Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances Boxed Set
Publication date: October 7th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication date: October 7th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Indulge in ten sexy paranormal romance novels, written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors. With shifters, vampires, demons, and otherworldly creatures all looking for their own forever-loves… This box set bundle will get you in the mood for a sensual Halloween!
The books in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances would cost over $30 to buy individually. Save $29 by getting the bundle for just 99c for a limited time!
Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…
Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?
The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…
Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?
Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…
A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.
Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…
Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…
Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.
Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.
WICKED HOT READS
My contribution to Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances is Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining). I’ve always wondered what really went on at night in that enchanted castle, when the Beast is alone with his beautiful young captive, Belle. That’s why I wrote my own re-imagining of the classic French fairytale, Beauty and the Beast.
The book is not based on the animated movie, rather, the movie is its own re-imagining of the original classic fairytale. There’s no Gaston, or singing candelabras and tea cups in my version. What you will find instead is an erotic tale that may forever change how you’ll think of Beauty, and her dominating captor, the Beast…
An Excerpt from Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining)
by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers.
Copyright 2013 Shoshanna Evers. All Rights Reserved.
The Beast caught the girl’s scent as she rounded the corner into the atrium. A night in her new suite had done her good—she smelled of rose water and linen, not fear-sweat and hay.
He rose on his hind legs, to help her see him as more human. Still, she gasped and drew back against the doorframe, as if he’d risen to pounce.
“Good morning,” he said. “Thank you for joining me.”
Belle smiled hesitantly and stepped forward, allowing him to pull her chair out for her. “Thank you, sir.”
“If this meal doesn’t suit you,” he offered, “you can always request something more to your liking.”
“This is perfect,” she said. “Beast. Sir. Will you sit with me? Please?”
The Beast nodded, his heavy mane swaying down his back. He’d grown unaccustomed to eating properly, at a table, in a chair. With silverware. As the years had worn on, he became more beast than man, and most of his meals now were eaten raw, fresh from hunting in the woods.
“Of course,” he said, setting his enormous weight into the chair. “All chairs in this castle should be able to support me,” he added, glancing at the chair sternly. He’d given the castle its warning. If the chair broke under him now, it was in big trouble.
“Those fairies of yours are quite something,” Belle said, daintily nibbling at a pastry.
“How did you sleep, beauty?” he asked. Had she dreamt what he had dreamt? Did she see him, kiss him, in his human form? Or was last night a memory for him alone?
“Um…” Belle took a sip of chocolate and smiled, as if to apologize for being unable to respond with a full mouth.
The Beast waited. He had nowhere else to be, so Belle was either going to tell him how she slept (if she’d slept at all) or they would have a long, silent meal.
“I had a vivid dream, to be honest. And I awoke feeling less than refreshed.”
Belle looked at him closely. What did she see when she stared at him so?
“This castle has a way of doing that,” Beast said. “Making dreams seem real.”
“I need to know where you’re keeping Prince Frederick,” she said suddenly.
The Beast’s fork clattered from his hand onto the parquet floor. “Pardon?”
“Frederick. I saw him last night. He told me he was here, a prisoner in the castle. I must find him. Please, lead me to him.”
“I can’t, Belle. That’s impossible.”
He wanted to. He wished he could scream to the world about what had been done to him, about who he truly was.
“What have I done to upset you?” Belle cried.
The Beast dropped to all fours and paced the wall of windows overlooking the garden. “Nothing, beauty.”
“Then please, stop growling at me,” she said. “It frightens me.”
“If you want to be gone so badly, then perhaps we should get your six month sentence going, don’t you think?” he asked. This time, yes, it came out as a growl. Not what he intended, and most definitely not the best way to woo her.
“Yes,” she said, standing. “Absolutely. Let’s begin and be done with it, once and for all.”
The Beast rose once more, until he towered over her. Belle quieted and looked up at him, as if waiting for him to make the first move.
He would, if only he knew what to do, and how to make her love him.
“Very well, he said. “Let’s discuss some ground rules.”
Belle waited silently.
“You should probably respond with, ‘Yes, Sir,’” he offered.
“Yes, Sir,” she said.
“We’ve already decided that I will not harm you, and I will release you in six months—”
“Wonderful,” Belle interrupted.
“—provided you do what I say,” he finished.
“Yes… Sir. I understand.”
“Are you through you with your breakfast, Belle?”
She glanced longingly at an orange. “May I have one of those, first, Sir? I usually only got oranges for Christmas. It’s sort of a novelty for me.”
The Beast plucked an orange from the bowl of fruit on the table, and snagged the rind with one long fang. She watched with interest as he peeled the fruit for her, revealing the juicy sections inside.
“I want you to become more comfortable with my appearance,” he said. “You may eat this from my fingers.” He broke off a section and held it out to her.
Belle frowned, but the expression was fleeting. She quickly replaced it with a serene nod. “Of course. I will do whatever you say, as promised.”
She took a tentative step toward him, and as she did so, he pulled the orange slightly closer to his body, so that she soon found herself close enough to his body to be in a most intimate range. The Beast offered her the orange slice, and she nibbled it gently from his thick, dark fingers.
“It’s delicious, Sir,” she said. “But I think I’m quite done now.”
“Have another piece,” he said, holding out another slice.
“I’m full, thank you.”
“That’s fine.” He set the unfinished orange down on the table and smiled at her.
The poor girl winced, then laughed a bit. “A smile.”
“You’ve pleased me by eating from my hands. But while you may be done eating, I’m not done having you lick at my fingers like a little cat.”
Belle’s eyes widened.
“Come, put my finger in your mouth. Think of it as an easy way to get used to me.”
Belle moaned and looked around the empty atrium, as if seeking an escape.
“You’re not ready for this,” the Beast said. “We can start your sentence when you’re prepared to actually follow instructions.”
“No!” she said. “I mean, I am ready. I’m ready.” She took his large hand in her two small ones, and ran her fingers along the thick skin and fur that covered the back of his knuckles.
He didn’t like seeing her so uncomfortable, but their time together was limited. The sooner she became comfortable with his body, with being near him, touching him, letting him touch her… the better.
Belle pressed her lips to his fingertip and kissed him there.
“Good girl,” he said. “Use your tongue.”
Her pink tongue darted out past her lips, sliding up his finger for just a moment before she stopped.
“Are you getting some sort of… enjoyment out of this? Is this pleasurable for you?” she asked.
“It’s pleasurable for me to see you obeying me, yes. But if you’d rather put your pretty mouth to work on another appendage in order to give me the pleasure you seem to be inquiring about, then go ahead.”
Belle gasped and dropped his hand. “I couldn’t.”
“You don’t have to. It’s only breakfast time. Perhaps today we’ll just touch each other, nothing more. How about that?”
“Yes,” she breathed, clearly relieved. “Yes, thank you.”
The Beast paused. “Do you…do you want to touch me?”
Belle looked up at the Beast, at his massive form. He was so different from anything she’d ever seen before. So beautiful, in a terrifying way. The way a lion is beautiful, even as he stalks his prey.
Yes. She wanted to touch him.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy Beauty and the Beast in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances!