I am so happy to have Sofia Grey on my blog today. Sofia is a fantastic author and a great contributor to the indie author world. Sofia also has some swag to give away so look for that below!
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Nutshell – Sofia Grey
I love sea shells. My mum used to tell me that if I held one to my ear, I’d hear the sea, and I still listen to them now. I live a stone’s throw from the beach these days, which probably goes a long way to explaining why I can hear the sea all the time at home, but old habits die hard * grin *
Moving from the UK to New Zealand meant lots of changes, and one of the delights is the abundance of pretty shells that I can find on ‘my’ beach.
If you haven’t heard Nutshell, by Alice In Chains, it’s one of several poignant tracks that played in the background while I wrote this book. I particularly adore this unplugged, live version:
In Crash Into Love, Cass has started a shell collection on her daily walks along the sand. The sexy – and young – guy staying next door has noticed.
Lost in thought, I belatedly noticed something small on the table. Frowning, I stretched out a hand and picked it up—a perfect, pink-and-blue mussel shell. Iridescent sparkles adorned the outside, and the inner walls were bleached clean by the sea. It was the kind of shell you could spend days hunting for, and I examined it in delight. I hadn’t left it there, and there was only one other person who might have. Jonah.
Was it a thank-you? An apology? Or just another to add to my collection? There was something odd about Jonah. More than just being shy, he reminded me of the abused dogs I’d once helped care for in a rescue kennel. I’d volunteered there for a long, hot summer while at high school, and only adopted two dogs during my stay. My mum refused to let me take any more home; otherwise we’d have ended up with a house full. Like those dogs, Jonah felt neglected somehow.
I shrugged off my wild imaginings. The day was too bright to be melancholy. It was only when I stood up that I saw the Post-it note stuck to the table. Written in a bold, black scrawl was a short note:
Dinner tonight? 8pm?
Cass thought spending a month at a beachside hideaway relaxing and collecting shells would be the perfect escape to finish her novel. When she meets the dark and brooding and much younger Jonah, who’s staying next door, her book becomes the last thing on her mind.
Jonah would rather stay home alone than go on vacation with his brother and their friends, but does his best to tolerate the situation after being convinced to go. But when he sees the beauty next door, he can’t avoid his attraction.
Together, they break all the rules, but will Cass be able to bring Jonah out of his shell forever, or will he leave her with only the crash of the surf to keep her company?
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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.
Sofia is nearing the end of her blog tour, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed all the fun. You can check out her stops, including the upcoming ones by checking the links below!