with Sadira Stone
Featuring her novel Delicious Heat: Bangers Tavern Romance 3 which has just been released TODAY!
Welcome to Sharing The Love, Sadira Stone!
What weird talent do you have?
I’m quite an accomplished belly dancer, having danced on and off since I was 23. Let’s see, that’s…a lot of years ago! I can dance while balancing a sword on my head, and none of those cheater padded turbans, thank you very much!
If you could time travel, where would you go and when? Why?
I’ve always been fascinated by the 1920s and would love to spend a night dancing in a swanky speakeasy. The Roaring 20s was a time of intense social change and huge gains in freedom for women. And the fashions! Bring on the beaded flapper dresses and feathered hats.
Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Or, if you’re like A.N. Verebes and still experience celebrity crushes, who is your current actor/actress crush?
I have this weird obsession with Alan Rickman. Those soulful eyes, that noble nose, and that voice! (Swoon) My favorite incarnation: Col. Brandon in Sense & Sensibility. Such sexy devotion!
If you could cast the movie version of one of your books, who would you cast as your protagonists and why?
In Delicious Heat: Bangers Tavern 3, Diego’s appearance is based on actor/musician Alfonso Herrera. He’s a hottie! Anna is half Lebanese-American on her father’s side. Lebanese actress/singer Maya Asmar would make a perfect movie Anna.
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About The Book
Cupid has lousy timing.
After kicking her cheating husband to the curb, nurse Anna Khoury discovers she’s pregnant. When Bangers Tavern’s hunky chef makes heart eyes at her, she dismisses that delicious thrill as the last thing she needs. Single motherhood will take all her strength and focus. Anna’s battered heart can’t take another blow.
Chef Diego Vargas is aiming higher than burgers and tater tots. His dream—his own food truck, the Empanada Angel, but he’ll need his family’s support to pull it off. Meeting Anna leaves him thunderstruck, even though his attraction to her threatens all his plans. Call it fate, call him crazy, but he’s determined to prove he’s in it for keeps.
With a belligerent ex-husband and two overprotective families set on breaking them up, Anna and Diego will need more than red-hot passion to pull them through. His career and her baby’s future are on the line.
Come back to Bangers Tavern for a spicy tale of forbidden love that will warm your heart…and other parts…and make you hungry for empanadas!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: R – Mature Audiences Only
“I’ll show you the way.” With a gentle touch on the small of her back, he guided her down the hallway.
Heading toward the bar with a brimming ice bucket, the skinny barback lifted his chin. “Look up, guys.” A sprig of mistletoe dangling above the restroom doors.
“For cripes’ sake, Eddie,” Diego grumbled, but he didn’t look at all displeased.
“It’s tradition, man.” Eddie waggled his eyebrows before continuing on his way.
Eyeing the greenery, Anna debated and dithered. What a perfect excuse to satisfy her curiosity and claim a no-strings kiss. But Charlie might see them, or someone might tell Charlie, or…
Diego gently gripped her elbows and pulled her closer. “Christmas is all about tradition, right?”
For a thrilling, breathless moment, he hovered there, his softly parted lips an inch from hers. Impossible to wrench her eyes from that luscious mouth, so tempting, so close. His breath fanned across her skin. Her heart hammered.
And then he pressed a tender kiss to her forehead. “Merry Christmas, Anna.”
Not enough. Throwing caution to the tater-tot scented wind, she tilted her head and brushed her lips against his.
Just the barest touch, soft and warm, just the tiniest moan rumbled from the broad, firm chest beneath her palm. And yet, that simple gesture lifted the lid from her tightly clamped control, letting in fresh air and sunshine and a rush of delicious possibility. Heady stuff.
She took a deep breath and stepped back. “Gotta go help Charlie. Merry Christmas, Diego.”
Grinning and flushed, he wobbled in place. “I’ll call you.”
He pointed. “Break room’s that way.”
Like teenagers reluctant to hang up the phone, they inched toward their respective destinations, holding eye contact as long as possible.
“Thanks for coming to see me.”
“Thanks for the tots.”
“I hope you have a great Christmas.”
Finally, Shelby’s arm shot through the swinging doors and yanked Diego into the kitchen. “Get your ass back to work, lover boy.”
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About The Author
Award-winning contemporary romance author Sadira Stone spins steamy, smoochy tales set in small businesses—a quirky bookstore, a neighborhood bar, a vintage boutique… Her stories highlight found family, friendship, and the sizzling chemistry that pulls unlikely partners together. When she emerges from her writing cave in Las Vegas, Nevada (which she seldom does), she can be found in belly dance class, or strumming her ukulele, perhaps exploring the West with her charming husband, or cooking up a storm, and always gobbling all the romance books. For a guaranteed HEA (and no cliffhangers!) visit Sadira at http://www.sadirastone.com.
Delicious Heat: Bangers Tavern Romance 3 Has also been added to the Loved-Up Library here.