xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Kryssie Fortune: Five Facts About the Fangs and Fists: Grit #vampire #demon

Friday, 19 May 2017

Five Facts About the Fangs and Fists: Grit #vampire #demon

1. In the original outline of Fangs and Fists: Grit, the heroine, Zari, was going to attempt to make Grit a vampire.

2. No demons were to be redeemed in the series. . .until Haylen demanded the opportunity.

3. Christian, the annoying vampire warrior in Fangs and Fists: Grit, has a powerful secret admirer who has been introduced but has yet to admit his feelings.

4. In the first draft of the story, the werewolf, Cliff, had no name.

5. The attraction between Maddy and Haylen wasn’t in the original outline. Their relationship was their own idea.

Grit is the second story in the Fangs and Fists series. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt.

Thank you, Kryssie, for having me as a guest today, and thanks to the readers who stopped by!

Fangs and Fists 2: Grit
by Kate Hill
An erotic paranormal romance from Changeling Press.

After being killed in the arena and then resurrected by a demon, werewolf gladiator Grit now exists as one of the soulless. Remembering only bits and pieces of his former life, he nonetheless recognizes evil and knows he must fight for the future of his young son as well as the rest of the world.

Zari, a vampire warrior, helped Grit escape while working undercover in the tower where he had been imprisoned. She had feelings for Grit when they’d first met, but at the time he had been mated to another wolf. Now that he’s single again, they’re free to explore their feelings as they fight side by side as part of a rebellion against the demons. In the midst of war, their love grows, but danger is everywhere.

Grit still shares a psychic bond with Haylen, the demon who resurrected him. Through this link, Haylen starts to rediscover his lost humanity. Haylen offers a bargain that might save or destroy the rebellion. Whatever the outcome, Zari and Grit intend to face it together and explore the once forbidden passion between them.

A moment later, Grit stood behind her--so close that his body shielded her from the cutting wind.

"I've offended you," he said.

"No." She turned and glanced at him with a half smile. "It takes a lot to offend me."

He stared into her dark, fathomless eyes and experienced unfamiliar sensations, though welcome ones. His heartbeat quickened and a heady feeling--almost like when he'd first awakened--nearly overcame him.

"Is something wrong?" she asked.

He shook his head and lifted a hand to her cheek, though he dared not touch her flesh. She was a living woman, one with a soul. He knew that many humans, ignorant of magical species, believed vampires and even werewolves lacked souls, but that wasn't true. Grit had a soul once and lately he had a spark of hope that he would one day reclaim it.

His hand still hovered close to her face. He was about to lower it when she leaned her cheek into his palm. Drawing a deep breath, Grit ever so gently caressed her smooth skin, careful to avoid scratching her with his steel claws.

"You're beautiful," he said.

"And I think you're a little lonely." She reached up and took his hand.

"I don't expect you to want me."

"I never--"

"I'm tainted. Used. "

"Join the club. No one is perfect."

"But I'm the only among you who is soulless."

About Kate
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.


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