Friday Feature, Guest Post & Giveaway: Heat Wave by Elyse Springer

Summer is here, and what better way to relax by the pool than with a steamy romance! I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Sara and Laura’s relationship is hotter than Manhattan in July, and I can’t wait to introduce you to these snarky and sexy ladies. I’ll be touring throughout the week to talk about my new release, Heat Wave, and I hope you’ll follow along. Plus, there’s a pretty sweet prize in it if you do!

About Laura and Sara

Every time I write a book, I come up with a complete background and history for my characters. Even if I don’t use any of it in the story, it helps me create fully fleshed characters, so I can understand their motivations and dreams. With Sara and Laura, that was no different, though their backstory and families never appear in Heat Wave.

The sheets I create for these characters are massive and highly detailed (yes, I used to play D&D, is it that obvious??), but here are some of the basics from both Sara and Laura’s character sheets.

Name: Sara Elaine Walker

Hometown: Trenton, NJ

Parents: Joanna and Albert Walker (both still live in New Jersey)

Siblings: None

Birthdate: November 4

Ethnicity: White/Caucasian

Religion: Agnostic

Address: Brooklyn

Sexuality: Straight Definitely bisexual

Myers-Briggs: ESTJ

Common gestures/fidgets: taps her nails when impatient; often paces or moves around a lot when processing emotion (frustration, anger, excitement)

Police Record: Underage drinking (19)

Drink of choice: Corona

Favorite Food: anything salty (fries, pretzels, etc)

Name: Laura Quinn Murphy

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Parents: Sonia and Michael Murphy (both moved to San Diego)

Siblings: two brothers (Brian and Liam)

Birthdate: March 30

Ethnicity: White/Caucasian

Religion: Catholic (lapsed)

Address: Queens

Sexuality: Bisexual

Myers-Briggs: ESFP

Common gestures/fidgets: twirls/tangles her hair, often pulling it up/putting it back down/repeat

Police Record: None

Drink of choice: Margaritas

Favorite Food: Sushi

Title: Heat Wave by Elyse Springer
Seasons of Love Series Book Three
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, Erotic, BDSM, Romance
Length: 262 pages/Word Count: 66,700


Sara Walker’s life is going nowhere fast: she has a job she enjoys but doesn’t love, friends who are too busy to hang out with her, and no boyfriend in sight. Then a phone call on a lonely Friday night changes everything, and suddenly she’s spending her weekends with Laura. Newly single and openly bisexual, Laura makes Sara think decidedly not-straight thoughts.

Laura Murphy, with her red hair, freckles, and killer curves, is any guy’s wet dream. But Laura’s done with guys for now, and it’s Sara who can’t stop dreaming about her. When Sara finally gives in to the curiosity, Laura blows her mind and pushes her further than she’s ever gone before.

But Laura makes it very clear that this is only a rebound fling, and she’s still planning to move to California. She’s more than happy to tie Sara up, but she’s not ready to be tied down. If Sara wants to keep her, she’s going to have to work hard to convince Laura that New York is worth staying for . . . and so is she.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

About the Season of Love Universe

New York is the city that never sleeps: where everything can change in the blink of an eye, and where anything is possible—especially romance. In the bitter cold of winter or the impossible humidity of mid-summer, your own happily ever after might be right around the corner.

The people of New York come from all walks of life, and the relationships are just as diverse. So whether you’re a waiter or an aspiring actor, a banker or a model, falling in love can happen quicker than the seasons change.

Check out Seasons of Love!

Author Bio

Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

She’s always happy to chat with other readers, and you can find her online at:

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads


To celebrate the release of Heat Wave, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 5, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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11 Responses to Friday Feature, Guest Post & Giveaway: Heat Wave by Elyse Springer

  1. Lee Todd

    congrats on the latest release

  2. Congrats on the new release & thank you for sharing the character sheet! 🙂

  3. Marilyn Treuil

    Congrats on the new release. I can’t wait to read it.

  4. Lisa

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandisa at gmail dot com

  5. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Elyse, and thanks for the character info. It makes it sound all the better. The title and cover are apropos. I spent a summer in NYC, and indeed it does get hot, but I also loved the shows and jazz clubs. –
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  6. H.B.

    Thank you for the little bio note on both characters! Good luck with the release =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  7. shirley

    Congrats on the release.
    supergrand2009 at yahoo dot com

  8. BookLady

    Congrats on the new release! Thanks for sharing your character background and history sheets. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Timitra

    Thanks for featuring

  10. Christina Riggs

    Congratulations Else on your release.