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Mailbox Monday …. 9th April 2012

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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.
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Your host for the month of April is: … Cindy@Cindy’s Love Of Books
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So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Cindy, after all, we all like to receive them!
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This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I am still going with the romantic books landing in my mailbox. This week I was contacted by author Jennifer Comeaux, with a request to send me a Kindle download of her debut novel ‘Life On The Edge’, a YA romantic novel, with an Ice Skating theme to it, for me to post my thoughts about.

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‘LIFE ON THE EDGE‘ by JENNIFER COMEAUX

Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.

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This YA romantic novel, was gifted as a request for me to read and leave my comments about, by its author, Jennifer Comeaux and as such was free of charge.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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28 comments
    • Hi Jo,

      This is definitely a storyline that I haven’t come across before, so should be an interesting read, especially as I enjoy ice skating (watching only), I have never ventured onto the ice myself!

      Thanks for the visit and have a good week.

    • Hi Cindy,

      I do think that it is a different storyline for a debut novel and I am hoping that it works well for Jennifer and also makes for an enjoyable read for me.

      Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

    • Hi Jo,

      Same scenario in our house when I was a child and teenager. Those were in the days when we had our home-grown champions …. John Curry, Robin Cousins and of course, Torvil and Dean.

      These days it is unusual to see ice-skating of any sort being televised and when it is I seldom get to watch any more, as hubbie is not a great sports fan.

      In fact, the last time I caught a glimpse of one of the championships, I couldn’t even recognise the scoring system any more!!

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are appreciated and I hope that you have a great week.

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      It’s certainly a little different from anything I have read before and happens to be about a sport which I used to follow avidly, although I confess to never having taken to the ice myself.

      Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

    • It has certainly been written with a great deal of passion and knowledge, so that bodes well for a story which comes from the heart.

      I am looking forward to getting to it, although I have other books to read first.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

    • Hi Laura,

      I have never come across a book with an ice-skating theme before, but then I probably wouldn’t pick up a book with any kind of sporting theme, to be honest.

      I love to watch sport, although don’t get much chance of that, as hubbie is not interested in sport at all, but I wouldn’t typically read any material about sports.

      Jennifer has written this book specifically because of her avid interest in ice-skating, so if that passion comes through in the story, then it should be a good read.

      Thanks for the visit, your comments are always appreciated and have a good week

    • Hi Sam,

      I have never ventured near the ice either, although I do love to watch ice-skating when it is televised, which doesn’t seem to be that often any more.

      Our nearest ice-rink is about 40 miles away, although I think that these days it is more popularly used as an ice-hockey rink.

      We do have the usual reality TV show ‘Dancing On Ice’, but this isn’t a programme that I have ever been inclined to watch, even though it is hosted by our own ice-dance, ex World Champions, ‘Torvil and Dean’, who do still dance on occasion.

      I just don’t do reality TV of any description … cheap viewing to make and rubbish to watch!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week

    • Hi Diane,

      I was never a big fan of YA books, however, I have read a few now and to be honest it is difficult to tell the difference between a YA novel and any other. The content is usually of an adult theme and they are written with such confidence and maturity, obviously reflecting the changing trends in our modern society.

      Thanks for visiting, I hope that you had a good Easter and will enjoy a great week.

    • Hi Kathy,

      It’s just a pity that I have to wait for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from Russia to come around, although I shall of course be enjoying all the events at this year’s London Olympics.

      I don’t read many books with a sporting theme, but I do think that this is one I shall enjoy, especially as the author is passionate about the sport, so will hopefully be writing with some authority to create a good storyline.

      Thanks for the visit and have a good week.

    • Hi Mary,

      As it is a subject that the author is very passionate about, I should expect it to be quite a strong and authentic storyline, which would be a great start for a debut novel.

      The review shouldn’t be too far away, as it is an author request and I try to give those priority over my own TBR pile.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

      It looks as though ‘Life On The Edge’ is going to be a great hit, if today’s comments are anything to go by.

      The storyline has certainly aroused quite a lot of interest, so hopefully that will be sustained when I promote the book on the next and subsequent memes.

      It will still be a little more time before I can actually start reading ‘Life On The Edge’, but I am looking forward to it.

      Have a great week.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      This has been written by Jennifer Comeaux, who is a real ice-skating buff and follows the sport avidly.

      The storyline should therefore be quite solidly based on reality and written with passion, making for an enjoyable read.

      The author has actually left a comment (the next one up), so if you follow the link to her site, you can check out some of her great clips and buy the book.

      Thanks for your interest in the post and have a great week.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      I have a couple more author read and review requests that are in line before this book, so it might be a couple of weeks before I get started on it.

      When you come across a good stoyline though, it makes you want to read it right away.

      Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week

    • Hi Linda,

      Hope that your weekend was enjoyable.

      We managed to get in a couple of good walks with Treasure Trails on Saturday and were out with my brother and family on Friday … just as well that we did, as today has been cold, wet and windy … hence I am sat in my office at the computer.

      I am a big fan of ice-skating, but definitely only from the sidelines, so I admire you for actively participating in the sport.

      I was never a huge fan of YA books, however, following a couple of author requests, I did ‘dip my toe in the water’ and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity and complexity of both the writing style and content.

      I guess that is just a reflection of the changing maturity and earlier adolescence of our youngsters … I am not always sure that this is such a good thing!

      Thanks for stopping by, catch up again soon.

Written by Yvonne

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