Sunday, March 16, 2014

Immortality – Pearl Jam

With: Sofia Grey

Giveaway of books and swag!

I’ve never plucked up the courage to have a tattoo, or any kind of piercing. Fear of needles keeps my skin ink free, but I have the greatest respect for people who wear their hearts on their sleeve – literally. A friend of mine had her entire back tattooed, from the shoulders down to her hips. It took hours – and that translated into months and even years, before it was complete. It was a work of art, worthy of any gallery.

 I decided when I wrote Crash Into Love, that the hero would be inked, and that gave me the perfect excuse to browse on Pinterest for ideas. It didn’t take me months, but I definitely spent a few hours.

Jonah is a talented guitarist with a fascinating tattoo on his arm. Even though Cass has never liked body art she has to admit it suits him.
I admired the fine leather cord that it hung from, and then examined his tattoo in more detail. A stave of musical notes tumbled across his shoulder and down his upper arm, and I traced them with my fingertips. I normally hated tattoos—I’d forbidden Dylan from getting one while he lived at home—but it suited Jonah.
“I don’t read music. Is it a song or just random notes?”
He smiled, looked at the ceiling and then back to me before he spoke. “It’s Pearl Jam. “Immortality.” One of my favorite bands.” Warmth filled my chest, but before I could say anything more, he cupped my face in his hands and stole a kiss. “I played this on the beach for you.”
I listened to so much Pearl Jam while writing the story, and I kept coming back to this track. Immortality. Sometimes on YouTube you turn up a gem, and these eyecatching graphics work well with this particular song:

A truant finds home...and a wish to hold on too...
He saw the trapdoor in the sun...
I cannot stop the thought...I'm running in the dark...


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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I will be giving away a copy of Crash Into Love to one lucky commenter, and a copy of any other title from my backlist for a second winner. And...want some exclusive swag? Each winner will get one of these gorgeous little fridge magnets, and yes, I will post international.

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Twitter: @SofiaGreyAuthor 
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Author bio:

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 playlist on Pinterest and listen for free via (Sofia Grey –Crash Into Love station)

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  1. I have so many playlists - one for every mood

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  2. Thank you for hosting me today :-)

  3. Nice blurb

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  4. awww this sounds nice! I can't wait to read it! I've never been that interested in the younger man/older woman trope but lately I'm finding I like them. Maybe its because I'm getting older? lol
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