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Sat
Jul 5 2014 2:00pm
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Shifter’s Claim: Exclusive Excerpt

Shifter's Claim by A.C. Arthur

Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter is sworn to protect females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Rich, handsome, and successful—hotel magnate Sebastian “Bas” Perry could have any woman he desires. But despite his animal attraction to women, he avoids relationships at all costs. As a Shadow Shifter, he must defend innocent humans from the deadliest of his kind. And the most dangerous game of all is falling in love…

It takes a special kind of woman to hunt a predator, to tame the beast—and to capture a man’s heart…

Priya Drake is an ambitious reporter hungry for a story. At a presidential fundraiser, she sets her sights on the mysterious and magnetic Bas Perry, a man with a secret she’s determined to uncover. Stalking her prey back to his hotel, the hunter soon becomes the hunted—when Bas takes her in his arms and unleashes the animal within. For Priya, it is more than a night of wild, reckless passion. It’s the story of a lifetime. But can she betray the man she loves? in Shifter’s Claim by A.C. Arthur.

Get a sneak peek of A.C. Arthur's Shifter's Claim (available July 29, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1
The Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Present day

“What do you want?” he asked even though he had one arm wrapped firmly around her waist, the other clapped tightly over her mouth.

She’d been following him all night, her gaze fixated on him like a beacon in the dark of night. Bas had tried to ignore it, no, actually he hadn’t. He’d seen her about two minutes after she’d taken her seat at the table just ten feet away from his. She’d smiled and conversed with the others around her, all the while casing the room for something, until landing on him. Females did not normally affect him this way, they didn’t look at him and cause all the blood in his body to run hotter and faster throughout his veins. They didn’t call to him throughout the night in a room full of about six hundred people and they definitely did not wander around hotel hallways attempting to break into private suites—the private suites of Roman Reynolds, Leader of the Stateside Assembly.

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Fri
May 2 2014 12:00pm
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Part of Me: Exclusive Excerpt

Part of Me by A.C. Arthur

Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…

Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable—and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life, in Part of Me by A.C. Arthur.

Get a sneak peek of A.C. Arthur's Part of Me (available May 13, 2014), a Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts novella, with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1.

Chapter 1

Lidia

Three months ago

He kissed me.

Brayden Sanchez kissed me, Lidia Morales.

No, to be fair, it wasn’t just a kiss, it was like he was making love to my mouth. If that’s at all possible. I’m almost positive it is, because that’s exactly how I felt when it was happening.

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Wed
Apr 16 2014 10:30am

Shifting the Scene: Falling in Love with Paranormal Romance

Mine to Claim by A.C. ArthurH&H is pleased to welcome A.C. Arthur, whose paranormal New Adult e-book trilogy Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts kicked off with Mine to Claim last week. A.C. writes sexy shapeshifter romances because she's a fan of them herself, and today she joins us to talk the irresistible pull of alpha shifters as well as to share some of her favorite series. Thanks, A.C.!

From the moment a romance novel is opened, a reader is searching for one thing: that belly-dropping, spine-tingling, whirlwind thrill of falling in love. Oftentimes that thrill is found in a contemporary setting with a very sexy alpha male and a feisty, independent female. On other occasions, the fall into love will take a scandalous duke by storm, or entice the proper lady to let go of her inbred reservations and give in to passion. And then there are the times when a reader simply wants to shift the scene entirely.

Hot, sexy, alpha males combined with the DNA of deadly animals. It’s not a new combination of hero, and yet the depths of the current shapeshifters are pushing the envelope of desire and passion and oh-my-I-need-a-fan-while-I-read elements in paranormal romance.

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Mon
Mar 18 2013 12:00pm
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Passion’s Prey: Exclusive Excerpt

Passion's Prey by A.C. ArthurThey live in the shadows—half human, half beast—a powerful breed of shape-shifters who protect the civilized world from the deadliest of their kind…

Caprise is tall, beautiful, exotic. A goddess in the flesh. A dancer, when Caprise takes the stage, she feels the power she holds over men—especially the man known as X. He watches her night after night. He follows her with hungry eyes. And he knows her deepest, darkest secret—her true animal nature…

And falling in love with a Shadow Shifter is the most dangerous game of all.

