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…
Early on Saturday morning I opened my email to find a letter from Samhain informing its authors that it was closing its doors. Such sad news because this is a great publisher with first class authors, editors and staff. I cut my publishing teeth with Samhain and learned so much along the way from some truly amazing editors and received help and advice from supportive and helpful staff. My book covers always delighted me, and there wasn’t much in the way of queries for which my fellow authors couldn’t provide help. Even now, the Samhain family is coming together and continuing to share ideas and offer advice.
I’m truly sad this publishing era is drawing to a close, but as with everything in life, things shift and times change. We just need to be open to new possibilities and go with the flow. So, after a weekend of reflection and commiserating and, okay, plenty of wine and chocolate, I’m dusting myself off and heading back to the keyboard.
One of my publishers is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month. Check out Samhain Publishing’s month-long celebration schedule here. And remember to visit their Facebook page this weekend for giveaways and swag. All you have to do is tell them your weekend plans in the comment section to be in with a chance to win.