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Monday, February 9, 2015

Royal Icing

Good evening:
Here's my fourth release from Splice Publishing, Royal Icing.
Last year, I took the liberty of challenging myself to write a sports romance that wasn't football, basketball or baseball.
The people closest to me know that football is my favorite sport (Yes, I'm going through withdrawal now that the Super Bowl has come and gone). Being raised in the South, I had no choice in the matter.
I thought to myself, ''Why not write a hockey book?" The two closest NHL teams are in Atlanta and Nashville. We had minor league hockey in Biloxi, but those teams knew about the sport as much as I'm a brain surgeon.
Writing about hockey wasn't as challenging as I envisioned. I allowed my characters, Adam Sanchez and Asha Sarin, to dominate the pages with their romance of successful business people.
Here's an excerpt:
 Adam and Asha toured NYC on their first evening in town. She happily served as his tour guide, mostly through the back seat of a cab in bumper-to-bumper traffic down Main Street. 
 “The city looks smaller on TV,” he said.
 “You should never base your perception off TV,” Asha said. “Newspapers may be declining, but at least they give you much a better glimpse of reality than the TV.”
  “I love the TV, but it has too much influence over people,” Asha said.
He shrugged his shoulders and stared out the window at the countless gigantic buildings, including Madison Square Garden.
Asha ordered the driver to pull over. “Let’s stop here for a minute.”
“No problem,” the driver said.
The exhausted tone in Adam's voice strongly hinted of tiredness. “Why are we stopping?”
“That’s where some of the Knights’ hockey games are played against the Rangers,” Asha said.
 “Thought only the Knicks played there,” Adam retorted.
 Asha’s eyes blinked and appeared to be astounded at his lack of sports history in NYC. “You’re going to buy a team and don’t know where they play.”
She cringed at his lack of knowledge in NYC sports
 “I’ll figure that out later,” Adam said coldly. He rolled his eyes.
 “New York City is an American icon,” Asha said proudly. “Since 9/11, I've kept a thoughtful eye on them.”
 He gritted his teeth and seemed pissed. “Touring isn't at the top of my priorities right now.”
 “I'm going to get you out of the stuffy office, even if it kills me,” Asha said.
Adam rolled his eyes again and grumbled under his cold breath.


Melissa Keir said...

Congrats! I love the cover and it sounds like a wonderful book! All the best!!

Joanne C. Berroa said...

I don't recall seeing any other books written about hockey and romance. You may have something special here. Good luck with it!!!!

Sandy said...

Hockey isn't my favorite sport, but this sounds a great story.

K.T. Bishop said...

Joanne, there's a woman named Deidre Martin with a dozen hockey romance books. I'm not trying to compete with her, just wanted to do something different!

K.T. Bishop said...

I wouldn't expect you to like hockey. You're from Kansas, Sandy, the birthplace of basketball.
Thank you, Melissa!

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy said...

Sounds great!!

K.T. Bishop said...

The company's off to a slow start with my E-books, but I'm certain things will turn around!