Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sofia Grey's, "Lila's Wolf" Book Blitz!!! The One With Ghardians and the Timelines

Lila’s Wolf Blog Tour!

 Ghardians and the timelines

 A note from the author: I’ve created a simple premise in my new time travel series: if someone tries to use the time-jumping technology to run away to an earlier time, they are hunted down and brought back to face justice. In this case, ten-years in prison.

The penalties are harsh, but I guess they have to be. The biggest danger is that someone might contaminate the timelines, create a paradox and put the entire future at risk.

This led me to the creation of an elite order of soldiers – the ghardians – who are trained to capture runaways. In Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #1), Lila travels back to Dark Age Britain with a ghardian, to track down Jared. The last thing she expects, is to find him there as a slave.

Do you think the sentence is too harsh? Or not severe enough? Leave me a comment and you’ll go into a draw for the blog tour giveaway.
 Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #1) is available 4 September 2014, from Hartwood Publishing
See links below!
Genre: Dark time-travel romantic suspense

The only way to save him, might be to leave him behind 

(I so want this book cover as a poster! Rwar! -Sky)

Blurb:When Lila Cammell is abandoned by her time-jump partner, leaving her alone in Britain in the Dark Ages, revenge is the only thing on her mind. She’d trusted Jared Grohl with her life and her heart, and bringing him to justice will be sweet.

Finding him captured and enslaved by the Saxons changes all her assumptions. Now it’s a fight for survival, but the only way to save him, might be to leave him behind.

 “I need to ask you something.” Marc’s tone was quiet, and my stomach churned. I lifted my head and met his gaze, seeing his serious expression, a trace of anxiety in his dark eyes. The corners of his mouth quirked up a fraction, but he still looked worried. “I wondered about your feelings for Jared.”

“My feelings?” Gods, what could I say? My heart raced, and I tried to find the right words. Nothing came out, and the silence grew, hopeless, but explaining so much without the need for words.

“I thought so.” Marc’s voice was soft “And I guess it will be hard for you to see him in the penal colony?”

I found my voice. “Would he still be sentenced? He’s a slave here, for God’s sake.”

“He would still have to serve time. It may be reduced by a couple of years, but you know they like to make examples of runaways. It’s a deterrent, and a very effective one.”

Tears pressed at the back of my eyes. I couldn’t leave Jared here, but what kind of future awaited him at home?

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Blog Tour – find me here:

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Google & conspiracy theories
Vampire bonding & eye colours


Picture books & virtual streets

TARDIS & the grassy knoll
Solar powered fridges & the right dress


Battlefield & giant library
Richard Hammond & exotic food



Ghardians & timelines
Fluffy plans & dark ideas

Time travel & love stories


Paradox & runaways
Beautiful society & Ghardians

Loophole & ideas file

Rosemary Sutcliff & history classes

Tetris & good bathrooms

Giant library & dodgy Utopia


About Author
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 playlists on Pinterest


Sky: Thank you for visiting us here at the Booknatics today! For those not familiar with you yet, would you like to tell them a little about yourself?

Sofia: My name is Sofia Grey. I write contemp and PNR, in several different series, and my first book (a short story) was published in January last year. I’m addicted to wine, chocolate and coffee, and firmly believe you can never have too many books. This is probably why my Kindle crawls along at the speed of an arthritic snail.
Sky: Oh, we're most definitely going to get along juuuust fine here. *giggles*

Sky: How did the idea for this book come about?
Sofia: I love the concept of time travel, and had bounced ideas around in my head for years, before I finally started work on Lila’s Wolf. It was intended to be a short & fluffy story, with a series that focused on people travelling through time sampling different lovers. Once my characters spoke to me though, it rapidly became clear this was a much darker story, and I’m glad I listened to them.
Sky: I am sure the other concept would have been just as brilliant, but I am thankful to have met Jared!

Sky: When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? Were there any specific inspirations, such as an author and or book?
Sofia: I started reading early, amassing a book collection with my pocket money, and in my head I’ve always been creating stories and characters. There was no blinding flash of realization though, it’s just something I knew I would do.

Sky: What was the hardest thing you dealt with during the writing process of your first story?
Sofia: You mean apart from being convinced it was a best-seller and would bring me fame and fortune, and then being disappointed when everyone rejected it? There was a practical issue, in that I lost my soft copy of the manuscript, and had to retype it from scratch.
Sky: Oh no!
Sofia: This was probably ten years after I’d first written it. However, like a good cheese, my writing had matured, and I ended up keeping maybe half of it, and rewriting the rest.
The exciting news is that after multiple rewrites, and enough rejections to fill a large folder, this first book is finally coming out in early 2015. It’s called Pole Position, and is a dark contemp romance.
Sky: I admire your dedication! I also feel as though many aspiring writers can find inspiration in your hard work and perseverance. Sounds like us fans have another brilliant book to look forward to! 

Sky: Have you learned anything new about yourself during the writing process of your books?
Sofia: I think like most authors, writing fills a void for me, one that I didn’t even know was there. It’s hard to explain, but writing acts like a valve for my emotions. If I’m angry, or scared, or upset, I can channel it into my story.
 Sky: That explains one of my favorite parts about the power of your writing; there's a real sense of raw emotion in your characters that had me constantly feeling everything they felt.  

