Please welcome author Angela Dennis to Dark Faerie Tales! Her newest novel, Dance with the Devil, is a paranormal romance featuring lion shapeshifters! This novel is steamy, action-packed and even includes a murder mystery. I really enjoyed the twist on hybrid shapeshifters. Check out my review. Dance with the Devil is the first novel in the Soul’s Harbor Pride series and will be released tomorrow, September 22, 2015 from Samhain Publishing.
Angela Dennis lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
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I am so excited to be at Dark Faerie Tales today! Thanks so much to Kristie for having me!
I wanted to do something fun, so I decided to drag Carrick along with me to do an interview. For those of you who don’t know, Carrick is the hero of the first book in my Soul’s Harbor Pride Series, Dance with the Devil. He’s a lion shifter who can kick some serious booty, but also has a heart of gold. I thought it would be fun to question Carrick about his “firsts.” I didn’t tell him that the questions were going to get a little…personal.
Angela: Thanks for doing this interview with me, Carrick. I know you’re busy, what with the Conclave breathing down your neck.
Carrick: My pleasure. So what’s the deal? What are we going to do?
Angela: I’m going to ask you about your firsts. You know, first time you…
Carrick: Okay. That could get interesting.
Angela: Hope so. Now remember, complete honesty. One lie and I’m calling Jillian.
Carrick: Threatening me already? You do know I’m a shifter, right? I turn into a lion. With big, sharp, pointy, teeth.
Angela: Duly noted. But I’m pretty sure Jillian will protect me. And you wouldn’t want to make her mad, especially since you—
Carrick: Okay. Okay. No need to go there. Complete honesty. I swear.
Angela: Good. Let’s get started. When was the first time you realized you were a shifter?
Carrick: Seriously? Isn’t the first question was supposed to be easy?*pauses, closes his eyes and pinches the bridge of his nose* My mom was mage. Growing up I had no idea who my dad was, so I figured I was a mage too. But when I hit puberty, I started having these dreams. I was running on four legs, killing things, eating them. *grins* Creepy isn’t it?
Angela: Um, yeah. So what happened?
Carrick: One day I was in the woods outside the coven’s compound and suddenly I was in so much pain I hit the ground. The pain sucked. It was awful. Next thing I knew, I was a lion. Shocked the hell out of me.
Angela: I can’t imagine.
Carrick: Yeah. It was bad. Thanks for bringing it up. Next question?
Angela: Got it. Moving on. When was the first time you met your father?
Carrick: *sighs, and shakes head* You said this was going to be an easy interview.
Angela: No. I said I’d buy you a bottle of Woodford Reserve afterward. There’s a difference.
Carrick: Whatever. You owe me two bottles.
Angela: Only if you answer the question.
Carrick: Fine. No one raised me to be shifter. I couldn’t control my beast. The elders in my coven tried to kill me, so my mom helped me run away. She told me about my dad’s Pride. I didn’t have anywhere else to go. He took one look at me and knew I was his. We look exactly alike. He hated my guts, but took me in. Claimed me. Never understood why.
Angela: Your dad was a prejudiced idiot.
Carrick: Yeah. He was.
Angela: So speaking of Jillian, how did you meet?
Carrick: I was closing the bar, taking the trash out around back, when I saw her. It was storming, and she was soaking wet and huddled in the alley. First thing she did was ask me for a job. *shakes head* I can’t believe I thought she was human.
Angela: One last question. I’ve got get going. Lucas is nagging me to write his story, and your brother can be a pain in the butt when he wants to be. But I’ve got to ask this question. Who was your first love?
Carrick: Jillian. She drives me nuts sometimes, but it’s always been her. Even that first day when I thought she was human, there was something about her. I just knew.
Angela: Does she know that?’
Carrick: *shrugs* We done?
Angela: Yep. Let’s go get that bourbon.
Carrick: Right behind you. But I want three bottles. You should have warned me what you were going to ask.
Angela: Then you wouldn’t have come.
Available September 22, 2015 from Samhain Publishing
About this Book:
Born to be enemies. Destined to be lovers.
Soul’s Harbor Pride, Book 1
After killing one of her father’s enforcers, half-blood lion shifter Jillian Winters ran for her life, landing in an upscale bar halfway across the country. Her boss, Carrick—a pure-blood shifter—has no idea his barmaid is a fugitive.
When her father’s recklessness puts the Pride at risk, Jillian must return home and assume his place as Alpha. But not before she indulges in a taste of the attraction that’s been building for years between her and Carrick.
Carrick Granger has had a soft spot for Jillian from the moment she stepped into his bar, soaking wet and afraid of her own shadow. He knows she has secrets. So does he. He’s also the outcast son of an Alpha—and now that his father is dead, he, too, has been summoned home.
Thinking they’ll never see each other again, the simmering heat between them ignites like a match to gunpowder. But then the bullets start flying, forcing them to choose—duty to their Prides, or the one person they can’t live without.
Warning: This book contains deception, lies, betrayal, a sexy lion who is determined to claim his mate, and a mating bond that will change the landscape of the Prides forever.
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