Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book Spotlight, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Losing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux

Losing the Ice Blog Tour

Guest Post – Birdhouse Books

I’d like to thank Trish for having me as a guest today to celebrate the release of my novella, LOSING THE ICE. It follows CROSSING THE ICE as the second book in the Ice series, and it continues Courtney and Josh’s love story. You can find out more about the series below, but first Trish asked me to share what inspires my writing!

I write love stories set in the world of competitive figure skating, so I get a lot of inspiration from watching competitions and especially from attending them. I started attending events as a fan fourteen years ago, and it really opened my eyes to how small the skating world is and how much drama goes on behind the scenes. I soon learned it is a sport made for storytelling. The opportunities for storylines are endless – skaters pursuing a lifelong dream only to see their dream crushed, pair partners falling for each other, rivals falling for each other, skaters with parents living their dreams through them, etc.

When I’m at a competition and see firsthand the devastation a skater experiences from defeat or the pure joy from victory, it gives me so much inspiration for the competition scenes I write in my books. I love writing the romance aspect of my stories, but I also love the sport aspect because the stakes are so high and the intensity is insane. It gives even more suspense to the story.

All the places I’ve been able to visit while attending events have also inspired my writing. I love putting my characters in special spots I’ve visited so I can really visualize the scenes as they take place. When I’m at home, I often watch old DVDs of competitions to put myself in the right frame of mind to write. There’s nothing like hearing that Olympic theme music to get the creative juices flowing!

Thanks again to Trish for hosting me, and check out all the details on the Ice series below!

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.

About the Author

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!

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. 

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Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Cool guest post by Jennifer!

Thanks for participating Trish :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks again for being part of the tour, Trish!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for stopping by. Jennifer, thanks for the guest post - I really enjoyed reading it!


Janet W. said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!!