Today sees the release of Beast Denied, Book 2 in the Beasts of Bodmin Moor series. It’s Tynan and Naomi’s story. Tynan is Caleb’s (First Beast) second in command and he’s had a tough time of it. Of course, I have a soft spot for all my heroes (and heroines) but Tynan is…well, special. Like all the male shifters of the Bodmin Pack, he’s tough, uncompromising, and just a lot arrogant, but when push comes to shove you’d want him on your side.
Beast Denied received a great 4.5 Star review from Night Owl Reviews and was voted a Top Pick. “…the fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense, turmoil and romance…I was completely spellbound.” Read the full review here.
Here’s the blurb:
To embrace the future, they must defy the past.
Naomi Flynn never intends to mate or marry. Either one would leave her open to the manipulation she’s sworn never to endure again. Besides, no panther male will want her once they know the truth behind what happened a decade ago.
She’s happy to burn up the sheets in a buddy-with-benefits arrangement, until a craving for a three-way sexual adventure thrusts her right back into the arms of the man she can’t afford to remember.
Tynan Galloway doesn’t intend to stand by and watch the woman he wants throw herself at every male with a pulse except him. Ten years ago, a brutal assault robbed him of his destiny as a protector of the pack, but damned if Naomi is going to be another casualty of his fate.
In the heat of a fantasy come true, Naomi’s resolve to keep her emotional distance weakens. But when Tynan discovers she’s in potential danger, he dares her to deny he’s the only man who can protect her. Never expecting she’ll go to extremes to prove him wrong…
Today sees the release of First Beast from Samhain Publishing, book one in the Beasts of Bodmin Moor series. The series came about because of my interest in and fascination for the local sightings of a large cat-like creature that is said to roam the enigmatic and mysterious landscape of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, here in the UK.
Over the years, there have been many sightings, (apparently over 300 in the last decade) with witnesses claiming to have seen either a panther, puma or leopard. Of course, as is always the case with the unknown, many people brush the statements aside and choose to believe it is simply a large dog or domestic cat. But, in my view, there have been too many anomalies to simply disregard the sightings so easily. Farm animals brutually mauled and killed, unusual cat-like remains found in remote places, and photographic evidence taken well before the advent of Photoshop!
So, I got to thinking. What if the beast actually exists? And what if there is more than one creature? How about a whole pack of large cats roaming the moor? And what if they were actually some sort of preternatural beings? What if they were… Shapeshifters! Humans capable of changing form, morphing into big cats, and living within the unsuspecting local community.
And off went my imagination. Soon I had the bones of a new paranomal romance series on my hands, resulting in the release of First Beast.
Here’s the blurb:
To protect his pack, he must guard his heart.
Beasts of Bodmin Moor, Book 1
Lost on Bodmin Moor, twelve-year-old Talia Summers was cold, hurt and terrified, before being saved by a black panther that materialized out of the night.
Years later, Talia returns to the moor in search of that magnificent beast, but instead finds a man leading a clan of shape shifters. Yet the connection she remembers is strangely absent. She despairs of ever finding it again—until a stranger steps into her shower.
Back to claim his rightful place, Caleb McLeod’s fierce attraction to his half-brother’s female is tempered by the fact she’s a human. Worse, a journalist. He’ll not have his people’s survival threatened by a human female who continually pushes the boundaries of pack rules.
His solution? Mate with her. Control her. And if his brother doesn’t like it, they’ll simply have to share. For now.
But suspicion and lies threaten the growing bond between Talia and Caleb, and the past has a way of catching up. A way of destroying the bridge built between two worlds…between two hearts.
A red-hot panther shifter with an over-the-top possessive streak, a human reporter trying desperately to retain her independence, and enough sexual heat to set fire to the moors of Cornwall.
Bad in Bed has received a really great review from Sarah L over at Romancing the Book. Sarah said “…this story had a believable plot, great depth and was sexy enough that I was sweating bullets despite the massive snow and ice storm raging outside my windows… I commend Ms. Avalon for writing such a wonderful story about building one’s self-esteem after being torn down by bullies”
Click here to read the full review.