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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

On Ice by Trisha Harley McCarthy - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host fellow Oregonian Trisha Harley McCarthy and her new book, “On Ice”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Trisha and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

On Ice
by Trisha Harley McCarthy


GENRE: Sports Romance



Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiancé called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiancé without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media?

Killian "Ki" Connery

The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.

This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.

Another great angsty book by Trisha Harley McCarthy, author of the acclaimed Granite Bay Series.



Ki smiled and closed the distance between us. The heat from his body sent shivers up my spine. He reached out and tucked a wayward piece of hair behind my ear. My knees went weak, and the lack of pouncing prowess was probably the only thing that kept me from throwing myself at him. I was sure he had lots of eager puck bunnies at his beck and call. All he had to do, was crook his finger, and they would come running. My gaze landed on his sensual lips, curved into a hint of a smile. I wondered what they would feel like against mine. He pulled back and the spell was broken.

“Would you consider going out with me sometime?” he asked.

Who—wha— ? I nodded mutely, shocked by the turn of events.

“Is that a yes, Zoe?” My name rolled off his tongue like fine wine—smooth and heady. Fire shot through my veins. Before I could stop myself, my mind was drifting in and out of fantasies involving me and that tongue of his.

“Yes, Ki, I’ll go out with you.” I blinked rapidly.

He pecked my cheek. “I’ll be in touch.”



Bring on the boo’s!  Everyone loves to hate the villain!  Tell us all about this truly loathed character and the inspiration behind their development.

I love this question. Writing a villain is so much fun. You get to unleash your inner bitch and let the reader hate the character! For On Ice, A Hockey Romance that would be Vivienne Connery! The mother of the main character Ki Connery and her meal ticket. Vivienne is an ambitious and gritty woman. After her husband abandons her and her small child broke and destitute, she decides never to be a victim again! Vivienne uses all her feminine assets to attract men and live off them. This gives her a lifestyle she covets and also provides the ways and means to develop and ensure her son’s hockey training and future career. Men are simply a tool for Vivienne Connery to pursue the lifestyle she becomes accustomed to and completely loves until Ki becomes a star hockey player in the National Hockey League. Up till that point she has managed Ki’s career until the day he meets Zoe Simmons. Vivienne takes an immediate dislike to Ki’s new love interest. Being the involved mother, she is, Vivienne takes it upon herself to ensure things do not get too serious. Her plan fails. Ki proposes to Zoe. So, Vivienne enlists the help of Zoe’s best friend, Jesse Ward for a price—blackmail. This plan works and Vivienne encourages Jesse to follow Ki when he is traded to another team after he is left at the altar. Vivienne’s treachery continues through out the book. You’ll have to read my book On Ice, A Hockey Romance to find out the outcome!



Trisha Harley McCarthy is a certified Life Coach and prolific romance author specializing in fantasy, paranormal and contemporary genres.

Loving history, Trisha was captivated by being introduced to historical romance then became enamored with contemporary romance novels. Coming across fan-fiction and falling in love with the concept, Trisha began writing stories about characters in her favorite movie, Bridget Jones's Diary. After receiving several positive reviews, she caught the writing bug and published her first standalone novel, Just As He Is, A Romance in 2012 followed by the Astral Realm Series, Written Among the Stars and sequel Beneath the stars released in 2014.

In 2015, release of Dimensions, a paranormal romance novel featuring other world encounters takes the readers on a fantastic journey of ordinary collides with extraordinary. Also, in a new direction, Trisha also wrote Indescribably Blue, a fictional account based on Elvis Presley's death hoax conspiracy.

On a personal note, Trisha resides in Independence, Oregon with her husband Michael and their rescued chocolate lab, Elle. In her spare time, Trisha loves spending time on social media, travelling and reading her favorite authors!



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Trisha will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Trisha ~ Good morning neighbor (I'm in Keizer)! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ Your furbaby Elle is so pretty!!! I had a chocolate lab when I trained dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind... They are amazing dogs!!!

  2. Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

  3. This seems like a really good book. I love the premise! Thanks!
    Kate Sparks csparks52@live.com

  4. Who is your favorite literary character of all time?

  5. Great cover & excerpt, thanks for sharing them :)

  6. The Detroit Red Wings are my favorite team, a hockey read I think I would enjoy this!

  7. What books are you looking forward to reading in 2020?

  8. I hope your book is a success. It sounds interesting.