Saturday, October 13, 2012

Guest blog with Mandy Harbin

First, I’d like to thank Roxanne for having me here today. :)

I’m gearing up for my wild and crazy month of blog stops, and with Halloween right around the corner, I can’t help but wonder about those things that go bump in the night… and in the bed… or both. I mean, c’mon, we all love paranormal romance! Since my latest release, Surrounded by Temptation, is part of a paranormal shifter series where men turn into mountain lions—and if they are unattached, they cannot be around single women or they will force a mating—creatures have been heavily on the mind. But what makes us love these animals, monsters, zombies, to the point where we root for them to get the girl at the end… and I don’t mean so he can eat her for dinner (maybe eat her in other ways…).

Truth is I don’t know. I find virile men just as sexy as the next woman (or smart man). Is it because beasts represent the quintessential character whose passion, anger, control are all barely leashed, if at all? I think that could be it. I know I find myself drawn to the heroes that are so mean, evil and/or heartless because they are the ones who have the greatest hurdles to overcome to win my love… er, I mean the heroine’s love. Having heroes who need to drink blood to survive or become more animalistic than humanly possible only amps up the heat and makes us squirm. You never know if the sexy vampire will rip out her throat or just drink from it. You never know if that buff werewolf will attack the woman he loves because he’s not human in that shifted state to know any better. The rules don’t apply when it comes to paranormal romance and the monsters that we love.

And sometimes breaking the rules is just too much fun.

So let’s hear it. What kind of monster really gets your engine running? I haven’t found a monster type that I don’t like… I just want the tortured soul, the hard-as-nails cold-blooded bastard who finds that one woman who’ll bring him to his knees. Or paws. Because sometimes you just need a man on all fours.

If you love shifters, then check out my Woods Family series. My latest release is Surrounded by Temptation and has alpha males galore. Hot. Hot. Hot.

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November 8 promo

Surrounded by Temptation
Woods Family Series Book 3
By Mandy Harbin

When Krista needs Ariel’s biochemical expertise because her new boyfriend can turn into a mountain lion, Ariel thinks her sister has lost her mind. But the possibility of a major discovery like this is too much of a temptation to ignore. Create a drug to stop a shifter from forcing a mating? Only if she got to test his sexual limits herself.

Rob thinks Ariel is an angel in disguise, and he immediately knows she’s the one for him. But is he strong enough to resist his animal’s need to claim her once the temptation begins?

WARNING:  This book contains a shifter who must resist his feral need to mate and a biochemist who is hell-bent on testing his sexual limits. You’ll never look at science the same way again.

Reader advisory: This book contains graphic language and explicit sex.

Amira Press   Amazon    Nook   ARe

About the Author:

Mandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple genres that range from young adult to erotic romance.

Her novels include Season’s Change: Summer, a young adult romance, and Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense, both being the first in new series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via her website at

1 comment:

Mandy Harbin said...

Thanks for having me today! If you want to get the first book in the series, SURROUNDED BY WOODS, for free, you can get it from All Romance Ebooks throughout this month as a free download! Happy reading. :)