Friday, April 21, 2017
The Complete Penalty Princess
Penalty Princess was a book that I had wanted to write for a long time. When I thought of all the ultra-girly and still sexy outfits that a guy could be forced into - French Maid, cheerleader, private school girl, it seemed like figure skater was neglected. When I thought of all the awkward things that a straight guy could do with another guy, figure skating was probably high on the list. The cliche of a hockey player becoming a figure skater is an old one, but the idea of a tough aggressive hockey player being feminized into a graceful and feminine pairs skater seemed to be something new.
I think this was a pretty good series that was released at a time I was writing shorter books. The characters are very well defined and have their own motivations. Their actions are logical, but they're not always obvious. I think in some ways it's a logical predecessor to Hoops--another story about a star athlete in a bubble who gets taken down a peg by a female athlete and her friends. Now that my Black Hawks are out of the NHL playoffs, maybe some of them should try figure skating.