Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life on the Edge - Or How I Spent My Weekend

There's no nice way to say it - I'm a klutz. It's true. To illustrate my point, it came as no surprise to my friends and family to hear I managed to pop something in my ankle while I was letting my dog out last week. I was in my own house, barefooted, without the excuse of falling or a pair of ridiculously lovely shoes, or anything else. So, I spent the weekend doing RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) therapy...mostly with my foot on a sofa cushion and my nose buried in my Kindle. As my friend Peg S. pointed out, at least I had a decent pedi for the event.

But what does being a klutz have to do with Life on the Edge? Well, my weak ankles have plagued me all my life, but I still used to love to figure skate as a kid. I had to lace my skates extra firmly to support my ankles, and I couldn't skate for long before they gave out, but I loved it. As an adult, I love to watch figure skating. I am awed by the speed and grace with which those athletes glide across the ice. For me, Figure Skating - Pairs, Dance, Men's, Women's - is the most important sport at the Olympics. I watch the other  skating competitions, too, and probably watched the movie, The Cutting Edge, at least ten times. So, I was tickled when I learned one of my fellow Astraea Press authors, Jennifer Comeaux, has a series of romances set in the figure skating world.

As luck would have it, Life on the Edge and it's sequel Edge of the Past are on sale at Amazon for just 99 cents each -- a heck of a price for a big 400 page book! So I downloaded them and started to read. From page one, I was swept into the competitive and exciting behind the scene world of figure skating.

I stayed up until 3 A.M. in order to finish Life on the Edge, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves romance and figure skating. I started book two today, but had to share this one.

Life on the Edge 
by Jennifer Comeaux

Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream -to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily's dreams of gold.

Available at
Astraea PressAmazon, and Barnes & Noble

You can check out Jennifer's other books at these booksellers, too.

Don't wait for a sprained ankle to do it -- the sale is still on!

Happy reading, happy writing,
~  Stephanie                  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the awesome review!! I hope you enjoy Edge of the Past just as much :)