*** NEW RELEASE: HEAT, a gargoyle shifter romance! ***

HEAT (a gargoyle shifter romance)

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy can’t explain why she’s drawn to a mysterious statue in the Goth club where she bartends. Stranger still, she’s been confiding her innermost secrets to it, as if it were an old friend.

But, when her ex shows up one night, drunk and aggressive, the solid stone statue turns to living, breathing, and scorchingly sexy flesh…

Gargoyle shifter Danton transforms to human form to protect Tracy, the woman he has yearned for. Now, he only has twenty-four hours before a curse returns him to stone. How can convince a woman who didn’t know he existed to spend those precious hours with him?

HEAT is a novella in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each features a different couple–and perhaps species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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*** HEAT – a Gargoyle Shifter Romance ***

HEAT (a gargoyle shifter romance)

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy can’t explain why she’s drawn to a mysterious statue in the Goth club where she bartends. Stranger still, she’s been confiding her innermost secrets to it, as if it were an old friend.

But, when her ex shows up one night, drunk and aggressive, the solid stone statue turns to living, breathing, and scorchingly sexy flesh…

Gargoyle shifter Danton transforms to human form to protect Tracy, the woman he has yearned for. Now, he only has twenty-four hours before a curse returns him to stone. How can convince a woman who didn’t know he existed to spend those precious hours with him?

HEAT is a novella in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each features a different couple–and perhaps species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

Coming soon. Order your scorching copy of HEAT today!

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*** When Darkness Whispers Named a TOP PICK by Night Owl Reviews! ***

“Readers seeking a paranormal military romance need to check out “When Darkness Whispers.” This book has a well developed plot and many layers to the characters.”

~ 5 stars and a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!

It was also recently named a Top Pick by the Romance Reviews!

When Darkness Whispers

When Darkness WhispersSome memories are better left forgotten…

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can’t be distracted from her mission. With American servicemen being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it’s more than priority. It’s critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face with Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn’t seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements–a serial killer. One that doesn’t appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can’t escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else’s future, but how can she succeed if she can’t even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

When Darkness Whispers is a paranormal romantic suspense novel you won’t want to put down! Go undercover with a supernatural team into a world of vampires, gargoyles, shifters, demons, and ghosts. If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you’ll love When Darkness Whispers!

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Wow If I could give this story more than 5 stars I would... Suspense, Mystery, and Thrills all in one book.” ~ Book Nook Nuts

What a fantastic page-turner that wowed me from the get-go! An action-packed, contemporary PNR must read full of suspense that kept me glued to my seat! … This has a fresh, new storyline, with great descriptions, full of surprises and witty dialogue with relatable characters that will keep readers engaged & turning pages just like I did!”  ~ Amazon reviewer

An awesome read! I couldn’t put it down… Out of all the books I have read from this author, I have to say that this book is now my new favorite.” ~ Amazon reviewer

Wow Ms. Carlisle has outdone herself this time. You have action, adventure, suspense, forgotten love, shifters, what more can you ask for.” ~ Amazon reviewer

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When Darkness Whispers

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A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satifsying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

If you like paranormal romance and 80s rock, don’t miss BURN.

Get your copy today!

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If you like 80s rock and paranormal romance, don’t miss BURN!

It’s release day for BURN!

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satifsying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

If you like paranormal romance and 80s rock, don’t miss BURN.

Get your copy today!

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** The Romance Reviews Names IGNITE a Top Pick! ** #PNR #rockstars #TopPick

The Romance Reviews named IGNITE a Top Pick!

IGNITE

We all have secrets.
 
Some so closely guarded for the safety of ourselves–and others…
 
Lily won’t consider a permanent relationship. When she meets the singer of a rock band at an underground nightclub, she’s disarmed by his sensual voice and mischievous good looks. After an icy introduction, Lily warms up to Nico’s charms.
 
He’s a computer geek by day, and rock star by night. How could she resist such a combination?
She can’t–but must keep an emotional distance. No one would understand her furry little secret. It could be dangerous. Especially during the full moon.
 
Yet, she might be the one in danger…
 
Ignite is the third installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures.
 
Each book features a different couple–and possibly a different species!–and can be read on its own.
 
Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.
 

