Today's Friend Friday guest blogger is Eleri Stone, a fellow Carina Press author. Her paranormal novella, MERCY, is a hot, shapeshifter read. I loved it!
Here's the blurb:
To the Yaguara, an ancient jaguar shape-shifting people living deep in the Amazon jungle, nothing matters more than strength. Iada is their champion; genetically pure, she has been trained since birth to fight. Her destiny is to become the next Queen of the Yaguara by winning the tournament of succession—a battle to the death.
Her opponent is Gabriel, a half-blooded outcast whose mother was human. To everyone's shock, he defeats Iada but does not strike the death blow—instead, he extends mercy, thereby claiming her as his mate.
Despite their enmity, the attraction between them is powerful, and soon they are mates in more than name only. Their mutual distrust serves only to fuel their passion—two champions bested only by their overpowering desire for each other.
But Gabriel has an agenda that threatens the most basic tenets of Yaguara society—and that will force Iada to choose between her people or her King.
And here's Eleri:
I’m between books right now. MERCY, my debut novel, released from Carina Press this fall (Yay!). I have a contract for another jaguar shapeshifter book set in the same world (double Yay!) but that one won’t release for several months. I have a paranormal romance almost ready to submit and a historical fantasy I’m self-editing right now. So until my next edits come in, my time is flexible and I’ve been catching up on some of the reading I’ve missed.
I’ve been trying out a lot of newer authors from different epublishers these last few weeks and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.
EVERLONG by Hailey Edwards. This is a paranormal romance published by Samhain publishing. I loved the hero in this one, especially how much he was willing to sacrifice in order for the woman he loved to be happy.
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER by Fallon Blake. I really like the sense of humor that comes through in her writing. This one is a quick hot contemporary from Ellora’s Cave.
Have you read any new or new-to-you authors lately that you’ve just fallen in love with? I’d LOVE to hear some more recommendations if you have them.