Thank you so much to the lovely Liv for hosting me today. I’m thrilled to be here to tell you all about my latest paranormal romance, Predator’s Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4.
Although this is a book 4 in my shifter series, I write all my books to stand alone. By all means, I’m thrilled when a reader picks up the entire series and reads them in order, but with my books, you don’t have to. I believe in happy endings, and even with my series books, each story centres on a different couple.
In this case, we have wolf shifters Bart Cairo and Charlotte Moffatt. Being shifters, they possess some interesting powers, ones that are so much fun for the author to explore and exploit. Chief among these is an increased sexual appetite. Let’s face it: this is what we love best about shifters, right? Their animal nature and sometimes beastly urges. These creatures don’t stop in the bedroom. This is a wonderful fantasy for a human reader (are there any other kinds of readers? LOL). When we come home at the end of a long day, exhausted from work, isn’t it wonderful to dream about a man who can do all the work for us in the bedroom? The sort of man who will tease us back into action lickety-split. I know I love this fantasy!
Bart and Charlotte are probably one of my kinkiest couples to date. They are tempted by some relatively dark desires and even submit to one or two. But underneath their sexual exploration is a love that will sustain them for all time.
I hope you will read Predator’s Claim and enjoy their journey.
For years, wolf shifter Bart Cairo has harbored secret feelings for his co-worker, Charlotte Moffatt. Even though he thinks he’s been discreet with his affections, everyone at Gemini Island’s Ursa Fishing Lodge knows he and Charlotte, a fellow wolf shifter, are meant to be mates. Everyone but Charlotte.
Charlotte couldn’t be less interested in mating. A free spirit, she wants nothing more than to succeed at her new career in the big city and leave small-town Gemini Island behind. However, she can’t deny Bart stirs up unwanted emotions inside her. Emotions she swore she’d never feel again.
The occasion of Bart’s family reunion compels him to assume new responsibilities, and to consider a role he never envisioned for himself. Family tensions rise to the surface as a new Alpha is proclaimed in his pack. And when old grudges escalate, Bart must stake his claim.
Charlotte resists as he stakes a claim on her as well. But when he begins to employ sexual tactics of temptation, she wonders if the only solution is submission to the enticing wolf man. Can she trust her heart again? And can they find their happy ending before an enemy cuts their story short?
He pushed aside one of the suitcases in his way and backed her up against the sitting room wall. He put his hands on either side of her head, closing her in, and leaned toward her. Soaking up the scent of her talc-scented skin and her womanly heat, he inhaled deeply, knowing she was hot for him. “Did our kiss mean nothing to you?”
She blinked. As she stared at him, tears threatened, pooling at the corners of her eyes, but she banished them with another punishing series of blinks. “Nothing.”
Oh, she was good, but he was better. No kidding a kidder, after all. He wet his lips and pinned his gaze on hers, which were now trembling ever so slightly. “You’re fooling yourself.”
“I’m not,” she said on a gulp. “I’m not…”
“Oh yes, you are,” he warned, his voice low and deep. “But that’s gonna stop here and now, Charles.” He moved his face closer to hers, bent his head, and dragged his tongue up the length of her neck. When she gasped, he felt her hold her breath and moved his tongue as slowly as possible. He ground his hips against her, and his cock thumped violently against her belly.
She slammed her hands against the wall behind her, clearly trying to get purchase on anything but him. Even still, her hips rolled against his in obvious invitation. “I want you to stop,” she cried. Her chest jerked as the plaint escaped her, and her tears finally tumbled down her cheeks.
He moved away, just millimeters so she could breathe. Cupping her face, he stared her right in the eyes. “Say it again, and maybe I’ll believe you this time.”
“I want you to…” she squeaked.
“What was that? I can’t quite hear you, princess.”
Her lips wobbled and her eyes crinkled in what could only be agony of the worst kind. “I want…Oh God! I want you.”
He let out the breath he’d been holding and shots of heat radiated through him.
He took her mouth in a savage kiss, meant to illustrate his dominance over her. He nipped at her lips, none too gently, and felt them swell under his touch. Good. That’s how he wanted her. Plump and overcome and ready for him. Always.
As he drove his tongue into her mouth, tangling it with hers, he heard her groan. Ecstasy made his cock riot in his pants, and he would have done anything in that moment to strip her of her clothes and plunge into her sweet moisture. His Charlotte. His woman. He’d make her his in every sense of the word, and soon.
I am a married mom of two wonderful boys who has been obsessed with romance literature ever since I read Jane Eyre in grade six. Since then, I have been a sucker for a roguish smile, a knowing eye and an alpha male!
I grew up in Toronto, Canada and still live nearby. I write every chance I get, and my head is filled with stories of Greek gods, vampires, and ethereally beautiful creatures. I tried getting to Narnia through my bedroom closet when I was a kid, but that didn’t work, so I started writing novels.