Interview with romance author Trisha Harley McCarthy


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Author
Trisha Harley McCarthy is
here today and we’re chatting about her sports romance novel, On Ice, A
Hockey Romance
.

During her virtual book tour, Trisha will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes
and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be
entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your
chances of winning, feel free to visit
her other tour stops
and enter there, too!

Bio:
Trisha Harley McCarthy is a certified Life Coach and
prolific romance author specializing in fantasy, paranormal and contemporary
genres.
Loving history, Trisha was
captivated by being introduced to historical romance then became enamored with
contemporary romance novels. Coming across fan-fiction and falling in love with
the concept, Trisha began writing stories about characters in her favorite
movie, Bridget Jones's Diary. After receiving several positive reviews, she
caught the writing bug and published her first standalone novel, Just As He
Is, A Romance
in 2012 followed by the Astral Realm Series, Written Among
the Stars
and the sequel, Beneath the Stars released in 2014.


In 2015, release of Dimensions,
a paranormal romance novel featuring other world encounters takes the readers
on a fantastic journey of ordinary collides with extraordinary. Also, in a new
direction, Trisha also wrote Indescribably Blue, a fictional account
based on Elvis Presley's death hoax conspiracy.


On a personal note, Trisha resides
in Independence, Oregon with her husband Michael and their rescued chocolate
lab, Elle. In her spare time, Trisha loves spending time on social media,
travelling and reading her favorite authors!

Please share a little bit about your current release.
On
Ice
follows
the relationship of Zoe Simmons and Ki Connery. Zoe is the assistant to the
general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Ki is the star defenseman
and team captain. Their wedding day is called off and they both go their separate
ways and Ki is traded to the Detroit Steels. Fast forward three later, in a
shocking player trader, Ki is back in San Jose and back in Zoe’s world. They
discover the truth about the wedding being called off and a looming scandal
about to hit the tabloids. The story unfolds as Ki and Zoe discover the truth
of their parting. This is a book about lost love, betrayal, forgiveness and
love conquers all.

What inspired you to write this book?
I read my first hockey romance a few years back and got hook. Maria Luis’s The
Blades Series inspired me to write On Ice.

Excerpt from On Ice:

Ki smiled and closed
the distance between us. The heat from his body sent shivers up my spine. He
reached out and tucked a wayward piece of hair behind my ear. My knees went
weak, and the lack of pouncing prowess was probably the only thing that kept me
from throwing myself at him. I was sure he had lots of eager puck bunnies at
his beck and call. All he had to do, was crook his finger, and they would come
running. My gaze landed on his sensual lips, curved into a hint of a smile. I
wondered what they would feel like against mine. He pulled back and the spell
was broken.
“Would you consider
going out with me sometime?” he asked.
Who—wha— ? I nodded
mutely, shocked by the turn of events.
“Is that a yes, Zoe?”
My name rolled off his tongue like fine wine—smooth and heady. Fire shot
through my veins. Before I could stop myself, my mind was drifting in and out
of fantasies involving me and that tongue of his.
“Yes, Ki, I’ll go out
with you.” I blinked rapidly.
He pecked my cheek.
“I’ll be in touch.”

What exciting story are you working on next?
I am currently working on two romance suspense thrillers. One about a couple
who break it off after trying desperately to conceive. The title is Taboo.

The second title is The Staircase in the
Woods
. It’s about a serial killer survivor who finds out the serial killer
is still on the hunt laced with a supernatural theme. In the fall of 2020, I am
putting together a dark romance anthology with other authors.



When did you first consider yourself a writer?

That’s a great
question! This newest release On Ice is receiving a lot of buzz. After
releasing several books, I feel I am coming into my own as an author. It’s an
exciting feeling!

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your workday like? If not, what do you
do other than write and how do you find time to write?

I do not work full time. I just received a part time gig as a brand ambassador
and I also do dog daycare in addition to being a life coach and blog talk radio
podcaster. Currently my writing is on hold while I market and promote On Ice.
Soon, I will begin writing and completing Taboo.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I must listen to
Nickelback while writing.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An ice skater.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Thank you for having me
on your blog and I hope you’ll read my books! Happy New Year!

Links:
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