Once upon a time, in a high school hallway likely far, far away from where you
are now, two young, vibrant, gorgeous, wonderful, amazing, clearly narcissistic
(weíre kidding, by the way), women decided they could write a romance novel. One
had the idea, another had the plot. We mapped it all out and were excited to get
However, there was an obvious concern we had when we went into this: what if our
writing didnít mesh well together? What if it was clear we were two writers
because we couldnít blend the narrative cohesively? What if we tried, and we failed?
The prospect of failure was terrifying, as it often is. This was something we
both secretly dreamed of doing but had never had enough of a push to make it
happen. Now we had the push: each other. But we still had to actually write the
damn thing. The stakes felt much larger than they really were. Like if we
werenít able to finish this one project, all hope of ever finishing another
would be gone.
So we did the only thing we could do. We wrote. We tried. We succeeded. Kinda.
That first book was a blur. We wrote it in under two months using Google Drive
so we would be able to see each otherís chapters and edit one anotherís work
without having to worry about emailing it back and forth or potentially losing
something without the ability to retrieve it. We worked out a system we still
use four years later: choosing which chapters we wanted (or which ones we really
didnít want) and then leaving comments, Elizabeth always in blue,
Hayley always in red.
The final product was something that would become uniquely Elizabeth Hayley. Two
people who miraculously have the exact same voice and tone and style. It shocked
us how easy it wasónot the writing a book thing, but the sounding like
one-person thing. It came naturally, as if we were always two halves of a whole
that had finally found one another.
It worked for us. And even though publishers werenít interested in that first
book, we were bitten by the writing bug and decided to keep at it. It took two
more books and a novella before we finally wrote something worth getting us an
agent and pitching to an editor.
But it didnít take any time at all for us to realize how important we were to
and for each other. None of this happens without the other. While we may live
our lives as separate entities, in the writing world, we will always be one. One
voice. One goal. One Elizabeth Hayley.
Jace "the Jet" Benning is a legend on the football field. And off. He has the
arm, the charm, and the reputation of being the hottest player in the league.
Too bad Dr. Alessandra Mastrazacoma is not impressed.
With a busy schedule and a bruised heart, Alessandra doesn't have time to
date, but when she is lured into making a friendly bet with her best friend, she
finds herself agreeing to go out with the next guy that asks...and to give him
three shots, three dates, before pulling the plug.
Jace also has a friendly wager with his friends going, and it involves making
sure the slightly klutzy, but very pretty, doctor will be his date to the
biggest night in sports. With two wagers and two hearts on the line, will Aly
and Jace win or are they betting to lose?
| Romance Sports
[Swerve, On Sale: June 27, 2017, e-Book, ISBN:
9781250134660 / eISBN: 9781250134660]
Elizabeth Hayley is the penname for "Elizabeth" and "Hayley," two
friends who have been self-publishing romance novels since 2013. They are best
known for their Pieces series, among other novels.
Elizabeth lives with
her husband, daughter and dog in Pennsylvania.
Hayley lives with her
husband, son and dog in Pennsylvania.
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