Who? Oh yeah, that’s me, Suzanne. And Susannah. Suzanne writes urban fantasy and paranormal fiction. Susannah writes dark paranormal romantic thrillers. Yeah, I kind of made that genre up. Take a thriller, stir in some romance, add a few dashes of shapeshifter…and there you have it.
So I’m here to talk a little about Storm Force, which came out yesterday in print after an initial release as a serial novel. That means, basically, it has a LOT of conflict and tension and nail-biting scenes. When I began writing my Penton Vampire Legacy series, I learned a couple of surprising things about myself as an author: that I like writing action scenes, and that I REALLY like writing bad guys.
In Storm Force, Michael Benedict is a Really. Bad. Dude. I understand why he does the things he does, to some extent. Why he’s angry. Why he’s frustrated. But not the levels to which he carries his sheer awfulness. Did I mention I thought about my boss a lot while I wrote his scenes? (Just kidding, boss. Sorta.)
So welcome to Houston and to the Louisiana swamps, where a mixed team of human Army Rangers and military-trained shape-shifters (an eagle shifter named Robin and a pair of black jaguar-shifters) get drawn into an ecoterrorism case that embroils them all in a paranormal power-struggle for which they’re totally unprepared.
Storm Force is a standalone with series potential…
ABOUT STORM FORCE – As leader of the elite counter-terrorism team Omega Force, former army ranger Jack “Kell” Kellison is always focused on getting the job done. So when a Houston high-rise is bombed and the governor killed or missing, Kell’s mission is clear: infiltrate the group suspected of the bombing and neutralize the threat by any means necessary. But once Kell meets beautiful chief suspect Mori Chastaine, he realizes there’s more to this case than meets the eye. And more to Mori than any man—any human man—could imagine.
Mori Chastaine is running out of options. Suspected for a crime she didn’t commit, forced into a marriage she doesn’t want, she sees no escape—until Kell walks through her door. A lifetime hiding her true nature warns her Kell might not be who he seems. But he could be the only one able to help save more innocent humans from becoming pawns in an ancient paranormal power play. If Mori reveals her secret, will Kell join her fight? Or will she become his next target?
I’ll be giving away a choice of print or ebook of Storm Force to one commenter! 🙂 Just let me know the worst bad guy you’ve ever loved to hate!