Hello out there! Hi Jessica. Thank you so much for the invitation to visit your lovely cyber home and talk about my new release. It’s so pretty here. This is my first time visiting and I have to say being part of the Evernight Family is a very special thing. Whether you’ve been with them for a while or are brand new, everyone is very generous and always willing to help their fellow writer. Jessica fits right in! Thanks, lady.
The book I’ve brought today is the fifth story in my rock star romance series, The Sin Pointe Novels. Wicked Flower is all about the band’s lead singing bass player, Stefan Calderon. To celebrate its release as well as the series as a whole, I got the idea to share some of my favorite Stefan Moments over the years at each blog tour stop. Today’s comes from Book 2, Sin’s Flower. Lily, the story’s heroine, is nursing a long-time crush on Stefan while trying to navigate the murky waters of truly falling for the hero, Jaxon. I love this scene especially because series favorite Benny puts in an appearance too. He and Stefan are great friends and both love to tease. From Sin’s Flower…
But who in the world lived like this? A princess, a queen? Hokie Okie Lily Elstone? Surely not. Then she remembered that Tris had, for a very long time. So why had her sister left it all behind? Lily put that thought together with the one of the broken man who had drifted outside, naked for the world to see but just as closed off and then nicked her Stefan fantasy.
Maybe Benny was right. Jaxon might have a very good reason for keeping his distance. While she had no intentions of prying, she would be lying if she said she didn’t feel the immediate need to help the guy out. But, it was late. She was tired. So she rolled over on the room’s furry rug and scratched softly at her scalp to ease her nerves. Bundling her knees to her chest in an effort to feel snug, she imagined holding that distant, naked man tightly in her arms.
Then the door opened and Benny stepped in.
“Hey, you’re still up,” he said and then stooped down to pick up her Stefan throw pillow and walked it over to her spot. “This must belong to you.”
“Don’t laugh,” she said taking it and tucking it under her knees, face down.
“So you like Stefan, eh?”
Shyness flipped on her quiet, retreat-inside-herself switch. “Yep, you caught me.”
And here is the Wicked Flower blurb:
Sin Pointe front man Stefan Calderon is playing a very dangerous game and his mom’s live-in caretaker, Dani Foster, just landed right smack in the middle of it.
Practically strangers when Stefan rolls into his small hometown looking to patch things up with Mom, his and Dani’s worlds collide with a hot and intense hook up. He knows right away this woman will make the perfect partner for his two weeks in town. But when she realizes whose son he is, and what he’s there to do, sexy times come to an abrupt halt.
That is until they come up with a solution. Rules. Every game needs them. The question isn’t if they’ll break them, but when and how hard.
It’s a wickedly delicious game, one neither of them intends to lose.
Thanks for letting me share with you today. If you’d like to spend more time with Stefan in his own book, you can find Wicked Flower at these lovely places:
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Carlene Love Flores is a big fan of the stars (especially Orion), honest music (especially Depeche Mode), and her traveling family (no favorites there-she loves them all). These things inspire her intimate style of romance writing. She feels honored to be a member of Washington DC Romance Writers (WRWDC), Romance Writers of America and the Waterworld Mermaids. Carlene currently lives in the San Diego area where she can often be found listening to live music and looking up at the sky on clear nights. If she could touch someone’s heart with her writing the way others have done for her, she’d say truly there never lived a luckier girl.
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