Hi naughty readers! I'm off to Colorado for RomCon, and I'm incredibly excited to be able to get out there and meet all of you readers!
Before I go, I'm happy to host author Sofia Grey as she tours to promote her new novel, Obsession. Please help make her feel welcome! ~P
Dirty, rotten cheat
Cheating is bad, yeah? The word conjures up images of people hiding cards at poker, reading up on test / exam questions beforehand, and the big one, cheating on their partner. The Wikipedia definition: Cheating is the getting of reward for ability by dishonest means. We all know someone who’s had a cheating partner, or have experienced it for ourselves, and it’s ugly. But cheating comes in a variety of flavours and I bet we all do it in some form:
“That lunch receipt was a business expense.”
“I kinda forgot to mention they gave me too much change at that expensive café.”
See? And cheating, like lying, probably gets easier and more commonplace the more it’s done.
In Obsession, Josh Delaney has made a career out of tempting women away from their husbands, to see how willing they are to cheat. If he were ever to consider a relationship, it wouldn’t be with a married woman since he knows how fickle they are. Falling in love with Suki though, makes him reassess everything. In this excerpt, Josh is talking to Suki’s friend, Anita, while out horseriding:
For some reason, I wanted to give her a partial truth. “It’s just, I’m… ah… I thought your friend Suki was nice. I guess I was hoping to find out some more about her.” I gave her my forlorn-puppy look. It melts the hardest of hearts. After a stern glare, she relented, just a little.
“Suki’s married. To a colleague of Jon’s and she’s really not available. They’re supposed to have one of the happiest marriages ever.”
She didn’t believe it herself. Out of curiosity, I touched her sleeve, hoping to read something more from her, but apart from a sense of doubt and some vague concern, I couldn’t sense anything. “I’ll cross her off my list then. Thanks for the heads up.” I gave her a rueful smile.
After another brief hesitation, Anita released my reins and urged her horse to walk forwards again. She glanced over her shoulder at me. “I’m speaking out of turn—Suki would be horrified if she knew I’d said anything—but watch out for her husband. He’s a nasty piece of work. If he thought someone was making moves on his wife, he’d be a force to be reckoned with. And you know what? It wouldn’t go well for Suki either.”
This time, I grabbed her reins, pulling her to a stop. The girls behind us watched with openly puzzled faces. “Are you saying he’s violent?” My chest felt tight at the thought. Was this why Suki had been so afraid?
Her face was closed, she shook her head. Again, I didn’t quite believe her. “Not as such, I don’t think he’d ever hurt Suki, he adores her. But she wouldn’t thank you for getting involved. If you like her even a tiny bit, take my advice and leave her alone.”
Can cheating ever be good? Cheating death by walking away from a traffic accident / plane crash? If you could cheat anything, what would it be? Leave me a comment and you’ll go into a draw to win a copy of Obsession.
Obsession is available 12 June 2013, from Time & Tide Publishing.
His charm and model good looks would be enough for most women, but coupled with his psychic ability to read their thoughts, he’s impossible to resist. Suspicious husbands employ him to test their wives, to see if they can be tempted to stray.
High profile couple Suki and Gabe Bridgewater have the perfect marriage, or at least, that’s the image they portray to the world. Behind closed doors, Gabe’s dominance in the marriage is unravelling and he decides to test Suki, using Josh as bait.
For Josh it should be just another easy job, but two things go horribly wrong.
One, Josh falls in love with Suki.
And two, Gabe refuses to let her go.
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Blog tours are fun to take part in, these are my stops:
- 12 June - Layne Macadam (http://laynemacadam.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 13 June – Laura Kaye (http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 14 June – Lissa Matthews (http://lissamatthews.com/blog/)
- 15 June - Cover Reveals website (http://coverreveals.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 16 June –Ella Frank (http://ellafrank30.wordpress.com/)
- 17 June - Allyson Lindt (http://blog.apathyshero.com/)
- 18 June – Parker Kincade (http://parkerkincade.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 20 June –Trish McCallan (http://trishmccallan.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 21 June – Tina Carreiro (tinacarreiro.blogspot.com/)
- 23 June - Silken Sheets &Seduction (http://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/)
- 26 June – Sotia Lazu (http://justsotia.blogspot.co.nz/)
- 29 June - Love Lust & Laptops (http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.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.
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