I am happy to welcome Rosanna Leo today who has come to tell us about her new book in the Orkney Selkies series.
I’d like to once again thank Layne for allowing me to visit. It’s always a pleasure to be here.
I’m here as part of my current blog tour to promote my new paranormal romance Selkie’s Revenge, book 2 of my Orkney Selkies series.
Have you heard of selkies? The mythology surrounding these creatures is astounding. Selkie stories abound in Scotland and Ireland, in particular around many of the islands in these countries. They are shape shifters and have the ability to shift into the form of a seal when wearing their seal pelts. When they remove the pelt, they can walk as men and women on dry land.
Selkies are known as sexual genies. They are renowned for their talent in the lovemaking department. In fact, the legends say a woman who is unsatisfied with her love life need only cry 7 tears into the sea to call a lusty selkie man. He will love her as no mortal man can. If she hides his seal pelt, he will be forced to stay with her. But if he finds it again, he will abandon her for the sea.
Selkies are considered to be quite attractive and are often described as having dark, enigmatic looks. They usually possess black, limpid eyes and long, dark hair. Of course, they are fair of form with perfect bodies. They are creatures who are capable of ensnaring with their looks and their charm.
My hero Machar Kirk fits most of this bill: he is very dark and dashing, muscled and mysterious. I have also given him a few extra traits: he is a hunter of evil finmen, shape shifting beasts who haunt the Orkney shores. Mack, too, has a long history of loving women, but his relationships have been fairly intense for a selkie. His younger brother Calan of The Selkie was more of a love ‘em and leave ‘em type guy. At least, until he found his mate.
Even though selkies are rather promiscuous, Machar’s heart is taken by a young widow who he spies on the beach one day. Unfortunately, she’s also been seen by his nemesis, the finman who killed his first love centuries ago. And now Mack has to decide: does he forsake his selkie nature and risk falling in love again, or does he simply swim away and abandon her to her fate?
I hope you’ll check out Selkie’s Revenge and see what he does!
On the beaches of Orkney, Scotland, an evil entity stalks mortal women. Machar “Mack” Kirk is a selkie man with a haunted past, one that has prompted him to become a hunter. He prowls the beaches at night, his arrows aiming for the finman who took his first love.
Beth Pedersen also watches the sea. The haunted widow has suffered losses of her own, ones that have crippled her into a state of stony grief. Beth can no longer feel, can no longer see color and life. Until the day Mack Kirk saves her from a mysterious foe, flooding her world with brightness and foreign temptation.
As Mack and Beth fight their inundating passion, the finman escalates his attacks. Before long, Mack realizes he’s not just playing Good Samaritan. He wants Beth, too, and will do anything to ensure his lover isn’t taken by the finman. But can he protect his mate from a monster with no soul?
As a torrent of emotion coiled up through her core, Beth kissed him. She barely understood his words, barely comprehended her own thoughts, but she knew she needed Mack’s mouth upon hers. She smashed her lips against his, and his tongue penetrated the warmth of her mouth, finding its home there. He slid his hands down her back to her bottom, and he groaned, digging into the soft flesh of her behind.
Desire and common sense raged a war inside her head. Common sense told her to pack a bag, purchase a ticket to New Smyrna, and leave Mack Kirk far behind. Desire told her to submit, and it was winning out by a mile. “I don’t know what to do. I need you to tell me what to do.”
He leaned in, smelling so sweet, like an exotic fruit she just needed to peel and gobble up. “Just let go, Beth. Just feel.”
She dared to look him in the eye. “I’m afraid to feel.”
“I know. For years I was too.” He brushed his lips against hers, and his tongue slipped out to caress between them, making her ache with such yearning. “But I’ll help you.”
Jamie and Edan arrived with beers. Edan gave Jamie a look as if knowing they’d interrupted something. “I’m heading back to the bar to try my luck with the luscious bartender.”
Jamie grimaced. “The old one with the beard?”
“Not him, you eejit,” Edan said with a grunt. “The female bartender. The one with the big…” He paused, looking at Beth. “Uh, bottle of vodka. Right, that one.” He dashed off.
Jamie winked at Beth. “I’ll get to her first.” With a smile, he was after his brother.
She leaned against Mack’s wall of a chest, wanting to lose herself in him. “Show me how to feel again.”
“With pleasure,” he growled into her ear. He nibbled her earlobe and then proceeded to slide back out of the booth.
“Where are you going?” she asked, already needy for his touch again.
“Just to the jukebox,” he replied, grinning. “You are going to dance with me. And feel.”
She watched, glued to her seat as Mack inserted a couple of coins into the jukebox and selected a song. He turned to her, his lips curled in a grin. As the first rolling guitar chords of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” washed over her, making her want to move, Mack beckoned to her with a finger.
Beth’s body moved toward him, responding like a homing pigeon diving toward its destination. He pulled her into his arms and they swayed. Beth had never danced so closely with a man to anything but a romantic ballad, but Mack wouldn’t break contact with her. He moved his hard body against hers, his hands on her hips, and his erection was a thick temptation grinding against her stomach. She had to fight the need to drop to her knees, rip down his jeans, and take his cock deep in her throat. The urge, and the depth of emotion accompanying it, made her light-headed. He turned her away from the bar area toward the nearest wall and slid his hands over the curve of her bottom. His fingers dug into her ass, and Beth had to remind herself they were in public. She wanted him to nail her right to the wall. Through the damn wall. She needed him inside her at all costs.
He felt so good.
My mate. Could it be?
He lowered his head so he could whisper against her ear. “Do you feel me, Beth? Do you feel my desire throbbing against you? My need to be joined to you again?”
The song reached its crescendo, and his hips rolled against hers in a heady foreshadowing of what he would do to her the next time they were alone. Beth closed her eyes. The way he moved was sinful. She imagined devils from the most depraved circles of hell might dance in such a fashion. All of a sudden, even her soft leggings felt tight and restrictive. She wanted them off. She wanted no barrier between their bodies. As if sensing her need, Mack reached a discreet hand toward her breast and located her distended nipple through her tunic. He tugged and she had to bite her lip not to cry out.
“Take me home, Mack,” she begged in an unfamiliar, wanton voice. “I want to feel more.”
Selkie’s Revenge is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/selkies-revenge-p813.php
and all ebooksellers!
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie, Sunburn and Predator’s Kiss. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.