We're excited for the release of One Dark Wish, book 2 in Sharon Wray's Deadly Force romantic suspense series! To celebrate, we asked Sharon about her favorite HEA. She surprised us with not one...but TWO favorites! Keep reading to learn more.
My favorite HEA is Jane Eyre. But since most romances authors choose Jane Eyre or Pride & Prejudice as their favorite HEA, and I’m a commercial fiction author who writes novels for contemporary romance readers, I’d like to write about my second-favorite romance novel HEA: Lover Eternal.
I have to admit it’s hard not to write about Jane Eyre. I read it when I was fourteen and it had such a profound effect on my life that I blame it for the reason I became a librarian. The reasons I love Jane Eyre are mostly due to my age when I read it. It was the first true romance I’d ever come across and all of those emotions—some of which seemed forbidden—carved themselves into my heart, helping to form the woman I’d become. But the reasons I fell in love with J.R. Ward’s Lover Eternal, the second book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, are more important. Where Jane Eyre made me feel all sorts of new, emerging emotions, Lover Eternal validated all of the emotions I’d dealt with as an adult.
Juno Rushdan Interviews Gideon Stone, the hero in Nothing to Fear
We all have characters that resonate with us and we can’t forget. I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorites. He’s not easy to get to know, but once you do, I guarantee you’ll fall hard for him. He’s sexy, badass and fiercely loyal. Today I’ve managed to score ten minutes with the mysterious Gideon Stone, an operative in the Gray Box. Are you familiar with the Gray Box and the Final Hour series? If not, now is the time to grab the first book, Every Last Breath!
I don’t want to waste another second because once my time is up, he’s out of here.
It’s so hard to choose a favorite romance trope! There are so many fun, emotional, feely stories to love—how are we supposed to choose?
I love a best friend’s sibling story—there’s a forbidden element there, don’t you think? I can’t tell you how many friends’ older brothers I had crushes on back in the day. It gets even yummier if you add in a second chance love story, like Lizzie and Adam’s from my recent novel, Big Chance Cowboy. There’s some extra heartache built in—can’t you just see teenaged Lizzie, pining away for Adam as he rides off to boot camp without (she thinks) looking back? And can’t you see Adam, working so hard to be a badass in spite of how terrified he must have been to head off to war? And then they meet again…he’s got scars inside and out, and she’s lost her rose-colored glasses, but not her attraction to Adam.