Guys, this cover means business, and so does the plot.
On Ice by Trisha Harley McCarthy released at the end of December in the Sports Romance genre.
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 Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters.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.
Book will be $0.99 during the tour.
I’d come to find out Killian Connery was a man of few words. Whether it was by elevating me to new heights of passion with his wicked tongue or by slamming an opponent into the boards, Ki was a larger-than-life. He was a guy men envied and women lusted after. After all, who could resist a six-foot four wall of muscle with mesmerizing, grey eyes and tousled, raven hair? His presence was so magnetic, it pumped up the fans before he even set foot in the ice rink. No one was immune, not even I when I first set eyes on him at the San Jose Otters training camp during his rookie year. Ever since then, I kept track of him, his career, stats, watched every game, and basically acted like your garden variety stalker on the sly. Luckily, one of my primary functions as assistant to the GM was maintaining the roster.
My heart lurched in my chest just thinking about the day I met the new rookie. I was in the owner’s box watching their practice and there came Killian Connery, sprinting across ice in that blue-and-white jersey that was almost too small for a man his size. He was a thing of beauty, if one could classify such a magnificent specimen as ‘beautiful’. Number 88 too as fate would have it—two times my lucky number. And fate didn’t stop there. I was in the manager’s office when Flynn Austin, captain of the Otters, came bursting through the door with Ki in his footfalls. Flynn was laughing at something Ki had said. The sheer size of the two defense players made the office look about as big as a shoebox.
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, 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, travelling and reading her favorite authors!
Hi Trisha, and thank you for being with us today.
This Jesse character reads like a lot of trouble. How is the dynamic, and the balances in this triangle?
I truly love writing characters that are complicated and especially a protagonist such as Jesse. In the case of Jesse Ward, she was Zoe Simmons’ (lead female character) best friend. My theme’s in stories is angsty books filled with twists and turns. On Ice is no exception. Jesse is blackmailed by Vivienne Connery into stopping her son’s wedding due to circumstances that unfold in surprising ways during the story. Jesse is successful in stopping the wedding. After the couple’s breakup, Jesse follows Ki (male lead) to Detroit and they become a couple. She portrays her ideal life on social media unbeknownst to Ki who still is heartbroken over his split with Zoe. Zoe can’t help but see her former fiancé and Jesse Ward splashed all over the tabloids and the media furthering their duplicity. Jesse and Ki gravitate toward each other for their own personal reasons which causes further betrayal for her former best friend. Both Ki and Jesse are pining for other people.The story continues as Ki is transferred back to San Jose Otters and back into Zoe’s world. This is when the truth comes out and a media scandal is about to be unleashed when Jesse unwittingly gives personal information to a paparazzi. As the story progresses, you find a distinction and the fine line between love and hate and the complexities and dynamic interactions between Zoe, Jesse and Ki. On Ice, A Hockey Romance is an intense story of second chances, the act of forgiveness and despite against all odds that love conquers all.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Trisha-Harley-McCarthy/e/B00L6QYR7Y
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