Romance and Mystery Novels

by Alina Adams

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Monday, January 22, 2007


Blog on temporary hiatus due to:

Aries Camille
Born 1/16/07
7 lbs. 11 oz

In the meantime, please use the search box above to look for past, exclusive interviews with your favorite skaters.

And for all your salacious, skating gossip needs, please check out The Figure Skating Mystery series!
Monday, January 15, 2007


First, there was Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie.

Then (in descending order) Donald and Rosie, Jeremy Priven and John Cusack, followed by two random guys fighting over a parking space.

And now comes Mark Lund and Johnny Weir.

Does anyone, anywhere really care what the former editor of International Figure Skating Magazine said about the U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion on an obscure television show so far up the cable dial even infomercials don't bother with it?

This is a fued?

(In the interest of full disclosure, I once worked for Mark at IFS, and have also often stated on this blog in the past that I am not a fan of Johnny's; I just don't like little, itty, bitty skating limbs. Same reason I'm not crazy about Sasha Cohen or Belbin & Agosto. They remind me of Hobbits on Ice.)

Of course, this fued coming out (no pun intended) as Mark has a new magazine to promote and Johnny is headed into a National Championship its uncertain he's favored to win couldn't possibly be contrived on their parts, could it? They couldn't both be fanning flames for the purpose of self-interest, trying to remind the indifferent world at large that their opinions are relevant. Or even that they, you know, are still alive.

No one would be that desperate, would they?

Cui bono?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007


A few more "Death Drop" reviews for the New Year:

From -

This is a cozy series that is peppered with skating terminology, so one should have at least a passing knowledge of figure skating. This series is light reading, with a lot of self-deprecating humor tossed in by the protagonist, Bex Levy. I like the returning characters with all of their quirks, and the light sense of romance that is included, as well as the eye-opening information and the behind-the-scenes look at a popular sport.

From -

The ending isn't quite as obvious as you think it's going to be and I enjoyed the twist very much. I quite understand why one of the characters was intent on covering up details about another's private life – it made me snigger!

Monday, January 08, 2007


Kim Haggerty was just a skating coach.

And then she won the jackpot. Literally.

How her life has changed:

"I was a competitive figure skater my whole life and winning gave me an opportunity to pursue that field. Now I run a skating rink and give lessons. It's great."

More at the link.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Some updates on the 1980 Olympic Champion:

The Daily Echo

The Scotsman

Happy New Year, everyone!
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