Monday, June 19, 2017

INTERVIEW with KIRA SHAYDE, (Ancient Heat)

We've got a special treat for you today at Supernatural Central. An interview with author Kira Shayde, who stopped by to tell us about her book Ancient Heat. See that cover? You can tell something steamy is going on there.
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of your book Ancient Heat.
KS: The heroine of Ancient Heat is an ordinary woman who finds herself in an extraordinary situation—she wakes up in another woman’s body. Worse, the other woman is a werelion. Bad enough Nicole now has to eat raw meat and has killer claws that erupt from her fingers whenever she gets mad (which tends to be frequently considering how the other werelions treat her), but she’s facing some serious werelion enemies. Also new is the vicious telekinetic talent she can’t quite control. On the flipside, she has the hero by her side, a werelion with an extreme aversion to humans who’s none too pleased to find a human inhabiting his precious intended mate.
SC:  With all this telekinetic activity going on in your novel, we have to you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
KS: I definitely believe in the paranormal. Alternate universes, psychic abilities (although not to the same extent as what we find in fiction), communication with spirits. Our five senses are actually rather limited, so we should never assume that just because we can’t “sense” something, it doesn’t exist.
SC:  Interesting perspective. Since we can’t read your mind, can you tell us what titles are you working on now?
KS: I am working on Ancient Bond, the follow-up book to Ancient Heat, which introduces falcon shifters and reunites us with werelions from the first book. And I’m working on the third novella in my Primal Shifters series, which is set in Africa with lion and hyena shifters.
SC: Thanks for stopping by today. Let's learn more about your latest book.

Ancient Heat
The Followers
Book One
Kira Shayde

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kira Shayde

Date of Publication: June 10, 2017

ISBN:  978-0-9990183-0-9

Number of pages:       379
Word Count: 94,400

Cover Artist: Kira Shayde

Tagline: When evil follows, the brave can no longer run and hide.

Book Description:

Her mind is in another woman’s body…and the other woman is a werelion.

Nicole Abramson gains more than razor-sharp claws and a taste for raw meat. With a latent telekinetic talent, she’s a weapon to be used in a millennia-long war, but will she serve or resist? Fighting for her life, Nicole rails against the thief who stole her ordinary and safe life, even as she seeks comfort from the woman’s intended mate, the gorgeous Sander Evans.

Although drawn to her outspokenness, Sander keeps Nicole at bay while he defends his clan. Werelions and humans don’t mix, yet he can’t deny the passion igniting between them, particularly with her body in heat. But as the danger around them amplifies, they’ll need more than courage and strength to fight for their newfound attraction—and their lives.

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Excerpt 2

Sander eyed the irate woman standing before him. From the moment she arrived, she’d baffled and frustrated him. Gone was his reserved and polished intended. In her place stood a creature who screamed, pouted, grimaced, slapped his sister, and nearly destroyed his brother-in-law’s procreativity. She was brash and out of control. An evolutionary step backward.
And yet…fascinating.
He’d never been close to a human. His kind blended in with their kind, worked alongside them, but remained insular. Safe. Hidden. Occasionally studying them from afar. Never interacting beyond a polite nod or greeting.
Why would Marseille switch with a human? To punish him? Humiliate him?
He’d find out why and promise to be more attentive. He had no intention of meeting new potentials. He’d chosen her. Marseille Renaud.
She was strong and graceful. And useful.
He clenched his jaw. Damn it, his intended wasn’t a mere tool. She deserved more respect than that. More than a vision of beauty, Marsi saved their hides during the last Follower attack. His clan needed her. Although her talent wasn’t the reason he chose Marseille, he’d be a fool to let her go now.
Was his sister right? Was the switch a mere ploy, a demand for more control?
“Let’s go, everyone,” he said, forcing the what-ifs from his mind. “I want to get to Nicole’s home by this afternoon.”
The woman in question stared at him. “Exactly where are we?”
“Minnesota. Outside Minneapolis.”
That seemed to relax her somewhat. He guided her to the foyer where they nearly collided with his brother, who’d raced down the stairs with a backpack slung over his shoulder.
“Gotta bring my books along so I can study on the ride.” Tyran tore into the hallway ahead of them.
“He’s a college student?”
“Medical student.” Sander ushered Nicole into the utility room and opened the door to the garage. “Makes sense since he’s one of the healers for our clan.”
“Uh-huh.” She jerked to the side as Calia sashayed past on her way out of the house. “Is a clan like a pride?”
“No, a related group of families. Because our numbers are few, matings are arranged between clans. Once I met Marseille, I didn’t bother with meeting any remaining potentials.”
And now Marseille was gone. Except she wasn’t. She watched him with big dark eyes, her luscious mouth slightly puckered in contemplation. Devastating even in the shapeless sweater the human woman had selected to wear, something obviously dragged from the back of the closet. He’d never seen it before.
She tilted her head, and her long black hair draped over her shoulder. Hair he loved to twist in his hands as she lay beneath him.
“So what’s your talent?” she asked.
“What?” He shook off the sensual vision. “Um, my physical strength and power.”
“I’m the most feline of us,” Calia boasted, her hand on the door of a dark sedan. “Exceptional jumper and climber, and I always land on my feet.”
Sander leaned in close to Nicole. “Within reason. I wouldn’t throw her out a ten-story window, although sometimes I’d like to.”

His sister glared. “I heard that.”

About the Author:

As a paranormal romance writer, Kira Shayde explores somewhat atypical pairings and settings and can’t help adding a twinge of societal awareness to her works, but the focus is always on the developing romance, passion, and happy endings.

Kira enjoys studying love, sex, and relationships, and has a thing for shapeshifters, demons, mythological gods, and the fae. On a personal level, she is devoted to animal and ecological conservation…and devil's food cake.

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