Title: Cross Crease
Author: Elizabeth Hartey
Series: On the Edge #3
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: August 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports
I was fourteen the first time I laid eyes on the smoking hot, silver-eyed, goalie. Damon Wolfe was the most gorgeous boy I’d ever seen. All it took was one glance, one sentence and my heart was his. But I was too young and he was too broken.
Seven years later, he’s the biggest off the ice player in the NHL and I’m his virginal best friend.
Of course, I have the perfect solution to that particular problem, but Damon keeps on refusing to be the one to vanquish my chastity. He claims he doesn’t want to ruin our friendship, that he’s not good enough for me. Yet, somehow his eyes say something different whenever he looks at me.
Just one night, that’s all I’m asking.
What’s the worst that can happen?
I was mesmerized by Heaven Andersen the first time I looked into her sparkling turquoise eyes. She was a teenage kid with a mouth full of braces and bruised knees, but she was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen—like a fairy-tale princess. With one look, she sent all my inner demons running. But she was just a kid and I was too damaged.
Seven years later, she’s my best friend. My best friend with a single-minded mission—to get laid.
She wants me to take her virginity and teach her about sex. But she’s an off-limits, flawless diamond girl, and so far out of the realm of anything my blackened heart is looking for or deserves it’s laughable.
So, how come I’m not laughing? How come my best friend is the first thing I think about in the morning and last thing I think about at night? More importantly, what am I going to do to protect her—from me?
What does your writing process look like?
I have no idea where my story is going other than knowing there will be a sweet
HEA. I have an idea of a story bouncing around in my head keeping me awake at
night and distracting me during the day until I sit down to write it. Then I
just let the characters take me where they want to go. Sometimes we don’t
always agree, which is why some books take longer than others to write. J
Do you edit as you go or wait until you’re
finished? How many times do you go over it?
it’s been a few days since I’ve had a chance to get back to writing I reread
the whole thing up to where I left off before I start writing again. Many times,
while in bed, or in the shower or wherever, I’ll get an innate flash that tells
me I did a scene wrong or the character said or did the wrong thing. So, I go
in and rewrite it. I may reread a
manuscript a zillion times before I send it to an editor. And even after all
that a good editor will always find something that needs to be corrected.
each other with their writing?
Sadly, I’m not part of a writer’s group that
gets together and helps each other out. I wish I was. There is nothing more
supportive to its members than the writing community. I live in a very small
community and don’t have access to any local writing groups. However, social
media sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have awesome writing
communities. I’ve made some amazing
writer friends and we all support each other every way we can through these
sites. Some authors will even take the time to Beta read your manuscript and
give you suggestions or cheer you on when you’re feeling insecure about your
writing. It’s a wonderful group to be part of and I’m so happy I’ve found them.
What tips do you have for aspiring writers?
Being a relatively new published author compared
to some authors out there I wouldn’t presume to have the wisdom to guide new
aspiring writers. However, I will say this. If you love to write don’t let
anyone discourage you. Writing is one of the most wonderful yet difficult
things I’ve ever done. Opinions on writing styles as are diverse as there are
people reading your work. I sent out hundreds of letters before I found the
right publisher for my books. Some people will love your writing some will hate
it. The important thing is you love
writing it and you love the final
product. Just keep doing what you love and you’ll eventually connect with the
right people to get your book out in the world.
What are you favorites?
are fairly diverse. I’m all about the classics. I have a deep love for the
English classics and writers like Charles Dickens, Emily and Charlotte Bronte,
Jane Austin to name a few. I also love American writers Tennessee Williams,
Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott. I could go on and on. As far as
contemporary writers, it’s all about romance for me, both contemporary and
historical. L.J Shen, Max Monroe, Helena Hunting, Lauren Blakely. This list is
also never-ending. My favorite historical romance writers are Elizabeth Hoyt
and Julia Quinn. Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series and Quinn’s Bridgerton series are
not to be missed if you love romance.
about the classics. Anything made between 1939 and 1965 is for me. My favorite TV
channels are Turner Classic Movies and Masterpiece Classics on PBS. To throw
out a few movie titles there’s Gone With the Wind, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Citizen
Kane, Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor In the Grass, Sterile Cuckoo, anything from Alfred Hitchcock. Again,
the list is unending. As far as current TV shows. I love period pieces like
Downton Abbey, Poldark, Upstairs Downstairs, The Crown, Victoria, The
Handmade’s Tale (although that would be classified more contemporary or
futuristic than period.) And of course, who doesn’t love and miss Game of
I’m not ashamed to admit I love Pop artists like Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth,
One Direction, Seven Seconds of Summer and Julia Michaels. Jason Mraz, Ed
Sheeran, Sam Smith and James Arthur are inspirations to my writing, I’m also a
classics lover when it comes to music, Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull, Crosby,
Stills, Nash and Young, The Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker,
Richie Havens, Melanie. I love me some good old country music too. Garth Brooks
is the king. But I also adore Martina McBride, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town,
Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert. And I’m also a lover of
Broadway musicals. Those composers and lyricists are nothing short of gifts
from God. Gosh, I don’t know how people pick favorites in music there’s a world
of beautiful sounds out there. How do you pick just one?
really eat anything when the muse hits. I have to stay focused. Food is a
distraction. Although, I will admit a good cup of coffee or glass or two of
wine has found their way onto my desk many times.
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.