E – Elle Kennedy


I am a huge fan of hockey. Every since I stayed up until 2:00 am back in 1999 and watched my Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup, I’ve been hooked. When I found Elle’s books, I devoured them. Couldn’t wait to see her take on what went on in the room (locker room) as the guys put on their sweaters (jerseys) and got ready to put the biscuit in the oven (goal in the net). I love talking hockey. 🙂

One of my favorite writers is joining me today and she writes about HOCKEY!

Welcome Elle …

  1. What is it about sports that inspired you to include them in your romance books?

I’ve always been a big sports fan. I watch a LOT of football—every Sunday during the season I watch all the games with friends, so to me, it’s one of those things that brings people together. I thought it would be fun to write a series in a sports setting, and I chose hockey because I love it as much as football.

  1. Are your sports heroes based on real life sports figures? If so, who and why?

They’re not, sadly. Though I’d welcome some hot athletes to inspire me LOL

  1. What kind of research did you do for the sports in your romances?

Not a lot. Hockey’s pretty big here in Canada so there’s always someone who has all the answers if I don’t.

  1. Best advice for other authors who want to write sports romance?

Make sure you know the sport you’re writing about! Watch games, understand the rules, and it helps if you love the sport because then it’s more fun to write about.

  1. What sports romance are you working on next?

I’m working on a couple actually! The Goal (Off-Campus #4), and Him #3 with Sarina Bowen. Both are hockey-focused.


To win an ecopy of Elle’s book, tell me who your favorite hockey player is and why? I’ll pick a comment at random to win. 

S – Dallas Stars

a-to-z-letters-sLike I said, I am such a homer when it comes to sport. I became aware of the game of hockey on my birthday in December of 1992 when I met Mike Modano at a grocery store appearance.  He was fresh off the plane from Minnesota in town for the press conference that announced the Minnesota North Stars would be moving to Dallas, Texas for the 93-94 season.  It was quite the scandal because at that time there were no southern states with a hockey franchise. The hockey purest said there was no way hockey would be successful in Texas. It was to damn hot.  They were so wrong.

In 1999, in the 3rd sudden death overtime the Stars won the Stanley Cup Finals.  The game ended at 2:00 am and I watched every second of it.  I, along with the rest of the metroplex was hooked and a Stars fan for life.



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My favorite hockey player is still Brett Hull. Are you a hockey fan? 

Photos courtesy of the DallasStars.com