I'm probably the last person you would expect to write a book about winter sports.
I'm a military brat, but I grew up mainly in tropical climates. I didn't see snow until my family took a Christmas trip to Korea when I was 16. I certainly never saw a ski slope or ice rink. This means everything I ever knew about Winter sports, I learned from movies and TV. Here are my five favorite winter sports movies from my childhood!
This one's about a kid who decides to enter a dogsled race to earn money. (I didn't realize how similar this was to my story in Love and Other Games until I wrote this sentence)
I don't remember too much about this movie except for utter dread. Even when I was 11, I knew enough about dogs in fiction to be afraid for their lives.
This was one of my mom's favorites, so I saw it a lot when I was younger. An ice skater with a troubled history in competition teams up with a rough and tumble hockey player to form a ice skating pairs team.
This one's about a figure skater who loses her sight in a terrible accident – and learns to skate again! I cried a lot. I'm talking, tears, streaming down my little cheeks.
Quack. Quack. Quack.
The Flying V.
Need I say more? Any kid born in the 80s has a special place in their heart for this series.
"Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!"
My sister and I wore the VHS tape out watching this movie over and over again! Who knows how many misconceptions it's given me about both Jamaica and bobsledding, but that's neither here nor there...
Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.
Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze
Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.
Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium.
With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.
Trouble with Gold by Melinda Dozier
US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.
Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?
The Girl behind the Gold by Aria Kane
Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans' hearts.
“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.
The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want - but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.
Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller
Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player.
Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.
When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.
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