Thursday, March 27, 2014

The raw animal magniticism of wolf shifters

Predator’s Claim
Gemini Island Shifters, book 4
by Rosanna Leo

 a message from the author Rosanna Leo

Thanks very much to Inner Goddess for hosting me today, and a big hello to all you goddesses out there!

It’s an exciting week for me as I’m launching my latest paranormal romance, Predator’s Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4. This has been a very fun series to write: sexy and funny with characters who seem to be resonating with my readers. I love that.

Book 4 features a new hero/heroine, and a new romance, as all my books do, and can be read as a stand-alone. Although the other books have centered on shifters such as bears and lynx and tigers, this one brings us back to the world of the wolf. Wolves are easily still the most popular shifter out there, and I think there is something about their raw animal magnetism that appeals to so many readers. And why not? They’re seductive creatures with mysterious eyes, great strength, endurance and ahem, they bite. Nothing wrong with that.

Combine the wolf mentality with a couple who is drawn together and you have sexual chemistry like no other. Plus, my hero and heroine have a past, so it binds them already. I hope you will check out Predator’s Claim, and enjoy the sparks as they fly!
Note from pearls
Stop what you are doing and watch this video. 
It is the sexiest video!!!!!
As a new Alpha, Bart Cairo has his hands full. His pack is driving him crazy, an old enemy is knocking at the door, and he’s ready to stake his claim on the woman that has been his heart’s desire for years. You’ll love Predator’s Claim, Book 4 of Gemini Island Shifters, author Rosanna Leo’s hot paranormal romance series.

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.

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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. 

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  1. Thanks so much for having me, Inner Goddesses. My trailer was created by the wonderful Book Chick, who has done all my Gemini Island trailers.

  2. Great post and awesome trailer. Best of luck with the new release, Rosanna. *hugs*

    1. Thanks so much, VL. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you coming by!

  3. First congrats on your release. I am already a fan of Rosanna Leo for her Orkney Selkies Series - her writing is addictive and I want more - LOL. I haven't got a chance to read her Gemini Island Shifters Series but I plan to very soon.

    I love following your blog to keep up with you and Inner Goddess I love your site as well.

    Ronda Tutt
    Queentutt's World of Escapism

    1. Thanks so much for joining me here today, Ronda! Big hugs coming your way. I'm so glad you enjoyed the selkie men and hope you enjoy the shifters. :)

  4. Great post! Loved the trailer! Congrats on your new release!

  5. Congrats to terndeb! You won the ecopy of Predator's Claim from Rosanna Leo! Be on the lookout for an email from us.