Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Interview: Wait for Morning (Sniper 1 Security #1) by Nicole Edwards

Title: Wait For Morning
Series: Sniper 1 Security #1
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, Suspense Romance
Publish Date: April 7, 2015
Review Source: eARC provided by Author for review
Trace Kogan will go to any length to protect those who need protecting. That is the business he is in; the business his father, Casper Kogan, started with Bryce Trexler more than thirty-five years ago. Trace spends day and night eliminating threats to clients, so when the danger hits too close to home, he won’t let anything come between him and the woman who desperately needs his help. 

His fear… the physical reaction he has to Marissa may pose a bigger danger than the ghost that they find themselves up against. 

Marissa Trexler has spent the last twelve months of her life in hiding, tucked away in one safe house after another for her own protection. The threat to her is real even if the reason is still unknown. Strangely, whoever is after her seems to find her no matter where she goes, leading her family to believe it’s an inside job. 

So when the decision is made that Trace will provide personal protection, she can’t say no, even if being close to him adds another level of danger… and this one is to her heart.

There are a few things I've come to expect when I hear Nicole Edwards is releasing a new book.  One, it will be panty melting even if its a Contemporary Romance, Nicole always brings the heat.  Two, it will have a romance that brings you to your knees and Three, that it will have a story that blows you away.  This woman knows what she's doing and if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Wait for Morning is the first in Nicole's new Sniper 1 Security series and let me tell you we're gonna get a whole host of jaw dropping, panty melting Alpha males from this one.  First of which is Trace Kogan.  Can the lady name characters or what?  That name to me just slides over me like a black satin sheet and he's nothing less than spectacular.  A male that protects what's his even if Marissa Trexler isn't officially his per se.  They grew up together, their families are practically one entity and their father's went into business creating Sniper 1 Security and created a life built on protecting their own as well as others from the bad guys that lurk in the shadows.

Marissa stumbled across a story she shouldn't have poked around in.  As the only member of the Trexler and Kogan clan that has opted to NOT join the family business, she has landed herself in the corss hairs of someone hell bent on taking her out for the knowledge she doesn't even know she has.  Trace barges in carrying her to safety and after one long road trip from Connecticut to Texas, the two realize they have never shaken the itch that they haven't scratched.  The under your skin, burning need to touch the other person is still there after so many years around one another.  And when it happens ... oh mama have the fan on high because that scene was nothing short of leave you panting delicious!

The story and suspense were beautifully written, the characters were interesting all on their own and the way Nicole introduced everyone and gave a bit of background is sure to make you salivate for more.  I know I'm dying to see what happens with RT and Z ... you know I love some M/M especially when Nicole is behind the wheel!  I hear we'll get a bit of RT and Z in Brendon, the final installment of The Alluring Indulgence series.  I can't freaking wait for more.  Look for more of Max and Courtney in Beautifully Brutal (Southern Boy Mafia #1) coming soon as well!  This is one series you do not want to miss!

Highly Recommended!

1. You first wrote Contemporary Romance on the Adult side as Nicole Edwards with Chasing Dreams and now you write it on the New Adult side as Timberlyn Scott with the Unhinged Series, how do the two differ in your opinion?
As Timberlyn, I’ve started to explore a different side of my writing. I got to use 1st person POV – something I never thought I would figure out, honestly – and I loved writing it. For just a little while, I got to jump into an entirely different world than what I’m used to. I think between the two personas, I get to delve deeper, get more creative than I ever thought I would.
2. SL Independent Publishing is comprised of members of your entire family now, what's it like working as a family operation especially with a joker like Colt all day?
It’s a dream come true. Of course, we all have our opinions and our differences, but we are ultimately working toward the same goal. I spent so many years working in corporate America for a huge company, this is refreshing.
3. When do your best ideas come to you? Depends.
I try to write first thing in the morning because my brain is fresh. But, I find that ideas come at all times. I keep a pen and paper beside my bed (or my phone, worst case) and I jot things down all the time. I will say that it is at night, after I’ve hit my word goal that some of the best ideas have come to me. However, it also means there are times I’m rewriting an entire storyline.
4. What led you to want to entwine all your series together under Nicole Edwards? It just happened.
When I started writing Alluring Indulgence, I realized there was a lot the Walker brothers could learn from my Club Destiny crew and I went from there. When I read, I always wonder what happened to my favorite characters, so I thought that by making them pop up in the other series, readers would get to experience them again, but in a different way.
5. Now that you've wrapped up the Unhinged Series with Timberlyn Scott, do you have another New Adult series in the works?
Not just yet. The Unhinged series came to me one day and I jumped right into it without stopping. I’m waiting for another idea to come up. I thought I had one, but once I started writing it, I realized it needed the spicy, Nicole Edwards heat, so I switched. I’ll have more information on that one in the coming weeks.
6. I know this will be like asking a parent to name their favorite child, but do you have a character who has been the most fun to write?
I think I love all the characters for different reasons. I love Luke McCoy (Temptation and Devotion, Club Destiny) because he seemed so averse to what was happening to him. It was exciting to see him change right before my eyes. Of course, there was Ethan (Alluring Indulgence) – his story was the most emotional one I’ve written to date. I spent a long time with him and I got to know him in ways I never thought possible. Then there is Xander Boone from Perception (Club Destiny). That man stole my breath, sometimes literally. I can’t forget Cooper Krenshaw and Dalton Calhoun (Devil’s Bend) because they surprised me with their arrival. I hadn’t been expecting them and they’ve been fun to write. And of course, Sebastian Trovato (The Unhinged Series)… Hmmm… that man made me an emotional wreck for a while, but seeing the progression and the turn of events was exciting.
7. Do you have a favorite amongst all your series that you have written so far? If so, which one?
Just like the characters, I love each series for different reasons. I definitely don’t have a favorite because I love writing every one of them.
8. Will Beau and Ethan go somewhere outside Texas to get married "legally"?
I doubt it. For them, they’ve got things covered and in their eyes, it’s about the love. Now, if Texas ever wakes up and gets with the program, they’ll definitely make it legal and the rest of us will be rooting right along with all of the other couples who deserve to pledge their love to the person who completes them.
9. There wasn't much in Braydon about Kaleb and Zoey, do you think we'll see more of them again soon now that they are parents?
I think there’s more to come for all of the Walker brothers, past and future. But you’ll have to wait and see.
10. Several of your couples have settled down, gotten married, and had children of their own or will soon ... what advise would you give to new parents to keep their love lives spicy?
My suggestion, as I’ve learned with my own marriage, is to make sure you remember what made you fall in love in the first place – think about the firsts that you’ve experienced together. My husband and I are best friends. We talk about everything. And yes, we like to reminisce, which is a huge reminder as to what caused that spark in the beginning. Make sure you keep your finger on the pulse of the relationship and sometimes you may have to take a step back from the stresses of life to make that happen.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't gotten to read Wait for Morning yet, but I'm salivating all over the place with want. I love Nicole. I adore her style and finesse, the complexity of each character, her ability to give each character a separate personality and voice - not all authors can do that. I read each of her books slowly so every word absorbs and I can relish in the story. Many race through so they can get to the end. With Nicole, I can't do it. I have to be able to read every word and its every meaning and nuance.