Friday, September 5, 2014

In the Spotlight: Carlene Love Flores

It is my great pleasure to get to visit here with you all and Iyana today. I have to say a giant thank you to Iyana. She is always there for her fellow writers, offering to hostess whenever the call goes out. Truly, it’s because of wonderful ladies like her that going out on blog tour is a little less daunting. I also want to send out my congrats on Iyana’s recent and upcoming releases. Amazing!

The book I’ve brought today is the fifth story in my rock star romance series, The Sin Pointe Novels. Wicked Flower is all about the band’s naughty lead singing bass player, Stefan Calderon. To celebrate its release as well as the series as a whole, I got the idea to share some of my favorite Stefan Moments from the books at each blog tour stop. Today’s comes from Book 2, Sin’s Flower. Lily, the story’s heroine, is Stefan’s biggest fan and can’t believe he’s in the same room! Her hero, Jaxon, however, isn’t so keen on the idea, knowing his band mate the way he does. I found Jaxon’s reaction to Stefan in this scene pretty funny. From Sin’s Flower

Holy cow, Stefan Calderon was six feet from her. In the flesh. She should be hyperventilating right now but someone’s hand in the small of her back seemed to have control of her breathing. And it was unusually calm.

“Stefan, what the fuck are you doing here, mate?”

“Well hello to you too, sweetie,” Stefan cooed to Jaxon in rhythm with his waggling brows. Lily tried to step out of the way so they could talk but Jaxon kept her situated just off to his side. She nearly laughed when Jaxon flipped Stefan off. “I told you I was coming by. B-a-n-d business to discuss. Remember?”

“Yeah, yeah. Well, you suck at follow through,” Jaxon threw back.

Stefan coughed while Jaxon’s chest made full contact with Lily’s back and he scooted them closer to the lead singer of Sin Pointe.

“Hi there, Red. I’m Stefan, nice to meet you.”

“Hi,” she grunted out.

Not that she could have come up with another syllable, let alone word, but she didn’t have the chance because Jaxon pressed his hand to her back again and guided her right past Stefan and to the stairs then took a couple steps back. He plunged his hands deep into his zippered jeans. “Remember we’ve got an early start tomorrow. Get some good sleepies.”

And with that she was evidently dismissed.


And here is the Wicked Flower blurb:

~Editor’s Pick

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 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:

Evernight Amazon / All Romance eBooks / BookStrand


Wanna add Wicked Flower to your Goodreads Shelf? You rock and thanks!

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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  1. Hi there, Iyana! Another big thank you for having me today. What's everyone up to this weekend? I hope it's a good one. Love stories rock!