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* whispers * the edits are done…

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Edits – Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em?

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For the past two months, I’ve been picking my way through the incredibly detailed edits of my next contemp romance. My editor is amazing, but she’s tough. Brutal, even. I’ve spent entire days contemplating how to reword a section of dialogue, and still been nervous in case in doesn’t get her tick of approval.

It’s been mentally exhausting, but totally worth it. And they’re done, for this story at least.

~ Coming mid-August ~

Perfect Stranger

Kate’s having the birthday from hell. A sadistic boss and rumors of a corporate takeover threatening her handpicked team are bad enough, but then her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. In a monsoon.
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A one-night stand with the delicious Jordan Merrill is probably not her best idea, but it’s far more appealing than room service and pay-per-view. Like Cinderella, she runs away from the best…

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~ * ~ FREE read from Sofia Grey ~ * ~

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Fancy a free read?

Seeing the Love is FREE on Amazon until 5 July. Grab a copy before it goes back to full price:-)

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Lucas Wade is losing his sight. As the darkness threatens to swamp him, the one bright spot in his day comes in the form of Natalie Fontaine. She works in the sales office, hundreds of miles away, and she alone treats him like a regular guy. She has no idea about his disability, and he doesn’t plan on telling her about it.

But if Lucas can’t be honest with her, Natalie may never see the love he has to offer.

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Excerpt

“Have fun with Molly. Thanks for saving my customer. Natalie.” He heard the smile in Sian’s voice, as she deciphered the writing. “Would that be Natalie in the Auckland office? The account manager? What’s her surname… Fountain?”

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A Tale of Two (Velvet) Hats

 

If you know me, you’ll know I love my hats. Always have. Along with my cat-hat, and my one-eyed-foxy-hat, there’s a beret, an Aussie bush hat, a much-loved baseball cap bought in the Tuileries in Paris, and a vast assortment of beanies.

 

It must have been twenty years ago, on a damp and windswept Saturday morning on holiday, that I bought a floppy velvet hat. It was resplendent in rich jewel colours, with a green satin lining, and I loved that hat. I wore it everywhere for most of that year. At some point I must have relegated it to the wardrobe for a rest, but after that I’ve no idea where it went. It’s been MIA for so long, but I can still picture it. And for no good reason, I was thinking about this long-gone hat a few days ago, wondering – again – where it ended up.

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Saturday was a damp and windswept morning as I headed to the supermarket for groceries, and I toyed with the idea of going to the market in the next town. I don’t go there often, maybe three or four times each year, and usually when the weather is better. There was no great reason to go. Parking would be a pain in the butt, and it would make me late for the other shopping I needed to do… but… I wanted to go. My gut instinct told me I really wanted to go, and I’m a great believer in listening to my instinct.

 

So there I am, shivering in the breeze, clutching a bag of fresh vegetables and trying to figure out just why I felt so compelled to come to this market on this day… and I saw it. A hat stall. Handmade, individual hats in every colour and style. All beautiful, all unique. It just needed a ray of sunshine to pierce the clouds and point directly at the stall… but no, that didn’t happen. My sub-conscious smirked at me. You see now? This is why you came today.

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I spent ages trying on different styles and colours, and chatting to the lovely ladies on the stall. And no, there was no floppy velvet hat just like the one I had all those years ago, but I finally selected a soft velvet differently-floppy hat, in an exquisite claret. It took the best part of twenty years, but I finally have a floppy velvet hat again:-)

 

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P.S. The stall is called Crowning Glory, and can be found at Paraparaumu Market, north of Wellington (NZ).

P.P.S. I’ll be going back for more. There’s a fluffy one that caught my eyes too…:-)

P.P.P.S This is the one-eyed-foxy hat. Also a favourite:-)2014_05_01 - new hat

 

 

 

 

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M/M new release from Sofia Grey

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BREATHING AGAIN is now live for all major retailers

22710671_sIf you like your M/M romance to be angsty and emotional, this is for you. Sgt. Travis Cooper is probably the most damaged hero I’ve written.

It’s the first of my M/M novellas to go mainstream – previously they were only available on Goodreads – and I hope you like it.

I’ve two more novellas coming out at the end of the month, but they are completely different in style. Where Breathing Again is dark, they are light. I like the contrast:-)

Excerpt:

“So, Travis, why don’t we talk about Kyle today?”

As usual, I levelled my stare at the stand-up name badge on her desk. Dr Leah Forrester. So, Leah, why don’t we not? I kept the words inside my head. How was she in any way qualified to understand me? She was a chick. She had both legs. She hadn’t…

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Cover reveal – PERFECT STRANGER, by Sofia Grey

 

Another GORGEOUS cover from the talented Sotia Lazu:-)

Edits are going well, and it’s time to share this beautiful cover. I’m planning a release date in July, so watch this space for news.

 

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Kate’s having the birthday from hell. A sadistic boss and rumors of a corporate takeover threatening her handpicked team are bad enough, but then her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. In a monsoon.

A one-night stand with the delicious Jordan Merrill is probably not her best idea, but it’s far more appealing than room service and pay-per-view. Like Cinderella, she runs away from the best night of her life, but instead of leaving a glass slipper, she drops her business card.

Like Prince Charming, Jordan isn’t satisfied with just one night, though he and Kate live hundreds of miles apart.

Kate’s worked hard to reach her senior management position, and she knows a long-distance relationship is impossible, even if she falls in love with Jordan. He wants to promise her a happily ever after, but is she ready to throw away her career for him?

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This should be available for pre-order by the end of June. And to whet your appetite, here’s a little teaser:-)

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She was the hottest woman I’d ever seen. Was it the way her sheer top clung to the lacy bra underneath, putting every curve on show? Or how her dark eyes flashed fury when she noticed me staring?

