March 15, 2016
Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls #2)
by Cate Cameron
presented by Entangled TEEN Crush!
We are so excited to have Cate on the blog today for a quick Q&A.
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Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, swoon-worthy kisses, and sexy hockey players. It may cause you to watch a hockey game…or ten.
Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she’ll never fit in his world.
After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?
Book Title: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders, #2)
Author: Cate Cameron
Release Date: March. 14, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
Hot hockey player meets nerdy tutor; they break the ice.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
This was inspired by the character of Chris Winslow, really. I introduced him in the first book of the series, Center Ice, and he was so much fun I decided to write another whole book about him.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Chris Winslow is a big, strong, golden teddy bear—tough on the ice, but a total sweetheart the rest of the time. Claudia Waring is too serious, too ambitious, too focused on work to have any fun. Chris lives for the present, Claudia lives for the future. They don’t seem to have much in common, but that’s half the fun!
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
One of my favourite parts of the book is the secondary characters. Even though I love the main couple, I had so much fun with everybody else, too. Some of the characters are from Center Ice, some are new this time around, but Claudia especially makes some really good friends in this story, and it was fun to watch her blossom not only from contact with Chris, but also from getting to know everyone else.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
It was honestly really hard to find any source of conflict or drama for this book, because everything I threw at Chris, everything that should have been a challenge for him, he just shrugged it off. He could either handle it or ignore it. He’s so grounded and sane, it’s really hard to shake his calm. But I finally managed (with a little help from Claudia!)
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
I’m pretty busy with my alter ego, m/m author Kate Sherwood. As Cate Cameron, I’ve got the third book in this series coming out… sometime? Hopefully late spring or early summer. I have a backlog of projects I want to write, I just need to find the time!
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
OTHER BOOK(S) IN THE SERIES:
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, underage drinking, sexual situations, and crazy squirrels. It may cause you to become a fan of hockey – or at least hot hockey players.
The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…
Karen Webber is in smallAuthors-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.
But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.
Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…