Creative Collaboration w/ Jeff & Will + Giveaway

January 23, 2018

creative collaboration


Thank you for joining us here on Dreamspinner’s blog as the tour for The Hockey Player’s Heart continues. This book marks our first collaboration on a novel as co-authors. Will has worked with Jeff as a beta reader, editor and sounding board for several years. The Hockey Player’s Heart, however, is the first time we’ve written a book from start to finish together.

This feel-good, second chance romance, part of Dreamspinner’s Dreamspun Desires line, was a great chance for us to  work together. The line, which focuses on the swoon-worthy tropes of classic category romance, quickly became where we turned our focus as a project that we could create together.

Creative collaboration can be a tricky thing, but we’ve found our groove. It started with coming up with a trilogy of stories in a connected universe followed by developing characters along with deciding on tropes and basic plot. We needed enough to pitch Lynn West on our idea. Thankfully we got the nod to go ahead and write.

We enjoyed digging in and creating Caleb and Aaron’s story for The Hockey Player’s Heart – what made Caleb and Aaron tick and the details of their second chance. Putting a pro hockey player and a grade school teacher together proved challenging occasionally, but we’re happy with the results and hope you will be too.

As this book comes out, we’re refining our process so that it’s smoother as we work on the story in the series. And even beyond this trilogy, we’re looking at more category romances to write because we enjoy working in this particular sub genre.

Make sure you also check out the link to the Rafflecopter because we’re giving away an e-book copy at each tour stop plus there’s a grand prize of an autographed paperback for a US winner or a $10 Amazon e-gift card for an international winner. Make sure to check out all the stops to maximize your chance to win.

We hope you enjoy The Hockey Player’s Heart and would love to hear what you think. If you read it, please consider leaving a review on your favorite site or dropping us a comment on one of our websites.

Check out The Hockey Player’s Heart today!




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Hometown hero. Hockey superstar. Perfect boyfriend?

When hockey star Caleb Carter returns to his hometown to recover from an injury, the only thing he’s interested in is a little R & R. He never expects to run into his onetime crush at a grade school fund-raiser . Seeing Aaron Price hits him hard, like being checked into the boards. The attraction is still there, even after all these years, and Caleb decides to make a play for the schoolteacher. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take, right?

Aaron has been burned by love before and can’t imagine what a celebrity like Caleb could possibly see in a guy like him. Their differences are just too great. But as Aaron spends more time with Caleb, he begins to wonder if he might have what it takes to win the hockey player’s heart.





Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are husbands, authors, and podcasters based in Northern California. They write gay romances, sometimes together and other times separately. Jeff also writes young adult LGBT fiction. Together they host Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast, a weekly show devoted to gay romance literature and the pop culture they love.






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2 Responses to “Creative Collaboration w/ Jeff & Will + Giveaway”

  1. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the post

  2. Laura05 says:

    Congrats on your first writing collaboration. I like the cover and the blurb.

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