Friday, August 10, 2012

Chasing Bliss in the Big Easy


Hello, everyone. It’s release day for Chasing Bliss and I’m writing this from the Big Easy! I’m having an amazing time in New Orleans. I’ve been eating Cajun food, drinking hurricanes and meeting some of the best fans an author could ever have.

So I think it’s time to give back. I’ve got some great swag from Authors After Dark New Orleans. Who wants to share the love with me? It’s a simple contest. Leave me a comment about your favorite character in Bliss, Colorado and I’ll enter you in a contest to win one of the swag bags I’m bringing back from NOLA. The contest is going to run until midnight August 16 and I’ll announce the winner on my Facebook fan page on August 17th.

Much love to you all and I hope you enjoy Chasing Bliss.



Sophie Oak writes erotic romance for Siren Publishing. Her latest book in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado series, Chasing Bliss, was released today on Bookstrand.com.

Sophie is in New Orleans through August 11th at Authors after Dark (signing on Saturday, Aug 11th is free and open to everyone) and will be at The Romance Convention in Dallas, Aug. 17th and 18th (signing on Saturday, Aug 18th is free and open to everyone).

Please come out and introduce yourself. I would love to meet you.

86 comments:

Marissa Giles said...

Mel, I love his point of view on things.

Marissa

Chris said...

James :) Im a sucker for him
Chris

JAK said...

Caleb. . .hands down! The gruff, assertive, confused and skilled doctors is one of the most rounded characters you've written, amongst a plethora of personalities. He jumps off the page when he is floundering around about his life and relationships. Love his bedside manner. And other attributes.

Celtie said...

I am not sure I can choose just one. hmmmmmm I do love me some Nate. Okay right now I am going to go with Nate but later it might be someone different.

Tracie said...

ummm, Zane, no Cam, no Caleb, Callie, Rachel, Stella,...I really like them all!

Indigo said...

Alexei!!!! I love them all but Alexei has had my heart (and yeah okay Holly's)from the the moment he arrived in Bliss. The way he fought for his relationship and kept moving Caleb forward was just...*SIGH*! Oh YEAH! Alexei!

Gina DeWitt said...

Zane! he is funny as hell!
ok well really I just love Bliss...moving there for sure !!

mrs z said...

Alexi Markov and Caleb. Tied for me. Of the two Alexi is my secret pleasure.
He has such a heart in that big sexy hunky deliciously gorgeous body. And he was the brains of this duo. I just love Alexi. Holly is one lucky lucky girl.

I am so in lust with this series and Sophie Oak had better never end it. I would love to read Henry and Nell's story sometime though.

ashleyd said...

I would have to say Rachel. She was a strong kick ass chick who knew how to put the town grump in his place AND married him and his brother. She also kinda became the mama bear to Callie and Jennifer. I love Rachel!

Leah said...

Stefan is my favorite bliss person
He looks out for his love one
And is ass when need to be one lol

CourtneyD said...

Racheal I love how she handles her men

Jennifer Benner said...

I love all the men from Bliss! I guess my two favorites(since I cannot pick one) are Jessie and Cade because they both ride motorcycles! Love men on bikes!

Karen said...

I love Alexi-his malaproprisms are so funny!

Shannon Owens said...

Can't I just start my own harem, I mean come on you really want me to pick one! Not fair at all!!! Nope between Bliss and Siren I think I'm just gonna have "Mine" sorry!! Love them to much and I am just selfish! Shannon shannonowens92@yahoo.com

Tara Milam said...

Seriously hard to decide but I love how Stephan runs the town

Mary Molandes said...

I like Max... he's a character!

Tracyg said...

Nothing like making us choose! Seriously? I'm going to have to go along with Indigo on this. Alexi just rocked the story and his compassion toward Holly and even Caleb just took my breath away. choose, pffft... right! <3
Tracy
tracyg828@gmail.com

Mrs. Missive said...

Hands down...Mel. No contest. He is one of those stand out secondary characters that adds so much to the town. I would love to see his story someday. Hint Hint. :)

Mary Abshire said...

Going with Alexi and Caleb. Love your books! Keep them coming, er-cuming.

Mary ;-)
mary.abshire@gmail.com

atexanforever said...

If I have to choose just one it would have to be Nate.
There is just something special about him!

Riane said...

Ok Mistress Sophie, if you wish for comments on your posts, you have to make sure we know about it. And if you have any leftover swag, we would LOVE to have some of it for some giveaways on the site.

Kathy said...

It changes with each book I read and today it is Cade, so much hurt... or wait, Jesse. Yes, def Jesse... or... oh why must I choose just one? Love Bliss!

Riane said...

Oh, and my favorite character is, as has always been, MAX!!! I love the difficult, sweet, loving, amazing Max. :)

Minnie Medina said...

Lady you pose a really hard question! Okay then I'll say Nate and Caleb!

Ursula said...

Fav character is Alexei! I just love that big russian hunk of man. He makes me all warm and gooey inside. *sigh* Hope you had bundles of fun in NOLA.

