His All Night by Elle Wright hits shelves and e-readers today! Elle has stopped by EverAfter to answer our questions! Pick up your copy of His All Night today!
If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?
- The Bible. No question.
- Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):
What was the first romance novel you read?
My first romance novel is also my favorite romance novel. It’s Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. I absolutely love that book! My mother gave it to me after I had my daughter. Initially, I balked at the cover of the woman in a gown draped over her and the man behind her with his shirt wide open. But once I opened the book and started reading, I couldn’t put it down.
What do you remember about it?
I remember everything about it: the setting, the characters, the words… I read it at least once a year. I never expected to love a historical romance, but I was immediately intrigued by the setting. It takes place close to my home. The subject matter was one that is interesting to me; a man wounded trying to get slaves to freedom taken in by a woman to heal. It was awesome.
What did you like most about it?
I think what struck me the most about it is the fierce love shared between Hester and Galen. It was the first time I had the feels while reading a book. I was on the ride with them from the time he was brought to her until the end.
What did you like least about it?
There was nothing I didn’t like about it except that it ended.
Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?
Like I said above, I reread it at least once a year. And every single time, I love it. I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of it. I think as time goes by I catch certain things I didn’t catch, sometimes words said take on a different meaning depending on my life at the time.
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset. I am so not a morning person.
Angst or humor?
This one is hard. I love angst, and I adore humor. I try to write both. But if I had to choose, it would be angst. I just love the feels that come along with it. I love the nail biting, the desire to skip ahead to the happy ending. I love the ride.
Tea or coffee?
I don’t really like hot drinks. But I love cold Arizona Green Tea.
Wine or beer?
Beer (after a shot of Tequila) LOL
Cake or pie?
Cake. I absolutely LOVE birthday cake. My favorite.
Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven? Beard
Blue-collar or white collar? Both. I love a man that can work with his hands and kill it in the boardroom.
Jeans or a suit?
Car or motorcycle?
Thanks for having me! I had a lot of fun!
In relationships, Calisa Harper has clear rules: no expectations, no commitments, no one gets hurt. She doesn’t need a diamond ring to bring her happiness. She just needs Jared. Fine, fit, and ferocious in bed, Jared is Calisa’s ideal combination of friend and lover. But the no-strings status they’ve shared for years is about to get very tangled.Jared Williams is the kind of man most women long for: sexy, successful, and ready to settle down. He knows convincing the commitment-phobic Calisa that forever is nothing to fear won’t be easy-especially when his ex turns up with a daughter she never told him about. In a heartbeat, Jared and Calisa’s passion goes from fiery to fragile. He wants to hold on to the love they share but is terrified that their next night together could be their last . . .
Born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor, Elle Wright learned the importance of reading from her mother. It was also her mother who, later on in her life, gave Elle her first romance novel: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. From that moment on, Elle became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance. An old journal she wrote back in college became her first book (which she still wants to publish one day).