Mid Week Tease! A first for everything… #MWTease

Welcome Back to Mid Week Tease!


It feels great to be back after skipping last week’s tease for the final stage of the BIG move from Washington DC to San Diego. Other than a dishwasher that sounds like Optimus Prime every time I open it, I’m loving my family’s new-to-us home … and getting used to Optimus. 😉  And I’m still smiling because last week I was lucky enough to snag a visit with our lovely hostess, Sandra Bunino, while she was in town! Want more good news? Stefan’s story, Wicked Flower, has a release date of August 28th. There’s something new I’m working on that I wanted to tease you with but  to celebrate getting that date, I promised Stef I’d tempt you with him again. Here’s the odd reaction his mystery woman has to picking up the contents of his wallet after he tries to be good and invite her for dinner (and other wicked things)…

From Wicked Flower (A Sin Pointe Novel, #5), releasing August 28th from Evernight Publishing:

Shit, that was smooth.

Distracted, he reached down to pick them up but she had the same idea. Being shorter, she was closer and got to his wallet first.

The damn wallet was old and worn and barely held anything anymore. He’d bought it from an inflight magazine once on the advice of a flirtatious flight attendant. It was supposed to have lasted forever. His driver’s license fell out and she grabbed that for him too. She handed him the wallet and the phone but held onto his ID. That was fine. He didn’t have anything to hide from her.

“Yes, dinner. And if you still want that proof, that too,” he said and kissed her cheek. “I actually have a house not too far from here. It’s uh, in Moonlight. We could eat, talk. Have amazing sex.” He ran his fingers up the back of her neck and massaged. “Whatever you want.” Why was his heart pounding so hard and why did she look like she’d like to disappear right now? Her face lost its pretty pink wash of passion from minutes ago. She’d really wanted him to pound her in here?

The look in her eyes a second later branded him. She’d obviously been ripped out of their zone. Dammit, and new-him was the ripper. Fuck.

“Stefan Calderon?” she asked.

His license fell from her hands to the ground.

She ran smooth, lightly tanned fingers over her black hair and her fleshy lips, like she was trying to wipe away his touch.

That had never happened before. And damn, it didn’t feel good.


No, I guess that wouldn’t feel so great and poor Stefan’s definitely not used to women running away from him. Maybe she’ll be back. Maybe next week…

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Always love,

Carlene Love♥

18 thoughts on “Mid Week Tease! A first for everything… #MWTease

  1. Congrats on the move and the release date for Wicked Flower, Carlene. The Optimus Prime dishwasher is hilarious. We’re scheduled to move into our new-to-us home later this month. Hoping that none of the Transformers are lurking in the appliances there. 😉 Great tease! I’m intrigued about her reaction to discovering who Stefan is.

    • Hi Reese! Oh man, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a Transformer-free home for you. Although it’s kind of growing on me. And congrats on your upcoming move! I had fun writing this part because she always knew he was something different than the guys she was used to in her small town, but truly had no idea exactly WHO he was. Glad you liked it. 🙂

  2. Welcome to your new home, Carlene. Missed you last week. As long as the dishwasher cleans the plates and glasses, never mind the noise.

    If discovering Stefan’s identity gets such a negative reaction, I wonder what she knows about him. I’m deep in thought. Sweet tease! Happy New Release. I’ll find out their story.

    • Greetings dear Stella! Thank you so much. Yeah, it does a great job cleaning and I think if it ever stops making the noise, I will be sad.

      And I’m so glad you are wondering that because it’s key to how they go forward in the story. Thanks for reading!

  3. Oh dear, She’s not a fan then? Poor Stefan. Great teaser and congratulations on the upcoming book release. August is a busy month all round for a lot of MWTeasers. 🙂

    • Hi Kiru! Yes, I love that we’re a busy bunch this month. Very exciting. Stefan would be very pleased that you are concerned for him. I think I’ll pass your note on to him later this evening… 🙂 xoxo

  4. I’m still giggling over your dishwasher. Love that you’ve named it. You’re moved in! Let the settling begin. 🙂
    Congrats on getting your release date. You’re such a tease this week. I’m super curious about her reaction. Really well done.

    • Aww, thanks S.J.! It’s such a funny noise and it always catches me off guard. Sometimes I just wanna bust out with the robot dance when I hear it.

      I’m so happy to be a tease this week and glad I got you curious. 😉 xoxo

    • Thank you so much, Elodie! For the most part, these two are a pretty fun duo when they’re not driving each other crazy…but even that had a fun vibe to it. Both good sports as heroes and heroines go. 😉

    • Excellent point! I shall from here on forward be very grateful for my sweet little Optimus. 😉 Stefan’s pouting and enjoying everyone feeling sorry for him. xoxoxo Thanks, Doris!

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