RACE TO REDEMPTION by Shari Elder
A woman who lost everything.
Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all – fame, wealth, men – until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet…
What is the Most Romantic Date, Ever?
I love mixing action and adventure into romance. In my latest release, Race to Redemption (Green Rising Book #1), the heroine and hero race from one life threatening situation to the next. While this works to save galaxies and build bonds between two folks with trust issues, it does not give our protagonists too much down time.
In a future book in the series, I would like to remedy that and take them on the most romantic date ever. Here are some of the ideas clunking around in my brain.
- Mutual massages with scented oils, warm stones and towels, and …
- An evening horseback ride with a picnic under the stars on the night of a meteor shower.
- A game of truth or dare (just think of those possibilities)
- Preparing a meal together, ending with chocolate fondue.
- An art project (to rival the scene with the potter’s wheel in Ghost).
- Something by water–waterfall, lake, pool. I personally can’t resist all the dripping.
- Designing personal scavenger hunts for each other, each item more sensual than the next. My imagination just reels with this one. I’m definitely leaning this way.
- Reading to each other their favorite books (maybe love scenes, maybe not).
- A day wine and chocolate tasting. This one always works.
What did I miss? Which is your favorite?
Now for the Giveaway.
I’ve set up an Amazon giveaway until December 23. Just clink this link and enter for the chance to win one of five copies of Race to Redemption. Good Luck and Thanks for Stopping By. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/f02e2dc7ad79f489
A woman who lost everything.
Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all – fame, wealth, men – until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.
A man desperate for redemption.
Unable to forgive himself for a past tragedy, Erik works himself into an early grave. He has no patience for the insubordinate Lainie Carter, who can’t take an order, disrupts routine and flames his body to ash.
A planet at risk.
When the outpost is attached, they’re thrown together in a race across the desert to stop a deadly biogenetic weapon As a fragile trust blossoms between two damaged hearts, their pasts resurface and threaten their growing bond.
Be warned: anal sex, bondage, menage sex, gender neutral characters.
About Shari Elder
Hello, I’m Shari. By day, I crawl out of bed, mainline coffee, walk the dog, get my kid off to school, hop on the metro, and save cities within the four walls of my office. Usually by email.
At night, the other Shari emerges. I take off the suit, curl up on the couch and let my imagination play, with words and images until stories take shape (while periodically checking on my teen-ager, hiding out in the bedroom and plotting world domination). As my alter ego, I save cities in a cape and spangled tights, wander space and time on a surfboard, fly over the Himalayas on feathered wings, make six-toed footprints in indigo talc snow on the sixth planet in the Andromeda galaxy or eavesdrop on Olympian gods while pretending to whip up a bowl of ambrosia.
In all these wondrous worlds, romance and passion blossom. I can’t resist a happy ending. And I am particularly prone to writing happy endings for those who have given up on ever getting one. That gives me immense satisfaction.
Join me on my journey. The best ideas emerge from team work.