Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Accrocher Ses Patins (Hanging 'Em Up) by Elizabeth Inglee-Richards- Review, Interview, & Giveaway!

Title: Accrocher Ses Patins
Genre: Paranormal hockey romance
Flame rating: Warm to Scorching
Released: 2/1/2013
Publisher: Books To Go Now

Tour long Giveaway: 3 copies of the book and 3 hockey charm bracelets

Dates:  November 11th thru 30th

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In the nineteen twenty’s the world of Ice Hockey was changing forever, spreading south into the US markets. Two young lovers from New Brunswick were preparing to get married when the young man is offered his dream job as a goalie for a team based in Halifax. The couple has no idea what changes they are going to have to make for the team that doesn’t just wear the Hyena, they become the hyena quite literally.


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That first change hurts.
The Derain’s were there for us during the whole miserable time. Then they changed as well. Marie nuzzled at Jennot and my world turned red. I chased her, snarling and snapping, away from Jennot. I didn’t care how big and strong Marie was; Jennot was mine, not hers. Not ever hers. My new body knew that our society was dominated by the women. As long as I wanted Jennot, he was bound to me. I knew that even if I set him free, we would spend the rest of our lives circling each other.
Jennot’s scent filled my nose like the most beautiful perfume. I knew I would do anything to protect him. To keep him with me. After I chased away the Derain’s, Jennot and I chased each other, running and pushing at each other, nipping and calling out in the new language we had at our disposal. Then we became mates under the heavy summer moon.
I had thought I had loved him with all my heart. I was wrong. What I felt after we changed was stronger than anything I had ever thought I could feel.
I love my sports, particularly Football & Hockey ( I love my Pats & Bruins), so when I got the opportunity to read a book with hockey in it, I jumped at the chance.

This book was a very quick read, it only too me about 15-20mins to read. I enjoyed the concept...paranormal, hockey team, even the idea of hyenas as opposed to wolves, but it needed more depth, more to the storyline than was given us. I would have enjoyed reading more about the hierarchy amongst the women/wives of the team, how did the team come be, just a bit more.



In your opinion, what makes a great hero? A great hero is someone who understands what is happening around them and willing to do whatever they can to make things right.  A hero is someone who can make a commitment and stick with it.
Do you prefer strong women for heroines, or the ‘damsel in distress’ type? I was raised in a family where woman were the bread winners, so I have trouble writing damsel in distress.  If one of my damsels is in distress it is normally off camera.  I chose to write about hyena-shifters because the spotted hyena is matriarchal.
Do you have anything in common with your characters? I think all authors share something with their characters, even if it is as minor as a shared love of the game of hockey or an interest in folk lore.  It is hard writing about someone until you have a way into that character.
What’s the strangest (neatest, coolest, etc) thing you’ve ever done?
This past spring my husband and I drove all night to see his daughter get married in New Hampshire on a Saturday.  Then we drove back to the Philadelphia area to be at work again on Monday. 
 During the 1999 – 2000 NHL season my husband and I got to sit with a player’s family at a Boston Bruins game, he was one of my two favorite players on the team at that time. The player was from Finland and was new to the NHL the family was seeing him play in the US for the first time.  The family was large and was sitting out in a balcony area, not wonderful seats by any stretch of the imagination, but being with someone the first time they see a loved one compete in the top league in the world left a lasting impression.   
What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon? I’m working on a piece that involves a dragon and a witch.  All I know so far is that it will be set in Salem Massachusetts and I want it to maybe take place around Valentine’s Day
Quick Questions:
Coffee of tea? Coffee (If I could have a coffee iv drip that would be perfect)
Wine or beer? Spiced Cider


Elizabeth Inglee-Richards is a writer of urban, and suburban fantasy. She loves writing about fairies, werewolves, witches and what have you, all set in the modern world. She particularly loves the tension created when the paranormal world touches our real world. Her work is mostly set in Delaware or Massachusetts, the only two places she knows well enough to set fiction.
twitter: @bodgei

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of the tour!

    I'm a Bruins girl myself (even though we live in Flyers country now) and I love a helpful review.