Wednesday 18 March 2015

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway - Losing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux

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Series: Ice #2
Release date: February 23rd 2015

Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Courtney and Josh are in love and excited to finally compete as skating partners. When they take the ice for their first competition, they want to show everyone, especially Josh's family, they are the perfect pair. 

But ice is slippery, and one misstep puts all their dreams in jeopardy. Now they must show each other both their love and their partnership are strong enough to survive.

When did you start writing? 

I used to write a lot when I was a kid, but I stopped for many years and didn’t start again until about six years ago. I had an idea for a story, and one of my friends insisted I write it so she could read it. It was supposed to be just a fun thing to share with friends. I never imagined it would lead to a writing career!

Do you ever get writer's block and what do you do to get over it?

 I do get writer’s block, usually in the plotting phase. I find it helps to talk over ideas with friends, no matter how silly some of the ideas may be. Just throw everything out there to get the creative juices flowing.

Do you have any works in progress? 

I’m currently working on the third and final book in the Ice series, TAKING THE ICE. It will wrap up Courtney and Josh’s story on and off the ice!

What are your hobbies? 

Writing is my biggest hobby! I have a full-time job as a tax accountant, so I spend a lot of my free time writing. I’m also a huge figure skating fan, so I like to travel to competitions and shows with friends.

How did you choose the character names for Losing the Ice?

Since the Ice series is a spin-off from my Edge series, some of the characters were already established. I needed a last name for the main character Courtney, though, and I was plotting the novel while I was at a work conference at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. So Courtney’s last name became Carlton! Her love interest, Josh, was originally going to be named Braden, but when I started writing the story he felt more like a Josh to me.

Who is your favourite character in Losing the Ice? 

Josh is my favorite character. He’s the dream boyfriend – sweet, smart, gorgeous, and both musically and athletically talented. I love how much he adores Courtney.

How did you get the idea for Losing the Ice? 

After I finished writing the first book in the series, CROSSING THE ICE, I knew there was more to Courtney and Josh’s story. I wanted to show what happened in their first season as a team, but I had some trouble coming up with a central conflict. A good friend talked through a bunch of ideas with me (again at the Ritz-Carlton!), and we came up with a rough outline for the novella.

What was your favourite part of writing Losing the Ice? 

I loved writing the scenes when Courtney and Josh are on the ice together. Josh has dreamed of skating with Courtney for years, so there are a lot of emotions when they finally get to compete together.

What are you currently reading?

 I’m currently reading another sports romance – Game.Set.Match by Jennifer Iacopelli.

What is your favourite book? 

To Kill a Mockingbird.

What is your favourite film? 

I have so many! A few are Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Breakfast Club, The Notebook.

What is your favourite TV show?

 I have quite a few of those, too! My favorite of all time is Friday Night Lights, but I currently enjoy Chicago Fire, Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance, and my ultimate guilty pleasure – Catfish.

Quick-fire questions:

Chocolate or ice cream? Chocolate.
Paperback or ebook? I’ve become partial to ebooks because I can read in the dark and not have to get up to turn the light off before bed!
Dogs or cats? Cats
Go out or stay in? Stay in
Summer or winter? Winter because there’s skating to watch!

About the Author

Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a die-hard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. 

One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! 

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