Wednesday, January 17, 2018


TITLE: Cross Stroke
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Hartey
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2018
PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing LLC
PAGES: Approx. 274
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One night left my heart shattered and my reputation ruined, and now my only hope is to transfer to another university far from home. Although I’m a champion figure skater and am used to succeeding, I can’t dump the burden of distrust and intimacy I’m carrying.

But when I literally crash into the cocky captain of the hockey team, sparks fly, and the attraction is as undeniable as it is unwanted.

No way is this arrogant hottie the one to help me move past my fears. Or is he…?


Overwhelmed with guilt and remorse, I can’t forget the tragic accident that killed my first love. To avoid ever feeling that kind of agonizing loss again, I vow to stick with one-night stands with every puck bunny who glides my way and focus on keeping my position on the hockey team.

But after I meet a feisty figure skater and am then thrown together with her as a lab partner, I find I want to melt the icy walls we’ve built around our hearts.

If we don’t strangle each other first.

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The hockey player zips past me again. The wind of his speed sweeps across my face. As Bob said, this session is almost over, but I only wanted a few minutes to get the feel of the ice anyway. However, when I take the first stroke on the ice, this is not what I had in mind. The feel I was interested in wasn’t the one where my ass hits the frigid, unforgiving surface right in front of a pair of black hockey skates. 

The skater slides to an abrupt halt to avoid running over me, his sharp blades spraying me with cold shavings. In my frantic state of synaptic overdrive, I forgot to remove my glittery purple skate guards.

“Yeah, those don’t work too well on the ice. You might want to remove them before trying to stroke.” I look up up up until I reach the face of the taunting skater.

Yowsa. His ice blue eyes shimmer like lasers right through the Plexiglas visor of his hockey helmet. Strands of sun-kissed streaked hair peek out from his helmet and frame cheekbones, which would be the envy of every Express model. Absurd. No one looks that good in a helmet.

Did he say something about stroking? 

My naughty, sex starved mind drifts for a second to stroking other types of hard surfaces, the kind that could melt cold ice and my bones. Seems the blood has no problem reaching lower regions of my body now. 

Stop it. 

Right. Sworn off sex. Forever. Well, at least until I can let someone get that close again, if I ever can. 

But when Hottie McHot wiggles his fingers and stretches his hand out a little further toward me, it’s like he has a front row seat to the opening night of my porno imagination. Although my ass has lost all sensation from its imminent fusion to the icy surface, I can feel the warm blush creeping up my neck and face.


As a lover of the northeast US, my husband and I moved to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic.

Four children and a menagerie of animals later, I have finally found time to fulfill my lifelong dream of writing novels. A dreamer at heart, romance is---of course---the genre I spend most of my time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. However, if it's a good book, any genre can keep me immersed in the story for hours.

When I’m not juggling work responsibilities and writing, I enjoy baking, knitting, traveling, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around my home and spending time with my family.

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  1. Love finding new-to-me authors!! Nice to meet you..look forward to reading!!

  2. congrats on the new release! This looks and sounds fabulous :) thanks for sharing!

    1. Good luck in the giveaway, Erin. Thanks for stopping by. <3

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    1. Yes, it's a fantastic cover! Thanks for stopping by, Ellen! <3

  4. Love the excerpt and thanks for the chance :)

  5. Looking forward to reading Cross Stroke! Thank you

    1. God luck in the giveaway, Linda. Thanks for stopping by. <3

  6. Hope you love it, steph! Thanks for your comment. <3

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    1. Right?? I love sports romances, but Hockey ones are my fav. Thanks for stopping by! <3

  8. Thanks for hosting and sharing a sneak peek!

  9. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Cross Stroke. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.


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