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Ice Queens: Guest Post by Vanessa North


posted by Lucy V Morgan

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A while back, I beta-read an edgy, steamy story by Vanessa North. That book became Two In Winter, and Vanessa has stopped by today to talk a little about her heroine, Getty, and the journey she takes throughout the story.

What I love about Getty is that she doesn't just take an erotic journey (although many scenes are pretty damn erotic); she takes an emotional one, too. If you need that extra dimension for your heroines, I think you'll like this book. 

I'll shut up now and let Vanessa talk.

In celebration of Ice Queens everywhere...

She’s a well-used character trope. She’s cold, she’s unattainable, she’s bitchy. She’s usually beautiful and often rich and outrageously talented. She’s sometimes a villain and sometimes a parent, and sometimes the hero’s ex-girlfriend who is the reason he’ll never trust another woman until the plucky heroine shows him that not all women are like that.

I love ice queens. The colder? The bitchier? The better.

I love the hard shell around the vulnerable squishy inside. I love how they surprise you by turning out to be warm and caring when you least expect it. They set their own expectations for themselves and live up to them. And when they melt...? They trigger an avalanche.

Two in Winter is the story of an ice queen and the man who makes her melt.


Getty has her life all planned out—and she’s used to getting everything she wants. She’s nurtured her business to success and now she wants to have a baby all on her own. She won’t let her attraction to a handsome doctor steer her off course.

Eric is still feeling the sting of his recent divorce, so he’s not looking for a relationship, but after sharing a steamy dance with a mysterious woman in a darkened club, he can’t help but want to get to know her. Unfortunately, she took off when she found out he gets women pregnant for a living.

When Eric finds out Getty’s a patient at the fertility clinic where he works, he tries to find a way for them to be together without risking his job. Meanwhile, she keeps him at arm’s length until she discovers even the best-laid plans can go awry. Can she let go of the life she’s planned in order to take a chance on a life with Eric?





Vanessa North lives in Northwest Georgia with her handsome husband, not-quite-civilized twin boy-children, and a pack of dogs. Visit her blog here, and follow her on Twitter at @VanessaNWrites.