Xavier has always lived for the thrill of the hunt—and the pleasure of the kill. But now, as a shifter working for the FBI, he is dedicated to keeping a leash on the world’s most savage predators. Keeping an eye on a gorgeous creature like Caprise is part of his job. But when a deadly new breed of half-human killer marks Caprise as his mate, Xavier must fight tooth and claw to save her—or risk losing the most sensual and exciting woman he’s ever known…

Get a sneak peek of A.C. Arthur's Passion's Prey (available March 26, 2013) with an excerpt of Chapters 1-2.

Chapter 1

His mouth opened wide, the scream buried somewhere deep inside him. But it was there. Years later the scream would manifest into a roar that matched the deadliest animal in the rain forest. That made him powerful, stronger and deadlier than his tormentor. It gave him control. And with that control the pain of abuse was buried, the pleasure of the kill was born.

Xavier Santos-Markland stood naked, palms pressed against the Indian-stone-tiled wall of his shower, while water drizzled down over his bowed head. He let its simmering heat ease the tension that seemed forever embedded in his muscles. His teeth clenched as memories poured off him just like the stream of water, his mind forever occupied by the dark clips of his past.

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Tue
Sep 4 2012 5:00pm
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Seduction’s Shift: New Excerpt

Seduction’s Shift by A. C. ArthurThey hide their true nature from the world—part man and part animal—sworn to defend the human race against the untamed beasts among them…

She was his first love, his only love. But trying to rescue his beautiful Ary from captivity is one wild risk no man should take. Luckily, Nick Delgado is no ordinary man. His work in the urban jungle as a high-powered litigator has only fueled his ferocity, enflamed his passion—and sharpened his claws—to protect his mate.

Ary is a born healer who has devoted her life to the tribe—and her heart to Nick. But when the fierce  and sadistic Sabar turns his jaguar eyes upon her, Ary becomes the unwilling pawn in a deadly game of shifting alliances. One man wants to use her talents to enslave humanity. The other wants to free her from their natural enemy. If Nick hopes to save Ary, he must unleash the beast within—and fight for the woman he loves…

Get a sneak peek of Seduction's Shift by A. C. Arthur (available September 25, 2012) with an excerpt of the Chapters 1-3.

Chapter 1
The Gungi rain forest Brazil

Rage was like a nightcap to Sabar, violence the prelude to a blissful dream. This feeling he was now experiencing, this loss of control and defeat, was unfamiliar and not at all pleasing. His dick hurt it was so hard. His incisors elongated painfully, pricking into his lip and drawing blood. To say he was angry was a bold understatement.

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Wed
Mar 14 2012 1:00pm
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Temptation Rising: New Excerpt

Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur

Washington, D.C., police officer Kalina Harper still dreams about that night, two years ago, when a huge cat-like creature saved her from a crazed attacker. Although she kept the truth to herself, Kalina can never forget the ferocious strength of the beast’s fangs and claws—or the raw animal hunger in its eyes. Until she meets Roman Reynolds…

Muscular, magnetic, and all man, Roman is a high-powered attorney with a predatory smile and seductive charm. He is also a criminal suspect with suspicious connections to the Amazon jungle. But when Kalina discovers that Roman is linked to a secret race of shapeshifting jaguars—who hunt down maneaters—she is forced to put her trust in a man who unleashes her wildest fantasies and fears. A fierce creature of the night whose nature is to protect his female at any cost…

Get a sneak peek of Temptation Rising by A. C. Arthur (available March 27, 2012) with an excerpt of the Prologue and Chapters 1-2.

Prologue

He could smell her.

The scent was alluring, seductive, and mixed with something else. Fear.

It was the fear that pushed him forward. The knowledge that something was wrong. Quiet steps led him into the towering darkness between two buildings. The air was damp and thick from a day full of summer thunderstorms. The ground was slick with wetness, riddled with small puddles as he moved through the eerie blackness.

She tried to scream. 

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