Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sofia Grey Talks About Obsessive Behavior #Obsession

Welcome Guest Author
Sofia Grey
to the Blog!

I'm happy to welcome Sofia Grey to the blog today to talk about her new release, Obsession. She has an interesting post today about obsessive behavior and a giveaway down below, so read on...

Obsessive Behaviour

I used to work for a guy who was obsessive about having a tidy desk, with everything in its place, and always in the same place. When he annoyed anyone in his team, they’d take great delight in rearranging the items on his desktop while he wasn’t looking. Nothing major, just shuffling the order and positioning, the kind of minor movements that I’d never even notice, but he did. He’d sit down and go silent, then give a little sigh of frustration, and start moving everything again. Pens had to line up precisely. The paperclips had to be sorted by colour and size. The ruler had to be aligned with the keyboard. We’d all hide grins and pretend not to notice.

It makes me wonder how he ended up that way. Did it start with losing his favourite pen, perhaps, and always replacing it where he knew he’d find it? Or was he a natural neat-freak who let it get out of control?  Or was that his attempt at stamping control over his desktop?

In Obsession, Gabe becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife, Suki, is cheating on him:

I idly flicked through a loose stack of magazine clippings on the side of her desk and watched them spill across the surface. That must be her ‘ideas file’. Yep, they definitely looked like the subjects she covered in her phone-ins. One particularly interesting bundle of pages near the top caught my eye and I took it back to my den to read in more detail.
Twelve Ways To Spot A Cheat—How To Tell When Your Man Is Playing Away
It was amusing, full of handy hints such as the classic lipstick on his collar and unexplained credit card bills for flowers and hotel rooms. Pu-lease. I found it difficult to believe that anyone would be so stupid, but I could see how Suki would make this into a fun piece. The next two pages made me pause and stare. They were printouts from the Internet. Suki, or one of her team, had done some research.
Signs Of A Cheating Wife—Thirty Things To Look For
I probably wouldn’t have paid it any attention if it hadn’t been for Suki’s scrawled note in the margin. Would he notice this? And then, another note at the bottom: How many?
Smiling, amused at first, I read through all thirty items… and realised too many of them could be applied to my wife.

As for me, I have to have my tea made just the right way. A specific brand of teabags. Boiling water, not leaving the tea bag in for too long, half fat milk, no sugar. I’m not obsessive you understand, just fussy about my hot beverages * grin *

So what do you obsess about? Do you line up your shoes neatly in pairs? Refuse to walk under ladders? Leave me a comment about your pet obsession and you’ll go into a draw to win a copy of Obsession.

Obsession is available 12 June 2013, from Time & Tide Publishing.

Josh Delaney is the ideal honey trap.

 His charm and model good looks would be enough for most women, but coupled with his psychic ability to read their thoughts, he’s impossible to resist. Suspicious husbands employ him to test their wives, to see if they can be tempted to stray.
 High profile couple Suki and Gabe Bridgewater have the perfect marriage, or at least, that’s the image they portray to the world. Behind closed doors, Gabe’s dominance in the marriage is unravelling and he decides to test Suki, using Josh as bait.

 For Josh it should be just another easy job, but two things go horribly wrong.

 One, Josh falls in love with Suki.

 And two, Gabe refuses to let her go.

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About Sofia Grey:
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.

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So what do you obsess about? Do you line up your shoes neatly in pairs? Refuse to walk under ladders? One commenter who leaves their email address will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Obsession. Good luck!
Thanks for reading!


Margay Roberge said...

I'm not a very obsessive person unless it comes to something creative, whether it's my knitting or my writing - then it has to be perfect!


SpiderEffect said...

I am obsessed with reading. I instill it in my children..they are obsessed as well.


erin said...

I have a bit of OCD. I *loathe* clutter and have to stack and tidy. I love straight angles and even numbers... lol... for everything!


kimbervale said...

I can live with a fair amount of mess (three kids). But when I get on a cleaning kick, I go a bit manic. Best to help, or get the hell out of my way. :) Nice post, Sofia!

VampedChik said...

The only thing I'm really obsessive about is my books. I have all of them written down so I know what I own. Other than that Im a very laid back person.

writery said...

yes one must be obsessive about tea. it has to be made the proper way! this book sounds scary... a little edgy. hope it is very successful!

Sebrina said...

I don't really freak out about much, except for my hall closet. I know, sounds funny, but that's where all extra bathroom supplies are, all the bedding, and towels. If my towels aren't folded correctly and stacked perfect, I have to get in there and fix it! LOL
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