Thanks for coming back for another What to Read Wednesday 🙂 Please join me in welcoming author Elle Wright to the blog. Elle is talking super couples and sharing an awesome blurb and excerpt for her release His All Night!
Don’t forget to enter her fab giveaway, too! The link is toward the end of the post 🙂
Take it away Elle …
Thanks for having me on your blog today! I appreciate it!
The Super Couple – Jared Williams and Calisa Harper from His All Night
It’s cold outside! And not just any cold. It’s the type of weather that warrants a blanket, fuzzy socks, and a steamy romance. The novel doesn’t have to be a typical romance either—guy meets girl, girl plays hard to get, they can’t resist each other and get busy, fall in love, and live happily ever after. It can be a thriller, historical fiction, Sci-Fi…anything as long as it has some sort of romantic relationship—a HOT couple scorching the pages.
I’m always drawn to super couples:
- Fred and Wilma Flintstone (Yabadabadoo!)
- James and Florida Evans from Good Times (Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em)
- Danny and Sandy from Grease (what can I say, I love musical romances)
- Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert from A Different World (Baby Please!)
- Pacey and Joey from Dawson’s Creek (OMG! Love me some Pacey Witter!)
- Galeno and Hester Vachon (Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. I LOVE this book)
- Will and Jada Smith (in my mind, they will never separate)
- Not to toot my own horn, but Morgan and Sydney from THE FORBIDDEN MAN? HOT!
- And my new Power Couple, Jared and Calisa from HIS ALL NIGHT!
A Super Couple, as defined by Wikipedia, is a popular or wealthy pairing that intrigues and fascinates the public in an intense or obsessive fashion. Yeah, not quite how I would define it because I believe the couple doesn’t have to be wealthy to fit in this category. My main requirement is they should love each other above all else and be willing to do anything so that their love will survive. They have to be each other’s one. Oh, and they have to look good together (I’m all about the visual). When I’m reading romance, I get a rush when a couple falls in love: the first touch, the first kiss, the first… well, you know. Whether real or fiction, I find myself rooting for their love to survive the many things thrown at them.
While writing the Edge of Scandal series, I wanted to make sure that my couples were Super Couples. I think Calisa and Red fit the description. They are both intelligent, successful people in their own right. Check. They love each other unconditionally (even if they get on each other’s nerves. LOL) Check. They are both attractive. Check. They have each other’s back. Check. They both agree that their lives would be empty without each other. Double check!
Jared (Red) and Calisa (once they are on the same page) can overcome all the odds. Believe me, there are a few stacked against them—mostly in Cali’s mind. I hope that readers will identify with them and root with them like I do.
together could be their last…
“Why don’t you get rid of the stiff and come up to my room?”
Tempted as she was, Cali wasn’t going out like that. “No,” she breathed, suddenly feeling very…hot. “I have a date.”
Slowly, Jared edged closer to her. She retreated until the hard doorknob dug into her back. Reaching behind her, he flipped the lock on the door, the click echoing in the empty bathroom. Sucking in a deep breath, she waited, anticipating his next move.
His fingers flitted across the hem of her dress and he inched it up a bit. Kneeling down, he slipped his hands under her dress and slowly pulled down her underwear. She held her breath, wondered what he would do next.
“Step out of them,” he ordered in a low, deep voice.
Bracing her hands on his shoulders, she stepped out of her lace panties. With a smirk, he stood up, tucked the thin material into the inside pocket of his suit jacket, and pulled out a tiny key card. He placed it in her hand and closed her fingers around it. “Room 1179,” he murmured, his lips a mere inch away from hers. Closing her eyes, she took in the smell of cognac on his breath and leaned closer.
His soft laugh brought her mind back to their location and she opened her eyes. She opened her mouth to speak, but he placed a finger over her lips.
“Shh. Try not to think about what I’m going to do to you, while you’re on your date.” Swinging open the door, he walked out, whistling.
She hated him—in the best way.
always my dream to write a soap opera. As I grew older, I assumed that dream was just that… a dream.