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Friday, March 21, 2014
I'm one of the blogs on Sofia's tour for her new book - Crash into Love!
Here's what Sofia has to say.
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Wash Away by Joe Purdy
I love an eclectic mixture of music, and sometimes I stumble across it in odd places. While watching LOST, there was an episode in Season 1 that featured Wash Away by Joe Purdy. I’d never even heard of him before, but now he’s added to my playlists. I like his laid back, gentle style, and it’s a song I now associate with the sea. If you watch the YouTube clip you’ll see why. Despite the plane crash and all the tragedy and angst, this song imparts a feel-good vibe.
In Crash Into Love, my characters spend a lot of time on the beach.
Lifting my hand, I reached toward him and stroked his cheek, savoring the prickliness beneath my finger. He caught my hand. “Have you finished? Can I kiss you now?”
My alter ego made her move. I leaned forward and closed the gap to tease Jonah with my lips. He made a muffled groan and kissed me back, hard. He rolled to lie on his back and urged me to go on top, then wrapped both arms around me. I squealed with glee inside. Thirty-four years old and making out on the sand like a horny teenager. I ran my fingers through his hair and rubbed myself against him while he explored my mouth. I had to lift my head. I needed to breathe. He lay there, flushed and panting, wild hair covered with fine, powdery sand, and gave me the sexiest grin I’d ever seen on a man. Cocky, confident, and very alluring.
“That’s a yes, then?” How could I possibly resist him? I already knew I’d be taking him back to my bed tonight.
“What do you think?” We kissed again, slowly, learning each other. A faint tang of lemon clung to his lips, a reminder of our dinner, but he tasted dark and delicious. He slid his hands down my arms, and every nerve ending jumped to life. He was creating erogenous zones that I didn’t know were possible. Right now, my entire body was rewriting itself to a new language, one that whispered Jonah with every breath.
Cass thought spending a month at a beachside hideaway relaxing and collecting shells would be the perfect escape to finish her novel. When she meets the dark and brooding and much younger Jonah, who's staying next door, her book becomes the last thing on her mind.
Jonah would rather stay home alone than go on vacation with his brother and their friends, but does his best to tolerate the situation after being convinced to go. But when he sees the beauty next door, he can’t avoid his attraction.
Together, they break all the rules, but will Cass be able to bring Jonah out of his shell forever, or will he leave her with only the crash of the surf to keep her company?
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Romance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their happy endings.
Music is interwoven so tightly into my writing that I can’t untangle the two. Either I’m listening to a playlist on my iPod, have music seeping from my laptop speakers, or there’s a song playing in my head – sometimes on auto-repeat.
Check out my playlist on Pinterest and listen for free via Pandora.com (Sofia Grey –Crash Into Love station)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Cherry Stem Book Blitz and Giveaway
Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option, so she reluctantly decides to let tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.
Only she gets more than she bargained for.
When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.
And Alex is either the biggest gift or the biggest mistake of her un-life.
Hiding my body seemed silly after we’d already had sex, so I didn’t. Not that he looked. He just dropped a duffel bag by the sink.
“Thought you’d want clean clothes as soon as you were dry,” he said. “Got a couple tees and sweatpants from my place. They’ll be too big for you, but at least the pants have drawstrings. Should be good for the night.”
Then he pulled his shirt over his head.
If I were human, I’d have been drowned by the water filling my mouth and clogging my throat while I gaped at him. As it was, I was grateful I’d opened the shower stall door and could enjoy the view.
Most people look better when they’re dressed than when they’re out of their clothes. There are always flaws, something that needs covering up: a slightly jutting stomach, love handles, scars, pimples. Something.
To me Alex was perfect.
I’d already run my fingers down his chest and abs, but seeing the smooth, flawless skin stretch over rippling muscle made me itch to caress it. His shoulders were wide; I knew that already, but the way they rounded, leading to his flexing biceps, was a sight to behold. And that’s what I did. I beheld, wishing he was closer, that I could press my breasts against his chest and see goose bumps rise.
I would probably have kept staring at his six-pack for much longer if his fingers hadn’t gotten in the way. Splayed across his abdomen, they touched what I longed for, ghosting their way down to the front of his pants. I wanted to lick my way along the trail of fine hair beneath his navel that disappeared inside his waistband. I sucked in a breath when he undid the button and another when the zipper lowered, allowing his slacks to fall to the teal, tiled floor.
My gaze followed them, until he stepped out of the pooled fabric and toward the shower stall.
Book Title: Cherry Stem (Book I of the Cherry Series)
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 3.15.2014
Pre-Order/Purchase Links: B & N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cherry-stem-sotia-lazu/1108360841) | Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cherry-stem/id797110233) | Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395806) | Coming Soon on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Cherry-Stem-Sotia-Lazu/dp/148415570X/)
The book is for Adults Only
About the Author
Sotia cries at sappy movies and wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world. She lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband—whom she met through writing—their son, and their two rescue dogs, one of which might be part-pony.
Her genres of choice are romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her characters aren't exactly hero-material at first glance; she likes making them fight for their happiness. Still, the romantic in her can’t resist happy endings.
Sotia’s books: Amazon (www.amazon.com/Sotia-Lazu/e/B006ZXWZYK) | B & N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/sotia-lazu) | Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/justsotia) | Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sotia-lazu/id497791319?mt=11) | Kobo (http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=%22Sotia+Lazu%22&t=none&f=author&p=1&s=none&g=both)
Or write to her at email@example.com
Sotia is so happy to be re-launching Cherry Stem, she felt like sharing the happiness :)
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win an e-Book or some Author Swag, including a lovely cherry shaped bracelet charm!
NOTE: The giveaway is for Adults Only. Please do not enter if you’re below your country’s legal age.
Entrants can enter more than once with options such as “Leave a comment” and “Tweet about this Giveaway.”
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
Stop by Sotia’s blog (http://sotialazu.wordpress.com/) March 15 – March 19 for more goodies and surprises on a daily basis!