This is a Canine Cupids tale and in honor of the Yukon Quest sled dog race starting tomorrow, I want to feature Love is Snowblind. For those who are not sled dog racing fans like I am, the Yukon Quest is another thousand mile race, less well known but equally tough and challenging with the Iditarod. I follow both since there are women mushers in both races, something I am researching and immersing myself in as much as I can due to a non-fiction book in progress. For info on that project, visit my gwynnmorganalaska.blogspot.com page.
At one point when I began to get really involved in the extreme sport of sled dog racing, or as much as a desert rat could, I intended to write a regular romance set in that environment. I never quite made that happen but then another story took shape and it became Love is Snowblind. I could probably do a better and even more authentic coverage of the mushing community now than I did in 2010 when this story was written and published but I did my best to be as factual and accurate as I could with a minimum of artistic license.
I fell in love with both my heroes and especially with the dogs! The dog pictured in the cover art is a Siberian Husky. They are more the traditional dog we think of when we hear the word "Husky" but now many of the mushers have bred and use dogs called Alaskan Husky, still not a recognized breed, with a lot of different breeds mixed into their pedigrees. They really do not look like the stereotypical "sled dog" at all but that is another story!
Here is the blurb and the cover for Love is Snowblind.