Just for fun I asked each author to describe their hero and heroine with one word – The results are in and can be seen below each story blurb:
The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls – Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.
Hero Derrick: Stubborn
Heroine Jess: Caring
Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio – Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snowstorm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?
Hero Noah: Patient
Heroine Casey: Clueless
Lord of Ice by April Marcom – Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice.
Hero Jack: Immortal
Heroine Lilly: Winter-obsessed
Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick (‘A Waiting For Dusk’ story) – Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories.
Hero Drew: Romantic
Heroine Kate: Determined
Frozen In Time by Christina Kirby – Lizbeth travels the world as a freelance photographer and answers to no one. After her last relationship, that’s exactly how she wants her life to be, easy and all her own. Jonas is staying at his family’s cabin while he deals with the loss of a fellow fallen solider. He wants nothing more than to be left alone and to avoid Christmas. Neither plan on spending Christmas with a stranger or finding the person who’s exactly what each other needs.
Hero Jonas: Reserved
Heroine: Lizbeth: Adventurous
Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt – A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them.
Hero Chad: Hard-working
Heroine Tiffany: Shy
Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen – In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love.
Hero Thomas: Headstrong
Heroine Nila: Determined
Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane – In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true?
Hero Ben: Caring
Heroine Cara: Different
Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall – Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons?
Hero Alaric: Courageous
Heroine Cassandra: Mysterious
The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner – What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?
Hero Will: Successful
Heroine Holly: Courageous
Falling On Ice by Bess Kingsley – After the horrible year ice sculptor Sam McLeod has had, falling off a ladder at Nationals into the arms of her nemesis is the absolute last thing she needs. Or is it?
Hero Jake: Gracious
Heroine Sam: Tough
CONTEST – For a chance to win an ecopy of Frozen, comment below this post, describing your ideal hero and/or heroine with just one word.
Nicole Angeleen is a writer from Shawnee, Kansas. When she is not writing, she spends her time reading on the beach, traveling, and being a rabid and obsessive sports fan.
Rhoda Brutt – Rhonda lives in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and enjoys swimming, concerts, and making up excuses to get out of cooking!
Valerie Clarizio – I grew up in the north woods in a house full of brothers. I can hunt, fish, and survive in the great outdoors with the best of them.
Marilyn Gardiner – Marilyn has published in many newspapers and magazines, taught a creative writing class, tutored adults learning to read, and volunteered in the public school system. Her book shelf holds eleven published novels, and two more not yet published.
Tara Fox Hall – Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.
Elena Kane – A country girl living each day to the fullest; creating characters that touch the heart and stick with you.
Bess Kingsley – Bess Kingsley is a contemporary romance writer living in North Carolina
Christina Kirby – A stay at home mom who loves books and traveling, though with two small kids the love of books is more convenient.
April Marcom – April Marcom is a teacher, author, and mother of three who enjoys the slow, peaceful life of the countryside.
Charmaine Pauls – South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who loves to look at the world through the lens of her camera. Before taking up writing full time, the novelist worked in public relations, advertising, journalism and marketing. She resides in Chile with her husband and children.
Nancy Pennick – After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. She loves to travel, garden and have a good cup of tea nearby.
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