My new book Fire & Ice is a book straight from my heart, one that I hope will find its way into yours. It is ready for Valentine’s Day.
I’ve written a few books. Often, they reflected a popular trend or were something that I felt that I ‘ought’ to write.
This changed in September 2018, when I began writing the story that I wanted to read. It was sparked by watching the ice dancing at the Pyeong winter Olympics. What fascinated me as a writer was how much emotion the skaters expressed, through facial expressions and gestures. As I learnt more, I understood how partnerships were formed, and the idea of an Australian ice skater was born.
I decided she’d travel to Bergen Norway to meet a partner. I’d visited Bergen and it made me think of Vikings. Soon I had two stories to tell, a contemporary one and one in the distant past.
Research gave me insight into Viking customs and lives, but most of all I wanted to establish the emotional connection, love that lasts through time, soul mates. I wasn’t writing to a formula I wasn’t writing to please anyone else, just for my own enjoyment.
As the story grew, I mentioned it to a few other people, it was now October and one of them asked to read a chapter. She offered me a contract to publish my yet unfinished book.
Suddenly, my dream was becoming reality, I had to finish the book. There were about thirteen chapters still to write and the publisher planned to launch the book around Valentine’s Day. It was a tight timeline.
As I wrote, my confidence in my story grew. There was a passionate whirlwind romance, and an emotional I ink between the skaters in the present and with the mysterious Viking past. I checked facts and kept writing
Next came editing, and together we refined the story into one I feel proud of. My dream is coming true.
Fire & Ice will be launched By Tony Buti.MP on February 16th at the Armadale library Armadale West Australia 2-3pm.A free event, book sales & signing.Refreshments.
You can buy Fire & Ice through this link
Daisy Lane Publishers
Olympic ice dancer Blaise Daniels partner has just called it quits – leaving her with no chance of competing at the Winter Olympics. Determined not to give up on her dream, she travels to Norway to meet legendary skater Kristoffer Erikson. After a bumpy start, they connect both on and off the ice. Their partnership seems assured, but why do they both start having dreams of a mysterious Viking past? Can an ancient love be rekindled, or will an old tragedy complicate their present?