Warning – shifter discount ahead… A Handful of Wolf is only $0.99

 

If you love shifter romances, you can grab yourself a bargain. For one week only, A Handful of Wolf (Snowdonia Wolves #2) is discounted to $0.99.

 

 

If you like your heroes with a touch of humor and an ability to adapt on the fly and your heroines strong-willed and intelligent you are going to fall in love with Sasha and Megan. I suggest you pick up a copy today and enjoy the adventure.” NightOwl Erotica

 

“A Handful of Wolf is a well-written ride that starts out smokin’ hot and then kicks into overdrive.” Kimber ValeReviews

 

Sasha’s not a looking-to-the-future kind of guy, but he’s made an exception with his plans to travel and meet lots of pretty girls. Too bad his Pack Alpha, fate, and reality have other ideas about his trip abroad. He’s pretty sure he didn’t sign on to be a diplomat for the Snowdonia Wolf Pack. Or to find a Mate. Especially not a human Mate.

Megan knows better than to let a sweet-talking charmer get under her skin, but Sasha’s sexy playfulness is making her forget all her rules. Except one: she’s not willing to risk her heart by falling in love. The gorgeous boy from Wales can only be a fling, especially since her over-protective brothers hate him on sight.

In the midst of a wolf uprising, a hesitant Mate, and Megan’s complicated family ties, Sasha learns that sometimes impulsiveness is dangerous and even lethal. Can he show Megan why they belong together before it all comes crashing down around him and he loses his Mate forever?

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If you could change one thing…?

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I’m knee deep in a time travel manuscript at the moment, and loving the story that’s developing, even as I’m bending my brains with the science of it. The premise is simple. The heroine, Juliet, does something that changes everything. Not just her life, but hundreds of people’s. That’s the tricksy part about time travel, you see. Tiny changes in the past can have massive impacts in the future.

This song fits the theme perfectly.

It got me thinking. If you could go back and change one thing, just one thing, what would it be?

The guy you dated when you were sixteen, because you were too insecure to say no to him?

The dead-end job you took, that you knew you hated on the day you started there?

The kid you were mean to at school, when it wouldn’t have cost you anything to be kind instead?

Or the…

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New release from Sofia Grey – Two Nights in Houston

 

For anyone who enjoys rock romance or contemporary romance. It was short but had all the feeling of a full length book.

 

The next in my Event Horizon series is released today. Two Nights in Houston is a romantic novella that ties up some loose ends from Lying in Shadows. It’s fun to read as a standalone too 🙂

Annnddd… it includes a sneak peek at the next in series, Covering the Lies, due out later this year.

 

Available for $0.99 on all major platforms.

 

 

Rock God Alex is in love with Sylvie, the bass guitarist in his band. Alex longs to tell her how he feels, but with the change and tragedy that have shaken her world, it never feels like the right time.

Event Horizon’s two-night layover in Houston could either be the perfect opportunity, or the mistake that pushes her away.

 

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Excerpt

Sylvie made her escape from the press conference. She waved to the crowd, and barged past the assembled support crew, apologising as she went. She was looking for one person, and there he was. Matt, her oldest brother, travelling with the band for this leg of the U.S.A. tour. Today she was meeting Rico’s family, and Matt was going with her for moral support.

“Hiya.” Matt’s achingly familiar Manchester accent washed over her. “Isn’t Alex joining us?”

“No.” She didn’t ask him. “Let me grab my bag from the dressing room, and then we’ll go. Are you ready?”

“Sure.” He gazed at her. “But I thought he said—”

She didn’t want to lie, so she improvised. “He’s busy. Can we go, please?” Sylvie ducked into her room, picked up the brightly coloured bag of gifts and her tiny handbag, and then paused to examine the reflection staring back from the huge mirror.

She wore her usual skinny jeans with flat sandals and a close-fitting tour T-shirt, and the supremely efficient air conditioning brought goose bumps to her arms—or was that a bad case of nerves? She swept her wild hair into a loose ponytail and smoothed the escaping strands back from her face. They refused to comply.

Her gaze was drawn to the tour poster hanging on the wall, the four band members shown in profile—Mick, with his bare, musclebound arms and shining bald head; Charlie beaming his cheeky panty-dropping smile, while running one hand through his short, spiked blond hair; Alex, his grin so sinful it should be illegal and his eyes of the darkest brown. Thick dark hair cascaded to his shoulders, framing a strong face with thick brows and a tidy goatee that made his lips even more delicious. AJ, Rock God. Adored by millions, and at the top of his game after eighteen years with his band.

And then there was Sylvie, staring into the distance, a secretive smile on her face. She’d been thinking about Alex during the shoot.

