I was first inspired to write this story almost a year ago, while watching the Winter Olympics. I love watching the ski jumpers and thought that somehow, it would be cool to write a story about it. I happened to mention it to the lovely and talented Aven Ellis, and she encouraged me to go for it.
I had to do a lot of research for this book, which is something that I usually don't have the patience for. Since I knew nothing about ski jumping, I had to really look into it. One of the things I found out was that women were not allowed to compete in ski jumping before the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Women from several countries worked together and lobbied (and sued) to get Women's Ski Jumping allowed in. Staff from Women's Ski Jumping USA (http://www.wsjusa.com/) really helped me out, including the three-time US National Champion, Sarah Hendrickson.
Okay, enough about the background. Here's the blurb:
Kaitlin Reynolds is used to fearlessly flying off mountains. But nearly two years after a devastating injury has ended her ski jumping career, Kaitlin is still struggling to put one foot in front of the other and find her new life. A chance meeting with a handsome stranger begins to put life into perspective. Dashing figure skater, Declan McLoughlin has just returned from the Olympics amid a swirl of publicity and fan fare. Just as Kaitlin begins to have hope again, her charming savior turns out to represent everything she has lost. If Kaitlin can just let go of the past and take a leap of faith, will she find herself soaring into Declan's arms?
And I know what you really want to see is the cover, so here it is!!!!!
Once again, my cover was designed by cover designer, author, and all around amazeballs lady, Becky Monson.
Jump, Jive, and Wail is now available for pre-order on Amazon!
(It will be available on Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords, as well as in paperback as well).
I can't wait to release my newest book and can't wait to hear what you all think!