Between watching playoff hockey, binge-watching Game of Thrones and working on the next book in the Razors Ice series, my head was swimming with story ideas. Hockey and GOT don't have anything to do with each other, but sometimes that's just the way it works inside my crazy writer brain. Why not smash them together and get down to the nitty-gritty of the sport I love?
So, I thought it would be fun to write something Game of Thrones inspired. A story about power and the things it does to people, and about a land that's as brutal as the villagers living on it.
Plus, after reading so many historical romances where the helpless heroine is thrown over the shoulder of a man, relinquishing all power, I thought I'd write about a woman who was a kick-ass sort of gal. Although men are a pleasant addition to her bedchamber, she doesn't need one in order to survive. She can stand on her own two feet and fight her battles for herself.
And so, Hockey Gods was born and Nataliya got to show what she was made of while Calder tried to figure out what he thought of the fierce female who ends up being his biggest competitor. I also got to crawl inside the mind of the evil villain, which ended up being a total blast for me. Who knew it would be so fun to be so malicious?
Maybe someday, when I'm through documenting hockey players and their glamorous (and sometimes not-so-glamorous) lives, I'll venture into the realm of another world again where mythical creatures and mystical characters drip from every page...