Stormy Inspiration for Writing with Sofia Grey

I met Sofia Grey on Goodreads and was instantly smitten with her book-lovin' bubbly personality. But when I started reading her stories, I found that she had another, more moody, emotional side too...which translates into sweet, sexy stories. I'm so glad to be part of Sofia's blog tour for her new release Crash Into Love! Here's Sofia sharing about storms and music...

Thunderstorms. My grandmother hated them. She'd run around the house covering up mirrors, and hiding under the table, when they came. I wasn't sure about being caught outside, but from the safety and warmth of my bed, I enjoyed them.

 I've seen a few spectacular storms, ones where the lightning seemed to tear the sky apart, and where the rain fell so hard it could almost leave bruises. The most exotic were perhaps in Florida, when I visited on a business trip. It would go from blue skies to heavy storm in the space of a few minutes, and then equally fast, back to blazing sunshine again. The only proof would be the puddles rapidly turning to steam on the sidewalk.

 Why not listen to Lightning Song, by Queens of the Stone Age. This awesome instrumental track features on my playlist for this book.

In Crash Into Love, Cass and Jonah watch the storm playing out over the ocean.

The deck made a perfect viewing platform for the sea, and covered by the overhang from the roof, the back half was perfectly sheltered from the rain. Jonah slipped his arm around my waist and then grabbed the quilt, and together, we made our way outside. The padded bench seat was just the right size for us to curl up on, and with Jonah at my back, and the quilt draped over our fronts, I was both cushioned and warm. Heat poured from his naked body, and I wanted to laugh in sheer delight at the audacity of what I was doing. If Colin could see me now, naked on the deck in the arms of my much younger lover—my toy boy—he would be appalled. I wouldn’t change this for the world.

Brilliant lightning ripped the sky in two, illuminating the sea for a fraction of a second before pitch-darkness descended again. My eyes were still recovering from the blinding streak of electricity when the thunder crashed overhead. Jonah tightened his arms around me and nuzzled the crook of my neck. “Reminds me I’m alive,” he murmured. He was right. The raw power of the storm made everything feel more vibrant, more real. I’d never forget this wonderful, magical night, or the gorgeous man teasing my hair and kissing my neck.

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Blurb: Cass thought spending a month at a beachside hideaway relaxing and collecting shells would be the perfect escape to finish her novel. When she meets the dark and brooding and much younger Jonah, who's staying next door, her book becomes the last thing on her mind.

Jonah would rather stay home alone than go on vacation with his brother and their friends, but does his best to tolerate the situation after being convinced to go. But when he sees the beauty next door, he can’t avoid his attraction.

Together, they break all the rules, but will Cass be able to bring Jonah out of his shell forever, or will he leave her with only the crash of the surf to keep her company?

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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.

Check out my playlist on Pinterest and listen for free via (Sofia Grey –Crash Into Love station)

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today :-)

  2. So glad to have you here Sofia! Wishing you many fans and much success! :)

  3. Loved this book - then again I love all if Sofia's books!

    Jonah is so complex but Cass is a smart, strong woman and is capable of understanding and loving him - if he will let her.


    1. Woot! Thanks for visiting & your awesome rec!

  4. Intriguing title, Sofia. Best wishes with your release!