Thursday, September 12, 2013

Guest Blog & Giveaway - Wild West Succubus by Lila Shaw

Cowboys and Demons and Gargoyles, Oh My!
Most westerns are full of rugged cowboys, gunslingers, gamblers, heart of gold harlots, prim librarians and schoolteachers, all eeking out a living as best they can in the harsh historical west. Most. Definitely not all.
Wild West Succubus pulls the reader into 1869 Kansas as its urban fantasy playground, where supernatural good guys and bad guys duke it out under the radar.
The heroine of Wild West Succubus, Priscilla, is, as the title suggests, a succubus. She is the sort of demon who preys on human males because she needs sex to survive. She's also the owner of the Flying P ranch.
Priscilla meets her match in Hugo, a gargoyle. Is he a shifter? No. But he is a protector of mankind and he does have some supernatural abilities. Picture those terrifying beasts guarding Notre Dame from the rooftop. Hugo performs the same function but he's human...mostly...and much, much more handsome that his stone namesakes.
Other than her own maker, Priscilla is fairly ignorant of all the various types of demons roaming the wild west. Until Hugo shows up and educates her. One of the first demons she meets under his tutelage is a vishnaranja. Okay, I'll confess that I totally made that one up. As its name implies, it is an orange beast, full of fangs and claws and a voracious appetite.
Surprisingly, Priscilla hasn't even heard of shifters or vampires either. Hugo gives her a working introduction to a nasty .
The most terrifying demon in the story is Priscilla's maker. We are never told what he is, but Priscilla and Hugo have every reason to be afraid of him. And that's all I'll say about "Jim" to keep from spoiling the story.
Who knows what other demons Hugo has slain in his past. Perhaps we'll find out in a future book?? It's not out of the question.  :)
Here's more about Wild West Succubus, my paranormal western historical romance with touches of urban fantasy in an anything but urban setting:
A woman damned…
Priscilla Goodnight, a widow in the harsh Kansas frontier, has a cattle ranch to run. She can’t afford to reveal any cracks in her tough exterior or indulge in sexual liaisons with her ranch hands. But a hungry succubus can only exercise so much self-restraint, making discretion, disguise and memory-wiping her top managerial skills.
The mysterious stranger who knows her darkest secret…
Priscilla doesn’t remember hiring the man with the wily smile and the flannel voice. At all. Men as physically appealing as Hugo Desmond rarely escape her bed, let alone her memory. And how is he able to move so fast, yet nobody notices but her?
Is she his target, his mission or his bait?
Hugo is a gargoyle—a specially-trained executioner—sent to purge the west of evil. With succubi falling squarely in demon territory, Priscilla has every reason to fear him … yet she can’t stay away. Hugo says he needs her help and wants to save her soul. But is redemption possible for a woman as wicked as Priscilla, or will love thaw her heart just enough for Hugo to crush it?
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About the Author
Lila Shaw is the pen name for a wee hours author of erotica and erotic romance. She adores writing about strong-willed women and the clever, charming (and well-endowed) men who love them. She believes if you can’t occasionally laugh at human foibles, and especially the physical aspects of love, you’re taking life far too seriously … unless the condom breaks, then you have every right to fret. Lila lives in the Portland, OR area with her family.
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