The time has come,' the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — ~ LEWIS CARROLL, The Walrus and the Carpenter In this case, it was time for a makeover on my blog. I’m thrilled with how it looks now … Continue reading A New Look for Sofia Grey’s Website
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I met with my local writer’s group today.
We get together once a month, and hang out for the afternoon, drinking tea / coffee, and making each other laugh. Sure, we’re serious too. We swap ideas for marketing, and discuss what trends are working in the book world at the moment, as well as the pro’s and con’s of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, but we also have fun. And it struck me, that writers need other writers.
There are some conversations that only writers ‘get’. Today we talked about the four forbidden ‘C’ words in romantic fiction (you can figure them out for yourself), and the perils of de-sexing a scene to make it suitable for a different audience. Who else would understand the frustration of formatting a document for uploading to Amazon and then realising the chapter headings are in the wrong font? Or the agony of sending a…
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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 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?
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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?
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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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 … Continue reading New Release – Lying in Shadows
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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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) Marianne needs to find who's leaking secrets from her company, before they lose another major contract. What … Continue reading Pre-order my new romantic suspense for a FANTASTIC discount
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 🙂
If you like dark ‘n’ angsty paranormal romantic suspense, you’ll LOVE the Talisman series. Book #1, OBSESSION, is available for $0.99, but for a short time, you can also grab book #2 at a discount. You can read them as standalones, but they are best as a series. ~ Book #2, CRAVING, is available for $0.99 … Continue reading Get the first two books in Sofia Grey’s Talisman series for only $.99 each