Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Witch Hunter, A New Erotic Paranormal Romance by Shari Nichols

WITCH HUNTER by Shari Nichols

I met Shari at the NJRW conference and we had a great chat. She's a sweetheart. She's also a fellow lover of paranormal books! I'm sure you'll love her new book Witch Hunter

BLURB: Determined MBI (Magickal Bureau of investigations)agent Alex Denopoulos will stop at nothing to catch a killer, including recruit notorious felon, Willow McCray to work for the agency. The lines between duty and passion become blurred the more time he spends with the sultry witch. In the midst of the investigation, they succumb to the dark edges of desire, placing both their lives in danger. Alex will risk more than his badge to keep her alive.
Kick-ass witch Willow must use her powers for good if she wants to stay out of Hellios, a mage prison for those who have broken the Wiccan Rede of ‘Harm ye None.’ Willow never expects to fall so hard for Alex, a mortal with a penchant for justice and a deep seated hatred of witches. Though a future together seems impossible, she doesn’t want to let him go. Can she vanquish the evil surrounding them and give Alex her mind and body before she loses her heart and maybe her soul? 

EXCERPT: Willow took a sip of her margarita and glanced down at Alex’s big hands, tanned and sprinkled with a smattering of dark hair. Funny, she never found a man’s hands sexy. Suddenly her mind filled with images of Alex trailing those big, masculine hands over her body. She wondered if he fit the stereotype. Big hands, big…
“You never did answer my question. Are you considering taking me up on my offer?” The sound of his voice pulled her from a host of fantasies. Willow dug her nails into her palm to get her head back in the game. She shouldn’t be thinking about this man in such a raw, sexual way.
“Why not? My car’s parked in the back.”She probed through the nearby crowd to check if Alex came here with bodyguards. A virtual cacophony of conversations invaded her thoughts, but nothing about protection for Alex. Once she got him alone, she’d take her chances and pray she wouldn’t be outnumbered. “Then let’s get out of here. Unless of course I’ve got some competition.” He   motioned over her shoulder to the incubus whose head now lolled forward over the bar.
“I think you’re flying solo here.” She’d set her trap and let the consequences be damned. She rubbed her finger along the rim of the glass and licked off the salt.
She lifted the glass to her lips, savoring the tangy flavor of margarita mix along with the zing of tequila as it slid down her throat. Headrush. No surprise there, she couldn’t remember the last time she’d slept or eaten in the past forty-eight hours, existing on a combination of raw nerves and pure adrenaline.
“You missed a spot.” He ran his thumb along the seam of her lip. He put it to his mouth and licked. “Mmm, sweet.” Her plan didn’t involve foreplay…but damn he was hot. In another time and another place she would be seriously into this guy. Too bad I might have to kill him.

Alex eased Willow’s hair from her ponytail and let it fall in a heavy wave around her shoulders. He ran his fingers through the layers until she sighed. “God, you’re beautiful. I’ve thought so from the first moment I saw you strut across the room.”
There’d been a moment back in the library when she caught him gazing at her with the same raw heat and hunger in his eyes that was present now. Alex had way too much power over her. She refused to give him any more. “You have an unfair advantage here.”
He caressed her cheek, and then pressed an open mouthed kiss to her neck, making her shiver. “So let’s level the playing field. Take advantage of me all you want.”
“I’m not stupid, Alex. You’re every woman’s fantasy come to life.” She put up her hand and pressed it against the hard wall of his chest, secretly loving the way his muscles jumped beneath her fingertips. Female pride surged inside her at the effect she was having on him. She gasped as his tongue slid over the shell of her ear. “Ellen was practically drooling all over herself staring at you.” Not that she could blame her. You’d have to be dead not to notice a male as hot as Alex. “Watch your back. She’s a man-eater.”
“Don’t worry. She’s not my type,” he murmured and sucked on her neck.
“Yeah, well that never stopped her before.” She bit down on her lip to keep from moaning.
He pulled away from her to gaze into her eyes and his expression was full of mischief. “Maybe you haven’t noticed, but there’s someone else I have my eye on.” He ran his thumb over the pulse beating wildly at her throat. “You seem aroused and angry and I find it sexy as hell. I know a great way to ease the tension.”
“Is sex all you think about?” She smacked him lightly on the shoulder.
Alex caught her hand and brought her fingers to his lips, then flashed a wicked smile. “Do you really want me answer truthfully?”

BUY: Ellora's Cave 

Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. Shari has been married to her own alpha hero for twenty-two years. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two teenagers, and her adoring golden retriever. Shari graduated from Rider University with a degree in Business Administration. After spending several years in the grind of Corporate America, she quit to stay at home with her kids. Now she’s thrilled to spend her days in sweats, eating chocolate while pounding on her keyboard to create her next novel. 

Her first book, Witch Hunter has been contracted with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. Her next book, another steamy, romance, will venture into the world of ghosts and haunted inns. Shari is a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.

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shari nichols said...

Thank you, Kathy for having me! You;re the best! xoxo

Mia Lansford said...

Hello Shari,
Nice teaser. The jealousy and chemistry is hot. Good luck with this release. I'm sure it's going to attract readers.

shari nichols said...

Thank you, Mia! So kind of you to say!

Kathy Kulig said...

Shari, You're very welcome! and Mia thanks for stopping by!