Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Erin Fletcher, author of All Laced Up, for a special Q&A!
Chatting with Erin Fletcher
Describe your book in 10 words or less.
One figure skater. One hockey player. One too many relationships.
What is Pierce’s favourite thing about Lia? What about Lia’s favourite thing about Pierce?
Pierce’s favorite thing about Lia is how he can be himself around her, both online and in person. Lia’s favorite thing about Pierce is how sweet he is with his younger brother who has special needs.
How much of an ice hockey fan are you? Who is your player and why?
I watched a lot of hockey when I lived in Michigan! I was a Detroit Red Wings Fan, and my favorite player was Steve Yzerman.
Why do you write romance novels? What’s special about the genre?
Good question! I write romance novels because there’s nothing better than that “falling in love” feeling, especially when it’s a young adult romance, so it’s usually the first time falling in love! I love escaping from the real world for a little while to live in a story that I know is going to end in happily ever after.
Think back to when you wrote your debut. How was writing All Laced Up different to writing Where You’ll Find Me?
I think the biggest difference was timing. Where You’ll Find Me took three or four years to write, revise, submit to agents and publishers, and be published. All Laced Up took less than a year from the day I started working on it to the day it was released! There’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” with your first book, and there can be less so with subsequent books.
Share some Entangled love! What’s your favourite Entangled book?
I can’t possibly pick just one! I recently read Kendra C. Highley’s November 2016 release, The Bad Boy Bargain, and absolutely loved it. I also love her book Finding Perfect. And if you’re a current or former boy band fan, I highly recommend the Backstage Pass series. They’re all great!
Here at Love in a Time of Feminism, we believe feminism and romance are completely compatible. How do you think All Laced Up helps the cause?
Such a great question! Love the cause! I think All Laced Up embraces feminism in a couple of ways. First, Lia knows a ton about hockey, a traditionally “male” sport. Also, when Pierce’s ego causes him to make a dumb decision or two, she doesn’t just fall all over him like some people do. She calls him out and forces him to re-examine. Once that’s out of the way, then the romance can happen.
Thank you so much for having me on Love in a Time of Feminism! I appreciate it!
About the book
All Laced UpAuthor: Erin Fletcher
Series: Breakaway #1
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Release date: October 10th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Kobo
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Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…