Thursday, June 27, 2013

Because Lindsay Wanted to Interview Mary

Hey everyone! I decided that I wanted to interview Mary and today, I’m sharing that interview. Thanks for dealing with my questions and teasing, Mary!

Alrighty, Mary. What is your favorite book of all time? Only one!

That is simple, it is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have read it a million times. Mr. Darcy was one of my first book boyfriends

If you could meet any author, who would it be and why?

Well, this is hard, but besides Lindsay Paige *wink* I would love to meet Rachel Higginson. She is THE ONLY author, the ONLY, who has sucked me into a world that world and I never want to leave. On top of that, she is the only author to make me fall in love with character, then hate that same character, and then fall in love with character again.

Who is your current book boyfriend?

O..M..G!! I have to choose only one!!!! That is nuts!!! *deepbreath*

Well, I guess Levi from LP’s and my new series.

What was the last book you read that you really enjoyed?

Since I have writing with LP and my own book I haven’t read much, but I did just finish two: AnguiSH by Lila Felix and Always by Lindsay Paige.

How did you come to love hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks? Who is your favorite player?

Monday, June 24, 2013

We Have News!

We have made tons of progress since we started working on this trilogy. Today, we are excited to share with you the news on the first book.

Breakaway is the title and it will release August 15, 2013. You can add it on Goodreads as well! We are so excited about Levi and Presley's story and we can't wait to share it with you! Check out the synopsis below!

Levi Carr is captain of the Roxboro University Lions hockey team. His rival is James Wayne University and their captain, Trevor McCarthy. After an incident in high school and his mother’s death, Levi does whatever he can to make McCarthy’s life a little harder. When leaving the rivaling campus one night, Levi meets one person who can unknowingly help him mess with McCarthy.
My one job in this is to mess with McCarthy’s head and all it has done is mess with mine.

Presley McCarthy lives in the shadow of her twin brother, Trevor. After being separated when their parents divorced, all Presley heard about was Levi Carr being a bully to Trevor. Now in college, Presley is trying to be her own person, but when she meets Levi Carr, it all changes. But will the changes be good or bad?

He is nothing like my brother described. Maybe I’ve been wrong all along.

Monday's Music

Hey y'all! Lindsay here for my turn to share a video from our playlist for the first book in the trilogy. This week, I'm sharing a song that I really enjoy. It's perfect for today because it's on the playlist and I have been wanting to listen to it all day! Enjoy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Top Ten Reasons We Love Hockey

It's no secret that we love hockey and today we figured we would share our top ten reasons why we love the great sport of hockey. Enjoy!

1. Mary - It’s a highly intense game

Lindsay - It’s sort of like reading. You get wrapped up in the emotions and energy from the game and forget about everything else.

2. Mary - You never know what to expect. One moment you are watching your favorite player and then the next you are seeing the other team score.

Lindsay - ^ True. I love that the game isn’t over until the buzzer sounds. A lot can happen in a few seconds.

3. Mary - I love that there are not silly penalties call. For example, when you check someone into the boards there is not a flag thrown and a consequence for it.

Lindsay - Fights. You can already feel the intensity on the ice and, well, fights are fun to watch.

4. Mary - Our teams care about their fans and the communities. We are always seeing on their sites helping out, especially with children and the military.

Lindsay - I second that. It seems like there is always something going on where they are giving back in some way.

5. Mary - The teams are always playing pranks on each other. Nothing hurtful either, just fun/silly things. I see them all the time on BTV (Blackhawks TV).

Lindsay - I’ve only ever seen this one, but I love Stormy. He’s the mascot for the Carolina Hurricanes and he’s hilarious! I can remember when they were playing the Sharks and Stormy had a stuffed animal shark that he was beating against a table. That’s one of my favorite/funny Stormy moments.

6. Mary - I love how close the teammates are. They are all truly like family and stick up for each other.

Lindsay - Going to a game is never disappointing. During intermissions, the flow keeps going and it keeps the energy high. Plus, sometimes they bring out little hockey playing kids and they are adorable!

7. Mary - Hockey players are extremely loyal to their home countries. It’s great to see all their support.

Lindsay - I love that feeling when you learn one of your favorite players just got an extension. It’s just amazing to see how every fan gets so invested in the sport and their favorite team/players.

8. Mary - I love how strong players are. If they take a puck to the face or are hurt badly, they still get up and keep on playing.

Lindsay- ^ That is definitely something to love. I love how hockey always makes everything better. Always. Either you read something online, look at highlights, or go to a game, it always makes things better.

9. Mary - Hockey players can be tough as nails on the ice, but are really caring, sweet people off the ice.

Lindsay - Playoffs. Takes the intensity to a whole new level. Plus, I like to watch if even my team doesn’t make it because it’s, well, the playoffs.

Mary - Here are my two favorite: Patrick Sharp and Viktor Stalberg

Lindsay- My two hockey hotties are: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday's Music

*waves* Hello everyone and Happy Monday Music !!!

Mary here and I am very excited to do this week's post. Now, last week you were introduced to Levi.  So, I thought I would tell you a little bit more about him.

First, how about a little picture of Levi, you know, just because.....

HE IS HOT!!! *insert swoon here*

*wipes drool* 

Okay, Okay...trying to focus now ... 

Now this song is the one that Lindsay and I chose as Levi's Theme Song. If you really listen to the words it just tears at your heart and it really fits Levi in our story.

Please enjoy Shinedown - Simple Man: (I have to say this is one of my most favorite songs from this band. Amazing!)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meet Our Characters

When we started this project, we never thought we would already be done with the first draft and working on revisions. But we are! Therefore, it's time we introduce you to our characters. You can find more images on our Pinterest board.

Our frist book centers on these two:

Levi Carr, age 21, attends Roxboro University and is the captain of their Lions hockey team. Levi is confident with a little cockiness and enticing with his seductive words. He's 6'4" with blonde hair, blue eyes, and bulky with muscle.

Presley McCarthy, age 21, attends James Wayne University across town and is a big fan of hockey. She is also the twin to JWU's captain, Trevor McCarthy. Presley is fiery, snarky, and quick on her feet. She's 5'7" with long red hair and light brown eyes.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday's Music

Hi! Lindsay here. I hope you are all having a great day.

Every week, Mary and I are going to take turns sharing music from the playlist we created for the first book in the trilogy. Today is my turn and I'm sharing Enemies by Shinedown. Mary and I are huge Shinedown fans and we have many of their songs on our playlist. This is one of them. Enjoy!

Monday, June 3, 2013


Hi everyone! Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith here. Thank you for stopping by to learn more about our new adventure together!

We are beyond excited to be working with one another and we're having a blast so far. As we have more news to share about the trilogy, you'll be able to find it here.

We are still in the beginning stages, but things are moving pretty fast. (Can you say roughly 44,000+ words in one week?!) You're probably wondering what it is we're writing, huh?

We are joining forces to bring you a set of New Adult books in The Penalty Kill trilogy. The three books will center around a group of hockey players in college and their journey of finding love.

Be sure to follow us here, on Twitter, and like us on Facebook to stay updated on the trilogy.