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Friday, January 31, 2014

Welcome Rosanna Leo!

A treat today! Rosanna Leo is visiting to talk about her shifters. Welcome!

Thank you very much to LaVerne, my lovely hostess! I am thrilled to be here.

I’m here as part of my blog tour for my latest paranormal romance, Predator’s Refuge, Gemini Island Shifters 3. It’s been a wonderful experience, seeing how readers have responded to this fun and sexy series, and I look forward to penning a few more installments.
One might think writing a book 3 is a fairly simple task for an author, right? After all, you just pick up where the previous books left off. And in my case, each book always concerns a different couple, so I don’t need to worry about following the thread of one romance. However, it’s not as easy as you’d think.

There is a lot to consider as an author embarks on a next book in a series. Do the readers even want another story? Are they still invested in your characters? These are difficult questions every author needs to confront. I’m happy to see my readers have responded to the heroes and heroines I’ve created, and an interest is there.

And then you have previous plotlines to recall. Remember that minor character from book 1? Well, he might end up as the hero in book 3 or 4, so an author really needs to pay attention to the life she’s created for him. I know authors who keep poster boards in their writing spaces, detailing character histories and hook-ups.  And don’t forget all those seemingly unimportant details: jobs, family life, color of eyes, tattoos, shoe sizes.  I’ve read books where authors lose track of the hero’s eye color. Readers, especially faithful ones, will pick up on this. As authors, it’s our duty to remember how smart our readers are and to do the stories justice.

So does one dive right into a book 3 or 43? Not in my case. I always go back and reread what I’ve written in the series. I make copious notes, and burn the info into my brain. And I recheck and recheck and recheck.

I don’t think my characters would let me do it any other way.
I hope you get a chance to explore my Gemini Island Shifters series, and the world I’ve created there.


Blurb/Excerpt- Predator’s Refuge, Gemini Island Shifters 3 by Rosanna Leo


Blurb:

Lynx shifter Marci Lennox has worked at the shifter-friendly Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort all her adult life. It’s more a home to her than a job. When her boss goes on vacation, putting her in charge, Marci is thrilled. Finally a chance to prove she has the mettle to run a resort.

Her confidence is shaken when new employee Anton Gaspar appears. One look at the mysterious tiger shifter spells trouble for Marci and for her sex-crazed lynx. Anton is judgmental, condescending, and a little misogynistic. Unfortunately, Marci’s lynx thinks his tiger is more delicious than an oversized bag of Maltesers.

It becomes difficult for Marci to remain neutral near Anton, especially when she learns of his troubling past and unusual family circumstances. However, when dangerous incidents occur on the resort, the lynx woman and tiger man join forces to combat the threat to the lodge and its guests.
Harder still is the quest to combat their explosive feelings for one another. As they explore their mutual passion, they realize the danger at the resort is more insidious than they ever envisioned. Their dreams, their love, and their very lives are at stake.

Excerpt:


Immediately, the fragrance hit him, activating his Jacobson’s organ. He swallowed, tasting it on his tongue and at the back of his throat, and wondered if he was mistaken.

No, how could he mistake the unique scent of a female cat in heat? It was too delicious a scent to forget. Sweetness coated his taste buds, winding a delirious path down his throat. As his head swam, he blinked and tried to clear his thoughts of the sexual imagery racing through it.

The scent did not belong to another tiger shifter, but some other type of predatory cat. One whose perfume he hadn’t sampled before. One who must be particular to this region. Cougar? No. Mountain lion? Surely not.

Whatever she was, her scent teased him with its delicious flavor.

Don’t, he warned himself. Wasn’t it enough that he spent the last few years of his existence trying to escape the sick wiles of the grasping women at court? And God only knew how hard he’d worked to maintain a state of abstinence at Pannonhalma, devoting his life to meditation. He’d come here to work, not lose himself in a sweet piece of…

Stop it. This was no time to think of pussy, even though he’d never been more desperate for a taste of creaming woman.

His tiger howled inside him, hungry for that which it had been denied for almost two years.
Still the perfume, more intoxicating than any he’d known, wafted toward him. He wanted to close his eyes and drink it in. The unyielding power of the aroma could make him forget his vows. Granted, he wasn’t really a monk, but he had followed the monastic lifestyle from day one at Pannonhalma. The purity in the monk’s life had been the very thing he’d required to get his life back on track.

So why did he want to find the source of the scent and fuck her until she begged alternately for mercy and for more? Her need seemed strong. Whoever this lady cat was, she must be in dire agony for her scent to be so powerful.

None of his business.

Mentally caging the growling tiger inside him, he shook his head and approached the front desk. He dropped his luggage and cleared his throat at the woman working there. Her head had been down as she read some reports, but she looked up now.

“Welcome to the Ursa…” Her jaw fell open and her sentence hung in the air, unfinished and clearly forgotten.

Well, well. A beautiful little lynx.  

*****

Predator’s Refuge is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predators-refuge-p872.php and all e-outlets.

Author Bio:

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






4 comments:

LaVerne Thompson said...

Hi Rosanna,
Thanks for being a guest today. Great excerpt. I LOVE SHIFTERS. lol I see I'm adding a new series to my TBR pile.

Stephanie Williams said...

Hey Rosanna!
Great cover and love the excerpt. Going in my TBR pile for sure.

And you are so right on about consistency with characters and trying to keep it straight. I sometimes forget about the eye color, and have to go waaaay to the top of the manuscript to makes sure it's blue-green and not gray. LOL

Rosanna Leo said...

Thanks for having me! I am thrilled to be here.

Rosanna Leo said...

Thanks Stephanie! I do the same. LOL Good to know we're in the same boat! Thanks for visiting.