Sunday, 8 December 2013

Diane Saxon

So happy to have Diane Saxon here today. Congratulations on nearing the end of your blog hop Diane and good luck with your romantic comedy Flight of Her Life!

It’s really great to be here today at the end of my blog hop visits to my favorite authors, Thank you for hosting me, Layne.
I’ve done a consecutive Excerpt of Flight of Her Life, my new Romantic Comedy especially for Christmas, so if you missed the other installments you can go back and start at the beginning. By the end, you will have read my first two chapters.
I love life and I laugh a lot. I think that’s why funny things seem to happen to me, so I thought I would do a little competition during the hop, the answers were a pure guess, and I am giving away a copy of Flight of Her Life to the two top scoring visitors.
Here are the answers:
1.    a. I leapt into the sea from the top of the ship – I was invited to by the Captain.
2.    c. Target practice, I’m afraid. But rumor had it I swung from the chandeliers and most people were very impressed.
3.    a. I stepped in cow muck, well I ran full pelt into cow muck, my dog escaped covered in poo and I had to get hauled out with a rope. I ruined my very expensive walking boots and never trekked that way again.
4.    b. I got stuck in a lift and everyone was out at the beach so no-one heard me calling. They had disabled the outside alarm because it was disturbing the reception desk. There was a little dead mouse and I wondered how long he had been there before I discovered him.
5.    c. Oh, my goodness. The poor, poor man. He was such a mess by the time he disembarked. It’s not like she was a little girl, nope, she was 19.
6.    c. Stuck. Stuck. Stuck. Scary stuck in steaming hot temperatures, our girls were only 4 and 8, no shade, no shelter, no water. Just sun cream and a metal boat, surrounded by alligators.

So, if you’ve commented I will have chosen by now the person with the most correct answers and I will let you know shortly who will win a copy of my new release, Flight of Her Life.

Traveling from New York City to Houston to meet her future in-laws and announce her engagement, accident prone Bailey finds herself in a situation beyond her control. All flights are cancelled the night before Christmas Eve, leaving Bailey stranded at the airport with a cowboy from her past.
Against all odds, Sebastian manages to rescue Bailey from one disaster after another, but is it too late to rescue her from her future? Faced with a heartrending dilemma, does Bailey turn her back on the man who offers her a life of security, or does she run off to Maui with a cowboy?

She drew in a breath and closed her eyes briefly, while she tried to ignore the pulsing warmth spreading through her stomach.
“Right, let’s go.” She turned to march away and was brought up short as he restrained her with the grasp of his strong hand on her elbow.
“It’s this way; you never could find your way anywhere worth a damn.” He turned her in the opposite direction, tucked her arm into his elbow. “And you should hold on to me so you don’t slip on your naked little tush. You don’t want everyone getting an eyeful, do you?”
She cast him an irritated sideways glance, but he was intent on moving through the crowds, toward the exit.
“I’ve booked a hotel. There’s a shuttle bus about to leave in five minutes. It’ll be the last one of the day. They can barely get through the roads now, so get a trot on.”
“I hope you’ve booked separate rooms.” She made her voice as waspish as she could, but he ignored her completely.
They stepped out into the minus fifteen blizzard. She sucked in a shocked breath and felt it turn to icicles in her lungs, making her want to cough it back out again.
She ducked her head just as he wrapped his thick, sheepskin coat around her shoulders, engulfing her in his warmth, and she automatically slipped her arms into the sleeves, which dangled almost to her knees.
“Thank you.” Not in the least inclined to refuse his offer, she pulled the coat snug around her and tucked her nose inside the collar to absorb the warm, spicy scent of him. It smelled of horses, and leather, and man. So different from the cool, aloof lemon and washing powder aroma Phillip emanated.
She whipped her nose back out of Sebastian’s coat and snapped an accusing glare over her shoulder at him as his hands firmly gripped her backside and pushed her up the two steps into the shuttle bus.
He held his hands up and gave her an innocent look.
“Just giving a helping hand.”
“Well, don’t. I can manage fine without…” Her heel slipped in the wet and as her legs shot from underneath her, Sebastian neatly snaked his arm around her waist and let her back hit his chest.
“Ooommmff.” He steadied her. “You’re not as light as you used to be.” His cool lips touched her burning ear and his breath puffed gently across her cheek, sending delicious goose bumps chasing themselves down her spine. “Must be the boobs you’ve developed since I last had my hands on you when you were sixteen.”
That same fickle spine jerked to attention. She pushed away from him and lifted her chin while she stepped cautiously along the aisle.
The bus was full, except for one seat which she sat in, making sure his coat was securely wrapped around her and tucked under her knees, so she didn’t expose herself to any of the other passengers. She understood why crossing your legs at this stage could be considered vulgar.
“You have to find a seat, son, or you’re walking. No standing when we have to travel the interstate.” The bus driver turned his head and pinned her with a look over the top of his glasses. “You could ask your girl to sit on your knee, but I can’t allow you to stand.”
She didn’t even have time to shake her head in denial before Sebastian leaned down, scooped her up and plunked her on his lap. Her legs dangled between his wide spread ones, and his arms wrapped snugly around her waist. He burrowed his icy nose into the collar of his coat and buried it in her neck as she snaked her freezing legs against his warmer ones. She knew she should tell him not to get so close, she shouldn’t allow him to snuggle in, but she felt the shudder run through him and figured it wouldn’t harm under the circumstances if she relaxed against him and they shared their warmth. She was sure Phillip would understand.

Where to Buy Flight of Her Life

Liquid Silver Books
Amazon UK        
All Romance   

Where to find Diane:
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Twitter:                              @Diane_Saxon 

Sofia Grey

 I would like to welcome Liquid Silver Author Sofia Grey today. 
She is talking about her new book  A Handful of Wolf. 
Good luck Sofia!

A Welsh Wolf in Wellington blog tour

Mighty Mike’s

Since most of Sasha’s story takes place in Wellington, the compact and thriving capital city of New Zealand. I though it would be fun to feature a different part of the city – especially those mentioned in the book – on each tour ‘stop’. Come and join me on a truly unique virtual tour of Wellington J

Mighty Mike’s does exist, but the real name is Mighty Mighty. I took the liberty of  changing the name to protect the innocent… you know what I mean.

On the night I went, there was a very alternative music act performing. One guy in a wolf-head helmet, armed with one guitar and amp, and a sound that would rival a four-piece rock band - complete with wolf howls. He must have been a shifter. The howls sent shivers down my spine.

We’d started at a charity gig on the Waterfront, myself and two girlfriends, and when that finished earlier than we expected, we decided to head into town in search of more live music. It was a Saturday night at the start of autumn, warm and dry, and perfect for exploring the nightlife. The first place we tried only had half an hour left of live music, and so we headed even further into town, ending up at Mighty Mighty.

It was breathtaking, eardrum-shattering, and so full-on that we were buzzing for hours afterwards – the best kind of club. I’d just started work on Sasha’s story and I knew I had to incorporate the nightclub. After all, if shifters were going to hang out anywhere, an alternative rock club is the ideal place :-)


In this extract, Megan and her friends take Sasha to Mighty Mike’s:

They climbed up the narrow staircase to the entrance and the waiting doorman and Megan felt a familiar shiver ripple down her spine. Sasha paused and looked at her, a question in his eyes. “There’s something odd about this place,” she tried to explain. “I love coming here, but it has the weirdest vibe. You’ll see.”

Sasha saw all right. And smelled it. Wolves. Mighty Mike’s was a shifter club with a monster of a wolf on the door. Even he felt slightly intimidated. The doorman inhaled deeply when Sasha handed over his ten dollar entrance fee, then pinned him with a curious gaze. “Not from round here, eh?”

“New in town.”

“Enjoy your visit.” The doorman slipped something into the palm of his hand before stamping the back with a blurry image of a howling wolf, and then Sasha followed the girls.

Once inside the thick door, the wall of music hit him first, assaulting his sensitive eardrums. His wolf growled. Remembering the doorman, he opened his palm to see two tiny foam earplugs. With a grin, he fitted them and instantly, the harsh bass notes softened to an acceptable level. Megan tugged at his hand and pulled him toward the bar. “Shots first. It’s our tradition.”

He nodded and let his gaze drift around the room, absorbing the frankly strange people in various states of inebriation. Weird, how Megan had felt the shifter vibe. The atmosphere oozed shifter pheromones, so thick they were practically visible. Aside from his Pack, he’d never seen so many shifters in one place at the same time. But then, he’d never lived in a city before.

A Handful Of Wolf  is available 25 November 2013, from Liquid Silver Books.

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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I’m giving away 3 copies of A Handful of Wolf, to 3 lucky commenters across the tour. Just leave a comment at whichever site you visit, and you’ll go into the draw. The more comments you leave, the more chances you get to win J


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Blog Tour details

25-November –
27-November – Silken Sheets & Seduction
27-November – Facebook Party!
28-November – Rosanna Leo
29-November – Barbara Elsborg
30-November – Love, Lust & Laptops
1-December – CoverReveals
3-December – Sotia Lazu
4-December – Lissa Matthews
5-December – Kimber Vale 
6-December – Tina Carreiro
8-December – Layne Macadam
10-December – Laura Kaye

About Author
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.