Music is a huge part of my writing process. Every story I write gets its own playlist of songs that have moods and words that inspire me. Today I present to you my playlist for Falling on Ice, my story in Frozen: a Winter Romance Anthology. I really love this playlist and I hope you do too. It's a great mix of songs that fit Sam and Jake's journey.
Ice sculptor Sam McLeod, during hard times. She's lost her boyfriend and business partner and she's on the brink of losing her business after a competitor steals all of her clients. But Sam is tough. She is not going down without a fight. Her last chance is to take top prize at the Annual Ice Sculpting National Championship held in her hometown of Rigby, Alaska.
Formerly famous Jake Pane fled the New York art scene and came to Rigby to reinvent himself and his art. He wants back in, and all he has to do is show everyone that he can produce something new and amazing. In the meantime, he's taking the ice sculpting world of Rigby by storm.
When Sam slips and falls off of an icy ladder at Nationals into the arms of Jake Pane, it seems like the last thing she needs. Nothing good could come out of getting romantically involved with her competitor. Or maybe together they can win the greatest prize of all.
My story is the final piece of a beautiful anthology. It is preceded by 10 stories written by 10 talented authors. Check them out below, along with links to find the book.
The Ice Hotel Wedding Test
Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.
South-African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who loves to look at the world through the lens of her camera. Before taking up writing full time, the novelist worked in public relations, advertising, journalism and marketing. She resides in Chile with her husband and children.
Love Thaws a Frozen Heart
Valerie J. Clarizio
Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell
bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snowstorm to find
him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause
either of them to change their mind?
Valerie Clarizio grew up in the north woods in a house full of brothers. She can hunt, fish, and survive in the great outdoors with the best of them.
Lord of Ice
Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire
spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice.
April Marcom is a teacher, author, and mother of three who enjoys the slow, peaceful life of the countryside.
Frozen Moments ('A Waiting For Dusk' story)
Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season
change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this
delightful story of love and memories.
Nancy Pennick had a great career in teaching, before finding a second calling as a writer. She loves to travel, garden and have a good cup of tea nearby.
Frozen In Time
Lizbeth travels the world as a freelance photographer and answers to no one. After her last relationship, that’s exactly how she wants her life to be, easy and all her own.
Jonas is staying at his family’s cabin while he deals with the loss of a fellow fallen solider. He wants nothing more than to be left alone and to avoid Christmas. Neither plan on spending Christmas with a
stranger or finding the person who’s exactly what each other needs.
Christina Kirby is a stay-at-home mom who loves books and traveling, though with two small kids the love of books is more convenient.
Frozen With Possibilities
A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany
had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive
grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go
Rhoda Brutt lives in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and enjoys swimming, concerts, and making up excuses to get out of cooking.
Frozen Heart Thawing
In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the
daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the
ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams
can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love.
Nicole Angeleen is a writer from Shawnee, Kansas. When she is not writing, she spends her time on the beach, traveling, and being a rabid and obsessive sports fan.
In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town.
Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences.
Could Ben be her dream come true?
Elena Kane is a country girl living each day to the fullest; creating characters that touch the heart and stick with you.
Her Frozen Heart
Tara Fox Hall
Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When
his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he
despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different
Tara Fox Hall divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories,
chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.
The Thawing of Holly’s Heart
What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she
will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?
Marilyn Gardiner has published in many newspapers and magazines, taught a creative writing class, tutored adults learning to read, and volunteered in the public school system. Her book shelf holds eleven published novels, and two more not yet published.
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