Open Wide And Say Ah!

So I went for my regular scale and polish at the dentist’s today, which is about the least glamorous thing in the world. However, it turns out that my dental hygienist hails from Málaga, and if my mouth hadn’t been full of pointy hurty equipment I might have been able to let him know that part of my latest book release takes place in that city. See, there had to be a reason for my bringing this up…

animal passionsAnimal Passions, Book Six in the Lionhearts MM shifter romance series, is set in southern Spain, which is a beautiful (if occasionally way too humid) part of the world. I’ve tried to make all the books in the series very different from one another while still taking place in the same universe, and this time I’ve dabbled with a murder mystery, which was great fun, even if I did like the characters I was killing off. The book is now available for early download from Pride Publishing, ahead of its general release in July, and here’s the blurb to whet your appetite:

He’s destined to meet his mate on a killer vacation.

Horror author Mason Wells is having a midlife crisis. He’s burned out as a writer and he keeps falling for guys who are way too young for him. So when his agent, Nora, arranges a birthday getaway for him and a few close friends in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, it’s just the break he needs—until Nora is found drowned in the hotel swimming pool. It seems like someone has a hit list of victims, and Mason’s on it. Can the hotel’s gorgeous owner, Xavi, step in and keep Mason safe?

Lion shifter Xavi Bianco loves the peace and solitude of his boutique hotel in the mountains. It’s a shame the place still holds the memory of his ex, Ramón. When the group of brash Americans arrives for a vacation, he doesn’t expect to find himself falling for one of them. But everything tells him Mason Wells is his destined mate, bizarre as it may be, and when Mason’s friends fall victim to a series of horrific attacks, Xavi knows he must do everything to protect Mason, even if it means risking his own life…

 

Views Of The Sierra Nevada

My current WIP is the sixth and, as it stands, final book in the Lionhearts series of male/male lion shifter romance novels I’ve been writing for Totally Bound and its about to launch GLBT sister imprint, Pride Publishing. This time, I’m tackling a murder mystery story, set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain. To give you an idea of what may lie in store, here’s a selection of breathtaking images of the mountains, courtesy as ever of Wikimedia Commons.

Rio Genil valley by Jebulon

Rio Genil valley by Jebulon

Sierra Nevada from the Alhambra by Jan Zeschky

Sierra Nevada from the Alhambra by Jan Zeschky

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Alcaza, Punta de la Cornisa y Mulhacén by Juanjosepascus

View of the Sierra Nevada from Granada by Jordan Beard

View of the Sierra Nevada from Granada by Jordan Beard