Sexually-savvy Heroines or Blushing Virgins? You choose.

Please join me in welcoming, the multi-published, talented, fellow-Canadian author, Rosanna Leo.


I’d like to give a huge shout out to Selena for hosting me today as I continue on my blog tour for my latest paranormal romance, PREDATOR’S CLAIM, GEMINI ISLAND SHIFTERS 4. 



This book features a heroine who might seem a little different to some readers. Yes, Charlotte Moffatt is a wolf shifter, and a proud one, but that’s not what I’m talking about.

She is also…ahem…experienced.


In real life, perhaps not. However, in romance novels, the heroine is quite often virginal, or at least somewhat less experienced than the lusty hero. Not so with my Charlotte. For one thing, she is a wolf woman, and possesses all the same urges and appetites that male shape shifters do. For another thing, well, she really likes sex.

Yes, as the book goes on, the reader does find out there is one other reason behind Charlotte’s desire for physical contact, and wolf man hero Bart Cairo will be there to help her through that particular challenge.

In fact, there’s nothing Bart wants more than to “help” Charlotte in every way. And our determined hero will let nothing get in his way.

rosannaFor years, wolf shifter Bart Cairo has harbored secret feelings for his co-worker, Charlotte Moffatt. Even though he thinks he’s been discreet with his affections, everyone at Gemini Island’s Ursa Fishing Lodge knows he and Charlotte, a fellow wolf shifter, are meant to be mates. Everyone but Charlotte.
Charlotte couldn’t be less interested in mating. A free spirit, she wants nothing more than to succeed at her new career in the big city and leave small-town Gemini Island behind. However, she can’t deny Bart stirs up unwanted emotions inside her. Emotions she swore she’d never feel again.

The occasion of Bart’s family reunion compels him to assume new responsibilities, and to consider a role he never envisioned for himself. Family tensions rise to the surface as a new Alpha is proclaimed in his pack. And when old grudges escalate, Bart must stake his claim.

Charlotte resists as he stakes a claim on her as well. But when he begins to employ sexual tactics of temptation, she wonders if the only solution is submission to the enticing wolf man. Can she trust her heart again? And can they find their happy ending before an enemy cuts their story short?


He pushed aside one of the suitcases in his way and backed her up against the sitting room wall. He put his hands on either side of her head, closing her in, and leaned toward her. Soaking up the scent of her talc-scented skin and her womanly heat, he inhaled deeply, knowing she was hot for him. “Did our kiss mean nothing to you?”

She blinked. As she stared at him, tears threatened, pooling at the corners of her eyes, but she banished them with another punishing series of blinks. “Nothing.”

Oh, she was good, but he was better. No kidding a kidder, after all. He wet his lips and pinned his gaze on hers, which were now trembling ever so slightly. “You’re fooling yourself.”

“I’m not,” she said on a gulp. “I’m not…”

“Oh yes, you are,” he warned, his voice low and deep. “But that’s gonna stop here and now, Charles.” He moved his face closer to hers, bent his head, and dragged his tongue up the length of her neck. When she gasped, he felt her hold her breath and moved his tongue as slowly as possible. He ground his hips against her, and his cock thumped violently against her belly.

She slammed her hands against the wall behind her, clearly trying to get purchase on anything but him. Even still, her hips rolled against his in obvious invitation. “I want you to stop,” she cried. Her chest jerked as the plaint escaped her, and her tears finally tumbled down her cheeks.

He moved away, just millimeters so she could breathe. Cupping her face, he stared her right in the eyes. “Say it again, and maybe I’ll believe you this time.”

“I want you to…” she squeaked.

“What was that? I can’t quite hear you, princess.”

Her lips wobbled and her eyes crinkled in what could only be agony of the worst kind. “I want…Oh God! I want you.”

He let out the breath he’d been holding and shots of heat radiated through him.


He took her mouth in a savage kiss, meant to illustrate his dominance over her. He nipped at her lips, none too gently, and felt them swell under his touch. Good. That’s how he wanted her. Plump and overcome and ready for him. Always.

As he drove his tongue into her mouth, tangling it with hers, he heard her groan. Ecstasy made his cock riot in his pants, and he would have done anything in that moment to strip her of her clothes and plunge into her sweet moisture. His Charlotte. His woman. He’d make her his in every sense of the word, and soon.


Available at Liquid Silver Books, ARE, Amazon, Kobo and other e-outlets.


Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie, Sunburn and Predator’s Kiss. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.



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Questions for readers:

Have you read many sexually-savvy heroines?

Did you enjoy their stories, or do you prefer to read about blushing virgins?

Charlotte doesn’t do a lot of blushing until Bart appears, but when he does, he’ll make her feel virginal all over again. 


5 responses to “Sexually-savvy Heroines or Blushing Virgins? You choose.”

  1. I’m sort of open to either virginal or savvy. Depends on the book. Your description of Charlotte, and Bart making her blush…I like that. Sounds like a great read Rosanna, I need to catch up.
    Thanks Selena……….


    1. Thanks Pat! I’m open to both too. Different strokes and all. 😉


  2. Hi Rosanna, you know I love your Silky series so I am going to check out this book sounds wonderful.


    1. Thanks so much, Kelly! Thrilled to hear it.


  3. I like the savvy heroine, who knows what she likes/wants and goes for it, however, if the virginal heroine is done right, she can be fun as well.

    Rosanna, thanks so much for sharing your work with us and your post. Always a pleasure having you on the blog.

    Mega good wishes with all your work.

    Come back again, soon. 🙂


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