I want to thank Francesca for having me at Under the Covers today! I’ve always had a great time here!
I’ll jump right into the topic… How hard is it to say goodbye to a series? Are you happy when it’s over? Are you eager for the next thing from that author or do you wish you got more of the same world? Personally, I’ve gone both ways. It just depends on the series. Sometimes, I’m happy knowing it’s over and I have the whole pretty collection on my shelf – be it virtual or real. Other times, I want other secondary characters to get their HEAs too.
When I originally started with the Adrenaline Highs, I never thought I’d have as many books in the series as I did. Actually, between you and me… I never intended for it to be a series at all. I actually wrote two different books after Dangerous Race. I never intended to go back to that world. But then I needed story ideas after I finished those other books and because I really liked Dangerous Race, I decided to build on it. The second book, Danger Zone, opened a huge door for a third book and all of a sudden I had a real series.
I guess my favorite part about this series is that each book stands alone. You don’t really have to read them in order – although it’s probably a tiny bit more fun if you do.
My really favorite part is giving Kim (from book one) and Leo (from book two) a happily ever after. Especially since they’ve both been through so much. I thought you might like a little taste of their chemistry, so here’s an excerpt.
Damn, he’d forgotten how much he liked her. Their two-month separation had been good, because he’d been able to focus on other things besides how much he wanted to be with her. Touching her set his blood on fire. She blinked a few times, fast, as if their contact was another shock to her system. And standing there, with his legs between hers, with their mouths so close together, the only thought in his brain was kiss her. Now.
“Leo,” she whispered. Her lips seemed to move in slow motion as he slowly bridged the gap between them.
“What?” he growled.
“I don’t think this is a—”
He kissed her before she finished the sentence, because she was right. It wasn’t a good idea. But damn if he could stop himself. She was his Achilles heel. His weak spot. The more distance she put between them, the more he wanted her. He started slow, worked his way into the kiss, waiting for her to push him away or move back. She did neither, so he took it farther and tasted her lower lip with a gentle brush of his tongue. A little moan vibrated from her throat as their lips stayed connected. She tasted different…she tasted like a luscious cinnamon stick, all hot and spicy. “You found my cinnamon gum in the shorts pocket, didn’t you?” he breathed against her mouth. The gum was her fault. Whatever perfume she wore smelled like cinnamon and he’d started to chew the gum. Whether to remind himself of her or not was something he purposely hadn’t analyzed.
She barely nodded, her wet lips brushing against his in an erotic glide. “I had nap breath,” she murmured.
He smiled against her lips before going in for more. Still slow, still sexy as hell, still doing his best to inhale her without scaring her off. They had history, yes, but her unpredictability always threw him off. He missed the softness of her hair under his fingertips. The way her pulse beat rapidly right before contact.
“Leo,” she murmured, her mouth still moving against his as his hands moved down her thighs.
“Mmm,” he managed.
“We should stop. This isn’t going to get either one of us anywhere.”
Just like last time, she was relying on his will power to stay away. Hadn’t he failed that test already? In a colossal way?
[new-release title=”Always Dangerous” author=”Dee J. Adams”]
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Your turn. What do you like best about a series? And are you happy when they end?
I’m giving away a digital copy of any backlist book in the Adrenaline Highs to one commenter.
(P.S. Dangerous Race –the 1st book in the series- is $1.99 for a limited time!)
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