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Friday, July 6, 2012

Guest: Sara Brookes

Today I'd like to welcome Sara here! Her new ménage sounds fabulous! But then you all know I love ménages. Don't forget to comment, as Sara will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

Imagine yourself standing on your front porch enjoying an early spring evening. Dark, ominous-looking clouds churn on the horizon, the tops of the clouds rising as far as the eye can see. Lightning flashes vividly, sparking bright from the ground to the cluster of clouds. Suddenly, the blare of a siren can be heard in the distance, a signal something ominous is headed right for you. Familiar with the sound, you head straight for the storm shelter.

This would be most people’s reaction when they hear a tornado siren. Except for the characters in my newest release, Chasing Sin. They’re just crazy enough to head toward the building storm, frantically searching radar for the tell-tale hook echo indicative of rotation. They aren’t alone either—the three chasers have a group with them that are willing to jump behind the wheel and drive thousands of miles every day.

It’s funny, in a way, how what one person sees as terrifying there are individuals who find it utterly extraordinary. Chasing storms isn’t a fabricated hobby – real people do just what I’ve written about every single spring in the United States. Some of them have even dedicated their lives to this kind of research. To them, it’s perfectly natural to grab a camera and run toward those deadly spinning vortices. It actually made my research for Chasing Sin easy in that there is a hefty supply of information available freely.

Remember the movie Twister about a group of scientists who chase tornadoes around Tornado Alley in order to gain a better understanding of the storm to increase warning times? It’s real. And it’s still an ongoing research study that continues to this day. Increased warning times would be invaluable to those living in areas prone to tornadoes. The character in Chasing Sin are no exception. They just get caught up in a little bit of love and a lot of sex along the way. *g*

Chasing Sin
Sara Brookes

Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don’t just share a passion for nature’s fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them.Though she is reluctant, she also knows the proposition is too irresistible to refuse.

Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holes-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn’t one she belongs in.

Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm’s length, Kate finds herself facing down the storm of the century with them at her side. With Mother Nature intruding, the trio discovers shelter in each other’s arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.

“I spent so many summer’s baking to a crisp right on that very beach. It’s hard to let that kind of thing go.”

“A teenage Kate in a bikini. I would’ve liked to have seen that.”

“I wasn’t much. Pretty gangly as a kid. No boobs to speak of.”

Tripp scooted closer, wrapping his arms around her as he pulled her against him. “But yet you’ve blossomed into the gorgeous woman you are today.”

He felt so good against her. So right and someone she could get very used to getting lost in. It was dangerous to feel so comfortable here in his arms, but a few minutes couldn’t hurt, right?
She buried her nose in his chest, inhaling the familiar scent of his soap that mixed with the sharp salt air from the water. “I don’t deserve you two.”

“Bullshit, you have every right to be with us.”

Those soft words were a weight in her chest, and despite the pain it caused, she pulled away from the warmth of his body. He muttered a protest as she hopped off the railing. She stopped after opening the door and glanced back over her shoulder.

He looked so damn handsome sitting there with the panoramic view of the beach spread out behind him. Disappointment darkened his gaze and she fought to find the courage necessary to walk away.

A gust of wind blew through the porch, whistling against the aging planks. The sound reminded her of the violent storm that had gotten her into this predicament in the first place.

Instead of courage, that reminder gave her the strength to do what she had to.

“I can’t, I’m sorry.”


  1. We have storms here, but nothing you need a siren or storm shelter for. That's just scary. I'm looking forward to reading CHASING SIN for the storm chasing & the good times.


  2. Thanks so much for having me here today to talk about my new release, Kristabel!

  3. I could never be a storm chaser, I'm too afraid. We live in the Midwest in tornado country and have had the sirens go off and have had to get to the basement fast. It's no fun. But this book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


    1. Joanne, I'm in an area were we have a few tornadoes a year (had one last month) but no sirens or basements. It's...interesting. LOL

  4. I kind of enjoy hurricanes but would be terrified of a tornado or a dust storm or a real blizzard. I could see those adreneline junkies, though, who chase storms and how easily that could turn to passion! YUM!
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  5. I like a little lightning (from a distance), but I'm glad I don't live in tornado or hurricane country. Then, my friends from those areas are glad they don't live in earthquake country like I do!


    1. We had an earthquake last year for the first time in something like 100 years. I was *not* fond of the feeling AT ALL. LOL

  6. I agree violent storms or any other proof of mother nature's force is both beautiful and fascinatingly scary! How many of us watch or read about these things from the safety of wherever we are and even then we get a little adrenaline rush! Great excerpt, Sara!