Title: Dance with the Devil
"Born to be enemies. Destined to be lovers. "
"Soul s Harbor Pride," Book 1
After killing one of her father s enforcers, half-blood lion shifter Jillian Winters ran for her life, landing in an upscale bar halfway across the country. Her boss, Carrick a pure-blood shifter has no idea his barmaid is a fugitive.
When her father s recklessness puts the Pride at risk, Jillian must return home and assume his place as Alpha. But not before she indulges in a taste of the attraction that s been building for years between her and Carrick.
Carrick Granger has had a soft spot for Jillian from the moment she stepped into his bar, soaking wet and afraid of her own shadow. He knows she has secrets. So does he. He s also the outcast son of an Alpha and now that his father is dead, he, too, has been summoned home.
Thinking they ll never see each other again, the simmering heat between them ignites like a match to gunpowder. But then the bullets start flying, forcing them to choose duty to their Prides, or the one person they can t live without.
"Warning: This book contains deception, lies, betrayal, a sexy lion who is determined to claim his mate, and a mating bond that will change the landscape of the Prides forever."
Author: Angela Dennis
Series: Soul's Harbor Pride #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: September 22, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Urban Fantasy
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If you like paranormal books at all, you will love this. Especially if you also like some mystery, action, and suspense mixed with a bit of romance. This one has it all. It is a wonderful read.
The characters were wonderfully flawed, but very likable. Well, most of them anyway. There is always the antagonist that everyone hates, but they too are needed to make a good story.
Lion shifters are a bit out of the norm of the usual shifter book. They are – literally – a different animal all together. The “Pride” dynamics are very different from, the “Pack,” for instance. The author did a good job of seamlessly showing this difference in her story. Add in the “half-breed” aspects of this world and one finds conflict all over. It made for a fascinating story that pulled me and kept my attention. I didn’t want to put this down. It was an interesting world populated by even more interesting people – each with their own baggage and/or agendas. Much of the time I wasn’t for sure who the good guys were. There was some doubt.
But, in the end, everything seemed to work out well – if a bit abruptly. There is definitely room for more books in this fascinating series and I really cannot wait to see what happens next.
Thanks so much to The Jeep Diva for inviting me to do a guest post. I am super excited to be here. As I was thinking about what to write, I knew I wanted to do something different. I’ve never shared a deleted scene before. Primarily because most of my deleted scenes should never see the light of day…trust me. But I wanted to leap out of my comfort zone and share one with you. Dance with the Devil has a lot of twists and turns, so I couldn’t share a full scene because…spoilers. Therefore I’m sharing a portion of the scene where Jillian and Carrick see each other for the first time since Jillian walked out on Carrick after being intimate. The only place this portion shows up is in the very first draft of the book. I hope you enjoy it!
“Why did you leave?” Carrick pulled his arm free. “I searched for you as soon as I realized, but you were gone.” Rage swirled around him, thickening the air.”
Eyes widening, Quinn stepped aside to give Carrick the opening he sought. Carrick grabbed Jillian by the waist, pulling her against him. “Did you think I would let you go?”
“Are you freaking kidding me?” She pushed him away. “I bear your mark, but I haven’t chosen you, so back off.” When he didn’t let go, she pushed at his chest, shoving him backward. Lucas dove out of the way as Carrick slammed into the bookcase.
Stunned, Carrick brushed himself off and stood. Stepping over the mess of books in front of him, he stalked toward her. “What the hell was that?” he asked, his gaze locked on hers.
“You have no idea what I am, or what I’m capable of.” She shook her head. “If I had known about the marks, I wouldn’t have left without talking to you.” She glanced at Quinn then Lucas. “But now isn’t the time to discuss it.”
“Right. Because then you’d have to admit I’m your mate.” He gestured to Quinn. “You probably didn’t tell him you were attacked either, did you?”
Quinn pushed between them. “Who attacked you?”
“No idea. It was a shifter, but they used a gun.” She shrugged. “They failed. I’ll deal with it after the Claiming.”
“The bullets were poisoned. I had to use anti-venom potions or she would have died.” Carrick turned to Quinn. “Why did you let a black lion leave the Pride unprotected? Do you know how many hunters would like to have her as mark their belt?”
“Not your business,” Hazel hissed.
“The hell it isn’t. You’re my mate
Angela Dennis lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
You can visit Angela at her website at www.angeladennisbooks.com, or find her on Twitter @angeladennis.
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