Inspiration whispers to a writer from many sources. New Orleans is rich with atmosphere and a wealth of mysterious secrets and sins. Dangerous bayous, the intimately spooky Quarter, the sleek Business District, the raw and rough docks—I’d visited them all on the pages of my “By Moonlight” series. They’re a living, breathing part of the action and the lore. For UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS, I was looking for something a bit . . . different to show newcomers from a different clan.
While searching for lodgings where my rowdy, rich, raucous and uber sexy Shifter princes could stay out of trouble, I found the perfect spot for them to hang out—Terriot style—when I came across The Saint Hotel. Sometimes pictures tell stories and, in this case, they helped me tell some doozies. Scrolling through these rooms ripe for bawdy fun, I could see my hero and his princely brothers raising the roof (and a little salacious hell!). Did I mention the stripper pole . . .?
As you read UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS, keep The Saint Hotel in mind. I know what I’m saving up for!
Unleashed by Shadows
Genre: dark paranormal
Date of Publication: 10-26-15
Number of pages: 326
Word Count: 105,000
Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus
He feared no man, no foe, no obstacle or challenge . . .
Burdened by the weight of his secrets and his father’s sins, the need for redemption pulls Cale Terriot from his duty to his clan and the arms of his new mate into deadly intrigues in a rival territory. His dangerous masquerade in a high-stakes Shifter fight club is about to be exposed to those who would show no mercy – if he can survive in the ring.
How to protect a prince turned king made pawn?
Fearing she’ll lose her soulmate to the darkness he carries inside, Kendra Terriot, newly made queen in the Shape-shifter House of Terriot, must provide him with an heir in order to save his life . . . and his soul. But first she must risk all to coax him back from the edge of violence inherited with his crown.
Can her love tear him from an unbreakable vow that can only end in death?
Excerpt 2 from UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS . . .Kendra
She’d spend her entire life cloistered behind protective walls both physical and psychological in the care of her protective cousins. She’d been an object of pity, of well-meaning devotion that smothered more than it sheltered, of terrorizing manipulation being dangled as a prize in a battle for a crown. She’d never known emotion stronger than her fear until a fierce, claiming kiss on a moonlit night woke her to passion. She’d never known independence until she clasped a dangerous prince between her knees on her first wild motorcycle ride down a mountainside. She’d never realized her own strength until a hoarsely whispered, “Don’t let me fall” demanded it of her.
The timid girl clinging to the protection of others had evolved into a woman eager to embrace all the world offered, beginning with an impulsive trip to a dangerous city to support her prince now king.
If Brigit MacCreedy could see her now.
Since bonding, she’d felt driven by an almost ferocious need to provide whatever her mate needed be it comfort, support, or the one thing he desperately desired that she’d yet to supply. A child to cement their relationship and his legacy.
About the Author:
Nancy Gideon is the award winning author of over 58 romances ranging from historical, regency and series contemporary suspense to dark paranormal, with a couple of horror screenplays tossed into the mix, and is currently testing the “Hybrid author” waters. She works full time as a legal assistant in Southwestern Michigan, and when not at the keyboard, feeds a Netflix addiction along with all things fur, fin and fowl. She’s also written under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings, and is a member of the Mid-Michigan, PAN and FFandP Chapters of RWA.