Remember the uproar in JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series? The grieving widower Tohr fell in love and created a new bond, even though the fundamental premise of the vampires was they bonded once, for life. The skilled Ms Ward was able to convince us of her change of heart, but I don’t want to paint myself into a corner, and so I’m keeping a light touch on some things.
And besides, I don’t want to bog my readers down with weighty descriptions. I want you to enjoy the story for what it is, and I’ll colour in more details later.
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Excerpt He settled into the corner, tucked up his knees, and rested his chin on his hands. Lila hadn’t looked well. Her skin had been too pale, and she’d had shadows under her eyes as though she hadn’t slept in days. He’d swear she was thinner, too. His mind darted back to those precious seconds when he’d lain at her feet, absorbing her beauty and drawing strength, and hope, from her presence. Rowena had asked about her husband. A ghardian perhaps? Lila wouldn’t have made a commitment. It would just be part of her cover story here.
In his society, couples were usually only paired up after an application had been accepted to raise a family group. An appropriate partner would be selected by the Council, and the two parties involved would undertake a formal commitment to each other for the duration of the child-raising period. Intimacy was unheard of, and sexual relationships were rare. Most couples managed conception through far more reliable insemination processes with children’s attributes selected by the council. Jared had heard tales of the deviants living in the remote colonies, and how they formed relationships in the old fashioned way. The way they did it in this age. He’d been tempted.
What he felt for Lila could not be defined and constrained by the life he was expected to live. True, the rules were starting to relax a fraction and some ranks were allowed to propose their own choice of partner, still to be approved by the Council, of course. But even if he found some way to propose for Lila, he would never be selected as her partner. His odd-colored eyes made him poor genetic material. His only chance for any kind of life with her would be if they left society for a colony. Or if they ran away to another time.
Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #1) is available 4 September 2014, from Hartwood Publishing
Genre: Dark time-travel romantic suspense
The only way to save him, might be to leave him behind
Finding him captured and enslaved by the Saxons changes all her assumptions. Now it’s a fight for survival, but the only way to save him, might be to leave him behind.
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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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