Hello my darlings! I'm always happy to host my dear friend, Rosanna Leo - who's with us today to talk about her newest installment in her Gemini Island Shifters series. I don't know about you, but I've already reserved my cabin on the Island ... and I might never leave! Take it away, Rosanna!
Thank you to my lovely friend, Parker! I’m thrilled to join her here again.
I’m here as part of my blog tour for my newest paranormal romance Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5.
Fans of this series know each of my books has featured some conflict, usually in the form of family angst and shape shifter/human trials. Well, for book 5, I decided I wanted to up the ante, so to speak. Thus far, my peaceful Gemini Island has managed to avoid any threats to its existence, but there’s a new villain in town, and he has set his sights on the tranquil shape shifter retreat.
August Crane, my wolf shifter villain, originated in hero Killian Moon’s tragic past. The leader of a vicious shifter cult, Crane has long held Killian’s parents under his sway. Like a Charles Manson for the shifter set, Crane camouflages acts of evil under the auspices of “religion.” He fancies himself a shifter Messiah and plans to take all worthy shape shifters with him into his new world order…an order that does not include humans.
This presents a problem for my human-loving residents of Gemini Island. And now Killian has a mate in human Nina Suzuki. I loved throwing this deranged monkey wrench into my hero’s plans. In fact, I don’t know if any of my heroes has ever suffered quite like Killian does.
And if Killian has his way, he will make Crane suffer as well.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy Predator’s Fire and I thank you for reading.
When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island.
Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him?
As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs.
But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?
“How much longer do I have to wait? I want to see Killian Moon. Now.”
The feminine voice, strangely soft despite its insistence, echoed deep in his being, awakening his jaguar. The great cat roared to life, turned toward the office and inhaled deeply. Its eyes flashed in interest.
Killian breathed in at the same time, catching the scent of cherry blossoms through the door. The sweet perfume, mixed with human outrage, proved a heady distraction, making him forget why he was there. Shaking his head, he tried to dismiss the odd sensation as Ryland opened the door.
The door swung open and the first person he glimpsed was one of the clerks from reception, trying his hardest to placate the unexpected guest. “I’m sure Mr. Snow and Mr. Moon will be right back.”
And then his gaze landed on the petite human. Tapered Asian eyes, so dark and mysterious, but rimmed with circles of exhaustion. Smooth, cinnamon skin hinted at a mixed background. Wearing no makeup, she appeared younger than she must be, but her presence and keen eyes pegged her at around thirty years old. She had a riot of curly, black hair and feminine curves that ought to come with a warning. He could see it now. Beware: this woman’s body will cause insanity in men. Even as she gesticulated at the clerk, her boobs jiggled in such a way his throat went dry.
He pictured her in a corset, her breasts spilling over delicate lace edging, and almost forgot his name.
This Nina Suzuki was damn hot and his jaguar seemed to agree. The animal licked its lips, its golden gaze assessing and appreciating every detail, from her rounded hips to her come-hither rack.
Yes, the creature uttered on a frenzied breath.
Buy link: Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predator-s-fire-p946.php as well as Amazon, Kobo, ARE, B&N and other outlets.
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes paranormal romance. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance and Two Lips Recommended Reads. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com