Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ON ICE {A HOCKEY ROMANCE} | by Trisha Harley McCarthy #SportsRomance #BookReview #Excerpt #AuthorInterview #Giveaway #GoddessFish



Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for On Ice by Trisha Harley McCarthy.  This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Here on my stop, I have a semi-exclusive excerpt for you, my book review, an interview with the author as well as the tour-wide giveaway, which is for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.  Loads of amazeballs stuff!  Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more exclusive excerpts and opportunities to enter the giveaway.  Have fun and enjoy it!


On Ice
by Trisha Harley McCarthy
GENRE:   Sports Romance


BLURB:


Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiancé called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months, she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiancé without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media?

Killian "Ki" Connery

The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.

This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.

Another great angsty book by Trisha Harley McCarthy, author of the acclaimed Granite Bay Series.

Excerpt:

Ki smiled and closed the distance between us. The heat from his body sent shivers up my spine. He reached out and tucked a wayward piece of hair behind my ear. My knees went weak, and the lack of pouncing prowess was probably the only thing that kept me from throwing myself at him. I was sure he had lots of eager puck bunnies at his beck and call. All he had to do, was crook his finger, and they would come running. My gaze landed on his sensual lips, curved into a hint of a smile. I wondered what they would feel like against mine. He pulled back and the spell was broken.

“Would you consider going out with me sometime?” he asked.

Who—wha— ? I nodded mutely, shocked by the turn of events.

“Is that a yes, Zoe?” My name rolled off his tongue like a fine wine—smooth and heady. Fire shot through my veins. Before I could stop myself, my mind was drifting in and out of fantasies involving me and that tongue of his.

“Yes, Ki, I’ll go out with you.” I blinked rapidly.

He pecked my cheek. “I’ll be in touch.”

Author Interview:

1. Tell us about your book in 280 characters or less (like a tweet on Twitter)
Zoe Simmons


Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiancé called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months, she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiancé without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media.

Killian "Ki" Connery

The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.

This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.
  
2. What was the most difficult thing about this story?

Finishing it. I had some downtime due to some health issues.

3. What surprised you about your book?

I wasn’t expecting the dark subject matter that showed up in the storyline and the emotional situations happened in the story that made quite a few of my beta readers cry. It all turns out, though.
  
4. Did the characters “talk” to you? If so, how?

Yes, they certainly do! Once I begin typing the character is in charge. Just like speaking with a friend and what comes out always shocks me!  I love the entire process!

5. Think Fast: Dark or Light Chocolate?

Dark, of course!

6. What’s next for you?

I have two books in the works. Both are suspense romances. I am also collaborating with several authors to publish a dark romance anthology in the fall of 2020.


My Book Review:

If you've never been to a live hockey game, you don't know what you're missing, ha! Adrenaline-pumping action for the entire game!

If you've never read Trisha Harley McCarthy's ON ICE, you don't know what you're missing, ha! Adrenaline-pumping action for the entire book!  

From the beginning to the end, Zoe and Ki set my heart, as well as the ice, on FI-YAH! This book had twists and turns through the roof and a shocker or two just to make sure you were WIDE awake and reading. LOL  This was a super page-turner that had me drooling. Often. 

I give it a big, fat FIVE!!


**Should this be on ACME? (weighing my hands) It's spicy. Not for the under 18 crowd AT ALL!**


5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Disclosure: I gratefully received this complimentary copy I requested. I am voluntarily leaving my review and all opinions are my own...including that everyone should own a Hockey bag, puck, and a Hockey Player. :D.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Trisha Harley McCarthy is a certified Life Coach and prolific romance author specializing in fantasy, paranormal and contemporary genres.

Loving history, Trisha was captivated by being introduced to historical romance then became enamored with contemporary romance novels. Coming across fan-fiction and falling in love with the concept, Trisha began writing stories about characters in her favorite movie, Bridget Jones's Diary. After receiving several positive reviews, she caught the writing bug and published her first standalone novel, Just As He Is, A Romance in 2012 followed by the Astral Realm Series, Written Among the Stars and sequel Beneath the stars released in 2014.

In 2015, the release of Dimensions, a paranormal romance novel featuring other world encounters takes the readers on a fantastic journey of ordinary collides with extraordinary. Also, in a new direction, Trisha also wrote Indescribably Blue. a fictional account based on Elvis Presley's death hoax conspiracy.

On a personal note, Trisha resides in Independence, Oregon with her husband Michael and their rescued chocolate lab, Elle. In her spare time, Trisha loves spending time on social media, traveling and reading her favorite authors!


Book will be $0.99 during the tour.

Trisha Harley McCarthy will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  







13 comments:

  1. I appreciate getting to hear about  a book new to me. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Congratulations on this awesome review! I love Hockey and all stories featuring hockey so this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book details and for offering a giveaway

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  3. Who is your favorite author still currently writing?

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  4. Being jilted would be a nightmare. Sounds great.

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  5. Which character from your book is your favorite to write for?

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  6. How long did it take to write your book?

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  7. Your book sounds interesting. I hope that it is a success.

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  8. I love hockey stories and romances so this seems like a perfect fit.
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