Sky: Do you have a preferred time or place where you feel more comfortable writing?
Sofia: Since I work full time, I have limited hours to actually write, and so I try to use my commuting time – two hours on the train every day. With my earbuds in, a flask of coffee beside me, and laptop on my knees, I use that time for writing. Luckily I sit with a bunch of regulars, who are used to my antisocial ways. It’s kinda hard writing sex scenes on the train though, so I save those for late at night when everyone is asleep, and I don’t have any interruptions.
Sky: *laughing* I can imagine you'd turn those regulars into admirers if they ever saw the naughty that happens between the pages of your novels! 

Sky: When the ultimate enemy, Writer’s Block, strikes, is there anything special you do to cure it?
Sofia: Gah! Sometimes I take it as a signal from my subconscious that I need to take a break, and I’ll put the manuscript down for a couple of days, and just read and watch movies instead. After that, if I’m still stuck, the two things that unlock it for me are walking on the beach, and driving my car.

There’s something about driving that makes all the ideas come pouring out – and leaving me desperate to make sure I remember it all! I swear I create the best dialogue when I’m driving. Shame I forget half the details by the time I get to write it down.
 Sky: If you ever need a silent passenger to assist you in jotting everything down, I'll work for free--I wouldn't mind a drive around gorgeous NZ! LOL!

Sky: When you’re not busy concocting brilliant fantasy novels, what is it you love to do to pass time?
Sofia: Listen to rock music, eat chocolate, and drink coffee (day) or wine (night). I also read obsessively, collect shoes, and bake chocolate brownie to share with my friends.
Sky: *drools* Now I want to head over there even more! I'll be sure to bring brand-spanking new shoes as a gift in return *laughs*

Sky: Are there any inspirations that come to mind when you create your characters?
Sofia: I like to have a visual inspiration before I start work writing them. I’ve been known to spend hours on Pinterest looking for the exact image that makes me go, Yeah, that’s the one.
Sky: I am always finding an excuse to go on Pinterest myself! Coincidentally, I was browsing Pinterest for a fitting image of Jared to use on the banners for today's blitz ;D 

Sky: If you were not a writer, what would your dream job be?
Sofia: My first ever job was working in a library, and I loved it. Surrounded by books all day, it was damn near perfect. Aside from that, if I could somehow wangle a job quality checking male models for photo shoots, I would consider that. It’d be a tough job, but you know, someone has to do  it... * grin *
Sky: Oh lord, if you ever land a job like that, I'd hope you put a good word in for me--I'll bring the baby oil.

Sky: The million-dollar question: If you were to be offered a deal for “Lila’s Wolf” to become a movie, would you accept? If so, who would your dream cast be?
Sofia: Does anyone ever say NO to this?
This is the kind of question I could obsess over for hours – days – and never be satisfied. Pass!
Sky: *laughs*
 Thank goodness for Pinterest! 

Sky: In regards to another series you have published with wolf shifters, would you say wolves are your favorite animal?
Sofia: Actually, cats are my favourite animals, as pets,  but I adore wolves for shifters. Raw power, strength and all those yummy alpha-male qualities.

Sky: If you could have your very own pet wolf, what would his or her name be?
Sofia: Hmmm... Jensen (Ackles)  - I’d like to have my own, tame, Jensen Ackles * grin *
Sky: Another Ackles fan in the house! *high five* 

He approves! ^ 

Sky: If you could travel to any time and place in the world, where would it be, and why?
Sofia: Oh, so many choices... Maybe Stonehenge when it was being constructed and see what it looked like when it was new? Or back in time to watch Queen at their height, with the late, great Freddie Mercury singing.
Sky: Lovely choices! Makes me wonder what's next in store for Jared and Lila once they're back in operation :D

Sky: The ever-favorite question here at the Booknatics: Who is your book boyfriend?
Sofia: This is variable, depending on mood, but my top 3 would be:
-      Dmitri Belikov (from the Vampire Academy series)
-      Judd Lauren (from the Psy/Changeling series)
-      Alexander Belov / Barrington from The Bronze Horseman
I’d never get tired of these * happy smile *
Sky: You've got fantastic taste, my dear! Dmitri is definitely on the top of my list as well

Sky: And lastly, do you have any writing advice for other aspiring authors?
Sofia: It’s a cliché, but write, write, and write some more. When you finish a novel, start work on the next. And the next after that.
What helped me more than anything though, was finding myself a critique partner – someone to objectively critique my work as I wrote it, and tell me the truth about my writing. Friends and family have a tendency to tell you it’s wonderful, and it can take an outsider to be brutally honest.
Thank you for the interview, it was great fun – and thank you for featuring me on your blog today
 Mwah! Mwah!
Sky: I've probably said it a thousand times already, but that's just how thankful I am to be apart of your big day! You are inspiring and a true talent. I can't wait to see what's in store for all of us who adore you and your worlds very much.Thank you!!! mwah! 


  1. I think there'd have to be some sort of policing of use of time travel for the reasons you mentioned - the need to do all they can to guard against people using it to screw over the world as they know it by changing things the past so that their future present turns out differently. As to whether or not the penalty you mentioned is too harsh/not harsh enough, it's hard to say without knowing how their system works in greater detail. I'd think there'd need to be at least some flexibility regarding the length of the sentence so it could be adjusted to fit the particular circumstances of the case. Some might have "run away" accidentally as it sounds like Jared did. Others could have done so deliberately and with evil intent. The latter should be punished more harshly than the former, at least if the society is at all fair-minded.

  2. Great interview! Book sounds great Sofia!! :)

  3. Thanks, Krys! I think you would love this book!