EXCERPT

After having a coffee and muffin at a café near the Salem Willows, I wandered down to a bookstore in the main part of town. I scanned the new releases in search of something to sink into while I did my laundry that afternoon. I know—yet another fascinating weekend.
 
“What an oddly pleasant surprise. Fancy seeing you again, Cara.”
 
Cara? Why did that name ring a bell?
 
Oh crap—that was the fake name I used. Just once. With one person. Who had that faint British accent.
 
I glanced up quickly to verify it was him. Those hazel eyes looking directly at me confirmed my hope or fear or whatever it was, as each emotion vied for dominance. For a moment, I lost my surroundings, mesmerized by his eye color. The earthy-brown on the outer edge faded into a mossy-green gradient closer to the pupil. Then I glanced away since guilt flooded me next. Even though his band’s website was public, I couldn’t help but think I’d been snooping.
 
“I’m surprised you remembered,” I said, finally finding the sense to respond.
 
Glancing away from his face wasn’t enough to distract me as my gaze assessed his body. He wore faded jeans and a black T-shirt with a white skull on it. The shirt was just tight enough for me to make out a cut torso beneath. He was lean and cut, showing he worked out on a regular basis. A tattoo of the VC scrolled logo extended from under his sleeve.
 
Hmm, what other tattoos did he have hidden under his clothes?
 
“How could I not? You made it so difficult to get even a fake name out of you.”
 
He smiled and it made me blush for reasons I didn’t quite understand. What I did know was that he still looked hot as hell. Even hotter now than he did onstage. A literary bad boy in a bookstore.
 
And smelled even more intoxicating. Although the scent of his masculinity and the sweat from playing onstage had elicited an involuntary sensual response from me the first time we met, now I found it even more difficult not to bury my face in his neck. I would inhale the heady fragrance of him, the faint scent of soap lingering on him. I’d bet it was Irish Spring.
 
Act normal. Act normal.
 
“What can I say?” I recovered quickly. “I’m a private person. I don’t give out my personal information to someone I just met. Not even to computer geeks who double as rock stars.” I flashed him a smile, which was a mistake. He looked at me so intensely that I forgot my intention of flirting as my mind now swarmed with questions. Time sped up and slowed all at once. Why was he looking at me that way? Did he realize the effect he was having upon me? What the heck was happening? Whatever it was, I didn’t like this feeling of being out of control.
 
I had to break the eye contact to gain some perspective on the situation. But when I looked down, I made the unfortunate mistake of looking directly at his crotch, which threw me off-kilter in a different way.
 
“Find anything promising?” he asked.
 
My cheeks burned. Oh God, yes! There is so much promise right there.
 
“Umm.” I looked up at him again.
 
“A book,” he clarified. “Did you find any promising reads?”
 
You idiot! I scolded myself. I put down the second book in the dystopian series in a conscious effort to break the eye contact and regain some semblance of control. I had to rein in the lust that was making an ass out of me right now.
 
“Not yet. The first book disturbed me so much. I kept reading, wanting to know how it would play out. But I don’t know if I’m ready to climb on the roller coaster ride again just yet. Maybe something lighter? What have you got there?” I asked, looking at the book rather than at him.
 
You’re babbling. Stop it.
 
“The third book in this historical fantasy series. Definitely not a light read. I love these books so much that I hate them.” He ran his hand over his close-cut hair as he laughed, his even, white teeth gleaming.
 
“Why is that?”
 
“Because I can’t put them down. I can’t get anything done without wanting to run back to the book to see what happens to the characters next. And when something happens that blows my mind, I take it personally. Even though I know it’s all fiction and the characters aren’t real. It’s ridiculous!”
 
“Wow, that’s quite an endorsement. I may have to give it a go myself.”
 
“Do it. No, don’t do it. You’ll love me and hate me for it.”
 
I looked up at him once again and felt my insides betraying my attempt to control my emotions. “Well, now I’ll have to try one,” I said. “Where are they?”
 
“I warned you,” he said with that mischievous smile that I’m sure disarmed many other women besides me. “Come with me.” He led me to a display with several books with images of goblets and crowns and other medieval elements on the covers.
 
