breaking the ice

Monday's Book Spotlight

You may have heard of this author because she happens to be my coauthor for The Penalty Kill Trilogy. Mary Smith recently released the second book in her Ice series and I loved this one more than the first! That's why today's spotlight is on Breaking the Ice. Y'all should definitely check it out. I'm a huge fan of Max and I'm sure you will be too.

Breaking the Ice (The Ice Series #2)

Rachel Silver is independent and likes it that way. It hardly bothers her that she hasn’t even had a relationship in over a year. Her goals are firmly set on her career. That was until her love of hockey crosses paths with Max Crawford.

Even though Max Crawford has had a wild side, there was something about Rachel when he saw her for the first time. Maybe it was her smart mouth, or her sexy lips? Nonetheless, he wanted her. 

Finally, Max is able to start a relationship with her, but will her stubborn attitude be the downfall of their relationship? Or could Max break the ice that holds her firm?

An Interview with Mary Smith

Some of you know Mary Smith as my co-author for The Penalty Kill Trilogy. Did you know that she is also the author of Melting Away the Ice? Today, you can learn more about Mary and her book because I interviewed her!


Let's learn a little more about Mary! 


Q: How would your husband describe you in 10 words?
A: I actually asked him this question and this was his answer: loving, selfless, funny, caring, smart, addicted to hockey, book nerd, obsessed with hockey, obsessed with Patrick Sharp, and obsessed with my kindle.

Q: Do you have a guilty pleasure? If so, what is it?
A: Books and Movies are my true guilty pleasure.

Q: What is one place in the world that you would like to visit?
A: I love to travel and the one place I keep trying to get to (and never seem to make it) is Paris.

Let's learn more about Melting Away the Ice.



Q: In one sentence, how would you describe Sara?
Melting Away The Ice (THE ICE SERIES #1)A: Sara is a good-hearted person who is trying to find herself after a really bad relationship.

Q: How would you describe Lucas in one sentence?
A: Lucas is a determined hockey player with a big heart.

Q: Aside from Sara and Lucas, do you have a favorite out of one of the other characters? What makes them your favorite?
A: I love Sara and Lucas so much, but Rachel is my fave. I like her because she is a lot like me.

Let's learn about her writing process.


Q: Is there anything you have to have/do when you write?
A: Don’t laugh but my writing “fuel” is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. AND if I write past my set “goal” of that day I reward myself with a Milky Way Carmel candy bar.

Q: What inspires you?
A: My life. The books I have written so far have actually experiences of my life.

Q: What are you working on now?
A: Currently I am working on Book 2 of the Ice Series: Breaking the Ice. This is Rachel and Max’s story. I am working with the legendary Lindsay Paige on Book 2 and Book 3 of our Penalty Kill Trilogy. Plus, I have a few others that I will talk about when I dive into them more.

One last question!


Q: Where can readers find you?
A: Usually readers can find me at a local bar - drinking. Oh, wait you didn’t mean that way, did you, HAHA! Well, they can find me on Facebook and Twitter =)

Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Would you like to say something to Mary? Would you like to see more author interviews on the blog? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!