Friday, March 17, 2017

{Blog Tour} OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross—Guest Post + Kindle Fire Giveaway

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Off the Ice
by Julie Cross


All is fair in love and hockey…

Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.


Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good. 


t’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.


For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.



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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
 Publisher: Entangled Teen
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • Kobo • iBooksIndieBound

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by Julie Cross

TEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT
OFF THE ICE

1. Juniper Falls is a made up town as are all the shops and town history referenced. I had a blast coming up with this stuff.

2. The first draft of OFF THE ICE was way, WAY longer. About 40,000 words longer.

3. My first stab at writing this book--about 100 pages--wasn’t quite right for an introduction to the town of Juniper Falls.

4. My original attempt at book 1, same world but completely different plot and narrators, will now be book 3.

5. I may have been influenced to write this series by a mild middle-school obsession with The Mighty Ducks movies. And Charlie. Who becomes Pacey. I know some of you are following me here, right?

6. I’ve seen The Cutting Edge probably a thousand times and I’m still not tired of it. Now I’m waiting for just the right varsity hockey player to pop up in the series so I can transform him into a figure skater.

7. Juniper Falls High School currently does not have a girls hockey team. I’d like that to change in the near future.

8. In that really long first draft of OFF THE ICE, Tate’s new stepfather Roger hires him to work for his exterminator business and the two of them bond of raccoon trapping.

9. If I had written OFF THE ICE in 2016 or 2017, Claire, my musical theater loving heroine would have performed a solo from Hamilton instead of Les Mis. Not sure which song...maybe Burn?

10. Fans of the movie Dirty Dancing are likely to enjoy the second book in the Juniper Falls series.

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Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press). She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.

She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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Huge thanks to Julie for her amazing guest post today!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Reading!

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