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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

the hero won’t know what hit him…- Center Ice (Corrigan Falls Raiders) by Cate Cameron

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

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Release Date: May 19th, 2015

The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…

Q&A with Cate Cameron

What one thing should readers know about your hero? 
Hmmm… I think readers should know that Tyler is an excellent hockey player! He’s insecure and has good reason to be – he knows he could get injured before he makes the big league, he knows how competitive it is, with people from all over the world coming to play hockey in the NHL. And because half the book is from Tyler’s perspective and he’s insecure, and the other half is from Karen’s perspective and she knows nothing about hockey, it really might seem as if Tyler is a struggling player. 

But he gets drafted in the coming June, absolutely. He goes first round – maybe even first pick. He’s a really good player! 

What one thing should readers know about your heroine? 
I think readers should know that Karen at the start of the book isn’t the Karen who existed a couple weeks earlier. She and her mom were really close, and her mom’s death has left her angry and confused and miserable. So she’s not super-sympathetic at the start of the book, but I think there’s good reason for that! 

What do you like best about being a writer? What is the most challenging part? 
I like getting to live all the different lives with my characters, creating people who I’d love to hang out with in real life. 

I hate… well, honestly, I’m not crazy about promo. I love chatting with people and just getting excited about books and stories and whatever, but I’m always a bit torn when it comes time to mention my own work. I feel like I’ve just made all these nice friends and now I’m cheapening that by trying to make them spend money! I’m just not a natural salesperson at ALL. So generally I follow the “Best promotion is the next book” approach, and try to do most of my promo via writing more stories! 

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About the author:
Cate Cameron grew up in the city but moved to the country in her mid-twenties and isn't looking back. Most of her writing deals with people living and loving in small towns or right out in the sticks - when there aren't entertainment options on every corner, other people get a lot more interesting!

She likes to write stories about real people struggling with real issues. YA, NA, or contemporary romance, her books are connected by their emphasis on subtle humor and characters who are trying to do the right thing, even when it would be a lot easier to do something wrong.

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15 comments:

Danielle Merkle said...

Such a cute cover, thanks for the giveaway!!

skyline1210 said...

YA & sport = awesome :D Can't wait to read it, was already on my TBR list ;)

Natalie said...

I added it to my TBR list! Looks like a great read!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I can't wait to read this ty.

treehill30 said...

want to read it

Simon said...

Fascinating reading was that

Jan Lee said...

Congrats on the release :)

Nikolina said...

Enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

I love sports themed reads. Thanks for being a part of the tour and sharing with us!

Wendy Hutton said...

sounds like a great read thanks

Dan said...

I like the cover and the summary! I hope it is a big success!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

i love the cover, thanks for the chance!

Birdie Bee said...

This sounds like a good book. I need some new summer reading material.

gemiinii said...

Sounds really good, looking forward to reading this book!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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