Brody Yates has fallen on hard times. Fired from his job as a sports reporter for a major newspaper, he decides to masquerade as a trainer in order to infiltrate the backstage world of figure skating.
He has one chance to save someone’s life and to turn his around by breaking a figure skating scandal story of a lifetime. It's his last chance for personal redemption.
The Chosen Ones, though a fictionalized figure skating drama, reveals the secrets behind Olympic scandals, games, and corruption against the backdrop of the high-pressure sport of figure skating.
Lisa Luciano’s debut novel, The Chosen Ones, is a thrilling tale of a disgraced sports reporter named Brody Yates who goes undercover to save the life of one of the world’s top male figure skaters.
After his boss plays him an anonymous voice message warning him about the future death of a famous figure skater, Brody is sent on an assignment to find out more and try to stop it. But when Brody begins disguising himself as a trainer to investigate and hopefully find a ground-breaking story to report, he learns that the world of figure skating is much darker and more corrupt than he realized.
The story is shrouded in mystery from the very beginning and includes many heavy topics and themes related to homophobia, cheating, racism and ice scandals.
Furthermore, the plot is fascinating and well-developed as the events in the book are fast-paced and keep you wanting to read on. Thrilling and full of jaw-droppers, The Chosen Ones is a highly worthwhile read that exposes the hidden side of the sport of figure skating.
- Book Excellence Awards Review
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I majored in Communications at Fordham University and received a Master's degree in Secondary English Education from Iona College.
I recently retired after 40 years as a middle & high school teacher. I taught English Language Arts, TV Production, Technology, and Digital Literacy and most recently worked as a Library Media Specialist.
I'm proud to say my work as a television director/producer received national recognition for excellence in educational programming.
I began writing when I was a junior in high school and my first published work was a nonfiction book about using technology in the classroom. I also had a documentary script produced. My nonfiction pieces have won numerous awards, and I spend four years working as a sports reporter for the New York Times, covering figure skating which led me to write The Chosen Ones.
I was honored to be included in the 2019 Contemporary Authors reference series and The Chosen Ones has won multiple awards including Best Sports Fiction in the New York City Big Books competition.
I grew up in Westchester, New York, but now reside in Connecticut. Besides writing, my other passion is martial arts. I am a 4th-degree black belt Tae Kwon Do Master and Instructor and also have a black belt in Hapkido.
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