Monday, July 21, 2014

Music Monday - CROSSING THE ICE

Happy Monday! Today for Music Monday I'm featuring another song from the playlist of CROSSING THE ICE. We're less than three weeks away from its release!! Today's song is "Love is Blindness" by U2:


You can now pre-order the book for only $0.99 on iTunesSmashwords, and Kobo! It will be delivered to your ereader as soon as the book is released!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

An Evening on Ice 2014

I made my annual trek to Los Angeles this weekend to visit a good friend and attend An Evening on Ice. Nick and Tricia Laroche always put on a great show, and this year there were some huge names in the cast.


We got to see a couple of short program debuts by Adam Rippon and Doug Razzano. I captured Adam's on video. I love the new jazzy look on him. It was very fun, playful, and high energy. The program was choreographed by Catarina Lindgren. Doug's music was a beautiful Spanish guitar piece that was used on Dancing With the Stars last season.


Jonathan Cassar and his swoon-worthy spread eagles are always a highlight of the show. He skated a soulful number to I Can't Make You Love You. Watch it here!

Two duos who were also highlights for me were Madison Chock/Evan Bates and Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford. Madi and Evan did their "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" program, and Meagan and Eric skated to "Say Something." I captured part of Meagan and Eric's program on video.


Richard Dornbush provided the comic relief with his toreador program. And young Tessa Hong showed why she has so many people talking about her already. Her "The Prayer" performance was mature beyond her years.

Check out all my photos from the show and the Meet and Greet here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt! The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect all of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORMYou can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

Here's my special number you'll need for the hunt: 8

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Since this is the Summer Reads Hunt, I thought I'd share my Summer Reading List with you!

1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (I've been waiting for this book FOREVER)
2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell (I've devoured every Rainbow Rowell novel I could find)
3. Flat-Out Celeste (LOVED LOVED LOVED)
4. On the Fence by Kasie West (I enjoyed her first contemporary novel, so I'm looking forward to this one!)
5. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so I was excited to see a new book from this author)

Let me know what books you're reading this summer in the comments below!

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So, what swag can you win at this stop on the hunt?

Angel Island Swag Pack from Marie Landry
Includes Waiting for the Storm and After the Storm postcards, mini bookmarks, and stickers


Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below!

Your next stop on the hunt is Autumn Kalquist: http://www.autumnkalquist.com
Or, if you have all of your numbers and are ready to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Music Monday - CROSSING THE ICE

Welcome back to another Music Monday! We're getting closer to the release day of CROSSING THE ICE, and here's another song from the book's playlist. It's a favorite of Courtney and Josh's by Muse - "I Belong To You (Mon Coeur S'ouvre a ta Voix)."


You can now pre-order the book for only $0.99 on iTunesSmashwords, and Kobo! It will be delivered to your ereader as soon as the book is released!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

CROSSING THE ICE Cover Reveal

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally share the cover of CROSSING THE ICE with you!! So, without further ado, here it is!!


Pre-order the book for only $0.99 on iTunes and Smashwords!

It was designed by the talented Sarah Schneider, and I think she did an amazing job capturing the spirit of Courtney and Josh's love story :) The cover models are the Boston pair team Alexandria Shaughnessy and Jimmy Morgan, and photography credit goes to Ann Bowes-Shaughnessy. I can't thank them enough for volunteering to help when I desperately needed a photo of figure skaters' feet!

Release day will be August 7, but you don't have to wait until then to read the book! If you'd like to receive an Advance Review Copy, please join my street team to find out more information. ARCs will be going out in a few days! And everyone who posts a review of the book on release day will be entered into a raffle for an Amazon gift card :)

I'm also giving away an Amazon gift card to celebrate the cover reveal, so be sure to enter below!!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Music Monday - CROSSING THE ICE

Happy Monday! Today's Music Monday is another peek at the CROSSING THE ICE playlist. We're exactly one month away from release day! The song I'm featuring today is "He's So Shy" by The Pointer Sisters. One of my favorites from the '80s :) You'll know why this song is on the playlist once you meet Josh in the book ;)



If you'd like to receive an Advance Review Copy of CROSSING THE ICE, sign up for my newsletter or join my street team to find out how. The ARCs will be sent out next week!



Thursday, July 3, 2014

World Cup Spotlight - The Black Jack Gentlemen


Have you been watching the World Cup? Do you have soccer fever? Today I'm featuring a series of books all about soccer! The Black Jack Gentlemen series by Liz Crowe is on sale until July 13. Here's a little more about the books:

A city and a sport with something to prove—Meet the men who take that challenge.

The Black Jack Gentlemen—Detroit’s expansion soccer team.
They play hard. And live harder.

Book 1: Man On  
Book 2: Red Card  
Book 3: Shut Out

And coming soon…
Book 4: Set Piece
Book 5: Hat Trick

Pick up the books here!


All Romance Ebooks:

About the Author:


Amazon best-selling author, beer blogger and beer marketing expert, mom of three, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe lives Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). More recently she is garnering even more fans across genres with her latest novels, which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining very much “real life.”
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.