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
Wagamama is the hugely popular Japanese restaurant & noodle bar, as popular during the day as it is at night. I love the airy open-ness of eating there, as well as the fantastic views from the picture windows. On a hot summer’s day, the water has an azure shimmer to rival any Mediterranean sea.
Most days, there’s a guy sitting on the bench just outside Wagamama, gazing out across the harbour, a friendly black cat at his ankles.Based on the unearthly blue of his eyes, I’m convinced he’s a shifter. You might think it odd that a cat would associate happily with a wolf, but it seems to be quite normal. Perhaps the cat feels safe?
I learned early on that although the soups are delicious, they pose a severe hazard to office wear, and for that reason, I nearly always choose noodles or rice. Just writing this blog post has given me a hankering for noodles…yaki soba with chicken anyone?
In this extract, Megan takes Sasha to Wagamama, when he offers to buy her dinner:
Megan watched Sasha as he looked through the menu, amused by the look of alarm on his face. “Do you like Asian food?”
“Not eaten it much.” He gave her that sexy wolfish grin again. “More of a steak and chips guy as a rule.”
“You’re in for a treat, then.” She already knew what she’d be ordering, but there was no rush. Lou and Nessa knew she was going to be late. He was a very handsome dinner companion, even when he was frowning at the list of food before him. “So tell me.” She kept her voice light and playful. “What’s a nice Welsh boy like yourself doing in Wellington?”
“Huh?” Sapphire eyes met hers. “I came out to help out with the Christchurch rebuild, and then I decided to see something of the country. My father’s a builder and has some connections.” He shrugged.
“You’re just here on a work visa then?” She was just making conversation, not fishing in any way at all.
“Yeah.” He frowned briefly as though he was thinking hard. “Shee-it. I’m only here for another few weeks and then I’m going home. It’s flown by.”
Why did she feel anxious at the idea of him leaving soon? A memory jogged at her. “Those guys in the bar, they had the same bright blue eyes as you. Really unusual. Are you related?”
“Uh, no.” What kind of business had they been discussing? She burned to know. Right now, Sasha was too appealing and she needed to find a reason to stay away from him. Her lips tingled as she recalled their kiss. He had no right to be making her all hot and bothered after just one kiss.
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 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
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.
NOTE FROM SOTIA: I’ve been very vocal about being a fan of Sofia’s and adoring everything she writes, so I may be biased, but I’m now halfway through A Handful of Wolf, and it’s scrumptious! You have to read it. Seriously. Now.