I’m guest blogging at the Carina Press blog today about my Top 5 Reasons to Read Sports Romance. Check it out if you get the chance!
I cannot express how excited I am that Heather at Harlequin Junkie gave On the Surface five stars! Not only that, they chose it as an HJ Top Pick. Thank you, Heather. I’m so glad you’re a Barracuda fan!
Here’s the last line of the review:
“If you are a sport romance fan then I highly recommend this series. I’ll be on the Barracuda bench – cheering them on.”
And check out the cool little banner she pasted on my book cover! I love it.
I’m deep into writing hockey romance #2 for Carina Press. Part of the plot of this book came about from a video I watched months ago. It features two of the Los Angeles Kings, Alec Martinez and the captain, Dustin Brown. They wanted to record a message that showed they support people who want to play the sport of hockey, regardless of their sexual orientation. I really liked and respected that they alone out of the entire Kings organization took the time to make a short (albeit stiff) video. It stuck with me until the time came to plot my second hockey book.
The You Can Play project strives to “promote respect for all athletes,” a worthy goal, and one I hope will resonate in the book.
As a new Carina Press author, I felt compelled to read one of their titles and recently a sports romance book came out, so of course, I got that one. Knowing the Score, by Kat Latham, is about a rugby player. I’ve never watched rugby before and know very little about it, but I thought reading it might be a wonderful exercise for me. I’m assuming that some of the people who buy my hockey book (still untitled!) won’t know much about hockey either, so reading Knowing the Score would put me in their shoes.
I thought it was a fun read and very well written. I liked the foreign setting (London.) It was a sexy book. The hero, Spencer, was fantastically masculine while still being soft with his woman. The secondary characters were well-fleshed out. I thought the rugby parts seemed realistic, a big plus in my book and something I hope to achieve with my own book.