The Soul Catcher series
(paranormal/urban fantasy romance)
Catching and sending evil souls to Hell is a dangerous job. Just ask Jessie Garrett, my half-demon soul catcher. She tried to stay hidden in the world, but a vampire, Drake, found her and decided to offer her a job to send the soul of a evil rogue vamp to Hell. She didn't trust Drake at all or any supernatural creature. Yet, the offer intrigued her, so she accepted it. Over time, she learns Drake is one of the good guys. She can't fight the attraction to him, and neither can he resist her.
But wait. Jeremy, a full-blooded demon steps into the picture. He wants Jessie, plain and simple. He's bold, daring, and out to get what he wants. Nothing is free when you bargain with a demon.
After Jessie finishes her job for Drake, he leaves to report to the organization he works for. He promises to return to her. In his absence, which is far longer than he planned, Jeremy proposes a deal to Jessie. Once again, she's out to send another soul to Hell. And while she's away from Drake and with Jeremy, he tempts her, and so does a hot Alpha whom she's helping. Her life becomes complicated on many levels. Not only does she fight for her life, she struggles to deal with her relationship with Drake and the two other men who want her. With a hot werewolf, a bad-boy demon, and a noble vampire in Jessie's life, you can understand her dilemma. Right?
This is the gist of the first two books in the series, which are Claiming the Evil Dead and Catching an Evil Tail. I could go on about the other two books in the series, Fighting Evil and Love Conquers All Evil, but I thought you might like an excerpt instead. And besides, I want you to be interested! J
Here's an excerpt from Catching An Evil Tail (2nd Soul Catcher novel).
Half-demon, Jessie, is with the Alpha in a pool.
Brilliant green eyes stared at me. "No, this is not business. This is just the two of us getting to know each other without any distractions."
His gaze strayed to my lips. My breath quickened; I sensed his arousal. He was so close to me. A few inches closer and I could kiss him. Struggling with the desire to touch his lips and taste him, I looked down at the artwork on his torso.
"This is an interesting tattoo." I ran my palm over the smooth flesh. "Does it hold any special meaning for you?"
"Survival," he said. "It started out on my arm and shoulder. Over the years, I have lengthened it."
"Where does it end?" I asked.
"Right now, past my hip bone." The corners of his lips curled. "Would you like to see the rest of it?"
Yes! Yes! Show me please, my inner demon screamed. "I, uh . . . ."
In one swift motion, he pressed his lips upon mine while his hard body flattened me against the wall. Desire flamed as his strength and energy flowed into me. I let go of the ledge, wrapped my arms around his neck, and curled my legs around his waist. His strong lips kept me glued to his while his delicious tongue—tasting of honey—explored mine. Under the water, his solid muscle pressed against me. Enjoying the feel of his hardness, I let a soft moan slip past my lips. His tongue delved deeper and with feverish strokes. God help me, I didn't care about air. The demon part of me yearned for him and every bit of love he wanted to give.
"Oh, Jessie," he said as we both gasped for air. "I have never wanted another woman as much as I want you right now."
One of his hands strayed under my bikini top. He pinched my hard nipple and squeezed my breast. I gasped as a tingle of excitement spread through me. My body quivered, thirsty for satisfaction. All I wanted to think about was the pleasure he would give me, and the promise for more. But my conscience prodded me. This was too much, too soon. I barely knew the man, and I hadn't broken off my relationship with Drake. What on earth was I doing?
"Stop." I braced my hands on his chest. "I can't do this."
His tongue glided up my neck, sending a shiver through me. Oh, he felt so warm and pleasing. His hand slithered down my torso and stopped between my legs on the outside of my bikini. Fingers rubbed my sex. He was so close to giving me what my body craved.
"Please, let me have you. Let me give you what you need," he whispered in my ear.
His warm breath sent a shiver through me.
His fingers pressed into the thin layer of cloth separating me from him. "I know you want this."
He couldn't have been more right. I wanted it so badly, but I didn't want the regret associated with it on my conscience.
"Please, stop," I said softly.
His lips brushed over mine while his hand slid around and gripped my butt. He pressed his erection against my sex. "I can smell your desire. Your heart is beating fast, Jessie. Why are you fighting this? Is it because of Jeremy?"
I laughed. "No. God no!"
He rubbed his stiff cock against me, and for a moment, I thought about what it would feel like to have him inside, warming me, pulsing, satisfying my need. I closed my eyes, and I swallowed hard. If I stayed too much longer with his body touching mine, I'd give in. The demon would win and get what she wanted.
Have I piqued your interest? I hope so. The four books in the series are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and most other vendors.
Thank you for reading my posting, and special Thanks to Dawn, for having me as a guest!
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Author
Half-demon Jessie Garrett is searching for an evil vampire that's been preying upon children. She wants to claim the rogue vamp's soul and send it to hell. To find the dead man walking she must partner with another bloodsucker, Drake, even though she doesn't trust him. While Jessie works with Drake, she learns not all vampires are killers and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.
After the fiend abducts another child and Jessie has a near fatal experience with vampires, she turns to Jeremy, a demon she bumped into at a club, and makes a deal with him for his help. Drake disapproves, and Jessie soon finds herself wedged between two volatile creatures. When the chance comes to save the child's life and claim the evil vamp's soul, she must decide whom she can trust—a vampire who cools her feverish desires, or a demon hell-bent on seducing her.
Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to live a normal life among her friends and keep her soul catching ability a secret, but supernatural creatures keep popping up in her world. Adding to her struggles, her vampire lover remains out of the country, and when he offers no valuable explanation as to why he hasn't returned, she wonders if she should move on without him.
As if Jessie doesn't have enough worries on her mind, the demon yearning to seduce her shows up at her home. She longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes him, and when he asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to hell.
Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart's true desires.
Half-demon Jessie Garrett's battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie's relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence. Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she's never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.
Welcome to arctic Alaska, free from vampires and home to humans, demons, and werewolves.
After months of moving and hiding from the VETOV, Drake and Jessie settle into a small Alaskan town. They soon discover a serial killer is on the loose and it's a demon stealing good souls. As Jessie mingles with locals from the demon community and investigates the murders, she bumps into a werewolf she had hoped she would never see again. More trouble arises and Jessie reaches out to Alan, the Alpha she met in Arizona.
Together, Drake and Alan seek to eliminate the threat against Jessie, but removing the werewolf may come with a steep price for the Alpha.
In a matter of a few days, Jessie battles for survival, and her own soul, while maintaining a feverish love for Drake. Demons and werewolves won't stop this half-demon soul catcher from sending evil souls to hell, or spending eternity with her noble vampire.
Thank you Mary and might I say these are some very beautiful covers!
Oh and for those of you who are attending the Romantic Times Convention in Chicago April 11-15, Ms. Mary Abshire will be there as well and will be signing at Saturday's Giant Book Fair. Want more information? CLICK HERE