Friday, May 15, 2009
Released Today - Banished Hero by Anita Philmar
by Anita Philmar
Purchase at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=685
With no memory of her past, Faye Lynn Berton clings to a father who curses her ability to shape-shift, then uses her special skill to scam local villagers. The only freedom she knows comes as she soars through the sky in falcon form. A chance meeting with another changling turns her world upside down. Beyond satisfying the powerful sexual cravings that follow transformation, he reveals a surprising dimension of sex between their kind…one to unlock the secrets of her soul.
Havyn Westmore has questions…Faye Lynn holds the answers. Determined to unravel her secrets, he strives to gain her freedom and trust. Teaching her the finer techniques of transformation keeps her close while sex strengthens their bond. But on the trail of discovery, Havyn must confront his own past. Accused of a heinous crime, he was banned from his homeland. Now, he must choose between returning to face certain execution—or robbing Faye Lynn of her birthright and a life in Paradise.
Miniature Rose (128 pages)
“What are you doing here?” The angry male voice spoke from the bank of the river.
Water lapped against Faye Lynn’s skin with a warning of danger. She squatted deeper into the cold water and peeked over her shoulder. A quick dip in the lake, and when it got dark, she’d planned to sneak back to town.
Now, caught by a stranger, she hoped he couldn’t see her naked form. “I’m sorry. Does the river belong to you?”
“Yes, and all the land around here. You’re invading my territory.” His rough tone sounded as if he planned to haul her off to jail, which didn’t happen often in this part of the human world. More criminals lived in the surrounding area than law abiding citizens.
“Is that the reason for the tall stone fence around your property, because you don’t like people on your land?” She wiggled around to observe his granite expression. Her feet sunk a little deeper into the soft muck at the bottom of the lake.
A tall mountain of a man, his wide shoulders and bulging muscles told her she wouldn’t escape this man easily, if at all. She considered the amount of time she’d been in human form. The ability to shift from one form to another quickly wasn’t a skill she could achieve easily.
Too soon to even try.
“So tell me, how did you get onto my property?” He leaned against the rock where she’d transformed.
His nostrils flared. He turned his head. His dark hair caught the light of the falling sun and sparked with the same red highlights from the night beast. The fabric across his chest expanded, displaying strong, well-defined muscles.
He turned and nailed her with a piercing black stare. “You’re a shape-shifter, aren’t you?”
Uncertain if she should speak the truth, Faye Lynn shook her head. “Why would you say such a thing?”
“Because I can smell you.” He stepped forward. His rubber boots splashed in the shallow waters of the river. Each step drew him closer.
If she knew how to swim, she would’ve turned and swam away, but alas, she didn’t. “What? What smell?”
A lustful smile passed over his lips. His white sharp teeth looked ready to feed on her flesh. He licked his lips and stopped a few paces from her. “An alluring scent of a shape-shifter. After changing form, they burn with a hunger that can be satisfied only in one way.”
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