Where did you just come from…?
No, not you. I’m talking about the hero in my latest release. Which part of my fertile imagination dreamed up this character?
Dante is the hero in Craving (Talisman #2), and if you haven’t become acquainted yet, let me draw you a picture: Tall, lean, silky dark hair and silver-grey eyes, his body is covered in brightly coloured ink and several piercings, including three steel hoops in one eyebrow. He wears a leather jacket and heavy boots, and rides a fearsome black vintage motorcycle. He swears a little, and smokes too - the quintessential bad boy. However, he’s also a psychic - a medium - who has been seeing and talking to spirits his whole life.
Years ago, while driving through hammering rain on a slow-moving motorway, I saw a young, drop-dead-gorgeous and furiously-angry biker on the side of the road. He’d just taken off his helmet and the rain plastered his hair to his face. I saw him for a couple of seconds, long enough to wonder what he was so angry about, and to appreciate his beauty. He eventually developed into Dante. Funny how some people stay in our heads for a long time afterwards.
My face burned as I watched Dante striding to his motorcycle, clad only in boxers and a T-shirt. Boxers that clung to a well-defined arse and a T-shirt that rode up to show a flash of color on his belly and a hint of another tattoo on his spine. Jesus. His arms were graffitied enough, had he run out of room? On his left arm, a snake wound its way down to just above his wrist. On his right, I could see a wide band of Celtic-looking symbols above the elbow and a dragon on his lower arm, brilliant in blues and golds. Its eyes seemed to watch me as his arm moved, the muscles flexing. Were they gang symbols? They were unlike any I’d seen before.
He abandoned the phone, his dark eyebrows low and threatening as he turned to face me. “No, I wasn’t talking to the airman.” Crossing his arms over his chest, he scowled. “Was there anything else?”
All my life I’d rescued waifs and strays. Blackbirds with broken wings. Limping dogs. Small children who fell over in the park. Never a piece of hard core trouble like Dante. That poncy lot. I glanced down at his sleeping bag again. His bed tonight was a concrete floor. “I assumed you’d be going home with your girlfriend.”
He raised one eyebrow, but stayed silent.
“If you’d like, you can come with me.”
His other brow shot up, but I charged on before he could speak. Before I could change my mind. “I’m staying with family, and before you make any assumptions, you’d be sleeping on the sofa. But it would be more comfortable than this. And you’d have access to a bathroom.”
“A bathroom, huh? Is that a polite way of saying I smell?” His lips twitched as though he were trying not to laugh.
My cheeks burned. “No—I didn’t mean that.”
“So your family won’t mind?” There was that arrogant, couldn’t-give-a-shit smile. “I doubt if I’m your usual type.”
I scowled. “You’re not geeky enough. Look, do you want to come and stay or not?”
“Yeah, sorry about that. I wasn’t talking about you, Kitten.”
“My name is Katherine.” I bit the words out, furious with myself at the flare of excitement in the pit of my stomach, the tiny part of me thrilled at such a hip and sexy nickname. I raised my eyebrows in a silent question as I stepped toward the door, reaching for the handle. I wouldn’t offer again. He might be a great medium—he might be what I was looking for—but he was still an obnoxious jerk.
Craving (Talisman #2) is available 10 June 2014, from Time & Tide Publishing.
A deal with a demon, a biker psychic and the girl who might just be his salvation... if the demon doesn’t get to her first.
Dante isn’t your typical medium. With his leather jacket, tattoos and piercings, he looks more at home on his motorbike than he does holding a séance and Katherine has no intention of getting involved with him. He's the complete opposite of the kind of man she wants and represents everything she's tried to leave behind, but she needs a medium and he’s the best one around.
Dante’s never allowed himself to get close to anyone for fear of putting them in danger. His craving for Katherine is about to bring his worst nightmares to life.
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About AuthorRomance 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.
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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.
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