When you think of a shapeshifter, what's your first thought? Werewolf right? Well my dear friends let me introduce you to the wonderfully inside melting world that is Curran - Beast Lord of Atlanta. He shapeshifts into a lion and I dare you to tell me that he isn't as good, or if not better, than a werewolf. After reading the 4th book in the Kate Daniels series "Magic Bleeds", I had to shout it from the roof tops that Curran may just be the sexiest feline known to mankind. Here's just a taste...
"He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips, I felt the heat coming off his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl. "I miss you." This wasn't happening. "I worry about you." He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. "I worry something stupid will happen and I won't be there and you'll be gone. I worry we won't ever get a chance and it's driving me out of my skull." No,no,no,no......... We stared at each other. The tiny space between us felt too hot. Muscles bulged on his naked frame. He looked feral. Mad gold eyes stared into mine. "Do you miss me, Kate?" I closed my eyes trying to shut him out. I could lie then we would be back to square one. Nothing would be resolved. I'd still be alone,hating him and wanting him. He grabbed my shoulders and shook me once. "Do you miss me?" I took the plunge. "Yes."
- Curran and Kate / Magic Bleeds,Ilona Andrews
No matter how many times I read it, the reaction is the same - pass me the fan and where the heck can I get me a lion of my own?
** Look to the Book Review page for my thoughts on "Magic Bleed" and of course, Curran will feature on my SEXIEST men in books page.