What do hockey players and birds have in common? They both chirp! Come learn about chirping, read a fun excerpt from OUT OF THE GAME and maybe win copies of my first two hockey romances at Contemporary Romance Cafe today.
I attended a writer’s conference last weekend and because of a workshop I attended, I decided to form a street team. I had thought about forming a street team before, but had been under the impression that street teams were aggressive marketing groups, mobilized by authors who acted more like military masterminds than writers. I have no problem with other authors incentivizing their street teams with swag and such, but that didn’t feel right for me.
But in this workshop, I learned that street teams can be more about fun and connecting readers with authors whose books they love, with only a tiny bit of (very optional) promoting, and that’s more like what I want to do.
So my street team is called The Body Checkers. I kind of liked the dual meaning of that name. Hockey players body check. For those of you not familiar with this term, basically, it’s when one player crashes into or uses his body to force another player off the puck. Members of my street team will likely be doing another sort of body check, in the form of ogling man candy of the hockey kind. This is Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars.
Although I have no objections to ogling non-hockey playing man candy.
So, there will be an issue of the newsletter coming soon that will give a lot more detail, so be on the lookout. If you’re not a subscriber, there’s a tab up top where you can sign up. Or, if you already know you want to be a Body Checker, you can go here.
Out of the Game is finally available! I’m really excited. Early reviews have been fantastic.
“Out Of The Game has been my favourite in the series so far, just as I hoped it would be.”
–Romance Between the Sheets
“Out of the Game is one of those romances that is sweet, funny, and sexy and sometimes all at the same time and for me it was a winner. I loved this book, this couple and their journey and it is my favorite in the series to date.”
–Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“Even while my heart was breaking I was loving the twists to the story line. Just really good, heart-wrenching writing.”
–Smitten with Reading
I am an avid hockey fan. (Sometimes it’s interesting to remember that “fan” is short for “fanatic.”) I may not understand all the ins and outs of the game orwhat all the stats mean, but I love watching the game. I love reading about players. Most of all, I love following “my” team, the two time Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.
I thought I would share my “Because…Hockey!” Pinterest board because there’s a lot of great stuff there. If you’re not a hockey fan, you could probably stand to skip it.
On the other hand, there are more studly men there.