Thursday, July 9, 2015

SIMMERING ICE by Veronica Forand & Susan Scott Shelley #HeroProfile

When the gloves come off, she's worth the penalty...

Physical therapist Annie Davidson is great at her job but unlucky when it comes to love. She's just out of a bad relationship. A really bad relationship. All she can do is focus on work...that is until she runs into professional hockey player Alec O'Meara. She's a touch insecure and doesn't understand why he's interested in her.

Despite being one of the biggest players on the team, right wing Alec O'Meara prefers finesse over force. After the tragic death of his wife, he likes to keep things loose on and off the ice. But the red-headed Annie challenges his beliefs and makes him think about taking their relationship to the net.

The passion and fun they share is addicting and makes them long for more. But her insecurities that she's not good enough, and his anxiety over a long-term commitment will keep them apart, unless they can find a way to break through the defenses they've built around their hearts.

Hero Profile for Alec O'Meara

Alec O'Meara AKA Clay Matthews

Name - Alec O’Meara

Nickname & why - Sequoia, because of my size.

Age - 29

Hair Color - Blonde

Eye Color - Blue

Height - 6’5”

Occupation - Right Wing on the Atlantic City Hustlers Hockey Team

Place of Residence - Atlantic City, NJ

Hobbies - Basketball, running

Goals - Win the Cup, Get over the loss of my wife

Drink of Choice - Scotch

Favorite Food - Club sandwich

Favorite Color  - Blue

Current mode of transportation -  Black Escalade and Red Corvette

Boxers or Briefs - Boxers

Typical Friday Night when it’s not Hockey Season Out  - On a dinner date with a beautiful woman. Usually, these dates didn’t last long, until I met Annie and now I want to be in her presence more and more.

Best Memory to Date – Scoring my first goal in my first game for the Hustlers. It was a game-winner and the fans went crazy.

One thing you can’t live without - The ocean.

If you weren’t a hockey player, what would you do? - I love investing in real estate.

Were you inspired by a real person? - Yes.  Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers.  Clay was on Susan’s fantasy football team, and was on her brain when choosing a hero inspiration. He’s a beast on the field.

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Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

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Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. For as long as she can remember, she has been in love with Love and all the sweeping grand gestures, heart-sighing moments, and quiet comforts it entails. In addition to writing romances, she is also professional voiceover artist and enjoys lending her voice to a wide range of projects. Her favorite things include running, sports, hard rock and old Hollywood movies. An unapologetic optimist, she believes life should be lived with laughter and a sense of wonder. She currently resides outside Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is.

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