She glanced back at the mirror. What happened to Sizzle, the confident rock musician? No matter what she did today, she looked like a frightened young girl.

She found Alex waiting for her in the corridor, an innocent expression on his handsome face. “You don’t mind if I come with you? I’d like to meet Rico’s family.”

Oh God. Alex was who she really wanted by her side, supporting and comforting her, but she had to wean herself off him. He’d been so solid. So firmly in her corner and unshakeable in his determination to look after her. He turned into another big brother, alongside Matt and Jimmy. When she considered the other band members too, she was awash with protective males.

Sylvie pasted a big, cheerful smile on her face. “I’d rather you didn’t. I want to keep this… private.” She could kick herself at the stupid choice of words when she saw the flash of hurt in his eyes.

“Sure,” he said finally. “We’ll go another time, yeah?”

“Yeah. I’ll see you later.” Aware that if she stayed any longer, she’d cave and ask him to come after all, she headed down the corridor to Matt who emerged from the restrooms. Well done, Sylvie. Nicely handled. Not.

“Oh,” said Matt. “There’s Alex. Maybe we should—”

She pulled on his sleeve. “Are you coming, or do I go by myself?”

Let’s Rooooooccckkk

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That’s what I’ve been doing today, rocking out at the annual Homegrown music festival in Wellington, NZ. It’s a pretty cool event, with six sound stages from Dub ‘n’ Roots, to Electronica and the Rock Stage. Every act comes from NZ, hence the homegrown name. Geddit?

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Three sessions stood out for me today. I baked in the scorching sunshine and ate ice cream while dancing to Tomorrow People. I watched an odd, but fascinating jazz-rap fusion band (Raw Collective), and I rocked out to NZ’s favourites, The Feelers. I’m slightly deaf, croaky when I speak, and have pink shoulders (despite sunblock!), but it was a pretty awesome day, and I look forward to going again next year.

It seems fitting that I should finally write and publish my hot rockers romantic suspense series. Lying in Shadows, the first in the Event Horizon series was released a week ago, and…

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New Release – Lying in Shadows

Lying in Shadows (Event Horizon #1)

Release date – 24 February 2017

This book has a bit of everything, romance, betrayal, heartbreak and suspense. ~Obsessed Book Reviews

It put you on your toes as the suspense of the situations unfolded. ~SN the Viking

It kept me interested and guessing right the way through. ~Alpha Book Club

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Marianne needs to find who’s leaking secrets from her company, before they lose another major contract. What she doesn’t need is an affair with her married boss. Even worse, to fall in love with him.

She discovers the security leak is more than a case of commercial espionage: someone is lying in the shadows, playing games with them. Now more than her heart and career are at stake–her life is on the line.

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Lying in Shadows is the first in the Event Horizon series of contemp romantic suspense stories. Some of the characters may already be familiar to readers from the Talisman series, and the standalones Perfect Stranger and Pole Position.

Time-wise, this is set just after Pole Position, and a couple of years before the Talisman series starts.

It’s as much romance as it is suspense, set in a high-tech global company, where good people sometimes do bad things. Just like real life.

P.S. – Event Horizon are a rock band. This could be a whole new genre – hot rocker romantic suspense?

OMG – 1 week to release day!

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Quick stats for LYING IN SHADOWS (Event Horizon #1)

Time to write first draft: 3-4 months

Time it sat on my hard drive waiting for attention: 6 YEARS!!

Time to review, re-write, edit & polish: 6 months

Time until it’s released: 1 week

You could say, this one’s been a long time coming, but it finally gets released next week. I love the characters in this series, so much that they appear in other cross-over series and standalones. And that’s the beauty of owning the rights to your work – there’s no niggly issues with referencing other characters 🙂

It’s as much romance as it is suspense, set in a high-tech global company, where good people sometimes do bad things. Just like real life.

P.S. – Event Horizon are a rock band. This could be a whole new genre – hot rocker romantic suspense?

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Marianne…

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25 New Loves for Valentine’s Day? And all of them FREE!

The Boy in the Sixth Form pt. 1 (aka My First Valentine)

 

One Valentine’s Day stands out in my memory. I would have been fourteen, and had a HUGE crush on a boy at school. He was two years older than me, and at fourteen, that kinda age difference was crippling. He joined our math class each week, and when I learned his favourite candy was lemon bonbons (a chewy English candy, not unlike bonbonstoffee), I made sure I always took a bag to class with me. I joined the amateur dramatics group, because he was a budding thespian, despite never being interested before. I developed a brief fascination with football when I learned he played for a local team, and I also joined the tennis club. Guess who played tennis there?

After months of talking to him in the math class, spending half my pocket money on candy that I never ate, and watching a sport that I hated, it was finally Valentine’s Day, and I had an excuse to express my teenage devotion. I bought a card for him. I agonized over what to write. How to hint at my identity, without being obvious?

