Here’s a new check in on my first WIP – Take the Shot. I wrote a blurb for it, but I’m not sure if I like it yet. I’ll be sharing it on My Books page once I am 100% on it. No one tells you how hard it is to write a freaking blurb! I wrote a 77,000 word novel, but writing a > 200 word blurb to get someone to buy that book?? SUPER HARD!
Take The Shot, is my first foray into romance writing. It’s an adult contemporary novel, with a center on hockey! The book is set in Philadelphia (for obvious reasons) and introduces my fictional hockey team The Philadelphia Bulldogs. I’m planning for this to be at least a four book series (maybe five, but I haven’t figured out that couple yet) of standalone romance books. Meaning each book will intersect with each other, but each one with be about a different couple.
Take The Shot is centered on Dinah Lace and Noah Kennedy, best friends and next-door neighbors. Dinah is eight years Noah’s senior, and a widow. Noah on the other hand has been pining for the older woman since her husband died two years ago. Now his teammates are goading him into finally making his move on the petite brunette. He’s putting the puck onto her stick a lot, because she is cautious and unsure on if it’s time for her to move on or not.
There’s love, hockey, beer pong and some sexy times in this book. It’s been a lot of fun to write, and I’ll going to providing some more information about it soon. I’m still in the editing phases, but I have some sights on having it released in the new year. (We’ll see). Since I’m going the way of self-pubbing a lot of things are in my own hands, so it’s just a matter of getting the manuscript perfect, hiring an editor, creating covers (or hiring a designer to do it), doing pre-sale PR, etc and then actually pub it! In the meantime, I’m going to posting up some character bios and some check ins on my progress on the blog here as much as possible. Make sure to check out my instagram and Facebook, I’ll be posting a lot of edits with snippets from the book.
Love & Hockey Pucks,