This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan Starks will be awarding a prize pack of best-selling urban fantasy romance + a copy of House of Ash and Brimstone to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
Hell has come to collect…
…but Gisele Walker has no plans to pay the debt.
As a half-demon paranormal bounty hunter, Gisele is used to flirting with death, but stealing a curio and opening a portal to Hell’s demon court is more than your average day job.
Now, she’s partnered with an infuriatingly handsome demon, Shade, who has more levels of grey than she can count.
Who can she trust to help save the city as Baltimore burns to the ground and ghouls roam the streets?
With a white-hot attraction burning between them and secrets blocking their path, Gisele must face her past and venture into the twisted heart of the demon royal court.
But with no memory of her past…
…will she be able to save their future?
Read an Excerpt
He deepened the kiss with his need, eager for her. She felt his face flush hot beneath her hands.
She wanted to crawl on top of him, straddle him, and take things further. It was all she could do to hold back.
“Gigi.” He broke the kiss to murmur against her skin. “I’m not spying on you. I wouldn’t hurt you. I swear on my life. I know it doesn’t mean much, but—”
She stole his lips, using their third kiss to shut him up for a second time.
“I know,” she whispered, nose nuzzled against his cheek. “You protected me from the elghoul. Three times.”
She pulled back to study him, taking in the deep rise and fall of his chest. He looked back at her, for once unguarded and so filled with longing that she wondered how it could have taken her so long to see him for who he really was—for what he really wanted. She’d been so focused on her feelings of distrust, caught up in the fact that he was hiding something from her, that she’d neglected and ignored all the other things she’d felt.
“I believe you. But you also said you were going to kill me.”
His face fell. “If he orders it, I won’t be able to stop myself.”
She didn’t have to wonder who ‘he’ was. He could only be referring to the master he’d escaped from.
About the Author
Megan Starks is the award-winning author of the Gatewalkers urban fantasy series and a game writer at Obsidian Entertainment. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, Writers Guild of America award nominee, and Pitch Wars alumna with an MFA in fiction, Megan enjoys reading and writing paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy novels. Whether it’s dark demons, brooding vampires, howling werewolves, or feisty witches, Megan loves it all.
When she’s not penning novels about magic and strong, kick-butt heroines, she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her husband and their cat, Sushi, in California.
Look for Night of Sunder & Sorrow, the sequel to House of Ash & Brimstone, coming in Spring 2020.
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Megan Starks will be awarding a prize pack of best-selling urban fantasy romance + a copy of House of Ash and Brimstone to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)October 25, 2019 at 5:17 am
Thank you for hosting!
Megan StarksOctober 25, 2019 at 2:31 pm
Good morning! Thank you so much for having me, Deborah and readers.
This release as gone absolutely amazingly thanks to you all for checking out the book and helping to spread the word of its sale — for most of the week I’ve been hanging out in the top 50 books for my romance and fantasy categories next to Neil Gaiman, Shayne Silvers, and Shannon Mayer which is such a dream come true!
I’m a professional video game writer and a long time fan of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. This novel was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist for paranormal romance. It’s the first novel I’ve written (but many more are to come – book 2 in the series is slated for Spring 2020), so when I was writing it, I wanted to toss in all of my favorite tropes:
– strong, kick-butt female protagonist
– hate-to-love / enemies-to-lovers
– tall dark and broody (and snarly and monstrous but secretly sweet) hero
– forbidden love
– lots of fight scenes with monsters
– danger and suspense!!!
– smoking hot sex
What are some of your favorite tropes in paranormal and fantasy romance, readers?
Don’t forget to enter the URBAN FANTASY BOOK BUNDLE give away in the post. I’m giving out books by some of my favorite authors like Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh.
Love always, and love like hell,
Deborah BaileyOctober 25, 2019 at 10:33 pm
You’re welcome, Megan! Your book sounds great. Good luck with the tour!