Happy Valentines Day, I wrote. That’s all. SO LAME! Where was the witty line, the inside joke, the freaking giant clue that I was madly in love with him? Where?

I walked past his house ridiculously early, and shoved it through the letter box before running away. Would he like it? Would he connect it with me?

The following day I was on tenterhooks. It was maths, currently my favourite subject. I bought bonbons.

He arrived, hand in hand with another girl from my class.

#HeartShattered

 

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Romantic heroes are always a safer bet, so how do you fancy meeting 25 of them? Or more?

I’m taking part in the Valentine’s Down Under promo on Instafreebie. You can download scores of FREE romance novels, all set down under, in New Zealand or Australia. One of my wolfie books is featured – Caging the Wolf.

Really. What’s not to like?

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The promo runs until 20 Feb, so grab your freebies while you can 🙂

 

P.S. Come back next week for The Boy in the Sixth Form part 2

Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

Sofia x

Pre-order my new romantic suspense for a FANTASTIC discount

 

My new romantic suspense novel is released February 24 – but if you pre-order now, you can grab a copy for only $0.99.

From February 24 it will be $3.99.

Lying in Shadows (Event Horizon #1)

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Marianne needs to find who’s leaking secrets from her company, before they lose another major contract. What she doesn’t need is an affair with her married boss. Even worse, to fall in love with him.

She discovers the security leak is more than a case of commercial espionage: someone is lying in the shadows, playing games with them. Now more than her heart and career are at stake – her life is on the line.

Pre-order for only $0.99

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Take a lot of care with reading Ms Grey’s books, you will not only find intrigue and twists galore, but crossovers through her series ~ Ahmazing Book Faerie

Excerpt

Chapter one

The gossip mag called to Marianne as clearly as if it had a megaphone attached. She’d stuffed it into her tote bag before she boarded the plane, and tried hard to ignore it during the flight, but now, with more than an hour until they landed at Heathrow and all her work documents tidied away, there was no excuse.

She glanced at her new colleague next to her. Rico looked focused on his spreadsheet. Fuck it. She wanted to see what dirt the press was spreading now.

She retrieved the glossy magazine and feasted her eyes on the cover picture first. AJ, also known as Rock God. Her one-time lover. The stock photo was a good one. His eyes were clear, and his lips curved in the start of a smile. He looked fit and confident and beyond sexy—the polar opposite of how he was a year ago, when they last met.

He occupied the center spread, in a multitude of images, and Marianne took her time examining them. She winced at the largest picture—AJ, clinging to a lamppost, the soft amber light glinting off a bottle of Grey Goose vodka in his hand. His hair was longer than she’d seen before, and thick fuzz covered his face. He was a mess.

The paragraph underneath had nothing new to say.

The delicious AJ was seen staggering out of Barney’s club in the early hours. Looks like his latest dry spell has foundered. This is the first time he’s seen in public since his little brother, Event Horizon bass player Sam, died of an overdose last year. Rumour has it AJ’s bought a mansion in darkest Wales, to hide away in. The remaining members of the band have been pressing him to tour again, but he’s not interested.

It was Sam’s anniversary today. Memories of his funeral threatened to overwhelm Marianne, but she pushed past them. Losing Sam was bad enough, but for him to die the way she expected AJ to go was grossly unfair. Watching AJ ride the rollercoaster of addiction was terrifying, and without Sam to curb his excesses, she feared the worst. How long would it be, before she received that news too? Her stomach cramped at the idea.

She’d made a new life. No longer the tagalong groupie from next door, she had a career and responsibilities. She was a different person, on the outside at least. Inside was a different matter. AJ was her first and only true love. Yeah… and it worked out so well.

Most days she didn’t think about him, but today it was impossible not to. She closed the magazine and returned it to her tote, but the images she’d seen continued to taunt her. AJ on stage with the band. AJ on his first album cover, the one that propelled the young rock band to stardom in a matter of months. AJ with an arm wrapped around Sam’s shoulders, carefree grins on both their faces. And then a blurry copy of the headline that announced Sam’s overdose.

Marianne needed a distraction. Burying herself in work seemed like the best option. As soon as they landed, they were heading for the TM-Tech offices in Canary Wharf, where she’d host the kickoff meeting for this super-secret project. It was the biggest piece of work she’d been asked to manage, and that alone should be exciting.

Leaning back in her seat, she gazed at Rico’s spreadsheet. He clicked the mouse in a series of cells, flicked to another page, and then repeated the action.

“Find anything yet?” She spoke softly. Even though they were in Business Class and had space around their seats, she never knew who might be listening.

