Today I would like to welcome the talented story teller Shelli Rosewarne with a new take on a familiar nursery rhyme.
Hi all, and thanks for having me over to visit!
I'm really excited to share my new release, Scarlett Legacy, which a paranormal romance inspired by the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood. I've always loved fairytales and this is my own take on a classic from my childhood – though, erm, it may no longer be suitable for children ;) Damian is definitely a big bad wolf with a difference, and while Natalia might look good in red, she's not the sweet, little girl who's going to get pushed around. I really hope you give them a try!
What if the fairy tales were not only real, but had it all wrong? Come meet a Big Bad Wolf like you've never seen before.
When Natalia rents a holiday cottage she is looking for peace and quiet, a place to reassess her life and recover from her failed relationship. Instead she finds a man who turns her world upside down.
However, people and things are not as they seem, and Natalia begins to find that legends are real and fairy tales have a basis in reality. As she grows closer to the enigmatic Damian she finds herself tested as danger and passion go in hand in hand, and everything she thought she knew about the world will be questioned.
After years of waiting Damian had given up hope that he would ever find his destined mate, and he certainly never expected her to be a sassy American who has no idea that his world even exists. Can he convince Natalia to believe in the impossible, and more importantly, can he protect her from those who seek to destroy his people.
Damian's jaw clenched as he watched her amble through the woods, seemingly lost in her own world and paying no attention to any possible dangers. He lifted his head, breathing in deeply to take in her scent on the drifting breeze. While he'd been expecting a reaction it still hit him like a sucker punch in his gut. His stomach clenched and his body hardened.
His inner beast was already raging at him. The burning need to mark her, to possess her, rising up within like a force of nature but he grit his teeth and forced it down. He was not some undisciplined pup unable to control himself. Years of leading his people had driven into him patience and control above all else.
Instead, he forced himself to stay hidden for now, easily keeping pace with her. She was exactly as he'd always imagined—dark curls flowed down her back and framed delicate features, high cheekbones, and huge dark eyes with thick lashes. Everything about her drew him in, but he'd waited too long to rush things now.
When he'd first sensed her, that indescribable pull that couldn't be anything else, he'd thought he was going crazy. He'd given up hope long ago, and yet there she was, walking through his woods as though she'd always been meant to be there.
He watched as she paused, looking around her with confusion on her face. She turned in a slow circle, her brow furrowed, and her teeth biting into her lush bottom lip. She was lost, he realized. Well, that was just perfect. His teeth bared in a wicked smile, he could go and "rescue" her. She would think he was Prince Charming when actually he was the big bad wolf.
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