Monday, 13 March 2017

***Spring Romance Blast*** Rachel Walter

Rachel Walter

Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life?
Riley Silk, captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn’t think life can be lived if love is present. If there’s two things in life he knows to be true, it’s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life. He’s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in order to stay focused on his duties and goals.
Audrey Jacobs, the Warriors’ number one fan, believes life can’t be lived without love. She can find love and beauty in the muddiest of situations. Her best friend, Riley, is under a lot of stress at home, so she does her best to brighten his mood whenever she can.
When lines cross and blur, they struggle to keep control of the simplicity their friendship once held. With Audrey’s outlook on life usually surrounded by light, the growing darkness of her doubts and insecurities threaten to deflect her toward the wrong path. 
Can she find her true self before her world burns around her? When truths become lies, can Riley find the strength to fight his way through his own personal darkness that clings to his mind and soul? Can he win this face-off that life has dropped in his zone, or will fate take him out of the game completely?
Who keeps the puck?

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“Have you ever felt like you were a glass figurine?” I ask, the stupidity of it, true or not, reminds me of Louise’s angels that she decorates the house with. “Everything going on just pushes you to the edge of a cliff, and you know that if you’re knocked down, the landing would shatter you?” Everything gets fuzzy for a moment and to distract myself, I take a sip of the frozen chocolate in my hand. The cooler temperature reminds me of the ice. Ice is relatable. It’s unforgiving but freeing. Focusing on that, I continue. “I’m unbreakable with you.”
I can’t look at her.
One second, I can’t hear anything but my own heartbeat.
Two seconds, a warm hand grazes the back of my hand.
Three seconds, coconut and lime mixed with a touch of ice fills my senses.
Four seconds, she rests her head on my shoulder.
Five seconds, I can breathe.
“I don’t view myself as a figurine, or you, for that matter. We’re seasons, and we’re opposites. I’m spring, and you’re winter. But together we’re autumn, and I can live with that.”

Rachel Walter is a wife and mother first and a coffee-addicted, chuck-wearing, hockey-watching, snark-spewing author second. She primarily writes Young Adult, but enjoys challenging herself in other genres, like Adult Contemporary. In 2012, Rachel began writing her first novel, True Connection, which she published in 2013. True Connection was re-released in 2014 as part of a boxed set, Pandora, which landed on USA Today’s Best Seller list. When she’s not writing or making images for her Instagram feature, #authorslog, she can be found doing almost anything in south central Pennsylvania, where she lives, to avoid washing dishes.

Rachel Walter is also a participating author in the Peace Novella Series. Learn more: 

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