Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blog Tour: Heatwave by Elyse Springer~ Guest Post #Giveaway

Author: Elyse Springer
Book: Heat Wave
Series: Seasons of Love #3
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Publication date: July 31, 2017
Length: 262 pages


Sara Walker’s life is going nowhere fast: she has a job she enjoys but doesn’t love, friends who are too busy to hang out with her, and no boyfriend in sight. Then a phone call on a lonely Friday night changes everything, and suddenly she’s spending her weekends with Laura. Newly single and openly bisexual, Laura makes Sara think decidedly not-straight thoughts.

Laura Murphy, with her red hair, freckles, and killer curves, is any guy’s wet dream. But Laura’s done with guys for now, and it’s Sara who can’t stop dreaming about her. When Sara finally gives in to the curiosity, Laura blows her mind and pushes her further than she’s ever gone before.

But Laura makes it very clear that this is only a rebound fling, and she’s still planning to move to California. She’s more than happy to tie Sara up, but she’s not ready to be tied down. If Sara wants to keep her, she’s going to have to work hard to convince Laura that New York is worth staying for . . . and so is she.

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Summer is here, and what better way to relax by the pool than with a steamy romance! I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that Sara and Laura's relationship is hotter than Manhattan in July, and I can't wait to introduce you to these snarky and sexy ladies. I'll be touring throughout the week to talk about my new release, Heat Wave, and I hope you'll follow along. Plus, there's a pretty sweet prize in it if you do! 

 Guest Post

Picture This – Laura’s Aesthetic

I’ve said it before, but I’m a very visual person. So when I was writing Heat Wave, I wanted pictures that evoked the sun and beach, New York City in summertime, and girls being badass and awesome. I actually created two picture folders—one for Sara, and one for Laura. These are a few of the pictures I kept on my desktop, to help inspire me when I was writing scenes with Laura in them!

On the surface, Laura seems a little shallow—she’s a girly girl who loves make-up so much that she made a career out of it, and she’d rather be at the beach checking out the hot ladies and men then be working. But she loves her career to the point where she’d give up on anything to pursue it and make her dreams a reality, and she always knows how to cheer her friends up when they’re down!

Keep an eye out on the tour for Sara’s aesthetic as well!

About the Seasons of Love Universe

New York is the city that never sleeps: where everything can change in the blink of an eye, and where anything is possible—especially romance. In the bitter cold of winter or the impossible humidity of mid-summer, your own happily ever after might be right around the corner.

The people of New York come from all walks of life, and the relationships are just as diverse. So whether you’re a waiter or an aspiring actor, a banker or a model, falling in love can happen quicker than the seasons change.

Check out Seasons of Love! On Riptide Publishing

About Elyse Springer

Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

She’s always happy to chat with other readers, and you can find her online at:


To celebrate the release of Heat Wave, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 5, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on your new book release!
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  2. Thank you for sharing the pics that inspired Laura.
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  3. Congrats, Elyse, and thanks for the pics. This sounds great. The title and cover go are apropos. I spent a summer in NYC, and indeed it does get hot, but I also loved the shows and jazz clubs. -
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  4. Thanks for sharing Laura's inspiration pics!
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  5. Congratulations on your new release. Thanks for the great post.
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