My first…Smexy by Sofia Grey
Celebrating the launch of my first story with Liquid Silver Books, I’m blogging about other Firsts of mine.
The first hero I created – that actually survived an entire manuscript instead of being thrown away somewhere after chapter three – was a racing driver called Jon Craigowan. I drafted a sexy novel about him falling for an innocent girl but it stayed in draft form. I moved on to write something else, and then another, and over the next fifteen years my lovely racing driver sat gathering dust.
I still remember clearly though, the agonizing hours spent writing their love scenes. Smexy books weren’t the norm back then. You had Mills & Boon, and then you had Black Lace erotica, but with very little in between. I wanted my characters to have an active and exciting sex life, not just a chaste kiss and a bit of touching.
The world is very different now. Smexy books are everywhere, and I am so glad, but smexy scenes and my journey with them is another post, and this one is about heroes.
My characters have also evolved over the past years, in particular moving from strictly contemp to paranormal romance. Wolf At The Door is my first shifter novel, and kicks off an entire new world for my writing. Set in the remote mountains of Wales, I’ve created the first in the Snowdonia Wolves series. Jake, my wolf, is very different to my first fictional hero. He’s totally Alpha and a little kinky in the bedroom, but some facets remain the same. He’s totally smitten with my leading lady, but playful too. Wolves are great fun to write and already I’m playing around with the characters in the next book.
As for my first ever hero, I have plans for him. His story was revamped and polished recently and one day, hopefully not too far away, he’ll get published. He also appears as a secondary character in another book coming later this year. You never forget your first, aye.
Who was your first hero? The one you swooned over? What was it about him that set your pulse racing?
Here’s a little snippet from Wolf At The Door (available 13 May 2013 from Liquid Silver Books). Lillian has challenged Jake to a game of tag.
Lillian tore along the path a few yards and then ducked behind a shrub. She couldn’t hear Jake, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t there. She peered round the leaves and buds, but there was no sign of him. Cautious, she moved back, stepping carefully around a patch of bluebells to avoid trampling the flowers. A fat, old oak tree stood to the side and she slipped behind it. He wouldn’t see her here. Intent on watching the path, she never heard him. The first sign she was not alone, was the pair of hands covering her eyes.
“Got you.” He sounded so smug that she giggled.
“How did you get there? You didn’t come down the path.” His hard body pressed up behind her, and now they touched from shoulder to hip.
“I know my way around.” She felt the unmistakable nudge of a hard-on bumping against her ass and she sucked in a breath.
“I won. What’s my prize, Cariad?”
Desire made her dizzy for a second, and she had to focus on his words.
Wolf At The Door is available 13 May 2013, from Liquid Silver Books or Amazon.
Blog tours are fun to take part in, and I only have a few stops left, see below for details:
Mon 20 – Sat 25 May – Wet & Wild Blog Hop
Fri 24-May – Layne Macadam – (http://laynemacadam.blogspot.com) Talking about my First Time at Faking It
Sun 26-May – My own blog (http://sofiagrey.com) Talking about My First Worldbuilding
Mon 27-May – Allyson Lindt – (http://blog.apathyshero.com/) Talking about My First Kiss
Tue 28-May – Jennah Scott – (http://www.jennahscott.com/) Talking about My First Shifter
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.
Find her at: www.sofiagrey.com and on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sofiagrey1.
- Coming Soon – from Sofia Grey (silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com)
- A Mess O’ Smexy (lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com)
- Wet and Wild Blog Hop http://www.skyewarren.com/hop/