Hero By Night by Sara Jane Stone…Blog Tour Stop with Deleted Scenes

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Hero By Night

Book Three: Independence Falls

January 20, 2015


He was nobody’s hero until he landed in the wrong bed …

Armed with a golden retriever and a concealed weapons permit, Lena Clark is fighting for normal. She served her country, but the experience left her emotionally numb and estranged from her career-military family. Staying in Independence Falls seems like the first step to reclaiming her life until the town playboy stumbles into her bed …

Chad Summers is living his dream—helicopter logging by day and slipping between the sheets with Mrs. Right Now by night. Until his wild nights threaten his day job, leaving Chad with a choice: prove he can settle down or kiss his dream goodbye. But when he ends up in the wrong bed, the one woman in Independence Falls he can’t touch offers a tempting proposition. Chad is ready and willing to give in to the primal desire to make Lena his at night—on one condition. By day, they pretend their relationship is real.

But their connection extends beyond the bedroom, threatening to turn their sham into reality if Chad can prove he’s the hero Lena needs night and day … forever.

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Deleted Scene from HERO BY NIGHT

Selecting the a deleted scene from HERO BY NIGHT presented two challenges. First, Chad Summers has a dirty mouth and keep this scene PG-13 or even R proved a challenge. (Though I think the definition of R has changed seeing as the Fifty Shades of Grey movie received an R rating.J) And second, I didn’t want to give away too much.

The scene I ultimately choose appears in the story, but in a modified, shortened version. My editor felt (and I agreed) that there was too much focus on Chad Summers’ playboy past during Chad and Lena’s first ‘date’ of their pretend relationship. But I thought I’d share the original draft with you and offer an little peek into how this story evolved.


“Here there, stranger!” Lena looked up and spotted a blonde approaching their picnic table, a second woman following behind her. Both women were focused on Chad, their smiles wide and welcoming.

She glanced back at her ‘date.’ The man was good looking, but he wasn’t a God. And from what she’d seen, this town was littered with ripped, muscular men. They could make a “Bad Boys of Logging” calendar and easily fill every month.

Or maybe not. Eric and Liam had pristine reputations as far as she knew. Sure, they were off the market now. But based on what she’d learned from Georgia, Eric had been devoted to his nephew before falling in love, and still treated the child who’d lost both parents as his own. Lena had a feeling no one in Independence Falls would label him a “bad boy.”

Bu Chad? He had bad boy written all over him.

A third woman joined the group, her attention devoted to Chad. The women flirted as if they were secretly filming a dating reality program. Lena watched the show unfold, content to remain in the audience. Playing the part of the smiling gentleman, Chad introduced her, but the bold blonde and her friends barely glanced at her.

Sitting on the sidelines, a spectator instead of a point of interest, felt comfortable. It was as if she were standing on the edge of pool. She wanted to swim, but needed to take her time adjusting the water. Being here with Chad was like dangling her feet in the water’s edge.

Lena waited until the last member of the Chad Summers Fan Club moved out of earshot. “I can see why you don’t take women out,” she teased. “You probably have longer conversations in bed.”

“It’s only a conversation if you say wicked, naughty things back to me, beautiful,” Chad said. The nice-guy smile he’d worn for the others vanished, replaced by a don’t-tempt-me grin.


Other Books By Sara Jane Stone






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Full Exposure

No touching allowed …

After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She’s set her sights on her brother’s best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew’s live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn’t stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.

Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?

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Caught in the Act caught in the act

Falling for his rivals’ little sister could cost him everything …

For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers’ life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.

Only problem?

His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie’s family business. And after Liam’s relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.

After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she’ll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price …

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Author Bio

After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.

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