People will probably debate until the end of time, if friends can be bound to us more closely than family. Is blood truly thicker than water?
If you’ve ever had an annoying little brother whose face you wanted to slap repeatedly, you might think otherwise. And what about the old saying: Where’s there’s a will, there’s a family dispute. It’s true that when families tear themselves apart, the results can be devastating. After all, our siblings probably know us better than our partners, and know which weaknesses can be exploited (having already done that many times!).
If you believed yourself to be an only child, how might you react at the news that you have a brother?
In Craving (Talisman #2), that’s what happens to Dante… and he hears the news from the person he fears the most.
“Is it true what they say about you?” The hard faced stranger smirked as he took hold of my chin. “You’d sell your own grandmother to make a buck.”
I struggled against the two gorillas holding me, both arms tight behind my back. Rivers of pain poured down from my aching shoulders. “I make a living.” I spat the words out, my mouth constricted by his grasp, fingers digging into the soft flesh under my jaw.
“What about your brother?” Alistair had joined us.
The question threw me. “I don’t have one.” It hurt to speak, but he seemed intent on conversation.
“Raphael?” His tone mocked me. “Fetch me Raphael, and I’ll wipe your slate clean.”
What the fuck? Raphael was my brother? He was just trying to bullshit me. Focus, Dante. “And if I don’t?”
He moved a fraction closer. I could smell Aramis after-shave, pungent and sickly. I tried not to gag. His nose almost touched mine. The tension in my arms intensified.
“If you don’t… even your famed spirit guides won’t be able to help you. Not where you’re going.” Tendrils of icy-white mist framed his face. As I struggled to breathe they crept forward and teased around my nostrils. His low, scratchy voice made me think of snakes squirming through a meadow of dry grass.
“What about the money?” I gasped. “Can’t I just—”
“You’ve just defaulted your payment, and that means I get to make a new deal. It’s you or Raphael. Do you accept the terms?”
~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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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.
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.
One, Josh falls in love with Suki.
And two, Gabe refuses to let her go.