From Publisher’s Weekly. Whee! “The fourth Shadow Keepers paranormal [WHEN PASSION LIES] pits the underground culture of shadowers…against vampire-werewolf hybrids whose acid blood and plague-inducing breath kill humans and turn vampires to dust. … Her background makes Caris the perfect spy to infiltrate weren politics for Tiberius, who still secretly loves her, but first the two must come to terms with their shared past.
[The] romance at the heart of Beck’s latest romantic paranormal thriller will keep fans hungry for more.”
Yes, yes, yes! More Shadowkeeper books coming out this year (the covers for the next three–this summer–are awesome, and I’ll post on Monday). But I’ve been lax in shouting out about my enovella, MIDNIGHT, which features Caris and Tiberius, star-crossed lovers. I had a bit of a Romeo and Juliet thing going as I wrote the novella. (Amazon calls it a short story…it’s not. It’s a novella. Weird.)
The first book this summer is WHEN PASSION LIES, and it’s Caris and Tiberius’s book. You don’t have to read the novella to enjoy the novel…but I hope you do! I had a great time writing it, and it’s entirely historical. A first for me (well, I wrote in the twenties once–does that count?)
Here’s the blurb for the novella:
Enter J. K. Beck’s thrilling, seductive world of the Shadow Keepers, which New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian calls “exciting paranormal romance with a sharp, suspenseful edge.”
Carissa de Soranzo will not rest until her kidnapped younger brother has been freed from the nobleman Baloch de Fioro, a fiendish werewolf who means to turn the boy at the next full moon. Against her father’s wishes, Carissa secretly seeks help from the mysterious werewolf hunter Tiberius. Desperate, she promises to do anything if he’ll save her brother—and she can see in his eyes what that will mean.
Dark, strong, and virile, Tiberius cannot resist ravishing the most beautiful woman he’s seen in centuries. But he can never truly have his fill of her, for Tiberius is a vampire. On a quest to trap the werewolf in his den, Tiberius realizes that the only way to rescue Carissa’s brother is to reveal what he truly is. But he risks losing Carissa forever—especially when she discovers that she has given her heart to a vampire.