by Kate Hill
Rise of the Creature: When a mad doctor brings a dead man back to life, only his beautiful assistant can make that life worth living.
The Demon Within: A man on the run stops to rest at a rooming house, not knowing that it’s the hunting ground of a gorgeous succubus bent on devouring handsome guests.
Don’t Cry, Wolf: An ad for a maintenance man at a bed and breakfast is answered by a former soldier who’s harboring a hairy secret. The business’s lovely co-owner becomes involved with this sullen hunk who’s more than she imagined possible.
After hearing these stories of love and murder, will Laura decide to spend the night at Demon’s Grotto?
Holly woke the next morning with keen anticipation. She and Gabby were working hard on the third floor suites and hoped that within a month they’d be ready for guests. Now that they had Declan’s help, everything should go smoothly.
After washing and dressing in comfortable jeans, a paint-stained sweatshirt, and sneakers, she covered her hair with a kerchief and hurried out of her suite to start her day.
She paused at the top of the stairs, since Declan was running up, his hair and face damp with sweat. He wore a zipped jacket, gym pants, and sneakers.
“Hey,” she said with a smile. “Gone for a morning run?”
“I’m a creature of habit,” he said, pausing on the stairs and turning his back to the wall. He extended his arm. “Go ahead.”
He was polite. Still no smile, though. “I’m making breakfast. Want some?”
“How about coffee?”
“Black. Thanks,” he called, on his way down the hall.
Holly continued downstairs to the kitchen where Gabby was already making breakfast for the guests. So far they had two rooms rented. “I was going to cook,” Holly said. “I wasn’t sure if you’d be up after last night.”
Gabby grinned. “It’s better than having you cook. We want the guests to come back.”
“Hey, I’m not that bad.”
Gabby raised an eyebrow.
“Well, I make great coffee.”
“Okay, girlfriend, I’ll give you that. That guy you hired eats like a damn horse.”
“You met Declan?”
“Met him? The dude came tearing through the front door like his ass was on fire, ate two of my omelets and three sausages in like two minutes, and busted out of here again. Something about getting to work on the third floor. Did you threaten him with death instead of dismissal if he didn’t work hard?”
Holly laughed. “No wonder when I asked if he wanted breakfast he said he was good.”
“If he works like he eats, then you should do all the hiring around here.”
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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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