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Hell’s best bounty hunter is about to meet his match…
After five centuries of service to the Devil, Carnage must decide if he will renew his contract or retire as the leader of the Hell Hounds. Before his time is up, the Devil has one more assignment for the hellhound shifter: track down a woman named Leta and deliver her to Hell.
Leta Fury should never have been born. Half angel, half demon, and all attitude, she can hold her own against anything the supernatural world can throw at her…until she meets an arrogant bounty hunter named Carnage.
It should have been a simple retrieval mission, but nothing is ever easy when you work for the King of Hell.
Author’s Note: **Previously released as Hell’s Fury, under a different pen name.
This book has been revised and expanded from the original.
I’m not sure what I expected when I started this book, but it sure wasn’t a lot of laughs which is what I got. The book starts off with a very down in the dumps Hell Hound, Carnage aka Car, wallowing in something like self pity. At least he was until Lucifer, aka Luc, shows up with an assignment and a piece of red leather for tracking the quarry.
Leta is an anomaly, she is the daughter of a demon and an angel, a dangerous combination. She is always the hunted and the hunter. She’s enjoying a double chocolate fudge brownie sundae when she senses Car’s approach. She is not pleased.
This is a favorite scene when she realizes just what he is.
Car wanted to laugh but he couldn’t, not in his current form. Instead, he let out a soft chuff and released his grip on Leta’s throat to lick her soft cheek. Fuck, she tasted as good as she smelled.
Another low growl rolled up from his throat, and he had an almost irresistible urge to bite her, to taste her blood on his tongue and sink his dick into the heat of her body— what the fuck was wrong with him?
“Ew! No licking, that’s disgusting,” Leta complained. “Get off me, you ugly mutt. And what is with the sulfur breath? Does your master feed you rotten eggs or something?”
Car was enjoying himself far too much to move yet, and he was amazed at the casual way she was treating him. Usually, his hound form reduced even the most fearsome of creatures to whimpers. Instead, she was treating him like he was a damned lapdog she caught chewing her favorite shoes.
“Off!” she snapped, and this time, she sent a blast of fire from her hands to reinforce her demand.
Heat washed over him, and the entire parking lot lit up with a cheerful glow, but that was all that happened. Lucifer knew that a Hound’s career path meant regular fights with supernatural creatures — or even the occasional rogue fallen — and so he had gifted his hunters with certain abilities, including an invulnerability to fire.
“You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. A fireproof pooch? Nice pet, asshole…” she trailed off as she looked around and realized they were alone.
“Oh, fuck, no.” Her eyes widened, and she stared up at him with horror.
“Asshole, is that you?”
Car licked her face again.
“Ugh! Stop that.” She swiped at her cheek with the sleeve of her jacket and then shoved at him. “You’re a fucking Hell Hound, aren’t you? You have to be, because that’s the only thing in existence that can turn into…” she waved her hands at him. “This. Either that or they need to stop feeding the local strays toxic waste. Are those spikes running down your back? What are you, one-part dog, two-parts nightmare?”
He nodded his big head and gave her the canine version of a grin, certain she would understand. He was glad she knew what he was. It should make things easier.
“So, what does the Devil want with me? I’m a nobody, and I sure as hell haven’t done anything to warrant a visit from one of his Hounds.” She shoved at his chest. “And for fuck’s sake, will you get off of me already? You weigh a ton.”
Car had to admit, he was curious as to what Luc wanted with the sexy minx he had called an abomination. The thought of her being punished in Hell simply for being born didn’t sit well with Car. Not at all.
Susan Hayes. Carnage – instafreebie (Kindle Locations 260-280). Black Scroll Publications.
Ah, a mating dance, and frankly I laughed way too hard, even when Luc discovers Car didn’t bring Leta right to him.
Truly a fun and different read with plenty of heat and innuendo.
I don’t know when the next book will be out but I really want to read it when it does.
5 Contented Purrs for Susan!
Susan lives on Vancouver Island, off the Canadian west coast where the waters are patrolled by orcas, and the sighting of snowflakes leads to citywide panic. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidentally swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.
If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she’s too short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.