Unknown said...

Tough choice here. I love all of the characters. I can't narrow it down to 1. My 2 favs are Max and Caleb. What happened to Max in Chasing Bliss just had me rolling. He so deserved it. And Caleb just cracks me up. The way his mind works makes me laugh.

I love all of these books and characters. Please keep them coming.
Julie
jabrengard@charter.net

Shy Amy said...

Love Zane, but it is really hard to pick just one. Caleb and Alexi are close behind. I adore Nell, too. =-)

Lana Galindo said...

Alexei. When I read His, Holly, and Caleb's story, he always made me laugh but seemed like you would always feel safe with him.

Miriam Whitewolf said...

Alexie is my fav!!! i love your books. thank you for shareing them with us!

Missy V said...

So hard to pick. Stefan is my favorite along with every other male that lives in Bliss!!

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Proud to be . . . . said...

I finished Chasing Bliss yesterday and want to say thanks for another opportunity to visit my favorite town. :) I think I love all of Bliss' residens, but I'm particularly partial to Nate and Caleb.

Sheri said...

Logan, is my favorite right now. He went thru a tough time and finally realized he needed help. Cant wait for his story.

Peggy Brown said...

Oh Sophie! It's so hard to choose just one. I could probably narrow it down to a few. Max,Zane,Stephan,Caleb, Alexi.

Mary Evitt said...

Wait this is Bliss! No one has to chose just one...well, Jen did but she got Stef. Hum, I guess Nate and Cam. They won me with the fath...er, big brother additudes toward Gemma.

I would have loved to be in NOLA last weekend but I had Chasing Bliss to keep me company.I hope to meet you in Dallas this weekend!

Dee

kazza16 said...

I met Sophie Oak at Authors After Dark in New Orleans.
Sophie is one of the sweetest people I have met and made me (a mere reader) feel like I was important.
Everyone should be reading Sophie's books, she is amazing!

Judy said...

Stefan. Utterly.

wendy winters said...

Wow! That's a hard decision to make. Hmmmm... Max would be my choice.

Gooddy said...

Dang, that's difficult, but when reading I guess I always laugh whenever Zane is in a scene, so I guess I'd have to pick him!

JenLubow said...

My favorite has always been Nate. Ever since the condom comment at the Town Hall meeting. I still laugh whenever I think about that. :-)

mharvey816 said...

How could I possibly pick just one?

Kimberly said...

Hmmmmmm Tough, but I think I like Max the best, he such a tough SOB on the outside, and a gooey marsh mellow for Rachel...I love the combination.

katsmeow said...

Wow! I love all the characters in Bliss, so it's hard to narrow down to one. I enjoy how Stefan takes care of the town. He's a lot like Julian from the Siren series. Max is definitely awesome. But, I think it's Logan who's melted my heart and changed so much. Can't wait to see what Sophie has planned for his story.

Mrs. Missive said...

I must say...that this question is unfair. The Bliss heroines never have to choose. ;p

Hope said...

I'm intrigued by Nell and Henry. I'd like to read a novella about how the two of them hooked up!

cckdabs said...

Well...if I have to choose....I'd have to say Stefan! I want to follow all his commands! I'd love to take a vacation in his playroom/guesthouse anytime!

Lisa Carlton said...

OMG I really don't think I can choose each one of these books and characters I love for all different reasons each story drew me in more and more ....they gave me my own little fantasy world to get away from real life just for a bit...for that I thank you ;)But from the first book I was hooked so I would have to say Max and Rye....they made me keep reading on and on couldn't get enough

Courtney said...

Max (Well, this week). Who else would go to the lengths he does (raw hamburgers, teasers, fist fights with Stefan, pissing off Stella, teaching Quigley to fetch him when Rachel's water broke) just to show his love for Rachel. Oh yeah, he could be my love slave any day...

Emily said...

I love them all. But to choose one... I like King Stefan. He arranges everything for everyone and has a soft heart under all that alpha/dominance he has!

888f1066-c3bb-11e1-a7cf-000f20980440 said...

Stefan and Mel. So hard to pick just one. I just wish they would show up on my nook faster! Seriously!

Aleta said...

Zane :)

Tiffany P said...

Don't make me choose.... ugh
Well I would have to say... geezs.... ummmmm Stefan... I'll say Stefan :)

Tiffany P said...

Don't make me choose.... ugh
Well I would have to say... geezs.... ummmmm Stefan... I'll say Stefan :)

allstarme said...

Toss up between Alexi and Wolf. I always read in the Russian accent and I love that! And Wolf is just... GUH! :)

michelle said...

I can't pick. I just want to move and find them all. Sighs

Rayna Stone said...

Gonna go with Caleb. Yes, examine me, probe me, test me, misdiagnose my ultrasounds, just please please take me. Oh yeah, and share me with a hot Russian who knows how to spank me.

Linda H. said...

I really do adore all of them. BUT if I have to pick I'm going with Alexei, I love how he uses American euphemisms but gets them wrong so they are really funny.

