Thursday, September 27, 2018

Perfect Mistake by Sophia Karlson

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If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

Probably my mom, for being such a horrible and difficult teenager. Since she is still around, I might just as well do it now. However, I think she is sitting back, and watching me with my daughter, and quietly laughing that what you sow, you will reap.

If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?

I wouldn’t mind curling up at night with the luck-dragon from Neverending Story, Falkor. I wonder when they are going to remake that movie. I was thoroughly enchanted when it came out.

How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
I hope my exotic settings would set me apart from other writers.

What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?

I think the best and worst piece of writing advice was actually the same bit of advice. At the point I received it, I thought that it was terrible, two years down the line it clicked. It was about goal, motivation and conflict in romance and how the characters must be in conflict, at the time the instructor only referred to physical conflicts¬ – crossing swords as such – which didn’t resonate with me. I’ve since realized that she was right and that we both didn’t express ourselves very well! I think all advice is like this, sometimes you’re just not ready for it…don’t worry, things make sense eventually.

Are the experiences in this book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Perfect Mistake is pure fiction – if someone actually lived this life, sorry I didn’t know about you!

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?

Read an excerpt:

She glanced at him but had to look away from the intensity of his eyes, which held her with such dearness that she knew he’d spoken of her. Inwardly she trembled, her murmur of need escalating to an oscillating quake.

“Simone, there’s something you’re not telling me. If you are in trouble, please–”

She extracted her fingers from his, but he cupped her elbow in his hand. She felt like crying, but the only sound that slipped out was a strangled choke as she jerked away from him. “I’m in no trouble, thank you.” Four years too late for that one.

She wanted to laugh but it hurt too much. She had to phone her mom, but it would only be to confirm her suspicions. Her mother had never passed on the message that Carlo had phoned. Her eyes misted over and she had to blink, looking away. “I just wish someone could show me where I’m to sleep tonight.”

With me. He didn’t say the words, but they hung between them, heavy and drenched.

She curled her fingers into her palms, her nails cutting into her skin. Any physical pain that would stop her from showing him where it truly ached. “It’s such a fine bloody line, Carlo. Please understand.” She swallowed the last words, biting hard on her lip to transfer the pain that had settled underneath her heart.

About the Author:
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:, on the web at


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  1. I love the cover. Yes, I enjoyed the excerpt too.

  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!


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