment to Carrie at the end, when he says, “guess we’re pretty good.” Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Lynda! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lynda Aicher] Driven. Direct. Loyal. Analytical. Serious.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Game Play?
[Lynda Aicher] Game Play is the first book in my new Power Play series and follows the Glaciers professional hockey team. Young, professional hockey player, Dylan Rylie, meets his match in Samantha Yates, a hockey star in her own right. The heat between them is as hot off the ice as it is on, but her career is at a forced end and his still rising which is hard for Samantha to accept. Dylan has to win her over while still allowing Samantha to follow her own path. Read more
Katie Rose dropped by the virtual offices to share a guest post. Don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway below!
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU WON’T FIND IN JAKE’S LOCKER by Katie Rose
So Jake Baldwin, the talented shortstop for the New Jersey Sonics, is a bit of a ladies man as well as a local heartthrob. He has a group of fans that follow him everywhere, bikini clad women known as Baldwin’s Beauties. He also has a gorgeous girlfriend, Nikki Case, who owns her own PR firm and knows how to deal with Jake. Read more
I enjoyed Midnight Games, the 2nd book in the Blue Dynasty series, so I’m happy to share an excerpt and giveaway for Just for Christmas Night by Lisa Marie Perry.
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Pro football publicist Martha Blue has something to prove. To protect the image of the Las Vegas Slayers—and stay employed— she has to shed her party-girl reputation. Fast! So no more mistakes. No further scandals. And absolutely no falling for the one man who can give her everything she wants…and nothing of what she needs. Read more
Please welcome Collete West to the virtual offices this morning! She’s here to share a Top 5 list, and she has an awesome giveaway for you to enter!
Top 5 Things Jilly Would Never Do on a Date by Collete West Read more
Please give a warm welcome to Julie Brannagh! She’s here to share a Top Ten list about Drew, her hunky hero from Covering Kendall.
The top five ways Drew McCoy of COVERING KENDALL unwinds after a game
Drew’s workplace isn’t a cubicle in an office or on a construction site. He spends his Sunday afternoons from September until February each year playing in front of 70,000+ screaming fans. Drew loves what he does, but it’s tough for him (and many other pro football players!) to unwind after a game. Here’s the top five things Drew might be doing shortly after he walks through the front door of his house on a Sunday night…
Drew’s a little hungry after chasing some other team’s quarterback around Sharks Stadium for three hours. As a result, he might be out for dinner with one or more of his teammates.
Zach Anderson stopped by his locker as Drew picked up the overnight bag he brought to home games. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Sawyer! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Sawyer Bennett] Empathetic, funny, creative, honest, procrastinator
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Sawyer Bennett] Alex is the first book in my new series with Loveswept, called the Cold Fury Hockey Series. Alex Crossman is a professional hockey player with the Carolina Cold Fury. He’s a bit damaged, a little bit of an ass, and completely averse to developing relationships with people. He’s one of those men that you just want to “fix”. Sutton Price is a social worker that gets sort of gets stuck with Alex to create an outreach program for at-risk youth. Both of them have traumatic backgrounds, but both of them let it shape them differently in their adult lives. This is very much a book about Alex’s journey to really find himself and let the past go. Oh, and it’s pretty steamy and romantic as well!!! Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I always have the urge to read a horsey book right before a horse show. I kept seeing the Timber Ridge Riders series on Amazon, and wanted to check it out, so when I had the chance to do just that, I jumped at it. I don’t ride hunt seat, so I always find depictions of hunter shows interesting. The horse care details were spot on, and nothing made me cringe due to inaccuracies. I’ll tell you what did make me cringe: the behavior of Kate’s rival, Angela. What a spoiled, selfish girl! If I was her coach, she would have been booted from my barn. Her casual treatment of the animals and her teammates had me boiling mad! Read more