October 5th I will be at the InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival leading a panel discussion on writing steamy passages. Today’s post features fellow panelist, Susan Griscom, a Bestselling and Award winning author. She writes paranormal and contemporary romance – steamy and sexy are the way they usually turn out. She’s a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with hot, blow-your-socks-off romance.
Her heroes tend to be rock stars whether the dangerous vampires of Immortal Hearts of San Francisco or the bad boy Beaumont Brothers. Add in steam, and it’s romance with a sizzle.
Cian DeMarco is a talented musician–and a vampire. He’s content living the single life in San Francisco, playing with his band at Club Royal each weekend…until he meets a human woman he can’t resist. The scent of Magdalena’s blood has him completely undone, and he begins to question his felicitous existence when his desire for her grows out of control.
Magdalena De la Rosa and her best friend recently moved to San Francisco. She’s started a new job and is living in a gorgeous apartment. Everything is just the way she’s imagined… until she ends up at an up-scale nightclub and is suddenly swept off her feet by the sexy as sin lead singer of the house band.
A temptation they can’t resist leads to a future they never imagined as passion sizzles between the two until a threat from Cian’s past returns to wreak havoc on their lives.
Will their love outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe?
Sometimes the only way to salvation… is to take a leap of faith.
What would you do if you had no place to go and no one you could trust?
“The lyrics are about you, Lena,” he confessed, and I watched his mouth as the tip of his tongue moistened his lips before he leaned his head down. Then those beautiful lips were on mine, soft, tender at first, then his tongue glided over my lips, breaking the seal. My pulse throbbed and quickened as his tongue swirled around mine. Taking and controlling, and… and I wanted this, needed his touch. I went limp in his embrace, and the heat rose under my skin, my body vibrated against his strong powerful one. Was this really happening?”
Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it’s not something he can ignore. He’s immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She’s just so beautiful. So wounded.
After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamt of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she’s certain she’s found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy’s true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him. She has to run…
Lena’s escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she’s gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?