CARNAL, The Beast Who Loved Me
Author: Victoria Danann
Release Date:February 15, 2016
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
In a vindictive fit, Rosie Storm asked Kellareal for a place to hide out. He knew just the place for her to grow up, learn emotional control, and other things.
“Let’s take a walk. There’s a spot up above the training grounds. It’s quiet, private, pretty.” When she looked up at him, he bent and rubbed his nose against hers in a way that was not common for humans, but definitely sexy.
“What are we going to do there?” She hoped she didn’t sound as breathless, and eager, as she felt.
“I’m going to get to know everything there is to know about you, my little sex demon.”
“I’m not a sex demon, Carnal. I’m just part sex demon.”
“Okay,” he smiled. “If you say so. I just know that I’ve never felt this way about a female before. I figure something supernatural must be at work.”
Rosie didn’t know whether to be more thrilled about the proclamation that she was special to him or about the fact that his feelings were unusual enough to suspect that she’d bewitched him. She was thinking that she needed to tell Charming to keep the witchcraft book a secret when Carnal said, “So tell the truth. You’re part witch, right? Did you put a spell on me?”
He stopped and turned to face her.
She knew the drill at that point. He was fishing for half truths and untruths, so she met his eyes.
“No, Carnal. I have not used magic on you or altered the natural course of things in any way. Other than fixing your motorbike.”
“Motorcycle,” he corrected. “Would you like me to be under your spell?”
She laughed and pulled away. “I don’t have to answer that.”
He caught up with her quickly and fell into step beside her. “Free thinks you’ll be leaving soon.”
“Is he right?”
“Honestly, Carnal, I guess I don’t know from one day to the next. Every day I wake up and think, ‘I’ll stay one more day’.”
“Why?” She gave him a confused look. “Not that I’m not glad you’re here, but from a purely clinical and objective standpoint, why have you stayed?”
“I’m not sure my answers would make sense.”
“Tell me anyway.”
“I like working at the Commons. I like living in your parents’ house. I like the way Charming treats me like a sister. I like Dandelion. I like that your father listens to my ideas and gives me respect.”
Carnal pulled her to a stop again and lifted her chin so that she had to look at him. “I didn’t hear anything in there about me.”
“I didn’t either.”
“Tell me. Am I part of the reason why you’ve stayed?”
Her paranormal romances come with uniquely fresh perspectives on "imaginary" creatures, characters, and themes. She adds a dash of scifi, a flourish of fantasy, enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, past life therapists. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners. **Usually.
Victoria lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and a very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.