From behind me, he reached around and grabbed a book. His breath tickled the back of my neck and my eyes almost fluttered closed from the unexpected, intimate warmth. When he placed the book in my hand, his fingers touched mine and lingered.
 
I took a deep breath to center myself and skimmed the back cover.
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*** Coming Soon – BURN – a vampire and shapeshifter romance ***

BURN

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satisfying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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** A Sneak Peak of BURN **

Here’s a first glimpse of the opening scene I’m working on for BURN, book 4 in the Underground Encounters series.

BURN

A vampire on the run.

A shapeshifting bounty hunter hired to capture her.

Who will outsmart whom?

Layla Black flees London, on the run from a master vampire. She reinvents herself as Angelica, the singer of an 80s metal cover band in Boston, but her past soon catches up to her.

Devon St. Clair, bounty hunter extraordinaire, is in hot pursuit of a thieving vampire. Vampires, he hated them. Capturing Layla should be a satisfying gig that nets a nice profit.

But Devon wasn’t counting on spitfire Layla being his target, distracting him from his mission. Besides, shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix. And more bloodsuckers are on their tail.

The hunt is on. But, who will be predator, and who will be prey?

Burn is the fourth installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

Preorder Now!

 

Chapter One

Devon

When I got the call from a vampire named Stefano, I considered hanging up. Vampires. I hated them. Cold, dead creatures stalking the Earth and sucking sustenance out of others.

Pathetic.

Other acquisitions were just a job. Vampires were a vendetta.

Shapeshifters and vampires didn’t mix—unless they had to. I loathed dealing with those blood-lusting, walking corpses. This one was willing to pay twice my fee on hearing of my reputation as a bounty hunter. I swallowed my revulsion and took the job. It was easy to rationalize—I was being paid to take down a vampire. If he disposed of her, even better—one fewer vampire in the world.

All I had to do was hunt down a female vampire who stole from him. It sounded like an easy gig.

The brochure conveniently left out how Cat’s Cove, as it was called, was also home to an underground Goth club that attracted “freaks and weirdoes” as one regular had described it online. In my research, I discovered it also attracted a small but growing crowd of supernatural beings. Rumor spread it was once owned by a vampire, but that might have been provoked by the name of the club—Vamps. After a fire, the club was bought and rebuilt by the current owner. Many described him as tall, brooding, and mysterious; some speculated whether he was a vampire as well.

After we landed in the US and waited at the long lines at Customs, I found the car rentals. Earlier I had requested a black car with tinted windows and plenty of space in the backseat and trunk, either of which might serve as a temporary abode for Miss Costa. I’d told the rental agent I had a lot of luggage. I smirked at the visual of having that bloody vampire bound in the car. Then I drove north to Cat’s Cove.

Stefano knew better than to hire a human to find Layla. They relied on paper trails and online transactions, both which vampires kept to a minimum, especially considering their extended life periods. He needed someone like me, with abilities beyond a typical human’s. With those and the skills I’d learned in the British military, I had established a lucrative career as a bounty hunter. And I was one of the best.

Most of my targets were scumbags. They deserved to be caught and brought to justice. Not all, though. On a few occasions, I suspected the person whom I was hired to bring in might be innocent. But I had to stay objective. It wasn’t my job to judge a person’s guilt or innocence. I was hired to track them down. This time, my target was the thieving vampire Layla Costa.

Tracking her down wasn’t that difficult, but it did take longer than I had expected. I caught her scent all over Stefano’s place. It was rather sweet, reminding me of herbs and flowers, and not the smell of the dead I’d associated with most vampires. This distinctive scent helped me track where she’d gone next.

With her photograph in hand and scent imprinted in my mind, I asked about her at each location. This required more social engineering than scent tracking, but between the two, one location led me to another. Eventually, I discovered that Layla Costa was now portraying herself as Angelica Blackwell, a singer for a heavy metal cover band called Bloodlust Diamond. She’d changed her appearance dramatically, but I could still discern the same features.

With her large, almond-shaped eyes on a heart-shaped face, she was quite striking—both as the dark-haired vampire Layla Costa and the wild heavy metal singer with teased multicolored hair

What did her looks matter? She was just another job. I would simply grab her, take her to Stefano and collect my money.

The hunt had started and I closed in on my prey.

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