I mentioned a while back that I had a new release cooking that might have crossover appeal. Most of you probably know by now that I write under multiple pen names. Lila Shaw is the pen name I use for my saucier tales (erotic romance, erotica and erotic horror) but also for most of my paranormal stories.
Sometimes my stories get handed off from one pen name to the other. Prometheus Unstitched, for example, was a book I wrote fully intending to publish as Claire, but given its paranormal (superhero) nature, I turned the reins over to Lila.
The same cannot be said for Wild West Succubus. That story was always Lila’s and given that the heroine was a succubus would have always remained Lila’s. BUT the longer the story ran, the less steamy it got, to the point to where its heat rating is a level 2 on a scale of 1 (sweet) to 4 (menage, kink, etc). Because of that, I feel confident recommending it to my readers, especially if you like urban fantasy, though 1869 Kansas was hardly urban.
So what’s it about? I rather like my publisher, Liquid Silver Book’s short blurb for the book:
The West has never been so wild! A determined gargoyle is on the hunt, but he didn’t count on falling for the beautiful succubus he was sent to destroy. She’ll never be tamed or broken, but can she be saved?
Here’s the longer one:
A woman damned…
Priscilla Goodnight, a widow in the harsh Kansas frontier, has a cattle ranch to run. She can’t afford to reveal any cracks in her tough exterior or indulge in sexual liaisons with her ranch hands. But a hungry succubus can only exercise so much self-restraint, making discretion, disguise, and memory-wiping her top managerial skills.
The mysterious stranger who knows her darkest secret…
Priscilla doesn’t remember hiring the man with the wily smile and the flannel voice. At all. Men as physically appealing as Hugo Desmond rarely escape her bed, let alone her memory. And how is he able to move so fast, yet nobody notices but her?
Is she his target, his mission, or his bait?
Hugo is a gargoyle—a specially-trained executioner—sent to purge the west of evil. With succubi falling squarely in demon territory, Priscilla has every reason to fear him…yet she can’t stay away. Hugo says he needs her help and wants to save her soul. But is redemption possible for a woman as wicked as Priscilla, or will love thaw her heart just enough for Hugo to crush it?
And if you’re a more visual / auditory person, here’s the book trailer I made Saturday night:
Yes, that’s my old voice you hear on the tinny sounding voiceover. LOL I needed
free economically-priced talent to go with the free (attribution only) music and the public domain photos in it.
I hope you’ll consider adding it to your “to be read” pile!
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Sounds like a great book. I’m eager to see how 1869 is going to fit.
Thank you! You don’t see too many paranormal historical westerns, that’s for sure. 🙂