Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guest Blogger Author Sofia Grey--with a book giveaway!

Let’s give a warm welcome to my guest blogger for today—author Sofia Grey!

Here's Sofia!

 Anxious Annies


I have a friend who gets anxious about not wearing matching undies. She’d run the risk of being late for work if she couldn’t find the right panties to go with her bra, yet in all other regards, she was sound and unflappable. Another friend freaks out if a pigeon flies near her. She’ll cross the road to avoid walking close to one, and Trafalgar Square with its vast colony of pigeons would be her private hell.

I guess we all have our personal fears, and just to show willing, I’m going to share mine with you. Slides. I get stressed about slides, about actually going on a slide. I’m not a big fan of ladders anyway, and the idea of climbing a ladder, and then sliding back to earth again is a big NO in my book. I think it dates back to a school trip to a local amusement park. One of the attractions was an old fashioned helter-skelter, you know, where you spiral up to the top, and slide back down on a coconut mat. I made it to the top ok, herded along by my friends and classmates and then had my WTF moment at the top. Until I got there, I’d been able to ignore that somehow, I had to get back down again. I eyed the coconut mat. I peered down the top of the slide and then looked at the ground, so very far away.

“No,” I said.
“Yes,” said the attendant. “Take the mat, sit down and push off.”
“No,” I said (louder).
He was about to say ‘yes’ again, probably louder too, and then a well meaning friend shoved her way past me.
“Like this,” she said, grabbed the mat, and sailed down. I’d seen enough. I pushed my way back down the stairs, ignoring all the questions, right to the bottom and tried to get my breath back. It felt as though I’d done a 100m sprint. Ever since then, slides and me have not been on good terms.

In Obsession, Suki has to face up to her very private fears, anxieties buried so deep that her husband Gabe has no knowledge of them.

I poured myself a drink from the bottle Gabe had opened, and sat down at the table to flick through the newspaper abandoned at breakfast. My eyes may have been focused on the pages in front of me, but in my head I was remembering the guy in the café. I should have taken the ice after all; I didn’t realize I’d been scalded at the time. I was too embarrassed about throwing my drink all over him, too shocked at how I’d felt when he took my hand, and too scared that I’d spoken without realizing it. I’d swear I hadn’t said anything, yet he’d answered me.

I’m lucky with my anxiety trigger. I don’t get up close and personal with playgrounds every day, and it’s no big deal avoiding theme park rides as I almost never go to theme parks anyway. Tell me what freaks you out, and you’ll go into a draw to win a copy of Obsession.


Obsession is available June 12th, 2013, from Time & Tide Publishing.

Josh Delaney is the ideal honey trap.

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.

You can find Obsession through Amazon HERE! 

Check out Obsession's Trailer HERE

Blog tours are fun to take part in, these are my stops:

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  • 18 June – Parker Kincade (
  • 20 June –Trish McCallan (
  • 21 June – Tina Carreiro (
  • 23 June - Silken Sheets &Seduction (
  • 26 June – Sotia Lazu (
  • 29 June - Love Lust & Laptops (

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.
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  1. I'd say my biggest anxiety comes from heights. The further down the ground, the more anxiety. I don't even like climbing up on the ladder to change light bulbs, but at least that I can handle. The Ferris Wheel, I'm okay with that.

    But the Grand Canyon, I couldn't stand near the edge. And on the Going To The Sun hwy- which was straight up, Up, UP- with switch backs after switch back and the road was cut into the edge of a cliff--with no guard rail. I think I cried the whole way up--of course I was something like 6 or 7 at the time. :) I've had family members tell me the road is much better now, wider with guard rails. But there is still that drop off behind the guard rails and I have NO INTEREST in ever traveling that road again. O-O

  2. I have a lot of fears...My most irrational fear is about buttons. I hate buttons. I don't mind them on my clothes but if I find them on the floor or see them on racks or in jars, I freak out. I'm not sure why. But then again, they do look like horrible eyes and if you've read Coraline, you understand that reference.


    1. Melissa,

      I have to admit, I've never heard of a fear of buttons before. When it comes to irrational fears like buttons, I always wonder if there is some deep, buried childhood--or perhaps past life--reason behind it. Like maybe in a past life you choked to death on a button. O-O

  3. What makes me anxious is Snakes. I hate them along with Clowns. I live in the country in NC. They say we are one of the most Poisonous Snakes Capital in the world. I'm starting to believe that. We have Rattle Snakes, Water Moccasins, Cotton Mouths, Copper Heads, and Coral Snakes along with Scorpions.
    To kick it all off, I'm allergic to any type of venom bite. Have to keep Epi Pen around at all times.

    Teresa K.

    1. We have rattlesnakes around here, as well as black widow spiders. I never worry about the rattlesnakes so much for myself, but I do worry about them when it comes to the dogs. I've had a couple of close encounters with puppies, but so far I've been lucky and nobody has gotten bit.

      The black widows are actually more worrisome to me, for myself-- because they crawl into everything. I had one crawl into my shoe. I was lucky I shook it out before putting it on to make sure there was no trail sand in there. Out plops the spider.