Author Override: Elisabeth Barrett

Posted August 13, 2013 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Author Override, Featured Authors / 38 Comments

 

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

Strong and Silent by Elisabeth Barrett

A man of few words can be extraordinarily sexy. He’s watchful, intelligent, and wise, but sparing with what he says. When he finally does speak, it’s something insightful and real. His words pack a punch.

The hero of Slow Summer Burn, the fourth (and final) book in my Cape Cod-set Star Harbor series, is just such a man. Val Grayson, the oldest brother in the Grayson clan, has watched his three younger brothers move back to Star Harbor and find love. Now it’s his turn, though he sure isn’t making things easy for himself. He’s spent so long focusing on getting his brothers settled that he’s missed out on a lot in life. And Val’s not like most other guys: he lives on a houseboat, works as a DEA agent, and really doesn’t speak much at all. But when he crosses paths with socialite Cameron Stahl, he’s drawn to her strength and beauty.

Val epitomizes the strong, silent type, but he can let the words fly on the right occasion, namely when it comes to claiming Cameron for his own. To that end, the good folks at UTC have asked me to compile Val’s top five lines. I’ve also given a little context to set things up. Please let me know which ones you like the best (or other faves, if you’ve already read the book).

1.         Val says what he means, and he means what he says. Here’s a little foreplay to whet your appetite:

“You are such a tease,” she mock-complained.

He stopped dead in his tracks and she stopped, too. “Actually, I’m not,” he said, trailing a finger down her jaw and enjoying her little shiver. “But I can be.”

“I like the way that feels,” she whispered.

“Yeah? That makes two of us.”

2.         On the other hand, he can be pretty sweet:

“I wouldn’t have figured you to be a champagne kind of guy.”

“I’m not. But I aim to please, and I know you are definitely a champagne kind of gal.”

3. But he isn’t afraid to be a little cheeky when the situation warrants:

“Do you want to head back to your place to get a swimsuit?”

“And the alternative is . . .?”

“No swimsuit.” A wicked grin formed on his face.

4. One of the things I liked best about writing Slow Summer Burn was highlighting the seemingly vast differences between Cam and Val’s backgrounds. This snippet comes after they’ve spent a particularly sexy night on Val’s houseboat.

“Sleep well?” he asked, staring out at the water.

“Yes, thank you. And you?”

“There you go, being polite again.” He turned to her, his gaze hot. “How do you think I slept, Cam? I slept great. Got you in my bed, tiring me out, keeping me warm. You keep moaning like that for me, and I’m going to be useless for anything else.”

5.  And finally, when Val talks, he talks. Here he is, telling Cam how much he’s falling for her:

I’m not one for waxing poetic. Hell, I’m barely one for talking, but I gotta tell you that when we’re together, I want to talk, just to hear you laugh. To hear you say something back to me, all proper and polite. And when you look at me in that way with those eyes—the way you’re doing right now—things like your social status and my age and your parents and my job just kind of fade away. They don’t matter anymore.” He paused and swallowed. “Nothing matters, except for you.

Yeah, I think he’s sexy, too.

Final Slow Summer Burn

As the sizzling Star Harbor series concludes, the fourth sexy Grayson brother, a dedicated DEA agent, shows a high-society beauty the true meaning of love.

Cameron Stahl has everything, so why does she feel like her life is incomplete? A beautiful Boston socialite and a successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor and business is booming. But one searing look from Val Grayson sends fire through her body and shows her exactly what’s missing from her life: a real man who doesn’t play games and who makes her feel like the most desired woman on earth.

DEA agent Val Grayson has always looked after his brothers. Now it’s his turn to find love—though Cam is the last sort of woman he ever dreamed he’d fall for. When courageous Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player within Boston’s political elite, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But as the drug bust of his career looms, all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.

 Purchase Link: Amazon

 

elisabethbarrAbout the author:

Elisabeth Barrett lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and spends her days teaching, editing, writing sexy contemporary romance, and enjoying time with her sometimes-bearded husband and three spirited children. She is constantly perfecting her home-work-writing juggling act, but in her free time she loves to hike open space preserves, grow orchids, bake sweet things her husband won’t eat, and sing in grand choruses.

Elisabeth’s Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

To thank you for stopping by, one commenter will be randomly selected to win a digital copy of SLOW SUMMER BURN!

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Angie
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Angie

I really enjoyed the interview. I am so excited to read Val and Cam’s story! It’s about time these two have some fun!!

Rebe
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Rebe

I’ve read the first two books in this series and loved them! I need to catch up on the third and this final book!

Elizabeth P
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Elizabeth P

holy Hannah I think I love him already!…thanks

Denise Smith
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Denise Smith

the book looks great i love to read it thanks for the giveaway

Elisabeth Barrett
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Elisabeth Barrett

Thanks, guys! Val was a ton of fun to write!

Rita Domingos
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Rita Domingos

sounds interesting!!
about this cover? just… nham 😉

Samantha Kurtz
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Samantha Kurtz

Can’t wait to read! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

Joanne B
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Joanne B

Congrats on the new release. Slow Summer Burn sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it to see and learn more about Val. Thanks for the snippets into his character and the giveaway.

erinf1
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erinf1

sounds fabulous! Definitely going to have check this author out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Where have I been I know nothing of this series. This book sounds really good.

MsChris1161
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MsChris1161

Your books are wonderful and those covers are so darn breathtaking!! Thanks for that, lol!!

Linda
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Linda

Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
//Linda

Natasha
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Natasha

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

martha lawson
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martha lawson

Great interview and awesome cover!! I would love to win this one, Val sounds like my kind of man.

k johnston
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k johnston

Im sorry to say I hadn’t heard of this series until now! 🙁 Sounds like something Im definitely going to check out tho!! Thanks! 🙂

Diana Doan
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Diana Doan

I love Slow Summer Burn’s cover!! Hot! Thanks for the giveaway

Maria D.
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Maria D.

HubaHuba! Love the cover for Slow Burn – i don’t think I’ve read anything by Elisabeth before and this sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny Dauksa Schaber
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Jenny Dauksa Schaber

I’m pretty sure that I’m in love. My husband would be jealous. Thanks for adding another “MUST READ” to my list! And thank you for the giveaway.

bn100
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bn100

he sounds interesting

lisagk
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lisagk

Thank you for theenjoyable interview.

Barbara Elness
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Barbara Elness

This is a wonderful series and I’m looking forward to reading Val’s story. There’s definitely something to be said for the strong and silent type, the man of few words, but when he does say something, he’s worth listening to.

JenM
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JenM

I loved #5 above. I think that really sums up his feelings. He doesn’t want to talk, but he will if it makes her smile. How sweet is that?

Ada
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Ada

Wow, I’ve never read this series yet but I so want to now! I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for more the others before this book.

Kathleen O
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Kathleen O

I am new to this series… but believe me I am going to be reading this series very soon…

Jesica
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Jesica

Just from those snippets I already love Val lol

Timitra
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Timitra

Great interview!

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

I must hurry and catch up with this series.

Barrie
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Barrie

Oh yeah…a man of little words can be sexy, thoughtful and HOT!

lisa w
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lisa w

Love the cover– going to have to catch up on this series

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felicia sidoma
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felicia sidoma

I usually read paranormal, historical romance. I just got into contemporary romance now it don’t matter the genre. I like all the romance I can read

Olga
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Olga

Nice book cover and very interesting description of this story.

Megblod
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Megblod

This looks really good. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

Crystal Guidroz
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Crystal Guidroz

Excited to read this! Love the premise of this book and I a, sure it will be a fantastic read. Thanks for the giveaway and post!

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Mary Jo
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Mary Jo

Love the cover!

Maureen
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Maureen

Val sounds great. I do enjoy a hero who is a bit quiet because then you know what he says is important to him.

BookAttict
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BookAttict

Slow Summer Burn sounds AMAZING!

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Elisabeth Barrett
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Elisabeth Barrett

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and thank you to UTC for being amazing hosts! I always love joining you!!!