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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Chicago on Ice Series by Aven Ellis: Interview

Trivial Pursuits
(Chicago on Ice #2)
by Aven Ellis
Landon Holder is exactly the kind of man Livy Adams should stay far away from.
The flashy, flirty star defenseman for the Chicago Buffaloes is known for hooking up with women all over Chicago. Livy finds herself attracted to Landy, but his sexy good looks and charm are irrelevant. She had her heart shattered by a cheating athlete in college, and Livy vows she will never let her judgment lapse like that ever again.

Yet Livy knows she can’t spend the rest of her life focusing on building her jewelry line during the day and her evenings playing TriviaPlayOrPass! on her phone, either. Even though she does have fabulous conversations with a player named Scott, it’s time to get back in the game—in real life. While Livy tries to figure out her career path in jewelry design, she knows it’s time to take a chance on romance again, too.

But in a strange twist of fate, Livy finds herself getting to know Landy on a much deeper level. Sometimes people aren’t always as they appear to be. Just like a diamond, you have to look closely to see true clarity.

As Livy unwraps the layers around Landy to see the man behind the image, will she have a change of heart? Can she leave her past behind for a future with Landy? Or is it all a game of trivial pursuits?

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The Aubrey Rules
(Chicago on Ice #1)
by Aven Ellis

Some of the Aubrey Rules to Live By:

*If I’m going to indulge in French fries, I must add extra time to the treadmill the next day.
*Always keep your work and private life separate.
*Being open to new experiences will never involve eating kale.
*Never, ever date a professional athlete.

For Chicago social media professional Aubrey Paige, the rules are everything. So much so that Aubrey has painstakingly written her rules for living into a polka-dot Kate Spade notebook that she carries with her at all times. It’s her personal guidebook to living her life. These rules are the Holy Grail—ones never to be broken. They guide her actions for everything, from dealing with workplace drama to finding a great guy to date. After all, these are her own rules, built from her life experiences and observations. So they have to be perfect, right?

Or are they?

Because when Aubrey meets a cute Canadian, she suddenly finds her rules being tested and challenged in ways she never dreamed possible. Beckett Riley is the shy, quiet, determined captain of the Chicago Buffaloes, a hockey team on the verge of turning the corner to becoming a winning organization. He’s Aubrey's opposite, with so many qualities that Aubrey had listed as ones she’d never want in a man.

Yet Aubrey finds herself drawn to Beckett in ways she’s never known. And when she unexpectedly finds herself working with Beckett, she wonders if rules are meant to be broken after all . . .

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Author Bio

Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency. 

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.

Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.

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Please welcome Chicago on Ice author Aven Ellis to Diane’s Book Blog. 

What is your favorite part of the Chicago On Ice Series? 

I love writing about a team that is about to turn the corner to becoming a winning organization. They are getting better but they are not quite there yet, and every time I introduce a new player, the pieces of the puzzle are coming together for the team. I also love the city of Chicago and find it a wonderful setting for a story.

How long did it take you to write Trivial Pursuits? 

I started writing Trivial Pursuits August 6 and turned it in before Christmas. 

Can you share a little of your current work with us? 

Right now I just finished a hockey novella that involves the only British hockey player in the league. This story is cute and fun and will come out later this summer. My current work-in-progress is Green Tea Latte To Go, the first book of my new romcom series set in Seattle. This book involves a spirted Duchess Kate fashion blogger and a swoony veterinarian. I’m having a lot of fun writing this one! I also plan to write the fourth book in the Dallas Demons series this summer. 

Who is you favorite real life hockey team? 

The Dallas Stars. Hometown team and I love them!

What is your typical day like? 

My typical day is about to change-I’m finally leaving the day job to pursue writing full time. I’m so, so excited about this new chapter in my life. But I do plan to be very structured like I do when I write on weekends-get up, get dressed, have a protein smoothie, cup of dark-roast coffee with plain Coffee-mate, and write for several hours straight before breaking for lunch.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for reading my words and loving my quirky books as much as you do. I know your free time is valuable, I know you have endless options on how to spend it. I thank you for choosing to do that with one of my books. 


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