Hi y’all! I’d really like to thank Savannah and the other lovely Naughty Author Chicks for inviting me along to chat about my new release in an “appropriate” forum. What I mean by “appropriate” is that I usually end up being asked about my plots and characters over the barbecue table with guests, or after Ceroc dance class on a Thursday night, when we’re all chilling and winding down at Dennys. My friends are quite taken aback when they learn I write erotic romance, and some of the questions I’ve been asked would sure make your hair curl. Much hilarity usually ensues, and I’m pretty darn certain I’ve shocked many an eavesdropper with my blunt answers. Whoops!
Let Sleeping Demons Lie is the second novella in my Demons series, and it’s a May 1st Red Sage Presents release. It’s written as a standalone story but to be honest, I couldn’t resist bringing back a couple of characters from the first novella. Most notably it’s Asmodeus, the demon king, who kicks things off. He’s become somewhat of a reader favourite, and I’ve had multiple requests for him to have his own story. I have no idea why readers like him so much. Could it be because he’s such a sarcastic, dreadfully amoral, painfully handsome devil? ;-) And Leisa, the heroine from Even Demons Get The Blues, also pops in to put a spoke in Asmodeus’s devious plans.
But the true stars of Let Sleeping Demons Lie are Naamah and Brennan.
Ooh, I love both those names!
Naamah’s a felinoid demon, and jealousy is her middle name. Hell hath no fury like a felinoid demon scorned, and she’s managed to really piss off Asmodeus big-time. So much so, that he’s a hair’s breadth away from skinning her and using her pelt to adorn the fucking uncomfortable obsidian throne that Lucifer stuck him with. But Asmodeus comes up with a much more fitting punishment for Naamah. She has a phobic fear of Lycans, so he decides it’d be simply delicious to dump her in the Lycan Realm, where she’ll be at the mercy of a bunch of randy Lycan males. And that’s where things start to really get hairy—or make that furry ;-).
Naamah demanded an exceptionally strong-willed hero, a man who would ultimately teach her that what she thinks is love, is merely a pale imitation. And Naamah being felinoid, I couldn’t resist pairing her with Brennan, a leonine shifter who just happens to be a prince of the Lycan Realm. In a nutshell, Let Sleeping Demons Lie is essentially cat-demon vs lion shifter, with some truly heinous were-hyenas thrown in to spice things up. Kick back and watch the fur fly, baby! *evil laughter*
Here’s the blurb for Let Sleeping Demons Lie:
Naamah’s been stripped of her everything—her memories, her demonic powers, and her clothes!—and dumped in a savage wilderness. She believes she is human and has no idea that non-humans even exist—just as well, considering that she’s got a phobic fear of Lycans and the man who finds her is a Lion shape shifter.
Brennan is a Prime, that most alpha of alphas, and he has no time for demon females—not when he can crook a claw and any Lycan female he chooses will come running. Even though he suspects the woman he’s named “Kitten” is not what she appears to be, he lays claim to her body… and her heart. When they’re ambushed by sadistic were-hyenas and Brennan is severely injured, Kitten’s only chance of saving them both is to reclaim her demonic heritage—even if it means revealing her true self and losing Brennan’s love.
Let Sleeping Demons Lie received a reviewer Top Pick & 4 ½ stars from Night Owl Reviews, plus a 4-star review from both The Romance Readers Connection and Bitten By Books. Evidently one of my scenes is not for the squeamish.... Go on, I dare you ;-)
And I think I’ve rambled on enough, so if you’d like to read an excerpt, then please visit my website: http://www.mareeanderson.com/books/let-sleeping-demons-lie
Oh, and if you’d like the chance to win an electronic copy of Let Sleeping Demons Lie, then please simply leave me a comment or ask me a question—I love answering questions! I’ll draw one commenter at random, so good luck, and I hope you enjoy Brennan and Naamah’s story.
Mmmm, I love anything with shifters and this read sounds smoking hot! All right, you heard the woman. After reading that excerpt you know you want to enter the contest! Thanks for joining us today, Maree! To read more about her, visit her website here.