Thursday, February 6, 2014

Author Interview with Rosanna Leo!

Hello, and welcome to another great post with Sinfully Sweet Romances/After Dark.  Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming Rosanna Leo to our spotlight!  


We asked Rosanna a few questions, and here is what she had to say.  



Rosanna Leo is a married mom of two boys who has been obsessed with romance literature ever since she read Jane Eyre in grade six. Since then, she has been a sucker for a roguish smile, a knowing eye and an alpha male! She grew up in Toronto, Canada and still lives nearby. She tried getting to Narnia through her bedroom closet when she was a kid, but that didn't work, so she started writing romance. You can find all her books at www.lsbooks.com

Q) You write mostly paranormal erotic romance. Would you ever consider another genre?
A) I do love the paranormal world. Ever since I first picked up a book, I read about fantastic creatures and ghosts and gruesome histories. My early tastes had to impact my writing. Right now, with my Gemini Island Shifters series, I am quite comfortably ensconced in the shape shifter world. However, I do have one contemporary romance to my credit as well, and am writing another. As much as I adore my paranormal heroes, it’s important to take a break and refresh.
Q) Tell us about your current release.
A) Predator’s Refuge is book 3 in my Gemini Island Shifters series. Although it is a series, each book can stand alone as well. The first two books dealt with ornery bear shifter heroes, the Snow brothers. However, book 3 tells the tale of Anton Gaspar, a Hungarian tiger prince shifter. His unlikely heroine is Marci Lennox, a lynx woman who works at a Northern Ontario resort catering to shape shifters. Marci wants nothing more than to succeed at her job when the boss leaves her in charge. But when mysterious new employee Anton arrives, plaguing her sex-starved lynx, everything seems to fall to pieces for Marci. And Anton doesn’t fare much better. For reasons they don’t divulge right away, this couple try to stay away from each other, but tragedy at the resort throws them together. They deny the desires of their inner animals, and it makes life hellish for them.
Q) Did you do a lot of research on animals for this book?
A) Indeed! For all my shifter books, I research the animals on which I base my characters. I don’t think I can do a shifter character justice if I don’t know about the animal prowling inside them. I read a lot about the behaviors of tigers and lynx and found them fascinating. It was fun throwing these two natural predators together and watching the sparks fly!
Q) Do you plan to continue the Gemini Island Shifters series?
A) Yes, book 4, Predator’s Claim, will launch March 24 and is a wolf shifter book. I also have plans for at least two more books in the series, following characters who have only made cameo appearances thus far. Beyond that, we’ll see what the readers want!
Q) Where can we find out more about your books?
A) All the details are on my blog at www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com, but all the books are available at Liquid Silver Books, Amazon, ARE, KOBO, B&N and other e-outlets.
I’d like to say thank you to the authors at Sinfully Sweet Romance/After Dark for hosting me!

What a wonderful look at the amazing woman behind the talent.  

Blurb/Excerpt- Predator’s Refuge, Gemini Island Shifters 3 by Rosanna Leo



Blurb:

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.

Excerpt:


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 http://www.lsbooks.com/predators-refuge-p872.php and all e-outlets.

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. www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much to my fab hostesses for having me here!

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