Thursday, August 16, 2018

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ PERFECT MISTAKE by Sophia Karlson

Perfect Mistake (Perfect, #1)
by: Sophia Karlson
Series: Perfect
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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Simone Levin had a dream job as a safari pilot until an unexpected pregnancy clipped her wings. Tired of juggling motherhood with her demanding flight schedule, Simone applies for an office job, unaware that her new boss is Carlo Carlevaro, the man who’d ditched her before finding out he’d knocked her up. Carlo returns to East Africa only to kill another fire—Ivory trafficking from his lodges threatens to destroy his company. Finding Simone back on the payroll comes as a pleasant surprise. As his employee, Simone is off-limits, but she is the only one he trusts to help with his undercover investigation. With time running out, Simone and Carlo strive to expose the trafficking ring, but working together rekindles their mutual desire. When Simone is implicated as a trafficker, revealing her daughter’s existence to Carlo seems inevitable. Acting on her instincts might come too late as the syndicate retaliate and hone in their threat. Will they survive to give their love a chance?

She glanced at him but had to look away from the intensity of his eyes, which held her with such dearness that she knew he’d spoken of her. Inwardly she trembled, her murmur of need escalating to an oscillating quake.

“Simone, there’s something you’re not telling me. If you are in trouble, please–”

She extracted her fingers from his, but he cupped her elbow in his hand. She felt like crying, but the only sound that slipped out was a strangled choke as she jerked away from him. “I’m in no trouble, thank you.” Four years too late for that one.

She wanted to laugh but it hurt too much. She had to phone her mom, but it would only be to confirm her suspicions. Her mother had never passed on the message that Carlo had phoned. Her eyes misted over and she had to blink, looking away. “I just wish someone could show me where I’m to sleep tonight.”

With me. He didn’t say the words, but they hung between them, heavy and drenched.

She curled her fingers into her palms, her nails cutting into her skin. Any physical pain that would stop her from showing him where it truly ached. “It’s such a fine bloody line, Carlo. Please understand.” She swallowed the last words, biting hard on her lip to transfer the pain that had settled underneath her heart.

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10 things most people don't know about you.
  1. I learnt how to ride a horse when I was 38. Never too late to do one of those things you’ve always wanted to do. I’ll never fly over fences Olympic style but at least I don’t get rattled when the horse starts trotting out of the blue anymore.
  2. I have a travel blog!
  3. I’ve lived in Madagascar, the fourth biggest island in the world. For a full 4 ½ years. It was wonderful and we saw a lot of the country, but it isn’t an easy place to live in or to travel in. And no, it is not much like the movie.
  4. I only scuba dive when my husband is with me and holding my hand. Otherwise, I’m not really interested, unless the dive master is hot stuff and won’t mind getting cozy and stay close with me under water. And no, I don’t really want to run out of air and share yours. Thanks.
  5. I was a rhythmic gymnast in my heyday. A very long time ago.
  6. I speak French and German.
  7. I write in English but it isn’t my first language…and neither is French or German.
  8. The best meal I’ve ever eaten was in Cambodia. It was a simple local dish which is a combination of a grill and fondue. You grill the meat and the juices drip down into the fondue stock. The stock turns into this delicious Asian soup as the meal progresses. A mix of meat and seafood is used, and lots of fresh veggies. Weird, but completely wonderful.
  9. I always wanted to be writer. It took me a long time and a very winding road to actually be able to do this. And somehow everything else I’ve done has contributed to where I am today. I sometimes wonder whether I would have been able to write without doing all these other things. I think not!
  10. I’m a beagle lover!

Sophia Karlson has lived in France, Germany, East Africa, Madagascar (not the movie, the country) and now finds herself back on home ground in South Africa. As a teenager, she devoured romances with far flung settings, loving to travel through books. After school her itchy feet took her around the world, but now she doesn’t get much further than the school run and the daily walk with her very demanding beagle. She writes contemporary and erotic romance, wanting to take readers on a journey of their own. She loves hearing from readers.

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  1. I love the cover of this book. It sounds really good too.

  2. Love the cover and interesting premise of the book!

  3. I appreciate getting to read about another book my family have not known about previously. Thanks so much for the book description and giveaway also.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and sharing such interesting facts about yourself.

  5. Really looks good. Thanks for hosting.

  6. I love the cover, thanks for the giveaway!


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