Hot Stuff: Surfing Love
by Carla Caruso, Maria Lewis, Alli Sinclair and Tess Woods
GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Hot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity on the air ... four top romance authors give you their take on summer.
From Carla Caruso - A chance meeting with a pro-surfer on an island getaway ...
From Maria Lewis - The world of women's surfing throws two recent bedmates together ...
From Alli Sinclair - A world-famous performer finds her heart and a way to fight her demons in Rio de Janeiro ...
From Tess Woods - A Cornish beach retreat proves a full reawakening ...
The Bluff - Maria Lewis
A shrill, piercing sound punctured Ever’s subconscious, waking her with a start. The room was an impenetrable mass of black, and she fumbled around in the darkness for the source of the unforgivable noise. She tumbled ungracefully out of bed and landed on the floor — thankfully on her phone — and groaned as she rolled over to answer it.
‘Ello,’ she said, her voice raw and raspy from the previous night’s festivities.
‘Ardelia?’ Ever whispered, the words not sounding like they came from her own mouth.
‘That storm cell we were looking at is happening. The low is moving offshore and will make landfall in the next forty-eight.’
‘If we wanna do this, we gotta do this now. I called your brother, and he can get the plane up in two hours. We’d be in Hobart before sunrise and it would be a few hours’ drive before we get a boat out to the break.’
‘I know, I know … ‘
There was a long pause as Ever’s mind ran over the finer details and the timeline in her head. This would use up the last of what they had in the sponsorship budget, and if the low dissipated before they got there it would be a complete waste of time.
‘I’m thinking. Is Kitty in?’
‘You know Kitty; we did her trip to Brazil and my bucket list is ticked off. This is all you.’
Ever bit her lip, feeling her heartbeat pulse beneath her skin with anticipation. ‘All right, let’s do it.’
‘YES! Ha, this is so exciting! When can you make it?’
‘Uh …’ Ever sat up, looking around at the strange surroundings now that her eyes had adjusted to the darkness. She peered over the edge of the bed at the sleeping body that lay there. ‘I think I can be at the airport within the hour. I need to pick up the big-wave boards from home and the fins, but —’
‘Wait, it’s two in the morning and you’re not at home?’
Shit, thought Ever, mentally scolding herself.
Ardelia’s delighted smirk was almost audible through the phone. ‘Ever, where are you, girl?’
‘I’m not one hundred per cent sure,’ she replied.
‘You went home with someone last night!’ Ardelia shrieked.
‘Ssssshhh, they’re still sleeping and if you keep speaking at that volume I’m never gonna make it out of here without waking them up,’ she said, getting to her feet and collecting her clothes, which were scattered around the room.
‘Who is he? Or she? Were they good? Oh, my God, this is so unlike you — I’m waking Kitty up.’
‘Don’t you dare.’
‘KITTY! Kitty wake the fu—’
Ever hung up the phone. She was going to cop the full inquisition once she got on the plane, but right now she needed to focus on making a hasty and silent exit.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Carla Caruso is a freelance journalist and former gossip columnist. Her books include the Astonvale rom-com mystery series, STARCROSSED, and UNLUCKY FOR SOME
Maria Lewis is a Sydney-based author, journalist and pop culture commentator. Her novel WHO'S AFRAID will be released in 2016.
Alli Sinclair’s debut novel, LUNA TANGO, was voted 2014 Book of the Year for the AusRom Today Readers Choice Awards and 2014 Favourite New Author by the Australian Romance Readers Association.
Tess Woods’s first novel, LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT, has received worldwide acclaim and been nominated in the Best Books category of the AusRom Today Readers Choice Awards.
Tess Woods – interview for Teresa Noel
Are you an avid reader?
Absolutely, I’ve been a bookworm ever since I could hold a book in my own hands! I read every night.
What is your favorite Genre?
I love contemporary women’s fiction the most, which is what I also write so I guess that’s no co-incidence. I love character stories where I can get right into characters’ headspaces.
If a book was written of your life, what would you want the book named? Why?
I’d love something to reflect my resilience and optimism I think. I had a difficult life until I was an adult and left home but I’ve since created my own family and have been able to give my children the happy childhood I missed out on. I am eternal optimist too, it takes a lot to make me unhappy! So with that in mind maybe something like, The Girl Who Kept Smiling.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
The authors will be awarding an eCopy of Hot Stuff: Surfing Love to 3 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour, and choice of 5 digital books from the Impulse line to a randomly drawn host.