Thursday, August 2, 2018

Perfect Mistake FST

Blurb:
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?



Excerpt:
Simone went to stand next to him. “Why am I here?”

He turned to her. The dark shadows under his eyes were somehow more accentuated in the play of lamplight than in the bright sunshine. “Let’s talk somewhere else.”

“Where do you suggest? The guests are bound to arrive soon and you know we can’t walk around by ourselves after dark.”

“Come to my room.”

She inhaled sharply, her hands clenching into fists. “Is that why I’m here? Do you really think–”

With a soft groan, Carlo curled his fingers around her arm and pulled her onto the deck, away from the other people sitting in the lounge. “To your room then,” he whispered, “although I much prefer mine. And no scenes, if you please.” His hand was a ring of fire around her arm, propelling her to the wooden walkway.

He walked next to her but let go of her arm.

A few steps from her tent she stopped. “I don’t care who hears this. If you think we’re going to carry on where we left off four years ago you are very much mistaken.”

He didn’t blink an eye. “You seem to be singularly one-track-minded, Simone.”

Heat rose to her cheeks; it spread down her chest to her treacherous heart, which pounded at the thought of him. Why was he still able to do this to her? Being alone with him was the worst possible idea.

“Well, if not for that, why march me to my tent as if you would have your way–”

“You may still be devilishly tempting, Simone, but now that I’m your boss you’re completely off limits.”




Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
I watch my beagle, Phoebe, with the same eagle eye she watches me. She usually pitter-patters behind me everywhere I go (worse than a toddler going everywhere mommy goes!), so if she isn’t within eye range, I start to worry!

What is your favorite quote and why?
Carpe Diem! It has such optimism.

Who is your favorite author and why?
I simply love Georgette Heyer - a master story teller who created the Regency Romance genre. Her characters are wonderfully fleshed out, her descriptions so spot on, I always find when I’m reading her books that I’m like a fly on the parlor wall. I’ve read all her books several times, with just enough time lapse between each read to forget the plot. Each time is the same – I just can’t put her books down!

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Characters. Books are remembered for their characters, because that’s where we see ourselves mirrored in.

Where did you get the idea for this book?
Living in East Africa and Madagascar come with flying small aircraft if you want to get anywhere, which party inspired my book Perfect Mistake. I also worked in the luxury safari industry for a couple of years, and that ignited my love for the African Bush. I wanted to create awareness of the illegal ivory trade which is crippling the African Elephant population in a way I could reach more people than just locals. 



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Author Bio and Links:
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, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and on the web.

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10 comments:

  1. When did you first get the idea for your book? I hope your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Bernie, this book was triggered by so many things, ideas came like puzzle pieces to me. I think the trigger for the romance side was definitely the first time I noted pilots taking off with a DHC Dehavilland Twin Otter. They had to push the throttle together to get the plane in the air, hand over hand. In this case it was two male pilots, and I was sitting there, thinking that it was quite intimate and it could get romantic. And that was the little spark ;-)

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  2. How long have you been publishing books?

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    1. Hi Patty, Perfect Mistake is my debut novel. I have the sequel to Perfect Mistake almost to a point where it is ready for submission to my editor. I hope it will be released in the next six months. I also have an erotic romance that will release on the 19th of October, which is titled The Paris Apartment.

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  3. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the opportunity to read about another great book. With so many readers in my family, always great to hear about more choices I think they'd enjoy reading.

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  4. Hi Bernie, this book was triggered by so many things, ideas came like puzzle pieces to me. I think the trigger for the romance side was definitely the first time I noted pilots taking off with a DHC Dehavilland Twin Otter. They had to push the throttle together to get the plane in the air, hand over hand. In this case it was two male pilots, and I was sitting there, thinking that it was quite intimate and it could get romantic. And that was the little spark ;-)

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