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Release day: Bewitching the Beast

15 August 2018

Today is the official release of Bewitching the Beast by Tamara Hughes (ebook, Soul Mate Publishing). Here’s the blurb:

Ethan Lockwood hates what he’s become—a slave to a parasitic monster whose victim’s names pepper the obituaries. He’s possessed by The Beast, a dragon who feeds off human spiritual energy. After a year of fighting The Beast’s demands, Ethan is losing the battle. The creature is taking over his mind, body, and soul. When he spies Tess, he can relate to her weary look and the sadness in her eyes, but her aura shines like a beacon, attracting The Beast. Ethan is forced to drain her energy, but for a split second, she subdues the creature inside him, compelling the spirit to slumber. How? Can she somehow free him from The Beast? Ethan chases after her. He can’t afford to let Tess die.

Since her fiancé’s death, Tess Edwards struggles to find new meaning in life. She doesn’t expect that new meaning to involve a sexy photographer who says he’s possessed by an energy-stealing beast. He claims she’s in danger and that he’s the only one who can save her. Great. He’s a nut job—cute, but delusional. She doesn’t believe in dragon spirits and magic, not until she finds her grandmother’s Book of Shadows. She’s descended from witches, and the book warns her of her fate. Although the beast inside Ethan needs her alive, he isn’t the only one of his kind. There’s another, and he wants Tess dead.

Tamara dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I came up with the initial story nugget for this book from a song I heard on the radio. The song had to do with a guy saying he wasn’t good enough for the woman he wanted, and it got me thinking. What would he have done to make him not good enough? In addition to historical romances, I love paranormal romance, and my mind went right to ‘What if they met in a bar and he did something to the heroine he later regrets?’ I didn’t want to write about vampires or werewolves. I wanted something new to play around with, so I kept brainstorming. I also started listening to Evanescence songs. Several songs on one of their albums really inspired me, and before I knew it, I was writing about a guy who was possessed by a beast that stole energy from its victims. Without that energy, those victims died in unusual ways. But one of those he preys upon is special, and he has to keep her alive. Tess, the heroine of this story, is special to me too. She surprised me in a big way. I didn’t know exactly what she was going to be like until I started writing from her point of view. And wow! She was really funny in a silly, kind of odd way. She added some refreshing humour to what would have been a fairly dark story. Honestly, she’s probably my favourite character I’ve written so far. If you read Bewitching the Beast, let me know what you think. I love hearing from readers.

You can find out more about this book at Tamara’s website or buy it from Amazon.

One Comment
  1. tamarahughes permalink
    15 August 2018 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

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