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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rosanna Leo: Predator's Fire Blog Tour

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.

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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?

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Excerpt:

“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.

In...recognition?

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.

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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.

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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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sofia Grey: Lila's Wolf Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Lila’s Wolf Blog Tour




 

 

 

 


The one with the picture books and the virtual streets



Writing any book involves research. Whether it’s walking down a virtual street in GoogleMaps (what does that shop front really look like?), or trawling through train timetables (how long would it take my Heroine to get from Manchester to Exeter?), there are facts to be checked.

I’d already started work on Lila’s Wolf, when I stopped to do some digging. After Google searches had overwhelmed me with the sheer volume of information, I went back to the old fashioned methods. It seemed appropriate too.

The main library in town had a good selection, but most of the history non-fiction books were just like long-ago history lessons: dry and dusty. I hit gold in the children’s section though, and the picture books. Here were good ideas about how my characters would have dressed, what they would have eaten, what their homes might have been like. I still didn’t have what I needed though, and total-period-immersion became the answer.

For the best part of two weeks, the only fiction I read was set in the period. I rented key movies from the library, and I let myself absorb the details. I watched some great films, and read some amazing books, and then drip-fed the colours and the feel, back into my story. I like to think it worked.

What’s your favourite historical movie or book? Tell me in the comments, and you’ll go into the draw for the blog tour giveaway.


Excerpt



We sat around a huge wooden table eating honey cakes and drinking a light mead, as though we did this every day. I stayed quiet while Marc set out his trinkets and tokens, and I used the opportunity to assess our Saxon hosts: the warlord’s very young wife, Rowena, and her two ladies in waiting; her sister-in-law, and several female cousins and companions. The warlord himself, Widreth, was in Londinium taking part in a series of diplomatic talks with the southern tribes and would be
back in a few days, in time for the midsummer festival. It all sounded very civilized. I glanced up to see an older woman joining us at the table, and Rowena was quick to introduce her mother-in-law, Hilde. She took a place at my side, staring at me intently. I felt my cheeks heating under her gaze.

“Forgive me. Your hair is an unusual shade.” The words for a Briton were left unsaid, but I guessed that’s what she meant.

I managed a respectful smile in return. “Thank you, my lady. My husband and I appreciate your hospitality. Tell me, have you been in this area a long time?”

“My son settled here three years ago, and we joined him on the following spring tide.” A flicker of sorrow darkened her eyes but the shadow quickly cleared. “My husband died in battle for this very homestead. We honor his memory with every day that passes.”

What she meant was, her husband’s raiding party had most likely slaughtered the previous occupants of this fine farm and taken possession of ripe, fertile land for themselves. They were brutal times. As a fellow historian of mine loved to say, they weren’t called the Dark Ages because of bad lighting.

Her smile looked friendly. “Do you know the area?”

“Yes.” I gestured at my husband. “We were last here two years ago, doing business with the village.” I took a sip of the mead and sought for an offhand tone to my voice. “There was a young man working in the smithy who had a fine hand for delicate work and jewelry. He sold us some pieces. I think his name was Flavius. Would you know of him?”

Her mocking laugh sent a chill through me. “The village is no more. Those who refused to accept my son’s rule were either executed or taken as slaves.”           

  

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Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #1) is available 4 September 2014, from Hartwood Publishing

Genre: Dark time-travel romantic suspense



The only way to save him, might be to leave him behind


When Lila Cammell is abandoned by her time-jump partner, leaving her alone in Britain in the Dark Ages, revenge is the only thing on her mind. She’d trusted Jared Grohl with her life and her heart, and bringing him to justice will be sweet.
Finding him captured and enslaved by the Saxons changes all her assumptions. Now it’s a fight for survival, but the only way to save him, might be to leave him behind.



 

 

 

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Giveaway


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Links


  

Catch me blogging with Allyson Lindt at www.GeminiGirls.com
  
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Twitter: @SofiaGreyAuthor


Blog Tour – find me here:



Date
Host
Blog post
8-Sept

Google & conspiracy theories
9-Sept
Vampire bonding & eye colours

10-Sept

Picture books & virtual streets
11-Sept

TARDIS & the grassy knoll
11-Sept
Solar powered fridges & the right dress

12-Sept

Battlefield & giant library
12-Sept
Richard Hammond & exotic food

13-Sept


14-Sept

Ghardians & timelines
14-Sept
Fluffy plans & dark ideas

15-Sept 
Time travel & love stories

16-Sept

Paradox & runaways
17-Sept
Beautiful society & Ghardians

17-Sept
Loophole & ideas file

18-Sept
Rosemary Sutcliff & history classes

19-Sept
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Tetris & good bathrooms
20-Sept

Giant library & dodgy Utopia

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About Author

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.
Music is interwoven so tightly into my writing that I can’t untangle the two. Either I’m listening to a playlist on my iPod, have music seeping from my laptop speakers, or there’s a song playing in my head – sometimes on auto-repeat.

Check out my playlists on Pinterest

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