Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Cover Designer: Kanaxa
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Born to be enemies. Destined to be lovers.
Soul’s Harbor Pride, Book 1
After killing one of her father’s enforcers, half-blood lion shifter Jillian Winters ran for her life, landing in an upscale bar halfway across the country. Her boss, Carrick—a pure-blood shifter—has no idea his barmaid is a fugitive.
When her father’s recklessness puts the Pride at risk, Jillian must return home and assume his place as Alpha. But not before she indulges in a taste of the attraction that’s been building for years between her and Carrick.
Carrick Granger has had a soft spot for Jillian from the moment she stepped into his bar, soaking wet and afraid of her own shadow. He knows she has secrets. So does he. He’s also the outcast son of an Alpha—and now that his father is dead, he, too, has been summoned home.
Thinking they’ll never see each other again, the simmering heat between them ignites like a match to gunpowder. But then the bullets start flying, forcing them to choose—duty to their Prides, or the one person they can’t live without.
Warning: This book contains deception, lies, betrayal, a sexy lion who is determined to claim his mate, and a mating bond that will change the landscape of the Prides forever.
Her attraction to him was beyond dangerous. But, thankfully, that attraction wasn’t mutual. If it had been, it would have been impossible to turn him away. A smarter person would have left town the second they realized Carrick was a shifter. But, like an idiot, she had stayed, unable to resist being around him during her short stint of freedom.
Even now, the call of the Pride echoed in her mind like the beginnings of a migraine. She massaged her aching temples. Carrick was so close that her hand brushed his shoulder as she reached for her head. Although it was an innocent touch, the heat of his body seared her skin.
Damn it. Fate had a twisted sense of humor. No other man had ever affected her like this.
When he turned, the intention in his green eyes was unmistakable. She stepped back, stunned, heart pounding. With a nervous swallow, she licked her dry lips. He moved closer, eyes focused on her mouth. Torn between flight and surrender, she froze.
Their bodies brushing, Carrick ran his hands down the length of her arms. “How many layers do you have under there?” He squeezed her shoulders gently. “Take them off. I’ll make a fire.” He grasped her hand, tugging her toward the fireplace.
Jillian didn’t move. She couldn’t do this. “Thought you didn’t want to talk?”
“I changed my mind.” He released her hand and moved across the room, crouching before the hearth to kindle the flames.
She couldn’t make herself move, either forward or away. This was her last chance. Once she walked out that door, she was gone forever.
This is my first time reading Angela Dennis, but it most definitely will not be my last. I was impressed with the story line and characters in the first book of her new series, Soul’s Harbor Pride.
Jillian Winter’s the half-blood, witch, freak of nature, daughter of the Alpha has run from her pride after killing an enforcer. She has kept her identity and location hidden until now. She has been summoned home for the claiming. Little does she know that because of her father’s insane actions, she is going home to become the Alpha. But before she does, she gives into the attraction that has been building between her and her boss, Carrick.
Carrick Granger has been attracted to Jillian from the first time her saw her, but only dreamed of a relationship because he thought she was human. Carrick, a half-blood, outcast son of an Alpha has also been summoned home because of his father’s death. They both give into temptation, thinking it is only a one-night stand.
With a killer on the loose, a claiming, pure-bloods and half-bloods without Alphas, a mating bond with a lion that intends to claim his mate, Jillian and Carrick are faced with choosing their Pride or each other.
A great afternoon read. You will love the twists and turns of the story along with the combustible chemistry between the hero and heroine. I loved the secondary characters and hope to see each get their own story. Look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
You can visit Angela at her website at www.angeladennisbooks.com. She loves to hear from her readers, so don’t forget to find her on Twitter to chat.