I'm so happy to have the lovely Rosanna Leo visiting today! Check out the latest in her shifter romances, Predator's Trinity, which releases August 24th!
SAYING GOOD–BYE TO A SERIES AT THE RIGHT TIME
Thanks so much to Vicki for hosting me today. I’m getting ready to launch my new paranormal romance Predator’s Trinity, Gemini Island Shifters 6. It releases at Liquid Silver Books on August 24. I must admit, it was a book I didn’t necessarily see coming.
When I began the Gemini Island Shifters series a few years ago, I envisioned completing the series with about three books. And yet here I am, getting ready to share the latest on book 6. And I can now tell you with certainty, there will be two more books after this one. I already have them charted out in my head and I know where those romances will head.
How does an author know when to end a series? It’s not always an easy choice to make. However, I’ve known from the beginning I didn’t want to draw it out to a point where readers would object. There’s nothing worse than hearing fans say they feel the series should have ended ages ago. Everything has a natural life. To prolong it needlessly is wasteful and sometimes laughable.
For a time, I honestly believed book 5, Predator’s Fire, might have been the end for me. But then a villainous wolf shifter by the name of August Crane popped onto the scene, making things difficult for my brave-hearted gang of shifters from the Ursa Resort. The entrance of this villain provided a whole new arc and a level of darkness the series had never seen before.
Because of him, I had conflicts to resolve. Will they all be resolved with Predator’s Trinity? In a manner of speaking, but smaller, heartfelt conflicts will arise. These new troubles will form the basis of books 7 and 8.
At that point, I know I will have given my readers an exciting ride and that it will be time for the rollercoaster to pull back into the station. And when my fans disembark, I hope the one thought careening through their minds will be, “Let’s do it again!”
If you haven’t read the Gemini Island Shifters series, you can find it at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, ARE and at www.lsbooks.com.
Predator’s Trinity will be available August 24 at Liquid Silver Books, followed by these other sites. Add it to your Goodreads TBR list at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25670112-predator-s-trinity
Librarian Suzan Marsh is an empath and has always felt assaulted by the feelings of others. She has had to distance herself from the people in her life, raising a mental barrier to ward off unwanted emotions. When wolf shifter August Crane abducts her, he breaks through the walls she constructed, forcing her to accept a frightening new truth.
Jaguar shifter twins Percy and Byron Moon are familiar with the evil ways of August Crane. Because of him, their childhood was destroyed. Because of him, their way of life at the peaceful Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort is threatened. And they won’t rest until he is dead.
When Crane drags Suzan into his cult and decides to make her his “concubine,” Percy and Byron know they must save the human woman. Their connection to her is strong and they cannot deny the dream they always held close. That they could share a woman and make her their mate.
But even after rescuing Suzan, none of them are free from Crane’s clutches. The wolf shifter has plans, ones that involve the demise of every shape shifter at the Ursa Resort. Not only must Percy and Byron keep Suzan safe, they must convince her to accept them both. In order to stop Crane from hurting everyone they love, they must learn to fight together.
After her shower, she toweled off and dressed in the clothes provided, choosing a pretty green V-neck T-shirt to accompany the jeans. Everything fit perfectly, from underwear to outerwear, as if the Moons had already known her. It boggled her mind, but she couldn’t lose the sensation they were connected by more than just circumstance. Her instincts never lied. After slipping into a pair of soft white socks, she made her way toward the kitchen.
She heard Byron and Percy before she saw them and stopped to catch an excited breath. When she heard what they said, she paused a moment longer.
“How’s your jaguar holding up?” Byron asked his brother.
She knew it was Byron. Despite them being identical twins, there were slight differences in their voices. Byron’s was the smoother voice. Percy’s had the odd touch of sexy gravel.
“My dumb cat,” replied Percy on a near growl, “was up all night long. He keeps pawing at me, trying to get to her.”
Her? As the burn of jealousy sizzled in Suzan’s gut, she gnawed on her bottom lip in a futile attempt to quell it. Maybe Percy had a girlfriend and he was dying to see her. Maybe he couldn’t wait to escape the cabin so he could meet up with this woman and, well, let his jaguar loose.
“Yeah,” Byron said. “My cat’s in agony, too. I think my ribs are black and blue inside, it pounds them so much.”
Oh, great. She wasn’t sure why this information astounded her. Of course men like them would have girlfriends. Hell, they might have mates. She hadn’t bothered to ask, had she? She’d already heard the mate bond was a powerful thing, that it would drive any shifter to distraction, both sexually and emotionally. Why had she been naïve enough to think these men might be single? She knew enough to know the good ones were always taken.
She’d been so stupid to think they had a bond. Bullshit. Clearly, her empathic tendencies had let her down for the first time.
“I can’t believe how quickly my jag … recognized Suzi,” said Percy.
Oh. Last she heard, she was the only Suzi around here.
Byron grunted. “I feel the same way. I’ve never felt like this. My head’s not working properly. Fuck, I couldn’t even hold a bowl of eggs without losing it. Percy, we need to discuss things. Seriously.”
“If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share, we can’t afford to make any wrong moves, especially with Crane in the picture. We need to support her and not let our egos get in the way.”
If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share…
Predator’s Trinity will be available August 24 at www.lsbooks.com. Look for it soon at Amazon, B&N, Kobo and ARE.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25670112-predator-s-trinity
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Romance and The Romance Reviews.
From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.
A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance. Rosanna blogs at www.rosannaleoauthor.wordpress.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rosanna-Leo/e/B007X5P4I8