BLOG TOUR: Off The Ice, by Julie Cross (Juniper Falls #1)


Hello, dearies! Welcome to the blog tour for the first book in the Juniper Falls series, by Julie Cross: Off The Ice! In this post, you’ll find more info about the book and the author, a playlist, my cover analysis and an incredible giveaway!

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Off the Ice

by Julie Cross

Juniper Falls #1

Publication Date: February 27th, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen


All is fair in love and hockey…

Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.

Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.

It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.

For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.




Off The Ice is available in paperback, hardcover and ebook formats =D

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Amazon | Indies | B&N| Kobo | TBD | iBooks


Juniper Falls series theme song: Centuries, by Fall Out Boy

OFF THE ICE Official Playlist

  • Hero by Family of the Year (Tate’s theme song)
  • Burning Gold by Christina Perri (Claire’s theme song)
  • Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
  • Wake Me Up by Avicii
  • Sing by Ed Sheeran
  • Everlasting Arms by Vampire Weekend
  • Alone by Heart
  • Feeling Good by Nina Simone
  • Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons
  • Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
  • Details in the Fabric by Jason Mraz
  • Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
  • Defying Gravity From the musical Wicked ( ❤ )
  • Break Your Plans by The Fray
  • You Need Me, I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran
  • On My Own from the musical Les Miserables
  • Already Home by A Great Big World


I loved the fresh air in this cover. The couple is adorable and obviously showing heated feelings for each other and the shades of red in both their clothes and on the female model’s head did the trick! There is also the goal of hockey in the background, right next to the title, that positions the sub-genre of the story perfectly and in a cute way! The idea of inscribing the title in the vertical was awesome, especially with the light transparency on the gray shades. Seriously, the elements are just perfect, haha! I wish I could see a picture of this book in hardcover, I bet it’s breathtaking!


Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).

She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.

She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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That’s it! Thank you for reading =) Are you guys fans of sports romances??

With love,


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