Predator’s Salvation Cover Reveal!

Today I get to reveal a very special cover. Of course, all my books are special to me, but Predator’s Salvation, Gemini Island Shifters 8, means a great deal because it is the final book in my shape shifter series. I am thrilled to reveal Connor and Elaine. Don’t you think artist Dar Albert did an amazing job?  You can see more of her work at: http://www.wickedsmartdesigns.com/

Thank you, Dar, and everyone at Liquid Silver Publishing.

hrpredatorssalvation

I love this cover! Not only does it capture the flavor of these romances and their unique setting in Northern Ontario, it captures the essence of the main characters of this romance. Connor, the protective friend-turned-lover, shelters Elaine, the grieving widow. She clings to him, as she longs to do, hiding the pain that has devastated her. And yet we glimpse the animal inside her too, the predator who won’t be denied.

This love story was difficult to write but I’m so glad I explored Connor and Elaine’s story and I hope my readers find it a satisfying conclusion to this series.

Predator’s Salvation releases March 20 at Liquid Silver Publishing.

Please note- if you have not read the previous books, you won’t want to jump ahead, as spoilers will be revealed as you go forward in the series. Do enjoy them in order.

Stay tuned for buy links.

Want to check out the rest of the series? Do so here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EAH7ERK/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

Lying in Shadows. Sofia Grey.

Lying in Shadows  

lyinginshadows

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.

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?

rack-card-reverse-v2

Title: Lying in Shadows 

Series: Event Horizon, #1 

Genre: Romantic suspense 

Heat level: Light 

Author: Sofia Grey 

Release date: 24 February 2017 

Publisher: Acelette Press

Pricing: $0.99 for pre-order period, rising to $3.99 on release

 

Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Goodreads link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34127837-lying-in-shadows

Pinterest page:

https://nz.pinterest.com/sofiagrey1/lying-in-shadows-event-horizon-1/

Spotify playlist: Spotify 

Link to Launch Giveaway form: https://goo.gl/forms/xKr5QaodQlej4IWG3

(open until 4-March) 

Tagline: Good people sometimes do bad things

Blurb

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.

 

Author links:

www.SofiaGrey.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6906923.Sofia_Grey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sofia.Grey.Romance.Author

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sofiagrey1/

Twitter: @SofiaGreyAuthor   https://twitter.com/SofiaGreyAuthor

Amazon author profile page: https://www.amazon.com/author/sofiagrey

 

Author bio:

 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 image collections on Pinterest and my music playlists on Spotify.

Short Excerpt

Marcus was just so damned nice. Marianne had almost forgotten what good company he was and how easily they slipped back into being friends. She sensed there was something he wasn’t telling her. He’d lost weight in the past year, and had new worry lines on his forehead and shadows under his eyes. She almost asked if the rumours about him and Louisa were true, but managed to stop herself in time.

Was this the right moment to ask if his wife was on the verge of leaving him? Was there ever a good time?

“Thank you for walking me back.” It was all of two blocks, but she enjoyed having him at her side.

“Sleep well.” He made no move to leave.

Silence hung between them. Marianne should turn on her heel and walk into the apartment building, but she didn’t. What was it about Marcus that drew her so much? He was a complication she couldn’t afford.

“You too.” The quick hug she gave him was impulsive. Air-kissing cheeks was as close as they’d been up to now. The squeeze he gave her made her pulse quicken, but she moved. Stepped free. “Goodnight, Marcus.” She didn’t look back at him. She couldn’t.

I’m running a Launch Giveaway offering a $20 Amazon giftcard and a swag bundle to 1 winner.   https://goo.gl/forms/xKr5QaodQlej4IWG3

 

 

 

Just Can’t Resist. Susan Behon.

Just Can’t Resist

A Madison Falls Novel

Contemporary Romance

Susan Behon

Release Date: February 14, 2017

justcantresistebookcover

Blurb:

Welcome to Madison Falls, where love is in the air and gossip is ripe on the vine.

Jessica Baker has found the man of her dreams, literally. Sheriff Seth Hughes, tall, dark, and delectable, visits her fantasies by night and her doughnut shop by day. Too bad the mornings are her daily dose of reality. She’s tried everything in her sweet arsenal to tempt him, and so far, he’s only wrapped his lips around her pastries.
Big city cop turned small town sheriff, Seth has had his eye on more than coffee and doughnuts. His sweet tooth is for a curvy strawberry-blonde who makes him believe second chances are possible. Every moment with her turns into a temptation he just can’t resist. He’s ready to let go of his past until one secret skeleton refuses to stay buried.
More trouble is brewing when Jessica’s shop is vandalized, her life is threatened, and her own secrets for moving to Madison Falls come to light. Nothing is as it seems and the forces plotting against them run deeper than they thought possible.

Romance that’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. Ready for a little small town fooling around?

jcr-graphic

Buy Link:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9WW6B3/

Author Bio:

Susan Behon enjoys creating a world that brings readers romance, laughter, and a healthy dose of sexiness. Susan is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and graduated summa cum laude with a B. A. in English from Norfolk State University. She currently lives in Ohio with her very own romance hero of a husband and their two wonderful daughters.

