Blog Tour: #Giveaway Center Ice (Corrigan Falls Raiders) by Cate Cameron with Interview

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Release Date: 05/19/15

Entangled Crush

Summary from Goodreads:

The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…

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Interview with Cate Cameron

You’re new to the YA writing scene. What 5 things should readers know about you?

Hmmmm… I’m not sure!

I guess the first thing people should know is that even though I’m well past that stage of my life, I love YA! Some of my happiest memories are from when I was a teenager, and some of my most horrible memories as well. It’s such an intense time, with kids feeling everything for the first time and not being jaded yet – so every sweet high is pure and strong, and all the bitter lows are awful and deep. Prime material for dramatic reading, right?

Other things? I love animals. I only have a squirrel in Center Ice, but that’s pretty rare for me – usually my books include horses, dogs, cats… whatever livestock I can think of. I think this is because my heroes tend to be a bit damaged, a bit withdrawn and mistrustful, and often it’s hard for them to be open with other humans. But I can show that they’re good guys by showing them interacting with animals, being gentle and loving.

And, in order for that last paragraph to make sense, I guess I should explain that while Center Ice is my first YA novel, I’ve been writing for quite a while, mostly contemporary romance, as Kate Sherwood. Under that name I’ve focused on m/m romance, so Cate Cameron is the name I’ll use for m/f stories.

Wow, that’s only three things and I feel like I’ve already exposed my soul! What else can I tell people?

I’m a salty-fat lover. I’m not saying I’ll turn down sweets, but if I have a choice between chocolate and potato chips? I’m taking the chips, every time.

A fifth thing? I’m Canadian, grew up around hockey, and am thrilled to be writing about it in this book.

What are your favorite ways to interact with fans? i.e. Facebook, Twitter, online chats/parties, email, etc.

I love it when someone is moved enough by one of my books to send me an e-mail (, but it’s a lot easier to have quick Facebook or Twitter exchanges. I find online chats a bit overwhelming, like there are too many people saying too many things all at once. Still, I don’t think there’s any such thing as a bad way to talk to readers!

What kind of snack/drink is a must for you when writing?

Have you ever tried eating a snack in front of a lab? They are lovely, patient, gentle dogs, but they are always hungry. Jack is pretty well-trained and won’t actually beg too much, but he makes these incredibly melodramatic sighs whenever I’m eating something and won’t share. Five feet away, staring at me with sad eyes, and sighing like I’m breaking his heart. It’s a bit distracting, so I don’t snack too much when I’m writing.

Jack doesn’t like wine, though, so I can drink it guilt-free!

About the Author

Cate Cameron grew up in the city but moved to the country in her mid-twenties and isn't looking back. Most of her writing deals with people living and loving in small towns or right out in the sticks - when there aren't entertainment options on every corner, other people get a lot more interesting!

She likes to write stories about real people struggling with real issues. YA, NA, or contemporary romance, her books are connected by their emphasis on subtle humor and characters who are trying to do the right thing, even when it would be a lot easier to do something wrong.

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  1. I liked getting to know the author a bit. Thanks for the Qs and As!


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