Hunted by a Jaguar, the fourth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.
Find out how to enter the Hunted by a Jaguar international giveaway (ends January 18th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 7 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php
If you haven’t had a chance to step into this passionate and action-packed world of dark elves, fae, demons, vampires, shifters and hunters, then you can take the leap with the first book in the series, Kissed by a Dark Prince, which is only 99c / 99p until January 15th as part of her fantastic Winter Warmers special deals. Find all the deals and links to your favourite retailers at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/paranormal-romance-ebook-offers.php
How would you describe the story to someone who hasn't read it yet?
Hunted by a Jaguar is a romance between a jaguar shifter with a dark secret and a dark elf with her life on the line. When a tragedy brings Kyter back to his shifter pride’s village in the rainforest, he is set on a path of vengeance, determined to destroy the one responsible for the death of his only family. Iolanthe is a dark elf who has made a career out of hunting down lost artefacts and treasures for discerning clients, but her current client has requested she find him something extremely dangerous and if she fails, it’s her head that will be going on his mantelpiece. When the dark paths they’re treading brings them into a head on collision and a race for the same artefact, all hell breaks loose, but if they can’t find a way to work together, the deadly game of cat and mouse they’ve found themselves in might just claim both of their lives.
Describe Kyter and Iolanthe in 3 words each.
Kyter is loyal, sensual and wicked.
Iolanthe is stubborn, intelligent, and maybe just a bit wicked too.
What do you think makes Kyter appealing? How about Iolanthe?
I think Kyter’s main appeal is his charm. The man is a walking charm offensive. He’s confident and cocksure, and handsome to boot. He’s been running a nightclub in London for a long time, so he’s used to being the boss and women fawning over him, so when Iolanthe refuses to do anything he says and keeps him firmly at a distance, it rouses his animal instincts to hunt her and drive her into submission. He’s delightfully wicked too, finding ways to tease and tempt Iolanthe into surrendering to him. He’s also extremely loyal, brave, protective and possessive, and he’s a little broken by events in his past that have shaped him to a degree.
Iolanthe is a confident woman. She takes no prisoners and she certainly doesn’t accept men interfering her in her life and her business. She’s stubborn and determined, and very independent, but she also has a big heart beneath her cool exterior and she deeply loves those she cares about. I think readers will love her strength and how she refuses to let anyone walk all over her or dictate what she should do. She’s going to have a lot of women cheering for her when she puts Kyter through his paces.
How did you create your characters? Were they inspired by real people?
No, none of my characters are inspired by people. They just walk into my head and sort of announce themselves, and then we sit down and chat a while, so I can find out more about them. After that, we delve deeper and I’ll fill out a huge biography for the character, jotting down all sorts of information about them, and their current life, and also their history too. I write a lot of information down for my characters, plenty of which never gets used. It’s great to have it there because it helps me to tap into the essence of that character and write them in a way that gives them depth and makes them real.
What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why?
Any scene where Kyter is being a bad kitty and driving Iolanthe around the bend by tempting her. In particular, I love the scene where he’s determined to make her blush! They’ve only just met face to face for the first time and they’re arguing over “territory” which is Kyter’s term for the spot he’s discovered in his hunt for the artefact he needs.
Kyter took a step back, his boots scuffing across the dusty stone floor in the old empty building, stooped and unzipped the main compartment of his backpack. He set down his guidebook, took out his canteen and straightened. The female eyed him, her blade still held at the ready. At least she hadn’t attacked when he had feigned dropping his guard.
He unscrewed the cap on his canteen and then put it back on as an idea came to him.
He set the canteen down on his backpack. Stood and stared across the narrow strip of ground to the female, making sure he had the whole of her attention. When he had assured himself that she was still staring at him, he grabbed the hem of his black t-shirt and pulled it up.
Her eyes shot wide.
“Wh-what do you think you are doing?” She edged back a step and her blade dropped a few inches before it came back up.
He smirked and pulled the top off over his head, taking his time about it and giving her a nice, leisurely look at his stomach and chest. He dropped the black tee on his pack and she stared at him. No blush. No problem. He could get one out of her.
He swiped the canteen from beneath his tee, unscrewed the cap and raised it above his head. He tipped half of the contents over the longer tufts of his short sandy hair. Water ran down his face and throat and over his chest, blissfully cool against his hot skin.
She stammered. “What… I… what?”
Kyter shot her his best smile as he scrubbed his hand over his hair, tousling the wet strands and squeezing more water from them. It ran in rivulets down his face and his body.
A blush scalded her cheeks.
“I’m hot,” he murmured and rubbed the water into his bare chest. “And a little dusty. I’m remedying that.”
Because he hated being dirty.
But he could be dirty for her.
Can you tell me some of your favorite authors? How about books?
I love Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, Larissa Ione’s Demonica series also Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, and I’ve recently started Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Guardians and they are soooo good!
What are you currently working on?
I’ve just finished proofreading Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates #5) which is out on Jan 27th, and Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates #6) which is out on Feb 17th. Those two are shorter books, around category length which is about 50,000 words. The other books in the series have all been full length novels at over 90,000 words. Now that I’m done with those two, I’m about to kick off the edit of Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates #7), as that’s due out in March. If you’ve read Claimed by a Demon King, the second book in the series, you might remember a pesky blue dragon shifter who stole an Archangel huntress. He’s about to get his story told!
Here’s more about Hunted by a Jaguar, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.
A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.
Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.
Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?
Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php
Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.
Find all the links, a fantastic 7 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php
Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
- Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
- Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
- Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
- Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
- Book 5: Craved by an Alpha – Coming January 27th 2015
- Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat – Coming February 17th 2015
- Book 7: Taken by a Dragon – Coming March 10th 2015
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places: