About Toni Aleo: My name is Toni Aleo! (and I’m a total dork!). I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic. I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey! I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play! When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel. I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life…probably Belle, and did I mention I love hockey?
Interview with Toni
Describe your works in five sentences: I have written an amazing hockey romance that I think people will love! Some are nervous because it is a hockey romance but it isn’t about the hockey, it’s about the romance. I write about real women, and men, with real problems. My books are not cookie cutter romances, they have serious topics and issues. I love my series and think you will too!
Tell us about your books? So far there is three: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, and Empty Net. Each one follows the main leads which are trying to find love. The hockey players are hot and sexy, and the females are real, and not all perfect. Each story will make you smile, laugh out loud and even cry.
What is it about Shea Weber that makes your toes curl? Oh lordy, don’t get me started. That man is just sex with a hockey stick…rawr.
As a busy mom and wife, how and when do you find time to write? I have no clue. I was sitting the other day, trying to get the motivation to write Blue Lines and I said, how in the world did I write three books in a year in a half? Sheesh!
Which do you prefer, paper/hardback or eBooks? Lately, ebooks, but the price of them are CRAZY! Omg, I do not think you should pay more than 5 bucks for an ebook, so I might have to go buy some since they are so expensive.
What is your favorite word? Why? Oh goodness. I doubt I can say that here so it starts with F and I say it a lot. I think it’s a sentence enhancer. Everything is so much for real when you say it. So I tend to drop the f bomb a lot. Not around my kids though! I’m a good mom! I promise!
Do you have any guilty pleasures? If so, what are they? Boy bands, and Disney. I have an issue but I can’t get enough!
Did you always want to be a writer? You know, I think so. I think it has always been in me and I didn’t know. I am very wishy washy. I’ve wanted to be a lot of things, but this is sticking, and in a way I can be anything I want through my characters.
What is your favorite book you’ve written? Why? OH that is like asking which kid is my favorite! Lol. I don’t know, I love Taking Shots cause its my first, and Trying to Score has my heart cause its dirty and yummy, and then Empty Net is just so full of love and heartache that it also has my heart.
Describe what the writing/editing/publishing process is like for you: lol, its HELL! I love writing, but the editing and the publishing is a pain in my ass. I hate dealing with the editing cause I never know if it is right, and then the publishing, I have a panic attack for at least a week until the first couple 1 star reviews come in and then I just want to die cause oh no someone doesn’t like what I thought was a masterpiece. I probably need help. lol
How would you spend a perfect day? In Disney World, with my husband and kids. If that doesn’t work, than at the hockey rink watching my guys do their thing.
Can you tell us about any of your upcoming projects? I am currently working on Blue Lines, which is the fourth in the series. Its gonna be another heart wrenching tale, and I’m so excited to write it!
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**Click HERE to read my review of her book, “Taking Shots!”