Michelle Hendrickson said...

Max & Rye.. love the "originals"

heather walters said...

AHHH you make it so hard! You know a woman never likes to choose she would rather indulge with them all.. But I always seem to go back to STEF!!!

Shannon Walters said...

Most definitely Nate!!

Amy said...

Zane is my favorite but Logan is a very close second. Can not wait for his story!

Wendra1970 said...

Max is my favorite. I love how the whole town tip toed around him and Rachel tamed him. Second fav would have to be Wolf.

katd1d57 said...

Deciding on one favorite Bliss character is difficult, but I will chose Nell. I enjoy Nell's wacky antics and protests, but she is also a good friend. She is willing to support Rachel in her breastfeeding protest, she helps Dr. Caleb, and volunteers to have a surrogate baby for Laura. She also crosses over to the Divine series, while appearing in all of the Bliss stories. Nell has my vote!

Sue Sattler said...

Oh Sophie, how unfair to have us pick our favorite. I love them all and wouldn't stop any of them from eating....um crackers in my bed!!

proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

rougebolo said...

If I have to choose one it will be Max and Rye, as they were the heroes int he first book. Thanks for the great reads. Love your books

rougebolo(@)aol.com

RoseRaven said...

I have to say Quigley. hehe

I can't pick just 1 although Nell would be one. A pro Earth, protesting Disney Princess that writes erotica. Can't get more fun than that.

LeeAnn Hinchberger said...

Has to be Zane--just love the bad boys!

REGINA ROSS said...

Cade. :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my! Just one? Really? I have to? Well.....seriously....I've grown to love them all...but I'll have to say Max! Just by a tiny margin that is! ;) Cannot resist that man! LOL

Hawaiianwahine00 said...

Okay I know you said one but you can't have one without the other so I pick Nate and Zane!! Yummy ;)

SusieJ said...

Oh, this is so hard....I'll have to go with Max...just love him.
Looking forward to reading "Chasing Bliss"....:)
foulkes.susan@gmail.com
Hugs xx
p.s.Now...if you'd asked about Siren.....you know who I'd choose....Julian, every time...lol!

Brandi Reynolds said...

Zane. I love his sense of humor and there's just something about the big guy, especially when he gets nekid with the naturists. I would also like to say that Rachel is my favorite female. She started the series off, and she put Max Harper in his place and taught the Harper twins how to truley love. Can't forget Stella.

AquarianDancer said...

I love Zane (as the guy) and Hope (as the girl).

Karin
AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Jenniferredwing said...

I love Max and Rye because they introduced me to all of your wonderful books.

SheriV said...

I'm going to say Max because then I get Quigley. :P Yeah my priorities are a little skewed.

Cathy M said...

I adore all your men, and Caleb maybe just a smidge more.

Stormy said...

Rachel is my favorite famale. Her sweet and sassy personality and the way she handles Max is what made me a fan of the series in the first place. Favorite male would have to Stephen. Not because he's such a commanding Dom (that's nice as well though) but because he trys so hard to hide his huge heart and goes out of his way to take care of everyone and prefers that they never even know it.

Jessica said...

My favorite is Callie, though i Zane is my next favorite..she just cracks me up she is so prim and yet so not. Makes me smile everytime i read her story
jess.ann@comcast.net

Mariann at Belles Book Bag said...

Hey Sophie,
LOVE LOVE LOVE Chasing Bliss!! I think it is one of your best and I think it is definitely one of my favorites in the series. My favorite character hands down is Zane *sigh* love love love him and each time I read more of him through out the series I love him even more!!! Nate is a very close second followed by Trevor and Cameron~~Oh hell the list could keep on going!!! LOL ;) Thanks for the chance to win!! SO excited!!

Nancy Jo said...

I love Max and Caleb. They are both so gruff but I just want to hold them tight and never let go.

DJ said...

I think my favorite are Laura, Rafe and Cameron. Rafe had a lot to overcome in making his decision to stay in Bliss with Laura and Cameron. I really love Laura and admire her for all she has gone thru and still is a lady.

CaroleDee said...

I LOVE the hunks of Bliss, but I have to admit my number 1 favorite character isn't one of the boys. NOPE, it's good 'ol Mel. LOL. He cracks me up!

Leisha Schoer said...

Quigley how loving and faithful can you get if you want one of the actual "humans" I quite like Nell she has her causes but is mot militant about things she my favourite well appart from all the boys :)

CeliacGirlRI, a.k.a. Karen Ingraham said...

You're gonna make me pick...really? I guess I'll go with the twins, one of my favorite fantasies! Gotta get me some Bliss!

liltrev said...

My favorite would be King Stefan. He brings everyoone together with his strength and love.

Courtney said...

I know I said Max earlier, but I might just have to change my mind to Caleb. God, I love it when that man rambles on,

Amy Braden said...

Nope, sorry can't do it!!!! There's no way for me to pick just one favorite. I LOVE THEM ALL!!