You can contact her at suebeephile@aol.com. Visit her website at http://www.susanbehon.com and sign up for her newsletter for the latest information.

Author Social Media:

Website: www.susanbehon.com

Amazon Author: http://amzn.to/1zn8Igz

Link to All Books: http://amzn.to/1JepnEA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanBehonAuthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13485524.Susan_Behon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/suebeehny

 

Excerpts:

“Like I said, you have the right to remain silent.” Seth slid his arm around her hips and pulled her even closer. “You have the right to scream in ecstasy.” He lowered his sculpted mouth until she could almost taste him.

****

He braced himself on either side of her outstretched arms and whispered, “You have the right to remain silent.” There went the unmistakable click of a handcuff. Jessica bucked against him when she realized Seth was arresting her.

Her fog of pleasure cleared in a heartbeat. “What? Wait a minute! I didn’t do anything!”

Her protests went unheeded. He secured Jessica’s other wrist and once she was cuffed, pulled her up, and turned her to face him.

His wicked grin spoke of sensual plans that had nothing to do with speeding tickets. “No, you haven’t, querida. But you will.”

They were the only two people out on a deserted back road in the middle of the night. The only car that would have passed by was sitting idle right behind hers. She was at his mercy and they both knew it.

Jessica leaned back until she could see her own reflection in his sunglasses. Her eyes were wide and her lips trembled. It wasn’t fear she saw there. No, what she saw was an aroused woman steeped in anticipation. Seth wasn’t going to hurt her. Everything about this said he was about to make her feel nothing but pleasure. He urged her snug against the muscular planes of his body and she closed her eyes in bliss upon contact. Everywhere she was soft and welcoming, he was hard and demanding.

“Like I said, you have the right to remain silent.” Seth slid his arm around her hips and pulled her even closer. “You have the right to scream in ecstasy.” He lowered his sculpted mouth until she could almost taste him.

****

She groaned and shoved to her feet. “Here’s why I need to skip dessert and you don’t have to give it a second thought. You are in perfect shape.” She held her arms out at her sides and let them drop. “Some of us aren’t in perfect shape, Seth.”

“No. Jess, I have to be fit because it’s part of my job. I like to exercise, always have, which is good because I enjoy the hell out of food. I also enjoy being with people who enjoy food. As for the perfect shape.” He gave her a once-over and admired her wealth of curves. “I’m looking at it.”

She lowered to her seat again and murmured, “Sure, if you have a fascination for round.”

“I do. I find it sexy as hell. Round, curvy, lush. Whatever you want to call it, and as long as it’s associated with you, that’s where my fascination lies.”

She gave him a sidelong glance. “You’re kidding me, right?”

“About finding you fascinating? No. I’ve never been more serious about anything.”

 

A publisher closes. An author reconsiders.

Yesterday, on my way to do an author reading at my local library, I received the news that one of my publishers is closing. They had struggled previously but had reorganized and were still putting out great books every week. I had faith in them. Sadly, faith isn’t always enough.

This is a tough business and my heart goes out to those who work directly for this publisher because they have always treated me well and have always paid out on time. It’s a sad day when a business has to close, especially one that supported authors.

I have one book with this publisher, Vice. It’s dear to my heart because it deals with the struggle my family had with the issue of compulsive gambling.

Vice_EPUB

I will now have to find a new home for it. In addition, I recently had my new Handymen series accepted at this house. It will need a new home, too.

So where do I find this home?

Do I submit to a small house, knowing they could close in the future? Do I bite the bullet and self-publish (the idea terrifies me)? Do I throw my manuscripts at bigger houses (again) and wait (for a long time) for rejections or an acceptance?

I’m truly stymied. I hate the idea that Vice is going to cease to exist, at least as it is now. I don’t think I’ve ever written a book that has tugged at my heart in the same way. I want it to live. I want some other reader who is struggling with an addicted family member to read it and feel hope.

I have some big decisions to make and I feel unready to make them. I hope the coming weeks will provide clarity and that my path will become clear.

In the meantime, for those of you who would like to support this book while you can, please visit the Samhain Publishing site where it is currently 1/2 off. You will only find the sale there. Thank you for continuing to follow my writing.

Buy link for Vice

 

Join me at Oakville Public Library.

I’m thrilled to share some events news. On Feb. 9, I will be taking part in a great event at Oakville Public Library with author Kate James. We will be in the audience for a presentation of the romance documentary “Love Between the Covers.” Kate and I will then be doing short readings from our books.

16114500_1223847467741457_5095995467045803524_n

We would love to have you join us. Tickets are only $15 and are available at all Oakville library branches. More info: http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/2015/12/love-between-the-covers/

Hope to see you at this romantic event!

Valentine’s Day Giveaway.


We’re spreading some Valentine’s Day love with a giveaway full of chocolate, books, and pretty things! 

To enter fill out the Rafflecopter then hit the comments and tell us about something YOU love. Your favorite author, book, or blog. Tell us about your true love, your kids, your best friend or your pets. Anything you love. We want to hear about what makes your heart full or just makes you smile.

