A Welsh Wolf in Wellington blog tour
Since most of Sasha’s story takes place in Wellington, the compact and thriving capital city of New Zealand. I though it would be fun to feature a different part of the city – especially those mentioned in the book – on each tour ‘stop’. Come and join me on a truly unique virtual tour of Wellington J
The Waterfront is the section of the city that opens onto Wellington Harbour. Studded with glossy bars and restaurants, it’s the focus of the upmarket side of Wellington’s nightlife. It’s also an incredibly busy area at lunchtime, with harassed office workers seeking fresh air, a sandwich and coffee. Wellington is famous for it’s excellent coffee, by the way.
It’s common to see joggers running along here, skateboarders and rollerbladers, and a colourful flotilla of kayaks on the water, on a calm day. In the summer, it’s also home to an iconic one-day music festival – HomeGrown – featuring the best of Kiwi music. I’ve been twice and plan to go again next year J
While shifters rarely take regular office-based jobs (too restrictive), the city shifters have to adapt to the working environment and most of them prefer outdoor work. There’s a large number that take bar and café work. Every time I’m served coffee by a bright-blue-eyed barista, I ask myself, are they a shifter?
In this extract, Sasha sees Megan as she walks along the Waterfront:
Something tugged at Sasha’s senses and his wolf lifted his head, intent and focused. A scent he recognized. He opened his mouth slightly and inhaled, the wolf very much in control. Caramel and spice. The girl with the scarf.
“Yeah, will do.” He finished the call, shoved his phone into a pocket and turned around. There she was. The brunette stood a short distance away on the edge of a car park and he feasted his eyes on her. Business clothes had been replaced with a short stretchy black skirt that hugged her curves and a shiny, gleaming top that begged to be touched. Dark hair tumbled down her back, a few strands falling onto her face and she brushed them back with one elegant hand. Her scent called to him and his wolf whined, needing to get closer.
He took a step toward her. He’d apologize for taking advantage earlier, offer to buy her a drink. Maybe try another kiss later when she’d forgiven him. He still had plenty of time for the Pack business, and a little fun first would satisfy his wolf. Confident, he took another step, but then stopped.
She was with someone. A guy. Sasha’s wolf growled when the guy held out his hand to her, and then quieted again when she refused. This was stupid. He didn’t even know her. One kiss was all they shared. Yeah, and what a kiss. She was a gorgeous, hard-assed girl and it stood to reason she’d have a boyfriend. All the same, for whatever reason, she didn’t want to hold the guy’s hand and that was enough of an excuse for Sasha to look out for her. When the couple walked into a waterfront restaurant, he followed.
A Handful Of Wolf is available 25 November 2013, from Liquid Silver Books.
Sasha's not a looking-to-the-future kind of guy, but he's made an exception with his plans to travel and meet lots of pretty girls. Too bad his Pack Alpha, fate, and reality have other ideas about his trip abroad. He's pretty sure he didn't sign on to be a diplomat for the Snowdonia Wolf Pack. Or to find a Mate. Especially not a human Mate.
Megan knows better than to let a sweet-talking charmer get under her skin, but Sasha's sexy playfulness is making her forget all her rules. Except one: she's not willing to risk her heart by falling in love. The gorgeous boy from Wales can only be a fling, especially since her over-protective brothers hate him on sight.
In the midst of a wolf uprising, a hesitant Mate, and Megan’s complicated family ties, Sasha learns that sometimes impulsiveness is dangerous and even lethal. Can he show Megan why they belong together before it all comes crashing down around him and he loses his Mate forever?
I’m giving away 3 copies of A Handful of Wolf, to 3 lucky commenters across the tour. Just leave a comment (and your email address please!) at whichever site you visit, and you’ll go into the draw. The more comments you leave, the more chances you get to win J
Catch me blogging with Allyson Lindt at www.GeminiGirls.com
25-November – www.GeminiGirls.com
27-November – Silken Sheets & Seduction (http://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/)
27-November – Facebook Party!
28-November – Rosanna Leo (http://rosannaleo.blogspot.com)
29-November – Barbara Elsborg (http://barbaraelsborg.blogspot.com)
30-November – Love, Lust & Laptops (http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com/)
1-December – CoverReveals (http://coverreveals.blogspot.com)
2-December – Daisy Banks Advent Calendar (http://daisybanks.wordpress.com/)
3-December – Sotia Lazu (http://justsotia.blogspot.com)
4-December – Lissa Matthews (http://lissamatthews.com/blog/)
5-December – Kimber Vale (http://kimbervale.wordpress.com/)
6-December – Tina Carreiro (http://www.tinacarreiro.blogspot.com)
8-December – Layne Macadam (http://www.laynemacadam.com/#!blog/cfxc/)
10-December – Laura Kaye (http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.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.