I had to steal the cover shot from Chumplet's blog.
Bad Ice is another book I intended to review last fall -- during that time which remains, in a peculiar co-existant way, both near and distant.
All this week I hunted for the novel to re-read, both for my own pleasure and for this belated review, but the book seems to have disappeared. I suspect one of my daughters has walked off with it.
So my apologies for a book review from memory.
Basically, Bad Ice is a competent romantic suspense about a hockey hero, a psychotic girl friend, and a single mother. The hockey milieu is well done and realistically portrayed.
What raised the book above just an average well-crafted/ nice story/ good read for me, however, was its psychological accuracy -- a certain chilling veracity in the character portrayal of the psychopathic girl friend. Moreover, the actions and reactions of the hero and heroine to her stalker machinations are, from my own experience, entirely authentic. Normal people do not, as a rule, recognize or even understand how truly twisted other minds can become.
And Sandra/Chumplet nailed it.
She is also the author of The Space Between ( Wild Rose Press) and The Toast Bitches (Ravenous Romance.)
When I first began blogging, e-pubs were frequently viewed -- and often dismissed -- as a bottoms-up escapade in dubious taste.
Times have changed.
J.A Konrath's Dec 1 post: 2010 EBook Predictions and Booksquares Nov 30 post: Trendwatching 2010 make the shift clear.
I don't think e-books have to use the back door much longer. What do you think?