Enter the Giveaway!

 

In addition to the Rafflecopter above, I am hosting my own giveaway as well. I recently celebrated the release of Selkie’s Lure, Orkney Selkies 3…which leads me to something I love. Mythology and folklore. I want to share that love with you.

hrselkieslure

Comment on this post and tell me why you’d like an escape to the myth-laden coasts of Orkney, Scotland. I will award this ebook to one winner on Feb. 14.

Blurb:

Amy Woods, one of TV’s famed Beast Seekers, has come to Orkney, Scotland, to hunt sirens. One of them killed her sister and she has sworn revenge. Most people think she’s crazy for believing in monsters. She knows the truth. But while patrolling one of Orkney’s cold beaches, she runs into a naked selkie man rather than a siren, and he proves to be an alluring distraction.

Edan Kirk is a selkie, one of an ancient race of seal shape shifters. When he hears of Amy’s intention to hunt sirens, tragic memories overwhelm him. He knows he must get rid of the pesky human. As much as he tries to convince her she’s on a fool’s errand, he can’t resist trying to protect her. After all, he has heard the enticing song of the sirens and he knows its deadly power.

As Amy and Edan engage in a battle of wits and wills, other emotions rush to the fore. Their connection is intense, the sort to come along only once in a lifetime. Edan recognizes her as his mate. However, another woman has set her sights on him as well, one whose powers of seduction are legendary. One whose voice has driven men to madness and devastation.

Can Amy accept Edan as her mate, making her home in the world of the supernatural? And can they save each other from a beast that cannot be destroyed?

selkie3-teaser

Excerpt:

After patrolling the shore for the better part of an hour, Edan began to feel the call of his bed. He might possess more stamina than a human man but it had been a long day. Resolved to catch a couple hours of sleep before morning, he swam toward the shore. Relinquishing his pelt, letting it slide from his body, he stood up straight.

A man appeared before him.

No. A woman.

Because she wore fatigues, he was momentarily confused, but there was no mistaking her buxom figure. She was certainly doing her best to look like an army man, right down to her combat boots.

The lass smiled and aimed a camera phone at him. “Hello, sailor. Did you fall off your boat?”

Fuck. What sort of woman walked on the beach at four in the morning? “Something like that.”

Despite the obvious threat posed by her camera, he couldn’t help noticing she was a beauty. Perhaps not in the Hollywood starlet sense, but her imperfections intrigued him. She’d pulled her chestnut hair back into a tight ponytail. There was an asymmetry to her face that gave an edge to delicate features. Her nose was slightly crooked near the tip and one eyebrow arched higher than the other. Her generous mouth was compressed but it looked capable of wide smiles.

And her scent. It hit him hard and made him see stars, like that time his younger brother Calan lobbed a dictionary at his head. She smelled like strawberries, juicy and ripe from the bush. Interesting, considering she was dressed like Rambo.

His gut turned, as if skewered on a rotisserie. As his innards roiled, he couldn’t help wondering what it would be like to wind her ponytail around his fingers, draw her close and…

“Well?” Her eyebrow quirked even higher.

How much had she seen?

He stepped toward her but when she snapped several photos in quick succession, he stopped moving. “It’s not polite to take photos of a man in his birthday suit.”

“Yes, but you’re not quite a man, are you?”

She’d seen everything, then. He’d simply have to persuade her not to trust her senses. He’d talked himself out of worse scrapes. Edan waved his hand in the direction of his crotch. “I’m all man, lass, as you can see.”

She indulged in a quick glance. Her eyes widened in clear wonder, as if she’d never seen anything quite like him before. “Something more, then.” She nodded toward his pelt. “I’ll take that, please.”

“I don’t think so.” He hedged his bets he could convince her to give up whatever mischief she’d planned. How had he missed her on the beach? Too distracted by the thought of Breena, perhaps. “You’ve seen enough to understand I’m a selkie. If you know that, you know I need this pelt. If you’re looking for a lover, you need to be wily and steal the skin. I won’t just hand it over, unless of course you can prove to me you’d be worth a tussle.”

“I’m not looking for a lover and I don’t want to tussle with you.”

“I’d say that was a shame, you know, if you didn’t look as if you were out to blackmail me.”

Two men, also dressed in camouflage, emerged from behind a sand dune. One of them looked as if his sole hobby was frequenting the gym. Although the other man was smaller in stature, he presented more of a threat and it had everything to do with his professional-looking video camera.

“I’d give her the pelt if I were you,” the bigger man said.

“Who the hell are you people?” Edan demanded as he slowly handed the skin over to the woman.

She took it but didn’t lower her phone. “We’re the Beast Seekers. You’re our first selkie. Smile for the cameras.”

Buy links:   Kobo   iTunes   B&N   Google Play   Liquid Silver Publishing   Amazon

And don’t forget…right now, you can pick up The Selkie, book 1 in my Orkney Selkies series for $0.99 (slightly higher on Kobo). This is a great chance to start a new series and the sale won’t last forever.

lsb_the-selkie_450x600

Sale links:  Kobo,  iTunes,  Liquid Silver Publishing and Amazon