Hi there. How’s everyone doing today? I’m thrilled to be here at Elodie’s place today, talking about the fifth book in my rock star romance series. Wicked Flower is Stefan Calderon’s story. He’s the bass playing lead singer of Sin Pointe and he was a very patient man who waited all this time for me to work up the nerve to write his story down. It wasn’t always easy to type the words coming out of his delectable naughty mouth, but I did it and looking back now, his moments are some of my favorites of the series. While we’re out on tour, I thought it would be fun to share a fave at each blog stop. So thank you so much for having us. I’ve always been proud of the way the guys in the band are there for each other, no matter what the situation. This scene pops up back in Book 1, Sidewalk Flower, as Sin Pointe songwriter, Jaxon, has just survived a pretty hellacious event and Stefan showing up is his one saving grace. There’s just something about a man who’s not afraid to be tender with his buddy and it was this scene that proved to me Stefan really was a good guy underneath all the bad boy armor…
His facial swelling had sealed his left eye shut but Jaxon looked up as two men approached. He didn’t trust the newcomers and would probably die but he’d pounce if he had to. Trissy stayed lying beneath him, her body shivering but protected, while thick, tense air settled around them. He blinked his right eye tightly, trying to focus on the slow moving pairs of legs and their possible intentions. His thoughts and reactions felt gummy but then he vaguely recognized the black leather pants on the one who had moved to within inches of him now.
“Jaxon, hey, it’s all right, man. It’s okay. Hey, you hear me?”
“Stefan?” He could kiss mercy’s feet if they were amongst friends right now because he was close to blacking out.
“Yeah, man. We’re here. You okay, bud?” Slowly, Stefan’s hand rested on his shoulder but he flinched and Stefan pulled it back.
“We have to get out of here. I don’t know where they went,” he said, his eyes darting to the surrounding woods.
“Where who went, buddy?” Stefan asked but the next thing that struck through was Lucky’s loud, insistent voice.
“Trista? Oh my God. What’s wrong with her? What happened, Jaxon?”
He couldn’t answer his cousin. He was going to need more than fifteen minutes to sort through the hell that had taken place tonight. As for what was currently wrong with Trissy, he was sure she was in shock. Physically she would heal, but mentally, he had no idea where she’d gone hiding.
With no other choice, he ignored Lucky’s question, which pushed his cousin to lose his cool. “No, you tell me what the hell is wrong with her, Jaxon. Do we need to get her to the hospital? What in God’s name happened to her clothes?”
He made it to his feet, but wasn’t able to stand straight for the throbbing pain suffusing through his spine and surrounding muscles. As it was, he toed up to Lucky’s face as closely and sternly as he could.
“Lucky, not now. Okay?”
“I want some answers, Jaxon.”
“I don’t think you do.”
“What the hell is that supposed to mean?” Lucky’s glare was full of hurt and anger, his face fixed so tightly he looked like his skull could crack through a cement block.
“Guys, guys, calm down. Jaxon, you look like shit. Trista shouldn’t be out here. Let’s get her back to the hotel and then we’ll figure out what comes next. All right?” Stefan was playing his hand at reason. Luckily, it worked.
And here is the Wicked Flower blurb:
Sin Pointe front man Stefan Calderon is playing a very dangerous game and his mom’s live-in caretaker, Dani Foster, just landed right smack in the middle of it.
Practically strangers when Stefan rolls into his small hometown looking to patch things up with Mom, his and Dani’s worlds collide with a hot and intense hook up. He knows right away this woman will make the perfect partner for his two weeks in town. But when she realizes whose son he is, and what he’s there to do, sexy times come to an abrupt halt.
That is until they come up with a solution. Rules. Every game needs them. The question isn’t if they’ll break them, but when and how hard.
It’s a wickedly delicious game, one neither of them intends to lose.
Thanks again for letting me share with you today. If you’d like to spend more time with Stefan in his own book, you can find Wicked Flower at these lovely places:
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Carlene Love Flores is a big fan of the stars (especially Orion), honest music (especially Depeche Mode), and her traveling family (no favorites there-she loves them all). These things inspire her intimate style of romance writing. She feels honored to be a member of Washington DC Romance Writers (WRWDC), Romance Writers of America and the Waterworld Mermaids. Carlene currently lives in the San Diego area where she can often be found listening to live music and looking up at the sky on clear nights. If she could touch someone’s heart with her writing the way others have done for her, she’d say truly there never lived a luckier girl.
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