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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


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.


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 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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

A discussion about my least today.

1) What am I working on?
Well the question should be, what should I be working on? lol I'm supposed to be working on new work today. A sci/fi new adult work called Shadow War . It's about two aliens who were hidden here on earth at an early age they look human, but don't realize they're not. But instead I'm working on the edits for a high fantasy story, Journey Of The Princess Of Ice- The Elementals, which will be re-released, fingers crossed, in Mar. 2014. It's the story of a race of elementals but it focuses on a race of ice elementals. I've got 4 books planned in the series and each will feature different elements and heroes and heroines but the stories will all involve, Ice, the heroine.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
The work I'm currently editing is different because it involves unusual creatures. I've created a world where the elements are alive, represented as a race of beings and magic is normal. Earth, fire, wind, and water will all be represented in this story, but with a twist. For instance, the water element is frozen water so ice, and demons are the fire elements. This is not earth or a contemporary world, but one I created from my imagination. There's no technology, as we know it there. It's primitive by any standard, think middle ages where travel is done on foot, horse or other magical creature, or sometimes for those with the knowledge, via portals. The other thing that differs is even though it's fantasy work it's interracial/multicultural, because each pairing will be with a being of a different race with their own issues, stereotypes and prejudices.

3) Why do I write what I do?
I actually write in multiple genres. I believe it's one reason I don't get writer's block (knock on wood). I write contemporary, fantasy and sci/fi under LaVerne Thompson and romantic suspense and new adult under Ursula Sinclair. Although I will not discount some crossover work. lol I write because I must.

4) How does my writing process work?
For the most part I get an idea sometimes as little as a title and I write. I let the characters voices guide me. So I'm predominantly a pantser. I rarely do outlines and if I do it's rough like the names of the characters, powers, settings and a few main scenes. I've written work where I wrote the prologue and then the end. Then had to go back and write the rest of it. lol I've also started with a scene in the middle. In my Ballerina Series Book 1 started with the ballerina's fall and the rest of the story was built around that one scene. lol

To find out more about the writing process of some of my friends, visit their blogs:

Indigo Sin

Victoria Smith

Yvonne Nicolas

Stephanie Williams

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Impossible Possible by Deatri King-Bey

Book Into: The Impossible Possible by Deatri King-Bey

One of the reasons I love romance so much is taking the common themes and doing something completely different with them. My favorite traditional romance theme has always been the baby daddy theme. In it the heroine hides the fact that she’s had the hero’s child from him. Then years later, they meet again and he discovers the secret! Yeah, I love that one. In my new title, The Impossible Possible, I decided to switch it up a bit. This time the hero hides the fact that he’s the heroine’s son’s father. Hmmm, impossible you think? After you read The Impossible Possible, let me know what you think.

The Impossible Possible
Bryanna Martin has given up on finding her happily ever after. The only way she’ll fall in love and marry is if God sends her Mr. Right to her door. Since she doesn’t believe that will happen, she devotes her life to her adopted son and career. Then the impossible happens, the perfect man literally shows up at her door. Drawn to the handsome stranger, Bryanna wonders if this is one impossible that can become possible.

Alejandro Montenegro, CEO of a Global 500 corporation, dropped everything to catch a flight and claim a son he didn’t know about. When he arrives, he discovers his child is not in foster care being abused, but in the loving care of a golden goddess. To spare his son from losing the only mother he has ever known, Alejandro decides to remain silent about his son’s paternity and pursue Bryanna, but then the impossible happens. He falls in love and knows she will leave him if she discovers his secret.

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Much Joy, Peace, and Love

Deatri King-Bey