I'm delighted to welcome fellow Sexy To Go collaborator Sofia Grey back to my blog. Today, she has a brand new release from Entangled Publishing. Since I'm a sucker for sexy military heroes (*cough* A Christmas Together *cough*), I'm on pins and needles to find out more about her contemporary romance. Nonetheless, I remembered to extort a short writing tip.
But first, there's a GIVEAWAY!
For a chance to win any ebook from Sofia's backlist AND a swag bundle, leave your details in this Google form.
One name will be drawn on the 31st October, and yes, she will send swag worldwide :)
Go for a Drive
by Sofia Grey
When I'm struggling with a scene, or a plot point, or am just stuck in a story and can't see how to make it work, there is one thing that always unblocks me: going for a drive.
I think it's something to do with the left and right sides of the brain. When you're driving, your brain has to focus on the automatic details of keeping the car safe, and it seems to free up the other side to wander unfettered. I swear I get my best dialogue while I'm driving, and the best plot twists.
The downside is remembering the amazing, witty, poignant dialogue until I have chance to write it down, but hey. It's a small price to pay * grin *
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 the playlist for His Temporary Fix on Spotify:
His Temporary Fix
a Love at the Beach novella
by Sofia Grey
One night is all it takes.
Holly Jacobs loses her heart a little too easily. Never again. But when she meets the sexy soldier on the beach, Holly knows she's in big trouble. Zack Winter is gorgeous and in pain, and when he kisses Holly, all of her resolve melts away...
Zack is on short-term leave to attend a funeral, and he's walking a fine line. The loss is unbearable...and he'll do whatever it takes to distract himself from it. Especially if it means a night of searingly-hot sex with Holly Jacobs. Only his brilliant idea isn't exactly going according to plan.
One night isn't nearly enough. But if it goes much longer it might end in broken hearts…
What reviewers are saying....
“One sentence in and these characters drew me into their world, and had me hanging on every word. Their touching story captured my heart.” – Misty
“This was a very enjoyable quick read. ” – Betty
“I do love reading novella's for a quick fix, a quick pick-me-up, in between long novels. When they can pack emotion, connection with the characters, a great plot and storyline into less than 120 pages, well, that leaves me very satisfied and wanting to read more by the author. His Temporary Fix gave me all that and then some. ” – Lee
Excerpt (For Mature Audiences Only)
There was a heartbeat of hesitation, and then he dug his hands beneath my bottom and lifted me out of the seat. Surprise stole my breath but, before I could even squeak, I sat in his lap, facing him. Oh. He tunneled one hand into my hair while the other steadied my back, but I’d never felt safer in my life.
“Your hair is beautiful.” He played with the end of my thick ponytail and wrapped it around his fist. “All I could think of last night was holding this while I fucked you.”
The breath caught in my throat, every nerve ending lighting up as though he’d held a match to me.
“What are you doing to me, Holly Jacobs?” Something like pain flashed across his face, gone so quickly I almost missed it. He ducked his head and nuzzled the side of my neck. “I could make it so very good for you.”
I knew he could. I just needed to say yes.
My legs fell to either side of his solid thighs, and I was sitting right over his dick. I felt it jerk beneath me, and my panties dampened even further. Had it suddenly gotten very hot in here? I was melting and couldn’t get enough air into my lungs.
“Do you want me, Holly?” His lips a heartbeat from mine, his whisper made me tremble, and there was only one answer I could give.
His huff of breath scorched my skin, and he made a growling noise deep in his throat. I felt him pull on my hair, not hard, just enough to lift my chin and tilt my head back a fraction. Warmth bathed my throat as Zack breathed on me, then pressed a hot kiss over my pulse. A whimper escaped me, but he held fast and trailed his lips up to my jaw, the stubble rasping against me. The rough of his bristles and the softness of his lips combined into a sensual high I’d never known before. I squirmed on his lap, definitely wet between the legs and hungry to feel his hands on my flesh. My skin felt too tight, my breasts ached, and while I moaned he took his time feasting on me. His lips traveled down again, hitting the V at the top of my cleavage. I gasped. Surely he’d touch me now? No, his hands stayed still, one burning the small of my back, the other fixing me in place.
No man had ever taken charge of me like this or excited me so much. I’d expected a quickie, a fast and hard shag, but it seemed Zack had other ideas. With excruciating precision he licked and kissed back up to my jaw, finally taking my lips. His tongue plundered, flicking mine and claiming my mouth. He owned me. I was so ravenous for him, I’d agree to pretty much anything, and I dug my fingers into his shoulders to get his attention.
“Yes, gorgeous?” His words vibrated against me.
“I need you, Zack, Please don’t make me wait.”
ABOUT SOFIA GREY
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.