Book Tour: Crossing the Ice

Falling hard never felt so good.
Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.
The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though…
The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?

A good romance writer knows that it is important to create the right kind of conflict between the hero and heroine of the story to make it interesting. A review of romance novels will show you that this conflict can be of different kinds and can be due to a number of reasons. A good writer has the skill to make this conflict just sharp enough yet keeping it sweet. This balance is extremely important. If the conflict becomes too serious and loses the lightness then readers stop liking the characters. It is alright to show the hero or heroine having faults and negative points but they should still be lovable. A good romance writer will not make the readers choose one side. Though it is mostly women who read romance novels, it does not mean that the hero can be sidelined. The readers want the conflict to be there but they want a very strong attraction between the pair. Romance writers can create conflict by showing opposite natures, personalities, class, wealth, habits, families, age, marital status, and, many such things. The conflict and its resolution is the crux of any good romance novel. This is what keeps a reader hooked. In this novel, which has the background of ice-skating, the hero and the heroine are in opposite teams and contesting against each other. This creates an interesting situation. The conflict is resolved in the end but only after overcoming a lot of obstacles. If there is no conflict then readers are not as satisfied as they should be. When after a lot of problems the couple gets together it results in an ideal happy ending.

ABOUT THE AUTHORJennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing.