A Welsh Wolf in Wellington blog tour
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
The Terrace is one of the main business streets in Wellington, and apart from cafes and bars, and the odd hotel, it’s mainly offices. It also feels like one of the steepest streets! Wellington is hilly at best, damned steep when you’re wearing heels or carrying a heavy bag.
The climb creeps up on you, if you’re on foot. You only realise how far you’ve gone, if you (a) look back down from the top of the street, or (b) take the elevator from the shopping street. It goes up 7 levels. Yes, 7 levels. In a glass-fronted elevator, it feels like you’re shooting up into the sky, and then you cross though a walkway to not-even-the-top-of The Terrace.
Wellington is still undergoing a massive phase of building-strengthening to make the hotels and offices safer in the event of another earthquake. Many office blocks have scaffolding frames in place, with construction crews climbing up and down to do their work, and it was this activity that inspired Sasha’s opening scene. I might have been staring at one particularly hot construction worker, much as Megan does, but only for research purposes you understand
Any minute now and the girl would lose her scarf. Sasha watched with interest as the wind snatched at the gauzy pink fabric and blew it briefly onto her face. She pushed it down with one hand, a frown appearing on her smooth forehead. Her attention seemed to be riveted on the phone call she was making or taking. Either way she was oblivious to the group of builders on the raised platform opposite of where she stood.
“Twenty bucks on her.” Dion nudged him and Sasha stared at her some more. It wasn’t the first time he’d seen the curvy brunette and he figured she must work in one of the nearby office blocks. Kissing her would be no hardship at all.
He flashed a grin at his colleague. “You’re on.”
Dion winked and they bumped knuckles. “I’ll raise it to fifty if you score a date with her.”
Fifty? The guy was earning too much. “Just a date?”
“Yep, but she has to turn up. No show, no pay.”
Sasha shrugged. He loved a challenge and this would be a fun diversion for the end of the week. “Sure.” At that moment, the breeze intensified and whipped at her scarf, tugging it free.
“Watch and learn, dude.” Sasha prowled to the edge of the platform and leaned on the rail. The girl grabbed at the errant scarf, but it was too late. It swirled up and away from her before floating on the breeze, racing across the busy road and flying upward toward the builders.
Sasha channeled his inner wolf and jumped onto the guardrail. He crouched for a second before springing forward and catching the trailing end in his fingertips. He dropped neatly onto the next platform and stood there, waiting to see her reaction.
Dion whistled and clapped his hands. The girl stared open-mouthed and then laughed, a dimple appearing in her cheek.
Wow. Sasha could see why she’d been wearing a scarf; her very generous breasts were all but falling out of her stretchy white T-shirt. He had a thing for leggy blondes, but there were plenty of those in Wellington and he’d dated more than his fair share, so maybe it was time for a change.
The girl dodged between a string of cabs and made it safely to his side of the road. Sash vaulted over the guardrail and grinned as she approached. Dion stood no chance of hanging on to his money.
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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Catch me blogging with Allyson Lindt at www.GeminiGirls.com
25-November – www.GeminiGirls.com
27-November – Silken Sheets & Seduction (http://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/)
27-November – Facebook Party!
28-November – Rosanna Leo (http://rosannaleo.blogspot.com)
29-November – Barbara Elsborg (http://barbaraelsborg.blogspot.com)
30-November – Love, Lust & Laptops (http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com/)
1-December – CoverReveals (http://coverreveals.blogspot.com)
2-December – Daisy Banks Advent Calendar (http://daisybanks.wordpress.com/)
3-December – Sotia Lazu (http://justsotia.blogspot.com)
4-December – Lissa Matthews (http://lissamatthews.com/blog/)
5-December – Kimber Vale (http://kimbervale.wordpress.com/)
6-December – Tina Carreiro (tinacarreiro.blogspot.com)
8-December – Layne Macadam (http://www.laynemacadam.com/#!blog/cfxc/)
10-December – Laura Kaye (http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.com)
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.