Hi everyone! Book Monster Reviews & Literal Addiction are very pleased to welcome award-winning author Laura Kaye
back to our sites today.
A multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance, Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with the supernatural. Though an avid fiction writer as a teenager, a career as a historian took her in other directions until recently. Now that Laura’s inner muse has awakened, she’s constantly creating new story ideas! Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America (PRO), Maryland Romance Writers, and the Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal (FF&P) Chapter of the RWA.
We’re here today to help Laura promote book #3 in her HEARTS OF THE ANEMOI series, “South of Surrender”.
For those of you not yet familiar with Laura and her work, we highly suggest you check out her entire backlist HERE, but for today, we’ll give you the synopses and quick buy links for the 3 books in the HEARTS OF ANEMOI series to peak your interests…
“North of Need”
HEARTS OF ANEMOI #1
Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she’s recreated the very thing she’ll never have.
Called to life by Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.
Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration—before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.
“West of Want”
HEARTS OF ANEMOI #2
Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a love strong enough to be trusted…
When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Recently divorced over her infertility and gravely injured, Ella still fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t saved him from betrayal and loss—worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt leads him to save her, but he vows not to get involved.
Ella’s honesty, empathy, and unique calming influence attract Zeph like no other, and he finds himself wanting…everything. Ella knows Zeph’s different and fears rejection, but falls for his otherworldly masculinity and ancient, sad blue eyes. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want—a love that can be trusted.
“South of Surrender”
HEARTS OF ANEMOI #3
She's the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within...
Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence, and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.
Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.
Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.
So….now that we teased you all, we have a special treat. Laura has ambushed our sites once again. Check it out…
Paranormal Romance is the Ultimate Fantasy
From Laura Kaye
I’m happy to be back at Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction today! Thanks to Carla & Chelle for inviting me back for a mid-winter visit! Since I’ve just finished one paranormal story (South of Surrender, releases May 28) and am in the middle of another (untitled Vampire Warrior Kings #3, releases this summer), I thought I’d talk about the lure of paranormal romance. Overall, it seems to me that paranormal romance represents the ultimate fantasy on a number of levels.
First, in paranormal romance, the human hero or heroine doesn’t just capture the attention of the captain of the football team, or her boss, or someone high in the community, the human captures the attention of an immortal creature with incredible powers. That immortal creature has lived through all time and yet one human interests them enough to change their ways, to stop and take notice. If having that kind of power and appeal isn’t the ultimate fantasy, I don’t know what is!
Second, paranormal heroes are the ultimate bad boys. Think about it. Your vampire lover could EAT you! LOL And he certainly has the power to hurt you, if he wanted. In fact, paranormal heroes have so many dangerous, animalistic, and supernatural characteristics, it takes an incredibly strong and confident woman to be their equal, and that’s part of the fantasy, too—that we could be that strong and brave.
Third, paranormal romance takes you to a different world. It’s the ultimate escape. Even when the paranormal creatures or elements are set in the human world we all know—the real world—the very existence of the paranormal changes it enough to make it someplace new. Think about J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Caldwell is set in our world, and yet the presence of the Brothers and the Lessers (and the fallen angels, for that matter) make it something total different. And learning the rules and ways of life in that new world is a great escape.
So, what do you think? What else do you think makes paranormal romance the ultimate fantasy?
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