Anyone who knows me well knows how much I adore
hate stormy weather/disasters. I’m alternately frightened and exhilarated by them. Thunderstorms, hail, blizzards: generally you’ll find me frantically updating the weather app on my phone and monitoring three different radars on my desktop computer when bad weather looms. My all-time favorite weather movie EVER is Twister (sadly, I can still quote lines: “Debris!” *characters watch sticks fly past the car window-then an airborne bovine* “Cow!”).
When I was a little girl, my dad liked to take me outside during electrical storms. We’d sit on the porch and watch lightning flash in the sky. This made my mom CRAZY with worry (sorry mom!). My current house has been struck by lightning twice. Here is the stump of a tree we had to take down from a strike:
I’ve been in floods (link: I worked in Manhattan during that particular flood and saw cars floating past my office window). Blizzards. Several hurricanes. Ice-storms. I was even in an earthquake last year and terribly disappointed when I felt nothing (I was in the middle of the mall in DC! Close to the epicenter! I didn’t feel even a rumble! ARGH-so frustrating). Someday I swear I’m going to go tornado chasing, maybe when my kids are grown. In the meantime, I console myself with fiction: The Day After Tomorrow is my second favorite weather movie (I’m a bit of a disaster-movie buff). One of my favorite books is (a gift from my brother): The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told. Oh, and don’t forget Volcano (the coast is toast-bwaahahaha!) and Dante’s Peak (I have to admit I have NO DESIRE WHATSOEVER to experience a volcano up close and personal. I’m a little obsessed, but I’m not INSANE).
Oh, and let’s not forget Love Storm. The book I wrote about weather and the natural world going crazy. I had a seriously awesome time writing this novel. I completely geeked out with my characters. The heroine is named Zoe Brooke. Um, yeah. Water reference anyone? 😀 Care to figure out what the names of the heroes mean?
Sean Adham: _______
Charles Aponivi: _______
Whoever guesses the meaning of both of their last names first (post your answers as comments) will receive a free ebook of Love Storm when it releases on Tuesday, May 8 from Siren-BookStrand. Click here to read an excerpt.
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[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F with M/M, light bondage, HEA]
Zoe Brooke found her life in art, trying to exist on her own terms. Sean Adham found it in work, knowing that money couldn’t provide what he truly desired. Charlie Aponivi found his in study, never expecting more. With dreams their only guide, how will they find each other?
Zoe, Sean, and Charlie know they must bond to survive, but kidnappers are out for their blood. Sean knows he needs his bondmates, but even with his money and influence, he finds no trace. Zoe knows who Sean is, but fears how her life will change if she surrenders to a biological compulsion. Charlie risks everything to meet his lovers and almost loses his life.
How will they come together when Charlie is captured and Chicago is bombed? When they confront the couple behind it all, will they be able to control their power? Or will the storm they call destroy them?
A Siren Erotic Romance