I don’t think it’s possible to read paranormal romance and love shifters, and not know and love Rosanna Leo’s work.
She’s here today, to talk to us about fantasizing about her heroes—and to give us a little taste of Predator’s Fire (Gemini Island Shifters 5)
“FANTASIZING ABOUT MY HEROES”
Thanks so much to Sotia for hosting me today! I’m thrilled to visit.
I’m here as part of the blog tour for my latest paranormal romance, Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5. I’m also here to confess one of my quirks: I fantasize about my heroes … a lot.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I fantasize about other authors’ heroes too. However, I have discovered that unless I fall a little in love with my own men, I can’t finish their stories.
Allow me to explain. Being boy crazy is what got me into this mess in the first place. I’ve always been a dreamer and many of those dreams have involved enticing men. It’s fun and healthy and gives me a giggle.
As far as writing my books, when I dream up a new hero, he begins to infiltrate my consciousness. He seeps into my dreams. Pretty soon, he’s all I can think about and I’m forced to give him a story. He takes charge of my life, for better or for worse. It doesn’t take long before I’ve given him a history, a conflict, oh, and a heroine, too.
Is this an important step for me? Yes! If I don’t fantasize about the men I create, no one else will. Believe me, I’ve tried writing books about heroes for whom I only bore lukewarm feelings. It didn’t work. I need to be passionate about the man or his story won’t come. I get blocked. I grow frustrated. I give him up completely. I toss him to the curb and go in search of another.
Romance heroes live in our fantasies. They are our dream men. But if the author can’t adore him, if he doesn’t make her toes curl, he will live forever in the dark, collecting dust.
And that’s a sad fate for a hero.
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy Predator’s Fire.
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.
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 author with Samhain Publishing and Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes 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