Trust your heart. Follow your dreams. Shaina Williams’ grandmother bequeathed her that wisdom, along with a old pendant from the Islands, carved from an ocelot’s tooth. When instinct tells Shaina to visit the feral cat trap she’d set in Central Park, she listens to that inner voice, She discovers she’s caged a magnificent black tom, but the cat inexplicably vanishes after she tends to his wounds. Seeking the errant feline, Shaina encounters instead a handsome stranger whose slightest touch sets her body on fire. As the day dawns after a night of ferocious passion, her mysterious lover is forced back into his true shape – the tomcat she’d rescued.
Born a cat, Tom was transformed into an unwilling shape shifter by a sorceress who craved a human plaything to satisfy her perverse lusts. Centuries old and irresistibly powerful, Delphine Montserrat will stop at nothing to find her runaway familiar. Shaina vows to do whatever is necessary to defeat the vicious but seductive witch and save the man she believes is her soul mate – even though it might mean losing him forever.
I was born more than half a century ago in Wisconsin, but grew up mostly in New England, in a series of suburban towns. I was always the egghead, the girl with the thick glasses at the top of her class. As I went on to university and graduate school, I acquired more degrees than anyone sensible would ever need. It wasn’t until I was working on my second masters degree that I realized intelligence was sexy.
I became addicted to words at an early age. I began reading when I was four. I wrote my first story at five years old and my first poem at seven. Since then, I’ve written plays, tutorials, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and of course, erotica and erotic romance
My lifelong interests in sex and the written word became serenditipitously entwined a decade ago when I read my first Black Lace book by Portia da Costa. Her work inspired me to take my fantasies out of the closet (and the private email files) and expose them to the world. The rest, as they say, is history (although granted, no more than a minor footnote!)
I’ve been married for nearly thirty years, much to my surprise; I never expected to find a lifelong partner. Still, I’ve had my share of erotic adventures, some of which my husband and I have shared.
I’ve always loved traveling; my husband seduced me in a Burmese restaurant by telling me tales of his foreign adventures. Since then I have visited every continent except Australia, although I still have a long travel wish list. Currently I live with him and our two exceptional felines in Southeast Asia, where I pursue an alternative career that is completely unrelated to my creative writing.
I have never read a book with this kind of plot but I love it!
Shaina is a lover of animals. She works for an animal shelter that takes in feral cats and adopts them to new homes. She has traps that she checks every night and the one night she found a Tom cat in her trap who was wounded. She decided to take him home with her so she could help his wound. What she didn’t know was that the Tom cat was hiding a secret that no one would have ever guessed.
This cat seemed to understand her when she would speak to him, or just ask questions like you do to animals like they would ever answer you. When she found out his secret, everything changed. Shaina gets the surprise of a life time when she finds out that the Tom Cat is actually a man who has been cursed by an evil witch.
I love how the author describes the different situations Shaina has with Tom. You can feel the love and attraction between them coming right off the page. I was rooting for this relationship since I figured out who Tom really was. So much love, kindness and yet steaming HOT HOT sex!! Animalistic if I say so myself!
I can not wait to read more from this particular author!! If all her books are like this, my water bill will be a little higher from taking so many cold showers!