“Yes?” she snapped. Code for what-the-fuck-d’you-think-you’re-doing?

I felt scorched from the blast. And intrigued. Her short, dark hair wasn’t just slicked back; it was wet. It dripped onto the blouse, making it transparent.

I dragged my gaze back to her face. The sharp cheekbones gave her a haughty appearance, and she looked out of place in the modern hotel lobby. I could imagine her as an Earl’s daughter, in a BBC period drama, elegant and unfazed by whatever had befallen her, as she ordered her servants around.

Good manners nudged me to ask if I could help, but before I wrestled my voice under control, she slapped the counter.

“I need to speak to your supervisor.” A quiver ran down her spine when she addressed the hotel receptionist, and I realized she was shivering. It was raining hard at the moment, but she looked as though someone had dumped a pail of water over her.

The girl behind the counter scuttled away, and the woman sagged. I shrugged out of my suit jacket and draped it over her shoulders. “You probably need this more than I do.”

 

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Release Blitz – Lovegame by Tracy Wolff

 

I’m excited to be sharing the news of a HOT new romance from Tracy Wolff.
Get your one-clickin’ fingers at the ready…:-)

 

Title: Lovegame 
Author: Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Loveswept

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release
Date: June 7, 2016

 

Blurb

Hailed by J. Kenner as an author who “knows how to steam up the pages,” Tracy Wolff delivers a darkly addictive novel of seduction and psychological obsession. The stakes are high in Lovegame, when a movie star with a shattered past meets a man who can either break her or make her whole.



True Crime novelist Ian Sharpe has spent his career writing about serial killers for very personal reasons. For his latest exposé, he is taking on the sadistic madman known as the Red Ribbon Strangler, and when his research leads him to Hollywood’s most private and provocative actress, he will break every rule to uncover her truth.



The daughter of one of Hollywood’s golden couples, chased by paparazzi and treated as a commodity her entire life, Veronica Romero wields her sex appeal like a weapon. She expects Ian to be as easy to control as every other man she’s ever known. But from the beginning, he refuses to fall into line. Mysterious and cool, challenging and just a little bit dangerous, Ian somehow makes her feel safe—even as he digs into the deepest secrets of her life and pushes her to the breaking point.



As raw ecstasy gives way to agonized truths, their dark obsession exposes secrets that have been buried for far too long. Ian wants to tear down her walls and heal the sensual woman underneath. But if Veronica’s learned anything, it’s that the line between pleasure and pain is a narrow one—and when caught between them the only thing that matters is how you play the game.



Lovegame is intended for mature audiences. 

 

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Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.

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Seeing the Love, by Sofia Grey – coming soon in Audio

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It’s my first foray into audiobooks… and wow! Hearing your story come alive, in someone else’s voice, is pretty amazing:-)

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I have the draft chapters to review, and then it can go into final production. I don’t have a release date yet, but I’m hoping some time in July – I’ll let you know.

In the mean time, here’s a snippet for you.

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“Have fun with Molly. Thanks for saving my customer. Natalie.” He heard the smile in Sian’s voice, as she deciphered the writing. “Would that be Natalie in the Auckland office? The account manager? What’s her surname… Fountain?”

“Fontaine.” His voice was gruff. “Natalie Fontaine.” Warmth bloomed in his chest. It was just a gesture; it sure as hell didn’t mean anything. But yeah, it was nice of her.

Sian was speaking, and he hastened to listen. “What did you do for her, Lucas?”

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New release from Sawyer Bennett – Sugar Daddy

I’m very excited to share this new release from Sawyer Bennett. Looks sooooo good:-)

 

Title: Sugar Daddy
Series: Sugar Bowl #1  
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release
Date: May 24, 2016

 

Blurb
“This book devastated me in the most wonderful way,” raves Meredith Wild. In Sugar Daddy, the New York Times bestselling author of the Cold Fury series proves that vengeance is sweet—but seduction is to die for.Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no sixteen-year-old should ever have to endure. She’s spent years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her—until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela’s TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend’s world, only to come face-to-face with a tantalizing complication: Beckett North, his charismatic business partner.The tech mastermind behind The Sugar Bowl, Beck always gets what he wants, in business and in bed. And yet, for a man who’s done every dirty thing imaginable, there’s something about the naïve, fresh-faced Sela that sparks his hottest fantasies. Because with her, it’s not just about sex. Beck opens up to her in ways he never has with other girls. So why does he get the feeling that she’s hiding something? In a world of pleasure and power, the shocking truth could turn them against each other—or bind them forever.

Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!

 

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Author Bio
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company that lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Bennett would like to report that she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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Learn To Fly x 1000

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How to get the attention of the Foo Fighters?

I’m deep in the writing cave at the moment as I race toward an editor’s hand-in date, with not enough words on paper so far. I’m bracing myself for a few late nights in the coming weeks!

Anyway, music is one of the things that keeps me going, and helps the words to flow, and who better than my favourite band, the Foo Fighters. I stumbled on this GEM of a video a little while back.

In the summer of 2015  a group of rock ‘n’ roll fans in Cesena, Italy came up with a novel idea:Gather 1,000 musicians together for a live performance of Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” with the hope that it would compel the actual band to visit their fair city, population of 97,131. Well, it worked. That November, Foo Fighters entertained those involved in…

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Release Blitz – Good Girl, by Lauren Layne

I’m super excited to help out with the launch of the scorching new contemp romance from Lauren Layne. It looks delicious:-)

Title: Good Girl
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release
Date: May 17, 2016

 

Blurb
Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Today bestseller Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad. Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.




 

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

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