I'm just afraid of what might be lurking IN the dark that I might not be able to see until seconds before it rips out my jugular with super pointy teeth. You know. The paranormal type stuff.
So why have I always been so fascinated with everything that goes bump in the night? What makes monsters like vampires, shifters, and faeries (preferably from the Winter Court) so sexy and attractive? It's probably the whole bad boy thing. Yeah, I won't deny it - I do love myself a bad boy. Especially one with tattoos and piercings and a dark glint to his eye that you know means trouble. And Hell, if he can pull off wearing some eyeliner, too, then why not? (I do love a man in eyeliner). And sure, throw in some paranormal, too, while you're at it. It couldn't hurt, right?
But, you know what I love more than an tatted, pierced bad boy? A subtle bad boy. The kind you can't really get a feel for until you get to know them better. The kind like my boyfriend. I knew him for over a year before we ever started dating and I never knew what kind of mischievous kinkiness lurked just below his surface. He looks like your atypical computer nerd. Short hair. Well-trimmed beard. Glasses. Always insists on wearing sandals even in the dead of Winter. But he can spank, bite, and kink it up with the best of them.
And honestly, those are the kinds of characters I really like to write - the complex ones that aren't always what they appear to be on the surface. And, of course, they have to be sexy, too. Kind of like Daniel Webb.
Daniel Webb is your fairly average twenty-something year-old living in the bustling city of Stone Hills, Arkansas. High school graduate, College dropout, and currently an employee of a local coffee shop, where he spends the majority of his nights hovering over a hot grill. You know, a totally glamorous lifestyle...
Oh, yeah, and Sarelia, an elder spirit of the Lower World, gifted him with powers beyond his wildest imaginings only a few months ago. Some people would have been grateful. Others would have simply been in denial.
All Daniel feels is resentment.
Because honestly, Daniel's life is kinda sucking at the moment. His girlfriend Malorie dumped him. He's crashing on his brother, Mark's couch (who's being a bit of a dick about the whole thing), and his best friend, James Harin, won't stop smothering him with pity.
But when Daniel bumps into the sexy Alyssa Vega at The Pub and ends up going home with her for some no-strings-attached fun, something finally seems to be going right. Alyssa is just the spot of normalcy Daniel needs in his freak show of a life.
Until his sexy one night stand turns out to be a freak just like him. A rather badass freak as a matter of fact.
So much for normalcy.
As the temptation to use the power Sarelia gave him grows stronger, Daniel finally gives in and embraces the strength the power gives him. With it, he can do anything.
Well, except raise the dead.
Too bad the power's so damn addicting.
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Ana Hart is a writer of erotica, romance, and everything in between. Ana’s stories can be found in various anthologies, including Postcards of Passion and A Wicked & Wanton All Hallows Eve. Ana was also one of 32 finalists in the 2011 All Romance Ebooks Just One Bite short story contest and her short story, “A Fair Exchange” can be found in Just One Bite, Volume Four. Born and raised in the southern United States, Ana currently resides in Arkansas with her very supportive boyfriend and their beautiful son (who just happens to be a cat…but don’t tell him that! ) But she can often be found online – on Facebook, Twitter, or just lurking around Google and running searches on herself.
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