Wednesday, January 15, 2014

“Tigers and Wolves and Bears…oh my!”

Released 2 days ago!


Gemini Island Shifters #3
by Rosanna Leo

from Guest blogger Rosanna Leo 
Thanks so much to Inner Goddess for hosting me today as I embark on my latest blog tour. My new paranormal romance Predator’s Refuge, Gemini Island Shifters 3 has just released and I’m thrilled to be here.

The previous two books in this series have dealt with bear shifters, and I loved exploiting some of those ornery bear characteristics as I wrote my heroes. However, with book 3 I wanted to introduce a new character to Gemini Island, this one a mysterious tiger shifter prince. Anton Gaspar is brusque, judgmental, and even a little misogynistic…at least according to heroine Marci. And being a tiger, he has some unique traits as well.

In my world, tigers are highly sexual beings, although Anton has developed a unique way of dealing with his animal urges. They are true predators, some of the biggest animals out there, and not many can best them. And when they set their sights on their prey…watch out! Poor Marci may not stand a chance, but she does her best.

I hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy this new romance and series, and I wish you happy reading!


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.

Check out Rosanna's last guest blog on Inner Goddess "Why I am Thankful to be an Erotica Author," along with blurbs for Gemini Island Shifters books 1 & 2.   

pearls' review for Gemini Island Shifters #2: 
Predator's Serenade, 4 Stars

 I read this sequel without reading book 1 and it honestly didn't make a difference. This is a different romance, just same setting and shifter set up. What began as an attempt to help a young teen come to terms with what he is and how to control his shifter self turns into a story of an adult male/playboy coming to terms with his shifter identity. And watching momma bear go berzerkers was bad-a$$. A great story about feeling alone in the world until you find that one who makes you feel at home.
[note:  Predator's Refuge is on the top of my TBR]


Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie, Sunburn and her newest Predator’s Kiss. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. 


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  1. Great excerpt. I'm hooked and need to know what happens next. I would be a white tiger shifter.

    1. Thank you Vanessa! A white tiger...very sexy!

    2. Rosemary H I would be an owl shifter a big owl

  2. I really enjoyed Rosanna bears, they are absolutely gorgeous. Cant wait for this one. the excerpt sounded good. I wish Rosanna all the best with it

    1. Thank you so much, Julie. I appreciate your kind support. :)

  3. As im Welsh id like to be a dragon shifter.

  4. Hi Rosanna,
    Congratulations on the release of "Predator's Refuge!" The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read Marci's story.

    I would be a wolf or bear shifter. I've always been drawn to wolves - I'm a dog person, after all - and bears are ferocious and fearless, but a little klutzy and lovable.

    But, the question I have for you, is what type of shifter would YOU be?

    mmmazuros at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I'm glad you're excited about the book. I love the wolves and bears as well, but I think if I had to pick a shifter form for myself, I'd pick a great cat. I'm more a cat person (love their attitude) and I think it might be fun to play predator for a while. ;)

  5. I think I'd want to a panther. Congrats on the new book. bluepooh1 at hotmail dot com

  6. Congratulations to Julie!!! Look out for an email from us about how to claim your prize!