“Nope.” He blew out a frustrated breath, pushed wire-rimmed spectacles up his nose, and continued clicking between pages.

Rico had been hired a few days earlier, as a forensic accountant, and assigned to her team for this job. His appointment rankled at first; Marianne preferred to select her own team. But Rico came with excellent references and had worked for Thaddeus Merrill, the chairman, before.

She and Rico would be working closely for the next three months. It wouldn’t hurt to be friendly. “So, Rico. I don’t know much about you. Are you married? Girlfriend? Significant Other?”

He gave her a sideways glance and pushed at his spectacles again. “Uh… no.”

Teasing him could be fun. “Is that no to the wife, girlfriend, or significant other?”

“None of them. Too busy, I guess.” He was cute in a geeky way, all floppy dark hair and big brown eyes. The girls at TM-Tech would be falling over themselves to catch him. Not Marianne though. She never mixed business with pleasure.

She was looking forward to this project for a number of reasons. Not only the huge responsibility, but also because being in London again would be good. She hadn’t worked in the U.K. for years, or spent much time recently on British soil, but some things were hard to forget. English fish and chips, and a decent roast beef Sunday lunch were top of her list. Catching up with her family? Not so much.

Then, there was Marcus. If she ever considered breaking her rule about getting involved with a co-worker, Marcus would be her downfall. Especially since he was now her boss.

Two hours later, Marianne gazed up at the gleaming tower block that would be her workplace for the next few months. The sun hung low in the sky, typical for late October, and she tugged her coat a little tighter. After working in Houston for so long, she’d forgotten how cold it could be in London. She bit back a yawn. She’d also forgotten how exhausting transatlantic travel could be.

Rico glanced at her, as he shouldered a leather messenger bag. “We could always reschedule the kickoff for tomorrow morning.”

He looked disgustingly bright-eyed, more as if he slept on the flight, though he’d been working the whole time. “No need.” She was brisk. “We’re here, and with time to spare. Let’s go find Marcus.”

 

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Falling out of love

 

“I don’t believe it,” I said. “How could you?”

There was no response.

I tried again. “You’re joking. Just messing around.”

Nothing.

“HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?”

My iPhone sat there, looking innocent. All my contacts for the last two years or so… gone. Vanished. Poof! My list of recent calls was just a list of random numbers, each from some weirdo called “unknown”.

Furious woman“Why?”

I clearly hadn’t gone past the pleading / disbelief stage.

“I need to call Jo.”

I called Jo yesterday – along with half a dozen other people – and now I’d no way of knowing which number to dial. Gone are the days of remembering all the phone numbers I ever needed. They were over a long time ago.

Maybe the numbers would still be in the contacts list, and there was just some trickery connecting the dots to recent calls?

Nope.

Clutching-at-straws time.

Coz you see, the names had disappeared from contacts too. An unknown number of people had been culled – for no reason – without me doing anything. The only time I’ll be able to add them back is if / when they call me, and I have to answer when I haven’t got a freaking clue who’s on the other end of the phone. Don’t know about you, but I HATE that. Hate it with a passion. That’s one thing I love about smartphones – they tell you who’s calling. And that’s fantastic – until they don’t.

After having to go through my email to find Jo’s number (so slooooow), and adding him back as a contact, I had a brainwave. Two, actually.

  1. I asked Google. The answers, while sounding helpful, had no effect.
  2. I spent an hour going through my text messages, figuring out who I was speaking with in each, and recreating some of my contacts list from that. Equally slow. Painfully, tediously slow.

 

My last ditch attempt is to download the most recent bug-fix-update, and hope it works. If not… the conversation will go something like this.

Me: How can I trust you after this? I can’t. You might do it again.

Me: Don’t look at me like that. It’s not my fault you couldn’t do your job properly.

Me: *sigh* It’s not you, it’s me. Hang on…no, it IS you. I’m sorry, but I’m going to look at an upgrade. *cries*

 

…The update is still loading. Only time will tell…

#AmWriting – Here are some Hot Dudes and Kitties instead…

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I’m hard at work on the long awaited Out of Time #3 – Juliet’s Soldier, at the moment. It’s early days,  but it’s going well. I love it when a strong man is brought to his knees by an even stronger woman. In this case, Lt Marc Gallagher has no idea who he’s going up against with Juliet Delafield. Uh huh. I’m going to make him squirm *evil laughter*

Anyway. I’m scheduled to post in here today, and I don’t want to miss that, but I also have a really fun scene to write in the story… you can see my dilemma.

The solution is simple.

I turn to Pinterest when I want inspiration, and here’s a cute board to divert you with. What could be more inspirational than Hot Dudes with Kitties. Really, the title says it all. Enjoy!

It’s okay, you can thank me later 🙂

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