Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reinventing a Legend

One of the things I love best about my job is that I get to make things up for a living: people, places, adventure, romance. Lots and lots of romance.

But it's even more enjoyable when I can take an idea, or in this case, a legend and reinvent an entire world. With each book in my gargoyle series, I've delved a little deeper into the world of King Arthur and Avalon, and with Primal Temptation readers get their first real glimpse of Arthur and Morgana and a bunch of new players that will shake things up for Briana and Lucan.

I'm a plotter by nature when it comes to writing, but even I can be surprised by how events unfold in the moment. For example, I've always fascinated by the famous love triangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot. Without giving anything away, I will say that Primal Temptation offers a little taste of my spin on that particular dynamic. And if you're wondering how that's possible when the very first book in the series takes place centuries after Arthur's "death", then you'll want to check out Primal Temptation and see for yourself :)


Enslaved by a vengeful goddess, forced to live on blood, Lucan can barely remember life as a knight of the Round Table. Yet when one woman’s touch awakens millennium-old feelings that tame the savage darkness within him, he has no choice but to deny their all-consuming passion—for her own protection.

Cat-shifter Briana Callaghan has watched all three of her brothers find their mates, but love isn’t in her future. Especially when her mate turns out to be a lethal mercenary…and the only man ever to break her heart.

When she’s chosen to compete in the Gauntlet, an immortal death match, Briana realizes the prize—the sword Excalibur—is her only hope of severing the fierce bond that has the power to destroy her.

Stunned to find themselves pitted against each other, Briana and Lucan quickly find that the only thing they’re fighting harder than their enemies is their sizzling, heartbreaking chemistry. But even if they survive the Gauntlet, claiming the woman he loves will be as impossible as letting her go.

Warning: Contains adult language, skin-tingling sexual tension over a thousand years in the making, and a brutal warrior unable to resist the only woman to appeal to both the man and the monster within.  

Read an excerpt on my Website

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