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Seasons Of Love #3
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!
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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On This Day…
The entire Seasons of Love quartet covers exactly 365 days. Or, y’know, five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. It’s a ‘year in the life’ of four friends as they find love and family, and I was careful to make sure that every book falls over exactly one season (three months).
Sara’s story begins on June 21, which means you can plot out the events of her romance with Laura in real time as you read it.
This week in the Heat Wave universe is actually only skimmed over. Sara has an emotional encounter on Sunday, July 30, which means that on July 31 (the day Heat Wave comes out in our universe!) she’s at work, mentally drained and looking forward to spending the weekend with Laura.
I’m not going to go over the book events as they correspond to our calendar (because spoilers!), but something interesting does happen on July 31st: Tony calls and asks Sara for a favor.
For those of you who have read the summary for Changing Colors (the fourth book in the “Seasons of Love” series, which comes out in October), you’ll know that Tony is dealing with his own relationship issues. But I love the idea that Tony’s story really begins on the same day Sara’s story is released to the world, and that we get our first glimpse of his relationship in real time (well, if you read the book on release day!).
I guess this means I’m a “plotter”, not a “pantser”, right?
What about you? If you write, do you carefully plot out every scene, or write by the seat of your pants? And you readers, do you have color-coded spreadsheets to track every book you read, or chaotic piles of books on your shelves?
About the Seasons Of Love series
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.
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About the author:
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.
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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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