The Rugby Heat Series - Where does the Heat come from?
My New Adult erotica romance series is called Rugby Heat. Each book is a stand-alone story that features a different international rugby player on contract somewhere in the rugby playing world. What's rugby?? some of you may ask. There's two different kinds.
Rugby union, or simply rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. Unlike football, rugby players wear no pads, helmets or protection of any kind. Which means they have to be very big...and strong...and tough...and hard. In all the right places.
Which makes them absolutely perfect for a romance lead! In my book ADVANTAGE, Justice Corban is a rugby player from New Zealand, on contract with the USA team. NZ has the best rugby team in the world and Justice is kickass enough to be the Captain of Team USA. Justice is twenty-eight years old. He was born in Tonga and grew up in NZ. He sports several tattoos from his Pacific Island heritage. He's a natural born leader and the others on the team look up to him both on and off the field. He's combining rugby with university study in Washington D.C where the team is based, and doing his graduate degree in Business, when he meets Adeline Winters...and the sparks fly!
Anyone of these pro rugby players could be inspiration for a little bit of Justice Corban.
John Williams, Australian rugby player
Stuart Reardon, UK rugby player
Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand - Samoan rugby player
Warning: This book is not suitable for readers under 18+ years. It contains numerous encounters of a sensual nature, rampant desire, voyeurism, a mild threesome (or is that a foursome?), vanilla BDSM, and a shocking lack of any actual rugby games.
Adeline Winters vowed never to trust anyone again. Not with her body, and definitely, not with her heart. Then Justice Corban, captain of the USA national team, kicked a rugby ball at her, and literally brought her to knees. He has a way with his fists, with words, tropical flowers and chocolate pie - and a delicious determination to bring a woman to ecstasy in a multitude of ways - without sex. (The traditional penetrative kind, that is...) Does he have what it takes to break through Addie's defences and earn the tactical advantage? And can Addie bare more than her body to all Justice has to offer? Is her heart ready to love again?
Read an excerpt here.