Spring is sprung and while most folks are outside enjoying warmer weather, trees turning green, maybe some early flowers blooming – others are inside watching hockey playoffs!
I love hockey but I have to admit I’m not a faithful fan during the regular season (I’m too busy writing). But once playoff season starts I am so there! Actually, living in Canada, it’s hard to avoid since there’s a hockey game on television pretty much every night, at least in the early stages of the playoffs. Once things get down to the semi finals it slows down a little, but that’s when it gets most exciting.
Back in the eighties and early nineties, I loved to go to live NHL games although I couldn’t afford tickets very often. But our beloved Jets left Winnipeg back in 1996 when the team had financial problems. That was probably one of the saddest days in our city’s history and amazingly, I don’t think hope has ever entirely died that some day our Jets will return.
I’ve been a hockey fan since I was a little girl and watched Hockey Night in Canada with my mom and my grandma (strangely, my dad wasn’t much of a hockey fan and usually napped on the couch during games). And since I started writing romance, I’ve always wanted to write a story about a hockey player. And so I did!
Breakaway is a story about pro hockey player Jason Heller and his unlikely love interest, Remi, a school teacher who finds herself swept into a world of puck bunnies and paparazzi and hard hits into the boards.
I’m writing this post ahead of time so I have no idea what teams I’ll be watching in the playoffs when this actually goes up. As the cliché goes, the playoffs are a whole new season and it’s not always the “best” team that moves forward. I know hockey’s not as popular down in the U.S. but I hope some of you are watching with me and will maybe even check out my hockey romance!
Kelly Jamieson lives in Winnipeg, Canada and is the author of several romance novels. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here...) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at www.kellyjamieson.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.