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)
Birthdate: November 4
Sexuality: Straight Definitely bisexual
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
Religion: Catholic (lapsed)
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.
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! http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/seasons-love
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:
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!