Monday, May 16, 2016

Time for Power Play @avongalewrites @PridePromo @dreamspinners

Let the touring begin…

Power Play
Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances, book three – can be read as a standalone
Release date: May 9, 2016

Wacky author interview blitz!
(Treat it like a speed question quiz, it hurts less that way – preferably 5 words for answers, but some questions are so much more demanding…)

What’s your perfect car?
One that comes equipped with a Coke Zero machine and a great sound system!

It’s your birthday and your family always does the gift card thing. What gift cards are you hoping for?
Amazon, Target, or the Bruins pro-shop :D

Name a song that plays on a continuous loop in your head whenever you hear it.
“As Long is There Whiskey” by Murder by Death – it’s my ringtone :D

Where is Waldo?
I think the real question here is, where isn’t he?

New release and book tour—time to celebrate! What’s on your celebratory to-do list?
Probably Tweet excitedly and drink some bourbon? Like when I’m watching hockey, haha!

You’re a hungry predator shifter roaming the streets of Hollywood, which celeb would you want to eat?
The one who tasted most like candy :D

If you could have one author stop by your house and read to you, who would it be?
Shirley Jackson, though I realize that may be difficult as she’s been dead for a while. So maybe not her.

Why is the word "abbreviation" so long?

Late night munchies?
Triscuits and cream cheese, which I will eat at literally any point in time.

Name a book that demands a sequel.
It’s already a book series, but I love Nora Sakavic’s “All for the Game” series. I love it like breathing!

A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford’s hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game he loves—only this time, behind the bench as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires, the worst team in the entire league. But nothing prepares him for the shock when he learns the new head coach is Misha Samarin, the man who caused Max’s accident.
After spending guilt-ridden years for his part in Max’s accident, Russian native Misha Samarin has no idea what to do when he’s confronted with Max’s presence. Max’s optimism plays havoc with Misha’s equilibrium—as does the fierce attraction that springs up between them.
Not only must they navigate Misha’s remorse and a past he’s spent a lifetime to forget, but also a sleazy GM determined to use their history as a marketing hook. But when an unwelcome visitor targets the team, Misha revisits his darkest days, which might cost him and Max the beginning they’ve worked so hard to build.

Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Fiction

240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
“I’d never watched this, you know.”
“The YouTube video?” Misha had seen that too. It was filed with angry commenters yelling that he should be deported back to Russia.
“The hit.”
Misha blinked. “You’ve seen the commercial, though. Yes?”
“Yeah, I wish I could say I haven’t seen that. But I meant, I didn’t watch this until a few months ago. They played that game on the NHL channel, so I watched it.”
It never occurred to Misha that Max wouldn’t have seen it, but then he remembered that Max was the hero, not the villain of the story. Misha watched the hit play out on the screen. What must that feel like, to watch the moment it all ended? When Max hit the ice, did he know that game was his last? Did Misha know it was his? How had he felt? He couldn’t remember.
The scene switched to the replay. Misha watched dispassionately, retreated into the blinding pain of his migraine, and told himself that it was all right to suffer, that he should, that he deserved it.
Max paused the video. “Look. See what I have there?”
Misha blinked. He had not expected questions. “I—what?”
“The puck, Misha. The puck. Your hit wasn’t late.”
Oh. “Yes. I know.”
Max stared at him. On the television screen, their younger selves were suspended at the moment everything changed.

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It’s all about the author…
Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories -- either real or the ones she makes up in her head.

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