Guest Post: Sofia Grey–Lila’s Wolf

Lila’s Wolf blog tour

 

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The one with the fluffy plans and the dark ideas

 

 

 

The Out of Time series was originally intended to be something quite fluffy – a series of super-hot short stories, with characters going back in time, to sample lovers through the ages. Fun, hot, sexy. I might still write that idea one day.

 

When I started work though, and my characters began to talk to me, something different emerged. Darker, more emotional. My ideas for the future society took shape, and I realised my characters wouldn’t be so free and easy. They were constrained by their society, and their own laws.

 

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They weren’t used to love, had no experience of casual, light relationships, and so when they do fall, they fall hard.

 

At this stage, I’ve plans for two more books in the series. The next, Clara’s Airman is set against the backdrop of World War 2, a period when emotions ran high – something my characters will be unused to. The third, Juliet’s Soldier, is going to be set a short time ago, comparatively speaking. At the moment, I’m placing it in the early 1990’s, when mobile technology was just starting out. Only twenty years ago, but a different society from today, and still primitive for my travellers.

 

 

Which period would you like to see a time travel story? Tell me in the comments, and you’ll go into the draw for the blog tour giveaway.

 

 

Excerpt

 

 

What he felt for Lila could not be defined and constrained by the life he was expected to live. True, the rules were starting to relax a fraction and some ranks were allowed to propose their own choice of partner, still to be approved by the Council, of course. But even if he found some way to propose for Lila, he would never be selected as her partner. His odd-colored eyes made him poor genetic material. His only chance for any kind of life with her would be if they left society for a colony. Or if they ran away to another time.

 

If he’d been able to persuade her, they could have joined up with the sprawling communities led by Ambrosius in the mountains. They’d have lived in a remote village, raised a family and led a simple but happy life together. He could see it in his head. Two, three, or even four little children with bright blue eyes and gleaming yellow hair. Chickens running wild, hunting dogs, and ponies gathered around the homestead. He’d be able to show Lila just how much he loved her, and living so far from habitation, it would have been almost impossible for the ghardians to find them.

 

Karma was a bitch sometimes. He’d wanted them to run away and evade the ghardians. Now he relied on them for rescue.

 

 

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Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #1) is available 4 September 2014, from Hartwood Publishing

 

Genre: Dark time-travel romantic suspense

 

 

Tagline

 

The only way to save him, might be to leave him behind

 

 

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Blurb

 

When Lila Cammell is abandoned by her time-jump partner, leaving her alone in Britain in the Dark Ages, revenge is the only thing on her mind. She’d trusted Jared Grohl with her life and her heart, and bringing him to justice will be sweet.

Finding him captured and enslaved by the Saxons changes all her assumptions. Now it’s a fight for survival, but the only way to save him, might be to leave him behind.

 

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Video trailer

 

http://youtu.be/mUkzETR_T7E

 

 

 

Giveaway

 

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card and a swag bundle to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment at whichever site you visit, and you’ll go into the draw. The more sites you visit, the more chances you get to win J

 

 

 

Links

 

 

Amazon | AllRomance | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Hartwood Publishing

 

 

 

www.SofiaGrey.com

 

Catch me blogging with Allyson Lindt at www.GeminiGirls.com

 

 

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

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

Twitter: @SofiaGreyAuthor

 

 

Blog Tour – find me here:

 

 

Date Host Blog post
8-Sept Barbara Kuhl

 

Google & conspiracy theories
9-Sept Tara Quan Vampire bonding & eye colours

 

10-Sept Parker Kincade

 

Picture books & virtual streets
11-Sept Pippa Jay

 

TARDIS & the grassy knoll
11-Sept Book Boyfriend Junkies Solar powered fridges & the right dress

 

12-Sept Rosanna Leo

 

Battlefield & giant library
12-Sept Diane Saxon Richard Hammond & exotic food

 

13-Sept Cover Reveals

 

14-Sept Bookly Booknatics

 

Ghardians & timelines
14-Sept Love, Lust & Laptops Fluffy plans & dark ideas

 

15-Sept A Coffee Addict’s Book Reviews
16-Sept Barb Taub – Writing & Coffee

 

Paradox & runaways
17-Sept Epic Narrative Book Reviews Beautiful society & Ghardians

 

17-Sept Those Crazy Book Chicks Loophole & ideas file

 

18-Sept Barbara Elsborg Rosemary Sutcliff & history classes

 

19-Sept Loralie Hall

  • Tetris & good bathrooms
    20-Sept JL Simpson

     

    Giant library & dodgy Utopia

     

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    Sofia Grey

     

    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.

    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 playlists on Pinterest

     

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