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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Perfect Mistake by Sophia Karlson - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Sophia Karlson and her new book, “Perfect Mistake”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Sophia and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Perfect Mistake
by Sophia Karlson


GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense



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?



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.”



Five Musts for Every Romance Genre Book

Romance is one of those genres that thrive on the known. Readers want the same thrill but a different ride when reading romance. I’ve learnt a lot from an internship I did with a romance publisher. There are these things called Beats, and if you read any good romance, they will be glaringly obvious, even if they are as subtle as a whisper whilst reading. You need a meet cute, or a meet ‘not so cute’. Then, you need a pretty good reason why these characters are going to spend a lot of quality time together, also called adhesion. Follows the fun and games, possibly the easiest and the hardest part to write, because this is where we see the characters and how and why the fall for each other. Then follows the mid-point high: everything is going just dandy and yes, this might just work out. And then all crumbles to a mess – something went horribly wrong, bad guys are closing in and all is lost. During the so-called Dark Night of the Soul, your characters go through a process of growth where they need to come to grips with what they want and what they would give up to have it. There follows a Grand Gesture, when one of both parties makes sacrifices/amends, which ever it is. And then, the sweet closing image, in which we are finally convinced that the couple is happy for now, if they are not happy ever after. Beats seem to be a very harsh way to prescribe how your novel should progress, but it works for romance. You don’t need to follow them to the T, and good romances that go off this beaten track are really fantastic. For the beginner writer I can only recommend to stick to the known, it helps to guide you through the minefield that is writing!



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: https://www.facebook.com/sophia.karlson.5, Twitter: @SophiaKarlson, on the web at www.sophiakarlson.com.







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  1. Thanks so much for this tour and the opportunity to find out about another great book my family can read. We have a list now and it keeps growing with so many loving to read. Thanks also for the giveaway!

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Yeah, the Meet Not-So-Cute is underrated!


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  5. REading the storyline, it's right up my alley. Very interested in readin your book.